Hi. Dani here. We started writing this article because I was thinking out loud about my seating arrangement and wondering if it was OK to put two of Chris’s exes at the same table at dinner and I realized that Bree was looking at me like I’d just ...

When my husband proposed to me almost the first words out of my mouth were “Can we elope?” Luckily, he said “no.” Even at the time, I was secretly glad. Now, seven years and two kids later, I’m incredibly grateful that we had a wedding. At times, planning it ...

We’re all agreed that we like a lot of wedding traditions… and are willing to put up with others. But each of us had a least a couple that she wouldn’t mind leaving at the altar. Tossing the bouquet and garter I know some people really love these ...

As you may have noticed, friends tend to get married in clusters. You may even be in that crazy sweep in your mid-twenties where you can’t seem to swing a cat without getting veil in its claws. While it’s great to have pals who are going through the ...

Two members of the OneWed team discuss the pros and cons of inviting young guests. By Bree I like kids. They’re sweet and everything, and I’m probably going to have one. I just don’t want them at my wedding. When I tell people that, they act like ...

This week featured columnist Marta Block deals with a distant mom and in-laws who are a little too involved. Dear Wedding Maven, I am planning on walking down the aisle by myself at my wedding. I haven’t seen my father since I was a little girl and my mother ...

In this week’s column, the Wedding Maven handles some tricky questions about family and what to serve at your wedding reception. Dear Wedding Maven, I am getting married in a few months and would like to serve champagne at my wedding. My new brother-in-law to be has just gotten ...

In this column, the Wedding Maven helps brides answer some unwanted questions. Dear Wedding Maven, I’m a Ph.D. student. I’m also an amateur violinist and photographer. However, now that I’m engaged, all anyone wants to talk about is wedding plans. Truthfully, I don’t care that ...

This week, Columnist Marta Segal Block boldly addresses the accidental snub. Dear Wedding Maven, When we were sending wedding invitations we were told that “John,” a friend of the family, was getting divorced and had moved out of his house. My fiancé called to get his new address. John didn ...

This week, columnist Marta Segal Block arbitrates a good old American culture clash. Dear Wedding Maven, My mom and two brothers live in a small town in Alabama. I live in Chicago. My mom doesn’t have a car and can’t afford a plane ticket, so I have to ...

This week, Wedding Maven Marta Segal Block deals with things getting a little lopsided on the groom's side of the aisle. Dear Wedding Maven, My fiance’s family is a little messed up. He has three men who could be considered “his father.” There’s the man he thought ...

In this week’s column, Wedding Maven Marta Segal Block tries to iron out a few cultural wrinkles. Dear Wedding Maven, Ever since I saw Monsoon Wedding and Bride and Prejudice I’ve been interested in the idea of wearing a sari as a wedding dress. Now that I’m ...

In this week’s column, Wedding Maven Marta Segal Block answers questions about ring etiquette. Dear Wedding Maven, I’m not engaged, or even seriously dating, but I have a question I’ve always wondered about. I have a moral issue with diamonds (and for that matter with spending a ...

If your idea of a Jewish wedding is a man singing “Tradition” and dancing with a bottle on his head, you may have watched “Fiddler on the Roof” a few too many times. In many ways, modern Jewish weddings are not all that different from any other ceremony. If you ...

This week, the Wedding Maven tackles an island wedding that sounds like anything but a tropical paradise. Dear Wedding Maven, My 30-year-old son is getting married in May. He and his girlfriend have decided to do a destination wedding in the Virgin Islands. They have invited the girl’s family ...

In this week’s column, Wedding Maven Marta Segal Block answers some questions about technical etiquette. Dear Wedding Maven, Is it tacky to send my save-the-date announcements via e-mail or evite? My mom says yes, but I don’t see why. My friends and I mainly communicate via e-mail, and ...

This week, The Wedding Maven lays down the bridesmaid basics. Dear Wedding Maven, I’m recently engaged and certain friends are hinting around at being a bridesmaid. Other people are telling me to be very careful about choosing bridesmaids. Here’s my question: What the hell are bridesmaids? I mean ...

This week, the Wedding Maven deals with RSVP do-overs. Dear Wedding Maven, I think I’ve made a horrible faux pas. A friend invited me to her wedding. The invitation was addressed to “Jane Smith and Guest.” I had someone in mind that I wanted to bring to the wedding ...

This week, columnist Marta Segal Block takes a break from brides and checks in with some moms. Dear Wedding Maven, My daughter wants to have “a reverse wedding.” She wants to wear black and have all her bridesmaids in white. I’m not sure about this. What do you think ...