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#2841 YWS2012

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    Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:12 PM


    Thank you ...I'm all about the BLING TOO!!!!  lol
     

    Originally Posted by Palacebridex2 

    I like them! Very nice! I lovee the bling! Bling is my middle name! Lol



     

     



     



    #2842 YWS2012

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      Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:14 PM


      Thanks bondgirl0072012
       

      Originally Posted by bondgirl0072010 

      These are beauuuutiful!!! Wow! I love the bling and the ribbons that will float with you down the aisle!
       



       



       



      #2843 YWS2012

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        Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:28 PM


        Yes ndvidul after many many many do overs I finally got LOL..


         

        Originally Posted by ndvidul 

        Wow --- I can't believe you made this yourself!  My favorite part are the pearls between the flowers. :)  Hmmm, as for color, maybe you could switch out the ribbon color at the bottom and use the same pearl color inbetween the flowers (just a few with the white pearls)?  Just an idea!  You must be so proud of your beautiful bouquet!  It's even more meaningful that you made it. :)
         


        I'm using the spa for hair and make-up + mani & pedi (I'm also doing a hair and make-up trial before the big day).  I'm using all our resort credit allotted for the spa for this, lol. 

         

        For our TTD, I'm using Adrian Guerra for my hair and make-up.  He'll also come with us on-site during the session for touch-ups.


        We didn't use a TA.  We had our guests book through a link that MP provided us.  We did this because it was cheaper for guests to book through our membership than a TA....... but I'm thinking that had we gone through a TA, more might have booked since everyone needed to pay in full two months before the wedding (which is this Thursday) instead of only putting a certain amount down and making payments/paying the rest upon arrival.



         



         



        #2844 YWS2012

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          Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:40 PM


          Thanks CoCo
           

          Originally Posted by coconoir1908 


          Great job!  You know I love the W ;-) 



           



           



          #2845 YWS2012

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            Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:43 PM

            Thank you ctracey1785

             

            Originally Posted by ctracey1785 

            This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

             



             



             



            #2846 summer12

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              Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:55 PM

              OPINION NEEDED!!

               

              Okay ladies I need to know what you would do in this situation.  My FI and I were talking about my ring today.  He had bought a ring for another girl once but they broke up before he gave it to her.  I have known that since before we were engaged.  Somehow in conversation he mentioned that he spend more on her ring then he did on mine.  I of course was not super happy about this.  Especially when I found out he spend over double the amount on her ring.  Now, I'm not very materialistic, but that hurts me because to me the man I marry should think I deserve the best right?  He says he didn't like the ring he got her and liked the one he got me.  But now since he knows he hurt me he said he has to upgrade my ring.  If you found this out what would your reaction be?  I tried the whole "it's not the ring I'm marrying" thing but to be honest I wouldn't mind something bigger.  Ugh, after all this $$ stuff with my parents and I "materialistic me" needs a bigger ring? 

               

              Anyways... thoughts ladies?  Tell me I'm not the only one that would feel this way?



              #2847 summer12

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                Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:00 PM

                LOVVVEEE :) wanna do my flowers too!!

                I'm so incredibly pumped!!!  For many reasons!  Numbered below, haha.

                 

                1)  My check-in with my trainer at the gym today was very surprising ---- I've lost 17 pounds!  This means that I've actually lost about 22 pounds of fat and gained 5 pounds of muscle!  I can hardly believe it.  I know I've been working my ass off (literally) with eating right and exercise, but with Thanksgiving, I was sure that I had retarded my progress.  YIPPEEEE!!!  My first dress fitting is in January.  We'll have to scale me down a couple sizes!! LOL! 

                 

                2)  I've FINALLY finished our flowers!!!  This was the DIY project I was most dreading, so I knew I had to tackle it ASAP before procrastinating to death and them turning out like poop.  So, here are the final results:

                 

                All.jpg

                 

                I already posted close-ups of my bridal bouquet and the pics in the locket and the charm, so here are the close-ups of the other bouquet charms:

                Maid of Honor charm.jpg   Maid of Honor charm.jpg

                 

                Close-up of the boutonneires:

                Boutonierres.jpg

                 

                 

                3)  I'm almost done with our Time Capsule Guest Book.  I just need to buy some heart seal stickers from Joann's, make the "key" for who is writing which message (1 year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, 20 years, or 30 years), have my Mom & I will paste the rest of the liners in the envelopes over xmas, and then we'll bundle them up for the OOT bags.  (Guests recieve their letter in the OOT bag so they have a bit of time to put a special message in it.  Then, they'll bring it to the ceremony and drop it in the box!)  Here are the results so far:

                 

                Front TC Guest Book.jpg

                 

                The front of the envelopes (with camera flash, so you can see the shimmer):

                Env fronts with flash.jpg

                 

                Without flash, so you can see the lettering on the metal:

                Env fronts no flash.jpg

                 

                Envelope liners:

                Inside Envs.jpg

                 

                The card (handstamped by moi, of course!):

                TC Card.jpg

                 

                FI and I will write our cards for each year period (1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 30)... and there'll be 1-3 others each period for us to open, too. :)

                 

                4)  Our first wedding gift arrived from our registry!  It was so exciting, hahaa!

                 

                Alright, back to sipping my wine and DIYing!  Hope your weekends are going well!!



