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Calling all November 2009 Brides!

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#281 Erika J

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    Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:16 PM

    Originally Posted by EDRBride2009
    I am only having one bridesmaid, my sister, so I pretty much let her pick what she wanted. I told her my colors and let her go from there. She is going with a strapless chocolate brown dress that I think is perfect! (WTOO style 426) Not sure yet if she is going to wear the ribbon
    This is a beautiful dress!

    #282 Erika J

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      Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:17 PM

      Originally Posted by MegaShay
      Erika, what about BM dresses with an empire waist ... I think they are flattering on all shapes (esp post-baby!). My 2 BMs are wearing WTOO style 416 ... they have so many cute dresses on their website, check it out if you haven't already! :)
      Megan- this dress is beachy, love it, do you mind if you share how much they cost?

      #283 Erika J

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        Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:21 PM

        Originally Posted by Hoosierfan
        Hey Erika - I have 3 bridesmaids who will be new moms just before we get married and bridesmaids across the size spectrum (there are 7 total), so I chose the Belsoie style #1069 in tea length. It's empire-waisted just enough to flatter any size without looking like a tent! I think I worried more about the BM dress than my own after being stuck with some not-so-flattering BM dresses!
        Hoosierfan- can I also ask how much these were? and where did you order from (my CO buddy)?

        #284 Erika J

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          Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:22 PM

          thanks megan, I also looked at a watters and watters dress that my sis loved but it was like $300, Since there are only 2 I am trying to pay for their dresses since they paid thier own travel.

          #285 Hoosierfan

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            Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:51 PM

            Hey Erika! They are $190 now (I believe the price went up this month) and I bought mine at Colorado Bridal Collection if you want to see the real dress. I think they listed at $170 when I bought them - you may find them cheaper online? Since I bought my wedding dress there, I also got 10% off, so a pretty good deal for my BMs!
            http://www.whenismyw....a87ad6d9f7.gif Wedding Ticker from WhenIsMyWedding.com

            #286 Chicagogirl

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              Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:55 PM


              I just found this post!!!! This is great.... we are getting married November 14, 2009 at the Iberostar Tucan... I am so excited, but also starting to get a little stressed!!!!

              I have not found bridesmaid dresses yet.... I was thinking a dark blue / teal color.

              This is a great string I will have to sit and read through it!!!!!

              #287 Chicagogirl

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                Posted 13 April 2009 - 05:28 PM

                Originally Posted by Erika J
                It is apple green and aqua.

                here is an inspiration board with my actual pashminas and BM gifts (vera bradley bags):
                Click the image to open in full size.

                I have not totally decided on reception decore. I am thinking of all whites and nuetrals with hints of green and aqua. So I could see the girls wearing green, aqua, or champange.

                I love the colors!!!! that green is great.....hmmm I will have to decide. I read through most of the posts! I am excited that we can all plan together!!!

                Things I have done:

                -- booked our trip (flight and rooms)
                -- booked photographer
                -- found my dress!!!!! It already came in and I LOVE it...
                -- asked everyone in our wedding party
                -- sent out STD's
                -- booked makeup artist
                -- got our block of rooms from our TA
                -- some people have already booked!

                Things I need to do soon:

                -- order invitations
                -- start figuring out all the LEGAL stuff.... does anyone have advice for this?
                -- decide on OOT bags....

                any advice for sending out invitations... I was thinking mid- May... but I still have to order ours!!!

                -- Jen

                #288 Blooroze

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                  Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:35 PM

                  Great thread girls! I've only read a bit of it so far though... 30 pages, whew!!

                  I'm getting married on November 25th, 2009 at Iberostar Varadero. We decided on Cuba because it's somewhere a lot of people have never been and the price is a little lower than other Carribean destinations. All of our guests (and us!) are Canadian, so no problems there. We also decided not to have a wedding party for a couple of reasons. First of all we thought it might be weird to have 1/2 the guests standing up with us as BMs and GMs and the other 1/2 sitting and watching the wedding.... but more importantly we wanted to avoid the drama of having to choose! I have THREE friends that I guarantee would EXPECT (not just hope) to be my MOH... And the one I would actually choose would probably be a bad choice because she's not particularly organized and doesn't care that much about weddings!!

                  So far I have:
                  -booked the actual time for the ceremony (2pm)
                  -booked the trip (about 20+ guests have booked so far as well)
                  -found and bought my dress (although it's living at the store until I get my alterations done in September)
                  -done LOTS of research, especially on BDW!
                  -made our wedding website with trip and booking info for the guests

                  I still need to:
                  -figure out and make OOT bags (and decide if I even want to do them??)
                  -decide how my hair will be and if I'll wear a veil
                  -book the reception dinner at the resort
                  -send all the necessary guest/legal info to the resort wedding coordinator
                  -arrange the ceremony on the beach (technically they give a beach gazebo option but no beach option... but I hear that you can specially request to have it on the actual beach so I'm crossing my fingers!!)
                  -decide groom's outfit
                  -see a local makeup artist to decide how I'll have my makeup and learn to do it myself
                  -lots more than I can't currently think of!

                  We're not sending out invitations because it was easier to just do it by word of mouth. We didn't really have a specific guestlist... just sort of any of our closer friends and immediate family that's willing to pay!! We're expecting about 30 people.

                  That's about it for now! I'll keep trudging through everyone else's posts now. :)

                  #289 Jess

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                    Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:44 PM

                    Welcome Blooroze!!

                    #290 Prettyhazardous

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                      Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:59 PM

                      Im soo glad to hear that I'm not the only 11.09 bride who already has her gown lol. i've had it for almost a month now... I just made my big order to OTC for my OOT bags a few items for inside and my raffia fans. I'm soo excited. We have 38 ppl booked and are expecting ab 4 more to book soon. I'm currently working on OOT bags. We just picked our reception site as well. Everything's coming along great...

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