Wedding invitation tip: The 75% rule

by Azure

    It is hard to rationalize why any of your friends or family members wouldn't want to come and join you in celebrating you big day. I find this especially hard when you are putting a year into wedding planning and you know how excited you are for the day to arrive. Believe it or not, the 75% rule (of all the guests you invite, plan for a 75% acceptance rate) tends to hold pretty true pending a few variables.  Trust me, you will start to think that your wedding is different...

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Executing “A” and “B” Wedding Guest Lists in 5 Easy Steps from The Man Registry

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About The Man Registry Struggling with a guest list that exceeds the limited space at your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception venue? Try this: 1 - Create an “A” list that consists of guests that you absolutely want to be at the wedding. This would obviously include close family, relatives and friends. It’s also a very good idea to invite couples that have invited you to their wedding. 2 - Create a “B” list that includes guests on the fringe. These guests would not be...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Should Co-Workers Be on My Wedding Guest List

by Azure

In this week's Ask the Wedding Maven column a bride has trouble deciding if she should invite her co-workers to her wedding. Can the Wedding Maven help her keep her guest list small without inciting office gossip? Do you need wedding advice? Do you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions or relationships? Write weddingmaven@onewed.com Helpful Links Should I Invite My Co-Workers More Wedding Advice

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Bubbly Bride: The Bridal Shower Guest List

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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 Wedding Maven: A Wedding Guest List Dilemma

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In this week's Ask the Wedding Maven column a bride writes in with an unusual dilemma. She's trying to have a small wedding, and doesn't want anyone but her closest friends. But there's one very important guest who may not make the cut. Curious? Find out what the problem is and what The Wedding Maven has to say! 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 This...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Guest List Advice

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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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The Plunge: Top Ten Rules for Taming Your Guest List

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A couple of times a month we like to let our good friends at The Plunge give you some advice for your grooms. This time, they tackle the difficult subject of how to reduce your guest list in order to save your wedding budget. Now, I don't want to discount the advice of my esteemed colleagues, but I would like to point out that simply reducing your guest list is not a magic bullet for your wedding budget woes. Over 50% of your budget has NOTHING to do with how many guests you have. So,...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Avoiding Hurt Feelings with a Small Guest List

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a bride who is worried that her small guest list might lead to hurt feelings. Not surprisingly, Wedding Pre-Party is a large part of the solution! If you need wedding advice or have a question about wedding traditions or etiquette write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com.

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Exes at the Wedding with Special Guest Advice from the Plunge

by Azure

As you’ve probably noticed, most wedding planning information is aimed at brides. That’s because frankly, brides make most of the decisions when it comes to wedding planning. We know that you’re savvy enough to do it all by yourself, but you probably don’t want to. You want your wedding day to be about both you and your groom, and for that to happen, you have to get him involved. So, we’ve decided to try something new around here. Think of it as an exchange program of sorts....

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Keeping Track of your Wedding RSVPs

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It seems simple enough. You fill in a reply card and the bride and groom know whether or not you’re coming to the wedding. Believe it or not though, most couples wind up with at least one or two mystery responses. Either the responder forgets to put in his or her name, or the handwriting is illegible. It’s common practice to suggest that couples put a discreet number on each reply card, and then match that number to a specific guest. So, if Aunt Betty is number 1, you make sure...

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