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  1.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 9th 2017
     
    I would say if her husband cant afford it can she not come alone as she is your only bridesmaid you are obviously close to her and it wont be the same without. Maybe mention that you have given plenty of notice..

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  2.  
    • Lesley0401
      CommentAuthorLesley0401Got married 5 weeks ago
      CommentTimeAug 9th 2017 edited
     
    To be fair it is in New York but its still messed me about. I have no idea if she is coming and probably wont know til a month before! I just can't believe this has come out the blue. Im feeling let down but then I want my best friend to come, or at least make a decision. I don't even know if the real reason is due to OH putting pressure on, if that's the case I understand but I feel so bad for thinking these things. I just wanted something to go to plan, there have been issues with everything. As it stands I will be on my own the day if the wedding. Sorry for complaining x

    The future Mrs Perry


  3.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 10th 2017
     
    Lesley, I may have forgot that part about it being in NY.. Sorry! Its not fair if her OF is pressuring her to not go. Is there anyway you could offer to pay and then she pay you back?
    I understand. Its nice to have your friends there mixed in with the family x

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  4.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 10th 2017
     
    We sorted my moms MOB dress last night. Is gorgeous! Love it!

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  5.  
    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665Got married 4 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 10th 2017
     
    ooh thats great Emily :)

    Bet she is so pleased x

    When we met: August 2009
    When we announced engagement: December 2015
    When we will get married: September 2017
  6.  
    • Lesley0401
      CommentAuthorLesley0401Got married 5 weeks ago
      CommentTimeAug 10th 2017
     
    I was thinking that Emily, im not sure if it would offend her. I am just going to give her time, there isnt anything I can do.
    Glad you got you MOB outfit sorted x

    I just got a call my dress is in the shop. Fitting will be October but should I go and see it? I'm thinking yes, why not

    The future Mrs Perry


  7.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 10th 2017
     
    I would. My bridesmaid dress was in the shop recently and it was so different seeing her dress rather than a sample

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  8.  
    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaLGot married 1 month ago
      CommentTimeAug 10th 2017
     
    Lesley, I'm sorry about your BM. But I would try offering her to lend her the money, so she will see how important it is for you to have her there. I have this BM that has been unemployed for quite a long time, but it is very important for me to have her here (she is in Brazil). Together with another BM and my mum, we got her tickets, and told her to pay us back whenever, with no rush. She is very happy and I can't wait to have her here. It is worthy the offer :)
  9.  
    • Lesley0401
      CommentAuthorLesley0401Got married 5 weeks ago
      CommentTimeAug 11th 2017
     
    I have decided to go see my dress before the fitting and am asking her to come with me, if I say to her there I'm happy to help out then hopefully she will come. My main concern is if it's causing issues between her and her husband, I don't want to cause them any further issues. She knows how much I want her there and I know she really wants to come, the main issue is her husband is self employed so he misses a weeks work then there are two weeks after for xmas so effectively he won't be working for a month plus them having to pay for flights and hotels etc. I'm happy to offer for something but also can't afford to pay for both of them to come. Plus my OH wouldn't be happy. We shall see, think I have gotten over the initial shock. Will have to have my brother as my special person if she can't come x

    The future Mrs Perry


  10.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 11th 2017
     
    If your OH sees how much it means to you hopefully he will be happier about it, The last thing he wants is a sad bride!!

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  11.  
    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaLGot married 1 month ago
      CommentTimeAug 11th 2017
     
    I agree with Emily :)
  12.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 11th 2017 edited
     
    Want to know if I'm being harsh please :)

    We had a trial booked for a few months back for a MUA. She cancelled because she was unwell. Had another one booked for tomorrow AM. She has cancelled because shes pregnant and has bad morning sickness. I have told my sister that we wont be using her as she has cancelled twice due to sickness and i cant have that on the wedding day. She has offered a trial Sunday pm (which actually suits me better) but on my wedding weekend if she says that then the wedding will be over! My sister thinks i'm being harsh because its for illness.

