celyn90 wrote: »
Because we got married in a snowcastle in Finland and the season was limited to certain dates as it would have melted It's impossible to relax when you are organising stuff, so although we saw a bit of Finland, it didn't feel like a holiday as we were organising beforehand and shattered afterwards! Our flights offered an extended transfer in Latvia so we took it, but again - it wasn't what we planned. OH proposed originally on a glacier in Iceland, so we wanted to go back for our honeymoon - but it isn't good for hiking in deep winter. We booked the honeymoon before the wedding, just left a few weeks in between as it's not good for us to have extended time off in one go (it's okay as far as we are concerned, but it's not fair on the students if we are absent for ages). When we booked the flights to Finland, we found we could take an extended layover, so took it as neither of us had been to Latvia.
Iceland is wonderful; I'd really recommend it as a destination - it's a beautiful country
tara747 wrote: »
I know a divorced woman who is a serious new relationship... I attended her first wedding and gave a very generous gift, the marriage was over within a year. For a second wedding I wouldn't be as generous! :cool:
Strapped wrote: »
My husband had been married before, and had a huge first wedding with lots of expensive gifts (which all went with the bride when she left him for one of the ushers a short time later!) When we married I didn't care about gifts, but I was quite disappointed that not many of his family travelled to our wedding because they'd already been to his first one .
tara747 wrote: »
That is sad. Family is family and all that.
In this case the woman also kept the gifts, despite the fact that she was the one who later cheated on him :eek:... that's why I would be less generous with her next time round.
Primrose wrote: »
What I find most offensive of all, and I've noticed it happening increasingly these days is that the bridal couple then don't even bother to write a "thank you" letter for the gift after the wedding. That is just plain bad manners and leaves a very bad taste in the mouth, especially when people may have spent money they couldn't really afford on the gift. After one wedding we attended without a "thank you" letter, I had to write to the couple twice to ask if they actually received the gift, as it was selected from a departmental store's gift list. I only got a reply when I wrote to tell them I was going to make a complaint to the store that the wedding present I'd selected obviously hadn't been delivered.
JulieGeorgiana wrote: »
Then again I had Thank you cards printed (to match the invitations) and wrote notes (on matching note paper) to thank everyone. I did this the day after the wedding (yes, while on my honeymoon) and people criticised this....!
But I thought that taking an hour or so to write the notes showed how much I appreciated their gifts, we were so very lucky.
I had this problem... my parents were like 'why do we need to attend, we were at the first one...' :mad:
Yet they actually liked him this time.... :cool:
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