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Is Your Man a Groomzilla?

Is Your Man a Groomzilla?

Was he normal when you started planning and now suddenly has an opinion on everything from the napkins to the color of your bouquet? Take

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Ultimate Proposal Checklist

Ultimate Proposal Checklist

You’ve made the decision to pop the question—so now what? Well, between the ring, the planning and the party, there’s a ton of preparation involved.

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Hiring a Proposal Planner

Hiring a Proposal Planner

When you ask the most important question of your life, you want to make sure that eveything is perfect. After all, your engagement story will be told again

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A Groom's Guide to Dance Lessons

A Groom's Guide to Dance Lessons

Samba? Foxtrot? Waltz? The Electric Slide? Which category does your first dance song fall into? Does the mere thought of dancing in front of all

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Should Ushers Receive Thank-You Gifts Too?

Should Ushers Receive Thank-You Gifts Too?

The ushers’ gift can easily be misunderstood. “Do I have to give one?” “When should I give it?” “What about the ring bearer?" "Aren’t we

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What Makes a Great Groom's Toast?

What Makes a Great Groom's Toast?

Giving a toast has been known to leave otherwise manly men quaking in their patent leather shoes. So, if your bride-to-be tells you that a

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What Are an Usher's Responsibilities?

What Are an Usher's Responsibilities?

First, remember that an usher's role is to be helpful, to make sure guests are having a good time, do whatever the bride or groom

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Should You Host the Rehearsal Dinner When Your Parents Can't?

Should You Host the Rehearsal Dinner When Your Parents Can't?

Tradition dictates that the groom's parents host the rehearsal dinner, but if this isn't possible due to their circumstances, you should then take the role

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I don't want my groomsmen to wear tuxedos. What are the alternatives?

I don't want my groomsmen to wear tuxedos. What are the alternatives?

If you want to skip the tuxedo because it’s just a little too formal, try black suits. If you want to further dress down your groomsmen,

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What's a junior groomsman?

What's a junior groomsman?

Junior attendants are a nice way to involve younger relatives who have grown past flower girl or ring bearer age. A junior groomsman is a

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How much should you spend on an engagement ring?

How much should you spend on an engagement ring?

There’s really no set amount to how much a groom-to-be should spend on an engagement ring. It really depends on how much he feels comfortable spending.

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What are some non-floral boutonniere ideas?

What are some non-floral boutonniere ideas?

If your guy doesn’t want to wear the traditional flower boutonniere on his lapel, get creative and play up his personality with the boutonniere. You can make

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What are the groom's parents responsible for?

What are the groom's parents responsible for?

Now that the days where the bride’s parents were expected to bear all the wedding expenses are gone, the couple (assuming they work) together with both

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How Do You Plan a Bachelor Party?

How Do You Plan a Bachelor Party?

The bachelor party is an event where the groom can be with the men who've had the greatest impact on his life; a meaningful night

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What Are the Groom's Wedding Day Responsibilities?

What Are the Groom's Wedding Day Responsibilities?

When the wedding day arrives, the groom has numerous traditional duties that he should attend to. A list of day-of duties are: Make sure that the best

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What's an Appropriate Gift for Your Bride?

What's an Appropriate Gift for Your Bride?

Wedding gifts exchanged between the bride and groom should be symbolic of their love and commitment. Whether traditional or not, the important thing is that

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The Groom's Traditional Expenses

The Groom's Traditional Expenses

As the groom, you (and in some cases your family), are responsible for certain significant expenses. The greatest of these will probably be the rehearsal

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The Dos and Don'ts of Renting a Tux

The Dos and Don'ts of Renting a Tux

Believe it or not, choosing a tux can be nearly as challenging as choosing a gown. There are so many choices out there, and a

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The Bachelor Party

The Bachelor Party

A founding principle of the bachelor party is that a single man's last gasp of fresh air should come stag, smoky, and without the presence

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Wedding Proposal Dos And Don'ts

Wedding Proposal Dos And Don'ts

Thinking of asking the love of your life to marry you? These are some classic dos and don'ts to keep in mind before you plan

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Getting The Nod: The Bachelor's Guide To Popping The Question

Getting The Nod: The Bachelor's Guide To Popping The Question

There are only three really big decisions a man will make in his lifetime. 1) What college to go to. 2) Boxers or briefs. And three?

