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Originally Posted by bigboponthebeach View Post

Meredith, you've already received so many wonderful suggestions but I would second the ladies motions to do a really nice dinner for those close to you that didn't make it to RM.  I think it would be really intimate and you all could experience ambiance at a nice restaurant that maybe quite a few of you have wanted to check out. Possibly you could do something like small plates and rent out the room of that nice restaurant you mentioned from like 2pm - 6pm and that way people wouldn't be expecting a full meal. I don't know how you feel about that but it is just a suggestion. My family might not go for it and would want to eat ( ;-) ), but I've attended something done tastefully and in a classy manner that was similar. Just don't stress yourself out, whatever you do!!!

 

And Amanda, I have not even began dress shopping yet, but that price for alterations seems awfully high! I hope you can find something alot cheaper!

 

That was actually a thought because the restaurant I mentioned actually specializes in tasting plates and they're really good. So, I'm definitely going to keep that in mind. Thanks for the suggestion!

 

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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. 

 

 

Oh no!  That is crazy!  Best of luck in getting the alterations at a more reasonable price!

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Originally Posted by amandamarieb View Post

 

I know! I'm sure I will figure something out. I had budgeted $400 or $500 for alterations and I thought that was a lot. Do you girls know what is normal?

 

 

I needed very minimal alterations and mine was $250.  She put in cups, resewed some of the buttons, took up the straps a touch, pulled up the hem on the very front just a hair, and then cleaned it (I bought it off the rack).  I was told that to do a full hem normally runs twice the amount I paid for everything.  Good luck!

 

 

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Originally Posted by taylorwd View Post





I needed very minimal alterations and mine was $250.  She put in cups, resewed some of the buttons, took up the straps a touch, pulled up the hem on the very front just a hair, and then cleaned it (I bought it off the rack).  I was told that to do a full hem normally runs twice the amount I paid for everything.  Good luck!

 


Thanks for the support and the input.

 

Problem is my dress is probably about 8 or 9 inches too long (and I am 5'3''). It's al vinatge looking spanish lace so apparnetly it is hard to hem and keep the same edging. I also need the straps taken up a hair and the dress taken in. I wanted to change the neckline a tiny bit (it;s square and I wanted the center dropped about 1/4 inch. She also said something about adding boning but I'm really not sure why that is needed.


 

Originally Posted by msmarmar123 View Post





I know that it depends on the dress...did the place where you got it have any reccommendations of where to do?  What kind of alterations do you need?

My 1st wedding..I am pretty sure that I only paid about $300, and they had a LOT of things to chnge...they took it in...hemmed the crap out of it (I'm only 5'2") and then because I am abnormal and decided to not care about dieting the very last couple of weeks before the wedding as opposed to crazy dieting..they had to then let it out just a couple days before the wedding :)


Well that makes me feel a little better. I have been on yelp and foind a lady here that sounds goood. Hopefully she can help me. The only problem is finding the time to do it with a 1 year old. Man I wish I lived closer to family!
 

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Originally Posted by Michele4172011 View Post

 

I'm a newbie to the site. We booked Azul Sensatori for April 2011. So excited! Is there anything I should absolutely know??

 

 

Congrats and welcome!!

 

 

Originally Posted by dstinationdrmr View Post

 

Glad to hear you're feeling better and how cool is it to be featured in a magazine?! You definitely deserved it because your wedding was definitely one of a kind despite the fact that we will all be at the same place. Your attention to detail definitely made your wedding stand out in my mind.

 

This is definitely your calling. You already have a fan base/potential clients right here on the forum.

 

 

Thanks girl! I appreciate your compliments :)

 

Haha, man I have been hardly able to get on here anymore, feel out of the loop!

 

 

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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Great job!!!

 

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

 

 

YAY!!!! I'm soooo excited for you, I want to do another. You're going to have a blast!

 

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HI all

hope you all had a great weekend, I got all my pictures this weekend. OMG the photographer did an amazing job on capurting things I didn't think he could.  he has a picture of a tear going down my husbands cheek. also he stayed for the reception and took pictures of everyone dancing and partying having a good time.  Taking shots (even my mother taking a shot) pretty nuts.

 

I am glad i flew him in cause he was worth every penny.

 

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Originally Posted by Michele4172011 View Post

 

I have also been reassigned to Carolina and I haven't heard from her. Seems like she would call and introduce herself like Cecile did. I'm hoping she is just as helpful.

 

I have Carolina and so far she's been really good.  As a matter of fact each time I deal with her I'm more and more pleased.  Given that I'm sure she has well over 100 other brides I feel like she's really on top of things and doesn't take too long to respond to my emails.  Maybe give her a call to get the ball rolling?

 

 

Originally Posted by Steve&Julia View Post

 

HI all

hope you all had a great weekend, I got all my pictures this weekend. OMG the photographer did an amazing job on capurting things I didn't think he could.  he has a picture of a tear going down my husbands cheek. also he stayed for the reception and took pictures of everyone dancing and partying having a good time.  Taking shots (even my mother taking a shot) pretty nuts.

 

I am glad i flew him in cause he was worth every penny.

 

 

So glad that you're happy with your photos.  I can only imagine the anticipation to see all those images!!  YAY 

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Went to go look at a dress today..but pretty sure it's not the one...It's short and has 1 sleeve..very cute...but looking at it I couldn't actually picture being married and walking down the aisle (or beach) in it.  But I can totally see changing into it and wearing it AFTER the wedding at dinner or some other celebration.  Super Cheap..so definitely an option for that...but...guess I have to keep looking....

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Originally Posted by msmarmar123 View Post

 

Went to go look at a dress today..but pretty sure it's not the one...It's short and has 1 sleeve..very cute...but looking at it I couldn't actually picture being married and walking down the aisle (or beach) in it.  But I can totally see changing into it and wearing it AFTER the wedding at dinner or some other celebration.  Super Cheap..so definitely an option for that...but...guess I have to keep looking....

 

Haha I know what you mean!  I found the cutest dress to get married by the justice of the peace, but not for the wedding in Mexico!   i still need to go try on more dresses, it's pretty fun though!  Or you could get the cute dress if you are going to do a TTD.  I don't think I will, FI is not into posing for any more pics than he has to.

 

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Holy Smokes!!! Have fun doing the BD shoot!!! Make sure to bring some drinks to clam your nerve :)

Who are you doing it with in Houston? I will be Philly for the labor day weekend so I am gonna miss you :(
 

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



WOW... $1100? Are you kidding me? You have to find someone who can do it for a cheaper price. I will be also cautious about the quality work too. I hope you find what you need!!!
 

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. 



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