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Old 09-18-2011, 08:53 PM   #46
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I love your planning journal so far, can't wait to see how everything turns out!
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:58 PM   #47
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Another thing checked off the never ending list. Just ordered our toasting flutes! I ordered them from Arribas Brothers in Disney. We will have them engraved when we get down there! I love them, can't wait for them to get here!
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:35 AM   #48
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I am trying to cut the cost of our centerpieces for our Welcome Dinner in EPCOT. If anyone has suggestions and pictures of things they are doing or have done that would be awesome! Right now we are doing 3 vases filled with gel that glows and Mickey confetti inside. We are spending almost $600 on this stuff so I would like to cut it back a little!
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:59 AM   #49
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I bid for a cake server set on ebay and won today!! It is the Walt Disney Classics Collection Cinderella Romance. It was brand new and I paid $15 for it with shipping!!!! I was very excited and its Disney! I wasn't really fond of the new cake set Disney has and some of the other ones I found online were at least 70 bucks so I was so happy with this! I will post pictures when I get it.

I am also trying to figure out what to get my Bridesmaids. I have been thinking about doing a duffel bag with their initials stitched on them since it is a destination wedding. I ordered the one I am thinking about for myself so I could decide since you can't return them because they are personalized! I also bought these small mickey pendant necklaces for them when I was in Disney for our planning session. They were really inexpensive but I loved them! I am also taking care of everyones hair. Anybody else have any suggestions??? I don't know how much I should be spending or if the duffel bag idea is weird. I have tried looking for earrings but haven't found anything I liked.

For the flower girls I am doing a basket filled with all Disney things. It is both of the girls first trips so I thought I would get them first trip items! For one of the girls I went with a Tinkerbell theme and the other princesses. I got autograph books, pens, pin trading starter sets, sunglasses and t-shirts that say Disney World 2011. I figure now they are ready for the parks! I will give them their gifts ahead of time so they can use from the beginning of the trip. The ring bearers have been to Disney a lot so I did something a little different! They have gotten big into pirates because of the new Jake and the Neverland Pirates show. Of course you cant find any merchandise from that show so I just did a regular pirates theme. They are getting pirate trading pin starter sets, t-shirts and a pirate cruise from the Grand Floridian. DF has yet to decide what he will be getting the groomsmen.

I was also trying to figure something out for my parents and my aunt who is doing a lot of diy stuff. I was going to do a spa day and golf for the guys but it is just to expensive. I decided I would get there tickets to MVMCP and I booked a dinner at the Brown Derby for our first night since nobody else will be down there.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:47 PM   #50
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I am following along...I absolutely love your dress and the choices you have made with floral and table linens. I am not sure if you have decided on centerpieces but I was reading somewhere on here that some people used something called wanderfuls. The website is wanderfuls.com and if you choose the right colors you could make it look really elegant and it would also serve as a favor. I just thought they were really cool looking.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:22 PM   #51
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Thank you! I can't wait to see everything all done! We have actually picked our centerpieces, thought I posted a picture but I guess not! That site is really cool I wish I knew about that for my shower. Everything looks so fun on there!! We can't use outside vendors for our reception because it is at the Atlantic Dance Hall
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:02 PM   #52
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I bid for a cake server set on ebay and won today!! It is the Walt Disney Classics Collection Cinderella Romance. It was brand new and I paid $15 for it with shipping!!!! I was very excited and its Disney! I wasn't really fond of the new cake set Disney has and some of the other ones I found online were at least 70 bucks so I was so happy with this! I will post pictures when I get it.

I am also trying to figure out what to get my Bridesmaids. I have been thinking about doing a duffel bag with their initials stitched on them since it is a destination wedding. I ordered the one I am thinking about for myself so I could decide since you can't return them because they are personalized! I also bought these small mickey pendant necklaces for them when I was in Disney for our planning session. They were really inexpensive but I loved them! I am also taking care of everyones hair. Anybody else have any suggestions??? I don't know how much I should be spending or if the duffel bag idea is weird. I have tried looking for earrings but haven't found anything I liked.

For the flower girls I am doing a basket filled with all Disney things. It is both of the girls first trips so I thought I would get them first trip items! For one of the girls I went with a Tinkerbell theme and the other princesses. I got autograph books, pens, pin trading starter sets, sunglasses and t-shirts that say Disney World 2011. I figure now they are ready for the parks! I will give them their gifts ahead of time so they can use from the beginning of the trip. The ring bearers have been to Disney a lot so I did something a little different! They have gotten big into pirates because of the new Jake and the Neverland Pirates show. Of course you cant find any merchandise from that show so I just did a regular pirates theme. They are getting pirate trading pin starter sets, t-shirts and a pirate cruise from the Grand Floridian. DF has yet to decide what he will be getting the groomsmen.

