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  • Cost-conscious weddings back in style

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 18, 2012 | 4:46 pm

    Lavish weddings featuring guest lists upward of 500 people were seemingly de rigueur in Southern California’s Iranian-Jewish community just five years ago. But the growth of six-figure simchas strained middle-class families, leading some couples to either call off a wedding or...

  • How To Throw an Awesome Bachelorette Party

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    January 20, 2012 | 11:27 am

    Being late twenties, means that bachelorette parties are a regular part of your social calendar. The problem is, most bachelorette parties SUCK. And not just a little. They’re often boring, uninspired, unoriginal, expensive, lame and there’s nothing do to but drink and regret...
  • Calming those wedding-day jitters, virtually

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The situation couldn't be more stressful: convince your ex-boyfriend to sing at your sister's wedding after the band quits; keep the groom's sister from making it "her" day; assure the groom's mother that it is OK to have a store-bought wedding cake; make sure the bride's divorced...
  • Eight ways to give a great toast

    By Beth Levine

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Making a toast at an event is a touching way to let friends and family know how much you value them and wish them well. I still get misty-eyed when I think of the beautiful toast that my brother-in-law gave at my wedding welcoming me to the family. But public speaking doesn't come...
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  • Balancing family and friend requests not an easy task

    By Dana Greene

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Getting married is a balancing act. I never quite understood this until my guy proposed.

    What's the big deal in wedding planning? I always thought. You set a date, pick a place, settle on a band, choose a few of your favorite flowers and do a dinner and cake tasting. What's...

  • How to get your favorite things without losing your mind

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    At some point between "Will you marry me?" and "You may kiss the bride," a happy couple must devote some time to the gift registry, which will help fill the shelves and drawers of their new home.

    But the first time a couple walks into a store to register for their wedding gifts can...

  • It’s about the marriage, not the wedding

    By Leisah Woldoff

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It's the marriage that's important, not the wedding.

    When planning my wedding, I repeated that mantra each time wedding details began to overwhelm me. Hors d'oeuvres, centerpieces, flowers, music, cake -- the to-do list kept growing.

    A few days after Ron proposed, I told him I wanted...

  • Israeli American couples finesse fusion of cultures

    By Dikla Kadosh

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "Thou art sanctified unto me with this ring, in the tradition of Moses and Israel," Eyal Giladi said in Hebrew as he slipped a smooth, unadorned ring onto the finger of his veiled bride, Orit Shachar.

    Guests crowding the chuppah on a warm evening in August erupted in vigorous...

  • An ‘I Do’ message on overspending

    By Sheila Gibbons

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In this season of "I dos," it's the rare bride who goes down the aisle without having absorbed information from ad-packed bridal magazines, Web sites and TV programs advising her on every facet of her wedding day and honeymoon.

    Where once a bride could design a memorable day using an...

  • Create an emergency kit for The Big Day—just in case

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Ask almost any bride what she needs for her big day and she'll run down the list: Flowers? Check. Dress? Check. Cake? Check. Groom? Check.

    Ask a bridesmaid what the bride needs for the big day and you might get a different list: Bandages? Check. Tweezer? Check. Antacids? Check....

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