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Do I have to invite people whose wedding I have been to?

Do I have to invite people whose wedding I have been to?

Am I expected to invite those who once invited me to their wedding?

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How to avoid inviting difficult family members?

I have a nightmare combination of families, and my fiancé & I only want a small wedding. What suggestions do you have for dealing with difficult guests?

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How do I ask guests to leave their children at home?

How do you request that there are ‘no children’ to be at the ceremony and reception?

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Do We Have to Adjust Our Guest List to Make Our Families Happy?

We were only expecting just our parent, siblings and bridal party at our destination wedding, but we’ve had some backlash. Is it ok to leave our guest list small or do we have to invite all our family to be fair?

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Can We Trim My Parents’ List?

Parents and their children often have very different ideas regarding the fundamentals of weddings, and disagreements are part of the planning process. Sit down with your fiancé and your parents, and, as politely as you can, explain your desire to have a smaller affair. Give a specific example as to how an increased guest list…

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Invite Celebrant To Reception?

It’s traditional to invite the celebrant to the reception — and not just to part of it. That said, he is most likely used to receiving invitations and is probably also used to politely declining or just staying for cocktails to wish the couple well one last time. Especially if you just met your celebrant,…

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Single Friend Is Freaking Out!

Navigating your circle’s friendships and relationships can sometimes be like playing musical chairs — no one wants to be the one left standing when the music stops. You want your friend to feel comfortable around all the couples, but you don’t want her to feel (pardon our pun) singled out. The best way to handle…

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Should We Pay Their Expenses?

Your guy has it right. You’re not obligated to pay your wedding guests’ travel or hotel expenses. It is nice, however, to make it easier on guests by letting them know when your wedding will be as early as possible so they can start calling around for good airfares. You should also research hotels to…

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Inviting Deceased Parent’s Widow?

The fact that you are considering inviting her means you probably should invite her. It certainly won’t hurt to send an invitation. Even if she declines, she’ll appreciate the gesture, especially because you raised the bride mostly on your own. Also, you didn’t say what your daughter’s feelings are about all this. Talk to her…

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Must I Invite My Attendants’ Parents?

Not unless you’re close to them. If your best friend from your youth is your maid of honour, and her mum and dad were like second parents when you were growing up, then by all means, invite them. But if you don’t know a friend’s parents very well, it’s not mandatory to put them on…

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