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Re: FMIL And The Wedding
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2011, 09:17:47 AM »
This is so much fun, like I said yesterday I'm living vicariously through you, MOTB. I wish I could stay here and talk weddings all morning.

Can't wait to see your hoop skirt! Can't wait to see you try to extract your flask or revolver gracefully from under one of those things.
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Re: FMIL And The Wedding
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2011, 09:24:08 AM »
My dd is a 4.0 gpa grad student studying project managing... if she can't figure out how to lay all this out and make it work, and stay in budget, then it's hers to deal with.

She can always use that experience in job interviews in the future. They love asking for examples of how you managed X lol

Psst! you can get some long tubing and run it up the dress so you have a super long straw.... :-)

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Re: FMIL And The Wedding
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2011, 09:26:10 AM »
I'd be one of those who fell over and never got back up :)  Weddings I guess are fun.. my own was perfect but it was just me and the hubs.. no guest and that was perfect for us. 

Pen you can help me come up with something for table centerpieces.. each table seats 8.. tight budget here.. the kids are having their names and date printed on rally towels which will be used to see them off instead of bubbles or birdseed.. everyone will wave the rally towel and then its also a party favor.. so I was thinking the towels are white with blue print.. how can I roll, fold, do something with 8 towels as part of the centerpiece?

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Re: FMIL And The Wedding
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2011, 09:33:41 AM »

Psst! you can get some long tubing and run it up the dress so you have a super long straw.... :-)

yes we can run the tube up and through our bustiere.. I'll just look like I'm checking for wardrobe malfunctions as I'm tucking my head down.

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Re: FMIL And The Wedding
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2011, 09:36:10 AM »
What about those diaper gift baskets as a guide to the towel centerpiece?

That's funny about FMIL, I'd like her already.  I think you all got a good thing going there, I'm happy for you all!
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Re: FMIL And The Wedding
« Reply #35 on: May 17, 2011, 09:41:34 AM »
I'll look up diaper gift baskets.. great idea..  now I have to run.. I just told someone I'm not going to be home and he said well I'll come measure the outside area if that's ok with you.. shoot now I have to go to Curves so not to look like the liar I was being.. it always haunts you

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Re: FMIL And The Wedding
« Reply #36 on: May 17, 2011, 09:54:23 AM »
2 things!

- just say *NO* to hoop skirts!  Sure, they conceal your bottle BUT if you sit down (or heaven forbid pass out) that sucker pops right up and gives everyone an upskirt view!

- centerpieces, we had our wedding cake maker make a cake for each table, it was the centerpiece and  the dessert in one.  The reception facility gave us pizza at 11 instead of the dessert that came with our meal package.  We also had a MUCH smaller actual wedding cake because of it, but it was okay.  It went with our casual theme.

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Re: FMIL And The Wedding
« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2011, 10:03:23 AM »
Here's all I have to say about hoop skirts....Junior Prom....Southern belle dress theme with hoop skirts....date arrived in a convertible....use your imagination!

I now think we have to take our creative minds and come up with a nice size purse design that allows a rum runner to be filled with wine for Laurie, with an opening of some sort in the bottom corner, with a small straw that she can sip from...hmmm....
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Re: FMIL And The Wedding
« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2011, 10:36:33 AM »
I now think we have to take our creative minds and come up with a nice size purse design that allows a rum runner to be filled with wine for Laurie, with an opening of some sort in the bottom corner, with a small straw that she can sip from...hmmm....
These "In-Law Purses" will be available for sale on Pooh's website....

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Re: FMIL And The Wedding
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2011, 10:39:41 AM »
Yes, and if you call in the next 30 seconds...I will throw in the trial size bottle of "Eau De Back-Off" for FREE! 
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. -
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Re: FMIL And The Wedding
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2011, 11:30:41 AM »
They make a "camel-back" backpack for bikers that can hold a liter or TWO.

But then Laurie would have to look like she has a dowager's hump!

Decisions, decisions.


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Re: FMIL And The Wedding
« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2011, 11:38:40 AM »
That's not a bad idea Scoop....have you seen those dresses with the huge collars that stand up...that might cover it up...
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. -
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Re: FMIL And The Wedding
« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2011, 11:41:18 AM »
We can make them special for alcoholic beverages. Call it "The Drunken Camel."

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Re: FMIL And The Wedding
« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2011, 01:11:19 PM »
You know I went off to be good and do my curves routine this morning and look at what you guys did with my topic :)

Ok hoop skirts are out.. thanks Scoop... you know I did think about doing the individual cakes at the tables but hubby to be is all freaked out because he says that he wants a special police badge cake... we tried to talk him into a krispy cream donut cake but that was a no go...  Oh he had one other request.. if they use this one really pretty venue, there is a ramp (shhh handicap ramp) that the groom and his guys will walk down.. the groom has requested that we put a banner on the railing that says 'Walk of Shame'  ....

I do know that my daughter is talking about cutting out most flowers she said that that is an expense that means nothing to her..  I'll bet the cake on each table looked precious.. any pictures of that Scoop?

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Re: FMIL And The Wedding
« Reply #44 on: May 17, 2011, 01:37:11 PM »
Hey Laurie,

I think it's really sweet of you to even consider what you should do to make FMIL feel secure and involved.  I would say since you've already seen the venues, just let the 3 of them go unless they insist you come, too.  FMIL might want you there to bounce the "mom" comments off of. 

Also, we designed our own Save-The-Date magnets (had them printed and shipped to us from an online store- they will do a proof for you for free) and printed our own cards and I got so many compliments on both.  It was not expensive at all.