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#31 lucy106

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    Posted 16 March 2008 - 06:36 PM

    This sounds great! Cant wait to see pics and read stories! Thank you!

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    Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:15 AM

    I love this idea! I can't wait to get my pictures done so I can see the blog!

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    #33 Yari

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      Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:31 AM

      Very cool! I bought my starfish, so I will definitely participate.

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        Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:43 AM

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        Yes, we'll definitly organize the passing individually & keep track ourselves. Maybe we can add in our journal entry who we sent ours too & got it from.

        I think we have already seen this is way too much for the mods to keep up with so I like that it's now our own responsibility.
        It's not that it's too much for the mods to keep up with- it's more that we've had a too many irresponsible brides that for one reason or another either lose or destroy the journal and/or starfish, or can't manage to drop it in the mail so the next person gets it in a timely fashion. We're not babysitters! Then, we were dealing with upset people because the starfish didn't get to them in time... Just a word of warning for those of you that want to start passing stuff on.



        This way nothing gets lost!

        #35 LCBride2007

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          Posted 17 March 2008 - 12:08 PM

          Ditto what Sarah said ... we were happy to organize the whole thing, but other than actually coming to people's houses to pick up and drop off the starfish and journal, we couldn't figure out a way to get people to be responsible. Don't get me wrong, there were some brides that were very considerate and took care of the starfish and journal, and passed it along just as they agreed to do, most actually were able to do this successfully. But the few that weren't able to live up to their end of the bargain unfortunately ruined a fabulous tradition for the rest of us. So we've been trying to come up with a way to continue this tradition, because we really do love the idea of it, without having to constantly harass brides to do what they signed up to do in the first place!

          I'm sorry if I sound a little bitter, but it's just that there's been so much work put into this, especially by Courtney and Shelley, and they've been taken advantage of and in some cases, treated with disrespect, IMHO.

          Ok, not sure where that came from ... but I'm done ranting!

          So, in summary, pass on your cherished starfish at your own risk!

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            Posted 17 March 2008 - 12:18 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Sarah
            It's not that it's too much for the mods to keep up with- it's more that we've had a too many irresponsible brides that for one reason or another either lose or destroy the journal and/or starfish, or can't manage to drop it in the mail so the next person gets it in a timely fashion. We're not babysitters! Then, we were dealing with upset people because the starfish didn't get to them in time... Just a word of warning for those of you that want to start passing stuff on.



            This way nothing gets lost!
            Yeah, that's what I meant. It's too much for the mods to have to keep up with when people don't do their part. It wouldn't have been hard if people followed the rules. So I think it's better taking the responsibility off the mods to keep up with it & just have people buy their own. I'm sorry to hear people were so inconsiderate to Shelley & Courtney. I hope the new system works smoothly & no one ruins the fun.

            I don't mind passing mine on because I don't want it back.

            #37 Can'tHardlyWait

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              Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:20 PM

              I just wanted to add that the 3rd website Shelley posted has free shipping right now!

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                Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:22 PM

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                I just wanted to add that the 3rd website Shelley posted has free shipping right now!

                yes, that was actually posted in another thread, but some other sites I saw were $10 for shipping, so that is a gtreat deal

                #39 Agape Gems

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                  Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:55 PM

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                  you can get a starfish for $15 shipped. I've seen bouquets with both. It really is cute how we all have the starfish. You start to notice them as you go through pictures. It's like waldo. I found the starfish!
                  i debated before i bought my "j" about whether to get both or just one and decided to get the monogram bc i really don't have anything in my wedding with a starfish, and i think FI will appreciate seeing the J b/c for the longest time i didn't want to change my last name. So this is a little bit of a white flag.

                  So, guess i won't be part of the journal... its a very cool idea though
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                  #40 DanielleNDerek

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                    Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:28 PM

                    I think it's great that your doing the monogram since it will mean so much to your fi.
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