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Invitation Issues
2023bridetobe, on February 22, 2023 at 1:16 AM

Hello all! I am hoping for some advice on invitation wording. My parents ( I am the bride) are very graciously paying for our wedding. I need to figure out a way to word the invitations that clearly...

MrsC, Feb 27, 2023 11 240
Transportation help
Kirsten, on February 20, 2023 at 4:36 PM

My fiancé and I's families live in a town about 30 minutes from a small town our wedding venue is in. Ceremony and reception is at the same place. The cheapest hotel block we could get is $200...

Jodie, Feb 27, 2023 4 92 1
Wedding Venue - increasing prices after down payment/won't tell us the pricing
Mary, on February 25, 2023 at 11:26 AM

Hi all, I'm having a really frustrating time dealing with my venue and want to know if this is typical or something shady going on. So my venue provides catering and beverages and when I initially...

Brittany, Feb 27, 2023 6 226
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...

MandriMarriage, Feb 25, 2023 19 2,883
After Party Invitees
Sept Bride, on February 23, 2023 at 10:51 PM

Hi! In need of advice. Me and my fiancé are having an after party after our wedding reception. Originally, we wanted the after party to be more intimate and only invite close friends and family....

CM, Feb 25, 2023 5 153
Young and New
Dajai, on February 24, 2023 at 7:31 PM

Hi fellow brides (I'm nonbinary but I do relate more to the brides than the grooms lol) I need as much help as possible, any tips or tricks would be nice lol. Also, would love to meet new friends, my...

Alisha, Feb 25, 2023 1 102
Tipping Bridal Consultant
Michelle, on February 21, 2018 at 11:11 AM

After talking with another bride we got on the topic of tipping the bridal consultant you work with at a dress shop. It never even crossed my mind because I assumed they get commission! She also...

CM, Feb 25, 2023 24 36,061
Wedding caterer - disappointed in quality
Maryam, on February 23, 2023 at 3:16 PM

I would like advice on how to work with the event planning and catering company hosting my wedding. I booked my venue through an all-inclusive wedding package. The venue is beautiful and the company...

Michelle, Feb 24, 2023 4 191
Mother of the Bride
Jennifer, on February 13, 2023 at 4:52 PM

I am a mom who lost her husband and father of my children 4 years ago. I recently started dating a man and we've been inseparable for 4 months. We don't live together. My children are all grown and...

CM, Feb 24, 2023 6 246
Are you inviting your future mother in law to get ready with you on your wedding day?
tinyred15, on February 24, 2017 at 3:32 PM

Hey all! As my title suggests, I wanted to see if people were inviting their future mother in laws to get their hair and makeup done with them on their wedding day. I was not planning on doing so. My...

Valerie, Feb 23, 2023 61 4,839
Anniversary Party for 2 couples
R2D2, on February 23, 2023 at 3:11 PM

Hello, Would it be ok if I celebrate my 1 year anniversary and include my parents to celebrate their 25 years anniversary on the same date? Our anniversary date is just one day apart.

CM, Feb 23, 2023 3 99
Trouble With Registry Phrasing/verbiage
Elly, on February 22, 2023 at 3:26 AM

Hello Wedding Wire! I am in a little bit of a dilemma (and please excuse the length of the post): My fiancé and I have been together for several years and we are having a destination wedding (wedding...

Kimberly, Feb 23, 2023 2 107
Un-inviting Someone to Wedding… need advice!!!!
Kristen, on February 19, 2023 at 12:13 PM

Hi! I’m looking for some advice. We are about 3 months out from my wedding … 2 weeks out from sending invites. There are 2 people that are on the side of my FH that we sent save the dates to but as of...

Brittany, Feb 23, 2023 5 274
Inviting most of my cousins...except for one.
Allison, on February 18, 2023 at 4:37 PM

So we're getting our guest list together and close to our goal of 80 total. We're inviting close family and friends which includes some aunts, uncles, and cousins however not all are going to be...

Michelle, Feb 22, 2023 3 132
Destination Weddings and Bridal Showers
Bailey, on February 20, 2023 at 11:23 AM

Hi guys! A little backstory - destination weddings run deep in my family/friends circle. They're common and not frowned upon, but also tend to be on the lower end [cost wise] of DW- meaning nobody has...

Heather, Feb 22, 2023 13 300
Tipping Bartender w/ a Tip Jar
Brittany, on November 14, 2019 at 9:58 AM

Every wedding I have been to has had an open tip jar for the bartender. My fiance and I always tip graciously to these folks who work their butts off to make the guests drinks as does our friend...

CM, Feb 21, 2023 29 2,140
So I went to a potluck wedding
Laura2.0, on August 8, 2016 at 11:21 AM

Saturday I attended a potluck wedding. Sigh I know I've never heard of one before ww so I was curious.I see a lot of potluck suggestions and brides adamant on having a potluck wedding, so I wanted to...

CM, Feb 20, 2023 85 11,431
“Vow Renewal” vs “anniversary Party”
Stephanie, on October 16, 2022 at 12:36 AM

My husband and I got married on a whim between shifts at a courthouse. We didn’t even have rings, and no one knew we were doing it. We don’t have any photos of the day because we weren’t allowed to...

Julieta, Feb 20, 2023 7 201
Adults Only Wedding
Andrea, on December 5, 2022 at 4:06 PM

Hi everybody! I’d appreciate your feedback. My fiancé and I decided we wanted an adult only wedding. Together 11 years, originally from Texas, lived in Florida for the past 10 years now. Wedding will...

CM, Feb 20, 2023 13 258
Timing of Group Thank You Gift
Karissa, on February 20, 2023 at 1:56 PM

My grandmother is throwing us a couple's shower and as a thank you gift my fiance and I are planning to take her to a show (ballet, musical, concert, etc. - we haven't settled on what show yet). We...

Karissa, Feb 20, 2023 3 92
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