    Also. My sister asked me to hire the wedding tie for her boyfriend so he matched her dress. We had no issue doing this. Then she said he will be wearing the same pattern tie as the wedding party. The party are wearing a Trinity knot and OH is wearing and Eldredge. She has got upset about me asking if he can wear a standard tie too. I have said if he wants a fancy tie then he cant wear the wedding colours. Is this unreasonable?

    Have I turned bridezilla in my last 2 months or are both of these reasonable requests?

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  13.  
    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaLGot married 1 month ago
      CommentTimeAug 12th 2017
     
    Hi Emily,

    1st, I wouldn't really trust any vendor that keep cancelling appointments for whatever reason. I would start thinking about plan B.

    2nd, you can try talking honestly to your sister, why does her boyfriend have to follow the same pattern as the wedding party? To bed honest, I don't even get why his tie need to match her dress.
  14.  
    • Wundatigga
      CommentAuthorWundatiggaGot married 5 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 12th 2017 edited
     
    I agree with Camila. I would be worried that the HMU keeps cancelling. She's allowed to be ill, especially if she's pregnant but that will not be good for you if she does it on the day. Definitely look into an alternative.

    And re the ties - it looks like they're trying to get her pertner into the wedding party through subversive actions. I think you are right - he either wears the same colour but with a normal knot (which would be IMHO the best option as it is subtle), or if he wants to be a peacock and have a fancy knot then he needs a different colour!!

    I was having a bit of a stress about out catering for the reception at my Mums house next Saturday - I have been trying to get in touch with the hog roast guys I had booked - but the phone number kept ringing off with no option to leave a voicemail. I also text but got no reply. In the end I messaged via facebook and got a message back from THE NEW OWNER! They had sold their buisness without even letting their currently contracted clients know or providing new contact details!!

    Panic over though as new owner is honouring all pre-booked events and we're all set for the Saturday now.

    I have also broken (torn 2 nails on my left hand this morning at work :( so my beautifully grown nails now look awful. I have never had false nails, but I have contacted a local salon to see if they can fit me in to have extensions to fix it. I wouldn't usually care but I know my left hand is going to have a lot of focus on it come photos so I want them to be presentable!

    Started dating: 10th February 2011
    Welcomed our little girl: May 2015
    I proposed: 23rd December 2015
    I finally become Mrs R 17th August 2017
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    I think that I would be worried that the HMU would let me down on the wedding day too. You can't risk that.

    I see what you mean about turning bridezilla Emily, it would irritate me a bit to have the boyfriend sneaking in to the bridal party. Surely it should be enough to have the matching pattern with just a normal knot?

    Wundatigga, that's dreadful that they would sell the company on and not inform you. Thank god that it's all sorted, last thing that you need at this late stage of the day.

    I'm starting to feel tired of everything wedding. It's been a rubbish week with a family argument meaning that my nephew has decided that he's not coming to the wedding, so I'm now an usher down and have just paid for his suit too. I'm trying to get everyone else organised and to let me know if they are staying over the night before or where they will be so that I can arrange pick ups for the wedding cars. They all keep changing their minds and seem to discuss it between themselves but nobody thinks to let me know. It's really frustrating that I've organised this whole wedding by myself with no help from anyone and it's just making me so stressed. OH is away on his stag this weekend and was meant to let me know yesterday if one of his friends will be attending as he's only just thought to invite her. No contact from him at all until I had to text him 3 times this adternoon to chase him. Final figures were meant to be given to the venue last Monday, so no rush!

    Sorry for the rant, but feeling really annoyed with it all.

    Met: 2nd September 2012
    Engaged: 3rd January 2015
    Wedding day: 2nd September 2017
  16.  
    • Wundatigga
      CommentAuthorWundatiggaGot married 5 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 13th 2017
     
    Donna it's so stressful when people just assume you will know... yeah because being a bride means you automatically become a mind reader!!

    I am trying to put together a little thank you speech but I am struggling to come up with much past thanks and mentioning absent friends and family :/

    Started dating: 10th February 2011
    Welcomed our little girl: May 2015
    I proposed: 23rd December 2015
    I finally become Mrs R 17th August 2017
  17.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 14th 2017
     
    Wundatigga. THey should have contacted you but at least they are honouring your contract!

