Your To-Dos Before the I-Dos

What, No Gifts? Why You Shouldn’t Expect Gifts at Your Wedding

The Wedding Guru puts a bride in her place after she complains about not receiving as many gifts as she’d hoped

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How to Follow-Up with Wedding Guests Who Forgot to R.S.V.P. (Politely!)

One mother-of-the-bride faces the most unpleasant task: following up on missed R.S.V.P.s

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Who Gives a Speech at a Wedding, And In Which Order?

No 15-minute ramblers here! The Wedding Guru takes the mic on giving wedding speeches

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Creating a Guest List: Who to Invite to the Wedding, Who to Cut — And How to Stay Within Budget

The parents and in-laws of one bride-to-be are submitting their guest lists. See our advice for keeping your invitations in check

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I Wore White to the Wedding (and Left Wearing Black and Blue)

One wedding guest breaks the cardinal rule and dons a white suit at a wedding. Is this forgivable or forever a faux-pas?

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Honoring a Loved One: If Dad Passes Away, Who Walks the Bride Down the Aisle?

A caring groom wonders how to memorialize a departed family member — and who will walk his bride down the aisle

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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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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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