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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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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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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 Experts My daughter was recently married by a Justice of the Peace and is planning on having her marriage blessed. We would like to invite guests to this event and also to a reception. We cannot seem to find the proper invitation wording, can you help? Thanks Mother of the Bride Sheila of All Faiths Ceremonies suggests: Today, our children sanctify their union in front of... (more)
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Ask the Experts is your chance to get all of your wedding questions answered by a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question for the panel write asktheexperts@onewed.com Dear Experts I’m having an early evening wedding. I’d like people to dress up a little, but not feel like they need to wear suits and ties or long dresses. Basically, I don’t want jeans and sundresses.... (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 experts write asktheexperts@onewed.com This week a bride writes all the way from New Zealand to ask: Hi Guys, I have 4 bridesmaids but all different sizes 8 to 22, I am trying to keep the cost down as much as possible as the girls have kindly... (more)
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Ask the Experts is your chance to get wedding planning advice from a panel of wedding professionals. Dear Experts, Do wedding vendors who own their own businesses expect a tip? In my mind, if you’re a planner or florist, and you own your business, you set the price that you think is fair for your work, so it’s different than tipping a waiter who works for someone else and whose salary... (more)
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Ask the Experts is your chance to ask a panel of wedding professionals for their advice on your wedding dilemmas. If you have a question for our panel write asktheexperts@onewed.com A groom wrote in: What are the pros and cons of hiring a videographer? Obviously, one con is the cost, but is it something we'll miss? I worry that the videographer will be obtrusive and in my professional... (more)
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Ask the Experts is your chance to have all your wedding planning questions answered by a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question for the panel write asktheexperts@onewed.com Dear Experts, How do I create a timeline for my ceremony. The ceremony is supposed to start at 4:30. Signed, Timeline bride Brandi of All Events Planned says: Ceremony schedules are a bit... (more)
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