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July 2010 Brides!!

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Hi ladies! I was originally an August bride but after finally deciding on our venue, we found our date was taken. So I'm now joining you July brides!

 

Name: Cassie

 

FI Name: Andrew

 

Wedding Destination: Rancho Palos Verdes, California

 

What made you choose this destination? Well I decided to stay in the US due to travel expenses for my very large immediate family and I am in love with Cali, so I thought it would be perfect for us and we found an amazing venue, so we're very happy with our choice.

 

Wedding Date: July 11, 2010

 

What made you choose this date? Like I said earlier, unfortunately we were late in the game here and our August 1 date was booked, so this was the closest available date.

 

Have you decided on your wedding colors? If so, what are they? clover green and watermelon pink

 

What is something unique about your wedding? hmm, can't think of anything too unique

 

Tell us anything else about yourself and/or your wedding: I actually joined the forum last February when we started looking at rings, but just finally got engaged the weekend before Christmas. So thankfully I had all that time to start getting lots of ideas or there's no way I could be putting this together so fast, I have so much left to do though!

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Welcome girls! How's the planning going? What does everyone have accomplished?

 

I have checked a few more things off my list - a few big ones like

booking airfare and hotel for me and FI

booked transportation to and from hotel

booked airfare and hotel for my photographer

creating my music playlist for the ipod for the reception

bought two pairs of shoes (pink high heels and small heeled silver sandals)

ordered my real touch bouquet for me and bridesmaid

ordered real touch flower for hair

got my dress

got veil

got accessories (earrings and bracelet)

got dress for at home reception and rehearsal dinner

got a few sundresses for the trip

got 2 new bikinis for the trip

ordered dress for bridesmaid

got shoes for bridesmaid

 

 

the next thing on my list is to get our designs done up for our wedding bands and order those.

 

How are your lists coming?

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Name: Anne

 

FI Name: Huy (Mike)

 

Wedding Destination:

Astina Chapel at Ayana Resort and Spa, Bali, Indonesia

 

What made you choose this destination?

It is heaven on earth! I am Indonesian but have never been to Bali except for our recent wedding site visit over Thanksgiving. Beautiful, serene and spiritual Bali is a perfect location for our wedding. Not to mention the best spa treatment in Asia!

 

Wedding Date: July 24, 2010

 

What made you choose this date?

The best weather in Bali happens to be in July and is also the peak season. Summer time is perfect for our friends who are still in college and siblings in high school to spend a few weeks in Asia.

 

Have you decided on your wedding colors? If so, what are they?

Leafy green, blush peach, ivory/white, also hints of silver because my shoes are Jimmy Choo Epsies!

 

What is something unique about your wedding?

Nothing unique, but I'm trying to convince FI to bring his guitar to play during the reception. He is a wonderful songwriter and guitarist!

 

DONE:

Lea-Ann Belter dress finished and sent from Toronto!

FI's suit Kenneth Cole

STDs sent in November 2009

Formal invitations sent February 2010

Photog deposit

Makeup artist deposit

Venue deposit

Priest booking

Wedding bands

Buffet selection

Cake

Flowers

 

 

TO DO:

Wedding band engravings

Veil

Hair and makeup ideas (no clue yet)

Whip on bridesmaids to send me pics of their dresses (I'm letting my bridesmaids wear whatever they want as long as it's green, not sleeveless, goes well with dressy flats)

Procession songs

Programs

Table place cards

Reception entertainment

Cocktails and reception iPod playlist

Group airline fare deposit

Hotel booking deposit

Wedding favors: thinking about locally made fans or coffee/tea for foreigners, something different for local guests.

 

 

T-5 Months!! It is definitely a full time job to plan a wedding that is in the opposite time zone, opposite side of the world with no wedding planner. But the stress is worth it! As it will be perfect in the end. A bit of a control freak here.

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Hello Ladies,

My name is Chrystal and I'm from Chicago.

FI's name is Jeff

We are getting married at The Excellence Resort and Spa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

We were originally going to have a larger wedding here in IL but just a month ago and 6 months from our wedding day...we decided we needed to do what we really wanted to do and go away and get married.

