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Is it ok to have guests sit in different rooms for dinner? (rooms are connected though)
Jiamin, on November 19, 2019 at 4:09 AM

We have only one concern of our favorite venue. (We haven't decided it yet). I'm not sure if it's a major problem and should definitely kill it because of the problem or we can accept it and/or find a...

Beth, Nov 20, 2019 25 1 296
How to invite kids, but also give the option of leaving them home?
Julia, Today at 10:48 AM

Hi! Okay so me and my FH are having a BIG disagreement. He wants kids, I don’t. And I LOVE kids. I’m a teacher and a doula. Trust me, I love me some kids. However, I don’t want them at my wedding. I...

Kristen, 9 minutes ago 15 175
Small wedding no family!
Callie, Today at 12:21 PM

Am i a horrible person for only wanting to invite friends. No family just our parents, the bridal party and our friends. We have a huge family on both sides and it comes close to 218 total guests that...

Judith, 2 hours ago 8 118
std vs Invitation etiquette
Valerie, Today at 5:05 PM

The best way I know to ask this question is with an example: Bob Smith, 50Mary Smith, 49Suzie Smith, 25 (adult daughter living with parents) Is it okay to send 1 STD to this household addressed “The...

Gen, 2 hours ago 6 72
Bad vendor reviews
Sarah, on November 20, 2019 at 10:11 PM

Our wedding was last weekend and the ceremony and reception were beautiful. I loved my vendors and was overall very satisfied with the results. Our caterer, however almost coast us the night. Food was...

Kelsi, 2 hours ago 11 263
Photos before ceremony-rings on or off?
Amers, Today at 3:39 PM

Hey all, I'm putting together my photo list and hit a small bump in the road. We are doing a first look and are getting a good majority of our photos taken before the ceremony. The only photos that...

Amers, 3 hours ago 3 80
Bridal Shower Invites
Amber, Today at 2:41 PM

Hey everyone! So my wedding is 02/23/2020 and my mom has just let me know that she's planning a bridal shower for me on 01/11/2020. Today she asked me for a list of people I want to invite and I asked...

Amers, 4 hours ago 7 100
How do i say “no” ?
Rebecca, Yesterday at 8:02 PM

It’s 3 days before my wedding and a friend is dropping a bomb on me by asking if her 8 year old can come to get ready with all us adults. I really just want some girl time in the morning with my mom,...

Ashley, 4 hours ago 17 503
Ran out of money? Tips for vendors
Imamanda12, on November 4, 2019 at 4:06 PM

Hey everyone! My fiancé and I have been struggling financially with the last month or two of wedding planning. He’s in the navy and went without a paycheck for a while so we had to budget tightly....

Shaneka, 4 hours ago 46 2 1,082
Bridesmaids gifts
Danielle, on November 19, 2019 at 7:27 PM

Hi. Does anyone know where I can find custom plush robes. All I can seem to find are silk. I live where it's cold and winters are long I need plush lol.

Tamika, 4 hours ago 12 149
Reception food
Ally, Yesterday at 2:16 PM

I’m thinking of changing my mind on my food choice for the reception. We are having a casual outdoor rustic style reception after our ceremony with about 75 guests. My reception is at around 1:30 and...

Ally, 5 hours ago 13 169
First look with my mom?!
J, Yesterday at 11:16 AM

So tell me what you think of this idea. Long story short, my mom raised me as a single mother and is walking me down the aisle. I’ll be dress shopping soon and my mom is less enthusiastic about...

Cherry, 6 hours ago 13 143
Wearing a ring 24/7?
Natalia, on August 21, 2019 at 2:47 PM

Hello all! I’m not sure if this is the proper group for this discussion. However, I wanted to know if you ladies and/or gents wear your engagement rings all the time. Recently, I was made to feel bad,...

Savanna, 7 hours ago 1,019 18 13,538
Sara, Today at 10:18 AM

I plan on hiring a day of coordinator for my wedding. Almost every planner I have contacted states they "help" with setup and cleanup. I am not wanting my mother having to do any of this at all as I...

Cassandra7, 7 hours ago 8 108
Gift/welcome bags for kids
Michelle, Yesterday at 10:15 PM

Hi! We're having a destination wedding in Hawaii. My friends' kids will be there and will be 6 and 7. Since they are the flower girls and ring bearer (2 are twins), we wanted to have a welcome gift...

Jeanie, 8 hours ago 5 62
Inviting someone you don't expect an invite back from?
Meghan, Yesterday at 1:23 PM

So, my friends tell me I'm making this more complicated than it needs to be - you all probably will to lol. But basically, my fiance and I both have small families and a relatively small circle of...

Lily, 8 hours ago 10 215
Serving champagne
Joan, Today at 2:41 AM

My daughter is having having a non traditional wedding ot a beautiful river front vacation home. We are having a simple out doors ceremony and the a royal tea. Later that evening we are having a bbq...

MrsD, 9 hours ago 5 143
Tip vendors... day of or after wedding?
Rebecca, Yesterday at 8:52 PM

Do I tip my vendors the day of it after the wedding with a thank you note?

Cyndy, 11 hours ago 4 90
Tipping your vendors
Valerie, Yesterday at 7:23 AM

Hi all so my wedding is this saturday and i am curious as to what we should tip our vendors? do you do a percentage of the price you paid for services? any thoughts are appreciated. thanks soo much! ...

Valerie, 13 hours ago 5 74
Who do i tip??
Alexis, Yesterday at 12:52 PM

I’m wondering which vendors are usually tipped at the end of the night... which ones did you tip and how much?

Cliodhna, 13 hours ago 3 65
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