Monday, May 21, 2012

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway


Sew Mama Sew Giveaway time again. My nephew is getting married in 19 days. My sister is starting to stress out a bit. So leave a comment about something funny that happened at a wedding, a special wedding tradition your family has or give my sister some advice to survive the next couple of weeks.
The bag is a light weight courdory stipple quilted with a pink polkadot fabric on the inside. I didn't finish it until late last night, more photos later today.
 
Post your comment before 5pm PST on the 25th, I will randomly draw one winner on Saturday the 26th from all the comments. Yes I will ship internationally. Just remember to slow it down and enjoy the blogs, you have all week to take in the creativity.
 
And check back tomorrow... hopefully I will have the double wedding ring quilt back from the long arm quilter.
 

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133 comments:

  1. I would suggest that she find a quiet corner and just breathe and think about the amazing life she has given her son. He is growing and moving on and this is in no small part due to her love, support and guidance.
    I hope the wedding is everything he hopes for and that she is able to enjoy every moment of it.

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  2. My nephew was married on the beach in March. We were the only local people. There were 80 out of town/out of the country guests. My advice is to let others you trust take care of the last minute eruptions. There will be some!

    Congrats on the wedding!

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  3. I would suggest trying not to get stressed about things and take time to enjoy everything!!

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  4. Just relax don't stress and everything falls into place nicely

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  5. I'm out of luck for all 3. I guess I would say take any offers of help or delegate tasks to others to get things done.

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  6. Set up daily checklists--go over them morning and then in the evening see what has been accomplished for the day. begin taking pictures now--make a little "documentary" album of the preparations, loved ones involved--you can plastic photo albums (small) for $1 and give them (filled with pics) out as wedding favors, or have a bunch on table for those who want them.

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  7. My ring bearer rocked back and forth and refused to go down the aisle. It was cute. :)

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  8. Make lists!! One notepad for each step and check off as you go! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. One wedding I attended the candles fell over and caught the carpet on fire. The pastor got down on his hands and knees and started blowing at the flames and slapping it with his hands. Luckily the fire didn't last long and all was ok!

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  10. I was a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding. When I bent down to straighten her dress, the zipper broke on my dress & opened all the way down...

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  11. Just be there for her to listen, that's more than most offer. :-)
    I couldn't find any shoes that fit my feet AND my dress, I just bought them 2 days before the service.

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  12. I totally tripped on my wedding dress walking down the aisle...and people don't even remember at all now (our 5 year anniversary is this summer). My advice would be relax, do what you can to make things go as well as they can, but remember that ultimately the only thing that matters it that by the end of the day, your nephew is married to the love of his life. The rest? just details.

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  13. Beautiful Bag-would love to win it!

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  14. I got married the first time in a peacock blue prom dress that stopped just above the knees. I didn't want a huge white wedding dress, and definitely didn't want to spend the money on one. So my mom and I went shopping for a simple dress...Nothing fit me correctly and then we found the prom dress on clearance. We took the huge ugly bow off the dress, sewed it onto a simple white jacket and Ta-Da! peacock blue wedding dress with a white jacket.

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  15. It'll be fun! It was raining the week of my brother's wedding and the ceremony was outside; we ordered a tent as a back up. It stopped raining the day before and on the day of, it was beautiful. Just enjoy!

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  16. Weddings are fun and stressful. Just remind her to enjoy the experience.

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  17. My flower girls dissolved in tears when she ran out of petals; too cute.

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  18. I would tell your sister to just relax. With weddings and other events, nothing is going to be perfect, unexpected things happen no matter how much preparation you put in. Just tell her that no matter what happens, the main celebration is the love between her son and his soon-to-be-wife. Enjoy that! :)

    This bag is so adorable.

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  19. My advice for your sister would be to remember that it is just one day out of a lifetime and to not place too much emphasis on it... It can be so stressful, but in the end it all works out ok!
    Love the bag! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  20. What a fabulous bag you made! I love it! The most important thing is that they love each other! I had the most non fancy wedding and me and my hubby were sick but we are very happy together! Just tell your sister to relax and breath! :)

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  21. Wine...lots and lots of wine! ;o)

    I love the bag...the fabrics you chose are wonderful!

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  22. Get away to a quiet place just to refresh and relax! Take a breather from all the chaos.

    Thanks for the giveaways!

