Post # 17
bellenga, It’s hard to say with the venue; my previous one burned down 🙂 ! Now I’m even in a different state. And yes, the poof has been removed from the dress! It was cut down to accomodate all the walking I’ll be doing in Las Vegas, as well as make it cooler to wear; last time I was in an air conditioned hall the whole time.
I say, do what works for ya!
Post # 18
I just saw her this weekend & she was talking about how much this exact location means to her… she couldn’t stop gushing. Apparently every year as a child her dad & siblings all hiked up this mountain together & had a picnic.
She really doesn’t seem to connect her first wedding with this location, only her happy childhood memories 🙂
Case closed! haha.
Post # 19
That’s good that now you know and you don’t have to continue to worry about your friend. I could have seen it going either way, to be perfectly honest.
I’m doing things quite a bit differently, but yes, some people might not hold an emotional association with their first wedding. Especially knowing how badly it went for her.
Either way, it’s good to know that she’s doing it where she is for HER reasons…
Post # 20
I am glad to hear that the location means so much to her! I hope her wedding is beautiful, and what she wants. I think that’s the main thing about being a bride or an encore bride. Its important to make it meaningful to you and your FI!
Post # 21
I’m happy to hear that the case is closed on a positive note 🙂
I’m doing things differently as well. Previous wedding was in a church, I wore a veil (didn’t cover my face, but later I thought it might have been fun to lift), I did my own hair and make-up, DIY invitations, friends took pictures, we cut the cake but didn’t do garter or bouquet toss…
This time, we are not having a religious ceremony, I want my hair and make-up done professionally and I also want to hire a professional photographer. I want to make things simpler for myself too by not doing invitations ourselves (I found it a lot of work and wasn’t thrilled with the results). My FH prefers that we not cut the cake, so I will defer on that. Oh, and we’re not doing a wedding party, but I will pick out colors for my bouquet and suggest a coordinating color for his tie.
I am trying to be present-focused and allow myself to enjoy this. We are all worthy of happiness!
Post # 22
That makes sense then!! Good for her!
I personally wanted everything to be different. #1 Its like a bad omen to do it the same imo. LOL #2 I have at least 2-3 different ways I’d have this wedding (I technically didn’t have a first, just courthouse) so I’d take advantage and carry out at least another version. 🙂
Post # 23
That seems pretty bizare to me! But I am actually pretty intrigued by this topic!
I like the case-closed…atleast she wasn’t trying to recreate her first wedding!
Post # 24
I agree… it was like *phewf* she’s not still hung up on her ex! People have been talking about it a lot & I’ve been running around telling them exactly WHY she’s getting married there.
I don’t understand why when you send out invitations your life becomes an open book essentially. Everyone is in your business! Yikes…