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Dear Wedding Maven I’m getting married next month and I’m a little concerned about a few of my friends. These friends seem to have given up their real lives in favor of living on Facebook and Twitter. They’re constantly updating their status and sending out Tweets. I like Facebook, too, but they seem to think that everything they do deserves a status update. Which brings me to, my... (more)
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A few months ago we got an interesting email in the OneWed.com offices. A woman wanted to tell us about her new business custom writing thank you notes for busy newlyweds. I have to say, this is one small business that I’m not crazy about. I understand the impulse, writing thank you notes can be a pain, but with a little thought, organization and planning, it doesn’t have to be. Here are... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, I have a sticky situation relating to my bridesmaids. I got engaged 1 year and 3 months ago, and at that time, I asked my brother's fiancée to be one of my bridesmaids, along with my sister (as the maid of honor of course) and my fiancé's sister. I wanted to keep the number kind of small, 3 is a perfect number. However, about 6 months ago, my brother and his fiancée... (more)
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Hi Wedding Maven! I have so many friends, loved ones and 8 attendants on my side of the wedding party. Many live out of the state. My best friend/MOH and her husband want to throw me a bachelorette party, but nobody has even mentioned the idea of throwing a bridal shower or engagement party. I live in VA and my fiancée lives in WA. We got engaged back in February. The wedding is not until... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, I need your advice regarding inviting co-workers! I know most people say that unless you socialize with them outside of work, you should not invite them, but I work for a small company and have become quite close to a couple of people. If I invite just a couple, then there are several that will get extremely upset (high school behavior in 40-plus year olds!). But I... (more)
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Dear Maven, I'm going nuts, because my mom is trying to take over my entire wedding, She decided she wants assigned seats for her list, none of my friends are going to have assigned seats or the groom’s family, but her guests are going to have assigned seats. I think it’s the dumbest idea ever yet my mom won't back down. She needs to realize that this is MY wedding not hers, and I’m... (more)
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Special to OneWed From InCharge Debt Solutions Before your wedding is a great time to begin to think about issues that affect newlyweds. So much planning goes into the budget, decorations, food, invitation list and music, the reality of “what next?” is often overlooked…sometimes until it is too late! Hopefully, you and your new spouse have been responsible and budget-conscious as... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, I will do my best to make this long story short! My friend and I got engaged close to the same time, and we each selected all of our wedding party members, asking each other to be Maid of Honor. My friend and her fiancé set a date for three years ahead, planning a gorgeous and extravagant garden party wedding, but the date kept changing. Finally she set a date for... (more)
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Special to OneWed by Gemological Institute of America (GIA) When your guy gets down on one knee and pops the question, you know what you want to see inside that little box. But does he? When it comes to engagement rings, even the most well-intentioned soon-to-be fiancé can use a little help. That’s where you come in— read on for 5 easy tips to getting the diamond you’ve always... (more)
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Hi. I recently got engaged, about 2 weeks ago. For the past 10 years, after going to my first Christmas wedding, I have wanted to have a Christmas wedding. My fiance and I both love Christmas, and think it is such a special and joyous time of year that we felt it is a perfect time for us to get married. I have already been in 2 weddings this year, and my fiancé one, plus we have had... (more)
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