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Ask the Experts is your chance to get wedding advice and information from a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question for our panel send it to asktheexperts@onewed.com Dear Experts This may sound weird, but I feel like if I know what can go wrong, I'll be prepared for it. So, what's the worst wedding day disaster you've seen? Thanks Not a Worry Wart Rebecca of the (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, My son's future bride lives out of town. Most of our relatives have not met her. I read someplace that in such a case it is OK for me to throw her a shower to introduce her to the family. Is that true? If so, do I need to word the invitations differently than normal? Thanks for your help! Mother of the Groom Dear MOG, Traditionally, close relatives of the... (more)
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Special to OneWed from Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding One of the biggest hurdles for parents planning a child's wedding is that thirty years may have passed since the parent last planned a wedding. To say things have changed in that time is an understatement. Back then, brides were often unaware of the costs and the mother of the bride often made all the plans. To give perspective, I... (more)
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Special advice for grooms from The Plunge We all know the cliché. She plans the wedding like she’s masterminding the launch of a major corporation, lugging around a fat nerdy binder, both appalled by your indifference and, simultaneously, unforgiving when your suggestions betray your naiveté. So you say nothing, do nothing, think nothing. That’s your job, right? Actually, no. Not... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, I was reading your advice about firing bridesmaids, well in my case I need help with my Maid of Honor. She has been my best friend for 12 years!!! She also happens to be my fiancée's sister. Ever since I asked her to be my Maid of Honor she has given her brother and me nothing but problems. It started by her giving demands about what we need to do for the wedding. It... (more)
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Ask the Experts is our weekly column where real couples get their questions about weddings and wedding planning answered. If you have a question for our panel of experts, write asktheexperts@onewed.com This week, a bride writes: My fiancé brought up a good question while we were at my cousin's wedding brunch. What do the bride and groom typically do between the ceremony and the... (more)
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Special to OneWed by Marie O'Mara of Honeymoons.com With Costa Rica offering couples everything they are looking for in both romance and adventure, it is no wonder that travel to this exotic & tropical country has become extremely popular. Not only has Costa Rica become known for being both friendly and peaceful, it also offers travelers pristine beaches, multiple outdoor activities,... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, My family grew up giving and receiving family bridal showers. There are several cousins, however, as each of us had our turn, many of us moved away. Now is the time when the last cousin is getting married. She lives in the midwest, and the rest of us are in three other states. Is there an acceptable way to give her a shower by mail? Could there be some creative... (more)
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Special to OneWed from Marie O’Mara of Honeymoons.com I was recently introduced to an Inn in Italy with a great love story. The inn, located on the beautiful Lake Como in Northern Italy, is named "Ca de l’Üga Dulza," which means "House of the Sweet Grape" in the local dialect of Lezzeno. Kate, one of the owners, who happens to be an American, met and married an Italian man named Nico... (more)
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Ask the Experts is your chance to get wedding advice from a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question for our panel write asktheexperts@onewed.com. Dear Ask the Experts, I see a lot of articles suggesting that I get a Day of Coordinator. But, I’m a little confused about what exactly a Day of Coordinator does. What does she coordinate? I’d love to hear from some... (more)
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