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#11 ~*Kathy*~

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    Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:13 PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your wedding struggles. I think with that many people already booked in, changing the venue is not an option at all. Talk to your FI and come up with a list of ways to make things easier on both you and your families financially. Good luck, I hope everything works out for you!

    #12 imapepper

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      Posted 04 March 2009 - 01:39 AM

      Once again, I would like to thank ALL of you for your support and assistance!!! The FI and I had a sit down and decided that we will do everything in or power to make this work. I have decided to scale down the things that aren't really necessary and committed to doing a lot of DIY projects to make the event equally as beautiful. We have devised a realistic budget for the wedding and ended the conversation on a good note. Words cannot express my appreciation for the time all of you have taken to respond. When the situation came about, I came here to seek the advice of my fellow BDW brothers and sisters, trusting that you would provide me with good advice!! I will keep you updated and please don't be surprised if I call on some for assistance with my DIY projects. I am a Flight Attendant, therefore I can come to where you are...lol! Have a good evening:)

      Amma

      #13 DGG

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        Posted 04 March 2009 - 02:25 AM

        Glad it all worked out!
        Having a DW is WAY harder and more stressful than I thought it would be... But it is your wedding and you can do as much or as little as you want -as long as you and your FI are together and happy :).. it's easy to get caught up in so much more than you really need. Good luck with the planning - I'm trying to start some DIY projects also so hopefully I'll have some successes to share :)

        #14 DGG

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          Posted 04 March 2009 - 02:26 AM

          Are you in Delaware or NY? I'm from NY but temp living/working in DE.

          #15 Jenamie

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            Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:34 AM

            I'm so glad you have things figured out. I think no mater what you had a home town wedding or a DW it would have come to money problem... my DW is only a few hours from me so I do get some of the hometown stresses and the DW stresses hehe

            keep your head up things will work out for you :)

            #16 imapepper

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              Posted 05 March 2009 - 01:26 AM

              Thanks!! DGG, I am in Delaware. What part of DE are you currently in? I moved here about 2 years ago.

              #17 imapepper

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                Posted 05 March 2009 - 01:27 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by DGG
                Are you in Delaware or NY? I'm from NY but temp living/working in DE.
                Hey DGG!! I am currently living in Delaware. What part are you residing in? I moved here about 2 years ago. PM me! We must talk!!!

                #18 imapepper

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                  Posted 05 March 2009 - 01:26 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by DGG
                  Glad it all worked out!
                  Having a DW is WAY harder and more stressful than I thought it would be... But it is your wedding and you can do as much or as little as you want -as long as you and your FI are together and happy :).. it's easy to get caught up in so much more than you really need. Good luck with the planning - I'm trying to start some DIY projects also so hopefully I'll have some successes to share :)
                  If you need assistance with any projects, do not hesitate to ask! I am local and would love to help! I know how it is to have all of your family in another state.

                  #19 sunsetbride1

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                    Posted 09 March 2009 - 05:20 PM

                    I completely agree with everyone else. FI and I are going through something similar... I was just laid off last week; so we are penny pinching everything.

                    What I did, was sit him down and show him my budget spreadsheet. We looked at the things we were contractually obligated to pay for and that were absolute necessities (e.g. paying for our room, my dress which already came in) and decided that we would only pay for those things for now. Anything else is extra for us... if we have the $$, we will do a private cocktail hour; if not, we will go with dinner and dancing afterwards with what our AI resort offers for free, etc...

                    It will all work out.. I am not much of a good DIY girl; I don't have that gene. But, that is also another way to cut costs!! We are all here for you!

                    #20 Prettyhazardous

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                      Posted 14 March 2009 - 11:07 PM

                      Hey I'm glad you got things worked out bc I was gonna say its wayyy to late to plan an expensive wedding at home. But I live in Baltimore and I'm free on the weekends and I love love love DIY projects so maybe I could come help you out if you need me too. Just let me know if you need help.




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