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#1721 sungoddess_08

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    Posted 02 June 2010 - 09:53 AM

    Thanks for the nice dress comments!! I am so stoked! I keep looking at it, but have to restrain myself. I bought like those gel cups to put in the dress, but I'm wondering how I am going to make them stick -- haha does anyone know where I can get double sided tape, or what did you guys do (if anything) I lost weight since January, but unfortunately it is ALL in my chest...so yeah, this is a last minute back up plan.

    Our legal day is tomorrow!! I am so excited, we are playing it down, no rings, no vows...etc., just a brief word by the man and then the "I wills" and signing! But, tomorrow I will be a Mrs!!! I'm so excited/nervous! haha.

    #1722 richarsd

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      Posted 02 June 2010 - 11:36 AM

      Sheila2011 and Sungoddess - beautiful dresses! You'll be stunning. I love seeing people's dresses...it's so fun to see all of the different tastes that people have!

      Sungoddes, have you considered getting the cups sewn right into the dress? I think if you take it to any reputable seamstress, it can be done fairly easily. I've read before that it's pretty common. And goodluck tomorrow!

      #1723 sungoddess_08

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        Posted 02 June 2010 - 12:50 PM

        Well these are the gel ones though -- like not fabric, so I can't sew them in. But they stay in the cups that already exist in the dress ('I'm just worried if I start dancing they will fall out or move around or somethign lol)

        #1724 caribbeanLover

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          Posted 02 June 2010 - 01:16 PM

          I had gotten them sewed into both of my dresses, but I truly needed it. I'm not very blessed in that area, at all!!!!! (think A!) LOL

          So if you want to stick with the gel ones, I suggest tapping it to your dress and to you. You can get the prof tape at any langerie store. (I mean any lingerie store, I've seen them everywhere when I was looking for lingerie)

          OMG, tomorrow your going to be a MRS!!!!!!!! that is amazing. Good luck (not that you need it)
          and let us know how it goes!!! will you go out for dinner afterwards to celebrate, or is your celebration in PC?
          who will your witness be?
          no ring exchange, that'll be for PC?!?!

          Talk about legal marriages. I had gotten my spanish certificate translate by the dominican consulate, since I called Quebec and either they didn't know who I was supposed to get it translated by, or it didn't matter by who.
          We are looking for a house now, it's very important Quebec is aware of our marriage. So I need to file it.
          I went today to file it, and they said I needed it translate the certificate by a translator that is certified by the gonvourment. (UGH!!!!! I just paid $40) I got a hold of a translator, and it'll cost another $50. Then I have to sent it into the gov, then need to process it, all while i need to request for a Quebec certificate (especially for the buying a house part) another $15 (not to bad, but why couldn't these ppl tell me this when I called before I got married)
          SOOO FREAKING MADING!!! sorry for me vent
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          Married and in love all over again!!!!!!
          Happily ever after...

          #1725 sungoddess_08

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            Posted 02 June 2010 - 01:22 PM

            Ugh!! That is so frustrating -- it seems like such a hassle and I hope you get a straight answer soon!! holy cow.

            Yes...I'm not blessed in that department area, (a also) sooo tape will be needed! lol...!
            Well tomororw is also my graduation from teachers college, so we are having the legal ceremony in the morning, going out for lunch to celebrate (with my parents - our witnesses) and then going to my grad! woot! full day! very excited!

            House - so exciting! when/where are you looking?

            #1726 sheila2011

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              Posted 02 June 2010 - 04:50 PM

              Thanks for the dress comments girls!! I hope I won't be too hot, but the destination wedding dresses did not look good on me!!

              carribeanlover My date in DR is January 17, 2011. But we will be doing the legal ceremony here first, I just don't know when! And congrats about the house!!! So exciting! But boooo to the certificate drama!

              sungoddess Yay! A mrs!!! So exciting! I am going to be doing the same thing so I can't wait to hear about how the symbolic ceremony goes for you!

              Hope everyone has a great weekend! I am starting a stretch of 12 hour days (7am to 7pm) so all I will be doing for the next few days is eat, sleep, work. Oh the joy.
              Counting down to January 17th in Punta Cana!

              #1727 caribbeanLover

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                Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:09 PM

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                Originally Posted by sungoddess_08
                Ugh!! That is so frustrating -- it seems like such a hassle and I hope you get a straight answer soon!! holy cow.

                Yes...I'm not blessed in that department area, (a also) sooo tape will be needed! lol...!
                Well tomororw is also my graduation from teachers college, so we are having the legal ceremony in the morning, going out for lunch to celebrate (with my parents - our witnesses) and then going to my grad! woot! full day! very excited!

                House - so exciting! when/where are you looking?
                Been a real hassle, but I think it's just the lack of care quebec gov. worker's have. I have a friend who got married legally in DR but lives in ON, and has no problems what so ever. I'm sure I'll get it figured out soon! thanks!! :)

                Oh wow!!! busy day, huge day for you!! 'I have a feeling tonight's going to be a good night' in your case the enitre wedding!!!
                Thanks for the dress comments girls!! I hope I won't be too hot, but the destination wedding dresses did not look good on me!!

                carribeanlover My date in DR is January 17, 2011. But we will be doing the legal ceremony here first, I just don't know when! And congrats about the house!!! So exciting! But boooo to the certificate drama!

