| Originally Posted by amandamarieb |
I actually didn't want my theme to have anything to do with the beach...that was a problem when my mom chose a gauva dress. I asked her to wear a different color. She said it was fine but is complaining to everyone else about it. I know I should maybe let her wear what she wants but everyone else is in soft romantic colors. I didn't want anything tropical and then it would be all eyes on her in every picture. So I feel sort of bad but since no one is helping me with anything or asking me about the things I'm choosing, including her, I've decided to not feel bad. After all she's wearing the exact same dress just in a different color. (Green, my fav! ) Now, I just need to convey to guests that shorts are not appropriate for the ceremony.
Oh no, don't feel bad at all about this! You're paying a lot of money for your wedding, especially for your pictures. If your mom were to have stayed with her original dress, everyone's eyes would instantly find her in the pictures instead of you. I think a bride has every right to dictate the attire, especially when it's their mom.
For the shorts thing, we posted a blurb on our website about appropriate attire for the wedding. It was necessary or some of the men would have worn shorts. It worked because everyone looked great! Most people chose to wear colors in the wedding color scheme and those that didn't wore very complimentary colors. It really made a difference in all the pictures!
| Originally Posted by amybermuda |
Hi Ladies! Before I go back and read what's been going on, I wanted to write you to say I just had super fun AHR! It was record breaking heat and record breaking bay bridge traffic - so people were 1+ hours late getting there and we were outside in 100+ degree heat. Let me tell you... If that was my wedding I would have been a stress case. and you know what? THANK GOD I DID A DW!!! All the stress and stupid crap we encounter dealing with family and travel issues, Miami coordinators, Lomas, then going through the hotel staff - yes I know its hard - but my wedding in Mexico was stress free and carefree and awesome. Saturday solidified my destination wedding choice that much more. I mean, 1/2 my guests would have missed my ceremony had we been having a traditional wedding on Saturday.
I only have a few pictures of the party - I'll do a review later once I get the better pix. Picasa Web Albums - Amy - Stateside Rec...
The after party was a bit insane.... hehe
Hope you all had a great weekend!!
I agree with Amanda, for 100+ degree heat and high humidity, everyone looks great!! You can't tell at all. You especially look really good. You still have that bridal glow
Congrats on a successful AHR!!!
I COMPLETELY agree with you about the AHR validating the DW (as if we needed to validate our fabulous weddings
. We spent the days leading up to our AHR running around in a frenzy with a house full of guests. The morning of was CRAZY stressful trying to get everything done and everyone where they needed to be on time. DH and I looked at each other and agreed that people must be insane to not have a DW wedding since that was how many couples spend the morning of their weddings. I cannot imagine having spent mine that way. I was swimming in the ocean the morning of mine and I don't think it should be any other way!