Re: A WB Survival Guide from a Raving Lunatic
Bumping for being one of the most memorable threads on WB for me, and I wanted one last read-through before the place is gone....
Bumping for being one of the most memorable threads on WB for me, and I wanted one last read-through before the place is gone.
Re: Ontario Name Change How-To (with links!!!)
Bumping because I am going through this right now. Thank-you punkrock for putting the time and effort into making this post!...
Bumping because I am going through this right now. Thank-you punkrock for putting the time and effort into making this post!
Re: Goodbye WBs...For real
I've not been around through many of the life-changing events that many of the members have been through. While I remember certain iconic posts (and...
I've not been around through many of the life-changing events that many of the members have been through. While I remember certain iconic posts (and indeed, the original GBWB thread is among them), I know there were a lot of other stories that were alluded to that I'll never be able to know. That doesn't sadden me as much as the final, definite knowledge that there will be stories by potential members old and new that will never get to be shared due to the forums closing down.
At least I'll have my memories of the place. Goodbye, WB. You'll be missed.
And, also, a shout-out to the mods (past AND current) for pouring so much of their blood, sweat and tears into this place. You truly did make it an enjoyable place for so many women (and a few men!) to gather and chatter, to laugh and joke, to cry and lend their support, to share and create the drama. It was a wonderful community made a million times better by the team of volunteers willing to keep things in check. Seriously, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you.
Re: There's a new Admin in town
I could have written bluenoser's post word for word. Came back for the first time in a few months, AVG does not seem to like...
I could have written bluenoser's post word for word. Came back for the first time in a few months, AVG does not seem to like something going on.
Here's the info for the threat:
Infection: Exploit Gondad Exploit Kit (type 1935)
Result: Object was blocked
EDIT: I should note that it happens every 2nd or 3rd time I navigate to on WB - haven't tried on the Canadian Family boards as I am not a mom yet.
EDIT the 2nd: I'm using the newest version of Chrome and AVG both.
That said... Hello Admin Angie! Nice to meet you.
My life has been busy lately (take a look at my count-down, 3 days before I get married!), so I can't promise that I'll be back too often for the time being, but I hope that WB can be restored to a somewhat busy level again, and if/when I return I'd be more than happy to help in whatever small way I can.
Re: September 2012
Yikes, I am under 2 months now!!! Things are ok on our end. We put together our bed this weekend! We've been doing a lot...
Yikes, I am under 2 months now!!!
Things are ok on our end. We put together our bed this weekend! We've been doing a lot of shopping (oh how I love sales!) and have been slowly moving stuff into our new place.
Wedding-wise, one of FH's aunts has offered to host a bridal shower for me! Yay! However, since most of the folks from my side of the bridal shower would be going to both hers and the one my mom/cousin were planning for me, my mom has been repeatedly asking if we should just cancel the one she had planned for me. Ouch. I'm trying not to let it bother me, but it kind of stings a bit.
So, in the midst of trying to figure out if I should cancel the bridal shower, FH and I need to figure out our registry situation - what to register for at The Bay and Home Outfitters. Basically I need to go through a list of things, and then show it to FH. Ah, and my mom and I are trying to figure out favours. We figure it is best to look for Greek/Italian favour shops, but we're having a hard time searching for them online.
Will life ever stop being crazy? Haha...
Re: Resigning as a moderator
You were an awesome mod MrsMuffin. Thank-you so much for the hard work you put in, it did not go unnoticed. ...
You were an awesome mod MrsMuffin. Thank-you so much for the hard work you put in, it did not go unnoticed.
Re: Registering my Irish Marriage
I know this is a really late response, but I figure even if the OP doesn't come back, this info might be helpful to somebody....
Re: GTA Hair & Make-up
I have a recommendation for Ajax, but it might be too far out east for you. PM me if you're interested. ...
I have a recommendation for Ajax, but it might be too far out east for you. PM me if you're interested.
Re: BM dress decision?
If your dress is champagne with a pink undertone (sounds beautiful, BTW!), I think I go with Dress #2, just to keep it not-too-similar in...
If your dress is champagne with a pink undertone (sounds beautiful, BTW!), I think I go with Dress #2, just to keep it not-too-similar in tones with your dress. But, then, I like my bridesmaid dresses to be very distinct from the bride's dress. They are both very lovely.
Also keep in mind the body-types your girls have, and how much skin they'd be comfortable showing. As an example, I'm a modest gal with a fairly big chest, and while I would love the straps on the first dress I might not feel to comfortable with the plunging neckline. Have your girls tried on the dresses yet?
Re: September 2012
Aahh, it is crazy how quickly time is flying! Thanks for the share, those are very pretty! ...
Aahh, it is crazy how quickly time is flying! Thanks for the share, those are very pretty!
Re: Sister Problems
I'd say, don't think too much about whether or not to include her in the wedding party until you make up with her. I think...
