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Missing wedding gift
Suzann, on January 19, 2022 at 3:29 PM

Hello All, I need some advice on what to do with a sticky situation. A couple who attended our wedding did not give a gift. It's now been almost three months after my wedding and I'm sending out my...

Suzann, Jan 24, 2022 18 501 1
Small wedding - how to tell people?
Janelle, on January 21, 2022 at 4:20 PM

I have searched and scoured the internet for a good answer to this, and I'm not sure I have yet. My fiancé and I are very casual, laid back people. That being said, we are having a wedding only...

, Jan 22, 2022 20 238 1
Kids Optional
Caitlin, on January 21, 2022 at 3:52 PM

So I am planning for my wedding to have kids to come (which I am so excited about). How do I put though that people do not HAVE to bring their kids? I just want to give that option of they can bring...

Lauren, Jan 22, 2022 10 230
Guests not putting pics out
Shannon, Today at 9:22 AM

So I’m not a big social media person. I have Facebook and keep it so a smaller number of friends. I see you can ask guests not to use their phones during the ceremony and have it “unplugged”. During...

Natalie, 2 hours ago 11 197 1
Elopement weekend
Tiffany, on January 19, 2022 at 2:30 PM

Hi all! My fiance and I decided to elope in Vegas...and then we decided to invite some of our best friends (total of 5) to be our witnesses and attend our ceremony Background: We're all flying in...

Tiffany, 5 hours ago 10 142
Thank you cards
Tiffany, Yesterday at 5:15 PM

I can't find a straight answer on other forums on how many thank you cards to send. I bought 3 different designs since I know some will get more than one card. Are you sending a thank you to all...

Lunajay, 22 hours ago 7 151
Am I missing something? Why do you let parents invite guests?
LoveBubbles, on January 4, 2016 at 12:18 PM

So here is my question. I have been on WW for quite a while now and just about every week there is a discussion/vent on parents inviting guests to people's weddings. While I completely understand if...

Lana, Yesterday at 2:12 PM 53 20,305
Do you think it’s rude to ask who is in the bridal party
alohawedding1119, on August 9, 2018 at 5:16 PM

Hello! I recently had had a friend ask if we knew who will be in our wedding party. (This was a week after we got engaged.) I was taken aback. What’s your thoughts? Do you think it’s rude to ask who...

Andrea, Yesterday at 6:49 AM 15 682
Demoting maid of honor to bridesmaid?
Pati, on April 10, 2018 at 2:30 AM

I have a matron of honor ( my sister) & a maid of honor for my wedding in 2 weeks. Both girls are super busy with their own life’s and careers so I asked them both so that they could team up &...

Jacks, Yesterday at 12:56 AM 17 1,557
Note on back of wedding invite?
Stacy, on January 24, 2022 at 4:10 PM

Can I write a custom note on back of wedding invitation to all guests about wedding location and reception? It is 5 hours away from everyone invited, and we want it to be special yet casual, as it is...

Taylor, Jan 24, 2022 8 163
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)...

KP93, Jan 24, 2022 53 41,351 1
Do guests bring gifts to Bridal Shower and Wedding?
bride123, on January 23, 2022 at 5:07 PM

Hi Everyone, I am just curious. Me and my fiancé are the first out of our friends to get married. We all just graduated college 1.5 years ago. Do guests usually buy gifts for bridal shower and...

Maggie, Jan 24, 2022 7 144
Guest Rsvped with a plus one but she doesn’t have anyone in mind yet.
Peach, on January 23, 2022 at 9:44 AM

I wrote on this guest’s invitation that I reserved two seats for her, giving her a plus one. When she RSVPed, she said 2 would be attending, but didn’t write anyone else’s name down. I touched base...

Natalie, Jan 24, 2022 20 322
Bridal consultant tip
Candace, on January 23, 2022 at 9:42 AM

I never thought about the bridal consultant, but I was out on the spot. My daughter is recently engaged and in her excitement, picked out a wedding dress yesterday. We both put money down on it, and...

Cece, Jan 24, 2022 13 185
Mother Wants a Terrible Plus One
Sally101, on January 21, 2022 at 12:55 PM

We got engaged in 2019, to be married in 2020, postponed to 2021, postponed again to 2022. My mother was at once given a plus one (on the first wedding date), but we have since made major cuts to our...

Samantha, Jan 24, 2022 10 225
Kari, on January 23, 2022 at 3:53 PM

Hello. Need some advice. My fiancé and I are eloping this May, just him and I, no family no friends, just the two of us. With this being said, would it be appropriate to have a bach party? I'm not...

Queen, Jan 23, 2022 4 125
Nobody cares and I'm bummed
Nikki, on June 22, 2016 at 9:20 PM

Hello All, My wedding is in October and planning has been going really well. However, I've started to feel like nobody cares anymore. Nobody asks how things are going. I try not to overload people...

Jacks, Jan 23, 2022 35 986
Accommodate Officiant?
Elly, on January 22, 2022 at 8:32 AM

This one in a little tricky, and I would like to know everyone's thoughts: My officiant is a friend of mine who is active duty and serves on the other side of the country. Most of our guests will be...

Jacks, Jan 23, 2022 6 147
Wedding or Engagement Gift?
Sara, on January 21, 2022 at 4:29 PM

I got engaged August 2021 and am getting married September 2022. It is now January 2022 and I had something from my registry arrive. Do I think them for the engagement gift or wedding gift? I kinda...

Michelle, Jan 22, 2022 4 83
Bjkjjjsisiejski, on January 21, 2022 at 5:22 AM

Ok, so would it be weird if I have two maid of honors, one matron of honor, and one bridesmaid?

Ladyray, Jan 22, 2022 6 92
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