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Planning events to celebrate with your friends and family before the big day? Share photos and tell us all about your engagement party, shower, and bachelor or bachelorette parties!



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Stock the bar party
Carolyn, on February 24, 2024 at 2:17 PM

My venue suggested we do a stock the bar party. Basically everyone brings their favorite liquor or beer in lieu of gifts. Anyone who's thrown a stock the bar party how did it go? What are the pros and...

Dani, Yesterday at 4:47 PM 11 190
Illinois/wisconsin Bachelorette Party
Paige, on February 15, 2024 at 6:09 PM

Hi there! I’m getting married July of 2025 and I already want to start thinking of ideas for my bachelorette next spring 🤣 I’ve been to almost 10 bach parties and the one thing that has always...

Brenda, Feb 24, 2024 6 133
Bachelor Parties and Strip Clubs...a Fun or Grotesque Tradition?
Angie, on August 4, 2021 at 11:05 AM

Hi Ladies! My Fiancé and his best man are planning his bachelor party and I was approached if I would be ok with a night at the strip club. What's the general consensus on this? I trust my man but...

Amber, Feb 23, 2024 27 1,100
Plans the night before the wedding?
Kara, on February 20, 2024 at 11:01 PM

Hi everyone, looking for some advice from fellow introverts! What are your plans for the night BEFORE the wedding? Our wedding in June will be pretty small (65 guests) and we're not having bridesmaids...

LM, Feb 23, 2024 5 137
Liam, on February 22, 2024 at 7:04 AM

How do you choose the right dress for a special occasion?

Alisha, Feb 23, 2024 3 28
Bridal Shower Host Gifts
Kaylee, on February 21, 2024 at 4:10 PM

Please help! I just found out I have 12 hostesses helping with my shower plus my MOH😩 At least three of them I have no connection with whatsoever and aren’t even invited to the wedding… I have no idea...

Cece, Feb 22, 2024 7 122
Throwing an engagement party in lieu of a wedding
Lilly, on February 8, 2024 at 12:51 PM

My fiancé and I are decided on eloping next spring. We haven’t decided on whether of not we are throwing a party for our family and friends after our wedding and to be honest we are leaning towards no...

CM, Feb 10, 2024 12 219
Beach Bachelorette Party in April Ideas
Alyssa, on October 3, 2019 at 8:47 AM

Hi all - I need some help gathering beach bachelorette party ideas for April. I live in Boston but will have to travel out of the northeast since it will be pretty cold here still. Ideally I’d like to...

fran, Feb 9, 2024 4 1,121
Are bachelorette trips normal?
Emily, on November 22, 2021 at 2:28 AM

Hi everyone! Wondering what your opinions on bachelorette trips are. My bridal party is planning one for me and my sister-in-law (bridesmaid) can’t make it because she’ll have a newborn baby (I 100%...

fran, Feb 9, 2024 42 3,110 2
Non-physical gifts for shower?
Claire, on February 3, 2024 at 5:11 PM

Hi! So for a little context, I am from the US and my FH is from England, both of us respectively born and raised where we're from. Our wedding is going to be here in my home state but afterwards I'm...

CM, Feb 8, 2024 3 68
Bachelorette Lingerie Alternatives
Bhvasquez, on January 26, 2024 at 3:23 PM

Hey y'all! One of my bridesmaids mentioned having everyone get me lingerie for my bachelorette party. My fiancé and I aren’t super big into lingerie, waste of money, it comes off anyways, I for some...

Michael, Feb 6, 2024 9 158
Wedding party
Erica, on December 23, 2022 at 8:47 PM

What do you guys think about having no bridal party? I just want to avoid the drama and the hustle and bustle of having a bridal party on my side and my fiancés side

Katherine, Feb 1, 2024 17 214
Bridal Shower Invites to Out-of-towners?
Stephanie, on April 27, 2018 at 12:35 AM

A lot of my extended family lives in another state, and my mother and I decided not to send to invitations for the bridal shower to out of towners because we don't want them to feel obliged to send a...

GoldenJoy24, Jan 31, 2024 18 5,563
Couples shower?
Katia, on January 24, 2024 at 5:09 AM

Im having trouble organizing myself a bit! I’m just not sure how far along you are supposed to have a couples shower and what is the difference between a couples shower and a bach. My wedding is...

Katia, Jan 26, 2024 4 116
Destination Wedding Favors
Veronica, on August 4, 2023 at 2:13 PM

I’m having a destination wedding in Puerto Rico. It’s going to be in December so I’ve been trying to order everything online and have it shipped to a family member. I’ve been struggling finding an...

Katherine, Jan 23, 2024 5 83
Rehearsal Dinner Distance??
Alicia, on January 20, 2024 at 4:40 PM

What do you guys think is a reasonable driving distance for rehearsal dinner…We have found a place we really love but it’s an hour drive from the wedding venue where we’re all likely staying…

Alicia, Jan 22, 2024 7 119
Rehearsal dinner- destination decor
Carissa, on January 16, 2024 at 2:15 PM

We are having our wedding in Italy and I need a sign for the rehearsal dinner that could be rolled up and travel easily. Any contacts for vendors?

Michael, Jan 17, 2024 4 110
i can't stop thinking about my Fiance's Bachelor Weekend involving strippers! Ugh!
Hollie, on January 30, 2021 at 5:26 PM

My fiance and I both had our Bachelor/Bachelorette parties on the same weekend. I had such an amazing time with my best friends. However, when we both came home after, he told me they had 2 strippers...

Erica, Jan 16, 2024 20 9,501
Creative Rehearsal Dinner Ideas for Destination Wedding?
Haley, on January 12, 2024 at 11:55 AM

I’m having a micro destination wedding with less than 20 close family and friends and no wedding party. The ceremony will be short and sweet and will need no rehearsing. That said, we still want to...

Andrea, Jan 12, 2024 3 95
Who else loves wedding planning?? ♥
Alina, on December 4, 2023 at 8:14 PM

I love weddings sooo much! Who else??? I mean, this is my first wedding ever (I've been married once at one time) and I just love the excitement I feel about having a wedding! Who else is with me?? ♥...

Alina, Jan 10, 2024 6 111
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