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MY WEDDING TOAST .... Good memories !
Hello everyone, thank you for coming , and for your good wishes. Not only have our close family and friends chosen to celebrate with Sean and I today, but family from Peru and as far away as Japan, have made a special effort to be here.
It has made such a difference to have been surrounded by our closest friends & family on this, our big day.
To my new parents in law, thank you for bringing Sean into this world, without you we wouldn't be here today! John and I are two people now with one path before us, and we are both grateful for the people and experiences that have shaped us.
FABY , my twin sister , You have been my best friend since we were born .We have been through some difficult times and we have been through a LOT of good times. Thanks for your love you have been an important part of my life for many years and I want to say that I feel honoured to have you standing with me today, so thank you.
To my parents, thank you for everything. You are my model for what marriage should be; many years of laughter, tears, compromise, understanding, dependability, and above all, love. From you both I learnt that marriage is about forgiveness and patience, being together through the good times and never giving up through the bad. I hope that what John and I have is just as special.
And to my wonderful new husband, Sean, well, where do I start? .. I never thought that I would be standing here today. But I am so glad that I am. In you, I have my best friend, my love and my companion in life. Thank you for your love, friendship and support through the rough times, and the joy that you have brought into my life. You are the reason for my happy days and the comfort in my sad ones. who has shown me what love really is. Who cheers my successes and comforts me in my failures.
I look forward to making our dreams into reality and sharing the journey with you. I love you
( LOOK AT PEOPLE )
To everyone, please enjoy the rest of the day, and join me in a toast...To our beautiful guests!"
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This is our list of excursions we are doing during our 7 day cruise. I am using the site to save this info and aslo it may help other honeymooners to get ideas of prices and options!
I can;t wait only 13 days to my wedding yahooooo
@@@@@@ CAYMAN @@@@@@@ SNORKELING 2 people = $ 90
Barrier Reef Snorkel
Description: Experience some of the Cayman Island?s best snorkeling at Barrier Reef. Full Details
Duration: 2.5 Hours
Pricing From: Adult: $40 Child: $40
Reef n' Rays Snorkeling ***
Description: Experience two of the island?s most famous sites on this combination tour ? a beautiful coral reef and the world famous Stingray City. Full Details
Duration: 3 Hours
Pricing From: Adult: $45 Child: $45
@@@@ COZUMEL @@@@ --- MAYAN RUINS 2 people; $100
ATV Jungle Adventure
Description: Maneuver your way through the Cozumel jungle on this unique ATV adventure. Full Details
Duration: 3.5 Hours
Pricing From: Adult: $95 Child: $95
Deluxe Sail, Snorkel & Beach Party
Description: What better way to enjoy the beautiful island of Cozumel than aboard a 65-ft Ocean catamaran. Full Details
Duration: 3.5 Hours
Pricing From: Adult: $55 Child: $55
Exclusive Beach, Speedboat & Snorkeling
Description: Enjoy a fun beach day filled with sea adventures along the beautiful coast of Cozumel. Full Details
Duration: 5 Hours Kajack and snorkling incl
Pricing From: Adult: $66 Child: $50
Mayan Ruins & Beach
Description: Immerse yourself in Mayan history at the San Gervasio archaeological site and then enjoy the beauty of one of Cozumel's beaches. Full Details $50
Duration: 4 Hours
Parasailing in Paradise
Description: Get a bird's eye view of the beautiful beaches and turquoise waters as you soar over Cozumel. Full Details
Duration: 1 Hours
Pricing From: Adult: $90 Child: $90 8mnt in air
Three Reef Snorkeling by Boat
Description: Take a cruise back in time on this sightseeing and snorkel adventure Full Details
Duration: 3.5 Hours
Pricing From: Adult: $55 Child: $55
@@@@@@ BELIZE @@@@@@@@@@@ LANDROVER RIDES $180
Land Rover & Cave Expedition
Description: You'll feel like Indiana Jones as you traverse through raw jungle trails in a rugged 4x4 Land Rover and trek through ancient Mayan caves. Full Details
Duration: 5 Hours
Pricing From: Adult: $90 Child: $90
Summary of Excursions we like and plan to book for our honeymoon. Iam using the site to save the info so I can have it for reference and also it may help other honeymooners! :)
@@@@ ROATAN ISLAND @@@@@ 2people: $156
Jolly Roger Sailing Catamaran & Gumbalinda Park
Description: Have a great day of sailing, snorkeling, and nature watching on the Jolly Roger cruise. Full Details
Duration: 4.5 Hours
Pricing From: Adult: $78 Child: $75
Pirates, Birds, & Monkeys of the Caribbean
Description: Fuel your fascination with nature and its creatures on this excursion to Gumbalimba Park. Full Details
Duration: 1 Hours
Pricing From: Adult: $56 Child: $56
I am thinking on a tan color for a more refreshing look!
