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Hey Mx DJ — 5 Steps to Hiring a Wedding DJ.

DJ Kitty

DJ Kitty

I googled “questions to ask a DJ” and up popped a free ebook with the anxiety provoking title of Don’t Hire That DJ, by the owners of MyDeeJay, Inc.  And though I really had thought the hard decisions were over now that we had a the date, venue, guest list and caterer, my curiosity kicked in.

After … Read More »

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We thought it’d be cool to celebrate our 10th year with our wedding. Well guess what?

David and Derek from Taylor Street Favors

Derek and I have been partners for almost 10 years. Our ten year mark is somewhere hidden within the 2016 year so we thought it might be cool to celebrate our 10 years with our wedding date. We’ve never quite pinned down the exact date because we can’t find “THE” date that made sense to celebrate. Gays have had to … Read More »

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Marriage Equality vs. Kentucky

Dear Ms. Davis,

I am sorry you have decided to not perform your job with the state of Kentucky and postponed the celebrations of a number of your residents.  I understand you are to process marriage license requests, issuing these to applicants from your state, not first determine who is worthy of being granted a license based on personal views.  … Read More »

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Congratulations to Megan Rapinoe and Sara Cahoone

Congratulations to USWNT midfielder Megan Rapinoe and her girlfriend Sera Cahoone who announced their engagement on Instagram last week.

This little lady's getting married ❤️👭

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A photo posted by Megan Rapinoe (@mrapinoe) on Aug 6, 2015 at 7:49pm PDT… Read More »

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3 wedding tech-trends we WON’T be following, and 1 we WILL

1.  Using a drone or a GoPro

Pitched as a way to achieve, “never before possible shots,” or video that is “impossibly cool,”  both of these newer additions to the wedding scene deliver. It seems the type of “cool” achieved, however, may be more of a Keeping-up-with-the-Kardashians cool than a Guardians-of-the-Galaxy cool. If you are considering this for your wedding, better … Read More »

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Men of Honor, Bridesmen, and the Co-ed Bridal Party — oh my!

Image Source – Aria Photography

As a two groom event, we have no choice but to think outside this particular box, but more recent data suggest 15-20% of heterosexual couples are mixing up the sexes of their wedding attendants. The wedding industry is a buzz. Bridal magazines post warnings about etiquette faux-pas and trampled traditions that must be carefully massaged … Read More »

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The Bro-dal Shower Really Is a Thing

I was all set to sarcastically pounce (or dump) all over the “Bro-dal Shower” idea. My initial thought was to roll my eyes very far into the back of my head thinking this sounds so over-the-top metro-sexual hipster. But, I decided to chill on my “old curmudgeonly” thoughts, stop myself from being …, and take a different perspective … Read More »

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Modern Families = Adjusted Expectations. Our Kid Friendly Wedding

CollectiveTrainLots of opinions and rules, rules, rules out there regarding this topic. Leave it to some of the mainline wedding sites [are you listening Martha Stewart Weddings editors?] to be a real buzz-kill on this topic. As a result, my first rule: Regardless of your decision, please -oh please- don’t refer to them as “wee ones”. Really? How ‘bout “children,” … Read More »

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Wedding budgets:  Build it and they will come

How to write about what we determined was a reasonable wedding budget?  Priorities differ, resources differ, and there is no one size fits all.  Google “wedding budgeting” and over 1,000,000 results arrive  — overwhelming and, after a dozen clicks or so, unhelpful.

Here are 4 humble pieces of advice for all contemplating their budget building journey.  And so that you … Read More »

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Post #2 –  A June To Remember. 51 Weeks to go

family This is the last day of a month that commemorates the Stonewall riots with LGBT pride events nationwide, and now, marriage equality.  As of next June, this month also will be our wedding anniversary month.  And while we happily will share a June anniversary with many celebrations and couples nationwide, the opportunity — this legal right — to have a wedding anniversary … Read More »