I work as a patient care tech at a hospital outside of Chicago. I have watched nearly every friend marry, even remarry, and begin families and I truly... View More

I work as a patient care tech at a hospital outside of Chicago. I have watched nearly every friend marry, even remarry, and begin families and I truly believed I would never have my turn to be a bride. What I'd isn't know is in hanging out with Dan, someone I only saw once a year at cons and tagged in funny memes on Facebook, in December 2017 that it would lead to the road where I would find a man not only worthy of a close friendship but one that could truly accept me for who I am and as one I never had to wear a mask around. He is a priceless gift and I am truly happy to walk this path with him.


March 23, 2022

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How to pack a wedding dress
Slrhoshi, on October 14, 2021 at 4:41 AM

I will be flying from Chicago to Orlando for my wedding which means baggage and needing to pack my wedding dress and get it on a plane. The dress I'm using is a ballgown and I do have a hoop skirt...

Slrhoshi, Oct 22, 2021 14
Kenisha, on October 6, 2021 at 1:34 PM

How have others handled elopements and buying a wedding dress? My partner and I want a small thing with just us two but I also want a gorgeous dress. I would love to hear how others have juggled this....

Samantha, Oct 14, 2021 6
Rehearsal dinner outfits - what are you wearing?
Rachel, on October 7, 2021 at 1:19 PM

Hi: Everyone! I was just wondering what you’re planning on wearing for your rehearsal dinner? I know some Brides wear some pretty cute outfits so I was wondering if anyone else is having fun with...

Slrhoshi, Oct 14, 2021 19
Elopement - What are you doing for your reception?
Grace, on October 7, 2021 at 1:26 PM

I am planning an elopement. I will just be me, my fiance and his parents. Would like to do something special afterwards but don't really wanna cook at home lol. If you're doing something special...

Slrhoshi, Oct 14, 2021 4 1
Half dry reception?
Hope, on October 12, 2021 at 3:09 PM

I'm helping a couple of friends plan their wedding. I know my thoughts on this (don't come at me with the pitchforks, I had an open bar at my wedding!!), but I want to see what others think. Context:...

Willow, Oct 14, 2021 10
"Cocktail hour" without food
Cassie, on October 12, 2021 at 6:57 PM

So we're doing a small ceremony with only immediate family and the bridal part. The rest of our 40 guests are only invited to the reception. We plan to make a big entrance because most guest will not...

Cassie, Oct 18, 2021 21
Where is everyone getting married?
Melissa, on October 13, 2021 at 8:51 AM

Have you picked a location? Venue? Mine's in Jamaica over the water 😁!

Amber, Jan 9, 2022 186 7
How to cancel vendors
Slrhoshi, on September 11, 2021 at 10:52 PM

While I know many vendors are probably use to this by now due to covid, is it more polite to call and cancel with a follow up email or is an email enough to cancel the contracts? Our plans changed and...

Hannah, Sep 13, 2021 4 132
Announce new plan or just send announcement cards?
Slrhoshi, on September 11, 2021 at 10:49 PM

Okay this got a bit complicated due to my own stressing out about financial stuff and on going Covid drama. We recently changed our plan from doing a smallish wedding locally to now doing an even...

Laura, Sep 26, 2021 4 128
Favors or no favors?
Jessica, on January 15, 2021 at 12:26 PM

Having a predicament. so i’m not crazy about giving favors to our guests. the way i see it, i’m throwing an expensive party in our name and feeding you and giving you unlimited booze to celebrate our...

Merissa, Jan 17, 2021 16
Bouquet/garter toss
Stephanie, on January 15, 2021 at 5:29 PM

Ladies i need opinions. what are yalls thoughts on the tosses? what alternatives are yall doing in stead or are yall still doing it. I heard that you could give it to the couple together the longest....

Michelle, Jan 19, 2021 26
Walking me down the aisle
Krissy, on January 16, 2021 at 12:54 AM

Okay so me and my dad have always been super close so obviously he is going to walk me down but my step dad has been in my life for 12 years now and my mom keeps saying I should have both of them walk...

Jennifer, Jan 23, 2021 10
Where will you live?
Beni, on January 16, 2021 at 8:07 AM

Hey fam, i was curious to know if you all knew before getting engaged where you would live or what your living situation as a couple would be. Currently my Finance and I have discussed it and we do...

Beni, Jan 29, 2021 50
Who is getting flowers at your wedding?
Connie, on January 16, 2021 at 6:41 PM

I don't know that there is a hard and fast tradition regarding who gets boutonnieres and corsages at a wedding, but I am curious to know what y'all are doing! I am DIYing our flowers and just realized...

Michelle, Jan 25, 2021 17
Parents are Unhappily Married
Juwel, on January 16, 2021 at 8:50 PM

My parents have been unhappily married for 35 years (they got pregnant early on in their dating relationship). I am having a tough time navigating sharing the joy of being in a wonderfully loving...

Slrhoshi, Jan 17, 2021 4
Planning too early??
Sofia, on January 16, 2021 at 9:12 PM

Anyone else starting to plan before they've gotten engaged? my boyfriend and i have already talked to each other about it and he told me "the sooner i start planning, the better". i also just love...

Samantha, Jan 17, 2021 11
Specifying Dress Code=tacky and rude?
Brianna, on January 13, 2021 at 7:30 PM

We have plenty of time to plan, so I'm taking my time to weigh my options with everything. However, I'm so torn on this. We're having an upscale wedding, I think our guests can tell that just by...

Jennifer, Jan 29, 2021 94
Mrs. Spring
Names After Marriage!
Mrs. Spring, on January 13, 2021 at 5:47 AM

What are your plans with your last name after marriage? No changes? Taking spouse's name? Hyphenating? Creating a new last name?

Mrs. Spring, Mar 6, 2021 63
Table assignments
Bride2Be, on January 13, 2021 at 7:41 PM

For those of you who are assigning people to a specific table, are you also assigning them to a specific seat? Are you doing individual guest cards or one board for people to read off of? Are you...

mrswinteriscoming, Jan 14, 2021 21
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