Your To-Dos Before the I-Dos

Wedding Etiquette: Do I Attend My Former Sister-in-Law’s New Wedding?

What to do when your in-laws become your out-laws — and you’ve been invited to their second wedding?

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Breaking the Engagement: When You and Your Fiancé Call It Quits

There are right ways and wrong ways to call off a wedding. Here’s what to do (and NOT do) with the ring and telling your family

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Second Marriage and Nothing to Show For It: Should You Register For Gifts for your Second Wedding?

A husband- and wife-to-be contemplate a bridal registry for their second marriages

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Keeping Your Wedding Photos Safe: How to Preserve and Store Wedding Pictures

Want to make sure your wedding memories last? Try these tips for storing your wedding photos

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Wedding Stress: Tips for Reducing Stress and for Kicking the Bridal Blues

Cool it, fire-breathing bridezillas! See our Guru’s tips if wedding stress has got you beat

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Wedding Traditions: What Yellow Rice is Tossed at an Indian Wedding, and How Do You Cook It?

Kohinoor Basmati rice, which is traditionally thrown at Indian weddings, makes for a delicious dish

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Introducing My Parents: How to Toast Parents and Stepparents at a Wedding

One bride questions how to toast her two dads without offending either

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Weird Wedding Traditions: Here Comes the Bride — Three Hours Late?

A groom-to-be questions a silly tradition abut the bride arriving late. The Wedding Guru sets him straight

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Wedding Dress Blues: Why Wedding Gowns Are So Expensive (and How to Get Over It)

One bride struggles with the hefty price tag of her wedding gown

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Bridesmaid on a Budget: Save Money on Wedding Costs

Bridesmaid on a budget? Try these cost-cutting tips

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How to (Politely) Reject a Wedding Invitation

You’ve been invited, but you simply can’t afford it. You might despise the couple, or barely know them at all. Either way, here’s how to say ”no”

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Not in the Wedding Party, But Part of the Wedding

A mother of the bride finds a special way to employ her young nieces in her daughter’s wedding

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Thanking Special People at Weddings: How to Honor Those Most Important to You

How do you think important guests should be recognized at a wedding?

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Black Tie Required: What to Wear to a Formal Wedding (And How to Ask for It in Your Invitations)

Not sure what to wear to a formal wedding — or how to include “black tie required” in your invites? We’ve got the answers

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Tossing Traditions: Rice, Rose Petals, and Other Fun Things to Throw at Weddings

The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis fields this week’s wedding questions. Today: If the thought of throwing rice doesn’t suit your fancy, try these alternatives

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RSVP Now (Please): How to Get Your Wedding Guests Off Their Lazy Bums

The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis fields this week’s wedding questions. Today: Yes or no? Be diplomatic when inciting a response from less than enthusiastic wedding guests

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Your To-Dos Before the I-Dos

About This Blog

Congratulations — you're involved in a wedding! Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride or hubby-to-be, an attendant or a guest, Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all your need-to-know questions about your nuptials.

Judy Lewis is the founder of 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. In her spare time, Judy loves to compose poetry and create collages. She currently resides in Kingston with her husband and business partner, Jon.

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