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Changing Up Your Look for the Reception

By Lisa Beth Miller Someone asked me this week if it was acceptable for a bride to completely change her look for the reception celebration. I answered with a definite “Yes!” Once all of the formal group pictures are taken, it is completely acceptable to switch looks for the reception! Here are a few ideas: The bride could, of course, change from her long gown to a shorter, edgier dress that is easier to wear while dancing. A whole new dress is not mandatory, but for some brides, it is a fun idea! I definitely recommend keeping dress #2 in the white or ivory color family in order to stay visible throughout the event. Also, keep the second dress choice classy and appropriate. Just because there is dancing at the reception does not mean the bride should put on her …

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Your Wedding Planning Timeline: The Days Before Your Wedding

By Lisa Beth Miller We have finally made it to the final days before your wedding! Are there really still things left for you to do? Yes, there are! Here are some small but important details to pay attention to ensure that the big day goes off without a hitch. If you plan to send out official marriage announcements, recruit a friend or family member to mail them for you. Ask someone you really trust to bring your marriage license to the ceremony. Deliver welcome baskets to out of town guests if you have them. Get your nails done. Remember that your hands will be photographed a lot; choose your color wisely! Deliver gifts to your attendants. You could do this at a special luncheon or tea, or at a fun cocktail hour (or half-hour) before the rehearsal dinner! Give rings …

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