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Apr 20, 2009

Countess de Lesseps,
Please settle this contentious point between my husband and myself...REVOLVING DOORS. He maintains standard procedure applies...women first. I insist he should go first to push the door.
Mrs. M

Hi Mrs. M,
You are both correct! If the revolving door is in motion, the woman goes first. If the revolving door is stopped and needs a push, the man goes first. Happy Trails!
The Countess

Dear Countess,
My fiancé and I would like to know how to approach the topic of what his mother and father traditionally pay for in regards to our wedding.
Thank you,
ALS

Hi ALS,
Communication is key while planning a wedding. Traditionally, a marriage is the joining of two families and the bride and groom's family have responsibilities for the celebration. The groom's family pays for the rehearsal dinner at a minimum. Also, the groom's family is responsible for corsages, bouquets and boutonnieres. You must consider the groom's family's financial situation and willingness to share in the expenses. There are wonderful wedding planning books that you can give his parents as a gift.
Congratulations!!!
The Countess