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caryndisneydiva
08-18-2007, 11:59 AM
Oh my god this is so exciting!!! Well, Mark and I met at the Disney’s BoardWalk Resort in the summer of 2002 when I was doing my college program, he was my trainer!!! I know this is so cheesy, but the day I met him I knew that he was the one!

So, I got in touch with DFTW this week and have gotten about 700 emails from Joe De Matei, I think he’s the initial wedding planner, before we get our wedding coordinator…he’s just a DOLL! We are going to be married on January 24, 2008 at the BoardWalk Resort-Sea Breeze point, just mere steps from where we met at Community Hall! I’m hoping to have our reception brunch at the Attic, but I think we’re going to have too many people…in that case, I guess we’ll go to either Atlantic Dance Hall or the California Grill at the Contemporary…I want to have a desert party at Epcot later on that night and have a resort photo session in between brunch and the desert party…

My engagement ring and wedding band are so beautiful! My wedding band is canary diamonds and my engagement ring is a 2 ct. solitaire! I just love it!!!

I can’t wait to follow up with Joe on Monday!!! This is so exciting!!!

mcarthur205
08-18-2007, 12:21 PM
Congratulations! :banana: :banana:

Looking forward to hearing all about your plans and seeing lots of pics! We love lots of pics!

hmgolden
08-18-2007, 04:44 PM
Congratulations!

JonetteA
08-18-2007, 05:28 PM
Congrats! We can't wait to hear all about your planning.

ecoon
08-18-2007, 06:11 PM
YAY...you started a PJ...I can't wait to hear more since we are practically having twin weddings! ;)

Iluffyou
08-18-2007, 09:29 PM
Congrats! Now get your post count up and show us some pictures! :)

pixie08
08-19-2007, 02:49 PM
congratulations!

oneyodafan
08-20-2007, 11:32 AM
Congrats!

caryndisneydiva
08-21-2007, 02:45 PM
there's so much to tell and so much to update but i'm at work and my boss is here!!!

caryndisneydiva
08-22-2007, 01:57 PM
Wow. Planning a wedding is a ton of work! I was thinking that we were going to get away with only having 50ish people, well, I was super wrong about that…more like 75, which is doable of course, I haven’t really relayed that info to Mark (FH, DG) yet…I’m sure he’ll be fine… Since we’re now so many more, I can’t have a desert party , there aren’t any spaces available on that night. Oh well. I also can’t have the reception at the Attic like I’d originally planned, but I’ll live…We’ve decided to have our lunch reception at The Living Seas Salon. I’m so in love with this idea because I thought it would be really special for our guests to be able to be in a theme park for our wedding!!! Then, I so can’t believe that I forgot about this…Thursday night (night of our wedding-which is in the morning…) is cast member night at Pleasure Island and it is SO MUCH FUN! When Mark and I worked there, we would go every week! So, that’s what we’ll be doing that night, so I’m cool with the changes, everything happens for a reason and at least I’ll be able to dance the night away at Mannequins on my wedding day!!!

Dress issues…
So I live in Texas and my mother lives in New Jersey. She had a fit when I told her I was just going to go to David’s Bridal and buy a dress…so…now she’s coming here, on September 5th. She decided to call me at 7am this morning to tell me this, let’s just assume that she forgot the time difference between here and nj…I am NOT awake that early…I need my beauty sleep, I’m going to be a BRIDE soon.

Ok, I’ll update more later, I’m still on a search for the perfect invitations (Mark says that MUST have M+M on them, and since he’s not restricting me at all on my planning, I’m giving in…), favors and program ideas…See ya real soon!!!

jasonandlisa
08-23-2007, 11:27 AM
Congrats on deciding on the Living Seas!! Great choice ;)

I'm also a living-in-Texas-with-mom-in-NJ bride. It's cool that she's coming out here to shop for a dress, despite the early hour of her announcement phone call! I bought mine back in NJ, which was fine except that it made the alterations a little more stressful. When I flew back for my final fitting a couple weeks ago, everything was a bit rushed. But it all worked out... Hope your dress shopping goes well! September 5th isn't too far off...

And good luck on your invitations search!! That was one of the most time-consuming things for me. Hopefully, you'll stumble upon the perfect ones very quickly!

Lindsay22
08-25-2007, 12:38 PM
Hi
I am Lindsay, Caryn's sister. I sent her to this website so she should be thanking me every day:rolleyes1 . My younger sister and I went with our mother bridesmaid dress shopping today. We are probably going with Bill Levkoff style 451. (I can't figure out how to post it right now) In black and whatever color sash Caryn picks.

caryndisneydiva
09-01-2007, 09:50 PM
ok, so it's been too long since i've posted on here...my mom is coming to tx this week to shop for dresses. i pre-shopped a few days ago and wasn't so thrilled...i think i'm missing the bride gene...is anyone else feeling that way? i think i found a dress online though, at davids bridal of all places. i just can't see spending thousands of dollars on something i'm going to wear once...i do however see spending that much on shoes and there are a pair of manolo's at neimans that i'm eyeing...and i need a strand of pearls...i'm also considering silk flowers, again, i can't see spending tons of money on something that will die an hour after my ceremony...and i think it would be nice to save my bouquet, maybe my kid will want to use it or something...now i sound like my mother, so it's time to go.

caryndisneydiva
09-04-2007, 08:51 PM
it's possible that i might be losing my mind...

my mother is coming tomorrow to help me get my dress...the goal is to have said dress by thurs at the latest...i also still do not have invitations, favors, shoes-oh, and we still haven't signed the contract and sent in the deposit. we still haven't decided who is paying for what. i haven't sent anything in to randy yet, i haven't contacted carolyn allen's to deal with my dress issue...i haven't found a hair/make up person yet. i just might lose my mind. oh, and i'm in grad school and i'm also starting a new job this week. it's possible that i'm going to have a nervous break down. oh, another thing...fh and i are moving my stuff out of my condo, so that we can rent it and i'm moving to his/our house. so to recap, i basically have nothing done on the wedding front. i'm swamped with mba work. i'm starting a new job. i'm moving. nervous breakdown soon to come. stay tuned.:mad:

jasonandlisa
09-08-2007, 11:09 AM
Sorry everything is so stressful for you right now! How did the dress shopping go with your mom??

caryndisneydiva
09-08-2007, 11:13 AM
Sorry everything is so stressful for you right now! How did the dress shopping go with your mom??

thanks for the kind words!!!
i'll be updating my pj asap!!!

caryndisneydiva
09-08-2007, 12:17 PM
Ok, I am WAY overdue in making a PJ entry, so here goes…

Mom came from NJ this week for 2 days. My goal was to have the planning almost completely done by the time I put her on a plane home, and I totally accomplished that goal…

Dress- I was really worried about this becoming a big ordeal…I wasn’t falling in love with any of the pictures I saw, nor anything I saw the first time I went to try dresses on myself…I’m really tall (5’9”) and don’t feel comfortable in a lot of lace/frou-frou, I think it looks too busy on me. So anyway, we went to David’s Bridal in the Houston Galleria area on San Felipe, we got there when we opened and Kimberley helped us. I have to stop here and completely rave about Kimberley, she is 20 years old and the most professional person I have ever met. She wasn’t scared to tell me something looked bad on me, or to take my mom’s side on the veil issue (more on that later…). I just LOVED her. My DF is a DJ on XM Satellite radio (channel 81 bpm-dj mark d) and he also owns the biggest nightclub in Houston (Richs Houston-www.richshouston.com) and she knew him and all about the club, so that made it even better/easier for me! Marrying a local celebrity is a good thing sometimes…anyway, back to the dress…the David’s Bridal website is fantastic. I walked in with about 8 style #’s that I wanted to try on…DF really likes pick up skirts, so I was trying to stick with that. I fell in love with 2 of them, one of them was $1000, which is not a lot compared to what some bridal gowns cost, but I PROMISED my father that I would stay under that since it’s totally possible…the gown was gorgeous and was designed by Oleg Cassini who personally designed my mother’s bridal gown back in the 70’s. I thought that was so special, but the top didn’t look so great on me. I’m not well endowed in the chest area and can use all the help I can get there…so, I tried on another dress in white, but I REALLY didn’t want to wear white, I’m Italian and have a very dark complexion, so stark white looks HORRIBLE on me…they had that same dress in light gold and it was being discontinued, they only had 1 left in the store and it was in my size and fit perfectly (or so I thought at the time…)!!! It was $400 (score one for you dad) and by the time we bought the veil, bra, slip and shawl the grand total was $806!!! I was really proud of myself, usually I spend waaaay too much on clothes etc…

The day after I bought the dress, my FMIL came over to have dinner with my mom, so I decided to try the dress on and show her and boy I am SO glad that I did…the dress was slightly tight when I tried it on in the morning when I hadn’t eaten anything yet…well, after a whole day of 2+meals…my mom could barely get it fastened…the wedding diet has begun. 10 pounds by 1/24/08..i can do it. I know I can…

On to the…

Veil issue- now, I know a lot of brides won’t agree with me on this one, but I can’t stand veils. The whole premise behind a veil is a bit odd, back in the old days, women who had arranged marriages wore veils on their wedding day so that their husbands couldn’t back out if they were ugly! PLEASE! How horrifying is that?!? So needless to say, for my whole life I’ve despised the idea of a veil. Now, how do we break this to the Italian mother/grandmother? One of my cousins is getting married in April and felt the same way about a veil and her grandmother CRIED over the issue and she finally broke down and bought one. Not wanting to deal with tears on either end, I found one that actual looks quite fetching, it’s gold lace with bead detail. I’m going to wear it for my ceremony and take it off immediately afterwards…DF wasn’t happy about the veil, but when I told him it wouldn’t be covering my face he was ok with it. It will be on for a total of 30 minutes.

Other planning news:

My sisters are going to wear Truffle colored gowns from David’s. I want them to wear long gowns, which sister/maid #2 (Megan) isn’t too thrilled about. Sister/maid #1 is going to get a pick up skirt, which I adore!!! I bought them Cinderella magic wands from the Disney store to carry instead of bouquets…and I told my father that he was under no uncertain terms to even hint about the purpose of said wands, well, he walked around the house skipping and dancing and singing ‘bibbity bobbity boo.’ Thanks dad. So now sister/maid #1 (Lindsay) won’t do it. So I’m just going to have them carry the wands around when they wear their “team bride” gear. I still don’t know what I’m going to do with bouquets for those girls yet…more to come on that.

We fed-exed off the agreement to Joe (wedding planner-total doll. I love him). So at least that’s done.

I have a steaming appointment scheduled with Carolyn Allen’s for the day before the wedding at noon. I think I’m going to ship them my dress and have them deliver it for me. It only costs $15 for them to store it, plus the cost of shipping, which should be cheaper/easier than trying to transport it myself…

I’ve been playing phone tag with Randy for the last 4 days, I’ll be calling him back shortly to discuss picture package options. I need something in between the 3 and 7 hour packages…

We ordered invitations and part of the favors for the welcome bags…

All in all mom and I got a lot done…

There’s just one more thing (there’s ALWAYS one more thing w/me…)
So last night, the future in laws came over to our home for dinner with my mom…FFIL breaks the news that he wants to host a rehearsal dinner for EVERYONE who is coming from out of town. It’s a DESTINATION WEDDING. EVERYONE IS FROM OUT OF TOWN!!! Now, back up a little bit…this wedding has to be as low key as possible, we DO NOT want a big wedding/ordeal at all…so when the idea of basically having another reception creeped up, I almost went into convulsions. DF didn’t even know what a rehearsal dinner was so he didn’t know why I was getting so upset when his father was proposing this idea…so DF and I decided that we’re just not going to have one at all. Our wedding is at 10am, we want our guests rested for our big day, not recovering from the rehearsal dinner. We have to break that news today…I think I’ll let him do it.

One more thing (see, I told you…)

I was raised catholic as was my DF…we are in no way religious at all. FMIL converted to Judaism a few years ago and is very active in her temple. She asked her Rabbi (before asking us mind you) if he would marry us in Disney in a non-denominational service. I’ll cut out all the drama that ensued upon me telling my parents that news-needless to say it’s taking a while to get used to the idea. DF is totally into it because Rabbi Jimmy is a very nice man who is very welcoming of “gentiles.” He hasn’t asked me for a thing in this wedding, so I said yes. More to come on that. I might have to start a new blog for that issue…


Thanks for reading! More to come soon! I still need flower ideas, to finish favors, hair/make up people, shoes, deciding where to stay!!!

Chantelle
09-08-2007, 12:38 PM
We did a "welcome dinner" not a rehearsal dinner. Like a lot of brides on here, we had it at O'Hana's and it was very informal and fun. Perhaps this is something you could compromise with the FIL on.

Also, have you considered the rosewands for your bridesmaids? They would be less childish then a toy wand but still give you the same sort of effect. They turn out beautifully and your bridemaids might have less objections to them. They also cost around $25 each so they are fairly inexpensive. Here's how mine looked:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/chantelleames/Flowers3.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/chantelleames/Flowers.jpg

caryndisneydiva
09-08-2007, 01:03 PM
those rose wands are a fabulous idea! thanks! i think my sister/maid #1 said something about them! did disney floral do them for you?

caryndisneydiva
09-08-2007, 03:16 PM
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/05S_Balletpsd.xmlcmpcolorcolorxC9BDA5ftr5cmpend1wi d330hei460cvtjpg.jpg
these are the shoes i'm going to wear...they're boring, but they're flat, DF is only 2 inches taller than me!!! i'm going to put clip on earrings on the fronts to make them a bit more exciting!

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/s06_81123.jpg

this is what my sister/maids will be wearing in truffle

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/f06_CT203.jpg
this is the dress i didn't buy, it's so beautiful though!

Chantelle
09-08-2007, 03:29 PM
those rose wands are a fabulous idea! thanks! i think my sister/maid #1 said something about them! did disney floral do them for you?

Yes, I ordered them through disney floral. You can do whatever color of roses you want and the ribbon can be changed to match your dresses. You can also change the number of roses. My bridesmaid had 3 and my maid of honour had 4 in hers.

jasonandlisa
09-08-2007, 06:02 PM
oohh! gorgeous BM dresses!

Congrats on getting so much of the planning done while your mom visited. I'm so glad your dress-buying experience went well, especially since it was such a source of stress for you. Can't wait to see pics of your dress! :)

jodeeluvsdisney
09-08-2007, 06:14 PM
Everything looks gorgeous! I can't wait to see the dress you did get though!

I love the idea of the rose wands, I think I am doing that as well.

And hallelujah! I am not a fan of veils either!!! I'm sure you'll be gorgeous in the one you found...can't wait to see it. I will not be wearing one, I'm glad no one thinks that is strange so far...

BrcsDisneyPrncs
09-08-2007, 06:41 PM
Congratulations!!! I'm so glad you were able to get all that planning done, I could tell from your previous posts you were getting worried! I completely understand on the veil issue, i won't be wearing one, and suprisingly i haven't met any resistance from either family on it yet, whew! All your plans sound great, I can't wait to hear more, and see pictures!!!

caryndisneydiva
09-08-2007, 08:08 PM
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/181823837445_0_0.jpg

i just realized that i never posted a pic of my rings! i just love them and can't wait until i can wear my wedding band!!!

caryndisneydiva
09-08-2007, 08:14 PM
here's the closest pic i can find of my dress...i'm not even sure if it's the exact one, but it's as close as you can get. my dress is light gold, not white, it's a lot darker than the dress in the picture...in fact, this dress looks totally different in the picture than it does on me, but oh well...my mom has the pics of me in it, but i'm not posting it for fear that DF will be lurking on the internet one day and happen upon it...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/s07_t8946.jpg

here's a pic of the veil, which is gold, not white...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/s07_VCT203.jpg

JaxTeach
09-09-2007, 12:05 AM
I'm glad I found your PJ! How awesome to be able to get married so close to where you first met. And SBP is such a beautiful location... not tha tI'm biased or anything! :rolleyes1

I love your dress and I'm glad you had a great experience with David's as well. My 2nd dress was bought at David's on super clearance too. It's a Monique Luo and I got it for 1/2 price. My mom was pleased with that. The BMs dresses are going to compliment your dress so nicely! The gold and truffle colors will look so nice together.

I'm still struggling with a shoe issue because I'm in a similar situation. Except for me, DF is the exact same height as me. I want to wear heels for the ceremony but I don't want Tom Cruise-Nicole Kidman pictures! :lmao:

Great start to your PJ! Good luck with the rest! :goodvibes

Lindsay22
09-09-2007, 09:04 AM
Hi from SisterMaid #1. Yes, my little sister and I went to David's Bridal yesterday and picked out the dresses with the pickup skirt. We also liked a strapless chiffon dress, but Caryn didn't like them... so we ended up with the pickup (the only other one we both agreed on). And no Caryn. Dad did not tell us about the wands, I read it here on the dis:disrocks: and I'm very happy that you picked the rose wands, I would like mine to be sprinkled with pixie dust. Megan and I are wearing the same shoes that Caryn posted, only in the truffle color. They don't look nice on my feet but it's what she wants :confused3 so I'll shut up about it. We also got matching shawls in case it is cold.
I think it's very nice of Mark's parents to want to host a rehearsal dinner for everyone. You could do something during lunchtime. Perhaps at 1900 park fair so that we can have pictures with the characters. Or maybe you could do something informal and have everyone who wants to come meet in epcot. I think in mary626's trip report her df had arranged a buzz lightyear space ranger spin competition and that would be very fun.
I'm in the process of creating shirts for the rehearsal, they are adorable!! I wont be able to really start them until oct because i'm moving from NJ to Tampa, but once I move I'll have them ready to go.

Oh, and since Caryn bought her dress at DB Megan and I got a discount on our dresses and shoes. And our nice sales lady (Julie i think) showed us what dress Caryn picked out because she refused to show us (nice of her though, to not tell her sisters but then to post it on the internet). We had a lovely time in DB in East Brunswick (for all you Jersey Girls.)
That's it for now.

caryndisneydiva
09-10-2007, 07:45 PM
September 10, 2007
I start my new job in exactly 1 week!!! As much as possible needs to be done before then…I talked to joe today, and they received my wedding agreement-FINALLY! So now the ball is totally rollin…he said I should have a wedding coordinator by the beginning of next week…great!

On another note, I withdrew from my grad school classes for the semester. With the wedding, a new job and moving to Mark’s house it was too much. It was a really hard decision, I really want my MBA by the time I turn 30 and now that won’t happen, but as DF so aptly pointed out, I have my whole life to get a masters degree and only one wedding…he’s right and life feels a lot less stressful now!!!

So as sister/maid #1 said, she and sister/maid #2 have ordered their dresses (pic above) and I am in LOVE with them!!! I think I’m going to buy sister/maid #1’s when she’s done with it!!! So exciting! At least that’s done with. They ordered shoes as well, the shoes are horrifying, I know, but I think I’ll “surprise” them with another pair for the reception!!! We’ll see…since the ballet slippers are totally boring, I’m going to find shoe clips for them (to spice it up a bit…). I’ll post pics asap…

I simply CAN’T WAIT to get my wedding coordinator! I have so many ideas and I just want this all to fall into place. My dad is DRIVING ME CRAZY worrying about costs, so this needs to be done asap!

I already scheduled to have my gown steamed by Carolyn Allen’s and we have Ana from Beaute Speciale doing hair/make up…I got an email from Veronica today that says they will want to start at 5am since randy wants to do bridal shots at 9…I’m not so thrilled with the 5am idea, but I had emailed Ana this weekend and she said that 7am would be ok…DF would kill me if I made him wake up before 5...at least that stuff is scheduled already, it makes me feel so much better. I’m going to schedule a mani/pedi for myself at GF Spa. It’s $110 which is 2x’s the price my normal fabulous lady charges, but it’s my wedding, and by the day before it occurs, I’m going to need some pampering…

DF and I have decided to have a “Polly-Moon.” We are going to Europe next year for our honeymoon and I thought a few days at the Polly would be neat! He used to stay there as a kid and I’ve never stayed there! So fun!!! I’m going to book a honeymoon suite and by the time that rolls around most of our family will be gone and we can be alone!!!

here's a pic of the thank you notes i made for our engagement presents, they're really simple, but DF loves them!

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/184001670405_0_0.jpg


i'm making my scrapbook for all receipts/cards etc! i love doing crafty things, i should have made my own veil, since i have to wear one...but the one @ David's was so perfect!!!

caryndisneydiva
09-11-2007, 05:01 PM
ok, i really need some help here...as previously posted...the shoes that i've picked out for myself and the maids are terrible...i figured that since flats are so in this season that we'd just get shoe decorations/clips to go on them...now i need opinions...

here are the shoes again...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/05S_Balletpsd.xmlcmpcolorcolorxC9BDA5ftr5cmpend1wi d330hei460cvtjpg.jpg
mine will be light gold and sister/maids will be truffle (darkish brown with a hint of burgundy)...

charm #1
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/pin456crystalbrown.jpg
charm #2
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/pin151crystalflowerpearlbrown.jpg
charm #3
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/pin095c35topaz.jpg
charm #4
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/pin089bflowerwhite.jpg

all opinions are greatly appreciated!!! thanks ladies!!!

