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#171 NJ_bride

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    Posted 10 November 2008 - 04:09 PM

    Hi Ladies! So I had a really fun and productive weekend. I had my makeup trial at MAC and I looked gorgeous! I should have taken pics but you will all see the look in my wedding picks. If anyone lives in NY or NJ Philip at the MAC store in Short Hills is unbelievable. I haven't felt that pretty in a long time. I also completed my letter for the welcome bags, wrapped gifts for attendants, surveyed FH and I's clothees for week of trip, and picked up some travel items. The best part of my weekend is that I recieved a phone call yesterday that my friend and her boyfriend booked for my wedding. I am soo excited, this is the girl whom I was best friends with and had a falling out but have since rekindled the friendship. Her presence is very important to me, I'm soo excited! That leaves us with 47 total attending!

    My diet is going great and the weight is really coming off. 2nd fitting on a Wednesday night! 25 days to go!

    #172 kevsgirl

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      Posted 10 November 2008 - 08:15 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Simistar
      I used a mini palm tree punch! I'm stuck working with a black & white laser printer, so I can't put colourful clip art on or anything, so that was my solution:-) I also used a "corner rounder" punch for the corners...
      Simistar - I love that punch! I worked on our programs last night and I had bought the same punch a while back and tried it out finally. It's so detailed! I don't know how I'm going to incorporate it yet, but maybe on the drinks menu.
      I'll take a pic tonight of the programs and some of my stuff, I promise!


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      How long did your ladies alterations take on your dresses? I just picked mine up from the bridal store yesterday, so gotta get in to get that done. Did you take it to the seamstress your bridal store recommened or works with or did you guys use someone else? I'm just afraid of going to a random one (tho I got my dress from city 2 hours away so would like to not have to drive back there for alterations) & if they aren't familiar with the designer of my dress, you think there could be issues with my alterations?
      I just bought my dress in October, so I went to the seamstress about 2 weeks ago. I think you shoudl go ASAP. The usually want about a month lead time. I'm sure they can do it in the time you've got, but better safe than sorry! The store I bought my dress from had a few seamstresses they recommend. They gave me one woman's card because she had great reviews and lived near to me. She works from her basement, but has been doing dresses for 15 years. I don't think it necessarily matters if they know your designer, but more experience. In my situation, she has experience altering really large dresses and doing mega bustles... I'm ending up with 6 or 7....! What does your dress look like
      Also, you know what sucks! The dress was little big when we ordered it & now when I went to pick up & try on, now it freakin fits..even little snug! WTF!!! I've been working out trying to LOSE weight for wedding & looks like I've gained! ERRRRRRRRRRRRR
      Hi Ladies! So I had a really fun and productive weekend. I had my makeup trial at MAC and I looked gorgeous! ... I also completed my letter for the welcome bags, wrapped gifts for attendants, surveyed FH and I's clothees for week of trip, and picked up some travel items. The best part of my weekend is that I recieved a phone call yesterday that my friend and her boyfriend booked for my wedding.
      Talk about an awesome weekend, NJ bride! You are so on the ball, it's kind of worrying me! Glad to hear such a positive review of MAC. A coworker told me to go there today and said she used them for her wedding and they don't always make people up to look as freaky as the store workers look. :)
      Great news too about all the stuff you accomplished and your bf coming! AND your weight! You're doing great!


      #173 sonyasea

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        Posted 10 November 2008 - 08:42 PM

        Hey, Tracy!

        I'm December 20, 2008! Getting butterflies, it feels so soon. What do you have left to do?

        Best,
        Leeza

        #174 Simistar

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          Posted 10 November 2008 - 08:53 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by NJ_bride
          Hi Ladies! So I had a really fun and productive weekend. I had my makeup trial at MAC and I looked gorgeous!
          Hey -- question for you -- and Kevsgirl -- since you both mentioned going to MAC...
          Do they show you HOW to put the make-up on...?
          (Otherwise, I'm not sure why I'd go beforehand...BUT, if they show you HOW to apply the make-up, then I'll go for sure!)
          I'm a little worried about my resort's salon/spa since it's new and hasn't been reviewed...so if they can't do make-up well, I'll have to do it myself...and I'm not that good at it
          How long did your ladies alterations take on your dresses? I just picked mine up from the bridal store yesterday, so gotta get in to get that done. Did you take it to the seamstress your bridal store recommened or works with or did you guys use someone else?
          The shop I bought my dress from has a seamstress that comes to the store...I was worried after reading horror stories from girls going to bad seamstresses, or seamstresses that had just not worked on wedding dresses before...
          But I googled the seamstress and found really good reviews on her...
          I suggest you do that too!
          There's probably a local forum for your area (maybe on Wedding Bee? ) where you can get some recommendations and reviews...
          But don't just take it anywhere because you're feeling rushed...At least take an hour to do some research...and make sure the seamstress has experience working on WEDDING dresses!
          Driving two hours seems a bit much since you'll probably have to go back for a second fitting as well...BUT, if it's going to save you worrying, maybe it's worth it:-)

