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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chadanderika Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 3/02/2006 at 9:13pm

If you understand why she stepped down I would do something. I would do something different than the BMs, but more than - say the guest book person or reader. Make sure you put an extra special note in it to thank her for the courtesy, and not just abandoning her post without giving you any warning.

I had the same problem with my MOH, she had to step down because of her daughter. I will definately send her something even though she won't be able to attend at all.

That is just my HUMBLE opinion.

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Wow! I've been away from BI for far too long! I was up in Seattle visiting Justin all last week (and working with a subcontractor up there, so the trip was free!) so I have been very busy. It was a rough week because Justin is living/working in Everett and I was working in Auburn, which is an hour and a half drive if you wake up at 5am to beat the traffic. I was pooped, and we were sharing Justin's twin bed, so I wasn't getting much sleep. But Justin was super sweet and we were supposed to meet in the city for dinner on Friday night, and he got us a super fancy suite at a really nice hotel, it was so thoughtful of him! And definitely too much money! We went ring shopping in the city when we were there, and we found the COOLEST wedding ring for my FH. It was a platnum band that had a titanium band sandwiched in the middle (make sense?) and then it had black diamonds dotted around in the platinum. It was so cool, but I had no idea how rare/expensive black diamonds are. $4000! I'll have to do some research to see if I can find something similar for him that's not so much.

As for wedding stuff, this weekend was supposed to be the big BM weekend since my MOH was supposed to come in from Chicago and we could look at dresses and stuff, but now that's all up in the air. Her grandfather passed away this past weekend, and they were really close, so we're not sure when she's going to come into town.

Got my STD cards, just need to figure out printing them and putting them all together. I wish Justin would get me his guest list stuff! Why do grooms always have problems with this?

I picked Paul as my florist, and I think we're going to go with Joyful Spirits for our music.

Here's a "mini" to-do-list:

To Do List

  1. Find wedding night accommodations -- The W or there is Hotel Solamar we want to look at.
  2. Finalize guest list with Mom and Justin's fam
  3. Find out about pre-marital counsiling

Upcoming Appointments:

  1. 3/18 Trunk show with MOH, BM Dresses at Mon Amie

Vendor Update

  • Florist: BOOKED
  • Dress Pressing
  • BM Dresses Will do when MOH gets here
  • Planner My mom is looking for one
  • Espresso Bar: Need to coordinate with the Prado
  • Ceremony Music: Got a quote
    • Will likely be Joyful Spirits
  • Transportation
    • Need to figure this out
  • Stationary:
    • Received STD cards, need to print, get pictures, and assemble.
    • Once I have my monogram designed need to get pocket protectors for escort cards
    • Need: Invites, menus, drink menus, escort cards, TY notes, programs, favor cards printed with info about donation
  • Hair & Makeup
    • Meleah
  • Photobooth
  • BP Presents: Want to do surfing party, but I don't know that everyone will go for it (some may be embarassed to be photographed in their swimsuits, not good swimmers, etc.)
  • Cake
    • Schedule tasting for after Easter - what was I thinking giving up chocolate for Lent?
  • Florist
    • Buy tussie mussies for BMs
    • See if I can find silk or sequined African violets for sorority sister BMs' bouquets (it's our flower, I'm a nerd)
    • Go over and get an updated quote
  • Dress, etc
    • Buy veil, shoes, hair pins
  • Attire
    • Pick out tuxes
  • Rings
  • Transportation
    • Look into more for trolley/shuttle. Trolley can't take guests back after midnight (does it turn into a pumpkin?)
  • Rehearsal Dinner
    • Make/assemble invitations
  • Showers
    • I hear I have two in the works, but none scheduled
  • BM Events
    • Finished first BM newsletter, start on second
  • OOT Gifts
  • BP/Parent Gifts



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kaydd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 3/13/2006 at 6:54pm

Despite all the travel and those darned twin beds, it is so nice you got to see the boy!

Do you have a photo of the ring? I'd love to see the black diamonds in action.

I just noticed you are thinking about surf lessons ... I hosted a surf lesson for some out of town friends once in Mission Beach, the teachers were great and we all wore their wetsuits (no bathing suit issues!). I can research the name of the company, if you're interested.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hoodlims Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 3/13/2006 at 7:54pm
Glad you were able to spend time with Justin! What are you writing in
those BM newsletters?
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kaydd - Yes, I'd love to know the information of the company you used. That's a good point about the wetsuits too. They're unflattering on everyone, right?

hoodlims - So my first bridesmaid newsletter was six pages long. I put in the article from the Knot about what a bridesmaid's responsibilities are, then I made some of my own comments about what I really need from them (make sure my mom and dad are nowhere near each other, just relax and have fun and kiss cute boys!). I gave them a list of all the web pages I frequent for information incase they are looking for some, and I put in a little blur about each bridesmaid and their picture and contact information. There are nine of them, so that's why it took so many pages! Plus I just put in a few important dates.

Justin has the picture of the ring with the black diamonds, but he is going to bring it down with him the day after tomorrow when he comes to visit again! Yay! I got tickets to the NCAA tourney at SDSU for him since his Illini are playing, and he is so excited! Plus it's St. Patty's day this weekend, and one of our GM's last weekend in town before he moves, so there is a lot of fun stuff going on this weekend.

As for wedding-related stuff, my mom finally found us a coordinator that she knows through a committee she is on (Jill Pacino, I will post her web page when I get it), and Saks sent me a swatch of my dress fabric without me having to ask for it, so I was super excited last night!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote danimal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 3/16/2006 at 10:49am
Yay! Today is our negative six month anniversary! We are coming down to San Diego tonite for the NCAA tourney, so that should be A LOT of fun.

Have some new wedding updates:
  • Wedding night acommodations: Hotel Solamar
  • Month-of coordinator: Jill Pancio from Simply Exquisite Weddings & Events
  • Our cake: We want it to look like this, but with a monogram cake topper instead of the bow, and no writing on the sides. Just very plain and simple. We might bedazzle the ribbon a little bit.

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Are you going to the UCLA game?!
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Nope! We went to Session 2 so we saw the ILLINI!! That's where Justin went to school, I got him tickets off Craig's list for his birthday (two months early) and he was like a kid on Christmas he was so excited!

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Wow!  That's amazing that you were able to get tickets!  Looks like you guys had fun! 
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My journal is here up to three months before the wedding. The wedding was gorgeous, the marriage was a colossal mess. I even renewed my vows. 

I'm still best friends with many women I met on here years ago, and I'm so thankful for this site. Dating a nice guy now who isn't a narcissistic cheater, so maybe I'll be back one day. 

In the mean time, if you need a Day of Coordinator or a Wedding Officiant - I am available! (It's my side gig). 
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