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  23. Everything will end up going great. It's like a play; even if something goes wrong, all the guests don't know what was supposed to be happening, so will think everything is fine. And problems aren't as big as they seem.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    kessilari(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I forgot my husbands wedding ring at our wedding. Lol. But don't worry... We still got married :0)

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  25. The main bit is that they get married ~ all the other stuff is well, other STUFF. Our minister read the wrong vows...oh well, we were still married! It's a CELEBRATION of commitment and love, not about showing off, etc.

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  26. My daughter didn't want a wedding and they got married, just them and the minister, but I did throw a little party for them. Just enjoy the day and be thankful for all you have.

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  27. It's seems to all come together in the end. I just did my sons wedding and I was stressed out to, about if everything was going to get done. And it did and the wedding was beautiful and wonderful!

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  28. try and keep calm, my wedding was manic, lots of things went wrong before the day, including the vicar having a nervous breakdown, then the replacement vicar had eye surgery the day before and had to wear an eye patch....lol

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  29. The last wedding I went to was over 20 years ago so I think any advice I have would be out of date! Maybe have something nice planned for the day after?

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  30. fingers crossed! treevt80 at yahoo dot com

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  31. While on the mission field, we furloughed to Switzerland to renew visas and to officiate at a wedding. I was to sing, my husband married them. I was told beforehand that in Switzerland, no one dresses up for the wedding, not even the singers. I didn't believe them and wore a fancy dress with heels.
    EVERYONE there was in shorts and wrinkled shirts, including a singing group! Only the bride and groom along with the pastors were dressed up! Unbelievable!!!

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  32. My cousin got married last summer, and the very elderly priest at their church had two weddings to conduct that day, one for Sandra and Eric and one for Sophie and Eric, and one bride had the same last name as the second groom. It won't surprise you to know that he continually (even after being gently corrected each time) referred to Sandra as Sophie :) We all left the church wondering if they were really married after that crazy ceremony :)

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  33. My coping strategy for everything is to eat lots of chocolate!!Gorgeous giveaway.
    ks.eyles@yahoo.co.uk

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  34. My advice would be to just relax and enjoy the journey. I know it's tough. Cute bag. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. My suggestion is to make lists. Also at our wedding we put lots of disposable cameras on the tables and had guests take pictures. Those pictures were the best!
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  36. We're Jewish and right before after we got engaged, my uncle got married (again) to a textile artist (who wasn't Jewish). She offered to make the chuppah for us, the traditional wedding canopy. So we took her up on that, and it was gorgeous, and after the ceremony she said: "so now I'm just going to take it back home and finish it." ????? We thought maybe she meant she was going to put a backing on it or something. No. Turns out she's a furntiture artist who makes "art chairs" and she chopped up our gorgeous chuppah! We had no idea that was her intention. Although- we're fairly certain we own the world's ONLY chuppah chair! :)

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  37. The bag is adorable! I'd love to win.

    When I was about 8, I was the flower girl in my Uncle and Aunt's wedding. It was a Valentine's day wedding and the reception was held at someone's large home. I was so thrilled to be in the wedding, prancing around the wedding looking (as I thought) just lovely in my beautiful flower girl dress. I stopped at a table to talk to my Aunt where she was sitting and stepped backwards, only to crash into her full (but not yet ready for the season) freezing cold swimming pool. I flailed around as I sank down with the lightly floating cover and when they fished me out all drenched I had to spend the rest of the reception in someone's wretched old sweatshirt. Still get teased about it today!

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  38. Think how happy your sis will be when its all over!! Best advice is not to worry she will be the only one that remembers all the little hiccups in the wedding!
    Your bag is gorgeous& I would love to be carrying it.
    Margie Bennett
    email-towtruk@hotmail.com

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  39. Just tell her to relax and everything will work out for the best. Make lists and triple check them.

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  40. It's all over in the blink of an eye, and whatever happens everyone has fun. The best thing to do is relax and try and take as much in as possible.

    The only bad wedding story i have is when DH read the invite wrong and we were an hour late to a friends wedding. We couldn't go in and interrupt so we stood outside the church with cameras ready and claimed we rushed out so we could get the first photos! oops

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  41. Make sure you have a good list of photos that you want, don't want to forget anything!

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  42. My husband performed the ceremony for a friend in an old theater and their dog was the ring bearer!

