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Old 05-10-2013, 10:49 PM   #16
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My Dress

So here is me and my MOH at David's Bridal. I still am a little worried about wearing this Dress on the Cruise and in the Church. I am so afraid it wont make it back home in one piece. I know I might be crazy. We'll see. I don't have to decide now.

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Old 05-10-2013, 10:55 PM   #17
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Here is the back.


Here is a closer one so you can see the detail


Here is the moment I first saw myself in the dress


I am starting my work outs and diet on Monday with Weight Watchers and then the gym in my office building. The dermatologists appointment is next month and I am finally switching back to contacts. So hopefully things will stay on track.

I did not get the veil in the pictures because i wanted something longer for our church wedding.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:31 PM   #18
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Ooh I like the dress a lot. I haven't gotten a veil yet but that's because I'm cheap and refuse to pay 200 for one. I found one on etsy that I love and its only 45. Is that the color and dress that your girls are going to be wearing shown in the pic of you and your friend?
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Ooh I like the dress a lot. I haven't gotten a veil yet but that's because I'm cheap and refuse to pay 200 for one. I found one on etsy that I love and its only 45. Is that the color and dress that your girls are going to be wearing shown in the pic of you and your friend?
Well I think if I decide to do that dress on the ship as well then yeah that will be her dress. But if we go the Maxi Dress route I am not sure.

I heard that there is website that you can buy 2nd hand bridal wear or stuff that brides are trying to sell. A girl at work got a bunch of stuff. I will ask on Monday for you.

You could always wear the mouse ears? Just kidding.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:35 PM   #20
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So after reading a bunch of PJ's we have decided that we are going to put a "passport" in our pre-arrival boxes. They will have the envelope, the garment bag, the boarding pass invitation showing the wedding date and time and finally the passport. I am still working on it so I dont have images yet. Its hard not to want to copy everything from the website into this thing. I also don't want to aim the passport only at the inexperienced cruisers. Since there are only four of our group of fourteen people. But then that is it for the pre-arrival package.

Then for the welcome bags I do think that we dont want to overwhelm people. We had always planned to treat people that come on the cruise as part of the wedding party. Mainly because the cost is so expensive how could we not. So we had always planned on getting them a bridesmaid/groomsman gifts which we we have now decided to give out at the celebration. SO in the bags will just be the drinkware, the blanket, the poncho and door magnets.

Feel good that those decisions are made.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:17 PM   #21
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Honeymoon Registry?

So DF and I just set up a honeymoon registry. I know we are sort of having a Honeymoon on the cruise (assuming we get married on the first day at sea), but it just seemed like a neat alternative to your typical registry. DF and I have lived together for so long we do not really need the things that you typically register for.

We are so excited about this. DF was so hoping that our wedding cruise would be the same itinerary as the first one we went on so we could just walk around St. Maartin and St. Thomas and not have to worry about excursions. SO that was also a big factor in deciding to do the registry.

What is everyone else doing?
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Joining in! Your dress is so lovely! I love how soft and flowy it looks, perfect for a cruise wedding in my opinion. The packages you are doing for your guests sounds really amazing! And I love the passport idea, fits in so well with the setting.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:21 PM   #23
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Joining in! Your dress is so lovely! I love how soft and flowy it looks, perfect for a cruise wedding in my opinion. The packages you are doing for your guests sounds really amazing! And I love the passport idea, fits in so well with the setting.
Thank you Nicole, it is so comfy too. I actually found the passport idea on someone else's PJ and decided to make it my own as they say. I will post pictures once I print it out.

Your day is coming up soon. Excited for you
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:52 PM   #24
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Congratulations!

I am so glad I stumbled onto this planning journal! Your pre-arrival bags, welcome bags, and ideas are absolutely fantastic! They also made me feel as if I am slacking in preparing for my own wedding on the Fantasy this October. So... on being totally proactive!
Your dress is so beautiful! I also got my dress from David's Bridal! I went to several of the expensive boutiques but I loved the variety that David's had because my personality didn't match one style dresses. Plus, I found the women at David's Bridal to be way more friendly!

On a side note, we did decide to bring along a photographer. We researched it by going to the knot (wedding site and magazine). You can put in the state or region of the state and type of vendor (south florida - photographer) and it will pop up wedding photographers in the area and who are reviewed, award winning and what not. It was very helpful since we had no idea where to start looking since we are in CA. Hopefully it helps. Not to mention that if you sign up for a newsletter they are always having promotions on their store for little wedding favors and personalized wedding gifts for the bridal party.

