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#221 ntlsnow

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    Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:06 AM

    Location and then hotel are the hardest part. I am also January 2013 Bride and my location is the Dominican Republic but I still cannot decide on a hotel. Though I am pretty sure I know where we will go! This site helped more than any other site...Welcome!

     

    Originally Posted by Lala32 

    Hi All!  I'm a noobie also - think I'll be a January 2013 bride!  :-)

     

    Destination TBD - This is my second wedding and I'm an event planner by day, so REALLY didn't think this was going to be so hard but seriously struggling with choosing a location! 



     



    #222 ntlsnow

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      Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:13 AM

      This is sad, but this is also real life. And I have seen a forum such as this, help support people in like situations. I hope we can help you through this whole process as well.  I will keep you and your family in my prayers. ((hugs))

       

      Originally Posted by katiemac 

      Hi Everyone again and congrats to the new joiners!

       

      I was reading this page on Valentine's Day, and everyone was so happy that I did not post.  My FI has been battling cancer since April of 2012.  He has had chemo, one minor and two major surgeries.  We were under the impression he was in the clear.  We picked our resort, ordered STDs, made our wedding website and picked our bridal party. My FI began experiencing headaches that were abnormal.  I emailed his oncologist and an MRI was ordered. On Valentine's Day, we were called and told that he had a 4cm brain tumor and to go to the hospital immediately.  We have been so positive, but when you hear brain surgery, I thought the worst.  He still made an effort to make me smile and happy on Valentine's Day even though we were in the hospital.  The surgery was this morning.  He looks great.  They got the tumor.  He has no side effects that we were warned of.  It is amazing.  The neurology team is amazing and sensitive and patient.  We are waiting for the pathology to confirm that the tumor is cancer, and he has to start radiation if so.  

       

      I am sharing this because I searched BDW site for a group for the people that are planning their wedding in the midst of illness.  There didn't seem to be any.  Not to preach, but cherish your health, and the health of your partner.  I felt like the luckiest woman on earth today when I saw him in recovery.  I share my story, because I know people will wish him the best.  And we need that!

       

      On a lighter note, I am pumped to go back to planning.  I came back from the hospital today to find my STDs delivered.  It looks like I will have something to keep me busy while I keep him company in the hospital--carefully print the addresses of my favourite people on the planet to invite to my DW in Mexico.  

       

      Keeping all my fingers and toes crossed that this is nearly the end of our journey with cancer.

       

      I hope this was inspiring rather than depressing.  

       

      Katie



       



      #223 ntlsnow

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        Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:16 AM

        I agree a support thread for people dealing with illness or any sudden traumatic issues is a great idea.

         

        I hope you are doing better Alicia, you are in my prayers as well. Health, Happiness, and recovery to everyone! ;-)

         

        Originally Posted by Dominican Ally 



        Wow Katie! I can't imagine what you must be going through - but it sure sounds like you and your FI are amazing people! I wish your FI a speedy recovery, and positive vibes to both of you to get through all of this! Your post was indeed, very inspiring! I think that it is amazing that you two are powering through this, being positive, and planning your wedding!  When you two are standing up there getting married next year, the journey you've been on will make it all just that much more amazing on your special day!

         

        You bring up a great point about their being a thread for people dealing with illness in the midst of planning their wedding. I have actually been ill for the past year, and off work. I just finally got back to work a month ago, and I was immediately full steam ahead to plan my wedding, since I was heading back to work and feeling better! We had originally wanted to get married this year, but an entire year of being ill really did set us back. I went through many tests, specialists, more specialists, and a whole lot of boredeom and stress being off work and ill. It drove me nuts to finally be engaged, and not be able to plan my wedding :(

         

        I thought I was in the clear to start planning the wedding since I was finally back to work and had the next year to continue to get healthier....only to be set back the past week and a half with my illness. I was so inspired by your post, because just today I was thinking to myself, that perhaps I should postpone the wedding yet again. I really do want to power through, because I don't want to wait one more day to marry my man, and spend a week in the sun with my dearest friends and family.

