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Maid of Honor Nightmare!! Help! Bridal Shower planning gone so wrong!
CHEYENNE & CHRISTIAN, on March 16, 2017 at 12:53 PM

EDIT: *****************UPDATE***** PROBLEM WAS RESOLVED ************** My MoH is my older sister. She volunteered to plan my bridal shower. It is 16 days away and she has yet to do anything, and has...

Em Yin, Jun 29, 2019 86 1,338
OK to have a Bridal Shower the day BEFORE the Wedding (for Destination Weddings)?
Kristen, on September 1, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Im asking because my FH's sister said no one will bring presents. And NOT to say its a shower. Because "shower" means "shower with gifts". Well its not until the day before that ALL my family will...

April, Jun 29, 2019 17 1,833
Am i allowed to ask if we're invited to the wedding?
STST, on June 27, 2019 at 8:12 PM

Hi! I am hoping you all can help me navigate this minor conundrum. My boyfriend's work bestie got engaged last summer. They're a great couple and I am very happy for them! He told us when he was...

Jeanie, Jun 29, 2019 20 2,273
Confusion with the apostrophe
Sheila, on June 28, 2019 at 7:43 AM

I made an order to personalize a wine box for our wedding and the last name of my FH is Giese. I read on google if the last name will be “The Gieses” or “ The Giese’s”. The article said Gieses will be...

Sheila, Jun 28, 2019 6 617
Alternative Title to Maid of Honor
Reina, on May 29, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Hey everyone- My sister is going to be my maid of honor but I want my best friend to have a title other than bridesmaid as she is already doing so much of the planning with me. I don't want to to do...

Kirsten, Jun 28, 2019 12 2,595 1
After-party guests
Jordan, on June 20, 2019 at 1:40 PM

My fiance and I were unable to invite a lot of people who we wish we could have celebrate with us due to numbers and the cost per plate for our reception. We are wanting to have an after-party and...

Bride2020, Jun 28, 2019 32 995
Hair/mu Artist canceled day before trial-won’t refund deposit
Andrea, on June 28, 2019 at 9:57 AM

I live about 2 hours from my venue. It takes a lot of planning ahead of time for me to make my way over there. I hired a woman to do a hair and makeup trial via FB. She seemed great. She charged a...

Andrea, Jun 28, 2019 12 685
My ring band broke!
Leslie, on June 27, 2019 at 10:31 PM

I woke up this morning and felt my engagement ring pinching my finger, it turns out the band is cracked! I’m trying not to freak out too much, but I’m a little stressed as to how to go about fixing...

FutureStephD, Jun 28, 2019 21 4,757
Retaking wedding pictures
MrsRidley, on February 18, 2018 at 10:00 PM

The photographer we chose was really bad. His camera was great and the quality of the photos were awesome, but I sent him over a list of the poses I really wanted, and I only got two of those poses on...

Lenda, Jun 27, 2019 15 2,830
How long is normal to wait for Video and Photos?
gina, on June 27, 2019 at 3:15 PM

It's been almost 9 weeks since I got married, but I have not gotten back the majority of my photos. Also, I am waiting on my video as well. Both vendors post of social media, and I have seen several...

5/18/19Mrs.h, Jun 27, 2019 5 1,085
4Th of July Wedding?
MiKayla, on June 25, 2019 at 2:05 PM

My fiancé just asked if we could get married on the 4th of July. Our colors were already going to be red, white and blue so initially, I said yes. But now I’m wondering is that a thing? Is it tacky?...

Jennifer, Jun 26, 2019 21 1,295
Plate size?
Molly, on April 1, 2016 at 12:14 AM

We are serving sandwiches with some salads/pasta salads. What is the appropriate plate size? It will be a late lunch, early dinner kinda of thing.

Melissa and Janie, Jun 26, 2019 7 864
Wedding Eve Sleeping Plans
Maegan, on June 25, 2019 at 1:36 AM

So it's an old tradition not to sleep with your soon to be spouse before the wedding night or to see them until the wedding day, however how many others are sleeping separate from their soon to be,...

Judith, Jun 26, 2019 35 496
Complain, or let it go?
Gen, on June 25, 2019 at 1:11 PM

I am sure many of you have seen my repeated grievances that we had about our venue and the horrible events people that worked there, throughout the wedding planning process. They made planning an...

CourtneyBrittain, Jun 25, 2019 29 641
Etiquette: Venue Address on Invitations
Teems, on May 29, 2009 at 12:56 PM

I went to order my invitations the other day and the sales lady INSISTED that is extremely bad etiquette to put the venue address on the invitations. I was told that only the name, city, and state...

Lydia, Jun 25, 2019 8 4,166
Telling a friend i no longer want them to be a bridesmaid
Rylee, on June 24, 2019 at 8:22 PM

I asked a friend of mine if she would like to be one of my bridesmaids, we have been “friends” for over 15yrs but here recently she and I are not close at all. The last time we hung out she said we...

Kourtney, Jun 25, 2019 17 1,756
How do you deal with acquaintances trying to invite themselves to your wedding?
The Sealpups, on June 24, 2019 at 11:42 PM

Asian weddings are usually huge- up to 300 people. It’s usually filled with extended families/friend of both bride and groom’s parents. My FH and I are aiming for 165 or up to 200 people, which is...

Joanna, Jun 25, 2019 6 310
Invitation Advice Tier I and Tier II?
RhnCasi419, on June 4, 2014 at 6:29 AM

Has anyone ever heard of doing invitations in tiers or rounds? We can have up to 125 ppl and had to cut people (friends) that we really want there to invite family. I say half of my family will...

Sarah, Jun 25, 2019 11 1,815
Bridesmaid Problem
Weddingbee, on May 16, 2019 at 6:13 AM

Just want some advice. I was asked to be a bridesmaid by my college friend and I was happy to. However, as time went on, I started to become more and more unhappy with my decision. The bride never...

Diana Cruz, Jun 25, 2019 24 887
What was your decline rate?
Zoe, on June 24, 2019 at 11:23 AM

I'm reading online to expect a 20% decline rate but that seems pretty high - we are inviting 225 people. How many people did you invite vs how many people actually RSVP'd yes?

MD, Jun 24, 2019 15 672
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