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What Wedding Traditions Are You Keeping? Take The Survey!

From new twists on the unity candle ceremony to the renaissance of the wedding veil we love the ways we've seen couples taking traditions and making them their own. Whether you're following tradition because you love the history and meaning behind it or you plan to come up with new ones,... read more

5 Bad Luck Wedding Superstitions You Can Ignore

There are a lot of wedding superstitions (both good and bad), but just trying to keep up with all of them will only add to your wedding stress. So skip it. This list has all the silly superstitions that are totally okay to ignore -- or put your own twist on if you... read more

5 Southern Wedding Traditions You Can Do Anywhere

There's a lot to love about Southern weddings: the comfort food, the beautiful trees covered in Spanish moss, and of course the traditions! Our opinion: If you learn about a wedding tradition from the South (or anywhere for that matter) and fall in love with the idea, steal it and work it into your wedding... read more

5 Wedding Traditions That Will Never Die (And Why!)

By now you've probably heard the phrase "it's tradition!" like a hundred times. While some wedding traditions are arguably on their way out of fashion (it seems like every year fewer brides make time for a garter toss) there's good reason why some of these tried-and-true wedding staples are still around. They're steeped in history.... read more

A Traditional Indonesian Royal Wedding!

The youngest daughter of the reigning Sultan Hamengkubuwono X of Indonesia got married over the weekend in a stunning traditional Javanese ceremony at Penepen Mosque in the Royal Palace of Yogyakarta -- and the entire three-day event was live-streamed! The extravagant affair included a horse and carriage ride, a ceremonial bathing ritual, flower girls carrying peacock feather fans,... read more

5 Twists On The Unity Candle

The unity candle lighting ceremony -- a traditional Christian wedding ceremony ritual that involves the couple lighting one large candle from two smaller family candles lit by the mothers and represents the bringing together of two families. If you're looking for ways to put a spin on the traditional wedding ceremony, then you'll love the ideas... read more

10 Amazing Jewish Hora Photos From Jewish Weddings

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If you've ever been to a Jewish wedding, you've no doubt seen the hora dance in action. The hora, which involves lifting the couple up on chairs as they hold opposite ends of a handkerchief makes for an amazing photo op. See for yourself! See what we mean? More!Jewish wedding traditions 101read more

A Cultural Indian Wedding Video by Moonstruck Productions

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For their Pittsburg wedding, Bindu and Vishal observed Indian traditions, which their videographer wove together in their wedding highlight reel. The music accompanies the moments of reflection and emotion, as well as the excitement and energy of their day! > See More Photos from Bindu & Vishal's Pittsburgh Wedding read more

“Bride-Napping” Game Is Next Big Romanian Wedding Trend

Tag this under bizarre wedding news -- over the weekend, 20 brides in Bucharest, were (willingly!) taken hostage by friends during the reception and ransomed back to their husbands-to-be as part of a growing trend in Romania. Wedding guests took the charade to the extreme as some "kidnappers" followed elaborate scripts, donned costumes, and... read more

5 Lucky Wedding Ideas for Friday the 13th

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Instead of worrying about the potential misfortunes of a Friday the 13th wedding, we'd rather inspire you with a little luck -- Put your superstitions at ease and consider working these lucky charms into your nuptials. >Wedding dates to avoid in 2014, 2015 and 2016 > How to  choose the perfect... read more
The right chairs and chair treatments can transform what was a hodgepodge room into something that's elegant and refined. If it's a black-tie wedding, cover every chair in rich, silk fabric and add a coordinating sash. For a wedding that's outdoors, consider using simple chiavari chairs instead of the plastic folding kind. You can also use your chairs to highlight the season. Pay tribute to the time of year by decorating every one of the chairs with a miniature wreath for a winter wedding, or tie fresh blooms to each of the chair backs if you're having a springtime affair.
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