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Wedding date dilemma
Daria, 27 of August of 2023 at 11:11

Hey all! Looking for some advice here… My partner and I have been discussing wedding plans but have not formally set a date yet. We have been looking into a venue for April next year but have not...

RomanticGreenStation, sunday 27-Aug-23 2 115
Name Change & dvla
Emma, 25 of August of 2023 at 09:34

Hello, I know this has been asked previously, however it seemed to be some time ago and I am hoping people have more recent experience of this. I am ready to send my driving licence and D1 change of...

HYEAW, saturday 26-Aug-23 6 489
High chair age range
Dee, 20 of July of 2023 at 08:21

Hi, Im looking for a bit of guidance for age ranges for high chairs. I’ve searched previous forums which says ‘up to aged 2’, but can’t find anything on the age babies will need a high chair from! I...

Michael, thursday 24-Aug-23 3 83
Father of the bride question!
Sophie, 20 of July of 2023 at 12:48

Hi everyone! I’m getting married for the second time next July and I have 2 daughters (they’ll be 11 and 13 by then). I’d really like them to walk me down the aisle and I’m sure my dad will be totally...

Michael, thursday 24-Aug-23 61
Handling nightmare/overbearing family
Sophia, 23 of August of 2023 at 01:36

So, I only just got engaged, I’m talking a few days ago and my fiancés mother is already a nightmare. Making little comment to the point we don’t even want to properly announce it anymore. She’s also...

RomanticGreenStation, wednesday 23-Aug-23 2 116 1
Saying no to inquired suppliers&vendors
Sarah, 19 of July of 2023 at 23:12

Hey, I need some help!! We have inquired to multiple suppliers&vendors but obviously can’t book with more than one. How do you say to the ones that you have decided to go with someone else? I’m...

FrancesaSoiff, thursday 17-Aug-23 13 429 1
Groom speech feedback
X Z, 2 of August of 2023 at 22:51

Hi, Hoping to get a bit of feedback on my groom's speech. It might be a little on the short side but I am not the most confident public speaker. Does the toast at the end sound good? I am a little...

Joanna, tuesday 8-Aug-23 15 657 4
Do i send Save The Dates?
Lg, 8 of August of 2023 at 13:55

Hi everyone, I am planning on having a small intimate ceremony with immediate family in March 2024 and holding a large ‘happily ever after party’ with the rest of our friends and family in May 2024. A...

Lg, tuesday 8-Aug-23 45
Bridesmaid issue
Alexa, 5 of August of 2023 at 03:47

Hello, I am having an issue with one of my bridesmaids and I am in need of some advice. Lets start off when I asked her to be my bridesmaid. She seemed excited but didnt ask any questions as you would...

RomanticGreenStation, saturday 5-Aug-23 1 168 1
Wedding songs
Courtney, 29 of July of 2023 at 22:27

My partner and myself are due to get married next September. I am really stuck on what wedding songs to choose. I want something unique and a little bit different for walking down the aisle, our first...

Ganggu, thursday 3-Aug-23 5 208 1
Accommodation Wording
Abigail, 31 of July of 2023 at 23:46

HELP PLEASE! Just wanted some help on the wording of my invites, there are 31 rooms in the venue we’re getting married in, however we have some guests traveling long distances and a lot of family...

Sarah, wednesday 2-Aug-23 3 261
Do i need to put toiletries etc in the ladies toilets?
Katy, 29 of July of 2023 at 13:44

Our venue has asked if we plan to put a basket of toiletries in the ladies toilets, tbh I’d never given it a thought. Has anybody/is anybody doing this? If so what did you put in, they suggested, mini...

Katy, wednesday 2-Aug-23 7 246 1
Who to have as witnesses?
Lisacarmel, 27 of July of 2023 at 19:55

Hey Just looking for some ideas really of who everyone has had/ is having as their witnesses? We are only have a smallish wedding around 30 people and can’t decide who we should pick. Feels like best...

Articicezephyr, monday 31-Jul-23 10 264
Wedding Flowers
Alanis, 11 of July of 2023 at 10:22

What is a good decent price for wedding bouquets? 1 for the bride and 2 bridesmaids?

Terrycloub, saturday 29-Jul-23 3 131
Young wedding
Eboni, 22 of July of 2023 at 04:18

Hey, so I'm a little young to marry by today's standards (legally I'm not too young) and I was wondering if anyone has advice on how to deal with criticism, the nagging and such. It went from a secret...

Eboni, friday 28-Jul-23 6 221
Mother and sister in law from hell
Sophia, 23 of July of 2023 at 12:17

Has anyone else got a meddling mother and sister in law? They have caused nothing but trouble so far for my partner and I after announcing our engagement. His sister is refusing to come to our...

