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US Coast Guard boasts largest drug off-load in history

After four months at sea, a US Coast Guard mission has returned to shore carrying $1bn in confiscated cocaine and heroin, hailed by officials as the largest drug off-load in history.<p>The mission arrived to the naval base in San Diego, California, with 32 metric tonnes of cocaine and two tonnes of …

Alternate wedding day timelines: Ditch the Saturday night wedding for these cool ideas! - Wedding Party by WedPics

When planning your wedding, you may feel that you need to go the route most-often traveled when it comes to the day and time – Saturday, early …

Wedding budget checklists and resources for new brides

Ask any newlywed bride about the most stressful aspects of planning a wedding, and you’re sure to find that the wedding budget is mentioned in there …

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How to register for cash without looking tacky - Wedding Party by WedPics

One of the biggest questions we get from brides is how to tastefully ask for cash. It’s frowned upon, but if you already have everything you need for …

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9 wedding reception game ideas to entertain your guests

Most of us have been in this situation. We’re guests at a wedding, and the ceremony is over. We’re waiting for the bridal party to return from their …

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15 father daughter dance song ideas that aren't awkward

Bridal party advice: how to win bridesmaids and influence people - Wedding Party by WedPics

Even for the most relaxo bride, weddings can be stressful. The pressure of planning an event that is attached to emotions, add some family quirks and …

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Take your wedding programs to the next level with these fun ideas

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Plan your wedding cocktail hour: fun, food & entertainment ideas for guests

Wine & Spirits

6 steps to create a stunning DIY wedding dessert table - Wedding Party by WedPics

The wedding dessert table has become a staple as many couples opt to skip the giant wedding cake for a more varied assortment of sugary goodies. …

10 wedding tasks your groom should be in charge of - Wedding Party by WedPics

Your fiancé is exhausted. He just spent sleepless nights planning the perfect proposal, finding the perfect ring and keeping a HUGE secret. He is …

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Unique Save the Dates Your Guests Will Love

Congratulations to all the newly engaged couples! For many of you here begins the long – very long – journey of wedding planning. It’s important to …

How to plan a fun wedding weekend your guests will never forget! - Wedding Party by WedPics

For some couples, the wedding day simply isn’t “enough.” Instead, they opt to make a whole fun wedding weekend out of it! From hosting meals to …

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How To Create a Seating Chart That Works For Everyone

Honeymoon planning checklist and timeline for couples - Wedding Party by WedPics

The time has arrived – you’re finally newlyweds, and now it’s time to jet set off to your dream location to experience the honeymoon that you’ve …

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6 Things to Remember When Choosing Your Wedding Flowers

When choosing floral arrangements, many brides already have a vision of the perfect bouquet, from the type of flower right down to the charm that will be tied onto the ribbon. But before you jump right in and order 100 dozen white roses, here are a few things to remember (and if you are a bride …

Edible Wedding Favors Ideas

When it comes to wedding favors, offer your nearest and dearest an edible (or sippable!) treat for a crowd-pleasing and thoughtful thank you.<p>If you have the time (and are looking for a manageable DIY project for your wedding), creating an edible wedding favor is the perfect place to add your …

5 Ways Your Wedding Music Can Kill the Vibe

Music has the ability to move us, to make big moments that much bigger, and to invoke a wide array of emotions, which is critical at a wedding. So how do you ensure your song selections really set the mood for better and not worse? We suggest you start by avoiding these 5 vibe-killing mistakes.<p><b>1.</b> …

Do You Have to Wear Heels to Your Wedding?

<i>The traditional image of a bride striding down the aisle may include a gown with a long train, a cathedral-length veil, and 6-inch stilettos — but what about bride who favors the comfort over style? Some brides simply aren't swayed by the siren song of stilettos, but one's wedding day calls for</i> …

No children at weddings 'should be the rule' says top wedding planner

Weddings are a place for adults and not young kids.<p>That’s according to wedding planner Tara Fay – and the majority of Irish mums. Tara, who organised …

3 good relationship habits we learned from wedding planning

We got married because we made a good team. We are good at doing things together; in fact, we enjoy doing things together! Then the wedding planning …

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7 Reasons to Trust Referrals Instead of the Internet When Wedding Planning!

<b>Congrats! You're Engaged!</b><p>Advice from a Cool Seasoned Wedding Planner: www.natalievishny.com<p><b>1) Have FUN! This is going to be one of the best times of your life. 2) All that GLITTERS is not gold. When you're looking at venues: Please note: Wedding Venues have pro photographers that shoot from cool</b> …

16 truths a wedding planner will never tell you

You're getting married! Congratulations! That's amazing. I'm sure you're going to be very happy together. But now it's time to plan. The whole …

Wedding Tips, Wedding Planners: What Your Wedding Planner Won???t Tell You

1. The cake-cutting tradition, with the groom placing his hand over the bride's, symbolizes continuity and support in the marriage. Brides and grooms think they're being fun and trendy by using cupcakes as a stand-in, but they're forgoing something special. Plus, cupcakes have been done to death.<p>2. …

How To Get Into Wedding Planning Industry

Today, one of the most thriving and lucrative careers in the wedding industry is event planning.<p>This is because most couples do not have the time to …

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How to Be Your Own Wedding Planner

A wedding planner may not be in your budget, and that's okay! Luckily, with the help of the internet, books and magazines, and even just the people around us, you can plan your own wedding if you put your mind to it and of course stay focused, calm, and organized. Turn to these seven tips below to …

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The Best Digital Seating Charts for Wedding Planning

<i>by Nancy Mattia for BRIDES</i><p>Courtesy of All Seated<p>Between wrangling last-minute RSVPs and trouble-shooting tuxedo malfunctions, the two weeks before your wedding can feel like an obstacle course. One way we suggest reigning in the stress is utilizing the genius technology that is digital reception …

Why officers are putting ‘In God We Trust’ bumper stickers on their patrol cars

“In God We Trust.”<p>Over the past few weeks, bumper stickers carrying that motto have been placed on cars driven by police officers, sheriff’s deputies and firefighters in Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina and elsewhere.<p>It’s not clear exactly where — or when — the trend began, but it appears to have …

The Freakishness of Christianity

What would the American culture wars look like if they were less about “values” and more about Jesus?<p>Evangelical Christianity has long had a stranglehold on how Americans imagine public faith. Vague invocations of “religion”—whether it’s “religion vs. science” or “religious freedom”—usually really …

Faith

Just Come to Jesus

About a year ago, the woman teaching the Sunday School class in my church suggested in conclusion to her lesson that we should "throw away" our depression medication, our therapy appointment cards, and our books about mental illness. "Just come to Jesus," she said, "He will heal all." I think I've …