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Hey Ladies,

 

Just got finished catching up. Wanted to let you all know that I found my dress smile123.gif!!! We went all the way to Atlanta to find it (there are only 2 retailers in the entire south). The whole way there I just kept hoping the trip would be productive. Could you imagine driving 7 hours only to go back home and buy a dress?! The best part of it all was my mom paid for it!! smile29.gif She initially told me all she could contribute was $500 and the dress was much more than that so it was all totally unexpected and greatly appreciated.

 

On top of finding my dress I also found the BMs jewelry @ Macy's One Day Sale. This was a big deal because I got hooked on necklaces that I found months ago. I finally purchased them to find they looked horrible in person!

 

Amy - I would like to add my to do list please. I've been trying to sick to a list like you suggested, but I got help from an unexpected place. Since my BMs fell off with helping me because they all seem to be going through stuff right now, FI's cousin has stepped up to help me. It all kinda threw me off my list because she has many great ideas, but I needed the help. So, hopefully, now I can make the list and stick to it.

 

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dstinationdrmr (Meredith's) to do list:

- pick a photographer already!!

- finalize FI/GM suits and ties

- buy gift for officiant

- buy his ring

- finish compiling addresses

- set up pre-marital counseling

- order sample bouquets

- update website for BMs

 

Also, are any of you familiar with bloom boxes? If not look it up. FI's cousin actually told me about them. I'm thinking it may be a good alternative to renting the resort's $20 vases or packing them. Let me know what you all think about them.

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We haven't decided on our ceremony music yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

All we have agreed on is the processional music....but not which version! no music for signing the register, witnesses or the recessional music! problem is, we have different tastes in music and we can't agree on any!

 

oh no sad.gif !!

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I almost forgot! Respond with what you complete and your to do list for the next two weeks! Katie, it's CRUUUUUNNNCH time for us girl!!!

STARTING Monday, April 5th 2010 ENDING Friday, April 16th 2010
We will check in with what is done either as itâ€s done or every other Friday and start a new list

KittenHeart (Amy) to doâ€s:
1. Have 4th dance lesson and practice at home 3 times per week - DONE
2. Find out about boat/jetski rental for TTD pictures – Will find out there
3. Know final number of people coming and have them book flights if need be - DONE
4. Have 2nd dress fitting with all accessories – DONE
5. Have hair trial and find amazing hair style with all hair accessories - DONE
6. Make final payment for wedding!! - DONE
7. Make Vegas wedding invites – Not done
8. Lose 2lbs & eat 500 less cals per day – Ummm kinda
9. Pre make ribbon wraps for Pashminas - DONE
10. Complete list of must play songs/do not plays and songs for DJ – Not done
11. Find out vase sizes and buy floating candles – Found out sizes, need to buy candles
12. Receive OOT bag tags and affix – Havenâ€t gotten them
13. Receive escort/placecards and have guest names written then affix to birds†nests – not done
14. Purchase and receive placecard/tablecard holders - DONE
15. Buy bachelorette party dress – Not done
16. Buy frames for pictures and signage – DONE
17. Buy more OOT bag stuff – DONE!!!!
18. Complete 2 more weeks of P90X and incorporating more cardio & pilates - DONE
19. Get FIâ€s wedding slacks hemmed & my Vera dress taken in – Taking today
20. Decide on FI wearing jacket or not – DONE, no jacket
21. Final draft of ceremony and finish writing vows – Finished Ceremony, need to finish vows

Lindzâ€s to doâ€s:
1) Send email to initial RSVPs to call TA by April 20th DONE
2) Get custom measurements for my dress DONE
3) Bridesmaid's dresses DONE
4) GM attire
5) Pick out invitations
6) Book flights/hotel for BD, engagement shoots in New Orleans! DONE
7) Lose 5 lbs! DONE but need to lose 5 more
MAJOR diet and workout for the next 4 weeks!! IN THE PROCESS
9) Book photographer's trip to Cancun
10) Book our trip PUT DOWN DEPOSIT
11) Shop for lingerie/clothes for BD/engagement shoot
12) DJ research

Taylorwd's To Do's!
1. Get final beauty treatments
2. Get rings cleaned
3. Make final photography payment
4. Pick up sand vessels for sand ceremony from MOH
5. Buy sand!
6. Back up iTunes playlist to CD's
7. Finalize head count for excursion
8. Get cash for tips
9. Get some pesos
10. Pick up dress
11. Do planning thread (this is a BIG maybe depending on time)
12. Tan 4 more times
13. Pack by Sunday this week
14. GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD!!!