* GROOM: ??.... undecided
jacket , shirt and vest in white color
* BEST MAN:
All black tux
All black tux
All White tux
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Wedding time line
I found this online, it helps to plan the wedding time line-
The timing of your wedding is a vital part of the entire wedding process. You are designing, producing and orchestrating a party for 200 of your closest friends and family. This timeline not only assists with the flow of your day for you, the bride, but also for all of your wedding vendors. One very important aspect of the schedule of events is knowing when the photographer is going to start taking pictures. Because that will determine how much time prior to your ceremony you need to take photographs.
Let?s start with your wedding day, what is your first appointment that day? Is it Spa, Make-up, hair? Let?s say it?s your hair and make-up at 10AM and your ceremony is at 4:30, here is my typical wedding day schedule:
9:00 Flowers are being delivered to reception and set up begins
10:00 Hair and Make-up at Spa
11:00 Leave Spa for Hotel to start getting ready
11:30 Personal Flowers are delivered to the Garden Building
12:15 Private time for Bride and Groom prior to pictures
12:30 Pictures begin with Bride and Groom and Bridal Party
1:30 Move to Garden to take photographs with Entire Family
3:30 Leave Garden, everyone head to church
4:00 First Guest at Ceremony
4:30 Ceremony Begins
5:00 End Ceremony (I always give 30 minutes for Standard Ceremony ? its average timing is 18 minutes 37 seconds)
5:15 Bride and Groom take photographs with Minister
5:30 First Guest at Reception for Cocktail Hour
6:30 Guests are invited to Hall for dinner and formal reception
6:40 Announce Bride and Groom
6:40 First Dance
6:45 First Course of Dinner is served
8:00 Father Daughter Dance
8:05 Mother Son Dance
8:10 Toasts and Cake Cutting
8:30 Dance, Dance, the night away
9:30 Bouquet Presentation to sister
9:40 Keep Dance Floor Open until 10:30
10:30 End Reception
This is actually a real reception for us. First, all receptions are different, this is NOT how all wedding receptions go. Secondly, things are done differently in Florida than they are in other areas of the country. Thirdly, we separated the dances at this particular reception because it seems that guests get board easily, and they start talking and joking quite loudly when all three dances are done in succession.
It?s also very important that each one of your vendors receives the same timeline. You wouldn?t want your catering manger to ask you when you?d like to cut the cake, and then 10 minutes later the photographer asks you when you?d like to cut the cake, then 3 minutes later the DJ - having a solid timeline helps create a nice even flow, and everyone is prepared. This also is avoided if you have a Wedding Consultant there to help you control the flow of your day. Because remember, once the reception starts you?ll want it to flow nicely, not necessarily worry about the time you have down to cut the cake.
Remember the more you?ve planned in advance, the less likely you are to worry about things on your wedding day. Happy Planning!
Obviously, all weddings are different and layed out differently but it gives you an idea in how to plan and create your own personal timeline so you are stress free on that special day.
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I need suggestions for my wedding guests....
Our wedding is at 2pm in the afternoon and if we communion should be done around 3ish. Our reception starts at 5pm, because we wanted to be able to take part in the cocktail hour as well and because it takes about 35 mts to get from the church to our reception.
What kind of things can I have for my guest to do in between? Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help! :)
pewbows with flowers
PewBows2 ROSES HANGING TECHINIQUE
TULL AND SATIN RIBBON DECOR
blue silk fan
water bottle labels
in loving memory program
DRINK MENNU CARD
script and sans serif font damsk invite
damask label option
damask thx u
damask address label
invite folio damask
These is my list of DIY , any recommendation or good idea that you think I may be missing?.... ;)
1- Wedding Programs
2- Personalized Tags with monograms and welcome letter for Gift bags
3-T-shirt with Rhinestones w Personalized message
5- Pew Bows (using hydrangeas and high quality hot pink roses) w satin
7- Menu Cards
8-Personalized pen (pink rhinestones, feathers?..)
9-Guest book album online
10- White Ribbons around the pink/ light blue bubbles tubes
11- Tiffany Bows bows to silk fans for the ceremony
12-Boutonniere for groom, best man, My Father
13-Flowers for the reception (2 dozen hot pink ball of roses in torpedo
14- Personalized msg - light blue rhinestone on my shoes
15- Water bottles with monograms
16- Drink menu Card
17- Table numbers
I am so excited ... LESS than 6 Months... I am counting!!!!
Bringing on a reputable wedding planner from the beginning can help alleviate stress as they can source venues and the rest of your vendors for you in far less time, and with access to much more information than you will ever be privy to as a non-industry insider.
Here are some questions to ask your wedding planner when interviewing them:
What time do you arrive on the wedding day and what time do you leave?
If you're expecting your wedding coordinator to oversee strike (the tear down and packing up of the reception) Find out exactly when your wedding coordinator will arrive and how long they will stay on your wedding day before you sign any contracts, sometimes they only stay through the cake cutting or toasts.
