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July 19, 2020

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Kate, on July 6, 2020 at 6:55 PM

Hey brides! How do you feel about postponing/canceling during these trying times? Clearly doing either really, really sucks but if a wedding can’t happen due to things being closed or for safety...

Melissa, Jul 8, 2020 19
Bridal shower after legal ceremony?
Caileigh, on July 6, 2020 at 10:43 AM

Due to this global pandemic my fiancé and I postponed all of our pre-wedding events, however we did legally get married on our original date. It was just us and our parents- we still plan on having...

Lindsay, Jul 6, 2020 12 1
Florida Name Change
Yvana, on July 6, 2020 at 10:53 AM

I got married on June 19th and I am trying to figure out where to start with my name change. I saw a website called but i’m scared to do it in case it turns out to be a scam. Has...

Megan, Jul 6, 2020 4
Bachelorette ideas during covid (socially distant)
Emma, on July 6, 2020 at 11:14 AM

I’m not having a bachelorette party with Covid... Has anyone found any fun ways to get together with your BM’s virtually??

Kristen, Aug 6, 2020 11
Black Brides/curly Brides- hair w/ destination wedding
Karly, on July 6, 2020 at 12:28 PM

Black Brides & textured hair brides- I need advice! I’m doing a destination wedding and I need some advice. Before I leave , I’m getting my hair done by my stylist. My hair can last up to two...

Llcool_Kay, Jul 15, 2020 7
New Dress?
Jaclyn, on July 2, 2020 at 12:16 PM

We are currently scheduled to get married on December 12 but are leaning towards postponing the wedding to next year and just having a small backyard ceremony with immediate family this year. My...

Waitingtomarry20, Jul 2, 2020 7
To my covid bride friends- eloping
Ashley, on July 2, 2020 at 1:33 PM

Idk who needs to hear this, but you do WHATEVER you want and call it WHATEVER you want. But let me tell you my story. Background:We’re supposed to be getting this October, and as of right now, we’re...

Ashley, Jul 4, 2020 20 1
Elopement and pushed reception/marriage renewal?
Kristina, on June 29, 2020 at 1:23 PM

Hi guys We are so overwhelmed with what to do. We were supposed to get married this year but ended up pushing it to October 2021 due to COVID. However, we still would like to get married this year and...

Gina, Jun 30, 2020 8
Help! What should i do?
Joan, on June 28, 2020 at 10:40 PM

My wedding caterer was found dead and there is foul play involved. He was the owner and operator of his business. I dont want to be insensitive to the family situation because it was unexpected...

Blane, Jun 30, 2020 29
For family or for you?
Stephanie, on June 25, 2020 at 3:12 PM

So you put all this time and energy and money into planning this one day. Are you planning on what you both (as the couple) want or what you know your family would not complain about? For example :...

Jacquelene, Jun 28, 2020 24
Advice on officiant
April, on June 25, 2020 at 3:13 PM

OK. So my fiance and I just want to get married in the eyes of God first and foremost. My question is. Do we have to have a marriage license from the court house judge before we can hire a preacher to...

Ashley, Jun 26, 2020 5
Did you pick out your own ring?
Bella, on June 25, 2020 at 3:34 PM

I’m curious how other couples picked out their rings. Did you find what you wanted and send it to your FH? Did you give him an idea of what you wanted and then just cross your fingers? If you picked...

Veronica, Jul 4, 2020 126 2
covid brides, anyone else just over even having a wedding?
Elle, on June 24, 2020 at 12:49 PM

Our wedding was postponed to August, and now August is not happening either. At this point I’m just over the whole thing and have no desire to even plan a wedding anymore. Is anyone else feeling this...

Virginia, Jun 24, 2020 12 1
Marrying since Covid?
Brandi, on June 17, 2020 at 11:05 PM

Hi all, I hope all is well. I was hoping to hear from the brides that still married their spouse in the midst of COVID. How did that work for you? What was your day like? Are you planning anything for...

Lynnie, Jun 19, 2020 5 134
Reception Ideas
Brandi, on June 12, 2020 at 9:24 PM

Whew! It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I hope all is well and that everyone is safe, healthy and in good spirits. We didn’t postpone our wedding. We want to move forward with marrying one another....

Sara, Jun 13, 2020 5 129 2
In a very unsure place... ( uninviting guests)
Robin, on June 8, 2020 at 3:22 PM

Due to -the- circumstances, we had to cancel our wedding on May 2nd, 2020. As of right now, we are currently out of a venue and are unsure if we will be able to afford a place to fit the number of...

Christine, Jun 9, 2020 16
What else should be on my radar?
Brandi, on March 9, 2020 at 9:28 AM

Hi Friends, I hope all is well. I know we get this question often but I’m at that place in planning where I feel like I need to be doing something or spending something lol. My wedding in 242 days...

Clíodhna, Mar 12, 2020 3 77
mil doesn’t want to do a dance
Brandi, on January 27, 2020 at 12:05 PM

Hi all! So, my FMIL doesn’t want to do a son-daughter dance at the wedding. She doesn’t like the spotlight. We suggested a 30 second dance but she doesn’t want that either. I’m cool with it. Not mad....

Allison, Jan 27, 2020 6
Courthouse then Ceremony
Brandi, on January 5, 2020 at 6:13 PM

Hi all! Happy New Year! Anyone did a courthouse wedding first and then had a wedding? Like, what was your experience? Did it take the joy or happiness away once you finally had the wedding?

Kristen, Jan 5, 2020 6
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