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The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than 170 countries worldwide as of the 21st of April 2020. In hopes of slowing down the transferability of the virus, governments worldwide enacted a series of measures which include:

· A partial lockdown where only select shops remain open (such as supermarkets, pharmacies, etc.)

· A full lockdown/quarantine (citizens are ordered to remain within the premise of their house). 

This governmental restriction of movement, and government-instructed closure of several businesses, has undoubtedly affected the markets worldwide. Projections from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expect shrinkage of GDP per capita for around 170 countries, even stating that the models they use may perhaps be more optimistic than the picture reality paints. The longer the outbreak, the harder the GDP shrinkage, with even a short term quarantine resulting in an approximate 3% GDP shrinkage. 

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Progress Post: 140 days out

So, I was in this community ten plus (!!!) years ago when planning my first wedding, which was a *lovely* soirée that was published on Style Me Pretty, is still all over pinterest, and came with an abusive marriage to an events coordiator and the man who planned Harvey Weinstein’s bachelorette party (yes, true). It also cost us (about half of it was me and him PERSONALLY)...including having catering FREE and our rentals discounted 60 percent somewhere in the ballpark of SIXTY EFFING THOUSAND DOLLARS. I say that because i know you cringed in reading that, and I do even more so ten years down the road and want to keep allllll of that BS in mind when planning this wedding.
I also have zero issues breaking each and every rule this time around, because things are different when you’re in your 30s haha.
My date is May 15, 2020...so we are 140 days out.
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Ideas to design your wedding DIY style

5 ideas to design your wedding DIY style

Unless you are someone who selects a ready theme from the diary of an established wedding planner, DIY wedding is an exciting idea to bring to life for your wedding! Make it a story to share with the world, or a reflection of style and thoughts you believe in – your wedding ceremony becomes a scene out of your favorite movie if you choose to be it so!

Deciding from the colors of the décor to printing the cards by you, Do-It-Yourself can bring about a personal touch. While creativity is at its top notch, the wonders it can do for a wedding prep is unmatchable! Here are 5 ideas to design your Wedding DIY style and keep the budgets low while impacts are high.

DIY cards

Why go for the regular wedding invite patterns when you can go creative and design something quirky and interesting! Choose to create your own wedding card. You can add in your pictures, doodle, sketches, dried flowers, paintings, and get inspired by your love story to create the wedding invites. From glass bottles, music cards to even assorted boxes – there are options galore to experiment with!

Bring in fabric

A little touch of fabric can bring definition to your wedding venue. Drapes hanging in from the ceiling or just a nice spread of fabric on the long dinner table can add in a fun vibe while also bringing elegance. Add in a touch of string lights or bulbs to make it all lit. Even if the tables are less decked up the elegance that comes with fabric and lights will keep the reception looking lively.

Experiment with flowers

Thinking flowers were just for table décor or mandap décor? Think again! These days fresh flowers along with the paper flowers are used for decorating the chairs, hanging from the ceiling, handing over to the guests and sometimes keeping it at photo booths. Move ahead from the roses, lilies etc and experiment with tulips, lavenders, or even the leaves to set up the designs.

Light the lamp

There is nothing as beautiful as keeping the venue lit with burning lamps. Choose to put in glass jars lit with flame in place of the electric lamps. Candle lights can add a touch of beauty while being a simple way to set it up. Alternatively, one can use round paper lamps to hang on the venue and give it a dreamy look. White and off white lamps create the most inspiring setups to go with the wooden furniture.


One of the simplest tricks to make your wedding pop is to bring in art! Get inspired by the vintage collections and art to install them at the venue. If it’s an open lawn you can pick vintage style gates and chairs to decorate the venue. Throw in some greenery and flower pots to make it look like straight out of a dream. Or there can be paintings and art booths for the couple to get clicking and lock their special moments.

