Originally Posted by kiwimel
Good morning girlies!
How was your weekend? OOOOOh Michelle you will be trying on your dress this very second! Im so excited for you! Also - I just wanted to chip in about getting asked WHY mexico? And about family being mad as we have had exactly the same problems with Chris' family. All my friends and fmaily from NZ have been fine and very excited about going on holiday, keeping it small and intimate, and getting married abroad.
Chris family on the other hand, have been horrendous - threatening not to come, throwing temper tantrums and basically just generally giving me so much grief that I rang Gretna Green registry office one day to see how quickly we could get married! I just wanted it over and done with! They have all calme ddown a bit now and are all looking forward to the holidayy but trying to explain that if we were doing things "traditionally" they would all be going to New Zealand was really hard! They just cant seem to understand why I wouldnt want to get married here? Is it just me or is it really not that difficult? I tried to compromise by going half way ..... ish.
Anyways, Im just so excited - I was heading down the A3 on the bus on Friday night after work DREAMING of salty frozen Margaritas.
I didnt realise a few of you hadnt been to Mexico before? This will be my 3rd trip so i am MORE then happy to help with any questions you might have re the airport, area, sightseeing (I've done most things down there), food, booze, resorts etc. I havent been to MP before where we are getting married but I have a rough idea what most of the resorts are like Ask away!
Have any of you booked your music for the evening? I am in th process of negotiating with a DJ at present but Chris and I are so so so fussy about music we want to do our own. All we need is the speakers/ipod plug/microphone and some lights. Is it rude to ask what you guys have been quoted for this? I want to get a round about idea of what to tell him my budget is as they have quoted us $980 for it which seems steep seeing as there is no actual DJ!
How exciting about your AHR Nicy! What a fab thing to come home too!
Good luck with the dresses girls!
Mel I think many of us here know how you feel about your Fi's family being all funny about destination wedding...but hope it at least helps you feel better that you are not alone...
Just last night I have been in tears after conversation with my uncle about our wedding...I asked him what does he plans to do about booking, cos times goes very quickly and will he be booking with all of us (thought Caribbean Warehouse) or fly from Lithuania(where he lives).... Anyway, he told me that he cant plan a year ahead and that he will figure something out closer to the actual wedding day...
Please girls tell me if i am wrong, but I was really hoping that he will do more to make sure that he is coming to our wedding, as he is the only men in our family (unfortunately after my dad had passed away:(..) and I was really looking forward for him give me away at the actual wedding...but now I am just left unsure at all if he will come... (
So last night me and my FI got very upset about it all...cos same thing happened to him with his mum, she said that she doesn't know yet if she will come...both of our families are not that big so i guess we just hoped that ppl will be more enthusiastic about our big day... ((
anyway, sorry girls for the rant...
Michelle I am so super happy that you had a lovely day seeing your dress again!!!) If you will be able to post pictures please do, but either way I am sure you look beautiful ....Your MIL sounds just like mine, she will do things like that just cos she know it winds you up!!! arghhh... what is wrong with them MIL's!!!
waybuloo - tell us when you are back how your fitting went today too and post us some pictures as well if you have taken any!!! )) Gosh ladies i am so excited for you that your big day is sooo soon