I was also trying to figure something out for my parents and my aunt who is doing a lot of diy stuff. I was going to do a spa day and golf for the guys but it is just to expensive. I decided I would get there tickets to MVMCP and I booked a dinner at the Brown Derby for our first night since nobody else will be down there.
yay for getting your server set on ebay!! what a steal!!
How much are you looking to spend on your girls?? I am currently obsessed with etsy and have a few things in mind for my girls:
one is to get them personalized wine glasses:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/78427249...and-painted-on


Not sure how girly your girls are, but I also really like these wristlets from etsy (they can make them in any color for you):
http://www.etsy.com/shop/murwati?page=3


If you really like personalized bags, I also got a catalog recently and found bags that I think were pretty inexpensive for embroidery (and theyre cute!)
http://www.ballarddesigns.com/ballar...ed-items/42338


You will have to let us know what you go with!! My girls are wearing dresses with one shoulder, so no necklace, but I am also thinking of maybe getting them a bracelet from dogeared. They have them specifically for bridesmaids and flower girls (www.dogeared.com)

For your DP decorations, are you allowed to bring anything into Epcot or you can only get from Disney direct?
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:33 PM   #54
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Yay DF and I finally had our engagement photos today!!! This was the third attempt and the weather finally cooperated. It was a perfect day to shoot, it was a great temperature and the clouds were great for photos. We spent 3 hours with our photographer shooting all over the New London, CT area. We did some shots walking along the streets with graffiti walls. Then we went to the train station and did a few photos there. From there we went to an abandoned lighthouse. It was amazing, so beautiful. It was really windy here so hopefully we got some good pics, my hair was blowing everywhere. The views were amazing though! Then it was off to Harkness State Park. We did some great photos along the grounds of this old mansion. We then walked down to the beach area and did some beautiful shots there. It was great to work with our photographer. We learned a lot for the wedding. We were both a little uncomfortable at first but by the end Bob told us we were pros! He said we got some great shots and will be really happy when we see them. By the time we were done Df and i were exhausted. I can't wait to see the photos

I missed this! Yay for all the locations! That sounds so fun, especially the abandoned light house, beach etc. We are taking ours in October but haven't talked to our photog about locations yet. I'll have to keep yours in mind! Can't wait to see them!!
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:17 PM   #55
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yay for getting your server set on ebay!! what a steal!!
How much are you looking to spend on your girls?? I am currently obsessed with etsy and have a few things in mind for my girls:
one is to get them personalized wine glasses:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/78427249...and-painted-on




For your DP decorations, are you allowed to bring anything into Epcot or you can only get from Disney direct?
This is really cool! I love that idea. I was thinking I'd spend $75-100 because they have to travel. I don't know if thats a lot though, I feel like its if I did less it would be cheap. I just keep thinking I am putting people out to travel, everyone keeps telling to stop thinking like that though

We can't bring in anything to the DP

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I missed this! Yay for all the locations! That sounds so fun, especially the abandoned light house, beach etc. We are taking ours in October but haven't talked to our photog about locations yet. I'll have to keep yours in mind! Can't wait to see them!!
It was really cool, he picked some amazing places and we got some really different settings which was fun! I can't wait to see them all.
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Just a quick update: our invitations are in route and will be here Friday!!!!! I am so excited, feels like Shelley and I had been working on these forever. We will be sending them out by Monday because are cutting it close with time
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Hi Ashley! Just joining it, but I love everything you have so far, its going to be just gorgeous! And I love the tall white floral inspiration! hehehe it was from my BFFs wedding in March! Im so glad to know that stuff we all post is helpful to others! Cant wait to read more!
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I am trying to cut the cost of our centerpieces for our Welcome Dinner in EPCOT. If anyone has suggestions and pictures of things they are doing or have done that would be awesome! Right now we are doing 3 vases filled with gel that glows and Mickey confetti inside. We are spending almost $600 on this stuff so I would like to cut it back a little!
We had practically no decor at our DP in Epcot. We had Cindy's coach confetti and that was it and to be honest I don't think anyone noticed! I don't think it's needed as much as in a reception hall because you've got so much going on around you - guests are awed that they are VIPs in the park, plus you've got the scenery, the noise of the park, and then the fireworks show. Also, for our DP, the tables that were set up were smaller than regular tables, and our guests had brought more "stuff" with them - purses, bags, etc (I think because they are in the park they think they need to carry stuff with them!) and all that stuff ended up on the tables. I was really glad in the end that we didn't go crazy on centerpieces or decor because unless you spend a LOT of money and really dress the place up, most of it will be lost on your guests. I think you have a really easy way to cut $$ here without anyone noticing. I hope that makes sense!
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Our cake is going to be three tiers round. The picture below is the design we using. The bottom and top layers will match our linen color and the middle tier we wanted the design to look Cinderella's Coach. Pamela had to check with the bakery to make sure we could do this. I was crossing my fingers, I love the look of this cake! Good news is we did just find out they can do it

Top tier: vanilla cake, buttercream filling
Middle tier: almond cake, amaretto filling
Bottom tier: marble cake, raspberry filing



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We are using the Cinderella table linens that are in Francks. The cake is matching the table cloth blue color. We will being using the white chair covers with matching blue bow as well.


I just wanted to say that we used that table setting for our reception and it was gorgeous! I fell in love with it at Franck's. It will look awesome in ADH. I really thought the crushed linen added a nice touch - it was softer than the usual satin or cotton table coverings.
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:15 PM   #60
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Hi Ashley! Just joining it, but I love everything you have so far, its going to be just gorgeous! And I love the tall white floral inspiration! hehehe it was from my BFFs wedding in March! Im so glad to know that stuff we all post is helpful to others! Cant wait to read more!
Oh that is so cool, I love what she did. It is so pretty I can't wait to see how mine turn out. The floral was the part I couldn't wait to pick out.
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