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Wedding guest list [01 Jun 2011|01:02pm]
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Goodbye, Farewell... (X-Posted) [18 Sep 2006|06:20pm]

Just wanted to stop by now that I'm finally back from honeymoon (we went to Kenya and Tanzania for 3 weeks and it was incredible) and leave an official "I'm leaving the community" post.

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wedding pictures [18 Aug 2006|09:59am]

we just got home from our wedding/vacation/honeymoon in Niagara Falls. i am now beginning the recovery process :P

here's our professional wedding photos and all the photos we took with my camera.

we still have to gather the rest of out families photos and develop the 10 disposable caneras from the reception. good thing i got a lot of photo albums at my bridal shower!

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[04 Aug 2006|07:57am]

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING AUGUST 5TH PEOPLE!!!!!!!! Don't forget pictures :) :) :) :)
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Hi :) [03 Aug 2006|08:52pm]

My fiance and I were originally going to get married August 18th of next year. Lately though, we've been discussing it and decided to elope THIS MONTH.
The reason: Money is one reason. We just can't afford a huge wedding and neither of our families would settle for less than spectacular. Also, his father would definitely not come and it's going to smush James' feelings so we figure eloping = no invites = no hurt feelings.
Basically we have everything figured out except finding an officiator. He's Wiccan and I'm Baptist so we don't really want a preacher since we can't settle on what faith he should be of...so anyone have any idea how to find a cheap officiator?

Also...has/is anyone else on this site eloped or considered it?
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[31 Jul 2006|11:25pm]


If you're starting to feel overwhelmed, raise your hand. *raises hand*

If you're not, please please please please tell me what you are doing!!!!

For me (12th) it's almost time to look at the 10-day forecast.... and that's when i realized that it's fianlly here. Even with a countdown, it never seemed real. It never seemed like the wedding was going to actually happen, but here it is. IT'S AUGUST!!!!!!!

*wipes a tear* I can't wait :)
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[18 Jul 2006|04:28pm]

I really can't believe that the wedding is less than 3 weeks away!  *squee*   Sometimes I'm so excited about it I think I'm going to burst!

Just an update on the progress so far, for posterity:

Flowers got done early last week, we decided on everything in one sitting with the future MIL and it went pretty well.
Second fitting for my dress and the MOH's dress is this Friday, and maybe we'll even get to bring them home!  (Probably not though, seeing as though I still have one more detail to add)
All the invitations have (finally) been sent out and so far 150-ish people are definitely coming.  For having the ceremony in a church that will only hold 200, I think that's pretty good.  We are going to start calling the delinquents this week.
Who would have thought that deciding on transportation and wedding night hotel room would be so much trouble?  I really don't want to do a limo because there are so few people in the wedding party.  I also called the hotel that we were considering for our wedding night today and they have a minimum 3 night stay that weekend due to a local festival going on.  Grr...  So we're going to have to find another hotel I guess.  And figure out our ride for the day.
Finally got ahold of the DJ and that's all set.  He was really cool with switching the time now that we have a jazz band *squee* to play during the cocktail/dinner hours.  Awesome.  
We still have to find the rest of the stuff for centerpieces and the card box for the reception, but other than that I don't think there's very much planning left to do.
Seating chart is definitely on the list of things to start this week though.  

I'l try to remember to bring my camera to the fitting this Friday to get a pic of me in the dress! YAY! :)

Hope everyone else's planning is going well!

August 12, 2006
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August 2006 [03 Jul 2006|05:54pm]

We're all getting married NEXT MONTH! How fabulous is that? And on a scale of 1 to ridiculous, how excited are you? Something has suddenly clicked and it feels like everything is falling into place and now I'm just excessively excited.

Also could the moderator update the wedding list please?
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[09 Jun 2006|11:54am]

[ mood | happy ]

Hi everyone! I'm so happy to have found this community. Okay, standard intro post:

Name/LJ Username: Keiko / kappamaki
Fiance/e's Name/LJ: Johnny / sugar_boogers
Role in wedding: Queen and Tyrant (aka the Bride)
Wedding date: August 12th, noon
Location of wedding: at a lakeside lodge
Do you have a wedding website: not yet, hopefully I'll get it up over the weekend...
Your Story:  

Johnny and I dated for a while a few years ago, but things got a little too intense too quickly. I have a son from a previous relationship, and for a lifelong nomad like Johnny, the idea of "settling down" with a family and all was a bit too scary. We parted ways, but we remained good friends and hung out together all the time with various mutual friends. We started spending more and more time together last summer, and it was clear that alot of the old feelings were very much still there. By September Johnny had realized that he didn't want to roam the planet without my son and I, so here we are. He proposed in April, and we're in the process of buying a house (note to self: do not buy a house and plan a wedding in the same summer ever again). 

