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Lauren
Mother/groom Dance Songs
Lauren, on May 16, 2024 at 12:34 PM

My fiancé is struggling to pick a song or find one he loves to dance to with his mom at our wedding. Any great songs you have all heard or would recommend? Thanks!

Michelle, May 18, 2024 1 21
Michelle
Cake/desserts: what was the ratio you ordered?
Michelle, on May 14, 2024 at 10:25 PM

Assuming that you are ordering a good tasting cake/dessert and not something that is from an incompetent bakery or is all around bad. Compared to the number of guests, did you order not enough, just...

Lauren, May 17, 2024 5 58
Crystal
Unique Guest Book Ideas
Crystal, on May 9, 2024 at 6:29 PM

Are you doing something unique and fun for a guest book? What are some of the best ideas you have seen?

Rainy, May 13, 2024 4 168
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Claudia
Anyone have a morning wedding?
Claudia, on May 5, 2024 at 2:33 AM

Anyone having a morning wedding. May 18 at 9am am so ready

Claudia, Yesterday at 3:32 AM 6 93
Kim
Video Guestbook Opinions
Kim, on April 5, 2018 at 3:06 PM

So we are having a wedding out of state so I want to limit what we have to bring back. I want to setup an iPad on a tripod and have a sign that says “Please leave us a message on the video guest...

Chiara, May 18, 2024 15 1,120
Michelle
Dance floor hits
Michelle, on May 16, 2024 at 12:08 PM

What songs get you on the dance floor as a guest? What songs were/are popular with your guests to get them to dance?

Katrina, May 18, 2024 1 16
Lisa
Sweetheart Table or Head Table?
Lisa, on March 20, 2024 at 12:21 PM

Which seating arrangement are you choosing for your wedding: a sweetheart table (just you and your new spouse) or a head table (you, your new spouse, and wedding party members)? Or maybe even a...

Katrina, May 18, 2024 185 3,194 3
Tionna
Destination Wedding
Tionna, on May 18, 2024 at 12:20 AM

Hiii hope all is well with everyone. Have any of you had a destination wedding? If so what should be expected. Pros, Cons. Also where did you have the reception after the ceremony. We’re having a...

Tionna, May 18, 2024 4
Elizabeth
Casino gaming tables at the reception?
Elizabeth, on September 19, 2019 at 5:38 PM

What do y'all think of having casino gaming tables at the reception? Not many of our guests are big dancers; they'll sit and appreciate music, but not dance. Plus, all of my finance's family members...

Patrisia, May 16, 2024 10 1,776
LaurenAOK
Entree options: chicken and fish vs. chicken and beef?
LaurenAOK, on June 12, 2019 at 12:33 PM

We are doing plated dinner with two entree choices at our reception. Our venue offers chicken, fish, and beef (and no matter what we choose there will also be a silent vegetarian option available)....

Andrew, May 16, 2024 26 8,035
Rose
Plated or buffet
Rose, on May 14, 2024 at 9:53 AM

Did anyone have a hard time debating on paying the extra for a plated dinner ? Our wedding will only be about 30 -40 guests so I’m not sure if it’s worth the extra $1k thanks!

Ryan, May 15, 2024 5 165
Kayla
Dance Floor Lighting Suggestions
Kayla, on January 5, 2021 at 5:52 PM

Hey Everyone! I'm getting married in October and we've decided not to hire a DJ. I know most of you won't agree, but I've been to plenty of weddings that didn't have DJ's and it was still fun and had...

Javier, May 15, 2024 4 306
Karina Marie
Any experience renting wedding flowers?
Karina Marie, on August 10, 2022 at 11:58 AM

Hi ladies, I have a quick questions about your experience renting flowers. We are getting married here in Raleigh, NC at the Brier Creek Country Club on a very intimate wedding of 50 people. The...

Dani, May 10, 2024 4 443
Denise
Love In The Afternoon
Denise, on March 9, 2024 at 10:53 PM

Hi Loves, I’m getting married in September and we had our caterer tasting today and the food was phenomenal. However, I’m vegetarian and I was full after just sampling the three appetizers. I’m...

Michelle, May 9, 2024 10 247
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Signature Cocktails
Natalie, on May 4, 2024 at 5:17 PM

Hello Everyone! My fiance and I are getting eloped in Hawaii, we are then having a reception only when we get back for friends and family in November. I am having trouble coming up with the menu for...

LM, May 9, 2024 3 52
Karen
Reception Alternatives
Karen, on May 8, 2024 at 2:10 PM

Hello Everyone! My fiancé and I are thinking of having a intimate ceremony with family and a few select friends at a garden near where we live. Instead of a "traditional" reception, we want to do...

Laura, May 9, 2024 5 166
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Entree Choices
Sierra, on May 2, 2024 at 3:28 PM

We are looking to do a plated dinner with entree choices when the guest RSVP's. Would it be weird to not include a red meat option? We were looking to do a chicken, pork and salmon option (with a...

Deen, May 6, 2024 7 129
Rachel
Réception ideas
Rachel, on April 9, 2024 at 9:48 PM

Hi everyone, please could someone help with ballroom music? Please I don’t have ideas

Michelle, May 5, 2024 9 133
Amanda
Help - Water on table?
Amanda, on April 25, 2024 at 11:41 AM

Our venue does NOT have a kitchen, and the only source of water is those a hose hookup on the side of the building. We will have a watering station that we will ask our bartenders to keep an eye out...

Elly, May 5, 2024 9 160
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