Budgeted – Stylish – Personalized! DIY wedding style can create a décor that brings completed ecstasy on the most special day of your life!
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Our aim is to deliver you the wedding you’ve always imagined, from start to finish. Apart from connecting you to the right people, we also work closely with you to understand your exact requirements. Whether you have a particular theme in mind or want to provide customized hampers to your attendees, we’ll be there at every step to make sure that your vision is executed to perfection.

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Wedding Plan Guide and Speeches

All Types of Wedding Speeches - A Guide to Give Effective and Memorable Speech
It is almost likely that every one faces this situation to give wedding speeches during their life time. Though it is one of the shortest speeches you may make but it is not an easy one. Some have the in born trait to write out a wedding speech, but most people find it extremely difficult. All Types of Wedding Speeches is a website that is totally dedicated for the purpose.http://weddingguidereviews.com/index-z-globalgate.html


Just saying hello and like the wedding idea, how old is your cummunity?

Interesting Article to Discuss

Hi all!

I got married two years ago so I haven't been very active in the community lately, but I saw this article and thought it might be interesting to discuss.

"Huge Engagement Rings Show the World You're More Likely to Divorce

Huge Engagement Rings Show the World You're More Likely to Divorce

Don't be fooled by a diamond as big as the Ritz: Scientists say that enormous engagement rings are not a predictor of a flawless, Pinterest-perfect life together. If anything, a rock that cost as much as a European vacation is a predictor for divorce. Try not to cluck ominously the next time someone thrusts a couple of carats under your nose."

The rest is here: http://jezebel.com/huge-engagement-rings-show-the-world-youre-more-likely-1643820961

What does everyone think?

Need dress opinions, please!

Hi WPers!

Need an unbiased opinion. One of these dress is one I already bought and the other is one I'm thinking of switching to. Which looks better? FYI for either dress, I am getting more in shape for the big day and will be wearing Spanx as well. :o)

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Thanks in advance!


The dear hubby & I got married on a very rainy, chilly March 16 in Fort Mill, SC. Though rain was the last thing I wanted to happen on my wedding day, it was still beautiful and almost everything I could have hoped for. We paid for about 2/3 of the wedding ourselves, the rest came from my mom and his parents.

Refresher on my previous posts here, here, and here.

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Thanks so much one and all for the all the advice I received! Truly was a great help!

Include or not include?

I am sending out invitations for our wedding at the end of this month. We are registered at Target. When we registered, they have us little slips that say we are registered there to include in our invitations. I just read on Pinterest that you are never to include registry info in your invitations.

So do I or don't I?


Ignore my mum or suck it up?

I'm a little torn about what I'm supposed to do in this situation, so I come asking for help.

Now, my mum's always been horrible and controlling and a little evil sometimes.
She's demanding we (bride & groom) sit at the groom's table because "it's tradition" - i.e. I now belong to his family (puhlease)!
We really don't want to do this, because we want to be with our friends. I don't want to sit there with his family while they're chit chatting in a completely foreign language.
Honestly, groom's parents could not care less where we sat. I should also mention we're not having a bridal party, so that makes it a little harder to argue.
At the end of the day, my mom "wants face" (i'm not sure if that's a thing that non-Chinese people say?), even though she goes on an on about how the wedding is not about her, so that's why she's only inviting like 20 of her friends, instead of more. (BTW, we're only having about 80 people all up there...so I'd say 20 is a huge chunk of that number!)

Anyway, should I just suck it up and sit with the groom's family (apparently I won't have time to sit and eat anyway, because I'll be too busy talking with people...but that's so not happening - i want my food)....or should I just ignore her and sit us with our friends and feel her wrath later? I mean, what's the worst that can happen? She kicks me out of home? Oh wait, I'll be leaving anyway.


Stainless steel wedding bands/sets?

Has anyone ever used stainless steel wedding bands/sets instead of more 'traditional' metals?

I'm HARD on my hands, being disabled. It's nothing for me to have chipped/cracked/rough nails, cuts, scratches, etc. (Right now, I have 5 marks on my right hand, 1 mark and 2 sore nails on the left hand) I would HATE for my ering to get broken or bent because of my hands.

