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Halle
Straight out of college and getting married ?
Halle, on January 30, 2019 at 2:46 PM

Hey everyone I just love hearing about others opinions on today’s young brides . Many people believe that because it is more likely in today’s society to marry when you have basically gotten your life...

Katie, Aug 11, 2020 30 675
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Father planning his second wedding last minute a weekend before my first wedding
Rl, on August 8, 2020 at 1:28 AM

Hi everyone, my parents divorced when I was 12 I’m not 26. He has been with the same girlfriend for 7 years now and they recently got engaged this past month. I have had my wedding planned for a...

Judith, Aug 10, 2020 14 338
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Vendor Issue! Please help
Kari, on August 10, 2020 at 3:45 PM

Hello! I am going to try and make a very long story short! Our wedding was postponed and then we were asked to postpone again which we just can't do. We have some immediate family coming to visit so...

Kristen, Aug 10, 2020 4 135 1
Bolt2020
First look or no?
Bolt2020, on June 8, 2019 at 2:19 PM

Are you guys doing first looks or have you if your wedding has already happened? What are your thoughts on a first look? I am really conflicted... Thank you!

Katharine, Aug 10, 2020 26 227
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Positive responses :)
Brooke, on August 7, 2020 at 9:36 AM

Hello! I am looking for brides that have sent out save the dates to a large amount of people but had to cut back their list. I'm curious if you have gone a certain way to say "sorry due to covid we...

Lynnie, Aug 10, 2020 4 100
Emily
Tips for vendors
Emily, on August 7, 2020 at 12:15 PM

Hi all! Our previously postponed from April wedding is coming up in two weekends FINALLY and we are going ahead with it (we are in MD, originally invited 160 people and will have 100 now total). Can’t...

Lynnie, Aug 10, 2020 4 87
Kari
Head Table Seating
Kari, on August 9, 2020 at 12:56 PM

Hi! I’m trying to figure out how to do the seating for the head table. We do not have a wedding party. The grooms parents are divorced and each have children of their own and I am the only child to my...

MrsD, Aug 10, 2020 8 100
Kari
Photographer Tip
Kari, on August 10, 2020 at 12:35 PM

Our photographer is co-owner of her wedding photography business and our package includes a second shooter for a portion of our event. For tipping, should we give separate tips to both photographers...

Kari, Aug 10, 2020 6 110 1
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Smaller wedding
Madalena, on August 9, 2020 at 9:43 AM

Did anyone make cute to their guest list for a wedding this fall? We cut our 100 person guest list from our original date in April down to 50. I never told guests to save our postponed date, so I...

Kari, Aug 10, 2020 9 80
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Mentioning covid 19 plans in our save the dates
Smitht, on August 8, 2020 at 1:11 PM

We’re planning to send our save the dates out in October/November 2020 for our September 2021 wedding. Since things are so uncertain right now we kind of want to include something on the save the date...

Smitht, Aug 10, 2020 10 162
Katie
Save the Dates for 9/18/21
Katie, on August 10, 2020 at 8:59 AM

Originally (Pre-Covid) I had planned on sending our Save the Dates out in January for our 9/18/21 wedding. We have a lot of out of state travelers so we wanted to give ample notice. However, with...

Jasmine, Aug 10, 2020 7 82 1
Jacqueline
Sunset pics
Jacqueline, on August 6, 2020 at 9:05 PM

I was taking note of time of sunset this eve. We are marrying on Friday Aug 21 @ 6 pm Sunset was at 8:14 tonight and I began thinking about pictures. We live in Fla and I really would like a few...

Taran, Aug 10, 2020 9 117
When are spring and summer 2021 brides sending out their save the dates?
, on August 5, 2020 at 6:31 AM

Hey all hope you are doing well! I woke up and somehow my calendar says August and I can not believe how fast the months are breezing by, then it dawned on me that I need to collect addresses and send...

Katie, Aug 9, 2020 14 107
Michelle
i put the wrong street number on my invitations
Michelle, on August 8, 2020 at 7:35 PM

I just got my invites and as I was organizing them to send, I randomly decided to look up my venue and realized the street number was way off! It said 141 not 154! I was so hung up on stupid...

Michelle, Aug 9, 2020 18 245
Liz
So many etiquette questions...
Liz, on August 2, 2020 at 9:45 PM

My fiance and I recently postponed our September wedding. We had a small guest list (~30 people) so we originally thought we could make it work. But we live in upstate NY and 70% of our guest list...

Michelle, Aug 8, 2020 12 318
C&k
Wedding is Tomorrow!!!
C&k, on August 7, 2020 at 7:06 AM

Anything special I should do today? Besides stress lol We are having a small backyard wedding with family, making sure everyone and everything is safe from Covid has been stressful but definitely...

Samantha, Aug 8, 2020 12 119 1
Taylor
Thank you’s to the uninvited..
Taylor, on August 7, 2020 at 7:28 PM

Due to Covid-19, we had to cut down our guest list from 105 guests, to 15. Some of the uninvited guests sent us cash for our wedding, which is SO appreciated. What kind of wording do y’all suggest for...

Fleur, Aug 8, 2020 3 202
Katie
Replacing Bridesmaids That Dropped Out
Katie, on August 7, 2020 at 1:48 PM

I am in a bit of a dilemma. First things first, we were supposed to get married next week (8/15/20), but with all the new guidelines that came out mid July in PA, we ended up having to postpone the...

Mercy, Aug 8, 2020 9 235
AnewH
Birthday at a Wedding
AnewH, on July 29, 2016 at 8:26 AM

Anyone else having a guest with a birthday at their wedding? Are you doing anything for them? I have a cousin who is in their 50's that is having a birthday. My Mom wants us to sing Happy Birthday to...

Martha, Aug 7, 2020 42 509
Heather
Gift card for photographer
Heather, on August 7, 2020 at 8:20 AM

Hey all, my husband and I eloped in July and only invested in a photographer because that’s all we had for options at that time. I’d like to send him a card with an REI gift card in it. We did an...

Jana, Aug 7, 2020 6 87
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