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Old 10-23-2010, 11:49 PM   #31
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We are also planning on the DREAM in September. We have the Castaway Kay booked for 9-10-11!!!

And eventually, I'll make one of these journals.. Wont be as interesting.. ONe Tux.. normal shiny shoes.. no dresses and stuff..


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Hi Brian! I think the beach is a perfect choice. And just a week before me - Happy Planning!!


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Hi stl figment
I am a StL mom whose daughter was married 9/29 at WDW (Epcot-Japan/Cali Grill/DP Epcot French Isles..It was beautiful..Disney does Magic. Do you have a Wedding Planner for Cruises?
Best of Luck will be checking in to see how your plans are coming along.
Hi to Disney Diva another Stl Disney Bride
Hi ~ Glad your daughters wedding was beautiful, I'm excited for my own. We do have an assigned DFTW planner for the cruise, beyond that I don't, I'm not using a travel agent or wedding planner here.

So in wedding planning news. My future MIL called me yesterday - we all got our assigned dinner times and show times on the ship. Well they didn't match but one quick phone call and it was fixed. We have the 6 pm (main seating) dinner time and 9 pm show time. I think it'll be great so we don't have to rush at all.

Other than that we are just trying to figure out when to spend time in Disney before or after the cruise as future hubby only gets a week off work and the cruise leaves on a Thursday. We also want to have an MK/Epcot photo shoot and if he's not to see me in my dress before the wedding we can't take the pictures til monday. So things to ponder. Any thoughts?
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:17 PM   #32
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Planning....

Finally have more plans in place.

Flying down night before and staying at Pop. After the cruise we are spending Sunday evening-Saturday (way way too early) at All Star Music for our Disneymoon. I'm driving Brent crazy looking at restaurants in order to make dinner reservations.

I am extremely excited that my Maid of Honor is coming over from Australia. She's my Italian sister (lived with my family when I was a senior in high school). She is also bringing my "something borrowed" for the wedding. In sad news, I'm not sure the Best Man is coming. My fiance's brother joined the military so it is looking like he is unable to attend, but we are proud of him for serving.

We booked our St. Louis reception for October 1st. We are slowly working on sending out Save the Dates/Invitations. I have a mock passport invite complete for those coming on the cruise. I am trying to decide on a very cheap option for Save the Dates and Invitations for the reception. I'm also looking on cheap options for food/decor. We don't have a lot of wiggle room in the budget.

I'm thinking of creating post cards through some sort of online template for the save the dates and having them printed at Kinkos (or similiar). I found a couple cute ideas but am work so I will post the links later.
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Congrats on your engagement, I am looking forward to reading more!

I am getting married on CC on 11-1-11! I cannot wait...we also did the passport invites as our invites, they came out great and were a big hit!
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:01 PM   #34
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Save the Dates

Today is 6 months until my Wedding.

I am working on Save the Dates. We are doing magnets (ourselves).

Here's the design:


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Your Save the Dates look great!
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:35 AM   #37
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Have you thought about wording for your home reception? I am stuck with the wording for ours? Thoughts?
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:08 PM   #38
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Have you thought about wording for your home reception? I am stuck with the wording for ours? Thoughts?
I hadn't given it much thought (but good thinking, I should think about it). I searched around on the internet and came up with a few options:

I like this one: We invite you to join us for a fairy tale wedding — the beginning of our happily-ever-after. WEDDING info.

Please join us as our fairy tale continues with a celebration upon our return RECEPTION info.

Here's some other choices:

Please join us for a post-wedding celebration...
An encore celebration will be held...
Join us in celebrating the marriage of COUPLE with a reception marking the return from the wedding...
Please join family and friends in celebrating the Marriage of...
You're invited to the local celebration...
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:28 PM   #39
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I hadn't given it much thought (but good thinking, I should think about it). I searched around on the internet and came up with a few options:

I like this one: We invite you to join us for a fairy tale wedding — the beginning of our happily-ever-after. WEDDING info.

Please join us as our fairy tale continues with a celebration upon our return RECEPTION info.

Here's some other choices:

Please join us for a post-wedding celebration...
An encore celebration will be held...
Join us in celebrating the marriage of COUPLE with a reception marking the return from the wedding...
Please join family and friends in celebrating the Marriage of...
You're invited to the local celebration...
I did some research today as well...I came up with this one that I might use. I know I need to incorporate my parents in the invite since they are helping with a lot of the cost otherwise my mom would be upset.....

Lisa & Quincy along with their parents invite you to come and celebrate their marriage....

