Bridal Party Chat: Talk With a Wedding Book Author

Washingtonian editor Leslie Milk, author of a wedding advice book for mothers and daughters, takes your questions.

I’ve always thought Survivor should do a wedding season. I mean, planning this giant party that you’ll remember forever is just as hard as an 11-mile race through Guatemala, and can be a lot more emotional—especially between the bride and her mom. Brides, are you running into mom-is-helping-too-much issues? Moms, are you getting misty during wedding plans? The Washingtonian’s own Leslie Milk, author of a wedding advice book for mothers and daughters, can help during this Thursday’s live chat. Submit your questions now!

I asked Leslie to introduce herself:

Leslie Milk is the lifestyle editor of
The Washingtonian magazine, where she has written stories about subjects ranging from climbing Mount Everest to losing weight. After extensive research, she concluded that losing weight is much harder.

Milk’s book, It’s Her Wedding, But I’ll Cry If I Want To: A Survival Guide for the Mother of the Bride, was released in February 2005. She has talked about mothers, daughters, and weddings on the CBS Early Show, The Diane Rehm Show, and Martha Stewart Radio, and has been quoted in newspapers and magazines all over the country.

At The Washingtonian,  Milk’s story on underage drinking, “Saturday Night in the Suburbs,” won the 1993 Gold Medal for Investigative Reporting from the City and Regional Magazine Association. In 2004, she won a Dateline Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for the best magazine sports story.
Previously, Milk was a weekly columnist for the
The Washington Post and other local papers.  Her columns won two awards from the American Association of University Women. Milk was also honored for journalistic excellence by Capital Press Women.

Milk is a graduate of the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University, which accepts no responsibility for anything Milk has written since.

She's also psyched to take your questions, so I repeat: Submit them now! Then, check back Thursday between 11 and noon for a reply.


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