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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, […]

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Ask the Expert: When Do We Send Out Our Rehearsal Dinner Invites?

Question: We’ve set the date, sent out our wedding invitations, and made the reservation for our rehearsal dinner the night before. But how far in advance should we […]

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Estimate How Many Guests Will Need Our Wedding Shuttle?

Question: I need to book a shuttle to get my guests from the hotel to our venue, but I won’t know how many guests we […]

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

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 […]

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Ask the Expert: I Want to Write Our Own Vows but My Fiancé Doesn’t—Help!

Question: I wanted to write our own vows for our ceremony, but my fiancé wants to go with the traditional ones. Is there a way to […]

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Ask the Expert: When Should I Hand Out Tips to Our Vendors?

Question: Should vendor tips be handed out the night of the wedding or sent in afterward? And by whom?

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Avoid Having My Guests Wait in Buffet Lines?

Question: My fiancé and I want to do a buffet dinner because our reception is going to be pretty laid back and casual, but we don’t want […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Ask the Expert: How Do I Avoid Waking Up With Puffy Eyes on My Wedding Day?

Question: When I don’t sleep, I wake up with crazy puffy and creased eyes, and I just know I’m barely going to sleep the night before […]

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Ask the Expert: What’s the Best Way to Collect Our Guests’ Mailing Addresses?

Question: I’ll soon have to provide our calligrapher with a list of our guests’ mailing addresses, but I only have a handful of them. What’s the best […]

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Ask the Expert: I Bought My Veil Before My Dress—From a Different Shop. How Can I See the Look Altogether?

Question: I saw a veil I absolutely loved and ended up buying at the shop where we got my bridesmaids’ dresses … and then I […]

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Throw an Affordable After-Party?

Question: We like the idea of having an after-party but it’s not in our budget to have guests frequenting the open bar for several hours after […]

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Sure My Groom’s Surprise Dance Isn’t a Disaster?

Question: My groom and his groomsmen are gung-ho about performing some sort of choreographed dance at our reception, like the ones you see in all of the viral videos. […]

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Ask the Expert: How Do I Deal With an Unresponsive Vendor?

Question: Our wedding is getting closer and one of our vendors seems to have fallen off the face of the Earth. What’s the best way for […]