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Old 05-12-2010, 08:04 PM   #16
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Your children are beautiful. The dresses are adorable. If my daughter wasn't 12 it would be something I would choose.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:14 PM   #17
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Hello Massachusetts from Rhode Island !!
Congrats on 10th Anniversary Vow Renewal. Wished I had thought of that. We have been to WDW on our 13th and on the Wonder on our 15th. My anniversary is October 1st.

Good luck and may some pixie dust come your way in order to get the additional cabin you need.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:29 PM   #18
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Your children are beautiful. The dresses are adorable. If my daughter wasn't 12 it would be something I would choose.
My oldest daughter is 9. She is borderline "cute-sie". She's starting to like more grown-up dresses, but this one STILL made the cut - and I was able to find one to match for our 4 year old! I told her she could be the MOH but she still wants to throw flowers too! LOL!

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Good luck and may some pixie dust come your way in order to get the additional cabin you need.
Thanks for the pixie dust! It worked - kinda! My SIL had a spot available in her room so we booked my step father there (even though he'll sleep in the same room as my mother)!!!! So he is officially BOOKED! Yeah!!!!
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:43 PM   #19
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Over the weekend, I went to Michael's to look at their selection of silk flowers. I really want there to be alot of floral touches at the VR ceremony. I really wanted an alter arrangement - but it is NOT an add-on option according to the paperwork (something about refrigeration space). They had a great silk alter arrangement made out of an extra large decorative vase, a glass bowl and lots of silk flowers. It was about 3 1/2 feet tall and would have looked great! I was pretty sure I could replicate it- so I spent an hour picking out the flowers to match the "tropical" bouquet. As I walked out the door, I realized I would NEVER be able to transport something that big from Massachusetts to Flordia. I could pack my glue gun and go to town while on the cruise, but I would waste my first evening worrying about completing the arrangement instead of relaxing....:confuse d3
So... I will try to think up another plan...

In the meantime, I picked up a white flower girl basket at Michael's for $6.00. With some of the silk flowers, I decorated it for the girls to hold with the tropical theme of the DCL "tropical" bouquet...







I even tried to throw a "hidden" mickey in there with crystals... All for $8.00! Way better than the $55.00 DCL requests (although I do have to purchase petals still)!
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:40 PM   #20
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You are very talented, the purse looks beautiful!! It goes really well with the tropical theme, and I love the hidden mickey!
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:47 PM   #21
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YAY, another DCL bride! Everything looks so lovely this far! The flower girl basket ---you did a wonderful job with it!
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:24 PM   #22
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You two are an amazing couple!! You really deserve this vow renewal!!

I'm excited for you that your mom can join you! I'll be praying that there is a way for your stepfather to join you.

Your flower girl basket is amazingly beautiful! You matched the flowers really well and I love the hidden mickeys!
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:02 PM   #23
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More planning updates?

I miss having other DCL planning brides around here!
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:07 PM   #24
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Hi all! We're still hanging around - and checking in to the DCL boards quite often...
We paid off our cruise and VR ceremony last weekend! There were moments over the past couple of months that I was not sure if this ceremony was going to happen DH thought it might be better to go an an adults only getaway for a week instead of spending the $$$ but realized this was important as well. The girls are also so excited to be flower girls! So on goes the planning!

I wanted to find an economical way to purchase a dress for our ceremony. A 10 yr vow renewal only happens once (I think ) My original dress is WAY out of date and a size 0 which is about ten sizes SMALLER than I am now (another benefit of childbirth )!!! I went to David's to try on some dresses - and I even found one I liked but decided to wait... In the meantime, I search ebay for custom gowns. Then I found it! A great gown at a great price with all the matching accessories in my size - on craigslist... Okay, I know it is used and probably a possible sign of someone else's misfortune... but we have made it this far - 10 years - so no amount of bad luck is gonna do us in. That was, of course, until the owner opened the box and the beautiful white gown was covered in BIG yellow spots!
She insisted that I take the gown and try to have it cleaned, even though I thought it was hopeless. DH & I went to the dry cleaners and presented them with the dress - they of course, were as discouraged as we were but they said they'd try... One week later, the dress was restored to it's brilliant white beauty! OMG! So alittle bit of wishing and some pixie dust went a long way... Check another thing off the list - dress, petticoat, jewelry, veil, & headpiece purchased! The dress still needs to be taken up about two inches, but I'm waiting for closer to the cruise. I'll post some pics then...
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:59 PM   #25
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We'll be travelling with our close family who already all know about the Vow Renewal. I thought about ordering some handmade invites from esty or ebay but decided I would try again on my own after seeing someone's passport style invite here on the disboards...

