Your To-Dos Before the I-Dos

Wedding Traditions: Wedding Cake Cutting and Garter Toss

When do you cut the cake and perform the garter toss at a wedding?

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Wedding Invitations: What to Do When Inviting Divorced Parents to the Wedding

A mother-of-the-bride is offended to learn her daughter invited her ex-husband — without consulting her

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How to Turn Down a Wedding Invitation (or Attend a Wedding Alone)

An attached wedding guest is invited — without a plus-one. Should she turn down the invite? Or go alone?

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Wedding Gifts for Second Weddings and Renewal of Vows

Many couples opt to elope and host a delayed reception. For ceremonies like these — and second weddings — is it appropriate to give a gift?

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Wedding Invitations: Do You Mail Them Even When Guests RSVP "No" to the Save-the-Date Cards?

The Wedding Guru clears up confusion caused when guests RSVP “no” to one thing (but may say “yes” to another)

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Destination Weddings: Do I Need to Pay My Pastor’s Travel Expenses?

Planning a destination wedding? If your officiant is coming with you, expect to dig deeper into your pockets

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Wedding Traditions: Jumping the Broom

The Wedding Guru explains the African-American wedding tradition of “jumping the broom”

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Paying for a Wedding: Post Wedding Bills Belong to the Bride and Groom, Not the Parents

The parents of a groom agree to help finance the wedding, but the after-ceremony bills are more than they bargained for

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One Marriage, Two Weddings: What to Do When You’re Invited to Two Weddings for the Same Bride and Groom

When a bride and groom practice two different religions, sometimes they’ll have two different weddings. Here’s what to do if you’re a guest of both

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Limiting Your Guest List at a Bridal Shower: Good Idea or Faux-Pas?

A mother-in-law plans a bridal shower — but excludes the bride’s family. What’s a bride to do?

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How Do I Include My Pet in My Wedding?

Fido and Fluffy are a big part of your family. Here’s how to (tastefully) include your four-legged friends in your wedding ceremony

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Wedding Traditions: Candles, Pillars, Flower Vases May Be Used Instead of a Wedding Arch

Our bride’s husband-to-be is too tall for a traditional wedding arch. Check out the Wedding Guru’s suggestions to replace this tradition

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What Jewelry to Wear to Your Wedding If You’re Allergic

The bride wears white — not silver tarnish — to her wedding. Here’s how to prevent your jewelry from giving you a bad reaction

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We’re Low on Cash: Can We Ask Our Wedding Guests to Pay for Their Meals?

A local bride and her fiancé consider an epic breach of wedding etiquette; thankfully, the Wedding Guru stops them in their tracks

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Bridal Registry: What to Buy for the Couple Who Has Everything

Some bridal registry suggestions for the couple who has everything

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Should I Have a Bridal Registry If I’m Planning an Expensive Destination Wedding?

One bride is planning her wedding in Paris — an already-costly affair. Should her pricey destination wedding affect the cost of the items on her registry?

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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.

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