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Kathryn
How can i make my reception more interesting/interactive?
Kathryn, on May 26, 2024 at 8:38 PM

Ok, so a quick summary of the situation....I will be a 61 year old first-time bride and my fiance is 59 (also his first marriage). We are getting married privately at the courthouse and then having a...

Elly, Jun 20, 2024 5 366 1
Dayna
Good hip-hop/rap songs for bride and good entrance
Dayna, on August 20, 2018 at 1:02 AM

Im killing myself trying to find a good hip-hop song for the bride and groom entrance. So im totally up for any suggestions!!

Monk, Yesterday at 1:03 AM 19 38,618 6
Lillian
Brunch Wedding Tips?
Lillian, on June 30, 2024 at 8:23 PM

My fiancé and I have started planning and have kind of fallen in love with the idea of doing a brunch wedding and the reception being 11-3 or 4, and then inviting anyone who wants to to either go to a...

Rae, Jul 8, 2024 2 58
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Is "you Are The Reason" a good first dance song??
Alexa, on September 23, 2019 at 10:44 AM

We are starting to listen to possible first dance songs, and fell in love with the Calum Scott and Leono Lewis duet of "You Are The Reason". However, after really listening to the lyrics is seems to...

Paige, Jul 7, 2024 6 10,076
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Help: Audio Guestbook
Jenna, on April 20, 2023 at 1:11 PM

Hi everyone, I'm looking for a great company that provides an audio guest book rental. If anyone has any experience with a company good or bad, please leave them below. I've reached out to "After the...

Jen, Jul 6, 2024 1 214
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How to hand out party favors
Yreka, on June 29, 2024 at 10:58 PM

We will have party favors. They're small knit decorations, handmade by a family friend. I just can't think of a good way to distribute them, so I'd love to hear some ideas! We're serving a buffet...

Cece, Jul 5, 2024 1 30
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Salsa bar during cocktail hour setup??
Christin , on May 17, 2018 at 2:36 PM

I’m looking for suggestions with the salsa bar that we will be having during cocktail hour. Background: Cocktail hour will be 30-40 minutes immediately following short ceremony. Guest count about 125....

Samantha, Jul 5, 2024 14 2,016
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Dad/daughter song
Labrina, on June 26, 2024 at 10:04 PM

The person I’m doing my dad/daughter song with is not my father but is a family member. I would like to have a special upbeat dance with them and I don’t want to slow dance with them. I wanted to do...

Pat, Jul 4, 2024 1 25 1
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Corazon Cabo Resort & Spa
Nina, on June 30, 2024 at 11:56 PM

Hi wedding friends! My fiancé and I are thinking about getting married at Corazon Cabo Resort & Spa in Cabo next April. Wondering if anyone else has been a guest, got married or thinking about...

Nina, Jun 30, 2024 7
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Thoughts on Plastic Plates for Food Stations??
hbride2025, on June 24, 2024 at 9:52 AM

So we're doing 3 active food stations for our wedding: 1. Beef tenderloin with potatoes and green beans 2. Pasta Station 3. Grilled cheese and soup station Our caterer informed us we'll have to get at...

hbride2025, Jun 27, 2024 5 110
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Thoughts on number of hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour?
Donna, on June 25, 2024 at 2:14 PM

Hi there! i'm in the midst of planning our cocktail reception and i'm struggling a bit with the right number of hors d'oeuvres to serve during cocktail hour. right now, our schedule is: 3:45 - 4:15P...

LM, Jun 26, 2024 4 132
Hillary
Songs Dedicated to Special Uncle
Hillary, on June 17, 2024 at 5:29 PM

I seek a country song to honor my uncle on my wedding day. He's been a father figure to me and my sister. My fiancé recognized his significance and included him in the proposal, alongside my stepdad....

Elly, Jun 22, 2024 2 47
Kimberly
How Many Desserts Do We Order?
Kimberly, on June 18, 2024 at 4:36 PM

Hi everyone, we’ll be having approximately 100 guests. Groom and I are ordering a small wedding cake for us to slice. We’ll be doing a dessert table for our guests with things like churros, cupcakes,...

Veronica, Jun 19, 2024 2 349
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Albanian Band for Mykonos Wedding
Angela, on June 11, 2024 at 2:34 AM

Hello, Does anyone have recommendations for an Albanian band that can play in Mykonos, Greece? I am having a difficult time finding a vendor. Thank you, Angela

Michael, Jun 16, 2024 1 15
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Songs for High School Sweethearts
Devyn, on March 20, 2019 at 11:01 AM

I've seen threads for this before, but haven't found them very helpful. What I'm looking for are songs that don't have references to breaking up, other lovers, things like "this time". There's a few...

Joshua, Jun 13, 2024 19 48,687 3
Alaisha
Need Advice and Opinions
Alaisha, on June 10, 2024 at 8:47 PM

I’m having a destination wedding and decorating myself just want advice if this looks okay?

Alaisha, Jun 12, 2024 7 171 1
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Navy and Champagne Reception
Maria, on May 24, 2024 at 8:28 PM

Hello! I am planning a wedding for October 2024. Our colors will be navy and champagne. If you used those colors, can I please see some reception pictures? We are deciding on table decor and could use...

Maria, Jun 12, 2024 4 62
nosila13
Post-destination Wedding At-home Reception - Is it becoming more prevalent?
nosila13, on January 31, 2018 at 12:16 PM

I just wanted to hear general thoughts on the appeal and popularity of couples throwing a less formal to casual reception in their hometown upon returning from their destination wedding. The wedding...

Kezia, Jun 11, 2024 13 4,220
Susan
Cake Boxes!
Susan, on September 20, 2021 at 12:22 PM

Pre-Covid, we had our cake tasting and a huge guest list. We've cut the guest list down to 90 people from 150 people, but now only 55 people are coming. We cut the cake down to 123 people, but we...

Jameswarren, Jun 9, 2024 6 282
Sarah
Tasting Menu
Sarah, on June 7, 2024 at 4:07 PM

Hi everyone, Having a destination wedding & a tasting in July. Anyone have advice/tips when choosing menu. Plates or buffet & how to choose food! There’s got to be a strategy to this right?

Veronica, Jun 8, 2024 3 206
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