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#171 JoanneIreland

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    Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:59 AM

    Courtney I prefer option number 2, before the actual sunset time the sky will change into beautiful colors which you'll have the chance to capture during ceremony and immediately afterwards.



    #172 clgriffi7

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      Posted 05 August 2011 - 06:06 AM

      Thanks.  Let's just hope the wedding coordinator goes for it!

       

      Now that I have hit the 3 month mark, I feel like it is time to start getting the details set with my wedding coordinator.  All of the previous brides from my resort kept saying that until your wedding was just a couple of months out they would take forever to respond to you - so I have tried to leave them alone for the most part up to this point...

       

      Originally Posted by JoanneIreland 

      Courtney I prefer option number 2, before the actual sunset time the sky will change into beautiful colors which you'll have the chance to capture during ceremony and immediately afterwards.



       



      #173 JoanneIreland

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        Posted 05 August 2011 - 06:16 AM

        Yeah I am the same. My wedding co-ordinator has been brilliant with how quick she replies, but at the same time I haven't exactly been tormenting her. I still have no idea on numbers so it's been hard to give her exact details. We did pick ceremony and reception locations, menu, sent pictures of inspiration wedding cake, choose color theme, picked huppa, booked mariachi band, but anything else like seating charts I can't do just yet. I have all these people saying they are going but yet haven't booked so I don't know what to think!  It's frustrating, I'm begining to think they really have no plans of going, but why not just say that and make my life easier.



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          Posted 05 August 2011 - 06:26 AM

          Wow - you have done A LOT more with your coordinator than I have!!  After signing the contract I have had 2 communications with her (and those were through my wonderful travel agent):  1) I will be bringing my own photographer and 2) I want a DJ and a dance floor.

           

          My thought was almost to get closer to the wedding (when I have a guest count) and send almost everything to her at once so it is all in one or two emails.

           

          Up until about 6 months out we still had quite a few people saying they were coming, but then a lot of them went quiet.  The ones that continued to bring up the topic and say how excited they were are the ones that have booked - and I am sure the rest won't.  My group rate runs out in about 2 weeks, and I am just wondering whether one more friend (possibly with a +1) will be coming.  After we hear about him, I am going to move forward with that guest count and assume no one else is coming.  If someone surprises me and books last minute, then they will be worked in the best we can.

          I got a bit jealous when you mentioned sending your cake inspiration.  From the pictures I have seen from other BDW brides at my resort, their bakers are not the best decorators.  All of the brides say how delicious the cakes are, but they aren't a whole lot to look at.  I am thinking of asking the coordinator for pictures and then choosing what it seems like they can do best.  I don't want to get my heart set on a beautiful cake and then have it turn out to look like what I would have made myself.

           

          Originally Posted by JoanneIreland 

          Yeah I am the same. My wedding co-ordinator has been brilliant with how quick she replies, but at the same time I haven't exactly been tormenting her. I still have no idea on numbers so it's been hard to give her exact details. We did pick ceremony and reception locations, menu, sent pictures of inspiration wedding cake, choose color theme, picked huppa, booked mariachi band, but anything else like seating charts I can't do just yet. I have all these people saying they are going but yet haven't booked so I don't know what to think!  It's frustrating, I'm begining to think they really have no plans of going, but why not just say that and make my life easier.



           



          #175 JoanneIreland

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            Posted 05 August 2011 - 06:56 AM

            LOL, I hear you on the cake, I'm not too confident in their abilities (and really how much can you expect from them anyways), so i just wanted something simple that was decorated with seashells. Like you I hear that the cake tastes fabulous, but after a 4 course meal I'd say the cake won't be eaten much. When we get down to Mexico I will look at their options and decide whether to change or not.
            I just looked at my "To Do" list and my heart literally almosts stops every time I do!
            This evening after work myself and my fiance are going to purchase the clothing for him, both dads and the best man, so hopefully that will be one big thing off the list.

            Yesterday my fiance called the jewelry store he got my e-ring from to order the matching wedding ring (we think we were originally told $800) but they said the price is now $1,900 plus tax. No way, absolutely no way do I want or need a $2K wedding band, so that's a bit of a panic in what to do now. We might pop into some other stores this evening to see if we have other options.

            I'm also going out of my mind trying to find jewelry I like. I heard Nordstoms have some good options so going to pop in there as well this evening when we are at the mall.  

            It's amazing once you mention the "W" word how the prices of everything jumps so much, it's actually funny. Trying to find white shoes under $200 was huge challenge!

            Do you have many people going to your legal ceremony at home? We originally said just both sets of parents, but I so badly want my sister there, but if we do that we'd have to invite his 2 sisters who can't keep their mouth shut on anything, so I'm so torn. Oh and that's another thing as well on the "To Do" list - we already did a 2 day pre-marriage course, but apparently there is a second course we need to take and also have to have a follow up meeting with the priest.