                Hope everyone has a great weekend! I am starting a stretch of 12 hour days (7am to 7pm) so all I will be doing for the next few days is eat, sleep, work. Oh the joy.
                If you notice, I had a 'church' wedding dress since FI (at the time) said no to my DW.. I told him either a DW or a full blown church wedding with the limo, reception, flowers.. and that it'd cost close to $24k. He believed we'd get most the money back in gifts (yah right, we don't have family that have money and they'd all be traveling, no one is here) he said he wanted the in town, so I went and bought the dress. a few months later he realized I was right and wanted to change his mind for a DW. I agreed of course but was stuck with the huge heavy dress.
                believe it or not, I was to hot in it. I took it off and my stomach had some sweet (yuck I know) but it was everyone, not under the arms, or so hot I wore off my make up. Hopefully it'll be the same for you!
                I changed for the beach party to a lighter dress tho, paid $95 for it.. nothing fancy... may consider that to change into after dinner?

                ohhh jan 17th, amazing!! when will you be leaving, or have you booked your flight yet?! working with a TA or you'll get the guest to book on their own?
                When do you plan on doing the legal ceremony? how exciting!!!!!!!!!!
                all the questions. sorry!!! keeping in the wedding mood

                ohh you poor thing!! good luck with the shift.. hope you can get some sleep. And we'll see you back here when you have a little more time.Hopefully some more wedding updates!
                Thanks so much, been very exciting with the whole house thing (I've never lived in one before, always a duplex..parents are from ON and refuse to buy a home in MTL lol)
                Ya drama seems to follow me... But I'm sure it'll sort out soon (with a lot of my efforts of course lol, bloody quebec system is crap!! can't metion it enough)
                http://i1002.photobu..../img-239-1.jpg http://i1002.photobu....0/img-21-1.jpg
                Tracy and Mike

                Married and in love all over again!!!!!!
                Happily ever after...

                #1728 sungoddess_08

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                  Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:29 PM

                  FI's sister is a real estate agent in the west island!!!! I would totally recommend talking to her when you are ready! :) Unless you know someone, but she's super nice!

                  That's so exciting - I can't wait until we are ready to buy a house! I want more space!!!!! lol. I can't wait to hear all about it. Once we are all married this should turn into a "house buying" thread!

                  When is your AHR Carribbeanlover?

                  #1729 sheila2011

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                    Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:00 PM

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                    Originally Posted by caribbeanLover

                    If you notice, I had a 'church' wedding dress since FI (at the time) said no to my DW.. I told him either a DW or a full blown church wedding with the limo, reception, flowers.. and that it'd cost close to $24k. He believed we'd get most the money back in gifts (yah right, we don't have family that have money and they'd all be traveling, no one is here) he said he wanted the in town, so I went and bought the dress. a few months later he realized I was right and wanted to change his mind for a DW. I agreed of course but was stuck with the huge heavy dress.
                    believe it or not, I was to hot in it. I took it off and my stomach had some sweet (yuck I know) but it was everyone, not under the arms, or so hot I wore off my make up. Hopefully it'll be the same for you!
                    I changed for the beach party to a lighter dress tho, paid $95 for it.. nothing fancy... may consider that to change into after dinner?

                    ohhh jan 17th, amazing!! when will you be leaving, or have you booked your flight yet?! working with a TA or you'll get the guest to book on their own?
                    When do you plan on doing the legal ceremony? how exciting!!!!!!!!!!
                    all the questions. sorry!!! keeping in the wedding mood

                    ohh you poor thing!! good luck with the shift.. hope you can get some sleep. And we'll see you back here when you have a little more time.Hopefully some more wedding updates!
                    Thanks so much, been very exciting with the whole house thing (I've never lived in one before, always a duplex..parents are from ON and refuse to buy a home in MTL lol)
                    Ya drama seems to follow me... But I'm sure it'll sort out soon (with a lot of my efforts of course lol, bloody quebec system is crap!! can't metion it enough)
                    We have the flights booked already (we had to cause I had to request next years vacation by March of this year) and are using a TA locally. So far so good !Now all we need is for people to actually book! Other than that, I have no other plans! Don't know when we will do the legal, don't know how many people, don't know where to have the reception. I do know we are doing the ceremony in the gazebo! And I do have a photographer. We are doing engagement pics later this month! I am not sure if I am going to buy a second dress or not, I do know I am buying a second set of shoes though! I love shoes!!

                    A house is soooo exciting! We actually bought one last year (right when the prices were low, so we went for it) and moved in together to see if things would work out....and they did!! :)
                    Counting down to January 17th in Punta Cana!

                    #1730 rgonzalez_83

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                      Posted 02 June 2010 - 11:31 PM

                      Just got back today!!

                      I'm in the middle of unpacking so when I have more time I'll write a thorough review.

                      First off,let me say I did not know May was the month with the most rain in the DR. My FI and I got engaged in the DR in May 2008 and there was not even a drop of rain--apparently that was a fluke. Anyways, i cried my eyes out the first day we got there because it poured. It didn't help that my guests who took private taxis kept telling me how the taxi drivers asked them "Why come in May, it rains everyday??" Grrr..

                      By the grace of God, our wedding day was the only dry day in the 10 days we were there!! I had already felt defeated and thought we'd have to do it in doors. The gazebo was gorgeous.

                      I had a private reception at the Don Quijote restaurant-what a beautiful place!! My wedding was on a Thursday so that restaurant was easy to book during the weekday. I used the resort DJ (forgot his name...) and he was good. He played whatever we asked, and we brought our own music as well.

                      Dinner was great, we chose the beef medalions for the majority of the guests, and the salmon for those who don't eat red meat. Everyone loved the food.

                      Our photographer and videographer were the best! We used Michael Weiler's company. The video provided came with a personalized cover (front and back), as well as credits at the end. It looked like a legitimate DVD! LOL

                      Okay, gotta run back down to the washer, feel free to ask any questions I can help u with!!

                      Rebecca




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