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dj Alternatives?
Courtney, on October 31, 2019 at 11:26 AM

Hey there! Does anyone have suggestions on alternatives to a DJ? This isn’t very high on our priority list, so I’d rather not spend money on it, but I would like the usual first dance and such. Anyone...

Shyler, Nov 1, 2019 9 93
Seating Arrangement Help
Blair, on October 31, 2019 at 5:01 PM

So I know most people here hate the thought of a head table, but that's what I plan to do for my wedding. My questions is do I sit all my girls on one side and all the guys on the other side or sit...

Angelena, Nov 1, 2019 11 164
Cupcake count.
Yolanda, on October 27, 2019 at 10:52 AM

We're going with cupcakes instead of a traditional cake for our wedding. Right now we are at 113 guests. Our baker says 100 will do, but I think we'll need more. My FH says 100 should be enough...

Sherry, Nov 1, 2019 27 477
1/2 dj and 1/2 Band for Music
Lea, on October 31, 2019 at 3:21 PM

Has anyone ever done this or planning to do this? How did it work out?

Dierdra, Nov 1, 2019 12 82
Hanging Flower Ceiling designs
Khadidra, on October 31, 2019 at 10:59 AM

Do anyone know what would be the cost to do this in Daytona Beach , Florida ?

Jocelyn, Oct 31, 2019 14 1 120
Children leave reception by a certain time?
Amers, on September 27, 2019 at 12:55 PM

Hello! I'm looking for some help on wedding invitation wording. My fiancé and I aren't really wanting a ton of small children at our wedding, but my dad is paying for the meal and is insisting that...

Stephanie, Oct 31, 2019 47 826
Timeline Review
Lacy, on October 24, 2019 at 10:07 AM

Can you all review my timeline and give me your thoughts? I know that everyone has mixed opinions on having a ceremony start time after the invite time. However, this was recommend by the venue and my...

Kaleigh, Oct 31, 2019 15 1 187
Dj--must Have or Not so Much?
Cristy, on October 29, 2019 at 1:21 PM

I know there have been a lot of discussions about DJs. Here's my opinion:I know that hiring a DJ for your wedding can be expensive. It depends a lot on your area, but I've seen both lower priced, and...

Yoice, Oct 31, 2019 18 160
Ceremony to reception
Rosalila, on October 31, 2019 at 10:02 AM

My FH and I are both Catholic so we will have the hour long ceremony at 2pm. I came across a very, very budget friendly venue that also includes what I want but the venue for the reception is an hour...

Lady, Oct 31, 2019 11 151
Father daughter songs for strained relationship
Sara P., on July 21, 2018 at 11:05 PM

I'm still tossing around the options for whether or not to dance with my Dad at my reception. I'm pretty sure he's coming bc he got fitted for a tux but we have a strained relationship and we don't...

Samantha, Oct 31, 2019 20 1,517
Moonwalk for a Wedding
Cassandra, on October 30, 2019 at 11:49 AM

So me and my fiance are getting things together for the wedding, and my fiance had an idea but I'm not sure of. He said what if we rent a moonwalk for the wedding for the kids to have some where to...

Melle, Oct 31, 2019 4 86
Cocktail Hour
ASHLEIGH, on October 30, 2019 at 1:42 PM

Do you have to have a cocktail Hour? We are not having a bar. Just beer and Wine station

Melle, Oct 31, 2019 11 119
Cocktail Style Reception
Alexandra, on October 30, 2019 at 4:23 PM

My fiance and I are looking at having a cocktail style reception opposed to a sit down dinner. We imagine heavy apps passed along with multiple food stations. I have never attended a wedding that has...

Melle, Oct 31, 2019 11 137
Outsourcing
Jennifer, on October 30, 2019 at 8:18 PM

Hi ladies has anyone had to outsource for the linens, flatware, glassware, etc.? Our caterer doesn’t provide any plates or utensils or cups for the table or bar & I’m nervous about having to find...

Pirate & 60s Bride, Oct 31, 2019 13 70
Tableware ideas
Rachel, on October 30, 2019 at 3:11 PM

Hi all! As I've gotten further into wedding planning, I was thinking of getting plate chargers. I found that I could buy plastic chargers for $1 a piece if I buy them through dollar tree. However,...

Lily, Oct 31, 2019 8 80
Bored Groom?
Terra, on October 27, 2019 at 6:46 PM

Hi all! I realized something earlier. This whole time I've been so focused on logistics and guest experience that I might have forgotten the most important part of all of this... my FH! He doesn't...

Renee, Oct 31, 2019 4 232
Uplighting
Melissa, on October 29, 2019 at 2:21 PM

Are they trying to sell me or do I really need uplighting?

Renee, Oct 31, 2019 20 272
Cocktail Hour Music
John, on March 14, 2019 at 9:43 AM

What your must play cocktail hour music?People are still getting to your venue so I don’t want to play too good songs during cocktail hour but still want to play somewhat good songs...lol it’s...

Christina, Oct 31, 2019 26 252
Using round and rectangle tables?
Taylor, on October 30, 2019 at 6:55 PM

Hi Everyone, Has anyone used a mix of both round and rectangle tables for your wedding reception? I'm really considering it but having a hard time picturing it. Would love if you could show me how...

Glacier, Oct 30, 2019 9 82
Where to seat guests only we know?
Sarah, on October 30, 2019 at 3:12 PM

Background: my partner and I met in college. We were both English majors, and we both developed a really close bond to one of the professors in our department. She was always supportive of our...

Mrs. Bubba, Oct 30, 2019 7 147