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Reception Intro Songs!
Ellie in Wedding Reception, on January 20, 2020 at 12:49 AM

Wedding is this Saturday! AhHH! One of the things we're still stumped on is what song we want ourselves and the wedding party to come out to. Any ideas?

Clíodhna, Jan 29, 2020 4 73
How to add sparkle/pizzaz to First Dance?
Ellie in Wedding Reception, on January 5, 2020 at 9:22 PM

I loooove the look of my venue but unfortunately, it's super strict about things like sparkler, cloud effects, confetti canons, and etc. Any ideas how to make things still interesting outside of those...

Catherine, Jan 6, 2020 7 100
How much did you pay for your Day of Coordinator?
Ellie in Planning, on December 11, 2019 at 11:38 AM

My FH and I can't quite decide on what would be the appropriate cost for a DoC? I was curious, how much are you or did you pay for your day of coordinator! Thanks for any info!

Sexypoodle, Dec 12, 2019 19 168
Do i need a Planner/coordinator?
Ellie in Planning, on August 11, 2019 at 9:36 PM

So I've been planning the wedding okay and have figured out most of the vendors though I still need a couple. However, now that my FH has decided (late in the game still love him though!) that he...

Jessica, Nov 24, 2019 6 96
Bra for off the shoulder/plunging neckline?
Ellie in Wedding Attire, on November 9, 2019 at 10:50 AM

What kind of bra or undergarment are you off the shoulder, plunging neckline brides wearing? They are planning to sew on cups in my dress but I'm not sure if it'll give me the support that I need. I...

Ellie, Nov 10, 2019 10 119
Paying for Makeup Artists' Hotel?
Ellie in Hair and Makeup, on November 5, 2019 at 9:43 AM

We're having our wedding at about 3pm and we are going to be doing a first look so we expect to have to be up early in the morning getting ready. I had put down money to hold the date with a makeup...

earias, Nov 5, 2019 16 490
Jan 25th 2020 Brides...
Ellie in Planning, on October 16, 2019 at 12:56 PM

100 days out! AHHHH!!! I'm freaking out! There's still so much left to plan and do! Anyone getting married around that date, what have you finished with and what's still left to do?

Rebecca, Oct 17, 2019 7 49
Winter Brides, Where To For Your Honeymoon!
Ellie in Honeymoon, on September 25, 2019 at 10:08 PM

Where are my fellow winter brides headed to for your Honeymoons! My FH and I can't decide if we want to do a shorter trip to a Caribbean island then some time potentially in the spring/summer go to...

Cadence, Oct 2, 2019 12 80
Wedding Invitations?
Ellie in Planning, on September 29, 2019 at 6:52 PM

How soon should wedding invitations go out? I was hoping to send mines out at the start of November or very end of the month but I'm wondering if that might be too late for those who would need to...

MrsD, Sep 30, 2019 8 132
Shuttle Bus Or No Shuttle Bus?
Ellie in Planning, on September 5, 2019 at 10:38 AM

My wedding will primarily be a destination wedding for many guests since my FH and I are from two different states (IL / NY) and now live in the DMV area. Since we're having our wedding in DC and...

Ellie, Sep 5, 2019 10 103
1 Ceremony or 2 Ceremonies?
Ellie in Wedding Ceremony, on August 15, 2019 at 9:08 AM

We had our wedding timeline laid out for 1 stop venue with our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception taking place there. However, my FH who is Catholic (I'm non-denom) realized that he really wanted...

Vicky, Aug 17, 2019 31 202
What time does your reception start and how long is it?
Ellie in Wedding Reception, on August 13, 2019 at 8:41 AM

Right now I'm working on restructing my reception time due to a last minute change and I was wondering what time does the typical reception start and how long it goes on for? Originally I had my venue...

Ellie, Aug 14, 2019 23 632
Couples getting married on January 25, 2020 in District of Columbia
Ellie in District of Columbia Planning, on May 29, 2019 at 12:42 AM

Hi date and location twins! How goes planning? What's been the most difficult part? What's the funnest!

Clíodhna, May 31, 2019 5 35
Wedding Month and Color Scheme?
Ellie in Style and Décor, on May 29, 2019 at 8:10 AM

I was in another thread where some other January brides were incorporating burgundy into their color scheme and was curious to know if there are popular color schemes for various months and what they...

, May 31, 2019 18 106
Timeline of Save the Dates and Invitations?
Ellie in Planning, on May 26, 2019 at 10:55 AM

I am running super behind on just about every aspect of planning this wedding. I was considering sending out Save the Dates at the end of the June and then the first round of invitations in August....

Ellie, May 27, 2019 14 197
Incorporating Catholicism into a non-church Venue?
Ellie in Wedding Ceremony, on May 10, 2019 at 10:22 PM

My FH is a devout Catholic and I'm a non-denominational Christian. We're also from two different states (IL/NY) but we've made our life together in DC. Unfortunately as a result we've had to do a...

Ellie, May 11, 2019 12 532
Ellie in Wedding Attire, on April 27, 2019 at 3:36 PM

I'm having a really intimate wedding and will be having just 2 bridesmaids. Before we got deep into planning I asked them to look around for dresses as would I of course, but in the end obviously I...

Ellie, Apr 29, 2019 19 367
Flower Costs!
Ellie in Planning, on April 25, 2019 at 4:04 PM

I've been going from florist to florist to get an idea of how much flowers cost and I've received some high, low, and in between quotes. I definitely don't want to pay too much but I am also skeptical...

Jess, Apr 26, 2019 15 238 1
Caribbean Music dj in Washington Dc?
Ellie in District of Columbia Planning, on April 14, 2019 at 4:31 PM

Anyone know where I might find one or have any luck finding a DJ that plays Caribbean/Haitian Music in Washington DC? It's not mandatory but if it were possible to find one, that'd be great

Lee, Apr 21, 2019 4 88
Wedding Favors for guests?
Ellie in Planning, on April 10, 2019 at 10:28 AM

What are you some good ideas for wedding favors for wedding guests? I have been racking my brain for some creative ideas but I keep drawing a blank. My bridemaids and groom seem to think that some...

Rebekah, Apr 10, 2019 16 178
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