The imaginatively-named Wedding Quiche

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TobyLerone Sun 21-Oct-12 18:49:15

Come one, come all.

Getting married? Come and tell us about it so you don't have to go on the scary Bridezilla forums.

Wedding-whore? Come and relive the best day of your life.

Wedding-voyeur? Bugger off, you freak! Get your fix here.

TobyLerone Tue 13-Nov-12 16:53:04

Just in case you want to know, it tells you at the bottom of the page, next to the smileys, how to do a link smile

YY, my BFF and I have half-seriously considered doing something similar when we're done with my wedding.

memphis83 Tue 13-Nov-12 17:16:33

Thats how that lady got started from her own wedding. A woman at work got a whole tray of 40 mismatched teacups and saucers for 3 pound at an auction te other week.
I don't know if you saw the thread where the woman did about a page of duffed links a while back...I did that whe I first came on mn and am too scared to do it again...I will try again on here sometime...luckily my crap name meant no one took much notice!

TobyLerone Tue 13-Nov-12 17:22:12

Just do the link, like www.mumsnet.com or whatever, then click the box underneath the one you type in, just above where the 'Preview message' 'Post message' buttons are, which says 'Convert links automatically'.

That's the easiest, most foolproof way of doing it. I'm doing it right now!

TobyLerone Tue 13-Nov-12 17:22:34

Type the link in, or copy and paste it.

memphis83 Tue 13-Nov-12 20:35:29

is this box a recent thing? I am sure that wasn't there before?

www.urbanbride.co.uk for anyone who likes vintage headbands, this is the woman I am going to see hopefully next week as I am going in that direction to see a supplier. (hope link works)

memphis83 Tue 13-Nov-12 20:36:51

toby thank you thanks at long last I did it!

TobyLerone Tue 13-Nov-12 21:33:27

YAY! grin

memphis83 Tue 13-Nov-12 22:07:38

I am such a sad loser that I am pleased with myself....I was a bit fearful the link would work but to something awful like porn! (people in rl know I am a 60 yo technaphobe in a 29 yo body)

TobyLerone Thu 22-Nov-12 08:37:25

It's all gone quiet!

I have to book an appointment to get my dress altered. I've been meaning to do it for weeks and keep putting it off. WHY AM I DOING THAT?!

Also, we're going to Selfridges on Sunday (with a 20 off voucher!) to get our Converse for the wedding. I'm much more excited about them than I am about the bloody dress grin

What news, bridezillas?

RedGreenRouge Fri 23-Nov-12 18:42:01

DP and I had a fight and so I haven't done anything more about planning it. blush

I did email one of our favourite venues and got a tentative email back, so we might actually do something in the next few days.

We had an appointment last night with our drapes and lighting man. Other than that there's nothing to report, Just months of waiting now.

TobyLerone Fri 23-Nov-12 19:14:26

Eeeek, RGR sad I hope everything is salvageable.

I just went to meet with our caterer at our venue with WeddingPlannerZilla. It was tense, but we've worked out how we'll lay out the tables so that we can still have a dance floor.

RedGreenRouge Fri 23-Nov-12 19:53:15

It wasn't a break-up fight, just one of our routine bust-ups. We're both secretly excited about our wedding and have agreed to share the planning a bit more equally.

Is your wedding planner being difficult, Toby?

TobyLerone Fri 23-Nov-12 21:22:33

Phew smile That sounds like it was fairly easily resolved.

My wedding planner is also my best friend of over 20 years. She worked in hotels for 10 years+ before she became a SAHM and so she knows what she's talking about.
Unfortunately, this means that she can be a leeeeeeetle patronising and a whole lot bit bossy. I know she doesn't mean to. But she simply cannot comprehend my preference for (naice) plastic glasses and (naice) paper tablecloths. I just want the staff to be able to gather everything up in the tablecloth at the end of the night and shove it in a binbag. I don't want to have to be returning hired linen and glasses in the days after the wedding.

And the fact that I refuse to have a seating plan is blowing her mind! She likes 3-course, sit-down dinners with swan-shaped napkins. She could orchestrate one of those with her hands tied behind her back. But my very laid-back wedding is giving her pain!

So basically when we met with the caterer this evening, she did a fair bit of talking over me and doing a weird kind of 'we're both in The Industry' ingratiating thing with him, rather than letting me ask my questions.

She absolutely does not realise she's doing this and would be mortified if I told her. And I would never tell her -- she's being a big help with a lot of things. I just have to suck it up. But it's a trial, and I'll be glad when it's all over and we can just go back to being friends!

7 weeks to go, thank goodness grin

RedGreenRouge Fri 23-Nov-12 22:03:14

Into a binbag for recycling? grin 7 weeks is really soon!

I'm quite glad that my best man is more concerned with his (quite amazing glittery) suit than any of my decisions. He might refuse to come without alcohol but that isn't very likely for our wedding! A knowledgable wedding planner like yours might be more useful, though...

TobyLerone Sat 24-Nov-12 10:14:49

Sadly, our area is the worst in the country for recycling. So probably just in the bin, if I'm honest. I do try to recycle at home, but I'm not going round the room at the end of my wedding separating bottles into green and brown grin

I look forward to seeing the amazing glittery suit!

Ooh, I have news - bought my bridesmaids dresses! I had meant to get them together, try lots on etc, but I was in Debenhams last weekend and they had dresses that I had seen online at 50% off, then 10% more for opening a store card so couldn't say no! So that's quite exciting. And DP has chosen his suit, which I love without even any pressure from me with the choice smile

TobyLerone Sun 25-Nov-12 17:33:17

Yay! What are they like?

Mine have all arrived now, and just need to get the girls to try them on.

Today we bought our matching Converse -- mine, DP's and DS's. DD has patent yellow Doc Martens which she wants to wear instead.

Will try and link on phone - this is them:
Home%7EWomen%7EDresses

Hmm, that didn't work! Navy and strapless and knee length - from Debut range at Debenhams!

I had an emotional moment with my younger brother asking him to do the brotherly equivalent of the father of the bride speech.

I love the idea of everyone in converse.

memphis83 Sun 25-Nov-12 18:15:23

I went to Wakefield to meet the lady about tiara, picked a gorgeous one that she hadn't even finished making and its gorgeous. She is also making a wedding belt to tie in with it. I get the tiara this week.
I looked at suits to hire and got told te earlier I pick them them they freeze the price. But would it look odd if dp wore something different? I want him to be i the same colour but something different.

RedGreenRouge Sun 25-Nov-12 18:29:30

memphis I don't see why it would look odd - your bridesmaids won't be wearing the same as you.

We picked our music this morning: quite a lot of Kiss, Aerosmith, Bowie and Kasabian. Some aof the songs are quite unromantic really grin.

There's quite a trend of wedding converse on this thread!

memphis83 Sun 25-Nov-12 19:06:37

Yes there is a Converse theme on the thread. My colour is navy so the flower girl and I will both have navy ones but I will put diamantes on her toes.
I am having one bridesmaid and a man of honour.

TobyLerone Sun 25-Nov-12 22:31:15

Ours are navy too, but only because it's the only colour Selfridges had all 3 sizes in. I have other shoes for the ceremony. These are for the dancing/walking to the pub we're staying at after.

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