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How to celebrate six months of marriage at a wedding party?

In March, Mrs. HeroZero and I exchanged vows and rings at City Hall with a very small group of friends and immediate family. On Labor Day, we're having a bigger wedding party with the friends and family who couldn't come to the original, tiny event. What are some ideas for making this ceremony meaningful in a way that's different from how a wedding goes? [more inside]
posted by HeroZero on Jul 20, 2014 - 7 answers

Marriage is in the cards for us, but we want to elope! How do we do it?

We want to elope. How do we do it? What does it cost? What things do I need to think about? Ideally, I would love to have a target cost to shoot for. [more inside]
posted by MMALR on Jul 14, 2014 - 20 answers

Do I marry/have kids with longterm love if I'm not ready due to career?

I love my partner - we have known each other for over a decade and have been together for over five years. I am in my 30s and he wants to live together/get married and/or start a family. I have insisted we wait due to my graduate school (and later) career struggles. Now we are older and our time frame for children (if not settling down with children in mind later) is diminishing. I don't know the right thing to do - specifics inside... [more inside]
posted by partly squamous and partly rugose on Mar 21, 2014 - 25 answers

Help me feel excited about getting married!

My wonderful fiancé and I getting married this August. While I'm happy at the thought of "officially" starting a life together, we've been together more than eight years, and it doesn't feel like a huge deal any more. I'm also stressed about my career, which is occupying my mind most of the time. The actual wedding is being organized entirely by my parents, and neither of us are thrilled about what the ceremony's shaping up to be. What can I/we do to make the whole getting hitched thing more meaningful for us? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2014 - 22 answers

How to discourage an ill-advised marriage without alienating the person?

My partner's 18 year old sister wants to marry her boyfriend of one year. They both live at home with their respective parents, are not planning to pursue post-secondary school, and are financially insecure (she does not work, he works part time). They have recently converted to a fundamentalist version of a new faith, and their plan is to rely on her disabled mother who would lose her benefits by caring for them - the mother is against this but of course loves her daughter. Their religious community is encouraging them (but not offering financial aid). What can we do to support her but not her decision? [more inside]
posted by partly squamous and partly rugose on Mar 9, 2014 - 27 answers

Wedding Planner Getting Married in Hawaii on a Budget

I am getting married in Hawaii - that much is certain. It is going to be a small wedding (because of travel requirements). When I say small, I mean probably 10 and 20 would be the absolute most. [more inside]
posted by locussst on Feb 20, 2014 - 12 answers

Having a bride and groom with parents wedding onlyy

Hi, Guys Me and my boyfriend recently decided to get married and go from boyfriend status to a married status after a short engagement f 1 month. We know we love each other and that it is working. [more inside]
posted by barexamfreak on Jan 15, 2014 - 26 answers

We got hitched! Going to see a lawyer for a will. What to ask?

A week ago today, my sweetheart and I got (gay) married in Utah! We're thrilled. We're going to see a lawyer familiar with gay rights issues that our friend recommended in the new year so we can draw up wills, etc. Here's the question: what is the etc? And any tips for input on wills? [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on Dec 27, 2013 - 7 answers

Ideas for fifth wedding anniversary

What amazing fun thing can we arrange for our fifth wedding anniversary when we have 6 months to plan? Relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by Librarypt on Sep 30, 2013 - 5 answers

Suggestions for Ceremony lines

Wedding in 5 weeks. We still haven't figured out any of the script for our wedding. The officient sent us a handful of sample ceremonies, but none of them really feel like us. The "I ______ take thee _________ to be my wife/husband, for richer or poorer" etc vows we are totally stuck on, and frankly the ring exchange lines are also sticking us up too. Please help. The green always has such creative suggestions! Don't fail me now! [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Aug 7, 2013 - 24 answers

Help me get excited about my wedding again!

I'm getting married in a couple of months. When we got engaged, I was so excited--I planned most of the basic details of the wedding in a haze of extreme happiness. Now that it's getting closer, I'm no longer excited. I'm actually mildly dreading it and I'll do anything to avoid getting out of wedding prep stuff. [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Jul 18, 2013 - 19 answers

Wedding gift for older marrying couple?

What's a good generic wedding gift for two older people? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on May 30, 2013 - 19 answers

Small town bachelor party

Bachelor party, challenge level: wholesome time, tiny Midwestern town, Thursday night, 7 people total, best man (me) arriving in town a few hours before. [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Apr 22, 2013 - 15 answers

What should we give our wedding officiant?

Help us urgently decide what to give our officiant as a thank-you. [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Apr 15, 2013 - 14 answers

First Dance for Friends turned Bride and Groom?

