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#3141 hclibby1982

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    Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:52 PM

    Originally Posted by MissJali 

    Anyone else feel like they're going to be cheated out of a great bachelorette? My mom keeps reminding me that the BM have to pay for this and that but come on! a bachelorette is part of it right??

    Compared to my FI yes, but in all actuality I'm pretty lucky. My older sister is my MOH and I have 4 bridesmaids. Although I always wanted to do mine in NYC I didn't feel comfortable asking people to do that. Although it wouldn't be that much money I just feel they're already doing so much for me including taking time off work for my wedding. We're doing dinner, an improv comedy and then going out. We're also staying in a hotel because my sister said she can't return me to my FI after haha.

     

    My FI though, he has plans to go to Miami, Las Vegas or something for at least 4 days. The only somewhat economical option he's mentioned is Atlantic City and even then he wants to fly. I told him I thought that was a little much to ask of people and seemed a little selfish and he looked at me like I had 10 heads and said  "the guys want to go it's an excuse to get away".  I still think it's too much to ask but we've agreed to disagree.



    #3142 MissJali

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      Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:27 PM

      Compared to my FI yes, but in all actuality I'm pretty lucky. My older sister is my MOH and I have 4 bridesmaids. Although I always wanted to do mine in NYC I didn't feel comfortable asking people to do that. Although it wouldn't be that much money I just feel they're already doing so much for me including taking time off work for my wedding. We're doing dinner, an improv comedy and then going out. We're also staying in a hotel because my sister said she can't return me to my FI after haha. My FI though, he has plans to go to Miami, Las Vegas or something for at least 4 days. The only somewhat economical option he's mentioned is Atlantic City and even then he wants to fly. I told him I thought that was a little much to ask of people and seemed a little selfish and he looked at me like I had 10 heads and said  "the guys want to go it's an excuse to get away".  I still think it's too much to ask but we've agreed to disagree.

      ugh!I want to go to.miami! but I secretly think my bm sucks (I.know that's mean) lol my sister is my moh and she's kinda a ditz, not the best planner, one bm is now planning a wedding even tho she's already married, one is prego and the other 2...are. like lost in the wind! if you want to come to nyc for yours, I'll be here, I'll probably have to settle on nyc even tho id like to do miami. my fi and I joked about going to miami and having our own bachelor/bachelorette with each other lol

      #3143 RaynDrop

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        Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:32 PM

        good evening Ladies : )

        Originally Posted by tyrebride2b2013 


        Combined thisbpost and your multi post..are we stilk supposed to count post after 150 I stopped always use multi. .Uh Oh..
        Yes you are definitely gonna have to top these off tough act to follow. .hahaha. they are truly amazing though all the way to the package and scent..I love the stamp too.Did it come from Michael's?

        My FI is the same he hates being barefoot as well. .always yells at me like a child for being barefoot.

        Oh I don't know I assumed there was something after "Junior Member" but I have no idea hahha

         

        The stamp did come from Michael's  --- it is actually two - the heart is it's own.... the saying was in the stamp aisle and the heart is in a three pack in the aisle with all the 1-3 dollar items

        Originally Posted by tyrebride2b2013 


        No. Crafty you. .would've never guessed that. Hahaha. Your gonna have to give me some diy pointers. I want to do Barefoot sandals too for myself and the girls

        I'd be happy to give pointers - is there something in  particular you are looking to make at the moment?      That is cute to have all the girls do barefoot sandals : )

         

         
        Originally Posted by hclibby1982 

        I still need jewelry for myself and I want it for my fitting but have no intention on spending a lot of money for it.  My dress was my splurge, the jewelry will be on the cheap so maybe I can find something there!

        Mmmhhhmmm - I'd be surprised if you didn't find anything there you like!!  Patriot place is huge and as a ton of stores there so if there are other things you are looking for it is a nice outlet to go to

        Originally Posted by MissJali 



        I ordered my save the dates today!!! Rush delivery...should have them in 3 days!!! ahhhhhh 

         

        Can you tell I'm excited?!

        Wahoooooooooooo!!

        Originally Posted by pzl101 

        so random but I went to school with 3 girls and they each called themselves differently. One was Kim, another Kimmy and the third Kimberly ...

         

        I am the only one I know - or for that matter meet that goes by Kimberly - which is part of the problem I guess... "everyone knows someone named Kimberly but doesn't go by it"    I get that all the time for a reason from people who always call me Kim even though they know I hate it *sigh* hahah

        Originally Posted by pzl101 

        love your creativity! where do you get most of your supplies? Michael's or online? i'm hoping to make my own centerpieces but i am not crafty at all so i have no clue where to get things.

