In this week's Ask the Wedding Maven column a bride is concerned that her family will talk her into having a reception that she can't afford, and considers an unusual alternative. Are you curious about what the Wedding Maven has to say about potluck receptions? If you need ...

Dear Wedding Maven, I have a question that I am very wishy washy about. I am having a small wedding on the beach. My father and my fiancé’s mother will be the only people attending. We were going to have dinner afterwards and send out announcements with pictures. My ...

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 ...

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven looks for a way to combine: a tight budget, a desire to feed people, and good manners. Do you have a question about wedding related traditions, etiquette, or relationships? Why not write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com