Hi Ladies! I haven't been on here since Friday, I had so much to catch up on! you all have been busy busy!!! Love it!!! I hope you guys all had a great weekend!!! I am going to respond to as much as I can. If I forgot someone, I apologize!!!
I love the bouquet and bouts! you did a fantastic job!!! YAY!!!!
Originally Posted by YWS2012
OK ladies here is a picture of my bouquet.. I want to add some color not sure I kinda like it clean and simple....open for ideas ladies
groomsmen boutonnieres that were made by this lady I meet named Lynn....there made of wood..
Ahhh thanks so much for the heads up!!! It looks like theres so much information here. I am so looking forward to all your insight!!
We are doing the "pearl shimmer" package and we will most likely add a reception after.
Ndvidul everything looks amazing and congrats on your weight loss...such a big accomplishment!!!
I am still having a hard time reserving my locations. I just got an e-mail stating they won't officially reserve our locations until 90 days before! I kind of give up! Not sure how so many have already gotten their locations and I have asked 10 times to no avail, so I guess it is what it is!
Originally Posted by LurkerDan
Kind of wondering this myself. I know I read this somewhere in here, but don't recall where. How have y'all reserved locations so far in advance? We're going to have some 50-75 people (guessing) on the Sunrise side (not definite) so would like to have these big things taken care of. Think ceremony and cocktail hour outside (4pm ceremony) but the reception inside (so it can be air conditioned, easier on the older folks in our party). Would also like them all fairly close together, again to make it easier on the older folks.
Any help would be awesome, thanks!
Summer, I can understand why you feel the way you do! No one would want to hear that! But you need to do what right for you! IMO, I probably just state that you are upset, etc... but would wait on an upgrade. I hope you guys work it out and again, I would be upset by this too.
Originally Posted by summer12
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.
I'm getting married on nov 10, 2012... We have sent out our save the dates and created our website but I feel like you girls are so far ahead of us. How do you have your locations and such booked. I called mp and asked for menus etc and was told I have to wait until 90 days before the wedding. Help??
YAY You are all over it girl! Everything looks so great! I am so happy for you that you have been able to get so much done!!!!
Originally Posted by ndvidul
Wow, what an amazingly productive weekend on the Wedding front! I really and truly haven't felt this "put together" about the wedding yet at all... it is an amazing feeling! We booked our hotel & flights today --- finally!! Yippeeee!!!!
Also, I finished the first Ceremony Program tonight. Couldn't wait to share it with you all! I'll finish them this week along with my other projects. Enjoy!
P.S. I finally was able to use my new Crop-a-dile tool and Circle Cutter for this --- woot, woot!
P.P.S. I got the idea for this booklet from the book The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown by Khris Cochran... which I got 40% off of course at Joann's! haha!
P.P.P.S. I left out a few pages that have the excerpts from our readings & the hand ceremony blessing. I LOVE the quotes that I put in here, hehe! OK, this is enough post scripts. Bed time for me, friends! Happy planning this week!
Morning my friends,
Nothing major to update, no DIYs done (winding down is a great thing), however; I like to report that after many calls, emails and long telephone conversations WE HAVE FOUND A BREEDER, whom we all feel comfortable with. AKC registered etc... I can go on and on but for the sake of time and forum space will not. Although we will not have our new family addition home for Christmas, we will be with him every step of the way via pictures, updates and visits as often as we would like. So on Sunday the 18th at 3pm we will continue our journey by visiting the mom & dad along with 7 puppies (4 of which are male). Jeremiah (my son) is so excited to be able to pick from the 4 males and he will be the first (besides the family) to have laid eyes on the little ones who were born Nov 22, 2011 to Cassius and Lily. I introduce to you, Shakespere, Angus, Brutus and Phoenix (names giving by their caretakes as pup 1 etc.. was not an option).
I need your girls opinion..my bridal party wants to throw a bridal shower for us..theres only 3 of them..but I don't want them to spend any more $ than they are for the trip. Its a big expense that isn't really needed. Did you all have showers?? I just feel like if they throw one they won't have the $ for cancun and I would obviously much rather them there!! Opinions ladies??
We noticed that too! As of now we are still planning on a reception, only because we want to do that for our guests, but....if something changes financially we may have to use the dinner reservation. It's really hard, because it is a huge expense. I too, want the reception/wedding feel. So, I guess it depends on how much you feel it is worth? Is it worth it for you guys to spend so much on a reception when the dinner reservation may be just as good as a private reception? It is frustrating that people didn't use your TA too! But I honestly think whatever you decide will be beautiful and so much fun for everyone, including you and your FI. I really don't think you can go wrong!
Originally Posted by kris10kay
I'm just getting back on here after about a week off since it was my birthday so I put aside wedding planning for a bit! And I needed a break since (here comes the venting) we just found out for sure that my fiance's family isn't coming to the wedding. And when I say we found out I mean that I got back the RSVP reply with no!!! Not even a phone call or anything to apologize- I guess to them its no big deal that their oldest child is getting married! I just feel horrible for my fiance, but he says he is ok with it because this is how they are. They have used every excuse to get out of it- his mom doesn't like to fly, his dad doesn't think Mexico is safe, they don't have the money, they have to help his brother with money for his surgery he doesn't have scheduled, etc. Basically they don't want to go because it is outside their comfort zone. I wish they could have sucked it up for their son and even just came for a few days. Then my fiance talked to his mom about maybe financially helping his brother come and what the options could be, but she said not to since he isn't really concerned about coming. I guess its hard for me to understand this because my family, who are not as financially well off, would do anything to be there and wouldn't miss it for the world. Hopefully my family's support and our friend's is enough for my fiance because they all love us very much. Ahhh sorry for the vent!
LOVE love LOVE all of your DIY projects!!! Very impressed and I'm sure your guests will be also with all of your hard work! I need to get cracking! haha