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Second marriages less likely to end in divorce - Telegraph

Second marriages less likely to end in divorce - Telegraph | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Second marriages are happier and less likely to end in divorce than couples getting hitched for the first time, according to a report.

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My wife's in her 2nd marriage; I'm in my first. So where does that leave us?!

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Weddings, Vow Renewals, Civil Partnerships, Handfastings and Baby-namings can all be enhanced with a celebrant's participation.
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Eight Reasons I'm Renewing My Vows - Huffington Post

Eight Reasons I'm Renewing My Vows - Huffington Post | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
When Mr. Rosenberg and I met, everything happened in a single breath. One year from our first date, we were married, with a baby on the way.
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Good reasons!

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Vegas hopes to woo more weddings - The Washington Post - Washington Post

Vegas hopes to woo more weddings - The Washington Post - Washington Post | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Fewer and fewer people are getting hitched in the city that once played host to one in every 20 American marriages.
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Never been there myself ...

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Celebrants support diversity

Celebrants support diversity | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Here are a few of the ways civil celebrants support diversity through their work and in their communities.

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Fair comment.

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15 Wedding Songs Gay Couples Should Play At Their Weddings - NewNowNext - NewNowNext

15 Wedding Songs Gay Couples Should Play At Their Weddings - NewNowNext - NewNowNext | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Now that marriage equality is the law of the land, us gays need to redefine wedding music: Let Mendelssohn and Wagner walk on by.
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All a matter of opinion and taste.

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Pet lovers are able to hold weddings for their dogs in the UK

London, 12 September 2006 1. Zoom out on groom 2. Photographers taking pictures of groom 3. Wide of bride arriving by horse drawn carriage 4. Close up of ...
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Waiting for my first invitation to conduct a pet wedding ...!

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12 Bespectacled Brides Who Rocked Glasses At Their Weddings - Huffington Post - Huffington Post

12 Bespectacled Brides Who Rocked Glasses At Their Weddings - Huffington Post - Huffington Post | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
If you're the kind of lady who wears her glasses on the daily, why should your wedding day be any different? Those frames are part of who you are!
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I confess I wore contact lenses at my wedding! In retrospect, I have to say, there's nothing wrong with (nice) glasses.

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10 ways to survive wedding season

10 ways to survive wedding season | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
During the summer months it can feel like every weekend is taken up with weddings, which can take its toll on your body and bank balance. Here are a few tips to help you get through the season unscathed.
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Some of this applies more to the US, I'd say, but some useful advice here.

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Should I pick a male or female wedding celebrant? - Engaged and Ready

Should I pick a male or female wedding celebrant? - Engaged and Ready | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Should couples consider the gender of a wedding celebrant when choosing who will officiate their wedding ceremony. This posts looks at the options.
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I sometimes wonder whether I am discriminated against because I am male; I know several female celebrants who feel that they are discriminated against. Surely, it shouldn't even be an issue?

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Guests asked to put smartphones, tablets away at 'unplugged weddings' - CTV News

Guests asked to put smartphones, tablets away at 'unplugged weddings' - CTV News | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Wedding guests are often keen to capture all the special moments during a couple's big day.
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Of course, it has to be a personal decision, but I  certainly find it can be intrusive and off-putting.

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A Guide to 10 Wacky Weddings in Mexico

A Guide to 10 Wacky Weddings in Mexico | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it

So Mexico's the place, then ...Looking for a place a little, er, unconventional to tie the knot? How about on top of a 2,000-year-old Maya pyramid? Or maybe in a church named after 11,000 virgins? Or on a beach where old-time movie stars used to whoop it up?

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So Mexico's the place, then?

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The 5 Questions Brides Ask Most About Etiquette, Answered by the Emily Post Institute

The 5 Questions Brides Ask Most About Etiquette, Answered by the Emily Post Institute | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it

Etiquette From the moment you get engaged until you receive your last wedding present, etiquette questions abound for the bride-to-be.

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Etiquette IS still important ...

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Tying the Knot: Modern Handfasting Ceremonies

Tying the Knot: Modern Handfasting Ceremonies | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Ceremonially binding a man and woman’s hands is the oldest symbol of marriage.
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Something a lot of people still don't know about.

