Your To-Dos Before the I-Dos

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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Wedding Costs: Hosting the Engagement Party and Dinner for the Bridal Couple

A friend of the bridal couple is charged with hosting — and paying for — the engagement party

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Wedding Traditions: Breaking the Rules and Having a Custom Wedding

Do I always have to wear white? Can I scrap the cake in favor of something a little more fun? One bride wants to break the rules — and it’s perfectly okay

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Wedding Budget: 3 Things Not to Cut When Planning Your Wedding

Want to save a little cash for your big day? Do not skimp on these three things

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Wedding and Party Favors: Welcome Packages and Gift Bags for Out-of-Town Guests (Part Two)

Goodie bags are a great way to welcome your out-of-town guests. What should go inside them?

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Smartphones at a Wedding: Asking Your Guests to Leave Their Phones at the Door

Cell phones have no business in a church — especially during your ceremony. How does our bride ask her guests to relinquish their phones, while still respecting their property?

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Wedding Officiant: To Give a Gift?

If the officiant’s personalized service is a gift in itself, is she required to give an additional gift

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What to Wear at a Wedding: Wedding Guest Attire Etiquette

What's appropriate — and what is not — when it comes to wedding attire?

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Wedding Planning: A Baby Bump and a Big "I Do"

A bride plans her wedding — and her pregnancy — at the same time

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Wedding and Party Favors: Welcome Packages and Gift Bags for Out-of-Town Guests

Welcome packages are a great idea for out-of-town wedding guests. Here’s how to put them together

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Wedding Photography: Do I Need to Include My Siblings’ Significant Others in My Wedding Photos?

Boyfriends and girlfriends come and go. When snapping wedding photos, do you memorialize your siblings’ dates forever, or opt for pictures without them?

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Wedding Invitations: Inviting a Sick Relative to Your Wedding

If you know someone can’t attend your wedding, should you still send an invite?

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Wedding Invitations: When Your Partner or Spouse Is Left Out of the Invite

It’s standard etiquette to allow a plus-one for every wedding invitation — especially when inviting married couples. But what do you do when your spouse is left out?

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Wedding Dresses: Not Your Granny's Gown

One bride-to-be is torn when she’s asked to wear her fiancé’s great-grandmother’s gown — which she absolutely hates

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Wedding Costs: How Much to Spend on Non-Alcoholic Beverages?

How many drinks should you include in your budget for a non-alcoholic wedding?

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Wedding Traditions: Cutting the Cake

You know what to eat, but what — if anything — do you say during the cake-cutting ceremony?

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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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