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Wolff-Dybdahl vows exchanged JILL MARIE WOLFF AND TERRY LEE DYBDAHL were united in marriage Aug. 19, 2000 at Zion Lutheran Church in Eureka, SD. Parents of the couple are John and Ann Wolff and Gary and Jackie Dybdahl. Design Your One-Of-A-Kind Gown Some brides have always had an idea of how they would like to look on their wedding day, while other's wait until they've received their engagement ring before browsing through the first of many bridal mag- azines. No matter where you fall in the spectrum, the wedding gown is an important decision that should be considered at least one year before your wedding date, partially because the gown has the potential to dictate the tone and scope of your wedding celebration. Brides often search high and low for the perfect gown, scouting bridal boutiques and catalogs for the ulti- mate look. While there are literally hundreds of dresses in all shapes, sizes and price ranges, for some this search can become overwhelming and it can be difficult to find exactly the dress you have in mind for your wedding. One option a bride may consider is having her gown custom- made. You can save a considerable amount of money if there is a talented dressmaker in the family who could make the gown for you -- an ulti- mate wedding gift, according the experts at Or, by consult- ing a local fabric store or dry cleaner you can often receive a referral for a reputable dressmaker in your area. There are many other benefits to having a gown custom-made besides the cost. You can design the style, choose the fabric and embellishments for your gown and really show off a one-of-a-kind look. Also, you can marry themes of several dresses seen in magazines. Perhaps you prefer one dress but would like to add sleeves or change the train m anything is possi- ble when you're calling the shots. Because there are so many types of fabrics, trims, buttons and lace to choose from, it's best to consult a company where you can easily browse for what you need all in one location. One site that offers many of these items is They specialize in providing quality fabrics at wholesale prices to the public. From bridal satin to mother of pearl buttons, they have so many things that can make a wedding party beau- tiful at a fraction of the retail cost of most bridal shops. They will send swatches of the different bridal fab- rics, and they have an incredible "No questions asked" return policy. Here are some other tips for creat- ing a custom-made dress: Do visit bridal shops to see what silhouette style m A-line, princess, drop waist, empire -- fits your frame so you'll have an accurate idea. Make sure you interview several seamstresses so that you'll be work- ing with the one who will best meet your needs. Get a contract in writing for the work that will be adminis- tered. Visit a fabric shop to actually feel different fabrics which will help you choose the right one for the gown. Purchase the undergarments and shoes you will wear on your wedding day so that the seamstress can accu- rately tailor the dress to the right size. Enjoy the process of designing a gown that will be truly unique. o SEATING FOR UP TO 300 A 'Scents-ible' Gift Idea A THOUGHTFUL GIFT for any fragrance-lover is Countess Jan Moran's "Fabulous Fragrances Ih A Guide to Prestige Perfumes for Women and Men." Featuring 700 popular perfumes, the elegant book is filled with suggestions on how to select the right scents. The perfect present for a bride-to-be, bridesmaid, or as a gift for any occasion, the book retails for just $29.95 and includes a free gift. It's available at Saks Fifth Avenue, or call (888) 258-2322 for more information or to order. Find Countess Moran's perfume tips and tour schedule online at J Home Sweet Home: Easy Relocation Congratulations -- you and your spouse are moving into your first home together as newlyweds. Whether that means a house with a white picket fence or an urban condo on a tree-lined city street, the process of moving -- even with help from professional movers -- can be overwhelming. By following a few helpful moving tips, you can make the toad a little lighter and lessen the chances of letting your excitement about a new home get lost within the shuffle. Following are some tips to help you get started: Make a list of addresses and phone numbers of utility companies, newspapers, magazines and any other publi- cations to which you subscribe. You will need to inform them about your move. Then, familiarize yourself with the new area. Locate the nearest pharmacy and bank; check for branch stores or offices and make sure your new information is in their database. Get a free change-of-address kit from the post office. For extra flair when informing friends of your move, send specially designed change-of-address cards (avail- able at card shops) or create your own and personalize them using rubber stamps or stickers. Make sure you have plenty of boxes on hand. First, pack the things you don't use or need right away, and move them in early. Anything you can take care of ahead of time will make the moving day easier. Remember to label the outside of the boxes so you know what is inside each one. Platinum Ties the Ultimate Marriage Knot BRIDES AND GROOMS everywhere are choosing rings made of plat- inum to celebrate one of life's most precious moments. Platinum engagement rings (inset) by renowned jewelry designer Scott Kay. sumers are favoring platinum wed- ding and engagement rings with intri- cate embellishments Bands are enhanced with hand-carved custom designs, filigree and inset stones. The emergence of infinity symbols sug- gests a new preference for spiritual; signs. Romantic details like engraved interlocking initials and bands set with a couples' birthstones are also in vogue. Chunky platinum rings encrusted with diamonds continue to be popular among men, whereas women favor delicate vintage- inspired platinum creations. Matte m and alternative finishes lend a mod- II ern twist to settings made from this precious metal. II For more information about plat- I I inum bridal jewelry please visit www. ]] II With more people tying the knot these days, platinum is the white-hot- metal-of-choice for those saying "I do." High-profile celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Catherine Zeta- Jones pledged their love in platinum rings and the precious metal is also a favorite for celebrities including Madonna, Ashley Judd and Courteney Cox-Arquette. Why is platinum dominating the wedding scene? "'It is the most pre- cious of all metals, and it is noted for its beauty, purity and strength. Platinum signifies emotional connec- .tions and lasting bonds," explains Laurie Hudson. president of Platinum Guild International USA. "So it's only natural that couples are choosing platinum to commemorate their ever- lasting love." According to recent surveys, near- ly 40 percent of-aLl wedding and engagement rings today are made of platinum, and this number is expect- ed to increase dramatically over the next few years. Since 1992, platinum sales have increased 1,500 percent. With its strength and rich, white luster -- which actually grows more beautiful with time -- platinum secures and enhances the brilliance and depth of diamonds and colored gemstones, making it the preferred metal-of-choice for renowned jewelry designers like Martin Katz, Neil Lane, Fred Leighton, Tiffany & Co., and Harry Winston. "'Nothing shines like platinum," says Lane, who designed Brooke Shields' engagement ring. "For her ring," he says, "'She-wanted the ele- gance you can only get from plat- inum and inimitable sparkle of a dia- mond set in platinum." Noted platinum designer Scott Kay, who designed engagement and wedding rings for supermodel/actress Heidi Klum and actress Rosie Perez, among others, adds, "Platinum is to precious metal what diamonds are to gemstones -- the ultimate." Page 8 January 2002 Ortonville Independent and Northern Star WHITE-HOT TRENDS This year, designers and con- Check out our web site at www] . ,,,,, NEWLYWEDS CAN ADJUST surroundings if they are Consolidate as much as you can. in towels, linen, tissue or thick layers of! smaller boxes for heavy items like boxes for lighter items. Before you start unpacking, make can take days, but this way, you're night's rest, no matter where you h unpacking. 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