But I relly like the one that says "Please join family and friends in celebrating the marriage of..."

So many decisons
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:58 PM   #40
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Dress

Wedding Dress. I bought my dress before I had the a ring on my finger (see Post #8 for 2 sentences on my dress).

Anyways, I didn't feel like I devoted a proper amount of attention to the dress.

So pics (without me in them/and ignore the model, I'm much shorter and have many more curves):

Front

Back

It's lovely. I love the "beaded metallic embroidery" its sooo pretty. The dress also is flattering on my body type. I am on the short (5' 4") curvy side (plus size).

A) It covers my chest and I don't have to worry about it. I don't want the girls to be saying "hello world" on my wedding day. And when trying on dresses, I think that is exactly what some of the dresses would be like.

B) Side draping and A-line is always helpful to a curvy girl. I put it on and said "wow, this makes me look skinny"

C) It wasn't particularly heavy. I was worried about this aspect, as I don't handle heat well, at all. And I picked an outdoor, beach wedding (what was I thinking?)

D) It doesn't have a lot of detailing on the lower half of the skirt, which makes altering the dress easier and cheaper. It needs shortened. And I'm debating having the train cut off so I don't have to worry about it in the sand.

I will say I never got the "this is the one" feeling with the dress (but I love it). I think I was just shell shocked since I bought the dress months before I had a ring on my finger (although we had picked the wedding place, date, already). I don't know that I ever pictured myself as a bride and I'm not a heels, make up, perfect hair, kind of girl, so while I want to be a princess on my wedding day. The whole dress thing was kind of odd to me. If any of that makes any sense.

My mom kept telling me the dress was perfect. And when my grandma saw it, she cried. So sweet. And helped me get over the about all of it.

I'm so excited about the dress now. And am counting down until September.

Note to anyone whose been following: I added a "how we met" to the first page and an index. I'm slowing working to improve my planning journal.
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I think your dress is beautiful. I love that you added the close up picture so we can see the detail of the bodice and the dainty sleeves. You will look beautiful!!

I have seen beach weddings with and without trains so it is up to you what you want to do. Since your dress is lightweight, I am sure it will not drag a sand dune behind you! LOL I actually ordered my dress without a train since I am also getting married on the beach.
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I think your dress is beautiful. I love that you added the close up picture so we can see the detail of the bodice and the dainty sleeves. You will look beautiful!!

I have seen beach weddings with and without trains so it is up to you what you want to do. Since your dress is lightweight, I am sure it will not drag a sand dune behind you! LOL I actually ordered my dress without a train since I am also getting married on the beach.
I didn't order the dress (just picked out and took it home) because it was a store moving sale so I didn't get that option. I'm still debating. If it wasn't for the MK/Epcot photos my mind would be made up already.
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3 months and 4 days to go

We made some decisions.

Flowers:


I decided on hot pink and orange roses for my bouquet. It will look similar to this:



My future MIL is making extra boutonnieres for the dads/grandpas and corsages for the moms/grandmas out of silk flowers. (Update: They turned out beautiful!)

I found a small silk bouquet for my MOH.



They are white with pink accents. She is wearing a blue dress so it should work great.

Cake:

Since receiving our planning guide, we got an email stating that the options have changed for cake flavors. The new options are:

Cake Flavor
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Marble
Cake Filling
  • Vanilla Bean Butter Cream
  • Lemon Butter Cream
  • Raspberry Butter Cream
  • Chocolate Truffle Mousse
  • White Chocolate Truffle Mousse
  • Milk Chocolate Caramel Ganache

We decided to go with the Vanilla Cake and Lemon Icing. With the "Classic Round" style.



Photography:

After really thinking about it, we decided to cancel the MK/Epcot photos. Partially for financial reasons, partially because we decided photos from the actual wedding were much more important to us. Brent has never been to Disney before, so the locations do not have much meaning for us as a couple.

So we are going with the "Magic Package" which for 995.95 (plus the 85 fee for Castaway Cay weddings) we get:
  • 30 5x7 wedding photos
  • 30 8x10 wedding photos
  • 25 wedding announcements (reminds me of christmas cards with your picture, but announcing that we got married)
  • 1 5x7 wedding album
  • 1 8x10 wedding album
  • 1 cd of all images
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Love the dress!!!! It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your decisions! We are 4 1/2 months out and I keep going back n forth.
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Love the dress!!!! It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your decisions! We are 4 1/2 months out and I keep going back n forth.
My planning guide is due 1 month from tomorrow..... So we had to make decisions. All we have left is actual invites, music and the at home reception.
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