Wondering about proper etiquette for your upcoming wedding? Unsure of how to avoid the worst bridal blunders? Looking for the perfect spot to take pictures? Ask The Wedding Helper!
Newsday's Karen Ruffini spends her weekends traipsing around Long Island, photographing happy couples and attending weddings from Manhattan to Montauk. She knows what the latest trends are, what foods are being served and has witnessed more than one person's share of sticky situations. Now she's using that experience to help you sort out yours in an upcoming exploreLI.com column.
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LI venues that hold small weddings
Hello, We are having a small affair for our wedding, around 80 people, and we're ... Read More »
A polite way to say no to traditional wedding gifts
My partner and I are an older couple who are planning to marry in April. ... Read More »
How much should you tip your wedding vendors?
I am getting married a week from Friday and wanted to be organized with envelopes ... Read More »
What LI beach is best for wedding photos?
My daughter is getting married in August and would like to take her wedding photos ... Read More »
Who is allowed to bring a guest to a wedding?
Does everyone invited to a wedding get to bring a guest? If there is a ... Read More »
Is there 'Save the Date' invitation etiquette?
If a person has already informed you that they won't be able to attend a ... Read More »
How do you find the right wedding coordinator?
My daughter, who grew up here, but who now resides in North Carolina, just got ... Read More »
How do you give gifts to an out-of-town bride?
My daughter, who lives in another state, is getting married this summer. We want to ... Read More »
Is it OK to separate families at the reception?
Dear Wedding Helper, My mom and my soon-to-be mother-in-law do not get along. I've heard ... Read More »
Are there DIY details for a minimal wedding budget?
Dear Wedding Helper, I'm getting married upstate in an old barn, and I don't know ... Read More »
Is a card box appropriate for a church?
Dear Wedding Helper, Our wedding is at the end of October. It’s a church ceremony ... Read More »
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