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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 Wedding Maven, I'm from Wichita, Kansas and I'm giving a wedding shower for my cousin and his fiancée, who live in California. The groom is from Wichita and he and his bride will be here next month for a visit and the shower. Here's the tricky part: They are registered at Macy's and Crate & Barrel. I love both stores, but their closest locations are about 2 1/2 to 3 hours away. The... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, My fiancé and I have both been married before, and currently live together. We would prefer that our guests refrain from giving us gifts. We want our friends to come celebrate with us, but not feel required to spend money and effort on gift-giving. Since wedding gifts are traditionally meant to furnish a new couple's home, it just seems tacky to expect guests to give... (more)
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In this week’s column, Wedding Maven Marta Segal Block answers a question about gift giving. Do you have a question about wedding day manners, ethics, or traditions? Write the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com Dear Wedding Maven, A friend of mine is getting married soon. I saw a fantastic lamp on sale that I know she and her fiancé would love. I was going to buy it for them, but... (more)
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Even though there are a lot of jokes about people getting married for the gifts, I think most brides are actually a little nervous about registering. Here you are, picking out items that are supposed to furnish your home, and last you a lifetime, and you’re exposing your taste in linens to the comments of your future in-laws. That’s why I recently sat down Susan Hynes, a personal chef,... (more)
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Face it: you’re gifted. Registering for gifts can be a whole lot of fun. It can also be delicate, so proceed with a spirit of fun and just a touch of caution. Too many options can overwhelm your guests, so choose two or three stores, and only register for things you and your groom really want. Make sure to have a range of prices, too – at least a few things for your loved ones with... (more)
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