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Thanks for the advice, I must be coming off more distressed than I actually am as I am really not that stressed with everything.  We are only 100 days to our wedding so most of this advice is a little late for me but appreciated nonetheless.  Luckily we don't fall into any of those categories.

-everyone we anticipated coming is and then some

-our bridal party were all asked and booked right away (we knew 2 potential groomsmen would not be able to make it due to work schedules so we didnt ask them though they were told they would be included otherwise)

 

The source of my "stress" has really come from losing our photographer the beginning of this week and being on the hunt for a replacement in just 100 days!  Thank you again for the message as I realize we really dont have that many problem but to be honest I have been pretty calm and relaxed.  It is what it is... I am moving on!

 

 

Originally Posted by GingerBluePetal View Post

Tori -

 

I just had to pipe up because I see so many brides go through the same emotional rollercoaster!

 

I don't have solutions to all your problems but I can offer advice based on things I've learned through planning my own DW and many more since.

 

Planning a DW is stressful. It was stressful planning my own, it's stressful planning them for other people too. Families complicated things quickly and things that normally wouldn't upset you do because everyone involved is very close to you or your fiance. I've never met a bride that didn't have stress at some point planning her wedding. Some brides handle it better and some have more support. 

 

Expect some of your guests not to attend, even important ones as upseting as that is.. Get upset, then get over it (there's usually family drama involved so this may be hard) and focus on the people who can attend. You can save a lot of tears by announcing your wedding party after they've RSVP'd!

 

Don't be afraid to ask people for help. You'll be surprised where you find it. And try not to sweat the small stuff. With a destination wedding you have to let a few things go. I've seen lots of brides so upset over details they didn't even notice on their wedding day because they were just so happy, blind with love and having so much fun. I feel DW's can be less stressful then traditional weddings, but especially on the wedding day. The guys are golfing or swimming, the ladies in the spa sipping mamosas, there just isn't much to get upset about because the work is done. You've been celebrating with your guests for a few days already! You can just have fun with the people you love.

 

Stay strong girl!!!

 

Ginger

 

 



 

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So I have to laugh right now because I think I jinxed myself yesterday when I said I was surprisingly calm. Within the past half hour the following has happened:

 

1. The design I had for my program was not working out so I headed to Michael's tonight for plan B. Unfortunately when I got home and opened the new punch I need to use, it punches backwards from the picture! Now I have to come up with plan C....

 

2. My fiance tried on his suit and the tailor hemmed the pants like an inch too short!!!!

 

3. My Mother just called and said that my Aunt had left a message for her saying she had been called to jury duty. We THINK this means that she will not be able to look after our dogs while we are away as planned!!!!

 

4. My car which broke down last weekend and had to be towed into the mechanics STILL isn't ready to be picked up in the morning

 

5. My disc drive with my engagement photo DVD in it doesn't want to play and/or eject the disc!

 

Oh...did I mention that we leave in a week!!!! I'm not really sure whether to laugh or cry right now! I'm going to go with laugh because I'm finding it quite comical all this happened in such a short period of time. :)

 

Sry...just needed to vent. Deep breathes....deep breathes....

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Yikes.... sorry to hear things are not going as well as they should.

 

I am pretty good with designing things in Photoshop... if you need help with the program I can lend a hand just let me know...
 

Originally Posted by Camy47 View Post

So I have to laugh right now because I think I jinxed myself yesterday when I said I was surprisingly calm. Within the past half hour the following has happened:

 

1. The design I had for my program was not working out so I headed to Michael's tonight for plan B. Unfortunately when I got home and opened the new punch I need to use, it punches backwards from the picture! Now I have to come up with plan C....

 

2. My fiance tried on his suit and the tailor hemmed the pants like an inch too short!!!!

 

3. My Mother just called and said that my Aunt had left a message for her saying she had been called to jury duty. We THINK this means that she will not be able to look after our dogs while we are away as planned!!!!

