How to Honor the Deceased at Your Wedding

by Azure

Today is a difficult day for me, because exactly one year ago, I lost the most amazing man I’d ever met—my grandfather Vern.  He brought so much joy to my life, was a constant source of love, support and guidance, and had the kindest, happiest, most generous heart of anyone I’ve ever encountered. Knowing that my grandpa will only be there in spirit when I marry the love of my life is hard.  And I know he wanted nothing more than to be there for my wedding.  So honoring...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Can I Disinvite a Bridesmaid?

by Azure

In this week's Ask the Wedding Maven column a bride writes in with a sticky bridesmaid situation. To keep the family peace, she asked her brother's on again-off again girlfriend to be a bridesmaid. They were off, now they're back on, but now she isn't sure she still wants her. Does she have a way out? If you need wedding advice, or have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or relationships write weddingmaven@onewed.com Read the Wedding Maven's advice, then come back...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Daughter of the Groom Dilemma

by Azure

Blended families often come with their own unique set of wedding problems. In this week's advice column, an adult daughter of the groom writes in with a question about what she should and shouldn't do. The Wedding Maven answers her question, but may not solve the real problem! Do you need wedding advice? Do you have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette or relationships? Write weddingmaven@onewed.com If you're looking for suggestions for your own wedding, why not try...

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Bubbly Bride: The Bridal Shower Guest List

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Who is required to be invited to your bridal shower? Will you have numerous bridal showers and separate your friends from family, or possibly keep your family and your husband's family separate? Recently I have seen a large range of differences in how brides are handling their showers. I have even seen brides who choose not to participate in the bridal shower and opt into having a couples' shower instead. Whether it is your engagement party, bridal shower, a...

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

by Azure

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

by Azure

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 Wedding Maven: Guest List Advice

by Azure

In this week's advice column, the Wedding Maven takes a little break from all the recent bridesmaid strife, and tries to help out a bride who is worried about how to balance her desire for a small wedding wit h friends with her family. Do you need wedding advice? If you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or relationships write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com Helpful Links This Week's Advice Ask the Wedding Maven Reducing Your Guest List

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Bubbly Bride: Unique Traditions, And One Dream Wedding Dress!

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Recently I had the opportunity to experience a true act of kindness, and what I think would make a sweet tradition if chosen to participate in. Wedding budgets and costs are one of the most stressful parts of any wedding. No budget or planning can prepare you for the wedding war on your wallet. The dollar amounts will keep adding up and any savings you can find will be a huge relief to your stress level. While shopping with a bride-to-be recently, I was lucky...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: The Solution for Family Drama

by Azure

In this week's Ask the Wedding Maven column, the Wedding Maven attempts to help a stressed out bride by showing her the bigger picture of her family situation, and introducing her to Wedding Pre Par ty as a way of keeping unsolicited opinions at bay. Do you need wedding advice? Do you have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette or relationships? Write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com. Helpful Links This week's Column More Advice from the Wedding Maven Family...

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Bubbly Bride: More Than Just A Rehearsal Dinner

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Food has always surrounded wedding festivities. You begin with the rehearsal dinner, jump into the 5 course wedding meal and end with the morning after brunch. By the end of the marathon weekend, it is easy to feel as if you are in a food coma. Try planning other activities for each event with food, instead of planning events with the main purpose to gather together to eat. An example of this is to plan your rehearsal celebration at a bowling alley and have...

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