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This will be short & sweet, I promise.
Everything and I mean everything was perfect! It was a fantastic day. Everyone had a great time, the weather held up for our photos (as soon as we walked into the hotel it started to pour). The food was great, the dj was awesome and everyone was up dancing all night long.
It was exactly what I wanted....all around!
The candy table at the end of the night served along with wedding cake (for those who wanted) and cheese/crackers/fruit was perfect!
I just cannot get over how fabulous everything turned out and how much fun everyone had.
At the end of the night my husband's little cousin (age 10) came up to me to say good bye and said "Amanda was it everything you had hoped it would be?" I told her "yes it was...it was perfect"
She was so sweet. She was beaming when she asked me that and there was a little sparkle in her eyes when I answered. That was a great way to close off the evening for me (and her I'm sure). She's so cute.
Anyways ladies, I am off to San Fransisco for our honeymoon tomorrow and I will be sure to share some pictures when we get back.
Thank you for all the support and kindness through the whole planning process and I wish all the ladies who have not yet had their weddings all the best in the world. And to those who have....congrats!
See you in a week~
I cannot believe that my wedding is actually tomorrow! Wow!
This week has been a worldwind rush to say the least. Between the last minute wedding things, the soon to be inlaws staying with my fiance & I in our small apartment and the many many many out of town guests arriving....phew is all I can really say.
I know that I have needed to stop and catch my breath a number of times. Partially because there's just so much going on and partially because I really do not like being the center of attention. Yeah yeah, I know I know tomorrow is going to be over the top all eyes on us. But it's actually been that way all week. I'm not complaining I'm just saying it makes me uncomfortable.
We are so very fortunate to have so many people coming from near and far to attend our wedding and celebrate with us tomorrow. Even some whom we did not expect to be able to come, are here.
Last night my parents hosted an out of towners tea/coffee/dessert thing at their house. It's funny because when we first discussed this idea, my future mother in law figured there wouldn't be many out of towners so we should really just go to a restaurant and do a full out of towners dinner. I put a stop to that idea a long time ago and thank goodness my mom was on my side of this one.
We have exactly half of our guests from out of town. My arguement was that it would be like hosting a whole nother wedding dinner and that I did not want that nor was I willing to arrange for or pay for that....no way.
Thank goodness his mom lost that one, there were 40 people at my parents house last night....and that's not even all of the out of town guests!
Today we are getting manicures and pedicures (just the girls & I and my mom & soon to be mother in law) then we have our rehersal with the wedding coordinator this afternoon. Then we (the bridal party only, which is just immediate family) are off to the Japanese Village restaurant for a rehersal dinner so to be speak. Just a chill calm but fun dinner with our immediate family only. I am certain it will be perfect!
The Japanese Village is one of those restaurants whereby the chef comes out and cooks your food right in front of you and its a whole show. Its great fun.
Then tomorrow is the BIG DAY!!
I am gonna sign off now, but I wish all of you the very best and I cannot wait to share how everything turns out. I am sure it will be amazing!
Congrats again to everyone!
My wedding is fast approaching and that's awesome! My sister has informed everyone that she is moving to Toronto (4 hr plane ride away) the day after the wedding to return to school. Yup, she just found out last week that she was accepted and has decided it's logical and doable to pack her life into 2 bags and move across the country. She went to find an apartment this week and she's coming back just hours before my bachelorette party (Saturday!) that SHE is planning along with some of my friends.
Then I found out yesterday that my best friend has decided (seriously just that day) that as of Oct 1 she will be taking an unpaid leave of absense from her job and also go to Toronto (which she absolutely hates) and maybe travel abit and go here and there and everywhere!
I fully know that I'm being 100% selfish and rediculous but I feel like everything is happening all at once and way too quickly. I feel like these super important people in my life are desserting me, eventhough I know in my heart that they are going in an attempt to find the love of their lives and gain some independence. I get it, I do, I just feel so emotional and this is too much for me.
I lived in Toronto for a number of years and loved it. I even met my fiance there but I just feel so unsettled about my sister & best friend moving at the drop of a hat, so to speak. I mean, neither of them actually planned anything here and they are just making a quick decision and that in and of itself stresses me out and makes me worry about them both.
I know they are big girls and can handle themselves but I am worried nonetheless.
That's right ladies...my big day is just 11 days away. As others have also experienced, this site shows that it's only 10, but in reality it's 11 days away.
We are both getting super excited for the big day. His parents are coming into town on Friday and although I admit I fear they will drive me a bit crazy (our place isn't big enough for 4 adults and a small dog to be together comfortably) I know they are only trying to help.
We have a few things left to do, but nothing major:
- need to pay remainder owing on cake, hotel and decor/flowers
- need to get disposable cameras, glass beads for centerpieces and cake topper to decor/flower team
- get place cards printed and give to day of coordinator
- get candy for candy buffet to day of coordinator, along with fancy cake knife and other small stuff that she will set up for us
- pick up alcohol on Friday Sept 4 and deliver to hotel along with liquor liscense and all receipts for alcohol purchased
-pick up my dress and bridesmaids dress and mom's dress (Saturday August 29)
- confirm one last time with hair dresser & make up artist (just to be sure)
I think that's it....I'm most likely missing stuff, but so far this is what I think is outstanding.
woooo hooooo....so excited!!!