HarbinsMom
09-11-2007, 05:27 PM
I think #4 looks better with the color of the shoe. To me, it just compliments it better.:wizard:

Chantelle
09-11-2007, 05:32 PM
On the whole veil issue...I had a really simple single layer veil I wore for our ceremony. I found out right after I bought it that my husband-to-be hated veils ("Why do you have to wear a piece of misquito netting on your head?") but I kind of felt I needed it to complete the bride look. My husband asked that I not wear it for the MK photo shoot so I put it in for the cermony and had planned to keep it in from that point on. Well outside with the slightest wind, it just kept blowing in my face and annoying the heck out of me! I was constantly brushing it back until I finally got fed up and took it off.

Just thought I'd give you one more reason to wear the veil as little as possible because I am sure you'll run into the same problems with your outdoor ceremony.

caryndisneydiva
09-11-2007, 06:14 PM
good thought!!! i just copied that and emailed it to my mother and grandmother...bet they won't like it if that stupid thing makes me take flight!!!

caryndisneydiva
09-12-2007, 11:35 PM
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/F05_Marissa.jpg
i ordered myself this shoe, as well as those ballet shoes today! it made me so happy! i think i'm going to re-dye them both after the wedding to hot pink!!!

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/goldgiftbags.jpg
welcome bags that i found on oriental trading

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/mickeybubbles.jpg
i have been looking EVERYWHERE for these!!! found on oriental trading!

so, i should probably be following the weather, as we're supposed to have a tropical storm tonight/tomorrow, but i'm still doing wedding stuff...df and i even forgot to go food shopping...hope it's not that bad...

so, the wedding weight loss count down is on...i ran 3.3 miles today w/df. i'm really out of shape and am looking forward to losing weight...

think of us when you look at the news tomorrow and see that most of houston is flooded!!!

happy planning to me!

tchan03
09-13-2007, 04:18 PM
Caryn Congrats ! Have fun planning

caryndisneydiva
09-13-2007, 05:01 PM
Caryn Congrats ! Have fun planning

mable,

congratulations on your pregnancy! your pictures are beautiful!!!

DisneySweetie
09-13-2007, 05:45 PM
Those mickey mouse head bubbles are super cute. I love oriental trading company. Super fun stuff for super cheap.

Oh, and I like charm #4 btw.

I love that you and your DF met at WDW. What a perfect beginning to your happily ever after.

It sounds like we are in a similar mindset. I don't want to loose that much weight, I just want to look that much better in my wedding dress. Cool that you and your DF will workout together. My DF joined a masters swim team with me about a month ago. The small team atmosphere is fun and the coach holds us accountable. Plus, on days where he doesn't want to go, I push him out the door (and vice versa). We always sit down and map out our schedules (his schedule can vary and practices are both in the mornings and in the evenings) and we decide which days and times we're going. This way we go 4-5 times a week no matter what. I haven't really seen a difference (unless constantly sore muscles count), but DF says his pants are looser. Why can guys always loose weight faster than girls? Good luck with your workout routine, it looks like you have a very realistic goal if you stick with it. Let your DF know that you expect him to push you out the door on days you want to skip it.

caryndisneydiva
09-13-2007, 05:59 PM
i don't want to lose a lot of weight, but i've let myself go a little bit, my engagement pics, taken today are evidence of that...my legs and back are KILLING me today, but off to the park we'll go again tonight...i used to have a personal trainer who held me completely accountable, but i ran out of sessions and don't want to pay to work out anymore...i can do it. i only want to lose 10lbs, which, under any normal circumstances wouldn't be an issue, but i'm getting married AFTER the holidays and after a trip home to nj (really really REALLY good pizza and italian food...)...the challenge is mine...thanks for reading!!!

Those mickey mouse head bubbles are super cute. I love oriental trading company. Super fun stuff for super cheap.

Oh, and I like charm #4 btw.

I love that you and your DF met at WDW. What a perfect beginning to your happily ever after.

It sounds like we are in a similar mindset. I don't want to loose that much weight, I just want to look that much better in my wedding dress. Cool that you and your DF will workout together. My DF joined a masters swim team with me about a month ago. The small team atmosphere is fun and the coach holds us accountable. Plus, on days where he doesn't want to go, I push him out the door (and vice versa). We always sit down and map out our schedules (his schedule can vary and practices are both in the mornings and in the evenings) and we decide which days and times we're going. This way we go 4-5 times a week no matter what. I haven't really seen a difference (unless constantly sore muscles count), but DF says his pants are looser. Why can guys always loose weight faster than girls? Good luck with your workout routine, it looks like you have a very realistic goal if you stick with it. Let your DF know that you expect him to push you out the door on days you want to skip it.

caryndisneydiva
09-13-2007, 06:25 PM
ok. engagement pictures have been taken. my scanner is having a technical issue and i can't scan them in here, in fact, i might not scan them in at all. i'm begining to think that the point of engagement pics is to find ALL of your flaws so that they can be fixed BEFORE your wedding...for instance, i will be working out 2x's/day everyday before my wedding and i'm investing in the most expensive wrinkle cream i can find. i will NOT look like i have crows feet on my wedding day. UNNACEPTABLE. i look horrifying in all of them, but df loves them and he was very well behaved during our session...he even bought this huge black and white in this huge frame to hang up in our room. he's so cute sometimes...

***GRANDMA TONI, i know you're reading this...i'll send you one asap!!!***

i don't know what possessed me to do this, but i ordered christmas cards with our E-pics on them...i'm starting my new high-stress job on monday and with the wedding being exactly 1 month after christmas, i feel like i'll be really busy and won't be able to craft our cards this season as i usually do.

on another note, i can't wait for my coordinator to contact me. i'm anxious to get this planning going! when i talked to Joe on Tuesday, he said that since we were having a Jan wedding, we'd really need to get on the ball!!!

here's a pic of the cake we want. my mother hates it, but we both adore it, it's so colorful and fun, and i think i read somewhere that we could choose the colors!!!http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/ourcake.jpg

DisneySweetie
09-13-2007, 06:45 PM
I LOVE that cake. You wouldn't even have to decorate the cake table, it stands out on its own. However, it looks like it is done with fondant icing. I tried several cakes with fondant icing during our cake-testing appointments here in AZ. Most of them were beautiful and expensive. But they were all gross except for one - the marshmallow fondant. I did a quick google search:
http://whatscookingamerica.net/PegW/Fondant.htm

Anyway, if you are going to stick with fondant, I would make sure you have a cake-testing. If you can't get to WDW before the wedding, I think you mentioned your sister is in the CP, ask her to go in for you. The difference between good and bad is night and day. She will easily be able to tell for you.

Good luck!

caryndisneydiva
09-13-2007, 06:56 PM
i think disney can take the fondant off for you after the cake is cut, but before it is served...i HATE fondant, it's disgusting...if it can't be changed, then i'm not having that cake...thanks for the google search, it's super helpful!

I LOVE that cake. You wouldn't even have to decorate the cake table, it stands out on its own. However, it looks like it is done with fondant icing. I tried several cakes with fondant icing during our cake-testing appointments here in AZ. Most of them were beautiful and expensive. But they were all gross except for one - the marshmallow fondant. I did a quick google search:
http://whatscookingamerica.net/PegW/Fondant.htm

Anyway, if you are going to stick with fondant, I would make sure you have a cake-testing. If you can't get to WDW before the wedding, I think you mentioned your sister is in the CP, ask her to go in for you. The difference between good and bad is night and day. She will easily be able to tell for you.

Good luck!

Malibelle
09-13-2007, 07:58 PM
Great PJ so far. You are making me nervous, just planning everything at only 4 months left! I am big planner, planned everything way in advance. Love the mickey bubbles, I wish they had that for my wedding in March. Check out my Trip Report, I have pics of the ADH in case you end up there instead of the attic.

caryndisneydiva
09-13-2007, 08:05 PM
i am currently scheduled to have our reception at the living seas. i really really really wanted to have it at the attic, but my guest list has grown...we're inviting 115 people, i don't know how many will come...if everyone comes (which i doubt) then i'd move to adh or to american adventure...we'll have to see...for now i'm excited about LSS...

4 months is NOTHING, especially when we have all the holidays, and my df owns a night club so EVERY holiday is a big deal...then we're going to nj in october...i can't even think about it, i'll start to shake! thanks for reading!!!

Great PJ so far. You are making me nervous, just planning everything at only 4 months left! I am big planner, planned everything way in advance. Love the mickey bubbles, I wish they had that for my wedding in March. Check out my Trip Report, I have pics of the ADH in case you end up there instead of the attic.

hmgolden
09-13-2007, 08:19 PM
i think disney can take the fondant off for you after the cake is cut, but before it is served...i HATE fondant, it's disgusting...if it can't be changed, then i'm not having that cake...thanks for the google search, it's super helpful!

Disney does remove the fondant before serving the wedding cake. No worries!

caryndisneydiva
09-13-2007, 08:38 PM
i am trying to make my "team bride" gear...and my cats are all over me. one of them even tried smelling the iron and she almost burned her little whiskers...

this is zorro, she has a slight weight problem at the moment, she likes it when mommy feeds her ice cream...mommy better stop, her butt is so fat she can barely run...bad mommy...here she is not moving off the team bride hoodies!!! i just had to post, she is SO CUTE!!!

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/184466241541_0_0.jpg

Lindsay22
09-15-2007, 02:05 PM
i am trying to make my "team bride" gear...and my cats are all over me. one of them even tried smelling the iron and she almost burned her little whiskers...

this is zorro, she has a slight weight problem at the moment, she likes it when mommy feeds her ice cream...mommy better stop, her butt is so fat she can barely run...bad mommy...here she is not moving off the team bride hoodies!!! i just had to post, she is SO CUTE!!!

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/184466241541_0_0.jpg
***GRANDMA TONI, i know you're reading this...i'll send you one asap!!!***
I want one too!
I also think that Megan should get the shirt that Zorro was sitting on! (in Zorro's defense, she is very cute even though she looks like she stuck her fingers in the electrical socket.)
There are some cute things in Target for welcome bags, in the $$ section. Mom said yesterday that you could put anything you wanted in them, so I think you should get lint brushes and shout wipes

caryndisneydiva
09-15-2007, 06:39 PM
i had an epiphany today...i don't know why, but welcome bags were really starting to stress me out...then i found these tiny little bottles of wine (6.3 oz) and they are super cheap...the winery is in clearwater, fl and they have a wedding special...a case of 24 for $75. the fee covers all graphic work (they even have a label with a pic of cinderella's castle!!! the link is below!!!

http://www.muriellewinery.com/weddingSpecial.html

my m+m's came in this week, this is what they look like right now...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/2.jpg
not a great pic, but oh well

i was thinking of what type of centerpeices i wanted, the LSS has small tables for 6, so i guess they can't be huge...i'd like something like this, not these colors though...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/freesia.jpg

df is so great...i'm not really computer savvy, well, actually, i'm not very mac savvy and i'm constantly on this laptop that i don't know how to use...anyway, he gave me photoshop, so now i can personalize my own disney designs!!! i'm going to make t-shirts for my mom and dad, df's mom and dad and my sisters! so great!!! he also downloaded a whole bunch of disney fonts for me too!!! i'm so excited!!!

sunsh1ne
09-15-2007, 08:13 PM
i love those centerpieces and the lizianthus are such a pretty flower. but they would look great with oranges and daisies or another orange flower or with lemons and roses or with apples and red floral. o i love them

caryndisneydiva
09-18-2007, 09:35 PM
hello everyone!!! i started my new job, so i haven't had a ton of time to worry about my wedding...

marion called and spoke with df yesterday. bad idea. i DRILLED him on his conversation with her and he said they didn't talk about anything...when i spoke with marion today, she said that she told mark that she would be sending out a planning kit (does anyone know what this is?) and that i needed to get it back asap!!! mark mark mark...

so marion told me that she would have someone from disney floral contact me. we really need to get going on these plans. i'm getting anxious.

so, tiara or no tiara...sister/maid #1 put this into my head and reading all of the other planning journals, i think i want one. UGH! so i'll start searching, then i'll post pictures and we can all vote!

on a side note, i'm really glad that boston legal 3 is out on dvd, it's a welcome diversion!

caryndisneydiva
09-18-2007, 11:18 PM
tiara pics...
why why oh why am i thinking of wearing a tiara when i don't want to even wear a veil...maybe i'll just try it out for halloween!!!

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/51FY9PTB29L._AA280_.jpg http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/51QK2E5NHFL._AA280_.jpg http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/41HDW3MVWBL._AA280_.jpg http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/21CDoYpA3lL._AA160_.jpg http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/41DJCB3GRyL._AA280_.jpg

to remember...my dress and veil

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/s07_VCT203.jpg http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/s07_t8946.jpg

opinions please!!!

BayouPrincess
09-19-2007, 12:13 AM
Caryn,
The tiaras are beautiful. I'm wearing one for my VR but there is no way I'm wearing another veil! I wore one for the original ceremony (my mother-in-law's) and I AIN'T doin' it again! :lmao:

I say go for the tiara, every girl deserves to be a princess on her wedding day!

DisneySweetie
09-19-2007, 11:07 AM
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/41HDW3MVWBL._AA280_.jpg http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/41DJCB3GRyL._AA280_.jpg


I really like these ones, especially the first one. It's so whimsical with the small flowers, but I don't know if it matches the small details on your veil. I have to admit that I don't like the other ones as much because they are taller. I only really like the shorter tiaras. So, I might be biased. I am not really a tiara girl, but if I was having a DFTW I might feel differently. They are all beautiful. You have a tough choice to make. Good luck.

hmgolden
09-19-2007, 01:36 PM
I like the same ones Disneysweetie likes, especially the first short one with the flowers. But like she said, it'll depend on the detail of your dress.

caryndisneydiva
09-19-2007, 08:22 PM
tiara update:

i went crazy this morning on amazon and ordered 3...as well as some temporary princess tattoo's for my welcome bags...i'll take pics with the tiaras on once they come in! thanks for the opinions ladies!

jasonandlisa
09-19-2007, 08:46 PM
That is a little crazy! Hope you got a good deal on those tiaras. :) We had tattoos in our welcome boxes, too. If you're looking for more, I thought the prices at http://www.mygoodybag.com/catalog.php/mygoodybag/pg8265 were pretty good (and they're a TX company ;) ).

oneyodafan
09-19-2007, 09:25 PM
I love that last tiara.

Your plans look great!!

MistressOfAllEvil
09-20-2007, 03:24 PM
I was on a site today browsing and they had a seperate catagory for 'shoe jewelry' and I remembered from your PJ that you were looking, I just didn't know if you had decided. So I thought I'd pass along the link...

http://www.belairebridal.com/

unsolicited, I know, but I hope it helps any how :goodvibes

caryndisneydiva
09-20-2007, 04:21 PM
I really like these ones, especially the first one. It's so whimsical with the small flowers, but I don't know if it matches the small details on your veil. I have to admit that I don't like the other ones as much because they are taller. I only really like the shorter tiaras. So, I might be biased. I am not really a tiara girl, but if I was having a DFTW I might feel differently. They are all beautiful. You have a tough choice to make. Good luck.

i think these are the ones that i ordered...i definitely got the set of two...

Lindsay22
09-20-2007, 04:45 PM
I was on a site today browsing and they had a seperate catagory for 'shoe jewelry' and I remembered from your PJ that you were looking, I just didn't know if you had decided. So I thought I'd pass along the link...

http://www.belairebridal.com/

unsolicited, I know, but I hope it helps any how :goodvibes

Caryn
I looked at this website and their shoe jewelry is really nice!
And now: A SisterMaid update
Last night I was thinking about how we are all going to squeeze into Caryn's room at an ungodly :scared1: hour of the morning to get ready. And it occurred to me that she could rent points from a DVC member and get a villa. Of course, she just loved :love: this idea and then threatened to kiss me :sick: (umm no, I can do without that, thank you) I have also bought my sister several engagement/wedding gifts which she will recieve when we are both home in a few weeks. I also have a few other ideas in the works!!

caryndisneydiva
09-20-2007, 04:50 PM
Caryn
I looked at this website and their shoe jewelry is really nice!
And now: A SisterMaid update
Last night I was thinking about how we are all going to squeeze into Caryn's room at an ungodly :scared1: hour of the morning to get ready. And it occurred to me that she could rent points from a DVC member and get a villa. Of course, she just loved :love: this idea and then threatened to kiss me :sick: (umm no, I can do without that, thank you) I have also bought my sister several engagement/wedding gifts which she will recieve when we are both home in a few weeks. I also have a few other ideas in the works!!

having helpful/disney knowledgable sisters is the best... i totally recommend the dvc thing...it's so much cheaper. i think we're going to try to get a 2 bedroom suite to have room for all of our stuff!

so i have my phone planning session with marion and another one with laura (disney floral) on oct 11. this works out well because i'll be in nj then with my mom...what do they need you to prepare for this???

i just sent laura a really long email telling her everything i want with pictures...hopefully this makes things easier!!!

so i'm going to buy the mickey bubbles, and i've asked my 2 youngest cousins who'll be at the wedding (7 and 3) to hand them out as people are seated! i think they'll be so cute, and since we're not having flower girls, i thought it would be such a cute idea!!!

VrBchJ
09-21-2007, 11:57 AM
I'm having so much fun reading this. I love the wine bottles from Clearwater. Very clever.

caryndisneydiva
09-21-2007, 08:42 PM
I'm having so much fun reading this. I love the wine bottles from Clearwater. Very clever.

thank you very much! i'm glad you're enjoying my planning!!!

caryndisneydiva
09-21-2007, 08:53 PM
ok, so i went to davids today and bought 2 purses...i couldn't decide which one i wanted and they're going to dye them both to match my dress and i'll choose which one i want to carry on the wedding day! here's pics of the 2 that i bought...

this is the one that matches my reception shoes...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/F05_20924psd.xmlcmpcolorcolorxC9BDA5ftr5cmpend1wid 330hei460cvtjpg.jpg

this bag seriously did not photograph well. i OBVIOUSLY will not be using the black strap...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/f07_36961_whitepsd.xmlcmpcolorcolorxC9BDA5ftr5cmpe nd1wid330hei460cvtjpg.jpg

i bought this one for my sisters, it looks much cuter in person (it's so little!!!) i'm going to get rhinestone letter pins and put them on there for them!!!! lindsay, i don't want ANY negative feedback on this one...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/05S_8319.xmlcmpcolorcolorx513939ftr5cmpend1wid330h ei460cvtjpg.jpg

so i ALSO started looking for df's wedding attire...the lady at david's (they are so WONDERFUL there...) told me that Al's Formal Wear is their sister (or brother) store...they carry the same colors for men that they do for women, so that we can match...here's a pic of what i want him to look like, only he'll be wearing a black suit and cream/ivory/champagne or gold vest/tie...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/003305-0001.jpg

here are other pics i've picked out for him, i LOVE the tie...so sophisticated and he'll look fabulous in it!

the suit
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/black-suit-300.jpg

tie/vest combo 1
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/ascot-gold-300.jpg

tie vest combo 2
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/5763.jpg

what do we think?

also, i'm having an issue with our reservations...i really want to stay at bw...but that doesn't seem to be working out. i think we're just going to save some money and stay at all star movies with the rest of the fam. it'll be easier to get ready that way, then i'll have the vintage rolls take me to the bw...the vintage rolls would be fabulous...

sunsh1ne
09-21-2007, 10:21 PM
very nice choices

caryndisneydiva
09-21-2007, 10:26 PM
very nice choices

THANKS!!!

caryndisneydiva
09-22-2007, 11:33 PM
so i FINALLY got the disney wedding planning package in the mail. texas mail is an atrocity, they are SO SLOW...i thought that the package was bigger and it was waiting to be delivered...i guess that's one of my tiara's...i've asked the post man to throw it over my gate several times and he just won't do it...SO AGGRAVATING...

anyway, we've finally decided on the mad hatter cake!!! pictured below...though i'm going to add a mickey and minnie cake topper to it!!!
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/madhattercake1.png

i need music help...

seating
vivaldi- the four seasons, spring (#3 on cd)

bridesmaids
bach- jesu, joy of man's desiring (#19 on cd)

my entrance
somewhere in time (# 21 on cd, this movie is so tradgecially, i butchered that spelling, i know...but the music is so beautiful...)

recessional
ok. this isn't on the cd, and i really need an opinion...i wanted the recessional to be by "the Verve, Bittersweet symphony"

we are having a violinisty, so all of these pieces need to sound good on the violin...what do we thing???

Holly81
09-23-2007, 12:08 AM
so i FINALLY got the disney wedding planning package in the mail. texas mail is an atrocity, they are SO SLOW...i thought that the package was bigger and it was waiting to be delivered...i guess that's one of my tiara's...i've asked the post man to throw it over my gate several times and he just won't do it...SO AGGRAVATING...

anyway, we've finally decided on the mad hatter cake!!! pictured below...though i'm going to add a mickey and minnie cake topper to it!!!
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/madhattercake1.png

i need music help...

seating
vivaldi- the four seasons, spring (#3 on cd)

bridesmaids
bach- jesu, joy of man's desiring (#19 on cd)

my entrance
somewhere in time (# 21 on cd, this movie is so tradgecially, i butchered that spelling, i know...but the music is so beautiful...)

recessional
ok. this isn't on the cd, and i really need an opinion...i wanted the recessional to be by "the Verve, Bittersweet symphony"

we are having a violinisty, so all of these pieces need to sound good on the violin...what do we thing???

Really enjoying your PJ so far!

I think you've made great choices for your music selections. Vivaldi's Spring is beautiful, and Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring is one of my favorite ceremony pieces. I was thinking of using that one myself. I also think "Bitterweet Symphony" is a really great choice. I recently read in a bridal magazine that it's become a pretty popular recessional choice for brides who want to use contemporary music.

