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Mrs Dunne
Bridesmaids getting acquainted?
Mrs Dunne, on August 1, 2017 at 10:57 AM

Hi girls! So I have 6 bridesmaids and they don't really know each other so I was thinking about taking them somewhere so they'd meet and get to know each other! I first thought about bowling...but how...

Valorie, Sep 11, 2019 36 155
Julie Ann
Luncheon Advice
Julie Ann , on November 28, 2017 at 3:46 AM

I always wanted just a simple luncheon with our family after the ceremony and before the reception. However my future mother in law wanted a large fancy lunch. So I guess that happening... I don't...

Vicky, Sep 11, 2019 38 1,254
Telling my ex husband I am getting married?
Jessica, on March 25, 2015 at 12:47 PM

My ex and I divorced last fall. Together we share 3 children. Things have been horrible between us since the divorce and we are NOT on good terms. We are barely able to communicate for the children's...

Nicki, Sep 10, 2019 17 3,308
Is it rude to take away a plus one?
, on September 9, 2019 at 12:50 PM

So my fiancé and I initially offered his cousin and friend a plus one via save the dates in case either of them got in relationships. Neither of them have, and I can see them just trying to bring...

Heather, Sep 10, 2019 17 390
Formal wedding etiquette - possible for outdoor wedding?
MrMonkey, on March 31, 2018 at 9:15 AM

We’re looking to host a formal wedding outdoors on a gorgeous private estate. The guests will receive a weekly schedule with dress code suggestions beforehand so they know how casual or formal all the...

Green, Sep 10, 2019 17 1,600
Groomsman’s so used to sleep with my fiancé!
K., on September 8, 2019 at 11:42 PM

One of my fiancé’s best friends is obviously in our wedding. The groomsman’s girlfriend used to sleep with my fiancé. She really liked him but they never dated. I have known her since high school and...

K., Sep 9, 2019 10 462
Not invited to my fiance's daughter's wedding
Bronze, on September 9, 2019 at 1:29 PM

So my fiance's daughter has uninvited me to her wedding coming up in a few weeks. My fiance and his daughter's bond is strained as it is. I met his daughter on multiple occasions and I try my best to...

Kimber, Sep 9, 2019 5 653
Plus one for co-workers
MariaPaz, on July 10, 2017 at 9:44 AM

So, I am working on my invitations and I am inviting all my co-workers to my wedding which they are not too many of them. My boss is invited with his wife (I am friend with his wife) but I have 3...

Lauren, Sep 9, 2019 21 2,223
"B-List" Invites....or second round invites
Anna, on April 16, 2014 at 11:04 AM

I realize that this is a rightfully touchy subject, so if you're reading, here's my explanation: my husband and I live in the UK & were married last August in London in a small civil ceremony, due in...

Nicole, Sep 9, 2019 103 2,847
Rehearsal Dinner, Who to invite and who can be left out.....
Kiesha, on August 21, 2012 at 1:38 PM

I just did a quick perusal of our guest list, counting all the people i would invite if i could have EVERYONE at the rehearsal dinner that i wanted, and i came up with 88!! people!!! YIKES!! NOT...

Maureen, Sep 7, 2019 25 8,526
Tipping the day of coordinator
FutureRice0821, on June 2, 2015 at 10:30 AM

First, let me just say that I apologize in advance for the barrage of questions that will ensue over the next couple of months because I'm officially in freak out mode. I feel like we still have a...

Martha, Sep 6, 2019 12 583
Thank you card wording when one spouse doesn’t attend
Kim, on September 5, 2019 at 9:08 PM

I have a few cousins who came and gave a gift but their wives could not come. How would I word a thank you card to both of them for the gift? Thanks!

Lady, Sep 6, 2019 5 478
Dj during ceremony?
Brittany, on February 15, 2017 at 4:07 PM

Has anyone else had their dj play for their ceremony? The booking agent made it an option for $75 to hire the DJ to also to the ceremony. I originally thought it was a good idea, but now I'm...

Bob, Sep 6, 2019 21 1,027
Non surprise proposal?
Italia, on October 2, 2018 at 8:36 PM

So my boyfriend spilt the beans that he’s proposing this weekend...I already knew it but he just confirmed! I know we’re not a traditional couple because we already have our venue and most vendors, I...

Alissa, Sep 5, 2019 13 1,025
Adult Flower Girl
Christina, on April 24, 2017 at 2:53 PM

I'm looking for an alternate name for "Flower Girl" to make it more suitable for an adult woman. I'm having my cousin's daughter (age 5) as my flower girl, and I'm having her mother (age adult)...

Caroline, Sep 5, 2019 32 4,942
Rubber ring during engagement
Zoe, on September 5, 2019 at 7:39 AM

Is it weird to wear a rubber ring in place of my engagement ring even though I am not married yet?? I am in PTA school and work as a PT tech so I do not want to wear my ring to school or work because...

Kayla, Sep 5, 2019 9 1,463
Asking guests to pay for themselves
Desiree, on August 24, 2019 at 11:14 PM

I am having a very small, intimate affair - Currently sitting at 20 people on the list. However, this number is at a standstill solely because of the venue we chose and the package it came with. The...

MrsHamm, Sep 4, 2019 24 1,069 1
New babies at no kids wedding
Emily, on September 4, 2019 at 9:02 AM

Hey all, This isn't a situation yet, but I'm wondering about people's past experiences to start thinking on it. Our wedding is about a year away. My partner just picked his best man, and we also...

Emily, Sep 4, 2019 22 770
Attendance for bridesmaids
Alice, on July 23, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Are you all requiring all of your bridesmaids to attend all of your events leading up to the wedding? For example the bachelorette party/trip, bridal shower and rehearsal dinner. Or are you allowing...

MrsHamm, Sep 4, 2019 60 2,033
Who pays for nail salon visit and hairdresser for the wedding party?
Doni, on August 27, 2019 at 7:21 AM

When the bride plans a nail salon visit for manis and pedis , who pays? Mother of bride? Each individual bridesmaid pays for her own? Also what Is the proper etiquette for paying for a hairdresser the...

MrsHamm, Sep 4, 2019 23 946
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