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Children at wedding
Danielle, on March 18, 2020 at 3:10 PM

Originally we did not want any kids under the age of 10 to come to the wedding for parents night off and 10 years old can typically take care of themselves and do their own thing. Our ring bear who’s...

Emily, Mar 18, 2020 7 138
Wedding party
Tatjana, on March 18, 2020 at 5:58 PM

Who should be in my wedding party, i have a large family and im having a big wedding so i dont know who to invite into the wedding party, any advice??

Tabitha, Mar 18, 2020 5 54
Wedding Reception Date Changed
Thera, on March 18, 2020 at 5:54 PM

Our wedding was planned for May 16th however due to the Covid-19 virus we have decided to move the date of our reception only to September. We will now be having an intimate ceremony with just our...

Kaitlyn, Mar 18, 2020 2 115
Postponement Notification
Sabrina, on March 18, 2020 at 1:37 PM

To the ones that have postponed and are notifying people, are you notifying everyone on your original list or only those that have RSVPed. This question are for the brides with pending weddings in...

Victoria, Mar 18, 2020 4 95
Shy Brides Who Can't Dance?
Amanda, on March 7, 2020 at 9:22 AM

Any shy brides who also feel very weird even trying to dance in front of crowds? I'm not worried about the first dance but actually getting into the crowd and dancing with the guests. I've always had...

Kaylex, Mar 18, 2020 18 256 1
Wedding Postpone Wording
Arlene, on March 18, 2020 at 12:06 PM

Hello everyone. What is the best way to let our guests know that due to this terrible situation with the Coronavirus, we had to postpone our wedding until November? Thankfully all of our vendors were...

Nefetera, Mar 18, 2020 5 157 1
Gifts for wedding you aren’t having because crazy pandemic broke out and the world is canceled
Lauren, on March 18, 2020 at 8:36 AM

Yeah. That. We’re postponing our May 2 wedding because of, well everyone knows the hot topic. Anyway, we’re doing a JOP wedding on May 15 instead, and then planning a ceremony and reception on our 1...

Nikki, Mar 18, 2020 7 239
What should i do with these invitations?!
Whitney, on March 17, 2020 at 10:27 AM

I was supposed to have my wedding in Mexico on May 31. We decided this morning to postpone based on the latest 8 week no gathering CDC announcement and contract penalties that would go into effect...

Judith, Mar 17, 2020 3 106
May 2nd and Covid-19
Mckenzley, on March 17, 2020 at 1:22 PM

Hey guys. Who would have thought this virus would be our biggest worry while planning a wedding. This is unexpected and frankly pretty stressful. I have discovered my venue is closing for 4 weeks. If...

K, Mar 17, 2020 5 144 1
Bridesmaid proposal but to not actually be a bridesmaid? - Hear me out!
Kennedy, on March 17, 2020 at 1:11 AM

I have more close friends than my fiancé does. Basically he has 4 and I have 7 that I would want in my bridal party. I have already gotten a few nudges from friends and I'm afraid I will definitely...

Jasmine, Mar 17, 2020 20 310
Guests that aren't "guests"
Kaylex, on March 17, 2020 at 11:06 AM

So I've been getting together my guest list recently and chose an all-inclusive venue. The venue coordinator said it would be okay to have additional guests show up post ceremony to enjoy the...

Gen, Mar 17, 2020 13 209
Downsizing Wedding Due to Coronavirus
Suzanne, on March 17, 2020 at 4:22 PM

My wedding is April 4th and my venue just notified me that because of the Coronavirus we can only have 50 guests or less. My RSVP's are at 70 ppl. We are going to cut it down to family only, which...

LB, Mar 17, 2020 6 227
Vow Renewal
Mary, on March 17, 2020 at 3:36 PM

My husband and I are planning a vow renewal to celebrate 20 years in 2022. It won't be 20 years of marriage but 20 years since finding our way back to each other. When we married in 2004 it was by a...

Mary, Mar 17, 2020 4 64
Inviting family with cut ties?
McKenzie, on March 14, 2020 at 4:43 AM

Hi! I need some friendly advice from some outside perspectives. A few years back we stopped talking to my moms side of the family. A whole lot of things led us to this point but even FH (who I’ve been...

Katie, Mar 17, 2020 3 75
Wedding after the marriage
K, on March 16, 2020 at 7:37 PM

So I was supposed to get married 3/15/2020 to my fiance of 9 years, at what was a destination wedding for most of our guests but on 3/12 I found out a lot of my guests could not or didn't feel safe to...

Theresa, Mar 17, 2020 5 184
Etiquette for immediate family wedding in another country?
Rory, on March 16, 2020 at 12:12 PM

My sister in-law is getting married in another country and my in-laws have known about this for weeks now trying to get a church lined up. They finally got one a few days ago...but her brother and I...

Katie, Mar 17, 2020 8 121
Wedding Postponed!
Kimberly, on March 16, 2020 at 8:23 PM

My wedding was supposed to be March 28th. I live in Illinois where the governor has shut down restaurants and bars and has restricted the size of gatherings until at least March 30th. We are now...

Pirate & 60s Bride, Mar 17, 2020 3 141
Please Vote 1 or 2: Invitations!
Sophie, on March 14, 2020 at 12:50 PM

Hi everyone! One last invitations question! Which do you prefer - doing our return address in the exact same style as the guests address (#1), or doing ours all in cursive instead (#2)? #1: Return...

Sophie, Mar 16, 2020 23 204
Addressing Invites Name Question
Sophie, on March 13, 2020 at 7:44 PM

Hi all! I'm about to address my invitations and I have a question. What I'm finding online is to do "Mr. John and Ms. Jane Doe" but it sounds better to me to do "Mr. and Ms. John and Jane Doe" Is it...

Sophie, Mar 16, 2020 8 101
Matching Formality of Guest Address with Return Address?
Sophie, on March 13, 2020 at 10:14 PM

If we are addressing our guests on our invitations as "Mr." or "Ms.", does that mean our return address should use "Mr." and "Ms." and our names, or can the return address be less formal (i.e. just...

Sophie, Mar 16, 2020 6 51
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