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@swazzle Totally agreed on this week dragging on. I was out sick Monday, and it still feels like today should be Friday.
@jenna8984 That's just sad your SIL doesn't include your nephew in family photo shoots, especially since he's been in her life since he was 1. He probably feels like an outsider
@CocoBellaF Hopefully the bride and groom provide rafts! A flash flood alert? Geez! Good luck! I was going to go to LOFT yesterday to look for a sweater but forgot, so I'll probably be looking online today since they moved the 50% sale online. Not that I need to spend any money... ugh.
@speakeasy14 Glad you had a great bday! That food sounds awesome, and I dig the restaurant concept too.
@minskat30 Hang in there, that's a tough situation. When my mom is less than supportive it hurts worse than anything with any other person. Hopefully she comes to senses soon.
@jenjen047 Love the e pic!!
Yesterday I watched President Obama's motorcade drive through my city, and the streets were lined with supporters. Then on the news (local and national) they focused on the 20 or so ignorant protesters who held up signs like "Don't blame me, I voted for the American." UGH. Yes, there are idiots in WV, but there are a lot of intelligent happy people too. They just get drowned out by loud stupid people.
Last night I worked on mine and BF's shirts for our Halloween costumes, which I'm rushing since we have a party this Saturday. Cussed my sewing machine and got fabric paint all over the place, but they are almost finished! I'll post a pic when they are completed.
@misskittydanger @wink0erin Yea I don't know, I don't really talk to my bro that often because he's a flake so it would be pointless to talk to him about it. E's mom also had a new baby so I was worried he was going to get "pushed to the side" with both families but luckily his mother and stepdad are way better about it and include him in everything with that baby.
@minskat30 good, glad you'll get some time with her. I bet it'll sink in more (your pregnancy) and she'll get more excited when it's right there in front of her. I know you won't be showing yet but still, it's REAL and it's right there!
@lavenderfields13 I may just give up on it and binge watch it on netflicks some time..
@minskat30 Luckily my mom has been great during this time and so supportive. I feel like first time ever though I've been able to have extended conversations and they go well and I enjoy them.
@twodimes indy is adorable!
@swazzle I'm sorry you've had such a rough week at work! That really sucks! I don't understand how people work long hours and still find time to be an adult after work either. I too need time to unwind, and going non-stop exhausts me. I hope next week is better!
@CocoBellaF WUT at that wedding tonight. OMG. That sounds awful. Safe travels! The storms coming through sound pretty bad. :-\ Also, that was so sweet of you to stay with that young woman and chat with her. I'm glad your PMDD has some positive effects on your life.
@jenjen047 I'm glad you had a great time at your bachelorette! I'm sorry you've been sick lately
@lavenderfields13 I'm glad you were able to take the day off to enjoy your birthday!
@speakeasy14 Um, that sounds like the coolest place ever. A bookstore with drinks and food?! AMAZING!
@minskat30 *hugs* I'm sorry your conversation with your mom didn't go so well. She sounds like a real peach.
@peaseblossom55 I'm glad your presentation went well yesterday!
@cu97tiger I had to switch browsers to get TK to load correctly, but it's taking a million years to load. UGH!
@TwoDimes Awwww Indy! I'm so glad the fence installation is finished, and now you guy can enjoy your backyard!
Morning! Yesterday was such a crazy day. FI and I slept right through his alarm, and we woke up around 9:10. Oops! The rest of the day involved working and doing housework.
Our final meeting with the venue went well on Tuesday. She did drop a bit of a bomb on us with the tables... when I originally emailed and asked her how many people could fit at each table, she said 8 per table. Cool, FI and I arranged our seating chart accordingly. We meet with her on Tuesday, and oh, there's one table that only seats 4 that she never ever mentioned. Well shit, that throws off the entire seating chart. And oh, even better, we'll have to turn 3 of the 8-tops into 9-tops, but from what we've seen, at 8 they are pretty close together... the chairs touch and everything. No idea how she's going to squeeze another chair and place setting onto 3 of the tables, but at this point we can't worry about it. It is what it is, and we have to trust that she knows what she's doing. But holy moly, that information would have been so nice to know when I originally asked!