        I am always at Michael's and AC Moore.  I'm a touchy feely person so while I do buy things online sometimes I prefer to go to the store...   I always don't always have an idea of what or how to do something I am looking to make - I go to the store and when I see something I think I can use I go from there.

        Originally Posted by pzl101 

        How is everyone handling how long people stay? I love that people are willing to come so far to my wedding and make a vacation out of it but how do I politely tell them that this is still our honeymoon too?  

         

        I feel like my sisters are more excited about going to Jamaica than the actual wedding! They are talking about buying an extra suitcase when they already each have 2 huge ones!

         

        I'm like 'really?? I don't want you hanging around my entire wedding-moon!!!"

         

        We will be there for two weeks - my wedding is on a Wednesday - I know most everyone will be staying a week(ish) - I have included a little note in my STDs  that says "there is a 3 night minimum stay - so please save the dates of 21-24th)  -  I figured it they stay longer they will probably add a day or two on to each end of that - we will have 4 or 5 days before most people get there and 4 or 5 days after they leave.   

         

        Are you doing a website or any mass emails?   Or maybe even on your invites - say something like "Our wedding will take place on (date) followed by our honeymoon in (location)."  or "we look forward to spending time with you in (location) up to our wedding day and then spending time with each other for our honeymoon"  or are you sending out an agenda of events? Put it on there listed as Our Honeymoon (Date - Date)

         

        I think if it is really important to you to have some alone time with your new hubby after your wedding it is better to put it out there to everyone a head of time so people know to expect you to be MIA after the wedding day and they don't feel like you abandoned them after they came to be with you.  

         

        Originally Posted by lorcas 

        Question: Is anyone skipping mailed-in paper RSVPs? 

         

        I'm doing online RSVP only, and I was told "that is SO improper." TO me: it saves trees, and both FI and I are tech nerds, so online is best for us. Our STD even has a QR code to scan that takes you to our website..lol

         

        I think for me it is probably not necessary BUT I am doing them because although I have no idea what my invites are going to look like I have a cute idea for my RSVPs : )

        Originally Posted by moodyc82 

        Hey ladies!!! So we had our engagement party this saturday and we made out GOOD, except now there's nothing big left on our registry for the bridal shower! Time to put more things on ;) More exciting news I did a test print of my DIY passpord invites and RSVP's and everyone in the office loves them!! Gotta work out a few kinks and than I'm going to print them!! And for the last of the exciting news we are going to visit my MOH in Florida Oct 5th-8th and her friend is going to do our engagement pictures for $40!!! WIN

         

        Awesome!!!  

        Originally Posted by Boston LinKat 

        I'm WAY behind too!  10 months to go - no dress, save the dates are not out yet.  

         

        The only thing we've done is booked the venue, guest list made and wedding website made.  Hoping to get the STDs out within a week and book our photographer and hair/makeup within the next week.  I've been dress shopping twice and have two appointments next week but still no luck!

         

        All that being said, the family drama sure has started!!!

         

        Hey another Boston Lady : )  Hclibby and I are both in the Boston area!   Welcome to the board!!!
         
        No worries about feeling behind - my advice is to make a list of everything - put it on a calader start with things you know need to be done by a certain date then divide up the other things in a way where you aren't ever doing too many things at one time.
         
        It will all come together!!  As for drama - Just smile and nod Hehehe

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        #3144 Shara1984

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          Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:43 PM

          Originally Posted by MissJali 

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          Originally Posted by hclibby1982 

          Compared to my FI yes, but in all actuality I'm pretty lucky. My older sister is my MOH and I have 4 bridesmaids. Although I always wanted to do mine in NYC I didn't feel comfortable asking people to do that. Although it wouldn't be that much money I just feel they're already doing so much for me including taking time off work for my wedding. We're doing dinner, an improv comedy and then going out. We're also staying in a hotel because my sister said she can't return me to my FI after haha.

