Ask the Editor: What If I Don’t Like My Son’s Fiancee?
My son is getting married to a young woman who is a nightmare! She is demanding, selfish, and superficial. We didn’t have a chance to meet her until they were practically engaged, and now that it is all happening, I... Read More
Ask the Editor: Help! My parents donâ€™t like her!
My parents donâ€™t like my fiancÃ©e.Â They donâ€™t really have a legitimate reason, other than that they just â€œpictured me with somebody different.â€Â My family is really casual and very outdoorsy, and Heather is very girly and prefers shopping to... Read More
Ask the Editor: How to Mention Brideâ€™s Deceased Mother
My mother passed away a couple of years ago and I want to mention her on the wedding invitation because so many of her friends and relatives are invited.Â How should I do that?â€”Mercy, Shreveport, LA Invitation wording can be... Read More
Ask the Editor: How to Mention Bride’s Deceased Mother
My mother passed away a couple of years ago and I want to mention her on the wedding invitation because so many of her friends and relatives are invited. How should I do that?—Mercy, Shreveport, LA Invitation wording can be... Read More
Groom as Family Spokesperson
One of the main duties a groom must do is communicate well with his family.Â Direct communication between all parties is best, but sometimes there are misunderstanding or delicate issues, and it is critical that the groom take charge in... Read More
How to Ask if Your Parents can Contribute to Your Wedding
First, how this conversation goes varies greatly on your relationship with your parents.Â If, for example, you have always been close with them, and everyone is honest and direct, you really donâ€™t need this question answered for you.Â Approach them... Read More
Ask the Editor: Bridesmaids and Family
My fiancÃ© and I both have two siblings.Â My two brothers will be groomsmen.Â One of his sisters will be a bridesmaid, and the other one I chose not to invite.Â I don’t know her that well, and as this... Read More
Friends Left Out of Your Wedding Party?
Unfortunately, it is hard to avoid hurt feelings at any wedding.Â Inevitably, any event with that much emotion and protocol surrounding it is going to offend someone at some point.Â Which is not to say that you should shrug that... Read More
Cancelled Engagement: Graceful Answers
So, the wedding is cancelled and the engagement is off.Â All the bills have been split and details settled.Â And now, you have to face curious acquaintances chomping at the bit to get the juicy details.Â Of course, it is... Read More
Cancelled Engagement: First Steps
Immediately tell your family and everyone involved in the wedding that the engagement is off.Â Likely, most costs your family and wedding party members have associated with the wedding can be recouped, to some degree, given enough notice.Â Although this... Read More
The Role of Roles in a Modern Marriage
This 1955 Good Housekeeping Article (which is currently under debate of it’s authenticy) is obsolete at best, insulting at worst, and pretty darn funny altogether. The truth of it is, however, that many of our grandmothers lived with (and up... Read More
Friends and Family – Are They as Much Help as You Think?
Photography by Anna Kuperberg Photography by Anna Kuperberg – see more at www.kuperberg.com Many couples are struggling with the fact that they want to cut down on costs, but still have the wedding of their dreams. How do you find... Read More
Grooms Guide to Surviving Marriage Prep Class
Photography by Whitebox Weddings- see more at www.whiteboxweddings.com Love, children, family and marital duties – if you’re planning on being married in a church, these are some issues you’ll most likely discuss in a marriage preparation class. Some grooms may... Read More
Merging Two Lives Into One
When Ms. Shannon Brooks and Mr. Luke Johnson decide to marry they cause a shift that reverberates through both of their families. Up until the day of the wedding Shannon was recognized as “Shannon Brooks,” a member of the Brooks... Read More
Celebrations and Memories
When wedding photographer, Ken Mendoza of Duende Photo was hired to shoot an engagement party, little did he know that his photographs would play a major role in the wedding ceremony of the same couple a year later. Dina and... Read More
How To Handle Conflict Between Bridesmaids
There’s nothing like choosing a bridesmaid’s dress to bring about a catfight between otherwise friendly gals. There are a number of other issues of monumental importance to contend with during the wedding planning process, all of which will eventually... Read More