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Kid free wedding one exception
Stephanie, on March 21, 2024 at 7:34 PM

Hello everyone! We decided on a child free wedding which has so far gone smoothly. We just recently made one exception so FH's family from another country could attend. I feel bad for the other guests...

User1525, Mar 29, 2024 13 227
Determining your guest list plan
Michelle, Today at 5:33 PM

Because the guest list is vital to have set in stone before you can find a venue, how did you decide on who to invite? Did you decide to have adults only with no kids, a set group with kids invited or...

Michelle, 6 hours ago 2
Bride with social anxiety has questions
Alexandra, Today at 12:06 PM

I have pretty bad social anxiety, so a lot of the elements of the wedding will be stressful for me. One of the things that helps with my anxiety is knowing what to expect/having a plan for what to do...

Michelle, 6 hours ago 4 53
Happily Ever After Party(post destination)- requesting advice on gifts
Erin, on April 17, 2024 at 2:06 PM

My husband and I got married in December 2023 with 10 guests in Key West, FL and it was a dream! Now my mom is forcing us to do a reception at home for everyone who didn't get to come to the real...

Amy, Yesterday at 11:16 PM 5 128
Honoring Deceased Sister on Wedding Website/program
Holly, on August 9, 2019 at 10:56 PM

Hello! I am trying to get a feel for whether or not this would be a good idea. My best friend/sister passed away and I’m trying to figure out the best way to honor her at my wedding. I’ve decided not...

Christine, Yesterday at 8:09 PM 8 940
How to allow guests to only rsvp for the wedding
Maria, on July 11, 2019 at 1:44 PM

So I have a few guests lists I'm keeping track of like our Wedding of course, Bridal Shower, and Rehearsal Dinner. I am mainly using the bridal shower and rehearsal dinner guest list as a reference...

Jalissia, Yesterday at 12:14 PM 13 865
Not invited to bachelorette party
Hoiping, on April 17, 2024 at 5:08 AM

My friend is getting married in about a month and a few months ago, she mentioned that she was having a bachelorette party this month and and said her MOH will email people more info. I never got any...

CM, Apr 17, 2024 3 119
RSVP declines make me feel unloved...
Christina, on September 15, 2015 at 1:54 PM

I'm aware it is a bit irrational but I can't help but feeling unloved and hurt that we've had so many people decline to attend our wedding. I realize that nobody will care as much about our wedding as...

GoldenJoy24, Apr 17, 2024 32 2,388
Re asking my friends??
Ana, on April 16, 2024 at 8:55 AM

I just got engaged last month and my wedding would be on April next year. I was engaged with my ex back in 2017 but he cancelled the wedding. I felt so embarrassed for the people that was in the...

Ana, Apr 17, 2024 16 162
Dealing with late rsvp responses
Gabriella, on April 14, 2024 at 8:29 PM

Hello! My RSVP deadline has recently passed. I reached out to multiple people one week in advance to let them know the deadline was approaching, specifically putting the rsvp date. Many people did not...

Lauren, Apr 17, 2024 6 112
Seating those who do not RSVP
Dana993, on June 21, 2016 at 9:25 AM

I am working on my seating arrangements for the reception. I am having a buffet style and per advice I have seen given by WW, I have decided to assign tables and not specific seats. Now my problem is...

Theresa, Apr 16, 2024 46 2,707
Dinner 4 Two a scam?
Ashley, on July 11, 2016 at 1:45 PM

Hello I attended a bridal expo yesterday, and I got a call from this company called dinner 4 two saying we won this trip or two wedding bands. I was wondering if anyone else has had this experience. I...

Ashley, Apr 16, 2024 32 28,109 6
i don't want to invite my bridesmaid's boyfriend to our wedding
Samantha, on April 14, 2024 at 4:26 AM

My bridesmaid has been with her boyfriend around 18 months. I already thought he wasn't right for her as his mental health problems was making her anxiety worse. However, he recently crashed her car...

Jasmine S., Apr 15, 2024 6 122
Bridesmaids paying for their dresses
Gina, on April 15, 2024 at 12:12 AM

How do I politely word telling the bridesmaids that they will be buying their dresses? I know that you may think they should already know that they’re paying for them, but I want to be very clear from...

Jacks, Apr 15, 2024 7 109
Chat gpt is giving me the runaround
Heather, on April 11, 2024 at 10:39 PM

I know I have a strange situation for invitations, but AI didn't seem to understand the parameters I gave it. Stupid AI! My mother will be the host of the wedding, financially. My dad passed away last...

Rae, Apr 15, 2024 15 329
Worried my fiance might blow our wedding budget on gambling
Maja, on December 9, 2021 at 12:11 PM

I love my fiance, we’ve been together for a couple of years and I honestly thought he was the perfect man until a few days ago. He showed up to the house with a brand new car without telling me...

Merel, Apr 14, 2024 14 775
Has Anyone Tried Sending Their Wedding Invites to Celebrities or Brands?
Timothy, on April 8, 2024 at 7:22 PM

Hey everyone! I stumbled upon a trend where couples send wedding invitations to celebrities, brands, and companies, potentially receiving autographs, freebies, or even personal messages in return. I'm...

Andrea, Apr 13, 2024 8 842
Mrs. Cohen
Guestbook signing... after the wedding?
Mrs. Cohen, on October 22, 2018 at 4:04 PM

We got married 1.5 weeks ago and upon returning from our honeymoon this past Saturday, we were SO EXCITED to go through our guestbook, but of the 47 guests that ended up attending, only about 20...

Scarlett, Apr 13, 2024 29 1,757
Gratuity for Catering
Kelsey, on March 15, 2018 at 1:11 PM

Help! We are grossly overpaying for catering (the catering company was required by the venue) and the catering includes a service charge of 20% so when we originally book we thought it was gratuity...

Meghan, Apr 13, 2024 22 17,493
Stolen Cards from Honeymoon Fund box
Clarissa, on April 12, 2024 at 12:15 AM

MOB here. We just threw our beautiful daughter a fun and costly Western themed wedding reception. We're now finding out that a lot of cards were stolen from the Honeymoon Fund box that was placed in...

Clarissa, Apr 12, 2024 8 190
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