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#51 Chlotoe

Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:04 PM

Finally home after going away to Townsville to look at places to have the wedding. We have now decided on have all of it at the Mercure... Its so pretty there.

I also found my dress, i'm in love with it.

I have one question thought. We were thinking about cars and since our ceremony and reception are at the same place i was thinking we might not need cars but ten i was thinking if we wanted to go to te beach and get photo's. What would you do. At the Mercure there is beautiful places were you can take photo's.


#52 follies

Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE (Chlotoe @ 13/03/2012, 02:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have one question thought. We were thinking about cars and since our ceremony and reception are at the same place i was thinking we might not need cars but ten i was thinking if we wanted to go to te beach and get photo's. What would you do. At the Mercure there is beautiful places were you can take photo's.


I would ask the hotel if they had a car to use for the day (and if they charge) also would you and your family be hiring rental cars for the trip? as unless you want a vintage bentley in your photos it really isn't important.

Also I would scope locations before deciding on any of this as you don't want to waste your day driving around for "the perfect shot" that doesn't exist.

#53 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:06 PM

We aren't getting wedding cars and our reception venue is about 4 blocks from the ceremony venue. But the best man is bringing his done up HQ wagon, so that might be in the pics as well as give us a lift back up to the reception place.

ok ladies, I found an AWESOME website! I just bought a new wedding dress, because I found a dress I feel in love with! Custom sizing, including petticoat, shipping for under $350! They also do custom bridesmaids dresses and have cute shoes and bags and even veils and guest books and ring pillows! They have a special on shipping atm, so I only paid $30 shipping! The dress was originally $1200!!!

Anyway.. the website is lightinthebox and they have bridesmaid and mother of the bride dresses too!

#54 follies

Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:19 PM

Just noticed that yesterday a post I did weeks ago has been edited yesterday to remove a quote from a post that has also been removed... The Post removed seemed to be no more than an ad for their wedding site and my response was questioning this. I am actually glad the post was removed and am wondering why didn't pick it up before.

Anyway hopefully I should be able to show everyone my ring next week, still an antique art deco but we downsized to a smaller one as the one we chose before in hindsight was ridiculously big. Now just have to get this one resized as it is too big. so, yay!

#55 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:08 PM

also check out www.fashionlande.com

i got my bm dresses from them for a total of $99.98 each INCLUDING shipping original.gif

pussydids, your dress will be here within about 12 days... when i ordered mine it took 10 days from lightinthebox original.gif

#56 Chlotoe

Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:33 AM

follies - We have decided that we aren't going to need cars as we are also staying at the place we are getting married.

We were talking last night and we are thinking of having a candy bar buffett with all different lollies and sweets. What do you think??

#57 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:13 PM

QUOTE (Mumma Bear :) @ 14/03/2012, 10:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
pussydids, your dress will be here within about 12 days... when i ordered mine it took 10 days from lightinthebox original.gif

Was that a custom dress?? I can't wait to get my dress! Though my sugar free diet seems to have started working and I've lost 1.5kg in the last week and a half!

QUOTE (Chlotoe @ 15/03/2012, 11:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We were talking last night and we are thinking of having a candy bar buffett with all different lollies and sweets. What do you think??

I love the idea, but I think it depends on your guests... our guests would love it, and I am still tossing up the idea of forgoing cake for it! (We are having dessert platters too!) So unless a cake falls out of the sky, I am thinking it will be easier to just get a bundle of lollies in jars and give everyone a bag and they can take them home!

#58 follies

Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

QUOTE (Chlotoe @ 15/03/2012, 11:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
follies - We have decided that we aren't going to need cars as we are also staying at the place we are getting married.

We were talking last night and we are thinking of having a candy bar buffett with all different lollies and sweets. What do you think??


Just googled "candy bar buffet" and the cutest images popped up. There is so much you can do with it.

#59 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:41 PM

My only issue is that my colours are mainly ivory and silver, with touches of gold...

That leaves me with milk bottles, hersey's kisses and gold coins LOL There aren't enough ivory and silver lollies hehehe

#60 follies

Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:56 PM

QUOTE (PussyDids @ 15/03/2012, 08:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My only issue is that my colours are mainly ivory and silver, with touches of gold...

That leaves me with milk bottles, hersey's kisses and gold coins LOL There aren't enough ivory and silver lollies hehehe


Silver and Gold Lindt balls, white sugar coated chocolates, hearts wrapped in foil, strawberry and creams...?

#61 follies

Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:04 PM

Macarons (am having a macaron bar at mine), marshmallows, marzipan, white jelly beans, custom boiled lollies (you can get your names in them), mints, peppermint lollipops, white chocolate mouse cups with edible gold foil...

now I am getting carried away.