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Dressing the Groom

Dressing the Groom

Sure, your beautiful bride and her gown might take center stage on your big day, but what wedding would be complete without a sharply dressed

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Presenting The Engagement Ring

Presenting The Engagement Ring

Ever hear the one about the woman who swallowed her engagement ring? It wasn’t intentional. Her boyfriend wanted to propose to her in a creative

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On Your Own: How To Plan The Rehearsal Dinner

On Your Own: How To Plan The Rehearsal Dinner

Q: My fiancée has informed me that my parents are responsible for the rehearsal dinner. My folks live out of state, so planning it is

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Groom's Checklist

Groom's Checklist

These personal checklists are for you and each of your wedding party members and family. Mail them out to the appropriate people along with your

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Groom's Attire For A Beach Wedding

Groom's Attire For A Beach Wedding

I have to admit, my favorite beach wedding was more Coors and Clambake than Kennedy Classic. The fashions ranged widely: shorts and baseball caps, sundresses

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Daytime Or Evening Wedding? Dressing Etiquette For Guys

Daytime Or Evening Wedding? Dressing Etiquette For Guys

Invitations to special events and formal affairs will indicate what type of formal attire is expected. If the Invitation says "Black Tie"It is generally accepted that

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Buying The Engagement Ring She'll Love

Buying The Engagement Ring She'll Love

You've already made the biggest decision: You're going to propose. Now you need to find THE ring. There are many ways to go about it,

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Asking Her Father

Asking Her Father

The time has come. You've thought about it and thought about it. And talked about it. And thought about it some more. You know her

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African-American Wedding Style: The Groom's Look

African-American Wedding Style: The Groom's Look

As a wedding planner, most of my weekends are spent managing and directing these lovely events, and I can only watch from the sidelines as

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The Right Tux For Your Body Type

The Right Tux For Your Body Type

As she walks down the aisle, all eyes are on the bride, her gown, her glow. But once the ceremony begins, she’s sharing a double

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The Tuxedo Expert

The Tuxedo Expert

Men's formalwear expert Susan Schreiber has what many brides-to-be consider a very difficult job. She takes their men and makes them into respectable, even debonair

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Tuxedo & Suit Glossary: Accessories

Tuxedo & Suit Glossary: Accessories

Ascot: A necktie with wide ends, worn around the neck and looped under the chin. Part of formal dress, it is usually made of a

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Tuxedo & Suit Glossary: Buttons

Tuxedo & Suit Glossary: Buttons

1-Button: A single button closure at center front on a man’s suit jacket. 2-Button: A men’s suit or tuxedo style characterized by two-button closure. 3-Button: A men’s

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Tuxedo & Suit Glossary: Jackets

Tuxedo & Suit Glossary: Jackets

Cutaway: A men’s long coat with skirts tapering from the front waistline to form tails at the back. For formal or very formal weddings. Dinner: A

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Tuxedo & Suit Glossary: Lapels

Tuxedo & Suit Glossary: Lapels

Mandarin: A stand up collar on jackets, dresses and blouses. Adopted from the close-fitting Asian collar. May be called a Nehru jacket in menswear. Notch: A

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Tuxedo & Suit Glossary: Shirts

Tuxedo & Suit Glossary: Shirts

Banded: A stand up collar that buttons at center front. Also known as a mandarin collar. Crossover: A dress shirt collar with a laydown collar that

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Tuxedo & Suit Glossary: Slacks

Tuxedo & Suit Glossary: Slacks

Flat Front: A trouser without pleats at the waist that lays flat over the abdomen.   Low-Rise: A trouser with a waistline securing below the natural waistline.

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Tuxedo & Suit Glossary: Vests

Tuxedo & Suit Glossary: Vests

Backless: Backless vests are adjustable at both the waist and the neck. The vest should be worn slightly below the waistline and should show below

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What About Me?

What About Me?

Dear Princess, Remember me? I'm your handsome prince. The guy that askedyou to share the rest of our lives? I just wanted to check in

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What To Expect From Your Groomsmen

What To Expect From Your Groomsmen

Q: I've been asked to be an usher at my first formal wedding, and I don't know a thing about being a guest, much less

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What To Wear To The Rehearsal Dinner

What To Wear To The Rehearsal Dinner

With everything else that needs to be taken care of for your Big Day, you may have overlooked one last detail: what to wear to

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What's Hot in Men's Bands

What's Hot in Men's Bands

Men have limited choices when it comes to expressing themselves with jewelry. When choosing a wedding band that signifies his love for his wife AND

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Who Pays For What? The Breakdown Of Traditional Wedding Expenses

Who Pays For What? The Breakdown Of Traditional Wedding Expenses

There are no absolute rules on who pays for what. Traditionally, the majority of the wedding expenses have been borne by the bride's family. However,

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20 Romantic Proposals (Under $50!)

20 Romantic Proposals (Under $50!)

After shelling out a small fortune for the perfect ring, it’s nice to spend a little less for the ultimate engagement moment. We’ve got 20

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