Bah, anywho, I also ordered the popcorn for our candy and popcorn table, and I'm really excited about the flavors. The popcorn shop was 5 minutes from the venue, so I went and had a little tasting after the meeting Tuesday. I ended up with a caramel and jalapeno blend, a pizza blend that really does taste just like pepperoni pizza, and a buffalo blend that has a nice kick to it. Yum!
Guys, I'm going to murder my FMIL. It's seriously going to happen if she doesn't stop with her shenanigans. She refuses to accept the word "no" from us. EVERY DAY THIS WEEK she has pestered FI. First, she wanted us to add a plus one for her friend who is attending the wedding. Um, no. This person is not in a relationship and comes to every single family event, so she definitely knows people there. FMIL asked us 3 days in a row to please allow this person a plus one. She would not accept no. She even had the audacity to tell us to let her know if anyone cancels so that we can make room for a plus one for this friend. NO! I think FI finally started ignoring her. Then last night she calls to see if we can have lunch this weekend. No, we cannot. We wake up to a text from her asking about lunch on Sunday. WHY CAN'T SHE ACCEPT "NO" AS AN ANSWER?! I told FI he needs to nip this in the bud because I will not deal with this for the rest of my life.
My other vent for the day is people who come to work sick. STAY THE EFF HOME! No one wants those germs! One of my coworkers always comes in to work sick as a dog because she hates being away from the office... she sounds like death right now. I can hear her coughing her head off every three seconds. GO HOME! My boss is working from home today, but I'm tempted to text her and tell her I'm going to work from home today too if this sick person does not leave. I do not have time to be sick right now.
OK, venting done! Time to get back to work. Tomorrow is my last day in the office! Yeah! Also, on another positive note, my photographer told me I'm the most accommodating bride he's ever worked with. Totally made my day!
@jenjen047 I have no idea why FMIL is acting like this. She's not normally this overbearing. I think she's just really caught up in the wedding and her role in it. She has also purchased 10 dresses, and she keeps going back and forth on which one she wants to wear. At the shower on Sunday, she pulled all of the women into her bedroom so she could try everything on for us, even though she had been bombarding me with pics the week before. She refuses to take my response of, "Are you comfortable? Do you feel pretty? Because that's really all I care about with whatever you choose to wear. No, I promise I don't care what color you go with." at face value. It's driving me nuts. I told FI that she obviously can't think past herself this week and realize how much stress she's adding to our lives. I also told FI that if she continues to badger him about the wedding guest list, he needs to be blunt and tell her that those who pay get a say, and since she and FFIL contributed $0, we will not bend over backwards to accommodate their wishes when we are already over capacity. We would very begrudgingly do so had they paid for any part of the wedding, but they didn't, sooooooo
@minskat30 8 days!!!!
@eilis1228 I want all of that popcorn RIGHT NOW. That's super annoying about the tables at the venue. I mean... wtf... one table that only seats 4? That's just.... weird. Luckily people tend to get up during weddings after eating to mingle and wander, so it would be temporary discomfort. Honestly I wouldn't even say to FMIL "you didn't pay" because there's the off chance she could offer to pay for this one person. I'd leave it at "we are already over capacity, no, end of discussion" and flat out not respond if she asks again.
@eilis1228 now I want popcorn. Ahh you are so close to the wedding!!!!
@eilis1228 now I want popcorn. Ahh you are so close to the wedding!!!!
@jenna8984 and ladies above - I had popcorn (white cheddar) with lunch today. YUM.
@beanbot2002 I have a feeling you're right about her not letting up until after the wedding. FI told me this morning he's just going to stop telling me if/when she texts/calls. It's probably for the best because I seriously cannot with her anymore. Also, I love that I'm at 1 week and 1 day, and you're at 2 weeks and 2 days! That's kinda funny. I can't believe both of our weddings are right around the corner! I hope the next 2 weeks fly by for you!
