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The Truth Hurts Tuesday ~ Don't be a Bitch! Keep Your Consultation Appointments

Written by The Other Hot Pink Planner

Dear Brides,

As vendors we absolutely love scheduling consultations because to us, it means that people interested in our services and we get excited to meet with a new bride and/or groom! Actually, we love them so much that we offer FREE consultations for our clients (just so you know, not every vendor offers a free consultation, and now I can now understand why)... so when we offer FREE consultations, we greatly appreciate that you hold your end of that bargain and make it to your appointment, and on time. If you're not going to make the appointment, with respect for the other party involved (aka, me, your vendor) please call to say you won't be making it (with more than 20 minutes notice).

You see, many of us don't have a store front (which is how we are affordable to you) therefore we don’t have set hours. This makes it easy for us to schedule and work around YOUR schedule and therefore putting our personal and family time on the back burner. So, please, brides and grooms, if you schedule a vendor consultation... Please don’t just NOT show up! If you found a different vendor for the service, fantastic! We completely understand and are happy for you! But, please respect our time and call to cancel rather than just not show up.

The truth? It sucks because just like you, we have lives. We have families. But what we don't have? Time to spare! So, be considerate to others, especially your vendors (and your potential vendors). Just because you are a bride doesn't give you the right to be inconsiderate! You're not the only ones in the world getting married. You aren't better than the next bride, and you don't get special treatment because you're getting married! And bare in mind, if you chose to have a no call/no show to a vendor appointment and you happened to really like that vendor's work, don't be surprised if they're now 'booked' for your wedding day.

(I HAVE to add my two cents... The other side of this equation? Make an appointment with your vendors. Don't just walk into a hotel, florist, DJ, etc. and think that because they are in the service industry, that you will be seen, and immediately. Just like you, your vendors maintain a schedule, and also schedule appointments with other brides. I mean... Would you ever just walk in and expect to see your dentist or doctor? Probably not, because you know that they don't give a shit that you were "just in the area"... So, let's go back to the basics, brideys... PHONE FIRST!!)

Thank you, 

The Other Hot Pink Planner*

*Check out another vent from The Other Hot Pink Planner here

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It's Real Wedding Wednesday Y'all.... Texas Style

{Couldn't you just bust?! I cannot get over this photograph!}

You thought a long distance relationship was difficult? Well, think again bridey! You know what's more difficult than a long distance relationship? Long distance wedding planning!! It's adds a whole other kind of stress to the planning experience. You are forced to have to depend on the other people to help you, and when you do make your way in town for a weekend, it's all about the wedding plans. And trust me brideys, that sucks! But, take the advice from our GORGEOUS bride, Jacqueline, and really TRY not to sweat the small stuff.

And you know what brideys? Jacqueline had a rather big issue she had to deal with (um, see question #7... WTF?!!), and if you look at these amazing photos, she listened to her own advice, and she didn't let it get to her! I mean, look at how amazing this wedding is! I am completely obsessed and amazed by this black, white and red wedding! Take notes my dears!!! 

1.Bridey, how did you meet your spouse? (The short and sweet version please.)

My hubby and I met during recess on the basketball courts in sixth grade (11 years old). My best friend and his best friend were playing basketball against each other for a bet to see if he would date me! Haha! Long story short my best friend lost, so I ended up dateless. After the game was over, the guy’s best friend (my hubby), approached me and introduced himself, and said “Man, that was a close game! My name is Travis!” And that is how it all started…

2. How long were you together before you were engaged?

9 years

3. What was the length of time between the engagement and the wedding?

9 months

4. Where did your wedding take place? (venue, city and state)

Wedding Ceremony: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sinton, Texas
Reception/Dance: San Patricio County Fairgrounds, Sinton, Texas (small town of less than 6,000)

She’s Always a “Lady” to Me

I want to stand up and applaud. I want to stand up and cheer. I want to jump up and down. You know why? Because of “Lady V”. Who? “Lady V”… She wrote a brutally honest response to a post BB wrote called “The Problem Planner”, and I need you, bridey to understand her point of view. You see, she works for a five star resort, and if you are getting married at a high-end venue or five star hotel, then I need you to think about her words when you feel your verbal vomit bubbling up.