Liquor or No Liquor?

I am currently planning my wedding, and we are trying to make a decision about whether or not to serve liquor at the reception. My family is for it and claims weddings are boring without it, but my fiance's family is totally against it. We are paying for the wedding ourselves so whatever my fiance and I decide will go. I just don't want to anger … [Read more...]

When should we start planning?

Hey Tinka, My boyfriend proposed to me in Feb..we have set a date for July 4,2010. How soon should we start planning. I don't want all our conversations to be about the wedding day you know. Gloria Gloria, Congratulations! Well, it is never too early to start looking for sales, coupons, and other deals! I would work out your budget between … [Read more...]

$300 Registry Gift?

We received this question after our post called "All of Your Wedding Registry Questions Answered." In your article you said to register for items that vary in price.......My boyfriend and me are registered for some luggage that costs over $300.....is that too high?? Should we take it off of the registry?? We don't want to be rude but we really … [Read more...]

Budgeting for a $15,000 Wedding

Dear Tinka, I am having some trouble managing my budget for my May wedding. My fiance and I are always fighting about how much money I spend. Our budget of $15,000 is quickly drying up, and I am beginning to panic! I am almost ready to reschedule the date so we'll have more time and more money. Any tips? Stressed-out Bride named Olivia   … [Read more...]

First Dance Question

Dear Tinka, My fiancé and I can’t decide on a first dance song. He wants “You and Me” by Lifehouse, and I want “You Had Me From Hello” by Kenny Chesney. We have been arguing about this since we started planning our wedding in October, and neither of us is budging. I like “You and Me,” but for some reason, I just picture us dancing to “You Had Me … [Read more...]