Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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Tiny weddings on the rise, but so are costs

Hayley Bick’s summer wedding was picture-perfect – but smaller than she imagined it to be. 

She and her husband, Joe Bick, exchanged personalized vows on a Virgin Islands beach last August. Once the two shared their first kiss as husband and wife, cheers erupted – not from the 150 friends and family they had originally planned to invite to their wedding ceremony, but from a group of vacationers wading in the ocean nearby. 

The San Diego-based couple had been looking forward to a larger wedding in Ontario, Canada, but pivoted to an island ceremony without guests after the pandemic foiled

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The worst and most wonderful corrections from the NYT weddings column.

The New York Times recently announced it is hiring a weddings editor to cover topics related to “how we meet, date, marry and separate.” In addition to other requirements, the job description says that the editor needs to be “highly skilled at hard fact editing.”

That might sound a bit odd, but Vows, the much-loved and much-hated Times column about “How couples got from dating to ‘I do,’ ” has had to issue some notorious corrections over the years. Many times, the corrections are relatively small: misspelling the name of a restaurant where the couple met, or mixing up

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I’ve Been in Over 125 Weddings, Here’s What I Included at My Own

Over the last six years, I’ve been hired as a bridesmaid over 125 times, so I know my way around a wedding. 

I started my business, Bridesmaid for Hire, to provide a service to brides who need someone by their side on their big day — whether it’s because they don’t have any close friends or their close friends aren’t up for the dirty work that comes with the role. 

After every wedding I’ve attended, I found myself writing down things I adored and things I knew I’d never want at my own. 

When my partner and I decided to

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Are weddings safe to go to or plan in a pandemic? A guide

“Everything was changing,” said Chalmers, a Toronto-based marketing manager whose nuptials were originally planned for May 2020, two months after her province’s coronavirus lockdowns began. “In March 2020, it felt like every day something would happen that was kind of like another nail in the coffin for our wedding.”

The couple, who’d gotten engaged in 2018, quickly shifted gears, opting for a small wedding on their July dating anniversary in Chalmers’ parents’ backyard and rescheduling their big reception for May 2021. They ultimately canceled the latter, for good, in light of Ontario’s recent Covid-19 case surge.

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Marcy Chin takes a stand against rapists, predators and paedophiles


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CONCERNED about the frequent incidents of rape and violence against women, singer Marcy Chin has decided to throw her support behind women and children who have faced abuse.

She recently did a freestyle, which took aim at paedophiles, rapists and predators.

“I spoke up because I am a woman and an injustice to one woman is an injustice to all women. I, like most women, feel targeted. The frequency of these incidents in recent times have

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David’s Bridal says weddings are coming back — now with jumpsuits and short hems

David’s Bridal, one of largest seller of wedding gowns in the United States, said it’s anticipating weddings to return with a vengeance this year and into 2022 because of pent-up demand.

James Marcum, CEO of David’s Bridal, said that based on the number and timing of dress orders the chain is getting, he expects the pace of weddings to be most robust in the fall, followed by next spring and summer. “In terms of volume of weddings, we anticipate it to be up approximately 50% compared to an average year, pre-pandemic,” he said.

In addition to the postponed weddings that … Read more