Rachael and Euan's Wishes Wedding! 10/07/13 WP/EDF

Discussion in 'Planning our Happily Ever After' started by rachaelk101, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. ChristineNic

    ChristineNic Mouseketeer

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    A comment about your F MIL's dress opinion -- October in Florida can still be quite hot and humid. I can't imagine wearing a long, satin gown for an entire day/evening.
     
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  3. Summer Daydream

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    I'm sorry you're having problems! I think that you can politely thank her for her input, but in the end, the only people who have to like the dresses are you and your fiancé, and the girls wearing them. She may not realize she is coming off harsh, either.
    I think that if you love All-Stars then get your pictures there, especially if it has special meaning to you. Those pictures will definitely be unique since all I see usually is GF pictures.
     
  4. ariel_

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    Ooooh loving this PJ so much already! Hello from yet another Scottish couple :wave2: We are both from Glasgow but we are living in England at the moment. I love the Scottish touches you are bringing to your wedding - Highland Cathedral is a gorgeous piece of music.

    Have you thought about having plain shoes and having some tartan added? Most kilt stores will have swatches of tartan available. Also for your garter! I'll probably have my clan (Farquharson) tartan in my garter!

    We were celebrating Robert Burns Day yesterday - he was a bit like Scotland's Shakespeare and he wrote poetry in traditional Scots dialect in the 1700. There are plenty of romantic poems, maybe you could have a reading!

    Can't wait to hear more, love the story of how you guys met, so romantic and whirlwind! Have fun in Scotland soon :)
     
  5. rachaelk101

    rachaelk101 Earning My Ears

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    Hi! Lovely to hear from yet another Scottish couple :) I'm already having my garter made to have his tartan in it which I am SO excited about, and that's a good idea for the shoes! I'm still having a hard time deciding what I want to do for shoes but I will figure it out eventually :) When/where is your wedding?
     
  6. rachaelk101

    rachaelk101 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks everyone for all the posts and support. I have good news!!
    I have booked Kevin Knox for our wedding and I have also booked Beaute Speciale for our wedding! I will be having my flower girl, FMIL, and 3 bridesmaids all getting ready in my room with me so it should be a fun day :)
    Times going by so quick now! :thumbsup2
     
  7. ariel_

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    That's awesome - I love how you have taken on the Scottish traditions! I'm having a hard time deciding on everything, I don't know how we are all supposed to be able to chose one dress, pair of shoes, colour scheme! I'd like to have three of each :) we can't book until May but we are hoping for a Sea Breeze Point wedding in February 2014 - fingers crossed.
     
  8. rachaelk101

    rachaelk101 Earning My Ears

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    Ok so big update! Thanks again everyone for all the support about the bridesmaids dresses...I still haven't decided on anything yet.

    SO a few weeks ago one of my bridesmaids told me she won't be able to afford the trip and get time off because she is starting college in september, and THEN my maid of honor told me she can't make it either because she lost her job and won't be able to afford it :sad: But I've asked my cousin to be a bridesmaid and she is really excited about it so I am feeling better, and like I picked the right people this time.

    Euan and I have booked a 2 week stay at Old Key West for the wedding to stay with his mom and sister, as they live in Scotland and since Euan is moving to Florida with me, it may be the last time he sees them in a long time. :(
    We also got the dining plan, which is totally new to me and I've come up with a lot of restaurants I really want to go to, so let me know which ones I can't miss and are the best! Give me your opinions!

    The Yachtman's Steakhouse
    Whispering Canyon
    California Grill (this one's a maybe, Euan's terrified of heights)
    Portobello's
    Tusker House
    Coral Reef
    Le Cellier (Euan's favorite)
    Les Chefs de France
    Via Napoli
    Tutto Italia
    Tony's Town Square (Lady and the Tramp is one of my absolute favorite movies so I really want to go there)
    The Plaza Restaurant
    The Crystal Palace
    and Be Our Guest (Belle is my favorite princess so I will be over the moon at this!!)

    I have also decided I want to get my pre-ceremony photos taken at the Yacht Club, because I just really love these photos...they're stunning. I would absolutely love my photos to turn out as beautifully as these, i LOVE these locations. P.S. if these are your photos and don't want me posting them please let me know and I will take them down.
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    So to save some time and money I have decided to stay at the Yacht Club the night before the wedding, as well as the night of the wedding, and the night after. This also saves the hassle of my groom having to check in during our wedding day, and having to get all of our stuff there and check out the very next morning.

    We are having a welcome party for all of our guests at our house in Kissimmee, the night before the wedding because guests aren't allowed to bring wrapped gifts into our reception unless they are inspected, so we just decided to have everyone bring them there, and it gives people a chance to talk and meet anyone they haven't.

