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Bridal Brokerage eases the financial pain of cancelled


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Group Wedding Held On Valentine's Day In West Palm Beach, Florida

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Brides hold their roses during a group Valentine’s day wedding at the National Croquet Center on February 14, 2012 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Weddings are one of the most stressful and expensive events you can plan, so what happens if couple’s have to call off their wedding?

While it’ll still be hard to inform would-be guests that plans have changed, but now their may be some help dealing with the money already shelled out for catering, location,  flower and a host of other traditions.

Enter Bridal Brokerage, a company that sells canceled weddings to couples looking to throw their parties for less money.

Get the full story HERE.

Making Sense of Scents At Your Wedding

What should your wedding smell like? Designers sometimes sell clients on setting the mood with scent. I remember a demonstration by a company that made diffusers giant enough to fill a sound stage with one of their pre-packaged concoctions: cotton candy for circus themed event, and – heaven help us- they even tried to recreate florals.  The air at the premiere party of “The Last Samurai” was supposed to be tinged with a hint of cherry blossoms.  Instead, guests kept asking “what’s that terrible smell?”  The planner needed no coaxing to shut off the machine.

Sakura of Fukushima-e (福島江のサクラ)Long story short?  Don’t let your details get so detailed they pull focus from the reason why everyone’s there.  That’s to see you get married!


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