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Understanding the Wedding Gift Registry

Wedding Gift Registration has become much computerized and much easier to do. Couples can go to stores to register for gifts or use the Internet, which makes the availability of gift registries that much easier.

Brides and grooms are able to register online with several retailers including:
Major department storesBuilding supply stores such as Home Base, Home DepotHardware stores, either local hardware stores or specialty hardware stores like Renovation HardwareSporting good stores like Sports Mart, Sports Chalet, Big Five, REI Upscale gardening stores like Smith and Hawken or local nurseriesMortgage lenders—registering for contributions to a down payment on a house is becoming ever more popularTravel agents—whether for the honeymoon or another recreational tripHome furnishing & accessory stores—Crate and Barrel, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pier One, IKEA, Strouds, Linens & ThingsCouples can even create wedding wish lists at sites like WhereBridesGo.com, so family members ca…

A Road Map for Second Marriage Weddings

Second marriage weddings are becoming much more common, which means many of the wedding traditions are changing. There are a number of alternatives and choices that may fit your individual situation. Your decisions may be determined by you and your fiancĂ©’s age, whether children are involved, or if this is a second marriage for either of you.
Announcing Your Engagement for a Second WeddingWhen children from previous marriages are involved, you should tell them first. Chances are they already have an idea, but they still need to hear the news from you. A second marriage wedding should be handled carefully and with love. You want them to feel they are gaining another caring adult in their lives. You don't want them to feel as if they're losing a parent or having an existing parent replaced. You also need to notify a former spouse when children are involved, preferably before the children spill the news.
Afterwards, let your parents know the good news; then, of course, tell your fr…