Katie's to-do's:
- finalise songs for ceremony (i'm getting bored of putting this one down now!)
- change work out regime to shock my body in last month :)
- call and book cake stand for AHR
- final fitting tomorrow (!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and will be deciding if I have ivory or pink shoes!! (I bought both colours in the same shoe as I couldn't decide!)
- find out weight of wedding dress tomorrow
- sort out details and outfit for hen night on Saturday!!!
- make meal choices and confirm to WC
- buy gift for my brother (he's doing our photos at our AHR)
- gift ideas for parents and best man and BM

AmyBermudaâ€s to doâ€s:
1.Reception Songs: Intro/1st dance/Cake Cutting
2.Print Pix for Table #s and Mount them
3.Finish Who's who booklet
4.Start Welcome Letter
5.Make appts for makeup, hair, and podiatrist
Lindzâ€s to doâ€s:
1) Send email to initial RSVPs to call TA by April 20th DONE
2) Get custom measurements for my dress DONE
3) Bridesmaid's dresses DONE
4) GM attire
5) Pick out invitations DONE!!!
6) Book flights/hotel for BD, engagement shoots in New Orleans! DONE
7) Lose 5 lbs! DONE but need to lose 5 more DONE!!!! LOST 10 LBS!!!
MAJOR diet and workout for the next 4 weeks!! KEEP GOING
9) Book photographer's trip to Cancun Booked room, need to do flight
10) Book our trip DONE...need to book flight
11) Shop for lingerie/clothes for BD/engagement shoot DONE
12) DJ research
13) Take engagement/BD PICS
14) Encourage last 5 PEOPLE to book!!! YAY!!
15) Book flights, Vegas trip
16) Start working with resort on nailing down flowers, event locations, etc...I have a feeling this is going to be a nightmare
17) Order Invitations and PRINT; order custom stamps! May 15th Deadline on this
1cool.gif FIND MY SHOES!!!!! Everyone is sold out of the ones I want...
19) Shop for other outfits, swimsuits, etc
20) Order our rings

I am sure there is more....

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Hey Ladies,

Just got finished catching up. Wanted to let you all know that I found my dress smile123.gif!!! We went all the way to Atlanta to find it (there are only 2 retailers in the entire south). The whole way there I just kept hoping the trip would be productive. Could you imagine driving 7 hours only to go back home and buy a dress?! The best part of it all was my mom paid for it!! smile29.gif She initially told me all she could contribute was $500 and the dress was much more than that so it was all totally unexpected and greatly appreciated.

On top of finding my dress I also found the BMs jewelry @ Macy's One Day Sale. This was a big deal because I got hooked on necklaces that I found months ago. I finally purchased them to find they looked horrible in person!

Amy - I would like to add my to do list please. I've been trying to sick to a list like you suggested, but I got help from an unexpected place. Since my BMs fell off with helping me because they all seem to be going through stuff right now, FI's cousin has stepped up to help me. It all kinda threw me off my list because she has many great ideas, but I needed the help. So, hopefully, now I can make the list and stick to it.

focus.gif
dstinationdrmr (Meredith's) to do list:
- pick a photographer already!!
- finalize FI/GM suits and ties
- buy gift for officiant
- buy his ring
- finish compiling addresses
- set up pre-marital counseling
- order sample bouquets
- update website for BMs

Also, are any of you familiar with bloom boxes? If not look it up. FI's cousin actually told me about them. I'm thinking it may be a good alternative to renting the resort's $20 vases or packing them. Let me know what you all think about them.
Congrats on finding your dress!!! WHo is the designer?

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You girls are all too sweet.

Amy,

You remind me so much of one of my closest friends. It kinds freaks me out when I look at your picture. So many times with this type of communication you do not have a face to put with a name. In this case I feel as if I am talking to one of my girls.

 

I am totally freaking out because our wedding is 6 months from tomorrow and I have no dress, no invites, no save the dates, no bridesmaid dresses. I feel like I am so behind. On top of everything we just bought a house and I am trying to redecorate. I feel like a chicken with my head cutt off.

 

I am sorry to vent but It just keeps coming.

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OMG! Love it! Looks great! Where did you get it done..maybe I can try them too. :)
I got it done @ Trilogy in Valley Village. My hair dresser is Rosibel, if you go, tell her you are friends with me! She's been doing my hair now for almost 10 years and she's an amazing person and a good friend.

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Ok, you know what is really sad? For some reason I can't access this forum from my home computer anymore. I don't know what the heck is going on. So here I am at work sneaking on. Problem is, I have been way over my head at work so I haven't been on much. I decided to take a much need work break this afternoon and tune back into wedding stuff. Looks like things are coming along great for you ladies. :)

Also, Amy I know that it is late but can my to-do's be added to the list? They are:

1. Get BM's to order dresses this week
2. Call Wilshire Bridal and make appt for BM to try on dress
3. Figure out invitation situation (I had ordered them and then got a proof and hated them, now waiting on more samples)
4. Take FI to look at wedding bands
5. Continue to research paper mache planters for wedding flowers
6. Find out from TA if I can change my silver package to the pearl package with Sky add on
7. Find out from TA about getting a family room on the 1st night
8. Start researching custom beach towels
9. Keep looking for flights
10. Register for gifts
11. Look for suit for FI and groom's party
12. Find mini frames that fit new polaroid photos for "photo booth"
13. Make sure "photo booth" stand will work
14. Get a quote on custom table sqaures made from vintage textiles I got at sample sale (yay!)
15. Get Shalen (sic) Extreme from BM
I can't believe you can't access BDW from home! That's so strange! Maybe your bandwidth can't support it?

