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Mary
Should i have a seating chart?
Mary, on November 19, 2019 at 7:15 AM

I’m contemplating whether I should have a seating chart ( by table). We are having a buffet meal and there will only be about 60 people. I am for sure going to be at the head table along with the...

Melle, Nov 19, 2019 4 61
Thera
Three Hour Reception
Thera, on November 17, 2019 at 7:12 PM

We are planning our wedding timeline and I was wondering if a three hour reception is too short or okay. Our wedding would begin at 3:00PM and end at 8pm. So 5 hours total with ceremony, cocktail...

Thera, Nov 18, 2019 9 208
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Dream Venue Only Books Six Months Out - Risky?
Marie, on November 16, 2019 at 1:35 AM

I’ve found a dream venue that fits our personalities perfectly. Only problem is they only allow reservations six months out. It’s a big beautiful lodge at a state park and you basically log onto the...

Alex, Nov 18, 2019 4 173
Stevie
i need help finding a first dance song!
Stevie, on November 13, 2019 at 9:51 PM

For the life of me I cannot find a first dance song that I like. I primarily listen to country music, any suggestions?

Hope, Nov 18, 2019 29 1 194
Caila
dj Help!
Caila, on November 18, 2019 at 11:33 AM

Hi all! I am trying to decide on a DJ and how long to have him there. How long are you all having your DJ? Are you having him play during the cocktail hour? The basic package is 6 hours, but we can...

Catherine, Nov 18, 2019 6 1 75
Sarah
First dance
Sarah, on November 16, 2019 at 8:10 PM

So my fiancé and I are having a hard time choosing a song for our first dance. All of the songs that are like “our song” are all hardcore rock n roll or heavy metal. Has anyone else had a hard time...

Laura, Nov 18, 2019 8 153
Lynnie
Keep or Cancel: Cake Smash?
Lynnie, on July 16, 2019 at 11:05 AM

It's our final tradition! How do you feel about the cake smash? Is it a cute and fun memorable wedding moment? Or would you be super pissed if your new spouse smashed cake in your face? 🍰 What's your...

Kaysey, Nov 18, 2019 285 1,856
Lynnie
Keep or Cancel: Bouquet Toss?
Lynnie, on July 16, 2019 at 11:05 AM

To toss the bouquet, or not to toss? 💐 That is the divisive question! Some brides are so over this outdated tradition, and don't want to drag out all their single friends onto the dance floor while...

Kaysey, Nov 18, 2019 257 3 1,639
Lynnie
Keep or Cancel: Garter Toss?
Lynnie, on July 16, 2019 at 11:05 AM

I have to confess that I've never actually seen a garter toss in person! But apparently 37% of grooms still participate in this reception tradition! Will this toss tradition make the cut for your...

Kaysey, Nov 18, 2019 247 4 1,719
Susan
We’ve Got 🎂!
Susan, on November 17, 2019 at 6:51 PM

We went today for our second cake tasting. It was so much fun! Our first one was at a bakery, this one was at a private baker’s home. I told my FH that he could design and choose the whole thing. He...

Cliodhna, Nov 18, 2019 4 107
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Song Suggestions For Daddy-duaghter Dance..when it’s not my father dancing with me
Miranda, on November 17, 2019 at 10:41 PM

I know this sounds confusing! I will spare my life details, but essentially my family has been out of my life for five years now. I have a male cousin who I have always looked to as my big brother and...

Kendra, Nov 18, 2019 3 65
Lynnie
Keep or Cancel: Reception Speeches?
Lynnie, on July 16, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Reception toasts from your father, maid of honor, and best man can be incredibly moving and bring everyone to happy tears! 😭 That is, when the speeches are done well! On the other hand, they can also...

Kaysey, Nov 18, 2019 199 1 1,164
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Can someone help?
Courtney, on November 16, 2019 at 12:03 PM

I was updating my wedding website on The Knot and saw this app called The Guest where guests can upload photos/videos of wedding/reception. On the app they have these cards that you can print off, but...

Cliodhna, Nov 18, 2019 2 1 52
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Open church reception
Kayla, on November 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM

We are planning an open church ceremony and reception. Our church is maybe 60 people. I doubt half of them will come. We plan on inviting maybe another 50 people. It is going to be a late afternoon...

Sinéad, Nov 18, 2019 3 92
Lynnie
Keep or Cancel: Parent Dances?
Lynnie, on July 16, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Are you keeping the tradition of dancing with your parents at the reception with father-daughter and mother-son dances (or whatever family combo works for you!)? Or would you rather cancel this...

Denise, Nov 18, 2019 250 1,683
Lynette
Turn around room for a reception
Lynette, on November 11, 2019 at 11:26 AM

I want an sophisticated and elegant August wedding. However, the venue is in a old community church with beautiful stain glass windows and open space. We’re using the space for both the ceremony and...

Lynette, Nov 17, 2019 3 91
Michelle
Is this enough for a dessert table?
Michelle, on November 17, 2019 at 5:54 PM

We are having 150 people. The cake will be two or three tiers. we haven't really decided yet, Waiting to see how many desserts we go with. We'll have 25 of each mini cheesecakes, cookie sandwiches,...

Erika, Nov 17, 2019 5 147
Leah
Donuts instead of cake!
Leah, on February 7, 2019 at 10:19 AM

Hi everyone! I’m going to do donuts for the reception instead of traditional cake/cupcakes. We are doing a small cake for us to cut. I’ve been trying to find different ways to set up the donuts with...

Alissa, Nov 17, 2019 16 286
Felicia
Guests seeing reception area before ceremony. Suggestions
Felicia, on September 1, 2019 at 6:26 PM

Hey Everybody! So I'm at the beginning of wedding planning and I think I might have found my venue. It is an outdoor Malibu vineyard setting with the ceremony and reception in the same space. The...

Debbie, Nov 17, 2019 6 168
Dailey
Tented Reception
Dailey, on November 15, 2019 at 12:35 PM

Hi! For those of you that have done or are doing a nice tented reception.. what were the pros and cons? Any advice would be helpful 😊

Pirate & 60s Bride, Nov 16, 2019 7 105
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