I'd say, don't think too much about whether or not to include her in the wedding party until you make up with her. I think it's the kind of decision that should be made when there is no animosity of any kind to cloud your thinking.
Good on you for planning on making up with her, by the way.
Re: September 2012
Oh God, the craziness that has happened since my last post. Short version of the story - invitations came in, had a minor freak-out because,...
Oh God, the craziness that has happened since my last post. Short version of the story - invitations came in, had a minor freak-out because, once again, the post office said the RSVP envelopes were too small, but after the freak-out ended we decided to go with popular opinion and send them out anyway. Got everything assembled and stamped and ready to go, only to realize that the postal codes on most of the invitations were wrong! GAH! The invitation company was apologetic and quick to reprint the envelopes, and were extra-accomodating and gave me extra inner-envelopes when I asked, so in the end it turned out ok, everything is mailed and we've started to hear back from people saying they thought the invites were gorgeous. So all is well. But God, was that stressful. I definitely had a couple of drinks during those few days...
I need to get back on track with the wedding thing after thinking/prepping for moving. I'm still torn over what to do for favours! We're doing the candy-covered almonds, but we need to attach them to something too, especially for the guests who are allergic to almonds, they need something else. But I'm at a loss. FH thinks, something small and wedding-y, why not wedding bell bubbles
? Is it too chincey? I don't know...
Meechie - thank-you for the Etsy link, I'm very tempted to do the same and get pashminas for my girls! I'm sorry your pastor flat-out said no to the involvement of your son, but I'm glad you've still found a way to include him. If I had responded sooner I was actually going to suggest you do it at the reception dinner - FH and I are saying our vows during the reception because it's not allowed in our ceremony. Oh, and your hair is gorgeous! As are your bus tour cards!
Honey_pie - I remember seeing quite a lot of ads for chocolate brown ties/vests, I think it's a slick looking colour combo.
Lysh - glad to hear your replies are coming in! I know it sounds kind of bad, but I'm kind of jealous that you're having your second bridal shower, I'm still waiting for mine. For your hair, can you book another trial or look at other styles you might like? I'm probably just overly cautious, but I'd be really paranoid about cutting it and possibly regretting it after. I'm sure you'll figure out what to do, though!
Re: Tip From an Unfortunate Guy
FH wanted to have our honeymoon later than I had wanted, and one of his reasons was because AF is "around the end of the...
FH wanted to have our honeymoon later than I had wanted, and one of his reasons was because AF is "around the end of the month" for me. I'm planning to start BCP, the kind where you only get 3-4 periods a year, so assuming all goes well it will be a moot point, but even then I didn't really put too much weight into it.
For me, having the trip fairly close to the wedding was way more important than planning it around when AF may or may not happen - because my cycles have been a little wonky with the wedding stress already, and honestly I wasn't sure when AF would show up! It wasn't worth it for me to try to plan around something that isn't really predictable.
Re: How to include them?
I know nothing of city hall ceremonies, so forgive my ignorance, but why not still have them be ring bearer and flower girl? If you're...
I know nothing of city hall ceremonies, so forgive my ignorance, but why not still have them be ring bearer and flower girl? If you're not able to throw flower petals, perhaps have a spin where both of them carry a ring for you guys?
Re: September 2012
Hey there ladies, how was everybody's long weekend? As you could likely tell from my last couple of posts here, I've been crazy stressed out...
Hey there ladies, how was everybody's long weekend?
As you could likely tell from my last couple of posts here, I've been crazy stressed out lately. We shifted gears completely from wedding planning to finding a new place to move into before the wedding. Great news is, we found a condo to rent that we both really like! Huzzah! Credit reports have been done, today we will both get letters of employment, and we'll fill in the application form, and then... Crap, what happens then? Do we move in right away? Do we wait a couple of weeks to scrounge some things together? I don't know... Just trying to take it one day at a time!
Anyway, back on wedding news, the invitations should be ready for us to pick up tomorrow. I had my second dress fitting on Saturday and scheduled another (pics will come soon, I promise!), and we'll likely be going to scan things for our registry sometime very very soon.
Meechie - congrats on selling the house! That is awesome, it must feel like such a relief to get that done!
Browntown - oh no, I would be upset with the dress situation too! It's great that you were able to talk to her about it though, and even better that she realizes why you were grumpy about it. Awesome that your invitations are en route now! Fingers crossed you get some responses soon!
Re: September 2012
Ah, but what about the craziness that comes around with "and family"? What about when you're sending an invite to some close cousins when one...
Ah, but what about the craziness that comes around with "and family"? What about when you're sending an invite to some close cousins when one sibling is in the bridal party and the other is not (and who is turning 17), I'm sending the bridesmaid her own separate invite but do the parents and other cousin get one invite and how is it addressed?
Mr. Bob and Mrs. Alice Smith
and Goober Smith
1234 Blackberry Lane
Or should it be "and Goober"? Or just "Goober Smith" or "Goober"? Or leave it out from the outer envelope entirely? Or does Goober get their own invite?
