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  • You're fine putting an insert with your Save The Date, especially if alot of people will be traveling. FYI: Most wedding guests will not look at your wedding website till it's closer to the wedding anyway.  So if there's information they should see…
  • All the best CMG! Hugs and prayers.
  • Any way you can help raise money for research or toward a cancer treatment center would affect someone's life. Don't forget the smaller local centers who don't have the big name/money but are still skilled and compassionate. They tend to get for…
  • If she didn't invite you to reception, nothing is a good answer. At most a card. If you were invited to the ceremony and reception, and you choose only to go to ceremony, then whatever normal gift you would give someone.
  • @cmgragain, I did enjoy reading that. OP, so now you know it's in bad form to host your own engagement party. Other issues, i don't rsvp unless I'm asked to, ie, with a response mechanism, and I don't take Facebook rsvps seriously. 3 weeks notic…
    in . Comment by EverAfer June 2014
  • I think the venue provides 5% over our head count. Good news, the mother-to-be just texted to definitively say No. She's being induced 2 days before the wedding, so that's 4 nos. The few remaining, I will contact today to let them know that …
  • Thanks, that's what I thought.  But didn't want to come off as demanding or as if I'm taking back the invitation.
  • Viczaesar, these folks received Save The Dates at about 6 months out. Invitations went out about 7 weeks out. Wedding in 2 weeks.
  • lyndausvi, we're about 2 weeks out from wedding. Final numbers are due on Monday.
  • beethery said: I can not speak on behalf of all couples who do private non-religious ceremonies. In my case, FI has serious anxiety about being the focus of a crowd. To the point where he had to power through an anxiety attack while he was stan…
  • 6-8 weeks for invitations. We set the rsvp date for7 days before numbers are due. Some people will actually send in their rsvp the day it's due.
  • southernbelle0915, you missed some crazy stuff.. someone gave too much personal info about another bride and some Knottties found her website and etc.. that went way overboard.  The thread was deleted.
  • I would be mad too. Sure, she'd have more fun with just her friends, but she asked you to be a bridesmaid and you accepted. They should have invited you out for the Bach and gave you the opportunity to decline if you'd like.  She should have made …
  • I get dinner and dancing, but that's way too rich for my budget! Can you politely say, hey, I'd love to attend, here's my budget. They can still plan a lovely dinner and clubbing somewhere less expensive and still have a great time.The MOH is g…
  • Just state that the invitation is for her and her husband, let them know that you'll be looking forward to seeing them, and leave it at that. If she tries to reason or says she's not sure if they can make it then, let them know that you understand …
  • I find that so tacky...but you're right FI wouldn't. It would be different if you knew the person, otherwise this is rude and tacky. Quite frankly, I think people get sick of these things-work related that is, baby showers, bridal showers, retirem…
  • Seat people that knows each other. My parents' guests, his parents' guests, his coworkers, my coworkers, his friends, my friends, his family, my family. And even then I group people that I know likes each other, for ex: friends from high school, fr…
  • Of all the weddings we've been to, I've never noticed if there was any personalization or not. I remember things like how happy the couple looked, if the food was good, if I enjoyed the music, if the timing for everything was right. I wouldn't wor…
  • Have a great wedding! Show us pics after!
  • biggrouch said: He also said something mildly insulting about people from other countries one day. I called him out on it, and he came to me later to apologize for what he said. That kid was raised well. ...Of course, not as well as kids who d…
  • You don't have to include photos. Pictures of just the B&G, we'd look at but probably not keep. A good photo with at least one of us is a nice touch. At FI's friend from college wedding, the boys managed to get a photo with the groom. We recei…
  • Is this going to cause a lot of resentment and hard feelings on their side? Does the relationships matter to you? If given a choice between my friends and any family that I am not close to, I would stand my ground. Your FI needs to tell mom that s…
  • WTF is wrong with people? Good luck to her.  
  • I'm really sorry for your loss! Picking up groceries, dropping off food, helping to keep the house clean, walking the dogs or any kind of errand would be good.  I would give them lots of hugs too and pick up some extra Kleenex!