Dear Wedding Maven, I have a sticky situation relating to my bridesmaids. I got engaged 1 year and 3 months ago, and at that time, I asked my brother's fiancée to be one of my bridesmaids, along with my sister (as the maid of honor of course) and my ...

Dear Maven, I'm going nuts, because my mom is trying to take over my entire wedding, She decided she wants assigned seats for her list, none of my friends are going to have assigned seats or the groom’s family, but her guests are going to have assigned seats ...

Dear Wedding Maven, My father is getting married this summer to a women with whom I get along (she's much better then other women he's had in his life). Without anyone asking me, I was told I was going to be a bridesmaid, which is fine, but I ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dear Wedding Maven, I'm engaged to a wonderful guy, but I have an odd problem. His family is rather traditional, and his mother expects us to have a "normal" traditional, Christian wedding. I'm far more in favor of a gothic handfasting, but I know that my fiancé will ...

Dear Wedding Maven, Both my parents are remarried and they all hate each other. My stepparents have been in my life for 10 years and I want to include them both. My mom has already made a comment about how my stepmom is not my “mom” and didn’t raise ...

Dear Wedding Maven, I was reading your advice about firing bridesmaids, well in my case I need help with my Maid of Honor. She has been my best friend for 12 years!!! She also happens to be my fiancée's sister. Ever since I asked her to be my Maid ...

Dear Wedding Maven, My fiancé has two younger boys from a previous marriage. I really would like to include them in the ceremony, but their mother and I don’t get along and I really don’t want to invite her and her new husband to the wedding. Would it ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...