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Table of Contents Calendar & Appointments . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-38 Planning & Scheduling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

The Wedding Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 - 45

Countdown & Timeline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Bride’s Checklist . . . . . . . Groom’s Checklist . . . . . . Wedding Week Schedule Wedding Day Planner . . .

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Budget & Worksheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Breakdown of Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 - 62 Expense Worksheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 - 72

Traditions & Etiquette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Traditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 - 79 Etiquette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 - 87

Marriage Licenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Gift Registries & Bridal Shows

Macy’s Wedding & Gift Registry . . . . Sterling Cut Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Pampered Chef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gift Registries Do’s & Don’ts. . . . . . . . List of Cincinnati-Dayton Bridal Shows . Wendy’s Bridal Show . . . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Wedding Showcase. . . . . . Wedding Mafia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bridal Rama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anderson Bridal Show . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Bridal Attire, Gowns, Men’s Formal Wear, Intimate Apparel Wendy’s Bridal Gallerie

107

Cincinnati Bride

108

Folchi’s Formal Wear

109

Skeffington’s Formal Wear

110

Peppe Ramundo & Son

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Madison Avenue Bridal

112

Brogan Hesketh Formal Wear

113

Sew Much

113

Sheer Necessities Lingerie

114

Culinary: Cakes, Confections & Catering Incredible Endings

119

Jack’s Catering

120

Village Pantry Catering

121

Vonderhaar’s Catering, Inc.

122

Proverbs Coffee

123

Busy Bistro Catering

124

Chef’s Choice Catering

125

Funky’s Catering

126-127

A Spoon Fulla Sugar

128

Patricia’s Cakes

129

Edibles n Such

130

North College Hill Bakery

130

Fantasy in Frosting

131

Raffels Catering

132

Diane’s Cake Candy & Cookie Supplies

132

Decorations, Rentals & Lighting A Sign of Peace

137

Entertainment Unlimited

138

Finch Rental

139

Academy Rentals

140

A Day To Remeber USA

141

Fitz The Occasion

142

Flowers Swan Floral & Gift Shop

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Village Floral Design

148

Ruttle & Neltner

149

Yellow Canary

150

Polk’s Petals

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Greene’s Flower Shoppe

151

Perfect Petals Florist

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Glendale Florist

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Jack Herb Florist

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Wedding Services Eventurous

157

Platinum Reception

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Cork-n-Bottle

160

Booty Parlor

161

Wed Now Cincinnati

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MyCincinnatiChapple.com

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Details By Dawn

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Intimate Events

165

Party Hoppers

165

Pure Romance by Christy

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Guest Lodging Homewood Suites

171

Health & Beauty Aularale Skin Care & Cosmetics

175

Mandarine Hair, Foot & Body Spa

176-177

Figure Weight Loss

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BeautiControl

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Community Weight Loss Challenge

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Ashley Matho

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Honeymoon & Travel First Discount Travel

185

Walter Miller Travel

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The Travel Authority

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Victoria Travel

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Invitations, Favors & Gifts Land of Oz Wedding Invitation Outlet

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Arts & Letters

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Personalized By Request

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Haute Chocolate

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Lia Sophia

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Inkredible Creations

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Jewelry James Free Jewelers

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Stafford Jewelers

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Richter & Phillips Jewelers

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Eddie Lane’s Diamond Showroom

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Rogers Jewelers

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Hannoush Jewelers

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Schulz & Sons Jewelers Inc.

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Faigle & Sons Jewelers

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Monmouth Jewelers

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Music, Dance & Entertainment Hey Mr. DJ Entertainment

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R.M.P.C. DJ & Karaoke

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Dial M’s Always By Request DJ Service

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McFadden Music

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C & C Music Services

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Party Pleasers

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Quality Sounds DJ

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A Steve Bender Production

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OneStop Entertainment

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Weddings Remembered

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Priceless DJs

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Party Tyme Entertainment

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Ballroom Dancing by Bud Walters

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Photography A Thousand Words Photography

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Tom Taylor Photography

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Masterworks Photography

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Creighton Photography

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Gentry Photography

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E. Larkin Photographer

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Essenza Studio

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Patrick Banfield Photography

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Aaron Asch Photographer

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CJ Photography

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White Photography

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Molly Grosse Photography

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Studio 66

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Michael Bambino Co.

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New Genesis

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Jeff Schaeffer Photography

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Pottinger Photography

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JMM Photography

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PhotoGraphic Memories

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Preservation Gown & Flowers Heirloom Flowers by Anderson

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Anthony’s Dry Cleaning

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Receptions Mariners Inn

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Receptions Conference Centers

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20th Century Theater & Catering

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The Farm

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The Newport Syndicate

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Farfield Banquet & Convention Center

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The Phoenix

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Oasis Conference Center

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R.S.V.P Conference Center

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Fairfield Community Arts Center

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Savannah Center at Chappell Crossing

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The Conference Center of Mason

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Destiny’s Catering at Beckett Ridge Country Club

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Chateau Pomije

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Oscar Event Center

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Raffels Catering, Inc.

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Aston Oaks Golf Club

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Pebble Creek Golf & Event Center

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The Elements Conference & Event Center

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Elements at Bel-Wood Country Club

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Heritage Hall & Banquet Center

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Venue 222

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Laurel Court

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Rehearsal Dinners & Parties The Sunset Room at The Waterfront

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Jeff Ruby’s

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The Precinct

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Carlo & Johnny

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Destiny Yacht Charters

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Market Street Grille

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The Newport Syndicate

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Pebble Creek Golf Club

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McCormick & Shmicks Seafood

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Jag’s Steakhouse

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Maggiano’s

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Transportation M&M Limousine Company

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A Savannah Nite

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A Motortoys Limousine

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A B Cincy Limousine

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L&L Limousine Service

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Empire Transportation

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Gallant Coach Services

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Video & Cinema Professionals Secure Video Productions

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R Max Digital Video Productions

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Your Future Colleen Berger of Huff Realty

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Cathy Fields of Sibcy Cline Realtors

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Kugler Mill Road Pack & Ship

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November 2009 1

Sunday

Daylight Savings Time Ends

All Saint’s Day

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2

Monday

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3

Tuesday

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Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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Veterans Day

