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#4451 Ellabaja1983

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    Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:14 PM

    Queen, I think flip flops are a great option...I would definitely see about getting some if you are even remotely interested....  They would make pictures a little cuter for sure!!  I also wanted to ask you, are you doing the candy buffet for your DW or the AHR?


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    #4452 Lua

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      Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:36 PM

      k, I have an AHR question - now that i'm doing one..

      we don't want to do formal dances or speeches or anything... we're not hiring a dj, just going to play music from our ipods.  honestly, if i didn't know FI's friends would come and give us all kinds of $ (which we could really use), I wouldn't even have an AHR.  Essentially it's just going to be a big polish feast (FI's family is Polish) at the local Polish hall because his parents didn't think a bbq was good enough for their friends who are going to come and give us $.

      I'm wondering how we can go about wording our invites so that guests know that this isn't going to be a traditional wedding reception with the dance and stuff, but just essentially a dinner???  being that it's at a hall, I'm pretty sure everyone will assume the dance and stuff.  i like this wording:

      You don't need a ticket
      or an advance reservation,
      just make waves
      to our wedding celebration.

      LAURA
      and
      CHRIS
      will be married on
      April 9, 2011
      in
      Negril, Jamaica
      Please join them for a traditional Polish feast
      when they return
      DATE at TIME
      LOCATION
      ADDRESS
      CITY, STATE

      Should we include something else on the invites -- like "no dancing shoes required" (wow that sounds awful lol) ?????????

      i'm at a loss!



      #4453 mochamakes3

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        Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:46 PM

        Laura, I think that wording is great because it does mention that it's a Polish feast. You might want to omit the part about the advance reservation though if you are planning on sending RSVPs. Because you will have music there might be some dancing, but maybe you could just have the informality of the event spread through word of mouth. Just like with gift registries.



        #4454 QueenDiva

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          Posted 28 February 2011 - 01:23 PM

          Yes, I think I'm going to definitely go with flip flops w/a slight wedge. I'm doing the candy buffet for my DW- just ordered all my candy over the weekend.

           

          Originally Posted by Ellabaja1983 

          Queen, I think flip flops are a great option...I would definitely see about getting some if you are even remotely interested....  They would make pictures a little cuter for sure!!  I also wanted to ask you, are you doing the candy buffet for your DW or the AHR?





          #4455 kitty25967

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            Posted 28 February 2011 - 02:25 PM



            Originally Posted by tris 

            I have some sharing ladies :)

             

            First my centerpiece. It's pretty much done. I like things in 3's, as you can see. The one thing that will change is the brown flower will be white flower ball with feathers (a larger version of the small one) and it will be filled more with jewels, seashells & those neato wicker balls, haha. Also all 3 containers will have turquoise LED lights in them. It's just tough to find them in Canada (and shipping from the US costs more than the lights themselves, ugh).

             

            centerpiece1.jpg

             

            And a close up....

            centerpiece2.jpg

             

            Now for my shoes! I gave up my search for pretty turquoise shoes that were less than 3" tall and got something neutral that matches my dress (which is champagne with mocha accents)

             

            shoes.jpg

             

            And my wedding jewelry (bracelet & earrings)

             

            jewelrysall.jpg

             

            And finally these are our hair flowers, mine in the middle & the girls on either side...

             

            hairflowers.jpg


            I LOVE your centerpieces.  How creative!   I hope I can come up with something like that.  Is that all glass?  How do you planning on getting it down there?
             

             



            #4456 kitty25967

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              Posted 28 February 2011 - 02:31 PM



              I've decided on having a candy/cigar table at the Beach party for my DW.  I am doing skittles which are my FI's fav, I think I'm going to do my "mint to be" matchbooks, I have personalized matches that I want to put next to a box of cubans and dominican cigars, and I think I'm going to order the personalized swirl pops from oriental trading.  They look cute. 

               

              Originally Posted by QueenDiva 

              Yes, I think I'm going to definitely go with flip flops w/a slight wedge. I'm doing the candy buffet for my DW- just ordered all my candy over the weekend.

               


               


               



              #4457 tris

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                Posted 28 February 2011 - 02:33 PM

                kitty - It's actually ALL plastic ! I've seen so many amazing centerpieces on here but there was no way I was bringing glass down with me. It's so risky and I didn't want to be babysitting it. SO, I got creative. The tall "vase" is actually a plastic pasta container that we pried the lid off of off. The smaller ones are all storage containers for food that I got at the dollar store. I just glued ribbon around everything to dress it up a bit :)

                 

                I have 3 of the tall ones and they cost me $7.99 each. I'd be totally willing to sell them after we get back if they make it back with us. The small ones were all between $1-$2.

                 

                 

                And thanks everyone for the compliments! I'm really happy with how they're turning out.


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                #4458 kitty25967

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                  Posted 28 February 2011 - 02:33 PM

                  Brandy - I think I am going to get wrist corsages from the resort for the mothers.  This will also help to cover there resort wristband for pictures since they aren't allowed to take it off.  Also, I am having them both carry in sand for the ceremony.  I am having each one bring up there sand to "pass off" to us for the ceremony.  I am using a black vase and a fuschia vase which are my colors with a clear monogram vase for the unity vase.

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                  #4459 Brandy

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                    Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:17 PM

                    The thing is she really isnt a piece of work, she just really doesnt have a clue I think! The girl has like no common sense or something, and yes FI did say he was going to say something to her, he was pissed and thought it was completely ridiculous!

                     

                    Laura, I like your wording, did you check verseit.com they have a done of ideas on there go under wedding then under post wedding receptions I think it is



                    #4460 Brandy

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                      Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:19 PM

                      queen I know what you mean, I have a slight shoe addiction as well lol, there are a ton of cute flip flops on there, my fav site with a ton of options is advantagebridal.com

                       

                      ....back to FSIL, not only did she invite her friends, but also asked if we could change the date!! We had originally picked the date bc it was the ONLY weekend she had off in march according to her, and now shes saying she cant get off and asked my friend to change the date after she has already booked the limo and called everyone on my list!!! My friend was like uh NO, we picked that date for YOU, so sorry if you cant make it LOL!!!






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