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I'm not even purchasing centerpieces there! I'm hoping the scenery speaks for itself!! I think the tables will be filled enough with what favors I bring, cutlery, stemware, place settings etc... so I'm hoping they don't look empty, and if there is a "Head table" I'm just going to use all of our bouquets - this is my plan, I hope it works!! I have enough to stress about!
I agree- I'm not sure yet if I'll do centerpieces there but I know I'm not going to do them myself. I'm just not that crafty, honestly, and I'll have enough stuff to bring down there with me. I have thought about getting some flowers for the table at the ceremony and if they can be used at our reception as well then maybe I'll go for that.

I've been MIA for a few days and had some pages to catch up on lol. Welcome to Jennywong and KPETT10! I've had one of those weeks at work where I just did not stop- no time for sneaking on to the forums. It seems to have slowed down a bit now, obviously blush2.gif

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It will be a pain in the butt to lug all the extra wedding stuff, but it's why we have guest!! and BM and GM! I will be making a small bag or 2 for someone to add to their luggage, with a list of what is in it so if they have problems a, they will know what is in it.
Well thankfully my friends seem to be good at packing, so they were mostly only taking one bag each for their own things and since our airline allows two pieces of baggage per person I am SO giving people an extra bag to bring! And of course, complete with a packing list for each bag.

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Like you suzy and Melidell I think I am starting to think, I really don't need centerpieces. But what the heck, they were cheap, easy to make,light weight. I might as well bring them.

Ha Ha My friends too are really good packer's.Not me, it's why the FI is so stressed out everytime I mention another thing I am bring lol.. poor guy!! he carries all my bags.

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Oh I am totally the best packer!!! We have to do long distance drives to go see FI's family and he is always amazed at how much I can get packed into the car!! Haha, his responsibility is to get everything he wants packed out on the bed, or at the back door. Also, I'm a borderline control freak so if I don't pack then I worry too much about having missed something and I get really frustrated if something DID get forgotten. I'm ridiculous!! But at least that way I can only blame myself for being stupid and forgetting things! But at least its good because then I always know how much needs to be packed to come with us!

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Hi girls! I am getting married on April 10, 2010 as well!
Welcome to the thread!

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so just realized i had pages and pages of this thread to catch up on. Congrats and welcome to all the new april brides! and to all of you worried about guests not booking yet, there is still plenty of time! i just got off the phone with my TA and she said she could still book people 2 weeks in advance. airfare might be more expensive, but there will still be hotel rooms. the advantages of getting married in April!

Things i've realized I'm behind...1) bridesmaids dresses - anyone know how long it takes to get them in? 2)i ordered my wedding dress back in may. i was told it be in in september and i still haven't heard anything. should i be worried? have most of you seen your actual dresses?
this is my 150th post! can't wait to go check out all the attachments :)
Congrats on getting to 150 posts!

I would definitely give the bridal shop a call to see why your dress has not come in yet, but they should have called you if there was an unexpected delay. Iâ€ve heard from various bridal shops that bridesmaids†dresses could take 8-12 weeks to come in, unless you buy them off the rack or from a department store. I have not ordered my bridesmaids dresses yet either. My sister and I plan to go shopping for them in a couple of weeks. Like Suzy mentioned, I also have a couple of designs picked out online that could be shipped pretty quickly as a backup.

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lol I feel the same way, I always worry I will forgot to pack something ,I usualy go to Cuba and there is no walmart there. So I end up packing everything (I mean everything) and then realize I only use 15-30% of the stuff I pack. I vouched to myself my last solo trip I would not ever over pack again. The wedding will be my test!

My FI can pack his own bag, but we will not let me touch packing the car, he usually even will unpack my bag, to re-pack it probably lol.. I'm bad.. I wish I had your control when it comes down to packing.

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So this is what I was thinking. Most of us will be meeting each other in April. And I still can't figure out most of your names. So I thought maybe we can post our names and where we are from (tho I know most know where most is from and their names, but for those who don't this will be super helpful)
So, I thought I would get this list going again since weâ€ve had several new April 2010 brides join the thread. I think this is the most updated list. If you are not already on the list below, please add your wedding date/location, name, and where you are from to the list. This will help us learn each otherâ€s names (maybe)

