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Decisions (Yay!) and Bad News (Boo!)... All in One Day

Today has been quite the day. First, I made a decision on what to do with our wedding. And it's ARIA. So beautiful. So expensive. But, I kept coming back to it. Still, I went round and round, doing spreadsheets with comparisons, looking at ceremony videos to get a feel for the different venues and reading the packages over and over again. Mandalay Bay was a close second, with the Tropicana third. We will be doing a suite reception at Mandalay Bay to make up the difference. I can switch from worrying to planning. And then, FH tells me that FFIL has been given 2-4 months to live. He's been battling cancer for the last year and we were prepared for this, but it still hurts. My Father is also sick, so it's possible that he may not make it to our wedding either. FMIL wants us to fly back next month and have a party, just to celebrate with him, after my FSD finishes her Army individual training. It's very strange to feel so relieved and so sad at the same time. To end on a positive note, here is the chapel
Happiness is an inside job
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Re: Decisions (Yay!) and Bad News (Boo!)... All in One Day

  • I never checked out the venue-type stuff at Aria. But we stayed there last October and it was so, SO nice. Good choice!

    I'm really sorry to read that about your FFIL and I wish you and your family all of the best.
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  • beethery said:
    I never checked out the venue-type stuff at Aria. But we stayed there last October and it was so, SO nice. Good choice!

    I'm really sorry to read that about your FFIL and I wish you and your family all of the best.
    Thank you @beethery  It's been a slow process with all the treatments he's been on, up and down.  We've all had time to digest, but we will miss him and worry about FMIL and what she's going to do after he's gone.

    I've never been to the property, but I've been net stalking it since it opened and one of my colleagues has been swearing that the place has my name written all over since he went for the first time 5 years ago.  I'm very happy with the choice.


    Happiness is an inside job
  • So sorry to hear about your FFIL. You know how I feel about cancer. It can kiss my ass.

     







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  • I'm so sorry to hear about your father and FFIL.  Giant hugs.  It's a seriously shitty thing for you and your family to deal with.  

    Yay about the venue.
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    Ndelible
  • Isn't that exactly like life? Sunshine and shadow. 
    So very sad about the fathers.  It's a lot to have to deal with, on many levels.

    (The venue is some serious glamour. No stupid chair covers there! Elegant.)
    Ndelible
  • I am so sorry to hear this news about your FFIL and your father.  I wish them peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    That venue is stunning.  
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    Ndelible
  • Ugh, sorry about your FFIL. That is the worst. Cancer sucks.
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  • Thank you all.  It's certainly sobering.  After losing my mother last year, I'm a little bit more prepared than FH.  Death reminds us to appreciate life each and every day. 
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