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#8941 murmel

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:52 PM

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Ceasars? My sister's gonna FLIP!
Yup! I was over the moon when I found out. They don't use Mott's but some other Ceasar mix, it just tastes like there is some added Worshester sauce!

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#8942 beaz2be

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    Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:53 PM

    For any of you brides who did their own makeup how did you get it to stay all day/evening in the hot weather? Did you use a makeup fixative spray or whatever those things are called? I go back and forth on whether to try and do my own or get it done at the spa like some of you other ladies are talking about.

    #8943 murmel

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    Posted 20 July 2010 - 06:01 PM

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    For any of you brides who did their own makeup how did you get it to stay all day/evening in the hot weather? Did you use a makeup fixative spray or whatever those things are called? I go back and forth on whether to try and do my own or get it done at the spa like some of you other ladies are talking about.
    FI gave me makeup lessons as a birthday gift last year. It was awesome. I have never been a person to wear makeup, let alone know how to apply it. The lady I did the lessons with does everything from bridal makeup to TV show makeup. I learned how to do the basics, to the over the top fabulous (which I would never use LOL) She also included a 'how to' manual and some great suggestions for different brands of makeup to use, colors, etc. Now I use makeup- lightly, but feel much more comfortable with it.

    **The one piece of advice she did give....don't buy a foundation /or powder with SPF in it for your wedding day. Wear a SPF face lotion and then apply foundation on top. The problem she says with foundations/powders with SPF is that with the camera flash you get a white complexion due to the reflection! Thought I would pass that one on.**

    I think I will likely do my own makeup, just have to buy some good quality products! But I will have my hair and BM's hair done at the salon.

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    #8944 msmarmar123

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      Posted 20 July 2010 - 06:04 PM

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      I agree. I thought it would be much more expensive, but when we totalled up what we were getting, it became a great price to bring our photographer with us. He will be doing photos at our welcome cocktail party, the wedding and then trash the dress! So excited :)

      And I'm a junior member!
      Congrats on junior membership! I was so excited yesterday when I got mine.

      #8945 beaz2be

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        Posted 20 July 2010 - 06:11 PM

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        Originally Posted by murmel
        FI gave me makeup lessons as a birthday gift last year. It was awesome. I have never been a person to wear makeup, let alone know how to apply it. The lady I did the lessons with does everything from bridal makeup to TV show makeup. I learned how to do the basics, to the over the top fabulous (which I would never use LOL) She also included a 'how to' manual and some great suggestions for different brands of makeup to use, colors, etc. Now I use makeup- lightly, but feel much more comfortable with it.

        **The one piece of advice she did give....don't buy a foundation /or powder with SPF in it for your wedding day. Wear a SPF face lotion and then apply foundation on top. The problem she says with foundations/powders with SPF is that with the camera flash you get a white complexion due to the reflection! Thought I would pass that one on.**

        I think I will likely do my own makeup, just have to buy some good quality products! But I will have my hair and BM's hair done at the salon.
        That's a fantastic tip! Thanks. I generally try and avoid face lotions with SPF in them on a day to day basis (my doctor has told me that SPF carries a lot of the estrogen hormone in it and if you've got a family history of breast cancer excess estrogen is not actually a good thing - - - random info). But I will be sure to get it in the LOTION and not the makeup for the wedding, as I'm sure I'll be needing the SPF down there regardless!

        #8946 KittenHeart

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          Posted 20 July 2010 - 06:49 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by beaz2be
          For any of you brides who did their own makeup how did you get it to stay all day/evening in the hot weather? Did you use a makeup fixative spray or whatever those things are called? I go back and forth on whether to try and do my own or get it done at the spa like some of you other ladies are talking about.
          I used Bobbi Brown's foundation, it's wonderful. I told the chick I was going to be in hot humid weather and she gave me the foundation stick and powder they use on set for runway models and photo shoots etc.

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          Thank you ladies for the birthday wishes. I'll try and prepare myself for the looks of disbelief. A girl on a patio at lunch today told me I looked 23 (she was far away and I had LAAAARGE sunglasses on, which hid 80% of my face. hahahaha)

          As for your son's birthday - Congrats to you!! Happy birthday to him. What a great day to be born. He must be VERY fabulous.

          YEAH BABY!! Sorry it was a Monday - that's lame. But kick ass birthday. I knew I liked you. haha
          Happy birthday to you too! I can't keep up, I can't believe how many Cancer's we have in this forum... I'm one too, July 4th!

          #8947 amybermuda

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            Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:53 PM

            Whoever wanted to know about the wine......

            I love wine - I would not call myself a wine snob - but I know a little about it and drink a lot of it. I drink $15 - $20 bottles - which I think is average. Anyhoo, the wine at the resort was GOOD. My Dad and Step mom like good wine too and they all loved it. The Sauvignon Blanc was really good - I wish I could buy it - hint of grapefruit, my fave. The pinot noir was nice and they served it at the correct temperature. I was scared they were going to do room temp/too hot. I also tried the cabernet and that was good too. We stupidly ordered special wine for our wedding from Lomas - DO NOT DO THIS!!!!! No one knew they were drinking anything different from the house wine. Waste of $$$$$!!!!!! We did drink the house sparkling wine too and it was OK, I like mine more like prosecco - so drier - but hey, they poured it like water and we must've drank 12+ bottles at our cocktail reception :)

            #8948 chong

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              Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:12 PM

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              Originally Posted by amandamarieb
              Oh girls! I went away for three days and you left me with so much to read. I caught up and hit all of my multi quotes and then it didn't work. So much to say but will have to go back and do it some other time. I just got home from work and am baking cupcakes for my son's 1st birthday tomorrow. So bittersweet. The birthday, not the cupcakes:)

              Again, I had so much to comment on but here are the highlights:

              Old Bay - Glad you all love it. we put it on everything growing up in MD. Makes everything so yummy.

