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  1. Wow, Court! That is so pretty! I love how it is like two completly different dresses with the coat! I got my dress today! Finally! DHL shipping was so fast. I tracked it from the time it was given to them until it got to my house today and it was only like 4 days! I am going to give a huge recomindation to the lady who did mine. Here are the pros: 1. She was very accomidating. She told me whatever I wanted changed she would do-for no more money. 2. She always communicated quickly. I got emails from her within hours of my questions. 3. The price was more than fair. I paid $100 with shipping and other sites and stores that I've found my dress were priced a lot more. The cheapest was $400 and the most was over $700 (not including china sites). 4. The end result was exactly what I wanted. I got the lace up back and all. The dress looks exactly like the pictures! And the flowers on the top are actually stitched on, not glued on like I feared they may be. 5. The packaging was wonderful! Two shipping bags and then another tote type bag and then the dress was inside of a clear plastic bag. The only con I can think of is that when she said it had shipped with EMS I couldn't find any info on the tracking number. It was two more weeks before shipping was changed to DHL. I can't say if this was her fault or EMS. Either way, this dress was worth the wait! I went to dhgate.com and used free-trade-zone. I'm going to order from her again for any type of formal wear I need. I'll have to post pics soon. My sister is coming over on Sunday and I'll have to get her to take them. The dress is 2 inches too big in every way but I ordered it that way because I tend to flux on weight, 5-10 pounds every so often. I've been dropping weight recently so I guess I could've ordered my exact measurements for then and been fine but I didn't want to take a chance! I am adding a couple of close ups that I took at home but they aren't very good pics....took them with my phone. Oh, and the wrinkles are almost nill! I hope everyone else loves their dress as much as I do!
  2. I'm a Daytona Beach Bride as well. I'm doing my own make-up though. I'm getting my hair done at Salon 230. All the reviews I've seen for them are really good. They do make-up applications for $30. But if you want it free I'd find a mall or Kohl's store and get them to do it. Does anyone know anything about Blue Grotto? It looks more like a teeny bopper place but they say they are for the mature crowd. I'm 30 and he's 46 so we really don't want to go to a place with a bunch of 20 somethings running around. It is just going to be us bar hopping all night but the Blue Grotto looks cool and has a great menu so we were thinking of going there after the ceremony.
  3. I ordered from free-trade-zone on dhgate.com. It was a custom fit of one of their dresses and I changed the back to lace up instead of the zipper. She told me when I ordered it would take only 5 days to make it and then a week to get here. Well, it took a month to make it and we will see how long to get here. I just got a text at 3AM today that it is on hold in Taiwan! I was excited to get the news but so mad that I got woken up at 3 in the morning. I'm a grouch if I don't get my sleep! My FH started pushing my back so I would wake up and turn off the stupid phone, he was ticked....lol!!!
  4. I love it! The flowers look very real! Do they look as good in person?? I was planning to do fresh flowers with the same flowers and ribbon color but the florist quoted me over $100 for 1 bouquet and 1 small flower for my FH!! I am thinking I'll be going your route since they look so great!
  5. I ordered my dress over a month ago from a seller on dhgate.com with high ratings. I think I may have to fly to China!! I'm getting the same run around that a lot of you are getting.....we shipped it.....oh, here is the NEW tracking number with another company......oh, wait, we just shipped it.....OMG! But this one should be legit....DHL has tracking information! Yay! I am just glad I ordered mine early, I don't have to have it until late May so I can take it to the seamstress for a perfect fitting. I can't wait to post some pics of the dress! Thats odd with babyonline. I've always heard great things about them, quick and easy. And from what I was told they don't give you the run around with refunds. I hope it all works out for you, Mochamakes3!
  6. We are getting married in July and then having our AHR 2 wks later. I called my photographer and was told that before we go home (we will be there for 10 days) he will get us the pictures on a CD but that they may not include the touch ups/digital recreations. I would recommend that if you want pics to share at the AHR then just email or call the photographer and ask. Even if they can't get all of them to you before your AHR they should be able to email some of them. It doesn't hurt to ask and since they should be taken on a digital camera anyway it shouldn't be a big deal to do. I agree that having everything back to back is stressful. We will have our AHR a week after we come home. I have opted to just let my mother plan the whole thing. I've made a few small demands (must have a keg!) and of course will be helping but I won't be running the show. I have stressed over planning a DW for us and my very small guest list, I just want to relax for the rest of it!
  7. Yes! But only with the old host, he was way more fun!! Would you ever buy something for yourself that you knew your spouse didn't want you to have?
  8. Thanks Primavera! I hope to have the dress soon and will post pics when I get it in. Magirl, I love that dress! The l really love the back of it!
