Q: Am I required to pay for accommodations for my out-of-town bridesmaids? I was planning to get one room for my bridesmaids to share (there's four of them) but two of them think they should get their own rooms because they're bringing their boyfriends. Do I have to pay for their guest, too?
Q: Many of my family and friends are chipping in to help lower the wedding costs: My aunt is doing the bridal party's hair, my mom's best friend is doing the makeup. I would love to thank them in the wedding program or list the service they provided and their names. Is this totally inappropriate?
Q: My fiancÚ's parents are making a financial contribution toward the wedding, but it's about half of what my parents are chipping in. Should we include my in-laws on the invitation? What's the right wording?
Q: We're getting married in California, but my fianc&eactue;'s family lives in Nebraska. His family is insisting that we're supposed to pay for their accommodations on the coast—and we just can't afford that. What should we do?
Q: To save on expenses, my parents want me to choose an inexpensive gown. ("You'll only wear it once!" they tell me). And they're insisting on a certain reception site (that I don't love) because, after all, they're footing the bill. Can I accept their cash but still get my way?
Q: My fiancé and I live a thousand miles from where I grew up. My mother insists that weddings should always be held in the bride's hometown. I think it might be too tough. How can we plan it from so far away?