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A Wedding Photog Slipped While Taking A Picture And The Result Is Priceless - Huffington Post

A Wedding Photog Slipped While Taking A Picture And The Result Is Priceless - Huffington Post | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Photographer Chase Richardson slipped and fell while he was in the middle of taking bridal party pictures at a wedding last June. Poor guy!

Fortunately, though, his wedding fail was not in vain bec
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When good comes out of bad!

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Your Wedding Was Probably Nothing Like These 12 Extremely Bizarre Weddings Around The World. | Deveoh

Your Wedding Was Probably Nothing Like These 12 Extremely Bizarre Weddings Around The World. | Deveoh | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
RT @deveoh: Your Wedding Was Probably Nothing Like These 12 Extremely Bizarre Weddings Around The World. http://t.co/3eQr8CBxqV http://t.co
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Well, my favourite's the Croquembouche!

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Silly traditional things celebrants say in weddings

Silly traditional things celebrants say in weddings | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
A big long list of all the traditional things that marriage celebrants say but aren't required to.
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Absolutely!

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Sorry, Mom: Weddings aren't great places to meet someone - Washington Post

Sorry, Mom: Weddings aren't great places to meet someone - Washington Post | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
I went to 7 weddings and met zero love interests.
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A different take on weddings!

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13 Ways to Keep Your Wedding Guests From Overheating When It???s Sweltering Outside

13 Ways to Keep Your Wedding Guests From Overheating When It???s Sweltering Outside | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
If you’re getting married in the next couple of months and your venue is anywhere but Alaska, there’s a good chance it’s going to be hot, hot, hot, especially if you’re planning to be outdoors for your big day.
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Probably not really applicable to the British climate!

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Why we have fallen out of love with white weddings | Daily Mail Online - Daily Mail

Why we have fallen out of love with white weddings | Daily Mail Online - Daily Mail | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
More people are choosing other venues such as stately homes and football stadiums, and many people are choosing not to get married at all as cohabitation becomes more popular.
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I'm sure cohabitation accounts for the drop in weddings altogether.

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Getting Married Past This Age Increases Your Risk Of Divorce, Research Suggests - Huffington Post

Getting Married Past This Age Increases Your Risk Of Divorce, Research Suggests - Huffington Post | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
 Want to get married and stay married? Don't rush to get hitched when you're young -- but don't wait too long, either.
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Glad to report that I married at 45 and am still happily married, 16 years on. Well, there are always going to be exceptions ...

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New craze in Japan sees couples hiring ALPACAS for their wedding | Daily Mail ... - Daily Mail

New craze in Japan sees couples hiring ALPACAS for their wedding | Daily Mail ... - Daily Mail | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Hotel Epinard Nasu in Tochigi, Japan, offers a wedding package featuring the animal native to South America as a witness of the special ceremony.
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I like alpacas, but this is surely ridiculous!

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4 Things to Get Right to Keep Your Marriage From Going Wrong | Phoebe Fox - Huffington Post

4 Things to Get Right to Keep Your Marriage From Going Wrong | Phoebe Fox - Huffington Post | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
If weddings are the splash and fizz of opening night on Broadway, marriage is the slog of the dozens, hundreds, thousands of performances that follow.
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Wise advice.

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Here's How People Really Feel About Their Marriage Proposals

Here's How People Really Feel About Their Marriage Proposals | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
  Read this before planning a flash mob or jumbotron marriage proposal.  New research out of the The University of Texas at Austin suggests that most people want a private proposal.
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Presumably is valid for the UK too?

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Would You get Married in a Church Made From Living Trees?

Would You get Married in a Church Made From Living Trees? | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Barry Cox is a man with a dream – a dream to create a grand church on his sprawling property in New Zealand. And he did just that.
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Looks wonderful!

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Are Surprise Weddings The Way To Go? - Madame Noire

Are Surprise Weddings The Way To Go? - Madame Noire | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Secret weddings might offend those who weren't invited, but just might be the financial break a couple needs.
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There's a case for it, I'd say, although only for some.

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11 Animals At Weddings Who Are Better Dressed Than Guests - Huffington Post

11 Animals At Weddings Who Are Better Dressed Than Guests - Huffington Post | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Because who can resist animal pictures, especially when they have to do with weddings?
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Very cute ...!

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