Dear Maven, My fiancé and I would like to keep our upcoming wedding small and intimate, inviting just the family and friends that will really make our day great. Additionally, that's about as far as our budget will go. Our issue involves a few acquaintances who know about our ...

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 ...

Special to OneWed from Dr. Jackie Black (adapted from her essay) Common Rituals and Celebrations Rituals and celebrations are one way to intentionally create meaningful connections with special and important events and people. Many people already celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other holidays. including rituals we may not even recognize as ...

Dear Wedding Maven, I have read every wedding advice column and nothing came close to addressing my issue! I was my best friend’s Maid of Honor. She really didn't ask much of me since she did most of the stuff with her very involved fiancé. When she did ...

Special to OneWed from Bally Total Fitness expert David Van Daff Your wedding is a great excuse to get in shape and start thinking about how you and your fiance can create a healthy lifestyle for yourselves, and your future family. But let's face it, the wedding day is ...

Special to OneWed from The Plunge It’s the truth. Not all guys like strippers. Odds are also good that for whatever reason, in his heart of hearts, the groom doesn't even want to go there, not for his bachelor party, not with wedding just weeks away. Also, frankly ...

Special to OneWed by WedSafe Wedding Insurance Despite the economic turnaround that is apparently underway, there are still a number of risks that couples face when placing significant sums of money in the hands of wedding vendors well in advance of their wedding date. We've seen a number of ...

Dear Wedding Maven, My fiancé and I just recently got engaged and although we do not have a date set, I have already started thinking about the guest list so that I have one on hand if anything comes up. My parents are divorced, my mother re-married, so it goes ...

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 ...

One of the difficult things about planning a wedding is that you’re suddenly expected to make good decisions about things you may have never thought about. What’s more, these decisions can be expensive! Choosing the music for your reception is one of the most important decisions you’ll ...

Special to OneWed from The Plunge Yes, here at The Plunge we write for grooms, but this one issue crosses gender lines. Grooms, brides—everyone should focus on the music. It’s a critical variable. It’s more important than the invitations, cake, and even those precious platters of chocolate ...

Special to OneWed by Stephanie Schranz of Waddell & Reed It seems like there is so much focus on planning the perfect wedding. The bride and groom want everything to be perfect and usually there is a budget that must be followed. While couples realize the importance of a budget ...

Dear Wedding Maven, I need some advice. My sister is my matron of honor, and she is a very difficult person to get along with in general. Her daughter is the flower girl (2 years old). My sister got very upset that I am not allowing her other child (who ...

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 ...

Special to OneWed from The Plunge.com Brides and grooms alike, listen up: this is it. The biggie. The size of your guest list is the one variable that will make or break your wedding’s budget. A few extra guests could mean the difference between an open bar and ...

Dear Wedding Maven, I have two aunts on my mother's side of the family. Her younger sister and I have always been close (we are only 15 years apart), because she and my mother were close for most of my childhood. Since they have had a falling out, my ...

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 ...

Dear Wedding Maven, I’m a newly engaged woman. My fiancé and I have not decided on our bridesmaids, maid of honor, groomsmen and best man. My mother is very demanding and controlling. She wants to be the mother of the bride as well as the maid of honor. I ...

Nothing Says ‘I Do’ Like Health Insurance Special to OneWed from Carrie McClean of eHealthInsurance.com With wedding expenses and honeymoon plans on their minds, few new couples spend much time thinking about how health insurance factors into their future. Maybe they should. The fact is, a quality health insurance ...

HITCHED WITHOUT A GLITCH: WEDDING CEREMONY MUSICAL CUES Specal to OneWed from Marissa Latshaw of GigMasters.com As your walk down the aisle approaches, you imagine every last detail falling into place. After all, you’ve worked hard to bring endless moving parts into sync and make choices that reflect ...