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Ask the Expert: Is There a Way to Look Skilled During Our First Dance Without Taking a Ton of Lessons?

Question: We’re interested in looking somewhat skilled and doing more than swaying for our first dance—but not in eight weeks of ballroom lessons or a […]

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Ask the Expert: Why Do Some Wedding Venues Have a Facility Fee and Others Don’t?

Question: Some venues have a “facility fee” in addition to a price-per-person cost for catering, while others just have the catering cost. Why?

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Ask the Expert: How Soon After My Wedding Should I Preserve My Bouquet?

Question: I want to preserve my bouquet, but do I need to get it to the preserver before we leave on our honeymoon? Or can […]

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Ask the Expert: How Soon is Too Soon to Start Dress Shopping?

Question: I just got engaged and can’t wait to start shopping for my wedding dress. Brides are always being told that you shouldn’t wait until the last […]

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Ask the Expert: What Job Can Kids Do at My Wedding Besides Be a Flower Girl Or Ring Bearer?

Q: My fiancé and I have chosen our flower girl and ring bearer for our wedding, but we have a few other tots we’d like […]

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8 Sweat-Proof Makeup Products for Your Summer Wedding

In case the weather the past two weeks—and your gross-feeling, refusing-to-stay-put makeup—has got you worrying about your upcoming wedding (and pre-wedding parties) still on this […]

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Ask the Expert: How Do We Communicate to Our Guests That There Are No Table Assignments?

Q: Our reception is going to be laid-back, with no formal sit-down dinner, so we aren’t going to do table assignments. How do we communicate […]

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You Know Someone Can’t Come to Your Wedding. Should You Send Them An Invitation Anyway?

I have a comfy blue chair in my office that colleagues sit in for all sorts of reasons and for all lengths of time—and it is […]

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Ask the Expert: Should We Host a Post-Wedding Brunch?

Question: My fiancé and I can’t decide if a brunch the day after our wedding is something we should do or not. Help!

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Ask the Expert: Should We Provide Hotel Transportation for Our Destination Wedding Guests?

Question: We’re having a destination wedding and our guests are arriving on about three different days, at different times. Are we responsible for providing transportation from […]

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Ask the Expert: I Want Really Simple Centerpieces For My Wedding—Should I Just Do Them Myself?

Question: I’d like my wedding-day centerpieces to be really simple—I’m pretty much just picturing lots of bunches of babies breath. Is it annoying for a florist to […]

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Ask the Expert: How Do I Coordinate All of My Vendors When I Don’t Have a Wedding Planner?

Question: I don’t have a wedding planner. What’s the best way to coordinate everything my vendors are doing (and connect them with each other) on […]

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Ask the Expert: How Can We Make Sure We Get Alone Time After the Ceremony?

Question: My fiancé and I would like to have some alone time after the ceremony to enjoy the moment just the two of us. How can […]

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Ask the Expert: Who’s Responsible For Keeping Track of Gifts at Our Reception?

Question: Many of our guests purchased wedding gifts through our online registry and had them sent to our house, but I’m sure there will be a handful of people […]

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Ask the Expert: When Should I Send Out Thank-You Notes to Guests Who Didn’t Give a Wedding Gift?

Question: How long after our wedding should we just go ahead and send out thank-you notes to guests who attended our wedding but didn’t (at least, […]