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#9251 taylorwd

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    Posted 30 July 2010 - 01:37 PM


     

    Originally Posted by TLGnhci 


    The Running of the Brides is an event where "designer" dresses are on sale for $250, %500, and $700.  I got up at 4am to drive to DC, stand in line for two hours, the second hour of which was as sardines and because there was no order to the progression of the line, people were "butting."  When we finally got to the door, they let in a few people at a time which was an awful idea b/c this led to the first few groups getting like 40 dresses per group.  By the time I got inside, all the racks were emptied and without one dress in hand, I couldn't barter at all.  My mom and friend went off to try and find a nice person to offer one for no return.  I had to stay put so they could find me.  It was chaos and not fun.  I finally got some dresses and was not impressed.  They were definitely samples, some which had not been taken care of, and some looked like they were from the 80s.  I am looking for a mermaid type or fitted in the top and then flowy type dress which every time I even asked a group who had tons of dresses, they said they hadn't seen many.  Most I got my hands on were ball gown or Aline.  Honestly, we probably didn't give it our best effort and it may have been a much better idea to go later in the day.  We were over it by 10am.  I really only saw 2 or 3 gowns that I would have bought and they were already on other brides. 

     

    So, all in all, not an enjoyable experience for me.  I was really hopeful and positive but I guess it just wasn't meant to be.  Luckily, I still have plenty of time so maybe my luck will change, and I will find that special dress that will make that dreamy man of mine melt!

     

    Staying positive ~ On a good note, Got my approval from Azul today ~ Definitely 5/2/11.  About to leave for some shopping with my daughter who is 13 and a junior bridesmaid.  Gonna look for some bridesmaid dresses and DIY/invitation type stuff.  Have a great day girls, and thank you all so much for the "luck wishes!"

     

    Yikes, that doesn't sound like my cup of tea either!  Sorry it didn't work out for you but now you can say you've done it and perhaps give advice to others who might want to try it...i.e. NO DON'T GO lol! 

     

    Congrats on getting your date!



    #9252 amandamarieb

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      Posted 30 July 2010 - 02:14 PM

      Ok so funny story. I NEVER call my WC and today I was supposed to call my TA's supervisor to discuss all of the problems that I have had with her. I called and began pleading my case and she was being unresponsive like nothing. Mid-way through my two minute rant, I realized I called by WC and not the supervisor. I had been complaining to her about my TA and poor thing didn't know what was going on. BUT from that we bonded and she's really terrific. We walked through my planing document line by line, went over questions, she gave me suggestions, made updates, etc... She's fantastic...even going to try and get the price of the chivalry chairs down too...so I can have them at both the ceremony and the reception. FINGERS crossed. 

       

      Oh and Chong she mentioned that you asked to do hanging bouquets from your chairs and move them to the reception to. Glad you took that piece of advice. $$$ saver. You girls all know by now, I love anything that saves me money on all of this. :)

       

      Oh and another, not so happy, surprise...Lomas came back with quotes on the purple flowers. The ones you all liked, $350 per bouquet. Forget it! I think I have it figured out though. Not exactly what I wanted but I still like it and only $60 each. 

       

      I'l keep you all posted on what my WC says about the switching out the make-up and make-up trial for two more updo's in the first spa package. I hope it is good news! Really won't save that much but every little bit adds up!


      Amanda ~ Marrying Stephen on October 10th 2010 at Azul Sensatori

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      #9253 chong

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        Posted 30 July 2010 - 02:44 PM


         

        Originally Posted by amandamarieb 





        Good luck! My cousin did that. My suggestion pull everything and anything. Try them all on bc you don't know what you'll like on. Also, if you spend too much time looking for the ones you think you'll want the others girls will snatch them all up. If you have a lot, you an use the dresses in your heap to barter with the other brides for the ones that they have on and you like. Isn't  that always the case, you see someone try something on at a sample sale and then you want it?
         

        Good idea about BM's flowers. I thought about that but I wanted to have them for photos in between and I wanted to the reception site to have them when people got there too. 

         

        What time does your recepetion end? I think with all of my guests and yours, its going to be one crazy night at the mojito bar. 
         


        Yeah.. after the pictures we will get those flowers on the centerpiece. Not sure how it will all work out but that is the plan.

        Since our wedding is at 530pm.. I am guessing our reception will start about 6pm and end around 10pm or so. We will be at the bar afterward so we will definitely celebrating our wedding together! how exciting!!!

         

        Originally Posted by TLGnhci 





        The Running of the Brides is an event where "designer" dresses are on sale for $250, %500, and $700.  I got up at 4am to drive to DC, stand in line for two hours, the second hour of which was as sardines and because there was no order to the progression of the line, people were "butting."  When we finally got to the door, they let in a few people at a time which was an awful idea b/c this led to the first few groups getting like 40 dresses per group.  By the time I got inside, all the racks were emptied and without one dress in hand, I couldn't barter at all.  My mom and friend went off to try and find a nice person to offer one for no return.  I had to stay put so they could find me.  It was chaos and not fun.  I finally got some dresses and was not impressed.  They were definitely samples, some which had not been taken care of, and some looked like they were from the 80s.  I am looking for a mermaid type or fitted in the top and then flowy type dress which every time I even asked a group who had tons of dresses, they said they hadn't seen many.  Most I got my hands on were ball gown or Aline.  Honestly, we probably didn't give it our best effort and it may have been a much better idea to go later in the day.  We were over it by 10am.  I really only saw 2 or 3 gowns that I would have bought and they were already on other brides. 

         

        So, all in all, not an enjoyable experience for me.  I was really hopeful and positive but I guess it just wasn't meant to be.  Luckily, I still have plenty of time so maybe my luck will change, and I will find that special dress that will make that dreamy man of mine melt!

