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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lionessdiane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 3/11/2006 at 12:43pm
This has hit a nerve with me!
The lack of eunthusiasm in my world has rubbed off and now even I am having trouble caring about the wedding!
No weird comments but I don't talk to my Mom because of a falling out about 10 years ago so I wish I at least had her in my life to shrug off the wedding plans. :(
Hang in there everyone!
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My mom has been great since we've been engaged, but before the engagement, I had dated my FI for 8 years.  Needless to say, there were comments dropped left & right about "when the hell he was going to get his act together", "maybe I should think about leaving him", etc. etc.  It was difficult to explain that even if I wasn't getting married (at the time), I was still very happy with my FI, and certainly more happy than if I wasn't in the relationship with him!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bluii12 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 3/11/2006 at 2:16pm

From another Discussion Board that I am a part of...too funny!

"Wedding Planning My Ass"


that's the name of my new book.
all those bridal magazines, wedding planning books, self-help websites that tell you, "welcome to the rest of your life! planning your wedding is the happiest time of your life, and it's an opportunity to bring all your loved ones together. cherish this time, because it's precious."

oh yeah?
precious my ass.

i've planned my own wedding. i've helped friends plan theirs. i've witnessed knotties and chitties plan their weddings. and know what i see over and over again? politics that would make a senator blush. because face it, you can't make everyone happy. oh sure, the weekly email will tell you to be diplomatic and understanding. and they'll tell you how to compromise and keep the peace. but they don't tell you just how much Xanax you'll need over a 17-month period. the only person that gets screwed in the end is the bride and groom. no matter who you try to please, there will be another party out there who's going to bitch about your decision and make you feel like sh*t. no one wins. don't be fooled.

so that's why i'm writing a new book: Wedding Planning My Ass
your worst-case scenario (aka most likely the case scenario) guide to surviving wedding planning. excerpts include:

PROBLEM
divorced parents can't agree who's name goes first on the invite?
SOLUTION
the invite is a secret until they get theirs in the mail.

PROBLEM
family members demanding you don't seat them with aunt Bea who 20 years ago accidentally broke your jump rope and they're still bitter?
SOLUTION
guests find out their seating arrangements when they get there.

PROBLEM
uncle jim wants to bring his 12 year old son to the wedding although you specifically say "adults only" and have a strict "no kids under 18" rule, not even FGs or RBs.
SOLUTION
tell him to bite you. either respect your decision or stay home.

PROBLEM
MOB is worried that MOG's flowers will be brighter or bigger than hers.
SOLUTION
both mothers find out what their flowers look like when they're delivered to the ceremony. by then it's too late to change.

PROBLEM
BMs complain that the $99 dresses you found for them on a super-discount site are too expensive, $25 is too much for makeup, even though you're paying for their hair to be done. you worked your ass off to find inexpensive gowns and vendors, yet they still bitch and say they'll book their own makeup at a salon 20 miles away.
SOLUTION
if they have a problem with your efforts to be as diplomatic and fair as possible, ask them if they'd feel more comfortable sitting at the back of the church watching the rest of the BMs stand beside you during the ceremony. it's cheaper that way.

interested?
then reserve your advance copy of Wedding Planning My Ass at
www.biteme.com/wedding for the bargain basement price of $6.66!!

 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bubbles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 3/11/2006 at 2:33pm
Bluii12...that is hilarious!!!!!!!!!  We could and on to that you know!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote higheribq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 3/12/2006 at 4:43pm
OMG, that is soooo funny!  I think you should go ahead and write it; I know I'm ready to buy it!  Then when people ask those awkward questions, I could just respond by saying "I've read about this in a new book published by wedding experts and the response to your question is 'bite me'!"  I love it!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bubbles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 3/12/2006 at 5:14pm
I feel like I have to refrain from telling people to "bite me" everyday!!!!  hmmm...i'm a little grouchy!!!
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Just for the record, I cannot take credit for this book.  I've borrowed the comments from another woman on a different wedding-based discussion board in Chicago!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote alwaysabrdsmaid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 3/12/2006 at 9:16pm
My FI has a couple of tattoos and he was talking with his sister about how he wanted to get another one.  He said as a joke, "my next one will have alwaysabrdmaid's name on it." Her response? "Tattoos last a lot longer than marriages!" Sheesh - that was mean! And, besides, he was joking!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chadanderika Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 3/14/2006 at 2:37pm

When my FI approached my parents asking permission, my dad's response was: "You sure you want to do THAT?!?!?! You know what you are getting into."

Thanks dad. I thought you were on my side.

Erika Lowery and Chad Stevens
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hez13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 3/14/2006 at 3:24pm

This has been a great post. I have had some of my own things. The best has been from my mother. I am moving (in just over a month) to MT to be with my FI. When I first told my mother all she could say is it cold and she will not be visiting in the winter.

Needless to say, this was not the last comment. Almost every time we talked it was another comment about me moving. She kept telling me that when she lived in the snow she hated it and I would hate it as well. It was just not going to be fun and I would be miserable.

Finally, I told my mom that if she didn't have anything nice to say about my move then don't say anything at all. She has now stopped making comments that were stressing me out.

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