Ask the Experts: How Much Should I Spend on a Wedding Gift?

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This week's Ask the Experts is a question we've all asked at one point or another, "What should you spend on a wedding gift?" Our expert panel gives a WIDE range of responses, some of which may shock you a little. Read their answers, and then come back and share your thoughts. Are there "rules" for gift giving? Whose answer did you like best? Do You have expectations for your guests' giving? If you have a question for our panel of wedding experts write...

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Ask the Experts: How to Have Elegant Decorations in an Unusual Setting

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In this week's Ask the Experts column, a bride writes in with a difficult decorating dilemma. She wants to know how to have an elegant wedding, in an unusual setting, a basketball court. One florist gives some helpful suggestions. Ask the Experts is your chance to get all of your wedding questions answered by a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question write asktheexperts@onewed.com What's the most unusual location you've heard of for a wedding? Helpful Links Elegant...

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Ask the Experts: Do the Parents of the Bride Still Pay for the Wedding?

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In this week's Ask the Experts, a bride wonders how to make her mother feel better about not being able to pay for part of the wedding. Read what the experts have to say, and learn a surprising statistic about who pays for what in most weddings! Do you need wedding advice? If you'd like to get your wedding related question answered by a panel of experts write asktheexperts@onewed.com Are your parents helping to pay for your wedding? Helpful Links Do Parents of the Bride Still Pay...

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Ask the Experts: A Mother of the Groom Dress Dilemma

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Ask the Experts gives you a chance to have all your wedding questions answered by a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question for the panel write asktheexperts@onewed.com This week, a bride writes in with what she thinks is a "mother-in-law disaster." Her future mother-in-law has bought a totally inappropriate dress for the wedding. Should she say something, or let it go? Our panel of experts is sharply divided. Helpful Links Ask the Experts Mother of the Groom Dress...

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Ask the Experts: Invitation Wording for a Marriage Blessing

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Ask the Experts is your chance to get wedding advice from a panel of wedding professionals. This week a mother of the bride asked: My daughter was recently married by a Justice of the Peace and is planning on having her marriage blessed. We would like to invite guests to this event and also to a reception. We cannot seem to find the proper invitation wording, can you help? Our experts had several great invitation wordings for this mother of the bride. Helpful Links Ask the...

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Ask the Experts: Help with Wedding Dress Codes

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Ask the Experts is your chance to get all of your wedding questions answered by a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question for the panel write asktheexperts@onewed.com. This week a bride writes: Dear Experts I’m having an early evening wedding. I’d like people to dress up a little, but not feel like they need to wear suits and ties or long dresses. Basically, I don’t want jeans and sundresses. What should I put on the website, or what should I tell people the...

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Ask the Experts: Help with Bridesmaids’ Dresses

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Yesterday we asked what you thought of the idea of non-matching bridesmaids' dresses. Today, the experts from our Ask the Experts panel weigh in! A bride writes: Hi Guys, I have 4 bridesmaids but all different sizes 8 to 22, I am trying to keep the cost down as much as possible as the girls have kindly agreed to pay for their own. I have looked at places that have a broad range but they’re so expensive, I did want all the girls to look the same rather than just buying a dress each...

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Ask the Experts: Earth Day Tips for a Green Wedding

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In honor of Earth Day we asked our Ask the Experts panel to share some of their favorite tips and suggestions for Green Weddings. Thea of Rose of Sharon Event Florist in Fayetville, Arkansas says: My favorite practice that I've seen recently is to re-purpose the florals after the wedding.  By collecting the flowers and donating them to a hospital or live-in care facility rather than throwing them away, arrangements can be enjoyed for the full life span of the flowers, residents of...

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Ask the Experts: Tipping Your Wedding Day Vendors

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Ask the Experts is a wedding advice column that lets you put your biggest wedding questions in front of a panel of wedding vendors and experts. If you have a question for the panel write asktheexperts@onewed.com This week's question: Dear Experts, Do wedding vendors who own their own businesses expect a tip? In my mind, if you’re a planner or florist, and you own your business, you set the price that you think is fair for your work, so it’s different than tipping a waiter who...

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Ask the Experts: Videographer, Hitch it or Ditch it?

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A minister, a photographer, and a planner walk into a room ... no, it isn't a joke, it's our Ask the Experts column. Ask the Experts is your chance to have all of your wedding planning questions answered by a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question for our panel write asktheexperts@onewed.com. This week a groom writes: What are the pros and cons of hiring a videographer? Obviously, one con is the cost, but is it something we'll miss? I worry that the videographer will...

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