I am slowly going crazy, 1 2 3 4 5 6 switch...
Re: September 2012
Augh, is anybody awake? I'm having a crazy time trying to figure out how to address my invitations. Why must there be all these crazy...
Augh, is anybody awake? I'm having a crazy time trying to figure out how to address my invitations. Why must there be all these crazy rules that conflict with the way we have been getting our invites all these years?!
Re: September 2012
Lysh - we're going to be staying at Atlantis. I've been there before with my family, but FH and I are going to be splurging...
Lysh - we're going to be staying at Atlantis. I've been there before with my family, but FH and I are going to be splurging and staying at the Cove - they have an AMAZING Fall sale going on for the rooms that I just couldn't pass up (took a little bit of work to find a middle-ground with FH in regards to what to spend, but we are both happy with it). I know what you mean about Fiji though, I would have LOVED to do that, but FH has travel anxiety and it's just too far out of his comfort zone for him. Maybe one day for a big anniversary trip...? *Sigh*
Sorry to hear about the bridesmaid problems though. Hopefully the email will go alright and things will become clear soon.
Meechie - holy smokes 20 extra people?! Is FH aware of the extra cost associated with hosting them all? Sorry he sprung that on you so close!
AFM: Not much new to report, we're going to go looking for apartments very soon. The original plan was to wait for FH to move in on his own around September 1st (why so close?!), but it's changed now that we're moving into our new place together (wherever it is) July 1st, and now he's worried that we won't have enough time to find a place. I think it'll be fine... It'll be tight, but fine... (Why do I feel like those are somebody's famous last words?)
Re: September 2012
Alright, I'm finally all caught up! Meechie, CONGRATS on selling the house! That much be such a huge weight off your shoulders! And what an...
Alright, I'm finally all caught up!
Meechie, CONGRATS on selling the house! That much be such a huge weight off your shoulders! And what an awesome story about the shower your coworkers threw for you. The firemen, what an awesome bonus! Haha!
Browntown, I think 2 months is just enough time. Since you sent STD cards as well, I think it's perfect, people were already given the head's up.
We're sending them about 2.5 months ahead and having the RSVP date just over a month ahead, hopefully if everything goes well it will be just enough time. I can't see your video yet, but I'm sure the place looks great!
TnT, mmm, handmade jam, that sounds delicious! I'm a little jealous, haha. That's very kind of your fiance's grandma to make it!
Jules, your dress is pretty! We're actually at similar spots for our registry/showers - mine (whoops, not-so-secret) is in mid-August as well, and we've only got a grand whooping 1 thing on our registries so far! LOL! I think we'll pop in the stores during the week sometime and have fun with the scanners.
Auntieli, your engagement pictures are stunning! I really like the ones on the train tracks, they turned out so cool and funky!
Lysh, congrats on sending out the invites! I feel your pain about the bridesmaid dilemma. If it's still bugging you (I know you posted a week ago about it) I'd jut talk to her and let her know how you feel. I also think though, that maybe she is just feeling left out because she is so far away! Remind her that you would really love to include her.
Woodsy, I know what you mean about second-guessing and evolving the wedding look, I think almost everybody evolves it a least a little bit at some point! Are you able to try on different styles and lengths with the dress? For me, that's about the only way I'm going to be able to decide on a veil... well, that and opinions from my hair stylist! Which reminds me, I need to set up a trial/appointment/something with her soon so she can see pictures of the dress!
honey_pie, what kind of ideas have you found for your ceremony programs? I haven't been thinking too hard about them yet, I'm feeling quite clueless with it. I found an old program from FH's cousin's wedding a couple years back, so that helps, but I'd love to see more ideas.
Re: Surprise wedding
Ah, I remember your previous post Everyone is going to have a different opinion on what they think of bringing your drinks out/leaving them at...
Ah, I remember your previous post
Everyone is going to have a different opinion on what they think of bringing your drinks out/leaving them at the tables. I personally think it's fine and fits a relaxed atmosphere, but I can think of a few of my family members who could call it "trashy" as well.
Maybe compromise? Re-word it slightly so he says "feel free to bring your drinks" or "if you like, grab your drinks"? Something that gives them the option whether to bring their drinks with them or not. Like Greycie, some folks will bring their drink whether they were told or not, and vice versa as well - some folks will opt to leave them. It's just the way relaxed parties seem to go. I'd either pose it as giving them the option, or perhaps not even mentioning it.
Re: September 2012
So I still have a few more days before I'm under 3 months, does anybody mind if I cheat and come here anyway? You ladies...
So I still have a few more days before I'm under 3 months, does anybody mind if I cheat and come here anyway?
You ladies have been so chatty! It is late so I'm just going to post a quick update on my end, I hope that's all right. FH and I had our engagement shoot last Friday, we had such a great time! Our invites have been ordered, but the stress from that front won't be completely gone until we get all of the addresses - we ordered printing addresses on the envelope and they'll need them next week. Need to get moving on that! We also met again with the DJ and gave him a post-dated cheque to make it official on that front. The bridesmaid dresses also all came in, and today my mom got a call saying her dress was in as well! Ah, and of course, we booked our honeymoon! Bahamas, here we come!
