Post # 1
So my fiance and I moved to Tucson AZ a week ago today (he started law school). Last night I changed my facebook network to Tucson, and was met with “You have zero friends in Tucson”. Thanks Mark Zuckerberg. Anyway, now I get to plan my wedding in Texas from Tucson while all of my best friends are in California (we just moved from San Francisco). I wanted to go wedding dress shopping today but it seems there is a serious lack of bridal boutiques in Tucson. I guess I am just pouting because I literally don’t know a soul and I am doing all of these things that are supposed to be really happy all by myself.
Has anyone else ever moved to a town where they did not know ANYONE before? Better yet, any bees in Tucson that might want to grab lunch with my a little over the top, slightly sarcastic self?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
That sucks! I hope you get your FB friends back soon. 🙂
I’ve moved somewhere once where I didn’t know anyone but my boyfriend… this is where you get to test how supportive he is, and how well you make new friends. Hooray for the ‘bee to help with the latter!
Post # 4
I’ve moved to new cities and states withtout knowing a soul before. At least you moved there with your boy! I highly recommend checking meetup.com to see about activities with groups in your area. Ive met a bunch of peopel taht way. If I were in tucson, or anywhere near, i’d join you for lunch and maybe some dress shopping.
Post # 5
I’ve moved once where I didn’t know anyone for my job. I decided to join the A&M Happy Hour (my college) so I could meet people. I ended-up meeting my first FI. Which was a good thing because he introduced me to other people in the area. I also joined the local community theater and performed in a show. That helped me feel more at home because I’ve always done at least one show a year.
I remember after I had been there for a month I felt so sad and alone. I went to check the mail and in it was the information regarding Happy Hour with fellow Aggies. It was addressed to the neighbors but it was a postcard so I was able to see the times and locations. So keep your head up something will come along to introduce you to new friends!
Post # 6
yeah, we moved just a couple hours away, but it’s still too far to have people to go wtih you for all the fun little things, or even some of the bigger things, like getting the dress. While I went home to look at dresses it was just too much to get one a couple hours away. So it does get a bit lonely but people get so excited about weddings that I never really feel that alone. I talk on my cell phone a lot then to make up for it.
Post # 7
Yeah, I moved to NYC a few years ago. I didn’t know anyone there, and it was tough for the first few weeks. But after a while, it became part of me–I miss it now even though I live an hour away.
Tuscon is a great town, I started school there, and I still think of it from time to time. Good luck out there!
Post # 8
Pink, I used to do bridal modeling in Tucson when I was a teenager for A Tailor Tuxedo and Bridal Shop. There are several other stores too. You may also go up to Phoenix, they have a lot more options.
Post # 9
I moved to DC where I didn’t know anybody. But, I knew it was only temporary and it was for a job so that made it a little easier to meet people. Good luck, I’m sure youll find some friends soon 🙂
Post # 10
i temporarily moved to DC where I knew no one. a friend of mine visited me and we went out and randomly met people. a few drinks can do that to you. we met a group of people and one of them was nice enough to introduce me to some of his friends and i was lonely no more. i still stay in touch with them.
Post # 11
If I lived in Tucson I would totally go wedding dress shopping with you! It will get better, you’ll meet people before you know it.
Post # 12
I live in the Phoenix area but I am from Tucson. I was actually just down there last weekend. If you want some tips on great places to hang out, eat, whatever, just send me a message. As far as bridal shops, it is slim pickings. Lots of brides take a trip up here to Phoenix/Scottsdale where there are a ton of shops:
Brides by Demetrios
Uptown Bidal (Chandler)
Plus a ton more.
Post # 13
this probably helps in no way shape or form, but i’m planning a wedding in texas from arizona too! except i’m not in tucson, i’m in phoenix. i can related to the not really knowing anybody though. my fiance and i moved here about seven months ago, and while i do know quite a bit of people, they’re all from work… and whilst i do enjoy the people that i work with, i see them EVERY DAY and thus really have no desire to bring them along on my wedding adventures, lol. would it be possible for your mom/sister/MOH/bridesmaid(s)/friends from california to take a trip out here to arizona and spend the weekend with you. then maybe ya’ll could drive up to phoenix and spend the whole weekend looking at stuff…
it sucks, believe me, i know. you just have to remain calm and find a way to work around it. good luck!
Post # 14
…And just to bum off of arizonabride, you should check out the local board here on Weddingbee. I’m sure someone will be able to offer some advice or even meet-up with you (GTG, yo)!