Table for Wedding Vow Renewal Party

Carried Away With Wedding Vow Renewal?

Q:  Questions about a wedding vow renewal celebration: Is it appropriate to have 6 bridesmaids and groomsmen when renewing your vows? How about a bachelorette party and showers? Receiving gifts? Having your daughter in the “wedding:? I have a friend that is doing this after only being married less then 2 years and it is […]

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How Much To Spend on a Wedding Gift?

Q: Is there a basic guide indicating how much to spend on a wedding gift? Ginna F. A: Generally speaking, if you will be attending the wedding, plan to spend $50 – $100 on a wedding gift. This amount represents a gift from one person; thus, if the gift is from a couple the value […]

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Inviting Half a Couple

Q: I’m getting married next summer. Because of budget and space limitations, we have decided not to allow any of our guests to bring dates, unless, of course, they are married. One of my friends has just found this out and is making my life miserable, insisting that I allow her to bring her boyfriend. […]

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What Is a Host Bar?

Q: Help! I’ve been invited to a wedding reception and the invitation states “Host Bar”. I have no idea what this means. Can you tell me what “Host Bar” is? A: A “Host Bar” refers to the scenario in which the hosts of the wedding reception (or other event) will provide cocktails and alcoholic beverages […]

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What Is the Best Man Responsible for at a Wedding Family Feud?

Question:  What is the best man responsible for at a wedding family feud?? ~  Thanks, Rick You may also be interested in the Duties of the Best Man at a Wedding  (for everything the Best Man needs to know!) Answer A Wedding Family Feud is a light-hearted little game that is occasionally use to keep […]

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Proper Timing for Engagement Party

Proper Timing For Engagement Party Q: My sister in-law got engaged on New Year’s Eve. Her mother and I would like to give the couple an engagement party. The wedding is definitely a year and a half to two years away, but we would like to recognize this special occasion. What would you suggest? A:  […]

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Head Table Seating Dilemma

Q: I’m having some problems regarding seating at the head table for my wedding reception. How do I seat guests at the head table? My father-in-law-to-be lost his wife and is dependent on myself and his son for care, and one of our bridesmaids is totally wheel chair bound. Please advise us on the appropriate […]

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Using Post Cards as Response Cards

Using Post Cards For Response Cards Q: I liked your idea in the Money Savings Secrets section of this site about saving money on reply cards by using post cards. But, what kind & size of post cards do you suggest? From the post office? Also, how do I print the post cards? On my […]

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Un-invited Wedding Guests

Un-Invited Wedding Guests Q: How do you recommend handling a situation in which an invited couple (from the groom’s parent’s list) returns the RSVP card indicating that three people, rather than the invited two people, will attend the wedding and reception? The invitation clearly identified two as the number of invited guests. Thank you Father […]

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Can I Remove a Bridesmaid from the Wedding Party?

Can I Remove a Bridesmaid from the Wedding Party?   Q: I asked a friend to be in my wedding party and now I regret it. I asked my bridesmaids too soon and I am left with one that I am not comfortable with anymore. We aren’t very good friends, in fact we are closer […]

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Wedding Ceremony on a Boat

Wedding Ceremony on a Boat

Wedding Ceremony on a Boat? Q: My fiance and I would love to get married on our 19′ boat at a local state park lake, however, we have no idea as to how to make this happen. We would like it if our family and friends could view the ceremony somehow and only have the […]

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