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Honoring Deceased Brother at my Wedding
Private User, on June 29, 2015 at 8:33 PM

Hello all, I haven't posted much and have spent most of my time on here lurking but I am a few weeks away from our date and I'm struggling. My brother passed away a few years ago and I really want to...

Dana, Aug 20, 2019 11 1,987
Destination wedding with reception after?
Laura, on June 21, 2017 at 2:11 PM

So Ive read some positive and negative things on this topic. Fiance and I are getting married in South Africa, and having a traditional reception to celebrate about a month and a half after we get...

Kayla, Aug 20, 2019 18 428
No father to walk me down the Isle...
Kylie, on November 4, 2016 at 4:58 PM

Since my father passed I'm not sure what to do as far as who will walk me down the Isle. I was thinking of my grandfather(dads side) walking me and my uncle (dads side) dancing with me for my father...

Louise, Aug 20, 2019 37 302
Heather, on March 25, 2016 at 5:38 PM

I don't have one but I'm considering making one. What are the pros and cons? Is is necessary? Or even worth my time to make one?

Jamil, Aug 20, 2019 17 168
Maid of Honor + Bridesmaids Financial Responsibility
Brooke, on August 19, 2019 at 12:55 PM

Hello! I am the MOH for my sisters upcoming wedding. She is having a small bridal party (one MOH and two Bridesmaids). My question is, should hold the two Bridesmaids financially responsible for...

Judith, Aug 19, 2019 20 506
No Bridesmaids but Want to Name My Girls "honorary Bridesmaids"
Marilyn, on August 19, 2019 at 12:05 PM

I need advice on how I want to structure my "bridal party." I would love for my closest girlfriends to truly enjoy my wedding with no responsibilities. Also, I feel like I'm already asking for a lot...

Caitlin, Aug 19, 2019 10 358
Grooms cake?
Susan, on August 17, 2019 at 11:05 PM

First off, what is it grooms cake and should I order one? Is it to be presented at the wedding with the wedding cake itself or is it a little cake him and his groomsmen share together before the...

Aleaj, Aug 19, 2019 18 346
Online RSVP and Save The Dates
WitchyWoman, on May 10, 2015 at 1:36 PM

Hello! My FH and I are in the mindset that getting married (while the marriage in itself is a fabulous thing) is kind of overrated. I feel like so much of the specialness of the day gets lost in the...

Baylee, Aug 19, 2019 22 851
Bridesmaid on crutches
Lindsay, on August 19, 2019 at 12:58 PM

So I just found out one of my bridesmaids will be on crutches. I feel so bad for her and I don’t want her to have to do anymore walking than she has to. Should I have her sit in a special chair in the...

Ivy ORP, Aug 19, 2019 6 449
Program Wording with Divorced Parents
Cristy, on August 18, 2019 at 9:20 PM

Hi guys, I'm writing our ceremony programs, but I need advice on the best way to handle wording when it comes to divorced parents. My FH's parents are divorced, and his dad remarried when he was...

Lady, Aug 19, 2019 5 972
How to survive a long engagement
#mattsmrs18, on June 6, 2016 at 12:11 PM

So with 18 months still left to go the angst of waiting is getting really heavy. FH and I decided that logistically a long engagement made more sense, so a 23 month engagement it was. Now the venue is...

Carly, Aug 19, 2019 38 403
Groom's sisters as part of wedding?
luckygal79, on July 23, 2012 at 9:21 PM

My FMIL is upset that my fiancee's sisters are not being included in the wedding party, and aren't involved enough by just reading a prayer. I have 6 bridesmaids, he has 5 groomsmen, and she thinks...

Ariel, Aug 19, 2019 25 8,530
Bridal party sucks
Amina, on August 18, 2019 at 9:53 AM

So I’m coming down to my last straw of patience with my bridal party. I’ve been begging them to start ordering their dresses and not a single person has done so, I’ve pushed back the deadline to order...

Florida Marlins, Aug 18, 2019 8 540
How to handle those upset about no plus one
Danielle, on August 14, 2019 at 8:39 PM

Hi all! Having a bit of a crisis I’m sure everyone faces when planning. When my fiancé and I set the rules for plus ones we agreed that we would invite all partners who are married/life partners and...

Courtney, Aug 18, 2019 31 2,396 1
The Bride
Should Plus One's Be Reserved Only For Engaged and Married People?
The Bride, on August 16, 2019 at 9:03 AM

It's no surprise that many engaged couples are burdened by their wedding guest list. MadameNoire recently asked the question, should plus one's be reserved only for engaged and married people? What...

The Bride, Aug 18, 2019 34 424
Adding Bridesmaids... Is it too late to ask?
Kesha, on August 17, 2019 at 9:59 AM

. We were engaged in May and are getting married in November of this year so it's been a pretty whirlwind and super accelerated engagement. So I have two friends that I want to add to my bridal party....

Mary, Aug 17, 2019 5 400
Decal or no decal on wine tumbler
Liz, on August 16, 2019 at 5:03 PM

I bought wine tumblers for my bridesmaids on amazon and I was debating whether I should give it to them as is or with decals with their names on it....

Judith, Aug 17, 2019 11 181 1
Dry Wedding to not make guests uncomfortable?
Sydney, on May 21, 2018 at 3:09 PM

So my FH and I keep going back and forth on whether we should have a dry wedding or not. Our problem is that about 60% of the guest list (mom's side) are all mormon. Obviously they do not drink, and a...

Mrsbdg, Aug 16, 2019 37 1,083
Disinviting a Bridesmaid...
April, on August 15, 2019 at 7:16 PM

What would you all do if you asked someone to be a bridesmaid, but you’re now growing a dislike for that person... do you suck it up or do you disinvite?

Kasyah, Aug 16, 2019 9 435
How to revoke an invitation
Kendall, on August 15, 2019 at 3:01 PM

So we invited this old coworker because at the time she was dating a groomsman. I’ve never really disliked her or liked her. We spoke at work and we’re friendly but outside of that, not really...

Jeanie, Aug 16, 2019 12 449
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