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Bride with social anxiety has questions
Alexandra, on April 19, 2024 at 12:06 PM

I have pretty bad social anxiety, so a lot of the elements of the wedding will be stressful for me. One of the things that helps with my anxiety is knowing what to expect/having a plan for what to do...

Hannah, May 9, 2024 8 185
Michelle
Determining your guest list plan
Michelle, on April 19, 2024 at 5:33 PM

Because the guest list is vital to have set in stone before you can find a venue, how did you decide on who to invite? Did you decide to have adults only with no kids, a set group with kids invited or...

Hannah, May 9, 2024 6 105
Julia
How do i politely kick out 2 of my bridesmaids?
Julia, Today at 6:34 PM

So I have 5 bridesmaids and 3 of them are amazing! BUT two of them are making this entire planning harder and more stressful since they won't answer their phones or get upset with me whenever I try to...

Julia, An hour ago 2 9
Michelle
Small ceremony big reception
Michelle, Today at 4:32 PM

What are your thoughts on this as a guest? Have you experienced this and it didn’t go as well as people say it should or did guests not express their feelings to each other? Do you feel that attending...

Michelle, 5 hours ago 3
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Am i invited to my cousin's wedding?
CaliBaller, Yesterday at 4:40 PM

I have a cousin who is getting married in December of this year. It's now mid-May and I haven't gotten a save the date. Should I just assume I'm not invited? I invited him and his fiance to my wedding...

Jacks, 9 hours ago 1 17
Terietta
Solo ideas in lieu of bridal shower
Terietta, on May 13, 2024 at 12:03 AM

I am going a civil ceremony but we are throwing a reception in July. We won’t have a bridal party and I only have a couple of friends in the City we live and none have offered to coordinate anything....

Heather, May 16, 2024 10 179
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Photographer eating
Bug, on May 15, 2024 at 11:19 PM

Would it be rude of me to ask our photographer and their second shooter to eat at different times? Usually people say that they don’t want pics of people eating but since we only will have reception I...

Bug, May 15, 2024 8
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College Student - own invitation or with their parents?
Kathleen , on January 11, 2014 at 3:57 PM

I have a cousin, over 18, who is in college and I am unsure how to send her the save the date/invitation since her "address" is her parents house. Do I send her and her parents separate invitations or...

Alisha, May 15, 2024 8 958
Natalia
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,...

Allison, May 14, 2024 1,171 22,484 17
JohnsonToJackson
Seating chart vs No seating chart
JohnsonToJackson, on March 24, 2016 at 11:19 AM

Hello!!! So in all of our planning we never thought we were going to do a seating chart. FH and I have been together for over 5 years and have had plenty of get togethers with both of our families and...

Theresa, May 14, 2024 37 11,859 1
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Am i a jerk, or is this crazy?!
Marriedsoon, on May 14, 2024 at 9:15 PM

I got engaged in October of last year. Quickly paid all deposits and asked my best friend of 25 years to be my MOH for this October. She agreed. In December, she got engaged and asked me to be her...

Marriedsoon, May 14, 2024 31
mrsrobinvalentine
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)...

Katelyn, May 14, 2024 66 71,488 3
Summer
Dumb Question - Mailing Invitations
Summer, on June 5, 2018 at 8:20 AM

This feels like a stupid question, but what's the best way to ensure my invitations go out properly - after they're all sealed with correct postage (I already got them weighed before I bought stamps),...

CM, May 13, 2024 26 9,931
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Advice needed: My husband is offended that my bridesmaids didn’t contribute to the wishing well. Not even a card.
LS276, on May 8, 2024 at 10:28 PM

This has been causing me such anxiety because I genuinely have no idea how to resolve this or who’s in the wrong. Is my husband being unreasonable & greedy or are my closest friends tacky &...

CM, May 13, 2024 13 303
Michelle
Timelines for save the dates and invitations
Michelle, on May 9, 2024 at 8:39 PM

Old school etiquette says that save the dates are sent at 6-12 months before the wedding when the venue and date are secured and then invitations are sent at 6-8 weeks before with replies due at 4...

Elly, May 12, 2024 8 109
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Has Anyone Tried Sending Their Wedding Invites to Celebrities or Brands?
Timothy, on April 8, 2024 at 7:22 PM

Hey everyone! I stumbled upon a trend where couples send wedding invitations to celebrities, brands, and companies, potentially receiving autographs, freebies, or even personal messages in return. I'm...

Katherine, May 12, 2024 11 4,001 1
Quincy
Tipping Vendors
Quincy, on August 6, 2022 at 6:42 PM

What is the etiquette for tipping vendors?

Karlison, May 12, 2024 3 150
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Registry and House Fund!
Cassidy, on May 22, 2017 at 1:00 AM

FH and I have already been living together for almost two years so we really don't need typical registry items (pots, pans, etc). Although we are taking the opportunity to upgrade some of the...

Juliene, May 12, 2024 67 18,163 3
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Advice on wedding vow renewals
Crystal, on March 25, 2024 at 5:01 PM

Needing advice...my husband and I will be celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary on September 17, 2024. We have had a dark cloud over our heads beginning in January 2014 with losing my father in law...

Amber, May 11, 2024 1 63
Alyssa
Corpse Bride Vows
Alyssa, on January 17, 2017 at 5:19 PM

I'm a huge Tim burton fan and the first time I saw The Corpse Bride I fell in love with the vows. My question is has anyone done them or seen them done and how were they worked into the ceremony? I...

Oliver, May 10, 2024 15 44,810 2
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