I feel like we've monopolized this site a little bit! I'd love to hear from the other brides that are getting married, especially those that are getting married at the same time. I remember there were a couple we were talking to, but everybody seems to have vanished! oups
C came up with a good idea for name cards for the tables. We've gotten pictures of all of our guests, and we're putting a little stand up picture of each of them on their plates. There's a border that we've colour coded and have put their name on the back so the waiters will know who's eating what food, and also so people at the tables will know what everybody's names are. I think it's kind of funny, and if they remember where the picture was taken, it can be a conversation starter too. I'm going to get my programs from Fine Finds, as well as maybe bottle labels which we'll stick on bottles for our table numbers. They're white with orange coral on them, so I think it fits the theme well.
You're right, I'm not going to worry about getting a bunch more gifts. I do want to get my sister something more, but I'll have to think about that. She's been really great, and her bf has been too. We've invited them to take the limo to the airport with us, but I want to do something more. They just bought a new house, so maybe I'll get them something for their place, that they move into the day we arrive.
O my goodness, our flight times got changed. They're brutal. We leave Vancouver at 12 (noon), arrive at the hotel at almost 12 (midnight), with a stopover in Saskatoon!. Not so bad...but, we leave Cancun at 11pm on May 2nd, and arrive in Vancouver at 6am on May 3rd. Our vacation was supposed to end on May 2nd, so anybody who has to work on the 3rd could be really screwed! I also heard Sunwing is notoriously late, so we'll likely get in more at 8am, so people will have a really hard time getting to work that day. Like we have a teacher coming, who has until the 2nd off, and he lives in Sooke, so he's in trouble. My dad and great aunt ended up having to change to a Monday-Monday flight because the flight times were better and my great aunt (90 years old), can't be in a plane for 12 hours.
I think the shirts for the FG and RB are great! You're right, they'll really like being given a bit of extra attention and this is a really cute way of doing that. I think that's a super idea.
C. got a shirt, but hated it, so he's returned it and now the guys have no shirts. I"m not worrying about it. Maybe they'll walk down the aisle in sandals and pants, no shirt. Haha, that would be so funny. I'd be mad, but it's a real possibility at this point:) The guys have leather sandals from Kenneth Cole, dressy linen (beige) pants, and we're hoping for fitted white shirts. We're doing orange/teal for our colours, so my shoes are orange, and my earrings are teal. Orange is the main colour though. I wanted to be a bit different and everybody seems to do blue.
Yah we found some really great latin instrumental only music for before the ceremony, then for the actual ceremony we might have the same??, for the processional, we have 'This is love' (Bob Marley), I do (Colbie Caillat), and a couple others. I'm just going to put them on a seperate ipod, in order, and then try to time it so it makes sense.
I hadn't actually thought about a walk through. Its a really great idea though. Yah maybe the morning before we can ask our wedding party to meet at the ceremony location, go through a run through, and say we'll grab bk after. Or we could do it a couple evenings before, and make reservations for 10 at one of the restaurants, and do a informal dinner there after. Thanks, that's a really good idea.
I think it would be so nice to have him walk in with his mom. I think you could have him go first or last, I think the tradition though is for him to walk in first. Are the bridesmaids walking in with the groomsmen, or on their own? Mine are walking in together, so him and his mom could either walk in first, or I think he wants to just be at the front and not do the walk down. I'll have to get together with one of the bridesmaids though and see how fast we would walk down the aisle though (and guess how long it is from pictures), cause I want to make sure one song will be a good length for them.
I don't think its weird at all to use that song! If anything, its a huge compliment to her. I honestly see nothing wrong with that.
My stagette... I broke two of my toes, and did significant other damage to my left foot. Hopefully I'll be able to walk down the aisle in my shoes, because right now, I'm far from putting weight on it, or putting my foot in shoes at all. Hum, other then that it was so great. We skied then did wine tasting with a couple cheese, olive and antipasto plates on Friday, Saturday we went snow-shoeing, then came back to the condo, my sister had everybody partner up and make a dinner dish using a secret ingredient (ginger), so my sister made candied ginger martini's, the other girls made food, and then I rated then and the 'losers' had to drink shots with me (my sister won, so everybody ended up doing shots), then a couple drinking games and getting ready, off to the bar, broke my toes. Then recovery/ceasars/bk on Sunday and drove home:) Yah it was a lot of fun, you're going to have such a great time. I was lucky, the girls didn't make me dress up silly, I wore a sexy red dress, and everybody else wore black sexy dresses, so that was really nice. I'm actually really sad mine is over, but I have my bridal shower in a couple weeks so that will be really fun too.
Good luck at yours! Let me know how it goes:)