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i need other’s opinions. The good, the bad and the ugly!
Amy, Yesterday at 10:42 AM

Here’s the cliff note version of my issue, dilemma(did I spell that right? Lol) So, one of my friends is getting married Aug 2022. I recently got engaged and was planning a Sept 2022 wedding. She got...

Eniale, 34 minutes ago 29 355
Maid of Honor trouble
Jessica, Yesterday at 2:37 PM

Hey everyone! so I'm in a bit of a dilemma. I kinda want to switch my maid of honor. I was engaged 2 years ago but because of covid wedding was postponed. For some background, I picked my besfriend to...

Katie, 59 minutes ago 12 242
Honorary Mom
Beckie, on July 19, 2021 at 11:59 AM

So I lost my mom almost 6 years ago. I was engaged before and asked my one night / god mom to be an honorary mom at the wedding. since that engagement fell through and I have been happily with my now...

Alicia, Yesterday at 5:10 PM 11 154
8 weeks out and feeling overwhelmed and kind of sad?
Felicia, on July 24, 2021 at 12:37 PM

I have heard of post wedding blues, and pre-Wedding jitters but I have never heard of feeling overwhelmed and kind of sad that the engagement season is almost over. I’m 8 weeks out, and feeling sad...

Kristin, Yesterday at 4:08 PM 4 188 1
What does this even mean😞
Jenn, on July 19, 2021 at 5:58 PM

I have been engaged for going on four years. As of lately he makes comments regarding NOT getting married and wants nothing to do with the topic. When I finally get him to say something, his responses...

Jessi, Yesterday at 4:04 PM 41 623 1
The stress of planning is finally getting to me...
Rabreena, Yesterday at 10:52 AM

I just really need to the title says the stress of wedding planning is finally getting to me and feels like it is hitting me all at once. I got a novel text from one of my...

Cool, Yesterday at 2:03 PM 11 188
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....

ElucidBride215, Yesterday at 1:27 PM 27 531
My Sister n Law’s wedding
Anna, on July 25, 2021 at 10:06 PM

So I’m having trouble figuring out how to handle this situation. My sister n law and I have been close friends since BEFORE I married her brother 3 years ago. She is engaged and getting married next...

Judith, Jul 26, 2021 15 293 2
Dating your partner
Yasmine, on June 23, 2021 at 11:15 AM

Just curious, How long did you and your partner date before being engaged? My husband and I dated for exactly 3 years before he proposed. We made it official 10.06.16, he proposed 10.06.19, and we got...

Yasmine, Jul 26, 2021 518 3,270 5
My mom is super critical about my body.
Hayley, on July 25, 2021 at 11:44 AM

I finally got my dream wedding dress friday so I went to my moms house to show her. It has a corset back so she helped me tie it and to see how it would really look on me. I absolutely loved it! My...

Hayley, Jul 26, 2021 19 333
Sister in law
Sami, on July 25, 2021 at 3:41 PM

My sister in law didn’t ask me to be in her wedding. She beat around the bush and asked me to do a reading and then never mind to me doing that and then for me to be her wedding coordinator, I said...

Katie, Jul 26, 2021 12 242
Stepson says i can’t attend his wedding/only his dad
Tracey, on July 21, 2021 at 12:25 PM

My husband and I have been married for 10 years. Our 27 year old son (my step-son) has asked that I NOT attend the wedding, only his dad (my husband). His reasoning is solely because his mom has not...

thisismrsb, Jul 24, 2021 25 482
Multi cultural family drama?
Lauren, on July 22, 2021 at 10:48 PM

Wondering if anyone else has had issues with families coming from two different cultures? I'm so stressed out from families being stubborn with their own cultures. Would love to know how it worked for...

Sylvia, Jul 23, 2021 3 159
Brother's wedding (trigger warning)
Mayliza, on July 22, 2021 at 7:07 PM

I don't want to attend my brother's wedding. I was excited and planning on going until I found out that my dad's side of the family are attending. They have not been in my life nor my brother's life...

Jenny, Jul 23, 2021 9 308
It's been 3 years and no proposal, contemplating moving on?
Erica, on December 17, 2020 at 2:39 PM

I'm enlisting the advice and counsel of anyone who has gone through a similar situation. My boyfriend and I have been together for just over 3 years, with our fair share of ups and downs and learning...

Amanda, Jul 23, 2021 39 10,922
Disappointed with proposal and i want to get over it.
Veronica, on July 16, 2021 at 2:40 PM

So i am 26 and my fiancé is 29. We’ve been together for going on 3 years and we just had our first child. I realize flaws in the beginning of our relationship that don’t help how I feel now. Our...

Lauren, Jul 22, 2021 12 554
Susan, on July 20, 2021 at 8:38 AM

I'm probably having my Bridezilla moment here, but I need to vent in a neutral space My fiance and I got engaged in April 2019 and planned to get married in May 2020. That obviously didn't happen due...

Sam, Jul 22, 2021 20 477
Fiancé wants to delay the wedding but i don’t want to
Marites, on July 21, 2021 at 2:50 PM

Our wedding is in 23 days! Everything is ready but today, fiancé told me he can’t get married because there are red flags. Fiancé and I have been together for 4 years. I’ve been married before and it...

Kari, Jul 22, 2021 12 396
Dealing with in laws
Veronica, on July 20, 2021 at 12:20 PM

Hey everyone, this is a question of the day for you ladies you can answer: how well do you get along with your in laws these days?

Rebecca, Jul 22, 2021 23 290
mil drama
Alex, on July 18, 2021 at 4:33 PM

Hi everyone! Just looking for some opinions/support. This is my first post, so go easy! My fiance and I have only been engaged a few months now, and are starting to plan out our wedding day. A little...

Jayne, Jul 21, 2021 19 313
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