So, current things on the to-do list: get further in looking for a new place (we're hoping to move into an apartment around Aug. 1), collect more guest addresses, get further on the registry (started at both The Bay and Home Outfitters but need to actually put items on the lists!), and according to The Knot we need to think about wedding favours and a couple other odds and ends.
So things are coming along ok, but there is still so much to do!
Re: Is it faux pas to not wear a bra in the gym?
Sorry, I agree with the majority - something to cover up the nips (be it bra, shirt with a built-in bra, tank-top, etc) are a...
Sorry, I agree with the majority - something to cover up the nips (be it bra, shirt with a built-in bra, tank-top, etc) are a good idea.
Re: Do people still write the M on the RSVP cards?
Ah, that makes sense. I can't think of any examples off the top of my head where this would happen but that doesn't mean there...
Ah, that makes sense. I can't think of any examples off the top of my head where this would happen but that doesn't mean there are no situations where that would happen. That's a good idea.
If I'm asking for names then, does that make the M ___ line at the top obsolete? I don't have my template at the moment but I'm also a bit concerned about how much room it would take to ask for names vertically, since I don't think it would be enough space for names written side-by-side like the initials. I guess the only way is to play with the template and figure it out...
Re: September 2012 Brides
Ack, the thread moves too fast! TnT, welcome back! Your invites look awesome! twosams, I've used Zazzle to order T-shirts and other merchandise before (coffee...
Ack, the thread moves too fast!
TnT, welcome back! Your invites look awesome!
twosams, I've used Zazzle to order T-shirts and other merchandise before (coffee mugs, aprons, customization things really), I didn't realize they also did invitations? I've only used it as a basic online storefront, it is pretty standard on that front.
Meechie, I am totally envious of your son, those birthday invitations are so freaking cute. I'm totally stealing that idea for when I eventually have kids.
Llaly, I never knew those candy-covered almonds had a name, I've just been calling them candy-covered almonds! It's neat to know that they are used for Italian weddings too; I'm Greek and have been to a few Greek weddings in the past so I'm familiar with the tradition, though rather than having exactly 5 we just have an odd number, because it represents the couple coming together as one "entity" (for lack of a better word), there's no "her's" and "his" anymore, but rather "ours", everything is shared between the couple... I hope I'm explaining that alright. :S
Llysh, wow that's a lot of updates! I know what you mean, time is just flying the closer we get to the big day!
browntown, we did get them mostly sorted! We went to Stephita for an appointment last week and put a deposit down! We're waiting on going for our tasting at the hall so that we can get our menu options finalized, once that happens we can get the wording/layout for the RSVP card finalized, and then send the wordings back to them to get a proof done. Then we go back and forth and tweak the invites, and then we'll put the order in. It will be tight(!!!), but we can do it I think!
Because I've been bad with pictures (ugh there is NO free time anymore!), here's what the basic invite we're going to be using. Our colours will be different (red and gold), and we might change the swirly pattern used, but that's the basic one.
AFM, I'm playing a not-so-fun game of email tag with the photographer trying to get an engagement shoot figured out. And as I mentioned earlier we've got our tasting next week. What else... we're going to hopefully gather up the remaining mailing addresses for our guests this week, finally get our registry figured out (visiting Home Outfitters, should we register for there AND The Bay? What do we register for?), and get our honeymoon sorted out (The Bahamas is back in the cards!).
There was one other thing... I don't remember what though...
Re: September 2012 Brides
Twosams, a pretty big factor that might possibly settle the band vs. DJ dilemma would be if the hall a) would even allow live music,...
Twosams, a pretty big factor that might possibly settle the band vs. DJ dilemma would be if the hall a) would even allow live music, and b) if the hall is built/has the acoustics to accommodate live music. We're having our reception in a fine dining restaurant, so it really doesn't have the acoustics to have a live band and still have it sound good. We were maybe thinking of getting a group of music students (string quartet?) to play for cocktail hour, we're not sure. But it's something to think about for sure. Otherwise, certain bands do cover popular songs from their iconic artists really well, don't write them all off until you hear them. You should be able to ask for a demo of their work when you're interviewing them.
For invitations, I've heard of plenty of people getting invitation kits at Michael's. I'm not sure where you're located, if you're around the GTA I recommend taking a look at Creative Bag
, if you're not around here it's basically a wedding warehouse store that has a TONNE of wedding supplies at warehouse prices, they have a decent variety of wedding invitation kits which are reasonable. I've also seen some kits at Wal-Mart too.
Re: September 2012 Brides
TnT, glad to see you posting again! I know what yo umean, the thread moves so quickly! FH and I haven't firmly decided on when...
