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Andrea
Parent Gifts
Andrea, on July 26, 2020 at 7:34 PM

What is the gift giving etiquette for parents? Does every parent get a gift (mother of bride, mother of groom, father of bride father of groom?) Who is responsible for which gifts??

Taran, Jul 27, 2020 9 133
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Not registering
A, on July 25, 2020 at 9:40 PM

My fiancé and I have decided not to register. We have lived together for over 2 years and frankly we have wayyy too much stuff as it is. Now that we are about 3 months out from our wedding people are...

Judith, Jul 27, 2020 12 195 1
Megan
Card box
Megan, on July 26, 2020 at 4:51 PM

What is the point of this?

Hanna, Jul 26, 2020 5 132
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Food sensitivities
Stephanie, on July 25, 2020 at 11:46 PM

So here’s the situation, I have my sister who has pretty severe food sensitivities and to be kind and generous to her we were going to go to a restaurant after the ceremony and have it be a Dutch kind...

Gen, Jul 26, 2020 14 338
Olivia
Seating Chart
Olivia, on July 26, 2020 at 10:58 AM

Hi!!!! So I’m putting together my seating chart and have a quick question on what’s the right thing to put down for his name, do I put “Pastor” in front of his name or do I just have his name down on...

Jana, Jul 26, 2020 8 155
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Bridesmaid Duties?
STST, on July 25, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Hi! I need some suggestions of bridesmaid duties. What all did your bridesmaids help you with? I lucked out and all 4 girls in my wedding party have been asking for things to be in charge of. Just not...

Danielle, Jul 26, 2020 6 155
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Postponement fb Announcement?
VICTORIA, on July 25, 2020 at 3:52 PM

Okay...so FH and I have made the decision to postpone the wedding celebration. We ARE having a small ceremony to marry on our original date because it was important to me. But, the bigger...

Renee, Jul 26, 2020 9 114
Holly
Whole new plan
Holly, on July 25, 2020 at 12:17 PM

So now church is closed. Reception hall now closed. New venue is at a local park pavilion. My question is should I serve alcohol before we say our vows? We're doing everything in the same pavilion....

Becky, Jul 25, 2020 5 117
Marcia
Would you send a gift?
Marcia, on July 24, 2020 at 5:01 PM

I have two weddings I won't be attending, and I'm wondering if you all would send a gift to either or both? 1. Friend having a large wedding during covid that I don't feel comfortable attending 2....

Kari, Jul 25, 2020 10 218
Dj Tanner
What do i put?!
Dj Tanner, on July 24, 2020 at 1:41 PM

OK so I’m trying to do my save the dates, however I’m not sure what to call certain people on the envelopes. Some of our coworkers have girlfriends, but we’ve never met them before and forgot their...

Judith, Jul 25, 2020 17 148
Christi
Interracial Marriage
Christi, on July 24, 2020 at 5:05 PM

I am getting married in October and want to keep some traditional things in play. My fiance is African American and I am wanting to do something special. Need help with suggestions.

Tee, Jul 25, 2020 7 190
Jess
Thank you card etiquette
Jess, on July 24, 2020 at 4:55 PM

My husband and I just got married on Tuesday and while we're still having our big wedding next year, a few friends and co-workers got us gifts early. My co-workers threw me a surprise virtual bridal...

Sarah, Jul 24, 2020 9 121
Samantha
Invitation Wording for Backup Plan
Samantha, on July 21, 2020 at 8:09 PM

Hey all! I need to get my invitations out ASAP as the big day approaches! We’ve opted for email invites to make things easier at this point. My issue is, we have had to create a backup plan in case...

Samantha, Jul 24, 2020 5 88
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Fiancé wants his dad for best man
Tina, on July 22, 2020 at 12:10 PM

My fiancé wants his father to be the best man. I know that he doesn’t have to have one, but he thinks it be stupid without one. So his wife is wearing some kind of weird purple shade. So took me way...

Tina, Jul 24, 2020 28 323
Kat19
Uninviting plus ones due to covid
Kat19, on July 16, 2020 at 12:33 PM

Hi All! My April wedding was moved to this coming October, and we are now in the phase of reaching out to our guests to let them know we are proceeding with the wedding, but at a smaller capacity....

Kat19, Jul 24, 2020 21 368
Sarah
When should wedding invitations be sent out?
Sarah, on May 29, 2019 at 11:53 AM

I'm trying to figure out when is best to send out our wedding invites. I know tradition is 6-8 weeks, but a little over half of our guest list is OOT guests. Is it too soon to send out our invites...

Jana, Jul 24, 2020 20 209
Ashley
Should i still send invitations?
Ashley, on July 24, 2020 at 2:03 AM

Our planned cruise wedding was cancelled due to the COVID outbreak and we needed to change directions. We cannot have more than 20 people in attendance, and after parents, siblings, and wedding party...

Brittany, Jul 24, 2020 8 164
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Reducing guest count - What to do?!
Stephanie, on July 23, 2020 at 1:13 PM

Hi everyone! My FH and I are getting married on Sept. 26, 2020 in Coastal VA, and about two/three months ago, we came to an agreement about cutting our guest list from ~100 people to ~65 total....

Lynnie, Jul 24, 2020 3 109
Tasha
Kids at Your Wedding
Tasha, on July 13, 2020 at 11:47 AM

Are you inviting kids to your wedding? We have decided to have an adult only wedding with Exception of kids who are in the wedding what is the best way to tell people they cannot bring their kids it...

KiwiDerbyBride, Jul 23, 2020 30 407
MLS21
Save the dates
MLS21, on July 22, 2020 at 2:15 PM

I have seen a ton of different timelines and etiquette for save the dates. I will be sending mine out next month, which is about a year or so early. I am doing this for a few reasons. 1. the usps is...

Laquita, Jul 23, 2020 7 89
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