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  • I think it would be fair to ask your daughter once if she would be willing to make an exception for your FI's children, but I wouldn't advise pushing the issue if her and her husband say no. We had a very similar situation during our wedding and whe…
  • I agree with PPs that the way your FI has acted regarding this friend has been a huge red flag. If I was in your shoes I would have a heart to heart with your fiancé about how this woman has treated you, how it has made you feel, how him not standin…
  • Our biggest cost-saver was definitely keeping the guest list small. Per person, our wedding will actually lean on the expensive side, but overall it won't be too bad due to the small guest list (30ish). Vistaprint is a God send, we did all of our pa…
  • AddieCake said: I'm always an advocate for not inviting anyone simply out of obligation, but I do recognize that family dynamics sometimes come into play, and it sounds like in your case it would be more trouble not to invite her. I agr…
  • I like the idea of cocktail tables mentioned by pp! Some seats are definitely needed for those who aren't able to stand for extended periods of time and cocktail tables give other guests a place to set their food/drink/purse. I typically see this ki…
  • What about something like a bowling alley (in big cities they often have more upscale bowling alleys to cater to corporate events), a brewery (you could host a tour of the brewery and then have dinner/drinks after), or a museum/ art gallery? (where …
  • thanks for all the ideas! I added a few more things, so now people will have some options :-)
  • I have been to several engagement parties and usually bring a small gift (wine is a good suggestion). I don't think it expected though; at all these parties only a portion of the guests brought something so I think you are fine either way. 
  • AriBeluga said: kimmiinthemitten said: Love it!  I'd try to find a wrap tank style dress of a similar fabric at a store you can try to make sure you know you like the style on you first if you can. Great idea, thank you! Nice dress/ bridal …
  • I agree with all the pp's who suggested a nice piece of jewelry that your daughter can wear for years to come. It's a nice idea to give her something that represents this new stage in both of your lives. Pearls and charm bracelets are great ideas. I…
  • If you are paranoid about losing your ring, you might want to consider getting a cubic zerconia (not sure how to spell that one) replica. There are places at the mall that can replicate your ring for like $25. I have one and I wear it if I am doing …
  • My eating has also been the struggle. I am pretty good about working out, though. My wedding will fall shortly after the holidays, which is always a pitfall, so I am trying my best to be as healthy as I can now! Do you girls follow any specific diet…
  • Haha, I just noticed your signature line. Enjoy your fun hobby of being rude to random strangers on the internet :-) I hope you have a very happy marriage. 
  • Maggie0829 said: UPDATE: I finally was able to meet up with my friend last weekend. Like I thought, some unexpected expenses had popped up for her and she is no longer able to make the trip and didn't know how to tell me. In this instance, I th…
  • UPDATE: I finally was able to meet up with my friend last weekend. Like I thought, some unexpected expenses had popped up for her and she is no longer able to make the trip and didn't know how to tell me. In this instance, I think sending the invita…
  • UPDATE: I finally was able to meet up with my friend last weekend. Like I thought, some unexpected expenses had popped up for her and she is no longer able to make the trip and didn't know how to tell me. In this instance, I think sending the invita…
  • adk19 said: mauiwowie9 said: We are not having a wedding website, part of the lure of having a small destination wedding was that the planning process will not be as cumbersome and my fiancé and I have no desire to set up a website jus…
  • I wouldn't stress about it. Your friends might be a little disappointed, sure, but in the end they will understand. Especially since you are having a truly private wedding and not inviting, say, two friends but none of the others. Enjoy this excitin…
  • We are not having a wedding website, part of the lure of having a small destination wedding was that the planning process will not be as cumbersome and my fiancé and I have no desire to set up a website just for the wedding. The RSVP date is less th…
  • I think the rudeness factor comes in when people repeatedly say the same thing when it's not really helpful since it's not like I can go back and retrieve the invitations haha. Additionally, for a small destination wedding it is a little different b…
  • Whoops, I guess I figured that since it was a destination wedding I should send out the invites earlier. The RSVP date isn't until December 10th, though. We just thought it might be nice for everyone to have the information a little earlier, since i…
  • I'm sorry you are dealing with this, it seems like your family is being very unreasonable. I personally would not cave and allow your sister to be a bridesmaid, because based on her past behavior it seems like she would be difficult and demanding th…
  • The pp's gave some really good advice, I would just add that it might help to bring up the "would you invite this person to dinner/drinks on a regular occasion and treat them for it" analogy to your fiance. Sometimes its easy to feel pressured to in…
  • WinstonsGirl and Snowy thanks for all the ideas, both your welcome baskets sound awesome!! Good call with the ABC store, they always have the best stuff. Re the Aruba wedding, I think you are fine with just a STD. We just sent out our official …
  • Geez, I think you guys are being a little harsh on the OP. OP, if I was in your shoes I would try to have a heart-to-heart with your FSIL and maybe give her an opportunity to bow out of the wedding if she wishes. It seems like she is really overwhel…
  • I wouldn't snark on a photo-booth per se and I think they can be a fun extra. That said, I always laugh a little when brides think a photo-booth is some super unique idea that's going to make their wedding stand out. Almost every wedding I have been…
  • That's so cool! Maybe we will look into what entertainment besides music we could have. Seems like it would make the night really special/ unique! We were also thinking about making all of the wedding party and parents gifts an experience gift so …
  • The wedding is in Maui! Hmm, optional events are a good idea. We are doing a letter with the welcome bags to lay out the itinerary/events. Any advice on how to word hosted vs. non-hosted events so it is clear what we will be taking care of? And yes,…