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Thanksgiving

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December 2009 Sunday

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Monday

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14

21 Winter Solstice

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Tuesday

8

15

22

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Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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30

31 New Year’s Eve

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25 Christmas

Saturday

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12 Chanukah begins

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Chanukah ends

26

Kwanza Begins


January 2010 Sunday

3

10

17

24/31

Monday

4

Tuesday

5

11

18 MLK Day

25

12

Wednesday

6

Thursday

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8 Orthodox Christmas

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Orthodox New Year

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New Year’s Day

Saturday

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February 2010 Sunday

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1

Monday

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14 Valentines Day

21/28

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Tuesday

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15 President’s Day

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Arbor Day

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Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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Ash Wednesday

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March 2010 Sunday

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Daylight Saving Time Starts

St. Patricks Day

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First Day of Passover

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April 2010 Sunday

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Monday

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Easter Sunday Orthodox Easter

Tuesday

6 Last Day of Passover

Wednesday

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Good Friday

Saturday

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Holy Saturday

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May 2010 Sunday

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9 Mothers Day

Monday

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5 Cinco De Mayo

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Thursday

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Saturday

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Ascension Day

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Trinity Sunday

Memorial Day

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June 2010 Sunday

Monday

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Corpus Christi

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Father’s Day

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June Solstice

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July 2010 Sunday

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Independence Day

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August 2010 1

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September 2010 Sunday

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Yom Kippur

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Rosh Hashanah

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October 2010 Sunday

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Columbus Day

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30 Halloween

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November 2010 Sunday

Daylight Savings Time Ends

All Saint’s Day

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Monday

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Veterans Day

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Thanksgiving

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December 2010 Sunday

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Tuesday

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30 New Year’s Eve

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24 Christmas

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Saturday

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11 Chanukah begins

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Chanukah ends

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Kwanza Begins


January 2011 Sunday

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9

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Monday

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Tuesday

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10

17 MLK Day

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30

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Saturday

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8 Orthodox Christmas

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Orthodox New Year

New Year’s Day

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February 2011 Sunday

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Valentines Day

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President’s Day

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March 2011 Sunday

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Ash Wednesday

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St. Patricks Day

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April 2011 Sunday

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Easter Sunday

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First Day of Passover

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Last Day of Passover

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Good Friday

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Holy Saturday

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May 2011 1

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Cinco De Mayo

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Mothers Day

Memorial Day

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June 2011 Sunday

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Father’s Day

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June Solstice

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Ascension Day

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Corpus Christi

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July 2011 Sunday

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October 2011 Sunday

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You’re Getting Married Let the wedding celebration make a statement of your personal style. Fill it with your favorite people, food, music and flowers. It is a day for sharing love, happiness and tradition with those closest to you. A wedding is one of life's most joyous occasions. With careful planning and attention to detail you can craft the exact wedding you want. Use this wedding planner as your source book. It will walk you through the necessary steps of planning, ordering and contracting for a memorable event. The city's most respected wedding suppliers and merchants are listed in these pages. They can help expertly guide you in making critical decisions effortlessly; so you can enjoy the process. The Bride and Groom Planner encourages you to become a VIB (Very Important Bride) Club Member. As a VIB Club Member you will receive the “red Carpet” experience

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you deserve. Each month a prize of significant value will be given to one lucky winner. All you have to do is visit our website at www.BrideandGroomPlanner.com and look for the VIB button This should be one of the most exciting times of your life. Anticipate your special day and let the momentum of this happy occasion carry on in your life together as a couple. Weddings are as unique as brides and grooms themselves. There are so many lovely customs to choose from and so many ways to plan a celebration that make it your own. The wedding ceremony is a rite of passage; revered by people today and in times past. Think of tradition as a framework… leave in what feels right and omit what doesn't. The type of wedding you choose will reflect your taste and style. Will it be a formal,

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semiformal or informal event? Will you have a religious or civil ceremony? What kind of location and time of day do you prefer? Which traditions do you want to keep in the wedding? What is your budget? Planning your wedding together is an exercise in thinking as a couple. You and your groom will make many decisions together; as well as negotiating and compromising with everyone from wedding vendors to attendants, guests and parents. Remember, the bride and groom set the standard for graciousness and courtesy on this monumental occasion.

The quotations and traditions you find in the planner will remind you of the timelessness, beauty and romance that have always been associated with weddings.

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The Wedding Party

Selecting attendants for the wedding is one of the earliest planning decisions you will make. The choices may be simple and quick or require great tact and consideration. Traditionally the bride's sister or best friend is the maid of honor (matron of honor if married) while the groom selects his brother or best friend as best man. Other attendants may include one or more bridesmaids and groomsmen chosen from close friends. A groom's sister may be invited to serve as a bridesmaid or the bride's brother may be a groomsman.

Brides were once believed to be especially vulnerable to jealous evil spirits. To fool the spirits, their best friends would dress up like the bride and the groom's friends would dress like him. Thus was born the wedding party! The number of attendants you have will generally depend on the size and formality of the wedding. In a more formal wedding you may choose to include a ring bearer (a child usually between the ages of three and six) and a flower girl (age four to eight). In Victorian times, three or four young girls served as bridesmaids, a custom still followed in European weddings and in British royal weddings.

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The Maid or Matron of Honor is a source of support and help to the bride. On the wedding day she will help the bride dress and during the ceremony she holds the groom's ring, the bride's bouquet, adjusts the veil and train, and signs the marriage license as a witness.

Bridesmaids

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with errands and participate in prewedding parties and showers. On the wedding day, bridesmaids mingle with guests at the reception.

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The Flower Girl, generally between the ages of four and eight, carries a decorated basket on her arm and walks down the aisle just before the bride, sprinkling fresh flower petals for the bride to walk on.

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The Best Man offers the same degree of support to the groom, as a maid of honor provides to the bride. He helps take care of any last minute details, and may host a bachelor party. At the ceremony he holds the bride's ring and signs the marriage license as a witness. At the reception he traditionally offers the first toast to the couple.

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Ushers offer assistance to the groom, help the best man with the bachelor party and escort guests to their seats before the ceremony. At the reception they dance with the bridesmaids and mingle with other guests.

