Wedding Planning Bowl

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Hi all! I currently live in LA but my wedding next year will be in my hometown of Chicago. I plan to go wedding dress shopping soon in both LA and Chicago. If I find my dream wedding dress in Chicago,… more

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I hear about wedding planners helping with the timeline of planning a wedding and assisting in things. But I don’t want to make decisions. I’ve never been to an ugly wedding and after discussing my vi… more

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Best shops in NYC for in-person bridesmaid dress try-ons?

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Any recommendations for wedding venues in Brooklyn for 150 people?

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Anyone else having a wedding later this year? We rescheduled after being hopeful about the vaccines (and are planning on verifying that everyone is fully vaccinated), but this delta variant is worryin… more

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How did you handle uninvited guests on the RSVP cards? We invited an aunt/uncle and their two kids (in their 20s). One of kids can’t join, and they wrote in the other kids girlfriend as coming in thei… more

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Is anyone else looking for a job while wedding planning?

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I haven’t involved my mom in wedding planning much because she stresses me out. But today, I took her to my dress alterations appointment and she left pissed because I didn’t let her take pictures. Sh… more

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Hi 🐟 - I’m looking at engagement rings specifically for an oval diamond. I was curious what are your L/W ratios? I’m debating between a 1.30 and a 1.45, but wanted to hear from y’all. Thanks for the … more

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Because I’m currently wedding planning (2 months out), at going to my bachelorette in 24 hours, and have been on the same project for 7 months, I’m starting to make stupid mistakes because work is no … more

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Is it common to buy each other a gift for the wedding day? My fiancé has hinted at wanting a nice watch, but the wedding itself is a huge expensive. What is typical?

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Any unique ideas for a special favor to be handed out at the hotel block for guests who have traveled? Requirements would be something they can fly with, something people don’t already have 100 of

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What’s your plan for your honeymoon and what’s your budget?

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So I had an engagement party this past weekend and two of my friends essentially canceled last minute (2 days before) for bs reasons. One person said he was exhausted from his vacation (came back a we… more

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Looking to book a luxury car for the wedding, any ideas?

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How much did you spend on a photographer?

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Ideas for gifts for the friends helping you plan your Bach & Bridal Shower?

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Ladies, if you have multiple wedding events are you buying different shoes for those?

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Does anyone have a recommendation for a good premarital counselor in NYC or NJ?

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Married/engaged fish: what was your favorite engagement gift? One of my closest friends just got engaged and I want to get her and her fiancé something special. Looking for ideas!

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How much have you all been paying for wedding bands for men? TIA

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Ladies if you are getting married at a hotel, have you opened up a hotel credit card for points purposes? Debating whether a Hyatt credit card is better than using the Chase Sapphire Reserve

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Walking down the aisle! I (personally) don’t want anyone to walk me down the aisle. I view it as an antiquated and patriarchal tradition. No one is “giving me away”, I’m in my 30s and have been indep… more

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Any good father/daughter dance song suggestions?

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Alright ladies, any suggestion on where to purchase wedding lingerie?

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Does anyone actually watch their wedding video like more than once?? Trying to decide where to spend my $$$

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I’m having a small courthouse ceremony this summer, and planning on doing my own makeup. Any recommendations on how to approach lipsticks? I don’t usually wear lipsticks because they almost always dry… more

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How would you negotiate prices with a vendor?

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I’ve been lucky enough to go to Europe a few times as a kid and I want my fiancé and I to go there on our honeymoon. We’ll be going 5+ months after the wedding and I want to go to a few different coun… more

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Anyone on the fence about bagging the big wedding and spending the money on a house?

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Do you pay for your bridesmaids makeup and hair? Looking at prices and they’re so expensive here..:(

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Typical prices for wedding photography in a high cost of living city? (San Francisco) 2 photographers, 8 hours, no travel. Much appreciated! ❤️

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Hi friends! Have any of you used or considered Something Borrowed Blooms for wedding florals/decor? I am considering them and would love to hear more thoughts or personal experiences! Thank you!!

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I come from a culture where it is customary for the newly engaged lady to gift the fiancé a watch or something of a value comparable to the value of the ring (the burden traditionally fell on the lady… more

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How many people forgo the engagement ring? I'm engaged but no ring - mainly bc I can't decide. we've been to a few jewelry stores and I'm just in shock of the cost ($10k or more for a … more

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I’ve been wracking my mind trying to figure out what to get my bridesmaids as gifts but ultimately think giving them each money for their dress will be the most helpful and useful gift. I’m also payin… more

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My partner and I are in our late 30s and planning on a small courthouse wedding in 2022. Most of our friends (with kids) want us to have a vegas style joint bachelor/bachelorette party. We'd rathe… more

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Is it expected that you have to tip vendors on top of the contracted price?

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My future SIL will be one of my bridesmaids but I do not want to invite her to the bach because I’d much rather just have my friends there and not have to hold back on anything. I do plan on doing a s… more

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