          My FI though, he has plans to go to Miami, Las Vegas or something for at least 4 days. The only somewhat economical option he's mentioned is Atlantic City and even then he wants to fly. I told him I thought that was a little much to ask of people and seemed a little selfish and he looked at me like I had 10 heads and said  "the guys want to go it's an excuse to get away".  I still think it's too much to ask but we've agreed to disagree.
          ugh!I want to go to.miami! but I secretly think my bm sucks (I.know that's mean) lol my sister is my moh and she's kinda a ditz, not the best planner, one bm is now planning a wedding even tho she's already married, one is prego and the other 2...are. like lost in the wind! if you want to come to nyc for yours, I'll be here, I'll probably have to settle on nyc even tho id like to do miami. my fi and I joked about going to miami and having our own bachelor/bachelorette with each other lol

          Aww we deserve bachelorette parties and bridal showers. I think that secretly my BMs are planning both.



          #3145 shugapop1

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            Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:46 PM

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            Originally Posted by MissJali 


            ugh!I want to go to.miami! but I secretly think my bm sucks (I.know that's mean) lol my sister is my moh and she's kinda a ditz, not the best planner, one bm is now planning a wedding even tho she's already married, one is prego and the other 2...are. like lost in the wind! if you want to come to nyc for yours, I'll be here, I'll probably have to settle on nyc even tho id like to do miami. my fi and I joked about going to miami and having our own bachelor/bachelorette with each other lol

            my fiance's brother is a manager a t a strip club here in atlanta(so you know how that's gonna be). lol i think they have a trip for guys to go to miami.(they do fellas trip there every year) he and i have decided to do the coed thing.(still gonna do a small trip for the girls, maybe casino in biloxi or small cheap cruise for like less than 200.00) he and i were thinking of renting the party bus , and having lots of our friends go with us to party



            #3146 hclibby1982

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              Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:47 PM

              ugh!I want to go to.miami! but I secretly think my bm sucks (I.know that's mean) lol my sister is my moh and she's kinda a ditz, not the best planner, one bm is now planning a wedding even tho she's already married, one is prego and the other 2...are. like lost in the wind! if you want to come to nyc for yours, I'll be here, I'll probably have to settle on nyc even tho id like to do miami. my fi and I joked about going to miami and having our own bachelor/bachelorette with each other lol

              Hahaha it's okay to vent on here we won't tell her ;) what's up with the married one planning her wedding? She couldn't wait until after you? You could do a small bachelorette in NYC and still go to Miami with your FI, why not?? Lots of ppl do joint parties now, it can be your private party! I'm actually going to NYC Sept 13-15 so ill get my fix haha. I'm on the hotel hunt now!

              #3147 shugapop1

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                Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:48 PM

                Originally Posted by shugapop1 

                my fiance's brother is a manager a t a strip club here in atlanta(so you know how that's gonna be). lol i think they have a trip for guys to go to miami.(they do fellas trip there every year) he and i have decided to do the coed thing.(still gonna do a small trip for the girls, maybe casino in biloxi or small cheap cruise for like less than 200.00) he and i were thinking of renting the party bus , and having lots of our friends go with us to party


                you're right we all need to get together and do some sort of partying together



                #3148 RaynDrop

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                  Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:50 PM

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                  Originally Posted by zeman321 

                  I would love a breakdown! It would make it much easier for me. Like I said, I'm not very crafty, but I think I'm going to give it a shot!

                   

                   

                  I promise I will get you a detailed reply -- I just NEED to get my STDS ready for shipping - they HAVE to go out tomorrow!!!


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                  #3149 hclibby1982

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                    Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:52 PM

                    Aww we deserve bachelorette parties and bridal showers. I think that secretly my BMs are planning both.

                    I felt guilty having a shower but my Mom insists and is going to host it. She's inviting her friends and extended family that aren't invited to the wedding. It makes me feel guilty and awkward but she wasn't taking no for an answer. Which reminds me I need to do my registry! All I have on there now is a kitchen aide mixer hahaha

                    #3150 MissJali

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                      Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:53 PM

                      Hahaha it's okay to vent on here we won't tell her ;) what's up with the married one planning her wedding? She couldn't wait until after you? You could do a small bachelorette in NYC and still go to Miami with your FI, why not?? Lots of ppl do joint parties now, it can be your private party! I'm actually going to NYC Sept 13-15 so ill get my fix haha. I'm on the hotel hunt now!

                      shhhh! she isss planning it after me lol. she's been having a shitload of changes with dates. she's getting married in Jamaica. lol my sister wanted to do a party bus but im like "ok... where's the bus taking us?" Lol I priced it out $850 for 18 girls isn't bad, comes out to $45-$48 a girl. well see. I'm doing the research and giving my sister a list of what i'd like to do, no strippers please. the male ones are so tacky lol




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