• Is $150,000 a good wedding budget?

    33 answers · 1 day ago
  • My friend didn't choose me as a bridesmaid, i feel hurt...should I not attend the wedding?

    Obviously I'm less important to her then I thought. I don't want to feel like a loose tool. I thought we had a bond. Clearly I was wrong. I don't even feel like speaking to her. I'm that hurt
    Obviously I'm less important to her then I thought. I don't want to feel like a loose tool. I thought we had a bond. Clearly I was wrong. I don't even feel like speaking to her. I'm that hurt
    33 answers · 2 days ago
  • Paying for the wedding?

    I have been told, in a first marriage for both, that the tradition for the bride's parents to pay for the wedding no longer exists when the bride reaches a certain age, and then the couple bear the responsibility for it instead. Is this true, and if so what age is the cut off? I know the couple have the... show more
    I have been told, in a first marriage for both, that the tradition for the bride's parents to pay for the wedding no longer exists when the bride reaches a certain age, and then the couple bear the responsibility for it instead. Is this true, and if so what age is the cut off? I know the couple have the option to assume responsibility, but when is it expected?
    24 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it okay to have a honeymoon a year after the marriage?

    Best answer: Yes, you can call your holiday a honeymoon if you wish to.
    Best answer: Yes, you can call your holiday a honeymoon if you wish to.
    20 answers · 2 days ago
  • Are these subtle signs that she was using me and is a gold digger?

    I'm 39 and she's 21.She was almost immediately infatuated with me. She makes $10/hr working part time, lived at home with her parents who treat her like a queen. They cook her meals, do her laundry but she wanted her own place I was so excited to have a younger attractive girl interested that I took her on... show more
    I'm 39 and she's 21.She was almost immediately infatuated with me. She makes $10/hr working part time, lived at home with her parents who treat her like a queen. They cook her meals, do her laundry but she wanted her own place I was so excited to have a younger attractive girl interested that I took her on a nice vacation, all expenses paid. She didn't offer to pitch in but it was a gift While we were on the trip she took a lot of selfies and posted them on her facebook and instagram. She also posted photos of the meals we ate at expensive restaurants. Steak, lobster, pasta, shrimp cocktail, craft beer and fine wine etc. She also took photos of the scenery at the beach and some of the nice places I took her. She didn't post any photos of us together but only posted a pic of her wearing my football jersey on the beach. A part of me wondered if she did that to show off that she was on a fancy trip being wined and dined by a mystery guy. She didn't mention my name in any of the posts or anything. Shortly after we got back from the trip I was smitten because I was blown away by the sex and all my guy friends and football buddies were envious. I wanted to keep her around so I got us a nice luxury apartment, fully furnished with all furniture that she picked out. I paid the rent and all I asked is she pay for the groceries. Now she wants to travel more but she doesnt have any money saved and she brought up kids and marriage and how she wants to settle down. Is she a gold digger
    18 answers · 2 days ago
  • How far removed does a cousin need to be before it becomes legal to marry them in the US?

    Obviously you can't marry your first, second or third cousin, but what about your fourth, fifth, seventh or tenth cousin? Where is the line drawn in the US?
    Obviously you can't marry your first, second or third cousin, but what about your fourth, fifth, seventh or tenth cousin? Where is the line drawn in the US?
    18 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why was I told to leave?

    Best answer: Nothing. You do you dude.
    Best answer: Nothing. You do you dude.
    14 answers · 2 days ago
  • MIL is wearing a white floral to the wedding?

    My mother in law is wearing a white floral to the wedding, normally I wouldn’t have cared however it’s more white than floral and it really does upset me considering we had bought a navy dress for said occasion and now a few weeks out from the wedding day she’s decided that navy didn’t work and wants to wear a... show more
    My mother in law is wearing a white floral to the wedding, normally I wouldn’t have cared however it’s more white than floral and it really does upset me considering we had bought a navy dress for said occasion and now a few weeks out from the wedding day she’s decided that navy didn’t work and wants to wear a floor length all white floral print dress, the dress is stunning however in my personal option I think it’s inappropriate for the mother in law to wear such a dress, did any one else have this issue ? If it were a guest I wouldn’t have typically minded but I find it inappropriate for my mother in law as a dress option.
    8 answers · 12 hours ago
  • What are some song ideas for walking down the isle?

    I'm wanting a something that shows I am surprised and blessed that this is happening. A friend of mine did the mission impossible theme and I really liked that, but don't want to do the same thing.
    I'm wanting a something that shows I am surprised and blessed that this is happening. A friend of mine did the mission impossible theme and I really liked that, but don't want to do the same thing.
    8 answers · 7 hours ago
  • Not invited to my close cousin's engagement ? I am trying to rationalise my feelings.?

