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Wedding venues
Rachel, 5 of November of 2023 at 11:27

Hey newly engaged 😀 My question is how many venues have/did you visit before you found the one? I seen a venue when helping my friend plan her wedding that I absolutely love (she didn't choose it 😅)....

Rebecca, 2 hours ago 13 310 2
Small numbers
Sophie, Yesterday at 18:47

I have quite a small family and a few good friends. My partner's family is a bit bigger and has a few more friends. But all in we are still only looking at 60 people max for the day. Does anyone have...

RomanticGreenStation, yesterday at 21:23 1 10
Videographer Gone Missing
Alim, 27 of November of 2023 at 09:48

Hi Gang, Feeling quite distressed if I’m honest.We found our videographer on Hitched. Was featured by Hitched themselves. Videographer came to the wedding in July and shot it, and no doubt, worked...

David, yesterday at 08:14 2 86 2
Asking family to be guest and photographer…
Liberty, 1 of December of 2023 at 00:01

Hi guys. So, my auntie was a photographer (retired from that profession a year or so ago). She is very good at what she does and I would love to ask if she will be my wedding photographer. The only...

PhotographybyBillHad, saturday 2-Dec-23 2 43
Only 10% rsvp 2 week to deadline
Alex, 11 of November of 2023 at 22:49

We sent out our invites 6 weeks ago and gave a deadline which is in 2 weeks time but so far we only had 10% reply. We thought we would get some nos quickly and were planning to send out invite to our...

Alex, friday 1-Dec-23 7 342 1
Wedding signs ideas
Gina, 22 of November of 2023 at 17:29

Hi everyone, I’m struggling with wedding signs, like the welcome to…. I want to make my own but struggling for designs, has I ask for some idea’s please? Many thanks

David, friday 1-Dec-23 6 155
Paying for my boyfriend’s suit hire
Eve, 22 of November of 2023 at 07:43

Hi, just wanted to ask for advice. If I was invited to my best friend’s wedding abroad. Should I cover/ help covering the suit hire cost of my boyfriend? We’re together less than 1.6 months, he earns...

RomanticGreenStation, wednesday 22-Nov-23 1 53
Issues with guest list
Hope, 7 of November of 2023 at 05:41

First time posting here! Also super new to planning a wedding so please do go easy on me. My fiancé and I have been sorting out a guest list, but for my side I’ve been stuck with one thing- the under...

Mark, tuesday 21-Nov-23 7 425
Wedding day worry!
Shay, 9 of November of 2023 at 22:19

I’m worried about my Mum having no one accompanying her on my wedding day! My Dad sadly passed a few years ago and she only has one friend who cannot attend. On the other hand my MIL & FIL have...

Shay, wednesday 15-Nov-23 9 105
Bag or not bag?
Charlotte, 17 of June of 2022 at 11:47

I get married mid July, and I still can't decide on if I want or even need a bag. Who usually carries the brides bag? Does the bride even take a bag? I'm getting confused because traditionally the...

Snus, tuesday 14-Nov-23 16 372
Strangers at Witnesses needed - Eastbourne!
Megan, 13 of November of 2023 at 12:23

Myself and my partner have a destination wedding booked for 2024, but have decided to get married on the 22nd December 2023 in Eastbourne town hall registry office! We want to do this in secret as we...

Megan, monday 13-Nov-23 10
Should i invite my dad to my wedding?
Claire, 7 of May of 2023 at 23:47

For context, I was quite close to both of my parents, and whilst we were all living together, my dad had an affair and left to be with the other woman quite suddenly. It took myself, my brother and my...

Felix, thursday 9-Nov-23 9 305
Singing waiters planned as a surprise
Lauren, 23 of October of 2023 at 13:28

I just want to get everyone’s thoughts on this. I’ve just found out that my in-laws have booked singing waiters for our wedding day and they hadn’t asked us beforehand. We’re having a small and...

Robert, wednesday 8-Nov-23 7 285
Am i reacting rationally?
Ajx, 13 of November of 2022 at 09:55

Found out yesterday my bridesmaid and my FH’s best man have booked tickets to go see Peter Kay on our wedding day… They said it was the only date they could get and they’ll just nip out for the show...

SL WaltonJones, tuesday 7-Nov-23 27 641
Am i overreacting to these rules?
Jazz, 16 of November of 2022 at 15:40

My partners brother and his girlfriend are getting married in 2024. We are all really excited for them. Since my partners brother proposed in 2020 they have told my partner and I that we cannot ‘do...

RomanticGreenStation, tuesday 7-Nov-23 48 2,594
Best man’s fiancé not invited to wedding
Blake, 24 of October of 2023 at 07:58

Hello all. I need some brutally honest opinions. If you were the finance of a best man, but not invited to the said wedding, would you be happy inviting that couple that snubbed you to your own...