@bethsmiles Cake tasting was probably my favorite part of wedding planning. It's so much fun and so delicious! Please let us know what flavors you go with! Please also AW your e-pics!
@jenjen047 Oh my god, I would throttle my mother if she were like that. *hugs* Feel free to tell us ALL about your wedding plans-- we will gush over everything with you. I definitely agree that your mom and my FMIL seem to be in the same "all about me" mindset, and it blows. I really hope your mom doesn't drive you nuts when you're 8 days out.
@speakeasy14 I mean, if you wanted to send me some of that Loaded Baked Potato popcorn as a wedding present, I wouldn't say no... ;-)
@jenna8984 Luckily we were able to make the three tables of 9 work from a seating chart perspective, but I'm very curious/worried to see how they look when they're staged. Should be a tight squeeze. Oh well, had we known that she had the random table of 4, we may not have been so lenient with RSVP requests, but it is what it is. This particular venue has been in operation for like 20 years now, so I'm assuming she knows what she's doing and can make it work. Well, not so much assuming as hoping...
@peaseblossom55 I was so tempted to sample one of everything at that popcorn shop! OMG it was so good!
@cu97tiger I imagine wedding zen will kick in next week sometime once work is finished and all of our to-do lists for this weekend are checked off. So ready for that wedding zen to kick in!
@wink0erin I agree that the random table of 4 is very strange. It's a smaller venue, so I guess that's just how it all fits, but it really would have been wonderful if she had told me about that random table when I asked. Oh well, what's done is done. I'm hoping you're right about the temporary discomfort. Dinner is a buffet, plus we'll have the bar and the photo booth, so I'm hoping that in general there is very little sitting and lots of mixing and mingling. Hopefully the food, booze, and party will make up for any discomfort with the tables! Also, re: FMIL, I think FI mentioned to me in passing that she had offered to pay for the plus one's meal, but I can't remember. I just can't get over her audacity though. It's ridiculous. She heard me venting at the shower about special snowflake RSVP requests after the deadline, and after FI's cousin immediately decided to change her no RSVP to a maybe RSVP (another wtf moment), FMIL complained non-stop about how rude that cousin was... and now she's behaving in that same exact way. Truly baffling. She also told us to purposely not commit ourselves to any social activities this weekend so we could either finish up wedding stuff or just have a quiet weekend to ourselves to relax before the chaos next week, and now here she goes badgering us to commit to a social activity this weekend. I don't get it.
Now I really want popcorn. May be I can convince H tonight we need to bust out the popcorn maker and some fresh popcorn.
I want the day to be done and over with already. this day is dragging.
@bethsmiles Have fun cake tasting! It was one of my favorite parts of the planning. I took a half an hour appointment and stretched it out two hours because I could not decide. I'm sure they loved me that day.... it was so worth it the cake was amazing.
Crazy Fur-Mom to 1."She who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten."
You guys. This day. IT JUST WON'T END. Someone help.
Tell me about it!!!!!!! so the tech department just commandeered my computer for the last TWO hours trying to install the internet explorer update. I had to just sit here doing nothing and watch them go in circles as the easiest download in the universe kept telling them they were missing components. JFC I thought it was never going to end!.
Also I am known to polish off an entire family size bag of Smartfood in one sitting. Now I'm stopping to get some on the ride home, thanks. I actually bought a white cheddar shaker for my homemade popcorn but it's def not as good as the real deal.
You guys. This day. IT JUST WON'T END. Someone help.
Tell me about it!!!!!!! so the tech department just commandeered my computer for the last TWO hours trying to install the internet explorer update. I had to just sit here doing nothing and watch them go in circles as the easiest download in the universe kept telling them they were missing components. JFC I thought it was never going to end!. Also I am known to polish off an entire family size bag of Smartfood in one sitting. Now I'm stopping to get some on the ride home, thanks. I actually bought a white cheddar shaker for my homemade popcorn but it's def not as good as the real deal.
@eilis1228 send me your address