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  43. When we got married, we left my car at my house, that was to be picked up by one of the groomsmen and brought to the church. We exited the church, rice is being thrown, and thrown, and no car???? We waited and waited. Finally after quite a long time, here comes my car. Apparently there was not much gas so the groomsman had to drive around hunting for a gas station (he was not from the area) before bringing our get away car :-)

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  44. During my marriage ceremony, my bridesmaid was standing on a furnance grate (this was during the winter) and it kicked in and up went her dress, she screamed, dropped her flowers to get her dress down. It was funny. Your sister and son will do great, these small things that happen are great memories.

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  45. Hire a wedding planner. If at all possible. Because, we had a very small budget, but we hired someone... it was amazing. Totally worth it.

    abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

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  46. On your wedding day, don't stress, assign a friend as your coordinator and let her stress out.. Enjoy your day as it will just fly by.. and make sure to hand out some disposible cameras and let friend take some candid shots for your album too, as the photographer can't be everywhere.

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  47. In all the seriousness of our vows, my then 4 year old-step was dancing and singing for the audience. That red hair of hers sure brought out her precocious personality in the spotlight. After all, it was HER princess wedding!

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  48. Our pastor specifically warned my dad not to trip over my dress after he handed me off. He reminded him several times. He tripped over it during the wedding! I almost cried because I felt bad for my dad!
    Shawna:)

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  49. Beautiful bag. I'm sure the wedding will be lovely, no matter what.

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  50. Enjoy every moment. The day zips by and you won't remember all of the things that were not 'perfect'.
    smcintosh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. cute bag! thanks for the chance to win!
    My son just got engaged. ...so I guess my wedding story is that I am going to try not to be a monster-in-law during the wedding planning LOL

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  52. I had almost forgot about this but when I got married my Aunt caught her hair on fire with a candle lit by the register book. Everybody needs an Aunt Jean! Maybe on fire is too strong a term it was more like singed.Something will go wrong but tell her to just go with the flow. No lit candles over bent over heads signing the register is my advice. Thanks

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  53. My flower girl back out at the last minute, so her sister had to fill in. I have funny pictures of me sitting in the floor of the church taking off my shoes because my feet were killing me after the service. Tell her to just take time to breath and enjoy her day so that she will remember it.

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  54. Sharlene KlegstadMay 21, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Tell her to enjoy EVERY minute of the day because before she knows it-it will be all over! And take tons of pictures so she can relive it whenever she wants.

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  55. My mom says that she regrets to this day that she didn't get the shotgun out (just for show) at my wedding. I think the photos would have been hilarious! Thanks for the chance to win!

    grokgrace(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  56. Its like a play, it will be alright on the night. Worry about stuff up until the night before and then get frocked up and enjoy the day. That way she gets to look serene and calm and beautiful in all the photos!

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  57. I got married a month after I graduated from my undergraduate degree and a month before I started my postgrad degree, so I know about wedding stress! A funny thing that happened on our wedding day was that it was so hot that my new husband and I struggled to put each other's wedding bands on and ended up having to jam them on ourselves, LOL.

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  58. My aunt always decorated teh champagne glasses for every wedding in our family. I received the last set before she passed away. These will never go anywhere.

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  59. The best advice I have is to relax and enjoy the day. Nothing you can do that day that will make a difference except accept that everything will happen the way it's supposed to. My sister almost missed mine, one of the groom's men ended up in the pool in his tux, and 30 years later my friends still talk about what fun it all was.

    majorasue at hotmail dot com

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  60. My advice it to take it easy and remember it is supposed to be fun.

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  61. This bag is gorgeous! Thank you for the chance to win it :)

    I got married three years ago and cannot stress the effects of Rescue Remedy enough. My SIL was feeding it to me constantly on the day - hahaha. It is something I now pop into every bridal shower gift - it really does work.

    Marilize
    marilize (dot) paulsen (at) gmail (dot) com

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  62. Deep breaths and try to destress and relax. Some "me" time a couple of days before the big day might be a good idea. Does she have any Bachs Rescue Remedy. Great stuff.

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  63. I say go get a pedicure...sit there with your eyes closed and just relax. It is a ton of work for one day that passes quickly...it's about you...enjoy it.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  64. wow the fabric is beautiful, thank's for the giveaway

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  65. I got married last September and I remember totally freaking out because the paper for the invites was not the perfect shade of reddish-sand I had wanted. I then stopped and thought, is this me?? Then the day comes and you just float!! Enjoy the fun, the love and all the emotion!!