    I haven't decided on when to have our rehearsal yet, because we really want it to be at the wedding pavilion, so we are just going to leave open the 5th (two days before the wedding) and the morning/afternoon of the 6th (day of the welcome party) so that we can hopefully get the wedding pavilion. Is it common to get to have your rehearsal there? I am also thinking about doing my hair and makeup trial the day of the rehearsal or party, which do you think it would look better for? I am going to have my hair all down and curly for the wedding, but at the end of the trial I am going to have them put it up kinda like this so Euan doesn't see until the day...
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    We have been working on our invitations and have chosen the pocket invitation look. We are going to have 3 inserts titled, Itinerary, Welcome Party Info, and RSVP, as well as the RSVP envelope. The invitation itself will be navy blue, and the inserts will be ivory. The layout will look like this...
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    The main invitation on the inside will look like this...btw ignore the writing, it was purely just an experiment and I left out the word invited, ha!!
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    We have also been working on place cards, deciding that our place card holders will be...
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    Our tables will be named after parks, so we have a Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Water parks table. We did an experiment which was really fun. We already had our guest seating chart figured out so we stuck the table numbers in a hat and drew them out to randomly decide which table was getting what theme park. As for the place cards, we picked ten of our favorite rides from each park, and we did the same thing. Luckily, the bridal party table ended up being the Magic Kingdom table, which is my favorite park, and I got Jungle Cruise :cool1:
    We started playing around with what they will look like, and came up with a few ideas...
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    Let me know what you think of them! That's all for now :):thumbsup2
     
  9. mariapicardikenyon

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    Good morning, Nicole. Would it be possible to send me the Facebook link? Thanks
     
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    Nicole, my name on Facebook is Maria Picardi-Kenyon. If you would friend me that would be great! Thanks much!
     
  11. mariapicardikenyon

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    I saw the pic of your wedding dress you posted and the only adjective I can think of 2 actually, are feminine and elegant. It's your day, don't let anyone upset you.
     
  12. mariapicardikenyon

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    Hi, Rachael. You're going to love the dining plan! The restaurants I recommend are:

    Yachtsman Steakhouse
    California Grill
    Narcoosee's
    Via Napoli
    Portobello
    Be our guest

    The yacht club is a beaitiful environment. Your photos will be gorgeous!
     
  13. 1000HappyWishes

    1000HappyWishes I know every mile will be my worth my while.

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    Joining in a bit late-sorry for that! You two look absolutely adorable together!
     
  14. djsmith

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    the plans seem to really be coming together!

    i like the ideas for the seating chart with the parks then assignin each person a ride wish i was having a sit down reception so i could steal it lol :dance3:

    hope u got things sorted with the bridesmaids dresses! :bitelip: its an awkward situation but like i said on facebook jus message me if u ever need to chat/vent/moan about FMIL or anythin else as i would b in the same situation if i hadnt started keeping things a secret from fiances side of the family. when i went to my first wedding fayre FMIL and FSIL came wi me and my mum and sister and i decided to cut them out there an then, FMIL was goin round after me keepin mental note of everythin i looked at, takin leaflets/business cards off of people even tho i already had leaflets or cards from them an asking for prices etc. i think if she'd had money on her i really believe she would'v been booking things there an then for me without consulting with me first. Needless to say after that i'v only been to more wedding fayres either myself, with my fiance or with my mum an sister. At the time FMIL and FSIL were talking about doin a dress shoppin day as a big group but what i actually did wass go dress shoppin with my mum an sister without telling anyone an i'm still keepin it a secret that i'v found my dress only my mum, sister an u guys on my pj know! :woohoo:
    on the topic of money this is always hard when someone is paying for somethin as its tricky to accept their money but still get what u want :blush:
    i'm lucky that FSIL an her husband have offered to pay for our invites an she just let me pick, i still felt like i had to get "approval" of the design and price from her first before ordering tho (luckily she loves them as much as i do :lovestruc)
    an FMIL is only paying for the mens kilt hire(which i'm leaving fiance to choose an organise) an the meal on the wedding night which we'v not yet choosen a restaurant for but since she's never been to disney i hope she'l leave it to me to pick although i will probably end up sending her menus for approval as well.

    anywayz just remember its ur wedding (well urs an Euan's!) an if its not what u want then u'l look bck with regret instead of happiness, stay strong while ur living with FMIL an stand up for the things that r important to u an i'm here if u need a friendly ear. Also remember she may be putting up all this resistance as she feels like she's losing her son, ur taking him away from her an this is her way of feelin like she still has a little control. (my FMIL has this issue it sometimes causes a lot of tension an sometimes arguments if i'm not careful :furious:)
    Debra
    xXx
     
  15. mariapicardikenyon

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    I agree, ladies that in laws can be difficult. I will say, however, that if they're offering to contribute they should at the very least be shown what you're thinking of. I see nothing wrong with seeking their opinion about the invitations or anything else if they're helping financially. Hopefully our marriages last a very long time, and I think it will be easier if everyone respects one another and considers everyone's feelings.
     

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