planning

Heeding Parental Advice

A Hudson Valley Bride asks, “My boyfriend and I just got engaged. We’ve decided to pay for the wedding ourselves. So that we don’t start making enemies, how much parental advice are we obligated to accept?” Dear Hudson Valley Bride, If you are picking up the entire tab for your wedding, then strictly speaking, you(…)

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Second Wedding Contribution

A Hudson Valley Bride asks,“I am a fortunate 40ish woman who at mid-life has found a soul mate. When I married many years ago, I eloped and had no reception, so there was nothing to which my parents should have, or could have contributed. For my second marriage, I’m planning an intimate dinner reception for(…)

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