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The Ring bearer, usually a young boy between three and six, precedes the flower girl down the aisle carrying a satin pillow on which two rings have been sewn. These rings are symbolic, as the best man and maid of honor have the real wedding rings.

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Brides Checklist 6 to 12 months before:

Set a date and time for the wedding. Determine the size and degree of formality of your wedding. Discuss expenses with all concerned and make a preliminary budget. Interview and hire a wedding consultant if you plan to use one. Make a guest list and begin compiling addresses. Reserve the site for the wedding. Retain the officiant to perform the ceremony. Select bridal attendants and inform them of all pertinent dates. Plan the reception. Book the location and begin to research and select wedding professionals such as the florist, caterer, cake baker and musicians. Research and select a photographer and videographer. Have engagement photos taken if desired and an announcement put in the newspaper. Shop for wedding gown and accessories and bridesmaids dresses. Consult with groom on men's wedding attire. Have invitations and personal stationery designed and printed. Begin planning honeymoon with fiancĂŠ. Begin house or apartment hunting. Call to schedule dance lessons.

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6 to 12 months before: Search for a salon and/or spa you are comfortable with. Decide on hair style and show your stylist your ideas, make sure that their time and yours are not conflicting the day of your wedding. Shop for wedding rings. Allow time to have them engraved, if desired.

Register with a bridal registry in the town or towns of both families.

Plan the ceremony rehearsal and consult with groom's parents about the type of rehearsal dinner you will have. Make reservations for rehearsal dinner. Finalize all contracts with wedding professionals (deposits paid, contracts signed). Hire wedding related transportation (vans, limousines) if needed. Finalize the guest list. Address invitations and prepare maps and enclosures to include with the invitations. Reserve blocks of rooms, if needed, for out-of-town guests. Book wedding night accommodations, if different from honeymoon accommodations. Book your stylist and if needed, a color and/or permanent wave, for regular appointments up through your wedding day.

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3 to 6 months before:

Have mothers select their attire.


2 to 3 months before:

Reconfirm date and time of rehearsal with officiant. Reconfirm dates and finalize details with wedding professionals. Finalize wedding attendants' duties. Plan a get-together in honor of your attendants. Select gifts for attendants. Your fiancĂŠ should also do so. Devise a system for recording gifts. Begin writing thank-you notes with groom for wedding presents. Book beauty-related professionals (hair stylist, facialist, manicurist) as needed. Choose your going away outfit and honeymoon trousseau. Make appointment with photographer for bridal portrait.

4 to 6 weeks before:

Mail wedding invitations. Start a list to track guests' responses. Compose, design and print ceremony program if necessary. Arrange final fittings of your wedding gown and attendants' dresses. Prepare wedding announcements for newspapers and arrange to send with wedding photo after ceremony. Confirm honeymoon reservations and travel arrangements. Obtain marriage license with fiancĂŠ. Pick up wedding rings with fiancĂŠ.

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Select wedding present for groom. Make sure you have all wedding accessories (toasting goblets, ring pillow, garter, candles, guest book, etc.). Finalize the order of events for the reception. Bring in veil or other hair accessories, ask your stylist and make up artist to do your hair and face exactly the way you want them to look on your wedding day.

4 to 6 weeks before:

Make changes to insurance policies, banking information, wills and other legal documents.

Review toast, welcome, or introduction assignments. If you are thinking of body waxing you need to let your hair grow a minimum of 3 weeks before the service and schedule an appointment.

Decide who will be seated within the ribbon. Finalize plans for rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. Finalize list of plans with photographer for list of poses you want taken during the ceremony and reception. Reconfirm reservations and final details with all wedding professionals. Provide a list of all vendor contacts to each. Make sure clothing and accessories for all members of bridal party are in order.

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2 to 3 weeks before:

Reconfirm accommodations for out-of-town guests.


1 week before:

Give final guest count to caterer or hotel. Assemble your wedding attire. Enjoy the planned get-together with your bridesmaids. The day before, or the day of the wedding, have a manicure and pedicure if desired. Make sure you, your parents or your groom have all wedding gratuities and checks for balances due to vendors. Attend wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. Finish packing for honeymoon. Make arrangements for transporting gifts from reception. Make arrangements for the return of rental items. A Thousand Words Photography

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Have hair styled and make-up applied. Dress with help of mother and bridesmaids. Allow at least two hours before you have to be at the ceremony for photographs. Have wedding gift and note delivered to groom. Make sure groom has rings and marriage license to bring to ceremony. Take along a quick-fix kit to ceremony: needle and thread, safety pins, aspirin, tape, band-aids, breath mints, comb and brush, hair spray, tissues, hand towelettes, make-up and hose. Have ambient music start fifteen minutes before the music program. Have guests seated as they arrive. Five minutes before the ceremony, have groom's parents seated. Immediately before the procession, have the bride's mother seated.

after the wedding Best Man and/or Maid of honor brings home wedding gifts from reception. Maid of Honor collects all bridal apparel. Arrange to have it cleaned and stored. Return borrowed or rented items. Write thank-you notes to everyone who helped make the wedding a success.

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the wedding day!

Rest and relax with a bath and possibly a massage. Eat a good breakfast!


6 to 12 months before:

Grooms Checklist Discuss with fiancée date and type of wedding. Compile your guest list. Decide financial obligations. Select your best man and ushers. Begin planning and making arrangements for honeymoon with fiancée. Discuss plans for your new home together. Shop with fiancée for wedding rings.

3 to 6 months before: Complete your guest list, including addresses and phone numbers.

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Check requirements for marriage licenses in your area. Select and order men's attire with fiancée. Finalize honeymoon plans and send in required deposits. Assist parents with plans for rehearsal dinner party.

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Purchase gifts for best man and ushers. Purchase wedding gift for fiancĂŠe. Pick up wedding rings. Arrange accommodations for your out-of-town attendants. Take care of business and legal affairs (add bride's name to insurance policies and medical plans, make a new will, add her name to joint checking accounts or joint charge cards). Reconfirm that ushers have been fitted and attire has been ordered. Pick up marriage license with fiancĂŠe.

2 to 3 weeks before: Reconfirm accommodations for out-oftown attendants. If moving, give change-of-address card to post office; arrange to have utilities and phone service turned on in new home. If not moving, finish cleaning and reorganizing your home; help your fiancĂŠe move her things.