  9. 1. How old are you? 30 2. At what age did you/will you get married? 18 the first time but I'll still be 30 when we wed this year 3. Do you have children? Yes, four, his two daughters ages 19 & 17, and our son 8 and our daughter 5 4. Did you think you would marry the person you are with now? I didn't think I would even love him, or anyone, ever again but he swept me off my feet! 5. Were you ever engaged or married to someone other than the person you are with now? Yes, when I was too young to know better 6. Do you want a garden wedding, beach wedding, or the traditional church wedding? Beach!!! 7. Where did you/will you get married? Daytona Beach, FL 8. First dance - classic waltz, slow and sexy, or fast and spicy? Not sure, we are going clubbing after the wedding.....Prob slow one at the party after we get home 9. How many guests did you/will you have? 3 at the wedding but about 150 at the party 2 weeks later 10. Do you want/did you have an extravagant wedding or a simple wedding? Very simple, we are simple people 11. Vows - traditional or something you make up on your own? A mixture of both 12. How many layers of cake did you/will you have? one for the first cake and three for the second 13. Is/was your wedding/reception at a hotel? No reception at the wedding, but the reception at home will be at my parents 14. When did you/will you get married - sunrise, mid-day, sunset? Sunset 15. Did you/will you have your reception outdoors or indoors? Indoors and outdoors 16. Plan every detail down to the napkins or let someone else decide? I'm letting my mom decide with just a few suggestions from us 17. How did/will the bride enter? Barefoot down the aisle on the beach 18. Song to walk down the aisle to: Addicted by Saving Able, its our song 19. Song to make your exit: Another One Bites the Dust, lol 20. Will you/did you have a solemn ceremony or a light one? Light 21. At what age did you think you would get married? I didn't think I would again 22. Who to invite - practically everyone or a select few? Select few 23. Wedding menu - fine dining or simply delicious? Simply delicious 24. Champagne or red wine? neither, keg 25. Honeymoon right after the wedding, awhile after the wedding, or no honeymoon? we are on our honeymoon when we get married! 26. Was your/will your honeymoon be at a place special to you both or somewhere brand new to you both? Brand new to me, specail to him 27. Who will pay for the bills? Since he pays most of the bills at home I always pay for vacations and special occassions....so its me but we do it together 28. Living together: Not before marriage or absolutely before marriage? for sure, for 3 years now and I love living together! 29. Anything else about marriage you'd like to say? I never thought a relationship could be so wonderful. I know that it takes work but it doesn't feel like work, it is blissful. I am so thankful to be able to marry my soul mate. Marriage used to scare me and now I can't wait for it to be official!
  10. Thank you to all the b2b that have posted a lot of helpful information on here! I was hesitant to order online until I began to read your posts and see the pics. I even found a seamstress in my town who said to order from China but wasn't sure which sellers/sites. She had three dresses in her shop and I went to look at them and I was amazed! After seeing the work first hand and reading about everyone here I opted to order from dhgate.com. I was affraid I may get back ordered bc of the holiday but the seller responded right away. I'm going for a simple dress since we are going to elope on the beach, just FI, our son and my folks and of course me! I only paid $105 for this dress and I did order it big because its a strapless and I want it customized by my seamstress. I just hope what I get looks as good as the pic!
  11. That is so cool that you and your hubby got in the pool still decked out!!! I can't wait to "trash the dress" in the ocean after the reception!!!
  12. So I'm sitting here at work, my department has a large office and we are in our own cubicles (there are four of us), and I am trying really hard to concentrate cause I have a huge mess on my hands. There is only one other person in the office today and he is no freaking help! The boss won't say anything cause he is so wrapped up in the huge mess we are trying to fix and he isn't noticing the other person is a total screw up (my co-worker has been here 12 years)! So, me being the take charge person, I have been stressed over the mess for three days. Today my boss "ticked" off my co-worker and now has really become a bum! But, to make things worse he just started clipping and filing his nails!! I'm so grossed out! I can hear everything! And he keeps passing gas, I know cause I can smell it! He is so flipping nasty! But the sad part is he is a clean cut fellow and takes care of himself. But there is no need to groom yourself in the office! And don't stink the place up! I'm a lady for crying out loud! What happened to this world! And yes, I have mentioned I do not appreciate the manicure sessions at work and that is makes me ill but he doesn't care. I wish they would fire his butt!
  13. I confess that I have given up on the whole big wedding thing and no longer speak to my family because of wedding planning gone wrong. But I know I had to be true to myself and my FH and do what we wanted and not what my mother insisted on. I confess that I haven't spoken to my parents in over a month (which for me is like a year, we used to talk several times a day and I don't live with them) and I don't feel bad about it. I don't know if I have just shut down emotionally where they are concerned or if I really just don't care because I'm now stress free. But I know my DW, which is more like us having an intimate ceremony on the beach with only our son, is going to be exactly what we my FH and I want and best of all, no drama! I confess that my parents aren't the only reason I'm so excited about a DW and no guests. I'm excited his grown daughters won't be there (he didn't plan to send them an invite when we were having the wedding at home) and that his parents won't be there either. All of them together or seperate equals drama. And I confess that this last year with both of his kids out of the house has been pure bliss. And since they never come around I am even happier and so is he. I guess people should know they put us thru pure hell and stole from us. I had a $700 necklace from my daughters father that I was going to give her on her wedding day (she is only in elem. school now) and they stole that and my FH gave me a bracelett for our first Christmas that I loved and they stole that. Plus money and other little things around our house. Plus they are hell on wheels, both are drop outs and druggies. So I guess you can get an idea of why it is pure bliss now.
  14. I don't like to fly, lol!! Just kidding! Just don't slap anyone, you don't want to get into real trouble!! Put a tack in their chair and see them scream and get a little laugh outta it. I know, sounds evil, that is just my morning mood today.
  15. My cousin just got married last Christmas after more than 10 years of dating a guy. He is great, and they were both out of school with established jobs when they met but he just couldn't seem to pop the question. Now they are about to celebrate their one year and they are trying to have a baby! If it is meant to be it will be. Just be patient.
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