TnT, glad to see you posting again! I know what yo umean, the thread moves so quickly! FH and I haven't firmly decided on when we're going, I'm wanting to go 2 or 3 days after the wedding when the newly wed feeling is still there, but FH wants to go like a month later so we have time to get used to living with each other before we go. So we're working on a compromise.
Browntown, yes indeed it is a relief to have my in! It's funny, before it had come in I kept referring it as THE dress, now that it's here and it's the one I'm going to be wearing it is legitimately MY dress! I get so excited thinking about it that way, haha!
AFM, I'll upload pictures tomorrow probably, I want to send them to my girls to see before putting them up online and I need to edit my face out of them too.
Ugh, the invites. I'm not sure if you ladies have seen my posts in the other threads, the short version is that we were planning on getting our invites done through Cards and Pockets, but that's busted because the RSVP envelopes are too small! Eek, I'm glad I found out now and not when we were waiting for responses to come in and having nothing come in, but it's a really tight timeline to get them figured out! We've got an appointment with Stephita
Tuesday evening, before we go I'll need to call up the hall that day and figure out if they need just the number of each meal option per table or if they need to know what each individual person is eating, because that will change the invites drastically. Yikes.
Re: September 2012 Brides
Welcome twosams, it's great to have you here! Jules, I haven't heard of that rule either, for me that would be the most uncomfortable method...
Welcome twosams, it's great to have you here!
Jules, I haven't heard of that rule either, for me that would be the most uncomfortable method of picking the tuxes! Because I would want to make sure that the styles work on all of the guys before picking them, I don't want to pick blindly, say "that looks good, you're wearing this" and then possibly have them turn out to really not look good!
My guess, though, is that they don't want to go and try on like 20 different tuxes while you hem and haw about "maybe this one, no maybe that one" and them being stuck in hell, so that's why they're making that argument. From personal experience (and the experience of many guys that I've talked to!), they honestly just want to be told what to wear, they'll wear it, it's done. They don't want it to be a huge decision-making process. I only had FH and his brother to worry about, they saw 3 different styles on the mannequins, they both said "we like this one", tried them on, said "yeah it's good", and that was that!
Can you make a compromise? Pick out 2 or 3 styles with your FH before-hand, ask them to go with you guys to dry them on, let them know it will ONLY be one of those three styles, and heck even give them the option of "if the first one work's we'll just go with that!" Tell them that you want to make sure that they all look their best and by trying them on (and getting properly measured, that's a huge one!!!), you're preventing the big problems before they arise.
I'm kind of at a loss for what to do for my BM gifts. I'm tempted to buy them the jewelry they want to wear for the wedding and say "that's your gift", but I feel the need to do something more personalized instead. But they're all kind of different girls with their own sense of style and whatnot, I don't know what I could get for them that they'd all like... although I have to admit, I'm really liking the pashmina idea, Meechie. I'm very tempted to style that idea...
Important note about Cards and Pockets!
I just got back from the post office to make sure the colour of the envelopes I wanted to send was all right. That was...
I just got back from the post office to make sure the colour of the envelopes I wanted to send was all right. That was all well and good. However, they told me something invaluable.
The RSVP envelopes from Cards and Pockets are too small to go through the mail system!
The minimum dimensions for mailing letterhead in Canada is 140mm x 90mm. The RSVP envelope is 5 1/8in x 3 5/8in, or 130mm x 92mm! The cards are 1cm too short width-wise, the ladies at the post office said that the chances of the cards getting lost in the mail system are increased dramatically, and they highly recommended that I get bigger RSVP envelopes.
I normally hate PSA announcement type posts, but I wanted to leave this here so that any future brides who are using Cards and Pockets can be forewarned about their RSVP envelopes.
Re: Mailing dark envelopes??
Snow Princess, I dropped by the post office after work and asked, the lady at the desk was honestly surprised when I asked her. She...
Snow Princess, I dropped by the post office after work and asked, the lady at the desk was honestly surprised when I asked her. She was like, "really? We had a lady a couple of months ago with invitations with dark purple envelopes, it was fine." So you might be clear! Probably not a bad idea to double-check though.
And, seriously, I need to PROFUSELY thank you for starting this topic. If you hadn't I'd never gone to the post office, and I would have never realized that my RSVP cards were too small to be mailed!!! Seriously, you saved me from such a HUGE headache and breakdown, like I cannot even imagine! Thank-you!!!
Re: September 2012 Brides
Ack, I refuse to look at the tickers you ladies have! I'm not under 4 months yet, it's honestly scary to see you gals are...
Ack, I refuse to look at the tickers you ladies have! I'm not under 4 months yet, it's honestly scary to see you gals are already there! Nooooo!
Lysh and Meechie, YAY for the dress! I shall post pictures with my face craftily hidden, I made an appointment for Friday afternoon! I'll finally be meeting with the potential florist earlier that afternoon as well! Yay finally!
Meechie, your engagement pictures are awesome (and whoa, what a fast turn-around)! I really like the middle one, both classic and funky!
auntieli, I got my shoes at Woodbridge Bridal Shoe Shop. I just looked, I don't think I see them online, I'll probably post a couple of pictures when I post my dress pictures.
