Got Awkward Wedding Planning Questions? We Can Help With That.

André Wells to the rescue, people.

Photo courtesy of André Wells.

It’s a good thing getting married is a grown-up activity, because wedding planning can come with a whole host of sticky grown-up issues to tackle. For every fun decision you make (Blue or pink for the cocktail napkins?), there’s an equally uncomfortable one (Can I leave my bridesmaid’s terrible boyfriend off the invite list?), and figuring out what to do isn’t always clear-cut.

We know you have questions (Seriously, who are the people that don’t have questions?), and we want to help you find the answers. Which is precisely why we’ve tapped André Wells of Events by André Wells as our new go-to guru of wedding etiquette. With 4,000 special events under his belt, Wells is one of the top events specialist in the DC area, and as a full-service wedding planner he has helped couples tackle everything from policing the guest list to designing the perfect peace-keeping seating chart. His client list also includes Vanessa Redgrave, Patti Labelle, and Aretha Franklin, so you know he’s handled bigger divas than your new mother-in-law.

So what things wedding are keeping you up at night? Is it deciding which co-workers to invite? Or perhaps figuring out how to keep your mom from dominating every decor element when she’s the one funding the day? No situation is too big or too small to discuss. Let us know your troubles in the comments below, or find us on Twitter, shoot us a Facebook message, inbox us on Instagram, or send an email to We’ll round up the questions, and Wells will provide the counsel. You’ll see his insights here on the B&G blog in a helpful new feature called “Ask Andre”, in which he’ll weigh in on everything from dealing with overbearing family members to keeping unruly groomsmen in check. He is a seasoned siphon of real deal advice, and we can’t wait to pick his brain with you.

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Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.