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Dear Wedding Maven, I'm invited to my soon-to-be sister-in-law's bridal shower. The invitation says, "Pamper the Bride Shower," and there is no information for a gift registry or anything like that. I am not sure what a "Pamper the Bride Shower" is, but I am guessing based on the invitation that she will receive a lot of spa type gifts. So here's my question. Would it be inappropriate to... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, I am planning to host a bridal shower for my lovely sister-in-law who is 35. We are very happy for her and her man. There will be a number of single ladies there at the shower. My question is how to make each one of them feel special even if they are older and still single, and at the same time celebrate the bride to be. Signed, Sister-in-law of the Bride Dear... (more)
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Dear Readers, Usually the letters I receive have questions for me, and I answer the questions. Yesterday though, I got an email from my husband’s um, let me see if I have this right, second cousin, once removed about my husband’s third cousin, who I don’t believe I’ve ever met. Names have been removed to protect the innocent. We have family news. [our son] and [UM] are planning to... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, My brother is getting married. I have already agreed to be a bridesmaid in the wedding. But, my husband and I just found out that I will be about 8 months pregnant then. Should I drop out? I’m puzzled about how I would order a dress, who knows what size I will be at the time of the wedding? Plus, how am I going to stand up for an entire service? On top of all that,... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, For immigration reasons, my fiancé and I had a civil ceremony last year. Because our church has certain requirements before performing a wedding, we couldn’t do our church ceremony at the same time. We do not consider ourselves married. Our actual wedding, a religious wedding ceremony, is in October. My mother is insisting that I not tell anyone about our first... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, I’m getting married next year at my parents’ house. I was thinking about having a potluck reception and asking people to contribute a dish instead of hiring a caterer. It seems friendly and old-fashioned to me (and it would save me money), but I’m not sure how to do it. Would I put a card in the invitation asking people to bring a dish? Thanks Potluck... (more)
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In this week’s column, the Wedding Maven answers a question about family members who are less than kind. Dear Wedding Maven, I am getting married in October for the second time, and I remember what my family did days before my first wedding. My mother and sister are a bit neurotic and crazy. They are pretty much selfish and attention hogs. So, during the rehearsal dinner they secretly... (more)
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