Sam and Mike's(well mostly Sam's) 10/29/10 non-prof photos Glad I did/didn't Update

Discussion in 'Planning our Happily Ever After' started by Pirate's Princess, Apr 15, 2009.

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Which dress?

  1. Dress one

  2. Dress two

  3. Dress three

  4. Dress four

  5. Dress five

  6. Dress six

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  1. polynesianbride

    polynesianbride DIS Veteran

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    I agree that it's hard to find good dresses with straps- everything is strapless now it's so annoying- even when wedding dress shopping just by wanting straps it took away sooooo many choices. Alright here's my 2 sense on the bridesmaid dresses... I really like the first dress you posted (that's shown in peach), the 3rd one (shown in white), the 5th one (shown in brown), and of the Watters dresses I love the one on the far left! So you've got some good options to work with- I think I would go with what you can get the right colors in though!

    As for balancing the 2 sides this is what I would do... I recently saw a wedding and their was a female attendant on the grooms side and she was in a black dress that matched the bridesmaids dresses and it really blended in nice with the tuxes (I wish I would have saved the pic bc it looked so nice and I wouldn't have pictured it that way unless I saw it). So I would do groomsmen with black tuxes and green vest, and the girl on the grooms side with a black dress with a green sash. Then the bridesmaids in a dark purple dress with a green sash. The man of honor could have a purple vest if he would agree otherwise I think he would look fine with a green vest and then just have him with a purple boutonierre. I think all the bridesmaids and the female grooms attendant could have the green umbrella... thus unifying the 2 sides. So the grooms attendant wouldn't look that different from the bridesmaids (only difference is black dress instead of purple) but she would blend in more with the groomsmen. Hope that makes sense.... just an idea for you!
     
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  3. polynesianbride

    polynesianbride DIS Veteran

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    Also you may want to check out www.ariadress.com they have sashes on most of their dresses and quite a few with straps plus lots of color options that you can mix and match however you want!
     
  4. LLLBelle

    LLLBelle DIS Veteran

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    Somehow I didn't realize that you were doing the parasols in place of flowers, that's a great idea, I love pictures with them :thumbsup2
     
  5. Pirate's Princess

    Pirate's Princess Sam

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    Aw, I hope you had fun while you were out of state. I'm not quite worried about the body shape issue. Most of them would fit into most dresses and the one that really won't...won't fit into much and honestly doesn't care. She's comfortable in her own skin.:)

    Thanks Vanessa for the site. I really haven't checked yet I just googled green paper umbrella. I plan on my brother standing with me. Actually we're doing a Chuppah and my 2 brothers will be on my side and his sister and brother (his BM) will be on his side. I wasn't even thinking about the arm issues. I just don't want girls pulling up the dress or want any "accidents". I just had the idea I started with and I'm trying to think of these ideas and figure out which is best. But I do like the multi-color. Thanks! And I won't forget my :cool2:

    Adelia, you are the best! I really like that site. I found some dresses I liked, and I like the peek-a-boo skirts. Prices are pretty decent and they'll send out free color swatches...vs. $15 a color from dessy :scared1: And I love the idea of the female "groomsmen" in black (or grey actually) It's great! Definitely in the consideration.

    It's quite alright Laurie. I love those pics too! Especially Vanessa's! Plus way cheaper. And I also don't like the idea of bridesmaids with flowers.
     
  6. MainStMandy

    MainStMandy DIS Veteran

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    Oh I like that picture of the Watters dresses in different colors, very pretty!!

    This is kinda what I meant
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  7. pezaddict231

    pezaddict231 DIS Veteran

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    My favorites are the first ones and the Watters ones! Have you brought any of your girls to try them on yet, because that might narrow it down real quick! :thumbsup2 Sometimes certain dresses are just cut weird, and especially with tea length sometimes they are way too long and you'd lose the shape of the dress if you hemmed it.

    I love the umbrellas, so pretty! Those will look great in pics, and if you do that instead of flowers it'll save you a bundle too! ;)
     
  8. tiggersam00

    tiggersam00 Dole Whip addict... and proud of it!

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    I have 5 total, 2 MOH's and 3 BM's. I love the watters and watters dresses, but the Jay Bari dresses will look really nice in the same color too. I think as long as you can see samples side by side you will be able to make the choice no problem:goodvibes
     
  9. Chilly

    Chilly RIP Tag Fairy

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    I like the Watters dresses, they also look like they could be used again at a party.
     
  10. figment fan21

    figment fan21 Can't wait to be a Disney Bride!

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    I agree!!! Any of them would be great.... and I also like Mandy's idea of the same color, different tones look! :thumbsup2
     
  11. Pirate's Princess

    Pirate's Princess Sam

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    Thanks Mandy! I really like the way that looks!

    Having the girls try them on is a bit of the problem. Most of them don't live around here. So I'm hoping to find some and just try them on myself to get an idea.

    Well at least I don't feel bad about having a lot of BMs. I think I prefer the watters dresses better but the first 2 jay baris would go well. We tried going to the big bridal store around here yesterday but it was closed. I feel bad because it's still over a year off but the truth is, the BM choices really determines a lot, including the colors of the wedding. If we love a dress in a different color, we may go in a different direction. We've decided on centerpieces regardless and we're going to go with the linens provided at LSS. So the colors will be in the diamond confetti for the centerpieces, chair sashes at the ceremony and BM dresses.

    That's a good point Claire. Thanks!

    I do like the different tones look, that's how we were feeling initially except throw in tones of green too instead of just the purples.

