So this got very neglected over the last 2 weeks and I'm so far behind on my forums reading I don't know if I'll ever get caught up!! Being on vacation for a week, plus busting my chops at work to even get ready to go on vacation, then coming back from vacation and being snowed under.... I'm really too old for this.... lol
I picked up my dress from my son's on Sunday!!! That's my highlight! lol I haven't been able to try it on yet though so it's killing me to know the box is hidden and I can't even completely open it up yet and pull the dress right out!!!! I'm hoping to get it to my gf's this weekend and put it on there, then figure out what alterations need to be done. I know it's going to be way too long (I'm a little shorty) and I want a layer of underskirt out to tone it down, but beyond that I don't know yet.
I also picked up Doug's ring. As an FYI, I saw the thread going around, you can't size Tungsten! We tried 4 different places and they wouldn't touch it. Doug is wearing his wedding ring on his right hand just because it's the only place it fits! Bugs the heck out of me! But he did finally pick a nice one - I'll get pics done hopefully soon.
I made a decision last night and ordered chair sashes and a table runner. Fuchsia on the sashes and turquoise on the runner (we only have one long rectangle table) and I ordered a champagne organza overlay for the little cake table we have. The cake is being done in turquoise so I didn't want a ton of colour since it's only a small table. The linen is white so I figure the sheer organza overlay will at least highlight the table a bit without overpowering the colour of the cake.
We also finalized someone to do a short video, and I mean very short. Just 30 minutes, so the renewal and a bit of video after and that's all. We chose Mike Cantarell. His pricing is competitive and I love the ones he posts here.
And - ta da. At last! We booked our resort!!!! Hallelujah! Finally! We got a pretty good deal. The price will likely go down a bit more and we have no price guarantee but it is what it is. They only had 12 rooms left of both categories and I didn't want to lose out on what we want so we booked. Valentin Imperial Maya comes very highly recommended both by a past BDW bride and our TA. We leave on Sunday October 18th, do our renewal on our anniversary Oct 20th then have some fun in the sun for the rest of the week! This resort is absolutely gorgeous and adults only. Everything I'm hearing is that they really cater to you. Just what I want!