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Wedding Seating: Do Both Sides of the Aisle Have to Be Even?

A bride-to-be has a larger family than her groom — and now, she has a lopsided seating chart to match!

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Vegetarian Weddings: What To Serve That Will Please Everyone

Meateaters and vegheads can find common ground at a wedding

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Wedding Programs: Do I Need Them? (And If So, How Do I Distribute Them at My Wedding?)

Before you nix wedding programs from your ceremony, consider the useful info they provide

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Wedding Traditions: Receiving Line

Is the receiving line really necessary in this day and age?

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What to Wear at a Wedding: Can I Wear Pants Instead of a Dress If I'm in the Bridal Party?

A bridesmaid opts for a pantsuit instead of a dress. What does the Wedding Guru think?

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Wedding Expenses: Do I Feed the Wedding Photographer and Band?

One Valley bride wonders if she can save a little money by not providing a meal for her wedding photographer and band

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Wedding Seating Chart: I’m Dating the Mother/Father of the Bride/Groom. Where Do I Sit?

The boyfriend of the mother-of-the-groom is uncertain of his place at the wedding. Can the Wedding Guru help him?

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Wedding Attendants: Groom Wants Bride to Include His Sisters as Bridesmaids

A groom-to-be insists his bride include his three sisters as bridesmaids — even though it’ll cost her family extra (and she doesn’t know them). What should she do?

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Wedding Gifts: Sending Thank You Notes and Cards

A bride finds hand-written thank-you cards exhausting; her groom suggests sending an email instead. The Wedding Guru sets them straight

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Wedding Costs: How to Have an Affordable, Cheap, Budget-Friendly Wedding

Got a big family but an itty-bitty budget? Here are some ways to have an affordable wedding without leaving Aunt Doris off the list

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Wedding Party: Roles and Duties of the Best Man at a Wedding

The Wedding Guru settles a lover’s quarrel regarding the roles of the best man at the wedding

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Wedding Invitations: Can I Invite a Guest to a Wedding or Party If My Significant Other Can’t Attend?

Is it ever okay to invite a stand-in guest if your significant other can’t make it to the wedding or party?

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In Memoriam: Honoring Lost Loved Ones at a Wedding

A widower’s girlfriend is unsure how to honor his late wife at his daughter’s wedding

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Bridesmaid on a Budget (Part 3): Save Money on Wedding Costs

Some thoughtful (and affordable) gift ideas for the bridesmaid on a budget

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Paying for a Wedding: I Eloped the First Time; Do Mom and Dad Help Me Pay for My Second Marriage?

A bride-to-be gets a harsh lesson from the Wedding Guru regarding who pays for her second trip down the aisle

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Bridal Showers: How to Throw a Wedding Shower For a Long-Distance Bride

A maid of honor is tasked with throwing a bridal shower for her friend — from across the country

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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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