FH says he's totally willing to trade in my current ering (a marquise solitaire in 10K white gold) for a setting in stainless steel, but he doesn't want to go and have us do this if the stainless steel doesn't hold up like the 10k gold is.


Jul. 15th, 2014

Name and/or LJ userID: veiled_static
Wedding Date: April 2015
Bride/Groom/Other (please specify): Bride
Age: 26
City/State/Country you live in: Rural IL
City/State/Country you're getting married in (if different): Prague
Your song/First Dance song: ?
Wedding Colors: ?
Formality: ?
Theme (if you have one): ?
Number of guests: 25-30
How'd you meet your fiance?: at school
How long have you been together?: 6 years
Do you have a personal wedding website?: nope
Have you read the community rules before posting this survey and do you agree to follow them? yep :)
Anything else you'd like to tell us?: I have never dreamed about my wedding, so now that it's coming up I have no idea what I want! This includes the dress.

On one side, I love how the tighter fitting dresses look (va-va voom!) but they are uncomfortable to move around in and dancing would not be easy. The A-line/ball gown made of english net is so light and comfortable and romantic - but I can't help but think it doesn't look as good. My family is completely unhelpful so I am asking here for opinions. Or am I just over-thinking something that should be straight forward, haha.

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This looks like a great community and I look forward to being a part of it!


Save the Dates

We're falling a bit behind in terms of wedding planning and it's looking like sending out Save-the-Dates isn't really going to work. I'm not really upset about it, they were always kind of an optional thing to me anyway, but my fiance thinks it might matter. I'm also in favor of not wasting money on something I don't care much about AND not having to rush to do something that doesn't matter to me at the expense of time to work on things that do matter.

I think the best option is to actually pick up a phone and talk to people. All our friends are aware of the date anyway, but we could check in with those we don't talk to as often to remind them. Our parents can help with similarly reminding family we're not in touch with as often. I think as long as our wedding website is done so there's a place to point people to for more information, the phone call is just as good as a card in the mail.


Well that was awkward

Hello all! I don't post very often here, but after attending a recent wedding, I had to at least put my thoughts down.

The wedding was beautiful, the food was top notch, and I had a really great time... except during the social hour. My husband was Best Man and he was off getting his picture taken with the rest of the bridal party during that time. No biggie! I am, after all, an adult who fully understands the wedding-day agenda. So I get to the reception hall and I get in line for hors d'oeuvres. I chatted with some people around me about the ceremony and the weather and everything was fine. Until I went to find my seat. Seats were assigned, and I went to the table with the name cards but could not find my name. I scanned it about half a dozen times before I realized that no, my name would not magically appear if I tried to find it hard enough. So I started walking around. There were some people still milling around, but nearly the entire hall had found their seats when I realized that the head table had one more plate than was in the party. I casually walked over and lo and behold my name card was there. Since I didn't know anyone at the wedding except the bride and groom, I'm nearly 100% positive that she seated me there to be by my husband at dinner. But this created a really awkward effect: If I had sat at the head table before the bridal party arrived, I would have stuck out like a sore thumb. So I couldn't sit down without feeling EXTREMELY self-conscious and therefore anxious (things that I struggle with continuously and go to therapy for; I mean, just thinking about sitting by myself at the table gave me anxiety). I also was the only person in the hall who never sat down once during the social hour. I chatted with people in line just fine, but I think a lot of that was because we were forced to be near each other. As soon as they had what they went up for, they went back to their table. Since the seating was assigned, I couldn't sit in someone else's seat to try to make small talk either. I was in limbo for an hour and a half and it kinda sucked. =/

I don't think there is ever going to be a perfect solution to seating the bridal party's significant others, and I really do think the bride was trying to be thoughtful of me, but damn it was a rough reception.

Vendor warning!

I haven't posted here since I got married, but I remember how useful this community was for vendor recommendations, so I wanted to post my sister's horror story in case any other brides-to-be were considering this vendor.