                 



                #2848 ndvidul

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                  Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:11 PM

                  So, I'm trying to imagine me in your shoes... and this all happening to me...


                  and this is what I feel.  In previous relationships, I would try to play it "cool"and be the 'cool" girlfriend who wasn't high maintainance or would be okay with certain things that other girls wouldn't be.  Thus, I'd downplay my feelings.  In the past, I think the old me would say, something like, "You know, I love my ring, and it doesn't matter what you spent on it, honey.  The past is the past."  But, I think the "now" me would honor my feelings and in this circumstance, my feelings are saying loudly --- "This doesn't seem right.  Why would you spend double the money on your previous girlfriend, and half on me?  I would explain all my feelings about how I'm not materialistic by any means but that it still does bother me.  And that there's a chance whenever I look at my ring, I feel less important to you than she was to you, even though that seems really silly.  And then I would totally take him up on upgrading the ring.

                   

                  Is this materialistic?  Maybe to an outside viewer... but really matters is your feelings.  And who cares what others think about it... it's your life.  And your lives together.  Do you feel this way?  Maybe, and maybe not.  But if this was what I was feeling, then I'd definitely be honest about my feelings (caringly, of course).  After all, if you can't be honest with your feelings now, before marriage, when can you be??  I hope this helps...

                   

                  [[[hug]]]

                  OPINION NEEDED!!

                   

                  Okay ladies I need to know what you would do in this situation.  My FI and I were talking about my ring today.  He had bought a ring for another girl once but they broke up before he gave it to her.  I have known that since before we were engaged.  Somehow in conversation he mentioned that he spend more on her ring then he did on mine.  I of course was not super happy about this.  Especially when I found out he spend over double the amount on her ring.  Now, I'm not very materialistic, but that hurts me because to me the man I marry should think I deserve the best right?  He says he didn't like the ring he got her and liked the one he got me.  But now since he knows he hurt me he said he has to upgrade my ring.  If you found this out what would your reaction be?  I tried the whole "it's not the ring I'm marrying" thing but to be honest I wouldn't mind something bigger.  Ugh, after all this $$ stuff with my parents and I "materialistic me" needs a bigger ring? 

                   

                  Anyways... thoughts ladies?  Tell me I'm not the only one that would feel this way?



                   



                  #2849 summer12

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                    Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:20 PM

                    Aww yes!  That helps sooo much and was what I have been struggling with!  The "playing it cool" vs honoring my true feelings.  I know in the long run I'll be happy I was honest just right now I feel crappy.  Thanks so much!  And I tried to explain myself in a rational "i'm not trying to be materialistic" way.  I guess if nothing else he will respect my feeling even though he doesn't understand them.  Just like I do for him sometimes.  That's what a marriage is right? 

                     

                     

                    Originally Posted by ndvidul 

                    So, I'm trying to imagine me in your shoes... and this all happening to me...


                    and this is what I feel.  In previous relationships, I would try to play it "cool"and be the 'cool" girlfriend who wasn't high maintainance or would be okay with certain things that other girls wouldn't be.  Thus, I'd downplay my feelings.  In the past, I think the old me would say, something like, "You know, I love my ring, and it doesn't matter what you spent on it, honey.  The past is the past."  But, I think the "now" me would honor my feelings and in this circumstance, my feelings are saying loudly --- "This doesn't seem right.  Why would you spend double the money on your previous girlfriend, and half on me?  I would explain all my feelings about how I'm not materialistic by any means but that it still does bother me.  And that there's a chance whenever I look at my ring, I feel less important to you than she was to you, even though that seems really silly.  And then I would totally take him up on upgrading the ring.

                     

                    Is this materialistic?  Maybe to an outside viewer... but really matters is your feelings.  And who cares what others think about it... it's your life.  And your lives together.  Do you feel this way?  Maybe, and maybe not.  But if this was what I was feeling, then I'd definitely be honest about my feelings (caringly, of course).  After all, if you can't be honest with your feelings now, before marriage, when can you be??  I hope this helps...

                     

                    [[[hug]]]

                     



                     



                     



                    #2850 coconoir1908

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                      Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:34 PM

                      Summer12,

                       

                      I would feel the exact same way that you do and I probably would have fussed etc..  but there was a reason that they broke up prior to him being able to give her the ring.  We all have a past history (some stories greater in length than others & outcomes being very different) but to say "I want bigger because she had" or vice versa is not how I believe that anyone getting married should start off.  Yes, my ego would be a little tarnished as he has witnessed yours but YOU alone are marrying a great man with dynamic in-laws whose stepping up in so many ways for you and your family.  That to me is what matters not the size of your ring.  You have more in him (from what I have read) that he would not be able to afford in putting in a ring.  You have a man that cares about you, and your family to the fullest... that my friend has no karat size related.  IMO of course. 

                       


                       

                      Originally Posted by summer12 

                      OPINION NEEDED!!

                       

                      Okay ladies I need to know what you would do in this situation.  My FI and I were talking about my ring today.  He had bought a ring for another girl once but they broke up before he gave it to her.  I have known that since before we were engaged.  Somehow in conversation he mentioned that he spend more on her ring then he did on mine.  I of course was not super happy about this.  Especially when I found out he spend over double the amount on her ring.  Now, I'm not very materialistic, but that hurts me because to me the man I marry should think I deserve the best right?  He says he didn't like the ring he got her and liked the one he got me.  But now since he knows he hurt me he said he has to upgrade my ring.  If you found this out what would your reaction be?  I tried the whole "it's not the ring I'm marrying" thing but to be honest I wouldn't mind something bigger.  Ugh, after all this $$ stuff with my parents and I "materialistic me" needs a bigger ring? 

                       

                      Anyways... thoughts ladies?  Tell me I'm not the only one that would feel this way?



                       






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