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1 to 3 months before:

Meet with officiant to finalize ceremony details.


1 week before:

Finalize all details with fiancĂŠe; offer to help where needed. Pick up and try on wedding attire. See that ushers get their wedding attire. Pack for honeymoon. Re-confirm honeymoon reservations. See to it that you and your ushers are at the rehearsal and know their duties. Go over seating arrangements with ushers. Attend rehearsal dinner. Arrange with fiancĂŠe for gifts brought to the reception to be taken to your new home. Pack luggage in the car. Attend bachelor party or get-together with ushers.

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Eat a good breakfast.

Give the bride's wedding ring to your best man. Place the officiant's fee in a sealed envelope and give it to the best man to present after the ceremony. Either you or the best man must bring the marriage license to the ceremony. Arrive on time for the ceremony! Have the best man and maid of honor sign the certificate as witnesses. At the wedding reception, dance first with your bride, then with each mother and the bridesmaids. Remember to thank the bride's parents and say farewell to your parents before leaving the reception.

after the wedding Be sure to send flowers or a gift expressing your appreciation and thanking the bride's parents for a beautiful wedding and reception. Best man collects all men's tuxedos and return to formalwear shop. Help make sure rental items are returned. Assist in writing thank-you notes.

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the wedding day!

Allow adequate time to get dressed (at least one hour prior to ceremony).


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morning & afternoon step by step

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Budget Percentages Reception Facility (includes hall & alcohol)

15-18%

Beauty & Health

2-3%

Bridal Attire

6-7%

Cakes & Pastries

2-4%

Catering

18-22%

Ceremony

3-5%

Decorations & Rentals

6-7%

Flowers

5-8%

Invitations & Favors

3-4%

Music & Entertainment

3-6%

Transportation

2-3%

Video Services

7-9%

Jewelry & Gifts (excludes engagement ring)

2-3%

Photography

8-10%

Tuxedos

1-2%

Wedding Consultant

5-10%

The honeymoon is not normally considered a direct wedding expense.

When you begin planning your wedding, determine how much you can spend and prioritize how to spend it. Thoughtful planning and organization is key to your success in staying within your budget. Consult with both families and decide who is willing and able to pay for the wedding or for specific expenses. Couples may opt to pay for their own wedding. It is important to remain realistic, communicate openly and be courteous. All weddings regardless of the budget or number of guests have the same basic percentages spent on individual category items as it relates to the total budget. This breakdown includes all aspects of the wedding celebration regardless of who is responsible for the item.

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Breakdown of Expenses The Bride & Her Family Wedding dress and accessories. Announcements, invitations (costs depend on the quality of paper and fee for printing, letter press or engraving). Wedding consultant services if used. Ceremony fees. Reception costs. Some vendors may negotiate prices depending on season, day and time. January and February weddings will generally be less expensive, as will weddings held on days and times other than Saturday evening. Photographer and Videographer. Musicians. Wedding cake. Tom Taylor Photography

Transportation costs to ceremony and reception.

Bridesmaids' luncheon, their gifts and bouquets. Groom's wedding ring and gift. Flowers (flowers in season are typically less expensive). Lodging for out-of-town attendants (optional).

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Breakdown of Expenses The Groom & His Family Engagement and wedding rings for bride. Rehearsal dinner expenses. Officiant's fee. Marriage license. Bride's bouquet, corsages and boutonniere' for immediate family members. Groom's wedding attire. Wedding gift for bride. Honeymoon expenses. Accommodations for out-of-town ushers and best man.

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Accomodations

Estimated Cost

Actual Cost

Night before wedding: Bride Groom Out of town attendants: Bridesmaids Groomsmen Wedding night: Bride & Groom Accomodations Totals

Bridal Consultant

Additional Staff Expenses Service Fee Bridal Consultant Totals

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Estimated Cost

Clothing

Actual Cost

Alterations Bridal Attendant’s Grooming: Hair Makeup Nails Jewelry Bride’s Ensemble: Dress or Suit Hair Headpiece & Veil Jewelry Makeup & Nails Shoes & Gloves Undergarments Groom’s Garb: Cufflinks & Cumberbund Shoes & Tie Tuxedo or Suit Clothing Totals

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Flowers

Estimated Cost

Actual Cost

Ceremony: Altar Flowers/Aisle Runners Candelabra Flowers Chuppah Entry or Door Flowers Personal Bouquets Corsage & Boutonnieres Flower Girl Baskets Pew Bows or Flowers Unity Candle Reception: Buffet centerpieces Cake flowers Cocktail Reception Flowers Entry or Door Flowers Table Centerpieces Place Card Table Flowers Powder room flowers Rental plants Toss bouquet Flowers Totals

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flowers for ceremony & reception

Category


Estimated Cost

Actual Cost

Attendants Bride & Groom (each other) Parents Guest Table Favors Welcome Baskets or Bags Gifts Total

Miscellaneous

Babysitting Service Children's Gifts & Activities Gratuities Dance Lessons Invitations to Children's Reception Massages for Bride & Groom

Other Other Other Other Miscellaneous Totals

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gifts, favors, baskets & bags

Gifts

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Estimated Cost

Actual Cost

Band or DJ Ceremony musicians: Organist Trumpeter Trio or Quartet Bagpiper Vocalist Cartage Fees (loading in & out) Cocktail Music Costuming Disc Jockey Early Setup/Late Teardown Fees

Instrument Rental (piano) Microphone For Toasts Overtime Sound System Music Totals

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music, band or disc jockey

Music

Category


Estimated Cost

Bridal luncheon:

Actual Cost

Food Facility & Décor

Next-day Breakfast/Brunch:

Food Facility & Décor

Rehearsal dinner:

Food Facility & Décor Other Events Totals

Photography

Engagement Portrait Photographer's Fee: Albums Assistants Film & Processing Parent's albums Pre-wedding Bridal Portrait Signature portrait: Print Finished Frame Reprints Photography Totals

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Reception

Estimated Cost

Actual Cost

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Category


Estimated Cost

Rentals: (including all delivery, removal and set-up fees)

Actual Cost

Band platform Candles Chairs Cleaning fees Room Treatment Additional DĂŠcor

Space/Room/Hall Rental Coat Check: Rack Hangers Tags Dance floor Glassware Linens Silverware Tables Portable Restrooms Restroom Toiletries Tents: Catering Tent Guest Tent Electricity Floor Lighting AC/Heat 70

