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Barely-There Affair: What’s Wrong with Having a Small Wedding?

Answer: Nothing. Unfortunately, the family of this bride-to-be disagrees

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Dear bride: You’re right — a marriage is a very personal occasion between partners. However, for most people, it’s also a very special occasion to share with loved ones and an opportunity for two families to join together. Would you reconsider your tiny-wedding concept for a moment? You can keep it simple: ask everyone to join you at a favorite restaurant, just for dessert or drinks. If you wish, you can even “formally” invite small groups of people for cocktails at your home. In that way, you’ll assuage their hurt feelings, inexpensively. Remember Ernest Hemmingway’s famous line: “No man is an island unto himself.” I’m sure you have enough love to spread around to your family and friends.

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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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