Many brides look forward to adopting their husband's last name when they get married, but the name game can be a potential minefield when you're the bride-to-be. Although you're free to change your name, keep your maiden name or use your last name from your first or second marriage (if this is an encore marriage), there are several factors to consider: Which option are YOU most comfortable with? Will your children's names be different? What are your husband's feelings on the subject? What about the professional reputation you've carefully honed over the years using your current name?
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If you find the romantic glow of candlelight breathtaking and inspirational, how about having a candlelight wedding ceremony? When a candlelight ceremony is properly planned and performed, the effect is mystical -- almost like something out of Hollywood -- and you and your guests will have a lot of fun participating in such a spectacle. Candlelight ceremonies are so pretty and they're economical, too, because you can save on