• No one coming to wedding?

    We recently got engaged on our anniversary and plan to marry next year on our next anniversary. We already planned on a small wedding with no bridal party because neither of us have many close friends. We were just planning on our immediate family, a few aunts/uncles and cousins, and some friends. However, we... show more
    We recently got engaged on our anniversary and plan to marry next year on our next anniversary. We already planned on a small wedding with no bridal party because neither of us have many close friends. We were just planning on our immediate family, a few aunts/uncles and cousins, and some friends. However, we want to have our small ceremony 2 hours away from our hometown. His mother said no one will attend because they don t want to drive the 2 hours. Our venue is in a very popular tourist area with lots of hotels available and many attractions and restaurants. Not a terrible place for a wedding. Because of negative feedback I m now thinking him and I should just drive up ourselves, have no guests at all, and the chapel can provide witnesses to sign our license.
    26 answers · 3 days ago
  • Did I do wrong?

    I loaned some of my wedding savings to my brother. He was unemployed and he needed money for rent. My girlfriend found out and she’s extremely mad. I couldn’t leave my brother in the streets. I had to do something.
    I loaned some of my wedding savings to my brother. He was unemployed and he needed money for rent. My girlfriend found out and she’s extremely mad. I couldn’t leave my brother in the streets. I had to do something.
    22 answers · 4 days ago
  • Wedding Ceremony Toss - Flower Petals or Herbs and Lavender?

    I’m deciding what to use for our ceremony toss. We’d like the guests to toss something while we are walking back up the aisle after we kiss. It’s on a wooden pavilion with stairs. I’m wondering how the photos will turn out. Has anyone done this before and what are the pros/cons? Lavender Pro: lovely scent, will... show more
    I’m deciding what to use for our ceremony toss. We’d like the guests to toss something while we are walking back up the aisle after we kiss. It’s on a wooden pavilion with stairs. I’m wondering how the photos will turn out. Has anyone done this before and what are the pros/cons? Lavender Pro: lovely scent, will look beautiful in baggies on the front table Con: I’m worried they might not show up in photos because it’s small, or may get stuck in my hair, although we’ll be done with photos by then Rose Petals Pro: also lovely scent, bigger and lighter weight so they will fall slower and hopefully catch more beautiful photos
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • What is "frat boy casual"?

    Got invited to a wedding in Cancun. The invitation said "Frat Boy Casual". What does that mean? What should I wear?
    Got invited to a wedding in Cancun. The invitation said "Frat Boy Casual". What does that mean? What should I wear?
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • What is the difference between a wedding ceremony and wedding reception?

    Best answer: The ceremony itself is actually a legal act. Basically it requires only the couple and someone to officiate and two witnesses. In reality most weddings are much larger though. The reception is basically where the newlyweds are introduced socially for the first time. This can be a very simple affair with cake and... show more
    Best answer: The ceremony itself is actually a legal act. Basically it requires only the couple and someone to officiate and two witnesses. In reality most weddings are much larger though. The reception is basically where the newlyweds are introduced socially for the first time. This can be a very simple affair with cake and punch or it can be a lavish event with a feast that lasts for hours. I personally prefer the smaller and less formal events simply because they are smaller and less formal.
    19 answers · 5 days ago
  • What can we do?

    My fiancé wants to get married before he leaves for the military in 3 weeks. The problem is we have very little money and I’m freaking out because this is something we’ve been wanting for a long time now and because of money we might not get to... we live in Portland Oregon if that helps at all...
    My fiancé wants to get married before he leaves for the military in 3 weeks. The problem is we have very little money and I’m freaking out because this is something we’ve been wanting for a long time now and because of money we might not get to... we live in Portland Oregon if that helps at all...
    19 answers · 5 days ago
  • What is the actual purpose of a wedding reception, party etc, the whole money sucking tradition?

    Best answer: To thank the guest for coming and celebrate with them after the ceremony. Where you are wrong, it does not have to be money sucking. It could be as simple as cake and punch. It could be just a meal. It does not have to be five hours with open bar and dj. It does not have to cost the price of a car. Most people... show more
    Best answer: To thank the guest for coming and celebrate with them after the ceremony.

    Where you are wrong, it does not have to be money sucking.

    It could be as simple as cake and punch.
    It could be just a meal.
    It does not have to be five hours with open bar and dj.
    It does not have to cost the price of a car.

    Most people still get married for under 15,000 dollars.
    Mine was way under 10,000 dollars.
    There are many people that have wedding receptions they could afford.

    I went to a wedding where it was done i the afternoon, did a afternoon tea at a family backyard. They had the ceremony and reception there. They had ice teas and small finger sandwiches and cake. The whole thing was under 3 hours and was dune including the dress for under 2000 dollars.
    12 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why would a bride’s friends keep dropping out of her bridal party? Why wouldn’t she have friends?

