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I am 52 years old, and a mother and grandmother. My daughter is 29, and she has a 3-year old daughter whom I love more than life itself. So, 3 years ago I... View More

I am 52 years old, and a mother and grandmother. My daughter is 29, and she has a 3-year old daughter whom I love more than life itself. So, 3 years ago I became a grandma, and despite my worries about being old, it's the greatest thing to ever happen to me. Now, I am with the love of my life and about to get married for the first time!! I am from the SF Bay Area (all my life) and work as a legal secretary for the past 30+ years.

Happily married 🎉

May 29, 2021

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Shuttle Timing vs Hotel Checkin vs Start Time
Katelyn, on June 17, 2021 at 3:47 PM

Hi There - I've just run into the biggest hurdle I've experienced so far in planning. Our wedding is about 2 hours away from where most of our guests live, so 90% of them will be staying at a hotel....

Cristy, Jun 18, 2021 7
Wedding invitations as olive branch
Shannon, on June 16, 2021 at 3:38 PM

The set up is important. My dad has never been super close with his brother/my uncle (we'll call him S). His wife (M) and he have a daughter (C), who is a high school freshman. I'm not close with any...

AJ, Jun 16, 2021 9
Rehearsal Dinner Stress
Lauren, on May 24, 2021 at 4:45 PM

I'm feeling a little stressed about the rehearsal dinner and would love to know what other people have done! For some background, we're getting married in Texas on Memorial Day weekend next year. All...

Megan, Jun 2, 2021 15
Erica, on May 20, 2021 at 6:31 PM

I need to find a junior bridesmaid dress and I don’t want them to spend a lot $$ on it. Has anyone gotten bridesmaid dresses from Azazie or Birdy Grey? Or have any other suggestions of...

Tammy, Jun 13, 2021 17
Bridal expo grand prize winner
Kelsey, on May 20, 2021 at 9:49 PM

I attended a wedding expo in PA last night and ended up having my name chosen and announced during the event to win the grand prize - a 7 night resort stay at a destination of our choice. Has anyone...

Mary, May 27, 2021 7 1
Save the dates- what did you do?
Debbie, on May 20, 2021 at 11:31 PM

What did you all do for save the dates? My travel planner (destination wedding) keeps telling me about appy couple being a popular way to go. I was thinking an actual post card like or magnet. Is that...

Yasmine, May 24, 2021 17
Wedding don't: putting guests to work
Elizabeth, on May 21, 2021 at 6:39 PM

I can't help but share this with the forum because I am so rubbed the wrong way. FH and I flew to an out of town wedding today. We spent a ton of money on flights and hotels to go to this. When we...

Dj Tanner, May 25, 2021 38
7 days till i do's !
Biaani, on May 21, 2021 at 11:32 AM

WOAH! We are officially 7 days away from our BIG DAY 😍 I'm not nervous at all (yet lol). I'm just extremely excited. Pretty sure nerves are gonna hit that day. Everything is basically set. Picked up...

Tina, May 22, 2021 9
How big is your bouquet going to be?
Elizabeth, on May 19, 2021 at 6:46 PM

Are you gonna hold a bush or a single stem? Maybe somewhere in between? I personally don't know but would love to hear what and why you chose what you chose in terms of size.

Katherine, Jun 3, 2021 34 1
Picky guest meal - please help!
Laura, on May 18, 2021 at 11:35 PM

Please help my fiancé and I solve this issue. We will be serving chicken and salmon (recommended by catering company as steaks have various temps), vegetarian dish to our adult guests. However, ONE...

Michelle, May 20, 2021 63
What is this called?
Tai, on May 19, 2021 at 1:34 AM

Need to figure out what is this called

Cristy, May 19, 2021 8
2 days 20 hours
Hcook, on May 19, 2021 at 5:43 AM

So still have alot to do, we have a few hiccups. But will get it done. Any other brides Marrying, this weekend? Remember breathe. Side note, I had a mishap with my original boots for wedding. But...

Cristy, May 19, 2021 2
Freakin out!
Jessica, on May 19, 2021 at 7:01 AM

My wedding is next week and I absolutely love the back of my dress. Yesterday I went for my final fitting and it didn’t fit. 😱 even the seamstress was surprised! Haven’t gained weight. She believes...

Bride2Be, May 28, 2021 17
Thoughts on our seating dilemma
, on May 19, 2021 at 8:09 AM

So my fh mother made it clear very early on in our 17 month engagement that she does not want to be seated anywhere near his father. At first we thought she was joking because right before the...

Cristy, May 19, 2021 8
Unresponsive Paid In Full Venue
Tamika, on May 19, 2021 at 10:18 AM

Should I change venues? I’m getting really nervous!!!! Our wedding is 7/18/21. In the past week, our wedding planner was notified by the vendor of the following changes: 1. Current refundable...

Cristy, May 19, 2021 16
Sister-in-law hosting rehearsal dinner and welcome party - how to thank/acknowledge?
Emyli, on May 19, 2021 at 12:15 PM

Hello! My future sister-in-law has graciously offered to fully host our rehearsal dinner and our welcome party. We were initially looking at a more affordable rehearsal dinner and a non hosted party...

Tina, May 19, 2021 5
Will my dress look weird outdoors?
Leeza, on May 19, 2021 at 1:24 PM

Hi Everyone, I'm hoping you all can give me some piece in mind since I cant discuss this with fh. We were originally going to be married on January 23, 2021 but of course COVID happened and we ended...

Leeza, May 20, 2021 11
Dress with tattoos showing!
Anna, on May 19, 2021 at 1:40 PM

I have a tattoo on botth side and is sticking out of dress. I was told makeup could rub off on dress depending what brand. Options anyone?

Grace, May 19, 2021 7
Recommendations for Teeth Whitening
Cristy, on May 18, 2021 at 2:19 PM

Hey everyone! My wedding is in 11 days!! I've got just about everything under control, and finished/paid for/booked. However, I forgot about my teeth!! They aren't horrible, but I was planning on...

Khomx, Apr 29, 2022 24 2
Inviting a friend but not her partner?
Penelope, on May 17, 2021 at 4:28 AM

My boyfriend and I have been together for over 6 years. My friend (the bride) knows him and worked with him in the past too. He doesn't really like him but is civil and friendly. A few weeks ago she...

Cristy, May 18, 2021 14
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