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  1. Question and Answer
    Hi all, I've been a lurker for years but this is my first post. I'm looking for some advice about whether my boyfriend and I should delay marriage or not. We both grew up in Indiana and met there. The vast majority of our family lives there. We moved to California a year ago. We are in the...
  2. Weddings and bridal showers
    i picked a beach view restaurant for the wedding reception dinner. Turned out, it's about 1 hour driving from our hotel. My SO suggested other alternatives. I want beach view though. option 2 : another beach view restaurant 30 minutes driving from hotel option 3 : hotel rooftop restaurant with...
  3. Weddings and bridal showers
    hello I'm currently planning my soon to be wedding on Sept. I still need to find a dress, shoe, arrange some documents. will keep you updated on everything. this thread will be my wedding diary. Anyways, I plan to have a small intimate family only wedding, with church ceremony in the morning...
  4. Question and Answer
    Hello all! I am new to this forum so forgive my ignorance if this subject has been discussed at length on this site already. I am currently shopping for an engagement ring and am highly frustrated with how much these little "ornaments" cost. Honestly it seems like that money is better spent...
  5. Question and Answer
    My daughter is getting married in Sept and since we don't have a lot of time to prepare we are flying by the seat of our pants on preparations..My biggest goal is to get a location to hold the wedding and reception since we don't have a regular church. Here is my problem...we were unprepared for...
  6. Weddings and bridal showers
    big disappointment last night: we were supposed to go to Vegas this morning to elope, but last night we found out he couldn't go (long story, but I'll tell it if you want to hear it). Anyway, he had booked a bargain package which was, naturally, non-refundable. We didn't particularly have that...
  7. DIY
    Hey. So i am getting married May 20th in a outdoor wedding and looking for some Outdoor diy decoration ideas.:thumb:
  8. Weddings and bridal showers
    My daughter 21 is getting married in August. We are thinking about doing the food ourselves. Since she wants an evening wedding (6 pm ish) we are thinking about what types of food to have. My husband and I will be paying for the venue and the food. I am trying to keep the total cost at no more...
  9. Weddings and bridal showers
    My cousin is getting married, but I will not be attending the wedding. I prefer not to give her money because she is financially well off. I want to give her a gift that is something someone wouildn't think of buying for themselves and something she would use often. Of course being frugal I...
  10. Weddings and bridal showers
    For those who don't know, I've been in a long-distance relationship (Colorado for me, Delaware for him) for 3 years and he surprise proposed to me on December 9th. Literally showed up on my doorstep from 1,495 miles away with ring in hand!! It was so awesome! He stayed the weekend. Our plan...
  11. Money challenges
    :shake:Well finally pulled up the totals for the wedding of the century that made my baby girl a happy bride on the 15th. It was DIY as much as possible but still ended up costing a lot more than I had hoped. I'm short about $2K in cash. I feel pretty stupid. At the end I felt like I was...
  12. Weddings and bridal showers
    I am trying to hard to become debt-free and things like attending weddings, graduations, milestone anniversaries and other celebrations are still important to me - meaning I don't want to go so frugal as to forego attendance or forego giving a gift in order to save a buck - so I'll be making...
  13. Laundry
    I made a white Thai silk wedding dress for my DSIS years ago (about 30), and she has just pulled it out of the closet for her DD#1 to wear for her wedding. Unfortunately it has a couple of "large stains" on it of undetermined origin. I did not preshrink the fabric before sewing this dress, as...
  14. Weddings and bridal showers
    My son got married on July second we have been planning this for 16 months and now it over! Here are some pictures The candy buffet was a gift from me. I had a lot of fun doing it and dh did a great job of making the stand. My ds is a Chicago Cubs fan so the grooms cake was a nod to...
  15. Weddings and bridal showers
    Music is a large part of a wedding be it during the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner or for the reception etc. What songs do you recall hearing at weddings; when & why? I'm sure everyone attaches a memory to a song heard when something memorable occurs ;) BTW: It can be slow romantic songs...
  16. Weddings and bridal showers
    Dh & I have been invited to the wedding of someone he worked with for about 6? months, but that man (we'll call him Fred) no longer works at Dh's company...hasn't since early this year (left on good terms). Fred has invited everyone in Dh's department to his wedding next month. Dh checked...
  17. Weddings and bridal showers
    Just curious to see what the big whoopla is about wedding invitations? I understand its to help the bride & groom get a guest head count and book the appropriate venue etc etc and for budget purposes etc etc. DF & I planning a very small and intimate wedding and well everyone that needs to...
  18. General Chat
    I will be watching on and off during the morning and afternoon.
  19. General Chat
    I came across this on youtube. Hilarious..... Try and watch till the end.
  20. Weddings and bridal showers
    Just came across this website - though it does sell floral arrangements - they have a DIY tab with pics and instructions for those that wish to DIY re: bouquets and boutonnieres. The flowers they use are all artificial. (but some of the DIY's are using fresh flowers) Thought I'd share this...
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