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  1. Okay, my planning thread is not NEARLY as AMAZING as the ones a lot of the ladies here have done, but I want to be a good BDW Bride, so here 'ya go! Thank you all so much for the well wishes, ideas, and your knowledge of destination weddings! I always knew a DW was the way I wanted to go, but I could've never done it without you girls (especially all of you on the Royal thread)! We leave Wednesday for Playa del Carmen and will be married at 4pm at the Royal Playa del Carmen! My E-ring and Wedding band... I absolutely love it! You can't see it well in the pic, but it's got diamond chips on the prongs surrounding the solitare- so cute! FI's Ring (bought online at Personalized Jewelry | Custom Mother's, Name & Men's Jewelry | Limoges Jewelry) Very easy to work with, great prices and a great product! FI's wedding clothes: I forgot to take a pic of the shirt, but it is a white shirt with white embroidery from CubaVera and linen/silk pants from Perry Ellis. He's going to wear it untucked with my favorite wedding accessory... His Havaianas! I'm addicted to these flip flops! (It's also a little tiny bit of my Brazilian heritage snuck into the wedding!) FI and the Best Man will be wearing these! My dress (kind of) I didn't think with how casual FI will be dressed that it would be appropriate to have a foofy dress, so I ordered a bridesmaid dress from Alfred Angelo and had them make it in white. Below is a pic from when I first started trying dresses on and knew this was the casual, beachy look I was going for! It's white on white now, not orange and yellow, but you get the idea! Next thread coming soon!
  2. Okay, FI hates taking pics (and I do to after all this weight I've put on), but we had our Engagement Pictures done last weekend and ALREADY HAVE THEM BACK! It was like a 3 day turnaround! DFW Brides- Melanie Hill was the photog- SO sweet and EXTREMELY reasonable! PM me if you want more info!
  3. Hi Ladies! I'm sorry I've been MIA since my wedding- life has been CRAZY from the minute the plane touched down from Playa! I'm going to do my best to get a full review out to you guys ASAP, but in the interim, email any questions you might have to me at mrsstahn09@gmail.com... I'd love to help!
  4. Hi Girls! I might be the only one, but I'm totally paranoid that I'm WAY behind on my planning! These are the few done things: Booked location/date Hotel/air booked & paid for Bought FI's wedding clothes & shoes Bought OOT bags and some contents Wrote vows Bought/sent STDs AHR plans coming along easily! Picked out BMs and their dresses (not ordered yet) Music for ceremony Bought Groomsmen shirts Have photographer booked (a wedding gift from our friend the photog! LOVE IT!) Geez, when I put it down on paper, it really doesn't look like much! How are you guys doing?
  5. Shay, my dear friend... You are going to have a wonderful time! Everything looks perfect and I am in LOVE with your dress! I know your wedding is going to be everything you dream it to be! Love ya girl!
  6. Hahaha! Not sure who had the "pleasure" of doing it, but there was a woman sunbathing topless near my ceremony site and someone asked her to put her top on!!!! Apparently she was PISSED OFF and gave my FIL the evil eye through the whole thing! I laughed my a$$ off when I heard that one!
  7. Hi there everyone! We came home from our wedding-moon late yesterday and I couldn't wait to post and say good luck to all of you leaving soon! You'll have a WONDERFUL time, I'm sure! I'll work on getting a review done soon, but the AHR is Saturday and I'm all stressed all over again with those details!!! Feel free to PM me with any specific questions in the meantime!
  8. You guys are SO wonderful! Thank you all so much! I leave tomorrow morning at an ungodly hour, but I promise to post pics as soon as possible! I love you guys!
  9. Wedding shoes from victoriassecret.com (LOVE THESE SHOES! I BOUGHT THEM IN EVERY COLOR!) My bouquet and FI's bout We've paid a little extra for upgraded decor at the ceremony and this is the pic that Lili sent us... I pray it's this pretty! AND to save even more $$$ (and luggage space) she's letting us use the extra fabric and flowers to decorate the reception space! It's gonna be perfect! We wanted an edible favor for our guests and I saw these favor boxes on the Ghiradelli website and was set! They have 9 pieces of chocolate of assorted flavors Our sand ceremony set (frame bought at Kohls and vases bought at Michaels) Our ceremony fans (a must!) Thank you cards (bought from a BDW bride!) And last but not least, our furry children posing for the card that I had made to hold FI's wedding gift (he wanted a guided fishing trip... whatever!) Thanks again to all of you!
  10. My sister is my Maid of Honor and I bought her this dress on CLEARANCE at Nordstrom's for $75! She's not totally in love with it, so I'm still debating on forcing her to wear it (and going all Bridezilla on her!) or letting her wear a more casual BM dress that she picked out for super cheap. We're just going to take both to Mexico and see what feels right at the time! Here are her shoes bought on Ebay My Jewelry was bought from a FANTASTIC Etsy seller named Virginia Geiger! She made me this necklace called Pearly Girly and it's PERFECT to dress up my dress a little more! The drop earrings with the 4 pearls are the ones she made for me as well. They're made out of Swarovski Pearls (didn't know they existed, but hey- works for me!) To add a little bling to my dress, I bought a starfish bouquet jewel and made it into a brooch to put on the sash tie on my dress I'm going to have my hair done just like my legal day 2 weeks ago... here's a pic if you didn't see my post! My hair flowers were bought from Plumeria's Flower Boutique and she was AMAZING to work with! I would recommend her to any destination bride! Almost done, I think!
  11. Oh yeah, we also will be on the beach next Wednesday the 15th! I'm counting the SECONDS!!!
  12. I'm really not sure where our reception is going to be either... I asked for a beachfront location, but no idea where! Lili asked me for my dinner choices last week... I'm keeping it really simple and having the three course menu (the 1st course in the 4 course one is soup and I just think soup in the hot weather sounds yucky...) with the caesar salad, green peppercorn filet and the tres leches cake. I figured that it's simple enough of a menu that even the pickiest eaters (like FI) will eat what they like. I'm on the fence about the tres leches cake though... what do you guys think for a dessert? Note that we decided to nix the wedding cake that's provided in the package- we're having an AMAZING one at the AHR and I've seen so many reviews where it goes to waste, so we decided to cancel it! I tried and tried to be crafty, but it really didn't work out. The few things we're bringing will fit in our 2 suitcases. I want to do a Planning Thread, but it's so LAME compared to some of the ones here! We decided to upgrade to the chuppa for an extra $300 and I've asked Lili to use the flowers/linens that are part of the upgrade for our decorations at the reception. Didn't seem to have any problems there! Makes it worth the extra $$$ to me to be able to use it twice! Shay, to answer your questions, we're not upgrading the dance floor- FI thinks the light up one is cheesy (but I love it!) in a Saturday Night Fever kind of way and we're just loading up our Ipods. My sister is one of those people that needs to have a task to stay happy, so she's going to be our unofficial DJ for the night! PS- Congrats on picking up the dress! It's an awesome feeling, isn't it?!?!? Now, I have to ask... do you guys have any ideas on if/what you're going to tip the WC? I thought about bringing her a nice present, but I'm not sure.
  13. Thought I'd share our Legal Day with my FAVORITE picture whores! Love you all! Just me! The vows The best kiss of my life!!! Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Stahn
  14. Veronica, your review was awesome and so informative! Thanks for showing the pic of the reception set-up, I've been dying to see it! It was so great to hear about how yummy the food was too! Well, I'm finally legally married! FI and I had our Legal Day yesterday! I've posted my pics, but have no idea how to post a link to them... (when you see them, you can see how geeky excited I was the whole time!!!) Now it's time for fun in the sun and the REAL WEDDING! I can't wait!
  15. You girls are so sweet! Thanks for sharing the love! Now we're about a week and a half away from FUN IN THE SUN! Woo Hoo!
  16. Hi there ladies, Quite a few of our guests are staying at different hotels than we are... does anyone know if we'll get cell coverage in Playa? It might be easier just to give everyone our cell numbers if they have questions instead of having them try to catch us in our rooms... P.S. FI has T-Mobile coverage and I have a Sprint Palm Thanks a TON!
  17. tchuchuca

