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Marry In Style

The word marriage is often associated with warm thoughts of happiness, commitment, and joyous celebration. Immediately following those impressions, the reality can hit: months and months of tiresome preparations await you before the reward. Endless hours of coordinating, planning, and conceptualizing can drain your energy. But when the big day finally arrives, don't let it show.

September 28 2011 8:00 PM

July 25th begins a new chapter. Not only on gay couples enjoying equal marriage rights in New York, but a new chapter in the etiquette books on the ins and outs of gay wedding ceremonies. Whether straight or gay, etiquette is one of those curious, elusive codes for social behavior that were developed to provide one with a rule book on good manners.

July 21 2011 8:00 PM

1. Don't do a "Star Jones." Keep it simple. Keep it small -- dinky is better. Taking our cue from my parents -- who, after meeting in a soup kitchen at the end of the Second World War, became Betty and Terry Doonan only a few weeks later, repaired to an adjacent pub with their two witnesses afterwards -- we enlisted the support of my mother-in-law Cynthia Adler and my sister-in-law, Amy Adler.

July 21 2011 8:00 PM

1. Do we need to get matching rings?
The most common question I get asked is 'Should a couple wear matching rings?' I have seen many answers to this question over the years, but my personal opinion is NO, the rings do not need to match. My feeling is if a couple is comprised of two individuals, it is perfectly okay to maintain that individuality by each getting a ring that suits their personal tastes. Having said that, I offer options that allow couples to choose similar designs that can be customized for each partner's taste: same rings, different looks.

July 21 2011 8:00 PM
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