It's another wedding question.. I'm getting married on April 26th (yay) and I'm looking for a good first dance song that reflects our history as a couple. We were best friends for about 6 years before we started seriously dating and I'd love to dance to a song that reflects that. My fiance mentioned Can't Fight this Feeling by REO Speedwagon but I was looking for other suggestions. Any type of music is okay except country because we aren't big country fans. Thanks!
posted by AngryLlama on Apr 1, 2013 - 26 answers

Finding a wedding officiant on (very) short notice in Portland, OR?

My fiancé and I have decided to elope. We want to get married on April Fool's day (aka Monday), as we're fools in love. We have a marriage license. What we don't have is an officiant. [more inside]
posted by seesaw on Mar 29, 2013 - 9 answers

Speeding up the marriage timeline, need advice

We want to get married, but need to do it much quicker than expected for visa/insurance reasons. How to handle it (snowflakes within)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2013 - 21 answers

My dream wedding is a courthouse ceremony

We've decided to get married. Yay! I am the female half of a straight couple, if that matters. In the near future, we want to go to our local (US) courthouse and have a civil ceremony with just a judge and our immediate families present: his parents, my parents, his sibling+partner, my sibling+partner+child. Later this year, we'll throw an informal party and invite our extended circles to that as a larger celebration/reception. Our immediate families are supportive of this plan and just want us to be happy, but I have already gotten some pushback from friends and it gave me pause. So I guess I have questions about the practicality and etiquette of our plan and... whatever else we haven't thought about. Neither of us has been married before. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2013 - 53 answers

A wedding with no officiant and no wedding party. Am I insane?

I'm getting married this summer, in a small, casual, non-religious wedding. We're not planning to have a wedding party, and haven't been able to come up with any good ideas for an officiant, so we're probably going to try to do without one of those as well. Have you done something similar? How will the logistics work out here? [more inside]
posted by duien on Jan 28, 2013 - 42 answers

Is it appropriate to get married for the third time?

Can I do an Angelina Jolie and get married for a third time while still maintaining my integrity? Please help me with your opinion. [more inside]
posted by Youremyworld on Jan 13, 2013 - 38 answers

Christmas Proposal Ideas?

Little help with Christmas proposal ideas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2012 - 13 answers

"No gifts please"

Does "No gifts please" on a wedding invitation really mean No Gifts? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Nov 8, 2012 - 52 answers

"Congratulations on getting married a SECOND time!" ... sigh.

Divorcee getting married for the second time and a full wedding's to be planned, mixed feelings on the wedding part. Tell me the personal side of your 2nd (+) wedding experiences. [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Oct 20, 2012 - 31 answers

Oh, what a mess.

Supposed to be getting married to my long-term girlfriend, developing feelings for someone else, unsure of how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2012 - 36 answers

Marriage in Spain

Can a foreign non-priest officiate at a wedding in Spain? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Oct 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Heterosexual Civil Partnerships and UK Law

My girlfriend and I want to do that 'public display of commitment' thing, but we don't want to get married. Heterosexual Civil Partnerships are not yet available in the UK. Can we do it elsewhere with legal status? Or should we wait? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov on Sep 20, 2012 - 31 answers

I want to be friends with my maid of honour after the wedding is done!

What should I do make sure my best friend has the very best experience as my Maid of Honour as possible? [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Jul 23, 2012 - 20 answers

The knot is tying me in knots

Help me find a wedding planning website. Tried 'theknot.com' and I can't get past how disorganized & visually chaotic it is. [more inside]
posted by luciddream928 on Jul 16, 2012 - 11 answers

Is she calling off the wedding?

The other night, I met my Fiancee and we went out on a date. She is a wonderful person and I am madly in love with her. We've been together for less then a year but we're already planning a wedding next year. She wants to study abroad in out of the country the last semester of school (Spring). When I expressed concern that we wouldn't be as close when she got back as we are now, she said that If I'm concerned about that, we should NOT be getting married. What do you think? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2012 - 38 answers

Where can I rent a tux near Winter Park, Colorado?

My fiance and I have set a date and location! May 25, 2013 in Winter Park, Colorado! I need help finding and pricing places to rent a tux for the big day. The event is outdoors in the beautiful rocky mountains. I want a black tux with my groomsmen in Gray. We're looking for a place either in Denver or Winter Park because after the big wedding, her and I are flying out the next day for the honeymoon! Who rents Tuxes near Denver or Winter park? How much should I expect to pay for a rental? When should I start looking at rentals?
posted by snow_mac on Jun 12, 2012 - 5 answers

I don't want to be a psycho bride to be

[Psycho Filter] - I love him. He loves me. We intend to get married next year. YAY! But it feels like a really long time away. Help me to be patient and enjoy the anticipation and build up, because right now I am suffocating in a world of "OMG CAN WE PLZ GET MARRIED YESTERDAY!" eagerness. [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on May 16, 2012 - 28 answers

