Dear Wedding Maven I’m getting married next month and I’m a little concerned about a few of my friends. These friends seem to have given up their real lives in favor of living on Facebook and Twitter. They’re constantly updating their status and sending out Tweets. I ...

A few months ago we got an interesting email in the OneWed.com offices. A woman wanted to tell us about her new business custom writing thank you notes for busy newlyweds. I have to say, this is one small business that I’m not crazy about. I understand the ...

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 ...

Hi Wedding Maven! I have so many friends, loved ones and 8 attendants on my side of the wedding party. Many live out of the state. My best friend/MOH and her husband want to throw me a bachelorette party, but nobody has even mentioned the idea of throwing a ...

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 ...

Are you afraid to ask the caterer what a charger is and whether you actually need it on the table? Is your mother-in-law already asking you about your childbirth plans? Are you wondering if it’s proper to seat your mother’s second husband next to your father’s third ...

Dear Wedding Maven, I will do my best to make this long story short! My friend and I got engaged close to the same time, and we each selected all of our wedding party members, asking each other to be Maid of Honor. My friend and her fiancé set a ...

Hi. I recently got engaged, about 2 weeks ago. For the past 10 years, after going to my first Christmas wedding, I have wanted to have a Christmas wedding. My fiance and I both love Christmas, and think it is such a special and joyous time of year that we ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dear Wedding Maven, My husband and I met and married in a foreign country without any family present. We have decided to have a small "wedding" when we arrive home. I have a few questions about how to go about things. We want the wedding to be VERY casual. We ...

Dear Experts My daughter was recently married by a Justice of the Peace and is planning on having her marriage blessed. We would like to invite guests to this event and also to a reception. We cannot seem to find the proper invitation wording, can you help? Thanks Mother of ...

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 ...

Ask the Experts is your chance to get all of your wedding questions answered by a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question for the panel write asktheexperts@onewed.com Dear Experts I’m having an early evening wedding. I’d like people to dress up a little ...

Dear Wedding Maven, I've always wanted to have my bridal party dress up as superheroes in my wedding. Wonder Woman and Superman, things like that that. My friend of 18 years and matron of honor flat out refuses to even try on a costume. The idea to her is ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...