    Best answer: Some brides become monsters once they think they have the power to boss others around. Many also fail to recognize that their weddings can't be the sole focus of someone else's busy life.
    Best answer: Some brides become monsters once they think they have the power to boss others around. Many also fail to recognize that their weddings can't be the sole focus of someone else's busy life.
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • Costa Rica Elopement: What to do before the ceremony on the day of?

    My fiance and I are eloping in Costa Rica and it will be just the two of us. We want to have the ceremony in the afternoon so we can take pictures during sunset on the beach but that leaves the entire day to do something. It won't take us very long to get ready for the ceremony and since we are in another... show more
    My fiance and I are eloping in Costa Rica and it will be just the two of us. We want to have the ceremony in the afternoon so we can take pictures during sunset on the beach but that leaves the entire day to do something. It won't take us very long to get ready for the ceremony and since we are in another country by ourselves we wanted to make the entire day special and spend it together until we are getting ready. Ideas for what we could do? It will be in January which is dry season in CR and it will be good weather for being outside.
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Best man wedding speeches?

    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • Best man speeches at a wedding?

    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is it selfish of me "planning" the wedding?

    Long story short, My bf and I have been having this talk since October 2017. I want somewhat a big party because I mean, I am getting married. It's a journey with your soulmate and I want to share that special day with ppl that are close to me. He wants a small gathering with only family members. However, I... show more
    Long story short, My bf and I have been having this talk since October 2017. I want somewhat a big party because I mean, I am getting married. It's a journey with your soulmate and I want to share that special day with ppl that are close to me. He wants a small gathering with only family members. However, I want a few co-workers and a few friends that have been there for me. He has friends and most of his family is in Mexico and I can understand that probably they'll be more ppl on my side than his side. I cut my guest list short to somewhat please him but that didn't work for him. He has that idea of having a simple wedding but I don't want something small. Can someone please advise me on how to handle this situation?
    10 answers · 5 days ago
  • Felt awkward at cousins wedding?

    I’m 18 year old guy and this was my first time attending at s wedding. It was nice but I felt awkward. my Mom, my older brother that’s 20 and I came together. First off, there were many ppl I did know or have seen in a while. There was one cousin that I was close who is 19 his sister that’s 24 is the one that got... show more
    I’m 18 year old guy and this was my first time attending at s wedding. It was nice but I felt awkward. my Mom, my older brother that’s 20 and I came together. First off, there were many ppl I did know or have seen in a while. There was one cousin that I was close who is 19 his sister that’s 24 is the one that got married. We don’t talk much anymore but anyway I greeted him and that was about it. So basically all of my cousins were talking to each other while my brother and I sitting at a table alone only talking to each other . A lot of people knew my mom I guess because that’s her family so she interacted with people there. I know they are family but we just don’t have a bond I think it’s becsuse our family did t really go to many family reunions or anything. I’m just wondering seeing should I just try to avoid anymore family events or what? it was nice but I just don’t want to feel awkward.
    13 answers · 5 days ago
  • I am getting married next year and my family is really pushing for a big wedding. But I want a small intimate one?

    Traditionally from my culture you have big weddings. It's a joyous occasion and something the whole family and all friends partake in. Strangely enough, my father is the one that is pushing for us to have this huge wedding. He looks at it as an occasion where he can call the entire family and everyone would... show more
    Traditionally from my culture you have big weddings. It's a joyous occasion and something the whole family and all friends partake in. Strangely enough, my father is the one that is pushing for us to have this huge wedding. He looks at it as an occasion where he can call the entire family and everyone would gather. We live abroad and for him it would mean a great deal if he could gather everyone for my wedding. Money wise it's no problem. But for us we it's more important that we are surrounded with the people that are close to us and that we love. To be honest most of my family I don't know. I have no attachment to them. My fiancé feels the same way. We were thinking about 50 people, tops. My family is thinking around 400-500 people. I want to make my family happy but it's our day, right? I talked to my dad and he said: "I know that most of these people are strangers to you. But no one will ever care for you like your family. People only gather like this for weddings and funerals. And given the fact that your brother will probably die alone I would rather they gather for an occasion such as this. Would you please consider it?" What would you do in this situation?
    19 answers · 6 days ago
  • Can we do this?

    Best answer: Do a courthouse wedding and invite just your closest relatives. When he gets a break plan a big party. This isn't just for emotional reasons because as a military spouse you have a lot of perks a boyfriend/girlfriend doesn't get. Better to make it official for official reasons sooner than later.
    Best answer: Do a courthouse wedding and invite just your closest relatives. When he gets a break plan a big party. This isn't just for emotional reasons because as a military spouse you have a lot of perks a boyfriend/girlfriend doesn't get. Better to make it official for official reasons sooner than later.
    10 answers · 5 days ago
  • When do you go on your honeymoon?

    We are getting married in May 2019, how soon after the wedding should we go on our honeymoon?
    We are getting married in May 2019, how soon after the wedding should we go on our honeymoon?
    16 answers · 1 week ago