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Specialty Lighting:

Estimated Cost

Actual Cost

Ceiling Patterns Centerpiece Pin Spotting Dance Floor Wall Up-Lights Table Numbers Reception Totals

Stationery:

At-Home Cards Calligraphy Escort Cards Guest books Reception/Ceremony Cards Map & Direction Cards Pew Cards Reply Cards Thank You Notes Invitations: Inner & Outer Envelopes Stationery Totals

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Actual Cost

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Rich History & Symbolism Tradition: A tradition is defined as a practice or custom. Although the way we live and love has changed significantly from years ago, the wedding celebration remains the most traditional rite of passage. Gentry Photography

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Etiquette: Etiquette is the polite or conventional manner in which traditions are carried out. The social details help guide us and keep us secure that we are doing things well. Etiquette does not mean being rigid or pretentious, but rather being well mannered, considerate, and socially capable. Handle the details with finesse. Following basic etiquette throughout your wedding will help make it a more successful experience for all.

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The Betrothal: Traditionally, the betrothal, or engagement, is the time used to make wedding arrangements. Parents are told the good news and formal engagement announcements may be placed in the papers. A betrothal today is a pledge to marry made out of love. In the Middle Ages, however, t he bet rot hal was an arrangement made between two families, not just the bride and groom. If the couple happened to fall in love, so much the bet ter. At the time of the betrothal, a ring was placed on the right hand of the bride-to-be and a kiss confirmed the arrangement. The ring was transferred over to the third finger of the left hand during the marriage ceremony. The practice of wearing the ring on the third finger of the left hand appeared as early as ancient Greece, because it was thought that t he nerve of t his finger had a direct connection to the heart.

The wedding ring today remains a powerful symbol of a couple's love; a love with no beginning and no end, a form of eternity. Early rings were made of bronze, ivory and bone. In the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, rings were made of iron, gold and silver, and often festooned with diamonds or precious stones. By the seventeenth century, the thin gold band came into vogue. The gold rings were often fashioned into symbols of unity such as hands and hearts clasped together, tied bows, and buckles. The romantic Victorians often included personal inscriptions such as “Ever Thine.�

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Wedding Traditions Showers & Parties: The first bridal shower was reportedly due to a Dutch father refusing to give his daughter a dowry if she persisted in her intent to marry a poor miller. The miller's friends came to their aid and "showered" the bride-to-be with household items she would need in married life. Legend has it that bachelor parties were devised to raise a "fun fund" for the groom so he could still carouse with his friends even after his wife seized control of the household funds!

The Ceremony: Marriage rites have been found in virtually every known society. The e xpression "tying the knot" comes from the ancient Romans, who literally tied the bride and groom

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Wedding Traditions A young Queen Victoria was the first to wear the classic bridal outfit in her marriage ceremony to Prince Albert in 1840. She broke with royal tradition (white and silver robes) by appearing in a stunning all-white ensemble and floor-length lace veil. The white wedding gown has come to symbolize purity, and the veil, modesty. Earlier forms of the wedding veil (not Queen Victoria's fashionable floor-length style) may have been worn by the Bride to protect her from unfriendly and envious stares. The color white, according to the ancient Greeks, was the supreme symbol of joy. June is a popular month for marriages. This tradition can be at tributed to the ancient Romans who named the month of June for Juno, goddess of women and marriage, who, according to legend, vowed to protect those who married during her month.

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Wedding Traditions The Reception: Ancient societies cheered weddings because they symbolized good fortune. An elaborate feast was presented in the town square and the entire village celebrated for days. In Elizabethan times guests were presented with small bouquets of flowers tied with ribbons, which were called favors. Favors at a wealthy nobleman's wedding were more

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wheat cakes for the groom to break above the head of his bride. Guests would nibble at the crumbs, sharing in their fortune. In the Middle Ages the wheat cakes were replaced by sweet rolls that were piled into a tall pyramid, over which the bride and groom kissed. A French baker thought to frost the concoction, thus creating the first layered wedding cake.

Saving the top tier of the cake began as a superstition. If the cake crumbled before the first year of marriage had passed, the marriage would face trouble.

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Wedding Traditions By tradition, the groom's boutonniere is a flower plucked from the bridal bouquet. The tossing of the bride's bouquet is thought to bring good luck and a husband to the recipient. The garter was first thrown in the 14th century to prevent guests from tearing at the bride's dress. (Having a piece of the bride's clothing was considered good luck.) The French began the custom of "toasting" the new couple. At sixteenth century wedding celebrations, a piece of toasted bread was placed in the bot tom of a goblet. The glass was filled with wine and passed among the ladies. The lady who received the glass with the last sip, would also receive the bit of toast; and the hope of good fortune in finding her ideal mate.

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Wedding Etiquette trousseau: night dresses, chemises, stockings, gloves and hankies. In addition, she would bring with her enough breakfast gowns, day outfits, tea outfits, evening at tire and outerwear to last her for many years. Statistics show that 98% of all newly married couples take a honeymoon; the average length of which is eight days.

The Engagement: When announcing the good news, first inform the bride-to-be's parents, then the groom's parents. After that, inform your close family members and friends. Both sets of parents should get in touch at that point, and meet if possible. The bride's family may host an engagement party where the happy news is announced. A toast by the bride's parents e xpressing their delight at the engagement is followed by the groom's toast in praise of his future in-laws. You may want to submit an announcement of your engagement to your local newspapers. (Most newspapers will send you a form to complete and write the announcement based on that information.) Another meeting with parents may be used to discuss budget parameters, the style and size of wedding and the guest list. The number of people invited is traditionally divided equally between the two families.

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Wedding Etiquette The proper wording for a formal invitation is as follows:

The Invitation:

Formal invitations utilize white, ivory or cream heavy paper stock, folded, with the te xt of the invitation engraved in black ink on the front outside panel. A less formal invitation may be printed on an unfolded cream or ivory card, or colored paper.

