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  1. Quote: Originally Posted by FutureMrsLewis Wow, not many Newfies on here We're a rare breed it seems lol Yeah there's only a few of us here from the East coast. Guess it's getting harder and harder to get out of NF for a sunny holiday in the wintertime
  2. **UPDATE** It's now 2 months until the wedding, and my parents have agreed to pay for the flowers (which is awesome) and this is their big involvement in the wedding. This was totally unprovoked too, they came right out of the blue and agreed to take care of this for us. When we told FI's mom, she said she would have paid for the flowers if we had asked her. We're not going to ask for help, but we'll take it if it's offered to us. Nearly everything is taken care of but transportation. I have no idea how FI's family is getting to the venue, they're spread out all over the place and they are notoriously late. FI suggested I talk to his mom about this. FMIL has back problems and is off work for a few months until she's better, so she's got lots of time on her hands. I went over there with my laptop to show her all the things that I've done so far and what's left to do, and a list of limo companies. I told her I was concerned about how everyone was getting to the venue the day of, and all she kept doing was telling me about people FI knew like 20+ years ago from elementary school that might have classic cars for rent. She did not volunteer to call up people and ask around about prices! And then she told me not to worry about everyone getting there because someone will drive them. She totally missed the point, but I'm not going to tell her she needs to call around so we can all get a ride to the wedding. Ugh. Also, a coworker of FI's really wanted to come to our wedding down east but now has to back out because his son is getting married. He felt so bad about it, he's decided to throw us an AHR!! When FI told his mom, she said "oh yeah, I was thinking about doing something like that". Kind of a bit late now, dontcha think? This is also the same woman who offered to host a shower for me, then 2 wks later took that back because she said "she didn't know any of my friends here and wouldn't know who to invite". It didn't occur to her to ask me who should be invited, so she takes back her offer. HELP! How can we deal with a woman who claims she wants to help, but doesn't want to pay for anything and doesn't want to plan any of the "boring details" It's almost like she's waiting to surprise us with something, but I don't like surprises
  3. ooh there's still some time left in the sale - looks like my MOH is going to be busy shopping for me today!
  4. My dress is pretty slim (no poofy dress with pickups for me!!), so I can easily lay it out in the bag flat under my bed.
  5. I've heard a good place to store it is under your bed. Makes sense, it's flat and should be relatively undisturbed. And seriously, who's fella is going to look under the bed for anything! I agree with the pp about not looking at other dresses. It's hard, but would be harder if you had to make a decision between 2 (and then paying for 2!)
  6. Yeah you're married (and thanks for thinking of us girls here by posting all those pics first) Sorcha )
  7. Quote: Originally Posted by WindyCityGirl I don't know about the veil but I have to say I love your dress! Great choice-- you will look fabulous! Who is it made by if you don't mind me asking? It's from Bonny, style 831
  8. Ladies, I need your help because I can't make a decision on this and non-brides just don't understand... Here's my dress I'm short, 5' 1" and will only be wearing 2 inch heels. I will probably wear my hair with fingerwaves and pin curls, very 1940's like. I have a fake fur wrap to wear with my dress too. My dilema is, WHAT VEIL SHOULD I WEAR? I have no idea and I think I've tried on every kind out there. I don't know if I should get a super long one, a finger-length one or something shorter because I'm shorter. I don't know if I should get lace or beading or satin edge trim. The only things I do know is that I don't want it to be poofy and I do like the idea of sparkly beading on it to go with my gown. Ugh - ladies please give me some suggestions/advice on this. Thanks!