I look forward to more posts from you! I feel motivated to get back to planning my wedding. Lol. I feel like such a slacker now.
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WHOA!!! You're welcome bags are awesome, I would love to get on if I were attending a cruise wedding. Also love the dress, I think it's perfect for a Cruise.


On a side note, we too are doing the Honeymoon wedding registry since our honeymoon is Disney World and then the Disney Dream to Bahamas. We have never been on a cruise let alone a Disney Cruise, can you give some suggestions?
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I am so glad I stumbled onto this planning journal! Your pre-arrival bags, welcome bags, and ideas are absolutely fantastic! They also made me feel as if I am slacking in preparing for my own wedding on the Fantasy this October. So... on being totally proactive!
Your dress is so beautiful! I also got my dress from David's Bridal! I went to several of the expensive boutiques but I loved the variety that David's had because my personality didn't match one style dresses. Plus, I found the women at David's Bridal to be way more friendly!

On a side note, we did decide to bring along a photographer. We researched it by going to the knot (wedding site and magazine). You can put in the state or region of the state and type of vendor (south florida - photographer) and it will pop up wedding photographers in the area and who are reviewed, award winning and what not. It was very helpful since we had no idea where to start looking since we are in CA. Hopefully it helps. Not to mention that if you sign up for a newsletter they are always having promotions on their store for little wedding favors and personalized wedding gifts for the bridal party.

I look forward to more posts from you! I feel motivated to get back to planning my wedding. Lol. I feel like such a slacker now.
Courtney - If you need any help with your welcome bags click on the links in my PJ if you see anything you like let me know. I work in the Scwag business and can get help with the cost for you. PM me the item# of anything you like and I will help out in anyway I can. '

I just briefly read the begining of your PJ and found that you met your DF thanks to technology. My DF and I met online as well. First time we actually spoke on the phone (I know old school but it was 9 years ago) we got on the phone at 9PM and were on the phone until 6 in the morning.

David's bridal is a funny thing I dont like the constant phone calls but they had so many plus size dresses that i liked that did not make me look like the stay puff marshmallow man. I tried on 10 dresses that day this one was the second.

We are actually bringing his nephew who is a photographer to take pictures $1000 is a lot to pay so we thought we would put it towards a stateroom and have his nephew come. YAY

Okay going to catch up on your PJ. Seriously if you need anything schwag like PM me and I will help a DCL bride out!
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WHOA!!! You're welcome bags are awesome, I would love to get on if I were attending a cruise wedding. Also love the dress, I think it's perfect for a Cruise.


On a side note, we too are doing the Honeymoon wedding registry since our honeymoon is Disney World and then the Disney Dream to Bahamas. We have never been on a cruise let alone a Disney Cruise, can you give some suggestions?
K - Thanks about the bags, DF and I wanted to give people the things that we were thinking we wish we had when we were on our cruise.

Yeah my family are more cash givers and so we thought it would be a nice alternative for our registry.

Okay so what we did was we registered for another Cruise because we really want to either go back to St. Maartin (where we decided to get married) or to fly to San Juan and do the southern Caribbean cruise. We registered for a whole bunch of the smaller denominations and the a few of the higher dollar amounts. When we sent out our save the dates people actually sent us a few of the DCL Registry options. It was really neat.

Cruising is really great, but cruising with Disney is a whole different experience. If you are able to go with it and get into the "disney" part of it you will have a blast. Try to make friends wherever you go. My DF would talk to a tree if it would talk back so I usually make him lead. But seriously we made friends with our room attendant, the photo guys, our servers and when we were on the Magic we made friends with Tisa who was like the social director and she was a blast.

Make sure you look at the Navigator each night so that while you are at sea you don't miss anything you really want to see.

Also if you are doing an excursion or just going ashore to look around, take the duty free shoping seminar, all the gifts we brought back for our families were free things that we got from going into stores and collecting them or gift with purchase items.

Just try to be in the moment and you will have a blast.
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Okay so i have the first draft of my pre-arrival passport but I cannot figure out how to show it on here. Its in PDF format. If anyone has any thoughts let me know. Would love to share.
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I love what you have planned for the welcome bags. I was thinking of a passport for our wedding, even though its not a cruise. I think we may do plane tickets though as an invitation .
Things are coming together nicely
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Thanks for the info!

I would love to see the pdf but like you not sure how to share...hmmm
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