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#1071 echo2_62

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    Posted 08 November 2009 - 06:07 PM

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    Originally Posted by jen_in_negril
    Hi Everyone, I'm a newbie to the site but I'm getting married in April 2010 in Jamaica! Reading all the posts in this string has me nervous. We just decided and booked our wedding last month so all my planning has to be done within 6 months. All the info I get from this forum definately helps!
    Hey Jen, welcome to the site and to our AWESOME thread haha! As the other girls said, it's probably best that you get out to look for your dress soon but I know that many of the larger stores especially will sell off the rack so if you find the dress for you then you're set! I think you'll do just fine as long as you keep on top of it. And that's awesome you already have 15 guests booked too. It's so nice when people start booking their trips.

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    Originally Posted by KimmyG
    Prices at our resort came down a bit so people are finally starting to book their trips! Did you other Mexico gals find this as well?
    I haven't checked the rates at our resort yet, but I know that I did get a good single night rate the other day when I booked the room for my photographer. I have a couple friends who have really been procrastinating about booking so hopefully this will tip the scales for them :)

    #1072 shortnsweet7675

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      Posted 08 November 2009 - 07:40 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by jen_in_negril
      Hi Everyone, I'm a newbie to the site but I'm getting married in April 2010 in Jamaica! Reading all the posts in this string has me nervous. We just decided and booked our wedding last month so all my planning has to be done within 6 months. All the info I get from this forum definately helps!
      Welcome! I agree with everyone else… you should find your dress soon. I ordered mine almost 2 months ago and it won’t be in until the end of January.

      This site will be very helpful in getting all of your planning done in six months.

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      Originally Posted by Melidell
      I'm really pumped about wedding planning right now because I just got my cake topper today! It's awesome- I had to share! Check it out:

      Yay for crossing one more thing off of the list! I'm loving this part of the planning- it feels like Christmas whenever I get a new parcel in the mail.
      I am totally stressing about what to do for my accessories, namely the bra and LACK OF PRESENCE! The back of my dress is really open so I won't be able to wear anything that wraps around my body, so I may be left resorting to the stick-on kind! While many would just suggesting I go 'au naturel' I'm just not sure if that's for me! (and Tracy, pardon my very poor french reference there LOL!).

      That and I still haven't picked out any jewelery which I find hard to do with such a vague idea of what my dress looks like on me and what it would match best with! I really hate my pictures of when I first tried on my dress so they really don't help me much! Aaaaaaannd, I haven't even decided if I want to wear a veil (although FI has already requested I not wear any of the styles that cover my face or are the birdcage style!!!).

      I guess I'm just thankful that I still have a good three months to figure it out since my dress isn't expected in until February!! Eeeek!
      I’m waiting to get most of my accessories after my dress comes in, but I plan to get my shoes and undergarments before the dress comes in since they say you should have them on for your fittings. As for the “lack of presence”, I need something to “lift me up” more than anything. I’m finding that the older I get, the further south they go!

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      Originally Posted by KimmyG
      Prices at our resort came down a bit so people are finally starting to book their trips! Did you other Mexico gals find this as well?
      That has to be such a relief that your guests are starting to book… makes it feel more real doesn’t it?

      #1073 shortnsweet7675

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        Posted 08 November 2009 - 08:09 PM

        I just had to share... My sister was in town this weekend to shop for bridesmaids dresses (she is a bridesmaid). I'm only having a maid of honor and one bridesmaid. My maid of honor will be wearing the same dress. The dress is shown in brown, but we are ordering it in garnet (a deep red color). It is a D’Zage Style 8003. What do you think?

        Dress on model
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        Since we ordered the bridesmaids dress from the same shop as my dress, I was able to put on my dress sample and see how the bridesmaids dress will look next to mine. The surprising thing is that I look much thinner in my dress than the first time I tried it on (I only lost 5 pounds). It was a nice surprise though... more motivation to keep losing weight.
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        The bridesmaids dress will be similar to the red color shown in the pic below.
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        It’s such a relief to get one more thing checked off the list!

        #1074 angie8119

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          Posted 08 November 2009 - 10:56 PM

          I just lost my entire post!!!! Y does that happen when you type entire conversation.

          I am on to page 8 on this thread and I promise I will continue to read, please just forgive me if these questions have already been addressed.

          This is where I am:
          -resort: booked
          -dress: ordered and shipped
          -BM dresses: ordered
          -photographer: booked
          -airfare: booked (what did my fellow jersey girls end up paying for their air?)
          -honeymoon: booked
          -mom's dress: ordered

          What I am working on
          -FI: suit (any suggestions on where I can get a linen suit, and how long it takes to order?)
          -my shoes, accessories, and undergarments (ladies I am VERY top heavy, where can I find appropriate and comfortable undergarments for my dress help!!)
          -invitations (I will send out end of December for February 1st, rsvp); i know timing isn't great but I just sent out std's in August.

          am i forgetting anything here that I may be behind in? there is so much detail, whoah overwhelming!!

          #1075 caribbeanLover

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            Posted 08 November 2009 - 11:08 PM

            -do you have your dress?!
            -are you doing a private reception? if so.. are you having a dj? or doing an Ipod?!
            -rings?
            when I think of more I'll let ya know!!
            but so far you seem like your doing really good. Try and not stress to much. I've realized everything will come together.
            http://i1002.photobu..../img-239-1.jpg http://i1002.photobu....0/img-21-1.jpg
            Tracy and Mike

            Married and in love all over again!!!!!!
            Happily ever after...

