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Daughter walk mother down the aisle??
moco2016, on September 9, 2015 at 8:08 PM

So please give me your thoughts. This has been one of the many things giving me wedding anxiety. So my father has not been a part of my life. I am close to my grandfather. But I still don't want him...

Jessica, Yesterday at 10:11 PM 18 5,135
Mother passed away - who do i invite dress shopping?
Jen, on February 1, 2023 at 9:05 AM

My mom passed away 8 years ago. My dad remarried in 2021. I have already invited my 2 sisters, my aunt (who is my moms sister and who has been involved in my life since I was little), my future MIL...

Charlene, Yesterday at 8:53 PM 6 69
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Wedding venue stay and pay request
X Marks, on January 29, 2023 at 1:52 PM

I am looking to rent a mansion and would like some of the wedding guests to stay but I would need to request for them to pay for the weekend stay. How would I word that and should I send a separate...

Linda, Yesterday at 8:24 PM 6 135
How late is too late to ask someone to stand up in your wedding?
Julija, on February 1, 2023 at 5:21 PM

So I have been sitting on the fence about asking 2 girls to stand with me since I got engaged. Both are amazing humans, but I wasn't sure how close they felt to me so I've been waiting and for a while...

Julija, Yesterday at 5:52 PM 4 67
Do you gift couples for weddings you decline or were not invited?
Michelle, on February 1, 2023 at 1:08 PM

My husband has 2 younger first cousins who got married last year. Both Cousin #1 and Cousin #2 had private ceremonies (elopement, and microwedding respectively). Cousin #1 has invited us to a big...

Michelle, Yesterday at 3:43 PM 8 130
Not Invited to Nephews Wedding
Lola, on August 26, 2019 at 2:21 PM

My nephew and his fiancé are getting married in a few months They are having a small wedding at a luxury resort. They are only inviting parents and siblings and the brides 3 best friends So 14 people...

Sherry, Feb 1, 2023 29 5,435
Parents passed away, trying to figure out my brothers mother-son dance
Bell, on January 29, 2023 at 9:19 PM

So, our parents passed away. There are 3 of us sisters and 1 brother (who is getting married in a couple months). We’re all really close, and our 2 older sisters helped raise my brother and I from a...

Ashlee, Feb 1, 2023 3 71
"Two Part" Wedding
Mackenzie, on January 31, 2023 at 9:58 PM

Hi! Me and my fiancé decided to elope/have a small legal ceremony on Feb 13, 2023 with just our parents, siblings, and grandparents. The reason being for legal/ money saving reasons. However, we also...

SandyZV, Feb 1, 2023 6 130 1
“Vow Renewal” vs “anniversary Party”
Stephanie, on October 16, 2022 at 12:36 AM

My husband and I got married on a whim between shifts at a courthouse. We didn’t even have rings, and no one knew we were doing it. We don’t have any photos of the day because we weren’t allowed to...

Bird, Jan 31, 2023 6 163
Should i invite my bil and future bil to my bachelor party?
Matt, on December 21, 2021 at 4:26 PM

I'm planning a surf trip bachelor party with my buddies from high school which includes my best man (7 guys total). For background, my fiance and I are only doing one best man and one maid of honor,...

Illie, Jan 31, 2023 3 212
rsvp Cards
Emily, on January 28, 2023 at 10:37 AM

Hi everyone! I have a question about RSVP cards. Our wedding website includes a digital RSVP section, so should I still send out the cards? My thought process here is that there may be older relatives...

Emily, Jan 31, 2023 10 337 1
Invited to ceremony but not reception??
Nat, on May 6, 2018 at 12:25 AM

My parents were invited to a really close relative's ceremony, but not their reception. Is this a common thing? Do they still bring a gift? Pretty awkward because my parents are really good friends...

Michelle, Jan 31, 2023 33 15,270 1
Dress code debate--weigh in
Elizabeth, on May 25, 2021 at 2:09 PM

Okay there was a dress code debate on another thread so I'm moving it here. Do you think dress codes belong on the invite, do you think they should be on the website, or do you think the bride and...

Sara, Jan 30, 2023 30 962
Tipping Bridal Consultant
Michelle, on February 21, 2018 at 11:11 AM

After talking with another bride we got on the topic of tipping the bridal consultant you work with at a dress shop. It never even crossed my mind because I assumed they get commission! She also...

Renae, Jan 30, 2023 22 33,359
Photographer is late on delivering photos
Katelyn, on January 25, 2023 at 3:12 AM

I’m having a little bit of a dilemma with our wedding photographer and really need some advice. My husband and I got married on October 16, 2022. We realized around Christmas that it had been a pretty...

Brittany, Jan 30, 2023 3 88
" Two Part Wedding"
Mia, on January 26, 2023 at 2:56 PM

Hi all, I'd love some advice on my wedding reception idea. My fiancé and I both come from large Italian and Mexican families. We are recently engaged and are starting the wedding planning process. My...

Jacks, Jan 30, 2023 5 178
How to tell someone you don’t want them as a bridesmaid..
Colleen, on January 29, 2023 at 2:20 AM

What if you asked someone that wasn’t really your friend at all to be your bridesmaid cause you felt pressured to say yes? Cause that’s the situation I’m in now and it’s my fiancés bosses wife. We’re...

Jacks, Jan 30, 2023 10 222
Is it rude to invite someone to your wedding without their spouse?
Nicola, on February 15, 2021 at 10:30 PM

Is it rude to invite someone to your wedding without their spouse? I don’t have much room to add any more people unless I remove some. My mother has 2 friends that I know of-course as well. However,...

Danielle, Jan 30, 2023 26 6,751
Signing Marriage License DURING ceremony?
SilverSeason120, on June 4, 2017 at 6:17 PM

Our officiant mentioned something we could do in lieu of a standard sand or candle unity that caught my attention. She said we could always sign our marriage license during the ceremony, in front of...

Jessica, Jan 29, 2023 50 15,469
Destination Wedding - Guest Payment Collection Question
Cary, on January 26, 2023 at 6:43 PM

Hello, My fiance and I recently settled on a small destination wedding at a Chateaux in France. The wedding weekend includes a 4 day, 3 night stay at the Chateaux (wedding day, two shoulder days, and...

Sara, Jan 29, 2023 3 204
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