After many hours spent researching destinations and resorts/hotels, pricing things out, we settled on the place that fit us best. I also read many wonderful reviews regarding Excellence resort and having never traveled anywhere like this before was in need of reassurance.

Our original wedding date was July 30th 2010 however we realized that we may not be able to keep that date on such short notice. I really hoped to keep it in July so was very happy when the wedding coordinator told me July 31st at 4pm was available for our ceremony!

I am revising my original colors to be more beach friendly so I haven't settled on them just yet. My MOH is helping me decide.

I'd have to say that the most unique thing about my wedding presently is that we decided to be brave and make changes to keep our wedding focused on what its really all about...our love and happiness.

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Hi ladies,

 

How are we doing? It's getting down to crunch time. I checked off a few more items off of my list:

 

Sent out invites

booked musicians for ceremony and reception

booked videographer

found make-up artist

FI's suit came in

Purchased pashminas for OOT bags

 

 

To Do

 

Find Flower-girl/junior bridesmaid dress

Have groomsmen order suits

Find bridal accessories/shoes

Find birdemaids accessories/shoes

Find groomsmen shoes

find bags for OOT bag

Place-card holders/place-cards

Pre-Wedding booklet

Welcome booklet

Menu

Program

Favors

Find remaining items for OOT bags

 

Oh boy...that's still a lot!!

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Hi Ladies,

 

I don't know about you all but time is flying TOOO fast and I'm starting to freak out. I have a few checklists that I look at from time to time and I've been getting things done. However, I worry that there are things that I might forget to do? I want the day to be perfect and I hope it all comes together. How's it going with you all??

 

For those of you who are putting together OOT bags, I found some really cheap tote bags for 57 cents each. I'm not sure how long the sale will last so check it out soon if you're interested. It's the Nonwoven Econo tote. Convention Totes Store

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Hi Ladies,

I don't know about you all but time is flying TOOO fast and I'm starting to freak out. I have a few checklists that I look at from time to time and I've been getting things done. However, I worry that there are things that I might forget to do? I want the day to be perfect and I hope it all comes together. How's it going with you all??

For those of you who are putting together OOT bags, I found some really cheap tote bags for 57 cents each. I'm not sure how long the sale will last so check it out soon if you're interested. It's the Nonwoven Econo tote. Convention Totes Store

nice find! i was planning to skip oot bags because i couldn't find anything this cheap. think i might actually be able to do them now. thanks for sharing!

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Hey Ladies...here's a little update!

 

Done:

- Ordered OOT Bags

- Ordered Travel Mugs for guests

- Bought about 50% of things for OOT Bags

- Recieved Custom Jewelry for my BM's and MOH

- Purchased Flasks for GM's gifts

- Order Flower Package from Plumerias

- Created and Recieved Brochures to mail out at the end of MArch with luggage tags

- Working on luggage tags...just bought the loops off of EBAY

- Showers booked

- Dress is In!!!! Trying it on tomorrow (going to wait till May for Alterations)

- Created Order of Events of the reception for our MC's

- Made five different playlists in I Tunes to load up our I POD for the ceremony, dinner, dancing, special songs, and our rock the reception dance

- Purchased Boudoir Shoot outfits!

 

 

Still to do:

- Purchase GM's outfits

- Boudoir Shoot - MARCH 27th! Coming Soon!

- Find my jewelry and tiara (now that dress is in it should be easier!)

- Find FI's wedding band

- Purchase remaining items for OOT bags

- Deliver OOT Bags to guests (we're dropping them off to people the week before!)

- Find MOB dress for my mom

 

That's all I can think of right now...I'm sure there's ton more to do!

 

How's everyone else going? Would love to hear! It's helpful to remind you of things still needed to be done!

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Hi everyone!

 

My name Tracy

FI Name: George

Wedding Destination: Paradisus Palma Real

What made you choose this destination? I went there 4yrs ago with my family and thought it was one of the most beautiful resorts, ever!

Wedding Date: July 16, 2010

What made you choose this date? I'm a teacher so we needed a July date and we didn't want to get into August and risk a hurricane. We originally wanted July 24th for the one year anniversary of our engagement but it wasn't available so we did the 16th which is 1month after our 3yr anniversary.

Have you decided on your wedding colors? If so, what are they? Ugh, i don't know...this is still being decided.

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