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  66. Thank you so much for hosting this cute giveaway! Please feel free to visit mine at http://kjvjames117agg.blogspot.com/2012/05/hip-hip-hooray-its-giveaway-day.html. Memories from a wedding...well, the pastor who married my husband and I showed up in a black suit and sneakers! He forgot his dress shoes...and had to borrow a pair at the last minute from my brother. We still laugh...

    Sweet blessings,
    Laura

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  67. Your bag is gorgeous- lovely fabric- so bright and funky.. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Weddings are stressful things - best advice- have fun and enjoy the wonderful family times- don't worry about the little things- the day will work out beautifully..
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  68. Relax and enjoy the day, it's a once in a life time experience.

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  69. I love weddings, especially the cake. My husband and I got married by a magistrate in England 30 years ago. No frills, just two military people trying to get together. We are still in love and I really believe it's not what goes into the wedding but all that comes after that is important.

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  70. I eloped and avoided all the stress! Sounds like your sister isn't about to do this at the last minute though. I guess the best advice I can give is don't stress, take it all in and enjoy the memories that will last forever.

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  71. When others ask, what can I do to help, have a list of things and say "pick one!"

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  72. Advice - make a list!! Stay organised! Be happy :)

    Love your bag - thanks for the chance to win!

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  73. Love the bag,paisley is my all time favorite,thanks for the chance to win it.

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  74. We had our reception in the community center in my small hometown, which also happens to be a gym. When I threw my bouquet, it hit the basketball hoop and bounced back to me! Oops. :) I just threw it again.

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  75. The last wedding I went to, the groom fell into the cake while dancing the first dance. He was a little in the drink. But the ever loving & knowing bride wasn't upset. No, she just asked the food people to serve the homemade cakes us girls had made for just in case.
    My tip always have a backup plan.
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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  76. Let others pamper you on your day and the days up to it! its your time and enjoy it!!!

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  77. My advice would be to not worry about everything being perfect, and maybe simpler is more enjoyable. At the end of the day, you will still be married to the one you love. You will enjoy the wonderful day that much more if not everything has to be exactly planned out and perfect. That being said, I had a wonderful mother who did most of my planning as I was out of province.

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  78. There was a blizzard the night before my brother-in-law's wedding. On the wedding morning, my husband & I backed our tiny car out of the garage and immediately got stuck. I had to take off my heels and put on snow boots to help push the car out of the unplowed snow. :)

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  79. yoga, take deep breadths and enjoy her family is what I would pass on to your sister

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  80. I may not have been stressed out enough. I was so relaxed before our wedding that I went out shopping for manicure items and forgot about my dress rehearsal!!! LOL Fortunately that wasn't a bad omen or anything. It's been 18 years and we're still very much happy. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ravensrascals (at) gmail (dot) com

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  81. Wedding story, eh....well, we got married 40 years ago in June...and my husband's aunt made our beautiful wedding cake (as a gift) and transported it 400 miles in a camper shell on a pickup truck. We were all happily surprised it made it to the wedding in one piece!

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  82. Just remind your sister to keep breathing slowly. And try to remember to bring a baggie of safety pins, bobby pins, and a mini sewing kit for "just in case" emergencies!

    Thanks for offering the lovely bag!
    elizabeth.waligora@gmail.com

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  83. Tell your sister to relax. If something goes wrong she will be the only one to know it. Everyone else will think it's part of the ceremony! And relax and have lots of fun!
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  84. treasure every minute! the day goes waaaaay to fast!! and, DO freeze some cake!

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  85. my daughter got married two years ago and I survived and wished I'd been able to enjoy it more. My advice, if she wants any, is to take people up on offers to help so that she can enjoy the day. It will happen once and the memories are worth letting people help!

    Very pretty bag, I'd love to win it, thank you for the chance.

    Michelle

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  86. Great bag! I'd say don't stress - the wedding will happen despite the small unexpected things! Thank you, mamalusco at ortelco dot net

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  87. I wish I would have taken a moment throughout the day to just breath, look around, and make a memory. Especially during the ceremony. I remember very little of mine because of the adrenaline and it's so sad.

