April 2011 Brides
Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:49 AM
Posted 18 December 2010 - 11:24 AM
Hi ladies! Wow this has been a busy thread and it sounds like you girls have been getting lots of stuff done. I'm been super MIA. Between my crazy work schedule, FI opening his practice, and this wedding planning, I've been in a haze.
On a fun note, after originally planning a Mexican DW, then deciding to elope to the Turks and Caicos but running into lots of photog drama, then considering the Caymans......we booked last night to go to MAUI!!! We're so super excited. We have an awesome travel agent we've used in the past for vacays who is coordinating the entire thing for us! She rocks. I'm so excited to just be told where to show up:) She's even coordinated hair and make-up artists to come to me! If you ever want a fun/stress free vacay planned, I'd love to pass on her name.
We sent out our STDs last night for our AHR that's two weeks after we return from Maui. I'll post a pic later and I loved them.
Through some Maui BDW brides I found Joanna Tano's photography. I emailed her and she promptly responded that she'll be on maternity leave during our wedding. She was very sweet and quick to respond. She recommended 2 other photogs with whom she's worked, I contacted both, and loved both of their work. I ended up hiring Anna Kim and am SO EXCITED for her to work with us. We've had several conversations on the phone and I really enjoy her. Plus her work rocks! Here's a link if you wanna take a peak: http://www.annakimph...m/weddings.html
On another note, I completely agree, it's way too hard to be in the Christmas spirit when I have lots to do on our wedding list! We didn't even put up our Christmas decor until last weekend.....and we probably wouldn't have if we weren't hosting my family's Christmas dinner! Ha!
Posted 18 December 2010 - 04:26 PM
I've always wanted to go to Europe and last year was my first time! I went to Italy and loved it. Greece was somewhere i have always wanted to go to and i figured it's now or never cause just like you said we are going to start having babies right away so this would be the last chance for a long time! I have also never been to Jamaica so that might be my next all inclusive! Europe is beautiful and you will have a blast especially if you go as a group! FI is portuguese and his parents have a condo over there so that might be a good family vacation in the future with a little sneak away from the in laws to spain!
Originally Posted by tris
Lisa I'm so jealous of Greece! We are staying in Jamaica for a second week which was the most cost effective way for us to get a honeymoon, but we are planning a trip to Europe a year after the wedding as a good friend of ours will be finally finished his residency and be a full time doctor and we want a a bunch of us to go together. I'm so excited! FIs dad is from the Czech Republic so he has been a few times not to mention living out there for a year, so I'm glad I'll hopefully get to experience it with him before we start having babies, haha.
Posted 18 December 2010 - 05:02 PM
Lisa, you're going to have an excellent time in Greece, and that's the perfect time of year to go, before it gets too hot for summer. Two weeks is a good amount of time, but my suggestion would be to go to a fewer number of islands as the boat rides between them are rather long. My post college backpacking trek only allowed me enough time for one island and I have been dying to go back and explore more. I have heard great things about Santorini and Mykonos, both are extremely beautiful. You don't need too much time in Athens, mainly to hit the few basic sites and then get out to the islands. Just my two cents. Congrats on picking such a wonderfully romantic and adventurous place, you're going to have a blast. Like tris, my FI and I are staying on the DR for our honeymoon, just switching resorts for a change of scenery. We do hope to get to Europe sometime before the babies come!
Posted 18 December 2010 - 06:43 PM
Greys - You have been MIA, but it looks like you've been up to so much. I'm glad you have been able to figure things out and get things rolling for Maui! Such changes, but wow, how exciting!!! Yay!!
Lisa - Greece, all I'm going to say is...I'm SUPER jealous!!!
Posted 18 December 2010 - 06:46 PM
I have to share this with you ladies...
Just last week I had gotten an email from our coordinator at the resort that she was leaving (I know I've shared this with you all, already) as of last Saturday. Well, I've been in contact with the Wedding Manager at the resort because our new coordinator is still in training, so the manager has asked that I go through her at this point.
WELL - I got an email from the manager today saying that although they have our date and time confirmed, there are a few things that should have been confirmed, that hadn't been to date. I'm a little nervous now with what the previous wedding coordinator did discuss with me and what my choices are... I'm going to have to run through everything with the wedding manager and make sure things are still good.
I guess it's a good thing our old coordinator left!! Now I get really good service with the manager stepping in!
Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:55 PM
Wow Lisa, your honeymoon is going to be AMAZING!!!!
Greys Im so glad you got a place book, Maui will be a gorgeous setting for your wedding, Congrats!!!!
Posted 19 December 2010 - 07:34 AM
Ella, I'm glad things are working out with your WC leaving. I'm going to try to have a wedding day to get away from Christmas shopping. I'm sewing fuchsia netting into my crinoline for extra color and then I will work on doing the iron ons for our OOT bags. Crazy stuff, yesterday I went to have my hair done and because she gets booked so far in advance, I scheduled my final pre-wedding cut and color! I can't believe it's that close.
Posted 19 December 2010 - 10:49 AM
Lisa - I am so jealous of your honeymoon, I have always wanted to go to Greece! you will definitely have to share pictures when you get back!
I just got my shoes in the mail from zappos and i LOVE them, they are fuschia glitter pumps but i have to get a bigger size, here they are
And another thing checked off my to do list - finally booked a DJ... we were originally going to the Ipod hookup but i decided i dont want to have to worry about music and the flow of the the entire wedding day so it'd be easier just to hire somebody to worry about it for me
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