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Choose the ceremony and reception venue, find your dress, prepare the necessary paperwork, make the guest list, and stay on top of your budget. Here’s everything you need to know to plan your dream wedding step-by-step.



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Green or Red Light: First Look?
Cliodhna, On March 9, 2020 at 09:05

Where do you and your fiance(e) fall on the first look debate? Is this something you want to do on your wedding day? Is a first look getting the green light for your wedding? Photo by Zahra Zaman...

Natasha, saturday 25-Feb-23 38 324
Dress woes-advice on how to make it up to friends
Tara, On February 21, 2023 at 18:17

So I found my dress in August. Was assured that the dress wouldn't take long to arrive (told it takes 6-8 weeks to make) We did the start of a deposit in Sept, and then the rest of it in October...

Carine, thursday 23-Feb-23 9 83
Rsvp’s aren’t coming
Jes, On February 13, 2023 at 20:00

How do you encourage your guests to RSVP? We didn’t think to put a date for RSVP on our invites and I am nervous that they won’t respond quickly.

Natasha, sunday 19-Feb-23 5 103
In honour of Valentines Day!
Kate, On February 13, 2023 at 12:18

Hello wonderful community In honor of tomorrow being all about love - I thought I would strike up the love at first sight conversation Be real, did it take you a minute to know your partner was the...

Carine, tuesday 14-Feb-23 10 63
Friendship Rift over Wedding Planning
Andrea, On February 9, 2023 at 15:04

I recently had a rift with one of my closest gfs whom I have known for nearly 20 yrs. She is very type A and I truly y believe that she thought her suggestions about my upcoming July 2023 wedding were...

Julie, friday 10-Feb-23 4 79
Putting in the Work: Pre-marital Counselling
Leah, On February 22, 2019 at 10:39

With less than 60 days to go before our big day, we've successfully completed 3 of 4 pre-marital counselling sessions, and I would highly recommend it. For us it's been an act of love to be actively...

Catherine, friday 10-Feb-23 22 195
How Much to Give for Bridal Shower Gift
Jessica, On February 7, 2023 at 13:51

Hello! My friend is getting married this spring, and her bridal shower is next weekend. The invitation specifically asked for “contributions to the honeymoon” rather than a gift. How much is...

Amanda, tuesday 7-Feb-23 4 84
Stag and doe prizes
Alexandria, On March 2, 2019 at 20:26

Hello, just wondering what people have for the main prizes for the games at a stag and doe. I have the Great Canadian whack off, plinko, whole in one, punch a cup and find the joker that I need prizes...

Tracy, sunday 29-Jan-23 6 3,013
Getting ready outfits
Rebecca, On January 18, 2023 at 16:56

Okay so I'm planning on getting something for my girls to get ready in, but I'm drawing blanks on where to order from and suggestions!! what did you guys get ready in ? do you have any regrets or wish...

FloydSuinoWG, friday 27-Jan-23 20 229 1
Did your Partner ask your parents for their blessing before proposing?
Julie, On December 30, 2022 at 11:19

Now that you're all engaged, did you find out if your partner asked for your parents blessing before the proposal? Or anyone else's blessing? How did you react after you found out? My FH asked my...

Julie, friday 27-Jan-23 30 241
Wedding dress shopping
Chanel, On October 28, 2022 at 19:11

I’m getting married in May 2024 - about 18 months from now. Is it too early to start trying on dresses just to get an idea of my style?

Petrina, thursday 26-Jan-23 14 183
Buck and Doe Prize suggestions?
Amanda, On January 20, 2023 at 15:13

Hey everyone! I'm trying to come up with a list of gift baskets/prize ideas for our upcoming Buck N Doe! This is what I have so far, any other suggestions are totally welcome! -BBQ basket, Coffee...

Hank, monday 23-Jan-23 4 101
Is grey too dark of a Wedding colour??
Sira, On January 4, 2023 at 18:21

I'm working on my own Save Our Date cards to send out digitally along with a website link to help me collect guests email and mailing addresses. I'm doing this a YEAR before my wedding to give plenty...

Tanu, monday 9-Jan-23 7 99
Save the dates and invitations
Alexandra, On September 15, 2022 at 12:58

Hello all! I am debating if I should send save the dates and invitations or just invitations. Does anyone have advice on what is better! Thank you!

Kaitlin, saturday 7-Jan-23 13 158
uk & Canada Differences
Nicole, On November 18, 2022 at 18:46

Hi everyone! I'm sorry if this question is a little silly - but I've had something come up that I didn't even realize was a thing and now I'm hoping you all can give me some ideas to relay to my MOHs....

Kaitlin, saturday 7-Jan-23 4 76
When Did You Get Engaged?!
Amanda, On December 30, 2022 at 21:16

Congrats to all the newly engaged couples and welcome to all of the new members on weddingwire!! Did you know that Christmas Day is the most popular day to get engaged? Or that December is the busiest...

