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Originally Posted by hclibby1982 View Post

 

I think you can wear whatever you feel comfortable and most beautiful in.  I told my FI as soon as he suggested a DW that's fine but I'm still wearing a full wedding gown. It's a fit and flare trumpet style with ruching(?) in the middle. It's very simple so I added a belt which totally makes the dress. I feel beautiful and it's comfortable and I CANNOT wait to wear it!

 

My BM are wearing dresses by Bill Levkoff. There are two styles (links below)

http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/323

http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/325

 

The groomsmen are wearing light tan pants with a white button down and a pastel pink tie. MY FI is wearing the same thing but with a jacket (so a suit) and dress shoes

 

I don't have a flower girl or ring bearer but would dress them in normal wedding attire as well

 

Some people want a real beachy feel and that's awesome and great, I'm just not one of them I want a more formal feeling

 

Love those BM dresses! Mind if I ask how much you paid for them? It's hard for me to get to one of the stores. 

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Originally Posted by lorcas View Post

 

 

Love those BM dresses! Mind if I ask how much you paid for them? It's hard for me to get to one of the stores. 

Thank you!!! The dresses are $228 but my BM got a discount because we got them at the same place as I bought my dress so they ended up paying $200 each with free shipping if they didn't live locally. 

 

I was worried that would be too much money but all of my BM were fine with it.  I know I've always paid $200-$300 for every wedding I've been in but I also didn't have to fly to Mexico. Luckily my BM (with the exception of my FSIL) just see this as a vacation where they get to see someone they live get married.

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Originally Posted by hclibby1982 View Post

 

Thank you!!! The dresses are $228 but my BM got a discount because we got them at the same place as I bought my dress so they ended up paying $200 each with free shipping if they didn't live locally. 

 

I was worried that would be too much money but all of my BM were fine with it.  I know I've always paid $200-$300 for every wedding I've been in but I also didn't have to fly to Mexico. Luckily my BM (with the exception of my FSIL) just see this as a vacation where they get to see someone they live get married.

 

That's how my BM feel too! Thankfully, haha. I only have 2, and my sister is my MOH, so I want to buy the dresses for them. These might be a little high, but they really are lovely. I'm adding them to my "must check out" list :)

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Originally Posted by lorcas View Post

 

 

That's how my BM feel too! Thankfully, haha. I only have 2, and my sister is my MOH, so I want to buy the dresses for them. These might be a little high, but they really are lovely. I'm adding them to my "must check out" list :)

This is why I wish I had a smaller wedding party so I could do more for them!!! 

 

If you're buying them they may be a little pricey I'm sure you could get something similar for cheaper. I didn't even really look. I loved them they tried them on and they loved them and that was that.  I had 6 until yesterday, now I'm down to 5 and there's just no way I could afford 5 of them or 5 of anything really haha. 

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So I think I am cheating myself out of post counts but this multi post thing sure does make it easier when you have 10,000 post to get through HAHA

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Thank you, I'm feeling better this morning. I think it was just to much for one day. I still don't know what to say about my sister, nor do I know what she's really doing because she won't tell me!

I'm glad you feel better!!!   That stinks she wont tell you... I know you said you have reached out to her...  maybe she is trying to figure out what she is going to do then let you know... she just needs to put a rush on it!!  Keep your messages nicey nice nice so she wont avoid contacting you because she doesn't want to fight... after toooo long call and yell at her though!!  hehehe

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These are so cute!! What a unique and great idea, I absolutely LOVE it!!!!!!!!

Thank you soooooo Much!!!   The boxes I was going to use - didn't work out!  I went on a hunt today and found really cute boxes... I'll post later : )

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After making those you have every right!  I'm eager to see your invites because something tells me you will end up doing them and not just calling people haha

I could never bring myself to just calling - I pretty much already did then we when told people we were getting married it was a Hey we are getting married and your invited convo...  but how much easier would that be?!??!! hehehe

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Hahaha yeah right phone call. .see toothpicks glue I don't think I could've done it..what kinda invites did you say your doing to top these off?
Cheaply works out well...lol

 

I have no idea what I am going to do for invites... my goal is to send those out in October so I have a couple of months to make them..... Once I get the STDs in the mail I will be able to start brainstorming invite ideas  . . . .   I think they have to be something special now or it will just be a let down! hahah

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Can I pleaseeeee get one?? Ugh I wnat to go to St. Lucia now! What a great job Rayn!

For sure!!   What are you doing next October?? hehehe

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Yes I totally went to deals and bought the arm rings for my toddler RB and FG, for my other FG i'm thinking one of the inflatable lounge chairs for the water but I might want it for myself! LOL

 

 

So I found out my wedding package includes a private rehearsal dinner for 20 people. I originally was going to reserve a spot at the japanese restaurant for 24 people but Im thinking maybe I should take advantage of the free rehearsal dinner with a set menu and do the japanese restaurant another night with the people that won't be at the rehearsal dinner (since it would only be immediate family and the bridal party)

What do you girls think?

Umm did you say INCLUDED - Heck yes you should do it : )    One of the things I get included is a cocktail and app receptions for us and 6 guest... I can pay for extra people but I am going to use that as a nice mini party with us and our parents (his are married to each other by mine are both remarried so there are 6 Parents)  Take all the inclusions you can get!!!   

 

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I think my mini freak-out moment got my FI moving ! LOl

 

He actually sat with me last night to go over details! We looked at photographers, figured out an invitation design and picked out our colors! Cutest moment was when I asked "what should our colors be?" He looks at me with the most perplexed serious face "we have to pick out colors???" I start cracking up and he goes "I'm sorry!! I had no idea! Really! I don't know these things!!"

