@Wafflesmom I just finished reading all the pages I missed!! I can't believe how far behind I am!!! Your wedding is getting so close too!!
First off, your dress is absolutely stunning with the veil. I love it and I think the one you chose is beautiful! The earrings and bracelet are so pretty and just match so nicely. The whole look is gorgeous! And Derrick is very handsome in the suit. You will make a striking couple in your photos and I know Sam will do a wonderful job!!! I so hope we get ours soon! lol
I do want to say (since the discussion took place on the day of our anniversary and I was otherwise occupied in Mexico lol) to both you and @deecol that I think asking family to sign your marriage certificate is a wonderful idea. I know they say bridal party, but when you require 4 witnesses it does make it a bit more awkward, more so when you either don't have a large enough bridal party or when you have one larger that leaves certain people left out. I think in that case asking parents is so sweet and I think they would be totally honoured!! In your case, i agree - go with your gut as to who to ask but if your uncle has been the father figure, my first instinct would be him.
I'm sorry about the TA trouble but happy it got sorted and now seems to be working out. Getting final payments done is always a relief. We only had a couple of people but getting our stuff paid up made it more real. Doing an off site meant it all went separate places so being in a resort and having it one-stop shop style would be so much easier.
Your gifts are gorgeous. I'm just learning about Kate Spade and while I do find the prices a bit over the top the things I've seen are beautiful! Your bridesmaids will love all their gifts and you will LOVE Styling Trio. They are so awesome and so fantastic to work with!!
I think extending your stay in Mexico is a super idea and having some time to yourselves as "newlyweds" will be wonderful. You can have private dinners without worrying about keeping up with family and after the stress of a wedding, that's always a good thing.
You're getting so close now!! Everything is going to be beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing it all come together, and to see what Sam does with your photos! Wow! I can't believe there are so many so close together! And April will be even busier!! lol