              Sky Deck - When I booked you had to book the Silver package or above and add on the Sky Deck. I have since downgraded to the Pearl Package and am still doing Sky Deck. I am trying to downgrade to free package since it is well, free, and it actually gives me more than the Pearl package does. I've sent several emails about this with no response, I am going to take Amy's advice and tomorrow I will just say that's what I want. I am done with asking. It's not like my WC or my TA ever feels the need to respond to me anyway.

              That brings me to my next point, I have almost 70 guests coming! You think that they would want to take care of me. But no, I have to ask my TA over and over again to call my guests back. charge them in a timely manner, book them over the phone if that's what they prefer and the list goes on and on. Amy is willing to work more for people who are nice. That makes so much sense. But also being in the service industry, I know that I wouldnt be were I am or have the clients I have if I didn't respond in a timely manner and answer the questions asked. I've told my TA that. She doesn't seem to care. Ahhh...can you sense my frustration?

              Chong, you are already on OOT bags? Man, I feel really behind. I have SOOO much left to do. I did. however, schedule my first dress fitting for Wednesday. How long do they usually take? Due to my very hectic schedule, I was planning on taking a slightly extended lunch and going. The dress fitter is a 5 minute drive from work. You think that will work?

              Chong, what else are you working on now?

              In terms of looking for updated packages...I really use this site as my measure. One of you girls mentions a sweet deal, I try my luck and ask for it. Sp far almost 3k saved. Hoping they will let me downgrade to free wedding package which (after adding on flowers) should be at least another $500-600 saved. I know I'll spend it elsewhere, but better than throwing it away on "extras" I will not use.

              In terms of negotiating, Amy you seem to be the master. I asked for a better price on the chivalri chairs but Tiffany my old WC told me that wouldn't happen. They are a must use for me so I guess I will ask,I mean tell, my new WC that I need a better price. Fingers crossed that it works.

              Oh there must be so much more but time to hit the hay. My weekend of flights to and from the east coast in addition to 3 parties in 3 days has got me beat. I need to wake up soon to decorate cupcakes and hopefully work out. Ah, why am I so overwhelmed all the sudden? Is this normal for brides 2 1/2 months out. AHHH! I can't believe it's that close.

              Deep breath.

              Ok ladies....good night!:)
              Holy Smokes! You are having 70 people :) That sounds awesome. I have about 35 people... still waiting on few people. It would be fun to see how everything will work out.

              I only have few things put together for OOT. I still have few things to buy for OOT but I figure I will start now. My next thing to work is the pre-travel brochure. I am so not excited about it.

              I am so ready to be done. I don't know how people have years to plan the wedding. With my personality, this is just too much time to make decisions.

              No worries... I am sure everything will come together at the end :) Take a deep breath and start decorating the cup cakes... maybe you are done by now and relaxing!!!

              #8949 chong

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                Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:22 PM

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                Originally Posted by Mahalo79
                Hello Ladies! Well, I just wanted to say hello and say that I am waiting for our date confirmation at Azul Sensatori, then it will finally be official and I'm so excited! I am so happy to be able to talk to other brides from A.S. My date would be April 25, 2011. I thought things would seem easier once I picked a resort lol, now we seem to have many more things to do, wedding packages, getting guests to pay on time to get the right rate etc. I feel like I might start driving my friends/co-workers and family crazy with wedding talk so i am happy to have this forum, you all know what I am going through!
                You can always talk about the wedding with us here!!! It's my place to ask all the questions without driving my friends/family nuts. Congrats on your date and looking forward to getting to know you.

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                Originally Posted by gingerlover36
                Is your dress super fitted? If its not i don't think you necessarily HAVE to wear spanx but like someone else mentioned go to a department store or look online. Shouldn't be $200 though
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                Chong - I didn't wear spanx. I wanted to wear the least amount possible, so I had a corset style back to the dress and had padding sewn right into the dress so I didn't have to wear a bra.
                Yeah... something about the dress material will show any wrinkles or skin fat rolling over if proper spanx is not worn. I will have the "padding" sewn on the dress but apparently spanx is highly recommended. I don't want to be HOT. I thought $200 was too much. I might have to look at the department store.
                Thanks!

                #8950 chong

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                  Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:35 PM

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                  PS ladies - all the to do's kind of freak me out... makes me scared about how much there is that I am just avoiding. Eventually I'm sure I'll get moving, but at this point I'm chillin' (and helping my folks and my FI's folks who are both throwing engagement parties this summer).

                  PPS - It's my birthday today and I just looked at my profile thing on the side and my age has changed. BOO! haha
                  Haha. The To Do's List is freaking me out even more. I keep looking at other's list and decided not to do the list for myself. I got less than 3 months to go!!!

                  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!




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