Your To-Dos Before the I-Dos

Wedding and Party Favors: Making a Donation In Lieu of Wedding Favors

A bride feels selfish replacing her party favors with a donation made on behalf of her guests

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Wedding Photography: Do I Need to Include My Step-Parents in My Wedding Photos?

Here are two very common scenarios when including step-parents in wedding photos

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Wedding Processional: What Order Does the Wedding Party Follow?

First comes love, then comes marriage... but who walks at the procession? And in what order?

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What to Wear at a Wedding: Tuxedo vs. Black Tie vs. Formalwear

What’s the difference between tuxedo, black tie, and formal attire?

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Wedding Day Tips: Avoiding Belly Bloat and Staying Slim

Avoid belly bloat before your wedding — or any event — with these easy tips

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How to Submit Your Engagement Announcement to the Newspaper

Just engaged? Congratulations! Here’s how to share the news with your community

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Airplane Tips for Honeymoon Travelers

A bride with flying issues discovers her hubby booked their honeymoon — in the Bahamas

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Be Prepared: Wedding Day Tips Every Bride Must Know

Tips and tricks to help you avoid catastrophe on your big day

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Wedding Traditions: The Money Dance

Have you ever heard of the wedding custom of the Money Dance? The Wedding Guru explains

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Pulling Off the Double Wedding

Challenges arise as two sisters plan their double wedding

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Wedding Budget: Who to Tip at a Wedding (and How Much)

Tipping is customary — and expected. Here’s a list of who to tip at a wedding (and how much)

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Wedding Seating: Do Both Sides of the Aisle Have to Be Even?

A bride-to-be has a larger family than her groom — and now, she has a lopsided seating chart to match!

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Vegetarian Weddings: What To Serve That Will Please Everyone

Meateaters and vegheads can find common ground at a wedding

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Wedding Programs: Do I Need Them? (And If So, How Do I Distribute Them at My Wedding?)

Before you nix wedding programs from your ceremony, consider the useful info they provide

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Wedding Traditions: Receiving Line

Is the receiving line really necessary in this day and age?

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What to Wear at a Wedding: Can I Wear Pants Instead of a Dress If I'm in the Bridal Party?

A bridesmaid opts for a pantsuit instead of a dress. What does the Wedding Guru think?

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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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