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Tip jar?
Gayla, on May 11, 2020 at 7:29 AM

So we’re having a backyard wedding with about 200 people. My nephew, who is a bartender irl, has offered to tend the open bar. Is it appropriate to set out a tip jar for him or is this not kosher?

Gayla, May 22, 2020 44 700
Bride Toasts
Jenna, on May 17, 2020 at 9:34 PM

Hi there I'm Jenna! I was curious if it's rude if the bride doesn't make a toast or speak on a microphone in general? I understand it would be nice for me to thank everyone for coming, but I have the...

Jana, May 20, 2020 29 618
Gifts for Parents
Taylor, Yesterday at 7:33 PM

So, I'm having a really hard time figuring out what to get our parents for their "gifts". My mom and dad haven't been together since I was two.. My mom, well, she is very... Picky, and will flat out...

Chloe, 3 minutes ago 8 80
Announcement About Rescheduling Wedding
Madelaine, Yesterday at 11:07 PM

Our daughter’s wedding was scheduled for September 2020 and now has been reschedule to 2021 due to COVID-19 and we need to notify our guests of the change. Anyone had to go through the same experience...

Madelaine, 16 minutes ago 4 49
Etiquette re names on invitations?
mrswinteriscoming, Today at 12:20 AM

Hi Brides My wedding invitations are not being personalised; instead, the labels on the envelopes they come in will identify the invited parties. We are doing this so that it is clear who is and isn't...

Jeni, 26 minutes ago 3 18
Moving wedding from September 12, 2020 to September 11, 2021, bad idea?
Christine, on April 21, 2020 at 10:04 AM

Hello everyone, Hope you are all safe and sound...I am sure I am not alone here but this has been an emotional roller coster. After much discussion we have decided to move our wedding out one year due...

Stephanie, Yesterday at 5:36 PM 12 413
Wedding Etiquette Save-the-dates and Invitations
WESLEY, on May 23, 2020 at 12:59 PM

Our original wedding date was 7/17/20. We already sent out save-the-date magnets and invitations. However, we postponed our date to 7/24/21. We are still thinking about getting legally married this...

Megan, Yesterday at 2:04 PM 7 122
Would you go?
Ashley, on April 3, 2020 at 8:17 AM

Hey ladies! I just want some opinions. Would you go to a reception only (next year) if you weren't invited to the ceremony (in June) because of this virus?! FH doesn't think people would come. I just...

Daniela, Yesterday at 1:17 PM 122 3,227 1
Couple not sitting together at the reception
Macy, on May 23, 2020 at 10:40 AM

I recently started dating this guy who's sister is getting married in a couple of months. His sister told him that he should bring me as a date and I obviously said yes! I haven't met any of his...

ASMini914, Yesterday at 7:53 AM 26 458
covid "second Wedding" plans
Lily, on May 23, 2020 at 3:55 PM

For all the brides out there who are having a very small ceremony this year due to COVID19 and are hoping for a bigger "second wedding" celebration next year, will you be wanting a traditional second...

Natalie, Yesterday at 7:22 AM 7 165
Odd Number Wedding Party
Samantha, on May 23, 2020 at 6:35 AM

I really want to gave 6 bridesmaids and my fiance only has 3 groomsmen. Is this number way too off? I'm debating that if we should just do a MOH and best man. I cant think of how any photos would...

Sinaya, May 23, 2020 18 209
Mother/father gifts?
Sara, on May 23, 2020 at 2:45 PM

I am completely lost as to what to get my mom, dad, fmil, and ffil for wedding gifts. I honestly just want to skip it but his parents are actually paying for a lot. But I have no idea what to get...

Mandee, May 23, 2020 7 95
Rehearsal dinner
Rachel, on May 22, 2020 at 1:17 PM

We have family that is traveling a fair distance not in my bridal party am i supposed to invite them to the rehearsal dinner or is it ok to not invite them? We are trying to save money where we can so...

Samantha, May 23, 2020 14 140
Unask Bridesmaids / Reduce Bridal Party / Covid-19
Adrianna, on May 22, 2020 at 8:52 PM

Well before COVID, I had been thinking that I asked too many girls to be my BMs. I have 7 BMs, and I felt the overwhelmingness of it especially during my bridal dress appointments. It was stressful to...

Samantha, May 23, 2020 21 452
When do you "take the hint" with an unresponsive vendor?
Violet, on May 18, 2020 at 10:12 PM

I have began my search for a florist for our Spring 2021 wedding. I had this local florist in mind who books up pretty early and is well known. I have always wanted them from day one. I had a phone...

Jana, May 23, 2020 5 141 1
rsvp Reminders for new date
Savannah, on May 20, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Hi! So we were supposed to get married on May 16, but postponed it to September 5 due to everything going on right now. We sent out change of date cards to inform all of our friends and family of the...

Kari, May 23, 2020 6 121
How to address invites and rsvp
Michelle, on May 23, 2020 at 1:40 PM

So this may be odd but there’s a family friend of my mom that I would like to invite the parents and the daughter as they’ve been closer to our family. They also have two sons who we do not really...

Elizabeth, May 23, 2020 6 88
Etiquette in the time of coronavirus?
ElucidBride215, on April 15, 2020 at 10:12 AM

Ok - here's another thought. If we say screw it, and get married in a small civil ceremony on our original date or the weekday before, I am under the impression that if we postpone the big wedding...

ElucidBride215, May 23, 2020 32 652 2
Attending a wedding during a family birthday
Michelle, on May 19, 2020 at 8:25 PM

Hi all, so my FH and I are invited to his very close friends’ wedding for next year. They’ve known each other since elementary school and the bride since high school. They were all friends before he...

Michelle, May 22, 2020 8 199
Postponing big wedding and eloping
Natalie, on May 19, 2020 at 8:39 PM

Hi everyone, We had originally planned our wedding for October 3rd 2020 but had to postpone to April 2021 due to covid-19. We plan on eloping in June 2020 due to certain circumstances. I just want...

Natalie, May 22, 2020 4 149
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