Your To-Dos Before the I-Dos

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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Religious Weddings: Inviting an Atheist to Your Ceremony

A difference in religious beliefs should never get in the way of a friendship

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Wedding Gifts: Ordering from a Bridal Registry (and What to Do If the Gift is Lost in the Mail)

A local bride is told her wedding gift is in the mail — but she never receives it. What’s the best way to ask her guest about it?

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Wedding Gifts: Should I Give a Gift if I’m Out of Town?

A wedding guest wonders if she should send her niece an engagement gift if she can’t attend the party

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Paying for a Wedding: Divorced Mom and Dad Split the Cost... Sort Of

This mother-of-the-groom feels her ex isn’t putting in his fair share — and it could affect her cash gift

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Wedding Etiquette: When to Clap, When to Cry — and When to Use Your Cell Phone (Hint: Never)

Getting emotional is OK at a wedding, so long as you’re tasteful. Cell phones, on the other hand, are never acceptable!

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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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