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Amy
Afraid family will ruin wedding
Amy, on January 16, 2020 at 6:01 PM

There is a lot of mental illness in my family, addiction and trauma. My fiance and I grew up similar and got sucked down before meeting. We both have 6 years sober now. We are so happy and have come...

MOB So Cal, Jan 16, 2020 4 157
J
Is 59 degrees f too cold for a ceremony?
Jordyn , on January 15, 2020 at 11:25 PM

Our reception will be indoors but our ceremony is supposed to be outside on the 26th. It is supposed to be 59 degrees. We have blankets for our guests. Will this be too cold? Thanks!

Michaela, Jan 16, 2020 20 216
Nerissa
Reconfirming Rsvps
Nerissa, on January 16, 2020 at 4:53 PM

We are planning a DW in April. We’re super excited that so many of our close friends and family plan to join us. Most of the RSVPS we have so far we know are firm because we know they booked air and...

Veronica, Jan 16, 2020 3 82
C
Out of state Bridal Shower...........how to handle registry?
Christina , on September 29, 2010 at 12:53 PM

My mother and I are giving my sister a bridal shower in our hometown and my sis lives in a different state. What is a good way to handle the registry? Don't want her to have to ship her gifts back...

Leiana, Jan 16, 2020 10 4,937
Kristina
Sunday Wedding?
Kristina, on January 15, 2020 at 6:23 PM

As of right now we would be able to save A LOT more if we have a Sunday wedding rather than a Saturday wedding. We had it planned for 4 pm - 10 pm or maybe 3 pm - 10 pm. (not 100% sure which start...

Alexis, Jan 16, 2020 22 209
Maddi
Small, intimate, No Dj, 1st dance?
Maddi, on January 16, 2020 at 12:11 PM

Small, intimate reception after the ceremony, all same place, on the beach. Guest list 50 assuming 25 may show. Seems too small for a DJ & I don't think a DJ would fit my vision, but I really...

Serena, Jan 16, 2020 5 67
Future Mrs. B
Work Etiquette
Future Mrs. B, on January 14, 2020 at 11:39 AM

Is it appropriate to invite your boss? I'm inviting my immediate coworkers - should I invite my boss, as well?

Holly, Jan 16, 2020 15 154
Nakesha
Poor form?
Nakesha, on January 16, 2020 at 3:58 AM

My sister and I had a pretty large falling out recently, again and now I'm wondering if it's poor etiquette to invite her adult children without inviting her. The falling out was substantial enough...

Jennifer, Jan 16, 2020 22 299
K
Help! Bridesmaid advice needed
Kaitlyn, on January 16, 2020 at 11:55 AM

So my best friend (J) is getting married...YAY!!! I am so excited. HOWEVER: we are getting into the planning phase for hair, makeup, transportation, etc. and I dont know what to do about this - My...

Katelyn, Jan 16, 2020 6 1 149
Zoila
Save the date invitations
Zoila, on January 15, 2020 at 9:47 PM

I have a very dumb question when doing the save the date invitations who’s name goes first his or hers?

Katelyn, Jan 16, 2020 6 89
Korynn
Future sil is driving us batty
Korynn, on December 7, 2019 at 9:37 AM

Morning ladies and gents. I'm looking for advice on how to address a problem sibling in a wedding party. A little background. She is FH's only sibling, lives just over an hour away, and is in her mid...

Korynn, Jan 16, 2020 17 562
Taylor
Elopements & Bridal Showers
Taylor, on January 15, 2020 at 11:17 PM

I got engaged in December and have always dreamed of “eloping” on a mountain that is just a couple of hours from my house. If we did this, both of our parents, siblings and grandparents will be there...

Sherry, Jan 16, 2020 8 102
Chelsea
Bridesmaids Not Interested
Chelsea, on January 15, 2020 at 5:45 PM

Is it just me, or did anybody else bridesmaids not really seem that excited or kinda not caring? I have a group chat with all of them on Facebook messenger and I only go in there whenever I need to...

KAREN, Jan 16, 2020 20 1 276
C
Paying for Priest's Accomodations
Conor, on January 8, 2020 at 12:12 PM

Hi all! My fiancee and I are getting married on the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend and I am wondering if it is customary for me to pay for my priest's accommodations. He is the director of the...

Clíodhna, Jan 16, 2020 4 82
Sarah
What's the politest way to word this?
Sarah, on January 15, 2020 at 4:22 PM

Hi all! My fiancé and I are getting married in the Charlottesville, VA area. We just realized that our wedding weekend is also UVA Parents' Weekend, meaning that hotel rooms in the area will probably...

Taylor, Jan 16, 2020 12 241
S
Wedding transporation at the start and end of ceremony
S & W, on January 6, 2020 at 8:21 PM

We are having our reception and ceremony at the same location. I'm not looking for wedding party transportation before the ceremony so the need for a limo isn't in my plan. I am however wondering...

Clíodhna, Jan 16, 2020 4 91
Mrsbdg
Guest attire: How much say does the couple get?
Mrsbdg, on September 6, 2019 at 3:37 PM

Hey y’all! Well. My dad is getting married in December 🙄 As planning has gone on his FW has really pushed my sister and I around and I’m curious if my hatred towards her is tainting my judgement...

Florida Marlins, Jan 16, 2020 203 4 4,574
Lilith
Invite to Wedding, but NOT Reception?
Lilith, on September 8, 2010 at 11:42 PM

Is that totally taboo? I would LOVE to invite each and every person to both events, but we simply cannot feed them all. Gifts...not even an issue. So would it be rude to send Wedding Only invites to a...

Shelley, Jan 16, 2020 51 4,056
Michelle
Would you pay for premarital counseling?
Michelle, on January 13, 2020 at 8:19 PM

I found my officiant and she’s awesome! She is in ministry but she’s a counselor. Fiancé and I aren’t religious or belong to any church groups so we aren’t able to get it for free but I’ve been very...

Alisha, Jan 15, 2020 10 126
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Cash bar
Natalie , on May 11, 2016 at 6:56 PM

I plan on having a cash bar for our reception....I read in an article that was rude....should I just pay for the bar....I don't really want to because it's not in my budget

Willbe, Jan 15, 2020 457 2,118
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