I used an online template located here www.ayleebits.com to which I appreciate her kind offer to share it with all of us and acknowledge her hardwork designing it. After I adjusting the template with our information, I printed it out on map scrapbook paper and solid navy to resemble a passport. Overall it was really easy. I left the information really simple - since some in our party have NEVER been to Disney ! I think it came out cute - for a fraction of the price . It didn't take all that long to do... This is my first try - it needs to be cleaned up a bit, but you get the idea!











Hope someone else can use this info to create their own as well!
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:04 PM   #26
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Our cruise is getting closer - and with that, our vow renewal ceremony! Yeah! My DH has been looking for some "beachy" style attire for himself and our little guy. He always laughs when I match the girls outfits - but for once, he wants Ty to match him! We looked here http://weddingtropics.com/ for some matching shirts and linen pants. He likes the black embroidered block look. We got very confused with measuring for sizing and decided to wait since custom sets are not returnable... Has anyone ever used them?
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:47 PM   #27
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We're starting to lock down the final details...

For music we have chosen...
Prelude - A Dream is a Wish
Processional - Trumpet Voluntary
Recessional - Water Music - Hornepipe
First Dance - So This Is Love
Cake Cutting - Bibbidi-Bobbity-Boo
Dancing - Colors of the Wind
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I've also chosen to go with the Celebration Photography Package through the DCL photographers. I've read mixed reviews about their abilities but I figure I will take a chance. I will have family present to take additional pictures and I'm sure I will want to take some of my own !

I am REALLY tossed about what to do about my hair... I want to enjoy the moment and relax instead of chasing our kiddos, so I thought some "alone" time in the salon might be good for me only problem is that I've also heard mixed reviews on the hairdressers. For our first wedding, I was convince I would have been able to do a better job myself. Will I feel the same way this time around? I will practice some styles here at home and book an appointment now just in case... I can always cancel the appointment if I like what I can do. I have long hair - I wonder if the wind will blow it around too much?!? Who knows...
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:06 AM   #28
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The details have been finalized and sent off to Shanda...
I'm assuming she let's you know how much additional you've added on.

Still on the search for Men's attire. Totally impossible to find matching boy's items. Hubby insists on "beach" wear but doesn't like the traditional "Hawaiian" shirt.

I also have to find some brown leather sandals for my 6yo to match his dad's...

Wish me luck
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Haven't had time to update this PJ in awhile.

Our Vow Renewal ceremony on the Dream was on 2/21/11 almost a week ago! We just got home to new piles of now and already miss our warm Disney vacation!

We arrived at port on Sunday around 11am. We were shuffled to the Supervisors desk with all our carry-ons and two huge dress bags. From there, we were brought to the concerige desk where they checked us in along with giving us an invite to meet up with our wedding coordinator at 2:30pm at Guest Services. We were allowed to board with the first group along with our connected stateroom guests. Upon boarding, we went to Guest Services and dropped off the dresses to Rufaro (who we were told was our wedding coordinator by Shanda). We headed to the pools to enjoy some time with the kiddos until our stateroom was open! In our room we received a wedding invitation for our ceremony, another invite tomeet the coordinator at 2:30, two robes hung up, and a fruit platter. At 2:30pm, My DH & I returned to Guest Services to find that Rufaro was switched out with a gentleman named Panos. Panos took us to a conference room to chat about the details of our VR. We again asked for an outdoor location but one had not been located. He said it was crowded and not private on deck. He didn't seem to realize why I thought it was important.
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We asked to see the Outlook Lounge since my Mother was watching our kids and we had time - unfortunately, he had to meet with another couple and offered to show us it another day. He was okay - I just wish I had someone coordinate who was excited about meeting couples getting married. I didn't feel that from him...
As advised by Panos, I headed up to the spa to meet my wedding hairdresser! Her name was Amanda and she was the best! Not only did she take time to talk hair (with excitement) but she gave me a tour of the spa and its treatments!

On Monday (aka VR day), we headed out to Nassau for some shopping. We returned to the ship at noon for lunch and relaxation. At 2:00pm, I went to Senses to meet up with Amanda. She spent an hour twisting my hair into curls. She applied my head piece and veil. I hurried back to my stateroom to dress the kids. Once they were all set, I started to get dressed. At 3:40pm, my DH and kiddos headed up to the Outlook Lounge with Panos who also delivered my bouquet.
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