It's hard to rationalize why any of your friends or family members wouldn't want to come and join you in celebrating you big day. I find this especially hard when you are putting a year into wedding planning and you know how excited you are for the day ...

  Letterpress Invitations by Paper Chez   It is hard to rationalize why any of your friends or family members wouldn't want to come and join you in celebrating you big day. I find this especially hard when you are putting a year into wedding planning and you know how excited ...

About The Man Registry Struggling with a guest list that exceeds the limited space at your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception venue? Try this: 1 - Create an “A” list that consists of guests that you absolutely want to be at the wedding. This would obviously include close family, relatives and ...

In this week's Ask the Wedding Maven column a bride has trouble deciding if she should invite her co-workers to her wedding. Can the Wedding Maven help her keep her guest list small without inciting office gossip? Do you need wedding advice? Do you have a question about wedding ...

Dear Wedding Maven, I need your advice regarding inviting co-workers! I know most people say that unless you socialize with them outside of work, you should not invite them, but I work for a small company and have become quite close to a couple of people. If I invite just ...

About Bubbly Bride Who is required to be invited to your bridal shower? Will you have numerous bridal showers and separate your friends from family, or possibly keep your family and your husband's family separate? Recently I have seen a large range of differences in how brides are handling ...

In this week's Ask the Wedding Maven column a bride writes in with an unusual dilemma. She's trying to have a small wedding, and doesn't want anyone but her closest friends. But there's one very important guest who may not make the cut. Curious? Find out ...

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 ...

In this week's advice column, the Wedding Maven takes a little break from all the recent bridesmaid strife, and tries to help out a bride who is worried about how to balance her desire for a small wedding with friends with her family. Do you need wedding advice? If ...

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 ...

A couple of times a month we like to let our good friends at The Plunge give you some advice for your grooms. This time, they tackle the difficult subject of how to reduce your guest list in order to save your wedding budget. Now, I don't want to ...

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 ...

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a bride who is worried that her small guest list might lead to hurt feelings. Not surprisingly, Wedding Pre-Party is a large part of the solution! If you need wedding advice or have a question about wedding traditions ...

Dear Wedding Maven Is there a polite way to let people know that they are NOT invited to my wedding? We are having a fairly small wedding and I get the feeling that a lot of friends and co-workers assume they’ll be invited, when in fact, we’re only ...

Special to OneWed by Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding Tough decisions For some brides a sudden burst of tearful protest from an infant is just a reminder of the familial love surrounding them on their special day. For others and their guests, even soft cooing from a baby is ...

As you’ve probably noticed, most wedding planning information is aimed at brides. That’s because frankly, brides make most of the decisions when it comes to wedding planning. We know that you’re savvy enough to do it all by yourself, but you probably don’t want to. You ...

Dear Wedding Maven, My ex-boyfriend and I met through our parents; they’ve been friends a long time. I recently received an invitation to his wedding, as did my parents. They’re going, but I can’t decide if I should. We were pretty serious at one point, and everyone ...

Guesting games It’s never too early to start making out your guest list – thinking about people now keeps you from realizing you forgot to invite your little sister a week after the invitations go out. The first thing to do, of course, is to settle on a number with ...

It seems simple enough. You fill in a reply card and the bride and groom know whether or not you’re coming to the wedding. Believe it or not though, most couples wind up with at least one or two mystery responses. Either the responder forgets to put in his ...