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I dont have any friends to be bridesmaids
Heather, on February 21, 2012 at 12:40 PM

I know this is going to probably sound pitiful, but I dont have any friends to have as bridesmaids, much less a MOH. I've moved around alot and have had a few aquaintances over the years, but not any...

Annette, Jul 12, 2019 15 14,967
Seating chart AND escort cards?
Jenny, on February 21, 2016 at 11:53 AM

I have been planning on having a seating chart from the beginning but I just found out that I'll need escort cards to let the servers know which meal to serve to each guest. Is it overkill to have...

Shelly, Jul 11, 2019 18 391 1
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...

CDickman, Jul 11, 2019 12 452
Other roles besides Bridesmaids
Crystal, on August 14, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Hi! I have a lot of close friends and family that I would like to include in the wedding, but don't want more than 8 bridesmaids because of cost. Are there any roles that my friends can play in the...

Bride2020, Jul 11, 2019 16 12,993 1
Bridal Shower - Lack of Responses - what to do???
Jillian, on June 27, 2011 at 11:46 AM

My bridal shower is going to be on Sunday, July 10th and my sister and aunts are all hosting it. My sister put on the invitation to RSVP to her at her phone # by June 30th. We invited 47 people and...

Adam, Jul 11, 2019 8 1,129
MOH dress doesn't fit!
Laura, on April 17, 2017 at 9:04 AM

So my MOH had been putting off trying her dress for so long and tried it on the other day saying it's not zipping up all the way lending me to believe oh it's just a quick fix at the top. This is not...

Lily, Jul 10, 2019 14 1,576
Eloping & Wedding Dress Shopping
Neisha, on July 9, 2019 at 1:32 PM

My fiancé and I have decided to elope this October. None our family is aware for obvious reasons. My mom & God Mom want to go wedding dress shopping in a week. I agreed to go to help appease them...

Meghan, Jul 10, 2019 5 238
SPINOFF Garter Removal: Putting the Garter Back On?
Sally, on September 5, 2014 at 12:55 PM

IDK how you say that, but at weddings I've been to, after the bride throws her bouquet and the groom throws the garter, the woman that caught the bouquet sits down, and the man that caught the garter...

Annabel, Jul 10, 2019 33 1,359
How Many People Didn't Show Up?
nicjc2018, on March 5, 2018 at 11:54 PM

One of the biggest tips I wish someone told me before the wedding was YOU WILL HAVE NO SHOWS THE DAY OF. As much as I did my best to confirm days before the wedding life happens and 6 out of 106...

Ardita Lula, Jul 10, 2019 89 9,074
Giftless bridal shower wording?
, on July 9, 2019 at 6:34 PM

Anyone have any suggestions for invitation wording for a no-gift-required shower? I know the standard "your presence is the only gift we need" but does anyone have anything more creative?

Bride2020, Jul 10, 2019 6 1,671
Bachelor Party Expense
AEE7, on July 9, 2019 at 12:45 PM

My SO and I are part of a bridal party. Bachelor party is in the next few months and they’ve just now hammered out details. About a month ago they quoted people 1.2k for the whole weekend which...

Jolie, Jul 10, 2019 14 369
No one using wedding website!
Ana, on June 1, 2017 at 12:49 PM

Did your guests go to look at your wedding website at all??? I put my website on our STD in the front, in a good sized font. No one has signed the guest book on our website and every time I see...

Sherry, Jul 9, 2019 26 190
Bridesmaid dropped out 2 months before
Hevvy, on June 27, 2019 at 5:57 PM

My wedding is in 2 months and my bridesmaid has texted me today to ask if it's "okay" for her to drop out. To be honest I've been quite stressed as ever since I asked her (almost a year ago) she...

Shantel, Jul 8, 2019 18 725
Will you sleep separately the night before the wedding? Or are you ditching this tradition?
Kelly, on January 15, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Traditionally, couples spent the night before the wedding sleeping in separate beds as a “last night alone” and so that you don’t wake up and see each other before the ceremony! What are your...

Andrea, Jul 8, 2019 171 3,008
Wedding Website and Security Concerns
Katie, on February 11, 2014 at 8:04 PM

So I am considering making a website through wedding wire for the purpose of being able to easily disseminate important wedding info to guests and making RSVP's easier. The only thing is, I know that...

Jugo, Jul 8, 2019 10 292
The Bride
No Invite, No Entrance?
The Bride, on June 27, 2019 at 3:06 PM

Weddings can be expensive so my husband and I were extremely firm with our guest list. We insisted that if a guest did not receive a plus one if was not personal but they could not bring an additional...

The Bride, Jul 8, 2019 112 2,432 7
Who gets corsages/boutonnieres?
Maggie, on May 14, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Trying to make a list of who all needs corsages or boutonnieres... I know parents, ushers, guestbook attendant, etc. But do grandparents, aunts and uncles, kitchen help, etc need them? We are also...

Char, Jul 7, 2019 10 10,039 1
You may now kiss...
Caroline, on March 13, 2017 at 5:28 PM

I really don't feel comfortable with "you may now kiss the bride". I'm on the app so I can't search. I know I've seen great alternatives before, but can't remember! He and I are getting married to...

Jennifer, Jul 7, 2019 33 13,572
Sharing your ring on social media?
Brittany, on July 6, 2019 at 1:02 PM

Hi ladies! I would love to get your personal thoughts on this. We got our engagement photos back and I am absolutely in love with them. I’ve already changed my profile picture to one of us. Now, I’ve...

Almarina, Jul 7, 2019 16 516
Best Place to Order Canvas Prints
dragonfly726, on July 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

We are FINALLY getting around to having our wedding photos printed. Our photog package included a CD with the images and the rights to print them as we saw fit (my cousin is a photog and this is the...

Patrycja, Jul 6, 2019 12 4,500
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