Your To-Dos Before the I-Dos

Average Cost of a Wedding in New York Versus the United States

The average cost of a wedding in the United States is $30,000. How does New York stack up?

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How to Arrange a Wedding Under Pressure

Once in a while, circumstances beyond our control require us to be flexible with our plans. Here’s how to pull off a wedding with finesse when you’re under the gun

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The 5 Essential Things Every Really Great Wedding Needs

A local bride and her mom aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on their “must-haves” list; Judy breaks it down

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The Case of the Missing Thank You Notes

A little courtesy goes a long way when it comes to following up on your bridal shower

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What to Do When a Friend Assumes She's In Your Bridal Party (But She Isn't)

She might’ve had good intentions, but if a friend wrongly assumes she’s in the bridal party, here’s a way to let her down easy (without hurting her feelings)

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Eco-Friendly Wedding Flower Ideas

For earth-minded brides, here are some ideas to ensure you have eco-friendly floral arrangements

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Tips for Guests Who Need to Save Money for a Destination Wedding

It looks like the only destination for this wedding guest is Brokeville

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Who Hosts the Wedding Rehearsal Dinner?

When it comes to hosting the rehearsal dinner, do you know which set of parents foots the bill — and whose name is on the invitation?

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How to Find the Perfect Mother-of-the-Bride Dress

Mother-of-the-bride gowns can look so dowdy. Here’s what to look for to appear youthful and elegant

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The 20 Hidden Costs of a Wedding

Have you heard of the 10% rule? Plan to add these “hidden” costs into your wedding budget

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Getting Married? Here’s One Simple Decision That'll Save You Moolah

Timing is everything when you’re getting hitched

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Why Serving Fried Chicken and Pot Pie at a Wedding is Okay

Who says you’ve got to stick to steak and salmon? Serve what you enjoy eating — and your guests will enjoy it, too

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The 3 Questions You Need to Ask When Choosing a Wedding Venue

Deciding where you want to get married is a big step — it is the costliest aspect of your wedding, after all! Here are some tips you need to know when it comes to your venue

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Father-of-the-Groom’s Role at a Wedding

We all know what the father of the bride is tasked with — but what about the father of the groom? Here’s how Dad can help if his son is getting hitched

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How to Transport Your Wedding Gown for a Destination Wedding

Traveling for your wedding? Awesome! Here’s how to make sure your garb doesn’t let lost at the airport

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Doing the Father-Stepfather-Daughter Dance

The father-daughter dance is a favorite wedding tradition. Here’s how a stepdad can cut in without slighting the bride’s father

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Your To-Dos Before the I-Dos

About This Blog

Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride, hubby-to-be, or even a wedding guest, The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all of your wedding-related questions.

This blog hails from HudsonValleyWeddings.com, the one-stop resource for services and products, promotions and specials, a Regional Bridal Show schedule, Wed Shop, and links to money-saving and wedding-related Web sites.

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