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Olivia

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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November 2, 2019

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Last Name Worries
Olivia, 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
Diana
DIY Bouquets?
Diana, on March 31, 2021 at 8:00 PM

Is any bride doing their own bouquets? Are you doing real or artificial flowers?

Kylee, Apr 18, 2021 35
Kristen
Show me your wedding cakes!
Kristen, on February 2, 2020 at 8:45 AM

I need ideas. I am very weird about my wedding in that I do not want to copy cat most things my friends have done for their weddings ha ha. I didn't want the same venue, photographer, cake design...

Kristen, Feb 18, 2020 59
Sinéad
Who’s getting married this week? (10/28/19 - 11/3/19)
Sinéad, on October 28, 2019 at 7:05 AM

Congratulations and happy wedding week!! Post your week-of thoughts, feelings, mood, date- anything to help us give you a great send off! Make sure you come back to post pictures and share advice...

Toni, Nov 1, 2019 24
Suzie
Changing your last name? Why/why not?
Suzie, on October 7, 2019 at 8:37 PM

Hey everyone. I am on the fence about whether or not to change my name. FH is not pushing it at all, and in fact is encouraging me not to. His last name is long and complicated, no one pronounces it...

Suzie, Jan 22, 2020 84 2
Tranean
No children please
Tranean, on October 12, 2019 at 9:56 AM

My husband and I decided we didn’t want children under a certain age at our vow renewal. What’s the best way to articulate this request in the invitation?

Judith, Oct 15, 2019 72
Hannah
What's the most ridiculous thing someone has gotten mad at you over during planning?
Hannah, on October 9, 2019 at 11:24 AM

Just for fun because I'm two months out and my stress levels are through the roof, and laughing at some of this stuff keeps me sane! LOL. I'll go first: 1. My mom got soooo mad when I told her that I...

Traci, Dec 15, 2019 77
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To Pay Or Not To Pay?
Olivia, 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 1
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Momzilla
Olivia, 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
Martika
Is it just me?
Martika, on September 14, 2019 at 10:42 PM

Is it just me? I do not want a wedding that just myself decides on. It is a celebration of us and my fiance is just in a "meh" mood. I want him to be excited and wondrous of what we are accomplishing....

Martika, Sep 16, 2019 12
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a wedding without a church and all the etiquette
John, on September 13, 2019 at 9:26 AM

Please do not take this message as a statement that opposes people who want "traditional" weddings, but have you attended any weddings the past few years that not only took place outside a church...

Olivia, Sep 15, 2019 16
Paige L.
What things do you refuse to have at your wedding?
Paige L., on September 3, 2019 at 8:39 AM

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...

Priscilla, Dec 1, 2019 271 4
Jen
Demanding an invite?
Jen, on September 13, 2019 at 12:11 PM

There's a woman and her husband that have been friends of my parents' since I was 3. She and her husband attended my first wedding 18 years ago, but I've had limited interaction with her since then....

Olivia, Sep 23, 2019 37
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Bridal Shower Wording
Olivia, 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
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It Would Be the Worst!
Meredith, on August 28, 2019 at 11:01 AM

What is the worst thing that could happen at your wedding? I mean, what's the worst 'wedding horror story' you've heard? Mine would be that a past girlfriend of Dave's came & professed her love...

Meredith, Sep 5, 2019 56
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Many Non-Gifting Guests
Karen, on June 1, 2017 at 1:09 AM

I'm hoping this post doesn't result in negativity though I know I run the risk of attacks here. The title may make me sound greedy, superficial and ungrateful but I promise I'm not. I'm incredibly...

Samantha, Mar 15, 2021 88 2
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