    Here is my uncle, who all his life was in dire straits, and my parents spent their entire lifetime's savings to get him on his feet. It did not stop there, us 3 siblings went out of our way to help my uncle's children with education, jobs and basic expenses. We loved them unconditionally, and sure enough... show more
    Here is my uncle, who all his life was in dire straits, and my parents spent their entire lifetime's savings to get him on his feet. It did not stop there, us 3 siblings went out of our way to help my uncle's children with education, jobs and basic expenses. We loved them unconditionally, and sure enough they have been a part of all our milestones in life. Now baby cousin sister is getting engaged and we have been clearly hinted at that we are not a part of the ceremony. Usually, in this part of the world and engagement is a very important affair and being 'this' close does set the expectation that we should have been a part of the ceremony. I am still trying to figure out why we were cut out. Just last week we had them over for my mum's 75th ( all fare/ cab/ stay paid by me !!! I am a bit shocked and feeling bad, why is that ?
    7 answers · 13 hours ago
  • Is it disrespectful to return a wedding gift?

    My husband and I got married last year. Due to a situation with her mum, his 14 year old daughter was unable to attend the wedding. She sent us a wedding gift 4 weeks after the wedding. She had painted one of the pictures a guest had posted on social media onto a large canvas. Now, I’m not particularly a fan of... show more
    My husband and I got married last year. Due to a situation with her mum, his 14 year old daughter was unable to attend the wedding. She sent us a wedding gift 4 weeks after the wedding. She had painted one of the pictures a guest had posted on social media onto a large canvas. Now, I’m not particularly a fan of her art, I frankly don’t think she’s particularly good but her dad loves it and has it all over his home office and where he works. The picture she chose to recreate it one I really don’t like, if she had to recreate one, I would have preferred that she had chosen one of the professional ones that I had shared online. We’d also asked guests that if they wanted to get us a gift, to only get it off the registry because we didn’t want anything random that we had no use for. When I drove her home (husband had a beer with dinner so didn’t want to risk it, she was originally staying the night but then chose to go home later that night) on New Years Eve, I gave her back the painting and she seemed fine with it. However she has since told my husband and he’s really upset. He thinks it’s disrespectful that I returned the painting to her, especially now that she’s saying she’s upset. I don’t think I did anything wrong. The painting was something we never asked for and I didn’t like it. Was I wrong to return it?
    38 answers · 7 days ago
  • (INDIAN WEDDING) Do I have a right to be angry bc my niece didn't schedule her?

    Best answer: I guess you have a right to be a bit angry but weddings are crazy. There is so much to do and coordinate and so many different things gong on that its almost impossible to get it all handled and make everyone happy. I wonder if they just couldn't make it work doing everything else and scheduling it at a time... show more
    Best answer: I guess you have a right to be a bit angry but weddings are crazy. There is so much to do and coordinate and so many different things gong on that its almost impossible to get it all handled and make everyone happy. I wonder if they just couldn't make it work doing everything else and scheduling it at a time that everyone else could make it too and they just did the best they could.

    I suggest maybe you should be more disappointed than angry but know that this wasn't a sleight of you or your family and that they probably did the best they could, and forget about it - its not worth any more of your time. Send them a present, wish them the best and if you aren't married, well when you get married invite them but if you can't schedule it at a time that works for them, that's ok.
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Am I overreacting?

    her whole family meaning her cousins family and her grandparents as well. Obviously I know weddings are a family thing and I knew she was gonna be busy with wedding prep and stuff but basically she started acting weird and heres how initially she didn't even invite me to the wedding, like she would tell me all... show more
    her whole family meaning her cousins family and her grandparents as well. Obviously I know weddings are a family thing and I knew she was gonna be busy with wedding prep and stuff but basically she started acting weird and heres how initially she didn't even invite me to the wedding, like she would tell me all about the prep and the pre wedding events and stuff but only a week before the actual wedding when I brought it up how she didn't actually invite me or ask me to Come she was like Ohhh oops ofc u have to come. I didn't think much of this at the time but after she invited me, literally multiple times a day she would be like maybe you shouldn't come, you'll just be bored, whats the point in you coming etc. At that point again I didn't think much of it, I actually don't know why now that I think back to it I should've been more upset but I brushed it off. the day of the wedding I was supposed to go over to her house and do her makeup and we were supposed to get ready together. This was the plan for the last week, then like 3 hours before she texts me and tells me not to come because she's too busy and her and her cousins are getting ready together. It was at this point that I got mad but again I let it go. I text her again an hour before the wedding to tell me when she gets there so ill reach the same time and she says, do you really want to come??
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it odd that my boyfriend is taking his sister to his friend's sister's wedding?