 

Luckily I don't mind if he doesn't care about colors, flowers or invites but he actually gave a lot of input which i'm happy about.

 

I love bright colors so was thinking along the lines of fuschia or coral but they are "too pink" for him. He wants blue and I half jokingly said "and orange?" Half joking because blue and orange are the Mets team colors and we are die-hard baseball and Mets fan. But I do also love orange cause it's so bright.

 

I google inspiration boards for him (and again he was like "whoa, what are inspiration boards?" lol) and we decided to do lighter shades of blue and orange to fit the tropical destination ... so to be fancy we're calling it "teal and tangerine" lol

 

Fall Weddings: Combine Autumn & Jewel Tone Wedding Colors - TyingTheKnott.com Wedding Network

 

 

That is awesome you got some Wedding Talk Time!!   Love the colors - I really like the hint of dark purply red color in the bottom right hand pic... I think it adds "just the touch" Not sure if you are thinking of an accent color but if you do...    hehehe 

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How have to brides book you Wedding packages?

 

We have contacted 2 TA they say itâ€s too early to book or get group rates.

 

Iâ€m having  a June 2014.

 

Please feel free to share your TA info most of my guest will be flying out of NYC, BWI or PHL. 

 

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Originally Posted by tyrebride2b2013 View Post

Hey ladies what is everyone wearing? A beachy casual dress, ball gown, a line vintage etc? Shoes barefoot sandals? I thought I wanted beachy casual but when trying on and searching I like the look of an actual gown. The so called destination dresses just don't scream wedding to me.

Those with wedding party what are girls wearing? Short/long dresses? Casual? Haven't picked yet but we've been trying both long and short chiffon.

are your guys wearing? Full jacket and ties? Button ups? Etc.etc?
We can't decide. Thinking of linen suits but just vest not suit jacket. Maybe just the linen pants and a linen shirt. Oy..just don't no. FI is worried about being hot he is always hot. Guys wearing shoes? Mine are gonna have too he refuses to go barefoot?

What about flower girls/ring bearer?

I have NO Idea what I am wearing... I saw a dress online I really like... if I end up with that I wouldn't really call it a beach dress - as long as I don't end up in something heavy and non breathable - I'm good : )

 

I plan on doing barefoot sandals for the ceremony and wedges for the after dinner/dancing/party - until I go barefoot again from dancing HAHA

 

No wedding party

 

Not sure about the Mr.   he keeps changing his mind.. it will for sure be beige linen pants and a white shirt... he has mentioned doing a jacket... no jacket... a vest...  and probably something else hahaha - He will wear shoes I'm sure .... he hates being barefoot in public (even on the beach)

 

No kids 

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Originally Posted by lorcas View Post
 

 

I though the same thing about lace until I found a very light laced dress. I feel in love immediately. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by hclibby1982 View Post
 

I booked the flight home from my honeymoon today and placed my BM dress order...two more things off my what seems to be never-ending list!!!!

That is some good progress!!

 

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Hi ladies

I've been MiA. So I.m gonna go back and catch up. Smh. Lol. You guys have had a lot going on. BRB

Hey - Welcome Back : )

 

 

BTW - In case any of you were wondering why it says J <3 K on my STDs .... my name is Kimberly : )    

I haven't bothered to post that yet because I HATE being called Kim but I know it is shorter to type and say for that matter EVERYONE automatically chops it to Kim - "Hi I'm Kimberly"  "Oh Hi Kim nice to meet you"    I find it very annoying hahaha .. Sooooo if it is easier to type Rayn I don't mind that at all cheesy.gif

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Originally Posted by RaynDrop View Post

 

 

 

BTW - In case any of you were wondering why it says J <3 K on my STDs .... my name is Kimberly : )    

I haven't bothered to post that yet because I HATE being called Kim but I know it is shorter to type and say for that matter EVERYONE automatically chops it to Kim - "Hi I'm Kimberly"  "Oh Hi Kim nice to meet you"    I find it very annoying hahaha .. Sooooo if it is easier to type Rayn I don't mind that at all cheesy.gif

Kimberly isn't that hard but people do ALWAYS chop it to Kim unless you're me...one of my closest friends goes by Kim and I always call her Kimberly, gets her attention quicker haha

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Originally Posted by hclibby1982 View Post

 

Kimberly isn't that hard but people do ALWAYS chop it to Kim unless you're me...one of my closest friends goes by Kim and I always call her Kimberly, gets her attention quicker haha

HAha well you're one of the few!!!     I don't know why people do this with Kimberly - names like Jessica and Jennifer are the same type of name and I never hear people automatically call them Jess and Jen ....  I just like Kimberly better - why is that so hard doh.gif HAHAHA

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Originally Posted by RaynDrop View Post

 

HAha well you're one of the few!!!     I don't know why people do this with Kimberly - names like Jessica and Jennifer are the same type of name and I never hear people automatically call them Jess and Jen ....  I just like Kimberly better - why is that so hard doh.gif HAHAHA

Apparently 3 syllables is okay if your name starts with a J but not with a K???

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The first type of box I was going to use didn't work out... I found these today - This is how I am sending them out - The boxes will get wrapped and labeled - (will post when I get to that part).

 

 

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Scent packets to get the Tropical Vibe going on. . .

 

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A piece of tissue and the STDs tucked in nicely.

 

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I stamped the inside of the box top...  awww heehe

 

 

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I had to get two styles of boxes as they only had half as many in each style then I needed... both are cute!

 

 

(sorry the pics suck... my phone apparently takes bad photos in this light)

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