Do I have to open gifts at my bridal shower?

Choosing to avoid the gift opening portion of the bridal shower has become increasingly popular nowadays. While it is nice to acknowledge each persons' gift to you so they can witness your reaction, you don't have to. Not many people even want to sit through two hours of you tearing at boxes and gift bags. … Continue reading Do I have to open gifts at my bridal shower?

Do I have to have flowers?

Flowers add a gorgeous touch to weddings whether it be in the bouquets, the centerpieces, or even just decorated around the church/room. However, they are not completely necessary. Flowers are more of a traditional type of thing that everyone expects to see, but they can be easily replaced. Most brides don't even want to have … Continue reading Do I have to have flowers?

When should I send out my big day invitations?

In order to provide your venue with a headcount at a reasonable time, we suggest you send them out four months before your wedding. You'll want to ask that they RSVP at least one month before the actual wedding day. Plus, there will be some leeway for the 50 people you have to call and … Continue reading When should I send out my big day invitations?

Do I have to send out Save the Dates?

Save the dates tend to be one of those annoying extra costs that you feel like are totally unnecessary, but theyย are. Contrary to popular belief, they actually serve a purpose besides sitting on the fridge until the invitation comes. It is important to send them out in order for your traveling guests to be able … Continue reading Do I have to send out Save the Dates?

Do we need to invite plus ones?

Well, it would be a nice gesture given your venue capacity and budget allow for it, but do not feel obligated to! Imagine inviting a handful of high school friends and their plus ones, then getting stuck with an extra 40 plates to pay for? If you have a big family and a tight budget, … Continue reading Do we need to invite plus ones?