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Choose Carefully

TLC Tip

According to Destination Weddings, a Web site dedicated to providing engaged couples with planning advice, same-sex partners might be particularly interested in holding their ceremony in London, where civil unions can be obtained.

No matter what your style or budget is, there's a destination for every couple. Nature enthusiasts may long to tie the knot atop a picturesque mountaintop, whereas beach babes might prefer a more laid-back, tropical locale. Couples with a little more pocket money may choose to cross the pond for an unforgettable union in Europe. Others with a taste for whimsy might choose a unique ceremony at Disney World or the Grand Canyon.

Whatever your preference, wedding experts suggest determining a tentative head count before making a down payment on a wedding site or reception venue. You might assume that a dozen people will make the trek, only to discover that friends and family on both sides are yearning for time away from home. To keep from filling that tiny mountaintop chapel to capacity, have an alternate venue in mind, or limit your guest list to a select few.

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