How To Get A Marriage License

A couple who intends to be married in New York State, must apply for a marriage license to any town or city clerk in the state.  The state of New York does not require couples to be residents of New York to marry in the state, but licenses issued in the state of New York must be used within the state.  The application must be signed by both applicants in the presence of the town or city clerk and representatives cannot apply for the license on behalf of applicants.  Even if the representative is given Power of Attorney, the applicants cannot substitute their personal appearance. Read more

11 Stripper-Free Bachelor Party Ideas

Just because your best friend’s idea of fun doesn’t consist of strippers and gambling, doesn’t mean the bachelor party is going to be lame.  You can get creative.  You can mix it up from the ho-hum routine bachelor parties of pole dancing and beer and get unique…well, maybe still include the beer.  Consider these ideas for planning your best bro’s bachelor party. Read more

9 Alternative Wedding Cakes

Maybe you’re not a fan of cake.  Or maybe you’re such a fan that choosing just one seems impossible.  Whatever the reason, couples today are looking beyond the traditional wedding cake when it comes to selecting desserts for the reception.

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10 Drunk and Fun Groom’s Cake Ideas

The practice of a groom’s cake dates back to the Victorian era in England, when in addition to the main wedding cake, there was also a smaller groom’s cake. Both cakes were cut simultaneously and served to the bridesmaids and groomsmen. Especially in the south, the custom of a groom’s cake has endured in the United States and brides often view it as a chance for the groom to get some recognition when the day is primarily focused around her. Read more

10 Ways to Work Towards Your Wedding Body During Winter

If you’re having a summer wedding, waiting until the weather gets nice to begin getting into wedding shape won’t give you optimal results.  Of course losing your love handles won’t make you a happier bride, as anyone who’s watched a carb-deprived wife-to-be lose her mind over a tasting menu knows, but it can help keep your bridezilla at bay. Read more

12 Atypical Love Songs to Play at Your Wedding

Don’t you just hate it when you’re killing it on the dance floor at your friend’s wedding and a crappy love song comes on cramping your style?  If we hear “I Honestly Love You” at another wedding, well, we might just lose our cake.  It’s Wedding Wednesday here at the ballroom and we are giving you twelve love songs with the perfect amount of lovey-doveyness that’ll keep your guests dancing while keeping in-tune with the romantic journey you’re about to embark on.

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Wedding Planning Timeline

SO, you’re engaged.  Now what?  Planning a wedding whether your own or for a friend is crazy stressful if you wait until the last minute.  The best advice is to begin as soon as the ring hits the finger to guarantee you have all the choices you want for every aspect.  Read more

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