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Dear Ask the Experts, What's the rule of thumb one should use for cost when purchasing a wedding gift? I just heard that it's the cost of two plates at the reception. But how does one know what the cost of two plates is? Especially if one is completely ignorant on the costs of such things? Signed, Frequent Wedding Guest Arianna of Iris Fields says: You are not alone when being totally... (more)
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Special to OneWed from Drew of GigMasters.com The days just before your event can be among the most stressful you’ll ever experience. You’re busy worrying about caterers, the five-day forecast, the potential of your uncle giving one of his famous embarrassing speeches and any number of other possible calamities. GigMasters, the experts in hiring event entertainment, have tips to keep... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, My father is getting married this summer to a women with whom I get along (she's much better then other women he's had in his life). Without anyone asking me, I was told I was going to be a bridesmaid, which is fine, but I'm also 20 and have never been in a wedding before (meaning I don't really know how things are supposed to go). Despite the fact that they are both... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, I'm in a dilemma. My best friend is getting married in a matter of weeks and I am her maid of honor. My issue is that she has been cheating on her fiancé for months now. I feel stuck in the middle. I've never warmed to her fiancé not does he treat her right, hence the fact she's went elsewhere. I've made my feelings clear that it should be one man or the other... (more)
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Dear experts, My wedding is in 29 days and I have yet to come up with ideas as to how to decorate my reception. We are having both the ceremony and reception at my mother-in-law’s church. The reception is in their "hall" which is actually a basketball court with a stage and kitchen (which our caterer will use). HOW DO I DECORATE A BASKETBALL COURT!? I want the reception to tie in with... (more)
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Dear Panel, My sister and I both got engaged this year. My parents are happy for both of us, but feel very guilty and even ashamed that their financial situation doesn't allow them to pitch in to help fund our ceremonies or receptions. In their view, it is the bride's side of the family that pays for the wedding. I know that isn't the case these days, but it is ingrained in them so much... (more)
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Special to OneWed from Pamela Yellen As a new or young couple just starting out, planning your life together is an exciting and beautiful time. Endless possibilities abound, but endless decisions have to made in order for those possibilities to become reality — some of which are fun to think about while others not so much so. What neighborhood will you live in? Where will you go on... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, My husband and I met and married in a foreign country without any family present. We have decided to have a small "wedding" when we arrive home. I have a few questions about how to go about things. We want the wedding to be VERY casual. We are still living overseas where communication is difficult and wedding customs are very different. I am also having a hard time... (more)
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Ask the Experts is your chance to get your wedding questions answered by a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question, write the panel at asktheexperts@onewed.com This week a bride writes: I'm having a Destination wedding in Florida in the height of the summer. We had decided on an outdoor semi-formal (but more casual) wedding. My soon-to-be mother in law asked me what she... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, I am the MOH in my best friend's wedding and I am just clueless on what is actually needed to make this her special day. I've never been a MOH before so I'm trying to do my best. I think the biggest problem is that the bride is on the west coast, the 2 MOH's (including me) are on the east coast, I don't know where the other bridesmaid is, and the wedding is in the... (more)
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