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To have and to hold (10 of Hollywood’s Longest Lasting Marriages)

In this day and age, you hardly find marriages that stand the test of time – especially in Hollywood where short marriages (as short as 55 hours) seem to be the norm. However, it is good to know that even in Tinseltown, there are still some Hollywood Marriages that do last, and here’s 10 of them:

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Benefits of Being on a Wedding Registry

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Bridal or Wedding Registries … there was a time in the not so distant past that you cannot even think of suggesting to a bride that she should sign up for a bridal registry.  It was just … not done. Back then, people felt that the soon-to-be-married couple were being cheeky for even suggesting what they wanted to receive as wedding presents. Engaged couples don’t drop hints about things like that, they should just accept whatever gift they are given with a smile and send a monogrammed thank you card afterwards.

How times have changed. Today, most couples wouldn’t think twice about signing up for a bridal registry. And their guests wouldn’t feel the least bit offended if the wedding invitation came with a little notecard identifying which shop the couple had registered in, or the kind of gift they wanted to receive. It’s quite practical really … for the couple, they receive the items that they need, while the guests will no longer have to rack their brains trying to figure out what present to give. If you need more convincing, here are some more benefits of signing up for a bridal or wedding registry.

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5 Ways to Minimize Wedding Costs

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Without a doubt, weddings will always be wonderful events which celebrate the union of two people. Most couples initially start out by planning a small intimate occasion but somehow find themselves spending more than what they have planned for due to a host of miscellaneous unexpected items not included in the couple’s original checklist. If you’re planning a wedding, here are some ways you can cut down the costs of your wedding without sacrificing wedding essentials such as good photography services, and the bridal gown.

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Why do you wear your wedding ring on your left hand?

The practice of wearing your wedding ring on the left hand stems from an old  tradition derived from an ancient Roman belief (way back before medical science discovered how the circulatory system worked) that a vein, known as the vena amoris (vein of love), ran directly from the fourth finger of the left hand to the heart.

What on earth is she wearing? (7 “Different” Celebrity Wedding Gowns)

Mermaid Style Wedding Gown courtesy of SevenYearItch @ Flickr

We’ve all attended weddings and we have, undoubtedly, oohed and aahed as the bride, in her beautiful white wedding dress, walked towards the altar to marry the man she loves.  Usually the wedding gown would bring out the natural beauty of the bride, however, there may have been times when you’d shake your head and silently wonder why she chose her bridal vestments. Not that the dress is awful (because all wedding dresses are beautiful)– but she probably could have chosen something better.  As we enter the wedding month of June, we take a look at 7 celebrity wedding gowns that raised eyebrows, one way or another.

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TIps for dealing with conflicts with your partner

Conflicts are inevitable part of any relationship. Considering the emotional and psychological makeup of the two sexes, and their unlike personalities and upbringing. It is impossible for couples to agree about everything at all times. A healthy partnership must have a room for constructive criticisms. Both parties need to be able to assert their opinions, oppose, and negotiate their differences. Hence, the key is not to fight, but to ‘know how to fight.’ [Read more…]

Things To Look For in a Divorce Lawyer

Going through a divorce can be a very stressful experience. Whatever people say, it’s going to be an emotional experience for both parties and it gets more complicated when it comes to negotiations (and especially more so if you have kids).

If you are going to go through a divorce, one of the most important things you need to do is to choose a good divorce lawyer. Your divorce lawyer will help you through the whole divorce process and offer advice on what steps to take and explain the options that are available to you.

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Check-list To Organising Your Wedding

You have settled on a date, and now its time to start making the real plans. It can be daunting organising your wedding because there is so much to be done. The first thing that many experts will tell you is that attempting to do it all yourself is not really the best way to go about it. Get some help, from friends, family and even experts. As you recruit your wedding planner team, you need to have a check-list so that you do not leave anything out. Here are the most important things to have on that check-list. [Read more…]

Rekindling the romance after having a baby

Pregnancy, and then the toll of taking care of a newborn, can make it very easy for marriage to take a back seat. However, couples need quality time. It’s crucial to stay connected to your spouse (you need emotional support now more than ever!) plus it can be a much-needed form of relief amid the parenting stress. Here are some tips. [Read more…]