    Donna, not long till you will be married.
    I would just book the transport and if they dont fit and havent let you know they need to get taxis. As for last minute invites i would tell him tht you cant add anyone else now because of how close you are. The venue will need to order food / drinks accordingly. so you cant be letting them know last thing.

    Wundatigga I think thats all you need to say really. Maybe mention about becoming a part of your OHs family

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  18.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 14th 2017
     
    The MUA, my mom said i should give her another chance to turn up on the Sunday like she said. My sister messaged her back and she didn't reply at all. She is definitely out of the equation. I have another trial booked for Sunday next week.

    My sister was very ok about it. But i did feel he was trying to wiggle his way in. He is sitting on the top table - our choice. Is wearing the same colour suit although not the same design. Now the same tie. It was just a step too far... She is ok with it though.

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  19.  
    • Lesley0401
      CommentAuthorLesley0401Got married 5 weeks ago
      CommentTimeAug 15th 2017
     
    Emily whats happened to your name?

    I think you are best off going with someone else by the sounds of it, you don't need that kind of stress!

    The future Mrs Perry


  20.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 15th 2017
     
    Fixed it :):)

    Not sure what happened but at least its sorted now.

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  21.  
    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaLGot married 1 month ago
      CommentTimeAug 15th 2017
     
    Got that amazing call yesterday saying my dress has arrived =D =D Got an appointment to try it on on the 26th! Soooo excited. Should I start looking for underwear to go with the dress ready for the fitting? :/

    Also, we have booked our honeymoon last Friday! It's not much, a week in Lanzarote, but I am very excited :D

    Need to keep going with the bits need doing. 17 RSVP still to come back, just over 40 days left until the deadline we gave for the reply. Invitation in Brazil still haven't been sent because my bridesmaids and my mum couldn't find a date to sit down and put the addresses on the invitations. They will try to meet up tomorrow, let's see.

    But yep, excited! :D
  22.  
    • CommentAuthorClaire1978
      CommentTimeAug 15th 2017
     
    Camilla its fantastic isn't it?! Wait until its been altered and fits you perfect oh my its an amazing feeling!
  23.  
    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaLGot married 1 month ago
      CommentTimeAug 15th 2017
     
    Claire, there is something wrong with you username. I think it is showing your email.

    And yes, it's fantastic! :D
  24.  
    • CommentAuthorClaire1978
      CommentTimeAug 15th 2017
     
    Bizarre, thank you! I think this happened to Emily to.....
  25.  
    • Lesley0401
      CommentAuthorLesley0401Got married 5 weeks ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2017
     
    Camilo my dress shop said to bring my underwear to my fitting x

    Other news, I'm now gold, yippee xx

    The future Mrs Perry


  26.  
    • Wundatigga
      CommentAuthorWundatiggaGot married 5 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2017 edited
     
    You should really take the underwear you're intending to wear to your fitting especially your bra if you're having one so that your dress can be fitted correctly - it's amazing what a difference it makes!

    I have so much to do today to get my house ready for my parents coming up later. They are staying at the house over the wedding (to look after the kids and cats). I also have a nail appointment. I had grown my nails quite sufficiently and had intended on just using nail wraps for the day, but decided to tear two of them (on my left hand) over the weekend so I gave in and decided to get some false nails - Never had them before as really I'm more of a boy than a girl haha but it's my wedding day and I really don't want my photos ruined because I CBA! Thankfully there is a salon literally around the corner who could fit me in today.

    Then it's off to get my MoH and we're going off to the hotel!

    Can't believe 18 months of planning is done and my big day is tomorrow!

