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#651 KRama

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    Posted 05 May 2010 - 10:56 PM

    Great strategies Boo. Love the dress you picked! Originally I had something very similar in mind and ended up getting something completely different!

    On that note, I posted my planning thread!
    http://bestdestinati....-thread-58704/

    #652 MayanLily

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      Posted 05 May 2010 - 10:57 PM

      That dress is gorgeous Boo! How long did they say it will take to get it? I'm curious because I am having some serious dress regrets... (I want a new one!)

      http://bestdestinati.... with my dress
      Aly

      #653 MayanLily

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        Posted 05 May 2010 - 11:08 PM

        Awesome Planning Thread Kayley!

        Now I'm having some serious dress envy. I want to steal Boo's dress AND your dress LOL (not kidding- better sleep with one eye open )
        Aly

        #654 Lindslou

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          Posted 06 May 2010 - 08:56 AM

          Love your planning thread Kayley and your dress, so pretty where did you get it?

          Boo, your dress is beautiful!!! I was at Cameo and Cuff links last week. I didn't have an appointment but they had a no show so I got to try on dresses and I think I have found the one I love. It was not at all what I went in looking for. Brandy who was helping me was absolutely fantastic, she was picking up on what I like and what looked good on me and thats how we ended up with my dress. Now I just have to wait till mid June for my mom to get here so I can take her and hopefully I can post a picture.

          Hope you girls have a wonderful wedding next week, must be liking the idea of getting away from this beautiful weather :)
          Looking to share a photographer the middle of Feb 2011 in Holguin Cuba


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          #655 Boo

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            Posted 06 May 2010 - 10:01 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by MayanLily
            Awesome Planning Thread Kayley!

            Now I'm having some serious dress envy. I want to steal Boo's dress AND your dress LOL (not kidding- better sleep with one eye open )
            ha ha your dress is super nice Kayley, I am sure you are going to look stunning in it!

            The dress is made by a Canadian designer so they are a bit faster to get them in, rather than 6-8 months for some, I was quote 4-6 months, my wedding is in November and they said it will be no problem to bring in for September with plenty of time for alterations - on the one side I do want to smooth out some of the folds (there are tiny double folds, a couple of them, that start about 2 inches away from the seam, I might not care once I get the dress but by the 4th visit to the bridal salon, which is crazy, I did see them...so yeah)

            #656 KRama

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              Posted 06 May 2010 - 10:30 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by MayanLily
              Awesome Planning Thread Kayley!

              Now I'm having some serious dress envy. I want to steal Boo's dress AND your dress LOL (not kidding- better sleep with one eye open
              Love your planning thread Kayley and your dress, so pretty where did you get it?

              Hope you girls have a wonderful wedding next week, must be liking the idea of getting away from this beautiful weather :)
              I got it at Mena's Bridal on Centre St & 12th Ave. Mena was amazing. The sweetest woman ever!

              And I absolutely can't WAIT to get away from this snow and cold! My mom and stepdad are already at the resort and called me yesterday to tell me how awesome it is! This week at work has been completely unproductive. I just want it to be over so I can go!! :)

              #657 pamphilia

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                Posted 06 May 2010 - 11:18 AM

                Boo - your dress is GORGEOUS. i love it!

                Kayley - Awesome planning thread! Your dress is gorgeous too - can't wait to see pics of you in it! 6 days - eeek!

