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I haven't exactly decided if I'm taking on the name, I like my Hispanic last name!! LOL maybe on the important things, like the bank accounts! lol
Me neither, must be that stubborn Dominican thing Jali. Lol I also like my last name I've lived with it for 34 yrs. my last name is Pool, and I always have to say " like swimming" . His is Bryan and people are always so perplexed that he has a first name as a last. Lololol Denise Pool-Bryan , Ummmmm :rolleyes:

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Here's another great reason to have a TA. She just set up my appointments for my site visits next week. It's impossible to reach ppl at the resorts and since she has a relationship with many of them she's setting up my walk thru's. Leaving to Punta Cana next week Sunday the 10th to finally get an idea of what I want to do and to visit the Jellyfish restaurant . Our off property wedding place. Yippee. TA is Patty from Wright travel.

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Ok ladies . Here's a touchy subject I think many of you will have a comment about. It seems we all have a lot in common about the problems of planning a wedding. My FI and I are pretty much paying for our own wedding. I assume our parents will contribute something or another eventually but I don't know a number and don't want to assume. My parents paying for everything is never going to happen nor would I want It to. My dads always complaining about not ever being able to retire and my mom doesn't work. So here's my question. My FI and I don't have a bank account yet together and although we plan on splitting the costs of the wedding I'm the one doing all this preliminary stuff. sTD's , stamps, little trips to Michaels blah blah, and I've just started. Te reality is that as women we are always just picking p little things that they would never think of . So after your 25th trip to the dollar stores and Michaels and charming Charlie's and all that stuff starts adding up. Since my FI isn't really " there yet" how do you keep track of the expenses . I mean obviously you write it down and save receipts , but how do you make the expenses even. You ask him for money every couple of days? Cuz I'm still not the type to do that ( wifey to be or not, I'm too proud. Lol) but I'm working on it. Do you guys get my question. Yes we will split photographers , videographers all that big stuff but how about all these other little things that add up to hundreds of dollars? Especially when he isn't even thinking wedding yet. I hate finance talk but it has to be done. He would never deny me anything but he's kind of weird it doesn't seem to occur to him to be like " how much do I owe u for half the STD?) Please don't think I'm cheap but shit! The reality is he wanted the big wedding when I wanted to run away get hitched and spend a month traveling with the money. Lol

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Originally Posted by DeeP10 View Post

 

Ok ladies .

 

Here's a touchy subject I think many of you will have a comment about. It seems we all have a lot in common about the problems of planning a wedding.

 

My FI and I are pretty much paying for our own wedding. I assume our parents will contribute something or another eventually but I don't know a number and don't want to assume.

 

My parents paying for everything is never going to happen nor would I want It to. My dads always complaining about not ever being able to retire and my mom doesn't work.

 

So here's my question. My FI and I don't have a bank account yet together and although we plan on splitting the costs of the wedding I'm the one doing all this preliminary stuff. sTD's , stamps, little trips to Michaels blah blah, and I've just started. Te reality is that as women we are always just picking p little things that they would never think of . So after your 25th trip to the dollar stores and Michaels and charming Charlie's and all that stuff starts adding up.

 

Since my FI isn't really " there yet" how do you keep track of the expenses . I mean obviously you write it down and save receipts , but how do you make the expenses even. You ask him for money every couple of days? Cuz I'm still not the type to do that ( wifey to be or not, I'm too proud. Lol) but I'm working on it.

 

Do you guys get my question. Yes we will split photographers , videographers all that big stuff but how about all these other little things that add up to hundreds of dollars? Especially when he isn't even thinking wedding yet.

 

I hate finance talk but it has to be done. He would never deny me anything but he's kind of weird it doesn't seem to occur to him to be like " how much do I owe u for half the STD?)

 

Please don't think I'm cheap but shit! The reality is he wanted the big wedding when I wanted to run away get hitched and spend a month traveling with the money. Lol

I would just say "Oh, by the way the STD's were xxxx, so you owe me xxx" but I'm pretty blunt like that! LOL!

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Originally Posted by DeeP10 View Post

 

Ok ladies .

 

Here's a touchy subject I think many of you will have a comment about. It seems we all have a lot in common about the problems of planning a wedding.

 

My FI and I are pretty much paying for our own wedding. I assume our parents will contribute something or another eventually but I don't know a number and don't want to assume.

 

My parents paying for everything is never going to happen nor would I want It to. My dads always complaining about not ever being able to retire and my mom doesn't work.

 

So here's my question. My FI and I don't have a bank account yet together and although we plan on splitting the costs of the wedding I'm the one doing all this preliminary stuff. sTD's , stamps, little trips to Michaels blah blah, and I've just started. Te reality is that as women we are always just picking p little things that they would never think of . So after your 25th trip to the dollar stores and Michaels and charming Charlie's and all that stuff starts adding up.

 

Since my FI isn't really " there yet" how do you keep track of the expenses . I mean obviously you write it down and save receipts , but how do you make the expenses even. You ask him for money every couple of days? Cuz I'm still not the type to do that ( wifey to be or not, I'm too proud. Lol) but I'm working on it.

 

Do you guys get my question. Yes we will split photographers , videographers all that big stuff but how about all these other little things that add up to hundreds of dollars? Especially when he isn't even thinking wedding yet.

 

I hate finance talk but it has to be done. He would never deny me anything but he's kind of weird it doesn't seem to occur to him to be like " how much do I owe u for half the STD?)

 

Please don't think I'm cheap but shit! The reality is he wanted the big wedding when I wanted to run away get hitched and spend a month traveling with the money. Lol

 

yea..i just tell him...umm you owe me this $$ for this. Pay up! lol We actually started a bank account together for the wedding and he puts in every week and i take out! haha! i of course forward him all my online shopping receipts so he knows. Our parents aren't paying for crap either. They say they have the photographer, but I don't count on it honestly. Sucks to be in this new generation!

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Lmao! So here's a funny for ya'll . I've been sitting at the hotel all day waiting to go to work and I realized that A. They put little burlap bags in the room for their coffee. It's the ones with the drawstrings that I want for my favors B. they put little packets in the room with a nail file . Cotton balls , ear cleaners , mouthwash and a little sewing kit etc. I'm like.... Omg I'm gonna ask the cleaning lady to give me more and if I do that on every layover for the next year ill have enough stuff for my OOT bags . Lmao. Hahahahaha I swear I'm gonna write a book on saving a buck. Lol

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Originally Posted by DeeP10 View Post

 

Lmao!

 

So here's a funny for ya'll . I've been sitting at the hotel all day waiting to go to work and I realized that

 

A. They put little burlap bags in the room for their coffee. It's the ones with the drawstrings that I want for my favors

 

B. they put little packets in the room with a nail file . Cotton balls , ear cleaners , mouthwash and a little sewing kit etc.

 

I'm like.... Omg I'm gonna ask the cleaning lady to give me more and if I do that on every layover for the next year ill have enough stuff for my OOT bags . Lmao. Hahahahaha

 

I swear I'm gonna write a book on saving a buck. Lol

 Good Idea. Free99 is always good..

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