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This January 2012 photo released by Randy Sager Photography Inc. shows Izzy Salant, right, toasting his new mother, Bonnie Cole, left, and his father, Jonathan Salant at the couple’s wedding in Rockville, M.D. Brides and bridegrooms who are in the 50s and 60s often have different priorities than their younger counterparts. Baby boomers tend to include their families more in the wedding itself. (AP Photo/Randy Sager Photography, Inc., Randy Sager)

Boomers Do It Their Own Way When They Get Married

Wedding bells are ringing for baby boomers, too. But brides…



In this March 15, 2012 photo, Jodi R.R. Smith poses in her home in Marblehead, Mass., with a pitcher she and her husband received as a surprise wedding gift. The pitcher was not listed on Smith’s wedding registry, but over the years, she has come to love it. Smith, an etiquette expert, says it’s perfectly acceptable to give a wedding gift that’s not registered. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Surprise Wedding Gifts? You Might Just Love Them

As a young bride-to-be, it never occurred to Jodi R.R….



this 2010 image released by Ryan DeVera Photography, Father Kevin Moley, C.Ss.R., left, signs the wedding ketubah of Jannine and Nelson Malavé at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Philadelphia. More non-Jewish couples have embraced Jewish marriage rituals over the last decade. Some stomp a glass _ or a lightbulb as a popular substitute. Others recite vows under a canopy, called a chuppah. But it's the ketubah, or a less Jewish cousin called a "Statement of Our Love," that often catches the eye of couples with no family or cultural ties to Judaism. (AP Photo/Ryan DeVera Photography)

Non-Jewish Couples Embrace The Faith For Weddings

Jessie Engelman and her fiance plan to wed later this…



AP lifestyles writer Emily Fredrix poses for a portrait in her wedding dress and homemade sash Monday, April 2, 2012 in New York. For those looking for a practical and economical wedding gown, consider wearing a bridesmaid's dress, in white, and glam it up with accessories and have a unique _ and cost-effective _ look. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)

Customized Bridesmaid Dress Makes A Practical Gown

I’m practical. Never dreamed of having a lavish gown. Didn’t…



In this Oct. 25, 2008 image released courtesy of Carol Ann Vivrette, a homemade calla lily bouquet made by knitting and felting flowers is held by Carol Ann Vivrette on her wedding day in Oakland, Calif. Many brides these days are asking themselves: Why toss the bouquet when you can keep it forever? Instead of flowers, they're making or buying alternatives made from fabric, paper, even old brooches. (AP Photo/Andre Nguyen Wedding Photography)

Brides Personalize Weddings With Handmade Bouquets

When Carol Ann Vivrette was planning her wedding four years…



In this March 31, 2012 photo, vendor Kathy Wong offers tips on plastic surgery at the Start Over Smart Divorce Expo in New York. A smattering of vendors set up booths offering everything from a divorce planning binder to advice on long-term insurance, with seminars on such topics as "Sensuality Secrets" and "My Formerly Hot Life." (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

Divorce Expo A Counterpoint To Wedding Industry

Liz Slayback can trace her decision to pursue a divorce…