Aimee & Brent's Dream Wedding~09/17/11 Castaway Cay~Update Wedding

Discussion in 'Planning our Happily Ever After' started by stl_figment, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Goofy4Ever

    Goofy4Ever DIS Veteran

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    Thanks for the info. As much as I would love to do the MK shoot, I do not think it is our budget :( Neither of our parents have offered anything towards the wedding, but we were not banking on it either. I am trying to keep the cost below $6,000 for both the cruise & the at home reception...probably unlikely if we have to do a more formal reception to please the future MIL...she is afraid to go on the cruise.

    Keep posting you planning...I look forward to reading more.
     
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  3. Shannon1984

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    Hi Aimee! I'm anxious to read more of your planning. We will be getting married on the Dream cruise right before you and will be on yours for our honeymoon! Have fun planning I'll be reading, maybe we can share ideas.:idea:
     
  4. stl_figment

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    You will be on our cruise? How exciting. And I'd love to share ideas (or steal them) :)
     
  5. Shannon1984

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    Yep! We are all booked! My parents are coming too. Is there a Thread for that cruise yet? I haven't checked because I have been on the other threads.;)
     
  6. stl_figment

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    I haven't see a thread yet. Do you have a PJ?
     
  7. Shannon1984

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    No I was thinking about it but I don't think I'll have enough time to keep up with it.:confused:
     
  8. Shannon1984

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    I love your dress!! It's beautiful!:love: Especially at that price!
     
  9. stl_figment

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    Hi ~ Planning has been non-existent as its still really far away.

    But I am working on getting the MK photoshoot scheduled. Just have to decide between the 5 am and 6 am time...
     
  10. bdps2011

    bdps2011 Earning My Ears

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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.. :)


    Brian
     
  11. BammBamm

    BammBamm Earning My Ears

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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:goodvibes
     
  12. stl_figment

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


    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 :confused: 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?
     
  13. stl_figment

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    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. :banana: 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. :)
     
  14. PrincessTinker11

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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!
     
  15. stl_figment

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    Today is 6 months until my Wedding. :bride:

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

    Here's the design:


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  16. KristiLyn

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    It's looking great!!! :thumbsup2
     
  17. PixieDust1969

    PixieDust1969 Happily Married on Castaway Cay!

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    Your Save the Dates look great!
     
  18. Goofy4Ever

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    Love your STD!!!!
    Have you thought about wording for your home reception? I am stuck with the wording for ours? Thoughts?
     
  19. stl_figment

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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...
     
  20. Goofy4Ever

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    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 :rotfl:
     
  21. stl_figment

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

    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):

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    Back [​IMG]

    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 :eek: 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 :scared1: 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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