         

        Here is to health and happiness for all brides, and grooms out there! Thanks for sharing your story - and again, I wish you and your FI all the best!

         

        Alicia

         

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        #224 ntlsnow

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          Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:35 AM


          Don't feel behind! Don't stress! I know it is hard not too, very hard. I have already had a few nervous breakdowns...trust me. My wedding is in January 2013 and I am just sending out save the dates this week, I have made a website and talked with a TA, but that's about it. Once you speak with a TA, you will feel better as well.  If you need any help let me know...this site will be your savior as well. :-)
           

          Originally Posted by BreezyBride2013 

          Hi Everyone!

           

          I am new to this site. We got engaged on Feb 6, 2012 and plan on having our wedding on our 10 year anniversary Feb 6, 2013! 

           

          After reading people's posts, I feel a little behind! Or that I have to hurry ?! haha

           

          I am having trouble finding a travel agent in town here who cares about booking a destination wedding..Once i get it all booked I think I'll feel much better and can actually start planning things!

           

          Any help is greatly appreciated!

           

          Natalie



           



          #225 CourtandMatt

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            Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:18 AM


            I am also a long engagement.  Engaged Aug 2011.  Getting married May 2013. It seems that many people now adays are doing long engagements.  I met Sarah from Say Yes to the Dress and she said she was engaged for 2 years!

             

            Originally Posted by MrsKing2Be 

            No, you aren't the only one waiting for "forever and a day" my fiance and I got engaged the day before Halloween 2011 and our wedding will be in May 2013 on Kauai! It will go by faster than we think!



             

            CONGRATS!  Its all so exciting!
             

            Originally Posted by bride81 

            Yayyy!!! Deposit is down.  Our date is finalized. Feels like the small first steps are working out



             



            #226 Peach

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              Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:05 AM

              Yup, I am doing a full 2 yer (to the day, if we get the date we want!) engagement. 

              The first bit has already flown by!

               

               

              Originally Posted by CourtandMatt 


              I am also a long engagement.  Engaged Aug 2011.  Getting married May 2013. It seems that many people now adays are doing long engagements.  I met Sarah from Say Yes to the Dress and she said she was engaged for 2 years!

               



               

              CONGRATS!  Its all so exciting!
               



               



               



              #227 ntlsnow

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                Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:48 AM


                I am having long engagment as well. Engaged June 2011, getting married January 2013. I think that is the norm more so now. Especially with the cost of wedding right now, no where near what the low cost they used to be back in the day.

                How is the planning going??

                 


                 

                Originally Posted by CourtandMatt 


                I am also a long engagement.  Engaged Aug 2011.  Getting married May 2013. It seems that many people now adays are doing long engagements.  I met Sarah from Say Yes to the Dress and she said she was engaged for 2 years!

                 



                 

                CONGRATS!  Its all so exciting!
                 



                 



                 



                #228 ntlsnow

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                  Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:49 AM

                  It may seem along ways away, but it comes up fast and then you think, "where in the heck has the time gone, I have so much to do"...LOL!

                   

                  Originally Posted by Peach 

                  Yup, I am doing a full 2 yer (to the day, if we get the date we want!) engagement. 

                  The first bit has already flown by!

                   

                   



                   



                   



                  #229 Peach

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                    Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:30 PM

                    Yeah, I can totally forsee that happening to me! lol! :)
                     

                    Originally Posted by ntlsnow 

                    It may seem along ways away, but it comes up fast and then you think, "where in the heck has the time gone, I have so much to do"...LOL!

                     



                     



                     



                    #230 Dominican Ally

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                      Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:07 PM


                      I think the same will happen to me. Although right now, I seem to be in "wedding mode" and can't stop obsessing about things. I am hoping that since I've started many things this far out, that at some point over the next 14 months I will be able to take a break from all of this wedding stuff, especially to enjoy the summer :)

                       

                      Who am I kidding though? With this forum, I don't think I will ever run out of things to research/consider/plan for. It's addictive! lol

                      Originally Posted by Peach 

                      Yeah, I can totally forsee that happening to me! lol! :)
                       



                       



                       


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