Jump to content

Photo

Any 2011 Brides out there?


  • Please log in to reply
3537 replies to this topic

#1061 prettypigpig

prettypigpig
  • Banned
  • 1,034 posts

    Posted 31 March 2010 - 08:14 PM

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RaychelRae
    Seriously, Bonnie!? You can't ever take his last name as long as you live there? Wow, I never knew that!
    Oh yes! It is a strange province. Here, a lot of divorced people, a lot of single parents, and a lot of re-constructed families. One of my former colleague who has 2 kids with different fathers, told me she enjoys the fact that she divided the kids with her ex, so she doesn't have to see/take care of her kids everyday...I almost faint, and I felt very sorry for her kids.
    People tends to not get married, just live together...pop out some kids.
    The strange thing is, Quebec is the first province recognize..common law..as a legal status (back in the 60s, living together before marriage was a taboo), but Quebec is the only province where common laws couples don't have the same legal status as Married couple..when it comes to separation! (i.e. when a woman "divorces", she can get half or get spousal support from ex hubby, but when a woman just broke up with her "common law" bf, she gets nothing!)

    Bonnie

    Married to Mr. El Khaiat on July 4th, 2011 @ Royal Playa Del Carmen


    #1062 mexbride83

    mexbride83
    • Jr. Member
    • 309 posts

      Posted 31 March 2010 - 11:15 PM

      Wow, I can't believe that Bonnie. Can no one change their name at all? Or just people who are changing due to marriage? For example, I have a good friend (one of my BMs!) whose parents didn't give her a middle name, she just had a first and surname. She always hated that she didn't have a middle name, so a year ago she chose a middle name and legally changed her name to include it. Could she not do that in Quebec?

      I'm not a huge fan of my fiance's last name, it's long and German, but I am still going to take it just because I'm a traditionalist. I'm a little sad though to be losing my short and simple last name

      #1063 michelle2011

      michelle2011
      • Sr. Member
      • 1,301 posts

        Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:31 AM

        Arrr Bonnie that is so sad you can't take FI's name..... I am really looking forward to having a shorter surname and i love the name Page. I actually like the name Paige for a girl. But i couldn't have Paige Page could I. Hee hee... so Scarlett it was, lol......

        I think Next do some nice bits and i'm pleased as punch we have the suits sorted!

        Yesterday we were thinking of music etc.... anyone got their first dance song yet? Me and FI don't have "a song" so finding it hard deciding. We like Amazed by lonestar but not 100% .....

        #1064 FutureMrsYak

        FutureMrsYak
        • Jr. Member
        • 372 posts

          Posted 01 April 2010 - 07:14 AM

          We haven't decided on a first song dance yet. I have picked a few but FI's taste in music is so much different! Everyone I have him listen to he says "Yea I guess"...I'm looking for a better reaction like "YES THAT'S IT!" LOL not sure I'll ever get that reaction though!

          My father and I will dance to I loved her first...can't think of the band off the top of my head right now. But I've had that one picked out for years now!

          #1065 mexbride83

          mexbride83
          • Jr. Member
          • 309 posts

            Posted 01 April 2010 - 10:50 AM

            We also don't have "a song" and anytime one comes on that I think would be good, he just makes a face haha. So like FutureMrsYak, I'm still waiting for one that I get a good reaction from him on. Then again, I'm not sure that'll happen with any slow song. We'll see! Ideally I would love to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo Ole. But I haven't sold him on that yet.

            We haven't decided if we're going to do father-daughter and mother-son dances separate or at the same time. What are the rest of you doing? I kind of want to do them together, but my mom got upset when I mentioned that.

            #1066 barbiegirl_27

            barbiegirl_27
            • Member
            • 946 posts

              Posted 01 April 2010 - 11:11 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by roxmysockz
              I went dress shopping today.. did not enjoy it!!

              I think I must be the only person in the world... The people I went with werent very enthusiastic and if anything just stressed me out and the whole process, I just didnt like it I cant put my finger on excatly what though.