She purchased bridesmaid dresses from RenzRags on etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/RenzRags). They arrived three months before the wedding. Five needed minor alterations; one was the COMPLETELY wrong dress. They offered to remake the dress, so she sent back the wrong one. One month before her wedding, she started consistently checking in with them, and each time they brushed her off and told her they were working on it. We began to worry and started searching for back-up dresses. My sister left a bad review on their etsy shop. They asked if she would take it down, and she said she would if they got the dress to her in time.

TWO DAYS before the wedding, they emailed her and said the dress was finished, but it was too late to ship it. That's it. No other helpful suggestions. Since they were located 3 hours away, my sister asked if they would drive it up. They refused. She asked if they would meet us halfway, but that was also met with refusal. Finally, they said she could come pick it up herself from a husband of one of the shop employees, who would be marginally closer to her. Out of options at that point, my sister had to drive 2.5 hours the MORNING of her wedding rehearsal to pick up that dress, only to find out that it was the WRONG DRESS - the one we had sent back in the first place!

The husband tried to get ahold of the shop for another hour while she waited, but they didn't respond. Since she had to make it back to the rehearsal, she grabbed the wrong dress (because at least it was in the correct color) and drove back 2.5 hours.

They finally got back to her later in the day and said they couldn't find the correct dress anywhere in their shop. How do you finish a dress the day before and then completely lose it? They said they wouldn't charge her for the wrong dress, but that's way too little and way too late. I am furious at how much stress they caused my little sister, who should've been relaxing the day before her wedding, not super stressed out and driving (pointlessly) around for 5 hours. So please, if you don't want to worry about missing bridesmaid dresses, don't order from RenzRags!

selling your dress

When I bought my dress, I always knew that I would sell it. It cost a lot of money, and it's not going to do any good sitting in my closet, so why not?

I've been married for 8 months now, and I've been meaning to post it up for sale...but I just...now I'm not so sure. I've grown attached to it.

The logical part of me is saying just shutup and sell it. I have no intentions of having children at this point, and even if I do, I wouldn't want to pass my dress on to my daughter. I wouldn't have wanted to wear my mother's dress if she hadn't lost it when our house flooded when I was 14 (at which point she regretted not selling it). My mother didn't want to wear her mother's dress. So saving it for a potential future daughter is just not a thing for me.

So my question is, if you sold your dress, do you have any regrets about it?

Also, where is the best place (read: where will I get the most money :P) to sell it?

I Found a Dress

My best friend was up visiting from Texas (I live in NY) and since her boyfriend is planning on proposing soon, we decided it would be fun to try on a few dresses. I was also tipped off that there was a bridal shop closing at the end of the month and having a "Going Out of Business" sale. We decided to check it out. A few hours later I walked out with this...

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The best part, because of some minor flaws, it was only $99. I do want to add some color to it, but for the price I couldn't pass it up.

Alterations Shop Suggestions Welcome!

Long time, no post!

I am the matron of honor in my best friend's wedding in July. I just recently moved to Columbus, OH (like, 7 weeks ago) and I'm having a hard time finding an alterations shop to take in the bust of my dress. (I got it at David's Bridal, and I do NOT trust them to do this, as they couldn't even give me the right sizes to try on!)

I've seen a couple places with reviews online, but not very many, and I'm sure there are more out there. I asked if my hair salon if they had any businesses they reciprocated referrals with but no dice. Any WPers have any personal experience? Thanks!

May. 1st, 2014

Can any of you recommend a good site for me to make my wedding website?  Something simple and easy, please.

Thanks very much!

Edit:  Not required, but bonus points if it's free or one-time payment. :)


Hey! I actually posted a couple of years ago, thinking my guy was going to propose in the near future. Well, it finally happened on New Years' Eve. Now that we've worked out our budget, I'm ready to get down to real planning and thought I should come back here and maybe get some help!

