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Carmen, on June 14, 2022 at 5:55 PM

If you had a college friend that has been in a relationship for over a year now but you have never met their SO, would you give them a plus one to invite him or her? We are working with a tighter...

buddyandbebes, Jun 22, 2022 17 256
When to ask your bridal party when you're having a long engagement?
Nicole, on June 15, 2022 at 10:42 AM

My FW and I recently got engaged, and I'm so excited and eager to ask my girls to be my bridesmaids! I know the general rule is to wait about a year before the wedding, but when is a good time when...

Sarah, Jun 21, 2022 33 629 1
i just realized that i bought the same dress as Fh's sister in law had for her wedding 6 years ago!
Rachel, on April 9, 2018 at 11:45 PM

In late October, I bought my dress. I had my mom, sister, my dad, my step mom and my fmil with me at David's Bridal and the decision was easy. I fell in love with my dress. I thought it was...

Rachel, 5 minutes ago 42 1,370
Asking to be removed as a bridesmaid due to injury
Kendra, Yesterday at 1:20 PM

So in 2 weeks I’m a bridesmaid in my sister in laws wedding. Unfortunately we don’t see eye to eye an certain things and while she’s never openly admitted it, I can tell she’s not a huge fan of me...

Michelle, 4 hours ago 10 171
Not sure if my significant other can make it....
Veronique, on June 19, 2022 at 12:05 AM

My husband and I are invited to a wedding and we’re not sure how to indicate that he may not be able to make it, due to health concerns. He wants to come with, but knows there is a chance his health...

Veronique, Yesterday at 10:17 AM 16 190
Friends relationship change-uninvite?
Katherine, on June 20, 2022 at 12:32 AM

My fiancé has a group of about 9 friends that we planned on inviting to the wedding (save the dates have been sent). Unfortunately, they seem to have cut FH off from their friend group in the past...

Michelle, Yesterday at 10:15 AM 15 259
Is it custom to invite your make up artist and hair stylist ?
Rihana, on June 22, 2022 at 9:13 PM

Hey ! I just wasn’t sure if I should be inviting my makeup artist and hair stylist or just expect them to leave after doing me up ? Wasn’t sure what people typically do ? Is it rude if I don’t ?...

Kelly, Yesterday at 8:52 AM 10 260
Lost save the dates...what to do??
Erin, on July 25, 2018 at 6:33 PM

So we sent out our StDs on July 11th, and here it is two weeks later and some people still have yet to receive them. The weird thing is, in some cases, we had multiple StDs going to the same address,...

Grace, Jun 23, 2022 23 961
What would you do if only 20% of your guests Rsvp?
Emma, on June 20, 2022 at 10:58 AM

Here's the run down: We sent 79 invites for a total of 100 guests for our wedding on June 23 2022. We followed every bit of etiquette we could! We sent save the dates at the appropriate time, we sent...

Keyra, Jun 23, 2022 11 505 2
Pre-event Gifts! (shower vs wedding!??)
Katherine, on June 20, 2022 at 9:05 PM

We received many gifts from our registry that were sent directly to my house. Many were from people who were invited to the shower but could not attend, so I assumed these are shower gifts. However,...

JM Sunshine, Jun 22, 2022 11 170
Man of Honor & Chief Bridesmaid
Bryanna, on June 20, 2022 at 11:06 PM

Hi guys! I am having my brother be my Man of Honor. I also want to give my female cousin an important role but she is not married so can’t be Matron of Honor. I didn’t want a Maid of Honor and a Man...

Maggie, Jun 22, 2022 6 114
Li, on June 22, 2022 at 12:15 PM

We had our engagement photos done a month ago. We were told it would take 1-2 weeks max to get our photos back. We still have not gotten them and it’s 2 weeks pay the date we were told we would have...

Imani, Jun 22, 2022 7 94
Local reception after destination wedding
Katherine, on June 20, 2022 at 5:24 PM

My nephew is getting married and I was surprised to not receive an invite, and a bit offended. But received an invite to a post-wedding party at my sister’s house with a link to their cash registry....

Jacks, Jun 22, 2022 24 355
The Big Wedding -what to call it?
Nancy, on April 10, 2021 at 11:20 PM

Last year bc of Covid we had a very small wedding or minimony. This year we are going ahead w the ‘big wedding’ and reception. But what do we call it? Marriage Blessing, Vow Renewal, Wedding Blessing...

Julia, Jun 22, 2022 16 473 1
Broken contracts
Allyssa, on June 18, 2022 at 7:46 PM

My husband and I got married April 9. Our videographer said that we would get our wedding video back in about 4 to 6 weeks on one email. The contract says 6 to 8 weeks with a due date of June 2. There...

Michelle, Jun 21, 2022 5 156
How to get head counts for destination wedding in order to book room blocks
Juliana, on June 19, 2022 at 1:34 PM

Hello Wedding community, I am currently planning a destination wedding in the Cancun, Mexico area with my fiance. He has an obscenely large family, 15 aunts/uncles, and 66 first cousins. We wanted a...

Michelle, Jun 21, 2022 9 134
Kids at wedding
Danielle, on June 20, 2022 at 11:14 PM

We have children of our own who will be 18, 15, 13, 8 at the time of the wedding. Neither of us have been married. I do not want any other children at our wedding besides ours who are in the wedding....

Sarah, Jun 21, 2022 7 185
Thank you gift for shower hostess
Ashley, on June 15, 2022 at 8:30 PM

Are you/did you get thank you gifts for your shower host/hostesses? I didn’t really think about it until now and my first shower is less than 2 weeks away. Each of our moms are graciously throwing us...

Melle, Jun 21, 2022 11 95
Bridesmaid gifts!
Morgan, on June 19, 2022 at 4:56 PM

Hi everyone! I’m just a few weeks away from our big day and I have finally bought everything for my bridesmaids gifts. I’m gifting them either hair or makeup professionally done, pajamas, slippers, a...

Morgan, Jun 19, 2022 9 160
Placecards - How to Differentiate Two Guests with Same Name
Rosemary, on March 1, 2018 at 12:08 PM

I'm starting to put together our alphabetized list of names for place cards and realized that we have two pairs of guests with the same name (two John Smiths). Neither are jr/sr pairs and I am stumped...

Jill, Jun 19, 2022 11 1,819
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