74. Published on Yahoo! (plus, response to snarky comments)

So, remember when I wrote that tutorial for my bridal sash?  And then it got published to The Knot’s website and I freaked out?  Well, it’s happened again.  Yesterday, Yahoo! Makers reposted the Knot’s article to their site, and I’ve had so many new visitors.  Hi, there!  It’s nice to meet you.  Welcome to my craziness.  *waves frantically while flashing a cheesy/creepy grin*

Here’s the link to the Yahoo! piece: https://www.yahoo.com/makers/make-these-6-diy-wedding-day-accessories-108117394615.html

However, I made the huge mistake of reading the comments.  Why do I do this to myself?!  It never ceases to amaze me that some people just always have something rude to say and often will go out of their way to do so.  I don’t normally call people out over the internet, but I’m just so tired of seeing awful comments after EVERY article I read. *puts on snappy comeback hat* (Don’t worry, it’s a freaking FABULOUS hat.)

Exhibit A:

“You know what brides to be??? Sorry to be a negative nancy, no one is really going to remember your wedding but you, your groom, the parents and maybe the wedding party. They may remember that they think you spent way too much on stupid stuff. The only things I remember about the last few weddings I went to are the FOOD. Our niece’s wedding dinner was fantastic. The one before her’s? Horrible food- cold, over cooked, bland. That people remember. Skip the silly butterfly releases, overly ornate decorations, and go back to the basics. Get a pretty dress, find the best caterer you can afford, and get some serious pre-marital counseling. It’ll serve you better in the long run.” – Nancy

Gee, “Nancy”, thanks for letting me know that the whole purpose of my wedding is to throw a party for YOU!  And here I thought it was about getting our families together in one room to witness our commitment to each other.  But, hey, it’s no skin off my back.  I had a GREAT time at my wedding, and I’m sure that our guests did, too.  The food was good, the music was good, and the venue was beautiful.  I loved my dress and all the things that I made, and even if no one else remembers them, I do!  And it makes me smile! EVERY. DAMN. TIME.

Exhibit B:

“Unimpressed. Seems like a pain to make these when you can buy something better looking for not a lot of money.” – Kat

Actually, the sash I made literally took me 5 minutes and saved me about $200 on something I will definitely only use once.  Not a pain at all and seriously the easiest wedding project I took on.  And, frankly, I made the sash I made because I liked it, not to impress anyone else.  I just put a tutorial out there in case anyone might want to do the same thing.  You might have realized that if you had actually looked at my blog, but whatevs, only cool people come here anyway.  *z-snaps all up in yo’ face*

Exhibit C:

“Here’s some advice: Don’t go overboard. The only thing ANY of your guests will notice or care about is the food. They aren’t going to remember your dress, your hair, what the colors were, the ceremony, the music …. NOTHING. Twenty minutes after it’s over, poof … so is their memory. Unless, of course, the food sucked and there wasn’t enough of it. THAT they will remember for years.” – Karen

Again with the food.  Is that really all you care about when attending someone’s wedding?!  What if all I could afford to serve was cake and lemonade?  I would love to hear this woman’s response on that one.

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I didn’t do ANY of the things I did because I was trying to “impress” my guests.  I did it because it was what we wanted to remember! Of course no one is going to care about your wedding as much as you do, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend your entire budget on food and entertainment if that’s not what you want to do.  I guess everyone just wants to be an “expert” in wedding etiquette

Do what you want.  It’s your wedding.  If someone wants to get her panties in a bunch because your decorations are overkill or your food isn’t “up to par”, let her…and then go on with your awesomely wonderful day! #byefelicia

THANK YOU to everyone who has been supportive of my posts…I do it because it’s fun and I just want to share what I do!  I know not everyone will like my tutorials or projects, but I definitely appreciate when you go out of your way to tell me that you do. 🙂

In conclusion:

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XO,
Gabriella

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