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Need help/advice with wedding/party ideas

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 11:30 am
@Mame,
Mame wrote:
so I would like to suggest that people dress up in a different era, or in an otherwise fun way (as someone else, for example). Would you do this if it were suggested?

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Secondly, some friends and family will be going to all the trouble to come in from out of town, so I don't want to put them out any further


I wanted to come back to this.

If I was travelling in from out of town for a wedding - and was supposed to have some kind of costume as well as my regular weekend clothes and what I'd wear to a wedding, I might be a bit annoyed. I like to travel light - and this would definitely read as "put me out further".
mm25075
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 11:48 am
Generally it may seem impolite to mention gifts at all on the invitation since gifts are not really required to attend at anytime. I would wait until people ask what you would like and then tell them, you would be honored if they could come.

I attended a wedding once which was similar. Many of the gifts were 'expereince' type gifts (not tangible items). For example, I got them a gift card to their favorite fancy resturant. They used the gift card to celebrate their six month anniversary. Very Happy

As for the stag....normally the bride does not do the planning or hosting, I would hope though that your friend is on board with your wishes as to the type of event you want.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 12:04 pm
@ehBeth,
I'd say however the theme is - dress, optional. Almost like black tie optional. That way it leaves it open if it would be too difficult or they wouldn't want to available to them.
Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 12:05 pm
@Linkat,
And I don't see any reason why you can't suggest what you would want for your "stag" party. Just let your closest friend know your preference.
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JTT
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 04:30 pm
@Mame,
The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing and then they marry him.

Seems kinda ironic, Mame.
Mame
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 04:38 pm
@JTT,
It IS ironic, JTT Smile It's a joke.
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 04:46 pm
@Mame,
Okay, Mame. Onward and upward.

Congratulations and I hope that you have a long, lovely and passionate life with your new partner!!!!!

I'll forgo any wedding planning advice, if you don't mind.
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Lash
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 08:46 pm
@Mame,
Woman - what is ailing you! Get some lingerie!!! (giggling)
Mame
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 09:57 pm
@Lash,
Smile Lash

They're planning something for the weekend the guys will be in Vegas, but from what I recall of the last one, they went for a dinner and then somewhere else for drinks. None of that is my issue - whatever they do or don't do is fine; I certainly don't expect it and wouldn't be disappointed if nothing happened.

I'd like to see more of my friends and family, though, who I will really only see on 'the day', which is why I wanted to have them over the night before. We can just sit on our new deck and chat, relax, etc, plus I'll invite the women in town.

It's becoming a bit of a headache.

We picked up our license today, though, so we're good to go. Oh, he also bought his wedding pants Smile I still don't have a damn dress.
Lash
 
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Reply Tue 17 Aug, 2010 10:06 am
@Mame,
I think it's so sad when the happiest moment of our lives evolves into this huge lumbering thing with a life of its own... and so many times, it becomes some horror that we have to endure mostly for the sake of other people. We have tentative plans to marry in March - and I'm really leaning toward Justice of the Peace...but we've thought about the beach. I just don't want a wrangle.

I think it's sweet that you have your license! I think the Night Before Visit is a really nice touch. Can't wait to hear about the details - your dress and how you do the centerpieces and all. (I love this stuff!)
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