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Patricia Smith to Mr. Terry Jones

Do not use abbreviations e xcept for Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr., or Jr. Envelopes on Saturday, the fifteenth of May should be addressed by hand in black at five o'clock ink. If children are included in the Saint Peter Cathedral invit at ion, t heir names should be City, State, Zip writ ten beneath their parents' names. If a single guest is welcome to bring a date, the words "and Guest" appear after their name on the inner envelope. If your invitations contain several enclosures, the following procedures are used: Response cards are placed inside their own envelopes. Place the invitation, fold-side down in the inside envelope. (Tissue paper is placed over the invitation to prevent smudging.) All enclosures are placed inside the envelope with the invitation, and this envelope is placed inside the outer mailing envelope face-side up toward the flap.

Remember to invite the following: the of ficiant and their spouse, parents of flower girls or ring bearers, spouses or fiancĂŠs of anyone in the wedding party, or anyone who has been invited to a pre-wedding party or shower, unless your wedding is a strictly private family af fair. You should not invite some of the guests to the ceremony only and not to the reception, but you may invite guests to the reception and not to the ceremony if the ceremony location is small.

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Wedding Style Formal:

Long white dress and veil - Formal men's wear - Church ceremony held in t he evening or late afternoon - Several at tendants Catered reception - Organist, musicians or soloist - 100 guests, or more - Engraved invitations

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Semi-Formal: Street length or simple floor length dress with a simple headpiece - Dark suits for men - Any time of day - Fewer at tendants Engraved or printed invitations essenza studios

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Bride wears suit or dress; the groom wears a suit - Two attendants - Morning or afternoon ceremony - Handwritten or novelty invitations - Unique or unusual location may be used for the ceremony

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The Ceremony In a traditional wedding ,

the bride's guests sit on the left as one enters the church, and the groom's sit on the right. Music begins 20-30 minutes prior to the ceremony. The groom's mother should be seated five minutes before the mother of the bride is seated. The head usher escorts her to the first pew on the right. Her husband follows and sits with her, along with other immediate family members. The

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head usher also escorts the bride's mother to her seat in the first pew on the left. She should be seated near the aisle, with space left for her husband to sit. The church doors are then closed, and the processional begins. If traditional seating procedures do not apply due to special family circumstances such as divorce, discuss the mat ter with all concerned and choose a seating arrangement most comfortable for all.

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1. Bride - 2. Groom - 3. Maid of Honor 4. Best Man - 5. Bride’s Maids - 6. Ushers 7. Flower Girl - 8. Ring Bearer 9. Father Of The Bride 10. Clergy - 11. Mother Of The Bride 12. Father Of The Groom 13. Mother Of The Groom

1. Bride - 2. Groom - 3. Maid of Honor 4. Best Man - 5. Bride’s Maids 6. Ushers - 7. Father Of The Bride 8. Mother Of The Bride 9. Father Of The Groom 10. Mother Of The Groom - 11. Clergy

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The Reception The reception

is the celebration of your marriage and should be a fun and memorable af fair. If you choose to do so, the receiving line may be in place as guests enter the reception, if it has not been held immediately following the service. This is the time for the wedding party to greet their guests.

If you would like a head table, the bride sits to the groom's right, the best man ne xt to her and the maid of honor ne xt to the groom. The at tendants also sit at the table in alternating man/woman fashion. The parents generally have tables nearby and are seated with other close relatives and the of ficiant. The first toast is given by the best man when everyone is seated. He toasts the bride and groom, who remain seated. The groom then stands, thanks the best man, and proceeds to toast the bride, the parents, and the bridesmaids. The best man thanks the groom on behalf of the bridesmaids. At this time an usher or a close friend may also make a toast, if invited to do so. The father of the bride of fers a welcome on behalf of his wife and himself, thanking everyone for coming and signaling for the festivities to begin.

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The Ceremony The first dance is reserved for the bride and groom. The bride's father then dances with the mother of the groom, and the groom's father dances with the mother of the bride. At tendants and guests may join in. The bride also dances with her father and the father of the groom, and the groom with his mother and his bride's mother. Cut the cake just before, or during, the cof fee service. The groom places his right hand over the bride's and together they cut the first slice. They of fer each other a bite, which symbolizes a willingness to share their lives. The bride may t hen of fer her ne w in-laws a slice, and t he groom should do the same for her parents. Guests are then served. The bride tosses her bridal bouquet over her shoulder to the assembled, unmarried women. The groom removes the garter from the bride's

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Essentials leg and tosses it over his shoulder to all unmarried men. This is traditionally done just before the bride and groom change into their going away outfits. They re-appear for a final goodbye before leaving in a shower of rice and good wishes.

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are the center of at tention at their wedding. How they present themselves to the public on this occasion is important. If they treat others with courtesy, even when dif ficult situations arise, this indicates their style and graciousness.

Here are some simple rules to follow: - Be on time for appointments. Canceling long-standing appointments with vendors at the last minute is rude. - Say thank-you in writing for gifts you receive. Writing notes e xpressing your gratitude for e xceptional service or thoughtful acts is also appreciated. - Give your at tendants a gift in token of their support. Also send a gift and thank-you note to your parents after the wedding. - Compromise, when necessary, and work with others. Keep a perspective and know what's worth worrying about and what isn't. - Do not ask for gifts. You are inviting people to the wedding to share in your special event, not for what they may give you. You should not list where you are registered on your wedding invitation, but you may inform people if they ask you. - Your guests should be made to feel welcome at your wedding celebration. Acting with thoughtfulness and consideration will enhance the e xperience for all.

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What To Do & Where To Go Typical Marriage License Requirements: The average fee is in the range of $50.00 - $100.00, payable in cash. The marriage ceremony may be performed anywhere in your state unless otherwise restricted by the county in which the ceremony will take place. A premarital physical e xamination and blood test may be required. A marriage license is valid for a limited period of OHIO: t ime. Minimum age requirements Butler County: Ohio Courthouse: 513-887-3299 usually apply. 513-887-3300

Brown County: Ohio Courthouse: 937-378-3956 Clermont County: Ohio Courthouse: 513-732-7243

Clinton County: Ohio Courthouse: 937-382-2280

Hamilton County: Ohio Probate Court: 513-946-3590 513-946-3589

Montgomery County: Ohio Probate Courthouse: 937-225-4656 Warren County: Ohio Courthouse: 513-695-1175

KENTUCKY:

Boone County: Kentucky Courthouse: 859-334-2112

Campbell County: Kentucky Courthouse: 859-292-3885

To apply for a marriage license, typically both parties must appear and present documentation. Typical documents include: Birth Certificate, Driver’s License, Passport, and Social Security Card. Note: Original documents are required.

