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#341 mllek1986

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    Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:01 AM

    Great dress! You look stunning. I'm sure your cousin was very grateful to have you around helping them, that was very nice of you.

     

    As for the favours, I am in the same boat so I just made a list of everyone who has for sure rsvp'd and booked and those who are on the fence and I am just going to order enough for both so that in case everyone does come (which is unlikely but I'm sure a few will) I will be prepared. Plus, its always good to have a few extras as accidents do happen...especially when hauling items from cold Canada to hot Mexico- trust me, I've lost many dear sculptures and masks etc from this change in pressure and temp (I have a hard suitcase and these items were very carefully wrapped so I know it wasn't from hard handling). Anyways, I know its a pain in the butt but its better to be over prepared than under, then whatever you don't use I'm sure the girls on here would love to buy off of you!


    Good luck with your planning.
     

    Originally Posted by kya101 

    Alright.... had a very long weekend. My cousin had a baby girl which she was born after almost exactly 72 hours of labour. Had to share this becaused it played into my long weekend and 1st dress fitting. We live in a small town that wasn't prepared for this kind of labour, she she was flown out to Winnipeg where I was heading for the dress fitting. Long story short I had to leave a few days early and do lots of running around in the city for them, which I gladly did. Anyway... on to the dress fitting, the dress shop opened late and I waited outside the store, downtown, with my 2 year old, had to bring him with my :( BUT when I finally got to put my dress on again and then see the modifiaction I requested, I totally forgot all the craziness and fell in love with the dress all over again!!!! So as promised I have a pic to share with you ladies!

     

    On another note, I am torn about how many favours to order!!! I know how many I have booked and RSVPed, but I know of about 10-14 more people that MAY last minute book. It's driving me crazy. I don't want to wait too much longer to order them because it's going to take 6-8 weeks to get them in and I don't want to be pushing it too close to christmas. I'm thinking of ordering a bunch of extra, but I don't really want to have too many if these people don't end up coming :S Ahhhhh... I don't know what to do. Everyone keeps telling me, well they waited to let you know they can't expect anything if they wait like that, but I know I will feel pretty crappy if a bunch of people don't get favours or OOT bags. Help... what are your thoughts?????

     

     

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    #342 mllek1986

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      Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:14 AM

      Kya, now you got me wanting to show off my alterations! :)

      I loved my dress but I wanted a different neckline to show off my curves a bit better so I had it completely altered. Here are my before and afters!

      Before neckline and beaded applique were added:

      Before

      After:

      DSC03132.JPG

      Close up of neckline and applique:

      DSC03131.JPG

       

      I am sooo happy I changed it, I LOVE the new neckline! much more me :)

       

      And here is the back, I am doing an open back so I had her take out the corset panel and put in a small one to cover my lower back.

      DSC03126.JPG



      #343 JayKay

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      Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:30 AM

      Wow, sounds like a busy few days.  Im sure they really appreciate it!

       

      Your dress is beautiful!!  As to favors and OOT bags we are kind of in the same position.  We have 16 booked right now but there are some people who have told us that they will be last minute booking and coming.  That being said I didnt want to order way to much stuff and have all this extra laying around.  I finally decided just to order enough so they I don't feel bad for not having enough and will just sell the extras afterwards.

       

      Originally Posted by kya101 

      Alright.... had a very long weekend. My cousin had a baby girl which she was born after almost exactly 72 hours of labour. Had to share this becaused it played into my long weekend and 1st dress fitting. We live in a small town that wasn't prepared for this kind of labour, she she was flown out to Winnipeg where I was heading for the dress fitting. Long story short I had to leave a few days early and do lots of running around in the city for them, which I gladly did. Anyway... on to the dress fitting, the dress shop opened late and I waited outside the store, downtown, with my 2 year old, had to bring him with my :( BUT when I finally got to put my dress on again and then see the modifiaction I requested, I totally forgot all the craziness and fell in love with the dress all over again!!!! So as promised I have a pic to share with you ladies!

       

      On another note, I am torn about how many favours to order!!! I know how many I have booked and RSVPed, but I know of about 10-14 more people that MAY last minute book. It's driving me crazy. I don't want to wait too much longer to order them because it's going to take 6-8 weeks to get them in and I don't want to be pushing it too close to christmas. I'm thinking of ordering a bunch of extra, but I don't really want to have too many if these people don't end up coming :S Ahhhhh... I don't know what to do. Everyone keeps telling me, well they waited to let you know they can't expect anything if they wait like that, but I know I will feel pretty crappy if a bunch of people don't get favours or OOT bags. Help... what are your thoughts?????

