| Originally Posted by KatieK28 |
I'm getting married Jan. 4th and am only having parents, sibs, and a few close friends. The people who are coming we can count on being there. I'm not doing invitations for the actual wedding as we are having a reception in our hometown (Cincinnati) when we get back and I'll have to send invites for that.
We have place, cater, dress (though it still needs to be altered) linen suit for fiance. I went shopping with my mom today, but no luck.
Good luck with your planning ;0
January 2009 Brides Post Here
Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:47 PM
Posted 29 July 2008 - 02:00 PM
I realized today that I needed to check in with you guys.
marraige before leaving: we aren't doing this, we are scheduled to be legally wed in Cuba on January 28th at 2pm
rings: so... at the time of my last big update, i mentioned that my rings were scheduled to be done... since that time, this has been an ongoing battle, my FI bought my ring at a well known jeweller specializing in Canadian diamonds - anyway - there was no matching wedding band for the ring, but they said they could have one custom made. I told her to send me a quote for mine and a matcher for my FI - she responded with this
A's ring = 0.50 ct - Canadian Diamonds = $1799 + $40 custom fee + $15 engraving
FI's ring = 0.00ct - 8mm band - he doesn't want diamonds, but we want his dented to match the pattern on mine = $1599 + $40 custom fee + $15 engraving
Ok, so my diamonds are workth $200? that doesn't even make sense.
So... I went to another jeweller in the area (very reputable for thier custom work)
A's ring = 0.50 ct - Canadian Diamonds = $1650 + engraving is complimentary
FI's ring = 0.00ct - 8mm band - he doesn't want diamonds, but we want his dented to match the pattern on mine = $699 + engraving is complimentary
Well this makes sense.... They are going to start the process in early September! YAY!
Then.... This weekend, my wine club hosted a wine event in my honour! YAY
I have info on that here:
I always forget to check in with the brides by month,
So... since my last post, I've got a few more things accomplished...
Wedding shoes - check (I'll take a pic and post later)
Wedding sandals - check (I'll take a pic and post later)
BM dresses! These are amazing and I love them - we found them at 'Le Chateau" here in Canada - and my BM's are stoked that they are wearable again, the pics don't do them justice, because they are a teal near the top of the dress and fade to navy-ish blue on the bottom. So cool!
I also found a great necklace for them to wear with the dress:
The wedding bands are being custom made and we have secured a date for drop off of my e-ring (because they need to keep it for 3-4 weeks, and I need it for a couple of upcoming events). This is the inspiration for my wedding band:
So, the bands will be started in early September and should be completed for late October.
I have also learned of my upcoming wine club (unofficial shower - this weekend) and my official gigantic shower which is being held on the Sunday of Labour Day weekend! YAY! This is all so exciting.
Our booking with our TA closes next Thursday, the 31st and we already have 66 people confirmed... yikes!
We still have a lot to get done, - groomsmen clothes, groom clothes, decide on whether or not we are taking artificial flowers - and if so, order them.... BM gifts, GM gifts etc... geeze louise... will this ever end?
lol... I love it though...
PS... WE ARE DATE TRIPLETS NOW - SEAPRINCESS, AKITTRELL, & AMARILLIS!
Posted 29 July 2008 - 02:07 PM
My shower is a "surprise" so I don't know when it's happening (but I htink I have an idea...then again, any time I'm told to keep a date free for something, I'm going to think that's when LOL).
That first jewler you went to is outrageous!!!!!!!
I thought the price for yours was a little high (but not too too hight), but what they wanted to charge for FI was rediculous. The second jewler sounds sooo much more reasonable!
Did you post pics from your wine clubs party? if not...then do!!!!!!
We're having work done around the house (Fios installed tom. and a deck built in the back yard thurs adn friday...so I've pretty much taken some time off from wedding stuff...I'll be back up and moving next week LOL)
150 INVITES / 6 YES / 13 NO
Posted 29 July 2008 - 02:18 PM
Posted 29 July 2008 - 02:35 PM
That is awesome!
As for my wine club party, pics are posted in that same thread above!
I couldn't believe that freakin jeweller - FI's ring was ridic! You should have heard her voice when she called me to see if we'd made a decision on the rings - and I told her that her pricing for FI's ring was out to lunch! Her comment was - our goldsmith sets the pricing I don't -
I thanked her for her efforts, but thought - wtf - look at the quote, who wouldn't think that was ridic!
Posted 29 July 2008 - 02:45 PM
we are getting legally married on our honeymoon in hawaii because we didn't want to wait for months to get the legal docs sent to us from Mexico. Anyone else doing this?
Posted 29 July 2008 - 02:49 PM
Hope you are all having a good week~
Posted 29 July 2008 - 02:52 PM