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Happily married 🎉

March 23, 2019

585days 22hrs


Minted coupon
FutureStephD in Community Conversations, on November 3, 2018 at 6:53 PM

Hi all! Does anyone have a discount code for minted.com for invitations? I know they're doing 25% off for STDs but I need to order our invitations. Thanks!!!

Allison, Mar 23, 2020 9 241
Tarnished tungsten (from Jared)
FutureStephD in Wedding Attire, on November 14, 2019 at 9:14 AM

Hi all, Has anyone purchased a tungsten ring from Jared? How is it holding up? My husband has been wearing his tungsten ring from Jared for almost seven months and it’s started to tarnish (best word I...

Sinéad, Nov 15, 2019 3 126
Printing on navy envelopes
FutureStephD in Do It Yourself, on July 5, 2018 at 12:25 AM

Hi everyone, This might be a silly question, but does anyone know if there are any companies that will print addresses on navy envelopes? I’m really wanting navy envelopes but don’t want to handwrite...

Desiree, Jul 28, 2019 25 2,028
Crystals, and wood, and marble - oh my! (bam - pic heavy)
FutureStephD in Married Life, on May 14, 2019 at 2:10 PM

We’ve been married for almost two months and I’ve been procrastinating posting – I think b/c I loved being engaged, loved planning, and loved our wedding and don’t want it to be over! (And yes, I love...

Fmv, Jun 15, 2019 45 813 2
Hilton honors name change
FutureStephD in Married Life, on May 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Long shot here, but has anyone successfully updated their Hilton honors account after changing their last name? I have called, emailed and sent a message on FB without response. I would start over...

Sjm, May 22, 2019 12 1,392
Vendor reviews - anyone have trouble writing these?
FutureStephD in Married Life, on May 14, 2019 at 5:05 PM

For the most part my vendors were amazzzzzzzzzing and I've had no trouble writing reviews for them. But I have two that I'm having a difficult time writing their review. I am worried I'm being overly...

Meghan, May 14, 2019 13 202
My wedding Diys in photos - hanging crystals, vellum menus, and marble placecards
FutureStephD in Do It Yourself, on May 6, 2019 at 3:49 PM

Hi all, I didn't do a ton of DIY for my wedding.. more like easy/ half... DIY, but here are a few small ones that we did that I wanted to share: (1) crystals to hang from centerpieces - my great...

Maria, May 7, 2019 1 179
Acrylic seating chart diy - wedding photos of finished product!
FutureStephD in Do It Yourself, on April 26, 2019 at 11:06 AM

Hi all, I wanted to share my favorite DIY from our wedding – our acrylic seating chart! This was placed on a large butlers station at our venue during cocktail hour, with floating candles and greenery...

FutureStephD, May 2, 2019 38 1,242 2
Photography editing service or software?
FutureStephD in Do It Yourself, on April 14, 2019 at 2:35 PM

Hi everyone, I posted before about being worried our photographer wouldn’t show up for our wedding. He did! And he sent us our photos in a timely manner! For the most part they’re good. Unfortunately,...

FutureStephD, Apr 15, 2019 6 212
Do you gift the bride and groom if you're an attendant?
FutureStephD in Etiquette and Advice, on April 8, 2019 at 5:00 PM

If you're a bridesmaid or groomsmen, do you give the bride and groom a gift at/for the reception?

Jordan, Apr 12, 2019 43 768
Order of speeches / toasts
FutureStephD in Wedding Reception, on March 12, 2019 at 10:26 AM

Hi all, Does the order of speeches (i.e. who says welcome) signify who the host (i.e. who is paying for the wedding) is? Our plan was to have FH say welcome/ thank you for coming, followed by best...

Formerbride, Mar 12, 2019 9 196
Last minute photographer
FutureStephD in Illinois Planning, on March 8, 2019 at 4:22 PM

Hi everyone, Our photographer has gone MIA just 15 days from our wedding. Does anyone have a photographer they would recommend that might be available? Thanks!!!

Maggie, Mar 11, 2019 1 48
Worried my photographer won't show up
FutureStephD in Community Conversations, on March 8, 2019 at 4:27 PM

Hi all, Our photographer has been HORRIBLE about communication. He NEVER answers emails. If I call it goes straight to VM, which is full. I've been emailing for months and finally texted him a few...

Megan, Mar 9, 2019 26 410
How did your Rsvps go?
FutureStephD in Community Conversations, on March 2, 2019 at 4:59 PM

I know there's always posts about guests adding people (plus one's, their entire cousins family, etc etc), not receiving RSVPs etc etc. So curious how receiving RSVPs went for everyone. i.e. how many...

Carmen, Mar 3, 2019 11 254
Ring redipped cost?
FutureStephD in Wedding Attire, on February 11, 2019 at 3:21 PM

Hello, does anyone know about how much it costs to have a ring inspected, cleaned and re-dipped (replated)? FH purchased my ring from James Allen a year ago and while they have a "free prong...

ASMini914, Feb 15, 2019 15 2,496
Head table - does it matter what side brides and maids, groom and men sit?
FutureStephD in Wedding Reception, on February 5, 2019 at 8:32 AM

Hi all, We’re doing a head table and I’m curious if it matters what “side” we place ourselves and our party. I don’t think it does, but correct me if I’m wrong. Which “side” would be for the bride and...

Shinee, Feb 5, 2019 18 726
Consolation-prize bachelorette party?
FutureStephD in Parties and Events, on January 31, 2019 at 3:06 PM

Background: my sister and MOH tried to throw me a bachelorette party in Whistler and four out of five other BMs declined. So my cousin/BM, my sister, me and a few other friends put together a girls...

Yoice, Feb 1, 2019 26 503
Name change services?
FutureStephD in Married Life, on January 30, 2019 at 10:18 PM

For those that did or are planning to change their last name after getting married, do you have any opinions on name changing services like MissNowMrs.com or HitchSwitch? It sounds like a cool easy...

Judith, Feb 1, 2019 7 667
Show me your cake, tell me the cost!
FutureStephD in Wedding Reception, on January 21, 2019 at 3:25 PM

I know costs can vary by area and design, but can anyone share pics of their cake and costs? Our venue said a cake was "included" and low and behold only a vanilla cake with buttercream was included....

Jack, Jan 25, 2019 32 765
Dress fitting - feeling so much better after second appt!
FutureStephD in Wedding Attire, on January 21, 2019 at 10:24 AM

I posted before about alteration costs and being nervous about fitting in my dress (I had gained some weight after purchasing my dress thanks to a move that meant no gym and eating out for a month)....

Mizznesha, Jan 21, 2019 19 386