April 9 - (kimmyg) Kimmy from Cincinnati - RPRM
April 9 - (Chicken764) Martine from Casselman - Grand Palladium-Punta Cana
April 10 - (jerseykitten) Michele from Jersey (Central Jersey by Six Flags) - Jamaica
April 10 - (Shan13) Shannon from little rock, arkansas (originally from St.Louis) - Las Vegas
April 13 - (caribbeanlover) Tracy from Montreal - Punta Cana
April 16 - (echo2_62) Meghan from Calgary - Dreams Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
April 16 - (doblauvelt) Tonya from Northern NJ - Moon Palace, Mexico
April 17 - (Sarah310) Sarah from Philly - Occidental Grand Xcaret, Mexico
April 22 - (Jcooper79) Jaime from MN - Gran Porto Real, Riveria Maya
April 24 - (jerzygirl85) Joanna from Jersey City - Dreams Tulum, Mexico
April 24 - (GregsBride) Christina from Washington, DC - Jamaica
April 24 - (vgirl17) Veronica from Vacaville, CA - Moon Palace, Cancun, Mexico
April 25 - (shortnsweet7675) Natasha from Atlanta, GA - Miami, FL (Carnival Glory Eastern Caribbean cruise)
April 27 - (Tonir) Toni from Ann Arbor, MI - St. Thomas, USVI
April 28 - (ebredhawk) Erin from Cincinnati - Dreams Punta Cana
April 28 - (Melidell) Mel from NWT - Melia Las Dunas, Cuba
April 29 - (SuzyQ76) Suzanne from Calgary, Grand Riviera Princess, Mexico

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Well my trick for packing clothes... I plan them out!! Oh yes I do! So for a week I'd pick like 3-4 bottoms, then maybe 9-10 shirts that could go with hopefully at least two bottoms so that I can still have a little bit of variety in what I mix and match. Add in a couple sundresses, a couple cover-ups, a couple sweaters and a whole heck of a lot of bathing suits!! And don't forget that I usually expect to buy the odd item down there too :) Packing for the wedding will be my challenge too because of the additional wedding wear, pretty rehearsal dinner wear etc. I'm such a casual person otherwise!! But the best part is that i've got this one dress that I bought like a year ago because I loved it even though I had nothing specific to wear it for. So I'm totally going to wear it for my rehearsal dinner.

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Well my trick for packing clothes... I plan them out!! Oh yes I do! So for a week I'd pick like 3-4 bottoms, then maybe 9-10 shirts that could go with hopefully at least two bottoms so that I can still have a little bit of variety in what I mix and match. Add in a couple sundresses, a couple cover-ups, a couple sweaters and a whole heck of a lot of bathing suits!! And don't forget that I usually expect to buy the odd item down there too :) Packing for the wedding will be my challenge too because of the additional wedding wear, pretty rehearsal dinner wear etc. I'm such a casual person otherwise!! But the best part is that i've got this one dress that I bought like a year ago because I loved it even though I had nothing specific to wear it for. So I'm totally going to wear it for my rehearsal dinner.
The thing I find hard is packing shoes! Flip flops are great because they don't take up too much room, but nicer sandals for the evening can be awkward. I always take too many pairs too. Other than that I do pretty well with packing- FI is a great packer too so that helps a lot.

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I have thought about getting some flowers for the table at the ceremony and if they can be used at our reception as well then maybe I'll go for that.
This is what has me borderline between making and bringing centerpieces with me. If I can easily bring all the stuff I need for the tables with me and easily bring them back without hassle, then I'll use them for the reception as well. I will most likey have to practice packing them, I'm just afraid that they'll either break (vases) or fall apart (flowers) and it'll be a waste of luggage space.

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Oh I am totally the best packer!!! We have to do long distance drives to go see FI's family and he is always amazed at how much I can get packed into the car!! Haha, his responsibility is to get everything he wants packed out on the bed, or at the back door.
I pack FI's luggage too, although it has become less and less of my problem. He was the WORST folder and packer ever when we met and now he's gotten better bc I tell him to man up and do his own packing, haha.

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Well my trick for packing clothes... I plan them out!! Oh yes I do! So for a week I'd pick like 3-4 bottoms, then maybe 9-10 shirts that could go with hopefully at least two bottoms so that I can still have a little bit of variety in what I mix and match. Add in a couple sundresses, a couple cover-ups, a couple sweaters and a whole heck of a lot of bathing suits!! And don't forget that I usually expect to buy the odd item down there too :) Packing for the wedding will be my challenge too because of the additional wedding wear, pretty rehearsal dinner wear etc. I'm such a casual person otherwise!! But the best part is that i've got this one dress that I bought like a year ago because I loved it even though I had nothing specific to wear it for. So I'm totally going to wear it for my rehearsal dinner.
I used to have lists but nowadays it's become routine as to what to pack when I got on vacation. But like you said with the wedding ensemble being part of the mix now I might have to go back to my list making route, that way nothing should be missed, hopefully!

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