Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

I hope that Santa was able to make it to everyone's homes this year. I know he made our first Christmas extra special. :)

Take time to enjoy family and friends today. If you are in the middle of wedding planning, take a break for one day... your fiance will thank you for it ;)

Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes to everyone.

Take care until next time,

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas EVE to everyone!

I can't believe it is already Christmas! Wow, how time flies.

Well, since it is Christmas Eve, I thought I would share with you some gifts that I got my family.

This will start out a little random.

First of all, David's Bridal rocks. Yep, I said those cursed words. Not only did I get an amazing dress there, but they sent me all kinds of free stuff. Soooo, I used some on Christmas gifts!!!

They sent me a coupon code for a FREE 8 1/2 x 11 digital photobook from Shutterfly!!! HELLLOOO!!! WOOHOO!!!

That is exactly what I was planning on getting my parents and myMr's parents for Christmas. So, I assembled an absolutely beautiful wedding photobook on Shutterfly for them and only had to pay for one! AND it was free shipping! AND David's Bridal send me a coupon code for a 12 month photo calendar, so I made one with wedding pictures for us in the same shipment!

Shutterfly == <3!!!

Grandparents were easyyyy this year. I printed 5x7 pictures (Gotta love Costco for digital prints) of me, my Mr, and each of our grandparents and put them in kick butt frames that I got at Michael's for $2.00. No, that is not a typo. $2.00!! :)

As you can tell it was a very wedding Christmas this year, but hey might as well take advantage of it while we can. They will love it.

I'll share just one page with you now...

UPDATED: We already gave one grandparent the photo and she cried she was so happy!!! Ahhhh YAY for Christmas joy!! :)

Take care until next time,

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wedding Nerves

Ok, I will try not to be too graphic in this post, but let me tell you... I had some MAJOR wedding nerves the morning of.

I did not feel nervous AT ALL. Like, not even a little bit. But, my stomach felt otherwise.

The morning of the wedding, these were my best friends:

When I was taking my shower in the morning, I seriously had to sit down to wash my hair out because I felt like I was going to pass out or vomit or both.

When I got out of the shower, I sat on my bathroom floor in my towel about to vomit... and then I did... several times... ya, sorry guys. Hope you aren't reading this at lunch.

It was the most bizarre thing ever. I felt so confident and excited, but my stomach did not agree.

I ended up with a queasy stomach for several hours. The only thing that kept it under control was Tums. I ate way too many of them haha

So, a little note to you ladies... be sure to carry Tums with you on your wedding day. You will be thankful you did!!!

Take care until next time,

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Make-up

Ok... So back to wedding posts..

The plan for my makeup was to get it done at MAC at 10 am. I had made appointments for me and two other bridesmaids... or so I thought...

I was running a little late from getting my hair done, so I rushed over to MAC. On my way there, my BM called me and asked if I was sure that I had made appointments. I said yeah and that I had double checked and made them at 10 am.


They weren't even open at 10.

WHAT THE HECK, right!?

I instantly went into freak out mode (kinda, I remained pretty calm) and had no idea what to do. We knocked on the door because we could see people in the store setting up. A lady came out and looked on their appointment list and said that they don't even open until 11 and that they are completely booked.


Even more freaking started. I had no idea what to do. I needed to be completely done with my makeup in 90 minutes and the store wasn't even open and I had no appointment AND they were booked.


The woman went and got her manager. The manager came out and was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I am seriously so thankful for this woman. She told me not to worry that they would do everything in their power to take care of all of us. They said at the VERY least they would FOR SURE do my makeup. I was so relieved.

We walked around the mall a bit and then came back a few minutes before the store opened. Just before they opened, the manager came out and called my name and told me to come in. WOOOHOOO! I was able to get my makeup done!!!!

On top of that, EVERY single person that booked their appointment for 11 canceled. Since they canceled, ALL of my BMs were able to get their makeup done too.

This experience made me LOVEEEEEE MAC even more.

I have no idea where I made my 10 am appointments and that whole situation seriously baffles me still today. It was pure craziness, but I could not have been happier with how my makeup turned out! :)

TA-DA!!! Hair and makeup COMPLETE!

Take care until next time,

Monday, December 21, 2009

I did the unthinkable...

