William Fogler on How to Handle Unexpected Guests

How do you handle unexpected guests who show up on the wedding day? – BrideonaBudget (Twitter follower) Dear BrideonaBudget,Assuming your surprise guest is truly unexpected (rather than unwanted), I would apply the “Golden Rule.” Strive to greet this person as... Read More

14-bride-groom-embracing-hang-loose Wedding Planning Etiquette & Advice by William

Is there a proper way to let your guest know that the only gift you need is money??? We moved into our home this summer and we have double of everything! Blenders, china, coffee makers, pots/pans, everything is decorated and... Read More

William Talks Budgets and Mother-of-the-Bride Dresses

I am trying to plan a wedding in San Diego myself…..the bride…..for about 60-75 people on about $3,500.00….any reception tips or resources? Christina Sarff from Facebook Dear Ms. Sarff, This may sound like a small budget for a wedding but... Read More

couple-sitting-chairs-white-flowers-22501 Cancelled Engagement: The Announcement

If the wedding invitations or save-the-dates have already been sent, you do need to send an announcement as soon as possible. You can do this either by mail or by phone, whichever you prefer. Be brief and to the point.... Read More

centerpiece-pink-green-flowers-bird-22501 Cancelled Engagement: The Ring

First, if the bride was who ended the engagement, she absolutely needs to return the ring. This also applies if the ring is an heirloom or stone from the groom’s family. However, the waters grow murkier if the groom broke... Read More

04-groom-friend-tying-bowtie-22501 Ask the Editor: Conflicting dates?

My fiancé and I are planning our wedding, and just found out that one of our friends picked a wedding date three weeks from ours. We share a lot of mutual friends. We were engaged first and have been planning... Read More