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No longer an Oct 11 bride...

Hi Ladies

Well, it's official.  I am no longer an October 2011 bride :(

Some of you might remember, FI and I were deciding whether to keep our big, traditional wedding or to elope just the two of us.  After crunching some numbers, we realized that we simply couldn't afford our wedding (the reception).  We cut the guest list from 430, to 350, and finally to 250.  Even at 250, we won't be able to come up with the money needed.  We were banking on some things that we probably shouldn't have - like I thought I'd have a better job and make more money and FI was waiting for an inheritance from an uncle that is now held up in court.  We are about 10K short for our reception.  So, rather than go broke or beg people for money (lol) we decided that we simply need to do what we can afford.  I am sad, but FI put it in perspective for me - it's not like we are calling our marriage off - we are still getting married.  It's just hard since I have put so much time, thought, effort and money into planning this wedding that it is sort of heart-breaking not to have it.  But, we know this is what we have to do.

So - we are going to Mexico, just the two of us and having a very private DW and honeymoon.  We are moving our date to March, bc we are anxious and don't really see any point in waiting now.  We have cancelled everything up here (DJ, venue, photographer, etc) and have scheduled our wedding at our resort for March 7.  Over the summer or early fall, we are going to do a big cookout type party for everyone that was on our guest list for our wedding here. 

I may stop in on this board from time to time, bc I truly thing you ladies are fantastic and I will miss you!  Plus, I have some FANTASTIC stuff I will be selling.  This week is kinda hectic for us, but next week I plan on making a weebly site for everything for sale.  Meanwhile, good luck to everyone and I know you will be beautiful brides! 
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  • It sounds like a very well thought out decision, and we wish you only the best! And yay for getting married sooner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • I am so glad it all worked out eve though you are not getting a big elaborate wedding. I bet you that having a small destination wedding will be a 100 times better then what was planned. Good luck and congratulations. You will be missed.
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  • It is very smart to do what you CAN afford!  Why spend so much money to only be in debt!  Start your marriage off on the right foot!
  • We will miss you! But like your FI said it isn't like you did have to call off the wedding, you will have each other and in the end, isn't that all it's really about! :)
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  • Awwwww, I'm going to miss you :(  Please don't be a stranger and definitely let us know what you're selling!  I'm always looking for schtuff :)

    Take care girl and when you get married (SOON!) come back and make sure to AW pics.  :)
  • I'm sad to see you go, although you are doing what's best for you and your FI. Good luck with everything, and make sure you come back with pictures!!
  • Its sad to see you go, but please be sure to come back at least after the wedding and share pics!!! Congrats on moving up the date, this is good news!
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  • Thanks for all the well wishes...I miss you guys already!  I will definitely come back on and share pics!  And I will probably be lurking since I am still interested in how everyone's planning is going!
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  • So sorry to read about this--but just remember that you're still marrying the man of your dreams!  Youd DW will be amazing, I can't wait to hear all about it!  I will miss ya around here girl!

    P.S. Let me know what you're selling--I may be interested ;)
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  • Yes, once I get the weebly site set up, I'll post a link here.  Going to try to do it next week.  I have an interview Wed that I'm preparing for and FI has a home interview - when the fire chief comes to your house and interviews you - so we are trying to get our house looking extra nice lol.  Once that chaos is over, I will definitely take pics and post everything!  And as you may know, I am so technology impaired, so it will be a small miracle if I can make the site!  I couldn't even figure out how to change my ticker!

    HK, you are so close to me so that would work out well if you're interested in buying anything.  For sure, my putka pod garland and all my acrylic gems from Pier 1 will be up for grabs.  Possibly the candy buffet jars (all 50 of them lol), 180 or so floating maple leaf candles, and lots of fake floral/pumpkin arrangements.  But I'll come back on and post all the details!

    FM - no fighting over the goodies!  There's enough to go around, trust me!  lol
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  • Enjoy! Personally, I'm jealous.  I'd love just go down to the islands and have a small wedding!
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