I still feel really behind looking at where some of you ladies are. We're nowhere near ready to send out invites yet, still haven't gotten in touch with the photographer for engagement shoots... oh dear. Need to not panic, need to not panic!
Re: Mailing dark envelopes??
I never even thought to check and see if dark envelopes could be mailed. Thank-you Snow Princess, you've likely saved me a breakdown over not...
I never even thought to check and see if dark envelopes could be mailed. Thank-you Snow Princess, you've likely saved me a breakdown over not thinking that one through!
Re: Do people still write the M on the RSVP cards?
I should have mentioned that we're having a formal and traditional wedding, so perhaps that answers my dilemma for me... But maybe not, we're putting...
I should have mentioned that we're having a formal and traditional wedding, so perhaps that answers my dilemma for me... But maybe not, we're putting the parents' names on the main invitation as "Mr. and Mrs. John and Doe Smith" rather than just "Mr. and Mrs. John Smith". But the whole tone of the invites are formal, so... Ack, times like this I think I am over-thinking things.
Chip, I like that idea. We were planning for all of the RSVP cards to be the same, but I like the logistics of yours, it solves the meal choice dilemma that I'm trying to get sorted out too (but alas, that's for another day).
Do people still write the M on the RSVP cards?
I've not gotten very many wedding invitations in the past (and of course, I've RSVP'd to all of them so I don't have the response...
I've not gotten very many wedding invitations in the past (and of course, I've RSVP'd to all of them so I don't have the response cards), during my searching both online and on WB I've come across responds cards that have "M" on the line where guests would write the names of people attending.
To the point, do people include the "M" on the cards these days? Is this a dated practice, or do folks still do this and I just have a crappy memory? Will guests know what to do with the line? I remember a person on here posting that received a response card where the guest put a smiley face on the M line instead of writing their name, while it was amusing to read about I don't want the same thing to happen to me!
Re: September 2012 Brides
Another "browntown you did not kill the thread!" from me! Ugh, the last two weeks have been insane. Things that have happened on my end...
Another "browntown you did not kill the thread!" from me! Ugh, the last two weeks have been insane. Things that have happened on my end since I made my last post:
-had a minor(?) breakdown with regards to who should be in my bridal party
-got that all settled
-ordered all of the bridesmaid dresses
-went through second-guessing to order the invitations elsewhere than to design them ourselves and go through Cards & Pockets with FH, we're going to DIY the design (need to get that done THIS WEEK ARGH)
-FH and I went to The Bay to look at registry stuff, and while there we stumbled across the 75% off luggage sale at The Bay! $70 for suitcases that were normally $275!!! Yay, honeymoon!
-Speaking of honeymoon, still ironing out WHEN to take the damn trip. Don't know what to do about work vacation time...
-MY DRESS CAME IN!!!!!
-And I bought my shoes! Yay! I may add some sparkly stones in them, I'll see what they look like with the dress on.
I need to make a HECK of a lot of phone calls today:
-First fitting for my dress
-Hopefully putting an end to telephone tag with FH's neighbor florist
-Booking a tasting with the hall for hopefully this Saturday
-Maybe just emailing DJ to get the contract finalized and deposit made
-Maybe just email the photographer for an engagement shoot
I am so glad the office is quiet today so I can make all of those phone calls (ugh, I hate making phone calls!). Seconding there not being a lot of time in the day. I'm thinking of just booking a day off to do wedding stuff sometime soon.
Yeah. I'm not running on very much sleep. I need a time-turner/DeLorean/TARDIS to get everything done and still feel sane.
Re: Expired Driver's License/Valid for Photo ID Only
I'm pretty sure you can still use it for photo ID, it's just not a valid driver's license. Basically, what Jenetic said. ...
I'm pretty sure you can still use it for photo ID, it's just not a valid driver's license.
Basically, what Jenetic said.
Re: Java Script - Kobo Vox
I have a stupid question, because I don't have a Kobo Vox (or any kind of Kobo). It's an eReader that has access to the...
I have a stupid question, because I don't have a Kobo Vox (or any kind of Kobo). It's an eReader that has access to the internet? Does it have its own browser?
Are you already connected to your WIFI network when that message appears?
(I'm curious and want to help but I don't know if it would be a case of the blind leading the blind :S )
Re: prayers/positive thoughts please
So glad to hear the surgery went well. Hoping the recovery continues to go smoothly. Sending more positive thoughts your way. ...
So glad to hear the surgery went well. Hoping the recovery continues to go smoothly. Sending more positive thoughts your way.
Re: New forum has launched
PM? I doubt I'll join right away but I want to lurk a little bit before deciding... ...
PM? I doubt I'll join right away but I want to lurk a little bit before deciding...
Re: Looking For Photographers in Mississauga
I can saw spam in WB. Spam it show beginning of new annoyance which is memorable for entire life. ...
