Your To-Dos Before the I-Dos

Announcing Your Wedding Engagement at a Family Party

Can you announce your engagement at a family party without stealing anyone’s thunder?

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Is the Coed Bachelor/Bachelorette Party the New Wedding Trend?

A couple wants to opt out of the bachelor and bachelorette parties, but their friends have other ideas

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Wedding Customs and Their Origins: Why Do Grooms Carry Their Brides Through the Front Door?

Carrying your bride over the threshold of your new home isn’t as romantic as you think! The Wedding Guru enlightens on the origins of this ritual

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How to Include an Estranged Family Member at Your Wedding

Weddings are supposed to unite — not divide. So what do you do when the presence of an estranged family member is required?

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Sustainable Wedding: Eco-Friendly Wedding Ring Ideas

The gem is a diamond, but the ring is green! Here are some ideas on nabbing sustainable wedding jewelry. PLUS: Whose name goes on the check?

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Wedding Traditions: Spiders on Your Dress and Ringing Wedding Bells

You may hate spiders, but you’ll want them (and bells) around on your wedding day

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Wedding Traditions: Veils, Knives, and Ignoring Your Beloved for 24 Hours

Why do brides wear veils? Why can’t we give knives as wedding gifts? And what’s the deal with not seeing your spouse-to-be within 24 hours of your wedding day?

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The Dangers of Posting About Your Wedding on Facebook

Do we really want 683 people to know our personal information? (And do they care?)

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Wedding Traditions: Does My Dad Have to Walk Me Down the Aisle?

Though it’s a tradition that the father of the bride escorts her down the aisle on her wedding day, it’s not necessarily “law”

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Engagement Announcement: Who Do We Tell First?

(Hint: Not Facebook)

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Sustainable Wedding: Dress Rentals and Eco-Friendly Bridesmaid Dress Ideas

The bride’s gown may be white, but her wedding’s all green: Here are some ideas for making the rest of your wedding attire as eco-friendly as possible

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White Dress, Green Wedding: Eco-Friendly Wedding Dress Ideas

An eco-friendly bride wonders how to incorporate her philosophy into her wedding dress style

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Cell Phones at a Wedding: Can I Ask My Guests Not to Post to Facebook?

One bride worries that photos from her wedding — even unsavory ones — will appear on social media before she gets a chance to see them

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Wedding Guests: Hosting a Pre-Wedding Party

Can’t invite everyone to your wedding? Why not host an intimate, “no gifts” gathering for those who can’t make it (but still want to celebrate your big day)?

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Wedding Flowers: Choosing the Best Bouquets for a Fall Wedding

What kinds of flowers are in season this autumn?

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Wedding Invitations: Inviting a Coworker to Your Wedding

Inviting friends from the office is easy. But what do you do about the new girl or that one guy you just don’t like?

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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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