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#1 LCBride2007

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    Posted 06 November 2011 - 06:03 PM

     

    The Midwest Brides and Brides-to-Be Members Social Group is for all BDW members residing in the Midwest.

     

    This is our place to share all things local and specific to our region.

    Maybe you found an amazing dress shop or attended a wedding at a venue we should know about, or perhaps you have ideas for great date nights. If it is about the Midwest, share it here! There may even be a contest or two ;)



     

    Welcome, everyone! Let's celebrate our unique locale!  Let us know a little bit about you and what brought you to the Best Destination Wedding Forum.



    #2 LCBride2007

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      Posted 06 November 2011 - 06:10 PM

      So I suppose I'll start!  I joined this forum in late 2006 (wow, that was a long time ago!) when I was planning my wedding.  I was the first Puerto Vallarta bride on the forum and the first bride to get married (or even hear about!) Las Caletas ... hard to believe, right?

       

      We were had our wedding ceremony on June 8, 2007 on the private beach at Las Caletas, and then went on our honeymoon to Hawaii where we were legally married.  I honestly don't know what I would have done without this forum ... and as you can tell by the fact that I'm still around, I still don't know what I'd do!  While I'm not planning a wedding anymore, I have made some great friends here and hope to make even more.

       

      I was born and raised in the western suburbs of Minneapolis (Maple Grove, Plymouth), and recently moved to the western suburbs of Chicago (Downers Grove) to be closer to my husband's family so I've always lived in the Midwest.  I'm not a fan of winters AT ALL, but yet I still live here!

       

      I have 2 kids and have been a SAHM since my first was born in 2008.  

       

      Can't wait to get to know you all!



      #3 acireta

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        Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:21 AM

        Ann - you're in Downers?! Me too!! I'm right by South High School!

         

        I'm Erica, I'm getting married April 3, 2012 in St. Thomas, while we're on a cruise. Everything for the wedding is basically planned and done. At this point, we're waiting on final guest count so we can do OOT bags and other things that require a number.

         

        Most recent wedding update: picked up our rings yesterday and will be mailing invites this week!

         

        We're also in the process of planning our AHR which will be April 20, 2012 at a local event hall. I'm finding the AHR to be much more work and stress than the actual wedding!!


        Erica & Al - April 3, 2012 - St. Thomas, USVI

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        #4 LCBride2007

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          Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:31 AM



          Originally Posted by acireta 

          Ann - you're in Downers?! Me too!! I'm right by South High School!

           

          I'm Erica, I'm getting married April 3, 2012 in St. Thomas, while we're on a cruise. Everything for the wedding is basically planned and done. At this point, we're waiting on final guest count so we can do OOT bags and other things that require a number.

           

          Most recent wedding update: picked up our rings yesterday and will be mailing invites this week!

           

          We're also in the process of planning our AHR which will be April 20, 2012 at a local event hall. I'm finding the AHR to be much more work and stress than the actual wedding!!


          no way!?  we just moved here in april so i don't know where south hs is, but i know it's, well, south!  lol  we're closer to north - just south of ogden by pierce-downers elementary.  too funny, small world!

           

          i LOVE cruises!  i think had i not got married where i did, i'd have loved to do a cruise.  i can't wait to hear how it turns out!

           



          #5 acireta

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            Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:21 PM

            Um, yeah, you're like 5 minutes from me! I'm off of 63rd Street.

             

            Next summer, I'll have to convince you to come to some of the Friday night car shows in downtown Downers. We're out there every Friday evening from memorial day to labor day with our mustangs, in the lot by the train station.

             

            I can't wait to just get on the boat. I need a vacation! :-) Right now we have 13 booked between cruising with us and meeting us on the island. I'm sure the next five month will fly by, but I'm anxious already!

             

            Originally Posted by AnnR 


            no way!?  we just moved here in april so i don't know where south hs is, but i know it's, well, south!  lol  we're closer to north - just south of ogden by pierce-downers elementary.  too funny, small world!

             

            i LOVE cruises!  i think had i not got married where i did, i'd have loved to do a cruise.  i can't wait to hear how it turns out!

             



             


            Erica & Al - April 3, 2012 - St. Thomas, USVI

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            #6 venus909

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              Posted 08 November 2011 - 10:07 AM

              Hi!  I'm coming by to introduce myself... I'm also a midwest bride and a chicago bride! My name is Jennifer and I'm getting married June 29th 2012 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  This is a second marriage for my FI and I and I have three kids (15, 9, 4).  So between work, kids and wedding planning I'm a super busy and a bit stressed. But I am super excited for the wedding and vacation :-)



              #7 LCBride2007

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                Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:08 AM

                Hi, Jennifer!  I bet you have your hands full ... you'll be so ready for the vacation when it comes!  Where in Chicago do you live?

                 

                Erica, we totally were at the car shows the summer ... more just to hang out downtown w/the kids and go to dinner, but we were there!



                #8 cbandemer

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                  Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:29 AM

                  Hey Ladies!!! My name is Colleen and I live on the south side of Chicago. We will be getting married at the Dreams Riviera Cancun Labor day weekend of next year. I absolutely love this forum and everything about it. It has helped me come up with some great ideas and just helped vent about the craziness that comes along with a destination wedding.



                  #9 LCBride2007

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                    Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:19 AM

                    hi, colleen!  

                     

                    do any of you have any suggestions for discussion topics - maybe AHR locations, meet up discussions, or anything local to the midwest area?  i'd probably start one for the Chicagoland area, Minneapolis, etc.  Let me know!  You can respond here or send me a PM.



                    #10 shan0487

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                    Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:08 AM

                    Hello Everyone! My name is Shanna and I am as well from Illinois- but I am in the St Louis area. I haven't set my date yet- but we are looking at November 2012 at one the Palace Resorts in Cancun, Mexico! Looking forward to chatting with everyone! :)






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