I am a huge fan of the cheesecake factory too. When I lived closer to the border, I would often hit up Buffalo instead of the local malls. A couple of my coworkers that have Nexus cards even go over once a week for groceries.
Originally Posted by lisadias
Mocha you are a genius!!!!! I love the cheesecake factory. Done that is going to be the plan.
Oh and I alway go to flyerland and never thought to even check Michael duhhhh
Laura, you should check out the forums on
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wow Mocha you are the border shopping expert! Love it! I may be needing another niagara trip...
Lisa I will definately let you know how it goes with the lash lady.
Lua, I wouldn't worry about the time it's the perfect amount of time for people to rest and freshen up.
My list for the weekend:
Book appointment for first fitting
Book Zoom whitening appointment for FI and I
Order Paper lanterns
Finalize ceremony decor ideas
Order my brother's tie
Gym. Yoga. Gym. Repeat.
And lastly.... decide on the stupid tote bags!!! I'm totally struggling with those.
Good luck with the weekend ladies! I can't wait to hear how it goes for all of you!
Thank you for posting the photo timing. I am having a hard time getting my sister to book her and my mom for hair appointments a couple of hours before the ceremony. Mostly because she is difficult, but now I have a better idea of a time line. We have a photographer for each of us getting ready, but I don't want to feel rushed that day.
Originally Posted by fmichelle
Brandy, and all those wondering about photographer timing...based on my experience with videography and weddings (one of my many side jobs) I would highly recommend AT LEAST an hour and a half to two hours before the ceremony for "getting ready" photos. You're probably going to want the photographer to capture you as well as your groom getting ready, and any other people who may be in the room with you and him. You'll have to account for time to travel back and forth between each room (not sure how big the distance will be, but something to take into account) Also, not sure if you're doing the BD book, but I plan on having my photographer give it to my FI that day and capturing his initial reaction. You're going to want some hair and make-up shots, even if it's just pretending doing touch-ups for the photographer's sake. Also, your photographer is probably going to want to get some photojournalistic type shots of your dress, accessories, and anything else you may have brought down (invitation for example) to create some sort of story with props.
Then, you'll have your ceremony and you'll want to get pictures with the whole group, plan out who you want pictures with and in what order and have a list to give to your photographer that day so that it doesn't feel like organized chaos. You'll of course then do the photos with just you and your hubby. You'll probably want some pictures of your entrance into where ever you are holding your reception and definitely some shots of your first dance. I don't know if your cake is part of your ceremony like it is at my resort, but you can get some cake shots way before serving cake just so you have it and the photographer doesn't have to stick around till dessert time. Not sure if you'll want pics of the bouquet or garter toss, but those are usually moments to capture. Hopefully this helps.
Great idea. You could even ask a close guest.
Originally Posted by Ellabaja1983
Brandy I know you said you won't have the photographer there for the getting ready moments...but what about having someone there in your party to take some of those pictures? Even if it's not a professional, do you have someone coming that can take the pictures?