So it’s been a rough month! My grandfather died suddenly last month! He was my father and took on this role when I was 2 weeks old. I have had to put a ton of money into the funeral and taking care of my grandmother and I had planned to cancel the...
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Thank you so much girl, hugs to you as well! Almost good to go for... View full discussion
Help! I’ve never heard of the bride getting host gifts for who throws her bridal shower. Is this new or customary? I’m getting all my ladies and parents gifts to be given at the rehearsal dinner. But this host gifts thing for bridal shower seems new...
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Have your FH bring flowers for them too at the end of the shower. I... View full discussion
i am going through an approved caterer for my venue. They charge 28% service charge/tax (20%/8%) not including gratuity. It’s buffet style. If I provide a 20% that is 48%!! I’ve looked online and they make $16 bucks an hour not including gratuity....
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That’s really odd.. honestly it sounds like your venue is overcharging... View full discussion
I'm sure you've all been invited to a few weddings since joining this forum. Are there any etiquette faux paus that really bother you?Example: My fiance received a save the date to a wedding in November. I thought it was a little rude, considering...
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Open seating, large gap between ceremony and reception (or large... View full discussion
Today I bought my wedding shoes, they weren’t much at all only 15$ at Gabe’s in Wilmington but they’re gorgeous and comfortable. I honestly want to wear them with everything. All the time. They’re so cute! Is it seen as improper to wear your wedding...
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I can’t wait to wear my wedding shoes afterwards! They’re so cute and... View full discussion
On our RSVP cards we put “we have reserved __ seats in your honor. # attending __” which I first heard about on this forum and thought it would be easy. We got a few questions from people about it, but someone finally wrote in a plus one for her...
Hi All! I figure some of you may have been in this situation and since you don't know the relationship dynamics can answer from a more neutral stance. I have a friend that I have been growing apart from for a few years now. I don't want to go into...
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There’s no nice way to tell her she isn’t a bridesmaid, but if you... View full discussion
We are going to register on amazon, but I would like to register to an actual store too for the older guests that don’t know amazon. We have lived together for four years, so where else did you all register?
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We used amazon and bed bath and beyond! BB&B had a ton of great... View full discussion
Hi everyone! While wedding planning, I have noticed that if I try to focus on all of the things I would want in my dream wedding, I either get overwhelmed by the vision or sad to think that, no, I can't afford to rent the most beautiful china and...
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No drama!! My grandparents caused quite a scene at my cousins family a... View full discussion
I’m getting married in my current city and my family and my FH’s family are traveling about 8 hours for our wedding. Room blocks were made available a year ago and our guests have had more than enough time to prepare and make arrangements if they...
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Omg 😂 we had a family friend who I was originally on the fence about... View full discussion
Hi brides,I need advise... My bridal shower was July 21st, my mom was sick and couldn’t go. Aug 6th my mom passed away. My wedding is October 4th. Since then I have had to work with lawyers for her estate finalize my wedding and put my house on the...
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Hey hun, I’m so sorry for your loss 💕 I would think that most people... View full discussion
DIY seems like a great way to save money, but as the date comes closer... I have to say that doing SO much DIY was a huge regret of mine.I did the following:1. Family Cookbook (gift for reception with 85+ recipes, our family trees, and personalized...
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So beautiful! I’m doing silk flowers all on my own too and I love how... View full discussion
I just wanted to share the cute invites my bridesmaids are sending out tomorrow!!! They are sticking with my whole rustic theme. So exciting!! I wish I didn’t have to blur out info. It takes away from how cute they are lol
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I love it!! We used that design for our invites! 💕 so beautiful for... View full discussion
Anyone dealt with unexpected guests at their reception? What did you do?? My FH’s family is the type to not rsvp and show up or to show up with additional uninvited guests all the time. If they do show up to the reception I definitely don’t plan to...
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This is my greatest fear 😭 If his fam is known for non rsvping I’d... View full discussion
Hi everyone! I’m in a bit of a pickle and could use some advice. I’m getting married in October and I’ve asked 9 beautiful girls to be by my side- all who were very excited and said yes. The planning has been going smoothly and (in my BM’s words)...
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Agree with this. (Also, almost date twins—I’m the 26th!). Maybe if... View full discussion
So last year a good friend of mine had a really small wedding (most invited to the reception weren't at the ceremony) and the reception was a potluck at their home. Everyone had a great time, the food was great, because we were at their home there...
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Do you have a time set yet? If you avoid mealtime you can get away... View full discussion