       

       



      Kya, now you got me wanting to show off my alterations! :)

      I loved my dress but I wanted a different neckline to show off my curves a bit better so I had it completely altered. Here are my before and afters!

      Before neckline and beaded applique were added:

      Before

      After:

      DSC03132.JPG

      Close up of neckline and applique:

      DSC03131.JPG

       

      I am sooo happy I changed it, I LOVE the new neckline! much more me :)

       

      And here is the back, I am doing an open back so I had her take out the corset panel and put in a small one to cover my lower back.

      DSC03126.JPG



       



      #344 kya101

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        Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:06 PM

        mllek1986, I LOVE the changes you made!!!! It really does look amazing!!! Now I am starting to get into the whole.... only 3 1/2 months, getting closer and excited, especially having seen my dress again and almost finished!!!! Yay ladies... we're getting closer and closer now!!!



        #345 mllek1986

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          Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:38 PM

          Thanks ladies! I was so worried about it and am just ecstatic that it turned out so well. I owe it all to my seamstress, I know it took her a long time and was not easy :)



          #346 Nikadawn

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            Posted 04 October 2011 - 02:07 PM

            Ok so now I'm dying of jealousy. My wedding is Jan. 18th and I still don't even have my dress in for my first fitting til the second week of November. Everybody in the wedding party is fully outfitted except me! I hate waiting......   Ok rant finished, quick question for you all. We want to do an at home reception but we really wanted to do something outdoors so we could recreate the feel of our Jamaica beach wedding. Obviously that means waiting til summer. Is anyone else waiting awhile post wedding for their AHR? With a January wedding that means it will be at least 6 months later.


            Together forever - My Sweetie & Me. Iberostar Rose Hall Beach - January 18th, 2012


            #347 JayKay

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            Posted 04 October 2011 - 02:12 PM


            We will be waiting until July.  We wanted to do something more informal outdoors so we are going to plan on doing a BBQ sometime in July.  There are lots of teachers in my family and this way they will be able to attend.  I know it seems weird waiting but its just going to be more casual and informal then an actually reception at home.
             

            Originally Posted by Nikadawn 

            Ok so now I'm dying of jealousy. My wedding is Jan. 18th and I still don't even have my dress in for my first fitting til the second week of November. Everybody in the wedding party is fully outfitted except me! I hate waiting......   Ok rant finished, quick question for you all. We want to do an at home reception but we really wanted to do something outdoors so we could recreate the feel of our Jamaica beach wedding. Obviously that means waiting til summer. Is anyone else waiting awhile post wedding for their AHR? With a January wedding that means it will be at least 6 months later.



             



            #348 Manda123

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              Posted 04 October 2011 - 03:17 PM



              Hey AM - I am going to have them double sided since I ordered two different business cards... I guess I will glue them together?

              Originally Posted by amjohnson 

              Awesome Job! I have been playing around and want to do almost exactly what you did, and our weddings are only a day apart! I may print mine using Vistaprint if I can get them for free. Are you making your luggage tags double sided by photocopying them? Just curious.

               



               



              Originally Posted by kya101 

              I actually got luggage tags from amazon.com that have loops and are laminating pouches. They were pretty cheap too... I think it was only 10-12$ for 50 of them. If you would like specifics about them I would love to share!!! 

               



              I would LOVE to know where you got them :)

               



              #349 mllek1986

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                Posted 04 October 2011 - 05:09 PM

                We are also waiting until summer to have our AHR. We will be having it at my parents farm on June 26th so about 5 months after our wedding. I think its perfectly fine to do this.
                 

                Originally Posted by Nikadawn 

                Ok so now I'm dying of jealousy. My wedding is Jan. 18th and I still don't even have my dress in for my first fitting til the second week of November. Everybody in the wedding party is fully outfitted except me! I hate waiting......   Ok rant finished, quick question for you all. We want to do an at home reception but we really wanted to do something outdoors so we could recreate the feel of our Jamaica beach wedding. Obviously that means waiting til summer. Is anyone else waiting awhile post wedding for their AHR? With a January wedding that means it will be at least 6 months later.



                 



                #350 kya101

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                  Posted 04 October 2011 - 05:48 PM

                  Manda, I copied the link below for the amazon seller where I got them from. They were like 15$ and they are still the same price! If it doesn't work let me know and I can try again!!!

                   

                  http://www.amazon.co..._rev_prod_title

                   






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