Your Money or Your Wedding?

by Azure

The New York Times blog “Your Money”ran an interesting article on Monday. A recent survey asked brides whether they would rather have the money or the wedding. What’s fascinating about the article to me though is the comments section. Usually we here in wedding world only hear from others in wedding world. Check out the comments and get a different point of view. What do you think?

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Special from Queerly Wed: Asking Your Family for Help

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Stacy Jacobs of Queerly Wed. Same-sex couples face a lot of roadblocks when it comes to getting married. One of the largest ones includes our very own families. Your family may be Gung-Ho about your upcoming nuptials, but they can still act gun shy when it comes down to helping you plan for the big day. This may be because some of the traditional family roles (such as the bride's parents pays for the wedding) aren’t as relevant. What do you do exactly about...

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Bubbly Bride: Splitting up for the Holidays

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride As you and your fiancé begin to plan for the next few months of holidays, delicious food and possibly travel, the big question always arises: With which family are you going to spend your time? If you are one of the few that don't have to answer this question, consider it a blessing because I have found separating the holidays causes much stress for a lot of couples. Everyone comes to their relationship with past traditions from their own families, and together...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Congratulations,  I Now Pronounce You a Stepmother!

by Azure

In this week's column, The Wedding Maven answers a guest-list question from a woman about to become a bride and a stepmother. Don't forget, OneWed now offers two ways for you to get personalized wedding advice! If you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or relationships, ask The Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com. If you have questions about wedding how-tos, ranging from logistics to decorations, write our all-star panel of experts at...

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Involving Your Children in Your Wedding

by Azure

Getting married can be stressful, but getting married while also being a parent can add even more stress. No matter what their age, finding ways to include children in the wedding can go a long way toward making sure that everyone is comfortable in the new family. Older children might participate as bridesmaids, groomsmen, or readers. Younger children may appreciate something like the Family Medallion service that reasserts that the new marriage is forming a family. Roles like junior...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Bridal Shower Gifts

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a bridal shower guest who is concerned that her gift is a little cheesy... literally. Do you need wedding advice? Have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette, relationships, or logistics? OneWed has two ways for you to get your specific wedding questions answered. You can write The Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com or get advice from our panel of experts at asktheexperts@onewed.com.

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Are Bridal Showers Just for Young Brides?

by Azure

This week the Wedding Maven answers a question about "older brides" that made her a little bit cranky! Was she too mean? You decide. Do you need wedding advice? Do you have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette, relationships, or even logistics? Now OneWed offers you two great ways to get your specific questions answered! You can write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com or ask an entire panel of wedding experts at asktheexperts@onewed.com. Make sure the subject...

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Ask The Experts with Photographer Jeff Haden: Minimizing Family Drama at the Wedding

by Azure

About Jeff Haden of Blackbird Images The Q:“What can I do to minimize family drama during our post-ceremony portrait session? I have in-laws and out-laws and split families to deal with and I have no idea how to keep the peace.”Lindsey D., Bethesda, MD. The A: First things first: At least a third of our couples worry – and some worry a lot– about tantrums or hurt feelings during the post-ceremony family and bridal party photo session. Typically the concern is with divorced...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: A Pre Save the Date, Save the Date Card?

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven gets an email that raises some questions about her own family, and how you can regain control of communicating your own wedding news. Do you have a question about wedding related traditions, etiquette or relationships? Write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Ask the Wedding Maven: The Pregnant Bridesmaid

by Azure

In this week's column the Wedding Maven answers a question from a would-be-bridesmaid, who is a soon-to-be mother. Do you have a question about wedding related traditions, etiquette, or relationships? Do you need advice about a sticky wedding situation? Write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com, we're here to help.

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