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It is a bit pricey, but I like it a lot. So I think I am going to try it on monday :D And yes I know what you mean about little sewing job :D. I think I've done it myself to a few of my dresses.

 

Originally Posted by morgan7 View Post

kat the dress was $189 Canadian. (I think this is a tad bit expensive but all of the other dresses that we were looking at in bridal salons were the same price if not more) They have this dress online. Just to warn you though the dress fits big (she is usually a medium but a small fit) the way the top of the front is we need to just sew it closed. The way it crosses it kind of flaps open and is really really low cut so a simple sewing will fix that. If that makes any sense.  



 

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I really like your wording :D I might use some of it.
But my situation is a bit tricky.

I know that most people or almost everyone won't come for different reasons. Also I feel like I don't want them to feel left out and uninvited. So I am trying to say is that we are getting married than and there, we would love to have you with us, but we know that not everyone can make it. So please come celebrate with us at AHR and we will update you later on a date and a place. ( With most friends in army, I will have to see closer to the date if they can make it, I don't want to make a party when most of our friends will be away)

So it is invitation and not quite.

That is why I am having such a hard time with it. LOL
 

Originally Posted by morgan7 View Post

what kind of wording are you looking for? i found a bunch of cute beach themed ones while i was looking for mine.

 

i used:

 

Years ago when they were young
two lovers were brought
together as one.
Now and forever, partners in life
under palm trees swaying, they'll
be husband and wife.

Darryl and Reta

look forward to sharing with you
the sun, the sea and the
memories of their wedding ceremony.

date and time

resort

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Bonfire celebration on the beach
following the ceremony

 

 

 



 

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Ladies,

 

I still have to get my dress fitted. I'm going to do that next week. The seamstress Im taking it to only needs 4 weeks or so, and I havent tried the dress on since I bought it in January!

I bought my bridesmaids gifts, they have their dresses and shoes, and Im getting RSVP's back from people.

My first bridal shower is tomorrow afternoon! Im pretty excited about that!

 

I think Im going to do a welcome brochure and hand it out for people to read on the plane, that way they can see the map of the resort, what to do while we are there and make sure they know about the welcome dinner and when to be on the beach and sober for the wedding !

 

I've emailed Jodi about flowers and she responded to me twice in one day! She actually emailed me an excel spreadsheet of what I have selected so far in terms of flowers. Im going with submerged orchids, in 3 glass cylinders. I told her i didnt want to spend more than $60 dollars and that's what she came back with. One of my friends got married here in Toronto and they quoted her $140 for submerged orchids, so i think thats a good deal since they are local flowers!

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Today I was quite productive,

I did our monogram and put together and printed all our invitations ( for wedding and AHRs). It was a lot of work since we will have 3 AHRs.

I did not even start to put together our invitations.

And I can't belive it took me all day to do it.

Ohh, and I finished our wedding website!!!

 

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kat2012,

 

are you printing address labels for your invitations ? if you do, print 2 sets of them, then when you go to send out your thank you cards you have everyones address label all ready to go!

 

 

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That's great idea Marlena. Thank you. I saved it all on my laptop :D Gonna print it tonight
 

Originally Posted by Marlena View Post

kat2012,

 

are you printing address labels for your invitations ? if you do, print 2 sets of them, then when you go to send out your thank you cards you have everyones address label all ready to go!

 

 



 

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Invitations out, and starting to get responses.  So far no surprises.  I have been slowly but surely picking up table runners, paper lanterns, etc. for decorations.  The resort was pretty easy in picking flowers, DJ, other music options and entertainment.... so we had all of that done really early.  Now it is just: (1) picking menus; (2) deciding on excursions; (3) figuring out what to do for a welcome event; (4) welcome letter/ guest "face" book; and (5) a thousand other details I am likely forgetting.  I have this grand idea for the guest "face" book that I will have photos and descriptions of all the guests so that they get a chance to know each other and how everyone is connected to us.  BUt I have a feeling I will run out time/energy to do this.  :(  

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Excuse my ignorance... but are we suppose to send the invitations this close to the wedding date? Or is this like a 2nd invitation your are sending??? I sent mine in March LOL .. because I wanted to give everyone a chance to save up if ever they didn't have the money right away... but maybe I should have sent it later... more people would've decided to come maybe??? I have no idea what is the general rule on that??

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We have very small number of people to send it too and most people knew what we are up to.

My invitations were not straight ahead invitations, it was more of what's going on/invitations thing.

And we figured if anyone wants to come, they still have time to book it. And if not they will know that we did not forget them and will have AHR/party with them that place and that date. Our first AHR/dinner will be on December 30, second one will be on January 21 and 3 will be once I know that most of our military friends are home.

So yeah, because of all that we decided to send our invitations at a standard 3 month mark, as they advise in all the magazines and websites. :D

I know that most people were sending STD far in advance so people can save and actual invitations 3 month in adavance :D

Originally Posted by MichCraw View Post

Excuse my ignorance... but are we suppose to send the invitations this close to the wedding date? Or is this like a 2nd invitation your are sending??? I sent mine in March LOL .. because I wanted to give everyone a chance to save up if ever they didn't have the money right away... but maybe I should have sent it later... more people would've decided to come maybe??? I have no idea what is the general rule on that??



 

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Hey Jacki,

 

Another idea for guests to get to get to know each other ahead of time (and what I did) was to create a Private Event page actually on Facebook. That way people can scope our their fellow guests and even have things to talk about once they arrive. In a world of social media, it's easy to feel close to people who are attending the same event just by a few posts! It really got our guests even more excited and was easy enough to push out info that way too (and a lot less time consuming than putting together an actual book...and having to travel with it :) Just a thought!
 

Originally Posted by Jacki7896 View Post

Invitations out, and starting to get responses.  So far no surprises.  I have been slowly but surely picking up table runners, paper lanterns, etc. for decorations.  The resort was pretty easy in picking flowers, DJ, other music options and entertainment.... so we had all of that done really early.  Now it is just: (1) picking menus; (2) deciding on excursions; (3) figuring out what to do for a welcome event; (4) welcome letter/ guest "face" book; and (5) a thousand other details I am likely forgetting.  I have this grand idea for the guest "face" book that I will have photos and descriptions of all the guests so that they get a chance to know each other and how everyone is connected to us.  BUt I have a feeling I will run out time/energy to do this.  :(  



 

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