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Old 01-08-2009, 11:15 AM   #16
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Wow, I love them all, but the last one is beautiful!!! Who is that made by?
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:17 AM   #17
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Wow, I love them all, but the last one is beautiful!!! Who is that made by?
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I LOVE your dress!! Looking at your pictures is one of the reasons that I want a dress with a pick up skirt. Where did you get yours, and what style is it?
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:28 AM   #18
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Thank you! I really love the look of the pick up! My dress is by allure bridal. http://www.Allurebridals.com I bought it at a local bridal store. The style number is 8329. Here is a stock picture of it:
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:41 AM   #19
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Thank you! I really love the look of the pick up! My dress is by allure bridal. http://www.Allurebridals.com I bought it at a local bridal store. The style number is 8329. Here is a stock picture of it:
Gorgeous!! I love it in that gold color as well! Since this is a VR, I can't decide if I want white, or something more similar to this.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:43 AM   #20
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Flower girl dress

My daughter will only be 3 at the time of our ceremony, so I wanted something to suit her. I was going to get her a dress with the pick up skirt as well, but I think it looks a little mature for her.
I think that this is the one I am going to order:

It suits her better!
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:46 AM   #21
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Hair issues

The other issue I'm facing (well I have many!! ) is about my hair.
I normally wear it in a cute little pixie cut, so it is usually really short. I decided to try and grow it out for my VR, so it is a mess right now. I just want a small tiara and no veil. I don't know if I should cut it back off, let it grow, or get a wig!!
This is the way it normally looks:

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Old 01-08-2009, 01:53 PM   #22
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Hi!! Your invitations are so cute! good luck getting your contract down to a managable price!!

Your little FG dress is so adorable!!
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:37 PM   #23
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Wow Tanya!

I just got all caught up on your PJ. You have done so much so far. Everything looks great. I love your dress choices, good luck finding the perfect one.

You do have a cute pixie cut. I wonder if you are able to grow it out just a little if you'd be able to add bouncy curls around it - think Christina Applegate in Samantha Who and a short version of Kathryn Heigl's newer cut???? I'm sure you will come up with the perfect style/look for the VR.

I hope to be able to help with information regarding the Swan. Like Michelle said, your best bet is to probably cut down your contract to the bare minimum and then add on later. Their packages are very customizable.

I did not stay at the Swan, but keep checking their page and the discount page here on the Dis. They are always offering various discounts on their rooms.

Your kids are adorable!!

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Old 01-09-2009, 10:28 PM   #24
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Hi!! Your invitations are so cute! good luck getting your contract down to a managable price!!

Your little FG dress is so adorable!!
Thank you! I have another version of my invites that doesn't have the hidden mickey's behind them. I am so indecisive about things, so I pick like at least 2 of everything! I've got to catch up on your PJ as well. I love that you are doing a VR too!
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Wow Tanya!

I just got all caught up on your PJ. You have done so much so far. Everything looks great. I love your dress choices, good luck finding the perfect one.

You do have a cute pixie cut. I wonder if you are able to grow it out just a little if you'd be able to add bouncy curls around it - think Christina Applegate in Samantha Who and a short version of Kathryn Heigl's newer cut???? I'm sure you will come up with the perfect style/look for the VR.

I hope to be able to help with information regarding the Swan. Like Michelle said, your best bet is to probably cut down your contract to the bare minimum and then add on later. Their packages are very customizable.

I did not stay at the Swan, but keep checking their page and the discount page here on the Dis. They are always offering various discounts on their rooms.

Your kids are adorable!!

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Thanks so much! I am a compulsive planner. I want to get everything done way in advance so I don't worry about it.
Also, thanks for the hair advice. I have let it grow since that picture was taken. (It grows at a snail's pace) It's now down to just below my ears. I can probably get it about shoulder length by the ceremony. That's the way it was when I 1st got married, and there was enough for an updo and curls. I'll probably cut it all off again afterwards though!!
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:10 PM   #26
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My ramblings for the day

School has started back for me, and I should be doing my homework, plus processing a foreclosure (I am a Realtor, as well as a photographer, and a full-time student.) Yet, here I am, enjoying the boards.
Both Randy Chapman and Michele from Justmarry got back with me today. The date that I want is open for both of them. I also found out that the deposits required for both is half of the contract price. Not too bad. I just paid a bunch of bills, including tuition and books, so it is going to be another month before I am able to book. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I'll still get my date!!!
With paying for school and the state of the economy, I am still nervous about booking everything. Dan, my DH, and I have talked about all of our options:
A VR on the cruise line sounds like a lot of fun, and we would get a vacation along with the VR for about the same price as the Swan. But I don't think that anyone would come with us. My mom could probably come along with her DF, and possibly Dan's sister and her DF. That would be it. We want to share the experience with others. So we go back to the Swan.
Then we could do a DFTW, but we would have to do an Escape package with the bare minimums, and that's not what I want. If I add in all the extras, we probably would have to do it in 2010 or 2011. Is it worth the wait? Can I justify spending that much money on a VR? People are losing their homes and their jobs, and I want to get married again? I feel like I am being really selfish!! At the same time, my DH and I never get to do anything for ourselves. We didn't even take a vacation last year. So we think that we should do this for ourselves, but maybe scale it down a bit. So again we come back to the Swan. It's on Disney property, and it can still be magical. And I still have the possibility of a castle shoot.
There is also the Shades of Green. I think that we are going to use it as a back up. The pics I have seen are really beautiful, and it is a lot less money, but there is no castle shoot. (We could do it in regular clothes, but that's not as fun!!) We would also have to do everything ourselves, and I think that I would rather pay the wedding planner to do some of it. I really want it to be pretty. So we are back to the Swan.
I guess I will just have to keep planning for now, and see what the next month brings us. We have 6 weddings booked to photograph already for the next couple of months(that's a lot for our area), plus our tax return coming. So I think that I will be okay. I might even have enough for a horse drawn carriage. We get a ton of stuff for the money, and I feel that it is a value. Especially compared to the very little we get with a DFTW. But this is a VR. So should I go all out?
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:12 AM   #27
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Change of Plans