    Thank you for all your support and I will see you all on the other side!! :)

    Started dating: 10th February 2011
    Welcomed our little girl: May 2015
    I proposed: 23rd December 2015
    I finally become Mrs R 17th August 2017
  27.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2017
     
    Wundatigga. I hope you have an amazing day. All the best for tomorrow and good luck xxx

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  28.  
    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665Got married 4 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2017
     
    Good luck tomorrow Wundatigga! Have a fantastic day! x

    When we met: August 2009
    When we announced engagement: December 2015
    When we will get married: September 2017
  29.  
    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665Got married 4 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2017
     
    Had a message from my cousin yesterday to say she can no longer do all the bridesmaids make up as a gift anymore so only mine :s 4 weeks before the wedding and I don't have the room in the budget to spare the extra to pay for the bm's and if i know none of them will pay for themselves, they'll just do it themselves and it's not really the look i was wanting x

    When we met: August 2009
    When we announced engagement: December 2015
    When we will get married: September 2017
  30.  
    • Lesley0401
      CommentAuthorLesley0401Got married 5 weeks ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2017
     
    oh no Nicole that is such a shame, is there anything she can do for you even if it is half price?

    The future Mrs Perry


  31.  
    • Lesley0401
      CommentAuthorLesley0401Got married 5 weeks ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2017
     
    Wundatigga have an amazing day tomorrow, can't wait to hear how it all went and to see pictures x

    The future Mrs Perry


  32.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2017
     
    Nicole thats such a shame to be let down at such a late stage!

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  33.  
    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665Got married 4 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2017
     
    No she says the bm's should pay for themselves anyway so they need to pay full price :s. My mum has spoken with another relative who may be able to step in for me fingers crossed.

    Can't believe how soon everyones weddings are now, especially wundatigga of course! We'll all be married before we know it x

    When we met: August 2009
    When we announced engagement: December 2015
    When we will get married: September 2017
  34.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2017
     
    Do you remember the venue booked a different DJ than was in our contract.... Well that was all sorted.

    Just had an email from our venue saying that the DJ we wanted has sold the business!! ABSOLUTELY GUTTED!! Don't know what do do. All bookings have been moved to another company but just feel a bit lost! :(



    Nicole, that's rude of her to be honest... how much is she charging??

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  35.  
    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaLGot married 1 month ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2017
     
    Wundatigga I hope you have an amazing day tomorrow! :D

    Nicole, as your cousin, who offered this a gift before, it is completely rude of her to do this. Horrible! Try to trust your bridesmaids on doing their own make up if they can't afford something else. It will be just fine.
  36.  
    • CommentAuthorClaire1978
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2017
     
    Oh dear Nicole, that is a nightmare, so sorry this has happened to you.

    Well its all happening now, final bills coming in, final fitting this Saturday, then Hen weekend next week

    So exciteddddddddddd yippee x
  37.  
    • Mrs T Hurley!
      CommentAuthorMrs T Hurley!Got married 4 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 16th 2017
     
    I'm gonna be frank and say that it a really awful thing to do, especially at such short notice. If bm's should be paying, she could of told you straight away!

    My only money saving suggestion is to go to a make up counter, such as 800t$ and get them to do a free make over

    Have a wonderful day tomorrow wundatigga. Can't wait to see your pics!

    We are off to canada Saturday morning for the trip my oh won for a week's sturgeon fishing! It's come round so quickly!

    Met 18/09/03
    Engaged 06/09/08
    Getting married 05/09/17
  38.  
    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665Got married 4 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 17th 2017
     
    Have a fantastic day Wundatigga! thinking of you x

    When we met: August 2009
    When we announced engagement: December 2015
    When we will get married: September 2017
  39.  
    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665Got married 4 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 17th 2017
     
    I've said that myself, if she has told me a few months ago I could have been able to sort it.

    Luckily my mum has managed to get another relative to step in and do it for me so hopefully that will pan out or else I just my lose it :'D

    Emily, I'm sure on the day you may not even realise it's a different DJ as your mind will be on a million other things! I can imagine you are feeling lost though with things changing that you have no control over x

    When we met: August 2009
    When we announced engagement: December 2015
    When we will get married: September 2017
  40.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 17th 2017
     
    I have looked at the new suppliers website and am shocked really... nothing like it. Focuses on karaokes and not DJs..

    Plus i can't find not one review for them.

    Getting worried now..

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  41.  
    • Lesley0401
      CommentAuthorLesley0401Got married 5 weeks ago
      CommentTimeAug 17th 2017
     
    Emily, I imagine when they sold the business they would take on a few of the DJ's from before.

