I’m a university administrator on the west coast with a love of history that I share my fiancé. Our wedding is going to be a simple affair with vintage... View More

I’m a university administrator on the west coast with a love of history that I share my fiancé. Our wedding is going to be a simple affair with vintage touches. We've postponed the party for now, but we're looking forward to a civil ceremony in the USVI this spring!

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All Inclusive Venue on a Budget? Go!
Holly, on March 29, 2021 at 11:41 PM

Hi California Brides, my fiancé and I would like to plan a weekend wedding. Because we’ll be supplying welcome baskets, a welcome event, good-bye brunch, etc. we are trying to find an all inclusive...

Lynnie, Mar 31, 2021 2 69
Wedgewood Weddings - Refund do to Covid-19?
Jacqueline, on May 22, 2020 at 9:06 PM

Hello, my question for brides is, has anyone who contracted with WedgeWood Weddings been able to get a refund? We contracted with Wedwood Weddings in Ca for our wedding which is scheduled for...

Abbey, Apr 22, 2021 14 1
Any Wedgewood Brides on Weddingwire?
Holly, on July 30, 2020 at 2:32 AM

My fiancé and are so excited for our wedding at The Orchard through Wedgewood Weddings, but we’re concerned because our contract and their website say they are not rescheduling weddings unless they...

Kristi, Mar 15, 2021 26
Music for a Courthouse ceremony?
Holly, on August 29, 2020 at 4:32 PM

Hi Brides-and Wives! Has anyone had music or a musician at a courthouse ceremony? My FH and I are brainstorming ideas of how to legally get married on our 10th anniversary while postponing our larger...

Yasmine, Aug 29, 2020 3
Has anyone used Couchwedd to have your wedding license notarized remotely instead of waiting in line at a county clerk’s office?
Holly, on August 23, 2020 at 12:39 PM

My fiancé and I are anticipating postponing our wedding, but our wedding date is our 10th anniversary and we would love to honor it by signing our marriage license and celebrating our marriage when we...

Ash, Oct 18, 2020 11 2
Couples getting married on March 14, 2021
Ebony, on August 18, 2020 at 4:36 PM

Hey wedding Twins! How is planning going? Is there anyone debating on if they should change their date due to Covid? Me and my Fiancé are having a hard time deciding if we should push our date back...

Holly, Aug 23, 2020 5
Spring Wedding Help!
Jessica, on August 18, 2020 at 12:31 AM

Thanks to COVID, I’m forced to change my wedding plans from October to April. I was exploring ideas of moody, jewel toned colors, decor, and flowers for an October wedding but now I need to switch my...

Tara, Aug 21, 2020 11
Has anyone asked their wedding guests to get tested for covid before the wedding? How did it go?
Holly, on August 19, 2020 at 1:37 PM

Hi Brides! Our venue "can't guarantee" we'll be able to reschedule our March wedding, even if there is a mask mandate in the Spring. (They are postponing weddings while they are closed of course, but...

Tee, Aug 27, 2020 4 1
Masks During Ceremony
Rachel, on August 17, 2020 at 1:50 PM

Please tell me if I am being entirely unreasonable. We are getting married Oct. 17, 2020. Members of our bridal party have told us that if they plan on wearing a mask, then they would take it off for...

Amber, Aug 24, 2020 69 5
We had a bad guest - what to do now?
Bride123, on August 10, 2020 at 12:59 PM

My husband and I are recently married. During the wedding, one of my MIL's friends (aged 50's/60's) behaved badly (of course at her goading - story for a different day). She did everything from trying...

Bride123, Aug 17, 2020 24
Temecula with 70 guests or Las Vegas with 30?
Holly, on August 16, 2020 at 1:24 AM

Hi COVID/California Brides! I need your expertise. My fiancé and I have been planning a three day, “destination” wedding for 70 of our family and friends in Temecula wine country in March of 2021. Our...

Stephanie, Aug 28, 2020 4
Still curious.... taking a poll!!
Jamie, on July 29, 2020 at 11:20 AM

I posted this same question about a month ago, and I got some great replies. But as our Covid world changes everyday, I'm wondering if opinions have changed. So here we go again! Lol. Would you feel...

Laura, Aug 3, 2020 46
Do i have to invite my fiancé’s friends?
Kara, on July 27, 2020 at 8:07 PM

I’m planning my wedding for summer 2021. My fiancé has a few childhood friends who got married last year (before we were engaged and a month before we were set to move in together) and who didn’t...

Holly, Jul 29, 2020 13
White Round Tables with a Black Chiffon Runner?
Holly, on July 29, 2020 at 12:32 AM

Hi Brides, I’m having trouble finding an image that matches what I’m imagining in my head. Our tables and chairs are white, our charger plates are wood, our Thank You letters (which are going on each...

Lynnie, Jul 30, 2020 4 105
Night Time Wedding Send-off (sparkler Alternative)
Holly, on July 5, 2020 at 7:23 PM

Hi Brides! My venue doesn’t allow sparklers. Our ceremony and the reception are in the same garden property, so our send-off will be at the end of the night. I don’t think petals, leaves, and bubbles...

Martha, Jul 6, 2020 12
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