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Open/limited Bar!??
Tyesha, on March 4, 2021 at 10:55 AM

Thoughts feelings on Limited Bar versus Open Bar. We are usually the ones getting everyone wasted. Super torn on this one. Helppppp!!!!!!

Keioni, 5 hours ago 33 491
Cocktail hour instead of reception
Brianna, on March 7, 2021 at 3:23 PM

So my fiance and I have opted to do a cocktail hour instead of the typical reception this year due to covid. we will have open bar, cake and appetizers . my hubby and I will do our first dance, dance...

Marshaya, Yesterday at 2:50 PM 25 435
Bathroom basket
Tina, on March 4, 2021 at 12:32 PM

My venue asked us if we can bring in supplies for the bathroom basket in the men’s and women’s room. All fine and everything, but my main concerns is which items is really important to bring for each?...

Cassidy, Mar 4, 2021 28 282
Finally uploaded my first dance and dad/daughter dance videos :)
Mel, on March 7, 2021 at 4:34 AM

Https://youtu.be/f6b5nomess4 https://youtu.be/8rhpksdlwvw

Mel, 57 minutes ago 8 71
Choreographed dance in a tight (mermaid style) dress??
mrswinteriscoming, Yesterday at 6:23 PM

FH is not huge on dancing while I love it dearly. I suggested that we take some dance classes pre-wedding to help him get more into the groove of things so he’d feel more comfortable dancing at our...

Rebecca, 2 hours ago 6 67
Food For Reception
Lindsey, on March 7, 2021 at 10:57 PM

My fiance and I are having more of a finger food type deal at our reception and I have a few things on the food list but I really have no idea what else to have, we are having more of a smaller...

Pirate & 60s Bride, 5 hours ago 8 117
Escort cards/place cards
Dianna, Yesterday at 12:38 AM

Hi - We aren't doing assigned seating for our reception, is that crazy? Any ideas of what kind of signage to use instead of escort cards/table numbers to let people know they can sit wherever they...

, 5 hours ago 11 106
Bar Situation
Taylor, Yesterday at 9:36 PM

Cannot figure out what we want to do about the bar situation. We anticipate having about 200 people at our wedding. The groom's family is from small, midwestern towns where cash bar is typical. My...

Michelle, Yesterday at 11:33 PM 7 106
Cocktail hour
Felicity, Yesterday at 10:22 PM

My wedding is taking place in NY state. As of right now one of the guidelines is that hors d'oeuvres must be individually wrapped for guests. Did anyone else have or will you have a situation like...

Katie, Yesterday at 10:55 PM 4 61
Helpppp i need ideas!!
Dana, on March 2, 2021 at 11:05 PM

Hey ladies so what type of foods are you serving for your wedding? I’m trying to come up with a menu.

Shanika, Yesterday at 9:15 PM 28 159
Help pick the extra food we will serve!
mrswinteriscoming, on March 7, 2021 at 10:01 PM

Our reception will kick off at 6pm with cocktails and canapes followed by the first course of dinner at 7pm and the second course at 8pm (dessert served later). When guests take their seats we will...

Tory, Yesterday at 9:05 PM 19 127
Chicken Options
Katie, Yesterday at 10:27 AM

For our dinner we are doing a buffet with 2 entrees and 3 sides. I'd love input on which chicken option to use. Currently we have: Sausages & Peppers which pair nicely with the Rigatoni &...

Michelle, Yesterday at 8:16 PM 6 97
Photo upload site for guest photos?
LouLou6218, on April 23, 2018 at 9:45 AM

Are you all working with a website for guests to be able to upload photos they take? What are you using?

Jason, Yesterday at 8:03 PM 8 897
Venue Backlash
Abby, on March 6, 2021 at 1:50 PM

My FI and I are looking at a venue that is in-between both of our families, so one side doesn't have to drive farther than the other. The venue that we are looking at was the same venue that my former...

Erin, Yesterday at 4:47 PM 8 177
Song for bride & sons dance
Natalie, on March 6, 2021 at 11:22 PM

I have two sons, ages 7 and 5, and this is my second marriage. I’m going to have my boys walk me down the aisle and am planning a dance with them instead of the father/daughter dance. What are some...

Lynnie, Yesterday at 4:21 PM 3 33
Mikala, on March 7, 2021 at 8:31 PM

HELPPPPPP I do not know what to do, me and my fiancé were pretty set on not doing a reception, just doing a ceremony and light refreshments immediately following the ceremony, buuuut my parents have...

Deborah, Yesterday at 4:17 PM 14 312
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Bouquet Toss Alternative Ideas
Dj Tanner, on January 18, 2021 at 12:03 PM

I’m looking for good ideas/alternatives to the standard “bouquet toss “. Basically a Covid friendly bouquet toss idea that I could present to my state/venue if they won’t allow us to go forth with the...

Joey, Mar 7, 2021 18 229
How many wedding no-shows?
Annika, on March 1, 2021 at 2:28 PM

For those that already got married, how many guest didn’t show up? And what did you end up doing with the extra food?

Annika, Mar 7, 2021 31 365
Cocktail hour during covid
Vanessa, on March 5, 2021 at 11:53 PM

Looking for Covid friendly Cocktail hour food suggestions. We originally planned to have finger foods for people to graze but not sure this is ideal at this time.

Tory, Mar 7, 2021 6 160
Where to put these?
Chantelle, on March 6, 2021 at 3:47 PM

We got these adorable advice and wishes cards, but I’m not sure where to put these to maximize participation? A) Put them and pretty pens on reception tables so it’s directly in sight and ask my DOC...

Tory, Mar 7, 2021 7 93
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