                MayanLily - i am sorry that you don't love your dress. i think you should try to sell it as well...and go for that one you love!

                with my teensy budget, i can only afford a knockoff or a David's Bridal dress, so i am also worried that i won't love my dress. i want to go shopping (thanks for the tips Boo) just to make sure what sort of style will look good on me....and then i cross my fingers and order from china! eeek! at least i have time to try it a few times if it doesn't turn out the first time!
                ~pam

                #658 Jennybell1

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                  Posted 06 May 2010 - 02:55 PM

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                  Originally Posted by KRama
                  Well ladies, I guess I'm officially a Mrs! We had our legal ceremony on Friday and it was perfect. Exactly what we wanted. Our friends showed up at our place and we said "we just need to do something before we go for dinner...we're kind of getting married right now". They just laughed and were thrilled to be part of it. We had the ceremony right there in our living room and our officiant Jackie had a great casual program and threw in stuff like "do you Kayley vow to never give Jeremy a hard time when he wants a guy's night out?" and "do you Jeremy accept that Kayley will buy herself a pair of shoes for each guy's night out?" It was really fun and we laughed lots. Then we went to the Keg downtown for dinner and told the waiter that we just got married. He brought over a bottle of champagne (on the house!) After dinner we went across the street to Spur to catch the last quarter of the Lakers game and the bartender there gave a round of free shots AND turns out she is also getting married in the Mayan on the SAME DAY as me!

                  I don't feel married at all which is great because we really want the wedding NEXT WEEK (holy crap, I can't believe it's almost here) to be the real deal.
                  Congratulations on your legal wedding day Krama!!! Glad to hear you had such a great night with your friends. You never know how your going to feel about the legal day until it gets there....
                  Not too much longer for you now....yay!

                  #659 Jennybell1

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                    Posted 06 May 2010 - 02:58 PM

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                    My two cents for shopping:

                    1. I went with a small group, who was just super supportive, no varying opinions to deal with
                    2. Bring a camera, first time I didnt, and half the stores let me take pictures while just shopping, for example: cameo and cufflinks - did I mention that their service was the best?!
                    3. Bring socks, you wont be able to wear your shoes to not get the dresses dirty
                    4. Have fun! I was ready to buy the first dress I put on at cameo and cufflinks, funny enough that ended up the one after all! with allot more stress than it ever needed to be, but the first store I went to was the Parisian and that was really blah (for me) and so the first 'real' dress, it was believed I should check out more, I think if you know you know.

                    Okie ladies I dont have pictures of me in the dress, as I dont want to have it on the computer at home, for fear that the FH will see them, but here is the link

                    Lea Ann Belter Bridal - Niagara Collection - Mathia

                    She is a Canadian designer out of Toronto.

                    Enjoy!
                    Lovely dress BOO- Im sure you will look beautiful in it!!!
                    Great advice too on the dress shopping -Iwish I had thought of socks when I was dress shopping .....lol

                    #660 Jennybell1

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                      Posted 06 May 2010 - 03:02 PM

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                      Originally Posted by pamphilia
                      Boo - your dress is GORGEOUS. i love it!

                      Kayley - Awesome planning thread! Your dress is gorgeous too - can't wait to see pics of you in it! 6 days - eeek!

                      MayanLily - i am sorry that you don't love your dress. i think you should try to sell it as well...and go for that one you love!

                      with my teensy budget, i can only afford a knockoff or a David's Bridal dress, so i am also worried that i won't love my dress. i want to go shopping (thanks for the tips Boo) just to make sure what sort of style will look good on me....and then i cross my fingers and order from china! eeek! at least i have time to try it a few times if it doesn't turn out the first time!
                      Dont get yourself down....there are some amazing dresses out there for great prices. I dont know what your budget is, but I got my dress for $575.00 and I love it.
                      Def go try on dresses to find out what looks good - I thought I knew what style I wanted, and realized the style I wanted - well it didnt want me I guess...lol....Just go in there with a great attitude and you will find your dream dress. Just dont let the sales ladies show you anything over and above your max limit - bc that will be when you find a dress that you LOVe and cant afford it - then nothing will compare to that dress and you will neve be happy with anything you pick. It worked great for me and I am happy with my choice.
                      You will be beautiful in whichever dress you choose - your FI wont care - he just wants to marry you - you probably could be wearing a paper bag and he would still be happy and think your beautiful. Dont stress over the dress too much - I know its a big deal...but you will find the right one for you!

                      Good luck!




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