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Winter Wedding Photo Prep – Making Sure Your Wedding Party is Ready

In recent years, winter weddings have become increasingly popular. They’re more affordable, venues are easier to book, and attendees schedules are generally more open. One of the best parts of a winter of a winter wedding, however, is the photography. …
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Planning a Surprise Engagement Party

Post-engagement parties have grown in both popularity and size in recent years. What was once a humble gathering of parents and a close friend or two is now a full-blown celebration of what’s to come. It’s a wonderful time when …
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Stocking Stuffers for BBQ Lovers

With Christmas time just around the corner, you hopefully have most of your shopping finished. Except maybe stocking stuffers. They have a way of slipping the mind until the last minute.  If you have a BBQ lover on your list, …
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How Gingerbread Became a Christmas Tradition

With Thanksgiving past, almost everyone can agree it’s officially the Christmas season. With that comes all of the magical sights and sounds (and smells) we associate with Christmas. Many Christmas traditions date back so far, we’re not entirely sure where they came from or why they’re associated with Christmas.  Being …
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Common Party Planning Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

“It’s just a party. What can go wrong?”  These are famous last words.  For the unexperienced, planning a party might seem like a simple, even enjoyable task. But things can quickly become overwhelming as the day approaches. Even basic parties turn into stress-inducing …
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Choosing Food for a Party (That People Will Enjoy)

One of the most difficult parts of party planning can be the food. It may sound simple at first, but once you actually get into the decision-making process, you’ll quickly realize you’ve been deceived.   Everyone’s tastes are different. Their favorites are different. The things they …
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Tips for Corporate Holiday Parties

With Halloween passing and Thanksgiving coming up fast, we are officially entering the holiday party season. It may feel like you have plenty of time to get your office/company/organization’s Christmas or holiday party together, but the weeks are slipping by.  It’s …
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Writing a Best Man/Maid of Honor Speech

Best man and maid of honor speeches are great in theory. The best friends of the bride and groom get up and tell a funny/heart-warming story, followed by a beautiful statement of how much they appreciate them as people.  But in …
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Why Do We Cook Meat?

Imagine if animals could talk and communicate with people. They’d probably have a lot of questions to ask. Why do you all wear pants? Why do you listen to music that makes you sad? Where have all the cowboys gone?  You …
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The Cost of Catering

Everyone likes the idea of catering. When you’re handling the planning of an event or party, you have enough to worry about without having to prepare food. A caterer delivers great results with no additional stress.  Of course, convenience usually comes with a price …
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True barbeque as practiced in the American South has 4
main ingredients- quality meats, low temperatures, wood
burning for flavor enhancement, and lots and lots of
patience, which is exactly what we do here at Rudy’s
Smokehouse.
All Glory be to God!