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Wedding Traditions: Toss Conventional Party Favors for Eco-Friendly Ones

A local bride and her mother feud over party favors, but The Wedding Guru has a solution to please them both

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Regardless of budget or resources, some wedding traditions simply need to be scrapped! Here’s one:

A Hudson Valley bride asks: “My mother and I have a disagreement that I hope you can resolve. I really would like to omit wedding favors. For the most part, I find them useless and tacky. I’ve never taken home a party favor that didn’t get tossed in the garbage. It seems that they’re a real waste of money and are ecologically objectionable. Mom disagrees. Who’s right on this one?”

(Our answer on next page)

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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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