Wedding

The Week Ahead

16 Nov ’08

First. We’re not getting iPhones. We had planned on picking them up yesterday, but after re-crunching numbers and realizing some new upcoming expenses related to our wedding/honeymoon, the approximate extra $60 a month to our already increasing cell phone bills was simply too much to cover ($60 isn’t much, except when you’re already increasing by $50…) especially after considering the extra costs for the iPhones themselves. I know, those relatively small amounts caused us to not get the iPhone? Well, part of the issue is that with our wedding at the end of May, and our Honeymoon soon after, we have a compressed timeline in which we can actually come up with the money + having been unemployed for 2 months ate into some savings.

So an extra ~$600 makes a big difference. It all makes a difference right now.

Of course, we could bypass getting new phones and the added data plan and unlimited text messaging – but we’ve chosen an optimistic compromise which enables us to get the functionality of web/text/cool phone while also having lower monthly service costs. We’ll show you our new cool phones when we get them. (ha, because I know you’re dying to find out.)

I wanted to let anyone else out there planning on getting married about an idea we just came up with. 

There are pre-made template ‘Wedding’ websites that handle the RSVP process and everything else of that nature – so you save a lot of time and effort first by making it very easy for people to RSVP, and then also not depending on those regular mail invitations – of course, that’s IF you’re even doing the traditional mail-back invitations like we are. The main drawback is the web address. For some reason many of them don’t have snappy sub-domain setups such as “InsertName.PreMade.com” – and instead they’re often like “PreMade.com/48374833”.

How are you supposed to print that on a save the date or invitation? Even if it’s simple it’s just not cool or pretty.

So. We realized that we could just buy a domain name, and since we already pay for hosting for our blog, that we’d just ‘redirect’ that new domain name to that “PreMadeWedding.com/1234” website. This makes things much easier and we can actually print a cool/snappy website.com onto our save the dates and invitations. 

So, I also realize that many people still don’t have their very own blogs proclaiming their greatness to the world like we do. Which means that they aren’t already paying for webhosting. So. If anyone getting married somehow stumbles upon our blog and wants to buy their domain name of choice (Just pay for the $10 cost of the domain) – I’ll redirect it to your private RSVP/Wedding site for free. No problem, no big deal. 

Most of the wedding websites out there do offer ‘free’ versions that you can make, but again, you have that generic web address problem, and then they also have you pay for ‘webhosting’. 

So hopefully that helps someone out.

Here comes Monday.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Michael 16 Nov ’08 at 9:41 pm

    Too bad about the iPhones… I was planning on living vicariously through you for a year. My wife *really* wants us to get a set (the first time she’s ever actually wanted any sort of tech gadget) but we’re locked in our T-Mobile contract for another year. She was so set on getting the iPhone she even looked into breaking our contracts… But an extra $400? Not worth it.

    I suppose in your case a wedding and honeymoon are worth more than an iPhone anyway… Hey, come to think of it, does Apple have a registry? 🙂

    -MJT

  • Reply Molly 21 Nov ’08 at 9:37 am

    That’s a good idea about the wedding websites. We used a pre-made one via the knot, and it sucked having a crappy address that wasn’t easy to send out to people. I didn’t use their RSVP features, instead used regular old paper mail RSVPs. But that would have been awesome!

  • Reply blanca 27 Dec ’09 at 10:43 pm

    Well I'm kindda glad I did not find this blog before my endo biopsy because it would have scared me half to death. I just had my biopsy done on tuesday and i felt exactly what my nurse practitioner said I would feel.. like "mild to severe cramps". The day of my appointment I was very nervous because I know what a biopsy is and no anesthetic? ….but it was just like she said "cramps". I felt stupid cuz i kept rescheduling my appointments all due to being scared and nervous….worked myself up for nothing. I did have some bleeding afterwards….dunno if it was my period though?…when my nurse was doing the biopsy she said my cervix was open and I was spotting just slight. I normally have very heavy…clotty..severe crampy…unregular periods. So the biopsy was a piece of cake. Now I am anxious about the results. Soon I will have them.

  • Reply Tamera 13 Mar ’10 at 2:27 am

    I had an endometrial biopsy. I'm so upset and I'm in tears. Every time I think about all the pain I had to indure and there was no compassion from my doctor and nurse it really makes me think how we put so much trust in our doctors to be honest and how some are merciless. This procedure is not new. Women have spoke out about the horriffing pain. My doctor left out of room so fast after the biopsy as if she knew she had wrong me in a very inhuman way. She did not come back to check on me to show some feeling about what i just experienced she disappeared. When I read all the comments of how other women went though what I went through with this procedure I wonder who said just a little pain! They need to be sued and the doctor too for cruel and inhuman treatment. This pain is so intense I would tell a another women if I had to do this again put me to sleep. I suggest that you explain to the doctor you won't no pain. When I think back on what was happing to me I can feel the pain from all women who suffered through this. Cruel treatment. I hope that this message reaches the right person so no women can feel that pain again.

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