(Closed) New Years Eve Brides!!! 73 days!!

posted 7 years ago in December 2010
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Hi, Welcome to the board!

So 17 years ago I was talking to my mom about a friend’s upcoming wedding and I made the comment – I think getting married on NYE would be fun…so fast forward through 17 years, get married (in April), get divorced, meet the love of my life, move to Phila, buy a house, get engaged March 31 2010.  So in April we’re trying to pick a date.  This summer?  too soon to plan and FI’s daughter is working at a camp all summer.  This fall? FI’s daughter is in college in AZ.  Too much drama to bring her home for a weekend or miss school.  Next summer?  Too far away.  So we started thinking about the Xmas holiday.  The weekend before Xmas and Xmas weekend were both considered, but then when I realized that NYE was a Friday – that was the date!  And my FI and I work for the same company and NYE is a holiday for us.  So we’ll always have off the day of and day after our anniversary.  NYE is the perfect day for us – we love to entertain, and in our mind we get to combine the best day of our life with a Kicka## party and our closest friends will be there. 

How did you decide on NYE?  What kind of NYE things are you doing?  It has just hit me that I’m getting married soon…invitations went out last week and we’re starting to get responses back!

 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@20101231:  We’re going to Riviera Maya – Mexico.  I have 700K Frequent flier miles, but can’t seem to find 2 seats with my miles to Bora Bora, Bali or Fiji.  Very very sad πŸ™  But I am sooo looking forward to putting my toes in the sand with my FI every day for 10 d. 

Should have done email RSVPs.  I did get my first no – my sister.  Apparently 8 months isnt enough time to get a babysitter.  And she’s throwing a temper tantrum because she just got divorced, her new BF wants no parts of going to a wedding on NYE (and I’m glad because I dont want a random guy at the wedding), and she doesnt have a date.  My response to my FI – good.  2 more people to invite from the B list.  Who dont know they’re on the B list yet. 

Honeymoon for you? 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve always liked the idea of getting married on a holiday. If we had chosen spring, I probably would have wanted St. Patrick’s Day (my fiance is Irish) and although I wasn’t that excited about a summer wedding, we quite likely would have done the 4th of July. If my fiance didn’t already have a Halloween birthday, that might have been an option too. πŸ™‚ I like all the extra celebration and a reason and a focus for the reception beyond just the couple.

New Year’s Eve has always a special holiday to both of us. We’ve known each other for a long time (we dated in high school before breaking up at the beginning of college and getting back together about 5 years later) and we usually made a point of calling each other on New Year’s. Since getting back together, we’ve spent every New Year’s together. Both of us have always been really into throwing New Year’s party, so we decided that this way we’d get to throw the ultimate one. I’m also in medical school and my schedule is so busy that there weren’t many times in the next year or so that we’d be able to schedule it…but I happen to have 2 weeks off in December.

We’re delaying our honeymoon and are planning a trip to Argentina for our 1st anniversary. We’re also probably going somewhere in June, but haven’t decided where yet.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Ahh, I can’t believe how close it is. 

We chose the date because FI works for professional baseball, so he is only home September-March.  We wanted a party! 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Gag!

LOL – He’s actually an umpire πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Linz1231:  Wow – I think my life is ruled by baseball, but YOURS really is.  FI’s a huge Phillies fan, and they lost again last night.  Not a good day in Mudville…

Pretty cool job though!  (of course it’s glamarous to those who know nothing about it). 

 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@AngieN – Thanks, we are huge baseball fans too.  FI played college baseball, and sort of moved into umpiring, and apparently is really, really good at it.  LOL – He spent this season in the NY/Penn league, and we have to wait until December to get his next assignment.

It’s not really glam, especially at the lower levels – low pay, crappy hotels, etc.  But the motivation for sticking with it is the payoff once you hit the majors πŸ™‚ The hardest part is him being gone so much, but we make it work.  There are some cool perks though – VIP tickets, free meals, etc.  I visited him in NYC this summer and one of the major league guys left us awesome tickets at the Mets game. It was pretty fun!

He loves it, and he’s happy, so I’m happy!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Linz1231:  Sad day for baseball in our house!  Phillies lost last night.  Anyway – back to reality…FMIL is insisting on centerpieces at our reception.  We were just going to have a silk pewter pintuck runner over a silver satin tablecloth and votives.  But she really wants to help – So yesterday we went to a wholesale place.  Found these superlarge martini glasses – about 2 feet high.  Going to put a light in it and then silver sequin christmas ornaments and black and silver christmas ornaments.  I actually love the idea.  For my FI’s 40th bday I had martini glasses as centerpieces with M&Ms of his face in various colors.  And he LOVES martinis.  But now the drama.  I frankly didnt want to spend the money for all of this and told her – it’s not in the budget.  Her response was that we wouldnt let her pay for anything else so she is paying.  But now the martini glasses for the table had to be ordered and she is out of town in AZ for 2 months so I have to pick them up next weekend and pay for them.  I doubt I’ll ever see the money.  (apparently a long standing issue with FI’s parents).  It’s not that we dont have the money – we do.  I just dont want to spend it on something I’ll never use again.   But now I’m committed.  I’ll post a picture of them next weekend.  I have to admit though – I do love how they look.  So it’s all good – And I have my hair and makeup trial today.  And I picked up my dress yesterday…I do have to admit my FMIL did tell me she thought my dress was stunning and had no concerns about it since I have such fabulous taste (and she hated my FI’s exs dress).  It’s the little things…And I also have to admit – I had a good time with my FMIL yesterday –

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