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Planning a spring wedding and a full life? The government has you covered.

The Federal Trade Commission, as enforcer of the Textile Act, regulates wedding gown labels. The commission has posted a lengthy guide, accessible from www.ftc.gov. For the honeymoon, the Postal Inspection Service posts warnings about vacation scams at www.usps.com.

Check the General Services Administration's www.pueblo.gsa.gov for advice on what legal and financial records to keep.

You might need those records should you and your partner divorce. For federal statistics on divorce (and births), check the National Center for Health Statistics at www.cdc.gov/nchs.

If you have children, read up on financing their college expenses at the Education Department's www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Should you survive your spouse, return to the FTC's site for extensive funeral information and regulations.

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