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Has anyone in here "planned" their elopement?

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Is it gauche to not have a welcome event for a destination wedding? Our wedding is in Europe but things are of course adding up. My planner is saying we need to provide a full bar, transport and of co… more

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What is the range for a cash gift for a SF wedding (Sunday evening, winery)? Wife and I are attending. Groom is younger brother of a childhood friend. $300 total?

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For those doing welcome bags at the hotel - how much did you spend per bag and what did you put in it? Trying to estimate for my budget.

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Any suggestions on last minute gift for wife’s mom and dad who put so much effort into the wedding?

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I’m a professional wedding planner and I’d love to answer questions for anyone who needs advice…

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Did you do any self care the night before your wedding to prepare for the big day?! 🤍

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Anyone using. Travel agent to plan their honeymoon? Is it worth it?

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Planning to do dances before dinner (coordinator advised that for getting formalities done while we have everyone focused)- first dance, parent dance, and wedding party dance… would you do the wedding… more

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I have a friend I’d like to invite to my wedding. She’s single and won’t know anyone else at the wedding, and there aren’t other single people who also won’t know anyone else. Should I give her a plus… more

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Thoughts on welcome bags? We are doing a domestic destination wedding and hosting a 2 hr open bar welcome drinks. People did spend a lot of flights and hotels, so we were thinking of welcome bags. Not… more

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Expecting to get my period on my wedding day and it’ll be there my entire honeymoon. Not currently on birth control.
Read this and was wondering if anyone tried this :You can stop your period for… more

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How much did everyone spend on their wedding planner? We’re planning a Fall wedding in Europe with ~80 people and want a full service planner, have been quoted 9-15K and want to see if this is reasona… more

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Do I send a thank you card to my brother’s partner if she came to my shower but did not gift anything? She came early to help set up and transported two of my friends at the end who don’t drive.

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How much time and money have you spent on Etsy? Asking for a friend 🙈
Just got some personalized wedding things on there and can’t want to receive them! What were your best Etsy wedding purchase… more

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I gave a guest a plus one because she asked and now she wants to bring her Mom as a plus one. I really don’t like her mom at all - she’s a hot mess and super trashy. I sound rude, but how do I politel… more

We couldn’t accommodate a plus one for everyone so only offered dates to folks who live together as a bit of a cut off for casual vs. serious relationships. One of my bridesmaids ended a 3 year relati… more

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Became a Wedding Officiant to officiate a friend's wedding during the pandemic. Thinking about starting a wedding officiant side business. How much are people paying their officiants in NY/NJ/CT? … more

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My stepmom threw me a very elaborate bridal shower. My stepsister pitched in and also did a lot of work for it. Bridesmaids helped but didn’t do a ton. What, if anything should I do for my stepmom and… more

Hi all - I’m having a destination wedding and putting together a couple gifts for my MOH proposal - any travel related must haves I should include? For example, I got her an AirTag, a travel vanity mi… more

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I have a stunning statement engagement ring that is emerald cut. No wedding band seems like a good fit and I hate how asymmetrical one looks when it doesn’t set it perfectly (or even if it’s curved sl… more

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Things you included on your wedding website/have seen on other websites that people liked/found helpful? We’re trying to cover as much info and make sure it’s easy for our guests

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Curious to hear everyone's "expectations" versus "reality" for their wedding day?
There's such an expectation around one's wedding day but not much discussion arou… more

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Are bridal subscription box useful for brides and if you had one, what was your favourite item. Any thing you wish was included ???

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Did you have someone doing hair/makeup for bridesmaids or did you have them do their own? And were you glad you made the decision you did? I’ve been in weddings both ways and trying to decide what I w… more

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This may be a silly question but do you have the entire bridal party arrive at the start of hair / make up or just by the time that they’re scheduled to go? Don’t want to make everyone sit around too … more

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Black bridesmaid dresses - thoughts? It’s my favorite color, it looks good on nearly everyone, the dresses could *actually* be worn another time, it’s really easy to ask bridesmaids to find “a floor l… more

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My future in laws have generously offered to host a morning after brunch in addition to the rehearsal dinner. If you are doing a brunch, how are you inviting people? Should this be handled with the re… more

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Did you guys spend the night before your wedding with your husband/wife? Debating on what to do with this tradition

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Do bridal box work and what would brides like included.

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How much do people typically give as a cash gift? Is it different if you are going as an individual v couple?

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Hello! Does anyone know of a reliable engagement photographer in Tulum / Cancun? Fiancé bought surprise tickets for us in September and I thought it would be a good opportunity for photos!

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I never really thought about having a large wedding, but my SO’s family is massive. I put together a super preliminary list of people and I’m already at 100. I would expect to add another 150 since I … more

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Does anyone feel guilty about spending so much money on their wedding day?

On one hand I know it will be such a special day with all our family and friends. On top of that I feel like we h… more

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Are engagement photos worth the price/time? My girlfriend and I debating if they are really needed or not. I vote no, she says yes. What is your input, is there value besides nice looking pictures? Ju… more

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Cheapest place to print wedding signage?

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Has anyone else had fears of marrying the wrong person or making a mistake? Like you are mostly sure, but still get nervous?

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Any premarital counseling recommendations? Does it usually have to be in one of your states of residence (currently long distance)?

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Has anyone gone from wedding planning being mostly fun and exciting with minimal stress to almost all stress? I am just under three months away and I am exhausted. Covid concerns aren’t helping. I am … more

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