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  • My parents need everything to be extra fancy. I don't know what's up with that. I would have preferred something a little more chill so cost wouldn't be an issue. They're already spending so much for the wedding, which I appreciate, but this dinner …
  • No, she'll be going in earlier with my mom. I just wanted to do something nice for my friends that wasn't going to kill my budget, and I didn't think it would be fair if my sister was the only one professionally done, so I'm doing the best I can!  …
  • I can totally afford pizza. There's a pizza place close to the venue that I love, and I was thinking about that but I wasn't sure if it was a good idea.  I e-mailed my dad about my concerns, who tends to be a bit more level headed than my mom, so …
  • LOL, no, they don't have to finish it themselves! I just don't know how to describe it, but think of it as basic package vs. deluxe package. I honestly couldn't afford the deluxe package and hair for 6 girls, so it is a full face of makeup, basic ey…
  • They had asked me for a list of the people I thought we'd be inviting a few weeks ago, so I sent them the list which included most of my family, the attendants, and the 2 members of FI's family. They responded by saying they don't know how many peop…
  • Yes, FI is a woman, lol, that's ok though we get that all the time.  Great way of putting it though @scribe95 I'll have to use that next time she wants to start texting people!  @mysticl we have room to accommodate them, since we moved and a l…
  • That's a great way of putting it, shop as if it's birthday gifts. I think that makes it way easier! My mom volunteered to have my sister get an up-do and full makeup. She completely doesn't support me paying for my BMs hair and makeup, but why s…
  • I think I'm the levelheaded one because I follow these boards! FI has suggested honeyfunds and money boxes, and I was like, no, it's tacky! She needs to read these boards!  I saw on another thread that RSVPs came in droves several days before the …
  • LOL I've told her several times to put the phone down! She is very stubborn and impatient, and I would also be irritated! 99% of our guest have to travel, we moved right after I graduated college, so they would know 4 weeks in advance. We have t…
  • Ok, thanks for the input.  And I don't think I'll run it by my mom this time! I love my mom and she means well, but she drives me crazy sometimes!
  • Awesome, thanks for the advice everyone! That's what I was really thinking, and what FI was thinking too, but wanted an outside perspective. 
  • The kicker is they did cover the BC that they're now denying women until 2012, when the ACA mandated it. Not to mention they have over $73 million of employee retirement funds invested in the pharmaceutical company that manufactures those particular…
  • I would not want my parents to see those pictures.  
  • Awesome, thanks, I'm meeting with the coordinator this week so will make sure I ask about vendor meals! 
  • That's what I thought! She said she didn't feed her vendors at her wedding (in 1976) and didn't feed the vendors at mine and my sister's bat mitzvahs (both at 2:00pm!). Thank you!
  • I'm August 23 as well and we're sending ours out tomorrow (June 2). Everyone is OOT so we wanted to give time to make travel arrangements (and hotel block reservations need to be made 30 days in advance), also have to get meal options to the caterer…
  • We're going to Cancun! We both have never been to Mexico so super excited! Only doing 5 days/4 nights because of work and budget, but it's still going to be fantastic! I read that best time to book domestic flights is 4-6 weeks out, international is…
  • @KRD2014 That's a really nice story. That's kind of what I was thinking, that it would be a nice honor for her since we are working to repair our relationship, even though she's already a BM. Not sure if I had communicated that in my post, but you a…
  • @Maggie0829 Sorry, yes I asked her to be a bridesmaid when she texted me and we started to reconcile. We've been really working on our relationship the past few months, so I was thinking of asking her to be MOH. So she already is a member of the bri…
  • Thanks, sounds like a good idea! 
  • I think you misunderstood, I don't have a MOH, I'm not demoting anyone. I was asking if it would be ok to ask my sister to be MOH because she is my only sister and we've been working hard on our relationship. We were originally planning on a June we…
  • I texted friend #3 this morning, since I wasn't sure if she'd be at work or not. She said she did not get my card, and that she would love to be a bridesmaid, so I feel a little better. I hadn't asked her about it earlier because we were both so bus…
  • I had a few classmates get married in nursing school, and one just got married the month after graduation. They were either lucky and didn't have to work while in school, or their families did everything for them. I opted for a 2 1/2 year engagement…
  • I haven't done anything to my knowledge, and if I have, no one's told me about it. My ex-MOH is having issues with her marriage, and the holidays were particularly rough for her, so I haven't even talked about wedding stuff at all in the last few we…
  • I booked my venue last August, got my dress in November, and just booked the officiant, but feel totally unmotivated to do anything else. I feel like any time I do anything involving the wedding, it brings drama, so now I'm just scared because I wan…
  • Ours are purple and royal blue, which definitely aren't "summer" colors, but they fit in the theme of our wedding. It's good to hear other August brides doing some of the darker colors like navy, I was concerned that ours aren't really summer-y. 
  • I sent out nice cards I got from etsy at the beginning of December. The one that hasn't said anything, she lives with her parents because she and her fiance are saving to buy a home, and she's working 2 jobs, so I wonder if it arrived in the mail an…