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PHOTOS: 10 Handheld Fans to Keep Guests Cool at Your Summer Wedding

‘Tis the season of warm weather weddings, and while sunny outdoor ceremonies are as lovely as can be, having your beloved guests melt out in the sweltering […]

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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 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 […]