I just wanted to say that I feel so much more relaxed and at ease now that my dress is here. Now we can move forward and finish up our last minute details. wooo hooo
Such a relief. It's like a massive weight has been lifted off my shoulders!
I hope everyone is doing well and getting excited for their big day! I know I am.
Thanks again for all of the support.
The Dress is finally HERE!!
Long awaited and thankfully it's finally here!
I will spare you all the gongshow story of what actually happened and only tell you the basics....
Denilor Bridal in Edmonton has been having financial troubles and yet they are still technically in business. They haven't been paying their suppliers and therefore the dresses have not been coming in. My wedding is now in 24 days and I only got my dress last night.
Alfred Sung (Jai International) SUCKS!!!!
After many frustrating phone calls to the supplier (Alfred Sung/Jai International) and many attempts to pay them directly for the dress...they finally agreed when I told them that if they couldn't do this then I would have to go elsewhere for a dress and they could keep their dress and sell it to someone else.
They threatened me and yelled at me (granted I yelled too) but talk about crap customer service. They lied to me throughout the summer, lead me to believe I would get my dress with plenty of time and even blamed me for the store not paying their bills. Because afterall I should have pushed harder.Are you kidding me?
In the end I paid the manufacturer directly, to their chagrin and they shipped me the dress directly! This has been going on for many many months already.
I realize that some brides may be comfortable waiting till the last minute to choose their dresses, to order their dresses and to receive their dresses, but that is just not me! I am a planner by nature and I ordered this dress in November 2008 (that's 10 months before my wedding date). I am not comfortable waiting till the last minute to get this stuff taken care of no matter what others do.
Bottom line Alfred Sung/Jai International has horrible customer service and I feel for anyone who is getting screwed by them. Denilor Bridal in Edmonton is sadly beyond the point of struggling now and they are likely going out of business very soon. The owner (liar) claims that she is "retiring" when in reality her business is failing and she is simply too unwilling to admit this out loud.
I hope for the sake of all brides out there that they have been as direct and firm as they possibly can when trying to deal with either of these companies. I wish you all the very best and I hope no one else is dealing with the same crap that I have been dealing with, although I know I am not alone in this one unfortunately.
Thanks for the support everyone while I freaked out .
I do not believe that a company should put this much unnecessary stress on a bride as it gets closer and closer to her wedding day. I think that is horrible and these businesses should know better.
This is of course my "polite" voice talking now...there have been too many tears shed over this and I am thankful to say that it's finally done.
Now we fight for my 50% deposit back from Denilor....we'll see what happens there!
So we're getting closer and closer to the wire (43 days to be exact!) and we called today to find out/confirm that the manufacturer of my dress is still on the ball. Turns out, he is! He has both of my dresses (the regular length and the tall length). We asked that he send them both together on Monday so that they will arrive at the store on Tuesday.
Since I'm leaving NY to return home from school tomorrow that will be perfect timing. I am not retunring to work until August 1 so that means that I have a few days to get some running around done...particularly to get my dress, pay for it and take it the heck out of that store.
I've decided I am not taking any more chance with this store and i've found another seamstress who will be able to make any necessary adjustments.
Phew. It appears that things are maybe going to work out. Otherwise we'll just all have to wear blue jeans I guess.
thanks for all the support everyone and hopefully the next post I write will be true and full confirmation that the dress is in my hot little hands!
OMG, it's coming up so soon. I am both excited and nervous about it...Im only nervous about my wedding dress and I'm excited about everything else.
We've started getting responses from people (RSVP's) and so far we've only got 4 people not attending.
It's coming together... I just need my wedding dress and then all will be great!!
I am ready to marry the man I love so much. I still have a bunch of things to do...get my dress, my sister & mother's dresses, ensure that we know who is and is not able to come...minor details ;)
I just know that I cannot wait to marry my best friene!
I am sure you all know what I'm feeling.
All the very best to everyone!
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What do I do about this wedding dress gongshow?
This freakin wedding dress is going to be the death of me! I still dont have it and I'm still waiting and there's still no response about anything. All I know is that the regular length one is apparently in Toronto at the manufactures office waiting for the longer one to be there in order to send them both together.
Sounds great, doesn't it?
Well in reality I am still completely in the dark and going absolutely nuts over this damn dress.
I have no assurance that the stupid wedding dress store won't go file for bankruptcy or anything before my wedding (it's possible). I have no assurances that they will actually not sell my dress to someone else who either is waiting or simply walks in. I don't trust this store at all!!
I am soooo mad I cannot even type properly.
I do not need to this crap and I've had enough.
My mom & sister both do not have their dresses either and they cannot get a response from anyone at the store OR the manufacturers who keep telling htem to call the store...
I have only 65 days till my wedding. I am a regular girl. I'm tall and I am not a size 2 so I cannot simply go in and pick up another dress somewhere else off the shelf.
What do I do? What can I do? What should I do?
Lastly, this picture is obviously not appropriate because I don't have a freakin wedding dress to be screaming in... ahhhhhhhhh