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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...

Kirsty, tuesday 2-Jan-24 7 279
Black suit
Jonny, 31 of December of 2023 at 06:24

Hi all, I have always worn black, and looking into wearing a black suit for our wedding in February. I have been a bit uncertain as I knew some family members wouldn’t like it. Some friends have given...

Jonny, sunday 31-Dec-23 19
Not enough people to invite to the wedding...
Sammy, 30 of December of 2023 at 13:19

We are having our wedding reception in a fairly big village hall and the coordinator there said we need to have at least 54 day guests or the room will look empty but we are struggling to get to 54. I...

Sammy, saturday 30-Dec-23 34
Wording for guests invited to reception only?
Mp, 21 of December of 2023 at 12:12

Hi everyone, my fiancé and I are getting married in May 2024. It’s a relatively small wedding with about 50 guests. The ceremony will be held at a registry office where we’ll only have 12 guests (all...

Mp, thursday 21-Dec-23 32
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

Cr, wednesday 20-Dec-23 8 322
Bridesmaids dilemma
Grace, 2 of September of 2023 at 18:04

Hi all I’m getting married in 2025 so it is a way off, but choosing bridesmaids has been on my mind and making me worried. I will be having my sister for definite. I then have a group of friends (5...

Ivana, sunday 17-Dec-23 2 205
Should i ask to be bridesmaid even though we're not best friends anymore?
Kell, 17 of September of 2023 at 11:37

I'm literally agonising about the decision to ask another friend to be a bridesmaid (I've already chosen my others quite easily). We were best friends when we were at school, she knows my family and...

Ivana, sunday 17-Dec-23 2 166 1
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, monday 4-Dec-23 2 166 2
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 73
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 3 157
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 88
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 23
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 9 503 1
Wedding vows
Sarah, 2 of October of 2023 at 19:45

Hey! So.. question Can the bride and groom vows be the same? Or is it best they are different ?

Sarah, tuesday 3-Oct-23 2 55
Managing family without being a bridezilla?
T S, 26 of September of 2023 at 16:35

I have a problem. My sister is two years older than me, and happily lives alone with her dog. She has never shown any interest in having a romantic partner, which is absolutely fine. However, any time...

RomanticGreenStation, friday 29-Sep-23 3 128 1
Future stepdaughter's role in wedding
Tess, 23 of September of 2023 at 16:10

Hi everyone, I recently got engaged to my partner of three years. This will be my first marriage (at age 59!) and his second. My partner has a daughter, "Lucy" who is 20 and who asked him two years...

Alex, thursday 28-Sep-23 4 213
Mother of the Groom - Guest list!
Sarah, 23 of September of 2023 at 10:41

Hi all, So we’re getting married March 2024 and we’ve just sent out the first invitations however the mother of the groom has some issues with our guest list. We’re having a smaller wedding, only 55...

Charlotte, monday 25-Sep-23 6 444
Hen party dropouts
Estina, 21 of September of 2023 at 05:52

Out of all of my friends, I am the very last person to get married. I will be 40 next month. Most of my mates have been married for 10-13 years already. Have the kids, the house, you name it. I was...

SL WaltonJones, saturday 23-Sep-23 5 258
Hated hair and make up trial
Jo, 11 of July of 2023 at 22:32

Please help! I had my hair and make up trial the other day and I hated how it looked. I said I wanted to try Hollywood waves or half up half down with a French plait. She tried to do the plait and...

Jo, thursday 21-Sep-23 8 281
How soon is too soon?
Yetty, 18 of September of 2023 at 23:55

Hi everyone, need some advice! I was engaged in Nov 2021 with my partner of 6 years. Our wedding is on 20 July 2024. For background, our engagement had been quite long and we have had to postpone our...

RomanticGreenStation, tuesday 19-Sep-23 2 77
Stepmother of the Bride
StepmotherQuestions, 16 of September of 2023 at 23:19

My stepdaughter is getting married next year. She just got engaged. She has already said something to my husband, her father, about not inviting my sister, her Aunt since she was 10, but inviting my...

RomanticGreenStation, sunday 17-Sep-23 1 84 1
Please help us decide how to combine our names!!!
Nick, 22 of August of 2023 at 22:25

Hello My partner's last name is Read and mine is Ross.I'd like to get opinions on what people think about the surname Ross-Read or Read-Ross. Does one sound better than the other? Do neither of of...

Jess, thursday 14-Sep-23 9 375
Skylark country club administration
Lucy, 16 of July of 2023 at 11:08

Anyone getting married there next year? Have you heard anything about your date from them yet? What are your thoughts with everything going on recently?

Charlotte, wednesday 13-Sep-23 3 120
Videos after videographer left
Dee, 7 of September of 2023 at 16:30

Hi all! I got married a few weeks ago and we had a great videographer there. We paid for 10 hours so they left towards the end of the night, after the party had stated. Right at the end of the night,...

Dee, thursday 7-Sep-23 2 86
Aisle song
Emma, 6 of September of 2023 at 10:10

So we are having an intimate ceremony (30 guests) in a relatively small room. I paced it the last time we visited, and my "walking in" should take all of 40 seconds What can I do about music? Should I...

RomanticGreenStation, wednesday 6-Sep-23 3 94
Wedding budget
Nicole, 16 of July of 2023 at 21:23

Hi, It’s coming to the time where I need to put down a deposit for a wedding venue. I have one I really like but it’s quite expensive and we’d have to take a loan out to pay it all off. I’ve seen...

Laurie, tuesday 5-Sep-23 7 480
Wedding gifts
Stacey, 31 of July of 2023 at 23:54

Hi all, Quick question on wedding gifts. We would really just like contributions to our honeymoon but it's not ideal really to have cash in cards. Has anyone got any ideas on how to digitalise it in a...

Laurie, tuesday 5-Sep-23 2 106 1
i don't know if getting married is the right thing to do anymore
Melody, 24 of August of 2023 at 13:56

I'm not sure if this is the best place to be asking for advice, but I'm really starting to worry that my fiancee and I shouldn't be getting married (we've been together 5 years and are getting married...

William, saturday 2-Sep-23 3 211 1
Sit down meal vs food trucks
Nina, 16 of August of 2023 at 15:42

Hi! We are started to plan our wedding but are getting huge quotes from caterers for 100 person sit down meals. I have seen lots of Pinterest photos and stories of people using food trucks for a more...

Gwoyenda, thursday 31-Aug-23 8 435 1
One decor company or multiple?
Megumi, 30 of August of 2023 at 22:06

Hi Just planning our wedding for July next year. Want to get decor for the evening not much just uplighting. Dj back drop, Neon sign and photo booth Has anyone any experience of whether it’s better...

Megumi, wednesday 30-Aug-23 20
How do i tell my mum she isn’t invited?
Chez, 29 of August of 2023 at 22:54

I don’t have the best relationship with my mum. I only speak to my her via text on birthdays/Christmas etc. I haven’t seen her in 18 months and sooner or later she will find out we’ve set a date. How...

RomanticGreenStation, wednesday 30-Aug-23 3 103 1
Unwanted guests
Kim, 21 of August of 2023 at 21:49

Hi everyone, Long story short, we don’t want a certain guest at our wedding due to him cheating on my MOH. However this has caused arguments with the family. My father has said that if this individual...

Adelina, tuesday 29-Aug-23 3 133 1

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