So after much debating with my DH and family, we have decided to do a VR on the Disney Cruise Line. It will most likely be just myself, my DH, my DD & DS. I don't think that any of our family will be able to make it. So we are going to have a simple church ceremony when we get home with a dinner party afterwards. That way all of our family and friends will be with us to witness our vows, and we still get to do our dream wedding.
This whole thing started off with us being barefoot on the beach, and then we decided for the money we would spend on that, we would rather it be something worthwhile. So then we decided that we wanted to do it at Disney, but we can't afford the price tag of the DFTW. So then we went over to The Swan. But they have not been the nicest to me. Michele from Justmarry has been wonderful, but The Swan has not been helpful in anyway. Also, my DH and I do not like the locations that much for the ceremonies for our size group. Then I found out the amount of money it would be for something we really aren't excited about!! I want it to be what we imagined, not what I have to settle for.
Then there was the issue of the castle shoot. We want this so badly, and DPS said they would offer it to us, but only if we had our ceremony at the Swan, and only if we also stayed at the Swan. Then that turned into us also using them for the ceremony photography! Then they said that if we didn't book it soon, they might revoke their offer! I am not too happy with them at the moment. I don't want to put a huge deposit down on a location that I don't like for a photo shoot that I may not get!!! I was planning on using Randy Chapman. But since I can't take him with me on the cruise, I might just book a session with him after our MK shoot.
So here is my new plan:
A short - probably 3 day cruise in Dec of 09 or Jan of 10 with a VR ceremony
I am hoping to get to do the ceremony on Castaway Cay.
I want to do a MK photo shoot when we return, along with breakfast at Chef Mickey's - ( I am determined to go there in my dress!!)
Possible photo shoot with Randy that same day
A couple of days at Disney for a little vacation - not a real Disneymoon with the kids
Then have a Cinderella themed at home ceremony when we return.
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DCL is such a great option!! I'm so very excited for my VR on the beach! Yup, barefoot on the beach is the only way to go!! Your kids are going to love it! And compared to DFTW and S&D, it's such a deal!!

Well....the 3 night on 12/10/09 is booked but you can call Cathy and see what other days will be available for your VR!
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:23 PM   #29
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DCL is such a great option!! I'm so very excited for my VR on the beach! Yup, barefoot on the beach is the only way to go!! Your kids are going to love it! And compared to DFTW and S&D, it's such a deal!!

Well....the 3 night on 12/10/09 is booked but you can call Cathy and see what other days will be available for your VR!
My DH & I are really excited now that we actually made a decision!! I have so many questions for you other DCL VR ladies!! But I will get to them eventually!
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:07 PM   #30
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My SIL text message me today and said she would go with us!!!! I am so excited! I might be able to talk a few more people into going as well.
I am so glad we made this choice. I wish I could book it like now!! But we just got our WDW annual passes today!!!!! I am so excited - we are going to MK next week.

So it will have to wait for a month before we can book anything. I am hoping to do the three day cruise for Dec. 3-6. Hopefully, it won't get booked all up before we have the money to reserve it. But we are flexible on our dates.

Also, my DH wants to be really formal - tux with tails, etc. So I think that we will do it on deck 7 and save the extra $1,000 for our MK shoot. I don't know yet. I'll have to see how much money we make in the next couple of months, and what we get back on our tax return.

Here are some pictures of projects we've been working on...

These are some of the things I got on sale after Christmas at Wal-Mart. The little bags I got for favors at $0.25 a piece. I got bows for decorations, but they will have to be for our church ceremony. These are the Mickey ornaments I am making for favors. I still have to tie bows on them and a loop for hanging.


Here is the first RB pillow I made. I don't really know how to sew, so the ears are a little lopsided on this one! I think that it's going to end up going to my daughter. My DS said he wouldn't carry a pink pillow anyway.
Here is the second one I made:
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Pew bows with larger mickey ornaments
My cake topper I scored for $20 - It's in my china cabinet with all my stuff from our 1st wedding
My fabulous shoes!!!




If we do our VR on the beach, I'll get some flip flops too.
This is a stainless steel ring I found on ebay for CHEAP for my DH. He's going to wear it on his right hand. I am getting a small diamond anniversary band.
Well, I better get back to work..
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