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Originally Posted by LKocelko View Post

 

 

Very true. As my Mom just told me, "If they don't want to be there, they're not wanted."

 

Just hard to remind yourself at times. I just need to get better at learning to accept it, seeing as his family has always been dysfunctional, and now they'll be in my life forever!

I agree with your Mom. The people that are coming want to be there for you and love you and your FI. It's about the quality of the people not the quantity and you are going to have a blast at your wedding with the guests that will be there. His family may be dysfunctional but who's isn't? Accept them for who they are and try to focus on the good. My mom always tells me you can't change the situation only how you react to it. Focus on you, your FI, and your upcoming beautiful wedding with those that are lucky to be there.

 

Have a great time at your shower this weekend! 

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Originally Posted by jnitschke View Post

 

 

I just came up with a get excited solution... Since I'm home by myself today, I sat in my wedding dress all morning... then I decided... to hell with those that can't come... I'll spend the extra money on spoiling the shit out the people who are coming.  I went to Target and they've got sun hats and beach bags for $3 each.  I'm buying those and getting Audrey Hepburn style glasses and I found online beach sarongs.  The 6 ladies who come and I will be styling!  Todd also suggested that we pay for a trip for everyone with the money we're saving on meals, since we'll be spending so much less.  So I think we're gonna offer to take everyone out on a catamaran on the day after the wedding...and we'll still be in budget.  So HA!  take that people who don't care about us...

I LOVE that idea. Great attitude! You and your guests are going to have a blast! 

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Well here it is.....the long awaited dress pictures!!! I sure hope that the photographer can do a better job than my mom, I am not so photgenic and feel like I look a bit frumpy in these pics but we are always our own worst critics aren't we?

 

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So, the dress is short in the front and long in the back. It's hard to see, but I had her sew a starfish on to the bow....I will get a better pic of that later. The top is sheer with a drop waist. She had to put new bra cups in so I looked like I had a little something up top!!! As you can tell from the face forward shot we didn't get the back corseted quite tight enough but you get the general idea! I love it and think it's the perfect dress for a beach wedding!!! YAY!!

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Originally Posted by JEM236 View Post

 

I agree with your Mom. The people that are coming want to be there for you and love you and your FI. It's about the quality of the people not the quantity and you are going to have a blast at your wedding with the guests that will be there. His family may be dysfunctional but who's isn't? Accept them for who they are and try to focus on the good. My mom always tells me you can't change the situation only how you react to it. Focus on you, your FI, and your upcoming beautiful wedding with those that are lucky to be there.

 

Have a great time at your shower this weekend! 

Thanks! I like that. "you can't change the situation only how you react to it."

 

May need to be my new mantra!

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Mstigger- what a unique dress! Love the pale pink details, it looks great on you.

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GAIL! Va-va-va-VOOM woman. You are a HOTTIE in that dress. You will be sooo gorgeous on your wedding day. Love it!!!!

Originally Posted by mstigger View Post

Well here it is.....the long awaited dress pictures!!! I sure hope that the photographer can do a better job than my mom, I am not so photgenic and feel like I look a bit frumpy in these pics but we are always our own worst critics aren't we?

 

 

 

 

 

So, the dress is short in the front and long in the back. It's hard to see, but I had her sew a starfish on to the bow....I will get a better pic of that later. The top is sheer with a drop waist. She had to put new bra cups in so I looked like I had a little something up top!!! As you can tell from the face forward shot we didn't get the back corseted quite tight enough but you get the general idea! I love it and think it's the perfect dress for a beach wedding!!! YAY!!

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Ladies, I am having a set menu for my private reception and was told that I won't know the vegetarian meal option until a few days before the wedding. I wanted to create printed menus and was wondering if you have wording for the veggie option since I don't know exactly what it is??

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Originally Posted by riz157 View Post

 

Ladies, I am having a set menu for my private reception and was told that I won't know the vegetarian meal option until a few days before the wedding. I wanted to create printed menus and was wondering if you have wording for the veggie option since I don't know exactly what it is??

 

I don't think that's right. I was able to choose a stuffed pasta as mine when I chose which two meal options we were offering.

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Interesting!  We were able to choose one of the pasta dishes as our vegetarian entree. We did a pick & choose menu though, and the vegetarian option was actually our 3rd entree choice (but we didn't have it printed on our menus). I'm wondering if they are saying you have to wait based on the set menu format. 

 

I'd suggest asking them for examples of vegetarian options, and maybe you can generalize from that? or take a cop out and say "vegetarian option will be offered" as a footnote on the menu. 

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Originally Posted by LKocelko View Post

Originally Posted by riz157 View Post

Ladies, I am having a set menu for my private reception and was told that I won't know the vegetarian meal option until a few days before the wedding. I wanted to create printed menus and was wondering if you have wording for the veggie option since I don't know exactly what it is??


I don't think that's right. I was able to choose a stuffed pasta as mine when I chose which two meal options we were offering.

 

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OK girls--- just settling back into real life after a wonderful week in Mexicoooo. :-) I have SO much to share after my trip, and am so behind in this blog i'm going to try to go through and answer some questions that might help put you future EDR brides' minds at ease! :-)

Originally Posted by jnitschke View Post

Ok... so I need an opinion from you ladies.  Originally I was hoping for 30ish people now it's looking like 16 tops.  I have Tuscanes reserved already, but now with so many less people I'm afraid the space will be too big.  I'm starting to think that maybe dinner on the beach might be better.  Does anybody have any opinions on this for me?  Without having been there I'm not really sure which would be better.  I just don't want the evening to feel like I'm forcing anything.  Thoughts?

Don't worry about the size.... we had 25, and I couldn't believe how nicely they set up Tucanes for us, we completely took up the whole place. It is a perfect place for a reception, hell, it would be perfect even if it was just a family dinner! The bartenders there rocked my world and were fun and it was private enough that it made you feel like you're in your own world. Health Bar would be pretty, too, just more out in the open, but you'd have a view of the beach which is nice. I don't for a second think you should worry about the size- that was such a big worry of mine, not even worth a second of worrying!! Also, even though it's not supposed to rain there in Feb, it did, so the bride getting married on the beach was goingto have to spend over $2K to get a tent to cover everyone if it rained! Tucanes that isn't a concern. :-)

Originally Posted by LKocelko View Post

Are you having a DJ/dancing? If so, a hard surface might be better. Any other restaurants available? We're having 21 (including us) and having ours at Health Bar.

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