         

        Staying positive ~ On a good note, Got my approval from Azul today ~ Definitely 5/2/11.  About to leave for some shopping with my daughter who is 13 and a junior bridesmaid.  Gonna look for some bridesmaid dresses and DIY/invitation type stuff.  Have a great day girls, and thank you all so much for the "luck wishes!"

         





         


         


        Oh I am sorry to hear that this didn't work out. Don't get discouraged.. I am sure you will find one that you will fall in love with. FYI - it always look fun when you watch people doing it in the movie or something. I guess it's not so much fun in reality.

         

        Originally Posted by amandamarieb 

        Ok so funny story. I NEVER call my WC and today I was supposed to call my TA's supervisor to discuss all of the problems that I have had with her. I called and began pleading my case and she was being unresponsive like nothing. Mid-way through my two minute rant, I realized I called by WC and not the supervisor. I had been complaining to her about my TA and poor thing didn't know what was going on. BUT from that we bonded and she's really terrific. We walked through my planing document line by line, went over questions, she gave me suggestions, made updates, etc... She's fantastic...even going to try and get the price of the chivalry chairs down too...so I can have them at both the ceremony and the reception. FINGERS crossed. 

         

        Oh and Chong she mentioned that you asked to do hanging bouquets from your chairs and move them to the reception to. Glad you took that piece of advice. $$$ saver. You girls all know by now, I love anything that saves me money on all of this. :)

         

        Oh and another, not so happy, surprise...Lomas came back with quotes on the purple flowers. The ones you all liked, $350 per bouquet. Forget it! I think I have it figured out though. Not exactly what I wanted but I still like it and only $60 each. 

         

        I'l keep you all posted on what my WC says about the switching out the make-up and make-up trial for two more updo's in the first spa package. I hope it is good news! Really won't save that much but every little bit adds up!


        I am glad Carolina is being super helpful. She's been very nice and helpful to me. I am glad she is able to work out the deals for you on the chairs. We didn't really care for the chairs so there is out money saver! oohh... flowers are just too expensive.

         

        Sweet! let me know about the spa package. I was going to ask but I haven't had a changce to... I have 3 bridesmaids - one updo and two blowdry.



        #9254 chong

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          Posted 30 July 2010 - 02:47 PM

          Amanda, where are you having your reception at?



          #9255 jazz04

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            Posted 30 July 2010 - 03:22 PM

            Hey girls just wanted to share our wedding website at www.weddingwire.com/danandjasmine

             

            I was told also today that uncovered chairs for the ceremony are unlimited and only covered chairs are charged for that is awesome!



            #9256 Mahalo79

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              Posted 30 July 2010 - 04:25 PM

              Hi ladies!  So we are in the process of picking our wedding package.  is it my imagingation or is the free sweet wedding package actually the same or better than the pearl package??  i think we will ask for the free package and then spend the money on photographer.  FI is not sold on a private reception, he thinks the restaurant is just fine.  I am not sure, I need to find a review from someone who's done it!  Then we would just go to the disco after?  I am going to talk to my Mom about it, if she will pay for it then FI has no argument to why we can't have it lol.  Crossing my fingers!  Anyone else going to the Spoon?  Do you have to just decorate your own tables or just have it how the restaurant already looks.  I am not sure about this!



              #9257 Mahalo79

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                Posted 30 July 2010 - 04:32 PM

                Oh and I was going to post this link, I tried on this dress and fell in love with it, but don't want to buy the 3rd dress I try on, so many more out there!  I am only about 5'4 and have no curves, so I love this dress makes me feel like I have some.  Just wanted to share!  I am wondering if it is beachy enough?  I guess it is appropriate!  Also it is under $800 with 25% off if I get it before end of august.  Maybe I have been watching too many say yes to the dress episodes with 10,000 dresses, but isn't that super reasonable?! 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                I tried it on in diamond white.  can you see it? 

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                #9258 MaggieandJay

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                  Posted 30 July 2010 - 05:20 PM



                  Originally Posted by Mahalo79 

                  Oh and I was going to post this link, I tried on this dress and fell in love with it, but don't want to buy the 3rd dress I try on, so many more out there!  I am only about 5'4 and have no curves, so I love this dress makes me feel like I have some.  Just wanted to share!  I am wondering if it is beachy enough?  I guess it is appropriate!  Also it is under $800 with 25% off if I get it before end of august.  Maybe I have been watching too many say yes to the dress episodes with 10,000 dresses, but isn't that super reasonable?! 

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  I tried it on in diamond white.  can you see it? 



                  I really like it! I think it's very simple and if you like it I say go for it!!! I am 5'4" as well so I feel your pain!

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                  Maggie and Jay GOT married on May 15th 2011 at Azul Sensatori. Best International Wedding EVER!

                  #9259 Mahalo79

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                    Posted 30 July 2010 - 06:03 PM



                    Originally Posted by Ms.H 



                     

                     

                    Agreed! It totally sucks!!! And I dont understand why its like that???


                    they are an american company!  they shouldn't discriminate against us canadians, there are lots of us!  waaahhh!!!



                    #9260 Less is more

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                      Posted 30 July 2010 - 06:49 PM

                      I was excited to see the free wedding offered at AS now.  When we first booked it wasn't offered.  So Fi and I are trying to decide if we should stay at AS the entire time instead of going to a different resort for the honeymoon.  I must say I could use the extra dollars someplace else.  I am very interested in seeing photos of how you ladies decorated your receptions.  I just can't picture it all coming together.  Well, study break time over.  I can't wait to get this board exam done so i can get off the noob status!  






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