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#2331 caribbeanLover

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    Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:43 PM

    Wow Erin,
    you did an amazing job this weekend, good for you!!!
    I love love your bouquets and bouts!!! totally jealous lol.
    I love your rings!!!!! very unique!!
    I love your OOT bags, where'd you get the bag from? You did one heck of a job, a big pat on your back, you totally deserve it. I will also post pics of my oot bag after dinner... they are all done!! I'm jus waiting for 2 bags tho to come in.
    I love your centerpiece, are they heavy? again totally jealous lol!!!
    Nice pick for the FI rings!!

    Meghan,
    Me too decided to also give my mom a hankie, what are doing to yours? maybe I can steal your idea?! as I've got none like I said no more brain space!!

    Mel,
    I say if you can start packing now, go for it.. i def don't want to be in a rush last min, so I'm almost done packing and I leave in 11 days.. your not crazy!!!
    Get the freezer zip lock bags with the zipper... they have saved my life when it comes down to travelling (and freezer foods too!)
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    Tracy and Mike

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

    #2332 ewok

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      Posted 29 March 2010 - 06:54 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by NyBeachBride
      ok i so can not keep up with this thread...you ladied move fast on this thread lol but soooooo excited, my legal day is tomorrow!! it is FIs bday and our 10 year annoversary! woooo...so i am making us a fantastic breakfast, then we our havign our town mayor marry us and then maybe do dinner...no work tom either, yay! not gettign all dressed up, just goign comfy and cute...i was thinking of buying some pink roses to make a lil bouquet..not sure, lets see how i feel when i get outta work tonight lol
      Best legal day wishes to you! It's even better since it is a meaningful date.

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      Originally Posted by Melidell
      ewok- love the rings! Yours is so pretty! Did you have FI's made? I really like it.

      hoyt- I cannot believe you leave in three days. You must be flipping out! April is almost here, ladies!

      NYbeachbride- I hope you have a great legal day. Nice that you have the day off- it'll be so relaxing! I have to get FI to get on the phone tomorrow and book ours- I'm thinking the 23 of April (two days before we leave) hopefully at the courthouse. We need to get on that.
      Thanks! Yes, it is "one of a kind". Our jeweller had never done one like that, so it is unique.

      And your legal is not booked yet? Is not not something to be done in advance? I'd be so stressed...

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by caribbeanLover
      Thanks, I too was going back and forth on the sand kit, as it's $60 but I am happy I got it, a little memory of our wedding, plus I'll have punta cana side at the bottom.

      I am so happy you were able to spend a little time with him, and he had a good bachelore party!!

      60$ for all of those summer dresses, I'm totally jealous. We don't have a Ross here... always see them on T.V but none here
      wow! entirely too much to catch up on from this weekend, but i do have to update that i went "wedding crazy" this weekend and knocked out a TON of stuff that was on my to-do list! i took pictures of all sorts of stuff and got all of my flowers, etc.! here are a couple pictures of things just to brighten your days!
      The flowers are fabulous, nice colours, very "real". And your OOT bags are quite nice, hope everyone appreciate them.

      Tonight I have to work a bit (maybe 1-2 hours??), but I really feel I need to start on the luggage thing, and try my dress again to see if it still fits well. I really have no room in there, no corset back on mine!

      #2333 caribbeanLover

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        Posted 29 March 2010 - 07:18 PM

        I'm with you, it's all the wedding stuff and how much it's going to weight that is more stressful then actually marrying. Even more nervous putting my dress on then signing the papers. LOL your so right.. we already picked them!
        Thank you for the lovely comment!!:)
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        Tracy and Mike

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

        #2334 Melidell

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          Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:08 PM

          Whoops- I meant to tell you how much I liked all of your stuff, Erin! I really like your flowers- the colours are so pretty. Your mugs and all of your OOT bags are really great, too. Nice work, seems like you got a lot done this weekend.
          Loving married life!

          #2335 caribbeanLover

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            Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:21 PM

            So I finally got all my guest booked!!!
            I actually have a gf, who keeps saying she's coming, but then she goes back and says 'we'll see' so I gave up on her. She's just so weird like that (yes I have a lot of odd friends lol) Today, she's really acting like she's going to book. So finally I lied and said that my wedding coordinator gave me a dead line for the confirmation numbers she wanted (Also she's called a bunch of other times, ask me my opinion on other hotels!!! I told her finally that I don't have time to look into other resorts, I've reviewed mine and that's all, if she wants to stay somewhere else, she can but I don't know anything and don't ask me, it's not like our resort is booked) (I didn't lie about the cofirmation # needed, just never got a deadline) and that if she wants to come to the wedding, I needed her # today... then she says she hasn't gotten her schedule for that work, so she needs to wait until Wednesday. I told her it was very nice to try and come, but that she ran out of time. To be honest.... who has time to deal with people like that (good friend or not) 14 days before your wedding!!!
            Sorry for the vent!