Carine, wednesday 4-Jan-23 15 155
Are you having a bridal shower?
Allison, On November 29, 2022 at 08:32

I’m having a hard time deciding if I should have a bridal shower or not. A lot of people are telling me I should but we already own a house together and have mostly everything we need. Someone has...

Andrea, saturday 31-Dec-22 11 110
Tipping Venders ???!!!
Samantha, On October 14, 2022 at 20:54

So Iv read alot about tipping venders and I am Definity for it as I would tip anyone providing a service, but how much do you tip, do you tip a percentage or just a sum? all of my venders own their...

Kate, saturday 26-Nov-22 10 225
Rehearsal dinner
Heather, On September 8, 2022 at 17:29

What is everyone doing for a rehearsal dinner? Yikes, still trying to decide and the wedding is in 15 more sleeps lol

Belle, friday 25-Nov-22 19 185
mymz, On November 15, 2022 at 11:47

I have found myself in a dilemma and I hope your advice will help me decide. I was planning to get married on February 5th and to celebrate with our families and friends. However, we have just learned...

Belle, friday 25-Nov-22 3 66
Is it okay to outfit repeat?
Jenny, On March 22, 2022 at 11:36

So I’ve been eyeing this dress from Guess to wear for my bridal shower and was wondering if it would be weird or rude for me to wear the same thing to two of the events for my wedding. I think I’m...

Anna, sunday 13-Nov-22 6 186
Feeling like a burden as a bride??
Kate, On April 12, 2022 at 22:55

I’ve been to countless bridal showers, bachelorettes, weddings, baby showers etc and always supported my friends and didn’t make a fuss even if I wasn’t in a good place myself (ie was single). Maybe...

Smith, saturday 12-Nov-22 4 253
Only a Few Days To Go...
Amanda, On November 8, 2022 at 08:27

Our day is nearly here, Saturday feels like its going to be tomorrow but also like each day is 100 hours long. What is something you did in the last few days leading up to your wedding that you would...

Amanda, tuesday 8-Nov-22 3 59
Tipping breakdown question
Samantha, On October 21, 2022 at 10:29

My wedding is tomorrow and my fiancé and I are going back and forth about tipping , so I thought I would break it down and let me know !! Photographer - no tip but a google review- we are paying a...

Julie, friday 28-Oct-22 4 114
Stag and Doe!
Sara, On March 8, 2022 at 18:57

Hi everyone! Im planning to have a stag and doe before the wedding, I'm just here to ask about appropriate ticket prices. now in the past I've been to many their ticket prices were $10. since...

Kayla, wednesday 26-Oct-22 4 526
Gift for bachelorette
Alexandra, On May 18, 2021 at 21:13

I can’t make the bachelorette for my future sister in law because of COVID restrictions and I want to send a gift! What are some gifts you would have liked to receive for your bachelorette? It can be...

Marcella, monday 24-Oct-22 15 304
Hashtag help
Sarah, On October 4, 2022 at 23:20

Hi everyone, I need your help figuring out a hashtage for my wedding. My name is Sarah Blackmore and his is Timothy Fabok. Thanks for your help 🙂

DimiAcindOr, thursday 20-Oct-22 3 66
Rehearsal Dinners - Needed/not Needed? Who Pays?
Brooke, On July 12, 2022 at 14:46

Hello fellow brides! My fiancé and I are having some trouble with having some form of rehearsal for our wedding, mainly the "dinner" part. We know we want to have a rehearsal at our venue with our...

Rebecca, saturday 15-Oct-22 17 277
Let's talk engagement Rings!!
Liberty, On January 3, 2022 at 13:27

How did you and/or your partner pick your engagement ring? Did you find one and say that is the one? Did they surprise you?! My Fiancé and I went and looked at rings together twice. I've always...

Liberty, thursday 13-Oct-22 37 582
Gifts for parents
Malyssa, On September 15, 2022 at 14:52

While I know the rule of thumb is "whatever makes you comfortable" or "whatever you can afford" or "whatever you want - its your day" but I'd love to hear what you did or what you plan on doing. Did...

Rebecca, monday 10-Oct-22 8 124
Venue booking
Samantha, On October 6, 2022 at 16:11

We found a venue that we absolutely love and it’s an amazing price and includes accommodation onsite for 40-60 people. The venue requested that we pay for the booking up front in full or we could risk...

Elizabeth12, saturday 8-Oct-22 11 123
Ring colours
Chelsea, On November 17, 2016 at 17:34

Hello lovely ladies! I got my wedding band in today and I was browsing for rings for my FH and it made me think of a fun discussion topic! I never realized how many colours there actually were for...

Delchoob, wednesday 5-Oct-22 29 198


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