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    Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:20 PM

    That is awful and upsetting news! I also vote key west, I think it will have the same destination-y feel.

    Good Luck!

    #12 sunset78

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      Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:31 PM

      That truly does suck.

      But if you have to change, I'd pick Key West too.

      #13 autjo

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        Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:42 PM

        I am so sorry about all of the drama! Not sure about invite etiquette, but as for destinations... we are taking our engagement pictures in Sedona next week and going to Vegas for our legal ceremony. I have been to beautiful weddings at both places and had a blast at both. Good luck with whatever you pick!!!

        #14 Jess

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          Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:46 PM

          OMG that is ridiculous! I'm so sorry you have to go through this

          #15 Married_In_Maui

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            Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:48 PM

            I have been to Key West & it is a really fun place to visit & you would still get that tropical feel. I have also been to Vegas several times & agree that it doesn't have to be a hokey (sp?) wedding; there are some really beautiful venues there, some that are on & off the strip. I'm soooo sorry that you had to cancel your wedding, but if it's any consolation, I had to cancel ours & reschedule 3 weeks out (long story, but wedding was in Mexico, now it's in Maui), so I know it sucks. Good luck with your new planning & I think e-mails & web updates would be appropriate in this case.

            #16 jajajaja

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              Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:49 PM

              Oh NO!! I'm sorry you were forced to cancel but did I read your siggy right- your wedding is in Nov? Why was MIL so worried? That's odd!

              Without brining all that drama up, I think an email would be fine- maybe send a nice brochure in PDF format. There are a few templates here that you could use. I sent out a PDF about Puerto Vallarta about 2 weeks before the wedding with some key information, what to pack, what to expect, etc. The guests appreciated it. You could also print it and mail to people without email access (and I can't believe they still exist, but they do!!)

              Also, maybe check out Alyssa's thread about chaning her location. She had to do a 180 since her resort closed. I believe she sent a brochure. I'll try to find the thread and link it here for you.

              Here's her planning thread- you can see the pdf newsletter I'm talking about like 4th post in. I hope that helps some!
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              #17 mrsrhbtobe

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                Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:52 PM

                Oh bless your heart LaBre! I am so sorry about the drama. Unfortunately, some people can't see past their own selves...but great positive attitude about the monster in law

                Key West is such a beautiful place and the weather is pretty good year-round, so it's almost always gorgeous. Have you thought about Lake Tahoe? I was in a wedding there last summer and it was GORGEOUS, easy to travel to, and fairly affordable. Although weddings in Vegas can be kind of cliche, I attended a wedding at Ceasar's Palace a few months ago that was also very beautiful and classy. Plus, I think it was fairly cheap for the bride and groom. It certainly was TONS of fun for the guests.

                As far as notifying the guests of the change in venue, I'm with the other girls and think changing the website or phone calls would be fine. If you want to do something more, what about a fun little postcard with the new venue on it and something funny about the swine flu?

                Good luck girl and keep up the great attitude!!! I'm sorry that you had to change your dream DW, but sounds like you and your FI have certainly weathered the storm. What a great reminder that your relationship is pretty awesome!!
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                #18 jenniebey

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                  Posted 20 May 2009 - 03:37 PM

                  I'm so sorry to hear about that. FMILs can be a little over dramatic.

                  I also vote for Key West. It will still have that tropical feel. Good luck!

                  #19 Kristy621

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                    Posted 20 May 2009 - 03:59 PM

                    LaBre, I was just married in Key West on Saturday. If you do choose that destination I would be happy to tell all about my experiences and who I worked with give you my website info just let me know.

                    I am so sorry you had to switch your location
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                    #20 H&F

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                      Posted 20 May 2009 - 05:14 PM

                      Key West is fantastic and I'm sure your guests will love it (and I can't imagine what your FMIL could complain about there)!

                      Have you thought about Costa Rica? I think it sounds like a wonderful place to get married too.

                      Best wishes to you and I'm so sorry that you are having to go through so much.

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