I am intrigued by your choice of Somewhere in Time. I had no idea that song was an option for the ceremony! It sounds like for custom brides they give you a CD with a bunch of songs from which you can choose? I'm a intimate bride and we don't get a CD (or at least I didn't). That song definitely wasn't on the written list of choices. If it is an option, though, I would absolutely consider using it.

Anyway, I give your choices a big :thumbsup2 !

caryndisneydiva
09-23-2007, 10:13 AM
something is making me very nervous and i don't know what it is...i had a terrible nightmare that i FORGOT MY DRESS here in texas and it was the night before my wedding and i was totally freaking out and no one would help me except my best friend courtney who told me that the only option was to fly back here, get the dress and bring it back in the morning, but i didn't want her to do it becaue the airfare would cost $610...WEIRD...so then i asked my uncle allen where the david's bridal was in orlando and he said it was by mall of millenia on i-4...EVEN MORE WEIRD, so THEN i thought, well, i can just go get that Jackie O type dress that they have on display (i look at it everytime i go in there and i didn't try it on for 2 reasons...1. mark would hate it and make fun of me and my floofiness and 2. it was 1k and i PROMISED my disney dad that i wouldn't spend that much on something i'll wear once...)...very odd dream...here's a picture of the dress in my dream...actually, the one in the store is a little different, the floof's aren't so pronounced, they're more like poofy circles...

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/f07_CH515.jpg

sorry for the rant, what a weird night...

MistressOfAllEvil
09-24-2007, 08:06 AM
something is making me very nervous and i don't know what it is...i had a terrible nightmare that i FORGOT MY DRESS here in texas and it was the night before my wedding and i was totally freaking out and no one would help me except my best friend courtney who told me that the only option was to fly back here, get the dress and bring it back in the morning, but i didn't want her to do it becaue the airfare would cost $610...WEIRD...so then i asked my uncle allen where the david's bridal was in orlando and he said it was by mall of millenia on i-4...EVEN MORE WEIRD, so THEN i thought, well, i can just go get that Jackie O type dress that they have on display (i look at it everytime i go in there and i didn't try it on for 2 reasons...1. mark would hate it and make fun of me and my floofiness and 2. it was 1k and i PROMISED my disney dad that i wouldn't spend that much on something i'll wear once...)...very odd dream...here's a picture of the dress in my dream...actually, the one in the store is a little different, the floof's aren't so pronounced, they're more like poofy circles...

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/f07_CH515.jpg

sorry for the rant, what a weird night...


Caryn~

I'm 4 months away from my wedding and I've been averaging a nightmare about the wedding every 3 weeks. And they have all revolved around not having dresses, or bridesmaid dresses, or tuxes. LOL. Hopefully now that we've decided on the tuxes for the guys and 1 of my 2 attendents has bought her dress (they're wearing black cocktail dresses, so they're not matching) I can calm down about it. It's sooo weird what details come out in these dreams. I always try to push them away, but they motivate me to "get more done." So, don't worry too much about the dreams and good luck in your contiuned planning. Sorry I can't help with the music, I haven't even looked into music yet, lol. I do really like bittersweet symphony though and think that that would be a great choice!

Lindsay22
09-24-2007, 04:00 PM
Caryn
Last week I had a dream about your wedding and OUR dresses! It was the day of your wedding and you, Megan and I were all in our dresses and you looked at me and Megan and told us that you didn't like our dresses and we needed to get new ones. So we went to DB (on the morning of your wedding) and got new navy blue tafetta dresses. We are taking more pictures when you look at us and say that you don't like these dresses either. So we go back to DB AGAIN and get white dresses with pink sashes and flowers. Finally you are happy with the dresses but I had a purse with me and you forced me to leave it on some chair in the Magic Kingdom and it was stolen. So look on the bright side, you aren't the only one having nightmares about your wedding.

That purse is fine. I think sparkly initial jewelry would be very nice (one of the brides here KTsomething-had a lavendar bouquet and put sparkly initials in it- it looked very very nice) We don't have to use the ugly metal chain right?

caryndisneydiva
09-24-2007, 07:40 PM
so the invitations came in and my mother sent me a sample of one. i hate them. i think the paper is so thin and they look cheap. the writing isn't even centered. i am so annoyed. i think i'm going to just make them myself, then at least i'll get what i want. so annoying.

caryndisneydiva
09-24-2007, 09:00 PM
ok. so i don't know what to do about our reservations...here's my issue...my parents and the entire rest of my family are going to stay at all star movies. having worked at the all star for a memorable week when i was a cp, i hate that place...if i could have had my block at pop i totally would have done it...but the three all stars are annoying and i remember sweating and running through parking lots to get to my pool on time, ok, i'll stop being dramatic and get to the issue at hand...i want to stay at boardwalk since the wedding is there that morning, but i don't have a place to stash mark while i'm getting ready, and i don't want him to have to wake up so early to have to drive all the way to all star to be with his parents...then drive all the way back to bw for the ceremony...do we think it's a big deal to have him see me getting ready, but not totally in the dress? i'm not sure what to do, i figured out that the price difference to stay at all star and bw is nill when you factor in the extra limo cost for transportation and the extra money i'll have to pay for hair/make up and photography to be there earlier...so i guess we'll just stay at bw and mark will have to get over it. we're also going to stay at poly on our wedding night and for the next three nights...i was also thinking that he could go early in the am to the poly and check us in, so we don't have to worry about it that day...

sorry for the rants today, i'm just stressed with the new job, bad invitations (that btw my parents think are fine but df and i HATE...) and this reservation situation...thanks for reading!!!

o, ps- lindsay, i will be detaching the strap before i ever even give you the purses...i'm supposed to have them back by the time i come home...

caryndisneydiva
09-24-2007, 09:02 PM
Really enjoying your PJ so far!

I think you've made great choices for your music selections. Vivaldi's Spring is beautiful, and Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring is one of my favorite ceremony pieces. I was thinking of using that one myself. I also think "Bitterweet Symphony" is a really great choice. I recently read in a bridal magazine that it's become a pretty popular recessional choice for brides who want to use contemporary music.

I am intrigued by your choice of Somewhere in Time. I had no idea that song was an option for the ceremony! It sounds like for custom brides they give you a CD with a bunch of songs from which you can choose? I'm a intimate bride and we don't get a CD (or at least I didn't). That song definitely wasn't on the written list of choices. If it is an option, though, I would absolutely consider using it.

Anyway, I give your choices a big :thumbsup2 !

thanks for the thumbs up!!! Somewhere in time is on the cd they sent me. i REALLY love that movie, it's such a lovely love story and df likes it as well. there's an old hotel in galveston (the hotel galvez) that reminds us of the boardwalk and of the grand hotel in the movie, so i thought it was a perfect choice...

caryndisneydiva
09-24-2007, 09:04 PM
Caryn~

I'm 4 months away from my wedding and I've been averaging a nightmare about the wedding every 3 weeks. And they have all revolved around not having dresses, or bridesmaid dresses, or tuxes. LOL. Hopefully now that we've decided on the tuxes for the guys and 1 of my 2 attendents has bought her dress (they're wearing black cocktail dresses, so they're not matching) I can calm down about it. It's sooo weird what details come out in these dreams. I always try to push them away, but they motivate me to "get more done." So, don't worry too much about the dreams and good luck in your contiuned planning. Sorry I can't help with the music, I haven't even looked into music yet, lol. I do really like bittersweet symphony though and think that that would be a great choice!


yeah, these nightmares need to stop. they're annoying and df gets annoyed everytime i shoot up in bed screaming about tiara's...

oneyodafan
09-24-2007, 09:10 PM
You've been busy! Love all the plans, and good luck with the invites. As for him seeing you that morning, how big of a deal is it for either of you if you see each other? You could always put the dress on at the latest moment. DH and I wanted to have a private moment, just the two of us, before our ceremony. We got ready separately and then met in one of the church rooms. It was so magical, we were able to take each other in without other eyes, and have a private meet before pictures. But, we also were not huge on the not seeing each other before the wedding thing.

jasonandlisa
09-24-2007, 09:12 PM
I'm sorry about your invitations! Where did you get them from? Do you have a picture?

I think having Mark go to poly in the morning to check you in there makes sense. I didn't want Jason sitting around while I got ready either, so he spent the night before with his parents. So I was just by myself that night, which was nice for me. And then he got ready with his parents and his sister's family (who had an adjoining room.) We were all in the same hotel, though.

I agree with you that it doesn't really make sense to make Mark get up early and drive to the All Star to get ready that morning. He should either go there the night before or just let him hang around the bw and/or take care of the poly check-in.

And don't worry about the rants! You're not being at all unreasonable about any of the stuff you're dealing with.

caryndisneydiva
09-25-2007, 12:13 AM
lisa-thanks as always for the kind words!!!

oneyodafan- that's a great idea to look have a private moment before the ceremony, i'm giving it serious thought...

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/KP8111lr.jpg

here is a pic of the invitations we got...i ordered them from carlson craft...i'm thinking of wrapping them in gold tissue paper and putting a ribbon around them-or something-to dress them up...i don't want to waste them...and i figured out that the writing IS centered, but it looked odd because of the fold...

Hillary12.8.07
09-25-2007, 12:42 AM
I don't know how I missed your PJ! But everything looks great, I LOVE your colors! Beautiful!

And where did you get your veil?? I love that, it's similiar to what I've been looking for!

caryndisneydiva
09-25-2007, 12:56 AM
I don't know how I missed your PJ! But everything looks great, I LOVE your colors! Beautiful!

And where did you get your veil?? I love that, it's similiar to what I've been looking for!

i got it at david's bridal! you can probably get it on ebay though...i should have looked for it there first!

jasonandlisa
09-25-2007, 09:18 AM
here is a pic of the invitations we got...i ordered them from carlson craft...i'm thinking of wrapping them in gold tissue paper and putting a ribbon around them-or something-to dress them up...i don't want to waste them...and i figured out that the writing IS centered, but it looked odd because of the fold...

They're very cute! Tissue paper and/or a ribbon are great ideas!!

You could also "dress up" the envelope a little, if you want. zazzle.com is a website that lets you make your own customized stamps. You could also "seal" the envelope with a sticker: we made light blue mickey head seals with self-adhesive printer paper and a Mickey punch.

IloveChip
09-25-2007, 09:35 AM
something is making me very nervous and i don't know what it is...i had a terrible nightmare that i FORGOT MY DRESS here in texas and it was the night before my wedding and i was totally freaking out and no one would help me except my best friend courtney who told me that the only option was to fly back here, get the dress and bring it back in the morning, but i didn't want her to do it becaue the airfare would cost $610...WEIRD...so then i asked my uncle allen where the david's bridal was in orlando and he said it was by mall of millenia on i-4...EVEN MORE WEIRD, so THEN i thought, well, i can just go get that Jackie O type dress that they have on display (i look at it everytime i go in there and i didn't try it on for 2 reasons...1. mark would hate it and make fun of me and my floofiness and 2. it was 1k and i PROMISED my disney dad that i wouldn't spend that much on something i'll wear once...)...very odd dream...here's a picture of the dress in my dream...actually, the one in the store is a little different, the floof's aren't so pronounced, they're more like poofy circles...

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/f07_CH515.jpg

sorry for the rant, what a weird night...

Caryn,
I think ever bride has a nightmare about their dress. Mine came the night of the day I had my first dress fitting. I had a dream that the seemstress decided to embroider bright blue flowers everywhere and put on a blue sash on my dress. When I tried taking out the stitches of her embroidery that looked horrible, it had dyed my dress blue! :scared1:
Needless to say I was very happy when I woke up and it was all a dream. Your music selections are great and I am also using Jesu, Joy of man's desiring for my bridal party entrance. I will be walking down to Pachelbel's Canon.
Good luck with your planning and I have enjoyed reading your PJ.

caryndisneydiva
09-26-2007, 12:20 AM
thank you ILoveChip!!!

caryndisneydiva
09-27-2007, 09:44 AM
this planning journal is so great, it gives me a place to organize my thoughts...so, i finally have a day off and i have so much to do. my best friend courtney is coming over today to see my dress, now we'll see if the wedding weight loss plan is REALLY working out...i'm going to go to michaels and see how i'm going to fix the invitation situation...it's good that the christmas stuff is already out there, i'll have lots of pretty ribbon choices...i showed my fmil the disney dvd of cakes the other day, she got to ours and before i even said anything about how that was the one we'd picked, she HATED it, but it was funny and she was laughing about how different times are now...funny! i have to get mark a suit, i have to make our reservations (that would be helpful wouldn't it...), i have to follow up on our wedding bands because i haven't talked to our jeweler since i got my engagement ring...TONS TO DO!!!

i sent back that wedding questionairre...i think i butchered it...but oh well...we found a menu that we like, it's a custom menu that i found on another bride board...it's below!

Pre-Reception (Cocktail Hour)
Vegetable Spring rolls with Hoisin Sauce
Chicken skewers with honey mustard dipping sauce
Pigs in a Blanket with Mustard Dipping Sauce
Assorted bruschetta

~ ***~

~ Buffets /Stations Dinner Menu ~

Build Your Own Salad Station: Assorted Mixed Greens
and Romaine, Olives, Onions, Tomatoes, Cucumbers,
Carrot Curls, Croutons, Grated Cheeses with a Variety
of Dressings, including Caesar Dressing.

Pasta Station: (Prepared on Stage)
Penne ala Vodka ~ And ~ Cheese Tortellini with Alfredo
Sauce, accompanied by Grated Cheeses and Garlic Bread
Sticks

Carving Station: (Carved on Stage)
Herb Roasted Inside Top Round of Beef with Béarnaise
Sauce
~ And ~
Florida Citrus Pork Loin with Tropical Fruit Salsa
Accompanied by Miniature Rolls

Potato Martini Bar: (Prepared on Stage)
Sweet Potatoes with Maple Syrup and Walnuts
Purple Peruvian Potatoes, Caramelized Shallots
Garlic roasted potatoes

Boneless Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms

Steam seasonal Vegetable Medley

Dessert:
Wedding cake

i'm excited about potato's in martini glasses, i think that's so cool...laura (marion's assistant is pricing it for me!)

i'll update more later!!! have a great day!!!

MistressOfAllEvil
09-27-2007, 10:02 AM
Yummy Yummy Yummy... Your food choices sound great :thumbsup2

DisneySweetie
09-27-2007, 12:04 PM
that's a great idea to look have a private moment before the ceremony, i'm giving it serious thought...

I completely agree with the private moment stuff. Actually, we're going to have the majority of our bride & groom photos as well as the wedding party photos taken before the ceremony. I thought I was totally against this and I was not going to let the photographer talk me into it. But I completely changed my mind. We're going to get the chance to have our private moment together and caught on film. Then we are going to have some time to just breathe, enjoy each other, and take a moment to reflect on what's about to come. Then our bridal party is going to join us and we'll get a few photos with them before the ceremony. Our ceremony and reception are at the same location one right after the other. So, now when we leave the ceremony as mr. and mrs., we only need to take a little bit of time away from our guests to get the family photos before we rejoin everyone for the reception. I think it's a great way to handle the day.

caryndisneydiva
09-27-2007, 07:03 PM
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/DSC02925.jpg

how about this...substitute the pink for yellow roses (yellow rose of tx) and NO stephanotis...

caryndisneydiva
09-27-2007, 11:47 PM
here's another bouquet pic...i think theknot or wedding channel said this has yellow roses in it, but i think they're confused...i want yellow roses in the bouquet becaue 1. yellow rose of tx... and 2. my wedding band has canary diamonds in it and i want the band to bring out the yellow in my bouquet pics...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/032108_bouqgal_2l.jpg

i've been doing hair research...i HATE the fact that my hair is long now...but if i cut it to it's normal length (victoria beckham super short) it won't give me the classic look that i'm going for...so here we go with the hair pics...these are in order of how i like them...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/ole_updo_1.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/12_re_sax1_21.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/btf_updo_300.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/hair_updo_8n.jpg

my tiara's came in today!!! i ordered two of the same one by mistake...oops, no matter!!! mark was wearing them around the house tonight, i was trying to get a picture but that just made him mad...he picked out the one that he liked best, which is this one (the top one)...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/41HDW3MVWBL._AA280_.jpg

here's a pic of the veil to help visualize my bridal attire from the chin up...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/s07_VCT203.jpg

caryndisneydiva
09-28-2007, 10:49 PM
i went to michaels today and got tulle to surround my invitations, i also got some gold ribbon, beaded wire stuff and a wax stamper to decorate them...i'm going to wrap the invitations in the tulle, wrap the thin ribbon around it several times and make mickey heads out of the gold bead wire thing to stick in the middle of the ribbon...then,i also bought the program kit...the boy there was so nice, he asked if i was getting married and i said yes in disney blah blah blah...and he gave me 50% off!!! what a nice boy!!! so i got 100 programs for $10!!! so great!!! we also ordered a printer, which is a major accomplishment, since we haven't had one in forever...now i can print out programs, t-shirt iron-ons and water bottle wrappers, o, and probably table place cards...

so i also took mark to davids bridal (i don't know if any of you disney brides have ever taken your df to your bridal shop, but this was not pleasant...i tricked him by telling him there was a starbucks nearby...then i went to pick up my reception shoes, which, btw are FABULOUS...and i took so long that he HAD to come find me...). the purpose of said trip was to let him see the dream/nightmare jackie o dress that i have been dreaming/nightmaring over...he HATED it...there is no other way to describe it. the look on his face was priceless...this truly was the dress that i would have picked out had i been by myself with my wildish fashion sense that he would have looked at me and asked if i was high while shopping, i wish i had a camera...so now i hope my nightmares will go away, he said it looked like it had doilies on it...nuff said...he then described the PERFECT wedding dress for me that he had in mind...it described mine to a T, so i said, "did you look in that bag???" (it's hanging in our loft from the 3rd story to the 2nd) and he said, "no, i wouldn't jinx my marriage..." i don't beleive him...how else would he know exactly how it looked???? DRAMA.

on another note, my bubbles came in and they are SO CUTE!!! i called my mom the minute i ripped open the box in the middle of my ghetto post office in houston! THEY ARE ADORABLE!


what else did i do today...O YEAH!!! our wedding bands came in, and they're fantastic! i love them!!! one issue though...my current band for my engagement ring is a bit big, it flops aroudn which is annoying, we were going to change it anyway so i called and they said the new one had come in and they could have it changed out within the hour...cha-ching...not so much. they ordered the wrong one. i have a tiffany setting...they ordered a 4-prong cathedral setting...the band was so wide that it didn't fit on my hand with my wedding band. not good. so they're having to re-order...which is fine, because as of today, we have 3 months 3 weeks and 6 days till our disney wedding...df was originally mad that i had mad plans to go to the jeweler without asking him ( i cancelled lunch...) but he realized the gravity of the situation once we got there...

on a sadder note, we just found out that 2 of our best friends won't be able to come to our wedding...one of them is a drag queen and i asked her (jokingly) if she would be one of our bridesmaids...but they can't afford to come, which is sad...i guess that's one bad part of a destination wedding...

more later!!! happy planning to everyone!!!

oneyodafan
09-29-2007, 09:50 AM
Lots of updates, you've been busy. ;) I really like the second hairdo. It sounds like you definately picked out the *right* dress with future DH being so spot on.

disneymeg
09-30-2007, 01:30 PM
Hello all .. my name is Megan and I am Caryns Sister/Maid #2 :cool1: . I just got off a 12 hour night shift at the hospital (im a medical asst) :surfweb: and decided to check and see how my sisters planning is going. Im not real into the first hairstyle C. Looks very "hi im from 1912 and i had to do my hair this way" I enjoy the last one. How are lindsay and I required to do out hair? Since I started working the night shift i havent had much time to discuss these things with you. Are you sure you dont want to come to my fitting? I have to make an apt quite soon. Anywho, I need to go sleep - always remember .. peave love and mickey mouse!!!!!

caryndisneydiva
09-30-2007, 11:05 PM
Hello all .. my name is Megan and I am Caryns Sister/Maid #2 :cool1: . I just got off a 12 hour night shift at the hospital (im a medical asst) :surfweb: and decided to check and see how my sisters planning is going. Im not real into the first hairstyle C. Looks very "hi im from 1912 and i had to do my hair this way" I enjoy the last one. How are lindsay and I required to do out hair? Since I started working the night shift i havent had much time to discuss these things with you. Are you sure you dont want to come to my fitting? I have to make an apt quite soon. Anywho, I need to go sleep - always remember .. peave love and mickey mouse!!!!!

megan, you FINALLY got on here...welcome to the boards!

disneymeg
10-01-2007, 03:10 PM
yes i figured it was time to conquer the man in the machine that always said "you are not permited to reply to posts on this board" :laughing: now whos laughing!!!!!

Hello All... your dresses and flowers and invites and everything are amazing. Im not getting married yet but ive def seen some things that will travel into my wedding (whenever it happens to be).

caryndisneydiva
10-02-2007, 06:29 PM
has anyone bought these? i thought they were fantastic, i got them on ebay for like $11 us dollars...they should be arriving from china any day now...

