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Asking Guests to Pay when Lodging and Food is Included
Sierra, on March 4, 2023 at 9:31 AM

Okay, so if I was having a normal wedding, I would never dream of asking anyone to pay, but here’s the deal: our venue is a ranch that sleeps about 40 people for 5 nights. Our friends and family live...

Michael, Mar 7, 2023 13 452
Rsvp'ing too many guests
Moranda, on March 6, 2023 at 11:58 AM

Hi Brides! I need advice. I sent out invitations a few weeks ago and I received the first RSVP with too many guests added. What do I do? I am very limited on seating and I invited the absolute maximum...

CM, Mar 7, 2023 15 307
Engraving Wedding Band...??
Future_Lobos, on July 9, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Has anyone done this? And if you don't mind sharing what was engraved. I'd like to surprise FH with something engraved in his ring but I don't know what yet. Just looking for ideas

Forever, Mar 7, 2023 21 815 1
I hate my wedding band
Dawn, on October 12, 2014 at 11:59 PM

I love my engagement ring it a Sapphire middle stone with Diamonds "princess Diana " like. But I can't fit the wedding band unless custom. So I picked out a ring from a catalog because my FMIL works...

Forever, Mar 7, 2023 15 692
No scissors at bridal shower
Butterflyfinder, on April 2, 2015 at 8:52 PM

Has anyone ever heard of this? What's the tradition or meaning? I overheard tho at a shower I attended but I don't know what it's about.

Toni, Mar 6, 2023 22 4,908
Our names all in caps on wedding invites?
Lara, on March 2, 2023 at 5:25 PM

Hi ladies! I keep coming back to the same SILLY indecision over our names on the invitations. I have googled relentlessly just to find what "etiquette" is, as I am so torn on both.... if I read that...

Jacks, Mar 6, 2023 3 125
Help with Wording
Holly, on March 4, 2023 at 1:11 PM

My fiance and I are getting married in October 2023. It is both of ours second marriage. About 36 family and close friends are invited. We rented a large house for five nights at the beach (which is...

Jacks, Mar 6, 2023 4 171
No kids
Carolyn, on February 21, 2023 at 6:18 PM

My fiance and I don't have kids and personally don't want a bunch of small children running around. We were discussing having my 10 year old nephew be a ring barer but no other kids aside from him....

Jacks, Mar 6, 2023 19 298
Inviting vendors?
Rebecca, on March 3, 2023 at 10:00 PM

We are renting some items from a local rental place in town. I met with the ladies yesterday with my Mom and they were so friendly, helpful, and accommodating. We are very tight on our guest list but...

Michelle, Mar 5, 2023 5 119
Mrs. DooPwee
Stretchy band inside of dresses...
Mrs. DooPwee, on April 19, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Does anyone know what this is called? It's like a stretchy band that you connect on one side of the dress. It's inside of dresses around the waist. I think it's to give you more of a waist. I tried...

Marie, Mar 5, 2023 6 2,384 1
sister in law pregnant and insists her baby comes...momzilla! help!
Amanda, on October 26, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Here is my situation....I am getting married in a year and my fiance and I have decided on having no children at the wedding for several reasons Our wedding is about 45 mins from my families houses...

CM, Mar 4, 2023 55 725
Anyone else have anxiety when thinking about saying vows?
ALH, on September 14, 2016 at 9:49 AM

Is it just me or did/does anyone else become really anxious at the thought of getting up and saying their vows in front of everyone? I am never ever anxious with regards to public speaking, but I just...

Michelle, Mar 4, 2023 13 1,938
Ok freaking out. Scratched engagement ring!!!!
Chrissy4985, on May 14, 2015 at 10:58 PM

Ladies, I am sooooooo upset. I don't know how I managed to scratch it, but u did. I scratched the solitaire diamond on my engagement ring. I only had it for a month. I can't believe I was this...

John, Mar 3, 2023 44 52,983
Getting married on the DL and having a ceremony later - Need advice
Briana, on November 9, 2016 at 1:26 PM

My fiance and I are considering getting married on the downlow (at the courthouse) in the coming months, but our wedding date isn't for another year and a half. Since we would be legally married and...

Dejoix-leigh, Mar 3, 2023 43 12,127 2
I sent a save-the-date and now want to un-invite a couple. Is this possible?
Abby, on February 9, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Here's my story. Before I got engaged, I had gotten back in contact with an old school friend. He is now engaged. I thought we would be hanging out with these people a lot more and would become...

cassie, Mar 3, 2023 15 2,817
Julie Ann
Luncheon Advice
Julie Ann , on November 28, 2017 at 3:46 AM

I always wanted just a simple luncheon with our family after the ceremony and before the reception. However my future mother in law wanted a large fancy lunch. So I guess that happening... I don't...

Valerie, Mar 2, 2023 38 1,540
Small Wedding & Posting on Social Media
Anna, on February 3, 2023 at 9:19 AM

I just got my perfect, dream wedding dress!! The shop I went to was adorable and the consultant took some really cute photos of me with the “yes!” Sign along with my crew (everyone except my MOH who...

CM, Mar 1, 2023 5 193 1
a wedding with an age limit?
Leah, on February 9, 2023 at 12:36 PM

Hey there, My fiancé and I love kids, but we just don't want kids at our wedding, especially if we don't have a relationship with them. We want it to be a celebration where all our friends can...

Mayene, Mar 1, 2023 7 286
A random plus one, if guests names were on the invitation?
l, on April 25, 2017 at 3:55 PM

I heard this from two people. One being my friend, and the other being my coworker. Both haven't RSVPed yet, but I invited both of them and their spouses (spelled out on the invitation). Both are...

Mollie, Mar 1, 2023 15 470
Can I have wedding pictures without a ceremony??
Megan, on April 10, 2017 at 12:19 PM

My soon-to-be husband and I are not have a ceremony. We plan to sign papers and have a nice dinner with a few close family members and friends. We are going to Italy for our honeymoon and I was hoping...

Tamara, Mar 1, 2023 23 4,560
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