 

4. My car which broke down last weekend and had to be towed into the mechanics STILL isn't ready to be picked up in the morning

 

5. My disc drive with my engagement photo DVD in it doesn't want to play and/or eject the disc!

 

Oh...did I mention that we leave in a week!!!! I'm not really sure whether to laugh or cry right now! I'm going to go with laugh because I'm finding it quite comical all this happened in such a short period of time. :)

 

Sry...just needed to vent. Deep breathes....deep breathes....



 

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WOW!!!! I am glad to hear you are laughing... even if it is hysterical not entirely appropriate laughter!!!!

 

I wish there was something I could do to help!!!! Deep breaths.... FI will still be waiting for you at the end of the aisle... flood pants and all!!!!! (sorry, had to) 

 

 

Originally Posted by Camy47 View Post

So I have to laugh right now because I think I jinxed myself yesterday when I said I was surprisingly calm. Within the past half hour the following has happened:

 

1. The design I had for my program was not working out so I headed to Michael's tonight for plan B. Unfortunately when I got home and opened the new punch I need to use, it punches backwards from the picture! Now I have to come up with plan C....

 

2. My fiance tried on his suit and the tailor hemmed the pants like an inch too short!!!!

 

3. My Mother just called and said that my Aunt had left a message for her saying she had been called to jury duty. We THINK this means that she will not be able to look after our dogs while we are away as planned!!!!

 

4. My car which broke down last weekend and had to be towed into the mechanics STILL isn't ready to be picked up in the morning

 

5. My disc drive with my engagement photo DVD in it doesn't want to play and/or eject the disc!

 

Oh...did I mention that we leave in a week!!!! I'm not really sure whether to laugh or cry right now! I'm going to go with laugh because I'm finding it quite comical all this happened in such a short period of time. :)

 

Sry...just needed to vent. Deep breathes....deep breathes....



 

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ROFL @ flood pants!!! At least it's a DW so worse case we chop all the pants off and my FI gets his dream of wearing shorts at his wedding! LOL

 

@ JMikla: thank you so much for the offer! I'm thinking tomorrow is now going to be a vacation day so I'll try a few more things out and see how it goes....fingers crossed! :)

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You know, if you hem them a little shorter, you could pretend it was on purpose... The flood pants - er, capri -  looks is rather beachy and was kind of popular with men this summer... depending on his top of course...

:)

You sound like you have an AMAZING perspective. Way to go to choose the laughing over the crying...  :)


 

Originally Posted by Camy47 View Post

ROFL @ flood pants!!! At least it's a DW so worse case we chop all the pants off and my FI gets his dream of wearing shorts at his wedding! LOL

 

@ JMikla: thank you so much for the offer! I'm thinking tomorrow is now going to be a vacation day so I'll try a few more things out and see how it goes....fingers crossed! :)



 

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Oh Camy47....hugs!!

 

Love the idea of flood pants though!!  Hope get most of everything solved on your vacation day.

 

Does anyone know where I can get clear luggage tag holders?  All the websites I found so far have a minimum order of 100 and shipping to Canada is super expensive. 

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I just bought the badge holders from Walmart, less than $2/12. Now it doesn't have the zipper closure but it worked fine for me!



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Originally Posted by capecodder View Post

Oh Camy47....hugs!!

 

Love the idea of flood pants though!!  Hope get most of everything solved on your vacation day.

 

Does anyone know where I can get clear luggage tag holders?  All the websites I found so far have a minimum order of 100 and shipping to Canada is super expensive. 



 

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I am glad you laughed, after I posted I was worried I had maybe overstepped my boundaries!!!!!!

 

Keep us posted on how everything goes!!!

Originally Posted by Camy47 View Post

ROFL @ flood pants!!! At least it's a DW so worse case we chop all the pants off and my FI gets his dream of wearing shorts at his wedding! LOL

 

@ JMikla: thank you so much for the offer! I'm thinking tomorrow is now going to be a vacation day so I'll try a few more things out and see how it goes....fingers crossed! :)

 

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