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/E08.JPG.jpg
wow that's a big pic...i'm going to use them as our hidden mickeys in our bouquets...

so not much to update except to say that i quit my brand new job and am now unemployed...i'm calling myself a "stay at home bachelorette..." the owner of the company i was working for was a real jerk. he said i couldn't have any time off and that i was going to need to re-think my trip to NJ next week and that I was expected to work late late hours...so i said good riddance. there was NO WAY i was skipping my NJ trip for a job that doesn't even give benefits, i know that it's real estate and all, but there are plenty of other companies out there to work for...so i'm unemployed...again...and LOVING every minute of it!!!

we got our printer!!!! yaaayyy!!! now i can start making labels and bags and programs and all sorts of fun stuff!!! i'm so excited!!! margarita time!!! more planning to come!!!

disneymeg
10-03-2007, 09:24 AM
Hey C maybe im just a kid but maybe we can put those mickey jewels in our hair as hair jewlery too. I think its a cute idea and i was looking for things to put in my hair since my hair is so ordinary - those would really make it nice. What do you think???

caryndisneydiva
10-03-2007, 09:26 AM
Hey C maybe im just a kid but maybe we can put those mickey jewels in our hair as hair jewlery too. I think its a cute idea and i was looking for things to put in my hair since my hair is so ordinary - those would really make it nice. What do you think???

yeah that might be a good idea...i can make you mickey head hair jewels if you want...those earrings are probably really small and will get lost in your hair...

zalansky
10-03-2007, 11:52 AM
I was looking on the board for some vow renewal info and your thread title caught my eye, so I couldn't help but take a look at your plans! So much fun, I can live vicariously through you Disney brides! I saw you were wanting to stay at Boardwalk a night or two (maybe more) - have you thought about renting points from a DVC member?

I love all your plans. Everything looks beautiful.

caryndisneydiva
10-03-2007, 12:29 PM
I was looking on the board for some vow renewal info and your thread title caught my eye, so I couldn't help but take a look at your plans! So much fun, I can live vicariously through you Disney brides! I saw you were wanting to stay at Boardwalk a night or two (maybe more) - have you thought about renting points from a DVC member?

I love all your plans. Everything looks beautiful.

i actually WAS trying to rent dvc points, but because my wedding is right around the time of martin luther king weekend, they were all book at the bw...:sad1:

disneymeg
10-03-2007, 12:45 PM
Yea that might be a good idea ... im thinking of just having the hair lady put my hair up with curls and then put those hair jewels throughout my hair . make it look perdy. now what about other jewlery?? should i buy new earrings and necklaces and what not?? what do you think?

caryndisneydiva
10-03-2007, 02:07 PM
Yea that might be a good idea ... im thinking of just having the hair lady put my hair up with curls and then put those hair jewels throughout my hair . make it look perdy. now what about other jewlery?? should i buy new earrings and necklaces and what not?? what do you think?

you're wearing pop's cameo and pearlish type earrings.

disneymeg
10-03-2007, 05:25 PM
I have pops cameo but i dont have pearl earings .. should i go out and buy some??

caryndisneydiva
10-03-2007, 05:51 PM
I have pops cameo but i dont have pearl earings .. should i go out and buy some??

we'll discuss your jewelry when i come home...

caryndisneydiva
10-03-2007, 06:08 PM
don't laugh at my picture of my picture...my scanner isn't working, here is my pic of the pic...

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0125.jpg

in other news, i am trying to convince df that we need to have dancing at the wedding...i don't know what we're going to do for all that time if we dont' have dancing...so the sales process has begun. i originally didn't want dancing, i don't want to have a "first dance/father daughter dance etc..." that's too much, but we need to give these people SOMETHING to do during the reception and they only serve food for 1.5 hours!

i have finalized our programs, and now i just have to print them and buy the rest of the insert paper for them. this is a great thing, because i just want them to be done! we have our phone planning session exactly one week from tomorrow...

i'm considering dyeing my crinoline...i think it's boring being white...i'm thinking of dyeing it truffle, the color of my maids dresses, but i'm scared that it will show through the dress. my mother is totally against this idea btw...

DisneySweetie
10-03-2007, 06:37 PM
That engagement photo is gorgeous. Seriously, it's simple and timeless and you both look great. Our engagement photo session is tomorrow. I hope we get at least one that is as good as yours.

Have you considered a caricature artist? I am not sure what it costs at WDW, but we looked into one for our AZ wedding. I understand what you mean about dancing. Honestly, we didn't think we wanted it either. But we knew we wanted some sort of music piped in. And my dad had asked me about the father/daughter dance. Then I found a great price on a DJ. So, yes, there will be some dancing. But we aren't going to make it the focus. At least now I don't feel like everyone will just be sitting around waiting for it to be over. They can dance if they want to. Unless I miraculously find an extra $500 for the caricature artist, we are just going to stick with the DJ.

I don't know much about how to dye clothing, but if my dress needed a crinoline, I would be all over it. I think it's an excellent burst of unexpected color. Didn't JaxTeach dye hers blue? If hers didn't show through her dress, maybe yours wouldn't either. But your other color is yellow/gold right? You could always dye it that color if you are worried. Plus, then it wouldn't be too far off from white and maybe your mom would approve.

Lindsay22
10-03-2007, 08:53 PM
I'd rather not wear "hair jewelry" isn't shoe jewelry enough?? Meg, get cheap pearl earrings from Claire's. They make them for sensitive skin and they are nice looking. I like that pic very much Caryn. I am going to go to Boardwalk and Downtown Disney this weekend to pick up some stuff to bring to you next weekend. I will look for a drawing of SBP that you can use for your guest book. The BM dresses are in, I'm either going to have mine shipped here (I just moved to Tampa this week) or I'll have Mom bring it to me when she comes for Thanksgiving.

disneymeg
10-04-2007, 09:31 AM
Well I like the picture too. I think its pretty and I understand where your coming from with your hair. I like it VB short!! But for the wedding it has to be long so you can do something with it but I say while were still in disney he day after the wedding we set up a nice Caryn needs to cut her hair short appt. I wouldnt do anything to your wedding dress caryn, mom might freak and you and lin dont live with her if you know what i mean!!!!!! :headache: So, Lin, I really want to wear hair jewels... You dont have to wear them but id really like to. It would make us different so i think if you dont want to you shouldnt have to and ill wear them for both of us :thumbsup2 okay? good!

IloveChip
10-04-2007, 01:07 PM
don't laugh at my picture of my picture...my scanner isn't working, here is my pic of the pic...

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0125.jpg

in other news, i am trying to convince df that we need to have dancing at the wedding...i don't know what we're going to do for all that time if we dont' have dancing...so the sales process has begun. i originally didn't want dancing, i don't want to have a "first dance/father daughter dance etc..." that's too much, but we need to give these people SOMETHING to do during the reception and they only serve food for 1.5 hours!

i have finalized our programs, and now i just have to print them and buy the rest of the insert paper for them. this is a great thing, because i just want them to be done! we have our phone planning session exactly one week from tomorrow...

i'm considering dyeing my crinoline...i think it's boring being white...i'm thinking of dyeing it truffle, the color of my maids dresses, but i'm scared that it will show through the dress. my mother is totally against this idea btw...


First off I think your engagement photo is fantastic! I really like it and I think you two make a great couple.

You could try a few different things before ACTUALLY dyeing your Crinoline. You could go to Michaels or WalMart and buy some colored satin and some colored lace, layer it the way your crinoline is and stick it under your dress to see what colors show through and what colors don't. That way you can see what it is going to look like with different colors under your dress without actually doing the dyeing process yet. Just an Idea. Great PJ.. Keep it up!

caryndisneydiva
10-05-2007, 08:51 PM
ilovechip-you're very kind...i'm not so fond of the e-pic but i'll get over it...



UPDATES...
i finally found a paper warehouse store in houston that i got my welcome bags, welcome bag labels and the inserts for my programs from (i feel sooooo much better)...i also went to michaels and bought the big mickey cut out thing, i'll use this for either the invitations or the programs...and countless other things...

i bought mother of the bride, mother of the groom, 2 bridesmaid, bride and bachelorette rhinestone iron-on's from ebay! they were super cheap, and other brides on here got them and raved about them, so i'm excited!!! i'm going to make shirts out of them!!! i can't wait until they arrive!

we went to galveston yesterday to speak to the rabbi who was VERY NICE. we went over wording and the ceremony order (i told him 15 minutes tops...) and everything seems to be working out fine!!! that's a big relief, i was scared that he was going to try to convert us or something, but that wasn't the case at all, he was so cool!

we also made our reservations, we booked the boardwalk for a few nights up till the wedding, then we'll stay at the poly for our poly-moon!!! i'm excited about that! they didn't have the honeymoon suite availabl, which is upsetting, but maybe there will be something available when we get there...there also wasn't even a garden suite available for our wedding night, so i'm going to have to keep checking to see if we can switch...

finally, while we were in galveston we looked at some vacation property to buy as our wedding gift to one another (it is SO cheap...). mark isn't so keen on the galveston idea because he grew up down there but i love the beach and have the sales process going, i would love a little beach condo!!!

JaxTeach
10-06-2007, 12:32 AM
i'm considering dyeing my crinoline...i think it's boring being white...i'm thinking of dyeing it truffle, the color of my maids dresses, but i'm scared that it will show through the dress. my mother is totally against this idea btw...

I just caught up on your PJ and I'm glad I did! You're coming along nicely and have some wonderful ideas!

Regarding the crinoline, my mother was dead set against me doing this as well. She couldn't understand why an undergarment needed to be anything but white. :eek: After I did it anyway :rolleyes1 and showed her pictures of other girls with their dyed crinolines, she's sort of warmed to the idea (of course there's no turning back now!). My dress is ivory (DB Monique Luo) with a couple of layers beneath and my crinoline doesn't show. I'm not sure how truffle would work. Hopefully you can find someone who has done a similar shade. Good luck! :goodvibes

caryndisneydiva
10-06-2007, 07:38 PM
so i tried my dress on today and i think it should fit just fine...i've also decided to wear 2 tiara's...i remember we used to do this when i was in the ballet company! it looks so much better, here's a pic!

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0132.jpg

i've officially decided that that pic stinks, but trust me, it's so much better...i couldnt get a pic of it with the veil, just wasn't working for me...

i also bought a bag, i think it's supposed to be a money bag, from david's, but i'm going to have it hold my 2nd pair of shoes...i think i have too much to carry...i have 2 purses to choose from, a wrap in case it's cold and a 2nd pair of shoes...i'm a mess...

here's a pic of the bag, i got it in ivory
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/f07_LB647.jpg

MickeyAnne
10-06-2007, 11:17 PM
Well I just read through your whole PJ - I must say that I love all that you have done. The first tie picture for the groom is so cool. I copied it so I could use it as inspiration for my DF. I love the idea of something different. I also love both pairs of your shoes. I am having shoe dilemmas currently and I may have also been inspired by your shoe decor ideas. I can't wait to keep up!

caryndisneydiva
10-07-2007, 06:15 PM
Well I just read through your whole PJ - I must say that I love all that you have done. The first tie picture for the groom is so cool. I copied it so I could use it as inspiration for my DF. I love the idea of something different. I also love both pairs of your shoes. I am having shoe dilemmas currently and I may have also been inspired by your shoe decor ideas. I can't wait to keep up!

thanks!!! that tie is an ascot tie, i think i got the pic on the als formalwear website...we haven't bought it yet because we'll be in the shopping mecca (NYC) this week and he wants to see if he can find anything there first...

caryndisneydiva
10-07-2007, 06:18 PM
i did some scrapbooking today...and i finished my sisters shirts...i'm not too thrilled with them, but i ordered rhinestone iron on's from ebay, so that should make the team bride wear a lot better...i also am having one heck of a time bidding on antenna toppers! i NEVER win!!! UGH!!! maid #1 (lindsay) is such a dear sweet angel, she went to dtd and bw yesterday to do some scouting for me...she got the postcards for my bags and looked at the bw pics they sell in the giftshop. there was also a wedding there that morning and the rose petals were still decorating sbp when she was there! happy wedding to whoever that was!!!

here's pics of the pages i made today!!!

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0141.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0142.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0143.jpg

Lindsay22
10-07-2007, 07:48 PM
Caryn
Two crowns? Seriously, I think our mother will have heart failure. Can't you just pick one? I got 4 sets of 9 postcards, I got one for each park. I also looked in the under $10 store to see if there was anything cute for welcome bags. I didn't see anything that would be okay. Yesterday when I stopped over at Boardwalk I took a video from the bride's POV walking down the aisle, so I'll show you that. I also took a bunch of pictures that you might want to use for something... I will see you this weekend.

caryndisneydiva
10-07-2007, 09:17 PM
Caryn
Two crowns? Seriously, I think our mother will have heart failure. Can't you just pick one? I got 4 sets of 9 postcards, I got one for each park. I also looked in the under $10 store to see if there was anything cute for welcome bags. I didn't see anything that would be okay. Yesterday when I stopped over at Boardwalk I took a video from the bride's POV walking down the aisle, so I'll show you that. I also took a bunch of pictures that you might want to use for something... I will see you this weekend.

ok. for all of you who are wondering whether or not i'm crazy for wearing 2 TIARA'S (not crowns...)...this is why the sell tiara's in sets of two. it is also what ballet dancers (who the tiaras are mostly made for nowadays) do...we did it when i was in the ballet company and it's what i'm going to do...besides...i tried them on for mark tonight and he LOVED it...he thought it looked much better...look at the picture linds, besides the fact that my hair in general looks horrible, the hair jewelry (ie: the tiara's) look good...

disneymeg
10-08-2007, 10:45 AM
Im still voting for hair jewels .. enugh with tiaras or crowns what ever you want to call them ... hair jewels .. personally wont 2 tiara/crown things feel a bit bit heavy .. i keep picturing a new born ya know when their heads are heavier than their bodies so they fall over ... i can just picture you walking down the isle .. i dont know thats just me.

caryndisneydiva
10-08-2007, 01:34 PM
my sisters are too much...

bridetobe08
10-08-2007, 01:34 PM
Great ideas!! Your cake story is hilarious!! By the way, I love those cakes:)

caryndisneydiva
10-08-2007, 10:22 PM
bridetobe08-the cake situation was hilarious. i hadn't even pointed out that that was the cake we'd picked out and she immediately hated it! so funny!!!


we finally got the printer up and working and i've printed the program prototype and the labels for the welcome bags. they turned out so well, i couldn't be happier...i'll post pics soon!!! i also bought iron on paper for shirts and i'm still looking for tattoo paper...i am going to make temp tattoo's for myself, i really love the 2 fairy godmothers from sleeping beauty!!! that should be an exciting project, the dis creators have been an incredible help! i love them! o o O, i knew i had relevant news, i won 2 ebay auctions for disney antenna toppers! yaay me!

i was freaking out because the mail never came today, but then i remembered that it's columbus day-duh caryn, of course there was no mail!!! i'm waiting for several ebay items to arrive...

pics to come soon!!!

caryndisneydiva
10-08-2007, 11:40 PM
welcome bags
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0151.jpg

bad pic of front of program
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0148.jpg

inside of program, there are still a few pages missing, but these are the only ones that photographed well...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0150.jpg

Kristen14
10-09-2007, 01:56 PM
Caryn, I just read your entire pj! Our tastes are so similar it's scary... One of these days I'll get around to writing my own PJ and you'll see what I mean.

Have you decided on silk flowers? I've been thinking about it since I got my floral budget from Disney and it was absolutely outrageous! $265 for my bouquet and $125 for each of my bridesmaids. Then she's charging me over $700 to put flower petals around my centerpieces... this one I dont think I can get out of, but I'm trying to find another florist for all the bouquets and boutonnieres. Do you have any pics of your Cinderella wands?

mla1977
10-09-2007, 03:33 PM
Caryn and Disneymeg:

I'm Megan Leigh too!!! Small world.

caryndisneydiva
10-09-2007, 05:30 PM
Caryn, I just read your entire pj! Our tastes are so similar it's scary... One of these days I'll get around to writing my own PJ and you'll see what I mean.

Have you decided on silk flowers? I've been thinking about it since I got my floral budget from Disney and it was absolutely outrageous! $265 for my bouquet and $125 for each of my bridesmaids. Then she's charging me over $700 to put flower petals around my centerpieces... this one I dont think I can get out of, but I'm trying to find another florist for all the bouquets and boutonnieres. Do you have any pics of your Cinderella wands?

i'll take a pic of the cinderella wands and post it tonight!!!

i'm going to try to have a regular bouquet...the more and more i thought about it, the more and more i realized how much i just love roses and really want them to be a part of my day. i'm also going to have them dried...haven't gotten the floral budget in yet...the $700 petals scare me...

Caryn and Disneymeg:

I'm Megan Leigh too!!! Small world.

it's a small world after all!!! (i'm so cheesy)

Lindsay22
10-09-2007, 07:08 PM
Caryn
The programs look very nice. Is that paper pearlized? It looks like it. I'm really excited to see you this weekend! If you go into the city you should probably pop into World of Disney on 5th and 55th. Disney World is on the Travel Channel right now. The cat and I are watching it :happytv: . I think I am going to pick my dress up from David's this weekend and bring it home with me to have it altered. It's another $20 to ship and I'd rather not have to pay the $$ if I don't have to. Can't wait to see you this weekend. :banana: It will be nice for all of us to be together.

disneymeg
10-10-2007, 12:52 PM
Hi ... HEY HEY welcome to the world of horribly plain names Megan Leigh :banana: (I really like this bananna guy). I love the stuff you made C its all really great. I was at work the other day and one of the other nurses had just come back from disney world and brought in her hidden mickies book. I was telling her about your wedding and she was very excited and was telling me that I should have hidden mickies put on my dress and in my hair and all over. She must have been on something I dont know. I was thinkin thouh .. remember how the three of us took that picture with the 3D glasses on :3dglasses and then another wtih the funny hats in china in Epcot? Well we should do that again kinda make it like tradition. I was also thinking that if we need to wear pearls maybe if we get there early we can go pick out pearls of our own in japan. is that a stupid idea? I was debating about whether or not to post it (im not a disney savvy as my sisters are; they worked in disney while in college... I lived in europe for 6 months in college). Anyway, really looking forward to seeing you guys this weekend .. you too Linds!!!! Sucks i have to work this weekend but we'll be together at the party.

caryndisneydiva
10-11-2007, 09:27 PM
there is so much to tell...i had my first bad experience with davids bridal this week...i was supposed to pick up my bags on the 9th, well, we went there at like 7pm to get them and there were no bags. the guy said that they would definitely be ready the next day...so i went back there one hour before we had to leave for nj...they dyed my handbags the wrong color gold, they're real gold, not LIGHT gold...now i'm scared about my ballet shoes. AND there was a big red stripe on my marisa bag (the one i really liked) so they have to order a new one and re-do it...what if they're the wrong color? this is so AGGRAVATING. i'm not happy with them right now, but at least i have one pair of shoes that matches and i'll just have to call and double check on the ballet shoes. i'm stressing about this which is ridiculous...

i had my phone planning sessions with marion and with laura from disney floral this morning. they went very well. marion said she was so happy i was so well prepared which i credit to these boards!!!

we've decided on the following:
vintage rolls
yellow/ivory shades in my bouquet
ivory for all other bouts/corsages/rose wands
violinist for ceremony
pianist w/ipod interludes for ceremony


we also dropped the cocktail hour menu and replaced it with antipasta trays (it was half price)

then i cut the reception by an hour...i just couldn't imagine what we're going to for 4 whole hours...so i feel really great about that decision.

on another note, we FINALLY got through to fmil/ffil that we DON'T want a rehearsal dinner!!! :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

hmmm-what else...O we are having our actual rehearsal the morning before the wedding, there were no afternoon dates available, so 10am it is. i'm actually cool with this because i'll be able to escape my overbearing family that afternoon and go on the rockin roller coaster!

so that's it for now! i'm in nj and it's raining!!!

Kristen14
10-12-2007, 10:20 AM
I'm doing the Antipasto display also. We had it all layed out at our tasting and it was a HUGE amount of food!

jasonandlisa
10-12-2007, 03:28 PM
Just got caught up on your PJ. You've gotten so much done and everything looks wonderful! Your menu looks great! Lots of fun, yummy stuff...

And I love that your sisters are both chiming in on all your plans. Looking forward to reading more... :)

caryndisneydiva
10-15-2007, 07:56 PM
I'm doing the Antipasto display also. We had it all layed out at our tasting and it was a HUGE amount of food!

GREAT NEWS! thanks for that! i was concerned that it would look chintzy with only an antipasto...but i'm so glad you said it was a lot of food...

caryndisneydiva
10-15-2007, 08:12 PM
SPODE DISNEY CHRISTMAS CHINA!!!!! AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!! we got it from my sisters at our engagement party, which in case you can't see from the new sig pic (i promise i'll make that smaller once i figure out how...), we had on saturday!!! i'm still in nj, mark left today :sad1: he had to get back to the club...i decided to stay until thursday morning...here are engagement party pics!!!

i got the "happily ever after" t!!!
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0187.jpg

our disney stock!!!
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0190.jpg

opening fantastic presents
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0188.jpg

mark being a VERY good sport this weekend...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0195.jpg

me being very disney bridal...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0196.jpg

i don't think i have any other news to share...i'm just trying to put our plans in stone...more later!!!

Kristen14
10-15-2007, 08:50 PM
I love your happily ever after shirt! I didnt think they still made those!

caryndisneydiva
10-15-2007, 09:41 PM
I love your happily ever after shirt! I didnt think they still made those!

my sister lindsay got it at world of disney in dtd last week! tiggerific has it as well, it's in her tr, she wore it the day after her wedding!!!

