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#1571 josietoms

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    Posted 11 May 2010 - 05:36 PM

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    I'm a 2011 bride, I have just booked our wedding for August 2nd or 3rd waiting for confirmation of the date. We are getting married at The Sensatori Resort, Riviera Maya. We are going 24th July - 7th August. So far there are 13 of us going, with more booking soon. Will be great to hear from anyone who is getting married there.
    Welcome to the forum - another UK bride - we must all be fleeing the country and travelling across the pond to marry next year.
    Josie x

    #1572 Lindobride14

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      Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:36 PM

      [QUOTE=michelle2011;1289167]Well we had bitter sweet news this week...... Bitter - FI's had his wages cut AGAIN!!! The company he works for are still struggling from the recession and things will now be hard. He is on the job hunt but that is a frustrating game!! We are hoping we can still book Mexico if the price is right (and my dad has give us some money to help out) It's just come at the wrong time. Trying to stay positive though and hopefully something will come up!

      I've been quite the lurker lately, been checking the thread but not really posting.

      I'm SO very sorry to hear that, Michelle. Thoughts are with you and I sincerely hope you guys are able to make things work.

      I'm a court reporter and work has been SLOW lately. While I can't be laid off since I'm self-employed, when the phone stops ringing, I don't get paid.

      All I can say is these are very interesting times we're living in. Hate to be the pessimist, but the financial crisis we are experiencing is here to stay. There is no quick fix. The US can't even pay the interest on their debt.

      #1573 roxmysockz

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        Posted 12 May 2010 - 03:26 AM

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        Originally Posted by michelle2011
        Well we had bitter sweet news this week...... Bitter - FI's had his wages cut AGAIN!!! The company he works for are still struggling from the recession and things will now be hard. He is on the job hunt but that is a frustrating game!! We are hoping we can still book Mexico if the price is right (and my dad has give us some money to help out) It's just come at the wrong time. Trying to stay positive though and hopefully something will come up!
        Oh no!!!! So sorry to hear this hope things turn around soon x

        #1574 mexbride83

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          Posted 12 May 2010 - 10:28 AM

          It took a while to catch up on all those posts! I have been swamped with finals and then took a trip up to DC to visit friends and family. And I bought a dress while there! This is the only picture online that I can find of it, but a friend took pics of me in it, so I'll have to post those when she sends me them. It's hard to tell but there is lace below the breast area, and then down at the bottom. I'm having it made with a sweetheart neckline instead of the original. I love love love it! I can't believe I have to wait until January to see it again
          Click the image to open in full size.

          Also, in regards to the legal wedding thing, our reasons for doing the legal one stateside are a little different from the ones mentioned here. As mentioned before, it is a hassle for the translations, etc, and nevermind the cost aspect (it was $60 here... and yes, we actually are already married! Got married on April 16:). But neither of those would be big enough reasons for us to get married here. Our reason is that my fiance is in the Army and being moved to Hawaii. The Army pays a cost of living allowance (COLA) for the dependents of the serviceman... and in HI, COLA if you are married is really high. It is actually an extra $1,000 tax-free a month! So for him to move to HI single (he goes in January) would mean we miss out on an extra $6,000. So that is a pretty huge sum of money. On top of that, there is insurance. I am currently a grad student, and in the US that means I don't have a company paying for my insurance. So I pay $350 a semester for health insurance! And when school ends, I am uninsured. I just tore a ligament in my knee this past weekend, and my insurance ends tomorrow. Can you imagine the medical bills if I didn't have his insurance?? It'd be in the tens of thousands.

          So actually, part of the reason that we chose to get married in Mexico is because it gives us an excuse to give our parents for us getting married before going there. We could explain that waiting on the legal paperwork to go through means me being uninsured until it does... and then they understood. Although no one knows that we are already married, it's our "dirty little secret", haha. All that they know is we are getting married before Mexico!

          #1575 michelle2011

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            Posted 12 May 2010 - 10:51 AM

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            Originally Posted by Nicyx
            I have just read this on sky news... wonder whats next?? Hmmmmm.

            I hate what the recession has done.... its nothing but "hanging on a thread" for so many people... Its just heart breaking :-(

            Thinking of you Michelle xox
            Well we had bitter sweet news this week...... Bitter - FI's had his wages cut AGAIN!!! The company he works for are still struggling from the recession and things will now be hard. He is on the job hunt but that is a frustrating game!! We are hoping we can still book Mexico if the price is right (and my dad has give us some money to help out) It's just come at the wrong time. Trying to stay positive though and hopefully something will come up!

            I've been quite the lurker lately, been checking the thread but not really posting.

            I'm SO very sorry to hear that, Michelle. Thoughts are with you and I sincerely hope you guys are able to make things work.

            I'm a court reporter and work has been SLOW lately. While I can't be laid off since I'm self-employed, when the phone stops ringing, I don't get paid.

            All I can say is these are very interesting times we're living in. Hate to be the pessimist, but the financial crisis we are experiencing is here to stay. There is no quick fix. The US can't even pay the interest on their debt.
            Thanx for all your well wishes girls! We are trying to stay positive and hoping that if anything we will be able to book Mexico but put on hold everything else. Not ideal but if the money isn't there it's out of our hands! :o(...Still getting married is the main thing isn't it? I really hope work picks up for all of us! It's such a hard times!

            Mexbride83 i love your dress, beautiful. I can't wait to see the pic's of you in t :o)..

            Here is a pic of my BM dresses but on the hanger does nothing for them. They look 100% better on! But so you can see.....

            Click the image to open in full size.

            #1576 mexbride83

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              Posted 12 May 2010 - 01:58 PM

              I LOVE that color Michelle!!! I want to buy one for myself, haha.

              #1577 michelle2011

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                Posted 12 May 2010 - 02:33 PM

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                Originally Posted by mexbride83
                I LOVE that color Michelle!!! I want to buy one for myself, haha.
                lol, me too! They are so flattering on to :o) Can't wait to see your dress on you! x

                #1578 margin123

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                  Posted 12 May 2010 - 04:58 PM

                  Love, love, LOVE that dress michelle!! I've been trolling the internet looking for something similar for my BMs in blue...looks great

                  #1579 roxmysockz

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                    Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:04 PM

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                    Originally Posted by michelle2011

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                    Absolutely LOVE this!!!! Was this from a high street shop again?x

                    #1580 cjb0arder13

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                      Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:46 PM

                      Hey ladies! Need advice. I'm thinking for my bridesmaids I'm just going to have them buy a dress in whatever style they like in a certain color (aqua blue). Would this look cheese-tastic? I'm trying to be laid back about the whole thing, especially because my bridesmaids are all different shapes/sizes and I don't want any of them to feel uncomfortable. Plus I want them to be able to wear the dress again after the wedding. Shoes are no biggie, we're all going barefoot...and for the groomsmen, I was just thinking white button up shirt with khaki pants.

                      Anyone else doing it this way, or does the cheese stand alone? Hehe.




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