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Wedding annoyances *Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
8th May '13

Well, 10 days out. Just for balls went to a thrift store today because today is my playing with fire cut off for ordering stuff online. I found a super nice taffeta blouse and bolero new with tags for my mom. My dad said it was ugly but oh well -_- he isn't wearing it. Would have been nice if he had showed some enthusiasm. Bought a beautiful new with tags gown for my sister but it was at least a size too big, so gotta go ahead and order a dress online. I tried ;)
Got an email from our church back up organist. He isn't in town on our wedding day. 10 days out and NO organist. Idk what to even do about that.
I still have to finalize our buffet menu. Still haven't mastered melting white chocolate. It turns all gritty.
My house is not mother in law friendly. When she came to visit my son and us she cleaned a lot. I didn't think the place was that bad. We had a baby a month prior. It wasn't perfect, but damn.
Haven't ordered a cake yet.
My alterations on my dress aren't done till Wednesday. 3 days before the wedding, scary!
So much to do. I kind of wanna rock back and forth in a corner.

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
8th May '13

Ask you high school if they have a student willing to play the violin instead. I think going to a thrift shop is resourceful. I think it will work out for you!

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 103333 posts
status 8th May '13

this is why I had a small wedding.

Iyahna :^P Southern California, CA, United States 12787 posts
status 8th May '13

For the music the chapel had a recording of here comes the bride.Hope you can squeeze in the cake.Most places need 3 weeks to a month on advance.

Iyahna :^P Southern California, CA, United States 12787 posts
status 8th May '13

Double post.

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
8th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" this is why I had a small wedding."</blockquote>




It is a small wedding! 40 people. Compared to the best mans wedding in August that is. His is 200+ people O.o

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10589 posts
8th May '13

I think you're going to be screwed on the cake... unless you plan on getting it at Wal-Mart or your local grocery store.

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8554 posts
8th May '13

White chocolate - keep the heat REALLY low. Add a tiny bit of vegetable oil and keep stirring until it's all melted. If it's turning gritty, it's because the temperature is too high. That stuff is really sensitive to heat.




That's all I've got, good luck with everything else!

Iyahna :^P Southern California, CA, United States 12787 posts
status 8th May '13

Ugh phone messing up sorry.

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
8th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ILOVEWINE:</b>" Ask you high school if they have a student willing to play the violin instead. I think going to a thrift shop is resourceful. I think it will work out for you!"</blockquote>



It was. My other two sisters live in pajamas and neither had dresses. I price shopped maxi dresses for $20+ and found two very nice dresses that fit them perfectly for $7 a piece. I saved over $25. I can buy my wedding shoes with that, and my sisters don't have to come to the wedding in jeans :)
I might be able to put something on the bulletin board at my college and see if anyone will play for me! Thanks for the idea!

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
8th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Stfu Squirrel:</b>" White chocolate - keep the heat REALLY low. Add a tiny bit of vegetable oil and keep stirring until it's ... [snip!] ... the temperature is too high. That stuff is really sensitive to heat. That's all I've got, good luck with everything else!"</blockquote>



Could be that's it! I have been heating it on high. It looks good for about a second after it melts and then it dries up instantly. So basically low and slow?

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
8th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting loser mom:</b>" I think you're going to be screwed on the cake... unless you plan on getting it at Wal-Mart or your local grocery store."</blockquote>



Do they actually do cakes? I'm baking 50 cupcakes from scratch so it wouldn't totally screw things up if they made my cake. I just don't want a sheet cake. If I have to have a sheet cake such is life but a tiered cake would be sweet. I live in an area with about a dozen amatuer cake makers that advertise on fb. I could shake some of them down but it's wedding season so I bet I won't have much luck with them either.

Iyahna :^P Southern California, CA, United States 12787 posts
status 8th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Mary Moon*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting loser mom:</b>" I think you're going to be screwed on the cake... ... [snip!] ... that advertise on fb. I could shake some of them down but it's wedding season so I bet I won't have much luck with them either."</blockquote>




I got my son's two tiered birthday cake from walmart.If it was all.white with three tiers it could pass for a wedding cake.My wedding cake was gross i am not a fan of foundant or how ever you spell it.wished it was butter cream

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
8th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Iyahna :^P:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting *Mary Moon*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting loser mom:</b>" ... [snip!] ... for a wedding cake.My wedding cake was gross i am not a fan of foundant or how ever you spell it.wished it was butter cream"</blockquote>




I don't like fondant either! I didn't want that anyway. A white butter cream two tiered cake? Yes please. I'm gonna call Walmart tomorrow.

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8554 posts
8th May '13
Quoting *Mary Moon*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Stfu Squirrel:</b>" White chocolate - keep the heat REALLY low. ... [snip!] ... heating it on high. It looks good for about a second after it melts and then it dries up instantly. So basically low and slow?"


YES that's exactly what is going wrong. Low and slow, absolutely. Plus it's not really chocolate, it's just fat and sugar. It gets fairly thick when it melts, which is why the vegetable oil helps. Just don't overdo it. Add a teeny teeny bit at a time until it's the consistency you need it to be.



And if you have a lot of amateur cake bakers in your area, by all means get in touch. Just because it's wedding season doesn't mean they're all booked.