    Are you able to speak to them, even if its just checking when to submit special songs etc? x

    The future Mrs Perry


  42.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 17th 2017
     
    The email didn't say that they had taken on new DJs and It was a small firm anyway.. We have another option. If i can stay awake to speak to OF later then I will. Fingers crossed I will and we can sort it out.

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  43.  
    • CommentAuthorLoz K
      CommentTimeAug 17th 2017
     
    Wundatigga happy wedding day!!! Hope you've had an amazing day! Xx
  44.  
    • CommentAuthorLoz K
      CommentTimeAug 18th 2017 edited
     
    Just catching up on the past few chats here, finally!

    Nicole, I would say that was a bit out of order for your cousin to change her agreement with you so late in the day. Like you say, if she had told you in advance you could have dealt with it, but the fact is we take what people say initially and work our budgets, etc around that. I'm glad you got it sorted in the end though, although you could have done without the added stress!

    Emily, I hope you're feeling better now and that's such a shame about your DJ. Hope you get it sorted soon. You've just prompted me to get in touch with our DJ so I've emailed him today to make sure that everything is in order!

    We have our final meeting with the venue next week, after that there is no more changes to be made and final numbers will be in place! Annoyingly, some of the RSVP's for the evening still haven't been returned (including one from my uncle), but I'm just going with the flow and marking them down as not attending. I don't want to have paid for a buffet in the evening for them when they may not even turn up! I don't get it with some people though, I'd never dream of not responding to say if I'm coming or not, why do others not appreciate that the reason we give deadlines is because we need to finalise numbers, not just because we feel like it!!!
  45.  
    • Lesley0401
      CommentAuthorLesley0401Got married 5 weeks ago
      CommentTimeAug 18th 2017
     
    Sometimes I think people have forgotten that they hadn't responded, hopefully that's the case for your uncle at least. I think sometimes people would rather not say anything than say no but that's really not helpful

    How did you get on Emily, did you stay awake and speak to your OH?

    The future Mrs Perry


  46.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 18th 2017
     
    No, I didn't stay awake but we did text on one of his breaks. We are going with the other company. Not who they sold too. Once OH had a proper look at them it wasn't a contest at all. All sorted now :)

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  47.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 18th 2017
     
    I havent received a lot of evening ones but i will be taking the assumption they wont be coming. Harsh but needs to be done i think.

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  48.  
    • Wundatigga
      CommentAuthorWundatiggaGot married 5 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 18th 2017
     
    Thanks for the warm wishes ladies. I'm going to do a separate post about the day but I will just say here that it was exactly what we wanted.

    I will keep popping in to see how you are all getting on but I do know a few of you are getting pretty close now, so if I do not speak to you before I wish you all the very best for your days.

    Started dating: 10th February 2011
    Welcomed our little girl: May 2015
    I proposed: 23rd December 2015
    I finally become Mrs R 17th August 2017
  49.  
    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeAug 19th 2017
     
    Evening,

    yesterday i wrote out all our place names

    Had a productive day today too

    hair trial was fab. Will post some pics from my phone.
    Done my passport renewal forms.
    sat OH down to settle on the table names and created the design for them. They are printed just need to cut and put them together.
    Now designing our table plan.
    Earlier i went to a flower warehouse to get another box of vase fillers for centrepieces. Not essential that we had them but i thought it would look nice with more

    OH gone to work on nights so now on the laptop in bed to carry on playing.
    Been very poorley tonight and he refused to leave with me not in bed as if not ill fall asleep downstairs bless him

    I have my makeup trial tomorrow. Excited for that!!

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
  50.  
    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaLGot married 1 month ago
      CommentTimeAug 19th 2017
     
    Wundatigga, very happy you had a good day! Wishing you all the happiness <3

    Emily, I'm glad you've sorted about the DJ. Productive days are the best, well done! Hope you get better soon.


    Got a hair cut today. Maybe the last one before the wedding (if I have another one, it will be just to get rid of the ends). I still have so much to do, but can't really find the excitement to do anything lately. Lazy me.
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