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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 10 830
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 9,338
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 1,692
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 21 600
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
i was removed from the wedding party
Hannah, on September 17, 2019 at 3:58 PM

My best friend got engaged about a year or so ago. She has plans to get married in one month and of course, I was asked to be a bridesmaid about 7 months ago. Not long after, I too got engaged. My...

Suzie, Sep 18, 2019 29 989
Inviting the Pope.
Ashley, on August 10, 2011 at 9:10 AM

Has anyone actually ever received a response from the Pope? I was looking through all the old threads about inviting famous people, and I didn't see where anyone has ever received a response from...

Molly, Sep 18, 2019 8 571
Asking my Aunt to walk me down the aisle
Darby, on September 16, 2019 at 12:50 PM

So long story short, my parents stopped raising me at 7 and my Aunt took my sisters and I in. I really want to ask her to walk me down the aisle for my wedding but I am not sure how to do it. How did...

Tigriswc, Sep 18, 2019 5 251
Multiple Save the Dates to one Household with Older Children or not needed?
Laura, on September 17, 2019 at 12:45 PM

I plan on sending the wedding invites correctly to children over 18 having their own invite still living with parents however I do not know what to do when it comes to Save the Dates. I would like to...

Judith, Sep 17, 2019 8 682
Maid of Honor Gift to Bride?
Camilla, on June 1, 2018 at 10:57 AM

Hi all, I'm a maid of honor in a wedding, and I'm wondering if you think it would be tacky if I didn't get the bride a gift in light of how much I'm spending on her wedding. My expenses (past and...

Julie, Sep 16, 2019 30 16,106
Boudoir Printing
Nicole, on September 15, 2019 at 4:37 PM

Hi everyone! I recently did a boudoir shoot so I could give it to my FH on our wedding day. I paid for online images and the rights for 10 pictures from the session so I could make a book for him. I...

Carol, Sep 15, 2019 9 462 2
Inviting coworkers
GardenParty18, on October 23, 2017 at 2:49 PM

I work in a department of 11 people. I am very close with some and not with others. I was originally going to invite all of them, but I find myself needing to cut the guest list. It's not that many...

Megan, Sep 15, 2019 27 798
No bridal party
Chloe, on September 14, 2019 at 2:45 PM

We would like to have a smaller destination wedding with close family and friends. Because of this I would like to not do a bridal party but still want to include our friends in some way. Does anyone...

Kelly, Sep 15, 2019 9 283
Is not sending thank you notes a thing?
the_legalista, on April 5, 2016 at 1:30 PM

I was going through my checklist and ran across "Send Thank You Cards". This is an obvious thing, for me. However, I was just thinking back... Attended wedding, gave gift last Sept: No thank you...

Cassandra7, Sep 14, 2019 52 19,777
No unwrapping of gifts at the shower?
GettingHitched, on July 30, 2013 at 4:08 PM

I've noticed a trend at baby showers and wedding showers where the invitations ask that guests not wrap their gifts, just bring them to put on display, and for the guests to just come for lunch to...

Diane, Sep 14, 2019 24 5,586
Open ceremony but private reception!?!?!?
Shayna, on August 17, 2017 at 9:48 AM

We are having an open ceremony and private dinner....yes private dinner reception. I'll tell you why. Our parents are members of two churches. my fh and myself agreed on a budget and for our reception...

Aquila, Sep 13, 2019 28 1,514
Gifts for bonus kids
Nicole, on September 13, 2019 at 2:42 PM

Hey all. I would like to gift my 2 bonus kids daughter (20) and son (13) a gift on our wedding day. Can you guys shoot me with ideas. Please include a link if you have something in particular you’d...

Jeanie, Sep 13, 2019 4 289
rsvp deadline has passed....
Jordan, on September 4, 2019 at 12:28 PM

So my RSVP deadline was yesterday and I still have about 30 outstanding RSVPs. I was thinking about reaching out but part of me feels...well, desperate? It's weird but asking people to send them in...

Dawn, Sep 13, 2019 19 601
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