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Hi fellow January 2011 brides,

Congrats to everyone.  I just found this thread and wanted to check out what stage everyone else is at because I feel like I'm falling behind.  We are getting marriend at Valentin Imperial Maya on January 10, 2011.  We wanted January 9 because we met in Mexico on that day three years ago but they wanted to charge us extra because it was a sunday.  Anyways I now like the sound of the 10th better :)

I was looking for a way to honour my brother in our ceremony, who passed away 5 years ago and I really liked the idea of leaving a chair at the ceremony for him with a flower and a picture.  Thanks for the lovely suggestion and also thought the bouquet charms were beautiful.

 

We are keeping things small and simple and right now there are 12 of us making the trip, just both sets of parents and a couple of close friends.  I had to laugh with everyone's comments on the recent wedding dreams because I am going through the same thing right now and it's always the day of the wedding and I have a million things that need to be done.

 

We have decided (with some pressure from our family) that we need to have a reception back home to celebrate with the family and friends who aren't joining us.  This has become a much bigger stress for me than the actual wedding.  We are currently working on a venue/caterer and I was just wondering is anyone else planning on a party back home afterwards to celebrate???  It just feels now like I'm planning two weddings and the whole point of going away was to keep things affordable and simple.  Any thoughts, ideas???

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Originally Posted by jenlevergood View Post

 

Hi fellow January 2011 brides,

Congrats to everyone.  I just found this thread and wanted to check out what stage everyone else is at because I feel like I'm falling behind.  We are getting marriend at Valentin Imperial Maya on January 10, 2011.  We wanted January 9 because we met in Mexico on that day three years ago but they wanted to charge us extra because it was a sunday.  Anyways I now like the sound of the 10th better :)

I was looking for a way to honour my brother in our ceremony, who passed away 5 years ago and I really liked the idea of leaving a chair at the ceremony for him with a flower and a picture.  Thanks for the lovely suggestion and also thought the bouquet charms were beautiful.

 

We are keeping things small and simple and right now there are 12 of us making the trip, just both sets of parents and a couple of close friends.  I had to laugh with everyone's comments on the recent wedding dreams because I am going through the same thing right now and it's always the day of the wedding and I have a million things that need to be done.

 

We have decided (with some pressure from our family) that we need to have a reception back home to celebrate with the family and friends who aren't joining us.  This has become a much bigger stress for me than the actual wedding.  We are currently working on a venue/caterer and I was just wondering is anyone else planning on a party back home afterwards to celebrate???  It just feels now like I'm planning two weddings and the whole point of going away was to keep things affordable and simple.  Any thoughts, ideas???

Love that I'm not the only one having strange dreams. Two nights ago it was a horrible dream about the flight...and them not having enough seats. To the point that I had a lady sitting on my lap LOL! Hope these dreams finish for all of us soon!

 

We are actually hosting 2....yes 2 'at home receptions'. FI has a huge family and many of them can't make the trip. So we will be having a cocktail party in Ottawa for the family. And then another cocktail party in Toronto for our friends. It is alot of extra work, but since it's just cocktail parties, I think it's a little more casual and laid back. Haven't been doing to much work on them yet. We have the venue for Ottawa, still looking for one here. (add that to my list of things to do...)

 

 

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Hey Jenlevergood! Welcome to the forum...and how cool to have your wedding date so close to the day you guys met! Verrry romantic :)

 

We're having an at-home reception, too, but I haven't even STARTED planning it yet. I just want to get through the Mexico wedding, and worry about the other when I get home. But then again, our at-home reception is going to be very casual. Probably in someone's yard, barbeque food, kegs of yummy beer, and bottles of wine. I more just want it to be a party/celebration than a fancy shindig. I'm guessing there will be probably at least 150 people there, which sort of makes my head explode, but we'll figure it out.

 

Any chance you could make yours a more casual event to take away some of the stress? Just an idea :) Best of luck toy ou!

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Thanks ladies, I would love to try to keep things as casual as possible.  We were looking at having two receptions, one here in Ottawa for our friends and his family and one back home in Windsor for my family, but now they have all agreed to make the trip here. 

 

Murmel do you mind me asking where you are having your cocktail party in Ottawa?  I have looked at tonnes of venues but nothing seems to be what we are looking for and I love the cocktail party idea.

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Originally Posted by jenlevergood View Post

 

Thanks ladies, I would love to try to keep things as casual as possible.  We were looking at having two receptions, one here in Ottawa for our friends and his family and one back home in Windsor for my family, but now they have all agreed to make the trip here. 

 

Murmel do you mind me asking where you are having your cocktail party in Ottawa?  I have looked at tonnes of venues but nothing seems to be what we are looking for and I love the cocktail party idea.

 

We are using the restaurant Allium. www.alliumrestaurant.com The venue is fairly small, so we are doing a stand up cocktail reception for about 50 people. I think it would seat 40-ish if you need a sit down spot. They do amazing food, specifically tapas! Very excited, plus the decor is very modern and clean...very much our style. I think our plan is a 2 hour cocktail party, with drinks and small food samples coming around on trays.

 

If you live in Ottawa you HAVE to try their tapas on Monday nights! It's awesome. :) Good luck.

 

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I've never heard of it but it sounds awesome, thanks we will definitely have to check it out.  We are looking at around 120 people so we will need something defnitely bigger but yours sounds perfect.

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Those are sooooooooooooo cute. How perfect for a destination wedding!!!

 

Originally Posted by nmurch View Post

got my BEAUTIFUL WEDDING SHOES TODAY!!!!! <3

they are the "juicy couture- frankie"

in ivory!! <3 <3 <3

 

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lovessss them <3



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Is anyone else freaking out at how close our weddings are? FI said to me today "15 weeks today and we'll be getting married" and i could see the look of terror in his eyes!!! I feel like i've got so much still to do, but i guess that as long as we have our rings and something to wear, the rest will just fall into place... right?

(note to self, must buy rings!)

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Is anyone else freaking out at how close our weddings are? FI said to me today "15 weeks today and we'll be getting married" and i could see the look of terror in his eyes!!! I feel like i've got so much still to do, but i guess that as long as we have our rings and something to wear, the rest will just fall into place... right?

 

(note to self, must buy rings!)

 

 

 

 

 

Hehe I'm not freaking out but I am getting excited! And I too feel like I have very many unfinished projects I better get on! ... Lol. I'm going to have to buckle down and just do it! I have te last week of November. All of December, and all of January off!!!!!! So I think that's when I'll bedoing most of my stuff is in December. I have to put all my oot bags bags together and do my floating orchids backdrop. And they called me 4 days ago and my dress is In!!!!!!!!

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