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Dear Wedding Maven, My husband and I met and married in a foreign country without any family present. We have decided to have a small "wedding" when we arrive home. I have a few questions about how to go about things. We want the wedding to be VERY casual. We are still living overseas where communication is difficult and wedding customs are very different. I am also having a hard time... (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.com by Robbin Montero Most people dread planning designated seating for any event, much less a wedding reception where family relationships are sometimes touchy. Particularly in the latter wedding-planning stages, seating can seem a daunting task. Choose an informal occasion with an hors d’oeuvres reception, outdoor buffet, or food stations, and you can avoid designated... (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, 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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Doing your guests a favor Wedding favors are a nice addition to your wedding reception… but they’re also a very new tradition, so don’t stress about it if they’re not your thing. Wedding favors should either be 1) portable, fun, and personal or 2) edible. Edible is pretty self-explanatory, and will always make your guests happy. Personal, fun, and portable is trickier. Specially... (more)
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1. Above all, be clear about your budget. Most caterers are happy to work within any budget, but they do need to know what it is! Even low-balling is better than making a caterer run back and forth to rental companies trying to figure out your magic number. That said, if you know the kind of menu you want, don’t be shy about going to two or more caterers to ask for bids. 2. Choose the (more)
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