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Class Me Up

I'm going to be giving a reading for a friend's wedding at a conservative Catholic church in Michigan this fall. I'm an areligious southern woman who never dresses up, but is built for Pinup Girl Clothing. Please help me find something that is classy, not frumpy, to wear. Measurements, etc. inside. [more inside]
posted by 1066 on Aug 28, 2015 - 5 answers

I have to cancel last minute on attending a wedding. How to communicate?

The wedding is on Sunday, interstate. My not going is unavoidable as of this morning. A tremendous, epic, work emergency has developed. I got the news at 4.30am this morning. There is no way I can get through it without serious sustained time and effort during the period I’d planned to be travelling and interstate. What do I say to the couple and how do I say it? More over the fold. [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Aug 27, 2015 - 15 answers

That sweet spot for pretty, affordable Toronto wedding venues

My boyfriend and I just got engaged after being together for four years. Hooray! We're thinking about getting married in June 2017, and we want to do it in or near Toronto, Ontario, with about 95 friends and family members. I've scoured the Internet for venues, asked friends for recommendations, and we've found some decent options but since this is going to cost us a lot of money (though both sets of parents will help out), I want to consider all possible options. We want to find a place where we can do both ceremony and reception (with dinner and dancing), and where the cost of the venue, including food and alcohol (open bar), comes to $13,000 or less. [more inside]
posted by ThousandYellowDaisies on Aug 26, 2015 - 16 answers

Experience gifts in San Diego as a wedding present?

Ok, Mefites. You did fab with this question, can you help me with a similar issue but for a different couple? My dear friend (I used to live with her many ages ago) just got married last week in Hawaii to someone amazing for her. She came to our wedding overseas and I'm gutted we were unable to attend theirs. She lives in San Diego. They have been living together for years and are pretty set for house things so something experiential might be nice. Some more relevant details inside if it helps: [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Aug 25, 2015 - 7 answers

Who to Invite to the Rehearsal Dinner

My fiance and I are having a rehearsal dinner difference of opinion, and we are curious what AskMetafilter thinks. He thinks we should invite all the out-of-towners; I think we should not have them for the dinner but for welcome drinks later that night. All manner of details within. [more inside]
posted by dame on Aug 23, 2015 - 44 answers

Do you know a hairstylist in Chicago that does an awesome finger-wave?

Recommendations for wedding hair are needed! [more inside]
posted by shrimpsmalls on Aug 21, 2015 - 3 answers

Sussing out wedding vendors & afraid to commit (to a $deposit)

How can you find out whether you can afford a vendor, without sitting down for an appointment and telling them your life story and/or feeling guilted into some kind of commitment? Very few vendors, so far, are forthcoming with price lists, and I don't know how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by witchen on Aug 19, 2015 - 26 answers

Parent inviting their friends to our wedding

My fiancé and I are planning on having a smallish wedding, and we are organizing it relatively quick (only 7 months in all). We cut our invite list down to 45 guests and found a perfect reception hall that provides catering (cocktails and sit-down dinner) for a maximum of exactly 45 guests. Yay, perfect! Beautiful location, great prices, and no need to find a caterer. Until his father announced that he is inviting 5 guests . . . . [more inside]
posted by Blissful on Aug 17, 2015 - 50 answers

How can I print and bind a document in a way that is gift-worthy?

I am looking for a pretty/creative way to print/publish/bind a document to give to my friends as a gift. [more inside]
posted by trixie119 on Aug 17, 2015 - 6 answers

Good jokes for a best man speech?

I'm writing a best man speech for a good friend and it really could do with a few more jokes to balance it out. I've had a search on the internet but the results are either unfunny, already been used far too many times or both. Have you got any good jokes I can borrow? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Aug 17, 2015 - 15 answers

Do I need a wedding planner or a temporary personal assisstant?

My life is full of wonderful stressful things, and I can't juggle all of them right now. I need help – I'm just not sure what kind of help I should be looking for, or where to look. [more inside]
posted by freelanceastro on Aug 14, 2015 - 9 answers

Sister Getting Hitched, Her Plans Have Thrown Me.