Maid of Honor drama

While planning my totally drama-free wedding, I'm having drama with my maid of honor and at this point I'm not sure whether I should even have a maid of honor. Advice, please! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2012 - 88 answers

Help me navigate the untraditional wedding waters

Yay, we got married, it was awesome, perfect for us, we invited NO ONE! However, it is a first marriage for both us, who are each in our early thirties and I'm having a hard time reconciling competing ideas from friends, family, and even my silly head. Can you help me figure out to include our loved ones in the celebration in a way that is fun for everyone and stressful for no one? (This gets a little long and rambling) [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Apr 3, 2012 - 26 answers

Chicago Wedding Catering

Does anyone know any good caterers for a wedding in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by notswedish on Mar 17, 2012 - 5 answers

The Quakers Have the Right Idea

Help me marry some folks! [more inside]
posted by *s on Mar 5, 2012 - 18 answers

Suggestions for wedding band shopping in San Diego

I'm getting married in San Diego in the middle of February. I will have a short span of time to acquire a wedding band in a city I know nothing about. Do you have an suggestions where I might find a non-jeweled, yellow-gold, vintage, possibly deco-period, wedding band?
posted by Foam Pants on Jan 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Aunt In-Law Once Removed?

What do you call your brother-in-law's mom? [more inside]
posted by janelikes on Jan 10, 2012 - 36 answers

How can we remarry after a dual gender transition?

My spouse and I got married when I was still legally designated "female" and she was still legally designated "male," under our old names. How can we legally remarry, using our new names and identified genders, after gender transitioning? We don't want to get divorced (it's expensive and we love eachother) to do it. [more inside]
posted by DrMew on Dec 9, 2011 - 21 answers

Tips on wedding celebrant-type duties!

Hi! I'm officiating the wedding of some dear friends in a month or so. There'll be a licensed celebrant in attendance to handle all the legalities and such though! Got any tips for a newbie on how to handle it? [more inside]
posted by mooza on Nov 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Mom is getting married in 3 days. WHAT?

My mom is getting married in 3 days to a man she's been dating for two months. She emailed me this news (not too weird, that's our main form of communication) last week and I have been in too much of a state of shock to respond. How do I respond to this? I'm still not even sure how to feel about it. [more inside]
posted by evilbeck on Sep 22, 2011 - 29 answers

Commitment Ceremonies 101

Commitment ceremonies: how do you do them? Particularly - how do you explain the idea to family? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 22, 2011 - 29 answers

Help me find a prose reading for my best friend's wedding!

My best friend is getting married! And I am doing the reading! Yay! Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find anything that really fits the couple. Halp. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Sep 22, 2011 - 20 answers

Say what?

What's the proper Romanian phrase said at weddings to the newlyweds or bride (assuming it exists)? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Sep 14, 2011 - 5 answers

Ask me about my crippling shyness... at my wedding!

Getting married TODAY. Things are good, but I'm kind of terrified and my thoughts are distorted. And then there's the honeymoon... Got any coping strategies for RIGHT NOW? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Sep 10, 2011 - 36 answers

ideas for a small wedding?

How and where do my fiancee and I get married in a way that involves her two teenage daughters and impresses on them the solemnity of this act? We have few close friends and are not religious. Hotel banquet rooms and churches do not appeal to us. Ideas?
posted by Uncle Grumpy on Aug 21, 2011 - 16 answers

Quote to end Best Man toast at wedding?

I am the best man for an upcoming wedding. I think I have the toast down (don't worry, keeping it short) and I'm really looking for a quote/saying or short poem to end it with. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2011 - 15 answers

Let me not to marriage of true minds admit impediments . . .

Help me write a literary and science-y marriage "sermon" for some colleagues! [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Jul 31, 2011 - 5 answers

"A good marriage is where both people feel like they're getting the better end of the deal."

Two of my best friends are getting married (to one another!) and I'm putting together a book of letters, photos, advice, poems, etc. from everyone invited to the wedding. A lot of what I've found are love poems and vows written in the first person about how much the speaker loves the intended, which might feel a bit weird coming from the wedding guests. I'm looking for more general advicey-type stuff, about marriage as an institution or love in the abstract. Funny or serious; the couple are extremely happy together and have great senses of humor. [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Jul 5, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me propose!

Help Me Propose! (In Chicago) [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Jun 23, 2011 - 20 answers

What are some helpful tips for planning a beach wedding in La Jolla, CA on a budget?

My fiance and I have been together for almost four years. She wants to get married in her home town, probably on the beach in La Jolla. I've never been married before, and neither has she, and I guess what I'm wondering is... What are some resources I can use to estimate the cost and planning necessary?
posted by anonymous on May 2, 2011 - 13 answers

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