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#1 hockeymomof3

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    Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:55 PM

    We just got engaged on New Year's eve!!  We love Cuba and he asked me after dinner while we were in Cuba with friends and family!!  We have been together for almost 4 years.  This is both of our 2nd marriage, and I want a destination (Cuba) wedding.  I need help ladies!!

     

    1st problem- His parents live and are American citizens, who do I contact, to get permission for them to come?  (Wedding can't happen in Cuba if they can't be there)

     

    2nd problem- I'm adopted and want my adopted father to walk me down the isle (bio dad has passed away) but bio mom and siblings want to come to the wedding.  Do I just get my 15 (will be 17 at wedding) year old to walk me down the isle?  I don't want to offend anyone, but adopted dad will be upset, he did walk me down the isle for 1st marriage, bio family didn't come to that one.

     

    3rd problem- Having a hard time finding orange accend beach wedding gowns in Canada (Ontario), I love orange, and fiance even custom ordered the ring with 2 orange hearts and 8 smaller diamonds, cause I love the color!!

     

    Any help would be appreciated

     

    Sherri and Brad



    #2 mmcst38

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      Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:10 PM

      Congratulations your ring is very unique and pretty!

       

      1st. I'm an American not sure 100% sure about getting to Cuba but, I have heard of ppl who fly into Canada and leave from there, do not know how legit that is though

       

      2nd. I do not see any problem with your adopted Dad walking you down the aisle, I'm sure your bio family is aware what that means to you, but having your teenager walk you down would be a cool way to include him

       

      can't help you wiht the orange dresses in Canada though..good luck!


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      #3 BeachBridein11

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        Posted 04 January 2011 - 05:38 AM

        Congrats!!!!!!

         

        I know Obama approved travel to Cuba, but I think it was only for journalist.  It's true Americans can get to Cuba from Canada, but if caught, there are hefty fines!

         

        I think you should have your adopted Dad walk you down the aisle.  It's your wedding!!!  Your bio family should just be happy for you and not worry about who's walking you down!

         

        Are you looking for an orange wedding gown or bridesmaid gown?!


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        #4 mochamakes3

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          Posted 04 January 2011 - 05:48 AM

          Congratulations!

           

          Yes, it is possible if your future in-laws fly out of Canada.

           

          I think it's fine for whomever you choose to walk you down the aisle. If Bio family is attending, that's great and they should understand.

           

          I had my dresses custom made in China, so you could potentially pick a design and they will make whatever you want in any colour.



          #5 hockeymomof3

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            Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:38 AM



            Originally Posted by BeachBridein11 

            Congrats!!!!!!

             

            I know Obama approved travel to Cuba, but I think it was only for journalist.  It's true Americans can get to Cuba from Canada, but if caught, there are hefty fines!

             

            I think you should have your adopted Dad walk you down the aisle.  It's your wedding!!!  Your bio family should just be happy for you and not worry about who's walking you down!

             

            Are you looking for an orange wedding gown or bridesmaid gown?!



            I am looking for orange wedding gown, actually kinda like this, but with orange (lighter) than pink.  It says it is from China, so maybe I should contact them?the dress.jpg

             

             

            I have heard that they can fly out of Canada, but my future FIL was in the military in the USA, so he could lose his pension if caught, so they want to go the legal route.  I will call around in the US to find out.



            #6 JayKay

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            Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:46 AM

            Congrats on your recent engagement!

             

            You will need to get special permission for Americans travelling into Cuba.  And if you chose to go through a different country, such as Canada or Mexico, you can get hefty fines (such as 5000-10000) and/or also spend time in jail (not recommended!)  This personally happened to a close friend of mine, so please please look into it carefully!

             

            I think you should have who ever you want walk you down the aisle!  It's your wedding and your special day!

             

            Find a bridal store that carries Alfred Angelo wedding gowns.  They have a lot of gowns that have color in them and you can change it to whatever you want, even orange!

             

            Happy Planning:)



            #7 Dmitri_Markine

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              Posted 12 January 2011 - 09:21 AM

              Sherri, For Cuba, fly his parents through Canada or Mexico(standard options),but you can also do it via other countries too.

              Cuba doesn`t stamp passports so unless he tells the customs agent that he was in Cuba, they would not be able to know where he is going/coming from

               

              Happy Planning!!



              #8 kimbos

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                Posted 08 March 2011 - 12:07 PM

                Congrats! I wish I had done more planning before I got engaged, I feel so far behind.



                #9 nairay

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                  Posted 13 March 2011 - 11:07 AM

                  Congratulations and happy planning!  You'll find tons of great information here!






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