My sister (early 50's) is getting married for the second time next year. Last week she sent me a shared doc with early wedding plans that I'm not onboard with because they involve my kids and I being assigned fairly substantial jobs without her ever asking. And the trouble ensues from there. [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Aug 14, 2015 - 58 answers

Feeling disconnected - need help re-connecting

It's a month before my wedding, everything is coming along very nicely, but just last night I had this realization that my partner and I are in some kind of limbo, and I need help reconnecting with him. [more inside]
posted by JenThePro on Aug 12, 2015 - 13 answers

Am I a horrible person if I don't go to my cousin's wedding?

I'm going to have to go alone to the wedding of my much younger cousin, which will cost me a fortune, and where my newly married former flame will me. Is it really bad if I just make up a white lie and not go? [more inside]
posted by Duchess Sock McPuppeterson on Aug 1, 2015 - 49 answers

Save the Date but No Invitation?

Received a Save the Date for a wedding for a couple we'd like to be less close with, but didn't receive a real invite. What to do? [more inside]
posted by mornie_alantie on Jul 26, 2015 - 27 answers

What to wear with a light pink dress to a summer wedding?

I found the dress now I need the rest! [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Jul 24, 2015 - 13 answers

No dirty limericks, but a veiled sonnet would be nice

Wedding poetry recommendations for a pair of active, late 20-somethings? [more inside]
posted by a lungful of dragon on Jul 23, 2015 - 12 answers

Help us plan a decentralized wedding reception!

"Can't travel? Hate the relatives? Let US bring the wedding to YOU!" That's our upcoming pitch to family/friends, anyway. Help us elope and eat our cake, too. [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Jul 23, 2015 - 18 answers

No, really, you shouldn't have

How do I react to someone else's emotional labor? [more inside]
posted by chainsofreedom on Jul 23, 2015 - 36 answers

Gift to Wedding Officiant

The priest from my church will be marrying us. He is not asking for a fee, so we'd like to make a contribution to the church and a gift to him. Any thoughts on what would be appropriate? [more inside]
posted by noonday on Jul 22, 2015 - 15 answers

Too late to back out of staying in a pricey room for a wedding?

I'm a bridesmaid in a wedding this summer which will take place 30 minutes from my house. The facility has cabins which guests are invited to stay in. Awhile ago the bride told me that she is paying for the wedding party to stay overnight. She asked if my boyfriend would be staying overnight and I said yes, assuming that he would be covered too. I just got an email pay-pal request from her for $80 for my boyfriend's share. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Jul 16, 2015 - 20 answers

Being positive despite not getting a plus 1 to a wedding

I just want to get over this hurt feeling before the wedding happens in August [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Jul 9, 2015 - 44 answers

Navigating Parent Wedding Politics

My mother is super-excited about my upcoming wedding. She is driving me crazy. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Jul 8, 2015 - 24 answers

Last minute advice for a wedding officiant?

Looking for last-minute advice on officiating a wedding. It'll be a secular service, for my sister... floating on the Mississippi. [more inside]
posted by fishhouses on Jul 4, 2015 - 4 answers

Who profits from weddings?

If I'm expecting the traditional American wedding (registry, rehearsal dinner, lavish ceremony, reception) industry to expand over the next few years, where would I invest my money? My experience was mostly with local people, but I am sure there is some behemoth out there who's bread and butter is based on that style of people getting married.
posted by Tell Me No Lies on Jun 30, 2015 - 16 answers

The only thing that separates us from the animals...

...is our ability to accessorize. I am wearing this dress to a summer, semi-outdoor wedding, but the only thing I know is that I'm wearing this dress, basically. Help me figure out the rest of it, please! [more inside]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese on Jun 29, 2015 - 13 answers

Where can I buy a wedding guestbook in Los Angeles?