We're nontraditional in just about every sense of the word. Johnny's from Scotland and I'm from Japan, so we're planning the odd combination of a kilt & kimono wedding. Just about the only thing that weddings from both cultures have in common is that everyone drinks alot. Should be fun. We're also very good friends with my son's father, who is in fact a groomsman in the wedding. This seems to make everyone uncomfortable but us. Oh well. Our immediate families have members who are Protestant, Buddhist/Shinto, Catholic, Jewish, Agnostic, and Pagan, so we've been bombarded with various ideas and suggestions for the ceremony, probably none of which we will encorporate. Kind of like that TV show, "Who's Wedding is it, Anyway?"

Anyhoodles, I'm glad I've found a place to gush alongside fellow brides. Good luck to everyone with their weddings-- only a few weeks! Squee!

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[08 Jun 2006|09:47am]

We just sent out 106 invites!!!!! *faints*

Out of those 106 invites, nobody is a single guest. So that means that atleast 212 are invited!

I'd have to say, that the majority of those invites, are for more than 2 people also. As in, a whole family, which is anywhere from 3 people to 7 people. I'm going to say, that it's about 250 people!!!!!

We were shooting for around 150-200 people invited (but it didn't need to be that number for money or space), now it looks like it'll be 150-200 people attending.

Boy that guest list can add up quickly!!!!

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Things are moving quickly... [05 Jun 2006|03:06pm]

[ mood | curious ]

I checked my online counter this morning and it says that there are only 68 days left until our wedding!  Eeek!  I'm so excited about it, but at the same time I'm getting a little nervous that things aren't going to go well.  I was in an outdoor wedding on Saturday which had several things go badly (i.e. it rained all morning and the ceremony had to be moved).  Being a part of that wedding and seeing how so many things didn't go as planned made me really nervous about my own wedding, but the bride and groom were really cool and just flowed with whatever was happening.  Hopefully I can be like them and just let things happen.

Rings are ordered, shower invitations have been sent, the stamp for wedding invites is in and we plan on working on those Wednesday.  I'm calling all the vendors this week to make sure they still remember us and have us in their calendars.  I don't want anybody double booked!  Honeymoon plans (if it's even going to happen) still need to be made, but at this point I'm more concerned about getting the wedding taken care of.

We met with the pastor yesterday to discuss ceremony structure and it went better than I thought.  We also met with the cake baker to finalize what we need and that went really well also!  Hopefully I'll have a meeting with the florist this week and schedule another meeting at the reception hall for later this month.  First fitting for my dress will be later this month, I hope to take preliminary pictures so I may have something to post!

The one thing that is troubling me is that my FH has decided to back away from the plans suddenly.  He's been really great and getting involved and helping me out,  but now that things are getting down to the picky details he doesn't want to do it.  I'm not sure if it's because he really doesn't want to do things or that I'm becoming a 'bridezilla' and wanting everything my own way (which may be happening, I'm not sure).  Has anyone else noticed this problem?  I'm not quite sure what to do.  Any suggestions? 

Things are starting to move more quickly, I'm so excited!  Every day there's something new for the wedding to get accomplished! 

August 12 2006

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In exactly 2 months [05 Jun 2006|11:31am]

In exactly 2 months from right now I'll be finishing up at the hairdressers and then hurrying home to get my makeup done and get dressed in my wedding gown. I'll have already picked up mine and zoe's bouquets from the florist and will probably be shaking like a leaf. Probably crying too. that will probably ruin my makeup....eeeekkk it's coming up so close.
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Bachelorette/bachelor party [02 Jun 2006|06:19pm]

So my fiance and I are trying to decide what we would like to do for our bachelor and bachelorette parties. Right now we are thinking of having a co party for us both which was actually his idea. My best friend thinks that's a bad idea. Since our wedding is so detailed and themed (i posted pics a few days ago)... should we have a party that reflects that theme... or just go get drunk with our friends??? Honestly neither me or my fiance are the lingerie and strippers kinda people. If our friends gave us "naughty" gifts we'd probably both throw up.. or be like .."...ummmm thanks?". I have no clue.... help?
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wedding preview pics [01 Jun 2006|12:37am]

These are some pics of what we have done so far

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wedding dress [29 May 2006|11:45pm]

Here's some poorly done pics of my wedding gown... I will add better ones if and when I can... if not you'll see real wedding pics after august. After seeing these... I have decided to lose weight if I have to starve myself. I am going to try and find the most crazy radical weigt loss drug I can.

