Dear Abby
July 17, 2007

A couple of our readers had some great questions that I was hoping you guys could help me with...

Q: I was wondering if you could help me with a problem. I bought a beautiful lace sheath for my wedding, but I have no idea what type of veil or headpiece to wear with it. I'm not extremely traditional, and the overall vibe of my wedding is rustic southern elegance. I would love it if you could give me a suggestion. I attached pictures of my gown for reference.


Q: My fiance and I want to elope, but we want to tell our parents. I was thinking of sending a special gift to each pair of parents, with a lavish invitation to dinner for the evening after we elope at the courthouse. My question is, what do I offer as a gift that represents our two families coming together, that we cherish them, and want them to feel like this is a very special event? I thought about china, something for both of them from the same collection? After that, I am totally lost, seriously.

Any advice for either of these readers? I will post my thoughts later on in the day, but I wanted to go ahead and get your feedback!! Make sure to include links, resources, etc. if you can.