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No kids invited!
Daniele, on October 7, 2023 at 6:27 PM

Is it rude to accommodate an “Adult Only” wedding? Dancing? Drinking? The groom biting the garter from the bride’s thigh?

Bridgette, Nov 2, 2023 38 1,526 2
Guest book
Pat, on October 19, 2023 at 12:06 PM

Did you have - or are you planning on having - a Gueat book at your wedding/reception? We didn't use one, our reception was only 45 people so we were able to interact with everyone. We also had a...

Linda, Oct 22, 2023 17 477
How does everyone handle table/seating cards?
Alexandra, on October 11, 2023 at 10:51 AM

Do you do individual cards, or some type of board situation? Do you hand write or have printed? What is the most cost effective??

Jennifer, Oct 19, 2023 9 145
Catering in the dmv
Sharon, on December 2, 2023 at 6:10 PM

Does anyone have advise on affordable caterers in the DMV. I am looking into local restaurants that provide catering rather than a traditional wedding catering company. Has anyone had a good...

Michael, Dec 2, 2023 2 62
Surprise performance for the groom
Alina, on November 29, 2023 at 12:12 AM

Hi everyone! I have been to a lot of weddings where the bride prepares a surpise dance performance for the groom, and the groom prepares one for the bride. My finace and I want to do surprise...

Jamie, Nov 29, 2023 6 106
Rose, on November 29, 2023 at 11:26 AM

We've been having such a struggle trying to find the right band. I'm trying to avoid the traditional "cheesy" music you usually hear at weddings lol. Ideally I was hoping for a 3 person band that can...

Cece, Nov 29, 2023 1 56
Reception entry?
Skylar, on November 28, 2023 at 4:04 PM

What song are you guys playing when you enter your reception?

Skylar, Nov 28, 2023 4 39
No Reception
Nat, on October 24, 2023 at 4:13 AM

Unpopular opinion, but what if I cancel the reception and just have the ceremony. 1. I am allowed to be selfish and have my wedding the way that best suits my finances 2. I can save and have an...

Andrea, Nov 28, 2023 22 867 2
Grandpa/granddaughter dance
Veronica, on November 19, 2023 at 12:59 PM

We’re having the wedding in Puerto Rico, where I’m from and My grandpa is walking me down the aisle, he’s 91. Been having a hard time finding a song for our first dance. Any suggestions?

Cameria, Nov 28, 2023 3 78
Song for Grandmother
Amanda, on November 9, 2023 at 10:43 AM

I need to find a song for my fiance to dance with his grandmother at the reception. Preferably county Thanks

Andrea, Nov 19, 2023 1 31
Am i Overthinking?
Morgan, on October 21, 2023 at 8:49 PM

This might come off as more of a vent, but any suggestions/different points of view are appreciated. We live in a different state than our relatives so we will having a small intimate wedding ceremony...

Kelly, Nov 19, 2023 6 175
Happily Ever After Party
Jessica, on November 12, 2023 at 7:01 PM

Hello All! I need a little help organizing a timeline for our "Happily Ever After Party". I am getting married in an intimate ceremony in February BUT, we are throwing a party in May for friends and...

Valerie, Nov 17, 2023 1 70
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...

Bryle, Nov 17, 2023 15 925
fil Dance Song
Rebecca, on October 31, 2023 at 9:36 PM

My dad is not in the picture, so I am planning on dancing with my father-in-law for the dad/daughter dance. I’m having the hardest time choosing a song because everything I’ve found makes it seem like...

Andrea, Nov 16, 2023 5 91
Songs during lunch
Lauren, on November 14, 2023 at 2:39 PM

We are having a lunch-time wedding. We do not have a DJ but are using the sound system the venue has. How much time should be allotted for songs during eating? I have about an hour planned but am...

Jacks, Nov 16, 2023 3 67
Buffet dinner question
McKenzie, on August 4, 2021 at 8:58 PM

If choosing a buffet style dinner, will we need to put the dinner options on our “rsvp” cards? I understand we will still need RSVP’s but does the venue need to know what the guests want for the...

Joe, Nov 16, 2023 12 669 1
Pet cocktails
Kathryn, on November 6, 2023 at 1:48 PM

Hi! We have 3 pets who we want to include in our wedding as much as possible! I need help with some creative signature cocktails! Our cats name is Gatsby. We have a Rottweiler names Billie and a...

Pirate & 60s Bride, Nov 15, 2023 3 70
vfw Reception?
Lynn, on February 24, 2018 at 1:58 PM

Hi Everyone! My fiance and I have been engaged since last May. We have looked into SEVERAL wedding reception venues, however, they have all been outside of our budget. We are estimating about 225...

Brittani, Nov 15, 2023 10 2,840
Centerpieces sans flowers?
Pat, on October 9, 2023 at 5:58 PM

When I was researching flowers for our table centerpieces I had my first minor heart attack. <G> I mean, seriously!?!? Luckily our venue coordinator kept telling me not to stress, as our...

Maramayo, Nov 13, 2023 6 210
Runsheet / Timing Query
Sasha, on November 12, 2023 at 11:00 PM

Hi All, Keen to get thoughts on whether the below run sheet works! Have additional details on the back end re: vendor timing, but curious if there's anything that doesn't work below? Our venue also...

Rae, Nov 13, 2023 2 91
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