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Inviting best friend bf or not or both
Erica, Yesterday at 2:53 AM

Hello everyone. Sorry beforehand if my grammar is bad. Idk how to start this. I'm having a wedding party and I am contemplating on inviting my best friend bf or both. The reason is I felt like they...

Jacks, Yesterday at 9:48 PM 3 57
J plus C
Combined Bachelorette
J plus C, on July 6, 2016 at 7:52 AM

Two of my best friends are getting married right after me (1 month and 3 months). The bridal parties for each wedding are pretty much the same, except for a bridesmaid or two, and we are in 3...

Samantha, Jun 13, 2024 21 841
Tacky to have plastic plates?
Allison, on April 12, 2012 at 12:34 AM

So, we've already bought real wine glasses and real silverwear for our hors d'oevres wedding reception, but I'm not sure about buying or renting real plates. They sell nice looking plastic ones with...

Olivia, Jun 13, 2024 32 16,163
New Here
Abby, on June 12, 2024 at 1:27 PM

Testing before I post!!! I’m a July bride 👰‍♀️

Lorrisa, Jun 12, 2024 2 20
Latino last name issue.. Florida brides, please help!
Mariana, on September 7, 2016 at 11:47 AM

Hi community.. I'm going through a nightmare with my name change here in FL. My husband is Puerto Rican where it is standard to be given both your mother and father's family name. When I showed my...

Gabriela, Jun 12, 2024 110 6,743 2
How do i explain to guests that we will not be serving alcohol?
Nicole , on January 3, 2018 at 8:22 PM

I am a converted Muslim and my fiancé is Muslim . We are planning on have a small party/reception maybe like 50-75 people . We do not drink because of our faith and my fiances family does not. My...

MrsC, Jun 10, 2024 58 5,490
First Dance Help!
Miranda, on June 7, 2024 at 11:53 AM

My Fiancé and I are going to have our first dance to Heather on the Hill by Nathan Evans. We wanted something fun and up beat, but neither of us are very good dancers. Does anyone have any advice to...

Elly, Jun 9, 2024 1 12
Really upset about my wedding flowers!!! Any advice??
Mel H, on June 20, 2021 at 11:42 AM

My husband and I got married over a week ago and I really need to vent about how our flowers turned out. We hired a preferred vendor who is absolutely amazing. He was one of the sweetest vendors, has...

Lizzy, Jun 8, 2024 16 6,753 2
Bachelorette trip - expenses
Lori, on June 3, 2024 at 5:35 PM

So I am the mother of the bride. I am helping the maid of honor with the bachelorette trip. We will be going out of town for three nights to Fredericksburg in Texas. We are also taking a party bus...

Rachel, Jun 8, 2024 5 178
What is the appropriate amount to tip banquet servers and bartenders?
JoanneRenae, on September 16, 2016 at 2:48 PM

I want to disclose that I fully intend on tipping my banquet servers as my caterer informed me that despite an hourly wage over $20 and an 18% service fee, gratuity is not included in our...

Ilene, Jun 7, 2024 14 13,228
Soda-pop at a wedding?
Boggsezbabe, on April 26, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Soooo let me start out by saying that my parents are paying for most of the wedding/reception. Our reception is in the backyard of my parent’s house. We are going for more of a relaxed/fun BBQ feel....

Amazing Planning, Jun 6, 2024 69 1,356
Pre-filling the Number of Guests Attending on Rsvp??
Erin, on March 16, 2018 at 10:34 AM

Hi Everyone! I have invited some people to my wedding who are not in relationships and I am not giving a plus one based on space restrictions. I am addressing their invitations to just them and not...

Michelle, Jun 5, 2024 23 21,347 1
Future Mother in law problems......
Kristen, on April 10, 2011 at 7:11 PM

So.....Micahael's mom has never liked me, but I thought for some reason she would be supportive of this wedding. When we called her to tell her about our engagement she made a comment/joke about how...

Tammy, Jun 5, 2024 11 402
Rent The Runway Bridesmaids Dress Rental
Chica, on April 29, 2017 at 8:25 PM

Hi WW Community, I found some beautiful gowns on Rent the Runway for my bridesmaids. All my bridesmaids fell in love with the different styles, the designer, and the very affordable rental price. We...

Jasmine, Jun 5, 2024 27 454
Officiant's hotel room
Samantha, on March 21, 2024 at 10:37 PM

My fiance and I are getting married about an hour from where our officiant's work place is, although I think they live further away than that. They mentioned they would love to come to the rehearsal...

Yohanna, Jun 5, 2024 3 116
Name change for Doctors
Stephanie, on June 3, 2024 at 12:58 PM

Hey Ladies, Curious as to if anyone is going to be taking their partner's last name with or without the hyphen? I have a doctorate in optometry and spent about a decade in education, so I do not want...

Andrea, Jun 4, 2024 4 109
Help me, I won; Bridal Registry?
mrsrobinvalentine, on March 26, 2013 at 11:28 AM

I received a call from Bridal Registry stated that I won a choice of one gift package. But I have to attend one of their Bridal Registry showrooms. Packages choices: Wedding bands (value $700)...

Jacqueline, Jun 4, 2024 67 72,552 3
Should I get married the day before my friends bday?
Cheyenne, on June 1, 2024 at 4:14 AM

I want to get married June 27 2025 but it’s my friends 30th birthday the next day should I still do it on the 27th?

Michelle, Jun 3, 2024 3 97
Adult only reception, not even flower girls and ring bearers
Rich, on May 28, 2024 at 12:37 PM

I'm planning my wedding for next year and my fiancee and I have decided to do an adult only reception. My siblings have kids that will be 8, 6, 3 and 1 by the time the wedding rolls around. My...

Lori, Jun 3, 2024 9 262
How to tell the bride you can no longer make it to her bachelorette party
Al Spen, on May 31, 2024 at 2:17 PM

The maid of honor had planned the location of the bachelorette party a couple of months back which is going to be in Savannah, GA for a 3 day weekend (fri-sun). For me that’s about a 6ish hour drive...

Rae, Jun 3, 2024 4 107
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