Kristen14
10-16-2007, 02:24 PM
Thanks! I'll have to go look for it the next time i'm in Orlando.

caryndisneydiva
10-16-2007, 10:59 PM
100 days to go...wow, weird. so we went to visit grandma today and she agreed with my dyeing of the crinoline ***YAAAY!!!*** we originally thought it would be a good idea to buy an ivory or gold one, but i can't find one anywhere...so i just ordered one from ebay. i got one that was a bit larger than my original one, so we'll see how it looks...i think it would be ok if my skirt was a bit larger, hey you only get married once, and i've decided that scarlet o'hara did it right with the hoops, not that i want hoops though...i can't believe that they don't sell ivory or light gold slips, but they sell those color dresses, maybe i'll make this my new business after my wedding...so we'll see how the slip looks when it comes in. hopefully it's there by next week so i can go get my dress altered ASAP. i've been working on my m+m favors all night, i went to michaels and bought little tiny ivory favor boxes that came with ribbons and labels (that i hate, so i'm getting new labels tomorrow) and i put them all together, minus the labels...i'm also going to make cool looking labels for our invitations. i can't find a darned caligrapher in houston because of the holidays and our invitations need to go out in the next 2-3 weeks and my handwriting hasn't changed much since first grade...in the esteemed words of fellow disbride lurkyloo "if it's good enough for martha stewart, it's good enough for me" i CAN'T agree more. the label template on marthastewart.com/weddings is amazing...another thing on there that is fantastic is the cookie favors that they have, they have a sugar cookie cake that is just 8 circle cookies stacked together and then displayed in a clear favor box. so cool...so i'm going to get baking when i get back to h-town...i couldn't see spending $3-5/cookie for the weddding cake shaped ones...so here's my solution, thanks martha!!!

enough for tonight, mark went back to houston yesterday and i'm missing him... :sad2: GOOD NIGHT!!!

caryndisneydiva
10-17-2007, 08:06 PM
minor meltdown today...i've been depressed, i think it's because i have to go back to houston (for some reason i'm not liking it there right now, we're hoping this goes away...) and mark is already there and i'm not...so anyway i had a meltdown. 3 months 1 week to go...i've decided that i don't like my dress and there has been yet another dress that i want...i thought that going shopping this morning and buying yet another pair of shoes for the wedding was enough...didn't help, so i got home and totally freaked out and told my sister megan that we MUST go to david's bridal (thank god they're national and there's one on every corner...) so that i could try dream dress on and get it out of my mind...

here's megan frantically driving to david's...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0209.jpg

so i can't even speak by the time i get there (i'm a bit of a drama queen)-megan does all the talking and we finally get the dress on...here it is...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0210.jpg
another view
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0213.jpg
here's the detail on the front that i really like-this is what i like most about the dress, that and the width of the skirt...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0211.jpg

so, i really liked the dress, but now stands the question, do we ditch dress #1 and go with this one? not sure, it's really LOUD when you walk, it makes big SWOOSH SWOOSH sounds, BUT it has a lovely skirt width...the thing i don't like about my dress is that the pick ups gather around the bottom...another thing about the tulle is that mark hates it, i think i looked bad in it because i have no ****s, and it made me look like a triangle AND the biggest reason to not buy it...it's white and i don't want to wear white. so i freaked out. i then tried on MY dress (here's a pic of me running in it...)
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0216.jpg

and i got my veil out, here's meg wearing it...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0215.jpg

so. i don't think that i like the dress...i need opinions...in my hysteria i also tried on like 7 prs of gloves (none worked) and that fur stole thing...why did i do that? WHO THE HECK KNOWS!!! i think i'm losing it. again. i swear i say that 5 times a week!

so now back to the pick ups in my dress that i don't like. they gather around the bottom and make it look bad. i'm thinking that a large crinoline will make this better, so i ordered a huge one on ebay last night...will post when it comes in. i'm also going to dye it dark brown to match my maids dresses, that'll be an event i'm sure...can't wait for that one. i'm actually excited about the dyeing, its making me excited about my dress again.

my mother talked to df on the phone tonight and told him that i was thinking of another dress and he wasn't pleased...but you know what? MEN GET IT EASY. all he has to do is wake up, shower, shave, put on a suit and he's DONE. so i don't want to hear one word from him.

so that was my hysteria for the day. i hope someone sees some humor in it, because i don't. toodles...

maraki527
10-17-2007, 08:40 PM
My bridesmaids had the same dress your bridesmaid have but in the latte/champagne color that the girl in the picture is wearing

caryndisneydiva
10-17-2007, 08:50 PM
My bridesmaids had the same dress your bridesmaid have but in the latte/champagne color that the girl in the picture is wearing

i wanted them to get latte, but it looked really bad on their skin color...

JaxTeach
10-17-2007, 09:59 PM
the thing i don't like about my dress is that the pick ups gather around the bottom...

My first dress had a pick-up skirt. The pick-ups also gathered at the bottom and I couldn't stand it. When I tried my dress on, the pick-ups weren't cute and billowy, but looked more like cake decoration. I think you may be right, though, with a fuller slip the pick-ups might not look the same. I'd definitely try on dress #1 with the full crinoline and see how that effects the gathering.

Both dresses look lovely on you. Does the tulle dress come in ivory? Like you, I had to have ivory--white was not an option. I obviously had the same buyer's remorse you are having since I'm a 2 dress bride (but luckily David's exchanged my first dress). When/if you go back, take lots of pictures so you can think about it and look at the details you might forget after leaving the store. That's what I did... and a lot of obsessing...:rolleyes1

Good luck! I know you'll find the dress that is for you! pixiedust:

WithDisneySpirit
10-17-2007, 10:09 PM
I like the dress that you had before in the ivory - it looks warmer and prettier on you! Can't wait to see the dyed brown crinoline with it :goodvibes

caryndisneydiva
10-17-2007, 10:16 PM
My first dress had a pick-up skirt. The pick-ups also gathered at the bottom and I couldn't stand it. When I tried my dress on, the pick-ups weren't cute and billowy, but looked more like cake decoration. I think you may be right, though, with a fuller slip the pick-ups might not look the same. I'd definitely try on dress #1 with the full crinoline and see how that effects the gathering.

Both dresses look lovely on you. Does the tulle dress come in ivory? Like you, I had to have ivory--white was not an option. I obviously had the same buyer's remorse you are having since I'm a 2 dress bride (but luckily David's exchanged my first dress). When/if you go back, take lots of pictures so you can think about it and look at the details you might forget after leaving the store. That's what I did... and a lot of obsessing...:rolleyes1

Good luck! I know you'll find the dress that is for you! pixiedust:


you are so nice!!! i'm going to do what you did, i'm going to order a super full and a 3 hoop skirt right now...we'll see how that works!!!

caryndisneydiva
10-17-2007, 10:16 PM
I like the dress that you had before in the ivory - it looks warmer and prettier on you! Can't wait to see the dyed brown crinoline with it :goodvibes

thank you! that's what i thought, i think the brown crinoline will warm it up as well, i can't wait to see how it looks!!!

Tiggerific04
10-18-2007, 07:27 AM
Oh boy, I was a two-dress-bride as well so I completely understand your meltdown. I had several. I bought (what I thought was) my dream dress and then realized later (when I couldn't return it) that I didn't like it all and didn't feel comfortable in it. DH was very understanding, although I know he wasn't happy about having to dish out more money for a second dress!

I ended up going to every DB in the area, tried on 20-something new dresses, didn't like any of those, and finally found a dress I fell in love with online. I managed to find it nearby, ordered it, and it was the perfect dress for me. DH agreed and said it was totally worth paying extra for :thumbsup2

I really like the white tulle dress you tried on. It really compliments your figure, but it's all about what YOU like best. If you don't feel comfortable in it, don't get it. Try the bigger crinoline and see if that solves your pickup skirt problems. Good luck!! :hug:

M&M126
10-18-2007, 09:07 AM
I just caught up on your PJ. Everything looks great so far!!! I think you look beautiful in both dresses but like others have said you need to go with what is comfortable for you. You dont want to have to stress about it your whole wedding day! I'm getting a little weird about my dress right now too but I'm hoping it goes away ;)

By the way, I also did the college program in 2002 but I was there from Jan-May so I probably just missed you!

Kristen14
10-18-2007, 11:23 AM
Why dont you go see someone who specializes in altering wedding dresses and ask them how it can be fixed. Maybe if they take a bit off the bottom it'll change the look of the dress completely.

Ps. All this talk about dyeing crinoline is making me want to dye mine blue. Although I have no idea why... there's so many layers of my dress that you'd never be able to see the crinoline :)

disneymeg
10-18-2007, 03:22 PM
So I was with my sister during her meltdown. Might I add C, thanks for posting those LOVELY pictures of me. Anywho, I am in total favor of the lightgold dress. I love that dress and think that it looks gorgeous on my sister. The other dress, whereas it is lovely as well, I dont think looks as good. I def dislike the top of the dress and the bottom is very large and makes a TON of noise. I also tried to bring up points to caryn that she did NOT want to wear white and that dress only comes in white. I also wanted to point out to caryn that her DF hates tulle. Also, my sister and I will be wearing pull ups and it would look nice if we matched (even though its not a staple). The dress is beautiful on my sister and the other dress is goign to cost more to send down to disney, will prob cost more to have it pressed because the bottom is very large, all of these extra costs ontop of the fact that your paying for another dress. I def think that she should wait to get the other slips that are bigger and try on the dress with those under it. When we were at Davids Bridal she tried on a big dress slip and liked the way the gold dress looked with it under it. I also agree with Kristen that she can try to alter the bottom of the dress and see how it works out. I would hate for her to buy another dress and spend the money and then realize that her original dress was the best choice for her and that sh dislikes the second dress. I am a firm believer of initial instincts. I think caryn bought that dress for a reason and loved it initially and maybe the stress is just getting to be too much. Ok well i have to go to work but I hope C, that you make whatever decision is right for you. If you love that dress, go buy that dress, but make sure that you try other options first so that you dont regret anything. just remember, in 20 years, you have to look back at your pictures and still love everything about them. think of what we say about mommy and daddy, we make fun of their dresses (oh were they bright and floppy) but mommy still says to this day that she loved them and still does. So in the end thats whats important C.

almostrockstar13
10-18-2007, 04:23 PM
i think you look better in the dress you actually bought. I love the other dress but theres just something about it but go with your heart!

Lindsay22
10-18-2007, 05:01 PM
Caryn
I think you should go with the dress you originally picked out. I think the second dress is nice, but not as nice as the first. I'm not in love with the top on the second dress, it has the potential to create bulk in your stomach and I'm sure you don't want that. And think of all the stuff that will get caught in that tulle skirt... (leaves, straws etc) And I also think that Megan is right that it will look nice for all of us to have pick up skirts. Maybe your dress is just too long... oh, and another thing.... you don't need a third pair of shoes for the wedding. Two is more than sufficient.

DisneySweetie
10-18-2007, 05:08 PM
Honestly, I am completely jealous of how good you look in both dresses. Gorgeous!

I have to chime in and say that I like the light gold one better. The other one with tulle that you recently tried on is great and it looks amazing on you, but it's not my favorite. Plus, with all of the other stuff you have planned, the tulle one does not fit into your wedding as nice as the light gold one does. While you do not necessarily need to match your BMs, I think you all having pick-up skirts will provide unity without being too matchy. Maybe you should play with the Dress Your Wedding tool on DB's website.

I feel like the top of the tulle one is so unique and fasion forward that you could look back in a decade or so and regret it. The light gold one has just enough elements to make it fun (the fact that it's a pick-up skirt and it's light gold) in order to break with tradition without being untraditional.

And I have to say that the light gold does really flatter your skin tone and such. Stark white can be so harsh against people's skin. I was unwilling to wear anything besides white because of our color scheme choices. I kind of wish I would have explored other options. But, I had enough trouble picking my dress, so more options could have caused more problems.

All in all, your sister is right. It's all about you loving your dress and how you feel wearing it. Trying all of these slip options could really help. After you have done that, make a visit to an alterations department and describe your concerns. It is quite amazing what a seamstress can do. A little lift here or a tuck there could really fix the problem you are decribing. You are going to be a beautiful bride no matter what. The photos of you and your DF at your engagement party are enough to tell me that you will glow on your wedding day. You are in love and celebrating that among family and friends at Disney. Nothing can stand in the way of that kind of magic.

caryndisneydiva
10-18-2007, 05:37 PM
Honestly, I am completely jealous of how good you look in both dresses. Gorgeous!

I have to chime in and say that I like the light gold one better. The other one with tulle that you recently tried on is great and it looks amazing on you, but it's not my favorite. Plus, with all of the other stuff you have planned, the tulle one does not fit into your wedding as nice as the light gold one does. While you do not necessarily need to match your BMs, I think you all having pick-up skirts will provide unity without being too matchy. Maybe you should play with the Dress Your Wedding tool on DB's website.

I feel like the top of the tulle one is so unique and fasion forward that you could look back in a decade or so and regret it. The light gold one has just enough elements to make it fun (the fact that it's a pick-up skirt and it's light gold) in order to break with tradition without being untraditional.

And I have to say that the light gold does really flatter your skin tone and such. Stark white can be so harsh against people's skin. I was unwilling to wear anything besides white because of our color scheme choices. I kind of wish I would have explored other options. But, I had enough trouble picking my dress, so more options could have caused more problems.

All in all, your sister is right. It's all about you loving your dress and how you feel wearing it. Trying all of these slip options could really help. After you have done that, make a visit to an alterations department and describe your concerns. It is quite amazing what a seamstress can do. A little lift here or a tuck there could really fix the problem you are decribing. You are going to be a beautiful bride no matter what. The photos of you and your DF at your engagement party are enough to tell me that you will glow on your wedding day. You are in love and celebrating that among family and friends at Disney. Nothing can stand in the way of that kind of magic.

thanks! i would like the tulle better in ivory, but i'm not a fan of ivory either...you're right, i need to continue to play with the david's bridal wedding party thing...

Caryn
I think you should go with the dress you originally picked out. I think the second dress is nice, but not as nice as the first. I'm not in love with the top on the second dress, it has the potential to create bulk in your stomach and I'm sure you don't want that. And think of all the stuff that will get caught in that tulle skirt... (leaves, straws etc) And I also think that Megan is right that it will look nice for all of us to have pick up skirts. Maybe your dress is just too long... oh, and another thing.... you don't need a third pair of shoes for the wedding. Two is more than sufficient.

good call on the stuff getting caught in it...i didn't think of that. i already bought the third pair of shoes...i'll post a pick once i unpack. i have a solution for the cake like appearance of the pick ups...see below in a minute.

i think you look better in the dress you actually bought. I love the other dress but theres just something about it but go with your heart!

you're very kind! thank you!

So I was with my sister during her meltdown. Might I add C, thanks for posting those LOVELY pictures of me. Anywho, I am in total favor of the lightgold dress. I love that dress and think that it looks gorgeous on my sister. The other dress, whereas it is lovely as well, I dont think looks as good. I def dislike the top of the dress and the bottom is very large and makes a TON of noise. I also tried to bring up points to caryn that she did NOT want to wear white and that dress only comes in white. I also wanted to point out to caryn that her DF hates tulle. Also, my sister and I will be wearing pull ups and it would look nice if we matched (even though its not a staple). The dress is beautiful on my sister and the other dress is goign to cost more to send down to disney, will prob cost more to have it pressed because the bottom is very large, all of these extra costs ontop of the fact that your paying for another dress. I def think that she should wait to get the other slips that are bigger and try on the dress with those under it. When we were at Davids Bridal she tried on a big dress slip and liked the way the gold dress looked with it under it. I also agree with Kristen that she can try to alter the bottom of the dress and see how it works out. I would hate for her to buy another dress and spend the money and then realize that her original dress was the best choice for her and that sh dislikes the second dress. I am a firm believer of initial instincts. I think caryn bought that dress for a reason and loved it initially and maybe the stress is just getting to be too much. Ok well i have to go to work but I hope C, that you make whatever decision is right for you. If you love that dress, go buy that dress, but make sure that you try other options first so that you dont regret anything. just remember, in 20 years, you have to look back at your pictures and still love everything about them. think of what we say about mommy and daddy, we make fun of their dresses (oh were they bright and floppy) but mommy still says to this day that she loved them and still does. So in the end thats whats important C.

you and disneysweetie are right, the top of that tulle dress will end up looking dated.

Why dont you go see someone who specializes in altering wedding dresses and ask them how it can be fixed. Maybe if they take a bit off the bottom it'll change the look of the dress completely.

Ps. All this talk about dyeing crinoline is making me want to dye mine blue. Although I have no idea why... there's so many layers of my dress that you'd never be able to see the crinoline :)

you should dye it blue! it's for you and overall a very personal decision (it's underwear after all!!)! i find that when i sit in my dress, you see the crinoline a little bit, i think it'll look great with a bit of color!

I just caught up on your PJ. Everything looks great so far!!! I think you look beautiful in both dresses but like others have said you need to go with what is comfortable for you. You dont want to have to stress about it your whole wedding day! I'm getting a little weird about my dress right now too but I'm hoping it goes away ;)

By the way, I also did the college program in 2002 but I was there from Jan-May so I probably just missed you!

i feel myself getting weirder and weirder everyday about this wedding, hopefully as the holidays approach this will go away!

i was there from may 02-dec 02 for my cp and i worked at the bw!!! where did you work?

Oh boy, I was a two-dress-bride as well so I completely understand your meltdown. I had several. I bought (what I thought was) my dream dress and then realized later (when I couldn't return it) that I didn't like it all and didn't feel comfortable in it. DH was very understanding, although I know he wasn't happy about having to dish out more money for a second dress!

I ended up going to every DB in the area, tried on 20-something new dresses, didn't like any of those, and finally found a dress I fell in love with online. I managed to find it nearby, ordered it, and it was the perfect dress for me. DH agreed and said it was totally worth paying extra for :thumbsup2

I really like the white tulle dress you tried on. It really compliments your figure, but it's all about what YOU like best. If you don't feel comfortable in it, don't get it. Try the bigger crinoline and see if that solves your pickup skirt problems. Good luck!! :hug:

you're lucky your dh was ok with the extra expense, mine is not...you looked fantastic on your wedding day! what did you do with the other dress?



wow, this is going to be a long post...thank you all for the kind words and advice. i wonder if it's normal to go through this much of a bridal meltdown. should i expect more of this? hope not...anyway, i'm home now!!! some great things happened while in nj, my grandmother gave me a beautiful blue stone ring to wear on my wedding day as my something blue! how fantastic, i'll post pics of it soon! i haven't unpacked yet...

caryndisneydiva
10-18-2007, 05:43 PM
and some more...

i think i posted this previously, but i'm going to make sugar cookie wedding cakes, here's a pic, they are so adorable! i can't wait to start on them, i just need to find those clear boxes!
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/marthasugarcookiecakes.jpg

so as i got home a whole bunch of packages from ebay arrived! i got my antenna toppers!
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0223.jpg

and the shirts for my sisters and i! this pic isn't great, but since the shirts black i don't think it'll ever photograph well. i love the bows, and i'm not normally a bow girl!
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0224.jpg

here's a pic of the iron on's i got from ebay! they're huge and look GREAT! i am so happy with them!
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0225.jpg

back to the dress drama-i showed df a picture of the tulle, he said it was boring, but he liked the top. he said that he didn't think there was anything special about the tulle and that though he hasn't seen dress #1, that light gold is good, especially since i'll be more tan in jan than i am now (gotta love darque tan). so that solves it. i'm sticking with the light gold. i bought yet another crinoline and petticoat (making the total count even with jaxteach, i now own 4). i'm going to dye both of them brown and hope that the hoops make the pick ups look less "cake like."

so there we go. that's enough for now, it's pizza hut time!

DisneySweetie
10-18-2007, 06:19 PM
Whew! I am so glad you decided to stick with the light gold dress. And I am glad that you are feeling better about it.

I love those wedding cake sugar cookies. I've thought about baking those myself. I just don't think my versions would look as nice as Martha Stewart's. Frosting is messy. I'm sure mine would be messy. But they would still be yummy. I think I'm going to stick with my brownies and cocoa cones favors.

For inexpensive clear boxes, check out paper mart: http://www.papermart.com/templates/83-0-80.htm#GO_83082

caryndisneydiva
10-18-2007, 06:40 PM
Whew! I am so glad you decided to stick with the light gold dress. And I am glad that you are feeling better about it.

I love those wedding cake sugar cookies. I've thought about baking those myself. I just don't think my versions would look as nice as Martha Stewart's. Frosting is messy. I'm sure mine would be messy. But they would still be yummy. I think I'm going to stick with my brownies and cocoa cones favors.

For inexpensive clear boxes, check out paper mart: http://www.papermart.com/templates/83-0-80.htm#GO_83082

thanks for the box site...i'm going to try to use white chocolate or fondant (uck) instead of icing...we'll see how it works out.

Kristen14
10-18-2007, 08:06 PM
I love the cookie cakes! and I'm glad too that you're sticking with the gold dress, its very elegant and should be perfect for Disney!

What's the difference between a crinoline and a petticoat?

caryndisneydiva
10-18-2007, 09:02 PM
I love the cookie cakes! and I'm glad too that you're sticking with the gold dress, its very elegant and should be perfect for Disney!

