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Rehearsal dinner cash bar- tacky or not?
Dana, on December 12, 2019 at 3:23 AM

Hello! Opinions needed. We are wayyy over budget for our wedding. My fiance and I are contemplating hosting a rehearsal dinner and providing one drink for our guests (alcohol or non alcoholic) and...

Alexis, 3 hours ago 31 482
Food favors - is it ok?
Gabby, on December 11, 2019 at 10:34 AM

Okay, so my fiancé and I are thinking about doing food as a favor at our reception. Our venue offers the ability to send guests off with different little goodies and the one we really like is soft...

Suzanne, Dec 12, 2019 32 407
Open Bar vs. No Open Bar
Jocelyn, Yesterday at 7:16 PM

Hey everyone!!! So I have quite a dilemma as far as serving alcohol at the reception goes. Half of my guests are older Christians who do not partake in drinking. The other half of my guests and the...

Jocelyn, 4 minutes ago 17 299
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...

Eunice, 21 minutes ago 75 1 3,226
Is this a good reason to have a dry reception?
FutureMrs, Today at 9:10 AM

Hi all! So going to a destination wedding (~2 hr flight minimum for most guests) at a really swanky 4-5 star resort. We are invited to reception only as I’m guessing the couple want the ceremony more...

Judith, 22 minutes ago 16 217
Trying to walk the fine line between "it's my wedding Dammit" and not being Bridezilla
Elizabeth, Yesterday at 3:53 PM

Getting married on a cruise ship on the First Day at Sea, which is, traditionally, "Formal Night". Unfortunately, The Powers That Be scheduled my wedding for noon which means I am going to end up with...

Judith, 29 minutes ago 11 295
Different last names invitation
Jordan, Today at 4:13 AM

Hey guys, wanna get some advice at this because I'm kinda at a lost at this. My fiance's Aunt got remarried but kept her first husband's last name (eg: Smith). Her kids have their biological father's...

April, An hour ago 2 75
Samantha, on June 1, 2019 at 7:07 PM

We are not having kids at our wedding except for the wedding party. I am going to need a ton of advice on how anybody who is doing the same has handled the backlash you have gotten from this. Because...

Rachael, 5 hours ago 48 1,684
Rehearsal Dinner Speaches
Bethanne, Yesterday at 6:13 AM

The grooms parents are not hosting the rehearsal dinner and as a result my brother and sisters have stepped up to pay for the dinner. Should the grooms parents still give the welcome toast? I feel...

Theresa, 6 hours ago 8 122
Christmas and wedding expenses
Amina, Yesterday at 10:48 AM

Anyone else struggling with Christmas presents with their wedding being so close to the holidays?? Our date is 2 weeks after Christmas and FH is stressing himself out paying for the wedding and trying...

Melanie, 10 hours ago 17 144
Hair decisions
Maggie, Yesterday at 8:58 PM

So, I picked out my hair style And I asked all of my girls to put in their ideas for what they want to do for their hair day of and.... this is what they ALL want: Is this different enough for...

Allyson, 18 hours ago 5 148
Using a charger plate for food?
Monique, Yesterday at 6:37 PM

I am having an outside wedding/ backyard tent wedding and I don’t want to rent glassware and I want to do something slightly more fancy than paper plates. Anyone ever use charger plates for actual...

Elizabeth, 18 hours ago 6 160
Do i keep this bridesmaid in my wedding?
Aubrey, Yesterday at 10:07 AM

Hi guys! So I know the typical answers of of selfish I am being and how I’m not allowed to expect anything of my bridesmaids will come up but hear me out. I’m just not sure if I can get over all of...

Elizabeth, 19 hours ago 15 293
My dad died today.
LoveYouMoore, on February 11, 2017 at 11:06 PM

69 days until I get married to my bestfriend...but the man who is suppose to walk me down the isle died today....I'm shattered and broken. I look forward to none of this now...

Traci, Yesterday at 11:35 PM 241 97
How do I deal with a guest who didn't even give a card?
Jaimie, on May 21, 2014 at 4:21 PM

I completely understand if someone is not financially capable of giving a gift, but can we all agree that it is completely unacceptable to not even give a card? A card can be purchased 2 for a dollar...

Traci, Yesterday at 11:33 PM 73 2,373
Photo album best options?
Angelena, on December 9, 2019 at 8:43 AM

Besides Shutterfly, what are some other good options for both good quality and affordable photo albums? I’m not talking artifact uprising because those are hundreds of dollars a pop. Maybe for myself,...

Richard, Yesterday at 9:46 PM 8 82
Jessica and Rashad
Collecting Addresses
Jessica and Rashad, on November 12, 2017 at 11:22 AM

I still need a lot of addresses on my guest list and I want to send out save-the-dates. I'm really a "do it yourself" type of bride, but I just can't think of a proactive way to get addresses from...

Eshell, Yesterday at 8:55 PM 36 5,196
Individual Address Labels
Paige, on December 12, 2019 at 5:59 PM

I'm about to start working on our save the dates and I really don't want to hand write each individual address, just because I want it to look neat and I know my handwriting can be messy and uneven at...

Jeanie, Yesterday at 5:46 PM 7 2 71
Future Mrs. MCS
The dreaded wedding gap
Future Mrs. MCS, on December 12, 2019 at 9:11 PM

I've been reading the forums long enough to know that WW *hates* a gap between the ceremony and reception. But I am still considering having a gap, and here's why: I am having a DW--still in the US,...

Lady, Yesterday at 5:10 PM 13 268
Post-wedding Return Address - Different Last Names
Jessica, Yesterday at 3:25 AM

All my search results for this question bring me results about invitations and save the dates. But how would you go about writing your return address when the couple keeps their own last names? I...

Jessica, Yesterday at 4:43 PM 7 113
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