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#411 jk1101

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    Posted 10 September 2009 - 05:24 PM

    If you're going to have the votives as well it sounds like you will have plenty of decorations on the table. Sounds so pretty!

    #412 miss di

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      Posted 10 September 2009 - 09:11 PM

      erin - i agree with jerseykitten - sounds like you have plenty. if you have 4 vases for a table of 20, then you'll have 1 vase for every 5ppl...think about a typical table that seats 5ppl, 1 vase is perfect as a centerpiece.


      #413 ebredhawk

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        Posted 11 September 2009 - 01:58 PM

        you guys are definitely my voices of reason! thank you so much! didn't even think about the vase : person ratio, but that seems to make a lot of sense!

        #414 doblauvelt

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          Posted 15 September 2009 - 12:20 PM

          good news! my dress came in and my mom just went to pick it up! i can't wait to see it when i get home from work!! :)

          bad news- over the weekend i went to ohio for my cousin's wedding.. and guess what? his ceremony is exactly like mine!! there's was lakeside in a gazebo, mine will be beach side in a gazebo. the bride came in a horse-carriage, i will come in a horse-carriage...they had a violinits and guitarist, i will have a harpist...i don't want to look like i'm copying them and i'm sure i can re-arrange/change some of my wedding package but WHAT AM I GOING TO DO??!!

          i've already paid for my wedding package but do you guys have any ideas on how to make things a lil different? i was really excited about the horse-drawn carriage ride with my dad and the gazebo/beach ceremony, too

          needless to say it was a beautiful wedding but now i'm kind of bummed bc i wanted to see myself in that situation, that sounds so selfish but it's true!

          #415 echo2_62

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            Posted 15 September 2009 - 01:16 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by doblauvelt
            good news! my dress came in and my mom just went to pick it up! i can't wait to see it when i get home from work!! :)

            bad news- over the weekend i went to ohio for my cousin's wedding.. and guess what? his ceremony is exactly like mine!! there's was lakeside in a gazebo, mine will be beach side in a gazebo. the bride came in a horse-carriage, i will come in a horse-carriage...they had a violinits and guitarist, i will have a harpist...i don't want to look like i'm copying them and i'm sure i can re-arrange/change some of my wedding package but WHAT AM I GOING TO DO??!!

            i've already paid for my wedding package but do you guys have any ideas on how to make things a lil different? i was really excited about the horse-drawn carriage ride with my dad and the gazebo/beach ceremony, too

            needless to say it was a beautiful wedding but now i'm kind of bummed bc i wanted to see myself in that situation, that sounds so selfish but it's true!
            Hooray for getting your dress today!! I bet you are so super excited!!! I'm totally the person who wouldn't be able to wait at work all day, I'd want to leave early!

            As for your wedding similarity I was thinking, is there any chance of you being able to ride the horse in - without the carriage?? And then if you planned to ride it out with your new hubby afterwards then you could both ride out on it? Not sure if you're allowed, or if you'd even be comfortable doing that, but I'm sure it would be amazing and still make it different from your cousins? And I think with the music you'll still be okay because having a guitarist or harpist at a wedding is a fairly regular (and beautiful!!!) tradition so I doubt if many of your guests would draw out the comparison there, I think.

            Overall, with your cousin being married more local to where you are, and you having a DW, there will be so much about the surroundings and theme and atmosphere that are different between the two that your guests won't even be thinking about it! Don't give up on having your dream wedding!!!

            p.s. I was having a similar issue because FI's brother & SIL also did a destination wedding in mexico (puerto vallarta) a couple years ago and I was a bit bummed out thinking that his family would all feel like we were copying them. But I think because we're on the caribbean side and have a totally different feel for our entire wedding that it made me okay with it. Oh and that I made sure we went with different colours and a very different dress :) I hope you're able to do the same!!

            #416 miss di

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              Posted 15 September 2009 - 01:17 PM

              hey! this is ME shaking YOU!! do not let your cousin's wedding steal your thunder. the fact of the matter is you had this idea before you went and saw that she had it too. great minds think alike - right just remember that, and maybe use that in a little speech during your reception. you could say something like... "what's next? a baby race?...you better not have twins, cuz then i might have 'em too..." i dunno - maybe that was lame, but all i could come up with at 10:16am on quite possibly the most exciting morning of my life so far!! (we get the keys to our house today!! and i sent our invitations this morning!)

              DON'T FREAK OUT!

              #417 jk1101

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                Posted 15 September 2009 - 01:36 PM

                Yay!!! I'm so happy that your dress is here Tonya!!!! Can't wait to see pictures!!!!

                Do not worry about any similarities between your wedding and your cousins or I will be right behind Miss Di to shake you.

                He got married in Ohio (no offense Erin)
                You are getting married where? Cancun? And at Moon Palace, a place that everybody loves and having been there myself can personally vouch that it rocks....

                You have 6 1/2 months for people to forget about it, and when people come to your to your wedding, all they will be thinking is
                OH MY GOD SHE'S GETTING MARRIED ON THE BEACH IN MEXICO HOW AWESOME IS THIS!!!!
                and whatever your cousin did will be forgotten.
                Beachside Gazebo beats the lakeside
                Horsedrawn Carriage on the beach with ocean waves sweeping at the hoofs of the horses....you cannot top that!!!!!
                And you will be in Mexico...sunsets are gorgeous...the resort is sooo sooo nice...seriously, I don't think you have anything to worry about....plus your wedding album will kick his butt -didn't you win a free photographer?
                You are going to have an amazing wedding....do not stress.

                #418 caribbeanLover

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                  Posted 15 September 2009 - 01:47 PM

                  Congrats on the house!!!!!
                  And your right, you can keep all the things you were going to do. No one will think you copied it, most people know your wedding was already planned before you went to theirs.
                  I like the whole speach thing, I'm sure you'll be able to come up with something funny.
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                  #419 ebredhawk

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                    Posted 15 September 2009 - 02:18 PM

                    tonya, i completely agree with all of the other girls... ohio has nothing on MX, at all!! i should know!! a lake is not the same as the ocean.. you do what you want to make this your dream wedding and don't worry about comparisons! you are giving everyone an excuse vacation in paradise for heaven's sake! take a deep breath and bask in the glory of getting your dress!!

                    yayyyy di getting your keys!! no more inspection/closing/home buying craziness.. now you get to decorate your new home! and also a huge score on the invites! can't wait to see those bookings rack up for you!

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                    He got married in Ohio (no offense Erin)

                    didn't you win a free photographer?
                    michele, there is a reason i'm not getting married at home!!! :) i laughed out loud when i read that.. but i completely agree! ohio vs. mexico.. tough call!

                    i completely forgot about tonya winning that free photog too... hello lady, you are so set!!

                    soooo i practiced my centerpieces this weekend and they were super blah... i'm a clean lines kinda gal and they just looked messy. i found a picture of what i really want them to look like but can't for the life of me figure out what kind of flower this is (it would be perfect with my white/black/pink theme). anyone have any ideas? even the lady who's doing my flowers didn't know!

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                    also, i finally went to my parents' house and took pictures of my OOT bag things that are over there. i'll post those either tonight or tomorrow!

                    #420 jk1101

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                      Posted 15 September 2009 - 02:33 PM

                      Here's my guess on the flower Erin- looks like a magnolia - we saw them all over Virginia.


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