42 responses

  1. Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    September 10, 2010

    Haha loved the wedding talk this morning. Love that your boss has snax on hand too!

    I keep forgetting I have that gift card. Subway is not my faaavorite place (I think I went there too often in HS) but I always like it okay once I have it in front of me.

  2. Meredith
    September 10, 2010

    I recently got married (in June) and photography was a big thing for me to0! I know we will end up with great photos, but it has been almost 12 weeks since my wedding and I’ve only seen three pictures. So word to the wise, ask up front about how long you will have to wait to see them! I just assumed it would be a few weeks, month tops, and am now paying the price for not asking.

    The other wedding items that were important to me were my dress, the flowers, and the food. I was really involved with the decision making for those items, but pretty much left the rest to my mom and wedding planner 🙂

  3. Lindsey @ SoundEats
    September 10, 2010

    I got so burned out on Subway. I used to always hit it up in the UCF student union and then when I was vegan their veggie delight sans cheese became my standard fast food/ road trip meal. Let’s just say they’re not my first choice anymore. 😉

    Re: weddings, I totally think you can make them work for cheap. I think spending more than a down payment on a house for any part of the wedding is absurd. We did our whole wedding for less than $5000, and everyone said it was one of the most fun, relaxed, elegant weddings they’d ever been to. Great food, too. 😉
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    • Reenie
      September 10, 2010

      ITA with you Lindsey. I’d rather see a couple put the money on a downpayment on a house…..then to spend a lot of money on a wedding….even if they have it to spend.

  4. kristy @ kristyruns.com
    September 10, 2010

    Good! I hope she actually gives the ring back him! 🙂
    Those chocolate nut clusters sound yummy! Might need to try to make some myself…
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  5. Sarah for Real
    September 10, 2010

    Good, glad that poor guy gets his ring back!

    For me, wedding planning was simple. #1 set number of people, #2 set budget, #3 choose location based on those. I think it’s most important to have people there who matter to you, so setting a budget before you know your numbers is ridiculous. Lucky for me, I only had about 50 people who “really matter” which kept my costs low. I splurged on the location so I didn’t have to spend on decor, but saved by booking for Friday instead of Saturday. (BEST decision ever.)

  6. Freya (Brit Chick Runs)
    September 10, 2010

    Oh my gosh,what to spend the most on at a wedding?? That’s so tough! I would say the photog., cos the pics last forever..but then if your dress is skank and so on, you wouldn’t want them anyway! Toughie :s
    Oohhhh, poor you at lunch! That is the worst feeling ever 🙁
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  7. Kelly
    September 10, 2010

    I used to hate subway, but it is growing on me. I looked at those pics when u posted the link on twitter, they were awful.
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  8. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    September 10, 2010

    Food is the only thing that matters at a wedding and the only thing worth going to a wedding for. Everything else is just fluff people use to show off. Your marriage will still be able to survive even if you don’t have chair covers or elaborate bonbonieri.
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  9. Leah @ L4L
    September 10, 2010

    Now the real question IS – Is she actually going to give the ring back?!

    I’m recently married and we def splurged on photography. I think second we splurged on food. I don’t regret either splurge. I do wish we had gotten a bigger cake though – ours was all gone! Oh well.

  10. Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward
    September 10, 2010

    I definitely agree that a good photographer is key. I just got my pictures back and I have over 2,700 to look at! Also, I really think that weddings should have an open bar..

    • Meghann
      September 10, 2010

      agreed – open bar very important too!

  11. CJ
    September 10, 2010

    Totally agree with Caitlin that an open bar is essential!

    I can’t believe she even contemplated keeping a £17,000 engagement ring after the engagement was off. She loved him at some point and yet she was willing to keep him in debt over the ring – to me that just seems spiteful. Ah well, majority rules and the majority was right I think in this one!

    – CJ
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  12. Julz
    September 10, 2010

    I just had a cashew cookie larabar too!

  13. sweetersalt
    September 10, 2010

    Wedding planning is so stressful! Currently in the process, trying not to spend billions of dollars while still having it look nice! When we were given the estimate of $5000 for a buffet we basically choked. So, instead, we’re having a pizza party. No joke! We’re going to order really nice, gourmet pizza from a local place and make it fun. Then we’ll just hire a couple of waiters. No need to go broke over one day. As long as it’s nice, everyone has fun (read: booze and dancing!) and the photos are good I’ll be happy!

    Laura

  14. Carolyn @ lovinlosing
    September 10, 2010

    Ew, yeah…the Tuscan Herb Lay’s are nasty. But the Southwestern ones are awesome!! I haven’t found them anywhere but Subway, though.
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  15. Chelsea at Striking Balance
    September 10, 2010

    I have a love/hate relationship with Subway. Sometimes I go and it’s great, and the next time I order the same thing, and I want to throw it out. Definitely on the fence with it, but it’s good in a pinch.
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  16. Maria @ Oh Healthy Day
    September 10, 2010

    Completely agree with the photographer comment! We are getting married next year and our biggest expense will be our photographers (we love them so much that we are flying them to our wedding location). To me, they are money well spent!

  17. Erin
    September 10, 2010

    Not only should you find a good photographer, but you should make sure they are easy to work with. I had to fight mine and take her to the better business bureau! She wouldn’t respond to any emails or phone calls until I started leaving honest and mean comments online. Then she sent me a nasty email about my behavior! She also didn’t understand how upset I was that she didn’t even take a decent picture of me walking down the aisle. Lesson learned. 🙁
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  18. Brie @ Brie Fit
    September 10, 2010

    I’m obsessed with our wedding photographer/wedding photos–but you saw them earlier, so you know why! LOVE her.
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  19. Stacey
    September 10, 2010

    Yeah, Subway sometimes leaves me feeling a bit unsatisfied too. But I’d much rather go there than a fast food place! I’m surprised you didn’t like the chips! I had them the other week and thought they were yummy 😀 Hope the rest of your day goes well! Yay for Friday!!
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  20. pinkflipflops
    September 10, 2010

    I have been wanting a hot Italian sub all day. I actually really like those chips and to wash it down with a dr. pepper.
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  21. Tami
    September 10, 2010

    it was all about the cake for me! and that’s why my mother made 17 cakes…the centerpieces at all the tables were cake! and people could eat the cake whenever they wanted.

