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Over Inviting for Destination Wedding?
bevbabe, on September 18, 2021 at 5:31 PM

Do you think it's okay to invite 200 people to our wedding that can only have 150? Normally I wouldn't do this, but it's a destination wedding in Europe so I'm expecting more declines than usual.

Lisa, Sep 19, 2021 16 235
BridalGirl24
Parents at bachelorette/bachelor?
BridalGirl24, on June 12, 2017 at 6:08 PM

Do parents typically get invited to the bachelor or bachelorette?

Marie, Sep 19, 2021 49 1,077
Nicole
Invitation wording when groom's family isn't contributing financially
Nicole, on September 16, 2021 at 4:48 PM

Hello! My fiance & I, along with my parents are paying for our wedding in January 2022. I know it's standard to write my parents name and then my name and fiance's, but is that wrong to not...

Lindsay, Sep 17, 2021 13 260 1
Jennifer
Addressing Wedding Invitations
Jennifer, on September 15, 2021 at 11:22 AM

I know it’s customary to handwrite address on envelopes. I plan on using a cute little embosser for our return address, but I’m dabbling with the idea of lightly printing (like a super light gray) the...

, Sep 17, 2021 10 107
Tiffany
Tipping
Tiffany, on September 17, 2021 at 11:34 AM

Random thought/question I would rather zelle or cash app my vendors who we are tipping. Is it a big deal that I don’t tip them at the end of the night? I was thinking I would give them a thank you...

Kari, Sep 17, 2021 4 148
Christina
We are not inviting anyone except immediate family to wedding, but future Mother in Law wants to have a Bridal shower
Christina, on September 15, 2021 at 9:26 PM

My fiance and I are planning a VERY intimate wedding of 14 people, just our immediate family. This will probably be his Mother's only opportunity to go through all of the wedding experiences, and...

Kari, Sep 17, 2021 11 219
Jenna
Maid of honor is in hospital, one month before wedding and i would like to ask my friend to fill in - is it too late?
Jenna, on September 15, 2021 at 7:59 PM

My maid of honor, also my cousin, is unfortunately in the hospital currently having a very tough time with her pregnancy. She was planning on coming to my wedding, bought her dress, etc. So this is...

Kari, Sep 17, 2021 15 254
Kylie
To include or to not include grooms family?
Kylie, on September 16, 2021 at 12:55 PM

Hey there everyone! To give this a little bit of context, cause this is long I apologize. But my fiancé’s sister got married earlier this year. Complicated things happened to their wedding, including...

Kari, Sep 17, 2021 20 423
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Kids and Kids Meals
C, on September 4, 2021 at 4:14 PM

My venue offers kids meals for children of chicken tenders and fries. We are planning to order these for the children (under 12) as opposed to the normal buffet meal. If we don't order the kids meals,...

GeorgeWilson, Sep 17, 2021 3 170
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Wedding gift advice please!
Caitlin, on September 15, 2021 at 8:20 PM

My husband got invited to a coworker's wedding. I wasn't invited. He wants to give a gift of $150. I think that's too much. Thoughts?

Willow, Sep 16, 2021 16 235
Diana
Should Bridesmaids attend the Bachelorette Party
Diana, on September 15, 2021 at 11:48 AM

Hi! My bachelorette party is in one month. My MOH has asked everyone for their availability and confirmed with my bridesmaids on the date and how the trip would be split between the bridal party. One...

Candace, Sep 16, 2021 16 407
Courtney
We are eloping! Is it still appropriate to ask for gifts when we announce it?
Courtney, on September 12, 2021 at 12:19 AM

My fiancé and I are planning on taking our wedding party, parents and grandparents to the redwoods in may for a small intimate ceremony. We were talking a big wedding and there are people who are...

Mrs. Coakley, Sep 16, 2021 11 445
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Bridesmaid Help!!!
Nat, on September 15, 2021 at 2:27 PM

Hi! We got engaged recently and are starting the planning. I have three sisters and my FH has 1 brother, our options for the bridal party are: 1. Just having our siblings stand up. Would this be weird...

Jacks, Sep 16, 2021 7 96
Sarah
Tips and Gratuities
Sarah, on August 23, 2021 at 12:58 AM

What do you do about tipping during the wedding. I will have a DJ, photographer, videographer, shuttle driver, lighting person and wait staff and day of coordinator (provided by the caterer). At least...

Sydney, Sep 15, 2021 5 170
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Late rsvp
Lindsay, on September 15, 2021 at 12:49 PM

One of FH's friends RSVPd no to our wedding (already past the RSVP deadline). They just asked now (less than two weeks out) if they can now come since their plans changed. We already gave final...

Christina, Sep 15, 2021 16 259
Kari
Etiquette
Kari, on September 14, 2021 at 7:21 PM

Hello, just got engaged and just started wedding planning. What is an appropriate amount of time to wait for an email response? I'm emailing those who are 7 hrs ahead. Is 24-48 hours enough, or is...

Allaura, Sep 15, 2021 7 181
Nichole
Save the dates question
Nichole, on September 14, 2021 at 8:17 PM

I am hoping to get my save the dates sent out next week. So my question is I have about 7 people I am still trying to hunt down addresses for, is it ok to send out the save the dates for everyone else...

Jacks, Sep 15, 2021 10 126
Christine
Out of Office Reply
Christine , on February 20, 2017 at 4:49 PM

I work in an office and use email regularly. I need to make an out of office reply for when I'm gone on my honeymoon. Should I mention that I'm gone for my honeymoon or just that I'm out of the office...

Jacks, Sep 15, 2021 31 34,753
Salomé
Advice? My boyfriend is a groomsmen at his best friend's wedding, I'm not invited.
Salomé, on November 13, 2020 at 10:34 PM

My boyfriend and I have been in a loving, committed relationship for the past 3.5 years. Living together for 1.5/ LDR for past 5 months (my partner received a job offer in his hometown, which is...

Jacks, Sep 15, 2021 50 7,903
Jessica
Professional Photo Etiquette
Jessica, on September 14, 2021 at 11:55 AM

Hello everyone My fiancé and I's big day is next weekend and I am wondering how all of you have handled photos as far as who is in our photos and where to draw the line? That may be a bit vague but...

Sarah, Sep 15, 2021 11 302
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