Will you oversee the wedding rehearsal?
If your wedding consultant coordinates multiple weddings per weekend, they may not include rehearsal coordination in their services as they may be at another event.
What do you and your staff wear on the wedding day?
Some planners wear suits, some wear dresses, still others wear a less formal yet business chic ensemble. All black tends to be the service industry standard, but this will vary based on your planner's personal tastes and your location.
Do you receive commissions from the wedding professionals you refer?
In this case, commission is a prettier word than kickback, but it is the same thing. This is a very grey ethical boundary and is still a prevalent practice in the wedding industry. If a wedding planner has monetary incentive to refer you to certain wedding professionals, either from receiving a commission from them or by charging them to be on a preferred vendor list, you may not be getting the best vendors or the right people for your wedding. Ask if this is part of their business model and be sure to read the fine print in their contract before you sign.
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Reception time line recommendation?..
Wedding Reception Time line: - Reminder to myself ...
1. Guests Arrive at the Reception?- As guests arrive to the reception site after the ceremony, arrange to have the bar opened so that they can have cocktails and other refreshments as they wait for the wedding party to arrive. If you will be taking many pictures after the ceremony consider having hors d'oeuvres for the guests to munch on until dinner is served. Also you may want to have some soft music playing in the background to help set the mood.
2. Announcement of Wedding Party- ?After the wedding party arrives to the reception site the DJ or emcee will announce them as they make their entrance into the room. The wedding party should line up in order outside of the entrance to the reception room. Traditional order is the groom's parents, bride's parents, flower girl and ring bearer, bridesmaids escorted by ushers, maid of honor escorted by best man, and finally the bride & groom.
3. Champagne Toasts?- Make sure that the toasting is done at a time when your guests are at their seats. If you are serving champagne for the toasts, allow time for servers to pass out the champagne before the toast. The first toast is proposed by the best man and may be followed by toasts from the maid of honor, other relatives, friends or the bride and/or groom. The DJ or emcee should get the guests attention and introduce the best man when it is time for the first toast. For more information about toasting at the reception, click here.
4. The Blessing?
Before dinner is to be served the DJ or emcee can announce that everyone should take their seats for dinner. Then he should introduce the officiant or other designated person who will say the blessing.
5. Dinner is Served?
The bride, groom and wedding party are the first people served for dinner. In the case of a buffet, arrange to have someone dismiss the guest tables one by one to avoid long lines and general disorder.
6. Cut & Serve the Cake
?After dinner, the bride and groom cut their wedding cake together hand over hand and feed each other the first piece. (Play nice please, don't smash the cake into each other's face!) Then the rest of the cake is cut and served to the guests.
7. The Bride and Groom's First Dance
?The first dance at the reception is always reserved for the newlyweds, to mark their first dance as husband and wife. Some couples choose to have this dance immediately after their arrival and announcement to the reception, while others choose to dance after dinner. The timing of the dance is not as important as the sentiment! Choose a song that has lots of meaning for the both of you and this will be one dance you will never forget!
8. Other Special Dances?
After the newlywed's first dance many couples choose to honor their parents, grandparents, and wedding party with special spotlight dances. Traditionally these special dances are kicked off with the bride dancing with her father, followed by the groom with his mother and then a dance with the bride & groom, parents, grandparents, and the entire wedding party announced one by one. Of course these dances are all optional and can be adjusted according to personal preference. For example, you may have the bride dance with her stepfather or delete the wedding party dance if you have too many attendants. After the completion of these special dances, the party begins and guests are invited to join the wedding party on the dance floor.
9. Bouquet & Garter Toss
The bouquet and garter toss are fun to do after the guests have danced for a few songs, the crowd is loose and the party is starting to heat up. The bride tosses her bouquet to a group of single women and the groom removes the bride's garter and tosses it to a group of single men. Then it is said that the person who catches the bouquet or garter will be the next bride or groom. The bouquet and garter tosses are completely optional and nowadays many couples are choosing to drop them from their reception. Nonetheless the tradition is still very popular and always provides lots of entertainment and laughs for all.
10. Bride & Groom's Last Dance?If the bride and groom will be leaving before the end of the reception then this can be spotlight dance, otherwise the bride, groom and all the remaining guests can boogey down together to the last song of the night.
Below is a list of some important items to include on your timeline:
On the top or as a cover sheet:
* Bride & Grooms Name
* Day & day of weding ( Daturday, April 24th, 2010)
*Start time of the Ceremony
* Start time of the Cocktail/Reception
*Ceremoney Venue- with address
*Reception Venue- with address
* Names of the bridal party members( at least 1 ph # for each side
ex. Best man && Maid of honor)
*Vendors Name and Cell & Arrival Times
*Main point of Contact (parents or wedding coordinator)
* Hotel address and phone number where bride and groom will be
staying at the day prior to the wedding and at the wedding night
TIME LINE TIPS FROM A PROFESSIONAL PLANNER: