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Monetary gifts only —how to word the invites making sure guests bring gifts???
Ava, on November 24, 2021 at 1:14 PM

I’m having a smaller wedding of about 50 people. On the invites (Save the dates) I’ll be putting something along the lines of “Monetary gifts only, will be collected by the day of coordinator” —Is...

Samantha, An hour ago 33 1,007
What ridiculous reasons have you heard for people not attending a wedding?
mrswinteriscoming, on November 25, 2021 at 3:01 AM

I read somewhere today that someone didn’t attend a wedding because they felt the couple who invited them were selfish for not giving them a plus one because they were single. It was also not long ago...

Samantha, An hour ago 16 426
Bridesmaid duties
Jess, Yesterday at 9:22 PM

Not sure if I’m out of line here but looking what others think. My impression of a bridal party was always being involved in all the wedding activities. I just asked all my girls to be my bridesmaids...

Janet, 2 hours ago 7 156
Guest list turned family feud
Kelsey, on November 27, 2021 at 1:51 PM

I need help navigating what may be the most dramatic guest list debacle in the history of weddings. FH and I are covering cost for most of the wedding. My father is not contributing, which is totally...

Alexandra, Yesterday at 8:14 PM 14 261
Is the Thursday before Christmas 2022 a bad date?
Valerie, on November 26, 2021 at 5:13 PM

We were thinking about 12/22/22 for our wedding ceremony and reception, but some of our relatives are concerned that some of our guests wouldn't attend a wedding on a Thursday. Our thought was that...

Pirate & 60s Bride, Nov 27, 2021 14 286
Wedding showers
Caitlin, on November 23, 2021 at 1:11 AM

Since we’re on a budget, I can’t invite everyone I’d like to the wedding, but Is it rude to invite ppl to your shower if they aren’t invited to the wedding? Some ppl think it’s the right thing to do...

Heather, Nov 23, 2021 10 185
rsvp timeline? Too early? Too late?
Allysha, on November 21, 2021 at 5:21 PM

Hello everyone! My fiance and I need some advice on the whole RSVP/invitation timeline. I have read on multiple blogs and forums saying that you typically send international invites 12 weeks prior and...

Meghan, Nov 23, 2021 12 150
Should i invite my cousin's in law to my wedding
Nicole, on November 27, 2021 at 1:52 AM

So I am really struggling with the situation. My cousin is probably the only family I have in the state, but she's a person kinda like to taking advantage of me and my family. So I decided not to let...

Samantha, 2 hours ago 6 138
No-kid Rule Is Upsetting Too Many People
Kelli, on January 29, 2020 at 10:25 PM

So I’m getting married in 5 months and my FH and I have no kids of our own and do not want any children at our wedding. Period. We’ve made this very clear from the beginning but are still receiving...

Sydney, Yesterday at 4:37 PM 161 5,657 9
Is a guestbook really important?
kelsey , on April 24, 2018 at 8:44 PM

Ugh so I've been arguing with myself if its actually worth it?? My FH doesn't care for it, but if we were to get one it would be more of a journal that people can write their wishes in (like the...

Katies, Nov 27, 2021 25 1,071
Wedding Insurance that Accepts Sparklers
Beth, on November 26, 2021 at 1:48 PM

I am wanting to have sparklers as my exit. However WedSafe does not allow/cover them. I was hoping someone who's had sparklers has also had insurance and tell tell me where to get it. Any help?

Beth, Nov 26, 2021 2 60
Feeling Obligated??
Kassondra, on November 24, 2021 at 11:11 AM

So I'll try to keep the ling story short... my fiancé has a brother and a sister. Brother was married 5 years ago and his now wife asked me to be a bridesmaid. Of course I accepted. She also asked his...

Jessa, Nov 26, 2021 5 243
Elope now, ceremony/reception to follow?
Tracy, on February 20, 2012 at 2:28 PM

So, I've been perusing the boards both here and elsewhere and have come to the conclusion that there is a lot of hostility towards eloping and having a ceremony and reception at a later date. My first...

Jacks, Nov 25, 2021 44 17,173 1
Confused about plus one for bridesmaid
Sinica, on November 14, 2021 at 9:12 PM

I'm feeling confused and conflicted and wonder if anyone has advice- I know what lots of articles and sources say about plus one etiquette for BP members but i think my situation is a little...

Kim, Nov 25, 2021 18 321
Need Some Advice. Post-wedding Dealings with Cake Vendor.
Aimee, on November 23, 2021 at 4:03 PM

So at 7:30 p.m. the night before our wedding. I received a call from our cake vendor to unapologetically inform me that we would not be getting the cake that we paid for. We had asked for the cake to...

Shannon, Nov 25, 2021 7 279
Need some advice around inviting guests to our wedding
Jen, on November 24, 2021 at 10:29 PM

Backstory: I got engaged in September and we're planning the wedding for October next year. Throughout all the planning we've done so far, my fiancé and I decided early on that we wanted to have more...

Jacks, Nov 25, 2021 3 157
No kid wedding when wedding party member assumed their baby is invited and in wedding
Lexi, on November 23, 2021 at 3:57 PM

Ok I need help. So I am in the early stages of planning my wedding. So I'm still working out all the kinks. Initially I wanted to Elope but my close family and Circle is small and my parents (father...

Heather, Nov 24, 2021 7 296
At what point does a man wear his ring after getting engaged?
mrsjohnson09, on May 16, 2017 at 2:11 AM

After a man gets engaged, does he wear his ring immediately like the woman? Or does he wait until the actual wedding?

Ava, Nov 24, 2021 174 155,358 4
Inviting Work People
Megan, on November 22, 2021 at 3:17 PM

I would love some unbiased thoughts on a situation I am in, I have a good relationship with the CEO of the company and an absolutely fabulous relationship with my direct boss but not the one other...

Jacks, Nov 24, 2021 14 195
Save the date.. is it too late?
Christine, on November 22, 2021 at 2:39 PM

Wondering if it's too late to send out save the dates. If it's still fine, would e-cards be alright? Our wedding is on March 12, 2022 in Las Vegas but still on the planning stage. We picked this date...

Ava, Nov 24, 2021 8 160
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