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Denise
Guest book Ideas
Denise, on April 10, 2019 at 3:32 PM

Warning: Picture Heavy! So, I've been back n forth about whether to do the traditional guest book or to have the guest book and something else or just do something else. Here are my other ideas, tell...

Sandra, Nov 7, 2019 39 497
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Guest Book required?
Danielle, on September 11, 2019 at 7:53 AM

Hi all- I am getting married in October 2020! I am almost solely using Etsy for extra wedding decorations. I am going back and forth on having a guest book. On one hand, it seems like another item to...

Sandra, Nov 7, 2019 23 237
Little
Venue hacks for extremely cheap, adorable weddings
Little, on November 7, 2019 at 1:18 AM

I'm going to be eloping, but I did search for some ultra-cheap venues. At the end of the day, it's not what you pay for the venue, but how you dress it up! -Inquire about using lodges at state parks....

Marcia, Nov 7, 2019 1 98
Jazmyn
Timeline/menu help please!!!
Jazmyn, on November 6, 2019 at 11:53 AM

So our venue provides the catering for the wedding. They gave us an option of heavy hors d’oeuvres and 7 hours or a seated meal with a cocktail hour for a total of 8 hours.. our wedding starts at 3:30...

Jazmyn, Nov 6, 2019 7 151
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Paper Plates?
Chyeanne, on November 5, 2019 at 5:01 PM

I'm having a laid back reception with a buffet style but I definitely don't want to use paper plates. What do you guys recommend?

Andrea, Nov 6, 2019 11 111
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Dessert Bar ideas
Mrs. Bubba, on November 6, 2019 at 10:51 AM

https://www.brides.com/gallery/wedding-dessert-bar-ideas

Cher Horowitz, Nov 6, 2019 1 24
Micah
Mini Pro Bam Pictures!!
Micah, on October 7, 2019 at 12:31 PM

Were married !!! And our fabulous photographer shared some pictures with us early, so I figured Id do a mini pro bam.

Jenni, Nov 6, 2019 28 3 379
Danielle
Catering: Assuring fh
Danielle, on January 24, 2019 at 9:34 AM

Hey ladies! As you all know, vendors are expensive, lol. And I want to assure my FH that we are getting a really good deal/price for our catering. FH's Aunt is our caterer, and she owns her own...

Sara, Nov 6, 2019 50 823
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The wedding
Christina, on November 6, 2019 at 12:28 PM

I have plan wedding a for us with you and get ready

Christina, Nov 6, 2019 60
Sydney
Beverages
Sydney, on November 3, 2019 at 4:58 PM

We are planning our wedding for November of next year, and we are trying to figure out how many drinks to buy. We are thinking about doing water bottles, tea, lemonade, and can sodas. Does anyone have...

Cliodhna, Nov 6, 2019 4 93
Sabrina
Rsvps and No shows
Sabrina, on November 5, 2019 at 3:42 PM

For those already married......How did you interact with people, once you saw them face to face after your wedding, when they RSVP Yes, but was then a no show?

Angelena, Nov 6, 2019 10 207
Amanda
Tipping for a buffet styled reception
Amanda, on November 5, 2019 at 11:14 PM

Hi all. We’re having a buffet style reception this upcoming Saturday. I wanted to know if it was better to tip overall or per attendant/chef? It would be more money to tip overall and do 15-20% of the...

Amanda, Nov 6, 2019 4 71
Genesis
rsvp online !!
Genesis, on November 6, 2019 at 12:39 AM

Hello ! I need recomendations for online RSVP websites that are free and easy to use please don't suggest Zola or RSVPIFY ! thank you in advance

Jill, Nov 6, 2019 8 2 69
Lacy
Cake Flavors
Lacy, on November 5, 2019 at 3:14 PM

Hi everyone! My FH and I are expecting about 140 guests at our wedding. We are going to do a traditional wedding cake that serves about 76, a round groom's cake (University of Kentucky themed - Go...

Lauren, Nov 6, 2019 12 149
Lynnie
Sparkler Send Offs: Overrated or Underrated?
Lynnie, on June 18, 2019 at 11:29 AM

Who doesn't love a good sparkler picture?? Are you still into this exit trend, or has it become too popular? Do you think sparkler send offs are overrated or underrated? Photo from OnCue Events in...

Ashley, Nov 6, 2019 88 733
Lynnie
Full Open Bar: Overrated or Underrated?
Lynnie, on June 18, 2019 at 11:05 AM

How do you feel about having a full open bar? Are cocktails in addition to wine and beer a make it or break it issue, or just a nice extra? Do you think full open bars are overrated or underrated?...

Ashley, Nov 6, 2019 157 1 1,829
Kenzie
My wedding was Saturday
Kenzie, on March 15, 2019 at 2:21 AM

Guys. The day goes SO FAST. It’s a whirlwind. I want to relive it over and over. Post-wedding blues are real! You put all of this thought and effort and fittings and putting out fires (in my case a...

Suzie, Nov 5, 2019 79 1,539
Lynnie
Short or Long First Dance?
Lynnie, on April 16, 2019 at 11:05 AM

How long will your first dance be? Are you going to enjoy every minute and dance for the full length of the song? Or are you cutting it down and fading out the song early? Photo from Twisted Ranch...

Ashley, Nov 5, 2019 137 1,012
Lynnie
Short or Long 'Do Not Play' List?
Lynnie, on April 16, 2019 at 11:05 AM

How many songs made it on your 'do not play' list?? Is it a long and comprehensive list? Or did you just stick to a few songs you absolutely don't want to hear? Is your 'do not play' list short or...

Ashley, Nov 5, 2019 111 731
Lynnie
Dessert: Modern or Traditional?
Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:17 AM

Another place where couples have been catering to their personal preferences is dessert!! The traditional multi-tiered wedding cake is no longer a staple of every wedding reception, with cupcakes,...

Ashley, Nov 5, 2019 123 838
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