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Fondant on cakes?
Ashlynn, on February 24, 2024 at 2:18 AM

I'm thinking of putting marshmallow fondant on our wedding cake. I've never tried fondant before, so I don't know what to expect. Do you guys like it? Can you describe it to me, please? It's it good...

Dani, 5 hours ago 4 56
Wine only?
Kelsey, on March 24, 2022 at 8:40 AM

My FH wants a dry wedding, and I do not. To compromise, we floated the idea of serving wine as our only alcohol. Thoughts on this?

Debbie, Yesterday at 12:12 PM 16 362 1
Lyssa, on May 3, 2023 at 10:28 AM

Is anyone playing any games at reception? I want to make it more fun!

Dansah, Yesterday at 11:18 AM 11 342
Help with signature cocktail names
Cayla, on February 22, 2024 at 4:29 PM

Hi! We are getting married in Mexico and really want to incorporate our dogs into our wedding. We are trying to come up with signature drink names with their names in them. Their names are Hazely and...

Haley, Yesterday at 8:38 AM 4 37
Grand March (czech): minimum number?
Lacie, on February 10, 2024 at 5:09 PM

If you're familiar with this tradition (the Czech/Polish dance, not the grand entrance of the bridal party), what would you say is the minimum number of participants that we would need in order for it...

Veronica, Feb 22, 2024 2 47
Wedding in April 2025, found out we are expecting (due date September)
Lynn, on February 21, 2024 at 10:34 PM

I am looking to get some advice on when is the optimal time to look for a dress for my situation. My wedding is in April 2025. I am currently expecting and my due date is September 15. I was...

Andrea, Feb 22, 2024 1 61
Donut Wall for Wedding Reception
Alyssa, on February 17, 2024 at 3:23 PM

Hi everyone! What is everyone's thoughts on a donut wall or donut display? The ones I've seen at a couple weddings have looked a bit tacky so I would love your honest input please!

Michelle, Feb 21, 2024 4 69
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...

JAKE, Feb 21, 2024 15 1,025
Songs for Grandma
Amanda, on February 19, 2024 at 9:28 PM

My fiancee wants to dance with his grandma but we can't figure out a song, needs to be country. Thanks

Andrea, Feb 20, 2024 1 16
Hire Wait Staff
Victoria, on December 27, 2017 at 5:42 PM

Hi, I want to self cater my wedding, but I don't want my family members to have to serve. What are some ideas for a wait staff? I was thinking I could advertise at a culinary school, but I want...

Samantha, Feb 20, 2024 51 16,536 2
Fireworks Photos?
Aly, on February 17, 2024 at 11:40 AM

My uncle surprised us a week out with offering to do a professional firework shoot at our wedding. We’re having the wedding on our property outside of city limits so we are able to have them. Our...

Andrea, Feb 19, 2024 3 42
He wants a casino wedding
Michele, on August 18, 2021 at 2:11 PM

Hi all, my name is Michele, and I'm about to have a nervous breakdown. My fiancé and I have been engaged for almost a year now. We've discussed our wedding plenty of times, and we always agreed that...

Nicholas, Feb 19, 2024 11 618
Correct Amount to Pay Friendor Serving as the Reception Mc/dj?
Catherine, on January 29, 2024 at 5:37 PM

Suggestions please on a respectful cash amount to give a friend who has agreed to act as the MC/DJ for our wedding reception? We have a playlist already made up, and the venue has a wireless...

CM, Feb 18, 2024 3 74
Looking for nice plastic china and utensils
Shanna, on January 16, 2024 at 10:20 AM

Does anyone have any they can recommend with nice heavy plastic china plates and utensils?

Hannah, Feb 17, 2024 4 48
Mother/grandmother Drama
Thomas, on January 24, 2024 at 11:05 PM

Background My 9yo daughter (from a previous relationship) will be standing up as a Junior Bridesmaid on the side of my future wife in our upcoming wedding. She is thrilled to be included in such an...

Hannah, Feb 17, 2024 6 155
Father daughter dance
Tammy, on February 15, 2024 at 8:06 PM

Is it weird I asked my sister to step in for my deceased father for the father daughter dance?

LM, Feb 17, 2024 9 87
Mom (bride) dance with sons
Paulita, on February 6, 2024 at 10:04 PM

I am getting remarried in May and my sons (21 and 24) are giving me away. I need a song to dance to them with but am having trouble finding one that isn't about them getting married. Any suggestions? ...

Pat, Feb 12, 2024 4 62
Anyone else not give a crap about a guest book?
Alexandria, on June 10, 2018 at 8:49 AM

I just don't care about having a book, map, picture..... Nothing. I don't care to have anything guests can sign. I saw a cool looking map that I liked because my FH and I are from different countries...

Tessy, Feb 12, 2024 35 3,724
Goblet vintage cups
Kristin, on February 9, 2024 at 9:25 AM

Anyone know where I can find these very cheap? Or rent them?

Skylar, Feb 11, 2024 11 64
Teresa, on February 3, 2024 at 10:47 PM

I was wondering what ya'll are doing for centerpieces? I bought 7 of these. I can't wait to get the flowers added to them.

Teresa, Feb 9, 2024 9 108
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