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Color Scheme
Arkilia in Wedding Attire, on January 25, 2020 at 12:45 PM

I don't know about any of you, but I have changed my colors at least 12 times. I have driven my patient BM crazy but they have all just rolled with me. I think I have chosen my color palette ( I say...

Melle, Jan 29, 2020 7 95
Second thoughts on Save the dates
Arkilia in Planning, on December 7, 2019 at 10:09 PM

So our save the dates came in today and I was really excited at first, but now I feel like they are too plain, kind of ugly and a bit old looking. My fiance wanted something that was basic so that we...

Rhianna, Dec 8, 2019 8 157
Arkilia in Style and Décor, on November 13, 2019 at 3:19 PM

I'm trying to decide between Tablecloths Factory and efavormart have any of you used them? How is the quality? I'm waiting till black Friday to see if they are going to have any sells

Sinéad, Nov 15, 2019 1 44
Arkilia in Do It Yourself, on November 3, 2019 at 2:18 PM

We all know weddings are expensive. So I'm making my own centerpieces. First I'm debating between using epoxy or e****glue. If I make my centerpieces over the next couple of months do you ladies think...

Ann, Nov 5, 2019 11 184
Bartender Cost
Arkilia in Wedding Reception, on October 15, 2019 at 12:50 PM

I know this question has been asked by many. I live in Southern California(specifically the Inland Empire) I have been quoted by 2 bartenders one is $500 and the other is $550. That...

Arkilia, Oct 15, 2019 5 95
Wedding Dress Dilemma
Arkilia in Wedding Attire, on September 18, 2019 at 10:29 AM

Sorry for the long post Here my situation my mom offered to pay for dress because she bought my sister's. I know what I want is out of her budget so I decided to just pay for it myself (totally ok...

Arkilia, Sep 19, 2019 13 202
diy Centerpieces
Arkilia in Do It Yourself, on December 5, 2018 at 8:27 PM

Hey ladies, So we are getting married at a Airplane Museum most of the planes are from WWI and WW2. I'm looking for some diy centerpiece idea's. Besides candles idk really what else to do. Didn't...

Rebecca, Aug 7, 2019 17 339
February 2020 Brides
Arkilia in California Planning, on March 18, 2019 at 12:27 PM

Hey February brides, I'm getting married on Leap day. After a very wet and cold February are any of you now worried about the weather? I feel like last month was an act of God lol and I'm hoping...

Julie, Aug 3, 2019 7 120 2
Love Angel Website
Arkilia in Wedding Attire, on July 11, 2019 at 7:07 PM

Hi ladies, Has anyone ordered an dress from the Love Angel Dress website? They have beautiful dresses and veils. I was going to order mine from Cocomelody, but Love Angel has a few dresses I like...

Arkilia, Jul 16, 2019 4 54
Cake Stand
Arkilia in Do It Yourself, on April 11, 2019 at 10:31 AM

So I have finally completed one project. Last night with the help of middle daughter I finished our cake stand. Our wedding is still 10 months away, but I feel like every since we hit the year mark...

eyelette, May 5, 2019 12 126
Unity Ceremony & Dad giving you away
Arkilia in Wedding Ceremony, on April 23, 2019 at 2:05 AM

1. I spoke to our officiant and he asked if we were going to do the unity ceremony? I did not even think about that. When did this come about? Has this always been apart of weddings? 2. Then he asked...

Arkilia, Apr 23, 2019 7 101
Destination Wedding
Arkilia in Planning, on July 16, 2018 at 10:13 PM

We really want a small ceremony with our kids and immediate family members in Puerto Vallarta. I have already had an one of my aunts say she would be unable to attend because she can't afford to fly....

Arkilia, Mar 23, 2019 11 186
First Look
Arkilia in Wedding Ceremony, on March 13, 2019 at 2:49 PM

So I'm getting married February 29. Our ceremony starts at 4:30pm, cocktail hour 5:30-7, and reception starts at 7:15. I am dead set against doing the first look. We met with our photographer...

Arkilia, Mar 13, 2019 19 264
Taco Truck for cocktail hour?
Arkilia in Wedding Reception, on March 4, 2019 at 2:25 PM

We are thinking about serving taco's during cocktail hour. We love taco's, its our go to food. In planning my wedding I have gotten really hung up on planning for guest and not really thinking about...

Krystal, Mar 13, 2019 25 405 2
Crazy Rich Asian Wedding scene recreation
Arkilia in Wedding Ceremony, on December 20, 2018 at 8:17 PM

So I may be late to the party, but I recently watched Crazy Rich Asians with my kids and loved the wedding scene; not the walking in water scence so much, but the hanging butterflies. So much so that...

Sam, Mar 6, 2019 11 781
Arkilia in California Planning, on January 14, 2019 at 10:23 AM

Hey Cali brides! I was in a bit of shock when I discovered how much a DJ/MC charges... We have been quoted $****& $**** I live in the IE and I'm just wondering is this pricing...

Arkilia, Feb 5, 2019 7 89
Daughters in wedding
Arkilia in Planning, on January 1, 2019 at 7:19 PM

My boo and I met in high school 20 years ago and now have 15, 12 and 11 year old daughters. I wanted to make them bridesmaid but now I'm rethinking that decision. By the time my wedding comes they...

Arkilia, Jan 2, 2019 23 252
Arkilia in California Planning, on December 15, 2018 at 2:25 PM

Hi ladies, Does anyone recommend any bartenders in the inland Empire that I can use that allow me to supply my own alcohol? Thanks in advance 😘

Maggie, Dec 18, 2018 1 33
Wedding Dress/bridesmaids Dress Colors
Arkilia in Wedding Attire, on November 17, 2018 at 3:59 PM

mint option 1 So I am going wedding dress shSorbet option 1 opping with my mom and sister next Saturday I already know what dress I want, because I went previously by myself to try dresses on. I went...

Alyrae, Nov 18, 2018 19 159
Honeymoon Cost
Arkilia in Honeymoon, on October 30, 2018 at 9:17 PM

Hey y'all, I am planning our honeymoon budget, we are going to India, thinking about Goa. Is $4-$5,000 realistic?

MrsD, Oct 31, 2018 6 156
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