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Maggie
Which came first: deciding on your first dance song or your songs for parent dances?
Maggie, on December 11, 2018 at 11:05 AM

Which song selection was easier (and quicker) to make? Have you had a song in mind for one of these special dances for years? Which song choice did you decide first? Your first dance song or the song...

Amber, Nov 23, 2019 63 300
Erika
Bouquet & Garter Toss
Erika, on November 22, 2019 at 7:17 PM

Need ideas instead of the Bouquet & Garter Toss!! Most of our adult guests are already married. There are probably 3 that are not married What can we do???

Erika, Nov 23, 2019 8 3 145
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Serving beverages at a venue with no bar?!
Nayisha, on November 23, 2019 at 8:26 AM

So My venue that I have in mind does not come with a bar or kitchen. I do however want to serve alcohol just beer and wine and maybe one signature drink. How do I create a setup for beverages to be...

Marcia, Nov 23, 2019 7 117
Jennifer
Our wedding planning
Jennifer, on November 22, 2019 at 1:26 AM

Is an open bar a good idea or have patrons pay for their own

Katie, Nov 23, 2019 23 213
Mrsn2020
Do i need a throw bouquet?
Mrsn2020, on November 21, 2019 at 12:55 PM

It's only $25 for a throw bouquet from my florist but I read an article that said I could just use one of my bridesmaids or MOH bouquets for the bouquet toss. Do I really need to buy a throw...

Kelsi, Nov 22, 2019 10 155
Merline
Cake design
Merline, on October 21, 2019 at 8:25 PM

We had our cake tasting/design this past weekend! We looked and searched all around and walked in knowing what we wanted, then a big book of past designs were put in front of us 😂. We are having a 3...

Merline, Nov 22, 2019 16 1 258
Futuremrsv
Real China vs. “high End” Plastic
Futuremrsv, on November 20, 2019 at 4:56 PM

Hi WW! Our wedding/reception is not in a conventional venue. With that said we have to rent about 99.9% items for the wedding- chairs, tables, etc. and even flatware. I’ve purchased real china for the...

Shaneka, Nov 22, 2019 10 177
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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...

Kaysey, Nov 22, 2019 11 102
Adrianna
Reception too long?
Adrianna, on May 18, 2019 at 12:33 PM

I’m having a 6 hour reception and now thinking it’s too long. It’s from 6- midnight, includes a cocktail hour. Do you think 4 hours of dancing is too long? Any ideas how to fill the time so people...

Tori, Nov 22, 2019 13 325
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Dance Floor alternatives
Amelia, on November 21, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Any recommendations on a cheap alternative to a dance floor!? Most places I have looked to rent one runs around $200-$400! Do you know where I could rent one for cheaper (I’m located in...

Betsy, Nov 22, 2019 6 87
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Colorful Wedding 🎂s
Mrs. Bubba, on November 22, 2019 at 11:04 AM

https://www.brides.com/gallery/non-white-wedding-cakes?utm_campaign=brides&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=18681137.31134&utm_term=bouncex6

Mrs. Bubba, Nov 22, 2019 22
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Dance with my 12 year old song- what song?
Valerie, on November 18, 2019 at 10:35 AM

Hi My son's father and I are getting married and my 12 year old son agreed to a dance with me... any recommendations on a song, that doesnt totally embarrass him? lol thanks

Ivy ORP, Nov 22, 2019 8 52
Melanie
Drink options
Melanie, on November 20, 2019 at 9:43 AM

Having a dry wedding ( under age). How many drink options should I have? Suggestions of drinks? Thanks in advance

Sheila, Nov 22, 2019 8 120
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Father dance
Kayla, on November 18, 2019 at 11:37 AM

Ever since i was a little girl one thing i couldn't wait for was the dance I get to do with my dad I need song ideas lady's what are y'all doing for your dance with your dad we both kinda country...

Nicole, Nov 21, 2019 6 1 56
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Need advice and don't want to disappoint my fiancee.
G, on November 19, 2019 at 8:13 PM

My fiancee and I live in a major city about a half hour to an hour from most of my family but 5-6 hours from his. His parents and sister visit regularly, but most of his extended family has not. When...

Nicole, Nov 21, 2019 5 248
jesica
Who pays?
jesica, on November 21, 2019 at 12:37 AM

Destination wedding... instead of a reception I was thinking of doing a party/dinner on a boat. The price is about $65 a person, I already expect to pay for some cost but would it be a terrible...

Jennifer, Nov 21, 2019 19 454
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Spanish entrance music for bridal party
Michelle, on November 19, 2019 at 11:10 PM

My FH and I are both Mexican and would love some Spanish introduction music for out bridal party, something to set the tone for how much fun the rest of the night will be. Help please 🙏 ( we are open...

Savanna, Nov 21, 2019 3 46
Alma
Silly Question? Help!
Alma, on November 20, 2019 at 7:10 PM

I think I am over thinking this lol We are purchasing our own silverware and I don't know what is best. A. Dinner knife, dinner fork, salad fork, and dinner spoon. B. Dinner knife, dinner fork, and...

Catherine, Nov 21, 2019 9 84
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Polaroid Guestbook? Or alternatives
Mae, on November 20, 2019 at 2:48 PM

Has anyone had success with a polaroid guest book? I really like the idea of being able to have a picture of the people that attended the wedding rather than simply seeing a signature. I plan to have...

Katie, Nov 21, 2019 5 2 93
Ma Anna
Rooftop reception
Ma Anna, on November 20, 2019 at 8:32 PM

Hi Ladies anyone here having a reception on the rooftop or had. My wedding coming next year we plan to have the reception on the rooftop since tampa bay view is amazing. I’m just kinda concern maybe...

Ma Anna, Nov 21, 2019 8 72
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