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  • It is a small world!!    Drew is a family friend- he's known my stepfather since forever, and he is the sweetest.  He did a great job with our wedding, I was thrilled he could be both our officiant and our guest. I feel like everywhere I go, someo…
  • Everything we've had there (muffins, sandwiches, various cups of coffee and tea) have been awesome. That cake was to die for. We're considering ordering a small one just to have for dessert on a special occasion. 
  • I live in CT, I have friends down south who call me a "Connecticut Yankee," we're Yankees fans and for three more days I'm a bride. 
  • Where is your FI getting ready?  If it's near the Inn at Middletown (or in the Inn at Middletown) there are so many gorgeous places for a first look there.  I may be partial- we're having our wedding there and are having our first look on the stairc…
  • Give zero fucks is right!!  I have a week to go, a mother who is insisting on changing the entire day's timeline or she's not coming, a photographer who won't call me back, and absolutely zero fucks to give. Fuck bank is dried out over here too, you…
  • When I got home from work today FI had the bedding in the washer and was vacuuming. Apparently the clutter in the guest room was collected and he will sort through it this weekend. My sister would completely understand but if I mentioned the house…
  • Definitely stand your ground.  Your FI needs to stand the same ground and he needs to handle his mother. As pp stated, otherwise you are setting yourself up for a lifetime of these tantrums. I caution you against splitting up families using the 21…
  • I agree! Your FMIL took the time to choose that dress, and she should definitely rock it and love it, and move on.  She should not at all be self-conscious about it especially when it seems like she put a lot of thought into what she would wear. M…
  • I've started to clean my house now that we can find the dining room again.  I've also finally put away our shower gifts.  I won't use them before the wedding but they needed to come out of the dining room/ living room also.  Also, FI was going to dr…
  • We dropped all of our stuff off at the venue (insert massive sigh of relief) and had our final walk-through.  I am almost entirely packed for the honeymoon. All vendors have been paid.  I know I should enjoy this and just relax until the day is here…
  • Just gorgeous!! I'm so glad things worked out with your MIL, even if only for the day that's a start. 
  • I feel like I just want it to be here already.  We drop off our wedding things at the venue tomorrow so I had to have everything ready to go by today. Now I feel like I have two weeks to twiddle my thumbs and torture myself.
  • I have a white long-sleeved shrug sweater.  With my dress it doesn't look awful.  I don't think I'll need it until it's time to leave the reception but I'm happy to have the option just in case it's not 60 and sunny as predicted. 
  • We're using Edwin McCain "Walk with You."  
  • @goldchocobo, it is SUCH a good thing you had that timeline prepped!!  Is there any way the venue/ company can get you a DOC in time who can work off of your timeline or has that ship sailed?  We don't have a DOC- our venue manager keeps the cerem…
  • FI's mother was indeed not invited.  Short version: she has no respect for FI and treats him (and his sister, but that's her battle) and pretty much everyone else like absolute crap.   Longer version:  She has undermined FI repeatedly and has…
  • My worries:- FI's mother showing up uninvited and making a scene - Timing- I feel like there's so much to cram into 5 hours! - My mother stressing me out and making me and everyone around her insane
  • Not freezing/ saving cake here. If we have a few slices we'll probably freeze them to eat when we get back from our honeymoon.  I love the idea of having a slice to celebrate the first month and making a fuss over it. 
  • Isn't it insane???  18 days to go for me. I am strangely calm and so excited at the same time.  I'm calm about the wedding (mainly because I keep drinking wine reminding myself that I have done everything I can do and can't control much else from …
  • FI e-mailed him today and essentially said "hey, we need to make arrangements to make our final payment.  Oh, we also need to make arrangements for my sister to close her store early and be at the venue in time for formals.  Since this is her only s…
  • If your contract is for 8 hours, definitely take the 8 hours. Some people want coverage earlier for hair and makeup and don't care if the photographer stays after the cake is cut.  He did respond and tell me to go ahead and order chicken for him. …
  • Another vote for October to be over! That is so sad about the neighbor.  It sounds like your FMIL and my mother must take the same class somewhere about last-minute griping. Good thing your FI is handling it even though it's exhausting just th…
  • I'm not sure what you mean by "for first time couples," but we're having our second wedding (second for both of us) at the Inn at Middletown.   They had a 50 person minimum for a wedding reception when we booked but that might be flexible dependin…
  • @jaime232, if the venue would upgrade some stuff for the money you're spending that would be awesome.  If they don't is there anyone who might want a plus one that didn't already have one?  Most of our declines were expected except for two- a groo…
  • We invited a total of 85 and so far we have 15 declines and 11 people who haven't responded (3 of whom I'm 98% sure are going to decline). If everyone's a yes that will be 70 people.  We agreed early on that any money saved by guests declining would…
  • hikebikebemerry said: goldchocobo said: I feel unproductive.  I feel like I was so organized in the beginning that I am running out of steam! Amen sister. Amen. I am also loosing ambition for DIY projects.  So over them. …
  • Our wedding party is walking down the aisle to "Storybook Love" from The Princess Bride, I am walking down the aisle to "Mothersbaugh's Canon" (Mark Mothersbaugh's version of Canon in D) from The Royal Tenenbaums.  Our recessional is "The Throne Roo…
  • I seriously need to get over my font indecisiveness and move on with our programs.  In order to do this, I need to realize that Pinterest is not my friend right now.