  9. Quote: Originally Posted by FutureMrsLewis I'm not from Edmonton, but Sin Jawn's is still a part of Canada, well as long as you ask a Canadian, a lot of North American maps leave out Newfoundland Not the actual geographical maps, but like maps you see in the background of news shows and such Sin Jawn's - now that's EXACTLY how you pronouce it! LMAO And it's New-found-LAAAND, anyone else from da Rock find that mainlanders get this wrong most of the time?? Oh, I guess I should mention that I live in the flat, flat prairies, but as my name suggests, I'm from St. John's, NF. Here's a thread I started a few months ago to list all the Canadians on this site http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t27142 Sorcha
  10. Ok so who do you think is the mole in the agency? I think it's Jeannine Garfallo (sp?), the FBI analyst in the purple shirt. And Jack is convinced that Tony isn't bad, but after all Tony has been thru, I don't blame him for going rouge - I totally would too!
  11. I'm so excited that the new season of 24 is about to begin, I hope this long wait is worth it. Anyone else here watch 24?
  12. PrairieGirl, I'm not sure what part of the province you're in, but Something Blue in Saskatoon just had a big sale (sign up for their email and you'll get a head's up on sales), and I know there's a used wedding dress store in Regina if you're willing to look there. Hopefully you've got a new dress you love by now, if not send me a PM and I'll keep an eye out for you if I hear of anything.
  13. I don't know what your DH hands look like, but he might be telling the truth about the tightness. I know on my hands that it could slide over the knuckle and fits ok on the finger, but then after a few minutes when that finger starts to tingle and turn purple, I'm looking for the margarine tub to get that sucker off! At least you still have the ring. A friend's DH lost his wedding band a week after their wedding (that was 18 years ago) and they never did replace it. Maybe you could try selling the titanium band and get your DH another band, or even better, get something fancy for yourself!
  14. I have finally gotten everyone's measurements and ordered the dresses thru NetBride.com at the start of December. I'm kinda cursing on my 2 girls for not getting their info to me earlier, stupid falling dollar rates So my MOH (my sister) will be wearing the dress on the right, and my BM (FSIL) will be wearing the middle dress. Just imagine them in teal/aqua blue with the black lace
  15. So you're saying your friend is upset that she didn't get engaged in Jamaica, because her bf popped the question early? Shouldn't she be happy that she got engaged - period? Regardless of when or where. Maybe you can tell her she'll notice all the wedding details more closely at your DW, I know I've noticed all the little things at other people's weddings once I got engaged.
  16. Ha ha, it works! Not too keen on the super salmon pink, but hey I can play games again. Thanks,
  17. Ummm so question #2 is, do I send her an invite to my wedding? Seeing how they've already received a STD. I'm assuming they're not going to come because it's across the country. I emailed her about a seat sale and she responded that her mom was considering getting them the flights to our wedding as an early wedding gift for them. I wrote back saying that would be great if they could make it out, she said well they didn't get the tickets after all. I'm thinking I should send them one and expect the rsvp with regrets in the mail. What do you think?
  18. Are you sure the Arcade hasn't been moved, because I can't find it under my QuickLinks...
  19. It's kinda ironic that she wrote in her xmas card "I think we need to meet up at least 6 times in 2009". And then 3 days later backs out of our pre-planned dinner date. It just sucks that she gives the impression she wants to try and keep this all together, but isn't willing to put in any work towards it. When her and her FI do come through town, they don't even tell us until after the fact. They would say "Oh we were just there a few days ago for dinner, we thought you would be too busy". But they could try calling... Anyways, I think I'll try what you've all suggested and keep saying we're busy. Doesn't matter if I accept an invite anyways, they'll just stand me up again.