    And to complicate things even more, here are some of the aria dresses:

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    The first 5 are the ones I like and the strapless to the right is just to show how I'd do the peek-a-boo skirt and alternating sash color. I still think we could do those in the different tones of purples, with the sashes and under skirts tying them together. Or even add in the greens too!

    I really like how the aria site has examples of the dresses on real women to see how it fits on other sizes besides 2. AND they send FREE fabric swatches so I sent away for some.
     
  12. Chilly

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    That is good.

    Good luck picking!
     
  13. Pirate's Princess

    Pirate's Princess Sam

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    :scared1::eek::eek::sad1::sad1::sad1::sad1::sad1::sad1::sad1::confused::sad2::sad2:

    So this is me upset. Today I emailed my WC because I was concerned about the MK shoot (from the main board...it does count towards mins) I also asked about table set-ups since we want to preliminarily plan tables/seating and which snowglobes to buy. Well I was sadly informed that since October, there is no more outside floral inside the parks (which I knew) but that also referred to the snowglobes. I'm so upset. The snowglobe centerpieces were perfect for us. I'm not a floral girl...at all and I DON'T want floral centerpieces, at least nothing that I've seen so far. I mean I'm sure I'd settle for something different, and honestly the ones I'd like wouldn't cost more than the snowglobes. But I really had my heart set on that idea.

    Also I realized my favorites jeans (which I've had for years) have a hole in a place that I can't really patch and that's always upsetting.

    END OF DRAMA QUEEN RANT.

    Actually by the end of typing that all up, I don't feel too upset. I'm still sad, but it could always be worse right?
     
  14. LLLBelle

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    I'm sorry to hear about them not allowing the snowglobes. I agree with not wanting flowers as well. Maybe you can look at candles, or floralytes. I'm not having a disney wedding, so I'm not too much help on the logistics, but there are still many different things you could do that use little or no flowers.
     
  15. MegKate

    MegKate 2010 UMaine Graduate... now unemployed. What to do

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    I hope my drama didn't rub off!! EEK!!

    That truly stinks!! I would think that the Disney Florist would be able to buy the ones that are sold INSIDE the park and set them up that way. To say no snowglobes in general doesn't make any sense to me. BOO!!! :headache:

    (And I hate to hear of the impending death of a favorite pair of jeans.:sad2:)
     
  16. Chilly

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    Will Disney Floral not do Snowglobes then for you? They said they would do vases with ornaments in for me.
     
  17. malibustacey

    malibustacey Son of a building block! Its Woody! .... its... Pr

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    thats crazy! i wanted to do something like that because i cant justify spending a fortune on table flowers and at least a snowglobe can last forever and you can give one from each table to someone (well thats what i was thinking of).

    I think we should protest! :wizard:

    I want snowglobes or something similar and i wanted to buy them myself too!
     
  18. MainStMandy

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    Awww that sucks! I am sure whatever you decide on instead will be beautiful!!! Maybe Disney has some other suggestions...you can't be the only bride EVER to not want floral centerpieces. Hang in there...you are right, it could be worse!
     
  19. polynesianbride

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    REALLY?!?!?! NO SNOWGLOBES???? That is silly- they're DISNEY snowglobes... not just random snow globes! I think that's taking the "no outside florist" rule a little too seriously:mad: Just talk with them- they have to have atleast some other option that's atleast comparable to snowglobes that they can add their premium price to:lmao:

    I'm glad you like the Aria dresses- I love the peek a boo skirt too! I would do either green dresses with purple skirts and sashes or purple dresses with green skirts and sashes... or you could alternate... or you could do the bridesmaids in one and the groom's attendant in the other... so many options! Let me know what you think of the fabric swatches when they come!!!!
     
  20. figmentfan814

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    I wonder where that "October" date came from because we were planned our wedding almost 2 years ago that was the rule too. I would definitely talk to your floral manager instead of the wedding coordinator. My floral manager is the one who worked out things with our snowglobes even after my coordinator said she didn't think it was possible.

    She told me that as long as we were providing something that Disney didn't offer that we could include it in our centerpeices. We still had to purchase anything else - candles, petals, ivy, etc. from them. Plus, we were responsible for having someone setting them out (during cocktail hour) and picking them up after the reception. In fact, our guests carried the snowglobe boxes out to the bus at the end of the reception. I designated my two hostesses to put them out on the tables.

    I wouldn't give up yet. There were some things that I was told no about at first, but I kept trying. Definitely talk to floral next and say that you will have someone responsible for putting them out and picking them up. They told me that the reason they limit some items is because they don't want to be responsible if anything gets broken.

    If they say no, ask them if they offer the snowglobes as an option since that's what you want (which they don't bringing you back to your first point that you want to provide them since Disney doesn't). Don't give up hope, try, try again :goodvibes
     
  21. Pirate's Princess

    Pirate's Princess Sam

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    Thank you all for your support! I will definitely keep the idea in my mind and it is definitely something to bring up when we sign our contract and meet our WP and the florist.

    More ideas...so I've been trying to figure out budgets and stuff and it's very evident that you can spend $20k REALLY easy for this wedding. Got to be careful. And I'm totally in love with a newly found wedding blog: greenweddingshoes.com and I found this AWESOME wedding hair: [​IMG]

    I figure I would just wear that awesome tiara/headband I have found on etsy
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    and these small drop pearl earrings that DF bought me when in Disney (and pearls we found from Pick-A-Pearl in Japan)
     

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