What's the difference between a crinoline and a petticoat?

the crinoline is the big slip that you wear with your dress, the petticoat has hoops in it, i'm hoping it'll keep the shape of my skirt so i don't end up looking like a cake...

M&M126
10-19-2007, 08:27 AM
The sugar cookie cakes are awesome! I love that idea! I'm glad you decided to go with dress #1. I have put myself on dress restriction. I'm not allowed to look at anything else until after the wedding ;)

I worked at Caseys in the Magic Kingdom on my college program.

MariaLovesJon<3
10-19-2007, 02:13 PM
i can't find a darned caligrapher in houston because of the holidays and our invitations need to go out in the next 2-3 weeks

Hey Caryn! I'm usually a lurker around here [my DFTW is SOOOO faraway LOL] but I know of a GREAT calligrapher in NJ. My cousin used her for her wedding and her invitations were beautiful. The price was so low[for 180 inner and outer envelopes the price was ~$85] and her work was fabulous! Her name is Carmella Mazzarelli and her number is (856) 428-2543 (I hope it's not against forum rules to post phone numbers). The $85 included Fed Ex overnight shipping by the way. Her prices are a steal!

HTH! And by the way, everything looks wonderful!

caryndisneydiva
10-19-2007, 08:15 PM
The sugar cookie cakes are awesome! I love that idea! I'm glad you decided to go with dress #1. I have put myself on dress restriction. I'm not allowed to look at anything else until after the wedding ;)

I worked at Caseys in the Magic Kingdom on my college program.

i'm putting myself on dress restriction as well...

Hey Caryn! I'm usually a lurker around here [my DFTW is SOOOO faraway LOL] but I know of a GREAT calligrapher in NJ. My cousin used her for her wedding and her invitations were beautiful. The price was so low[for 180 inner and outer envelopes the price was ~$85] and her work was fabulous! Her name is Carmella Mazzarelli and her number is (856) 428-2543 (I hope it's not against forum rules to post phone numbers). The $85 included Fed Ex overnight shipping by the way. Her prices are a steal!

HTH! And by the way, everything looks wonderful!

thanks for the contact, i'm going to call her on monday!

MariaLovesJon<3
10-19-2007, 09:02 PM
I think I worded that a little funny. It was 90 sets, 180 envelopes in total. Each set had an inner and outer envelope. I just reread my post and thought it sounds a bit weird.

:headache:

caryndisneydiva
10-19-2007, 09:05 PM
I think I worded that a little funny. It was 90 sets, 180 envelopes in total. Each set had an inner and outer envelope. I just reread my post and thought it sounds a bit weird.

:headache:

that's ok, i'll have a lot less than that!

caryndisneydiva
10-20-2007, 11:35 PM
i have allergies. which is not fun. it's also the reason that i am sitting home alone on a saturday night updating my planning journal. it's not that i have no life, i really do, df owns a night club for goodness sake, i just feel like poop. so anyway, i was inspired by another thread on here encouraging us disbrides to scrapbook our pj's...an excellent idea, so i cut and pasted the entire thing into a word file. in it's original form it was well over 120 pages! isn't that incredible!?! with a little editing, it is currently standing at 81 pages, though i kept the pics in. i think i'm just going to get them developed and add them to my scrapbook in true picture form, not printed on regular paper...i MIGHT get really nice thick paper (ie: resume paper) and get this book spiral bound. i really like that all of my thoughts are in one place, i think it would be neat for my children to be able to see how i went through this process (and to see how supportive aunt's lindsay & megan are). not that i have kids yet, but i will-someday!

i was pj surfing (old pj's from last year mostly) and i found a very cool guest book site. www.guestbookstore.com that i'm going to order from. we were originally going to do the bw pic, but we're not anymore. my mother brought up a good point that 1. we don't want to ruin our beloved luna park pool pic and 2. we probably aren't going to want people's comments on our wall 24/7. both valid, both true, so i've been on a book search and i finally found one! so exciting! i love that the pages are organized for the guests to fill out and you get the pick out the cover that you like, i like the white chocolate, the victorian and the maraschino...what do you think? i also think the price on this is pretty good. i was going to go buy a martha stewart one that was $80, but that was just a scrapbook and it was HUGE, like 18x18...so this is so much better...at least it's one less craft for me to do...

we are currenlty fighting the name battle, i don't want to change mine (he didn't offer to change his...) and now he's mad. so i think that i'm not going to legally change it for awhile (this becomes a true pain in the butt when you own property), but i'll still call myself by my married name. this leads me to my point, i don't know how it is supposed to appear on the cover of our guest book! the site shows sarah & fred smith (or something random), but i thought it was supposed to be fred & sarah smith...confusing. i could really make df mad and put my birth name on there...

i think that my crinoline's and petticoats are in, which is amazing since i ordered them THIS WEEK. i have to get them at the post office as they are delivery confirmation! so exciting!!! i'm going to dye them this week and start on my martha stewart cookies!

have a good weekend everyone!

JaxTeach
10-21-2007, 11:24 AM
we are currenlty fighting the name battle, i don't want to change mine (he didn't offer to change his...) and now he's mad. so i think that i'm not going to legally change it for awhile (this becomes a true pain in the butt when you own property), but i'll still call myself by my married name. this leads me to my point, i don't know how it is supposed to appear on the cover of our guest book! the site shows sarah & fred smith (or something random), but i thought it was supposed to be fred & sarah smith...confusing. i could really make df mad and put my birth name on there...

i think that my crinoline's and petticoats are in, which is amazing since i ordered them THIS WEEK. i have to get them at the post office as they are delivery confirmation! so exciting!!! i'm going to dye them this week and start on my martha stewart cookies!

have a good weekend everyone!

I am going through the name change debate myself. I never had any intentions of changing my name at any point in my life. I will turn 30 on our wedding day and I've sort of grown attached to my name. DF thinks his family will be insulted if I don't. He is an only child so I understand that. I'm a teacher so I think I will keep my last name professionally and legally change my last name to DF's. Or I might become hyphenated. :confused3 I've gotta figure this out!

I have made all of our wedding things say Jaclyn & Dan... I'm not sure how that is supposed to work.

I love that guest book site! I had already purchased a scrapbook to make my guest book when I found it so I'm using some of the ideas to make my own version.

Horray! The crinolines have arrived! That seller has super fast shipping. Have fun dying your slips! I have to dye my niece's soon. The biggest tip is to immerse the entire slip in the clear un-dyed water in the washer before doing anything or else the dye will be splotchy. I didn't do that with 1 of mine and if you look up close you can see it's not uniform over the entire garment. Good luck! I can't wait to see your results!

Lindsay22
10-21-2007, 11:38 AM
At Things Remembered (the engraving store in the mall) where I used to work we did everything Brides Name & Grooms Name. You don't even have to have a last name on your guestbook if you don't want. It could just say "Caryn and Mark January 24, 2008" I used to think it was a little weird when people would engrave Jane and John Smith on everything. Why don't you hyphenate your name? If you do change your name then you could INSIST that your son have our last name (our last name is traditionally a boys first name) as his name and there really wouldn't be anything Mark could say about that.
I tried to go to Disney today and get my Florida resident pass, but since I haven't changed my license yet, they wouldn't let me... I brought a copy of my lease and my electric bill and they said that wasn't "proof" that I was a Florida resident :confused3 whatever. They just lost all that $$ I was going to spend at Food and Wine Festival.
My dress hasn't arrived from David's Bridal yet, I called to have them ship it 2 weeks ago. So I'm going to have either Mom or my boyfriend pick it up and bring it down to me. I'm a little annoyed that it's taking so long and no one has called me. I'm also going to have Mom bring my purse down (Caryn got us matching purses and gave them to us this weekend, they are a few pages back on the planning journal).
The Disney Store in the mall is having a sale, I looked for welcome bag stuff but I didn't see anything cute.

caryndisneydiva
10-21-2007, 11:52 AM
jaxteach- good luck with your name change debate...my df is an only child as well...i don't think this has nothing to do with his family...i'll let you know how the crinolines turn out. i'm going to do them this week!

linny-loo- change your license!!! the fl ones' are so pretty anyway! when i was at your david's with megan last week they said that they were going to ship it. maybe you should just have your dbf go get it and drive it down in the passenger seat of his car (make sure to buckle up!!!). also, you guys are going to have to get something to wear under those dresses or else your legs will get cut up. i would suggest a regular slip or ballet tights (they are super thick and come in every color imagineable, they even have sparkley ones with pixie dust already built in!!!).

caryndisneydiva
10-22-2007, 08:57 PM
i've officially taken DisneySweeties advice and played with the david's "dress your wedding" thing...

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/ImageProxy-1.jpg

the colors aren't exactly perfect, and i need to find out what color my fmil is going to be wearing! this is as close to what i can get to what my mothers dress will look like...also, there is a color missing, my deep yellow for my flowers...and the dress is a lot lighter than it is in real life...

caryndisneydiva
10-22-2007, 10:04 PM
df and i are both sick :sick: and are having a star trek the next generation marathon (we own the entire series on dvd) we are DORKS. so i've been looking at a cake serving set...how do we feel about this one? it's not exactly a set, i really like the server because it's not traditional, it will also match our cake (mad hatter 1), it looks so fun! the knife is boring, but that's ok, the server doesn't have a matching knife, so i found a plain one to match the server...

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/cakeserverlenoxfunone.jpghttp://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/cakeknifelenoxboring.jpg

this is the one that i'm sure everyone else gets, i'm just not thrilled with it. if lenox made one with their m+m on it, i'd take that one, but i just don't like this one...

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/2f00_1JPG.jpg

do we think this is weird?

mla1977
10-22-2007, 10:38 PM
Caryn, I really like the first "set". My only concern would be how I would feel about the server 20 years from now. That would be your decision though. I definitely like it more than the other set. Megan

caryndisneydiva
10-22-2007, 10:40 PM
Caryn, I really like the first "set". My only concern would be how I would feel about the server 20 years from now. That would be your decision though. I definitely like it more than the other set. Megan

that was mine as well...i ordered it anyway, it was so cheap, i can always get another one!

cryssi
10-23-2007, 03:10 PM
OMG ST:TNG...you are my hero. LOL My sister, brother and I had communicator pins when we were younger...they made the chirping noise...(did I really just admit that? :lmao: )

I like the first server set as well. We ordered the FTW set.

JaxTeach
10-23-2007, 05:13 PM
I agree with everyone-- I like the 1st set best. I don't like that Mickey & Minnie one, but I'm not a pink girl. I ordered the DFTW set last week so I can have it engraved soon. That's what we'll be using. I couldn't find anything else that I really liked.

caryndisneydiva
10-23-2007, 11:41 PM
everyone keeps talking about the dftw cake server...am i missing something? i haven't seen this one...

i got a bunch done today...

bought little notecards to go with the invitations for reservation information, of course i bought ivory cards and my invitations are white. i of course had to discover this after i printed out all of them with their envelopes. as you're all aware, i'm not thrilled with the invitations to begin with, so i'm throwing my hands in the air and "going with it." i also decided to just print the envelopes on my new printer, i started it, i'm 3/4 of the way through with the outer envelopes, hoping to get this done asap.

i also bought welcome bags, printed the labels for them and put the labels on the bags.

i ALSO got baskets for my bubbles/programs. i found them at world market (they're the darker brown color that goes with my dark brown/truffle coloring...). i really like them and they were really cheap, i only need to get yellow and gold ribbons for them and they're done, which is amazing.

we bought dark yellow cardstock for our welcome letter and for the disney quick facts that i'll be including in our welcome bags. i was going to make our own stationary, but i'm getting overloaded with the crafts...

df and i talked about table names...we're truly the dorkiest people alive...here is what we have so far. we need 12 tables (at least this is my current estimate). i suggested disney characters, even #'s, but was met with a cold stare...so we came up with a bunch of stupid names that we hope will spark conversation amongst our guests...a lot of them won't know each other and i think that ice breakers are important...

1. the roach table (the first time our parents met, we were at a fancy restaurant and a roach ran across the table and we got a $300 meal for free with desert!!!).
2. the turn table (df is a dj)
3. the "there's no diving on disney property" table- because there is NO DIVING ON DISNEY PROPERTY and we were forced to say these kind words 700 times a day when we worked there.
4. the "feet first" table-see #3 above, this is in reference to the slide at the luna park pool.
5. the flea table-we have cats who had fleas REALLY bad one day...so df calls EVERYTHING with flea at the end of the word (for example, his ipod is called the "i-flea" i told you that we're weird)
6. the frozen margarita on a patio table-nuff said

that's all we have so far!

df made his fmil (my dm) really happy today...he called her and let her know that we ARE going to nj for christmas!!! i wanted to surprise her, but he can't keep a secret to save his life...

thanks for the cake server advice, i'm so excited that i decided to order it! i can't wait until it gets here! i have so many pics to post...more tomorrow!

helloirishkitty
10-23-2007, 11:54 PM
your table names are adorable! I love how random they are, but they each mean something to the both of you :)

JaxTeach
10-23-2007, 11:56 PM
everyone keeps talking about the dftw cake server...am i missing something? i haven't seen this one...



Here is a link to a picture of the DFTW cake server:
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=20612091&postcount=2

The cost is $50 and they can ship it to you before the wedding if you wish to have it engraved.

caryndisneydiva
10-23-2007, 11:59 PM
your table names are adorable! I love how random they are, but they each mean something to the both of you :)

thanks! we are so dorky, but i think it's going to be fun!

caryndisneydiva
10-24-2007, 12:00 AM
Here is a link to a picture of the DFTW cake server:
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=20612091&postcount=2

The cost is $50 and they can ship it to you before the wedding if you wish to have it engraved.

i really like that one...maybe i'll get another one!

DisneyBride'03
10-24-2007, 12:54 AM
Its soo much fun reading all of this!!
I was not aware of the Dis back in 2002 when I began planning my DFTW!!!
We just got back in Sept from taking our daughter to WDW..her first trip at 14 mths old.. we were married 6/28/03...she was born 6/28/06...
Just wait til you plan for a trip with your little one:)


Happy Planning....enjoy every minute of planning...and remember its YOUR day...and DF's..lol..and may you be blessed with great weather!!

But if it rains.....even just a little.....it means good luck! Well, that what my coordinator told me!!
Congrats!!

WithDisneySpirit
10-24-2007, 08:09 AM
Oh, I love the Mad Hatter inspired one you found and even if you get both, that one will be so fun to use for children's birthday parties :goodvibes

I am attracted to both!

caryndisneydiva
10-24-2007, 08:32 AM
Oh, I love the Mad Hatter inspired one you found and even if you get both, that one will be so fun to use for children's birthday parties :goodvibes



i was thinking that as well (about the kids birthday parties)!!!

Its soo much fun reading all of this!!
I was not aware of the Dis back in 2002 when I began planning my DFTW!!!
We just got back in Sept from taking our daughter to WDW..her first trip at 14 mths old.. we were married 6/28/03...she was born 6/28/06...
Just wait til you plan for a trip with your little one:)


Happy Planning....enjoy every minute of planning...and remember its YOUR day...and DF's..lol..and may you be blessed with great weather!!

But if it rains.....even just a little.....it means good luck! Well, that what my coordinator told me!!
Congrats!!

thank you so much! how did your little one like wdw???

DisneyBride'03
10-24-2007, 08:57 AM
Ava loved it....I loved taking photos with her at Sunset Pointe!! Especially watching her "walk down the aisle" like I did....lol

Love your planning journal...3 mths will go fast!!!

Kristen14
10-24-2007, 09:20 AM
Happy 3 months Caryn!!!

Btw, you better seat your parents at the roach table... because they're the only ones who probably wont be offended by that! :) We're naming our tables after fish, and my dad is absolutely horrified by the idea:rolleyes1

caryndisneydiva
10-24-2007, 09:33 AM
Happy 3 months Caryn!!!

Btw, you better seat your parents at the roach table... because they're the only ones who probably wont be offended by that! :) We're naming our tables after fish, and my dad is absolutely horrified by the idea:rolleyes1

i am going to sit my parents there, i can see my mother rolling her eyes already!

caryndisneydiva
10-24-2007, 04:05 PM
it occurred to me that i have never posted a pic of the centerpeices i chose...here they are

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/Pear20centerpiece.jpg

the difference is that the pears will be lemons and the flowers will be gerber daisies and yellow/cream tulips. there will also be square votives on the tables as well, to pick up the light in the water! let's hope this doesn't cost a small fortune. we need 12 tables...also, i think i'm goign to ask her if we can have a ton of flowers on our table...i feel like this will cost a lot of money, but i'm just curious...

i've been trying to get a picture of my grandmother's blue ring, but it won't photograph for some reason, i'll try again tonight aunt judi!!!

so i tried on my dress-again-when df went to work. i wanted to see how it looked with the hoop and crinoline, i have gone through EVERY possibility known to man and finally came up with this...the original slip from davids (wouldn't you know...:headache: ) with the hoop skirt under it, i took the hoops out of the top two rings and replaced the bottom hoop with the original second hoop (just like jaxteach did). this is SO MUCH BETTER. now, the only thing i discovered is that a brown slip is going to look bad, it's too dark in contrast to the color of my dress, if the dress was white it would be fine, but the light gold really puts a hitch in that plan, so i'm entertaining slip colors if anyone is interested...i'm thinking just a nude with maybe a very light pink tint would be ok, someone suggested i dye it in tea, but i think that might be difficult...i just really don't want it to be white, but brown is going to be too much, maybe i can just use half of the dye necessary...hmmm...that's a thought!

DisneySweetie
10-24-2007, 06:07 PM
I went through your thread and I couldn't find any mention of a necklace. But in the Dress Your Wedding pic from DB website, it looks like you plan on wearing pearls. If that's true, maybe you could wear light pink pearls. And then you could dye your slip light pink. Or if you already have your pearls (in white or cream), maybe you could wear earrings with a hint of pink. I am picturing light pink under your light gold gown and it seems like it would be lovely (and quite princessy). You wouldn't even have to add light pink anywhere else in your wedding. I think it would be neat if it was only you wearing it and it was very subtle.

Congrats on finding a solution for your dress. You must feel a lot better now.

caryndisneydiva
10-24-2007, 06:34 PM
I went through your thread and I couldn't find any mention of a necklace. But in the Dress Your Wedding pic from DB website, it looks like you plan on wearing pearls. If that's true, maybe you could wear light pink pearls. And then you could dye your slip light pink. Or if you already have your pearls (in white or cream), maybe you could wear earrings with a hint of pink. I am picturing light pink under your light gold gown and it seems like it would be lovely (and quite princessy). You wouldn't even have to add light pink anywhere else in your wedding. I think it would be neat if it was only you wearing it and it was very subtle.

Congrats on finding a solution for your dress. You must feel a lot better now.


i am going to wear pearl earrings and a cameo necklace...i have been fighting my inner urge to dye the crinoline pink...i really love pink, it's my signature color and i think that i'm going to just do it and see how it turns out...princess:

Kristinella
10-24-2007, 08:54 PM
I think that dying it a light pink would be fabulous! I also feel the dress would look nice with the hint of pink under its light gold and coordinate with the cameo:mickeybar

Also I would like to say thanks for your excellent PJ I have caught up on all you have planned so far, GREAT IDEAS! I am NOT a Disney Bride...Not YET any way :love:

Ps LOVE LOVE LOVE those Mickey Bubbles...SOoooo GREAT!

disneymeg
10-24-2007, 09:07 PM
Hey C .. I think we make a really nice bridal party! Im likin the looks of it. Did you hear that Lindsays cat has fleas? That poor baby shes prob so itchy :sad2:. So your coming home for christmas? Ill be working but thats ok!!!! Im glad you figured out the dress situation. Now stick that in the bank and move onto another fabu planning extravaganza. I really like the names of the tables. Daddy will like the roach table (he tells everyone that story). I was telling the girls at work all about your wedding last night and they all want to come. One girl has been to a wedding at the living seas and she said it was fantastic. Ok im going now I must sleep. happy planning and Happy 3 months (almost here) .. OH and I must chime in on the name thing. What if you did what mommy did and make your maiden name your middle name? Im pretty sure thats what Ill do. Then I agree with lindsay .. if you have a boy you can name him our last name. Im not really thrilled about having a nephew named Vinny or whatever you wanted to name him. Isnt FBIL's last name dutch? That would be like naming him Rocco or Furio. Just doesnt fit!!!!! But hey, your kid, im just the aunt that will spoil them rotten.

caryndisneydiva
10-24-2007, 09:57 PM
I think that dying it a light pink would be fabulous! I also feel the dress would look nice with the hint of pink under its light gold and coordinate with the cameo:mickeybar

Also I would like to say thanks for your excellent PJ I have caught up on all you have planned so far, GREAT IDEAS! I am NOT a Disney Bride...Not YET any way :love:

Ps LOVE LOVE LOVE those Mickey Bubbles...SOoooo GREAT!

thank you!!! i'm agreeing with the pink idea, i went to joann's fabrics today and bought pink tulle to see how it would look under the dress-SOLD!!!

One girl has been to a wedding at the living seas and she said it was fantastic. Ok im going now I must sleep. happy planning and Happy 3 months (almost here) ..

does that girl have pictures???

disneymeg
10-24-2007, 10:18 PM
:rolleyes: ill have to ask her when i go in on saturday. She said it was lovely with all the fish!!!

BayouPrincess
10-24-2007, 10:35 PM
Caryn,
I'll chime in on the pink! I LOVE :love: it. It's what color I'm dying my crinoline. Just a hint of baby pink.

