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#1331 echo2_62

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    Posted 27 September 2009 - 07:00 PM

    Emily - welcome to the DPA thread! How long are you going to be at the resort after your wedding? I'll be getting there on April 12th so it'd be exciting to hear how your wedding was if we're both there at the same time! Our actual wedding date isn't until the end of that week on the 16th. What wedding pkg are you doing?

    Dee - that storm yesterday was RIDICULOUS! I'm in the very north end of Calgary and it got us more than friends of ours 20 minutes south even. LOL, for the second time this season our bbq was rolling across the deck too! Last time it toppled right off but this time we caught it - literally! Hope you survive without your internet over the next few weeks. I'm not sure what kind of farming you have, but all I can picture is cows tipping over right now LOL! What a crazy bit of weather that was!

    #1332 Jenna20

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      Posted 27 September 2009 - 09:09 PM

      Wow...ladies, I cant believe the weather was THAT crazy...I heard about the warning. I was in Red Deer and Ponoka area yest. Dee sorry to hear about the damage you suffered, thats terrible. Glad to hear no one was hurt.

      So I went to S2 today, ordered my dress. They were able to do the measurements right there! I think there was communication break down, so glad I didn't show up at Sonias for a fitting...weird though. Seems like the two girls are on diff pages. Nontheless...dress IS ordered and expect mid-end of January! Which is great, I didnt expect it to arrive so soon.

      Also went to the Bridal Expo today...great resources for local weddings...a few travel agencies there. They also had Ethos and House of Brides huge wedding dress sale. There were also registries and options for invitations, Buttercream bakery and options for cakes. Actually a great assortment of things. However, not as helpful for destination weddings I didn't find.

      Welcome to the Forum Emily!

      Hope everyone had a great weekend! :)

      #1333 mwcfarms

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        Posted 28 September 2009 - 05:06 PM

        Hey Ladies, fiance was so worried about not having internet so he can keep an eye on grain prices and tractor porn lol he bought me an air card. Lol tractor porn is what I call when he browses all the new and used stuff for sale hehe. So I am back up and running. YAY. I know the wind today is still ridiculous not as high as other night but ok. I should really take some pics and show you guys. There were spruce trees 4 feet to 5 feet around ripped totally out of the ground. Sad amount of destruction. Anyways I am back and running. Talk soon.

        #1334 echo2_62

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          Posted 30 September 2009 - 11:57 AM

          Hehe, don't worry about the extra posts Emily! I think we've all had the same issues once or twice :)

          We're with the paradise package right now too, but I doubt that we'll be upgrading. We knew from the beginning that we would definitely have more than 20 people for our wedding so right away the additional costs for the reception alone were adding up really, really quickly.
          A couple of the other girls had mentioned that there were other reception options in the price range of $18-45USD/plate and I heard from Jacy yesterday and she is talking with the chef and the food/beverage manager to find out what kind of menu would be available. And I think because we have larger numbers, around 50 ppl, our meal may have to be a buffet which I think will be okay if it is a more private reception. We figured this was a better option for us, even if it does mean paying a bit extra for the other add-ons.
          We haven't figured out where to have our reception yet either. That's next on the list, because I know there are a couple other weddings on our date already. So far it doesn't seem to be any of the girls on this site though

          #1335 echo2_62

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            Posted 30 September 2009 - 11:57 AM

            Hehe, don't worry about the extra posts Emily! I think we've all had the same issues once or twice :)

            We're with the paradise package right now too, but I doubt that we'll be upgrading. We knew from the beginning that we would definitely have more than 20 people for our wedding so right away the additional costs for the reception alone were adding up really, really quickly.
            A couple of the other girls had mentioned that there were other reception options in the price range of $18-45USD/plate and I heard from Jacy yesterday and she is talking with the chef and the food/beverage manager to find out what kind of menu would be available. And I think because we have larger numbers, around 50 ppl, our meal may have to be a buffet which I think will be okay if it is a more private reception. We figured this was a better option for us, even if it does mean paying a bit extra for the other add-ons.
            We haven't figured out where to have our reception yet either. That's next on the list, because I know there are a couple other weddings on our date already. So far it doesn't seem to be any of the girls on this site though

            #1336 Kim08

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              Posted 30 September 2009 - 12:20 PM

              Leaving tomorrow morning! I am so excited!

              #1337 echo2_62

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                Posted 30 September 2009 - 12:26 PM

                YAY KIM!!! SOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU! Okay yes and sufficiently jealous too :)

                Have a WONDERFUL time and of course take lots of pictures and notes for your review that we'll all be waiting for after your return!

                #1338 mwcfarms

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                  Posted 30 September 2009 - 03:59 PM

                  Oh Kim, Precongrats. Everything will be perfect and I cant wait to see pictures.

                  #1339 Ginalyn

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                    Posted 30 September 2009 - 08:24 PM

                    Hooray KIM!!! I can't wait to hear all about your trip. Everything is going to be fabulous! Have the best time!


                    #1340 badrianne

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                      Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:03 AM

                      Wow haven't been on in awhile.

                      Welcome Emily! - I was wanting a rehearsal dinner as well until I heard about Ginalynn's experience (posted in this thread, I think). It sounded really informal so now I'm thinking I'll have the wedding party meet up for the rehearsal and then we'll just eat together... or not. Since everyone is going to b together for at least 3 nights I figure I don't want to make my wedding party eat at a certain resturaunt every nite (like if they really want sushi or something). I figure we'll do all the rehearsal speeches, etc at the welcome cocktail party the night before (i.e. just all meet up at baracuda bar).

                      Reception dinner is a stress because I really want to rent out el patio but I'll have to wait until closer to know if it's available so it's hard to plan table clothes/decorations. I'm hoping to do like echo and get one of the cheaper entree options because we should have around 50 people as well. Who knows though because none of my guests are signing up yet. We sent the STD out in May and 50 people have said yes but only 9 have book the resort. grrr plus none of my wedding party have booked yet. I'm going to send out the invites in January... hopefully that reminds people.

                      Everyone, are you having the same problem getting a head count/guest commitment?

                      I just bought our plane tickets, YAY with travel insurance. We got a 6am flight out of SFO to arrive in Cancun at 3pm. We will rent a car and buy OOT bag stuff and deposible cell phones in Cancun. I want to give the MOH and BMa phone so the guests have contact people (other then me) during their stay. We depart 8 days later at 4:50pm and get home at 11:30 pm.

                      Sorry to hear about the storms.

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