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Intros, please...

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  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Saturday, June 11, 2011

    # Times Previously Married: 1 (me); 0 (FI)

    # Kids: 2 (me); 0 (FI)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement? ~18 months

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    Almost 2 years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
    Not great.  I'm struggling with all of the wedding planning.  FI wants a wedding, and he should have one, but I wish I wasn't the wedding planner.  In retrospect, we should have spent the money to hire someone.

    Next major project to tackle?
    Reception Hall Decor (with a lot of limitations on time and what's already there). Playlists for the DJs. Planning the ceremony.  Finding the boys something to wear.  Convincing myself that a wedding is a good idea (or at least one I can survive).
  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Friday, May 13, 2011

    # Times Previously Married:1 (me); 1 (FI)

    # Kids:2 (me); 3(FI) plus we have a daughter

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      6 months - we knew each other way longer than that though (since 2000)

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    7 years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
    Let's see the MOH still needs to get her dress, my step mom is freaking out because the flowers are on hold over this yet tells me to relax because the seamstress will get the dress done even if it's two days before the wedding.

    Next major project to tackle?
      too get it all the small stuff done and the MOH her dress
  • edited December 2011
    Hello everyone!

    Wedding Date:  Saturday, April 13th 2013

    # Times Previously Married: me: 1 FI: 0

    # Kids: None

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      1 year, 3 months

    How long between first date and wedding date?
     3 years, 4 months

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     It is early yet, so most things are easy going.  It is really just figuring out how to work it all into our budget.  But we are creative and flexible.

    Next major project to tackle?
      Telling friends and family.  Could be kind of rough as some of them were not very supportive of the relationship.  Oh, well.  I am happy and so is he!  Crazy happy!
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  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Thursday, June 9th, 2011- Private Ceremony (Reception July 16th)

    # Times Previously Married:1 (me); 0(FI)

    # Kids: 0

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      2 years

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    2 years, 6 mos

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
    Coming to an agreement on the reception party -- low key bbq at the inlaws with lots of fun water games and a pig roast...

    Next major project to tackle?
      Iquotes/reservations for waterslides, tents, chairs, etc...
  • mightyoakesmightyoakes
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    edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Monday, June 13, 2011 (Anniversary of our first date in 2008)

    # Times Previously Married:
    1 each

    # Kids: 2 girls 15 / 13
     (me); 1 boy 9 (FI)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      2.5 years

    How long between first date and wedding date?
     EXACTLY 3 years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     Good, I get frustrated when I don't hear back from the caterer for a whole week - I guess this is how "he is" Ordering my dress through www.inweddingdress.com along with my girls and my wedding party - a bit nervous and excited about this.

    Invitations turned out great but were quite the challenge. I won't print these again for my daughters weddings.

    Next major project to tackle?
      Programs, shoes, and deciding on a "first dance song" Any suggestions are welcome.
  • ekutlusekutlus
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    edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Sunday, May 22, 2011

    # Times Previously Married:1 (me); 0 (FI)

    # Kids: 2 (me)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      5 years

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    Almost 6

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     Had to move the time of the wedding and had to replace the officiant this week. Some other family BS.

    Next major project to tackle?
      Putting it all together!!
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  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Saturday, September 17, 2011

    # Times Previously Married:  Once for both of us

    # Kids: 1 (him)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      9 months

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    1 year, 7 months

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     We're having a casual, DIY wedding and everything is going very well.  Everything's just about done/paid for except the rings and a couple minor things.  Money's been a little tight with FI not working, not getting unemployment and having shoulder surgery next week, but we're managing.

    Next major project to tackle?  Hoping and praying FI gets a full-time job after his surgery.....hoping and praying that I get rid of these pre-wedding jitters....buying our rings.  Smile
  • calo1983calo1983
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    edited December 2011
    Wedding Date: may,19,2012

    # Times Previously Married:me 1 him 0

    # Kids:me technically 0 (raised xh 3 godkids for 3 years) him 0

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
     okay i know not a long time but a few months 
    How long between first date and wedding date?
     a year andfour months

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
    so far so good just need to tame down a budget

    Next major project to tackle? working on several at once right now...  making rehearsal dress altering wedding dress making boquets making invites...lots of diy's
  • MerryNMathMerryNMath
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    edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Tentative - 4/14/2012

    # Times Previously Married:
    1 (FI); 2 (me)

    # Kids:   we each have 2 boys  :)  and I have adult step-son/daughter from previous - that's a little awkward.  SD is happy for us and sad because I won't be her step-mom anymore - SS has said nothing.

