Your To-Dos Before the I-Dos

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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Wedding Invitations 101: A Quick Lesson in Printing Techniques

The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis fields this week’s wedding questions. Today: A quick lesson in wedding invitations and printing techniques

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The Groom’s Role in the Wedding Planning Process: More Than Just “I Do”

The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis fields this week’s wedding questions. Today: Grooms today take a more active role than ever in planning their weddings

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Help! I’ve Been Invited to a Wedding — But I Don’t Know Why!

The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis fields this week's wedding questions. Today: How to handle being invited to a wedding in which you barely know the couple-to-be

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Offspring Equality: Should Parents Give the Same Wedding Gift to Sons As Their Daughters?

The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis fields this week's wedding questions. Today: Should parents give the same amount as a wedding gift to sons as their daughters?

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Wedding Pre-Invitation Cards Help When Choosing Your Venue Based on the Number of Guests

The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis fields this week's wedding questions. Today: If you’re basing your wedding venue on the number of guests, can you send a pre-invite instead of “Save the Date” cards?

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Wedding Invitations: Different Printing Methods for Your Wedding Budget

The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis fields this week's wedding questions. Today: From letterpress to lithography, the Wedding Guru describes the many varieties of wedding invitations

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Is It Time for Toast Yet? When to Toast the Bride and Groom at a Wedding

The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis fields this week's wedding questions. Today: When is the perfect time to toast the bridal couple? (Hint: Not during the vow exchange)

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The Love Boat: Can the Captain of the Cruise Ship Marry Us?

The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis fields this week's wedding questions. Today: You’ll need more than a life preserver to get married on this love boat

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The Bridesmaid Brush-off

The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis fields this week's wedding questions. Today: What to do when you’re (kind of... not really) invited to join the wedding party

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Wedding Photography and Videography: How to Choose the Best Wedding Photos and Videos

The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis fields this week's wedding questions. Today: Boudoir sessions or indie flicks? Find the best way to chronicle your wedding

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Your To-Dos Before the I-Dos

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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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