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Ask the Expert: Is It Inappropriate for the Mother of the Bride to Throw the Bridal Shower?

Question: My mother wants to throw my bridal shower. Is it inappropriate for her to host?

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Ask the Expert: Should I Send a Gift for a Bridal Shower I Can’t Attend? 

Question: I know that it’s customary to send a gift if you’re invited to a wedding that you can’t attend—but what about a bridal shower? […]

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Ask the Expert: How Many Guests Can I Bring to My City Hall Wedding?

Question: My fiancé and I plan to get married at City Hall here in Philly but would still like to have a few friends and family […]

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Why Do Wedding Invites Come Double Enveloped?

Today on the Huffington Post’s wedding blog, we spied one of those “Wow, that’s a great question” questions: Why do wedding invitations come in two […]

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6 Tips for Having a Social Media-Free Wedding Without Annoying Your Guests

With the extreme and all-encompassing grasp that social media has on our lives these days, by this point there’s no doubt you have heard of […]

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On Wedding Announcements: To Send or Not to Send?

Recently on HuffPo, we spied this etiquette question: “Only immediate family is invited to our wedding. Are announcements okay? Or is that looking for a […]

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Ask the Expert: Do I Have to Invite All Engagement Party Guests to the Wedding?

Question: I know that I don’t have to invite every person that I’ll invite to my wedding to our engagement party, but is it expected that […]

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Ask the Expert: Do We Need to Make a Wedding Website If It’s Not a Destination Wedding?

Question: I know that wedding websites are really helpful when you’re having a destination or out-of-town wedding, but if we’re getting married here in Philly, do […]

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How to Build Weather-Proof Wedding-Day Backup Plans for Snow, Rain and Extreme Heat

Not surprisingly, when it comes to being prepared for intense (and usually unwelcome) weather on your wedding day, seasoned expert Lynda Barness of Philadelphia’s I […]

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My Mother-in-Law From Trying to Control My Wedding Photographer?

Q: My mother-in-law tends to be a bit controlling, and I’m concerned that on our wedding day, she’s going to be pulling our photographer all […]

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Here’s How to Ask for Cash Instead of Wedding Gifts

And because we feel like we know what you’re probably thinking—something along the lines of: ick—it’s not so much asking, we guess, as getting the […]

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Ask the Expert: How Should We Let Our Guests Know We Don’t Want Our Wedding Pictures Posted on Social Media?

Question: My fiance and I prefer that our guests not post pictures on social media during our wedding, but we aren’t sure of the best […]

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Brides: Do Not Make These 18 Wedding-Day Makeup Mistakes

Whether you are hiring a professional makeup artist to beautify you on your Big Day or are one of the talented and brave souls out […]

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10 Tips for Snapping Awesome Proposal Photos

Between now and the end of the year (and by that I literally mean 11:59 on NYE), there will be many a proposal taking place. […]

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11 Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Hate Your Wedding Photos

I have been there when a bride has had the completely wrong wedding cake delivered to her wedding venue, and seen her eyebrows raise when […]