Originally Posted by mmc1105
I think it's a matter of preference. We are going to get closer to the date of Mexico and see if we have time to do it before or after. I look at it as, we are getting married infront of our family and friends in Mexico so that is without a doubt "my wedding". The Legal ceremoney really if you think about it nothing but a paper for the government.
We took the same attitude as Maggie on this. Even though we went to a JP before Mexico, there is absolutely no doubt in our minds that our Mexico wedding is OUR WEDDING. Our legal day was a private affair and was a wonderful, emotional day. It will always hold a special place in our hearts but our Mexico wedding is the one we poured our blood, sweat, tears, and money into. I was worried that if we went to the JP before Mexico that it would take away from our wedding day. Many brides are anxious about this and nothing could be farther from the truth!!! Not a one has ever said their wedding day felt less special or less real b/c they were already legally married.
As for why we got legally married first, it was because we just didn't want the hassle or extra hoops you need to jump through to have it legal in Mexico. Wedding planning is so not my thing, and adding on just the few extra things I would have needed to do would have been too much.
Originally Posted by KittenHeart
First of all, I don't know if I've met you before, my name is Amy!
I LOVE your color scheme and ideas. The gold and this fuschia/magenta deal is fantastic!
I like the idea of orchids but you're right, that could get pricey. Another girl on here had a fushia orchid theme and it was simiply stunning!
I don't know if this will make sense to you... but this was my first thought. I was thinking ok, you could pick a time period or taste that you like and have one of the colors be a focused theme but still keeping the other.
For example, say you love vintage... books, frames, trinkets etc. Doesn't all have to be the same thing, but it's all vintage & gold. OR Art Deco, or modern... so everything if it's modern is sleek and has clean lines and it could be different items (not just birds or starfish etc)
I'd have fuschia as your color... then I'd do the accent color in your theme or taste. Vintage gold picture frames as table numbers. Vintage gold trinket atop your cake... vintage looking placecards write in a gold metallic pen... gold chiavari chairs... gold jewlery for you and your girls, fushia dresses for them, fushia hair flower/feather/accessory etc.
Just a suggestion off the top of my head!
If ever a person were born for event planning, it's you!!
Originally Posted by gom4good
Hi All Im very new to the site and have been trawling through pages and pages of previous posts- all very inspiring!
to the thread!