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Tips for selling or buying a used wedding dress online

Used wedding gowns are getting a second life, thanks to websites such as Still White, PreownedWeddingDresses.com and Once Wed that make it easier to sell a worn gown online. For those looking to part with their wedding dress, selling it can help them recoup some of the costs of a pricey ceremony....

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  • The new normal: Friends, family presiding at weddings

    The new normal: Friends, family presiding at weddings

    With the many decisions Ashelynn Brooks had to make for her September wedding, one was fairly easy: Who should officiate? The Rosedale resident, who worried about stage fright and stumbling through her vows, decided against enlisting a legal official or clergy member. Instead, she chose someone...

  • 'It's anything goes': Experts analyze wedding trends of 2017

    'It's anything goes': Experts analyze wedding trends of 2017

    With Valentine's Day coming up and the Carroll County Elite Wedding Expo just around the corner, many couples are starting to think about possible upcoming nuptials. But weddings today aren't the same affairs as they've been in past decades. To help new lovers navigate the world of weddings, the...

  • Baltimore ranks among 25 priciest places to plan a wedding

    Baltimore ranks among 25 priciest places to plan a wedding

    Planning a wedding? If you want to have it in Baltimore, prepare to shell out some cash. Baltimore is No. 22 among the top 25 most expensive places to get married, according to The Knot's 2016 Real Weddings Survey. The average cost of a wedding in Baltimore will set you back $35,861, which is slightly...

  • Unconventional wedding dresses gain popularity among brides-to-be

    Unconventional wedding dresses gain popularity among brides-to-be

    The beginning of every new year carries a sense of excitement, but it's a particularly euphoric time for women who've been proposed to during the holidays. Many have already dived into the pursuit of that one princess gown they've been envisioning for their wedding day since fourth grade. And there's...

  • Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson share details, photos of Cabo wedding

    Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson share details, photos of Cabo wedding

    A wedding isn't is complete without mini tacos, a beachside mariachi band and a 5-month-old ring bearer who happens to be an internet sensation — at least, not for Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson.  The Olympic swimming phenom and the former Miss California shared details about their October wedding...

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  • Wedded: Rebecca Wilson and Joseph Killeen bonded over class projects

    Wedded: Rebecca Wilson and Joseph Killeen bonded over class projects

    Date: Oct. 9 Her story: Rebecca Wilson, 25, grew up in Ellicott City. She works as a production coordinator for DreamWorks Television in Glendale, Calif. Her parents, Drew and Patti Wilson, live in Ellicott City. His story: Joseph Killeen, 25, grew up in Buffalo, N.Y. He is an executive assistant...

  • Wedded: Katie Falter and Tony Peck found love in Hawaii

    Wedded: Katie Falter and Tony Peck found love in Hawaii

    Date: Nov. 12 Her story: Katherine Falter, 30, was born in Baltimore and grew up in Bel Air. Her parents, Patricia and Robert Falter, live in Jarrettsville. She is a sonographer at The Queen's Medical Center in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. His story: Anthony "Tony" Peck, 34, was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii,...

  • Wedded: Brandon Warren, Shannon D. Boswell were friends for 7 years before dating

    Wedded: Brandon Warren, Shannon D. Boswell were friends for 7 years before dating

    Date: Oct. 10 Brandon's story: Brandon Warren, 34, was born and raised in Baltimore. He is the owner and creative director of Brandon Warren Designs, his clothing design company. His mother, Darlene Nutt, lives in Randallstown. His father, Warren Boardley, lives in Baltimore. Shannon's story: Shannon...

  • Wedded: Carrie Lancos and Sean O'Quinn got married on a glacier

    Wedded: Carrie Lancos and Sean O'Quinn got married on a glacier

    Date: Ceremony on Sept. 5; reception on Nov. 12 Her story: Carrie Lancos, 37, was born and raised in Columbia. She is a publications specialist at AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg. Her parents, Steve and Joan Lancos, live in Columbia. His story: Sean O'Quinn, 34, grew up in Pickaway, W.Va. He works...

  • Wedded: Shawn Oles and Jamie Jackson had a Maryland-themed wedding

    Wedded: Shawn Oles and Jamie Jackson had a Maryland-themed wedding

    Date: Oct. 8 Her story: Jamie Jackson, 33, was born in Ellicott City. She is a regional director at Griswold Home Care. Her father and mother, Keith and Dale, recently retired to Florida. His story: Shawn Oles, 35, is a native of Perry Hall. He is the strategic operations manager and principal...

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