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  1. I agree, that's a great winery! Like someone else said, it's a great place for picnics, too. We also found another winery near there called Peju. It's absolutely gorgeous, has a castle-like main hall for wine tastings, complete with "moat" (koi pond) and bridge, lush greenery and trees....and, they don't do weddings! Bummer. They do have a great sauv blanc, though!
  2. Quote: Originally Posted by Soon to be Mrs. Hull My thoughts as of right now are to set up some cameras that family members have for the ceremony only (on tripods so they are not running around in front of photog) and put a digital voice recorder near us so we can record our vows, we will put the voice recording over our slideshow of our pics and possibly video too. If you have a good editing program on your computer, this is possible to do. (Matching voice to video.) It can get tricky, though, if you have footage from more than one camera that you want to edit together. Synchronizing
  3. It looks to me like the edited package is $575. The Adventure pkg looks like the unedited version. Could be wrong, though. The optional add on for $75 is just if you want them to do a photo montage on your video. That sounds like an awfully small amount for an edited package, if it really is $575. Also, I would ask to have all of the raw footage as well, even if you do go with an edited video.
  4. I agree with the others - definitely look at 1 or 2 entire wedding albums, to see what ALL the photos look like. Also, this may be b/c of my computer, but some of her pics don't look properly focused to me. Jonathan, Jill, what do you think? That is my personal pet peeve when I see a bride's photography - if the photog doesn't use the correct camera setting, flash, etc., the pics can come out looking either dark, overexposed, or slightly blurry. It's not just the shot itself that's important, it's the quality of the overall pictures. I just saw some professional pics of a bride in my area, and
  5. Quote: Originally Posted by Fotini and what i just thought of it would have to be coverted from the european format to be viewed on american dvd players!! i think i just talked myself out of it! FYI - you can have the format converted in the States, as long as you own the copyright to the video. I would ask your videographer (or the coordinator) what format he uses, though - it's possible that he already uses something that is compatible to what we use in the States. It would make sense for an out-of-country videographer to do that if they shoot lots of destination weddings with Ame
  6. We may be in the minority, but my husband and I actually have watched our video quite a few times. Sometimes just for fun, sometimes on our anniversary, etc. We had the videographer edit it, and he did a pretty good job, but we also got the raw footage so we could do what we want with it. (Husband does work with film and video.) Most people don't regret getting the video, but some do regret NOT getting one. As for having a family member shoot it, that's usually not a great idea, b/c it's often a lower quality - most family members just don't have the special equipment that professionals
  7. ...only if it's my husband behind the lens! For the brides who are interested in this, I am assuming it would be a female taking the photos, such as Jill or Leigh? I don't think most FIs or husbands would appreciate a male photographer taking those photos! (I wouldn't, if I were a guy, lol!)
  8. I like the idea, personally. I don't know about the customs thing either, though. Still, if you can get the candy down there, (or even maybe have it shipped down to the resort when you order it?) it would be fun. People don't have to eat it if they don't want to. You might want to re-think the glass jars, though. Paper or plastic bags would be much easier and lighter for you to transport, and your guests might not want to carry glass jars with them in their bags. You can still do a monogram on a bag.
  9. I agree with CalGal, don't go into debt over your wedding. We used our savings, and our parents contributed some, but none of us went into debt over it. Credit card interest rates are just way too high! As for how to save - the best way is to write down all of your monthly expenses, (if you don't already have a budget sheet) and compare that to your monthly income. Anything you can afford to spare should go into a savings account - automatically, if possible. Even if it means foregoing that daily Starbucks (or whatever your vice is!), it will be worth it. Another thought, sort of o
  10. If they are things that you really know you want, buy them now if you see them for a great price. The little things can really add up, and even if you are a good at saving and budgeting, I think it's easier if you have purchased some items along the way. If you do change your mind, you have some options: Re-sell them on Ebay, Craigslist, etc., or return them to the store depending on when they were purchased. Just keep your receipts in one of those wedding folders, to make them easy to find. Try to write down what you've spent on a budget sheet, and add things up along the way, too.
  11. You found it! Yay! Ok, but I'm not seeing the flowers - am I looking at the wrong photo? I see the fabric coming down in ruffles - and I swear I think I saw this dress while searching, but I thought it was the wrong one b/c it wasn't flowers. I do see the sketches behind her - the whole thing is beautiful! Are you going to go to a salon to try it on?
  12. One more and I'll stop. Promise. For "Unity": A marriage...makes of two fractional lives a whole; it gives to two purposeless lives a work, and doubles the strength of each to perform it; it gives to two questioning natures a reason for living, and something to live for; it will give a new gladness to the sunshine, a new fragrance to the flowers, a new beauty to the earth, and a new mystery to life. -- Mark Twain Also Unity: God, the best maker of all marriages, combine your hearts in one, your realms in one. -- Sha
  13. Ok, so I love this stuff... Another table name - Forgiveness? I know it may be too much on the "negative" side, so to speak, but it's still important in marriage! And here's another poem, author unknown: Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad. It settles for less than perfection, and makes allowances for human weakness. Love is content with the present. It hopes for the future and it doesn’t brood over the past. It’s the day-in and day-o
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