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Diane
Venue
Diane, on November 21, 2019 at 4:48 PM

Hello fellow brides, So I got engaged a few months ago and we are starting our wedding planning. We are from Long Island and I'm having a real hard time finding a venue that is budget friendly and...

GymRat, Dec 6, 2019 4 1
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Long Island Wedding Venue Help Please!!
Gracie, on November 19, 2019 at 3:21 PM

We recently got engaged and are looking for a venue in New York on Long Island. We would appreciate any input on how to shop for a venue here. It all seems overwhelming -- they all seem to offer great...

Stephanie, Aug 23, 2021 15
Sully
Gantry Plaza State Park
Sully, on March 19, 2018 at 6:47 PM

Has anyone recently done any engagement shoots at Gantry Park? Just wondering if you need a permit for an engagement shoot? I read you need one for commercial photos, but it seem unclear about...

Concetta, May 21, 2018 7
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Wedding Vows
Paige, on December 15, 2017 at 2:18 PM

How many of you wrote your own wedding vows? How early did you start writing them and how many drafts did it take you to get to what you were wanting to say? For those of you in the process of writing...

Yoomie, Dec 22, 2017 17
Kristin
Which Video Package?
Kristin, on December 14, 2017 at 11:14 AM

We put down a deposit with a videographer last night (or do they prefer to be called cinematographers now?) Anyway we did not commit to a package yet. Which would you pick?? A. The "signature"...

Kristin, Dec 14, 2017 7
Maranda
Vows
Maranda, on December 13, 2017 at 11:53 AM

Question for those that plan to write their own vows or have already written them, how long were they? I want to be thorough but keep it short and sweet at the same time. Right now I'm at 231 words....

Emily, Dec 17, 2017 26
Megan
Tipping Photographer/Videographer
Megan, on December 12, 2017 at 2:04 PM

What percent of a tip is customary for wedding photographers and videographers? When do you give it and how, check, cash, etc? We are hiring two separate companies and it is adventure elopement style....

Elizabeth, Dec 12, 2017 4
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Airbrush makeup vs traditional
Mary, on December 10, 2017 at 9:11 AM

Alright I need some help! My wedding is less than a month away and I still haven't secured makeup. Can someone tell me if the airbrush is really worth it? What experience does everyone have with it?...

kimberly, Apr 8, 2018 16
Kelsaquix
Bridal Planning Blues
Kelsaquix, on December 11, 2017 at 2:42 PM

Hi lovelies! FH and I are 6mo our from the wedding and have already been engaged close to 2yrs, so we have been planning for quite a while. Most of my bridal party and best friends live out of state,...

MissDec1, Dec 12, 2017 15
Michelle
BAS-Tea Party Edition
Michelle, on December 11, 2017 at 1:30 PM

My mom and my sister (MOH) hosted a bridal shower for me yesterday. I am so grateful to them and to the 30 nearest and dearest women in my life that came, they made my day so special. We played games,...

Michelle, Dec 11, 2017 6
Light Haired Girl
NWR: Speeding Ticket
Light Haired Girl, on December 11, 2017 at 12:40 PM

My ticket is in Ohio, I live in Kentucky. I know all states have different laws. Anyways, I got a ticket for going 70/55. This is my first time getting a ticket. I want to go to court for it since I...

Mrsbdg, Dec 20, 2017 52
Catti Labelle
E-Pics - A cloudy day in Brooklyn
Catti Labelle, on November 29, 2017 at 6:24 PM

Hey all, my photographer delivered my e-pics on Monday. I wanted to post my favorites on WW right away, but I decided to get a Cyber Monday deal on STDs instead, which surprisingly ate up a ton of...

KarenO, Dec 8, 2017 45
Kate
Tip Help Needed - Especially from other LI Brides
Kate, on December 6, 2017 at 9:19 AM

I'm trying to plan out how much cash we need to take out for the tip envelopes. The venue is an all exclusive type on LI so it cuts down on the people we need to tip (i.e. no caterer). There is an...

GymRat, Dec 7, 2017 15
LuvBeingMarried2Him!
NWR: Nassau County, LI Shower Venue
LuvBeingMarried2Him!, on December 4, 2017 at 5:46 PM

Does anyone have any suggestions for either an Italian, Greek or brunch restaurant for a shower in Nassau County for about 35 guests? Looking for a place with parking. I've searched the venue tab and...

firstoneat56, Dec 21, 2017 9
Abbie
How much did you pay for your videographer?
Abbie, on November 30, 2017 at 10:51 AM

FH told me last night that he wants to have a videographer. Originally this was not a detail either of us cared about, but he's from Mexico and due to a number of reasons he'll have almost no family...

Junko, Nov 30, 2017 20
Melody
I'm so torn...Dress advice needed!
Melody , on November 18, 2017 at 7:23 PM

So about a week or so ago I posted about not having a dress yet....Well I had 2 appointments scheduled for today and one for tomorrow. The first appointment date went great so I cancelled the other...

Leila, Nov 20, 2017 91
KDoubleU
PRO BAM! KDoubleU is now KC **Pic Heavy
KDoubleU, on November 19, 2017 at 3:15 PM

I will start with 2 things, update your damn avatar and listen to the resounding, amazing advice on this site. My wedding wouldn't have been half as great if it were not for everyone's advice. As...

FutureMrsA, Nov 21, 2017 73
Candy
Bachelorette dress!
Candy, on November 10, 2017 at 10:23 AM

My dress was delivered last night! Super excited! Gunna do black tights and black boots with it!

Candy, Nov 10, 2017 10
MrsLabrec
Q: on thank you notes
MrsLabrec, on November 9, 2017 at 5:21 PM

Q: there was a total of: (11 people (5 couples. & 1 person) who did NOT give H and I anything. Mot even a card. We got our thank you cards in the mail. What's the protocol for a thank you card?...

Mrs. Sitz, Nov 9, 2017 12
Bridecb
Curious - What is/was your hair and make up budget for Bride?
Bridecb, on November 9, 2017 at 11:07 AM

Wondering what others have or will spend on bridal hair, make up, trials, etc. Feel free to share pics of your trials as well if you'd like!

bluevelvet, Nov 10, 2017 22
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