I'm the maid of honor in a wedding on Saturday, and the bride has just tasked me with finding a guestbook. I am in Los Angeles and the only day I can go shopping for this is tomorrow. [more inside]
posted by kitty teeth on Jun 16, 2015 - 14 answers

Me tell joke funny one day

Is this joke funny? Should I tell it in a wedding speech? Does it need tweaking? If it's not funny, can you help me make it funny? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Jun 11, 2015 - 73 answers

Large rehearsal dinner venue in Toronto

We're looking for a rehearsal dinner in Toronto for up to 125 people. We'd like it to be transit-accessible. Our limit is $65/person for food and rental and we want a consumption bar. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Jun 9, 2015 - 2 answers

How to avoid traumatic encounter at wedding?

The sister of my boyfriend of 10 years! (yes i know...) is getting married and her close friend is likely to attend. This close friend and my boyfriend dated briefly before we met, so over 10 years ago - everyone was very young. About 5 years ago my boyfriend slept with her one night and I found out about this 2 years ago and was extremely hurt. I have thought a lot about it and I feel like i don't want to put myself through encountering her at the wedding. More details inside - apologies for the length. [more inside]
posted by whatdoyouthink? on Jun 7, 2015 - 46 answers

Small San Francisco Restaurants for Buyout

We are planning a wedding! One thought I have is to buyout a small restaurant for the reception or even ceremony+reception. Do you know any restaurants that are small-ish (and thus may be semi-affordable for buyout) with excellent food & drink, nice decor and hopefully a nice outdoor space in the back? We are thinking we will likely have something like 60 guests and probably not a full band -- maybe some type of strings grouping. Fairly neighborhood and cuisine agnostic, and would also be open to Marin. [more inside]
posted by imalaowai on Jun 6, 2015 - 6 answers

Bachelor Party near Boston - no booze, no naked women

My good friend is getting married. We the 5 groomsmen are between 25 and 35. The groom likes Disney, cars, hiking, and other forms of clean fun. If we had an entire Saturday (night included) what could we do within 3 hours of Boston in early November?
posted by jander03 on Jun 5, 2015 - 11 answers

Wedding etiquette for interfaith courthouse reception

I'm invited to the courthouse part of an interfaith wedding of a relative of my girlfriend. I've scoured metafilter and the rest of the internet for the etiquette concerning gifts, but couldn't find anything applying to the situation. What would be appropriate? [more inside]
posted by Triton on Jun 4, 2015 - 12 answers

Alternative Wedding Officiants in New York

I would like a friend to officiate my wedding, but apparently the state and city of New York have a problem with ULC ministers. Do you have any other suggestions for sites, etc., that will minister-ize folks? [more inside]
posted by dame on Jun 4, 2015 - 8 answers

Should I request off work to attend a friend's wedding shower?

Last week, I received an invitation to a good friend's couple wedding shower that's happening a week from now. It happens to be on the same day that I work. I just started a new job and the company is short-staffed currently so I feel bad about requesting a day off to go to her shower. I'm reluctant about asking for a day off because I'm afraid that the manager might get mad at me. Plus, I wasn't sure if a week would be too short of a notice. Do you think I should try to request off to go to the shower or do you think it's not a big deal? [more inside]
posted by missybitsy on May 28, 2015 - 17 answers

Need a nice folder or binder for wedding officiant

A friend is going to officiate our wedding. We want to give her a nice folder or binder with which to hold the ceremony script. Time constraint: We need this by Monday. [more inside]
posted by vivzan on May 27, 2015 - 7 answers

Name our post-wedding tour?

Mr. Arnicae and I are getting married! Because families are complicated, we're getting married solo (at a difficult to access international location) and are planning a post-wedding tour of all our main family members locations. Can you help name our post-wedding tour (for family marketing purposes)? Bonus question: Have you done this? And any advice on breaking the news and doing a wedding this way (not inviting family) for drama-reduction purposes? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on May 23, 2015 - 24 answers

Creative wedding word play - Show me what you've got!

