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  • Interesting. I hadn't thought about not tipping the photographer until after getting the photos. I've always read to tip day of the wedding. I did more research and continue to see, $100-200 for main photographer and $50-75 for asst.  I think I'll …
  • Has anyone DIYed their corsage/boutonnieres? Floral or non-floral. I don't want to spend $100+ on corsages/boutonnieres, but I'm nervous about DIY with real flowers since that's one more thing to DIY in the day or two leading up to the wedding. I'…
  • @floridabride44 Depending on the quantity, vista print is probably fine. I think I checked staples and it was more since vista always has coupons. If you need like 25, you can probably DIY...but it's a headache (or for me it is). You run out of ink,…
  • @diygaltoronto As a fellow designer, I'm sorry you're dealing with this I have said no to jobs in the past, because I didn't want to taint my friendship. I feel like your friend probably should have done the same. Have you asked if your printer …
  • I ditched invite etiquette and don't regret it a bit! I know I'm out voted, but I say don't stress and send them earlier if it makes you feel better. Maybe end of October, so they arrive early/mid November? Our RSVP date was almost 3 months before …
  • Both of my grandfathers (including one who was more like my dad) are deceased. My mom and dad are deceased, too. I struggled with this, then realized I'm listening to what everyone has said and am doing what makes me happy. My program has the bridal…
  • I'm having a few issues with this situation too. How to introduce/include everyone. We have 1 bridesmaid; 1 groomsman; 1 flower girl; 2 ushers (still unasked, so that's not set in stone). My grandmother is giving me away, so I want to includ…
  • So, maybe this will clarify some stuff. And seriously-- huge thanks to all of the input! I'm so lost in a lot of this planning stuff. DIY has been much harder than I expected. - I hope to get an idea from the owner of the house when she'd like 'las…
  • Food is just a monster for the budget, but I'm going to suck it up and have the dinner. It's weird because alcohol isn't costing me much. Just doing wine and beer (cheap beer that my family to be happens to love) and cheap wine from a near by winery…
  • I was going to DIY linens, but in my case it was almost the same price to rent vs. buy. Anyway, I've heard most caterers will put out linens for you (especially if they're providing the china/flatware, etc). It also never hurts to ask: I'm going t…
  • Thank you all for your input. I'm sure we'll do the traditional dinner. I'm so stubborn. I am a yo-yo right now. One minute I'm like we can do this (financially) and the next I'm like omg! we have to cut something huge. You guys brought up a huge…
  • @soontobemrshamilton I'd love to know more about your reception. My fiance and I aren't big dancers, but we feel so weird saying we didn't want to have dancing. We'd prefer mingling since our families do that best lol! We expect about 70 family/clo…
  • The first time I saw the bird cage idea, I had no clue what it was for. Admittedly, I haven't been to many weddings. But, I've also seen weddings were the cage stayed empty. I think guests thought it was a decoration. I'm planning to create somethin…
  • Can I ask about what you all are paying for your DOC? I'm on a tight budget and having a small wedding, but they all want to charge $1K+. I know they say they verify all of these things in the days before, but ultimately...I can call my caterer/phot…
  • I'm cutting costs by removing the inner envelope. Some households will have 5+ people invited. Also, I suspect I will have issues with some family adding RSVP guests that were not invited. As a solution, I found online someone who did the following…
  • @Knottie70975657 Have you found anyone? I'm super sad that I have to find a stylist for my wedding. I live in Charleston, but I'm getting married elsewhere. The girl that does my hair is awesome and affordable. She primarily works independently, so…
  • @rachsails It's been a while since you posted, but I live in Charleston and decided to get married outside of Charleston due to cost (and a few other factors). I have a small budget ($8K ideal, but looking like it'll be $10K). Check out Tides Hot…
  • @Knottie1427220501 I live in Charleston, but am getting married elsewhere primarily because of the cost to get married in Charleston. I'm not sure of the average cost for a wedding in this area, because I've heard a lot of variance. A friend of min…
  • BeautyofDreams- I love those colors. I've been back and forth on colors a lot. I think we're doing: navy or royal blue, white, coral (accent only- and not pink...coral per fiance's request of no pink lol!). And, green won't be a color exactly, but b…
  • Viczaesar- Thanks for the input! The guest list is hard because both of our families are really only inviting family. No one has been like OMG I want 100 people (luckily). It's crazy how small I think my family is until I add them all up. We've also…
  • Roughly what is your Day Of charging? I'm not getting a quote less than $1K. My budget is only $8K. It's hard for me to pay someone $1K for day of...
  • I'm now running into the issue of-- we have the guest list, but I have a pretty high expected no rate (destination wedding). I don't want pick a venue that's way too big and I don't want everyone elbow to elbow. I'll probably post in the etiquette s…
  • Unfortunately, that's what we did. FI and I created the list and sent it to family. Everyone just keeps reminding me, sue and joe only have 4 months to plan... I want to explode and explain, I specifically picked a longer engagement, because 4 mont…
  • Thanks so much for all of the input. It's helped a lot. All of this makes way more sense now.
  • Man I wish I could make my FMIL and fiance read this post. We're 14 months out now, got engaged about 2 months ago. I've started TRYING to plan, but everyone seems to think I'm jumping the gun...So, now I'm questioning-- AM I?? My fiance and I are …
  • We dated about 5 1/2 years. By the time we marry, we'll have been dating for almost 7 years. We became a couple on my birthday, so he proposed on his birthday We wanted to get married in between our birthdays, but the date wouldn't work (peak sea…
  • My mom and dad are both deceased (I'm only 27). My grandmother is still alive, so my fiance told me he planned to ask her, but was afraid she'd say something to me (her memory is starting to go). I would have liked it if he asked my grandmother as I…
  • August 28, 2016 is our date. Have you guys finalized your guest list yet?? I keep getting reminders via wedding websites that I need to do this. I did create the tentative list, but my family/future-in-laws aren't really giving me answers to if th…
  • I've seen a lot of varying opinions about wedding stuff, but here's mine on this: First, I've been the MOH for a wedding when the date wasn't great for me either. It was the peak of my then boyfriend/now fiance's work schedule (he's a bartender and…
  • Hi all! I'm doing my wedding in a woodsy area on Lake Michigan. The wedding will be in a little old church with the reception a few minutes away at a lake front home. The house is a larger vacation home/rental, so it's not really a 'backyard recepti…