    Best answer: I don't think it is strange for him to go to a wedding with his sister; it isn't like they are going on a date.
    Best answer: I don't think it is strange for him to go to a wedding with his sister; it isn't like they are going on a date.
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • How do I handle an overly-sensitive Maid of Honor?

    Best answer: Her only job is to show up the morning of the wedding wearing what you asked her to wear, with a smile on her face, and go up and down the aisle. That's it. simply don't ask herto be involved in anything else, because you now realize she's going to cause trouble at every turn. Take her out to lunch,... show more
    Best answer: Her only job is to show up the morning of the wedding wearing what you asked her to wear, with a smile on her face, and go up and down the aisle. That's it. simply don't ask herto be involved in anything else, because you now realize she's going to cause trouble at every turn.

    Take her out to lunch, and say nothing but that you need some time to decompress with a friend. Say as little as possible about anything to do with the wedding, and let her bring it up. Your mission is to reinforce the idea that she is your friend, not part of the wedding army.
    When she starts picking apart your choices, and brings up the part about how she might not be the prettiest, remind her that you came out to be with a friend, and this isn't what friends do. You may have very different taste, and you may need to include very different people, but since you "don't do this very often", the whole thing is just something "we're all going to get through together" just for one day.
    If you emphasize her role as your friend, she may start thinking about how she's delivering on that. If she isn't, you can feel free to let her know she would be a welcome guest if she feels as if she cannot do it for you.
    Then let her make the decision as to whether or not she wishes to be involved. You gave her an honored position, and if she doesn't want what comes with it, she is free to decide that on her own. You don't have to call her for anything else, if she isn't going to be civil, and you don't have to refund her anything or apologize if she bows out. Just tell her thank you for considering it, and go work with those who cooperate.
    17 answers · 5 days ago
  • Bride on a budget?

    Best answer: Really, you shouldn't have any issues with finding a dress under $600. All bridal salons have sales and clearance dresses once the maker of them discontinues them and a lot of designers have dresses under $600 to begin with. Mori Lee, Mary's Bridal, Mon Cheri, Kenneth Winston, and many others all have... show more
    Best answer: Really, you shouldn't have any issues with finding a dress under $600.

    All bridal salons have sales and clearance dresses once the maker of them discontinues them and a lot of designers have dresses under $600 to begin with. Mori Lee, Mary's Bridal, Mon Cheri, Kenneth Winston, and many others all have dresses in your price range.

    Keep in mind your dress is likely to need alterations too and that will be another cost in addition to the dress and obviously any accessories you may need (slip, shoes, special bra, veil/headpiece).

    However there's also really nothing wrong with David's Bridal, they carry a lot of different designers now.

    Either way for alterations, I wouldn't go to the salon for them. They usually cost more getting them from a bridal salon and DB is outrageous with their alteration fees so I would find a local seamstress or tailor to do your alterations.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it wrong that my mother isn't involved with my soon to be step kids?

    I'm so upset right now. My fiance and I have been together almost 2 years. He has two little kids. My mom doesn't want to be around them or do anything with them. She hardly talks about the wedding and doesn't seem excited about it. I feel like she wants no part of my wedding or anything to do with my... show more
    I'm so upset right now. My fiance and I have been together almost 2 years. He has two little kids. My mom doesn't want to be around them or do anything with them. She hardly talks about the wedding and doesn't seem excited about it. I feel like she wants no part of my wedding or anything to do with my fiance's kids. It bothers my fiance also. I don't know what to do to stay calm through the wedding planning. I guess I just need some positive comments.
    23 answers · 1 week ago
  • Please read details......am I wrong to feel hurt that my fiance bought our whole bridal ring set for $150?

    My engagement ring was included in this set. The reason why I feel hurt is because he always spends money on everyone else and himself. He will throw a $100 at a friend for a gift and spend 1000 on his truck and wants an expensive boat and grill but yet why does my ring have to be $50?
    My engagement ring was included in this set. The reason why I feel hurt is because he always spends money on everyone else and himself. He will throw a $100 at a friend for a gift and spend 1000 on his truck and wants an expensive boat and grill but yet why does my ring have to be $50?
    24 answers · 1 week ago