I'm an uncreative person. I'm seeking some of your imaginative love related word play for two wedding items. [more inside]
posted by JenThePro on May 22, 2015 - 8 answers

Wedding Dance Floor Playlists

Big Band/Motown/Modern Dance songs needed. More info and examples after the jump. [more inside]
posted by thelloydshow on May 20, 2015 - 14 answers

Not another strapless white cream puff!

I'm looking for an alternative wedding dress-- something that doesn't feel like a white princess costume, but also doesn't feel like a 100% rejection of all things wedding, like a purple silk jumpsuit. [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on May 19, 2015 - 17 answers

Not invited to the wedding

My brother-in-law invited my wife and my kids to his wedding, but not me. This evening, he texted my wife asking her to do a reading at the wedding. She's going to say yes. I feel amazingly resentful. Help. [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on May 14, 2015 - 36 answers

Best Way to Organize Wedding Memorabilia

I'd like to find a pretty way to preserva all sorts of lovely cards/notes/etc. from our wedding. Difficulty level: so not crafty! [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on May 13, 2015 - 4 answers

Need to convert a brocade sari into a skirt in NYC.

I just bought a gorgeous sari, got it home, and realized it's way too heavy and desperately needs a liner. No problem, I can just get it converted into a lehenga (long skirt)...I think? [more inside]
posted by timoni on May 9, 2015 - 3 answers

Help me find an appropriate dress for the mother of the bride!

I am trying to help a relative find a dress for her daughter's wedding, a dress that has very specific parameters. Where do the awesome ladies in their 70's shop for special occasion outfits that are, as my relative puts it, "suitable for someone over the age of 20"? [more inside]
posted by corey flood on May 6, 2015 - 24 answers

NYC Elopement Advice

You guys! My fiance and I eloping this Saturday afternoon in NYC! We are having a short ceremony in Central Park, a photography session in DUMBO, and then an intimate dinner for 5 in a restaurant. Advice? [more inside]
posted by gardenbex on Apr 30, 2015 - 6 answers

Host Liquor Liability Insurance

In the midst of wedding planning and I am not sure how to resolve this particular issue. We finally found and booked a venue that we like and where we could bring in an outside caterer. Our caterer happens to be a BYO restaurant. Our venue allows us to serve alcohol but requires proof of insurance. Particularly, Host Liquor Liability insurance for $500,000. Since the caterer is a BYO, he does not have this coverage. How do I go about getting the required insurance? I know there are third party insurance providers. Is this where I should turn to? [Located in Philadelphia, the venue is a township owned building, the wedding date in Summer 2015]
posted by allthingsconsidered on Apr 30, 2015 - 5 answers

Affordable reunion-style wedding ideas? (MN edition)

Mr. Airguitar and I planning a wedding that we're hoping avoids some of the Wedding Industrial Complex pitfalls. Easier said than done! [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Apr 30, 2015 - 8 answers

What colors go with these bouquets?

I'm thinking of getting these dresses for my 4 bridesmaids: DESSY 2894. Which of the colors on the site would go well if I'm holding a bouquet that's a blend of these? (More details inside) [more inside]
posted by dogcow2015 on Apr 28, 2015 - 14 answers

Help me with the logistics of a pizza and pasta wedding buffet!

My fiance and I want to have gourmet pizza and pasta from a great local restaurant to feed the guests at our wedding reception. How should we logistically tackle this? How do we keep pizza hot on a buffet table? How much of each item (pizza/pasta) will we need? Details below. [more inside]
posted by pimmscup on Apr 24, 2015 - 23 answers

Seattle Wedding Venues?!!!

My fiancee and I (very recently engaged!) are trying to plan a wedding in Seattle for this September (2015) - it's starting to feel a bit short notice, and while we've gotten some great tips and are exploring some fun looking venues, we don't live near Seattle. At the moment, we're really focused on finding a venue. I'd greatly appreciate any tips or thoughts people have! A few more details regarding what we're looking for are inside. [more inside]
posted by traveltheworld on Apr 23, 2015 - 25 answers

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