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Suggestions to limit how many kids attend your destination wedding?
Sabrina, on September 25, 2019 at 2:35 PM

I am struggling SO hard and it definitely didn't help that when I asked my mother this question, she freaked out, "What do you mean no kids???!! At a MEXICAN WEDDING???? They are part of life!!!" My...

Pirate & 60s Bride, Sep 26, 2019 7 213
Guests asking for rides from the Airport from the BRIDE? ODD or Normal?
Jennifer, on April 13, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I just had a guest FB message me: Friend: Are you going to be picking up/dropping off people from the airport Me: only my mom and brother on Wednesday on Thursday it's the rehearsal so we can't pick...

Alyssa, Sep 25, 2019 21 487
Wedding Pictures are Late...
Rachel, on September 23, 2019 at 7:31 PM

An acquaintance on Facebook recommended a photographer and I liked his work so I hired him. In his contract, he states "Due to the artistic nature of photography, completion dates are only tentative,...

Cassi, Sep 25, 2019 4 277
How did you deal with a far away venue?
Jessica, on September 16, 2019 at 9:39 PM

My fiance and I are considering a venue (ceremony and reception) that's an hour away from where both our families live (we're from the same area), and I'm curious to hear what others have done when...

Abigail, Sep 24, 2019 12 452
Unsure about when to use the term "The Bride"
BreeCheez, on February 23, 2015 at 11:02 AM

I have been assuming that the actual person getting married (the female party) was the bride, & could be considered "the bride" until the wedding, even if it's 2-3 months away. Assuming this, I...

Deanna, Sep 24, 2019 23 1,595
Plus Ones for a Small Wedding
Alex, on September 20, 2019 at 12:21 PM

My fiance and I recently cut our guest list down considerably, as a way to compromise - I wanted to elope, he wanted the kind of wedding you see in movies and magazines (at least with regard to guest...

Emily, Sep 23, 2019 10 447
Unhappy bride
DeAndre, on September 17, 2019 at 9:24 AM

I am thinking if calling off my wedding. Its causing me and my FH to argue a lot. The costs of a wedding reception is way too much. I have bought my dress and feel horrible. This was supposed to be a...

Future Mrs. Polar Be, Sep 23, 2019 49 1,602
Ghosted by the bride - help!
Maggie, on September 16, 2019 at 11:44 AM

What would you do? You’re a bridesmaid and been friends with the bride for 30+ years. She asked you to be a bridesmaid for a destination wedding (read expensive). You’ve known her for so long (hang...

Olivia, Sep 23, 2019 3 337
Food Ran Out
Laura, on June 27, 2017 at 9:08 AM

My wedding was this past Saturday & it was the most amazing day! Marrying my best friend & seeing our vision become a reality brought me to tears. The one big snafoo though is that we ran out of food...

Kate, Sep 23, 2019 7 868
We got married announcements / we’ve moved
Halle, on September 21, 2019 at 8:51 PM

Hi everyone Do you guys think it’s ok to send out announcements to the people that you weren’t able to invite to the small courthouse wedding and dinner reception ? I wanted to still send it to family...

Halle, Sep 22, 2019 11 295
Bridezilla vs. standing up for yourself
Brittini, on September 20, 2019 at 12:27 AM

How do you know when you’re crossing the line when you put your foot down? My parents are paying for most my wedding and I’m very very grateful and understand they don’t have to do that and therefore...

Brittini, Sep 22, 2019 25 697 1
How to politely ask no children
Kelsey, on September 19, 2019 at 7:27 PM

I am very firm about no kids at our wedding, except for 3 that I have already made my mind about. 2 are in the wedding party and one is a pretty mature 14 year old who can definitely entertain the...

Adriane, Sep 22, 2019 9 486
Secretly getting legally married but hiding it because of the upcoming ceremony.
Yendor, on February 3, 2018 at 7:09 AM

I have a brother who got engaged early last year and is planning a wedding for August of this year. I just found out he got legally married in October 2017 after his now wife called my sister after a...

Yendor, Sep 21, 2019 129 5,258
Thank You Gift for Bachelorette Party?
FutureMrs.G, on February 23, 2016 at 2:24 PM

I know it's customary to give thank you gifts to the people who throw you a bridal shower (and I have that covered already), but what about thank you gifts for the person/people who organize your...

Tabitha, Sep 21, 2019 4 376
Guests and family members are acting entitled to our wedding pictures?
The Sealpups, on September 16, 2019 at 2:24 AM

We had an unplugged ceremony but of course, some people still took pictures and posted it on facebook. People who were NOT in the wedding party stayed after the ceremony (at church) and took pictures...

The Sealpups, Sep 20, 2019 10 813
Beauty & the Beast Processional?
Samantha , on September 3, 2017 at 7:21 PM

I love the instrumental version of tale as old as time from beauty and the beast. I think I want everyone to walk down the aisle to that it cute or "too Disney"?

Julie, Sep 20, 2019 22 1,407
Does anyone else feel anxiety/dread when they think of their wedding day?
Rhonda, on October 30, 2013 at 12:26 PM

I know that sounds awful. But as I'm more of an introverted person, I am actually not that excited about my wedding day. I'm so happy to be marrying my fiance, I love him very much and can't wait to...

Julie, Sep 20, 2019 24 9,326
Attend the wedding or the funeral?
Felicia, on September 18, 2019 at 9:50 PM

I am a bridesmaid in my friends wedding next weekend. However, my husband found out earlier this month that his grandmother passed away. He originally told me she is being cremated, and that the...

Christine, Sep 19, 2019 19 1,675
Questions on a Jack and Jill?
Caitlin, on September 15, 2019 at 12:09 AM

Okay so here goes. My Fiance and I decided..with the bridal parties help...that we would throw a Jack and Jill. We are paying for the wedding ourselves..because my mother is not helping and my future...

K squared, Sep 19, 2019 21 598
Friend Helping with wedding not a Bridesmaid
Rebecca, on September 18, 2019 at 1:37 PM

I have a good friend who wants to help and be a part of the wedding. She is not one of my bridesmaids what other "role" could I give her to honor her contributions.

Alycia, Sep 19, 2019 12 347 1
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