    Wedding Favors for AHR/Send off Party?

    We're having a pretty casual AHR as well, so we're doing a candy buffet as our wedding favor... Does that help?
  18. Love Love LOVE the Havaianas! I'm a Havaianas addict! I saw ones similar to yours at Nordstrom yesterday- they were $150!!! Looks cute!
  19. Holy Cow! Caracolgin- your wedding date is the day after mine and you live in the DFW area?!?! How much of a coincidence is that?!?! Where do you live? I love this site!
  20. tchuchuca

    Wedding Jewelry

    I got mine made by this great Etsy seller, Virginia Geiger... Here's the pic! Etsy :: Pearly Girly Reserved for Tatiana
  21. we decided to get rid of the OOT bags and are buying a nice box of Godiva chocolates to be at each place setting with a note that we've donated to the American Heart Association (my dad passed a few years ago from a heart attack). Our guest list is about 25, which by any means isn't as big as some of the ones here, but it would be a PITA to get everything down to Mexico!
  22. I'm sorry I've been MIA lately! With the legal ceremony details (4/3), Mexico (4/17), and the AHR (4/25) planning- I've been SWAMPED!!! I promise I'll be more active once I get all my details ironed out!
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    I've got about 28 blank teal koozies for sale if you want you make your own! MsShelley did these and they looked SO cute! I'm just not DIY-talented!