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#221 amyh

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    Posted 11 May 2008 - 10:57 AM

    Maura, if you do it on your private terrace, why not have the mothers sit in the front row and the fathers sit directly behind them?

    #222 Maura

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    Posted 11 May 2008 - 11:06 AM

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    oh yah, chicago. i forgot about july heat, from last year. we almost died, that was the month we tore apart trevors kitchen that you sort of saw. it was so sticky hot, no a/c, and plaster and horsehair dust EVERYWHERE! that makes me for sure want to tell you to just forget it all and transform your lovely little living room into a wedding oasis. i mean really, if you can do the rooftop, then of course, do it, but if not, just do the living room. it will be absolutely fine. and less walking/standing for papa.
    good call... im sure everyone would appreciate the AC inside the house haha.

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    Maura, if you do it on your private terrace, why not have the mothers sit in the front row and the fathers sit directly behind them?
    i thought of that before, but since my dad is a former pro wedding photog, he volunteered to take all the photos, so he would want to be in the front. which would be weird, no? because then one set of parents has to sit in front, or the dads have to sit in front and we didnt like that idea. we figured if we could seat them all side by side in one row with 5 chairs across, then my dad could feel free to get up and move around to take photos. thats the whole reason we wanted the rooftop terrace because it has a spectacular view for the photos my dad will be taking. i think if we can get the rooftop we will do that for sure, but if not, the living room is probably the next best option since theres AC and enough room to move around for my dad.

    #223 Cole5worm

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      Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:47 AM

      Hey ladies.. so I might be crazy and just want to be Married but a part of me is thinking of running to the court house to get married right before we leave.. I am just nervous that the whole name change process is going to take months. My Bff got married in Jamica and it took her 3 months to get her wedding cert. But then i want to get married there.. you know..

      ahh.. boo! 52 days!

      #224 Copita

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        Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:41 AM

        ^^ Cole, that is what we are doing. Civil ceremony here so we don't have to deal with the extra paperwork, translation and costs that go with getting married there...
        Also, the wedding package (vow renewal) is about $630 cheaper! :)

        So I just got back from Punta Cana and we met with our w.c. and picked out the band, flowers, menu, reception & ceremony site, etc. I feel so much better after meeting with her. Some pics are attached (I also posted this in the DR section)


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        #225 Cole5worm

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          Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:15 AM

          Those photos are super cute! I want to do what you are doing but i feel like the wedding will not be a "special" if i know i was already married.. does that sound stupid..I dn't know... then i don't want to have to wait 3-9 months for my offical wedding lience!

          ahh who knows..

          #226 Copita

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            Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:19 AM

            ^^ No I get what you're saying. Everyone is different. We just decided to do it that way since it's less work/expenses. Plus the blessing and the legal part are different to me. :) LOL
            Either way, your wedding will be super :)
            Thanks about the pics!

            #227 Maura

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            Posted 13 May 2008 - 01:46 PM

            omg i SERIOUSLY just had heart palpitations when i noticed that my civil ceremony ticker is in the 1 month range!!!!!!!!!! ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!! at least its one month, 4 weeks 1 day. just the "1 month" part really freaked me out since i have so much to do still!!!!

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              Posted 13 May 2008 - 05:54 PM

              omg maura don't stress me outtttttttttttttt!!! i feel like i still have a ton to do!! and now it's so nice out so all i want to do is go to phillies' games and drink beer!

              #229 Maura

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              Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:03 PM

              nicole, i dont think getting the legal stuff done before you go takes away from the wedding at all. my FI said he views the civil ceremony as just a formality... he said its "not real" (even though legally it is) until we have god's blessing.

              katrina... what do you have left to do? i have so much left for my civil ceremony that i am about to have a stroke. i am so busy at work through june 23, that i dont have time to do hardly anything. over the next several weekends, we have houseguests, then my shower, then i have to work the following two weekends and then my other shower...then i will have like a week until my civil ceremony! gahhH!!

              #230 katrina

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                Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:17 PM

                for the civil ceremony:
                -need to find location
                -need to figure out who we're inviting
                -need cute dress!

                for the symbolic:
                -finish cds
                -finish info packets and mail
                -moh dresses still need to be altered
                -fi's ring needs to be engraved
                -my ring needs to be dipped again
                -finalize table decor
                -make placecards
                -make seating chart
                -final hair trial now that i have a veil
                -figure out how we're getting to the airport
                -who's watching our cats


                two things are annoying me though. i really wanted petals thrown at us after the ceremony, but i just found out the resort won't allow fakes. i don't really like any other options and i don't want to pay for real. so i guess it's just one less thing for me to buy now.

                the other thing is that there are 6 people who still have not rsvp'd. normally i would call them. but we're like 99% that they are not coming because these are the 6 people who think it's a bad idea. so... right now we're kind of avoiding calling.. which is not really a good idea either. i don't want it to bite us in the ass later! but i also don't want to open old wounds since we know they are anti-our wedding.

                bah!

                also, we have 8 weekends left (holy hell). of those 8 weekends, 5 of them are totally out because of 2 weddings, a bachelorette party, my own shower and party, and our civil ceremony. it's sneaking up SO fast.

                what about you maura? did you finalize a location for the civil?




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