RomanticGreenStation, friday 28-Jul-23 2 133 1
Who should give me away?!
Vicki, 24 of July of 2023 at 12:10

Hello, so I’m having a bit of a dilemma. I lost my real dad. I have a step dad who has been amazing to my family and a brother who has obviously always been there and that I’m close to. I want them...

RomanticGreenStation, friday 28-Jul-23 4 102 1
Laura, 8 of July of 2023 at 22:27

Hi, My sister has assumed she will be my bridesmaid and maid of honour. However, I wasn't going to ask her to be either of those purely because we have been growing apart and she hasn't been that...

Sarah, thursday 27-Jul-23 3 167
Ollie, 11 of July of 2023 at 11:55

I want to ask my oldest friend to be my bridesmaid but she’s getting married in august do I wait until she’s married to ask her or ask her before?

Ollie, thursday 27-Jul-23 4 79
Paying for hair and make up
Melissa, 12 of July of 2023 at 09:59

Hey all, I need a bit of advice. I am starting to make my enquiries for hair and make up for myself and my bridal party, 3 adult bridesmaids, 2 junior and mother of the bride. Myself and my partner...

Sarah, thursday 27-Jul-23 9 293 1
Bridesmaids and canapés
Kim, 25 of July of 2023 at 10:56

So first of all, do most people have canapés during the drinks hour before the wedding breakfast? Or would it go unnoticed if we doing do them? The venue we have chosen charge £9.50 for 3 x canapés...

Sarah, thursday 27-Jul-23 3 93
November Wedding.
Laura, 23 of July of 2023 at 18:54

We’re getting married in November of this year. Appreciate it may me cold, wet etc so I’m after some advice and/or suggestions about anything we may need for our guests. Many thanks x

Sarah, thursday 27-Jul-23 6 115 1
Mob, fob & mog are not friendly
Estina, 25 of July of 2023 at 20:57

Does anyone have an advice for what I can say to make my H2B feel better. I have a great relationship with My parents but I know they are awkward. Unless they really want to do something they won't do...

Sarah, thursday 27-Jul-23 6 113
Save the date problem.
Hannah, 26 of July of 2023 at 15:52

Ive sent save the dates to 90 people, and now the wedding venue are saying we can only have 75 people in the venue. Our wedding is 9months away so formal invites havent gone out, and so i don’t...

RomanticGreenStation, thursday 27-Jul-23 2 103
No bridesmaids
Sjh, 11 of July of 2023 at 10:10

Stressing slightly about the bridesmaids situation. Is it ok to not have any? There’s 2 reasons I’m considering this.. although I have a good group of friends to invite I’m not sure I’m close enough...

Sarah, wednesday 26-Jul-23 11 489 1
Not having wedding favours
Valyria, 16 of July of 2023 at 20:24

Hi All, Is it unusual to not have wedding favours on the tables for guests? if I am being honest it just seems like an unnecessary expense after everything else we're having to pay out for. We're not...

Sarah, wednesday 26-Jul-23 20 638
Friday wedding?
Alex, 19 of July of 2023 at 14:25

We are looking at a possibly date for wedding Friday 12th July. The venue has a minimum of a 100 guests on a Saturday so Friday is the only option really if we want this venue (which we both really...

Sarah, wednesday 26-Jul-23 15 412
Order of reception
Alice, 23 of July of 2023 at 19:24

Hi everyone, we're planning to start our wedding reception at 5pm. The plan is to have a buffet, toasts, about 30 mins of speeches, cake cutting, the wedding cake being served as dessert. But I'm not...

Hayley, sunday 23-Jul-23 1 61
Mixed age bridesmaids
Leelee, 11 of July of 2023 at 18:56

Hi, It’s looking like I’m going to have 5 bridesmaids ranging from age 11 to 28. Do you think the age range is ok? Originally, I was going to have the youngest one as a flower girl but multiple...

MrsM2B, wednesday 12-Jul-23 3 60
Seeking Opinions: Swapping Wedding Dates for Dream Venue - Is It Reasonable?
Sam, 20 of June of 2023 at 20:59

Hey everyone, I need your opinions and insights regarding a situation my fiancé and I are currently facing. We have our hearts set on a specific venue for our wedding in September/October 2024, but...

PhotographybyBillHad, monday 26-Jun-23 8 307
Other roles than flower girl
Dee, 12 of June of 2023 at 14:32

So my FH has a 7 of nieces and nephews aged between 5 and 17. The 5 year old will be our page boy and my 7 year old niece will be a flower girl, and we have got them both little gifts to ‘propose’....

Marisa, wednesday 21-Jun-23 2 91
Cash Bar?
Gracef, 11 of August of 2022 at 21:18

I’m just looking for some advice really. I was chatting to a member of the family about the wedding the other day and mentioned that it’s a cash bar. He was shocked and looked at me horrified and said...

SlimThug, thursday 23-Mar-23 19 774 2

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