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  88. I'll give her the same advice that I gave my niece who was married about 2 months ago and stressing as everything seemed to be going wrong in the planning - weddings don't have to be perfect, the most important thing is that she is marrying the man she loves - the rest is just icing on the cake.

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  89. Love the bag!

    Right before our big smooch... as soon as the preacher said "you may kiss the bride" my husband turned to face the guests, reached his hand into his tux pocket, pulled out breath spray, winked, and sprayed his mouth! The WHOLE church was in tears... not from such a beautiful moment... but from laughter! One of my favorite memories! God Bless the new bride and groom!

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  90. I was on a wedding just this Saturday. It was very nice, I really loved the bride's black lace umbrella. it was a nice add to the white dress.

    check out my giveaway too: http://coprnca.blogspot.com

    katja (at) coprnije (dot) com

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  91. i had to readf at my godsons wedding not long ago..gee...i nearly passed out i was so nervus...it didn't help that i had laddered my stocking just before it and had to rush into the loos to change them...and then i was crying with emotion from looking at their faces...lovely giveaway...xxx

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  92. At my wedding, we made my rather independent and feminist sister in law read the reading about "blessed is the husband of a silent wife" etc. Since I'm the least well behaved person in my family, everyone was cracking up because they all knew my husband was not getting a silent obedient wife at all ;)

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  93. Hehe, wedding bliss and wedding stress...all too familiar sometimes. Our ringbearer apparantly had problems seeing the ceremony because while we were exchanging our vows, I kept seeing his head pop up over my husbands shoulders. The video is hilarious. There's Logan, jumping up with all his might to get a view of..who knows what. Our rings ended up rolling across the stage and down onto the main floor. It was great. Helped ease the tension and gave us wonderful memories. And yes, when he gets married, I will conjure up a plan to get him back. :0)
    Sonja

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  94. Oh my Mum got drunk and she was suppose to look after our daughter that night while we were on our honey moon!!! LMAO... Thank goodness my godfather was willing to help out...hahaha

    xo Steph

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  95. Just take a deep breath and relax. Pretty soon all the stress will be over!

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  96. Very fun bag! I'd love it to take to Hawaii this December! Thanks so much!

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  97. A memorial moment in my sister's wedding last year as that the groom's cake was set up inside an air conditioned room, but in direct sunlight. Before the wedding even started, the cake fell apart! The parts that didn't hit the floor still got cut and served, and everyone who got a piece enjoyed it.

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  98. Thanks for the chance! I got married about a year ago and the best advice I can give is: just enjoy it. things are going to go "wrong" and there will be hiccups, but who cares? everyone there is celebrating with you and loves you, so just soak up all those good wishes!

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  99. What I remember best from my wedding are all the things that went wrong, like my maid of honor loosing the ring and we were all on the floor in the church trying to find where it rolled! I can know laugh at them so I tell your sister....relax and don't worry when something goes wrong. That is what will make it special! A glass of wine every now & then before the wedding will not hurt either!
    staceysgroups(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. I don't have any advice - I eloped & have never regretted it. But here's a fun quote to give her a laugh: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye." -Miss Piggy
    Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  101. We planned for our wedding to take place outside in a gazabo in the foothills of the Rocky Mts. Would you believe we had a blizzard that morning?! Thankfully, the storm blew itself out quick and our late afternoon wedding still took place outside, it was just white and chilly! Hope all goes well for your nephews wedding.

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  102. Great giveaway! I really don't have anything funny to share on weddings :(

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  103. At my mum and dads wedding after the service my gran nipped back home to check that she hadn't left the gas on, and all the wedding guests followed them thinking they were going straight to the reception x

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  104. I was at a reception and told a bridesmaid how wonderful the wedding was and how fun the reception was going. She said she couldn't talk because the bride was freaking out that everything was going wrong. I guess they were off schedule to cut the cake by 3 minutes. I was glad I wasn't the one marrying a control freak like that! Me and my husband got a good laugh at that one!

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  105. At a recent wedding, the oldest couple on the dance floor was asked how long they'd been married. She said 58 years, he said 63! The DJ wished them a happy 60th. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  106. When I was the flower girl at my aunts wedding I got into the "wrong" punch and danced all night!
    Beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  107. Try to remember the big picture you are marrying the person you love and the little details will be forgotten as you make a lifetime worth of memories

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  108. My sister-in-law had a train that she planned to detach for the reception. The train=bearer was a little guy with a very firm grip, but a slow pace. As the bride started down the aisle, the train-bearer didn't budge and the train came right off. She was a trooper and just left it... and the train bearer... behind. As long as two "I do's" are said, the wedding is a success.

