Courtney Levia

Courtney is a freelance writer for MarthaStewart.com.

It's a great way to remember this special vacation, but it comes at a price.
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A week-long getaway sounds fun, but consider what your guests can realistically handle.
Now that it's safer to gather, you're likely itching to plan a celebration with all of your family and friends.
Avoiding this common errors will make their job easier and ensure you get footage you really want.
You'll want to know what you plan to serve—and how many total courses—before you start mapping out the rest of the day.
While it might seem like a great idea, experts actually advise against it.
Your family and friends think they're being helpful, which is why a tactful approach is essential.
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First and foremost, consider what your backup plan will be in the event of inclement weather.
The way your partner interacts with his or her brothers and sisters can tell you a great deal about who they are as a person.
You have a lot to consider before you invite him along on this important shopping trip.
One expert shares her top tips.
Ultimately, it's up to you, but there are a few things you should know before you finalize your seating chart.
Her goal is to ensure you get the most out of this experience.
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Every situation is different, but the pros have some baseline advice.
Make sure you hear your favorite tunes during the party.
While you'd like to be present at every pre-wedding party, it isn't always an option.
Make your meeting efficient and successful by avoiding these bad habits.
Here's what to do if one of your attendants backs out before the big day.
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Everyone likes options, but you definitely don't need to go crazy.
Because no one wants to sneeze their way down the aisle.
The experts weigh in on everything from politely saying "no" to playing games to the right way to thank your hostess.