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Originally Posted by Shara1984 View Post

 

I agree. I want to finish my binder to feel better organized myself

 

At least you have a system... I can't seem to make up my mind on how best to organize everything!! 

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At least you have a system... I can't seem to make up my mind on how best to organize everything!! 
First thing I did was create a separate email for any and all wedding things. I am using Pinterest for a lot of link storage too.

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Originally Posted by lorcas View Post

 

 

First thing I did was create a separate email for any and all wedding things.

 

I am using Pinterest for a lot of link storage too.

 

Good idea. I loveee Pinterest-- so much inspiration on there! I think the issue I am having is I'm half doing things on paper and half doing things electronically. I need to commit! 

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I'd like some advice on how to handle this situation without losing a friend, if that's at all possible at this point. My FH and I are both divorced with kids. We decided on a DW bc we've lived in so many places that our guests will have to travel no matter where we set the venue. When we decided, I spoke to the girls I knew I wanted to share in my day, and I asked them to be bridesmaids in my 2014 DW. My sister was thrilled to be MOH bc her hubby loves fishing. My best friend from HS cried and said she wouldn't miss it for the world. My other long-time friend started immediately planning my bachelorette party on a red eye to vegas. Um, really?? I tactfully told her that's not exactly what we had in mind and our style is a but more subdued, like maybe spending a night at a local casino to catch a show and just have co-ed fun with both sides of the wedding party. Then when I told her we wanted to get married away, she immediately said there was no way she could afford to be there if we had a DW. I wanted her to be able to come with us, so I told her there are sometimes deals through travel agents and she might end up with a reduced cost or even free trip. Since then, I've text her repeatedly asking for her to call me or at least give me her address so I can get the engagement party invite mailed out. She's called exactly once to tell me she met someone new and she's in love. She actually said, "who knows? I might get married before you do!" While I'd love to think she's found her soul mate, I'm put off by her Vegas idea and I'm worried that if she comes to the wedding at all, let alone as a BM, she'll expect the spotlight. I regret asking her to be in my wedding but she's been a great friend up until I mentioned it. Is there a nice way to ask her to step down? Maybe I should tell her she will have to pay full price on her trip and the dresses I picked are very expensive? I don't want to hurt her feelings but now when I picture my wedding day, I can't see her standing next to me... :-(
I would pressure her to let you know ASAP if she is going, and include how expensive everything will be...to discourage her. She sounds like a selfish jerk, you shouldn't feel bad for not wanting her up there next to you.

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I asked my bridesmaids after they booked & I knew they were going. originally only wanted 3, but FI got ahead of me & asked his guys the days after we were engaged! & he asked 5! Needless to say I politely explained to him the delicate nature of wedding planning without consulting the bride first! But I loved his enthusiasm lol
That is so funny! My FI was the same, he wanted 5 and I only wanted 1... He won the battle, but I have to say, I really enjoyed his enthusiasm as well!

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Originally Posted by KWandCM View Post

 

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Originally Posted by lorcas View Post

 

 

First thing I did was create a separate email for any and all wedding things.

 

I am using Pinterest for a lot of link storage too.

 

Good idea. I loveee Pinterest-- so much inspiration on there! I think the issue I am having is I'm half doing things on paper and half doing things electronically. I need to commit! 

Pinterest is so addictive

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Futurekcarrera-I am loving your save the dates!  I am no good with this kind of thing, but luckily, I have a friend with a design background (and former card business owner) that has offered to do my invites as an engagement gift.

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That awkward moment where you dropped all of your invitations in the mailbox and your rsvp date is november 15 and you're thinking "now what do i do?" Yes girls...im there. Now what do i work on???

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That awkward moment where you dropped all of your invitations in the mailbox and your rsvp date is november 15 and you're thinking "now what do i do?" Yes girls...im there. Now what do i work on???
Ha! You can work on my save the dates!:D

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