            I wish I had a dollar for everytime in the past few months that i said to my fiance "I was right from the begininng, we should have eloped".

            LOL, sorry for the venting, some days everything just feels so overwhelming.

            What color theme is everyone going for? We are going with yellow, and here and there I will add a splash of orange.

             



            #176 bondgirl0072010

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              Posted 05 August 2011 - 06:58 AM

              So exciting, clgriffi7! The time is going to FLYYYYY! Enjoy every moment!
               

              Originally Posted by clgriffi7 

              Alright ladies - this group is starting to come up on the 3-month mark.  I have told myself throughout my long engagement that at 3 months I would allow myself to start getting excited

               

              The major things happening in my wedding planning at the moment:

              - my group rate with the resort runs out in just a couple of weeks, so we are having to nicely nag the remaining few guests that verbally committed to go ahead and book

              -  I just contacted a seamstress the other day to set up my appointments to get my dress altered.  This lady has all 5-start reviews online so I wanted to book her in advance.  I take my dress in for the first appointment September 12th.  That date is a bit early, but I need the dress back by mid-October for a bridal portrait session.

              - working on my programs this week...it is way early to be doing that, but since they are DIY I wanted to get them out of the way

               

              Another thing to get excited about:  my legal wedding is just over 2 months away (October 9th).  My fiance keeps referring to it as the "real wedding"....grrrr.  No, that is the "legal wedding", the "real wedding" is the one in front of our friends and family when I wear the big white dress!!!!!  I think at this point he continues to say it just to get me riled up.

               

              Hope all of you are starting to get excited to!

               

              Courtney



               



              #177 clgriffi7

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                Posted 05 August 2011 - 07:11 AM

                I plan on getting a 2 or 3 tier cake but I know harldy anyone will eat it after the desser that is already included with the dinner.  But what previous brides have told me is that the resort will put it in the fridge for you and you can have it later.  How much fun could it be to get everyone together a couple of days later and pull out the cake and just have everyone eat off of it?  I am imagining a picture of everyone with their forks in the partially mangled cake

                LOL, I hear you on the cake, I'm not too confident in their abilities (and really how much can you expect from them anyways), so i just wanted something simple that was decorated with seashells. Like you I hear that the cake tastes fabulous, but after a 4 course meal I'd say the cake won't be eaten much. When we get down to Mexico I will look at their options and decide whether to change or not.
                I just looked at my "To Do" list and my heart literally almosts stops every time I do!
                This evening after work myself and my fiance are going to purchase the clothing for him, both dads and the best man, so hopefully that will be one big thing off the list.

                Yesterday my fiance called the jewelry store he got my e-ring from to order the matching wedding ring (we think we were originally told $800) but they said the price is now $1,900 plus tax. No way, absolutely no way do I want or need a $2K wedding band, so that's a bit of a panic in what to do now. We might pop into some other stores this evening to see if we have other options.

                I'm also going out of my mind trying to find jewelry I like. I heard Nordstoms have some good options so going to pop in there as well this evening when we are at the mall.  

                It's amazing once you mention the "W" word how the prices of everything jumps so much, it's actually funny. Trying to find white shoes under $200 was huge challenge!

                Do you have many people going to your legal ceremony at home? We originally said just both sets of parents, but I so badly want my sister there, but if we do that we'd have to invite his 2 sisters who can't keep their mouth shut on anything, so I'm so torn. Oh and that's another thing as well on the "To Do" list - we already did a 2 day pre-marriage course, but apparently there is a second course we need to take and also have to have a follow up meeting with the priest.

                I wish I had a dollar for everytime in the past few months that i said to my fiance "I was right from the begininng, we should have eloped".

                LOL, sorry for the venting, some days everything just feels so overwhelming.

                What color theme is everyone going for? We are going with yellow, and here and there I will add a splash of orange.

                 



                 



                #178 JoanneIreland

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                  Posted 05 August 2011 - 07:56 AM

                  I'll check out the jewelry link, thanks so much, really appreciate that!

                  Oh mixtures of 2 shades of blue ..... that sounds so lovely!! I really like that.
                  I hope when November comes and goes we all get back on here and share our experiences and pictures!!



                  #179 clgriffi7

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                    Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:30 AM

                    With the amount of money I am spending on photography - you better believe I will be sharing pictures with anyone willing to look at them!!

                     

                    Originally Posted by JoanneIreland 

                    I'll check out the jewelry link, thanks so much, really appreciate that!

                    Oh mixtures of 2 shades of blue ..... that sounds so lovely!! I really like that.
                    I hope when November comes and goes we all get back on here and share our experiences and pictures!!



                     



                    #180 JoanneIreland

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                      Posted 05 August 2011 - 10:55 AM


                      Too true girlie!!
                       

                      Originally Posted by clgriffi7 

                      With the amount of money I am spending on photography - you better believe I will be sharing pictures with anyone willing to look at them!!

                       



                       



                       






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