            #1076 Melidell

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              Posted 08 November 2009 - 11:09 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by shortnsweet7675
              I just had to share... My sister was in town this weekend to shop for bridesmaids dresses (she is a bridesmaid). I'm only having a maid of honor and one bridesmaid. My maid of honor will be wearing the same dress. The dress is shown in brown, but we are ordering it in garnet (a deep red color). It is a D’Zage Style 8003. What do you think?


              Since we ordered the bridesmaids dress from the same shop as my dress, I was able to put on my dress sample and see how the bridesmaids dress will look next to mine. The surprising thing is that I look much thinner in my dress than the first time I tried it on (I only lost 5 pounds). It was a nice surprise though... more motivation to keep losing weight.

              The bridesmaids dress will be similar to the red color shown in the pic below.

              It’s such a relief to get one more thing checked off the list!
              I really like that bridesmaids dress- nice choice. It looks great with your dress, too, and that garnet colour is really pretty, thumbs up! Can I just say how much I love your wedding dress, too? It is absolutely gorgeous and you look awesome in it!
              Loving married life!

              #1077 caribbeanLover

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                Posted 08 November 2009 - 11:10 PM

                Shortnsweet
                I forgot to mention I am so sorry!!! I loooooooooooove you BM dress!!!! I especially love it in the red color.
                Were they $$? they look to be.
                http://i1002.photobu..../img-239-1.jpg http://i1002.photobu....0/img-21-1.jpg
                Tracy and Mike

                Married and in love all over again!!!!!!
                Happily ever after...

                #1078 Melidell

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                  Posted 08 November 2009 - 11:12 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by angie8119
                  I just lost my entire post!!!! Y does that happen when you type entire conversation.

                  I am on to page 8 on this thread and I promise I will continue to read, please just forgive me if these questions have already been addressed.

                  This is where I am:
                  -resort: booked
                  -dress: ordered and shipped
                  -BM dresses: ordered
                  -photographer: booked
                  -airfare: booked (what did my fellow jersey girls end up paying for their air?)
                  -honeymoon: booked
                  -mom's dress: ordered

                  What I am working on
                  -FI: suit (any suggestions on where I can get a linen suit, and how long it takes to order?)
                  -my shoes, accessories, and undergarments (ladies I am VERY top heavy, where can I find appropriate and comfortable undergarments for my dress help!!)
                  -invitations (I will send out end of December for February 1st, rsvp); i know timing isn't great but I just sent out std's in August.

                  am i forgetting anything here that I may be behind in? there is so much detail, whoah overwhelming!!
                  So far, so good! I think you have it all covered. Have you thought about favours or welcome gifts/OOT bags at all? Might want to get an idea about what you want for these so that you can order them when you get a decent idea of what your head count will be. Also- have you done a website? If you're sending out invites in the new year you may want to make sure your guests are informed about everything and for me that was the easiest way to keep everyone in the loop and excited.
                  Keep it up, you're doing really well with your planning.
                  Loving married life!

                  #1079 shortnsweet7675

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                    Posted 09 November 2009 - 12:34 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by angie8119
                    I just lost my entire post!!!! Y does that happen when you type entire conversation.

                    I am on to page 8 on this thread and I promise I will continue to read, please just forgive me if these questions have already been addressed.

                    This is where I am:
                    -resort: booked
                    -dress: ordered and shipped
                    -BM dresses: ordered
                    -photographer: booked
                    -airfare: booked (what did my fellow jersey girls end up paying for their air?)
                    -honeymoon: booked
                    -mom's dress: ordered

                    What I am working on
                    -FI: suit (any suggestions on where I can get a linen suit, and how long it takes to order?)
                    -my shoes, accessories, and undergarments (ladies I am VERY top heavy, where can I find appropriate and comfortable undergarments for my dress
                    I really like that bridesmaids dress- nice choice. It looks great with your dress, too, and that garnet colour is really pretty, thumbs up! Can I just say how much I love your wedding dress, too? It is absolutely gorgeous and you look awesome in it!
                    My sister tried on like 20 different dresses and we had it narrowed down to this one and three others. The funny thing is, this BM dress was the third dress she tried on.

                    Thank you so much for the compliments on my dress. I hope my FI likes my dress when he finally gets to see it on our wedding day .

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by caribbeanLover
                    Shortnsweet
                    I forgot to mention I am so sorry!!! I loooooooooooove you BM dress!!!! I especially love it in the red color.
                    Were they $$? they look to be.
                    Thanks. The dress was $200. We had to put down half to place the order and we’ll pay the remainder when it comes in. A little more than I planned to pay, but I fell in love with the style of the dress. I am paying for my sister’s dress since she is still in college. My MOH is paying for her own dress.

                    #1080 doblauvelt

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                      Posted 09 November 2009 - 11:18 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by KimmyG
                      Prices at our resort came down a bit so people are finally starting to book their trips! Did you other Mexico gals find this as well?
                      I haven't checked in awhile but after seeing your post I checked and surprisingly the rates have dropped!! So thanks for bringing that up! I just have to contact my TA now and see if she can do anything about changing the original quote she gave me.

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by shortnsweet7675
                      I just had to share... My sister was in town this weekend to shop for bridesmaids dresses (she is a bridesmaid). I'm only having a maid of honor and one bridesmaid. My maid of honor will be wearing the same dress. The dress is shown in brown, but we are ordering it in garnet (a deep red color). It is a D’Zage Style 8003. What do you think?

                      Dress on model
                      What I am working on
                      -FI: suit (any suggestions on where I can get a linen suit, and how long it takes to order?)
                      I still need to do this and I saw that you can rent linen suits at Mens Wearhouse, have you tried there yet?




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