- 7 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
This is an update to my AWESOME thread about WINNING AT LIFE. You can read it here.
I’m kind of sad. I heard back from our DJ yesterday – well, his wife, really. They have a wedding stuff business. He covers the DJ stuff, she sells invitations and other things. I’ve been emailing back and forth with her, and she seems really cool, and I was looking forward to working with them. Anyway, she was FINALLY able to get into the office yesterday after a few days of being snowed in, and she looked at the calendar… to discover that they’re going to her husband’s cousin’s wedding in Houston the weekend of our wedding. No free DJ for us. This is really sad because it’s one of the few things on that list that we were really going to be saving money on. We won flowers and invitations and cake and stuff, but what we really won were much more expensive versions of what we would have gotten instead. The DJ was the one thing on there that we were going to have to pay for, and then we won it… And now we’re going to have to pay for one again.
In addition, since we already have a photographer we love – contract signed, deposit down – we were hoping we would be able to give the package to someone else who needed it. He says he won’t honor the prize if it’s anyone but us. That’s totally fair, but it’s a little disappointing.
We have yet to hear from several vendors, though I think that’s mostly due to the weather. I can’t imagine the Bajans at the Barbados Tourism Authority are doing very well with this snow! I’m going to start getting worried if I still haven’t heard from the vendors by next week, but for now, oh well. Better that they stay safe inside.
Finally… I’ve decided to sell the diamond earrings I won. They’re nothing REALLY special, just a pair of studs. I haven’t had them measured, but I estimate them at about 1/3 carat each. I’m almost positive that they’re not the nicest diamonds ever, but they’re still quite beautiful and sparkly. I plan on having them appraised, and then I’ll decide on a fair price for them. It will probably be around the $500 mark – about half of what they seem to be worth. If anyone’s interested, let me know! They’re nice earrings, or you could even have them set in a ring!