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vows exchanged HOMAN AND BRAD KARELS were united in marriage at the lake home of the bride's father, Dale Homan, in Pastor Larry Kasten officiated. Parents of the couple are of Ortonville, Julie Homan of Big Stone City, SD and Jerry of Big Stone City, SD. Bridal Fashion Trend brides are using the than just planning their are staying online to their bridal gown, veil, ids' dresses, flowergirl accessories and invita- this trend may surprise in the know are not sur- i bnde is Web-savvy, hay- up in the world of video She and her paying for most wedding costs i5 percent of engaged bride, her parents are more likely in different locations. that brides are shop- buying their wedding a bride know about Rachel Ambler, we.corn, a full ine bridal store, advises demand the best from the )re. According to Ms. ten requirements for a tnd friendly response. service starts with a Fast and friendly e-mails and telephone Your online store ou personal consulta_ bridal consultants. from an online store customer service. woduct selection. You to choose from a vari- ners, styles and price SUre that the online is an authorized dealer sell. While many sites, very few purchasing. A good offer you the con- g, so that to purchase what you want. WEB-SAVVY BRIDES do research and even purchase their wedding apparel online on sites like j/ An up-to-date, current Web site. An online store should update information on a daily basis, continu- ously adding new gowns and elimi- nating those that are discontinued. Easy searching. You should be able to easily find the item, style or designer you are looking for and have convenient access to different depart- merits in the online store. Product information. A picture of the gown isn't enough Your online bridal store should provide you with accurate product information, like designers size charts, fabric and color charts that can help you to make the right purchase. Guaranteed delivery time. Any bridal store should give you a guaran- teed delivery time and should back that delivery date with a commitment. Shipping quality. You should require your online store to carefully inspect every item shipped. Sometimes there are imperfections in the gown and a good online store will Before You Say 'I Do,' Concentrate On You lie back and feel those stress lines melt away ! Schedule a pajama party. REST, RELAXATION and pam- pering can help calm your pre- wedding jutters. From the moment you announce your engagement, bridal magazines and wedding checklists pour in like wine glasses from your registry. The constant running around and planning can take a toll on almost any bride-to- be. The bride with the shiny hair, bright eyes and beautiful smile has taken a personal investment in herself and knows that allowing time to relax and rejuvenate is essential in the days leading up to the wedding. ThermaCELL offers some easy pre- wedding tips to help create that spe- cial "wedding glow" and alleviate stress for the bride on-the-go: Haircare essentials. Schedule a haircut appointment a few weeks before the wedding with a well-reput- ed salon for a trim. This is a good time to discuss color and styling ideas with your stylist. Bring your wedding headpiece to try different looks. Take a one-day vacation to the spa. Pamper yourself with a soothing facial, manicure and pedicure -- then Hot Destination, Cool Protection Hot spots for honeymoons have typically included warm, tropical des- tinations. Florida, the Caribbean, Hawaii and Australia are all popular locales for spending your honey- moon. There's a lot to think about when planning that special trip, the least of which is your wardrobe. Now there's a unique way to protect your- self from the sun and not let a sun- burn ruin your honeymoon. If you're planning a honeymoon in a warm- weather region, be sure your packing list includes Solarveil apparel. A line of sun protection apparel for men and women, Solarveil is made with a revolutionary, patented fabric that blocks almost all ultraviolet A and B (UVA and UVB) rays It is lightweight, yet strong and durable, and open knit for total breathability that creates cool comfort for the wearer. Through a complex manufacturing process, the fabric, developed by Milliken & Company, contains a unique combination of fibers that reflect and refract ultraviolet rays. In addition, the fibers are treated with UV inhibitors, further preventing UV rays from penetrating the fabric. Solarveii blocks up to 95 percent of the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, allowing the wearer to stay safe in the sun for hours. Unlike sunscreen lotions and creams that have to be applied repeatedly, this product is the permanent sunscreen. The apparel is also treated with Milliken's VISA system, which cre- ates a wicking property that allows catch those imperfections and remedy the situation with the designer before they ship the gown to you. Clear return and cancellation policies. Your online store should clearly provide you with their return and cancellation policies. Be sure to read those policies before you buy. No hidden charges. The price shown may not be the true price of the gown after you learn about the hidden charges. Many online stores tell you about their added on charges for shipping, handling, insurance etc. after you purchase. Confirm the total cost before you buy. How do you find a great online bridal store? Ms. Ambler recommends that you talk to others who have shopped online for wedding apparel and visit popular online message boards like and to see what experiences other brides have had purchasing online. The books "Bridal Bargains" and "Cyberbride," by Allen and Denise Fields are also good resources for brides contemplating buying online. Also, visit on the Internet. Beaut00 i Fresh and/or Silk Flowers For Your Wedding FREE Throw Boquet With Your Wedding Order CALL AHEAD FOR CONSuLTATOIN m .00c_ower.Box Graceville, MN 320-748-7434 Pamper yourself and your brides- .maids with lotions, masks and other beauty products. Look through maga- zines to find great hairstyles and practice up-do's. ThermaCELL's portable haircare curling irons and straighteners produce the sleek straight styles and full, bouncy curls. Take pictures so you'll have memo- ries of this special girl's night. Indulge in the bath. Make your bathroom into a relaxation haven. Use aromatherapy candles, a relax- ation tape, bath salts, fragrant bubbles and soothing peppermint foot cream Smooth skin and relaxed feet are essential for the big day ahead. 2, 200 October 20, 200 t Carho& Church-raceviffe o "l Sacrdffearr Cathode Church, qreeyorr Jill Hennessy, Owner WHILE HONEYMOONING prevent uncomfortable sunburns with SolarveiI sun protection apparel. the fabric to pull moisture away from the skin. This, combined with its total breathability, keeps the wearer cooler and, therefore more comfortable. The apparel is the ideal solution for any couple wanting to keep safe in the sun and remain cool, comfort- able and fashionable during their romantic getaway to paradise. Call (800) 400-3377 for a catalog or shop online at Solarveil is available in many styles, colors and sizes for men and women and ranges in price from $19.50 to $77. Surrender to an afternoon nap. Making a commitment to your wed- ding means fi)'st making a commit- ment to yourself. If your mind and body are rested, the days leading up to your wedding will be met with boundless energy. Last but not least. On the day of your wedding, provide a basket for your bridesmaids filled with hand lotion, hairspray, tissues, breath mints, and hairstyling products for quick and easy touch-ups and beauti- ful, salon-perfect hair. For more information on great wedding hair and style tips, visit the ThermaCELL Web site at www. Wedding Etiquette: QUESTION: What if my fianc6 and I are hosting and paying for the wedding ourselves; how do we word our invitation'? Do we still include our parents' names? ANSWER: More and more couples are financing their own weddings. However, to carefully word your invitation as to pay respect to your par- ents many etiquette experts suggest stating - "Together with their fami- lies, Jane Smith and John Black request the honor of your presence to help celebrate the beginning of their new life together ..." -- or a similar varia- tion. 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