Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: The Truth About Wedding Plus Ones

Unfortunately this is the way many guests feel when invited to a wedding.

Although I rarely delve into my personal bidness here on Triple B, I felt the need to address something that often becomes an issue when wedding planning. That issue is the dreaded plus-one quandary. As if fine tuning guest lists isn’t complicated enough, there’s an added amount of pressure surrounding which guests should or shouldn’t get a plus one. Ultimately this is a decision the marrying couple (or whoever is footing the bill) makes but I also think those expecting an automatic plus one should take an honest look at their own “relationship” before assuming. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – My Guest List Nightmare!

Triple B's resident bride-to-be Jene has the wedding guest list blues...

All bridal party dresses delivered, check. Pre-marital counseling with the pastor, check. Wedding bands selected, check. Invitations in the mail…here lies the problem.

Composing the guest list has been the most difficult task of the wedding planning thus far. [Read more…]

Wedding Family Matters

Weddings are usually joyous occasions but they can also cause pain.

The other day a good but frustrated friend told me about her cousin’s upcoming wedding. She was frustrated because her cousin (who I gathered is in her mid to late 30s) didn’t invite my friend or her immediate family to her wedding. My friend explained that most of her frustration came from seeing her mother (the cousin’s aunt) hurt – her mom had been very close to said cousin. She explained how her mother frequently and happily allowed this same cousin to stop by during her college days for a home cooked meal and to do laundry when she didn’t have the time or resources to travel home. My friend’s mom also advised this cousin on matters of the heart when she didn’t feel comfortable confiding in her own mother.

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The Road to Mrs.: A Big Guest Mess!

Triple B's fave bride-to-be Charli gives practical tips on avoiding guest list drama!

Any bride who’s made it to the altar and back will tell you that with every guest list comes some kind of drama. We started off wanting an intimate wedding for 90 or so guests, and we’re now three weeks away from an event that nearly 150 people plan to attend. I’m flattered that so many folks want to be a part of our special day, but when it comes to planning your wedding, “sharing the love” isn’t the easiest thing to do. Here are three pitfalls we fell into, and some advice you can use to avoid stepping into them too. [Read more…]

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