I'm enjoying the PJ, keep up the good work. Happy 3 months!:wizard:

Hillary12.8.07
10-24-2007, 11:15 PM
I think I'm gonna do the pink dye too!! My bm's dresses have a rose pink sash, and pink is my signature color as well so I really want to do it!

caryndisneydiva
10-24-2007, 11:19 PM
I think I'm gonna do the pink dye too!! My bm's dresses have a rose pink sash, and pink is my signature color as well so I really want to do it!

i'm going to commence the dyeing process tomorrow, will post with pics...

Kristen14
10-25-2007, 10:42 AM
Caryn, reading your PJ makes me want to dye my crinoline and buy a hoop skirt! Does the one hoop at the bottom really make a difference? I have a super full crinoline that could be a little bigger, but I dont want to go too crazy.

caryndisneydiva
10-25-2007, 10:51 AM
Caryn, reading your PJ makes me want to dye my crinoline and buy a hoop skirt! Does the one hoop at the bottom really make a difference? I have a super full crinoline that could be a little bigger, but I dont want to go too crazy.

yes, it keeps all the material off your legs and lets you breathe!!! i think it's much better, you have to practice walking in the hoop though...it's kind of tricky, especially going up stairs!

caryndisneydiva
10-25-2007, 08:44 PM
i feel like all i do is wedding stuff, df today said it's my new full time job! less than three months to go now!!! i have started addressing my outer envelopes on the computer, which is much easier for me to do than sending them out. i'm hoping to have them in the mail by the 2nd week in nov. still debating on whether or not to buy personalized stamps...

here are pics of my jewelry! i'm thinking of wearing the earrings below in my second hole, they were given to me by my godmother (hi aunt judi!!!) on my 1st holy communion 20 years ago (wow, that makes me feel old...) the cameo is my late grandfathers, given to me by my grandmother, it's beautiful, though i need to get a shorter chain. i'm going to wear the hanging pearl earrings in my first hole...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0241.jpg

here is the blue ring that my grandmother gave me, i'm to give it to the next one of her grandchildren (my cousins or sisters) who gets married. the shot below also shows my mothers graduation ring, given to me by my grandmother (who had to steal it back from my mother :)) on my high school graduation, it was given to her by her father, my great-grandfather.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0244.jpghttp://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0247.jpg

what do we think of this new hairstyle?
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/style26_L.jpg

here's a pic df took of me running around in a huge crinoline and 3-hoop skirt...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0229.jpg

and the shirts i made for us all to wear as we watch fireworks the night of our wedding...i'm hoping someone on the dis creative boards can help me create shirts for the boys...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0248.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0227.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0228.jpg

i still have to buy a guest book...here's my wedding breakdown thus far...
Apparel
Dress-
davids bridal
crinoline (dyed pink)
3-hoop skirt (dyed pink)
Jewelry-
Hair- tiara
Necklace- cameo
Earrings- pearl drop
Bouquet- mom’s cameo
Rings- blue ring, mom’s ring
Bracelet-
Shoes-
Ceremony- flat ballet shoes
Reception- marissa shoes
Handbag-
Marissa handbag
Shoe bag

Floral
My bouquet-
Ivory/shades of yellow roses with satin wrap handle
Groom Boutonniere-
Ivory with gold ribbon wrap
Bridesmaids-
Floral wands- ivory roses with soft gold and truffle colored ribbons
Mothers/Grandmothers-
Wrist corsage of ivory roses with soft gold ribbon
Fathers/Grandfather-
Ivory Boutonniere

Vendors
Photography-
Randy Chapman
Floral-
Laura Kidd (Disney floral)
Cosmetology-
Anna with Beaute Speciale
Nails-
Periwigs @ yacht/beach
Dress Steaming-
Carolyn Allen’s

Favors
Welcome Bags
Antenna topper
Sugar cookies
Tissues
Personalized M+M’s
**I need more for this…**
Ceremony
Officiant-
Rabbi Jimmy Kessler
Seating-
Standard Chairs
Transportation-
Vintage Rolls Royce
Bubbles-
Mickey Mouse bubbles

Pre-Reception
Décor-
Food table with square votives
Place card table
Guest book table with markers and loose pages and a box to put them all in when done

Reception
Seating-
Standard LSS seating
Linens-
Blue tablecloth with white overlay
Centerpeices-
Rectangular glass vase with lemons and water inside, gerber daisies and yellow/cream tulips on top.
Square votives.
Disposable camera’s and camera cards.
Cake Table-
Bridal party floral with square votives
Cake Server-
Lenox server.
Favor table-
Will replace place card table in pre-reception area.
Entertainment-
Pianist
CD replacements for pianist break
Dad as MC
Table names
1. roach table
2. turn table
3. there’s no diving on Disney property table
4. feet first
5. frozen margarita on a patio
6. borg table

disneymeg
10-26-2007, 10:16 PM
Hey C ... can i sit at the borg table???? I want to be Lecutus!!! I like the shirts .. not really feelin the bows but im sure ill make that look good. I really like the hair style C it will look nice with your veil. Its also simple yet elegant enough for the wedding. I was watching the godfather today and I think that im going to ask daddy for a new car on your wedding day. That old idea that the brides father cant refuse a request on his daughters wedding day!!!! Linds you should ask for somthing nice too. :cool1: I told daddy taht if little rick comes he should go out and patrol the cars outside and beat up the photographers from the press .. he just laughed.

Kristen14
10-27-2007, 09:28 AM
I like your wedding party shirts. Are you planning to have everyone wear them out to PI after your wedding?

caryndisneydiva
10-27-2007, 09:30 AM
I like your wedding party shirts. Are you planning to have everyone wear them out to PI after your wedding?

YES!!!

pixie08
10-27-2007, 11:00 AM
Ok first of all I looove the jewlery it is so elegant an beuatiful!

I love the haristyle as well but my advice is have atrial near you to make sure. What i thought was the hairstyle i wanted (an updo) wound up not looking so great on me! Luckily I had a trial and time to tweak it! That's just my little advice...but the style is unique and classy.

Lindsay22
10-28-2007, 11:26 AM
Caryn and I have been thinking about welcome bags some more. I have told her to put in bandaids, tylenol and little bottles of purell. I also suggested McDonald's dollars, but we aren't sure if they can be used at the McDonald's locations in the parks... so we'll have to find out about that. Caryn, I got your itinerary and that's fine. I think I might actually come on Tues night after work, I will let you know.
Cordelia (my cat) and I can't wait to see you in January.

caryndisneydiva
10-28-2007, 09:17 PM
I finally decided to dye my crinoline...well, i decided to dye A crinoline, we'll call this a simu-dye...since it was my first try, this isn't one of the slips that i plan on wearing...so it's my simu-dye...

I'll document the process as best I can, I took several pictures...so bear with me...it turned out very well, I have no complaints, though there is a change to be made, you'll see at the end-and of course, i need opinions (what else is new ;))! So here we go...

to start, i filled my washer with hot hot water, then i put on gloves...BEFORE i put the dye in the wash bin, i dunked the crinoline into the water, since i didn't have anywhere else for the wet crinoline to go, i put a towel under a laundry basket so that water wouldn't get all over and i put the wet crinoline in the basket...
here is my set up...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0250.jpg

i then added the dye (RIT liquid dye, Rose Pink) to the wash bin and set it to agitate, i then added the crinoline to the dye and dunked it in as much as i could (this is where wearing gloves comes in really handy, because that water was HOT)
here's the crinoline right before i shut the washer lid to let it agitate
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0249.jpg

i then kept setting the washer to agitate, i let it go for about 15 minutes, then I took it out, unraveled it the best that i could (it was heavy...) then i put it back in for another 15 minutes.

here it is mid-cycle-wow, that's pink...not exactly the color we're going for, but more on that later...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0251.jpg

then, after it was done agitating, i let it rinse twice, the 2nd time, i added just a bit of detergent, rinsed it again, let the water drain and i took it out...here is right before i took it out of the washer...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0252.jpg

then i hung it up in my bathroom the best i could...it was REALLY tangled within itself and i had to have DF help me...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0253.jpg

it turned out pretty well. i think the color on the bottle very accurately describes the color that the crinoline turned out to be. i was surprised by that actually...now here comes my problem, it's too pink...it's too bubble gum bright. if my dress were white, then it would be fine, but it's not...so i'm glad that i did a simu-dye...

here's my dress wrap that shows the color of my dress as compared to the simu-crinoline...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0256.jpg

DF and I then went for margaritas and he decided that the crinoline is too pink and he hates it (he does however LOVE the color of my dress :thumbsup2 ), so we decided that it needed to be a shade of brown so as not to compete with the color of my dress...being as prepared as i always i am, i have 3 browns for him to choose from-tan, cocoa brown and dark brown. here are the three of them on the dress color...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0257.jpg

SO WHICH BROWN???

i'm thinking tan...here's a pic of tan tulle on the dress color, i think it looks good...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0258.jpg

i still have my hoop skirt and actual crinoline to dye...WHAT DO WE THINK?

Not to change the subject (crinoline color is super important after all) but we just found out that we ARE going to have a honeymoon (well, we'll have our poly-moon for a few days after the wedding), we are going on a St. Patrick's Day cruise to Belize!!! DF has to DJ on it for some charity! He then has to go to Miami for World Music Conference right after that, sooooo...2 months after our wedding we'll be gone on a cruise and to Miami for 2 weeks! I'm so excited I could SCREAM!!!

Now, crinoline color opinions PLEASE!!!

PrincessBrideKatie
10-28-2007, 09:22 PM
I love the pink! but I get what your are saying about the colour not going with your dress. I personally think the tan is too close to the dress color to really stand out... I am assuming thats what you wanted since you are dying it. I would do the chocolate brown. Maybe test all three? I don't know how many extra you have to play with.

helloirishkitty
10-28-2007, 09:48 PM
My vote is for the cocoa brown... the tan might be too close and the dark brown might be too dark :)

Eee that's awesome about your honeymoon! You must be sooo excited! :goodvibes

Hillary12.8.07
10-28-2007, 10:05 PM
I also think the cocoa brown would look great, it goes very nicely with your dress. I do think the pink would be too much w/the color of your dress. And congrats on the honeymoon news, thats awesome!
I am concerned though, I was planning on doing the rose pink too, but I thought it was alot lighter. I don't want it to be like you said, bubble gum pink. I wonder how to make it lighter, like a pale pink. hmmmm.
Good luck with the next time you do it!

Kristen14
10-29-2007, 08:00 AM
YAY! You finally did it! I love the pink!! I'm totally gonna do mine blue, but I think I need to get some test crinolines off ebay first. I think you should go for the tan, it'll compliment the color well. What if you put the pink crinoline in one of the brown dyes that you dont use, just to see what happens?

lpizzuro123
10-29-2007, 08:58 AM
Love that you dyed the crinoline and I love the pink but you are right that it is not a good fit for your dress. I looked back in your report and I believe your girls are wearing Truffle color. It would be great to match your crinoline to that color.

Rather then purchasing more crinoline's why don't you go to a fabric store and purchase a few yards of netting and different color dyes. It will not give you a complete picture but if you dye enought to go around the bottom of your dress you would get an idea of what it looks like peaking out from under your dress.

Linda

caryndisneydiva
10-29-2007, 09:25 AM
I love the pink! but I get what your are saying about the colour not going with your dress. I personally think the tan is too close to the dress color to really stand out... I am assuming thats what you wanted since you are dying it. I would do the chocolate brown. Maybe test all three? I don't know how many extra you have to play with.

i have 2 extra's...i'll do some more tests this week!

My vote is for the cocoa brown... the tan might be too close and the dark brown might be too dark :)

Eee that's awesome about your honeymoon! You must be sooo excited! :goodvibes

thanks for voting! i've never been on a cruise and i am so excited!!!

I also think the cocoa brown would look great, it goes very nicely with your dress. I do think the pink would be too much w/the color of your dress. And congrats on the honeymoon news, thats awesome!
I am concerned though, I was planning on doing the rose pink too, but I thought it was alot lighter. I don't want it to be like you said, bubble gum pink. I wonder how to make it lighter, like a pale pink. hmmmm.
Good luck with the next time you do it!

i bet if you used half the dye in the bottle that it would be much better...i'm almost sure of it...

YAY! You finally did it! I love the pink!! I'm totally gonna do mine blue, but I think I need to get some test crinolines off ebay first. I think you should go for the tan, it'll compliment the color well. What if you put the pink crinoline in one of the brown dyes that you dont use, just to see what happens?

the test crinnies are great...and they're so cheap!

Love that you dyed the crinoline and I love the pink but you are right that it is not a good fit for your dress. I looked back in your report and I believe your girls are wearing Truffle color. It would be great to match your crinoline to that color.

Rather then purchasing more crinoline's why don't you go to a fabric store and purchase a few yards of netting and different color dyes. It will not give you a complete picture but if you dye enought to go around the bottom of your dress you would get an idea of what it looks like peaking out from under your dress.

Linda

i did purchase a whole bunch of colored tulle to give me a general idea of how it would look, that's how i chose the color/shades of dye...it was actually very helpful!!! the ladies at joann's thought i was NUTS for dying my crinnie, but oh well...


thank you all for your much needed opinions!!! i'll keep you updated on my crinnie coloring process...

next up---garter choices and my 4th pair of shoes...

DisneySweetie
10-29-2007, 01:14 PM
Wow that's PINK! Yeah, that's totally not the color I had in mind when you first mentioned pink. I am sad that it didn't work out. Since you a probably not going to use it now, is there something else you could try? Maybe you could throw it in the washer again with a little bit of bleach. Perhaps that would lighten it?

I agree with everyone else here, if you are going to do brown - the cocoa brown is the best.

Good luck!

JaxTeach
10-29-2007, 02:42 PM
i bet if you used half the dye in the bottle that it would be much better...i'm almost sure of it...


I agree with that... I used the powder/box dye, but I think using 1/2 of the liquid dye would give you a softer pink.

I vote for the cocoa brown, I think it will accent your BM's dresses nicely. Your crinoline won't show much, but when it peeks out it will look nice with the truffle dresses.

I'm so glad you finally took the dying plunge! It's really not too bad, except for the fact that the crinoline does weigh a TON when it soaking wet! Now to find the perfect color...

Congrats on the honeymoon as well! A cruise and 2 weeks in Miami sounds very nice!!

BayouPrincess
10-29-2007, 03:09 PM
Caryn,
I love the pink, but I think if you're not comfortable with it you should try another color. I went to the rit dye website and there is a color mixing chart with some "swatches" if you will of how to get certain colors. This may help you out some. The site is here:
Rit Dye Chart (http://www.ritdye.com/Create+Custom+Color.9.lasso)

disneymeg
10-29-2007, 04:37 PM
Hi C ... I liked the pink .. tell my FBIL that I like it and that you should use it. I agree that it is very PINK but you love pink and i think you should use it. Lin- i like the mcdonalds idea ... would be a good way to speed up the eating process while we are at the wedding. Im prob flying in wednesday as ill prob have to work monday and tuesday - Im trying right now to get the whole week off but Ill see what plans arise toward the beg of the month. Anywho, I have so much to do right now in regards to life so i say keep teh pink and yay for mcdonalds!!!

Lindsay22
10-29-2007, 07:11 PM
Caryn, I liked the pink, but I agree that it would look better against a white dress. In fact, that's exactly what Gwen Stefani had for her wedding dress. I think the cocoa brown will go best with your dress and our dresses. So I'd probably use that. I also agree with the pp who suggested that you get some white tulle and then you can dye it several colors. That way you won't be surprised next time if a color comes out weird. What are you going to do with the pink crinoline now? I guess you could wear it with a corset top and be a can-can girl for halloween :rotfl2: Everything seems to be coming along nicely.

caryndisneydiva
10-29-2007, 10:56 PM
YAY! You finally did it! I love the pink!! I'm totally gonna do mine blue, but I think I need to get some test crinolines off ebay first. I think you should go for the tan, it'll compliment the color well. What if you put the pink crinoline in one of the brown dyes that you dont use, just to see what happens?

i have a plan for the pink...read below :lmao:

Wow that's PINK! Yeah, that's totally not the color I had in mind when you first mentioned pink. I am sad that it didn't work out. Since you a probably not going to use it now, is there something else you could try? Maybe you could throw it in the washer again with a little bit of bleach. Perhaps that would lighten it?

I agree with everyone else here, if you are going to do brown - the cocoa brown is the best.

Good luck!

thanks! the pink was a bit of a surprise, it looks hilarious hanging in my yellow bathroom...

I agree with that... I used the powder/box dye, but I think using 1/2 of the liquid dye would give you a softer pink.

I vote for the cocoa brown, I think it will accent your BM's dresses nicely. Your crinoline won't show much, but when it peeks out it will look nice with the truffle dresses.

I'm so glad you finally took the dying plunge! It's really not too bad, except for the fact that the crinoline does weigh a TON when it soaking wet! Now to find the perfect color...

Congrats on the honeymoon as well! A cruise and 2 weeks in Miami sounds very nice!!

yes, i'm very very excited about the honeymoon! i was kind of depressed that we weren't going to have one, but now we are! yay!!!

Caryn,
I love the pink, but I think if you're not comfortable with it you should try another color. I went to the rit dye website and there is a color mixing chart with some "swatches" if you will of how to get certain colors. This may help you out some. The site is here:
Rit Dye Chart (http://www.ritdye.com/Create+Custom+Color.9.lasso)

yes, that website is quite informative, i've been thinking about those combinations all day long...

Hi C ... I liked the pink .. tell my FBIL that I like it and that you should use it. I agree that it is very PINK but you love pink and i think you should use it. Lin- i like the mcdonalds idea ... would be a good way to speed up the eating process while we are at the wedding. Im prob flying in wednesday as ill prob have to work monday and tuesday - Im trying right now to get the whole week off but Ill see what plans arise toward the beg of the month. Anywho, I have so much to do right now in regards to life so i say keep teh pink and yay for mcdonalds!!!

megan, i do like pink, but not with that dress...see below for pink crinnie plans...

Caryn, I liked the pink, but I agree that it would look better against a white dress. In fact, that's exactly what Gwen Stefani had for her wedding dress. I think the cocoa brown will go best with your dress and our dresses. So I'd probably use that. I also agree with the pp who suggested that you get some white tulle and then you can dye it several colors. That way you won't be surprised next time if a color comes out weird. What are you going to do with the pink crinoline now? I guess you could wear it with a corset top and be a can-can girl for halloween :rotfl2: Everything seems to be coming along nicely.

gwen's dress faded to hot pink at the bottom, i'm not sure what her crinnie looked like, or if she even had one...

as far as what i am going to do with the pink nightmare, i'm going to wear it on halloween with my hair all curly and a tank top and pretend that i'm sarah jessica parker in the opening credits of sex and the city. see, no time wasted at all and still put to good use!

DECISIONS DECISIONS---first off i have to thank my aunts jeanne and judi for their advice on the crinnie color, this has been a tough choice for me (although, not as much as the shoe drama that i will describe later on). I originally was going to dye the crinnie tan, i liked the way it looked with the color of the dress, but it wasn't SPECIAL...so then after much consideration, a trip to hobby lobby and a look at the rit color website, thanks BayouPrincess :thumbsup2 , i'm thinking that cocoa brown might be the way to go...i'm thinking this for 2 reasons, 1. jaxteach is right, the crinnie won't show too much under the dress and 2. i think i might add the wine color to the cocoa brown color to make it look more like truffle, OR i might just dye the other two cocoa brown and see how it looks, then add a slight bit of wine to it...what do we think about that? i'm still a little concerned about the cocoa brown, not all of the slip dyes that color, really only the net does, since my dress isn't white, and the satin part of the slip is, i'm concerned that it'll look weird, of course, i could always cut that part shorter so you won't see it at all...i have my first fitting on thursday, so i need to get my crinnies dyed for real tomorrow...

SHOES
i now have 4 pairs of shoes...1 for the ceremony and 3 to choose from for the reception. df is going to KILL me. i'm supposed to be on shoe lockdown, NO MORE SHOES until after the wedding (then it's time to buy cruise shoes :))...oh well. so here's my 3 choices...

original reception shoes
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/F05_Marissa.jpg

2nd pair i bought in nyc (they were $20, i couldn't resist...)
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0260.jpg

and the third pair i bought last night-before you start laughing at me, i casually showed df a picture of them and he thought they were, "hot." they also remind me of the shoes one of my aunt's wore for her wedding and i think they'll be cool if i get them dyed to match the dress...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/product_imagephp.jpg

so i have three pairs of shoes. oh well. i'll just take them all with me and decide which one i'm in the mood to wear on that day, OR i'll wear them all and keep changing throughout the day...

GARTER
so, i'm not a big garter fan...i'm not throwing anything and i don't want to be felt up in public, but for once in my life i get to wear a garter for real...so here's my inspiration...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/isleofcapri.jpg
i decided that $45 for that one was outrageous, so i'll make my own, i bought lace-ish stuff that looks just like that, i also bought tiffany blue crochet thread and i'm thinking that i might just crochet myself one, then i can have exactly what i want...i think i might make a crocheted garter to go under the lace to make it look like less of a handkerchief (sp?).

INVITATIONS
i feel like i'm going to lose my mind, i just can't wait until they're all done and sent out and the rsvp's are on their way to my parents house. they are SO annoying. i'm with what kristen said in her pj, i would GLADLY pay someone to just do this for me. i need to just buckle down and get them done.

