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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 1,533 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 17 483
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 9 146
Guest limit
Shunita, Yesterday at 6:29 PM

How do you keep your guest to a limit

Lisa, Yesterday at 8:04 PM 1 20
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...

Michael, Yesterday at 3:16 PM 3 93
Dad Daughter Dance
Alexis, on December 8, 2023 at 6:42 AM

I’m having trouble finding a song for the dad daughter dance. My dad and I do not have the “daddy’s little girl” kind of relationship. I love my dad, but he’s a tough/non-emotional man and I am just...

Pat, Dec 8, 2023 1 36
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...

Amelia, Dec 8, 2023 16 935
To pasta or not to pasta
Brittney, on October 28, 2020 at 9:54 PM

Hi! I found this post on Pinterest and I was wondering what you guys thought. Would you guys go with the usual steak, chicken or salmon route; or would you guys think pasta was filling/ "classy"...

ColemanHarryw, Dec 7, 2023 25 921
Reception exit
Andrea, on December 4, 2023 at 3:37 PM

I’m trying to decide if and what to do for our exit. I don’t want stuff thrown at me, especially that just has to be cleaned up later. All I can think of right now are bubbles, which I’m not overly...

Andrea, Dec 5, 2023 2 40
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 82
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 6 120
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 42
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 22 892 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 84
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 6 179
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 73
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 95
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 12 677 1
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