posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
3199 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsFutureG:  girrrrrl google docs is your FRIEND! or dropbox! dropbox is perfect for keeping track of all your contracts. good luck!

Post # 4
2209 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Sorry this happened.  🙁  I would swear like a sailor, too.

But yeah, google docs, dropbox, or word/excel docs saved to your hard drive would’ve been good to use.  Back it up this time!

Post # 5
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It’s ok!  Deep breaths and wine will help.  You know your vows.  You wrote them.  You may not realize that you know them right now because you’re panicking, but they are in your brain.  Repeat your originally writing process.  If you wrote them out on your laptop on your couch, go sit on your couch tonight with the laptop.  Just get that first line down and the rest will start flowing. 

Post # 6
1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

Did you make sure it wasn’t in your ‘Recently Deleted’ or ‘Trash’?! Oh my gosh how horrible. 🙁

Post # 7
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@MrsFutureG:  Were you writing the vows in your email account, or in a word document? I am very tech savvy and I am quite sure I could recover your things. Give me your laptop 😛

I wrote my vows out by hand and then hid them so FI wouldn’t find them and furbaby wouldn’t eat them. Both of those are very real concerns 😛

Post # 8
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

What email account do you have? I’m sure some of them have a ‘recovery’ system that you can use within a certain number of days.

If not, I’m glad you’re taking this in your stride! Have a glass of wine, and chill, then start thinking. I’m in a wedding planning lull so I can always contract out my services Wink

Post # 10
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

What email provider are you using? How were you sending them back to yourself? I don’t understand why they wouldn’t go into your inbox. 


ETA: If you were using gmail and just replying to the email, I don’t think it goes to your inbox. But if you were forwarding the emails back to yourself, it should have gone to your inbox. (Actually never mind. If you had your email in the TO field, then it should have gone to your inbox with a reply.)


Post # 11
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I do this too and lost a lot of wedding stuff!  I went through my email (gmail) and did not delete stuff that came in, only sent stuff and now I’m missing all the contracts and a lot of important info.  BUT, I use google docs (as others have recommended) and I have all my info in there (separate tabs for budget, honeymoon planning, addresses, head count, etc about 30+ tabs!)

You could always ask each vendor to resend your contracts to you.  I had mine printed so I didn’t bother but that sucks when you are super organized and then you lose a bunch of it. 

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