  20. Ok ladies, I need your advice. (pardon the long post) FI was friends with this lady, let's call her "M", about a year before I met him. I show up in the picture and after 6 months of dating, M tells me that she thinks I'm good for FI and that she's now over him. WTF! You were never "together" to start with! Once FI explained that they had a flirtatious friendship, FI just wanted to stay friends and nothing more, I could understand why she said that. It was still a shocker, but I got past it. After 18 months, FI and I move to another province. We see M a few times a year when we go back to visit and have some great times, M comes out our way when she's visiting family and will stay with us. All is still good. After living in the new province for 2 years, M tells us she's thinking about leaving the big city and moving out our way to be closer to her family. Wow, that's great, we'll get to see our good friend more often. Another suprise that summer was that M was seeing someone. She had been single the entire time I knew her (so 3.5 years at this point). By the end of the year, M and her new BF had moved to our province and lived about an hour's drive away. Both FI and I liked the new BF but were kind of shocked at how fast their relationship was moving. Once M moved here we all saw each other about once a month. They had an old weiner dog and we have a big clumsy lab who got along fine, so we could all crash at each other's places and not have to worry about the animals. After about a year of M living here, they bought a house with the intention of flipping it for a profit. They bought a house in the nasty area of town. Their first week in their new place, their neighbour told them to park their cars INSIDE their fenced backyard or else they'd lose the windows in them! Lovely. Needless to say I didn't want to leave my car parked overnight there, so we came to visit but didn't stay over. Which doesn't make for a very fun night when you're arguing about who's going to drive. So we saw less and less of them because we didn't want to stay overnight there and they didn't want to come out to our place all the time. Because they were now living in the seedy area of town, M and BF got 2 new dogs that are pretty vocal. They're some kind of shepard cross and are very intimidating. Every time we'd come over, or if they came to our place, they would be barking at us non-stop and wouldn't settle down. M excused this behaviour because the dogs came from an abused home. After 8 months of living in the hood, M and BF bought a new place outside of the city. They now live 90 minutes away from us. They tried selling the old place but were unsuccessful (but luckily found a renter). A week before they were to move in, they were at our place for a bbq. While my FI was heading towards the bbq one of their new dogs bit him on the back of the leg. It was an unprovoked attack. M and BF did nothing to discipline their dogs, they kind of brushed off the situation and giggled about it. Thankfully FI was ok, the dog didn't break the skin, but we were concerned about how those dogs would react around kids, they could definetly overpower one. The next week we were at their new place doing some work before they moved in and their new dogs were still charging for us and barking at us, teeth all bared. Both FI and I were afraid to turn our backs on these dogs for fear we would get attacked. We both were ready to defend ourselves against these dogs if needed, seeing how our friends weren't going to help us out. Since that weekend, things haven't been the same. FI says even though he and M used to be really good close friends, he just considers her an acquaintance now. Every time I've tried to make plans for dinner, M and BF back out at the last minute. Yesterday her excuse was "well I should have planned my day better, so because I've got nothing else to do in the city and I don't want to wait another hour until supper, I'm going to head home and cancel our dinner plans". I think I'm done with this relationship. I'm sick of being stood up. We can't go over to their place and spend the evening for fear of being attacked. I'm tired of putting in all the effort and getting nothing back, it's like we're just not that important to them now. M's BF has now changed to FI and they've asked my FI to perform at their wedding. We don't even want to attend. If they can't make the time to meet up for a coffee, then what are they going to expect from us for their wedding. So ladies, how do you break up with a friend?
  21. Quote: Originally Posted by neen I've gotten excuses written in the RSVP like "we're going on two other vacations this year" and "we just bought a house" or simply "we just can't swing it". Fine, you're not coming. But be honest...just tell me that while you're my friend and you wish me a wonderful wedding, its just not that important to you to be there and you'd rather go on a different vacation or spend the money you saved for Mexico on a new couch and coffee tables. Because that's the truth and I just want them to know that I know that. Girl, I hear ya! Our best man and his wife pulled out of our DW because "they had just bought a house and they were going to another wedding in Vegas". Which they were not standing in!!!! My FI didn't really believe that until he saw the pics on Facebook confirming our friends were not in the wedding party for the Vegas DW. That was like a stab thru the heart. Hope they had lots of fun, they just gambled our friendship away. I haven't spoken to them since, I'm afraid I'd say something I'd regret. But mind you, they haven't really tried to reach us either since they told us in June. Or my mom, who was convinced she was going to get stuck in a blizzard and miss everything, she refused to look into travelling down south. Can you get that blurb of yours made into a card? That would be so awesome to send back to people...
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