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      4+ years

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    5+ years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     We've just started....have to confirm date with the church before we can really do anything, however, we've just about rounded out the guest list.

    Next major project to tackle?
      Hurry up and wait on the church - then we'll book a venue - we have 3 that we're looking at seriously, I'm sure at least one will be available on the date.
  • morrisonFTWmorrisonFTW
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    edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  June 9, 2011

    # Times Previously Married:  (me)1, (fi)0

    # Kids: (me)1 - she's 15 now, (fi)0

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      2.5 years

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    4 years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     So far so good, but we're easy going.  Already pretty much planned out.. just need to select the right caterer, find a photographer, and send invites.  I got plenty of time.

    Next major project to tackle?
      Picking invitations.  This is proving to be very difficult for some reason.
  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Friday August 10, 2012
    # Times Previously Married: 1 (me); 2 (FI)

    # Kids:  Me:  2 (17 & 13)  Fl: 4 (19, 18, 16, & 11)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
     We had been seeing each other on an off for about 5 years.  Last year we decided to move in together.  Within in 3 months he popped the question. 
    How long between first date and wedding date? 5 years.

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?  Planning has gone good so far.  I have my dress and it's nearly paid for.  The ceremony venue is reserved and so is the reception hall.  I am still stressing over things like the flowers and invitations.  The only bumps in the road that I can think of is the ex's... for some reason they think that they can have a say whether we get married or not. 
    Next major project to tackle?  My next project will be to tackle the music for both the reception and the ceremony as well as the officiant for the ceremony.  I have a list of vendors for both, now it's time to interview them
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  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Last two weeks of September, 2012

    # Times Previously Married: one time each

    # Kids:  2, both mine. daughter 13, son 10

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      1 yr, 10 months (about)

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    3 years, 3 months

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
    yes, I was diagnosed with cancer - that will ruin anyone's plans!!

    Next major project to tackle?
      Getting better! Also, finding a ring that we both like that fits within the budget.
  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date: TBD, hopefully this winter

    # Times Previously Married:1 (me); 1 (FI)

    # Kids: 1 together with my FI

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?  Not "officially" engaged yet

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    15 years, we dated in high school, broke up in college, lost touch, each got married, met back up recently, got pregnant, had a baby, and here we are :)

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     Looking into dresses. Probably going to be a low key event. I'm not going to go nuts with wedding planning like I did the last time.

    Next major project to tackle?
       Not there yet.

    Gotta go... baby needs me.
  • jess0906jess0906
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    edited December 2011
    Wedding Date: August 20, 2011

    # Times Previously Married:1 (me); 1 (FI)

    # Kids: 1 (me) 0 (FI)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?  We dated for a few months in college and reconnected 5 years down the road.  I will be 2 years of dating this round on Aug 12.

    How long between first date and wedding date?
     Oops, answered that in the last one.  We will be 8 days past the 2 year mark on our wedding day.

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     So far, the only blip has been his parents thinking it isn't appropriate to have a "big wedding" for the 2nd marriage.  Well, I didn't get this the first time and damnit this is what we want and they aren't paying for it.  They also aren't hosting a rehearsal dinner so FI and I are throwing a pizza and beer luau in my parents back yard by the pool.

    Next major project to tackle?
       Hand addressing the invitations!  It sucks but I think a nicer personal touch to hand address them.

