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Anyone have this issue with their engagement ring? What did you do?

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Thoughts on changing wedding coordinator? Been speaking with one for a few weeks (no contract signed), she’s done some work for me including viewing venues and scheduling a caterer. I estimate she’s s… more

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For brides who have needed wedding dress alterations, how much did you pay for standard alterations (ie: hem, sides taken in, adding bustle)? Looking to get a sense for how much I should budget, thank… more

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I'm close to choosing an off shoulder wedding dress (not what I was imagining though). Any suggestions on how to style with hair and/or accessories ?

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Did you hire your dj for your ceremony and cocktail hour or just the reception? Imagining people will be talking a lot during the cocktail hour so not sure the music will be necessary then but also im… more

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Trying to decide - should we get married on a Friday in December 2022 or Saturday in Jan/Feb 2023? Would love pros/cons from someone other than me and my fiancé! My fiancé votes for Fri in Dec but I’m… more

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Planning a wedding! How did you all split costs for the big day across families?

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Anyone have a good wedding florist recommendations? Julia Testa just backed out on me, any leads in the NYC - Manhattan. Looking for a small installation, thank you!

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Best way to DIY clean an engagement ring? Mine has a lot of little nooks that end up filled with sunscreen, lotion, etc

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Do people typically propose with the diamond ring at the time when they propose? I want to propose in the near future as I'm fairly committed but it would take me some time to save for a nice ring… more

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Can I do a mother of bride dress appointment the same time after my bride fitting? It'll just be my mom coming to the appointment. Or should I do hers right after I finish my appointment?

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I’ve made a lot of amazing female friends over the last 10 years. Somehow I have lost touch with almost all of them. We either grew apart or one of moved. Now that I’m newly engaged I’m sitting down t… more

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I just got engaged on Sunday (!!) and my ring is just a little big. I’m reading online that most jewelers won’t resize a rose gold ring. Has anyone had any issues with this? I could go back to the fam… more

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Planning a mid-week destination wedding at an adults only resort. People will already have to take off from work, find childcare, and pay for travel expenses, so I really don’t want gifts. What’s the … more

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Does anyone have recommendations for a lawyer/firm to draft a prenup in the SF area? Also, if you have one, how much did it cost to get it? This isn’t a post about whether to get one, we are both in a… more

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How are you managing messages from people who are fairly external friends but expect to be invited to your wedding and keep messaging you about it or dropping comments about your wedding?

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I don’t know who needs to hear this but it’s tacky as hell to not get a bride and groom a wedding gift and show up totally empty handed. By gift I mean could be a card (not even monetary). The one yea… more

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Wedding guest question that I’m thinking about before I bring it up with my partner. Obvi it depend but want to hear what other have done My partner’s extended family is about 2X the size of mine. I … more

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Looking for advice - we were planning a small wedding in CA (where we live) with just close friends and family. My parents were supposed to fly out to CA but are immunocompromised and we aren't su… more

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Planning somewhat of a destination wedding aka I live in WI but am getting married in FL. How do I pick a photographer?? Torn between getting one up here & having them travel down or choosing some… more

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What are the rules around having a smaller catholic ceremony before or after your “actual wedding”? Does it have to be before?

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How much was your dream wedding band/singer? I have no idea what to expect and I feel like articles online are unrealistic based on what I’ve heard via word of mouth.

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Planning a destination wedding in Mexico and a planner just quoted me almost $40,000 for FLOWERS. Please tell me this is absurd???

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Is anyone getting fatigued from wedding dress shopping? I think I'm just getting mad that all these dresses are over $1000 and strapless, backless, or have some insane v neck where I can't wea… more

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3 weeks away from my wedding and every day I hate my fiancé and his family and my family just a little bit more. How do I figure out if this is stress from fighting between different priorities / opin… more

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Does anyone have recommendations for a photographer? Looking to hire one in the nyc area for a pre wedding shoot.

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Trying to plan a wedding for 2022 and (unsurprisingly) have anxiety about COVID, budgets, venue availability, etc. I want a big party with my girlfriends but don’t necessarily want a big wedding…would… more

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I’m struggling with hair and veil for my dress and would love thoughts! (Photo of back of gown in comments). Thinking hair half up/half down with loose waves and a long cathedral veil- but with the pretty back of dress I worry about covering it up! And therefore wonder if a low chignon is right. Thoughts? Makeup is going to be minimal/natural, nothing crazy My hair is long, hits mid-chest so would be a tiny bit shorter with loose wavy curls

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Just finished getting quotes from 10-15 wedding coordinators and about half weren’t vaccinated and weren’t planning on getting it done. One told me it’s because her “ob/gyn told her it could cause fer… more

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I want to get a gift for my best friend who has been helping out, like planning the bachelorette trip, and will be the photographer for my small ceremony coming up. I’m thinking something in the $200 … more

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In the last 3 weeks before my wedding I am rolling off my current project (ideal would have been to stay on till right before). I have an option to going on a very busy / late night no WLB project in … more

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My parents and my fiancé are at odds to the number of people we should be inviting. I personally am fine with a large wedding but my fiancé is pretty angry. My parents and him are paying the most with… more

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Trying to figure out a wedding gift for my fiance. Coming up in a little under 7 weeks. I asked her for some ideas and waiting for a response. She told me she already got mine and it’s very sentimenta… more

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Thoughts on getting gifts for family and siblings for helping out with the wedding planning?

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Did anyone decide to elope or have a micro wedding and regret it? Feeling really overwhelmed with wedding planning. Curious to hear stories and tips!

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How far in advance are you sending out your save the dates?

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How much are you paying for your wedding cake? We’re not doing grooms cake and have 70 guests.

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Any thoughts on a 50ish guest wedding? Thinking this may be the best option for me, but I had never considered it before. Do people’s feelings get hurt? Wedding would likely be 2022 fall.

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