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#41 jajajaja

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    Posted 02 September 2009 - 02:28 PM

    I always thought we were BDW'ers.

    Anyways, I think I'm in the minority here, but while I do recognize all of us in that article, I felt the author was kinda poking fun at it in a sense. I mean- outside of those of us in the "know" of what it's really like, I think others that read the article will be like "WTF? wackos." The examples used kinda make it seem stupid and frivolous. haha just my opinion though.

    I do love the forum- obviously. I was married a year and a half ago and helloooo I'm still here. I'm just not lovin the article as much because I kinda feel like the author was kinda pulling a mean girls- a la "wow your skirt is cute" in a sarcastic way. I could be way off, so don't let me spoil your fun. Just my reading of it. :)
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    #42 Kristy!

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      Posted 02 September 2009 - 02:34 PM

      Rachel! I love when Rachel comes around!!!

      I can see what you're saying. It could definitely be read that way. I just think it's kind of cool though that it's happening in many different places.

      And you're right, we have referred to ourselves as BDWers.

      #43 BachataBride

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        Posted 02 September 2009 - 02:39 PM

        OK...so for the poll list I will have:

        Besties
        Desties
        BDWers
        Crazies (lol)

        Any other thoughts before I post a poll??

        #44 jajajaja

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          Posted 02 September 2009 - 02:41 PM

          haha boy- I need to stop lurking in the shadows. Or you need to check out more TV and book threads Kristy. haha

          It just needs a rewrite and someone needs to give this chick some good material. Like how Ann had baby Gwen in Cali and the forum pitched a bunch of money together to help her out with stuff.. like travel, food, clothing, etc while she was there.

          Or how many of our members actually HAVE attended weddings of others- in a DW. That's cooler.

          Or how many get togethers and meet ups occur so it's not longer "strangers" or wonder if we are all 14 yr old boys. WTF was that one? haha. That thought has NEVER crossed my mind.
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          #45 BachataBride

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            Posted 02 September 2009 - 02:43 PM

            You should def do a follow up to the Times Rachel!! That would be awesome!!!
            Seriously!!

            #46 ~*Kathy*~

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              Posted 02 September 2009 - 02:47 PM

              Amanda - I kind of love "Desties" hehe

              #47 BachataBride

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                Posted 02 September 2009 - 02:48 PM

                Yup...think that's my fav too!

                #48 Andi

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                  Posted 02 September 2009 - 02:51 PM

                  Great article Yael!

                  I like it....I just sent it to my DH and said to him "see I am not so crazy after all!" he responded back with "No, I'm pretty sure you are still crazy. This is just the tip of the iceberg!" ugh that little snot face!
                  Love the article. Thanks Yael!

                  I think the reason we all bond on here so much is not only are brides in a different mind-set than the rest of the population, but destination brides are kind of the "outcasts" of the bridal world. We get criticized for making guests spend too much money, being selfish, etc. So not only do the BDW members help with wedding planning, but they get why we want to get married away somewhere. My best friend got married two months after me and we barely talked about our weddings to each other because we just couldn't relate to each other. Thank goodness for BDWers!
                  Well said Kristy! I was just talking with one of my newly engaged friends yesterday who is just starting to plan her "normal" wedding (as she stated to me)...ugh...she said to me several times in this convo we were having that she has to have hers in Denver because "she doesn't want to MAKE people pay to travel to her wedding" took a lot out of me not to make a not so nice comment back...ugh!

                  #49 jajajaja

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                    Posted 02 September 2009 - 02:51 PM

                    I would have loved to because I def think that article needed more of an insider's look. Unfortunately, I'm too busy these days.

                    But just in case some of the newer girls have no idea what I'm talking about in regards to Ann and baby Gwen- here's one of the threads that are about the gift sent: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t21494
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                    #50 BachataBride

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                      Posted 02 September 2009 - 02:59 PM

                      Here is the poll!! http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t48666

                      Booo Rachel!! lol
                      We need to find someone to write it then. I'm a TERRIBLE writer, so I'm out!




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