            Good note, OOT bags are all done. here a pic...
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            spanish booklet with 3 pages of different phrases,directions and numbers

            can you say I went a little label crazy! ? LOL!!!
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            Tracy and Mike

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

            #2336 shortnsweet7675

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              Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:57 PM

              ewok, loved your rings, very pretty and unique!

              hoyt75, glad you got a chance to spend a little time with your FI before the wedding. Wow, 5 days to go... how exciting! By the way, I always use the space bags when I travel. They are so handy!

              Erin, I loved all of your wedding stuff. You were a busy lady this weekend. Must be such a relief to be done with those items. Oh, and I love your rings!

              Tracy, I'm happy you finally got all of your guests booked. Way to go on putting your foot down with your friend. Great job on your OOT bags. I really like your sand ceremony vases, I considered doing that, but just decided to do the candle lighting ceremony instead.

              I had my second dress fitting today. My sister had her fitting for her bridesmaid dress today too. I'm getting even more excited now . I have one more fitting before the wedding. I'll post a couple of pics from today's fitting later, after I get them loaded into photobucket.

              #2337 ewok

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                Posted 29 March 2010 - 10:01 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by caribbeanLover
                So I finally got all my guest booked!!!
                I actually have a gf, who keeps saying she's coming, but then she goes back and says 'we'll see' so I gave up on her. She's just so weird like that (yes I have a lot of odd friends lol) Today, she's really acting like she's going to book. So finally I lied and said that my wedding coordinator gave me a dead line for the confirmation numbers she wanted (Also she's called a bunch of other times, ask me my opinion on other hotels!!! I told her finally that I don't have time to look into other resorts, I've reviewed mine and that's all, if she wants to stay somewhere else, she can but I don't know anything and don't ask me, it's not like our resort is booked) (I didn't lie about the cofirmation # needed, just never got a deadline) and that if she wants to come to the wedding, I needed her # today... then she says she hasn't gotten her schedule for that work, so she needs to wait until Wednesday. I told her it was very nice to try and come, but that she ran out of time. To be honest.... who has time to deal with people like that (good friend or not) 14 days before your wedding!!!
                Sorry for the vent!

                Good note, OOT bags are all done. here a pic...
                Wow,your friend is so strange, I mean, up to a certain point you can understand she's making her mind up, worried about prices maybe, but come on! 14 days before and she doesn't know if she can have the vacation time? I have to "prepare" my vacation longer than that (OK, a bit of exaggeration here...) If she doesn't want to come (no time off, money, ...) she could just have said so, or even make a white lie. You definitely don't need this added stress.

                BTW, the OOT bag content is again very nice, great ideas, and you did dive in for the labels. The personalized Spanish for Dummies is great.

                #2338 jk1101

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                  Posted 29 March 2010 - 10:30 PM

                  Erin - OMG - everything looks so great! love the rings - love the flowers - they look a lot like what my real flowers look like!

                  Tracy - your bags look amazing - you did a great job!


                  I am so impressed with all of our creativity!

                  Jenna - I can't believe you go so soon - so exciting!

                  i told FI today about the ziploc bags so I think we'll get some tomorrow - such a good idea!

                  NYCbride - congratulations on your legal day tomorrow!

                  #2339 shortnsweet7675

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                    Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:00 AM

                    Just wanted to share photos from my 2nd dress fitting today. My sister also had her bridesmaid dress fitting, but she did not need any alterations because the dress fit her perfectly. I still have one more fitting to approve the modification that is being done to the bodice of the dress. I’m having a small ruffle edge added to the top of the bodice. This is to give me more coverage over the 2nd/3rd degree burns I have on my chest.

                    My sister in her bridesmaid dress (my maid of honor will be wearing the same style & color dress).
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                    The front of my dress with the hem and alterations in the bust and waist complete (it’s so nice to finally have the dress fit me properly). My hair will be done differently of course. I may or may not wear the necklace. It depends on how the modification turns out.
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                    Back view of my dress bustled. The bustle as shown has five points, the seamstress is going to add one more point to the bustle. I think she did a great job making the bustle for this dress.
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                    Side view of my dress.
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                    Close-up of my veil. It has a pearl edge. I just stuck it in my hair to get an idea of how it would look with the dress, but this is the veil I will be wearing for the wedding. The dress that I am touching has a ruffle edge along the bodice, similar to what will be done on my dress, but the ruffle on my dress won’t sit as high.
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                    Oh, and I don’t think I ever shared pics of our rings.

                    My E-ring (white gold with garnet and diamond). My birthstone is garnet and his is diamond.
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                    Our complete set. My wedding band is an embraceable that goes around my e-ring. We got him a yellow gold band with white gold accent because yellow gold looks better on his hand than white gold. We will probably also end up getting a set of plain bands to wear to work when we need to.
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                    #2340 Melidell

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                      Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:33 AM

                      Wow, Tracy, your OOT stuff looks great! I really like your Spanish phrase books and you mugs came out really well. The bags are also really nice. I cant believe your friend kept putting you off for so long. You did the right thing by putting your foot down!

                      Shortnsweet- I love your dress! It bustles really nicely, too. It looks gorgeous on you- it must be so nice to have all of the alterations done so that you can finally see how it looks. I also really like your engagement ring- especially with the wedding band.

                      ETA- I love seeing all of the pictures that you guys have been putting up lately. This is so exciting!
                      Loving married life!




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