A Marriage ceremony cannot take place unless a valid marriage license has been issued. Always call the County Courthouse well in advance of your ceremony date to determine specific requirements needed.

Gallatin County: Kentucky Courthouse: 606-567-5411

Grant County: Kentucky Courthouse: 606-824-3321 Kenton County: Kentucky Courthouse: 859-491-0702

Pendleton County: Kentucky Courthouse: 606-654-3380

INDIANA:

Dearborn County: Indiana Courthouse: 812-537-1040

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Gift Registries Macy’s Wedding & Gift Registry: Kenwood Towne Ctr. Anderson Town Ctr. Northgate Mall Tri County Mall

513-247-6377 513-624-4242 513-245-5317 513-782-2242

www.macys.com

Florence Mall Fairfield Commons Dayton Mall Fountain Place

859-525-5542 937-320-2445 937-439-2136 513-361-4200

Bed, Bath & Beyond:www.bedbathandbeyond.com Tri County Eastgate Rookwood Commons Western Hills Bridge Water Falls

513-671-3408 513-947-0361 513-731-5170 513-661-2978 513-867-1800

Sterling Cut Glass:

Mason (Deerfield) Centerville Beaver Creek Crestview Hills

513-770-6740 937-312-9480 937-431-5260 859-331-4410

www.sterlingcutglass.com

Kenwood Towne Center Streetscape 513-985-8100 or toll free 800-368-1158

Gift Registries & Bridal Shows


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Upcoming Bridal Shows January 2-3, 2010 Wendy’s Bridal Show Cincinnati Convention Center www.wendysbridalshow.com info@wendysbridalshow.com 513-984-1708

Bridal Rama Winter Showcase Duke Energy Center www.bridalrama.net

Wedding Mafia Wedding 101 Seminars www.yourweddingmafia.com info@yourweddingmafia.com 513-794-4177

January 9-10, 2010 Cincinnati Wedding Showcase Sharonville Convention Center www.cincinnatiweddingshow.com info@cincinnatiweddingshow.com 513-891-4701

Hara Complex Annual Bridal Gala in Dayton www.haracomplex.com cmonie@haracomplex.com 937-322-8767

January 24, 2010 Receptions Banquet & Conference Center Receptions Fairfield www.receptionsinc.com 513-860-4100

McClure Events & Bridal Show www.mcclureeventspromotions.com mmevents@sbcglobal.net 937-322-8767

February 11, 2010 Wedding Mafia A Bridal Affair With The Mafia www.weddingmafia.com info@yourweddingmafia.com 513-794-4177

Claiborne Productions www.claiborneproductions.com tracy@claiborneproductions.com 877-234-9333

September 23, 2010 Wedding Mafia A Bridal Affair With The Mafia www.weddingmafia.com info@yourweddingmafia.com 513-794-4177

February 27-28, 2010 Bridal Rama Winter Showcase Duke Energy Center www.bridalrama.net 1-888-323-2966

January 15 – 16, 2011 Wendy’s Bridal Show Cincinnati Convention Center www.wendysbridalshow.com info@wendysbridalshow.com 513-984-1708

March 10, June 9, Aug. 10, Oct. 13, 2010 Wedding Mafia Wedding 101 Seminars www.weddingmafia.com info@yourweddingmafia.com 513-794-4177

January 2011 Cincinnati Wedding Showcase Sharonville Convention Center www.cincinnatiweddingshow.com info@cincinnatiweddingshow.com 513-891-4701

May 20, 2010 Wedding Mafia www.weddingmafia.com info@yourweddingmafia.com 513-794-4177

July 18, 2010 Bridal Rama Summer Showcase Duke Energy Center www.bridalrama.net 1-888-323-2966 Hara Complex Annual Bridal Gala in Dayton www.haracomplex.com cmonie@haracomplex.com 937-322-8767

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Attire

- Attire -

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Culinary


Culinary Cakes, Catering & Confections Comparison Bids and Notes

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Decorations & Rentals


Decorations & Rentals:

Event Accessories, Doves, Ice Carving, Linens & Lighting

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Flowers


Flowers

Comparison Bids and Notes

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Wedding Services


Wedding Services: Party Planning, Event Planners, Officiants & Chapels Comparison Bids and Notes

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Guest Lodging


Guest Lodging

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Health & Beauty


Health & Beauty

Health & Beauty:

Fitness, Spas, Dentistry, Cosmetic Surgery Comparison Bids and Notes 1

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Honeymoon, Travel & Destination Weddings


Honeymoon & Travel

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Invitations, Favors & Gifts:

Print Design, Welcome Baskets, Wedding Party Gifts

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Jewelry:

Engagement Rings & Wedding Rings Comparison Bids and Notes 1

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Music & Entertainment:

Live Music, DJs, Dance Lessons & Vocals Comparison Bids and Notes 1

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Preservation


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Preservation Gown & Flowers Comparison Bids and Notes

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Receptions


Receptions:

Ballrooms, Reception Centers & Banquet Halls Comparison Bids and Notes

Receptions

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Rehearsal Dinners & Parties


Rehearsal Dinners & Parties: Bachelor/Bachelorette, Luncheons, Dinners & Showers Comparison Bids and Notes

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Transportation


Transportation:

Carriages, Limousines & Car Rentals Comparison Bids and Notes 1

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Video & Cinema Professionals


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Your Future


Your Future: Interior Decor, Real Estate, Insurance, Finance & Legal Comparison Bids and Notes

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Index

20th Century . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264 A B Cincy Limousine . . . . . . . . . . .331 A Day To Remember USA . . . . . . .141 A Motortoys Limousine Service .310 A Savannah Nite . . . . . . . . . . .308-309 A Sign of Peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 A Spoon Fulla Sugar . . . . . . . . . . . .128 A Steve Bender Productions . . . . .221 A Thousand Words Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231 Aaron Asch Photographer . . . . . .240 Academy Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 Anderson Bridal Show . . . . . . . . . .103 Anthony's Dry Cleaning . . . . . . . .256 Arts & Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193 Ashley Matho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180 Aston Oaks Banquet Center . . . . .281 Aularale Skin Care & Cosmetics..175