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by kevsgirl
          [COLOR="Indigo"]Simistar - I love that punch! I worked on our programs last night and I had bought the same punch a while back and tried it out finally. It's so detailed! I don't know how I'm going to incorporate it yet, but maybe on the drinks menu.
          I'll take a pic tonight of the programs and some of my stuff, I promise!
          Cool! Post a pic(s)! I think that would look great on the drinks menu!

          #175 amy706

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            Posted 11 November 2008 - 07:56 AM

            hey ladies,

            I'm out of town the next 2 weekends and then I leave for Mexico so I put up my planning thread a bit early. In case you didnt see it-

            http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t31997
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            #176 arhoyaltres

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              Posted 11 November 2008 - 12:52 PM

              I had a GREAT weekend. My bachelorette party was AWESOME and my bday yesterday was just as GREAT. I will try and post pictures (if they are appropriate...lol).

              We haven't resolved anything in terms of Secrets Capri double booking our wedding. This week I am contacting the WC's manager because the WC still hasn't been very up front with us as well as now she's saying I can't have my wedding rehearsal when we were originally supposed to have it because she has a wedding during that same time. So how is she going to be able to handle two weddings at the same time if she can't handle a rehearsal & wedding at the same time?

              #177 NJ_bride

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                Posted 11 November 2008 - 01:08 PM

                Kevsgirl: LMAO about not making you look like the people in the store! My FH calls them the clownie people. But no, I did not look anything like that, very light, natural, I couldn't even feel I was wearing make up and I never ever wore foundation in my life!

                Simistar: He gave me a hand mirror to use while he did the makeup, so i could see how he did it. He explained why he was using every product and how to apply it. I'm good with make up and very familiar with their products and still learned some tricks. At the end he made me an eye chart which is a pic of the eye and where he put each color and the color name so I can follow it at home. In my experiences with MAC just tell them you don't know how to use a product and they will show you even if you just stop by the counter in a department store.

                arhoyaltres: Happy Bday and bachlorette!

                #178 niels408

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                  Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:56 PM

                  Amy706-
                  have a good time & since your wedding is a few days before mine, I'm sure I'll be seeing you around the resort! let me know if you'd like to meet up! I'm there Dec. 3rd-10th :)

                  I tried to look back, but didn't see it specifically posted, but what are your diets you ladies are doing right now that were down to less than a month?

                  I need all the help i can get right now!!! Ahhhh, the day is coming sooo soon!

                  Thanks for all your help!

                  #179 Simistar

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                    Posted 11 November 2008 - 05:03 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by arhoyaltres
                    We haven't resolved anything in terms of Secrets Capri double booking our wedding. This week I am contacting the WC's manager because the WC still hasn't been very up front with us as well as now she's saying I can't have my wedding rehearsal when we were originally supposed to have it because she has a wedding during that same time. So how is she going to be able to handle two weddings at the same time if she can't handle a rehearsal & wedding at the same time?
                    Geeeeez....what a PITA!
                    Simistar: In my experiences with MAC just tell them you don't know how to use a product and they will show you even if you just stop by the counter in a department store.
                    Cool! Good to know...I will have to schedule a MAC trip before I go...
                    I've heard they charge you to do this, but will credit that money towards whatever products you purchase...?

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by niels408
                    I tried to look back, but didn't see it specifically posted, but what are your diets you ladies are doing right now that were down to less than a month?
                    My FI and I just finished doing a month-long cleanse diet...UUgh! But it worked! He took off like 12 -15 pounds...of course, I only ended up taking off about 5 to 7 pounds...but I'm still half doing it until we leave, so hopefully a few more will come off:-)

                    #180 Simistar

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                      Posted 12 November 2008 - 02:12 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by amy706
                      hey ladies,

                      I'm out of town the next 2 weekends and then I leave for Mexico so I put up my planning thread a bit early. In case you didnt see it-

                      http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t31997
                      Everything looks amazing! Good work girl! You deserve a break:-)




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