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Originally Posted by Jamdrea View Post

 

hey jolene, just thought i would mention they have very simple veils at davids bridal for $20 with a comb.

 

My mom and bridesmaids really want me to wear a veil so probably just for the ceremony, then i will take it out. I don't mind spending $20 but i totally agree some are way over priced.

 

I'm still trying to find some royal bright blue chiffon bridesmaid dresses. They are so expensive just cause they are "bridesmaid"

 

i have found a few really cute ones at stores in the mall but not in the right colour. darn

You should deff. try Victoria Secret, Aritzia, H&M.

 

Also could check out kijiji

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Originally Posted by jolene028 View Post

 

Ladies I am very excited for you, I thought about doing this and then changed my mind... I just don't know what he is going to do with it after, put it on the bedside table?? LOL So I am not going to do it, maybe I will get it done for our 1 year anniversary or something like that!

 

Kay - That is awesome that you are getting RSVP's back, LOL I didnt get any and we are having 65 people come, I think that they just figured that since they booked I knew that they were coming, I wish though that the people that arent coming would have sent thier's back or did it on the wedsite or something, but oh well it is what it is!!!

 

Half day of work today and then going to get my dress!!! I will try to remember to take pictures so that you ladies can see!!!

YAY can't wait to see pictures! :)

 

Its true, I hope most people send back their RSVP's I wanna make a scrap book out of them undecided.gif lol... Im a huge nerd!

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Originally Posted by Kay6356 View Post

 

YAY can't wait to see pictures! :)

 

Its true, I hope most people send back their RSVP's I wanna make a scrap book out of them undecided.gif lol... Im a huge nerd!

Haha I don't know why but this really made me laugh!

 

And Jolene I am also super excited to see a photo! I hope you remembered to take one! I know it can be easy to forget when you get wrapped all up in it!

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Originally Posted by csho View Post

 

Haha I don't know why but this really made me laugh!

 

And Jolene I am also super excited to see a photo! I hope you remembered to take one! I know it can be easy to forget when you get wrapped all up in it!

ahaha, note to self when consumption of 3 or more beers has happened - do not post on forum! :)

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I am starting to plan for my AHR... are any of you ladies doing one?

 

We have found a community centre with a really nice hall for $100/hour, not bad and than we have to do decorations, linens, food and bar on our own.

 

I have a friend who is a food and beverage manager and he will be doing the food.  But I don't know if it would be easier to use a banquet hall where everything is included.... I don't want the cost to build and build and build.  I kind of want the AHR but it just seems like a lot of work and extra money I didn't want to spend.  FI for sure wants the AHR  as his grandparents are too old to fly to Cuba....

 

What are you idea's for your AHR's?

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Originally Posted by Kay6356 View Post

 

I am starting to plan for my AHR... are any of you ladies doing one?

 

We have found a community centre with a really nice hall for $100/hour, not bad and than we have to do decorations, linens, food and bar on our own.

 

I have a friend who is a food and beverage manager and he will be doing the food.  But I don't know if it would be easier to use a banquet hall where everything is included.... I don't want the cost to build and build and build.  I kind of want the AHR but it just seems like a lot of work and extra money I didn't want to spend.  FI for sure wants the AHR  as his grandparents are too old to fly to Cuba....

 

What are you idea's for your AHR's?

For us, other then the fact that I always wanted to get married on the beach, one of the other reasons we wanted to go down south was to keep our costs down. MY FI is catholic so we are also doing a ceremony here. We had originally planned on doing just a BBQ at our house but then realized that probably about 80-100 people would actually come to that one, as my FI's family all lives around where we live, and many of them won't be coming to Cuba as many of them have children or are too old to travel etc. So anyhow, we realized that would be too many people to fit in our house, so we decided just to do refreshments after the mass service. This will keep the costs way down for us as well. We thought about doing the whole reception thing but really for us it defeated the whole purpose of going down south. So we are just making it clear if people want to come for the party they need to come to Cuba lol, otherwise they are going to just be happy to see the ceremony and have a few snacks afterwards.

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Im not having one... Its to much I figure when you have a wedding at home you dont throw another party 3 weeks later for all the people that couldnt make it to the first one! Plus for the most part everyone that we want to be there will be there! Maybe the following year we will do something but we are doing the destination wedding so that we can get away from the costs here and the actual planning part! Lol also like Csho I dont want people to have an reason not to come to Cuba! At first we were going to do a legal ceremony here and my FIs mom said oh well Ill go to that and skip Cuba! Forget it now we are doing everything there and if you want to celebrate with us youll be getting on the plane!

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Jolene did you take a photo of your dress? How did the fitting?

 

Also I received my bridesmaid dresses today! So excited they look great! Can't wait for my bridesmaid to try them on and get them fitted properly!

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Sorry about the look on my face! LOL

 

It fits and everything worked out, I am a little annoyed because the amount of money paid for this dress I expected that it would come in a nice garmet bag it did not they wanted me to buy one, for get it! Also I may get cups added the triangel in the picture is see through and without the cups it doesnt stand out like it should... and I am a little back and forth about getting a bustle, it doesnt have a very long train so I think that maybe it is a waste of money but it will drag a little on the ground so I am not sure yet, I still have time so I will wait and see if I can find someone reasonable priced to do it!

 

Also all bridesmaid dresses have been ordered, thankgoodness thats over! I can honestly say that except for a few things to be printed and assembled I am pretty much done everything! I think LOL I am going to wait a few weeks and check my list one more time and look over the few things that I passed on and see if I have changed my mind!

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