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Tuesday, Aug. 10th, 2021

How to Get Married in Puerto Rico - Planning a wedding on the Island of Enchantment

A step-by-step guide to getting married in Puerto Rico - from finding an officiant and choosing a wedding venue, to how to apply for, complete, and return your marriage license.
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Tuesday, Aug. 10th, 2021

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to reconsider same-sex marriage

An ordinance to legalize same-sex marriage on the Qualla Boundary will be discussed by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Council on September 9th. 
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Monday, Aug. 9th, 2021

The Javanese Siraman Wedding Ritual - An Illustrated Look

An illustrated guide to the Javanese Siraman Ceremony of Central Java, Indonesia. Learn about this traditional custom involving flower water, bathing, and spiritual preparation for marriage.
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Friday, Aug. 6th, 2021

What to Wear (and Not Wear) to a Baptism

Learn what to wear to a baptism -- as a guest, to perform a baptism, or when being baptized -- and what not to wear!
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Thursday, Aug. 5th, 2021

A 150 yr-old marriage license was found hidden in a painting…

Why was this marriage license hidden in a painting, nearly 150 years ago? The mystery was uncovered when an antique painting was donated to a thrift store in Bordentown, New Jersey... Now the search is on to find the answer to this love story.
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Thursday, Aug. 5th, 2021

The 5 Most Patriarchal Wedding Ceremony Traditions (& Their Modern Alternatives)

Ever wonder why brides walk down the aisle, or where veils got their start? Learn about five wedding traditions with patriarchal pasts and their modern feminist alternatives.
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Wednesday, Aug. 4th, 2021

The wedding boom is real, and Las Vegas leads the way

Couples are flocking to Las Vegas to get married in this year's wedding boom! We look at why, what's next now that restrictions and masking are back, and whether or not the elopement trend is here to stay.
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Tuesday, Aug. 3rd, 2021

Plan Your Entire Wedding at Costco

Want a hassle-free wedding on a budget? Check out this fun Costco wedding budget breakdown, to help you plan the perfect backyard ceremony and party! We cover all the supplies you'll need, from rings to flowers, decorations, cocktails, cake, and more.
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