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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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Parents inviting friends
Stephanie, on July 11, 2021 at 12:19 PM

My mother and I got into a disagreement yesterday over what guests to invite to my bridal shower. We are limited with the number of people we can have (48 people max) and my mom would like to invite...

Glam Geek, Jul 13, 2021 7 209
Shower etiquette
Cassidy, on July 11, 2021 at 11:14 PM

Hey everyone- we are having a destination wedding in the outer banks- where are closest friends and family are invited.. obviously it’s a limited guest list.. my question is- do I only invite the...

Glam Geek, Jul 12, 2021 5 132
Bachelorette party
Callie, on July 11, 2021 at 9:38 AM

Hi! Does anyone have some suggestions for matching attire/accessories for a Bach party? We are going to be at a lake for the weekend and my girls would more than likely want to wear their own...

Jessyca, Jul 12, 2021 4 79
Icebreaker games
Julia, on July 11, 2021 at 4:12 PM

Hello! My fiancé and I are going to have our groomsmen and bridesmaids all get together to meet for the first time in the end of august. Does anyone have an idea of fun games to play together so...

Samantha, Jul 12, 2021 7 120
Post Wedding Brunch
Madison, on July 9, 2021 at 7:19 PM

So I'm planning on doing a very informal non-hosted post wedding brunch. Basically a "the newlyweds are going to go here for brunch at this time, join us if you'd like to!" kind of situation. I want...

Michelle, Jul 12, 2021 20 351 2
Bridal Shower and Couple’s Co-ed Shower?
Seerbride, on July 11, 2021 at 8:49 PM

Trying to get a feel for it this is weird. My family (FMIL) is throwing us a Couples Co-Ed shower. Love it. But it’s mostly my fiancé’s friends, his family and my family and I’m having my two BMs and...

Paulina, Jul 12, 2021 7 112
Sound & Lighting Costs Lake Como, Italy
Angelica, on February 19, 2021 at 9:43 PM

Hi guys! I just received a quote for 14,000.00€ for sound and light at a villa in lake como, italy. Is this fair? I’m have a 50-60 person wedding.

Tricia, Jul 12, 2021 8 128
Are you inviting all your in laws to your bridal shower?
Sums, on May 3, 2019 at 10:46 AM

Showers are typically meant for just the brides family and friends from what I remember seeing. I’ve seen the sisters and MIL invited but not the grooms girl cousins and aunts. My SIL is under the...

Rue, Jul 12, 2021 31 1,307
Last minute low key bachelorette party
Molly, on July 10, 2021 at 1:14 PM

So my fiance is going to a bachelor party tonight and after talking to the bride last night, we found out she's not having a bachelorette party. Most of her family are out of state and aren't coming...

Kelly, Jul 11, 2021 5 161
Can I Skip Parties?
Anna, on July 9, 2021 at 7:01 AM

I was wondering if I really need to have all the parties that go with wedding planning? All of his family are all over the U.S. and mine are absent. They all know we are a couple and I feel that it’s...

Laura, Jul 10, 2021 7 136
Planning my sisters bachlorette
Sarah, on July 8, 2021 at 4:21 PM

So I've never planned a bachlorette party before or even attended one. For those who have attended one or helped plan one, how do you go about coordinating with the other girls? It's going to be in...

Spencer, Jul 10, 2021 13 157
Welcome dinner end time on the invite?
Cj, on July 9, 2021 at 4:30 PM

We are hosting a two hour Welcome dinner buffet opened to all guests. That being said, I'm not sure how I'd feel about people straggling in way after the start time (ie 30 mins, an hour, an hour and...

Cj, Jul 9, 2021 6 125
Help: Bridal shower invite wording
Martha, on July 8, 2021 at 9:26 PM

My friend is getting married at the end of August and her mother wants to throw her a surprise shower (my friend didn’t want one ☹️). Her mother has sought out help from me to plan. I am trying to...

Samantha, Jul 9, 2021 6 117
Almost married party
Melissa, on July 7, 2021 at 4:30 PM

Hi! Mine and my fiancé’s parents want to throw us an almost married party since we decided to push our wedding to next year. This will be a 40-50 person party with family and some children and I’m...

Lynnie, Jul 8, 2021 4 109
Do you really need a rehearsal dinner?
Katie, on June 11, 2021 at 7:58 AM

Do you really need a rehearsal dinner? I have previously talked about how my Mol told us we couldn't have the wedding in their backyard 2 months before wedding because of how my mom planned my bridal...

Katie, Jul 8, 2021 24 583
Bachelorette party without bridal party
Leah, on July 5, 2021 at 11:20 PM

Hi all! So my wedding is in October and we have foregone bridesmaids and groomsmen for simplicity's sake. The one part that has been challenging is adhering to pre wedding event etiquette. I am fully...

Judith, Jul 7, 2021 10 187
Halloween Costume Bridal Shower
Jaclyn, on July 5, 2021 at 4:37 PM

I really really didn't want a bridal shower. My fiance and I have lived together for 7 years we don't need anything for the household and I just didn't want one cause I'm pretty socially awkward....

Heather, Jul 6, 2021 8 108
My Birthday Bachelorette Weekend
Milada, on July 5, 2021 at 6:04 PM

We had such a good time! We were in Orlando and got rained out but we made the most of it anyway. Next up is my first fitting next month and my bridal shower in September. I’m so excited!! ✨🥂 ...

Makeba, Jul 6, 2021 8 144
Talk about your rehearsal dinner/welcome party
Michelle, on July 2, 2021 at 2:57 PM

What are you serving? Is it just for those involved in the ceremony and their significant others or are you inviting all guests? Will it be casual or formal?

Tori, Jul 6, 2021 12 205
How to chose a bridal shower theme
Monaroque07, on June 9, 2021 at 11:37 AM

So my question is does the bride choose the bridal sharding or does the maid of honor choose it?

Judith, Jul 5, 2021 18 133
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