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My fiancées ex-wife has to be contacted for Catholic annulment
Jacinda, on June 22, 2019 at 10:06 AM

Hey everyone, my fiancée is divorced for 10 yrs now and has had no contact with his ex. She remarried the guy she supposedly cheated on my fiancée with , and they have two kids and live a pretty...

Margaret, Feb 11, 2020 20 673
My name was not included on my boyfriend's wedding invitation
Felicia, on February 8, 2020 at 11:27 AM

Hey ladies! I need some advice please. My boyfriend recently received a wedding invitation from his friends and my name was not included. I have been dating my boyfriend for almost two years and have...

M.W., Feb 11, 2020 24 659
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Wedding start time?
Future Mrs.lowder, on February 10, 2020 at 8:03 PM

The big discussion recently has been what time we want to hold our wedding. Originally we said 2pm for the ceremony and then reception until around 9pm. But we have now decided we want to hold the...

Rebelle Fleur, Feb 11, 2020 9 105
Inviting some kids
Carrie, on January 31, 2020 at 1:35 AM

Hi all! I have a very small wedding budget about $10,000. My fiancé and I are spending around $3000 on just the venue. That being said, our budget will be very tight. Is it okay to...

Cassandra, Feb 11, 2020 10 131
Bridesmaids and Bras
Adalyn, on February 9, 2020 at 12:37 AM

So I'm wanting to do spaghetti strap dresses for my bridesmaids and am wondering if anyone had any thoughts on whether skin-toned bra straps would be tacky if they showed. I don't want my girls to...

Hanna, Feb 10, 2020 16 253
Bridesmaid (sister in Law) is ignoring me 😞
Corie, on February 9, 2020 at 11:17 AM

I am in a pickle. I have a very small bridal party (My MOH, my brothers girlfriend, and my fiancé’s sister). While my MOH and the my brother’s girlfriend have been very involved in all the process...

Judith, Feb 10, 2020 21 264
Got uninvited to a wedding and my Husband blames me
Zoe, on February 3, 2020 at 6:16 PM

My husband and I were invited to his friends wedding until I made a fuss about a post the Bride posted. I assumed she was talking about us. When I asked I wasn’t the nicest but she did that to me in...

Cassandra, Feb 10, 2020 46 1 1,351
Drama with bridesmaid (so rare on this forum...i know)
Neeva, on February 3, 2020 at 2:17 PM

I have two friends who are now divorced and they are both invited to my wedding, one is a bridesmaid. Initially I did not give her a plus one because she was not dating anyone. Now she is and...

Sashika, Feb 10, 2020 14 299
What to say when...
Shaylah, on February 10, 2020 at 11:21 AM

What would you say to someone who assumes their kids are invited to your wedding? I just got a message saying that they are confirming their attendance but they included their child and I want to make...

Sharon, Feb 10, 2020 9 1 226
Grandma's Demands.
Ashley, on February 10, 2020 at 9:02 AM

My fiance's grandmother informed him that if we did not invite his Great Aunt to the wedding, she wouldn't be there. We intentionally have a limited guest list for budget reasons - our parents,...

Jodie, Feb 10, 2020 10 188
Invite or not to invite
Bridgette, on February 8, 2020 at 6:08 PM

I'm planning on inviting friends from college, like a bunch of us lived together for a year and we're all really close. However, there is one friend, who I did live with for that year, that I don't...

Sherry, Feb 10, 2020 8 119
Are You Feeding Your Bridal Party While Getting Ready?
Kelsi, on February 7, 2020 at 5:07 PM

We will be feeding our bridal party when getting ready. But I am just curious as to what everyone is planning to feed them! For the girls, we start getting ready at 9:30 so I was going to buy them...

MrsD, Feb 10, 2020 25 1 553
How to state not having a wedding party on website
Kari, on February 9, 2020 at 3:38 PM

Hi! I am having a small intimate wedding where I am not having a wedding party. On my website on Zola I am putting the MOB, MOG, FOB, FOG, and Flower Girl on the page that is now labeled "wedding...

Sherry, Feb 10, 2020 10 129
Getting ready for bridal party
Nerissa, on February 8, 2020 at 12:53 PM

I’m having a DW - ceremony and reception at same hotel. Wedding party and most guests will be staying there too. The hotel is giving us a small meeting room for getting ready - which is great. Asking...

Nerissa, Feb 10, 2020 4 1 70
Who invites their boss
Jamie, on February 7, 2020 at 10:10 PM

I can’t decide if I should invite my boss or not? I have worked there for 3 years, is it the nice polite thing to do ? I don’t want him there I don’t talk to him like that but at the end of the day he...

MrsD, Feb 10, 2020 22 232
Have more rsvp cards left than i should...
Madalena, on February 9, 2020 at 4:29 PM

I am freaking out right now. I just finished my invitations and realized I have two extra invitations, but 7 extra RSVP cards. I feel like there is just no way I forgot to give 5 people RSVP cards....

Kaysey, Feb 10, 2020 6 142
Invitations Addressing
Emily, on February 9, 2020 at 5:30 PM

Hey all, I ordered my invites and they get here Monday. I’m not sending invites out until June/July. Would you get ahead start on addressing and filling the envelopes or would you wait until closer to...

Kaysey, Feb 10, 2020 7 125
Open Bar vs Cash Bar - need help choosing
Tianna, on July 10, 2017 at 11:57 AM

I was under the impression that it was proper etiquette to have an open bar for guests. They are traveling, celebrating and bringing a gift. I was under the impression that the least we could do is...

Sashika, Feb 10, 2020 51 489
Wedding party gifts that they can Fly with
Kristen, on February 7, 2020 at 10:36 PM

Majority of our wedding party is out of state and will have to fly, so I'm having a hard time coming up with some good ideas for what to get for my bridesmaids and my fiancé's groomsmen. I was...

Sashika, Feb 10, 2020 13 162
Wedding ring
Emily, on February 7, 2020 at 7:36 PM

Okay so no judgment from this story please: My fiancé has a ring he said he would use as a wedding ring so we don’t have to buy one for him. He has worn this ring many times before we got engaged....

Sherry, Feb 10, 2020 19 315
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