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November 6, 2021

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Help me figure out my bridesmaids bouquets? Please?
Michaila in Style and Décor, on May 3, 2021 at 2:57 AM

So my wonderful aunt who is extremely talented at floral arrangements was kind enough to make my floral arrangements for me. But there are a few tweaks that need to be made. Namely, she decided that...

Jessi, May 7, 2021 6 146
bbq + white wedding dress = recipe for disaster???
Michaila in Wedding Reception, on April 12, 2021 at 12:28 AM

We're looking around at venues and have found one we like, but it has a caterer locked in. They have several options, but the one that sounds the best and is the most cost effective looks like the...

AB, Apr 14, 2021 15 222
Plus size cheap wedding dress/rehearsal dress?
Michaila in Wedding Attire, on April 27, 2020 at 3:14 AM

I'm thinking of getting legally married and using my legal ceremony dress as my rehearsal dinner dress the following year - I have another post about that whole story. Anyway, all that to say, I'm...

Sherry, Apr 30, 2020 9 127
Money issues...
Michaila in Family and Relationships, on February 25, 2019 at 12:29 PM

So let me start by saying that I'm a teacher (para) so I made about $20k last year from my full time job (insert rant about teacher salaries in Arizona here and how I'm doing a teacher's job...

Kristina, Dec 19, 2019 28 841
We postponed our wedding - gift ettiquette?
Michaila in Etiquette and Advice, on October 6, 2019 at 1:01 PM

So due to a lot of stuff going on - mainly losing my dad two months before my wedding and my brother being at boot camp and some family drama on my FH's side we decided to postpone our wedding until...

Clíodhna, Oct 8, 2019 3 456
Flower girl basket help
Michaila in Wedding Ceremony, on August 26, 2019 at 2:23 AM

We're having a literary themed wedding so our ring bearer will be using a book instead of a pillow as he walks. I'm still not sure about our flower girl. I can't find a basket I like. My sister made...

Emily, Aug 29, 2019 12 179
My wedding is 72 days away and my dad just died...
Michaila in Family and Relationships, on July 23, 2019 at 1:21 PM

...what do you do? I mean, I knew it was a possibility. He had early onset Alzheimer's and congenitial heart failure and was in the ER last week needing oxygen and we saw a significant decline when he...

Laura, Aug 13, 2019 20 428
All i want is cash to pay off our debt...
Michaila in Registry, on July 9, 2019 at 12:03 PM

So, long story short, me and my FH don't make a ton of money (me = 20k/yr, him = 24k/yr, working on that) and I have a bunch of student loans, but he has this $6000 debt that I'm not going to...

Madison, Aug 13, 2019 61 2,495
Wedding ring - wrap, band, or guard?
Michaila in Wedding Attire, on July 24, 2019 at 10:35 PM

Let's play a game - which ring do you like best? Notable pros and cons: Wrap- Cons- white gold and doesn't come in yellow to match my e-ring Most expensive retail but has a great deal going on Guard-...

Gen, Jul 28, 2019 16 313
i want to kidnap my brother from Basic...
Michaila in Family and Relationships, on July 9, 2019 at 10:50 AM

So here's the story - I'm super proud of my oldest little brother (let's call him M) he just graduated from high school and thinks he wants to be a priest and is super chill and calm and just...

Bridget, Jul 10, 2019 19 580
Save me from the Canon! (processional music help)
Michaila in Wedding Ceremony, on June 28, 2019 at 3:50 PM

So we met with our music director yesterday and long story short, have to rethink our entire processional. I was thinking originally Vivaldi's Winter Largo for the bridesmaids and Ave Maria (Schubert)...

Emily, Jul 9, 2019 11 301 1
Affordable wedding cake options - anyone had experience?
Michaila in Wedding Reception, on July 1, 2019 at 12:54 PM

So we're on a super tight budget but I still want a cake. I'm looking at possibly Walmart, Fry's, maybe Costco (but I want a tiered look and yes I did see that $50 one that someone did that's...

Fawn, Jul 3, 2019 22 721 1
Michaila in Style and Décor, on June 26, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Met with the venue yesterday and these are our dinner/reception chairs. Help. (ceremony's in a church with pews, reception's in the church hall) Don't have a huge budget for decoration and don't know...

latasha, Jun 29, 2019 24 355
Creative Guest Book Ideas
Michaila in Wedding Reception, on June 19, 2019 at 10:59 PM

I'd love to hear your ideas for a creative guest book alternative we could do at our wedding. We don't have any art, so we'd love to have something from our big day to hang on our wall to remind us of...

Katherine, Jun 26, 2019 62 1,203 2
Help me find a wedding band!
Michaila in Wedding Attire, on June 17, 2019 at 10:18 PM

So I absolutely adore my engagement ring - it's small, sweet, and simple. But it's just a princess solitaire so I want to have a little fun with my band (because I can) Initially, I was thinking a...

MIWM, Jun 18, 2019 7 227
Gift Etiquette
Michaila in Etiquette and Advice, on June 11, 2019 at 10:33 PM

So my sister is planning my bridal shower and wrote this really thoughtful note on the bottom/back on the invite she's designing. I just want to make sure it's not a major faux pas and people won't be...

Sherry, Jun 12, 2019 22 509
Shoes for Cinderella size feet
Michaila in Wedding Attire, on May 24, 2019 at 12:39 PM

Let me start out by saying that I wear a size 5 usually in women's. I have been known to own size 2 boy's shoes and wear them, so let's just say I have very small feet. I got caught up in the wedding...

Michaila, Jun 9, 2019 11 300
Food on a budget?
Michaila in Wedding Reception, on April 28, 2019 at 11:50 PM

So since before were engaged, my FH has been saying that his friend Leo would cater our wedding on the cheap. We've been trying to get a quote from him since February and finally heard back that it...

Michaila, May 1, 2019 22 715
Super budget honeymoon ideas
Michaila in Honeymoon, on April 13, 2019 at 11:04 PM

So...here's the situation - we're on a super tight budget but still want to do a honeymoon. Picked our wedding date because it's right before fall break for me as a teacher so I have the week off...

Jenna, Apr 15, 2019 16 324
Good places for engagement photos?
Michaila in Arizona Planning, on February 25, 2019 at 2:34 PM

I'm new to Arizona and would love to take our engagement photos someplace like an old library or bookstore or with a historic look. I was thinking the Irish Cultural Center since I'm Irish and I love...

Sunny, Mar 19, 2019 2 39
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