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Old 03-30-2009, 07:15 PM   #1
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Counting Down to Our Fairy tale coming true - UPDATED 3/28 - A few hours and counting

As I think all of you know - my DBF asked me to marry him on March 15, at 1120am on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. So - now I can't refer to him as my DBF - now he is my DH2B !!! (We will ignore all the other things I may have refered to him as in the past)....

So - in following in the fine example of MyRapunzel (Melissa) - I have decided to create a post about the wedding plans.... and I am sure there will be LOTS of them. Who knows - maybe, my DH2B (known on the Boards as Crick85) might actually pop in here and make a comment or two!!

So - first step after engagement and notifying the family - we hired a wedding planner. Her name is Monica and I really like her. It will be her job to filter through all of the many options available and boil them all down for lil ole me and DH2B to select from... I don't envy her at all
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