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Unplugged Ceremony Sign Size - 18 x 24 or 24 x 36
Brittany, on November 1, 2019 at 1:10 PM

I am making one to be printed but not sure what size is the most common. I don't want it to be too big or two small. Unplugged sign

Madison, Nov 7, 2019 8 440
Apostolic/pentecostal wedding
kalyn, on February 6, 2017 at 9:50 PM

Okay so, I'm Apostolic/pentecostal. A very traditional denomination of Christianity. I don't drink, I don't dance, I only listen to christian music, and neither does my fiance. He's third generation...

Ruth, Nov 6, 2019 31 7,839
Engagement photos and double chins
Michelle, on October 29, 2019 at 7:43 AM

Anyone else have this issue? My photographers' photos I've seen on Instagram and from his most recent works of weddings looked amazing. I had my engagement shoot Sunday and I was worried because I...

Clíodhna, Nov 6, 2019 49 1,702 1
Falling out with a friend, do i return the wedding gift (money)?
Justine, on November 4, 2019 at 5:35 PM

Hi all, Sorry for the long history here, but I feel like I have to explain the situation first. I got married this past July. I have a very high-maintenance friend who, to be totally honest, I...

Jennifer, Nov 5, 2019 13 423
Should i ask my fiance's sister to be in my bridal party?
idk393, on October 31, 2019 at 11:52 PM

I feel like I'm obligated to ask my fiance's sister to be a bridesmaid, but there's a couple of reasons I'm hesitant. 1) Our personalities clash. We started off not having a great relationship because...

MrsD, Nov 4, 2019 19 654
hotel rooms for Guests! How much is too much?!
Sandi, on November 1, 2019 at 7:08 PM

Our wedding is in the Austin Hill Country next fall- we our wanting our Guests to stay at a hotel downtown. Quotes for a boutique hotel room block are around $240-$280/night per room....

Brianna, Nov 4, 2019 23 914
How to address unmarried couple with children?
Amers, on November 1, 2019 at 10:20 AM

Hello, In today's world, I know this is more common but I'm not sure how to address it on the wedding invitation. For example, my brother and his girlfriend have two children together. Do I address it...

MrsD, Nov 4, 2019 16 2,363
My Husband's Boogers (Gross, right?)
Kyle, on June 3, 2016 at 1:04 PM

Hi Ladies and Gents, Since I've been married for nearly two years now, I've lurked here a ton, but have not posted. I had an stupid argument with my husband today, and I knew I could count on this...

Judi, Nov 3, 2019 46 2,162
Whose name goes first on the invitation? Bride or Groom?
Chrissy4985, on December 25, 2015 at 1:35 AM

Hello ladies. I want to do this right, if there is a right way. Whose name goes first on the wedding invitation/ std's? My name or fh? I heard something about if it's the couple paying its the bride,...

McKenzie, Nov 2, 2019 22 47,202
Wrong date on a handmade gift
Cathy, on November 1, 2019 at 11:46 AM

One of our guests gave us a beautiful handmade sampler with our name on it. The problem is, they got the wedding date wrong, we want to display this, but how is the best way to do so? Every time we...

Sara, Nov 1, 2019 6 367
Website wording
Amina, on October 31, 2019 at 2:50 PM

Is it tacky when describing the dress code to put “no jeans or sneakers”? FH’s family is famous for under dressing at events where it’s called to dress up for and I really would hate for pictures to...

Larissa, Nov 1, 2019 16 416
Thank you for parents that contributed vs. those that don't?
Michelle, on October 31, 2019 at 4:16 PM

I was told that it is etiquette to thank parents or list the hosts. My parents will be paying a large part of the wedding and my fiance’s mom and step dad will be contributing some also. His dad and...

Jolie, Nov 1, 2019 13 1,887 1
Bridal Shower- Couple is relocating! Help!
Nicole , on October 23, 2018 at 1:57 PM

Hi All, I am a bridesmaid in a wedding party at the end of December. It is a quickly planned wedding (~2 months) as the groom is military. They are relocating in January to another state and they are...

Vicky, Nov 1, 2019 11 449
I need a nickname
skipping the proposal
I need a nickname, on June 29, 2011 at 12:36 AM

I'm just curious. For those of you who never officially got proposed to, how do you feel about it? Like is it something you just don't think about and you go on with your life? Are you more focused on...

Jennifer, Nov 1, 2019 42 5,530
Inviting Someone in Prison
Kathryn, on July 1, 2015 at 2:58 PM

Never thought I would have to be asking this question but my step brother is in prison for the next 5 years or so. My mom told me to send him an invitation so he feels included. I kind of feel like it...

Jennifer, Nov 1, 2019 48 720
Etiquette for eloping
Kery, on July 27, 2017 at 12:47 PM

My FH and I have decided our dream wedding would be on the beach in San Diego. Our families and friends live in NJ and majority of them wouldn't be able to travel that far so rather than making people...

Marie, Nov 1, 2019 18 1,262
My College Bestie is trying to decline being a bridesmaid.. i was her moh
Amanda, on October 24, 2019 at 3:23 PM

Hi! I am in need of some unbiased advice So 2 years ago my best friend from College got married and I was her MOH. It was a lot of work and very expensive because she only had 3 bridesmaids, and...

Jennifer, Oct 31, 2019 18 787
Receiving Line
M, on February 15, 2012 at 8:41 PM

I've seen some forum posts and magazine articles about the etiquette of the receiving line. I've definitely been to weddings with them - they seem to usually be weddings at a church, they have a...

Connee, Oct 31, 2019 12 227
Kitchen charm scam??
Cassandra, on February 18, 2018 at 1:46 AM

Has anyone who has bought the pots actually receive a 8 day vacation????

Charlene, Oct 30, 2019 6 2,475
Wearing a wedding dress when getting married again
London, on October 28, 2019 at 1:12 PM

I have my wedding dress from my first marriage, my husband passed away within a year of us getting married. He had alot of health problems. Anyway my new fiance says I should wear the same dress when...

Judith, Oct 29, 2019 10 291
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