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Do you generally invite people who’s wedding you’ve been to? Some folks I haven’t talked to in over 5 years, but was wondering what the etiquette is. Some people we really haven’t kept in touch with.

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Used Zola for our website- is there any reason to not use their rsvp feature and instead use another website/link? It seems like it works fine just wasn’t sure if there’s any functionality limits we s… more

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Trying to decide who to invite from work. My office is about 45 people total—50-50 attorneys and support staff. I know which associates I’m inviting and know that the others won’t care. But struggling… more

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No one warned me about the post-wedding come down 😭😭😭😭

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What did you wear wedding dress shopping? I’m planning a weekend with my mom, and we will be going straight to dinner with the rest of our family each day, and have lunch in between stores. I want so… more

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I got married last yr and going to a family wedding, and they wrongfully assumed I was taking my husband’s last name and put me down as such. I would have shrugged off and would prefer to not annoy th… more

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Is it ok to have the bridal shower two days before the wedding? My friends and family live all over and I’m renting a venue for a few days before so am thinking of just having the shower right before … more

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What should I expect during my hair and makeup trial? Can I try more than one hairstyle if one is simple and the other more complex?

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Having a bachelorette this week and 2 friends rested positive for Covid and won’t be able to join us :( one said don’t worry about the money they paid already (lodging/one activity) and the other one … more

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I’m planning a destination wedding in Europe, and I’m assuming the guests who join us will likely stay for a week + and make a vacation out of it. With that in mind, is the week of Memorial Day a grea… more

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Is it bad form to say yes to the save the date but no to the actual RSVP?

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Some friend’s wedding gifts were less than $70, including some who are bringing plus ones…Am I being a bitch judging this? I always gifted assuming $150 per plate, $300 if I had a plus one. Also in o… more

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Help- my SIL showed me two dresses she rented for my shower, and I think they are super bridal/not very appropriate to wear as a guest or bridesmaid. I have asked others and they agree. I feel like my… more

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Did anyone hire a day of coordinator? I’m thinking about it, but not sure if it’s worth it. I also have no idea what the cost would be (I’m in new england)

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Does anyone else have shoulder streamers for their dress? How are you attaching them? Will you leave them on all night or remove them?

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What's a good place to print out wedding photos? Went to CVS and the print quality is pretty bad. Our photographer gave us digital copies only

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I want to propose but don't know where to start.. what are some proposals that women want or consider memorable? We are going on a vacation soon (beach) - would that be a good place to do? Would a… more

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Does anyone have tips for speaking up for yourself with your planner? I can tell she doesn’t like how minimal I want to do some of the florals. And yes, she is correct, huge centerpieces are gorgeou… more

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I cannot for the life of me find shapewear that will stay in place under my wedding dress. Everything that works with my dress keeps rolling up and down every time I move. I need something mid rise be… more

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Recs for where to print invitations? Have the design from Etsy so looking for cheapest high quality option with a nice paper (linen cardstock etc.) where we can just upload the design. I know there’s … more

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Wedding is in 2 weeks. Our photographers reached out to set up an intro and only now told us that they are unvaccinated and hope it isn’t a problem. I’m annoyed this wasn’t shared earlier - it’s a des… more

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Had 2 guests with plus ones not bring anything from the registry or even a card. One even added a plus one at the last minute. As the bride I'm a bit annoyed. Am I being petty and overreacting?

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Are you all having day-after breakfasts? What are you doing? Who is hosting? My future in laws just offered to host a breakfast for us, which hadn’t really been on my radar. What is typical? Who tradi… more

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Questions for the brides - did you accompany your fiancé when he went to pick out suiting/tuxes? I’m not sure if I should go with him or not.

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How should I consider closeness to an airport when looking at venues? A lot of our guests will be from out of town. Is it annoying to have your wedding in a location that is an hour or two away from a… more

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Sorry for another question about tipping vendors, but can someone point to any norms for NYC/NJ-based weddings? We’ve received and seen a lot of “interesting” input from others like 20% vs. a flat amo… more

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Anyone in the DC area who has been able to do a wedding for between 15-20k? I have a large family so would still need to have between 100-150 people but looking to cut costs in other ways

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For those who are done with their wedding - how are you feeling? Had mine quite recently and I feel so odd, like something is missing - since the planning of it took up so much of my time. Now I'm… more

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Leaning towards not changing my last name cause it seems like a lot of paperwork / hassle. Are there any cons I should consider in making this decision?

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What gift did you get your spouse on your wedding day?

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Anyone know if you can do a guest book with semi gloss paper or will writing smear???

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How far in advance did you book your wedding venue?

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Comment where you are cutting back to save money. Here are ours: - Not doing a presidential suite, instead we’re getting a normal suite and using a conference room for hair/makeup/meals - Centerpiece… more

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Thoughts on kindly asking your bridesmaids to please not give a gift? I am over the moon excited that my bridesmaids will be celebrating me and traveling for the wedding and bachelorette. I really do… more

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Is it normal for the knot venues to take a long time to respond? I don’t have a wedding planner so going into this blind and don’t know what I should be doing lol

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We’re having a welcome party the night before the wedding, is this too short? Please ignore messy background

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How can I delay my period?😫 I am not on BC pills and I do not wish to be on it. What can I do to delay it?

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Anyone actually choose chicken for an entree as a guest when presented with an option for meat (prime NY), a good fish like halibut or sea bass, and chicken? Leave the chicken off or any thoughts?

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How are you doing mother of the bride/groom dresses? Are you giving them a color? Letting them choose?

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Are you planning to wear your engagement and/or wedding ring on your honeymoon? Why or why not? Does anyone have travel set reccos?

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