We are getting married in Grand Rapids, MI on November 1, 2019.

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November 1, 2019


11/1/19 Bam! Photos, budget, and takeaways
Keri in Community Conversations, on November 13, 2019 at 2:57 PM

We did it! We got married Friday, November 1st. It snowed the day before the wedding and the day after. but thankfully it was somewhat sunny on the actual day. Out of 125 guests who RVSP'd yes, we had...

Keri, Yesterday at 9:53 PM 25 1 492
80s Bachelorette and Beautiful Bridal Shower
Keri in Parties and Events, on October 5, 2019 at 10:12 AM

Wow the last two weekends have been so busy! My friends threw me such a fun 80s themed bachelorette party. They rented a pink leopard bus and we ended the night at a Mega 80s concert. The following...

Tara, Oct 24, 2019 13 222
Would you drink these?
Keri in Community Conversations, on September 21, 2019 at 10:12 AM

Bar menu Hi all! We are down to 40 days! We decided to go with the "Call" package (pictured). Package had to be purchased through a specific company (every beverage alcoholic or not has to go through...

Keri, Sep 23, 2019 12 251
Seeking The Office Fans!
Keri in Planning, on September 9, 2019 at 9:56 PM

So my FH and I are huge Office fans.... like to the level where he wants to name our future son (if we have one) Michael Scott. I know many couples exchange nice gifts the day of the wedding, but that...

Tiffani, Sep 10, 2019 24 215
"Find Your Party Animal" escort card
Keri in Style and DĂ©cor, on September 2, 2019 at 12:54 AM

I've been trying to add more personal/funny touches to reflect our personalities. I saw this idea for escort cards, and think it is cute/funny. I'm assuming I could spray paint ones from the dollar...

Future Mrs. A. đź’Ť, Sep 2, 2019 10 195
What would you do?
Keri in Married Life, on August 24, 2019 at 10:57 PM

I love love love my engagement ring. It is my great grandmother's "fashion" ring from the 60s. It was left for me, and my FH knew I wanted it to be my engagement ring. It is a classic and gorgeous 3+...

Keri, Aug 30, 2019 27 768
Nontraditional invitations are out!
Keri in Planning, on August 29, 2019 at 9:11 AM

Nontraditional wedding invites are out! I even threw in some matching confetti. Yes, some might think it is tacky, but I think it is fun! Anyone else have quirky/nontraditional invitations!?

Toni, Aug 29, 2019 9 160
Number of bartenders seems low
Keri in Wedding Reception, on July 29, 2019 at 11:45 PM

Our venue required a specific company for bar service. We are having beer, wine, and liquor. Party time! Anyways, in the contract there is no mention of number of bartenders (already signed and...

Jess, Jul 31, 2019 14 219
Just booked Honeymoon to Italy!
Keri in Honeymoon, on July 26, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Hey everyone! Super excited to go to Italy in December for our honeymoon. While the wedding is in November, I can't take off that much time off work. I'm a teacher so we are going during Christmas...

Danielle, Jul 30, 2019 8 115
Menu Variety - Thoughts?
Keri in Wedding Reception, on July 27, 2019 at 6:39 PM

So we met with our caterer and loved the food. We are having a semi-formal wedding and want an untraditional menu (because of preference, not cost). We decided on tacos and sliders! I know some might...

Diana, Jul 29, 2019 10 221
Unique etiquette question. Nursing moms with older children.
Keri in Etiquette and Advice, on July 19, 2019 at 10:40 AM

Another question for you. So I know the etiquette is that nursing moms are the exception to the "no kids" rule. We are having an adults only reception. Here is my situation. I come from a HUGE family....

Mrs. Coakley, Jul 19, 2019 5 241
Either this "guestbook" or none?
Keri in Style and DĂ©cor, on July 17, 2019 at 10:22 PM

Spent more time thinking about a guestbook than I would like to admit. Nothing too cutesy, rustic, themed, initialed, pictures of ourselves. FH and I are big craft beer/cocktail fans, and I came...

Keri, Jul 18, 2019 18 1 235
What is the formality of my wedding? Casual or semi-formal?
Keri in Planning, on July 14, 2019 at 12:52 AM

Hi all. Recently friends/family have been asking me the level of formality of my wedding. I definitely know it is NOT formal, but I'm having a hard time describing the formality when they ask. What is...

Jennifer, Jul 15, 2019 15 245
Casual looking invite, but more formal venue
Keri in Etiquette and Advice, on June 24, 2019 at 10:41 AM

Hi everyone! I've been reading that formality of the wedding invitation should match the venue. I wanted a more nontraditional/modern/fun invite, so I chose below. Is it too casual for the wedding...

Pirate & 60s Bride, Jun 24, 2019 4 140
doc for ceremony/reception in same location
Keri in Planning, on April 20, 2019 at 7:58 AM

Hi everyone. I've read a lot of your advice about hiring a DOC. However, my ceremony and reception will be at the same venue (shout out to any Grand Rapids, Michigan brides). The venue is all...

MOB So Cal, Apr 20, 2019 6 106
Couples getting married on November 1, 2019 in Michigan
Keri in Michigan Planning, on April 5, 2019 at 10:28 PM

Hey Ladies! We are all getting married on November 1, 2019 here in MI. I'll be getting married in Grand Rapids. Cheers!

Cliodhna, Apr 8, 2019 2 21