At 35 days until our BIG day, and 30 days before we leave for Mexico, my DIY lab is officially closed Now I'm on to taking pictures of how we would like things set-up in order to give to our coordinator upon our meeting, packing and chilling.
BDW along with this particular forum has been a great great great thing! BIG to my LADIES: PalaceBride2012, LadyDi1844, Jamie5280, Krsmith, Beatyea, SummerDawn, Steph and a few others. It's hard to remember your username since I know your names by heart ;-) If I have forgotten anyone, please charge it to my head and not my heart. I love you ladies and look forward to meeting most in Cancun or in NY later this year.
In either case, I wish each of you a wonderful & magnificent wedding. This site is full of great information and can at times be over whelming. Seek your vision along with your FI and go for it! As my time is short, I will be on the forum less and less as I'm now finalizing things for our departure etc. however; I will continue to pay it forward and either do a Planning thread (if times permits on the front end) and/or a MP review upon my return.
MP has changed so much from the genesis of our planning in late 2010 until now. So make sure that you get things in writing and please know that unfortunately, what may apply to one bride may not necessarily apply to another especially if you have a different coordinator. So you can imagine the difference in packages/information from 2012 to 2013.
For those getting married after the Colin Cowel packages begin, it may be worth it with all the fees that I see that the are trying to charge for set-up.
Take care, plan well and have an awesome wedding.