Ask the Wedding Maven: Multiple Bridesmaid Problems

by Azure

In this week's Ask the Wedding Maven column the Wedding Maven answers a question from a seriously stressed out southern girl. This Derby City bride has two women vying for maid of honor status including her unreliable older sister and her own mother! Can the Wedding Maven help her unravel the problems? Do you need wedding advice? Do you have a question about wedding traditions, wedding etiquette, or relationships? Write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com Helpful Links This...

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Ask the Experts: How to Honor Step Parents at Your Wedding

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Ask the Experts is your chance to get wedding advice from a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question for our wedding experts write asktheexperts@onewed.com. This week a bride writes: Dear Experts, My fiancé and I each have a stepparent. We’d like to include them in the ceremony, but don’t want to confuse their role with our parents roles. We each have two siblings, so we want them to be our bridal party, but we also want to somehow include other friends (people who...

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Bubbly Bride: How Thick Is Blood? Choosing Your Maid Of Honor

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride One of the first thoughts after getting engaged is who will be standing up next to you when you say your vows? Do you want to keep a small bridal party or do you want it to truly be a party and believe the more the merrier?! Give some thought to who you ask to join you in your bridal party, and especially who you invite to be your maid of honor. I think a lot of girls do not realize the work that goes into being someone's right hand girl. I could write for a...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: My Parents and Stepparents Are Driving Me Crazy!

by Azure

In this week's Ask the Wedding Maven column a bride writes in with serious stepparent stress. Can the Wedding Maven help her find a way to make sure everyone is happy with their roles in the ceremony? Do you need wedding advice? Do you have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette or relationships? Write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com. What do YOU think of the Wedding Maven's advice? Helpful Links This Week's Column Ask the Wedding Maven Unique Ceremony...

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The Plunge: Hoodwinking the In-Laws, Dos and Don’ts for Handling Your New Family

by Azure

If you're looking for ways to get your groom move involved in wedding planning, you might want to give him some information written specifically for HIM. That's why every other week our friends at The Plunge are giving us columns for our new Grooms section. About this Week's Column: Maybe you just got engaged over the holidays. Or maybe you’re stuck in the thick of wedding planning. Either way, this year, you’ll be spending lots of time with your new family. (And even if...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: A Bridal Shower That’s All in the Family (in-law)

by Azure

In this week's issue of our advice column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a Mother of the Groom who is concerned about whether or not she can throw a shower for her new daughter-in-law. If you need wedding advice or have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette, or relationships write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com Helpful Links: Bridal Shower Ideas and Etiquette Ask the Wedding Maven This Week's Question

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The Man Registry: Father of the Groom Wedding Planning Guide

by Azure

About The Man Registry Here’s a quick guide on what the F-O-G is expected to help out with throughout the wedding planning process: Right after she says “yes” • Review what the groom’s family pays for. Although wedding traditions are always changing, this is a good starting point for planning. * If this list gives you an uneasy feeling, just be thankful you don’t have to pay for a wedding dress! • Share some wedding advice with your son. This is a great time to share...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Can I Fire My Maid of Honor?

by Azure

In this week's Ask the Wedding Maven column a bride writes in with double trouble, her Maid of Honor is also her future sister-in-law and she isn't doing a great job with either role! Curious about how the Wedding Maven wants to solve this tricky family situation? What do you think about firing bridesmaids? 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...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Bridal Shower by Mail?

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In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a well-meaning cousin who wants to know if she can throw a no-show bridal shower. If you need wedding advice, or have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or relationships write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com. Helpful Links Ask the Wedding Maven Columns Bridal Shower Ideas

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Queerly Wed: When Religious Family Members Object

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Melissa Johns of QueerlyWed The vast majority of people who object to same-sex relationships and marriage do so on religious grounds. Coming out to such people can be very difficult, depending on how close you are to them and how much you seek their approval. For the most part, I’ve been lucky because even though most of my family is very religious, I have been given full support of my choice to marry my same-sex partner. I do have religious family members...

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