I can saw spam in WB. Spam it show beginning of new annoyance which is memorable for entire life.
Re: ENGAGED - A real life drama series from YES to I D
I can't give you props for being the first person to make a post advertising their stuff with a YouTube video on WB. I can...
I can't give you props for being the first person to make a post advertising their stuff with a YouTube video on WB.
I can give you props for being the first person to advertise their stuff with a video including stick-figures that I've seen, though. (I was the 7th view? Really?)
But, um, yeah, you're breaking the rules. Sorry.
Re: September 2012 Brides
So, we went to David's Bridal today (before I saw your post Lysh!). Ok, we love love LOVE David's Bridal. My sisters both found dresses...
So, we went to David's Bridal today (before I saw your post Lysh!). Ok, we love love LOVE David's Bridal. My sisters both found dresses that they're pretty sure they love, this Saturday my cousin will be in town and my uni-friend can make it as well, so we have another appointment that afternoon. Hopefully my head will be clearer with what to do about uni-friend. Bah, I worry too much.
Lysh, holy crap, that sounds scary! I'm glad you went to ER and are feeling better, it sounds like quite the ordeal. I never did end up contacting "It All Started With", I'll need to dig everything up invite-wise again with FH sometime soon. Long story short, the damage done from the car breaking down last week isn't worth it to fix (it was an old car at the end of its lifespan), and while he can borrow his mom's car he's really feeling some pressure to get a new car soon. I don't want to overbear him with too much wedding stuff at the moment, he's been so stressed lately. Anyway. Your hangers are so cute! I love the flowers on them too.
Jules - Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about the family friend. I hate cancer too, I really wish it didn't exist in the world. Sorry to hear about the sickness troubles too. Locking off cough medicine? Why? I don't get it either! It's right up there with putting the razor blades behind the mechanism that screeches alarm bells when you want to grab a box. If you're going to pay for it just like the deodorant next to it, why have it screeching? The mind is boggled.
Re: September 2012 Brides
Meechie, FMIL is Lutheran? My FH is technically Lutheran but his family doesn't practice the religion. That's a funny coincidence. At least she apologized, I...
Meechie, FMIL is Lutheran? My FH is technically Lutheran but his family doesn't practice the religion. That's a funny coincidence. At least she apologized, I guess that's a step in the right direction, right? Good for your FI for standing up to her!!! Points for the man!
I need to learn how to stick up to my mom myself. I went shopping with her and my sisters for bridal party dresses, and ugh, it was not a good experience for ANY of the stores we went to. Why is it that all of the stores only carry one sample in a size 10 for dresses? I'm thankfully on the narrow side so I didn't really get how big of a problem it was when I was trying on wedding gowns, but my girls are not the same build, it was impossible for them to be able to see what the dresses would actually LOOK like in the right size! One of the salesgirls said, "oh, you can just try it on a smaller girl to see how it would fit." I was flabberghasted. Um, even if I fit in the size, we don't have the same proportions! How is that helpful at all? Ladies, where have you gotten dresses for the women in your bridal party? Maybe there's something in the GTA that I can stop by and look?
But the thing that really got to me is my mom. I love her, I really do, but she tends to be judgemental and focus on all the things WRONG with the dresses, whereas I'm doing everything in my power to keep it balanced with GOOD parts as well. The negativity is so incredibly draining, when I show her, "oh, how about this one?" right away it's "no, it's too short" (nevermind that it can be lengthened), "no, it has no straps" (I can't count the number of hours where I said we are allowed to have shawls for the church), "no, the fabric won't photograph right", "no, no no". I can't stand it.
I know I need to take my girls with me shopping without my mom. But I know that I'm not going to hear the end of it when she talks about it to my grandma, and to my aunt over the phone. Ugh, standing up to your parents is hard.
*Sigh* Well, today FH and I are looking at the typical outlet stores to see if we find some stuff we might like for a registry. FH also said he was liking the idea of ordering our invitations custom-made, that by the time we get our stuff printed and mounted, it would probably cost about as much as if we have them custom-made (but we don't have a quote so how can we know for sure?), plus it would be more convenient and stress-free if somebody else made them for us (true that!), so we're going to do the rounds on invitations again. I REALLY hope we aren't too late to order them though - we were thinking about sending them out end of June/early July, I hope that's enough time...
And to top it all off I'm a moron and haven't done my taxes yet. So I'll be doing those online today.
Somebody shoot me now, please?
Re: HELP. How do you get through a day with no sleep?
I've never been good with coffee, whenever I needed to get through all-nighters I would take 5 minutes to sneak to the nearest washroom and...
I've never been good with coffee, whenever I needed to get through all-nighters I would take 5 minutes to sneak to the nearest washroom and wash my face. It's the only thing that seems to really wake me up.
Re: A WWYD for my DH- long read
Wow, the husband really wants your DH to buy that equipment, huh? I would be bothered that the guy appears to be taking it personally,...
