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By Lucie Nelka |

June Is A Month To Salute Altared States.

But whether it’s lacy and traditional or avant-garde, a wedding still needs to be official. So for those who insist ongetting everything down on paper, try this reproductionof the first marriage certificate issued in Texas backin 1889. It should get the couple off to a goodstart. S6.98 at McCall’s Gift Shop in Old City Park, 1717 Gano (421-5141).

Something Bold,

Toast the happy couple with these tuxedo drinking glasses. Set of 4, $15. Heart’s Desire, 5216 W. Lovers Lane (956-9596).

Something Cool,

This versatile lamp, available in several bright shades, has adjustable links that make it either a table top or floor lamp. And for your own cool breeze, include an attachable fan. It fits into any standard size light socket as well. Firefly lamp, $50. Ventilatore Softwind fan, $25. Both available at Dear John, 206 Mandalay Canal in Las Colinas (556-2225).

Something For Tomorrow,

Ease their minds while they honeymoon. A housesitting service will water the lawn and plants, pick up newspapers and mail, care for Fido (they’ll even walk him) and generally give the house that lived-in look. $25 per day for an overnight stay; $12 per day for daily visits. Smith’s Sitting Services, 9039 Devonshire (361-5869).

Once the newlyweds have settled down,offer the couple an evening away on a 30-foot Cata lina sailboat. The chartered boat sets sail on Lake Grapevine at sunset. While anchored in a secluded cove, the couple will dine on a gourmet dinner prepared on board, then it’s back out to enjoy a sky full of stars. $175 per couple. Inland Sailboats Co., 3515 Inwood (350-8000).

Set the romantic mood byrenting a VCR for the weekend, complete with a double feature. The rest is up to them! VCR, $10.95 per day (this includes one film); films, $2.85 for overnight use. Call for deposit and membership information. Video Flicks (which stocks close to 3,000 titles), 7517 Campbell (248-8484) and 6434 E. Mockingbird (823-5040).

Something Askew

But those home movies just won’t be the same without the right concession: the smell of hot, freshly popped popcorn. Serve it up right in this old-fashioned ceramic container. $8.50 at Heart’s Desire.

And to make pinching pennies a little easier for the newly wed, here’s the Rosenthal rocking horse bank. In moments of desperation, it comes with a handy key. S168 at the Serendipity Shop, 1203 Old Town in the Village (692-0249).