hidden wedding costs

Most engaged couples create a wedding budget, which this blog highly recommends to avoid the stress that can occur when wedding bills come due. But beware the hidden wedding costs that can sneak into the equation and surprise you when you add up all of your expenses. License fees Sometimes, it’s just some simple, innocuous…

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Broadway love song

Broadway has produced a plethora of passionate love songs over the decades. But you’ve got to carefully review the lyrics, because not every Broadway love song works for your first dance. For example, the epic “If I Loved You” from Carousel is an endearing love song with a melody that soars and touches the soul.…

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Best Broadway songs

This blog loves to write about the great songs you can consider for your first dance. There are so many options. We’ve written about contemporary and classic songs couples request for their first dance. Today’s blog considers some of the best Broadway songs for your wedding reception first dance. In light of the phenomenal success…

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unity candle

The unity candle ceremony is a late 20th century American innovation. Following the exchange of vows and rings, the bride and groom light a larger, “unity,” candle with two smaller tapers, symbolizing the unity of two lives and two families. Some trace the origin of the tradition to an early 1980s television soap opera. Whatever.…

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Marriage makes you richer

Marriage makes you richer. No matter where you live, government data shows marriage is a good financial move. The Journal of Sociology explains: What impact do marriage and divorce have on wealth? US data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79), which tracks individuals in their 20s, 30s and early 40s, show that over…

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