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Is It Ok to Plan a Wedding in a City We Don’t Live In?

Most of our family and family friends live in Adelaide, we are however six hours away. My fiancé’s grandparents are too fragile to travel and he really wants them there. We have decided to have our wedding in Adelaide. However our friends and immediate family that live in our hometown disagree and have caused quite a stink about it... What should we do? Are we crazy to plan a wedding in a city other than where we live?

Most of our family and family friends live in Adelaide, we are however six hours away. My fiancé’s grandparents are too fragile to travel and he really wants them there. We have decided to have our wedding in Adelaide. However our friends and immediate family that live in our hometown disagree and have caused quite…

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Who Pays For What?

My fiance and I’s parents have agreed to split the costs of the whole wedding and reception (yay!). Now how do we figure out who pays for what? Are there rules we should follow?

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Honouring A Deceased Parent At Wedding?

It’s hard to lose a parent — and when you’re about to get married, their absence can seem even more noticeable, since you’ve always pictured them as an integral part of your day. There are plenty of wonderful and appropriate ways to honour a deceased parent. The one thing you don’t want to do is…

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Allow Sis to Invite Boyfriend?

This is touchy, but it’s a matter of balance. Is it so important to you that your sister doesn’t bring her boyfriend that you’re willing to risk any fallout that barring him from the festivities might cause — such as your sister refusing to come and the two of you not talking for years? Or…

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Don’t Want To Be In In-Law’s Wedding?

Wow. She has a lot of nerve. Maybe she’s trying to make up for what she did by asking you to be in her wedding party? Clearly, though, you’re still upset, and you should go with your gut feeling. If you can in good faith be in the wedding, go ahead, or say you’ll walk…

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Mum Has Taken Over Our Guest List!

It’s always tough when parents are paying for the wedding. Of course they should have a say in how their money is spent, but what happens if they get out of control? At least you have a bargaining chip: There’s nothing anyone can do about how many people will fit comfortably in the chapel. If…

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Honouring Grandparents At Wedding?

It’s a great idea to honour them on the big day. Some ideas: Give your grandfather a special boutonniere and your grandmother a great corsage; have them specially escorted to sit beside your parents in the front row or in the second row; have your celebrant note their presence and mention how glad you are…

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Inviting Estranged Mother?

In this kind of situation, inviting the person in question eliminates the risk that you’ll regret not inviting him or her. If your friend invites her mum, she’s extending a peace offering. Then it’s up to her mum to decide whether or not to accept it and attend. But at least your friend made the…

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How To Deal With Unsupportive Family?

First off, there is no such thing as a “normal” family, so don’t feel as though yours is the only one not winning Leave it to Beaver awards. That said, you should know that your family’s behaviour as you describe it is absolutely reprehensible and unfair. But, as twisted as this may seem, they are…

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Inviting Gay Father’s Partner?

Whether or not it’s polite is a matter of opinion, but it would definitely be hurtful to his dad. You say your fiancé doesn’t mind that his dad is gay, but obviously it upsets him if he doesn’t want others to know. This is a tough one, but your fiancé (and you) need to ask…

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