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  109. What a beautiful bag! I don't have any words of wisdom. My wedding was pretty stress free (for me)!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  110. My daughter got married in a huge contemporary cabin in Gatlinburg and her MIL and I made some amazingly succulent ribs that could be smelled all over the mountain. It was early May and quite warm so all the doors and windows were open when I began the prayer of thanksgiving before the wedding feast. Suddenly everyone across the room from me started to point at the door behind me. Slightly irritated at the interruption, I reached back and pushed the door shut and everyone screamed. Apparently, a black bear had invited herself to the festivities and was starting in the door when I slammed it shut on her nose. Later when we thought the bear had gone she appeared on the deck of the cabin and it is the first time I ever saw a bride leap across a dinner table and the last time we spent outside that evening.

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  111. Take a photo of the bride & groom with both families in the same picture! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  112. Well, the same thing you said about enjoying this week with the giveaways. She should slow down and savor the moments.

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  113. My niece recently got married. What could go wrong did go wrong. From the groom and his entourage receiving the wrong suits that didn't fit to the family dog getting out of the yard and jumping onto the wedding cake. The amazing thing is nobody at the wedding would have known anything was amiss. We all thought it was perfect and a most wonderful wedding.
    (Except for my hubby drinking a bit too much and throwing up on the drive home!!!)

    Love your bag!

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  114. My advice is don't drink too much and just have fun.

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  115. Nice bag. Weddings are a great time to eat cake :)

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  116. I love this bag. The colors are beautiful. My advice is to relax and remember the reason for the day, nothing else matters. Enjoy the special day.

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  117. My little cousin hold the cushion whith the rings. After a wile he feels tired and sit on my vaile. ;-)

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  118. The bag is beautiful! Hope I win :)
    wedding advice:
    delegate stuff
    take care of yourself-eat and drink well
    Take a breath, it is the marriage that matters more than the wedding.
    Strive for good or even great but forget about perfect. Hope it's a great wedding!

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  119. Go with the flow. Something will probably go wrong but no-one will notice honest all you'll remember is having a great day :-)

    I was setting up the room and the cake about an hour before I was due to get married and hadn't realised the time it was only when someone pointed out I really needed to go get ready I realised. My mum was going out of her mind worrying where I was oops.

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  120. Even in my favorite color!

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  121. i would go to the spa and just try to relax and not stress out and get plenty of sleep;)

    love the bag

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  122. We had a level 2 snow emergency the morning of my wedding!! it snowed 12 inches and turned out beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  123. Our photographer left our wedding before we did! But turns out, the best pictures we got were from friends and family any way :-)

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  124. On my wedding day my hairdresser cancelled all my previously booked appointments for my group! We showed up to find only one hairdresser on site who quickly made some frantic calls! All turned out fine after a few tears... Good luck!

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  125. My suggestion is to spend time with someone who will just let her VENT. Get it out of her system. The day after the wedding is absolutely wonderful. The stress just vanishes:) Tell her to have a WONDERFUL time!

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  126. My son just got married a few weeks ago. It was almost time for me to walk up the aisle as mother of the groom when my son's friend (who was walking me) showed me his rental shoes - the one sole was falling off and flapping away. He walked me down the aisle with a rubber band holding his shoe together! Lesson - when the guys try on their tux's, check out the shoes, too!

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  127. Don't worry! It all works out in the end. Enjoy the day! It goes by really fast.

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  128. My son got married by the lake with just him,her, me, the preacher,her parents and grandmother and the fish her daddy caught while waiting for the preacher to get there. I took pictures of it. lol

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  129. ive only attended one wedding and the food sucked thats all i can remember..hahah :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  130. Lovely bag you are offering here. My advice to her would be to take time to rest, the more tired you are the more stressed you will be.

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  131. At my wedding we all enjoyed a little too much champagne in the limo and having so much fun that we were late to our own reception! :) mjalfano19@gmail.com

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  132. Take time to get some rest and take up offers of help when you get them.

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  133. Nice! Thanks for doing this giveaway! :)

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