    • Meghann
      September 10, 2010

      LOVE that idea!!!

  22. Jes
    September 10, 2010

    I think that when I actually get married, I will splurge on photography. I am in love with a local photographer’s work and she is expensive, but i think she will be soooooo worth it!

    P.S. I am way happy about the new domain. Before our firewall at work flagged the site as drugs and alcohol (not quite sure on that one)… So not I can actually comment instead of just stalking! woo hoo!

  23. Michelle (The Runner’s Plate)
    September 10, 2010

    I am not a big fan of Subway either, but it is a quick, cheap place to grab something decent.
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  24. Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat
    September 10, 2010

    I am so happy the listeners sided with the guy. There is no way a girl should be keeping a $17k ring from a guy she is not marrying.

    I agree with you about Subway. They have this whole allure of healthiness, but unfortunately, they aren’t as wholesome as they seem (just check the ingredients in the bread).

    Those chocolate clusters look yummy though!
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  25. Caitlin (EatFeats)
    September 10, 2010

    I hope to not splurge on any part of my wedding, but I agree that good photography is important. And, um, good hair and make-up. I’m planning on enlisting all my artistic friends to make my wedding beautiful. I mean, I’m not even close to engaged, but that is only a minor setback.

    I lurve subway. Their veggie subs are so darn tasty (even if it takes a full 12 inches to fill me up) and it smells like Doughy Heaven inside the restaurant!
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  26. Julie @ Wearing Mascara
    September 10, 2010

    1. I, too, was disappointed with the parm and herb chips! I was expecting something totally different! They were spicy (to me). I guess I’m super sensitive to spice?

    2. Subway is great and all, but I always feel unsatisfied after as well. Very annoying…

    Happy Friday!
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  27. Jen
    September 10, 2010

    You should put: “Go Big or Go Home” on your shirt!!!
    You have been using that phrase lately so it fits! Its also a favorite of a good friend of mine so it just makes me smile when I hear it/see it.

  28. Courtney
    September 10, 2010

    I’d love to meet up! I live near Chicago so I’m up for anything! Red Mango and Foodlife are the best 🙂
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  29. Elizabeth
    September 10, 2010

    For my make believe wedding I’d spend the most money on the honeymoon to some exotic local… and the food. I live to travel. But it seems like the things I most remember about the weddings I’ve been to are the food and the dancing. So a delicious spread is definitely a must since it’s definitely a day to indulge and let loose.

  30. Lee
    September 10, 2010

    When I got married, I thought the photographer was the most important thing. I wanted nice pictures to remember the day by.
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  31. Lish
    September 10, 2010

    If I ever do get married then splurging on a good photographer will be priority. I recently saw two friends with absolutely HORRIBLE wedding photos posted on Facebook. One wasn’t really aware that her photos were bad because she can’t take a good photo to save her life, but they honestly were terrible. They were shot off center and blurry and not in the cute/artsy way. And even if you do have a good friend who is an amazing photographer, make sure said friend has had prior wedding experience or else you might get some, ummm, interesting shots and shots that are all pretty much the same. My brother and sis-in-law learned this last August when they had their good friend shoot the wedding as her gift to them but had never actually done a wedding. She was attached to the bride at the hip, basically, since she was actually her good childhood friend, and my sis-in-law ended up with thousands of pix that were almost exactly the same and very very little of her guests. She also realized that during all of the hoopla, they never staged pictures that included both sets of parents and siblings. She does not have one single picture of her and my brother with her siblings or them with me.

  32. kirsten
    September 10, 2010

    17k for a ring!! that is ridiculous!! My ring was about $700 (very real looking synthetic stone) and I love it. I do plan to have the stone replaced with a real one eventually but it will be no where near 17k! I think anything over $2-3k is too much. My wedding is in 3 weeks and I think food, a photographer and an open bar are the best places to splurge.

  33. amanda
    September 10, 2010

    i bought those same bag of chips at subway thinking they’d be like sour cream and onion. sadly, i was disappointed! there was something off about them that my taste buds just didn’t dig.
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  34. Lauren
    September 10, 2010

    Oh what a major bummer about the impromptu meeting right around lunch hour. I hate when that happens! It really doesn’t effect your thinking when you are hungry so hopefully, the meeting still went okay.
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  35. Carly (Swim, Run, Om)
    September 10, 2010

    Pffft, it would be all about the dress for me. Guests can bring their own liquor. 😉
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  36. Jillian @ Reshape Your Life
    September 11, 2010

    Photography is definitely one of the biggest things for a wedding in my opinion. I want amazing pictures that we can look back on… But then again I love photography so maybe that’s why? Second would be good food. 🙂
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  37. Andrea
    September 11, 2010

    Thanks for the mention, Meghann! And yes, of course you get the ‘friends-and-family’ discount! 🙂

  38. Alice
    September 11, 2010

    $17K for a ring? Wow. I hope it was pretty!

    Have you had your blood sugar checked out by a doctor? You had breakfast and a snack before the meeting, so while I can understand being hungry for lunch, it seems a little disconcerting that you felt like you were going to faint.

  39. Cara
    September 11, 2010

    for some reason I love me a plain subway sandwich. but I definitely think there are better sandwiches out there. and I definitely hate those impromptu meetings.
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