              ::sigh::
              You aren't the only one don't worry! I have been out 3 different times to various shops and hated every minute of it. I was really frustrated that all the samples were a 16 and i'm a 2, so it's really hard to get a clear idea of what the back will look like, and how the dress will fit! The other thing i hated was that I had an idea of what I was looking for, but none of the stores seemed to have anything close! Very frustrating!

              Next time I suggest taking one or 2 people, and make sure they want to be there helping you! That can make all the difference in the world! Good luck!

              #1067 mexbride83

              mexbride83
              • Jr. Member
              • 309 posts

                Posted 01 April 2010 - 11:28 AM

                I went dress shopping for the first time last Friday, and I actually didn't mind it. I think I braced myself for hating it, haha, because I hate trying on clothes in stores, and it turned out better than I thought. That's awful that the samples were size 16, barbiegirl! I thought stores usually chose a more in-between size so it could give you an idea of how it looks on all size girls. I was lucky in that most of the dresses I tried on were size 8, and I'm a 4, but would be a 6 in a wedding dress. So I got a very idea of what they'd look like on. I also was lucky to have my MOH, mom, and groom's mom there, and all were VERY supportive people. Although if anything they were too nice, they said everything looked gorgeous haha. But the girl working at the store really helped me out by critiquing. I think it's important to have people there who will give their honest opinions, yet be very excited for you and make you feel good.

                #1068 josietoms

                josietoms
                • Member
                • 765 posts

                  Posted 01 April 2010 - 02:17 PM

                  we dont have a first dance agreed on yet either as we dont have 'our song' - maybe this is all a myth and not many people have a special song.
                  We are not doing a mother / son dance or father / daughter dance - i dont really think this tradition crossed the pond as i havent seen this at any weddings i have been to - Michelle and Nicy will prob correct me here? LOL.
                  Everytime i mention a song he just looks at me blankly and says -'im not sure' - think this will be a last min decision on our part - FI really isnt fussed on this aspect at all.
                  Josie x

                  #1069 Nicyx

                  Nicyx
                  • Sr. Member
                  • 2,914 posts

                    Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:18 PM

                    .......... EXCITING NEWS FLASH ..........
                    MICHELLE YOU WILL LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS:



                    THOMAS COOK PHONED ME TODAY AND SUMMER 2011 PRICES GO ON SALE IN THE UK ON 29TH APRIL 2010.... ONLY 28 DAYS TO GO :-) YIPEE!!!!!




                    Bonnie... Oh my gosh, i feel for you and your fellow folk in Quebec!!! Nwver heard that before.... Awwww :-(

                    We dont have a "song" either so havent got a clue what were doing yet I think I will leave this to Stephen as he is good with stuff like that.... need to bring this up yet but im sure he'll go for it :-) Will probably be decided the day before we fly out knowing Stephen!!! haha.
                    Not sure yet with Father-daughter, Mother-son dance yet, Hmmmmmm, not even thought about this until you mentioned it mexbride83!!!
                    Josietoms, I have heard of this father-daughter, mother-son dance but I dont think ive ever been to a wedding where ive seen it!!!! :-)

                    I was quite lucky with finding my dress (not bought yet) I just decided last minute after work one saturday with a friend to go look in a dress shop, no intention of tryng on etc, but i tried 2 on and the second one is "MY DRESS" i am greatful though as i dont think i could be bothered going round hunting, that was the part i was dreading....


                    xoxox

                    #1070 roxmysockz

                    roxmysockz
                    • Jr. Member
                    • 418 posts

                      Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:50 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by barbiegirl_27
                      You aren't the only one don't worry! I have been out 3 different times to various shops and hated every minute of it. I was really frustrated that all the samples were a 16 and i'm a 2, so it's really hard to get a clear idea of what the back will look like, and how the dress will fit! The other thing i hated was that I had an idea of what I was looking for, but none of the stores seemed to have anything close! Very frustrating!

                      Next time I suggest taking one or 2 people, and make sure they want to be there helping you! That can make all the difference in the world! Good luck!
                      Phew!!! I was starting to think it was just me!

                      wow thats a big difference in size!!

                      Thanks im planning to try again sat with my bridesmaid hopefully i'll like it more but i'm not sure.

                      Hope you find something soon - let us know when you do :)




                      0 user(s) are reading this topic

                      0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users