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Ballroom Dancing by Bud Walters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 BeautiControl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179 Booty Parlor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161 Bridal Rama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Brogan Hesketh Formal Wear . . .113 Busy Bistro Catering . . . . . . . . . . . .124

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C & C Music Services . . . . . . . . . .217 Carlo & Johnny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296 Cathy Fields Of Sibcy Cline Realtors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324 Chateau Pomije . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278 Chef’s Choice Catering . . . . . . . . .125 Cincinnati Bride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Cincinnati Wedding Showcase . .100 CJ Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241 Collen Berger Of Huff Realty . . . .323 Community Weight Loss Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179

Cork-n-Bottle . . . . . .160, Back Cover Creighton Photography . . . . . . . . .235

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Destiny Yacht Charters . . . . . . . . .297 Destiny's Catering At Beckett Ridge Golf Club . . . . . .277 Details By Dawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164 Dial M’s Always by Request DJ Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215 Diane’s Cake Candy & Cookie Supplies . . . . . . . . . . .132

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E. Larkin Photographer . . . . . . . . .237 Eddie Lane’s Diamond Showroom . . . . . . . .204 Edibles n Such . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Elements at Bel-Wood . . . . . . . . .285 Elements Conference and Event Center, The . . . . . . .284 Empire Transportation . . . . . . . . . .313 Entertainment Unlimited . . . . . . .138 Essenza Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238 Eventurous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157

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Faigle & Sons Jewelers . . . . . . . . .208 Fairfield Banquet & Convention Center . . . . . . . . . . .267 Fairfield Community Arts Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273 Fantasy in Frosting . . . . . . . . . . . . .131 Farm, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265 Figure Weight Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . .178 Finch Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 First Discount Travel . . . . . . . . . . .185 Fitz The Occasion . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Folchi’s Formal Wear . . . . . . . . . . .109 Funky’s Catering . . . . . . . . . . .126-127

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Gallant Coach Services . . . . . . . . . .313 Gentry Photography . . . . . . . . . . . .236 Glendale Florist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 Greene’s Flower Shoppe . . . . . . . . .151

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Hannoush Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . .206 Haute Chocolate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194 Heirloom Flowers by Anderson .255 Heritage Hall & Banquet Center 286 Hey Mr. DJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213 Homewood Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171

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Incredible Endings . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Inkredible Creations . . . . . . . . . . . .196

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Jack Herb Florist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153 Jack's Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Jag’s Steakhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302 James Free Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . .301 Jeff Ruby's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294 Jeff Schaeffer Photography . . . . . .247 JMM Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . .249

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Kugler Mill Pack & Ship . . . . . . .324

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L & L Limousine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312 Land of Oz Wedding Invitation Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . .193 Laurel Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288 Lia Sophia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195

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M & M Limousine Company . . . .307 Macy's Wedding Registry . . . . . . .92 The Conference Center Of Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276 Madison Avenue Bridal . . . . . . . . .112

Maggiano’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303 Mandarine Hair, Foot & Body Spa . . . . . . . . .176-177 Mariners Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261 Market Street Grille . . . . . . . . . . . .298 Masterworks Photography . . . . .234 McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301 McFadden Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216 Michael Bambino Co. . . . . . . . . . .245 Molly Grosse Photography . . . . .243 Monmouth Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . .208 MyCincinnatiChapel.com . . . . . . .163

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New Genesis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246 Newport Syndicate, The . . .266, 299 North College Hill Bakery . . . . . . .130

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Oasis Conference Center . . . .270-271 OneStop Entertainment . . . . . . . .222 Oscar Event Center . . . . . . . . . . . .279

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Pampered Chef, The . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Party Hoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165 Party Pleasers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218-219 Party Tyme Entertainment . . . . . .225 Patricia’s Cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129 Patrick Banfield Photography . . .239 Pebble Creek Golf & Event Center . . . . . . .282-283, 300 Peppe Ramundo & Son . . . . . . . . . .111 Perfect Petals Florist . . . . . . . . . . . .152 Personalized By Request . . . . . . . .194 Phoenix, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268-269 PhotoGraphic Memories . . . . . . .250 Platinum Receptions . . .158-159, IBC Polk’s Petals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151 Pottinger Photography . . . . . . . . .248 Precinct, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295

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Priceless Djs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224 Proverbs Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 Pure Romance by Christy . . . . . .`166

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Quality Sounds DJs . . . . . . . . . . . .220

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Raffels Catering, Inc. . . . . . . .132, 280 R.M.P.C. - DJ & Karaoke . . . . . . .214 R Max Digital Video Productions . . . . . . . . . . .318 Receptions Conference Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262-263 Richter & Phillips Jewelers . . . . .203 Rogers Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205 R.S.V.P. at Wards Corner . . . . . . .272 Ruttle & Neltner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149

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Savannah Center . . . . . .274-275, IFC Schulz & Sons Jewelers Inc. . . . .207 Secure Video Productions . . . . . . .317 Sew Much . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Sheer Necessities Lingerie . . . . . . .114 Skeffington’s Formal Wear . . . . . .110 Stafford Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202 Sterling Cut Glass . . . . . . . . .93, IFBC Studio 66 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244 Swan Floral & Gift Shop . . . . . . . .147

U V

Venue 222 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287 Victoria Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188 Village Floral Design . . . . . . . . . . .148 Village Pantry Catering . . . . . . . . .121 Vonderhaar’s Catering, Inc. . . . . .122

W

Walter Miller Travel . . . . . . . . . . .186 Waterfront, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293 Wed Now Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . . .162 Wedding Mafia, The . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Weddings Remembered . . . . . . . .223 Wendy's Bridal Gallerie . . . . . . . . .107 Wendy's Bridal Show . . . . . . . . . . .99 White Photography . . . . . . . . . . . .242

X, Y & Z

Yellow Canary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150

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The Conference Center Of Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276 The Elements Conference and Event Center . . . . . . . . . . . .284 The Waterfront . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293 Tom Taylor Photography . . .232-233 Travel Authority, The . . . . . . . . . . .187 20th Century Theater & Catering . . . . . . . . . 264

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