I've added you to the list! Never too late :)

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Amy F-

Another ? for you... the chairs that you are using for the ceremony. How much did they quote you per chair? And are you also using them for the reception? Are they making you pay twice?

I really, really want them and can't justify the expense. FI would kill me if he knew how much I spent renting those chairs. Trying to figure it out. Don't know why I'm so obsessed with having to have them.

Thanks!
My original quote was $16 per chair with pad by my WC rocks and negotiated it down to $10 per chair with the chair pad.

Yes, I do have to rent them twice, SO aggrivating! I became obsessed with these chairs as well and FI told me to go for it so I did!

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Okay Amy, one las thing for today. I PROMISE! :) I just friend requested you on FB and forgot to send you a message letting you know who I am. So when you get a request from Amanda in Los Angeles....that's me. Thanks.:)
I saw that! My very first thought was, "that's Amanda from BDW..." don't know how I knew but thanks for confirming! :)

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Hey Ladies,

Just got finished catching up. Wanted to let you all know that I found my dress smile123.gif!!! We went all the way to Atlanta to find it (there are only 2 retailers in the entire south). The whole way there I just kept hoping the trip would be productive. Could you imagine driving 7 hours only to go back home and buy a dress?! The best part of it all was my mom paid for it!! smile29.gif She initially told me all she could contribute was $500 and the dress was much more than that so it was all totally unexpected and greatly appreciated.

On top of finding my dress I also found the BMs jewelry @ Macy's One Day Sale. This was a big deal because I got hooked on necklaces that I found months ago. I finally purchased them to find they looked horrible in person!

Amy - I would like to add my to do list please. I've been trying to sick to a list like you suggested, but I got help from an unexpected place. Since my BMs fell off with helping me because they all seem to be going through stuff right now, FI's cousin has stepped up to help me. It all kinda threw me off my list because she has many great ideas, but I needed the help. So, hopefully, now I can make the list and stick to it.

focus.gif
dstinationdrmr (Meredith's) to do list:
- pick a photographer already!!
- finalize FI/GM suits and ties
- buy gift for officiant
- buy his ring
- finish compiling addresses
- set up pre-marital counseling
- order sample bouquets
- update website for BMs

Also, are any of you familiar with bloom boxes? If not look it up. FI's cousin actually told me about them. I'm thinking it may be a good alternative to renting the resort's $20 vases or packing them. Let me know what you all think about them.
YAY!!! Congrats on finding your dress!! How exciting! I know we'd all love pictures if you want to share it :)

Sounds like you're getting a lot done! It's so nice when unexpected people jump in and want to help, makes you feel good :)

I've added it to the list!!

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We haven't decided on our ceremony music yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All we have agreed on is the processional music....but not which version! no music for signing the register, witnesses or the recessional music! problem is, we have different tastes in music and we can't agree on any!

oh no sad.gif !!
Ok, no problem, music can be easy to choose, we just need to narrow it down. Do you want some votes?

What is your processional song and what versions are the options?

Also, have you searched BDW? There are a handful of threads that breakdown everyone elses options for each moment, signing the register, recessional etc. That should give you options. Maybe to compromise, you split the songs, half are you choice, half are his. Just so you choose the songs quickly :)

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Amy - one more item on my to do list (sorry)

- purchase cake accessories

Thanks!!
Added!

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You girls are all too sweet.
Amy,
You remind me so much of one of my closest friends. It kinds freaks me out when I look at your picture. So many times with this type of communication you do not have a face to put with a name. In this case I feel as if I am talking to one of my girls.

I am totally freaking out because our wedding is 6 months from tomorrow and I have no dress, no invites, no save the dates, no bridesmaid dresses. I feel like I am so behind. On top of everything we just bought a house and I am trying to redecorate. I feel like a chicken with my head cutt off.

I am sorry to vent but It just keeps coming.
I do?? Aww that's fun! I love it when new people/friends remind me of my girls, makes it more comfortable, you're friend must be amazing! wink.gif haha!

Wow! You've taken a lot for sure but anything can be done in 6 months, just work on stuff every day. Dress is #1 for sure! Nail that down and you'll feel fabulous, bridesmaids dresses can be easy, are you buying them for them? I literally told my girls, "wear your favorite black dress that comes to your knees and black heels" they loved this and it required no thought or effort on my part!

Are you a DIYer? I'd say send a nice email OR free VistaPrint postcard save the date out now, then either buy and print out the invites yourself and get some bridesmaids to help fold and stuff them.

You can do it! Now that I'm 2 weeks away, I'm surprised by what I can get done in a night after working all day and working out. :) Put a list together and work on one thing at a time!

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Soooooo, I just learned from my travel agent that Azul is being a stinker and trying to not give me the bride & Groom Stay Free promotion that we booked under.

 

We booked under a promotion that B&G stay free as long as we book 16 rooms... well we booked 22 rooms. Also, we were supposed to receive the free Honeymoon package, which includes a free room upgrade. Apparently, they're not giving us that either?

 

I am not sure why this process is so difficult for me!!!!!

 

Has anyone else had any problems like this?

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