Name and/or LJ userID: Sarah
Wedding Date: June 2015
Bride/Groom/Other (please specify): Bride
Age: 25
City/State/Country you live in: Ottawa, ON, Canada
City/State/Country you're getting married in (if different): Same
Your song/First Dance song: Undecided
Wedding Colors: Royal blue and very pale rose gold
Formality: Fairly formal
Theme (if you have one): None
Number of guests: 130 max
How'd you meet your fiance?: We were part of a youth parliament together
How long have you been together?: 6 years
Do you have a personal wedding website?: Not yet!
Have you read the community rules before posting this survey and do you agree to follow them? Yes to both
Anything else you'd like to tell us?: It's going to be an interesting family blend. Neither side has met each other yet. His father was a United Church minister for many many years, his family all goes to church, and neither of his parents have so much as tasted alcohol. No one in my family goes to church and the last family wedding we were all at together was marked by a hangover brunch (including parents) the next day. My parents are also divorced (dad is remarried, mom is engaged), so my biggest concern is the blending of all the different groups.

Most-Forgotten Things

Hi WPers!

I'm currently about eight months out and trying to finalize my already-insane schedule up until the wedding day. I was hoping you could chime in and give me some things you may have forgotten or things that you think it will be easy to forget, so I can make sure I have them covered.

Thanks in advance! :o)

4 days to go!

The big day is on Saturday. And this week is HECTIC. I've never been the most organised of people, I have no idea why I thought planning a wedding would be a good idea. I'll get through it though!

The nerves have seriously kicked in! I constantly feel like I'm one small disaster away from a panic attack. Or some sort of cardiac episode.

Last week I developed an eye infection. Which is nothing new for me. And it turned into a huge cyst on my eyelid. Which again is nothing new, but they don't go away on their own for me. I have to have them surgically removed. So I'm stressing about make up that will help conceal it. Add that to the rest of the of the stress and ive broken out in excema. On my face. Yaaaaay.

Other than my underskirt being too short (fixed now) and being unable to do anything other than walk in a straight line in my dress (hook being attached tomorrow) my outfit is great! I cant wait for FH to see me in my dress.

I have a blackboard to make (yes make!!) And table decorations to sort out into boxes for each table. Then I need to finalise playlists. Then drop it all off at the venue on Friday. Which might be a bit complicated since there's a wedding on that day too. But thats pretty much it! I've been having nightmares for months that I'll be running round the morning of the day realising I've forgotten to get really important things like rings or a dress.

Wish me luck!
I hope your wedding plans are going smoothly!

Bridal Shower Registry?

Hi WPers!

So my FH and I don’t have a traditional registry – we have one set up at Honeyfund for our honeymoon. However, my bridesmaids are throwing me a shower and I have no idea what to do about that! It’d be super awkward for everyone to just show up with money, but then again I don’t really need a lot of household things. We don’t have a house yet, and our apartment really has everything it needs.

What I really would like is just some things to bring/wear on our honeymoon, etc. I really need some lingerie but that’s weird to me to open in front of a lot of people.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Apr. 11th, 2014

Hey folks!

Aside from my intro post, I've never really made an actual post on here but I have a serious etiquette question.

Two days ago, I resigned from my job...which I wasn't planning on doing until after our wedding. We're about two months away and invitations will be going out in a week or so. My question is...I sent STDs to several coworkers, who are obviously now former coworkers. I didn't leave under pleasant circumstances and truthfully, I don't want any reminders of the job, so do I still need to invite them? I know you're supposed to follow up on STDs with invitations but I'm just wondering if this would be considered an exception.

Thanks in advance!

Engagement Photos!

Hi WPers!

Just a reminder, I'm Jen. Haven't been posting much here, but I'm an avid reader! Here are the couple posts I've made that are most relevant, probably:

Progress Post #1

I'll probably do another progress post 200 days out or so, but not too much has changed! I did get my dress but it's a little small at the moment sooo I'll post a pic whenever it fits (hopefully sometime this summer)!

Josh (FH) and I had our engagement photos done over the weekend. The full album is here, but I thought I'd share a few with you guys here too. :o)

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Sorry for the bajillion pics, I just love them so much. Thanks for reading/viewing! :o)


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