WEDDING T-SHIRTS
i too was having printer issues, i'm not too technical, and df got a color laser printer, i bought ink jet paper and used it once in there >oops< and it got all this gook in the printer, so that's why i don't have my stupid invitations done yet, anyway, i finally found t shirt transfer paper for laser printers, so i'm going to start that asap!!!

GUEST BOOK
i'm going to order it from guestbookstore.com and i think i'm going to get this cover
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/champagne_swirl_large.jpg
i think the color is a bit boring, so i bought a small pearl christmas frame ornament to add to it...
we're going to do the customized memories pages and i'm going to buy colored acid free markers for everyone to write with!

this post is entirely too long, good night!

Kristen14
10-30-2007, 07:58 AM
I vote for shoe #2. It's classic.

You're having your RSVP's sent to your parents house? I couldnt decide what to do so I'm having them sent to me in FL, but I put my parents names on it.

caryndisneydiva
10-30-2007, 09:45 AM
I vote for shoe #2. It's classic.

You're having your RSVP's sent to your parents house? I couldnt decide what to do so I'm having them sent to me in FL, but I put my parents names on it.

when i had the invitations printed, i had a stressful full-time job and didn't want to deal with rsvps...now i'm not working, but they're already printed. i thought about changing the envelopes, i might just do that...i'm not too thrilled with how they came out of my printer, i might use the martha stewart address labels that i was originally going to do...I HATE INVITATION STRESS!!!

BaBeeCee14
10-30-2007, 12:27 PM
Caryn,

I love shoe #1! Very simple and pretty. Where is it from? Shoe #2 is very pretty too. It looks kind of like an off white/tanish color. I think it will match your dress nicely.

Lindsay22
10-30-2007, 07:20 PM
Caryn seriously... how many pairs of shoes do you really need for a 5 hour event. I say you wear the first pair and bring the second pair as a special pair of shoes to wear on the honeymoon. I think the idea of wearing the crinoline for halloween and being Carrie is great! And I don't think I would have the RSVPs being sent to Mom and Dad's house. It just seems like a disaster waiting to happen.

Kristen14
10-30-2007, 11:54 PM
Invitations are definitely not fun. I've temporarily stopped being a perfectionist and I'm ready to be done with them. DF had to drag me out of Michaels today because I wanted to buy ribbon to decorate the outside of the "pocket"!

I agree with Lindsay. I definitely saw a disaster in the making when I thought of sending them to my parents. If you're unhappy with how they turned out and you have some spare time then do the Martha labels. It'll be easier to have them yourself than having to work over the phone with your parents. However, I cant blame you if you want to just send them and never think about them again :thumbsup2

Oh I gotta tell you, I was in Wal-Mart today with DF and I bought blue Rit to dye my crinoline. He was absolutely horrified! It was the cutest thing, but I seriously thought he was going to start a fight with me in the middle of Wally world. He absolutely can't understand why I would want to dye my "underwear" (as he calls the crinnie) when I have an entirely white outfit, and nobody will ever see my "underwear" anyways. :rotfl:

caryndisneydiva
10-31-2007, 12:08 AM
Caryn,

I love shoe #1! Very simple and pretty. Where is it from? Shoe #2 is very pretty too. It looks kind of like an off white/tanish color. I think it will match your dress nicely.

they are david's bridal, they were super cheap and i am getting the purse to match them!


And I don't think I would have the RSVPs being sent to Mom and Dad's house. It just seems like a disaster waiting to happen.

i agree...read on for invitation drama...

so, i had another bridal meltdown today (they seem to be coming ever 2 weeks or so...which would mean that i have 7.5 more meltdowns until the wedding...ARGH)...i FREAKED out about my invitations, went looking for new invitations and finally ended up just buying new envelopes to give them a different look, new responder card envelopes so that they go to my house instead of my parents and i'm going to print out reservation information cards out of stardream (fantastic paper that i LOVE). so that's done with. i'm also going to print the martha stewart labels for address labels.

df ix-nayed the garter idea, i was crocheting last night and he freaked out when i said i was making a garter, who knew? he HATES them...so there's that!

i've been trying to order my guest book, but the site isn't working...not fun! this is the one that we're going to get...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/champagne_swirl_large.jpg
very simple, but i'm going to add the small picture frame to it...

our cake server set came in today and it is FANTASTIC!!! i love it! it's PERFECT!!!

i also bought stuff to make thank you notes...i bought a 50 pack of beautiful assorted cards from michaels, i'm going to add a velum cover to them and i bought martha stewart "thank you" rub ons to put on there somewhere...they were cheap, .50 each!

and now to the biggest news of all...

CRINNIE COLOR ACHIEVED!!!
it suddenly occurred to me that i could make it match the bridesmaids dresses perfectly...it took a lot of work, 4 things of rit dye, but it was totally successful...i freaked out at first because it was REALLY purple...i looked on the rit site and saw that you could make burgundy out of 1/2 cup dark brown and 1 cup of wine, i switched that up and it ended up really purple...so i used two more packs of dark brown and voila! perfection!!! here's the pics!
up close color of crinnie
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0270.jpg
here's the hoop skirt and crinnie together...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0271.jpg
it looks tie dyed in this pic, which to be honest, it sort of is up top, i think the bottom didn't photo too well...
the next test is to see how they look under the dress...first fitting on thurs!

caryndisneydiva
10-31-2007, 12:13 AM
Invitations are definitely not fun. I've temporarily stopped being a perfectionist and I'm ready to be done with them. DF had to drag me out of Michaels today because I wanted to buy ribbon to decorate the outside of the "pocket"!

I agree with Lindsay. I definitely saw a disaster in the making when I thought of sending them to my parents. If you're unhappy with how they turned out and you have some spare time then do the Martha labels. It'll be easier to have them yourself than having to work over the phone with your parents. However, I cant blame you if you want to just send them and never think about them again :thumbsup2

Oh I gotta tell you, I was in Wal-Mart today with DF and I bought blue Rit to dye my crinoline. He was absolutely horrified! It was the cutest thing, but I seriously thought he was going to start a fight with me in the middle of Wally world. He absolutely can't understand why I would want to dye my "underwear" (as he calls the crinnie) when I have an entirely white outfit, and nobody will ever see my "underwear" anyways. :rotfl:

you know what kristen, i've just gotten over the fact that MEN WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND, but they do appreciate when it's all said and done. mine almost murdered me when he found out i went to michaels again today (because not only do i have to deal with invitations, i have thank you notes now to worry about-these are fun and easy though...). df actually liked my new crinnie/hoop color, he walked into my house today as it was drying in the kitchen and said it turned out really well! who knew!!! as posted above, i'm hoping that the invitation drama will soon be done with...

M&M126
10-31-2007, 07:50 AM
The new crinoline color is very rich! I like it :)

Kristen14
10-31-2007, 08:41 AM
I love the new color! Its perfect! I was playing on the Rit website and I think I want to dye mine aquamarine. So I need to get some hunter green! Did you use the same measurements it said on the website? I have no idea how many pounds of fabric is in a crinoline.

I dont understand the whole hoop skirt thing. I was looking on ebay last night and it looks like the 3 hoop skirt comes with all this extra fabric to make it fuller. Where did you get the plain 3 hoop skirt? Was the super full too big with the hoop underneath? I'm gonna go nuts today and get a bunch to experiment on :)

PrincessBrideKatie
10-31-2007, 09:10 AM
Great idea matching it to the bridesmaids dresses! It looks awesome!

caryndisneydiva
10-31-2007, 09:38 AM
The new crinoline color is very rich! I like it :)

thanks! i'm excited to see how it looks with the dress!!!

I love the new color! Its perfect! I was playing on the Rit website and I think I want to dye mine aquamarine. So I need to get some hunter green! Did you use the same measurements it said on the website? I have no idea how many pounds of fabric is in a crinoline.

I dont understand the whole hoop skirt thing. I was looking on ebay last night and it looks like the 3 hoop skirt comes with all this extra fabric to make it fuller. Where did you get the plain 3 hoop skirt? Was the super full too big with the hoop underneath? I'm gonna go nuts today and get a bunch to experiment on :)

i kind of played around with the measurements on the website, they didn't have directions for making "truffle" so i improvised...as far as the hoop skirt goes...i bought the 3 hoop skirt from angel's bridal on ebay. it has 3 hoops under it with tulle overlay, so it DOES give some extra *poof*. the super full crinnie that i bought from them was too big and looked bulky under my dress, it messed up the pick ups near my waist, making me look fat...so i just decided to use the one that i bought with my dress and the hoop with it. i did what jax teach did with her hoop though, i removed the hoops and replaced only the bottom one with the original middle hoop...does that make sense? i feel like i'm rambling...the 3 hoops again made the pick ups look weird and bunchy. the only reason i wanted the hoop skirt was to flare out the bottom so i don't look like a cake...hth.

Great idea matching it to the bridesmaids dresses! It looks awesome!
thanks! i still have dye on my fingers...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!princess: pirate:

BayouPrincess
10-31-2007, 12:09 PM
Caryn,
I love the new crinnie color! It's so rich. Has everyone else that was concerned about the colored crinnie warmed to the idea now? I think it's really a subtle way to add a bit of whimsy to the occasion. I'm excited to see pics from your fitting tomorrow!

BTW I love #2 pair of shoes! A girl can never have to many shoes!

pixie08
10-31-2007, 01:16 PM
Oh my gosh what a great color Caryn!

caryndisneydiva
10-31-2007, 03:53 PM
Caryn,
I love the new crinnie color! It's so rich. Has everyone else that was concerned about the colored crinnie warmed to the idea now? I think it's really a subtle way to add a bit of whimsy to the occasion. I'm excited to see pics from your fitting tomorrow!

BTW I love #2 pair of shoes! A girl can never have to many shoes!

there is no such thing as too many pairs of shoes!!!

Oh my gosh what a great color Caryn!

thanks! i'm excited about it, i think they're going to look at me like i have three heads tomorrow when i go for my fitting...

disneymeg
10-31-2007, 06:27 PM
Hi C.... ok i LOVE the shoes that you got when you were here at my house. I think you got them from Joyce Leslie?? I love those and I think it will look great with the dress. I dont really like teh boot shoes. It reminds me of 1920 BUT ... i am also a firm believer that this is the most important day of your life (besides your birth) and I think you should be comfortable. If those boot shoes are comfy by all means ... wear boots. If you like the boots wear the boots. I think no matter what, the dress will cover the shoes and you need to like them. I like the crinnie color. It will match us well. I heard about your honeymoon - HOW FUN!!! I wanna come! Can you pack me in ur suit case?? ok im on candy duty and the kids are coming in drones!!!! bye bye

JaxTeach
10-31-2007, 08:29 PM
there is no such thing as too many pairs of shoes!!!

Haha... absolutely! I've tried explaining that to DF for 5 years now, he still doesn't get it!

I love, love, love the crinoline results! What a great match to your bridesmaid's dresses! That shade is going to look fantastic with your wedding dress.

Kristen14
11-01-2007, 09:11 AM
I bought crinolines from Angels bridal last night. :rolleyes1 I got an extra full, and since I'm super short (5'2") I also got the "flower girl" 3 hoop skirt and A-line crinoline. Hopefully I can pick one and get it dyed early next week.

caryndisneydiva
11-01-2007, 09:39 AM
Haha... absolutely! I've tried explaining that to DF for 5 years now, he still doesn't get it!

I love, love, love the crinoline results! What a great match to your bridesmaid's dresses! That shade is going to look fantastic with your wedding dress.

we'll find out today for sure!!!

I bought crinolines from Angels bridal last night. :rolleyes1 I got an extra full, and since I'm super short (5'2") I also got the "flower girl" 3 hoop skirt and A-line crinoline. Hopefully I can pick one and get it dyed early next week.

you're so funny with the flower girl hoop skirt! you're right though, i'm 5'9" and it is just a TINY bit too short for me...so you should be good! i can't wait to see your results, i'm so excited for you!!!

cryssi
11-01-2007, 12:28 PM
you know, I didn't even think about it, but I had to have my hoop skirt hemmed! LOL Luckily my seamstress did it for me no charge...

caryndisneydiva
11-01-2007, 08:08 PM
it was the funniest sight today, walking into david's bridal with my truffle hoop skirt and crinoline, heads turned, people actually stared...is it really that different? i had to ask, it is, they had never seen anything like it...the seamstress looked really confused...i tried to explain it to her, but she didn't speak english...too funny! so the fitting went well, they didn't have to take the dress up at all which is fabulous!!! all she did was add an over bustle, which i love! see pics below!!! i think the crinoline looks good, what do you ladies think???
ignore the really bad shoes, i had to wear the smallest heal possible as my boring ballet shoes haven't come in yet...
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0275.jpg

the bustle
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/caryncraig/100_0274.jpg

i ordered our guest book the other night, my envelopes are being fed-exed to me right now, they should be here tomorrow!!! i can't wait to get my invitations out!!!

Lindsay22
11-01-2007, 09:28 PM
Caryn do you have a picture to post of the front ofyou without the skirt picked up? I'd like to see how the front of you looks. I think the crinoline looks okay but I might need to get used to it. I think the bustle looks as nice as a bustle can look. It doesn't make your butt look bunchy at all.

JaxTeach
11-01-2007, 09:30 PM
The crinoline looks great with your dress! I suppose I can expect stares when I take my crinolines in with me to have my bustle done. Speaking of which, I love your bustle! I have to get a funky bustle since the back of my dress consists of 3 tiers of organza.

Getting the invites out is the greatest feeling... Our's went out 2 weeks ago. Now if people would only get the RSVPs back to us.

Kristen14
11-01-2007, 09:34 PM
Lol, yes it is pretty different. That's why I like it! I never heard of dying my crinoline before you decided to do yours.

caryndisneydiva
11-01-2007, 09:46 PM
Caryn do you have a picture to post of the front ofyou without the skirt picked up? I'd like to see how the front of you looks. I think the crinoline looks okay but I might need to get used to it. I think the bustle looks as nice as a bustle can look. It doesn't make your butt look bunchy at all.

i have to hide all the pics of me. mark actually glimpsed the one with the crinnie as i was uploading it into photoshop...so i didn't do take any!

The crinoline looks great with your dress! I suppose I can expect stares when I take my crinolines in with me to have my bustle done. Speaking of which, I love your bustle! I have to get a funky bustle since the back of my dress consists of 3 tiers of organza.

Getting the invites out is the greatest feeling... Our's went out 2 weeks ago. Now if people would only get the RSVPs back to us.

i'm having the biggest margarita i can find once my invitations are out!

Lol, yes it is pretty different. That's why I like it! I never heard of dying my crinoline before you decided to do yours.
and i had never heard of it before JaxTeach did it! have you seen the crinoline thread on the knot? here it is!!!

Keira1387
11-01-2007, 10:32 PM
I love the dress and bustle. The crinoline it's very different, I really like it!

M&M126
11-02-2007, 09:12 AM
You look fantastic in your dress!!!!!

BayouPrincess
11-02-2007, 10:37 AM
Caryn,
The dress and crinnie look GREAT! I love the rich color of the crinnie. You are going to be a beautiful bride!:grouphug:

chipscinderelly
11-02-2007, 11:05 AM
Caryn - BEAUTIFUL dress!!!

caryndisneydiva
11-02-2007, 12:09 PM
I love the dress and bustle. The crinoline it's very different, I really like it!

Thank you! I've never conformed to anything when it comes to my apparel, the wedding is no different!!!

You look fantastic in your dress!!!!!

Thanks! It fit perfectly, which is weird, because every other time i've tried it on it's been tight!!!

Caryn,
The dress and crinnie look GREAT! I love the rich color of the crinnie. You are going to be a beautiful bride!:grouphug:

You're very kind, thank you!

Caryn - BEAUTIFUL dress!!!

Thanks!!!

Lindsay22
11-02-2007, 06:18 PM
Everything looks great Caryn! I was thinking, maybe you should have one of your 75 pairs of wedding shoes dyed truffle. They would match our dresses and your crinnie and you'd get a little peek of them too. Just a thought

caryndisneydiva
11-02-2007, 07:18 PM
Everything looks great Caryn! I was thinking, maybe you should have one of your 75 pairs of wedding shoes dyed truffle. They would match our dresses and your crinnie and you'd get a little peek of them too. Just a thought

yeah...i was thinking that as well...we will see...

caryndisneydiva
11-02-2007, 07:27 PM
Nothing seriously new to report today...we registered at Williams Sonoma! That was kind of cool! We weren't going to register, but there were so many things that we didn't have that I didn't know that we didn't have, that it made me excited!!!

I also got my new envelopes...my mother is mad that I'm not going to have the RSVP'S sent to her, but I explained that she is not as organized as i need her to be, and i'm not working right now, so it's fine...she's disappointed, but i think it's best this way!!!

i also went to michaels-AGAIN-to get more stuff for our placecards that came in the mail today AND i bought that color icing stuff that M+M126 got for my martha stweart cookies!!! i'm going to add little flowers to my placecards, im' so excited about them!!!! i'll post pics when done! hopefully tomorrow i'll be able to really get a hold of all these crafts!!!

M&M126
11-02-2007, 07:40 PM
Nothing seriously new to report today...we registered at Williams Sonoma! That was kind of cool! We weren't going to register, but there were so many things that we didn't have that I didn't know that we didn't have, that it made me excited!!!

I also got my new envelopes...my mother is mad that I'm not going to have the RSVP'S sent to her, but I explained that she is not as organized as i need her to be, and i'm not working right now, so it's fine...she's disappointed, but i think it's best this way!!!

i also went to michaels-AGAIN-to get more stuff for our placecards that came in the mail today AND i bought that color icing stuff that M+M126 got for my martha stweart cookies!!! i'm going to add little flowers to my placecards, im' so excited about them!!!! i'll post pics when done! hopefully tomorrow i'll be able to really get a hold of all these crafts!!!

Oh I was gonna tell you this...I'm thinking about adding some crystal sparkles to the tops of the cookie cakes. You can buy it at Michaels too. Do you think that would work on the cookies? I'm glad you found the color flow mix!

caryndisneydiva
11-02-2007, 07:44 PM
Oh I was gonna tell you this...I'm thinking about adding some crystal sparkles to the tops of the cookie cakes. You can buy it at Michaels too. Do you think that would work on the cookies? I'm glad you found the color flow mix!

funny that you should say this...i literally-i'm not kidding about this-stood in front of that section for michaels for like 10 minutes, couldn't find anything that i liked, got annoyed, decided that i needed more inspiration and left...i'm hoping to get to the cookie situation by monday or tues so i can experiment...i'm feeling like i will use something, more than likely sparkles, because that's so caryn/mark, but i'll decide then...BTW the color flow sounds so easy, just add water and confectioners sugar and food color (i chose cornflower blue) and you're done!!! so easy!!!

M&M126
11-02-2007, 07:45 PM
funny that you should say this...i literally-i'm not kidding about this-stood in front of that section for michaels for like 10 minutes, couldn't find anything that i liked, got annoyed, decided that i needed more inspiration and left...i'm hoping to get to the cookie situation by monday or tues so i can experiment...i'm feeling like i will use something, more than likely sparkles, because that's so caryn/mark, but i'll decide then...BTW the color flow sounds so easy, just add water and confectioners sugar and food color (i chose cornflower blue) and you're done!!! so easy!!!

It is pretty easy and it comes out nice and glossy. I liked working with it in the past. I really need to experiment at some point too just to make sure I want to take on this big cookie task!

caryndisneydiva
11-02-2007, 07:47 PM
It is pretty easy and it comes out nice and glossy. I liked working with it in the past. I really need to experiment at some point too just to make sure I want to take on this big cookie task!

i'm with you on that, hence teh experimental cookie session on mon/tues...i'll post results and let you know...

DisneySweetie
11-02-2007, 07:49 PM
i'm going to add little flowers to my placecards, im' so excited about them!!!! i'll post pics when done! hopefully tomorrow i'll be able to really get a hold of all these crafts!!!

Hahaha! I think you and I are going to have very similar placecards. I got my stuff from paper source in the mail today too. I vow not to look at your thread until I have done a mock-up of my placecards. That way I can compare mine to yours without loosing my own vision. Good luck and have a crafty weekend!

caryndisneydiva
11-02-2007, 08:00 PM
Hahaha! I think you and I are going to have very similar placecards. I got my stuff from paper source in the mail today too. I vow not to look at your thread until I have done a mock-up of my placecards. That way I can compare mine to yours without loosing my own vision. Good luck and have a crafty weekend!

DEAL! i'll do mine first thing tomorrow, and then pm you when i'm done with them...

Kristen14
11-02-2007, 08:05 PM
You're gonna make 450 cookies? Do you realize thats 37.5 dozen? I think you need to have a cookie party and invite everyone you know to help out! Maybe you should make them at your parents house over Christmas.

caryndisneydiva
11-02-2007, 08:12 PM
You're gonna make 450 cookies? Do you realize thats 37.5 dozen? I think you need to have a cookie party and invite everyone you know to help out! Maybe you should make them at your parents house over Christmas.

thanks kristen, i was trying not to think about that...;)

i have nothing else to do since i'm not working, i feel like that's about 3 days worth of work...maybe a little bit less than that if i eat a powerbar and drink gatorade all day...the only thing is that it's still HOT in texas, i hate baking when it's hot...it'll NEVER get cool here, it was still 83 degrees today!!!