#62 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:06 PM

Here is a good blog on Lolly buffets



#63 Chlotoe

Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:17 PM

For our wedding cake, we are having cup cakes with a little cake on top. So we were thinking having them and lollie buffet so they can have a cupcake and lollies.

My dress is Ivory and BM are going to be in black and trying to figure out where i can put blue into my wedding..



#64 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:07 PM

I'm having a faux flower and brooch bouquet, so I am having 1 blue brooch. What about some blue in your bouquet??

#65 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:20 PM

QUOTE (Chlotoe @ 15/03/2012, 09:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For our wedding cake, we are having cup cakes with a little cake on top. So we were thinking having them and lollie buffet so they can have a cupcake and lollies.


Are you having dessert too? If not then cupcakes and lollies would be awesome. People could eat the cupcake and then take a bag of lollies with them.

That is why I am thinking it's one or the other for us... I think dessert and cake and lollies is too much.  We are having dessert platters, which is why I am kind of leaning towards lollies, but everyone keeps telling me we have to have cake! I'd just do a small one, but I think you kind of have to serve it to everyone! Otherwise I'd just make a small one, and keep it for us LOL

Edited by PussyDids, 16 March 2012 - 06:20 PM.


#66 follies

Posted 16 March 2012 - 10:31 PM

Finally got the ring today, took a while as he wanted to put a different diamond in the setting (family stone) but!!! it is too big and we don't want to get resized until after the baby is born in case of a swollen fingers ring cutting situation. Am just going to stuff tissues in the back til then.

#67 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:49 AM

follies, picture!!!!

I should get mine next week, hopefully! I went in this week to try it on, but now I've lost 1.4kg this week! In theory I could be 50kg lighter by the wedding, if that happens, I am willing to pay to get it re-done!

#68 follies

Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:46 AM

Trying to work out how to put up a picture without using flicker or any of those image sharing sites that then claim ownership of the image. Could possibly link it to my twitter, but then I would be very identifiable.

#69 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 17 March 2012 - 02:18 PM

You need your own hosting wink.gif

I am getting frustrated by vendors. I have rung around a few places about getting backdrops and ceiling canopies and none of them bother to call back or reply. So I've decided to just do it myself.

#70 follies

Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

All my hosting is business related.

#71 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:39 PM

How is everyone going?

I'm almost finished planning, just have to wait to buy things LOL People that know about our engagement and know my plans have asked "are you getting married in April 2012 or 2013??" because I've pretty much done 90% of it. Reception planning is 100% done. We've booked the ceremony venue, and are seeing inside on Saturday (there isn't much choice it's a tiny town and we aren't allowed to marry in the church, given that we are heathens!) It's gorgeous from outside and will look good in the pics and I am sure that is has country charm inside wink.gif

I have lists of all the things I need to buy, things I need to do, packing lists for when we are going up there for the weekend of the wedding... oh and a list of what order to do things in terms of decorating.

I just need to organise a celebrant and the cake... but I am waiting on the cake until I chat to a friend next week. I'm waiting until things are quieter before I organise a celebrant.

Two more weeks until we can officially tell the world we are engaged (our family know, but we haven't told DSDs yet, and we want to tell them in person, and we don't see them until Easter.) Hopefully I have my ring before then!

Edited by PussyDids, 21 March 2012 - 08:43 PM.


#72 Chlotoe

Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:41 PM

Has anyone having any problems with any bridesmaids at all.. I am having a horrible time with one as i can't stop crying. Being cring for the last 3 days straight...

#73 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:25 AM

aww Chlotoe sad.gif  *hugs*

What is happening with your bridesmaids??

I am pretty lucky my sister is my MOH and my other bridesmaid is great (she's doing all the makeup and hair) and she is coming this weekend and we are going to check out the venue.

#74 CarlieB

Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:53 AM

Well DP and I travelled up to Coffs Harbour over the weekend to check out the venue and we love it so have booked it in! It will only fit 85 so I've sent the invite list to my parents to find out who 'really' needs to come. The current list is at about 94 so I'm sure with people who don't want to make the trek we should be fine.

I locked in my bridesmaids the other day and they're really excited. DP is calling around some photographers today so we can hopefully get them booked too. I'm hoping everything else I can leave for at least a few weeks (given I'm due to give birth in 3!). Won't be able to start looking at dresses until I get some semblance of my former body back - but it's great motivation to lose those baby kilos!

#75 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:05 PM

Carlie that's great you're getting plans sorted!

Today I went into the venue for our ceremony and it is gorgeous! It is like a 1950s country town hall! Beautiful ambience original.gif




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