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Pregnant moh procrastinating on Dress??
Jessica in Wedding Attire, on June 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM

My Sister/MOH is pregnant and I'm so excited!! I gave her a month of space before asking about the dress situation - the dress she got originally has no room for a bump. She will be 5 months along by...

Kari, Feb 9, 2020 17 218
Scared we lost some cards - Over 30 guests with no card?
Jessica in Etiquette and Advice, on September 25, 2019 at 9:22 AM

We just had our wedding on Saturday and it was magical We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. Some people were beyond generous. I'm a little nervous though because I don't know who packed up...

Rose, Sep 25, 2019 14 321
Getting drinks at bar?
Jessica in Planning, on September 17, 2019 at 10:25 AM

This is a super silly question - I'm almost embarrassed to ask! How does a bride get drinks on the wedding day? Does she wait in line like everyone else? Does someone grab her a drink?? Does she go to...

Katie, Sep 17, 2019 12 194
In-laws bought beautiful flowers but . . .
Jessica in Planning, on September 17, 2019 at 8:36 AM

FFIL is so sweet. He went way out of his way and must have spent a small fortune on Hawaiian leis for the entire bridal party and parents and grandparents (this was kindof a surprise). FH and his...

Cyndy, Sep 17, 2019 4 166
When to open the bar?
Jessica in Planning, on September 16, 2019 at 11:01 AM

We have a cap of $5,000 to spend on alcohol - it is based on consumption. We have about 140 guests coming. No, this likely won't cover the whole night. The estimate is closer to $8,000...

Jessica, Sep 17, 2019 7 155
Red to a wedding?
Jessica in Planning, on September 13, 2019 at 9:42 AM

What's everyone's take on wearing red to a wedding? I'm not talking like burgundy or deep cranberry or even crimson. I'm talking a scarlet, fire-engine red? To a non-Chinese or Indian wedding (a...

NextChapterReady, Sep 16, 2019 25 287
Groom's Reaction?
Jessica in Planning, on September 13, 2019 at 10:15 AM

If you're married, how did your groom react? If you're getting married, how do you think he will react vs. how do you hope he'll react? I feel like there's so much pressure on him! My FH is amazing....

Rebecca, Sep 14, 2019 20 257
Timeline Help! And Getting Ready
Jessica in Planning, on September 3, 2019 at 3:07 PM

Okay so we are staying at a hotel 20 minutes from the venue. We will be having a limo for bridal party, bride, groom. I also have a bridal suite at the venue that a lot of brides like to get in their...

Clíodhna, Sep 5, 2019 3 95
Intense germophobe mom wants to bring baby to rehearsal dinner
Jessica in Parties and Events, on September 4, 2019 at 2:52 PM

This mom is a great friend who had a baby a few months ago. She's always going on and on about how nobody is allowed to touch her baby, not family, not friends, no touching of socks, no standing too...

Amber, Sep 5, 2019 9 230
Nursing Mamas at wedding?
Jessica in Planning, on September 3, 2019 at 1:42 PM

Wedding is in 18 Days, gah! We have a number of new moms who are nursing. We aren't having kids or babies at the wedding; however, we'd like to make the nursing mamas lives as easy as possible...

Abby, Sep 3, 2019 9 211
fmil Boundaries?? She's making goodie bags for his bachelor party??
Jessica in Family and Relationships, on August 28, 2019 at 10:32 AM

I'm too involved to be objective about this at this point. I can't tell if I'm being unreasonable, if FMIL is being unreasonable, or what's happening. Anyway, FMIL seems to be confused. She has told...

Krista, Sep 3, 2019 12 313
Friend's rsvp but baby due 3 weeks before?
Jessica in Planning, on August 22, 2019 at 9:15 AM

We have this couple friend - they are newly married. This is his first marriage, her second. They have their first kid together due 3 weeks before our wedding (but it's her second kid, she has one...

Reeshma, Aug 22, 2019 21 256 1
Do people still give away centerpieces?
Jessica in Wedding Reception, on August 22, 2019 at 3:58 PM

Do people actually still give away centerpieces? The outside of ours will be completely handmade by the groom, and stained by mother of the groom, and also expensive to make. Not looking to part with...

Kat_, Aug 22, 2019 16 246
Inappropriate dancing and upstaging?
Jessica in Etiquette and Advice, on August 15, 2019 at 1:15 PM

Help! What would you guys do? And does this make me prudish?? I'm definitely an introvert and feel uncomfortable in the spotlight as I can be a bit shy; however, on my wedding day I'd like to really...

Jeanie, Aug 16, 2019 11 363
Parents don't want to stay at hotel and are chronically late
Jessica in Planning, on August 13, 2019 at 8:15 AM

Where do I begin! Haha. This is part vent, part wwyd. Wedding is in 39 days and the stress has really started (gah, help!) My parents are super super simple and extremely frugal, and also chronically...

D, Aug 13, 2019 12 237 1
How are you handling unsolicited, pushy advice from Fmil??
Jessica in Planning, on August 5, 2019 at 4:23 PM

Help! My FMIL is incredibly kind and loving, and super involved. She is also suppperrr pushy with opinions, asks extremely detailed questions about the wedding, wants to talk about it all the time...

Cher Horowitz, Aug 5, 2019 6 146
Jessica in Planning, on July 31, 2019 at 3:52 PM

What did/are you getting as gifts for bridesmaids? Parents?

Randi, Jul 31, 2019 9 105
Picking up family from airport?
Jessica in Planning, on July 30, 2019 at 9:28 AM

If you had family flying in from other ends of the country/world the night before the wedding when all the VIPs (immediate family, wedding party) are in the middle of rehearsal/dinner, how did you...

Cher Horowitz, Jul 30, 2019 12 165
People hardly came to Bridal Shower - would you have a baby shower later?
Jessica in Parties and Events, on July 29, 2019 at 4:43 PM

I'm trying to focus on the positives, but can't help but feel so sad, defeated, and really embarrassed. We are having a relatively large wedding - inviting about 190 people. So far a ton of people...

Jolie, Jul 30, 2019 9 720
How many no-shows did you have?
Jessica in Planning, on July 17, 2019 at 1:20 PM

Curious as to number of people on your guest list, how many RSVPed Yes, then No, and of those who RSVPed "Yes", how many didn't show? How did you deal with those? I would be so hurt and also angry I...

Ginger, Jul 24, 2019 22 337
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