I just unsubscribed from weddingbee on my google reader!!! :-O

I used to spend ALL my time on Wedding Bee. We had a fabulous relationship. But now, I want to focus my time on giving my readers what they subscribe to me for.

Let's see how long the unsubscribing lasts...hehe

Take care until next time,

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I told you there was more to come!

So let's fast forward a week or two... we are happily married... had an amazing honeymoon...

... now it's time to get some money back...

You better believe I was not just going to let that go. I was determined to get reimbursed for our venue fee.

I sent an email to the bitch that caused all these problems letting her know that I was wanting to know the status of the reimbursement and this is what she says:

" I did check on getting you some type of a Refund, and corporate denied it unfortunately. I am so sorry, but what I did get my general manager to do is get a gift certificate for you for dinner :)"

Oh helllll no... I am not going to accept a restaurant gift certificate. They needed to follow through with SOMETHING since they were so full of empty promises.

So... I sent her the BEST email I have ever sent in my life. I don't feel it is appropriate to post it on here, but I basically let her know that a gift certificate was not going to be acceptable and that they needed to follow through with their promises for once.

I ended up getting half of the venue fee back. I claim that as a victory in my book. It wasn't worth fighting for the other half. I got my point across and that is truly all I cared about anyways.

Thankfully, that is the end of MOST of the drama. :)

Take care until next time,

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Pre-Wedding Melt Down

Remember the bitch that I got into a verbal argument with seen here: bitches-and-effing-hoes

So here is what happened...

My parents and I went up to my venue the day before the wedding. We spoke to the head catering director (since the bitch that was screwed everything up wasn't there). We told him exactly how they have screwed us over. I was a mess.

See... that was me. Ya... no fun. Well, we left there with the catering director telling us that we would be reimbursed the entire venue fee and that we could come in two hours before and they would make sure the Susan G Komen people were gone. Yes, he was attempting to help, but I was sooo hung up on the principle of it all that this was not good enough.

It was not about the money, it was the fact that they totally screwed up all of the plans that we had previously made for their own gain.

I ended up getting a call from the head honcho over there and very politely I told her... and I quote... "You guys seriously need to be kissing my butt right now"

Yaaa that didn't go over well.

Anyways, she got over my little comment. I kindly made some valid points with her though and she knew I was very hurt by how they treated me.

In the end, she said that they would bring on 4 extra staff members to help set up so my family members wouldn't have to. At this point, I just had to let it go... Afterall, I didn't want to have swollen eyes on my wedding day!!! :)

Oh... don't worry... there is definitely more to come on this topic.

To be continued...

Take care until next time,

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Today is the day!!! Today is the day!!!!

I get to pick up our professional pictures todayyyy!!!! I am sooo freaking excited!!! Now I can start doing recaps for you all!!! :) :) :)

Until then, I will leave you with the little teaser that my photographer left for me!

Recaps start tomorrow!!! :)

Take care until next time,

P.S. The concert was UHHHH-MAZING!!!
P.P.S. Married life is so flippin fantastic!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I always know it's Christmas time when TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA comes to town!!!

MyMr and I go see them every year!!! It is seriously the hilight of the winter :) Well I am a short 90 minutes away from leaving work to go to the concert tonight!!!! Ahhh I can't wait. I am so glad we are continuing this tradition into married life.

If you have never heard them, crawl out of your hole and hit up iTunes!!! Hehe. It will definitely help spread some Christmas cheer!!! :)

Do you have any Christmas traditions?!

Take care until next time,

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Under where?!

Still trying to figure out what lingerie to wear under your dress??? Look no further!!!

I found the most amazing undies for my wedding day. They were so comfy that I didn't even notice them all night!!

The brand is Hanky Panky. I bought mine at nordstrom but I am sure that you can find them elsewhere too. My favorite part of all is that I got ones that said "I do" in rhinestones!!! Anddddd not just any rhinestones... My favorite... Swarovski crystals!!!!!

They also made them that said bridesmaid and maid of honor which would make a fabulous gift for your bridesmaids.

Seriously ladies... Run... Don't walk to your nearest hanky panky retailer!! You won't be disappointed!!!! :)

Take care until next time,

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Guess who gets their pro pics back this week...

We do we do we do!!!

I have already seen them online and they turned out great!!! As soon as I get the disk in my hands, I will be able to share them with you.

I am anxiously awaiting the email that tells me to pick them up!!!


Take care until next time,