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Issue February 15-28, 2003

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Our students Tim and Molly dancing the Foxtrot for their first dance.

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Bridal "Wallpaper" Celebrity Weddings Poems, Prayers & Promises
Kim's Wedding Tips Wedding Traditions Featured Bridal Vendor
Wedding Dance Tips! Special Events! Wedding Ezine Archive
Wedding Dance
Song Suggestion List
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1) A New Bridal Themed Wallpaper for your computer desktop!

Now your computer screen can be dressed up too! Simply right click your mouse on our background and tell your computer to save ("set") as wall paper, BUT be sure you have saved the current background on you computer desktop first, if you want to get it back! If the background does not show up immediately, right click on your desktop background and click on refresh.

2) A Different Celebrity Wedding Photo from Past or Present!

Some celebrities didn't have the luxury of a big wedding on their way up the ladder. So they decided to renew their vows as many more people are choosing to do. Today's celebrities pledging their love for a second time are Rod Stewart & Rachel Hunter and Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne.

3) Poems, Prayers & Promises

A romantic quote to elevate your mood or to help you find the right sentiment for your vows or ceremony.

"True love is a sacred flame
That burns eternally,
And none can dim its special glow
Or change its destiny.
True love speaks in tender tones
And hears with gentle ear,
True love gives with open heart
And true love conquers fear.
True love makes no harsh demands
It neither rules nor binds,
And true love holds with gentle hands
The hearts that it entwines."

       Helen Steiner Rice

4) Kim's Wedding Tips!

We recently tied those knots and have tips, tricks and to be avoided stories to share:

Getting To Know Each Other ...

1) Some faiths require a learning period for brides and grooms prior to the wedding. These are worth doing as you will learn quite a bit about each other's underlying expectations. Your priest, rabbi, pastor or swami will have no compunction about bringing up questions that couples in love tend to avoid. This is particularly important if you are marrying outside your own faith. Both should attend the other's services if only to gain understanding and facilitate relationships with your future in-laws.
2) It is a good idea to start communicating and problem solving together before the wedding. We all have our flaws and ideally we pick partners who compliment us in some of the areas we lack. With a little respect and an open mind you can begin to deal with sticky issues like taxes, credit card debt, balancing the checkbook, or even the storage of a lot of exercise equipment. In my case, His tax refund was in his hands by march and mine was chronically late. He had credit card debt and I had none. He did the taxes and I watched the credit card expenditures. Don't expect your partner to change. Learn how to work together so that you don't stress out about your differences.
3) Try to find an activity that you both are interested in and spend an hour or more every week doing it together. A new hobby such as working out, golf, dancing or gardening can be a great way to spend some quality time together.

4A)Wedding Dance Tip
If you decide to take dance lessons it is extremely important to be supportive of one another. There is a running joke among dance instructors that we are cleverly disguised therapists. While you do need to learn steps, it is the lead and follow that will make you "move as one".

Men and women have utterly different reasons for learning how to dance. We want to be beautiful and have fun being led and twirled around the floor. Men, on the other hand, don't want to "look stupid" and trust me, many men would prefer NEVER dancing to taking the risk of looking foolish. So my advise to men leading is "It is better to be decisive than to be right when moving around the dance floor. If you are hesitant the woman will mess up anyway. If you are decisive she knows where you want her to be and might even think she made the mistake!"

My advise to women is for God's sake "let the men lead"! Often women will try to help the man out by moving him around the floor. Men lead poorly when they are insecure, and being in love with you, they will let you lead. You will never look good leading yourself and your man will not have fun being led. You will be frustrated and he will stop dancing with you once you are married. Take a dance class together but never say "you're doing that wrong". The words "you're doing great honey!" will pay much bigger dividends.

5) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

The wedding handkerchief is an old and charming tradition which you can start with your own wedding. In olden times a beautifully embroidered or lacey handkerchief was carried by the bride and often kept to be passed down from mother to daughter from one generation to the next (and can easily fill in for something old or borrowed). Early farmers believed that the bride's wedding day tears were lucky and would bring rain for their crops. Later, it was said that if the bride cried on her wedding day, she'd never shed another tear in the rest of her marriage. In modern times we get to pick our husbands, so we carry a handkerchief to dry the tears of happiness and joy at having found our life's partner.

6) This issue's Featured Vendor!

This issue's vendor offer has expired. Check out the current Wedding Ezine!

7) Special Events!

Our teachers run events and perform locally on a regular basis.

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