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Keep white gold or dip rose gold?
Amanda, on February 29, 2016 at 2:47 AM

My FH and I picked out a ring--white gold round brilliant with halo. I had my heart set on rose gold, but I like all options (yellow ,white, and rose gold). But as the ring is a one-of-a-kind design,...

Mary, Aug 7, 2019 21 15,793
How can i ask one of my Bridesmaids if she is still interested in being one?
DitchingDiaz, on August 5, 2019 at 11:41 AM

Hi Everyone! I need some advice- one of my bridesmaids has been one of my best friends since high school. However, all of our friendship she has struggled with being there for me as much as I am...

Jennifer, Aug 6, 2019 36 707 1
The boyfriend of the Mother of the Groom
Tanzie, on August 1, 2019 at 12:26 AM

Ok so how do I put this nicely? I do not want the boyfriend of my fiance's mother at the wedding nor do I feel like he should be honored. I know that sounds selfish but quiet honestly he's most likely...

Gen, Aug 6, 2019 25 822
i want to bring my so to my cousin’s wedding
Ashley, on August 5, 2019 at 4:48 PM

I am a bridesmaid for my cousin’s wedding coming up this fall. I am only 19 and my cousin is in her late 20s. I have been with my boyfriend for almost 2 years and she has met him at least 5 or 6 times...

Talia, Aug 6, 2019 13 493
I thought we wanted a small wedding...
Yasmina, on April 6, 2015 at 3:12 PM

Oi. So the last thing we really have to work on right away is the guest list. Save the dates are being created, and I need to know how many to send. Fella and I have always said we want something...

Kristin, Aug 6, 2019 21 1,978
Advice on dealing with a "non-girly" bridesmaid.
Jessica, on August 5, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Hello guys. Lurking here a while, but I would like some advice from you guys. So one of my bridesmaids is one of my closest friends from middle and high school and we've kept being close even through...

Jessica, Aug 6, 2019 21 554
Not a bridesmaid so how much should i help plan?
Aleida, on August 5, 2019 at 1:37 PM

I wasn’t really sure where to post this so thought I would give here a go. Recently my best friend got engaged and knowing her and her family dynamic I knew there was a very good chance I wouldn’t be...

Aleida, Aug 6, 2019 20 536
Thinking on taking our wedding photographer to small claims court
Karla, on August 5, 2019 at 9:25 PM

Hi all! Just wondering if anyone has experienced taking their wedding photographer to small claims court and what the outcome was? I am seriously considering taking my “photographer”. We had our...

Cher Horowitz, Aug 5, 2019 2 376
Any other over 40 brides?
JuleeM, on July 21, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Hi. I'm mailing my first batch of invites today and I'm starting to freak out big time because now there is no turning back (not that I would...but it's all the more real). I'm 42 and this my first...

Huny, Aug 5, 2019 34 2,809
Wedding invites lost by USPS!
Lauren, on May 21, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Just wondering if anyone else has dealt with wedding invitation drama! We sent our invites out 2 weeks ago - several guests received theirs the following day, while several haven't received theirs at...

Priscilla, Aug 5, 2019 38 5,759
Would you participate in a “fake” wedding?
Mae, on August 2, 2019 at 1:28 AM

I was asked to floral arrangements for a wedding in a few weeks. It’s actually just the wedding reception. They are having a private destination ceremony. The bride is a friend and it was my gift to...

Judith, Aug 5, 2019 46 1,423
Brother getting married on birthday.
Mat, on April 3, 2017 at 6:57 AM

Birthdays in my family are always a big deal no matter what age you are. My family also makes anniversaries a big deal. My younger brother (who is also the favorite) is getting married on my birthday...

Naikesha, Aug 4, 2019 48 3,215
Digital Engagement Party Invitations?
Kiki, on March 6, 2019 at 1:20 PM

Is it okay to send engagement party invitations digitally? (Through text, email, Facebook message, etc)? I found some really cute ones, but I don't want to go through with it if it is a huge no-no!

Danielle, Aug 4, 2019 12 298
Do i talk to every guest at my wedding?
MayBride2018, on March 20, 2018 at 10:34 PM

Hi everyone, My wedding is coming up we are expecting at least 300 guest. During the planning process his mom who is super """"traditional"""" told me I have to talk to e v e r y single guest and...

Millicent, Aug 4, 2019 69 4,664
The after party in the dress?
Tianna, on September 25, 2018 at 2:37 AM

Our Wedding is ending early at 10pm because it’s an outdoor venue and you know... sound ordinance laws... so we are holding somewhat of an after party at the bar at our hotel. Now, I’m not sure what...

Melba, Aug 3, 2019 31 1,239
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Mini Bride?
NJ Bride, on July 2, 2011 at 10:50 PM

I've never seen this personally and honestly find the concept a little strange... possibly it's a regional thing? I've seen it now on 4 Weddings and My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and I'm hoping someone can...

Liliana, Aug 2, 2019 23 6,710
Admin help- Is there a way to contact guests via weddingwire?
CBW, on May 5, 2017 at 12:23 AM

I can't find a "help" option anywhere on this site... Is there a way to contact people in our guest list using weddingwire? I.e. send an email to everyone invited, or to everyone who accepted, etc? I...

Tenisha, Aug 2, 2019 9 535
Bridesmaid proposal ?
Amanda, on December 4, 2017 at 7:35 AM

So I've only seen one other person do this but has anyone ever hosted like a brunch or dinner to ask your bridesmaids ? I'm calling it a bridesmaid proposal party lol ? Am I being corny ? I just...

Monica, Aug 1, 2019 25 1,886
Gamer friends?
Maria, on July 24, 2019 at 2:16 PM

My fiancé and I have been going over who we would like to have at our wedding. I have had my list done for a few weeks now and he just got his done. We both seem to find us disagreeing on his list he...

Joules, Aug 1, 2019 28 452
Anyone ever done or seen a fake send off
MJBride, on March 9, 2015 at 10:12 AM

I really want the pictures of us running out of the reception with our guests waving sparklers BUT we aren't actually leaving early and most of our guests will probably be gone before we are. Has...

Trenee, Aug 1, 2019 25 2,002 1
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