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I got my dress! I'm not sure about it yet though. I wanted to just go very simple and casual and still feel beautiful, which I feel that my dress qualifies for those standards. But, every time I watch an episode of Say Yes to the Dress, I feel like I have missed out on one of the major parts of being a bride. I got my dress at Nordstrom (it was quite inexpensive) rather than at a bridal salon. What do you think ladies? Am I missing a quintessential part of being a bride, or am I just missing a huge price tag?

JS Boutique Beaded Crisscross Matte Jersey Gown - View All - Nordstrom


I think that is a very pretty dress. It looks prefect for the beach. I have not went dress shopping yet, but I know that I want something similar to the style that you went with.

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Not yet, thinking of getting engagement photos done on our site visit next month and making an STD out of it. Any one else?
I am getting married at the NOW Jade in Riviera Maya on 6/11/11 and when we were there in April, we got our engagement photos taken and then put them on a save the date! I just sent out the save the dates last week and everyone is LOVING them! They came from magnetstreet.com and were inexpensive. I can get you more info if you want to send me a message :)

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So does anybody have their dress yet?
I just got my dress last weekend! It is a couture design from Private Label by G. I look unbelievable in it, but it was like the 6th dress I tried on, and I feel like I should have went to more stores and tried on more dresses for the "experience" of it all!

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Yeah, I am having my wedding at Dreams. I originally thought we were going to do the Sands, but it was to expensive. I just meant that we both go to the same timeshare group! But it's still exciting. I would look into moving your timeshare to June, because my FI's parents told me you couldn't move weeks within the same Timeshare, only trade to another. But, you guys could have different rules, especially since you have so many weeks. My philosophy on outside photographers is that they can't stop a guest from taking pictures, and our photographers are our guests. But Dreams is ok with that.

The thing about outside guests, we are encouraging our guests to stay at Dreams, because it is all inclusive, so they are taken care of the whole time they are there. But, I have talked to other Dreams brides, and they say that if you have outside guests, they can come for the wedding and reception and not get charged a fee.

You are better than me!!!! We can't order our STD's until we get our engagement photos, and we are trying to get them done next week, and THEN we have to put in the order. We are doing Vista print, which is mostly free (sign up there is you haven't yet.. it's awesome), but shipping is 21 days, so I might need to pay for more shipping. We want to send our STD postcards with our TA's travel packets, and she hasn't given us our second rates yet (they are supposed to come down after a while, and we are waiting).
I can post my centerpieces later (I'm doing cylinder vases and rose petals with submersible lights in water, with shells scattered around.. dollar tree).

And I hear you on expenses. Our 3k is still about the same for the wedding at Dreams, but throw in my outside photog, and my dress, the Bose ipod dock we got for our sound (we'd rather pay for that and keep it, instead of paying for a sound system, but we do get two hours sound system free, so we will use 1 for ceremony, and 1 for the dinner), the microphone to go with it, my TTD (which is really cheap, but still), our OOT bags (dollar tree again!!), and everything else that I can't think of, it will be closer to 10K if not over, and that's not our travel and hotel... oh well, still cheaper than having it at home. And our photographer expense covers two photogs, for two days of shooting, the rights to our photos, and a 4x6 of all photos taken in a leather box. But we have to pay for their travel too. Our colors are Red, White, and Sand. I should post my logo. Wow, I should be a published author by now!

Forgot to say, I'm also in my Master's program to become a teacher! Another similarity!
OMG! I got beach bags from the Dollar Tree too!!! I live in Chicago and I bought out 3 different stores since we are having about 80 guests. I was just in there on Sunday and they have sunscreen and aloe sunburn lotion and I bought them out of those too!!!

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I haven't bought my dress yet...I'm thinking of going in the next couple of weeks. I go back to work after summer vaca mid-August and would like to do it before then.

 

Booked our photographer (Sascha Gluck) and makeup/hair people (Fernando Fuentes) :)

 

Save the Dates are being worked on.

 

Started some OOT bag stuff and made two orders from Vista Print for stuff :)

 

How is everyone else doing?

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I've got my OOT bags (from Islepac) but have nothing to put in them yet :o( ... I will keep an eye out for bits. I got my dress back in January and i am dying to try it on again. It feels like forever ago now... i miss it, ha ha! Roll on January for my 1st fitting :o)

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Hi all, another June 2011 bride here! I'm so excited about this thread!

 

So far I/We’ve:

Booked the resort (Moon Dance Cliffs in Negril JA)

Bought my dress (David's Bridal)

Sent out save the date postcards (Vistaprint)

Finished our website

Booked our photographer (we’re flying him down to JA)

Booked our dj

 

It’s taking all I’ve got to not start buying OOT bag stuff because we don’t have a good enough head count yet.

 

Happy planning ladies!

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I ordered STDs from Vista as well. I did the business card magnets. FI and I went on vacation to Mexico in 2009 and we used a photo from that visit for our STDs. Haven't sent them out yet, still waiting for final pricing from TA.

Photographer was never a question, my BF is a professional and she of course will be at the wedding. She is also the one that took the photo for the STDs.

I have decided on centerpieces and started purchasing pieces for that as well. They are going to be margarita glasses (15" tall) on round mirrors (12") with blue lite cubes. Glasses at Christmas Tree shop for $14.99, mirrors at Michael's for $3.99, haven't found the lite cubes yet, may have to order them. I am going to use the fluffy snow to glue to the rims of the glasses (salt/sugar) and there is a monarch butterfly (Michael's $7.50/dozen) perched on the rim of the glass.

Found a cute dress for my BMs (my 15 y.o daughter and 21 y.o step-daughter) at Deb's and some awesome shoes all for a grand total of $79.99.

I think I've found my dress, but haven't ordered it. It's a prom dress so will only take a few days to arrive if I do order.

I started downloading songs onto my ipod for the reception. We plan to have a poolside reception after dinner.

 

Wow, sorry that's so long. I'm so excited and the time seems forever away! 

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