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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby Pavel Bure on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:49 am

Fire0nice228 wrote:When you do the registry for the honeymoon, did your guests do that as wedding gift or in addition to the registry at the shopping stores or what?

Anyone ever do groupon for a trip somewhere? The fiance is starting to get groupon deals for trips to bahamas and stuff for the months right after our wedding and we're considering, but have some reservations about doing that. Some of the stipulations on them and things of that nature.

I wouldn't really worry about a "honeymoon" registry. Most of the gifts you will get will come at the bridal shower. Typically at the wedding people just give envelopes of cash (Think what each of their place settings cost if they're socially aware) The wife and I made back almost half the wedding budget from cards of cash/checks on the day of the wedding and we used that for the honeymoon.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby count2infinity on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:08 pm

Decided on "You are the best thing" by Ray LaMontagne. The album that song is on came out right around the time the future Mrs. and I started dating, so I figure it works well. It's also a little upbeat, so it's not as boring and slow as most first dance songs.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby eddysnake on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:42 pm

count2infinity wrote:Decided on "You are the best thing" by Ray LaMontagne. The album that song is on came out right around the time the future Mrs. and I started dating, so I figure it works well. It's also a little upbeat, so it's not as boring and slow as most first dance songs.


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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby skullman80 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:38 pm

My and the future wife's first dance is going to be Metallica "Nothing Else Matters". We are coming into the Penguins theme as well when we are introduced. Only a couple weeks away now. Ready for it to be over haha, and I think she is too.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby mac5155 on Fri May 03, 2013 8:30 am

So were getting RSVPs back on the food choice card. You're supposed to initial what choice you want, beef chicken or fish. No one is doing this, they are just putting Xs. Now we dont know what guest on the RSVP wants what meal, so we can't tell the caterer. Lovely.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby canaan on Fri May 03, 2013 8:35 am

look at the bright side, people usually forget what they picked anyway
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri May 03, 2013 8:37 am

plus if people are responding together its likely they wont mind just doing the ole switcheroo
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby mac5155 on Fri May 03, 2013 8:39 am

canaan wrote:look at the bright side, people usually forget what they picked anyway


That's what the caterer said.. we were going to put a little color coded tag on each seat for the caterer. They couldn't just have a "count", they had to know who got what meal. I think we might just tell them "Table 1 has 3 fish, 2 chicken, 3 beef" instead
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby skullman80 on Fri May 03, 2013 8:58 am

All I can say is at one point during your day step back and just take a deep breath. The day will fly by. It did for me once the reception started.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby Pavel Bure on Fri May 03, 2013 9:32 am

skullman80 wrote:All I can say is at one point during your day step back and just take a deep breath. The day will fly by. It did for me once the reception started.

There's just not enough time. My wife and I literally took 3 bites of our food before we got up and started talking to everyone. We didn't even have time for the dollar dance which whatevs it just a money grab anyway but man did it ever fly by. Such a great time. The night ended at Denny's with me wearing a Batman mask telling people "It's not the Pepsi you want, it's the Pepsi you deserve." in the Batman voice. At breakfast the next day one of my groomsmen was still in full tux and everything. I thought he did it as a joke and he goes, "Nope, I remember kinda getting to my room and then I woke up with all this and my shoes still on face down." What a day the wedding was.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby mac5155 on Fri May 03, 2013 9:37 am

"Money Grab" lol.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby Pavel Bure on Fri May 03, 2013 9:55 am

mac5155 wrote:"Money Grab" lol.

I keep it real man. But another couple hundred dollars is nothing to sneeze at.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby skullman80 on Fri May 03, 2013 11:27 am

Yeah we made good money off of that.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby blackjack68 on Fri May 03, 2013 12:07 pm

skullman80 wrote:Yeah we made good money off of that.

Think we did about 8 bills on ours.

Honeymoon spending cash.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby mac5155 on Fri May 03, 2013 12:58 pm

Yeah, no way do you not have a bridal dance. in fact, I am going to tell the DJ to keep it going for as long as possible :pop: DANCE FOR OUR MONEY WOMAN
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby DropEmJayBird on Fri May 03, 2013 1:49 pm

mac5155 wrote:Yeah, no way do you not have a bridal dance. in fact, I am going to tell the DJ to keep it going for as long as possible :pop: DANCE FOR OUR MONEY WOMAN


If you can do it - do two lines - you and her. Have a competition to see whose shot table serves more shots. Moar monies.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby blackjack68 on Fri May 03, 2013 1:50 pm

DropEmJayBird wrote:
mac5155 wrote:Yeah, no way do you not have a bridal dance. in fact, I am going to tell the DJ to keep it going for as long as possible :pop: DANCE FOR OUR MONEY WOMAN


If you can do it - do two lines - you and her. Have a competition to see whose shot table serves more shots. Moar monies.


Yep, bride and groom.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby DropEmJayBird on Fri May 03, 2013 1:53 pm

Photography is a rough gig - but videography is the worst.
I've done it for free for a few friends - and it's the hardest thing you can ever do. I'm no pro - but I try my best - and I can't tell you how nervewracking it is to think you might miss something or worse shake your hand while videoing.

Honestly - you need about 3 cameras. One on the bride, one on the groom, and one on a tripod that captures everything. This keeps things pretty safe, I'm sure it also costs some money unless you have friends.

As far as photographers - I brought my DSLR to my friends wedding a few weeks back. After the photogs were long gone, I took my camera out on the dance floor and got some awesome shots for the final hour or so. Including a few of the bride dancing with her father and brother. Might want to find a good friend to do that for you, because those are the best pics.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed May 08, 2013 12:20 pm

Whats the consensus on bride/groom gifts to each other? We're strapped for cash; I was thinking about skipping it, but I don't want to skip it without bringing it up.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby skullman80 on Wed May 08, 2013 12:23 pm

We didn't do gifts for each other. Never even thought about it to be honest.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby count2infinity on Wed May 08, 2013 12:24 pm

asked my mom to gather some addresses for me. she gave me addresses of family that aren't getting invitations. is that a hint to invite them?
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Wed May 08, 2013 12:28 pm

count2infinity wrote:asked my mom to gather some addresses for me. she gave me addresses of family that aren't getting invitations. is that a hint to invite them?

Just ask her if she would like them to be invited. Phrase the question so that you are clear that if she says no or gives you a vague answer you won't invite them.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed May 08, 2013 12:29 pm

Her mother asked if we would invite a few of her friends. I told her it would be nice if she would pay for them. We'll see if that happens.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby count2infinity on Wed May 08, 2013 12:30 pm

the addresses are of my first cousins who I haven't talked to or seen in at least 5 years. I already told her I'm not inviting them.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Wed May 08, 2013 12:32 pm

mac5155 wrote:Whats the consensus on bride/groom gifts to each other? We're strapped for cash; I was thinking about skipping it, but I don't want to skip it without bringing it up.

My wife and I exchanged gifts. We put a dollar limit on what we could get each other. I got her a diamond wristband that she could wear for the wedding. If you are strapped for cash then don't do it, but only after discussing it with your wife-to-be and getting her agreement.
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