Originally Posted by amurka
Also ladies as I promised you yesterday, here is my review on Smooch rings
Last night very pleasant lady arrived to show us a lot of rings and we spend probably about an hour trying them all on )) I found few that I think I like but nothing special to be honest and my FI now knows more or less what he wants his ring to be as well, which is great!!! ))
He decided to have palladium ring, cos its just like platinum (they are from the same family) but 3 times less expensive and after talking to Smooch ladies I decided to have palladium wedding ring too, cos my engagement ring is platinum and apparently you can wear these two together without any problems cos they are almost the same thing )) which i was really happy about cos I didnt want to spend a £1000 on my wedding ring...
So when she gave us prices of the rings we have chosen we were quite surprised...and not in a good way lol We new that palladium is quite cheap so we expected for my ring to be around 500-600 and similar for his....but it happened that his ring came up to £680 and mine...£900!!!!
Is this normal you think, how much did you girls pay for your rings...if you don't mind me asking! )x
I mean if that's how much they cost everywhere then of course we will buy them, but it seemed to us that its a lot of money for palladium rings and especially that I think we have saw some on wedding fair we liked and they were no where near that much...
But anyway, after meeting last night we have decided to shop around lol cos we have plenty of time on our hands, so we arranged meeting with Goldfinger ppl and thanks to Michelle C we are meeting Sara 16th April as well )) it will be day after my Birthday as well, which is great
By the way I have spoke with Sara via email and she seems very lovely , so I am really looking forward to our meeting, thank you so much once again Michelle C )x
Wow wrote the hole essay here, sorry girls
Hay girls, my understanding was that when we have our legal wedding in Mexico we will get a 'dummy' if you like cert to take away with us and the actual legal cert is sent off (by our hotel) and they have the aposile stamp put on it. Then it is sent home to us 4 to 6 months later and we would be legally married here. It has to have the apostile stamp to be legal in this country. We'd then need to have it translated i suppose... that's the just of what i got. I will ask the girls on the barcelo site to see if they can help more but most of them are from America so dont know if same rules apply :o/
Rings - FI's ring is palladium, he got his in Fraser Hart at Lakeside. It was just under £400 and he got a little discount on that. Mine is white gold with diamonds and was £575 but with MIL discount i got £230 off that.
Awww bless my lovely friends, i was picked up by Donna who is also coming to Mexico, she drove us round to Laura's (one of my BM's) and there was a big L plate on the front door, Kate (my other BM) opened the door and they had our friendship song playing. I walked in the kitchen and they had banners all around the room with Mexican symbols and wedding bits on and a big banner saying 'pre mexico meal'.. all along the kitchen were pictures they printed off on board had 'your soul mate' on with me and FI on it, then 'your kids' , 'your family' and 'your girls'... all with pic's on them.. it was so lovely. They printed off a fact booklet for me and Laura had cooked us a Mexico meal of chilli, tacos, etc ...it was just so lovely, so thoughtful, nobody has ever done anything like that for me before, i was really touched. I had to wear a flashing hen badge and a bright pink top hat head band! So cute, so lovely, i'm very lucky to have my girls ) xx
How lovely.... as the other girls have said about the tear to the eye.... i joined em :-) That is so so so nuce, you have fab friends... what a llvely thing to do and prob what you needed after the 7 weeks of illness you have had.... How you feeling today hun? OK i hope x
Ok so i have emailed WC and we can pay $180 to have the certificate "Apostilled" in Mexico which we are going to do (another expense but it is what it is) Need to look at getting it translated when we get back to the UK I think.... I need to look in to this more, but im 100% it needs doing. I want to make sure that we are legally married 100% in the UK and anywhere else for that matter :-) Let you know what i find out x
I'll be signing of tonight until sunday eve/monday when I get back from Edinburgh.... CANT believe its my Hen already.... Im scared of what my lovely's have planned!!! Haha.... will get pix for you girls as i know how much you like pix :-)
Will miss you's over the weekend & prob have so much to catch up on when i get back, im off work monday to recover so i will no doubt catch up with most then..... I will try to pop on, on sun though to post one or 2 pictures!!!