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Emily
Need sibling advice
Emily, Yesterday at 1:20 PM

My sister is getting married just a few months after I am though she got engaged before I did so she's been planning for a little bit longer. She is concerned our weddings will be too similar and has...

Grace, Yesterday at 8:28 PM 28 302
Francesca
Inlaw rant
Francesca, Today at 2:15 PM

Ok so I need to vent

Kk, 2 hours ago 18 259
Madison
Help with my divorced family
Madison, Yesterday at 9:57 PM

So my dad and my mom will have recently got married to different people who both have children a few months before our wedding. I feel weird about the new spouses and kids sitting with my parents in...

Madison, 4 hours ago 13 187
Linh
Should i invite someone my fiance' doesn't like
Linh, Yesterday at 10:08 AM

I have this close girlfriend who is very outgoing and social butterfly. However, there is beep between her and my fiance' in the past but they never really talked it out. One time she invited everyone...

Maddie, 7 hours ago 13 236
Michelle
My fmil doesn't want to join bridal shower or baby shower
Michelle, on May 14, 2021 at 8:56 AM

Good morning. First, I'd like to thank all of you who share your bridal joys, woes, and priorities on this forum. I cannot say I am a sentimental or traditional bride, but your perspectives help me...

Michelle, 9 hours ago 36 553
Allie
How to Deal with Other Big Life Events
Allie, on April 7, 2021 at 9:58 PM

Hey all. I just need a spot to vent and have others share their thoughts on this because I’m pretty sad right now. We just found out that my FH’s sister is pregnant and due 2 days before our wedding....

Ka-Rina, Yesterday at 9:44 PM 26 463
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Bridal Party drama
Mary, on May 16, 2021 at 9:10 PM

I need guidance. I have a friend circle from high school we’re two friends we’re asked to be in my bridal party . One person was not asked because of not being a consistent friend. Yes we are on good...

Ka-Rina, Yesterday at 9:36 PM 17 404
Tina & Darren
i don't know what to do about my mh
Tina & Darren, on January 30, 2021 at 7:51 PM

My wedding is in Nov and my MH is not responding to anything I ask her ....I had all my BM order their dresses because the come back time is out 6 months , so I wanted them to order now so that they...

Vicky, Yesterday at 6:22 PM 16 331
Elizabeth
Not nervous--is that normal??
Elizabeth, on May 13, 2021 at 6:31 AM

So I'm less than a month from my wedding and I just...stopped feeling nervous about it? I feel like I had this nervous-but-excited energy going and I thought it would get more intense as I got closer,...

Laura, Yesterday at 12:57 PM 14 180
Lisa
What Traditions/Routines Do You Follow In Your Relationship?
Lisa, on January 11, 2021 at 7:51 PM

Most relationships have their own traditions/routines! Do you go out for tacos and margaritas every Taco Tuesday? Or do you and your significant other collect specific items? Or maybe you dedicate...

Lisa, Yesterday at 9:42 AM 78 451
Taeran
Family issues
Taeran, on May 15, 2021 at 8:44 PM

So my fiance and I are getting married 08/21/21 and we've just recently sent out invitations. I've repeatedly asked my fiance who from his family he'd like to invite. Which he replies that he doesn't...

Elly, Yesterday at 4:33 AM 13 258
Kristin
Friend backing out of wedding
Kristin, on May 14, 2021 at 7:41 PM

So there is a lot of history with our friendship, we’ll call him “Brad”. We are the type of friends that don’t talk every day but when we do it’s like no time has passed. We haven’t lived in the same...

Natalie, May 16, 2021 11 256
B
Guest list add or cut
Breanne, on May 9, 2021 at 7:23 PM

I have these 3 "friends" from high school, who I am having the honest hardest time trying to figure out whether to add them or cut them from guest list. A little back story... when my fiancé and I...

Katie, May 16, 2021 42 464 1
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Bridesmaid.
Ashley, on May 15, 2021 at 8:34 PM

Hey everyone so not sure how to feel right now I have 5 bridesmaids 3 have gotten there dress and the 4th one is looking to get hers in a few days. The last one is my closest friend of the bridesmaids...

Ashley, May 15, 2021 2 133
J
I'm tired of always being left out of wedding parties
Jacob , on July 7, 2018 at 10:10 PM

I'm a guy and I have never been in a wedding party as a groomsman or best man. As a kid I was never in a wedding while every other cousin was asked to have roles. I'm very good friend and have gone...

Valerie, May 15, 2021 22 2,073
Onlysako
How do i tell my parents im getting married??
Onlysako, on May 12, 2021 at 9:27 PM

Hello everyone. Now, my topic is a little different and i need as many opinions as possible. So my fiancé and i have been together for 4 years. My parents were very strict on me so as a teenager i...

sarah, May 13, 2021 8 239
MK
fmil dilemma
MK, on May 13, 2021 at 8:25 AM

Does anyone have any issues with over-opinionated FMIL? I know my FMIL has great intentions and I truly love and appreciate her, but it seems like she goes out of her way to try to control the details...

Jade, May 13, 2021 10 204
Ren
Rant Sesh: Makeup and Mothers
Ren, on May 13, 2021 at 9:24 AM

TLDR- showed mom photos from makeup trial. Mom completely hates it and starts using toxic filipino language to say things like “you look like you’re on menopause”, “on a scale of 1-10 that’s the worst...

Samantha, May 13, 2021 7 188 1
K
How do you balance opinionated families?
Kaley, on May 7, 2021 at 9:44 AM

My fiancé and I have a pretty good idea of the direction we want to take our wedding. However our families, mostly our mothers, are very opinionated and don’t agree with a lot of the decisions we are...

Jessica, May 13, 2021 12 181
Jess
Maid of Honor frustrations
Jess, on May 9, 2021 at 3:51 PM

My maid of honor is my best friend of 20+years and I’m getting really weird vibes from her about the wedding. All of my bridesmaids have bought their dresses except my maid of honor. I’ve been asking...

Jessica, May 13, 2021 11 398
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