overall, i loved the way everything turned out at my wedding. most of all, i am happy with the groom!i now have the tricky situation of writing a thank you for a gift i received from a friend who really annoyed me at the wedding (and not just by having a little too much, which i kinda expected). the gift was sent just before the wedding and we received it when we returned home. the "friend" organized a dinner for about 15 of my friends and SOs from college the night before my wedding. we have not all been together for 10 years but have remained in touch even though we are spread around the world. only problem--she figured i would be "busy" and didn't tell me. for a variety of reasons (mostly family strife, which made the planning almost unbearable), i wasn't. i found out by accident, when i tried to tell people where we would be in case anyone wanted to hang out (we didn't have the $ to do anything formal, but we said we would be at the hotel bar if anyone wanted to join). apparently, they all had plans. i guess someone realized it at the restaurant after they had sat down and started talking and called my phone to see if we wanted to rush over. i was fuming. and to top it off, they went to one of my favorite cuisines--i am a long-time vegetarian, so them all going to a place that bills itself veggie-friendly was a bit of the last straw. it is the type of place i would have dragged them all to 10 years ago. now i have to thank the organizer for pillow-cases and am having a bit of trouble with the wording.i think brevity might be in order, but i don't want to be rude.