  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date: Saturday, October 15, 2011 # Times Previously Married: 1 (me); 1 (FI) # Kids: 1 together ; 1 (FI) How long did you and FI date before engagement?  Almost 3 years How long between first date and wedding date? Almost 3.5 yrs How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road? I haven't even started! Next major project to tackle? EVERYTHING!!!
  • needle&threadneedle&thread
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    edited December 2011
    Wedding DateSaturday, April 14, 2012

    # Times Previously Married:1 (me); 1 (FI)

    # Kids:1 (me);  1 (FI) both are boys, same age!

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      3 months

    How long between first date and wedding date? 23 months


    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road? Kinda stagnant...FI is on the west coast...so I'm planning everything on paper and getting contact info...so when FI gets here we can do it together.


    Next major project to tackle?
     Pre-marital counseling.

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  • edited December 2011
    HI, my name is Jami

    Wedding Date: Saturday, September 28th 2013

    #Times Previously Married:1 (me); 0 (FI)

    #Kids: 2 (me), 0 (FI)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement: 7 months

    How long between first date and wedding date: 3 years
    How's the wedding planning goin? So far we haven't done much Frown. We have picked out our venue (hopefully!), our colors (cherry & silver-after the UNM Lobos-FI went to school there) and our WP. We have time though and I'm sure it will get stressful!!

    Next major project to tackle: Paying for it all! Right now I am unemployed and he is supporting us and my 2 kids. He tells me we're quite expensive. Ah love!
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  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  TBD

    # Times Previously Married: Both of us have been married once

    # Kids: 2 girls

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      5 yeasr the first time, 3 months this time

    How long between first date and wedding date?
     If you count our first date as teenagers, 15 years.  If not, it will be approx 15 months

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
      Just getting started.  Got the guest list done yesterday so now just to try and find a venue and tell everyone

    Next major project to tackle?
      Telling my family who isn't the most supportive, and then finding a place to get married.
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  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Saturday, May 19th, 2012

    # Times Previously Married: 1 time each

    # Kids: 3 (me); 0 (FI).

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      We are unofficially engaged. We are already planning out our wedding but he hasnt popped the question just yet... so I'll just leave this as is lol

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    See above

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     So far so good... we arent hurrying or anything since we have a little over a year to go still but we are planning out the little things.

    Next major project to tackle? Location, my dress, and the Mustangs (cars not the horse) we will have in the wedding.
  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  TBD - April 2012

    # Times Previously Married: 1 (me); 0 (FI)

    # Kids:  no kids, I brought in a Great Dane and a cat...

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      2.5 years

    How long between first date and wedding date?
     3 years 5 months

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     I'm planning it from London, so the whole process might be more difficult

    Next major project to tackle?
      Securing the date/reception location 
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    edited December 2011
    I'm new here, but not really. I was a knottie back during my first go-around!

    Wedding Date:  TBD, but aiming for November 7, 2012

    # Times Previously Married: 1 time each

    # Kids: 0 (me); 2 (FI).

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?  4.5 years

    How long between first date and wedding date? 6.5 years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road? It isn't going. I haven't even started, other than discussion about destinations and whether or not we'll actually take the plunge in November 2012. We're quite happy with the way things are now and quite busy with work and life in general.

    Next major project to tackle? Nailing down the date and actually picking a place. It will just be the two of us, so we literally have the world to choose from. It's very overwhelming!

     







  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date September 16, 2012

    # Times Previously Married: Once for both of us.

    # Kids: I have one daughter, he has none.

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      Well we've been dating for a year and 2 months, we're not engaged yet, but the date is set.

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    2 1/2 years.

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
    It's quite complicated, I didn't have any hand in planning my last marriage and there's just so much to do. I have people helping me, but figuring out all the things we want is hard.

    Next major project to tackle? Pretty much everything.

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    edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Thursday, October 6, 2011 (working around 2 kids in college and a varsity football player)

    # Times Previously Married: 1 (me); 1 (FI)

    # Kids: I have 3 boys (19, 17 and 16). He has 2 girls (18 and 15). 

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?  Blind date on Sept 7, 2009.  Moved in together in January 2010.  Engaged April 2011. 

    How long between first date and wedding date?
     2 years 1 month.

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     So far so good.  Planning an outdoor wedding at a 'castle tower' in the park where we had our first date.  It's a beautiful location and if weather permits (tree color change) will be an absoultuely beautiful setting. Kinda a country road setting.
    My only blip -- is what the guys should wear.  NO tuxes, NO suits, NO ties ~~ any suggestions?

