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  • I'm sure you're not the only one. Wine country is a popular wedding spot, especially with the pretty fall colors. I've been wondering what people are going to do- I'm sure there were people planning to get married at those wineries this weekend even…
  • It sounds like you do have the basics covered, even a step above with lots of food and premium bar! I was in a wedding that went all out like that and had a great band, stocked party bus for the wedding party, and bottles of wine and candy as favors…
  • I didn't get a sample dress, but I did buy mine at a thrift store. It certainly wasn't made just for me, and it needed cleaning and alterations, but I made it into my dream dress, and it was a great decision! Definitely inspect your dress now, get …
  • First, I would think carefully about whether you really want to exclude her from the wedding. The best way to help her feel included is to actually include her. Living in a stepfamily is hard, and from the research I did before getting married, havi…
  • OurWildKingdom said: cowgirl8238 said: I know you guys have changes your plans many times, so I'm happy to hear you are on the same page and ready to move forward.  I would say: 1. Invite the FSD and/or do as much as you can to includ…
  • OurWildKingdom said: STARMOON44 said: I'm a bit confused with the family tree, is FSD your fiancées daughter? If so, I think she should definitely be invited.  She is my fiancée's daughter. I would like to invite her but would n…
  • You are not alone. I totally get that feeling. I was surprised I had a hard time with it, as I had always planned to take my husband's name, but I did. I felt like I was giving up a lot of my identity/independence in marrying him in the first place.…
  • Do any of your local friends have kids? Ask them for some names. Also, are any of your local friends around college age? Ask if they have friends that babysit. While you don't HAVE to give your guest recommendations, they asked and it would be nice …
  • My first response would be to suggest no alcoholic drinks at all. There's no need for it, and I would say alcohol is less common at rehearsal dinners than at weddings. That would definitely respect your FILs need to manage costs and make sure guests…
  • I'm going to go against some other ideas here and say don't try to do it during cocktail hour. You'll likely hit some people from many tables, but not too many full tables, so you'll still have just as many tables to visit. Instead, some couples eat…
  • I loved my venue, but it is a couple hours north of most of the bay area. One of the many benefits- you have the space either from Tuesday-Sunday or, for a lower price, Sunday-Monday, and it includes lodging for up to about 30 people. It's on mounta…
  • The venue we used is a property on VRBO- not Airbnb, but similar. At the time of my wedding, they specifically listed weddings as something they do, with special pricing, catering, and rental tables, linens, etc. They started as a regular VRBO prope…
  • OurWildKingdom said: All the time. I still can't decide whether I want a degree in law or special education, and there's a part of me that still wants to join the Peace Corps. I also want to get a motorcycle license and ride cross-country on a …
  • I think I've only been to 2 weddings that ended later than that. Mine was over at 10, or at least that's when the music stopped and we cleaned up and left... The ceremony started at 4, and 6 hours is more than enough for most people. I think by that…
  • How about a tea ceremony? They're traditional at Chinese weddings, and it should be a good match since your fiance is Chinese
  • kimmiinthemitten said: FI becomes obsessed with flights.  He will continue to search even after we've purchased tickets and gets so angry when he finds a cheaper flight.   Every single time I yell at him to stop looking!  It's like the bruise …
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  • I didn't choose to do that, but I did get married in California and considered it, so I looked into the process. It's really simple: when you go get the license with your fiance,  there's a section where you fill out your new full name. Just put bot…
  • When my husband and I got married, our pastor had a great idea: pick a day near your wedding but not your actual anniversary,  and celebrate it as a "family birthday". We chose a place close enough for a day trip but special enough to be exciting, a…
  • My brother and sister-in-law are also big Tigers fans. At their wedding, they did some things that were more obvious (all the wedding party wore Tigers flip flops, my brother wore a shirt with the Tigers logo), and some that were more subtle (weddin…
    in Baseball? Comment by 00kim00 June 2016
  • My photographer offered a CD (DVD?) as an option or we could download them and put them on our own storage. We asked, and for her it was the same resolution, she just offers both because some people are weird about having their images online and som…
  • Talk to her! With a 3 hour gig, she might say no thanks, but talk to her with the assumption that she'll eat and have some time to get off her feet while the guests eat. Have a couple ideas to present to her that make sense based on where you have r…
  • I had a similar issue. My husband is from another country so we had a lot of elements from his culture, our religion is very important to us, we love the outdoors and our wedding was at a camp-like venue, and I wanted something related to my Irish h…
  • I got married at Precious Forest. It's outdoors,  in a forest (I don't think it's redwoods, though), includes lodging for 30 people, and I just checked and your date is available. I highly recommend them! The owner is amazing, it's very budget frien…
  • My wedding location was a 2-3 hour drive for most local guests. We had some declines, but none because of their kids. 2 families left their kids at home with family, the rest brought their kids. We provided free lodging for anyone who wanted it, plu…
  • I worked at a small school/non-profit with about the same number of employees when I got married. I invited only 3 co-workers. It was a tough decision because at first I wasn't sure where to draw the line and was afraid others would feel like they s…
  • Personally, I would not invite the fling. "In the process of divorcing"=currently married. If one of my guests is married, I'm not going to invite his woman on the side instead of his wife. A wedding and like the worst place to be encouraging breaki…
  • Try Black n Bianco, that's where we got my stepson's suit for our wedding. We were quite happy with the quality... Not a $200 suit quality, but definitely not Halloween costume quality. They have tuxedos down to at least 3T starting at 19.99 http://…
  • I had a bridesmaid dress altered that was several sizes to big (I was size 14 when the bride insisted we order the dress, but 7 months later at the wedding I was down to a size 2). That cost over $200 to alter down with the seamstress I used, but ot…
  • We had a similar situation. We considered the lodging our venue fee, and actually picked it in part because of that... Since pretty much everyone was traveling to it wedding, we wanted to make it as easy as possible and provide free accommodation. W…