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Dear Wedding Maven, I'm engaged to a wonderful guy, but I have an odd problem. His family is rather traditional, and his mother expects us to have a "normal" traditional, Christian wedding. I'm far more in favor of a gothic handfasting, but I know that my fiancé will be disowned if I do anything too outrageous. I really don't want to cause any problems, but it's my day, and I truly don't... (more)
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Special to OneWed from The Plunge This one’s for both the brides and grooms. In the next few months, you will be asked about your wedding again and again and again. Sometimes this will be fun. Sometimes this will be torture. Like when you’re pestered by your annoying co-workers. Remember Bull Durham? Kevin Costner tells a wet-behind-the-ears Tim Robbins: “You're gonna have to learn... (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 need wedding advice write asktheexperts@onewed.com Dear Experts, It’s always looks a little silly to me when the bridesmaids dresses match the tablecloths, which match the centerpieces, which match the groomsmen’s ties, etc. So, I was thinking I just wouldn’t have... (more)
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Ask the Experts is your chance to get wedding advice from a panel of wedding professionals. If you need wedding advice write asktheexperts@onewed.com This week a bride asks: Dear Ask the Experts, I’m considering hiring a wedding planner for my wedding, but I read a lot of conflicting information about how they work. Some people say that all wedding planners charge referral fees... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, Both my parents are remarried and they all hate each other. My stepparents have been in my life for 10 years and I want to include them both. My mom has already made a comment about how my stepmom is not my “mom” and didn’t raise me but she also thinks my step-dad should be included. I want my stepmom to be a part of the unity box, where my mom, his mom and my... (more)
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Luck Won’t Make Your Marriage a Success: Benefits of Pre-Marital Counseling Special to OneWed from Sharon M. Rivkin, M.A., M.F.T. We seem to prepare for everything in our life – jobs, exams, etc. Why then don’t we prepare for a successful marriage? Maybe it’s because of the fairy tales that have brainwashed us into thinking that we’ll all live happily ever after? In... (more)
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Ask the Experts is your chance to get all your wedding questions answered by a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question for our wedding experts, write us at asktheexperts@onewed.com Dear Ask the Experts, Every article I read gives different advice about what sorts of things you can and can’t DIY. In your experience, what are the best things to DIY, and what are the best... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, My nephew recently got married in Chicago. My daughter was a flower girl in the wedding, and we spent close to $800 traveling to the wedding, buying her dress, and buying a gift. We got a holiday card from my nephew and his new wife and inside was a preprinted photo thank you note. There was no mention of the gift, no personal note, not even a signature. I’m so offended... (more)
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Special to OneWed from The Plunge Maybe you just got engaged over the holidays. Or maybe you’re stuck in the thick of wedding planning. Either way, this year, you’ll be spending lots of time with your new family. (And even if “lots” is only one dinner, well, with your In-Laws, that still counts as “lots.”) First impressions count. Your manners count. So to survive this... (more)
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Special to OneWed by Marie O'Mara of Honeymoons.com For honeymooners looking for a sweet and intimate Bed & Breakfast in Italy, La Torretta Bianca, which translates to the little white tower, is known for serene atmosphere and great location. The B&B is nestled on the hillsides overlooking the Adriatic sea, in the San Benedetto del Tronto, a town located at the bottom of the Marche Region... (more)
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