Wow, the husband really wants your DH to buy that equipment, huh? I would be bothered that the guy appears to be taking it personally, when really, it's a financial decision that shouldn't really effect him all that much.
If it were me I would quit and find another place that is a little bit more reasonable, if possible. It's drama that just isn't needed. Your DH wouldn't be motivated to get in shape and lose a bit of weight if he's not enjoying himself there, so it would be a waste of money at that point, IMO.
Re: What are you reading?
I've been making my way through Dance With Dragons at an agonizingly slow pace. I really need to just sit down and read the damn...
I've been making my way through Dance With Dragons at an agonizingly slow pace. I really need to just sit down and read the damn thing.
I've also been picking away at The Book of (Even More) Awesome. It's a great coffee table book, the perfect pick-me-up.
Holy moly, you look smokin'! To be honest, I didn't notice anything at all. It's likely because I'm not exactly sure what to look for...
Holy moly, you look smokin'!
To be honest, I didn't notice anything at all. It's likely because I'm not exactly sure what to look for - but keep in mind that nobody else will be looking for it either! They will just see a beautiful bride on her wedding day.
And I'm really not just saying that either! You look beautiful, I honestly don't think you look "deformed" at all.
Re: September 2012 Brides
Browntown - Yikes, crazy timing for work! If he starts a new job or gets his contract, would it be possible to negotiate pushing the...
Browntown - Yikes, crazy timing for work! If he starts a new job or gets his contract, would it be possible to negotiate pushing the start-date until after the honeymoon? Or is it super-strict? A trip around the West Coast sounds like fun, definitely seems like lots of adventure opportunities!
I hope the renovations and move-in go well! You really have dealt with a lot since getting engaged, I'm sure you'll be able to get through anything as a married couple!
Meechie, I'm glad you got to talk to FI about it. It's really great that you're meeting with the pastor one-on-one too. I know that things for a church wedding can be strict, I guess just try to keep in mind that the church places a lot of importance on carrying things on from both a traditional and religious perspective (which aren't necessarily the same!). We were lucky in that our marriage classes for our church explained the significance of why things are done the way they are, it gave FH a better understanding and appreciation for my religion so he understands why I value having the wedding done at my church a little more. I hope you'll be able to find common ground and can understand things a little better.
AFM, I'm going to give FH's neighbor a call today to see if we can get communication going again. FFIL said she's just not "plugged-in to the internet" like we are, and that she's really excited about doing the flowers for our wedding, so I'm going to try a different line of communication. It would be a shame to cut things off based on a misunderstanding.
And for tomorrow, I'm planning on going shopping with my sisters for their dresses. The middle sister is now done school for the year so she has a couple of weeks of downtime before starting her summer research position, so we can finally start shopping a little bit. I think my cousin is done too, I'm hoping she can come down and do some dress shopping with us soon as well.
And, um... I've put aside the bridesmaid dilemma. It hit me that I REALLY want my cousin to be there as a bridesmaid, it just feels right to have her standing with us at the aisle while we get married. My heart is still a little muddled when it comes to my University friend though... It's probably because we've both been busy so we haven't seen each other lately. We'll likely be getting together with a group of mutual friends this coming Tuesday, maybe it will help clear things up? But on the other hand, it won't be one-on-one time... I'm not letting the decision consume me like I did earlier, but it has been on my mind a bit.
Re: Planning Tips
The ones that come to mind for me are very "big picture" things for the planning process itself, rather than wedding-specific. 1. Be mindful about...
The ones that come to mind for me are very "big picture" things for the planning process itself, rather than wedding-specific.
1. Be mindful about who you communicate with about different aspects of your planning. Not everybody will be as excited about your wedding as you, but EVERYBODY will have an opinion, and sometimes their opinions will not be helpful, wanted or even asked for! Surround yourself with people who are truly helpful and understanding, and don't be afraid to politely say "I'd rather not talk about it" if you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation.
That being said...
2. Do keep an open mind when discussing anything wedding-related! Remember that people come from different backgrounds and bring different experiences with them. You might be pleasantly surprised with the things that people suggest, and if somebody puts forth an idea you never would have thought of, take the time to consider it fully before throwing it away if you aren't too keen on it. Never say 'never'!
3. Remember to be civil! If you feel yourself getting too worked up over something, take a breather and walk away for it for a while. Remember that your wedding is something to mark the beginning of you and your spouse's lives together, and this is a joyous occasion to be celebrated, and should be FUN! If it's more stressful than fun, take a step back and remember that this is about the love between you and your spouse, everything else is just icing.
Re: Anyone or their DH like Salami?
Huh, and it's working for me now. Temporary glitch I suppose. There are times where I wish I lived in the States, and this is...
Huh, and it's working for me now. Temporary glitch I suppose.
There are times where I wish I lived in the States, and this is one of them. Drooling!
Re: Anyone or their DH like Salami?
Link not working But it sounds really delicious! ...
Link not working
But it sounds really delicious!