    Next major project to tackle?
     Question to others ~~~~~ is it acceptable to have the brides and 2 brides maids bouquets out of silks?   I would use flowers that would be in season (sunflowers, roses, fall leaf colors)  Just curious if silks are taboo?
  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Sunday April 22, 2012
    # Times Previously Married: We have both been married once before
    # Kids: I have 2 boys ages 20 and 24, a daughter in law, and a granddaughter on the way, He does not have children
    How long did you and FI date before engagement?  We dated about 4 years ago, it just wasnt' right then... we remained friends and started dating again in Dec
    How long between first date and wedding date?
     Total about 5 years, though really only one
    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     Having difficulty finding a venue. Hopefully have found it and can begin the planning.
    Next major project to tackle?
     Secure venue and then get going on all the details
  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  October or November of this year
    # Times Previously Married: 1 (me); 0 (FI)
    # Kids: only the furry kind -- 1 cat, 1 dog
    How long did you and FI date before engagement?  almost 3 years.  We have known each other for 15 years though.
    How long between first date and wedding date? a little over 3 years
    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road? Not really any, yet.  :)
    Next major project to tackle?  Booking our venue for reception and wedding.  Should happen this weekend!  Yay!
  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Sept 1, 2012

    # Times Previously Married:  0 (me); 1 (FI)

    # Kids: 3 (me);  1 (FI)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      6 months

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    3 years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
    Couldn't find a venue to hold all our guests.  When we finally did they weren't available for the dates we were looking at, so we've had to move our wedding date up 6 weeks sooner.  We were planning on a fall wedding theme but now with our wedding on Labor Day weekend I don't know what theme we'll do.

    Next major project to tackle?
      Meeting with florist in 2 weeks.  Putting down payment on venue and making appointments with catering and cakes.
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  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Thurs., Nov. 22, 2012
    # Times Previously Married:1 (me); 2 (FI)

    # Kids:4 (me);  1(FI)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      2 years

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    4 years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     Just starting out. His family is sooo far away and not overly excited about wedding 3 for him. Money is always a concern.

    Next major project to tackle?  Deciding on a location for sure.
  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Friday, May 4, 2011

    # Times Previously Married: 1 (me); 2x - same woman (FI)

    # Kids: 1 (me);  None for FI

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      1 year (Friends for 10 years before, though!)

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    2 years, 2 weeks

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     So far, so good. Just got started, really. FI did not have a church wedding before, so we really want to do it right without going crazy.

    Next major project to tackle?
      Going to try on dresses on Sunday!
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  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  December 28, 2013

    # Times Previously Married:  2 (me) ; 0 (FI)

    # Kids:  2 (me) ; 0 (FI)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      we aren't "officially" engaged yet, but we have started planning because we really would like to get married on our dating anniversary, and he has been hinting at some romantic official asking.  lol  But we've been dating 5 months now.

    How long between first date and wedding date?
     3 years and a few days.  We only went on a couple of dates before we became an official item on 12/28/10 ~ We just instantly knew

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
      We are amazingly on the same page with everything.  We recently decorated an entire house together and that was just the most fun ever instead of headache of compromise.  We are just totally in sync.  :-)

    Next major project to tackle?
      Finding a venue that suits our needs/wants and budget. 
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    edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Sunday, October 9, 2011

    # Times Previously Married: 2 (me); 1 (FI)

    # Kids:1 (me), 13 year old daughter

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?  He proposed on our 4th date (long distance relationship so about 2 months), BUT we dated over a year and a half 15 years ago.

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    4 years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
    I just found a restaurant that has a great package - four hour event with appetizers, then salad or soup, then entree (guests order what they want), then cake/dessert. They have the centerpieces and make the cake. Ceremony can be onsite. I am happy to have them take on most of the planning headache. Biggest issue is that the only date we could find that fits with FIs schedule is the day after Yom Kippur, which means I will be in temple Friday night/Saturday day before and I will not be around to entertain guests.

    Next major project to tackle?
    Guest list.
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