Ask the Expert: We Still Haven’t Received Gifts Purchased Off Our Registry—What Do We Do?

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Question: There’s quite a lot of stuff that’s been purchased from our registry—some of it a long time ago!—that we do not yet have, including some everyday items that we have since gone and bought ourselves since they are things we actually need. Is this unusual or fairly common after a wedding? Are people just waiting until they see us in person to give them to us?

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Ask the Expert: We’re Not Doing a First Look. What’s the Best Way to Fit Our Photos In?

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Question: Because my fiancé and I aren’t doing a first look, we won’t be shooting any of our portraits before the ceremony. We’d still like to make it to some of our cocktail hour, though, so what’s the best plan for finishing up the photos we don’t get to between the ceremony and cocktail hour at some point later in the night?

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Ask the Expert: For Gifts That Arrive Before the Wedding, When Should I Send a Thank-You Note?

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Question: My wedding is not for a couple of weeks but I’ve already received a handful of early wedding gifts. Should I sent thank-you notes to these people as their gifts arrive, before the wedding—or is it proper etiquette to wait until after the wedding, so I can thank them for attending the celebration, as well?

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