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 ...

Ask the Experts is a bi-weekly wedding advice column designed to let you ask your pressing wedding questions to a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question for our experts write asktheexperts@onewed.com Dear Experts, My fiancé and I each have a stepparent. We’d like to ...

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, My nephew recently got married in Chicago. My daughter was a flower girl in the wedding, and we spent close to $800 traveling to the wedding, buying her dress, and buying a gift. We got a holiday card from my nephew and his new wife and inside ...

Dear Wedding Maven, My family grew up giving and receiving family bridal showers. There are several cousins, however, as each of us had our turn, many of us moved away. Now is the time when the last cousin is getting married. She lives in the midwest, and the rest of ...

Dear Wedding Maven I have a bridesmaid problem. One of my bridesmaids doesn’t shave her legs or underarms. It’s not a political thing, she just can’t be bothered. I don’t really care, but my mother keeps bringing it up because the girls are wearing strapless dresses ...

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 ...

Dear Wedding Maven, I am looking for suggestions for the wording of a bridal shower invitation. I’m the maid of honor, I live in Illinois, but the bride lives in Arizona. We are having her shower in Illinois, when she’s home for a visit, but don’t want ...

Every few weeks we like to have an exchange program of sorts with our friends at The Plunge. We send them one of our Ask the Wedding Maven questions, they send us one of their advice column questions and you get to hear both a guy’s and a gal ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dear Wedding Maven, I just found out that the "terrific" guy I've been dating is already engaged! Do I tell his fiancée? If I do, I'll feel bad for ruining her engagement, but if I don't I'll be letting some innocent woman marry a creep. Help ...

Dear Wedding Maven, I am engaged to be married and I am also gay. I plan to get married on a beach at sunset. Traditional yet non-traditional if that makes sense and that’s about all I know. That being said I do not know which wedding traditions to follow ...

Ask the Experts is your chance to get wedding advice from a panel of wedding experts. If you have a question for our panel write us at asktheexperts@onewed.com We are getting married at a church and the church is having multiple weddings the same day. How much time ...

Dear Wedding Maven, A good friend of mine is getting married. I’ve been invited to the bachelorette party, which I’d love to attend, but I feel like things are getting out-of-hand. Included with the invitation was a note saying that each guest needed to contribute $30 to help ...

Dear Wedding Maven, My fiancé and I were planning to have a small, intimate destination wedding and then a reception with all our friends and family when we returned home. We made this very clear to everyone. My future mother in law unilaterally decided to double the size of our ...

Dear Wedding Maven, I’m going to the wedding of a co-worker in a few weeks. Technically, I’m her supervisor. How much should I spend on a wedding gift? Thanks Wants to Be a Good Boss Dear Boss, First, whenever I get a question about wedding gifts I like ...