When to Get a Pre-Nup

by John Scrofano

Your lawyer will probably tell you to get a pre-nup, citing the data: 40% of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. However, only 11% of people getting married think it will be them. Play the odds, not the emotions. Divorces with pre-nups are a lot less nasty than those without.  Get one! Even Suze Orman agrees. Your counselor will probably tell you to stay far, far away from a pre-nup.  He or she will likely cite the same data as your lawyer, but say that starting your marriage...

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Ask the Experts: Signing Contracts with Vendors

by Azure

This week we launch our first "Ask the Experts" column featuring a panel of expert wedding vendors. Every week, we'll send a new question out to our panel of 22 wedding experts. These vendors work in a variety of wedding-related fields. We'll publish 1-5 answers for each question so that you can get a variety of opinions. If you have a question for this all-star panel, write asktheexperts@onewed.com This week's question: My fiancé and I are getting married next year and have not...

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How You Can Support Marriage Rights for Everyone

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Melissa Johns of QueerlyWed This October, Equality Across America will hold the National Equality March in Washington D.C.. This march is aimed at ensuring equal rights, including equal marriage rights, for all people. Melissa Johns, co-owner of Queerly Wed, a wedding planning website for gay couples, explains here why she’ll be going to the event, and why you should do so as well. I am pretty lucky. I live in a major urban area in a state that prohibits...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: More Information about Signing Contracts with Vendors

by Azure

In this week's column, I once again look at the issue of contracts for wedding services, this time from the vendor's point of view. Do you have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette, or relationships? Ask the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Should You Sign on the Dotted Line? Advice about Wedding Contracts

by Azure

Unless you're Ally McBeal, legal matters don't usually seem romantic, but they are part of planning a wedding. Check out this week's Wedding Maven column to get some advice about thinking things through BEFORE you sign on the dotted line. Do you have a question about wedding traditions or etiquette? Write the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com

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