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Blending Families: Moving In Together With Your Pets

Moving in together is a significant step in your relationship. You must adjust to each other’s schedules, rhythms, and preferences. Your animal companions have similar needs. Pets feel fear and anxiety just as we do, but they also communicate and perceive the world differently than us. Creating a blended home with both humans and animals […]

Got a Lopsided Guest Count? Understand Your Options

Weddings have changed a great deal in the last century thanks to shifting societal norms and couples’ desires for meaningful, personalized experiences. Yet some vestiges of older traditions remain. Even modern wedding planning is often based on the assumption that both spouses-to-be have roughly equal representation in their guest list. A lopsided guest count can […]

No Friends? No Worries! What To Do About Your Wedding Party

You’ve gotten engaged, and now you have a wedding to plan. You iron out the necessary tasks to pull your event together. Venue? Check. Vendors? You have several in mind. Yet you freeze at one item on your list: the wedding party. You’re short on friends you can ask to stand with you as attendants. […]

Playing the Numbers Game: Wedding Costs and Your Guest Count

While The Knot’s 2017 LBGTQ Weddings study reveals that queer and transgender couples tend to spend less than their straight cisgender counterparts, their average nuptials still price out between $17,000 and $18,000. Keeping expenses manageable is a primary goal, no matter how grand of a celebration you’re planning. A look at factors influencing wedding expense […]

Adjusting to a Blended Family

Getting married is an exciting and wonderful time. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t come without having to make some adjustments. This is especially true if it isn’t your first marriage. Perhaps you have children from a previous relationship. You and your partner are probably more than ready to start your new life together, but […]

Signs You Are Ready to Start a Family

Just one year after the same-sex marriage ruling, the Supreme Court has ruled that gay couples have the right to adopt in all 50 states. This is great news for couples who wanted so badly to have children but were limited by their state laws. Of course, there are other ways to start a family […]