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Young woman in her mid-20's engaged to a soon to be out of the military man. We survived his bootcamp, training, and an 11 month deployment overseas while... View More

Young woman in her mid-20's engaged to a soon to be out of the military man. We survived his bootcamp, training, and an 11 month deployment overseas while I was planning our wedding on my own back in the states. I believe we can get through anything. I'm someone who doesn't go with etiquette and instead goes with what's best for us and our guests. Yes I'm that girl whose having a cash bar, included an optional registry info card with her invitations, and absolutely hates wedding websites. Not all rules apply to every person's wedding so don't be afraid to break some for just ONE day of your life.

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Last Name Worries
Olivia in Married Life, on April 1, 2021 at 5:53 AM

Husband and I have been married over a year now and we decided early on that neither of us wanted his last name nor to hyphenate both names due to obvious teasing that we would have to deal with for...

Kari, Apr 5, 2021 12 222
To Pay Or Not To Pay?
Olivia in Etiquette and Advice, on September 27, 2019 at 1:44 PM

Hello! So there's a groomsman in the wedding party who is a friend to both me and my fiance. The problem is he works part time and they've cut back his hours (everyone's hours actually) quite a bit...

MrsD, Sep 30, 2019 12 207 1
Olivia in Family and Relationships, on September 14, 2019 at 10:25 PM

I love my mom. She has been a huge help planning everything and has some great ideas. BUT. (partial rant/advice needed. sorry its long) She gets such an attitude and pushy and gets upset when...

Olivia, Sep 15, 2019 17 229
Bridal Shower Wording
Olivia in Parties and Events, on September 3, 2019 at 3:17 PM

Hello! I'm having my shower next month, my mom and bridesmaids are throwing it but I've still been pretty hands on with a lot of things due to the fact that no one else knows how to work a Cricut...

Olivia, Sep 3, 2019 5 91
Bridal Party Dancing
Olivia in Wedding Reception, on August 16, 2019 at 7:59 PM

So I was just informed by my mother that its basically a requirement for the bridal party to pair up and dance with each other at some point during the reception. I guess after the first dance to...

Florida Marlins, Aug 18, 2019 19 257
Circut Machine Wedding Use
Olivia in Do It Yourself, on November 20, 2018 at 2:59 PM

So my dad recently got me and my mother a Circut machine and I am just beginning to learn how to use it but this thing is supposed to be amazing and be able to do all these awesome things with papers...

wethebest4ever, Dec 4, 2018 20 743
Wedding Games
Olivia in Wedding Reception, on November 27, 2018 at 8:18 PM

So my reception is being held outdoors under this huge acorn tree with garden lights all through it. The area comes with a small green area with a lamp post style old clock in one corner and we're...

Rachael, Nov 30, 2018 20 152
Is there such thing as too little involvement?
Olivia in Planning, on November 25, 2018 at 3:30 AM

So my wedding is pretty far off but with my fiance being deployed I, along with MOH's help and talking with my fiance as much as possible, have been doing a lot of basic planning to set things up so...

Olivia, Nov 25, 2018 4 137
i Got An Amazing Deal!
Olivia in Planning, on November 14, 2018 at 1:33 AM

So not to pat myself on the back too much but due to the venue sales rep making a mistake on the projected pricing sheet and then again when she said the original date we wanted was free and later...

Olivia, Nov 14, 2018 8 149
Taking a Last Name
Olivia in Etiquette and Advice, on November 8, 2018 at 1:26 PM

So my last name is James, his is LeBron (yes get your laughs out now). Back in the day his father was angry at his own dad and legally changed the name to LeBron, no idea what the original name was. I...

Olivia, Nov 9, 2018 12 262
Thursday Wedding, No Small Kids, Non-religious Wedding
Olivia in Etiquette and Advice, on November 7, 2018 at 4:05 AM

So I would love to hear from individuals who have had a Thursday evening wedding, a wedding with no small/no kids at all, and/or a non-religious wedding when one or both sides of the family are pretty...

Bendetta, Nov 8, 2018 19 200
Who Needs Eight Salads!
Olivia in Planning, on November 6, 2018 at 1:26 AM

Little rant. So my fiance is currently deployed and, with major help and support from my parents, I've been visiting venues and talking about packages and basically planning everything mostly on my...

Jane, Nov 7, 2018 17 269
Bar at Reception Advice
Olivia in Etiquette and Advice, on October 27, 2018 at 12:07 AM

So originally my fiance and I agreed a cash bar would be the best choice for the reception. We're paying for the wedding ourselves with barely any help from family so we can't afford an open or tab...

MrsD, Oct 29, 2018 11 330
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