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#91 torilynnsmith

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    Posted 06 July 2011 - 07:26 AM

    Looks great Bride 2012! The DIY is so worth it once your guests receive it!!!!



    #92 krsmith

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      Posted 06 July 2011 - 11:39 AM

      That looks awesome! Great job! I'm too much of a worrier and can't make decisions to do them myself. I started trying, and kept changing my mind or not liking it at all. In the end I just decided to have ours done. Its not an expense we planned on paying, but it will be worth the less amount of stress. I would be totally on my own since my FI is also in school as well as works 40 hrs.... just seemed to daunting to have to do them all by myself! 

       

      MAN it seems like so many of you have a TON of guests confirmed already! I'm so jealous! We only have our parents at this point....its like pulling teeth to get any kind of answer from anyone! 



      #93 krsmith

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        Posted 06 July 2011 - 11:43 AM

        What do you guys think of resorts that don't let you bring your own photographer? I'm hearing a lot of this happening! I have to say I'm amazed that a resort would put such a restriction on such a personal event like a wedding. I think if it were me I would walk away just based on principle! Have you ladies had to deal with that at all? 



        #94 torilynnsmith

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          Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:46 PM


          There are ways around this, like if you are bringing a photographer from home and they are coming for the week technically theyre just a guest with a fancy camera and the resort cant restrict them from taking pictures.  Personally I think it is ludacris the money grab that most of these resorts do.  We have to pay $400 for our photographer and her assistant to come on the day of our wedding, which is just nuts.  I get they want you to use their photographer but still.  I am sick of all the EXTRAS with a DW at an AI I think it is so stupid and frustrating!!!! AI should be AI but hey at this point we just have to suck it up and deal with it, it seems standard across the board!!!

          Originally Posted by krsmith 

          What do you guys think of resorts that don't let you bring your own photographer? I'm hearing a lot of this happening! I have to say I'm amazed that a resort would put such a restriction on such a personal event like a wedding. I think if it were me I would walk away just based on principle! Have you ladies had to deal with that at all? 



           



          #95 Bride2012

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            Posted 07 July 2011 - 05:01 AM

            I am with Tori on this, we chose a DW to save money....but it seems to be costing about the same amount as if we were going to have one in the states :(.  It IS disappointing, but at this point we are so invested that, like Tori said, we have to just suck it up and "show them the money".

             

            We are also paying the extra fee to have an outside photographer, I viewed the photographers work that the resort provided....and was a less than impressed.  These are photos that will be with me for the rest of my life and I want them to be quality...so we are footing the bill to pay for an outside photographer.



            #96 torilynnsmith

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              Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:29 PM

              It can get so frustrating at times can't it!  Photography was so so so so sooooo important to me, but when we started looking at costs I said to FI why don't we just make some sacrifices.  He insisted this wasn't something we were going to sacrifice because it is the one thing (more important to me than the dress!) that I had always said.  Now that our photographer deposit is down and we are committed I am relieved and happy with our decision.  It is going to be tough dishing out 1/3 of our original wedding budget on photography but all fingers crossed that we made the right choice and it was worth it!!!!

               

               

              Originally Posted by Bride2012 

              I am with Tori on this, we chose a DW to save money....but it seems to be costing about the same amount as if we were going to have one in the states :(.  It IS disappointing, but at this point we are so invested that, like Tori said, we have to just suck it up and "show them the money".

               

              We are also paying the extra fee to have an outside photographer, I viewed the photographers work that the resort provided....and was a less than impressed.  These are photos that will be with me for the rest of my life and I want them to be quality...so we are footing the bill to pay for an outside photographer.



               



              #97 luvmoo

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                Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:34 AM

                It was a really tough choice for us as to whether or not we wanted to spend the extra money and get an outside photographer, because the photos ARE so important..  In the end, we actually decided what seems like the opposite of most people on here, but we are going with the resort photographer DIGIPIX.  I contacted them directly and they sent me some portfolio pictures and such.. and i did not mind their photos at all! infact some were really nice!! And being that we will have a video plus everyone else taking photos,  plus the digipix pictures i figured we would be happy with that.. We were happy with how the digi photos turned out of the last few weddings they did.. and I am sure they ill take requests as to certain photos we want and how we want them.. so i am not too concerned at all, and i am saving alot of money which is also good..

                :)

                 

                 



                #98 torilynnsmith

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                  Posted 09 July 2011 - 06:47 PM

                  Hello my lovely Feb12 brides!!! Just wanted to share that I said yes to the dress and went ahead and ordered my dress today!!!!!!! I had it down to two styles and went to one last shop that carried both so I could try them on one after the other lol, well turns out they had another version of the pronovias gown I loved and it was PERFECT!!!! After trying the 2 dresses one 3 times each I made my decision and am so excited to get it!!! 4-6 months of waiting is going to kill me!!!!

                   

                  So I am curious, anyone else ordered their dress yet?! We are going to need to start seeing pictures soon!!!!!!!!! 



                  #99 luvmoo

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                    Posted 09 July 2011 - 11:04 PM

                    Yay Tori!!! Congrats on picking your dress!!! Funny you mentioned this, as i myself just found my Dress today!!!! This was the one part of the wedding planning that i was dreading.. ( long story.. lol) and i was the most stressed about. The very first place i went to, the girls were fantastic and i ended up finding my dress.. and i was able to buy it right off the rack!!!!!!!! no ordering.... just some alterations..  and making a few minor changes ( it had a zipper back, so i am getting them to put in a lace up back, and i am changing the top to be a sweetheart shape) I was sooooooo happy!!!!! I do have a picture shown below here.. but it is not the best as she has it all pinned for the alterations and the lighting kinda sucked.. but it is somewhat of an idea i suppose :) the close up pic is before it got pinned, and what the top looks like now.. the one with me wearing it is where it is all pinned.. and isn't all cinched in ( as this was a tad big on me in some areas etc.. ) buuut you get the idea. 

                     



                    Hello my lovely Feb12 brides!!! Just wanted to share that I said yes to the dress and went ahead and ordered my dress today!!!!!!! I had it down to two styles and went to one last shop that carried both so I could try them on one after the other lol, well turns out they had another version of the pronovias gown I loved and it was PERFECT!!!! After trying the 2 dresses one 3 times each I made my decision and am so excited to get it!!! 4-6 months of waiting is going to kill me!!!!

                     

                    So I am curious, anyone else ordered their dress yet?! We are going to need to start seeing pictures soon!!!!!!!!! 



                     



                    #100 Shay12

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                      Posted 10 July 2011 - 06:43 AM

                      Hi FEB 12 friends!!

                      Could you tell me more about your personalized lip balm?  Im working with a person from ebay, but I wasnt extremely impressed with the samples they sent me... and they forgot to send the sample labels as well :(  But the prices were under $1 each so I thought that was pretty good.






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