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willowby galatea dress brides
Natalie in Wedding Attire, on November 2, 2020 at 6:42 PM

Hi my fellow Willowby Galatea dress brides! 2 questions: 1. What did you do for a bra?2. How much did your alterations cost? Thanks!

Christyn, Mar 17, 2022 5 221
Hotel Block - why do they need my credit card?
Natalie in Planning, on December 27, 2019 at 1:52 PM

OK ladies I have another question, I found a hotel that doesn't hold us financially responsible if rooms are unused, so I wanted to go ahead and book rooms with them. However, they're asking for a...

Emma, Jun 28, 2021 10 592
Long Engagement - Any 2021 Brides?
Natalie in Planning, on April 26, 2019 at 3:09 PM

My fiance proposed on January 26th 2019. This is my second marriage and we are paying for everything ourselves, so we're planning a longer than traditional engagement to allow ourselves to budget and...

Ashly, Feb 20, 2020 249 4,081 6
san antonio brides - dj Connection?
Natalie in Texas Planning, on October 30, 2019 at 11:14 AM

San Antonio Brides, has anyone used, or is anyone using DJ Connection? They're really highly reviewed online, but it makes me kind of nervous that everything is done over the phone and you don't meet...

Amy, Feb 12, 2020 3 41
Awkward co-worker situation - invite or not?
Natalie in Planning, on December 30, 2019 at 2:35 PM

I need opinions on a slightly awkward invite situation I found myself in. FH & I decided we would not be inviting co-workers to the wedding, as we aren't particularly close with any of ours. Side...

Angel, Dec 31, 2019 7 167 1
Wedding Wire, The Knot, Or Zola Website?
Natalie in Planning, on December 27, 2019 at 4:08 PM

Which wedding website did you like best? I have tinkered around with websites on each platform and I can't decide which is the best fit. We're getting ready to order save the dates and the back will...

Eri, Dec 28, 2019 18 703 1
Anyone ever not reserve a block of hotel rooms?
Natalie in Planning, on December 26, 2019 at 5:36 PM

Just curious if this is a thing some people skip, or if it's considered necessary.

Natalie, Dec 27, 2019 30 441 1
Where to store dress - one year out
Natalie in Wedding Attire, on December 26, 2019 at 5:38 PM

Hi all, I found my dream dress and bought it early. It's at the bridal salon now. My wedding is January 2nd 2021. I plan to get my alterations done probably around October 2020. I'm trying to figure...

Catherine, Dec 27, 2019 12 125
Engagement pics! Semi photo heavy
Natalie in Parties and Events, on November 21, 2019 at 4:45 PM

We got our engagement pics back and WE LOVE THEM! We narrowed it down to our absolute top favorites, and there are 13. Choosing save the dates is going to be tough haha pic 1 Pic 2 pic 3 pic 4 pic 5...

Clíodhna, Nov 22, 2019 12 159
Save The Date Question - postcards?
Natalie in Planning, on November 13, 2019 at 11:08 AM

I like the idea of postcard style save the dates, it seems like a lot less work than stuffing and addressing envelopes. My question is, did anyone have any issues with the postcards getting damaged in...

Melle, Nov 13, 2019 12 137 1
My dress is in! Going to try it on...
Natalie in Wedding Attire, on November 7, 2019 at 4:41 PM

My dress came in and I am SO excited to go try it on this Saturday and to try on veils. I'm also oddly nervous! I ordered the dress in a different color than the one I tried on (ordered Ivory, tried...

Natalie, Nov 13, 2019 26 277
Tell me about your bridal party!
Natalie in Planning, on November 4, 2019 at 3:15 PM

I thought it would be fun to talk a little bit about who we chose to stand with us on one of the biggest days of our lives . Can't wait for all the fun activities with these ladies! Who's in your...

Kristine, Nov 7, 2019 41 283
Planning - when did time start going by fast?
Natalie in Planning, on October 30, 2019 at 4:57 PM

My fiance proposed January 2019 and we are getting married January 2021. We already booked a lot of our vendors & I am just anxiously waiting for time to go by. Do you remember feeling like the...

kymarmck, Nov 1, 2019 24 280
Work Christmas Party @ Wedding Venue
Natalie in Planning, on October 28, 2019 at 11:52 AM

I just found out our work Christmas party is going to be at our wedding venue. I'm excited because I've never attended an event there before! I'll get to scope out the catering and decor, I'll be...

Tara, Oct 31, 2019 2 104
Engagement photo tips?
Natalie in Planning, on October 28, 2019 at 11:57 AM

We're taking our engagement photos in a couple of weeks. I'm nervous and usually don't like how I look in posed pictures. Any tips for getting good pics?

Ann, Oct 29, 2019 19 227 1
Anyone else not doing a rehearsal?
Natalie in Etiquette and Advice, on October 18, 2019 at 2:47 PM

So we are getting married January 2nd. That means that the day before is a holiday, so our venue will not be open. My fiance has been a groomsman in several weddings, and always feels as if the...

Natalie, Oct 28, 2019 28 410
Tips for Choosing dj
Natalie in Planning, on October 17, 2019 at 12:07 PM

Do you have any tips for choosing your DJ? It's one of the last vendors we are hung up on. We visited one DJ and got a quote, they also quoted us for some gobo lighting and a photobooth. We liked them...

Brandi, Oct 18, 2019 6 87
1-2-21 Brides - looking for date twins!
Natalie in Planning, on October 16, 2019 at 5:39 PM

Any other 1-2-21 brides?? When I started planning a few months ago everyone acted like the date was so far away, but the time has really flown by! Less than a year and a half to go

Natalie, Oct 17, 2019 3 77
Hotel Room Blocks - When to book, and how many rooms
Natalie in Planning, on October 14, 2019 at 11:25 AM

Our wedding is still a year and 2 months away, so I know it's too early to look into booking hotel blocks yet. My question is, do you generally reserve the room block before or after receiving RSVPs...

MrsD, Oct 14, 2019 9 182
Got quote from florist - what is your floral budget?
Natalie in Planning, on September 27, 2019 at 9:56 AM

So one aspect that's been hard to budget for us is floral, including centerpieces. I just couldn't really get a feel for "average" prices. That being said, we were quoted $2,929.00 for all...

Jaime, Sep 27, 2019 9 214 1
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