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Every few weeks we like to have an exchange program of sorts with our friends at The Plunge. We send them one of our Ask the Wedding Maven questions, they send us one of their advice column questions and you get to hear both a guy’s and a gal’s take on an issue. This week we decided to simultaneously answer a question that the guys received. What’s more, we didn’t tell each other... (more)
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Special to OneWed by Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding Tough decisions For some brides a sudden burst of tearful protest from an infant is just a reminder of the familial love surrounding them on their special day. For others and their guests, even soft cooing from a baby is distracting and annoying. Your wedding guests want to hear the vows you and your new partner in life will recite on... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, My ex-boyfriend and I met through our parents; they’ve been friends a long time. I recently received an invitation to his wedding, as did my parents. They’re going, but I can’t decide if I should. We were pretty serious at one point, and everyone, including us, thought we would get married one day. I’m the one who called it off. Should I go? Signed, The... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, I am engaged to be married and I am also gay. I plan to get married on a beach at sunset. Traditional yet non-traditional if that makes sense and that’s about all I know. That being said I do not know which wedding traditions to follow and which to let go. Please Help! Sincerely, Lesbian First-Time Bride Dear First Time Bride, I love this question because the... (more)
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Ask the Experts is your chance to get wedding advice from a panel of wedding experts. If you have a question for our panel write us at asktheexperts@onewed.com We are getting married at a church and the church is having multiple weddings the same day. How much time do I need before the ceremony and after? I don't want to be too rushed, so if they can't give me enough time I may need to... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, I’m going to the wedding of a co-worker in a few weeks. Technically, I’m her supervisor. How much should I spend on a wedding gift? Thanks Wants to Be a Good Boss Dear Boss, First, whenever I get a question about wedding gifts I like to take a minute to remind people that a wedding gift is supposed to be a token of good wishes and affection. It is NOT payment... (more)
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Special to OneWed by Robbin Montero Salute! Sante! Cheers! Toasting dates back to Roman times when a glass of wine with a toasted piece of bread at the bottom was passed around the table. The last person to sip from the goblet, claimed the bread and would be the one to “toast”. Often people fear they will be expected to give a brilliant spontaneous toast, but those responsible for... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, HELP!! I don't know what to do! One of my two best friends is now pregnant. In and of itself, this is great news but she also happens to be one of my two bridesmaids. She was married last June, so I understand her wanting children, but she also said yes to being in my wedding, and I booked the reception and I am already financially committed to the wedding date. ... (more)
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Hi, What are some wedding cake alternatives? And I don’t mean cupcakes!! My groom and I do NOT like cake. When we talk to local bakeries they always say, “What about cupcakes?” No we don’t want a smaller cake. What are some alternatives? Is it wrong to just throw out the wedding cake idea all together? Signed, No Cake Please Dear NCP, I’m sure you’re wondering why you’re... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, My fiancé has two younger boys from a previous marriage. I really would like to include them in the ceremony, but their mother and I don’t get along and I really don’t want to invite her and her new husband to the wedding. Would it be rude not to invite the ex and her new husband if we want the boys to be a part of our wedding? I don’t want to cause bigger problems... (more)
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