Lisa, monday 6-Nov-23 6 177
Drinking situation!
Terri, 27 of October of 2023 at 22:00

Hey guys! I will be paying corkage for a few bottles of wine and champagne for my wedding..Putting some money behind the bar for beer/cider.. I don't know if it's rude to ask the guests to "go dutch"...

Liarna, friday 3-Nov-23 2 168
Fiance's parents separating on bad terms
Lucie, 1 of November of 2023 at 19:36

Hey everyone. I find myself in a complicated situation and would appreciate your advice! My wedding is next July. Around a month ago, my fiance's mum decided after a long, painful relationship, it was...

RomanticGreenStation, friday 3-Nov-23 3 76
Lex, 16 of April of 2023 at 20:57

We’re due to get married in just over 3 months- 14 weeks to be exact! And I’m finding myself stressing out over the stupidest little things! - Will the men remember their ties and pocket squares? -...

Jinnykey, monday 30-Oct-23 6 333
Who should be asked to be a bridesmaid
Linda, 21 of October of 2023 at 13:01

We are getting married in June 2025. We are a couple in our 50’s and both have grown up kids. I have asked my three best friends and goddaughter to be bridesmaids so it will be 4 in total. My OH has a...

SL WaltonJones, sunday 22-Oct-23 2 57
Cheryl, 22 of October of 2023 at 09:49

Hi, just after some advice. I've seen people put a little Barcode when asking if they would like a gift can it be money for honeymoon. How do you go about this please? Do people have certain bank...

Cheryl, sunday 22-Oct-23 26
Reading at civil ceremony
Emma, 12 of October of 2023 at 12:32

We recently had our registrar appointment for our April 24 wedding & were given a copy of the vows that will will have to say. With it being just a few lines of text, I said it just seems that it...

Linda, saturday 21-Oct-23 3 106
No all?
Erica, 18 of October of 2023 at 10:21

Hi All As we have been together a long time and have everything we need, and money is tight for people we have decided that we do not want to ask for any gifts for our wedding, including cash. Has...

RomanticGreenStation, friday 20-Oct-23 3 67
Double-barrelled surname
Vanessa, 12 of October of 2023 at 15:26

Hi everyone, I'm getting married and I'm thinking of having a double-barrelled surname to keep my current surname and also have the surname of my husband to be. My surname is Richter and his surname...

SL WaltonJones, friday 20-Oct-23 2 76
Urgent advice needed on wedding planning/family vacation conflict
TT, 17 of February of 2023 at 16:38

Dear all, I am looking for some urgent advice: we are planning our wedding for late July and it will be a family-planned and run wedding with about 200 guests on my family's property. We have a lot of...

Breakinuk, wednesday 18-Oct-23 4 152
Digital Invites yes or no?
Laura, 27 of September of 2023 at 15:27

Digital Invitations, yes or no? I feel they are more sustainable, easier to send as I don't know half the addresses and linkable to the wedding website for RSVP?

Shay Shay, wednesday 18-Oct-23 5 197 1
Hen do worries
Danielle, 16 of October of 2023 at 17:07

Hi all, after a bit of advice. Feel like my Family are taking over 😅 apologies for the long rant! I very much want my hen do to be a surprise in terms of planning and stuff other then knowing where we...

RomanticGreenStation, monday 16-Oct-23 1 51
Guestbook. Are they waste of time?
Maddison, 27 of March of 2023 at 14:32

Hello. I'm due to get married next year and me and my partner are going through ideas for the guestbook. Now we're just about managing to agree on having one however I wanted to have an Audio...

Marie, monday 16-Oct-23 17 665 1
Both of us changing surname!
Elli, 4 of October of 2023 at 12:04

Hi all! Both myself and my partner want to change our surnames to my mothers maiden name - we don't connect to either our own current surnames for many reasons unfortunately. I am wondering what the...

Sarah, friday 13-Oct-23 2 74
Pumpkin Flowers for decorations?
Stephanie, 10 of October of 2023 at 12:31

Hi everyone, not sure if this is the right group, didn't see anything that would work for decorations advice - plus everything is swarmed with scam links right now 🙄 My 4 year old and I have been...

Emma, thursday 12-Oct-23 1 21
Party Only Wedding
Hayley, 19 of January of 2022 at 19:01

Hi We have just started planning our wedding. We have a tight budget but are fortunate to have a lot of friends we would love to celebrate with. We like the idea of a ‘reception only’/ Party only...

Moniquemo4, thursday 12-Oct-23 9 652
How to deal with wedding-envy?
Stephanie, 4 of October of 2023 at 21:03

I'm aware this could give me some backlash - please keep in mind I want to do better, it's why I wanted to ask this question. I don't want to be an entitled person, making the situation stressful for...

HYEAW, saturday 7-Oct-23 9 423 1

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