Planning a wedding takes a lot of time, work and decisions. Some decisions are made for us in the form of traditions that were created by our ancestors, but what do these traditions really mean?

Stop struggling to find the time and money needed for formal entertaining and focus on casual, inexpensive get-togethers in your own back yard. Make the switch from uptight to laid-back and get ready to greet company with a glass of wine in your hand and comfortable shoes on your feet. Whatever the occasion, here are a few major ideas that require only minor planning.

Whitening, veneers, bonding, implants – cosmetic dentists have more options than ever to help patients achieve the smile of their dreams. And thanks to the blitz of reality television makeover programs, consumer awareness of cosmetic dentistry has reached an all-time high.

Roughly 31,000 couples will be tying the knot on July 7, 2007 (7-7-07), touted to be 2007’s luckiest day. Wedding experts are predicting that thousands of others will pledge the promise of spending the rest of their lives together with a lucky proposal.

You may find yourself cringing with shame when you look at your album years down the road if you choose trendy over traditional style for the look of your wedding. Today's smart bride mimics the grace and elegance of the classic era to ensure she’ll love the look of her wedding as much in 20 years as she does the day she walks down the aisle.

The number seven is associated with luck and many couples across the country, including celebrities like Eva Longoria and Tony Parker, are taking advantage and planning to wed on the luckiest day of the year -- 07-07-07. Aside from choosing the right date, flowers are considered to be one of the most important elements of your wedding day.

Here are some up-to-the-minute planning tips to help women achieve their own unique wedding, without breaking the bank.