Weddings

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Tips For Hosting A Destination Wedding

A destination wedding will offer you a romantic backdrop and allow you to create the wedding of your dreams. There are many factors involved in planning a destination wedding, including destination, timing, guests and things to do in the area.

10/31/2014

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Report: Twin Cities Weddings Cost More Than National Average

A new report breaks down the amount the average American couple spends on their wedding day — and the result may make eloping sound like a pretty good plan.

04/29/2014

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Getting Married? How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Dress

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. A recent study shows about 40 percent of engagements happen between the holidays and Valentine’s Day. And when you get engaged and start wedding planning, one of the most important parts for a bride is finding that perfect wedding dress.

02/08/2014

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Best Bachelorette And Bachelor Party Destinations In The U.S.

Among the best American destinations to travel to for a bachelorette or bachelor party are Las Vegas, Los Angeles, South Beach Miami, New Orleans and New York City.

01/28/2014

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Local Couples Tie The Knot On 11/12/13

Typically, Tuesday isn’t a huge day to schedule weddings, but this week is a different story. Because this Tuesday is 11/12/13, some couples have decided to take the plunge. Across the country, David’s Bridal estimates that 3,000 couples will exchange vows on the day.

11/12/2013

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Dairy Queen Offers Cake To Couples Who Wed Tuesday

Tuesday’s rare sequential 11-12-13 date is making it a popular wedding date, so Dairy Queen is offering any couple that marries that day a $30 gift card for an ice cream cake. Dairy Queen marketing vice president Barry Westrum says the restaurant chain decided this would be a fun way to be part of couples’ celebrations.

11/12/2013

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Jilted Bride Donates Reception To Care Group

A bride who has already spent thousands of dollars on a dream wedding is donating her reception to a Moorhead organization that serves people with disabilities. Michelle Marxen says she and her fiance had been planning the Oct. 19 wedding for a year.

10/14/2013

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A Full Recap Of The 1st Historic Same-Sex Weddings

What a difference a year makes. Last fall, we were talking about an amendment to ban same-sex marriages. Now, they’re official. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak married a total of 46 couples overnight in a marathon session starting when the law became official at 12:01 a.m. — and ending around 6:45 a.m. Thursday morning.

08/01/2013

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Chris Kluwe To Lead TC Pride Parade

Minneapolis hosts one of the largest Pride weekends in the nation, and roughly a half million people from around the country are expected to celebrate in the Twin Cities this weekend. For the first time, this year’s festival in Loring Park includes wedding vendors, and there’s talk of holding weddings on site next year. The most popular event is the Pride parade down Hennepin Avenue. Former Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe is this year’s grand marshal.

06/29/2013

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Bridal Show Helps Fight Breast Cancer

The Brides Against Breast Cancer tour has made its way to Minneapolis. One thousand designer and brand name wedding gowns will be for sale at the Millennium Hotel. Show manager Kelsey Anderson says the discounts are deep.“All of our gowns are discounted up to 85 percent-off the original value. And they’ve been donated by designers, manufacturers and brides,” Anderson said.

05/31/2013

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Survey: Young Adults Putting Mortgages Before Marriages

Is a home the new engagement ring? A new national survey shows more and more young couples are putting mortgages before wedding bands these days.

04/17/2013

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Senate Plan Would Expand Minn. Sales Tax, Cut Rate

The debate over the size and reach of Minnesota’s sales tax swept back into the state Capitol on Thursday with a Senate proposal to make everything from car repairs to dating services taxable.

04/11/2013

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Best Places To Get Alternative Wedding Cakes In Minnesota

Take some of the wedding planning stress away by ordering your exceptional cake from one of these Minnesota bakeries.

04/10/2013

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Ask The Expert: Most Stylish Places To Get Married In Minnesota

In this feature, local wedding planner and owner of Fab Event Design, Kirsten Fischer, offers her thoughts on the most stylish places to celebrate your nuptials.

03/12/2013

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Dogs Say ‘I Do’ In St. Paul For Paws On Grand

On their wedding day, most couples want to be surrounded by family and close friends — that includes man’s best friend.

08/05/2012

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Dreams Come True: Military Brides Get Free Dresses

Weddings are supposed to be a magical day for the couple saying their “I Dos.” Now, some local brides, who didn’t think it’d be possible, say they’ll be a princess when they walk down the aisle.

07/15/2012

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Tips On Surviving The Wedding Season

Summer is one of the most popular times of the year for weddings, and maybe one of the most important to keep in mind some tips on how to survive.

07/12/2012

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Why Divorce Spikes In March

The legal community has long known that divorce filings tend to spike in March, and now they have the data to back it up.

03/22/2012

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5 Couples Wed On Mall Of America’s Ferris Wheel

Taking the plunge, way up in the air — That’s what 12 couples have decided to do on this Valentine’s Day.

02/14/2012

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Hype Around The Twin Cities For 11/11/11

It’s a date that comes around once every hundred years: 11/11/11. For most of us it’s just another day, but plenty of people see meaning in the date.

11/11/2011

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MOA Chapel Brimming With 11-11-11 Nuptials

It’s going to be a busy day at the Mall of America’s Chapel of Love this Friday, as a number of couples plan on tying the knot on 11/11/11.

11/11/2011

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Minnesota Shutdown Threatens Weddings, Much More

A looming state government shutdown in Minnesota is threatening everything from state workers’ paychecks to weddings.

06/19/2011

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Good To Know: The Recession’s Effect On Marriage

The Great Recession has had the effect of letting the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, according to a recently released study. Don Shelby says that’s no longer breaking news. But one class of worker is seeing a lot less business.

09/29/2010

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Curiocity: 10 Weddings In 1 Year

On Saturday, Nov. 21, I attended my 10th wedding of the year. That’s right, 10th. One. Zero.

11/29/2009