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Meredith,

I totally agree with Chong's suggestion here about maybe having a "party" rather than an official AHR.  I think that's what we'll end up doing.  Because I'm sure it would be wonderful for you to be able to share your photos etc. with those who want to see them and were unable to make it to Mexico.  But, it would save a lot of the stress and cost of officially calling it an AHR and all that that would therefore involve.

 

Hope that whatever you end up doing you are equally happy as your FI and your MIL with the decision

 

 

Originally Posted by chong View Post

Meredith,

I am sorry to hear about your situation. It sucks to have your FI and MIL change their mind. We are not having AHR because we just can't afford it. We could have a BIG wedding with everyone back in Baltimore but that's just not what we wanted. I do think a small party with people who want to come for Mardi Gras and see you guys all at the same time can work out. You can show all your wedding pictures and just PARTY. It doesn't have to an official AHR.

Hopefully you can make up your mind and don't stress out about this anymore. You have the wedding to plan!!!
 

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Amy's suggestions is bang on!!  I've been searching through the forum for some song lists as well *(actually for a friend's wedding at this point, not my own).  If you go to the general thread and then there's a music thread in there somewhere.  People have great lists and quite varied taste in music so it can help you with LOTS of ideas.
 

Originally Posted by chong View Post

Amy,

Thanks! I will have to search for the forum. I have started the list but got nowhere yet. This is one item I am procrastinating on. Not the most exciting part of the planning for me.
 


 


 


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Chong, the brochures look GREAT - awesome job!!

 

Meredith, sooo exciting you decided to do the BD  shoot!  I don't think I'd ever have the gumption to do it myself.  So I'll continue to live vicariously through all you brave ladies!!   Hope you have as much fun in the photo session as I'm sure he'll have when you give it to him.  msnwink.gif

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These look great! Looking at yours I see some things that I left off mine and am really bummed about it. But I'm pretty sure I have most everything there. I should be receiving mine any day now. I can't wait!

Originally Posted by chong View Post

This is what my pre-travel brochures look like. There are some great examples in this forum and I was able to "steal" many of the ideas. I thought it turned out great for working on it for only a week. Now I need to find an envelop that fits this size!!!

 

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I went to my first dress fitting yesterday. The woman was great..in fact I think she did Christina Ageulera's (sic) alterations. At least that is what it said on her site. Anyway, she quoted me 1100 for the alterations. Bummer. I almost cried. I did get a steal n my dress because I got it at a designer sample sale store. When I bought it the sales girl told me the alterations would be an easy fix (Like $400 or so) and I thought she'd be right. Such a bummer....now I am desperatley trying to find someone to do my alterations in my price range. It's just scary because I want my dress to be in good hands. Wish me luck ladies. 

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Originally Posted by chong View Post

This is what my pre-travel brochures look like. There are some great examples in this forum and I was able to "steal" many of the ideas. I thought it turned out great for working on it for only a week. Now I need to find an envelop that fits this size!!!

 

Great job Chong!!!  These look amazing!


 

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I love it that you already know a place where you can do a screening!  That'll be soooo much fun!!


 

Originally Posted by dstinationdrmr View Post

I almost forgot, I decided to go ahead and do the BD shoot!!! I'm scheduled to do it in Houston Labor Day weekend. I have to admit I'm overly nervous because I haven't been to the gym in a month!! smile41.gif


YAAAAAAY  smile159.gif  Good for you!!

 

Originally Posted by amandamarieb View Post

I went to my first dress fitting yesterday. The woman was great..in fact I think she did Christina Ageulera's (sic) alterations. At least that is what it said on her site. Anyway, she quoted me 1100 for the alterations. Bummer. I almost cried. I did get a steal n my dress because I got it at a designer sample sale store. When I bought it the sales girl told me the alterations would be an easy fix (Like $400 or so) and I thought she'd be right. Such a bummer....now I am desperatley trying to find someone to do my alterations in my price range. It's just scary because I want my dress to be in good hands. Wish me luck ladies. 


Ouch!!  That's a hefty price tag.  I feel sure you can get it done for less...If this lady is advertising that she does alterations for celebrities then she's probably not the most economical.  Good luck!!

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I feel the same way your FI does sometimes. You don't know how many people don't even know how much it would have cost them to come because they just wrote it off without looking into it. I'm kinda glad you put it like that because that makes me not feel so bad. We chose a DW b/c it was going to be too expensive to have the wedding I wanted for 200 ppl PLUS I just didn't want it to be a spectacle. It sucks that only 7 of you family members are going, but I still don't think that's something that you should/would regret. I know I won't. Thanks for the insight!

 

Now, for the fun stuff....I looked @ Banyan Tree last night and fell in love!! I swore off TripAdvisor just because of the misleading stuff they were saying about AS, but I guess I can check it out for this wink.gif. I have to work on getting FI on board with this. We were not planning to take a honeymoon until next year, so if the AHR is off we should be able to go where we really want to go!! I tried to get him on board with Zoetry a couple months ago and he looked at me funny blush2.gif

 

Keep me posted on whether you choose it tho. Maybe if he shoots me down I can live vicariously through you!!

 

 

 

HAAHAHAHAHAHA YESS im trying to get mines on board too ...its between that and the Excellence which now doesnt seem as nice since its not a villa LOLOLOL. I told him the same thing we can just cut back on some of the none needed stuff for the wedding and spend it there LOLOLOL I'll keep you posted! :)

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Thank you! I've reserved my ceremony location, now I just need to lock up where our small reception will be afterwards. Have you already booked your reception site? The Zocalo place looks really nice.

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