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#91 bridget917

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    Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:06 PM

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    welcome to the august brides thread bridget! post some photos for us and let us know how else we can help!
    Thanks Maura! Hopefully I'll get around to posting a few pictures over the weekend after I get my "info packets" done. I definitely need some jewelry inspiration so I'll be sure to post a picture of my dress as well.

    For now I'll post a picture of our invitation. We had discussed just inviting a few close people by word of mouth (especially given the short amount of time between setting the date and the wedding) but my fiance was afraid of offending people so we did invites and sent them to immediate family...about 25 in all which wasn't too bad. The invites were either matted on blue or brown cardstock and then put in the contrasting envelopes. After I did the invitations and started looking at flowers I changed the colors to chocolate, bright pink and green and got rid of the blue...oops!

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    #92 bridget917

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      Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:07 PM

      Maura--I don't understand how you're being charged to have the flowers changed when you weren't the one who goofed up the order? I hope they turn out okay for you this time!

      And I got a chuckle out of the program story...sounds like something my sister would do!

      #93 becks

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        Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:55 AM

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        Originally Posted by Maura
        i just found out that joses sister was planning on doing our ceremony programs without telling me -- all because it was a ploy for her to spend time with this guy she was seeing who was the manager of a stationery store who dumped her last week.

        when i told her i already had purchased special paper for the programs that match my invitations, she was like "noooooooooooooo" --um hello, how could she even do my programs without asking me if she has no idea the order of the ceremony and the readings we've chosen...
        Um... huh? We seriously have good FSIL stories.

        So, I'm looking at what's left on my to do list:

        Purchase bags and filler for OOT bags
        Print transfers for OOT bags
        Design and print hang tags for ceremony fans (ala Tami's)
        Wrap handles of fans and attach hang tags
        Work with Maura to design announcements
        Buy FI's shoes and shirt
        Have a makeup session at Mac (or wherever)
        Purchase our wedding bands
        Buy a guest book
        Arrange transfers to/from the hotel for us and guests
        Send out pre-travel packs to guests
        Have legal ceremony
        Make up seating charts
        Make an appointment for my final hair cut & color
        Design and print paper stuff - escort cards, menus, welcome letter

        And that's about it! Woohoo!

        Two months and four days!!!

        Happily married since 2008

        Allurements by Rebecca - Destination Wedding Invitations and more


        #94 Maura

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        Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:10 PM

        here are the retint choices she just sent me. please be honest and tell me which you like best. i need to tell her today so she can ship my flowers monday!
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        here's what the apricot looks like as a full bouquet
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        and here's the original look i was going for
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        #95 katrina

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          Posted 06 June 2008 - 07:10 PM

          i really like the apricot!

          #96 Melissa G

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            Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:04 PM

            I like the peach. I like how it gets a little pink on the tip and I think it looks more like the picture of what you originally wanted.

            #97 Maura

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            Posted 07 June 2008 - 12:29 AM

            haha guys.... i actually hated the apricot to begin with, that was the original color she gave me. the bright orange of it just looks too harsh against my ivory dress with beads, lace and pickups. the peach color looks way too streaky because she's retinting flowers that are already apricot color so the pink doesnt look right on the peach ones. i ended up telling her to do the coral/apricot so we'll see what happens....

            #98 Maura

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            Posted 07 June 2008 - 09:07 AM

            Happy Wedding Shower Day Rebecca!

            Hope you have an amazing time out in Cali with the girls! Report back with photos (especially of you in that great sexy dress!) as soon as you can I'll post pics from mine tonight as soon as I get the house cleaned and everybody out of it

            #99 Maura

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            Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:15 PM

            ok sorry finally uploaded pics from the shower into an album, here are a few highlights with the link to the whole album below

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            cutting cake with my s-mom
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            wacky tacky and true - what is it?
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            we got this from my half sister (you may not be able to see, but its a canvas with a print on it of a beach with our names written in the sand, she got it from personalizationmall.com)
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            here's jose enjoying it
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            here's a link to the rest of the pics if you wanna see:
            Picasa Web Albums - Maura - Shower 6/7/08

            #100 Maura

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            Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:11 PM

            OMG! rebecca, our weddings are 2 months from today!!!!!!! cheers!
            we're almost !!!!!




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