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newbie [29 May 2006|11:00am]

Name/LJ Username: nicole/luvinjamie
Fiance/e's Name/LJ: jamie he doesn't have an lj
Role in wedding:bride
Wedding date: august 5,2006
Location of wedding: indianapolis,indiana
Do you have a wedding website: it is on the knot i don't have the link right now, if you go to my lj its on there
Your Story: we first met when we were about 8 and 9 years old. his grandfather was the preacher at my chruch. jamie would come up every summer(from houston) and stay with his grandparents. we started dating when i was 16 and he was 17 and 2 years later we got engaged,and now 3 years later we are getting married!
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[26 May 2006|05:04pm]

[ mood | hot ]

Name/LJ Username: Maggie/ifyouevergo
Fiance/e's Name/LJ: Ed he doesn't have an LJ
Role in wedding: I'm the bride :-D
Wedding date: August 12th, 2006
Location of wedding: Cleveland, OH
Do you have a wedding website: we do but I lost the link to it and can't remember it for the life of me. My FH has it saved on his computer.
Your Story: Well Ed & I met at a college party in 2003 he says he's loved me since the day he met me I tell him he's full of B S hehe. Anyways we remained friends for about a year and a half and then in Feb. of 2005 we started dating then around Aug. we started talking about wedding plans and by Dec. I had a ring on my finger. Now here we are only about 2 and a half months away from our wedding day and it can't come soon enough. We're having a big traditional wedding since I come from a huge irish/catholic family so about 250 at the church and around 220 at the reception. I have 16 in my wedding party including myself and Ed, and 10 of those are my brothers and their wives hehe.

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Shopping for Rings [24 May 2006|10:47am]

[ mood | cheerful ]

The FH and I went looking for wedding bands yesterday.  I guess I didn't realize how expensive they were going to be!  We are looking at white gold bands (to match my engagement ring).  I was really hoping that we could get matching bands with a little bit of engraving on them.  I guess I don't really want to be too flashy about it-- I'm looking for an elegant, classic style that will still look good many years from now. 

Anyway, we started out at the local jewelers, trying to keep as much business in our area as possible.  We found one set that we really liked (or at least I really liked), but the male ring was nearly $500 and the women's almost $300.  That's a little bit out of our budget, so we decided to head to the mall to check out the chain jewelers. 

When we headed to Kay's, we again found a set that we liked and this one was nearly $100 cheaper for each ring!  Also, the manager we were speaking with told us that on June 2 Kay's is holding a 10% off day in which everything in the store will be marked down.  He said that usually they are not allowed to mark down anything without stones (diamonds, etc), but on this day the FH and I could get our rings for $50-60 less. 

We're planning on heading back there next Friday, but I wanted to post to let anyone else out there looking for rings that they may want to try Kay's that day!  Good luck!

August 12, 2006

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[22 May 2006|05:26pm]

So I had my shower and like about half the people who said they'd be there didn't show... I am very hurt and sad. I mean this was a little more important then just some day.. this was my bridal shower... you only get one. Of those who did show all but one made my day just absolutely special and wonderful. I absolutely loved each and everyone of my gifts. So many people got me so many wonderful things. The only real sadness I had was my gramma. She came and Rob was still there when she arrived.. after 2 years of avoiding meeting my future hubby she finally HAD to meet him.. she said hi and then walked away. She spent the entire day ignoring me and talking to everyone but me.. about all her wonderful granddaughters THAT AREN"T ME... now I know that might sound dumb that I'd be mad but think about it. She came to MY bridal shower and spent the day talking about Sara and Meghan. "Well Sara had her wedding first, last summer..." "meghan is the most amazing musician ... she is just so wonderful.. I am sooo proud..." The kicker was the fact that she didn't bother to get me a gift...or anything remotely gift like... Now I'm not saying that it's about the gift but there is a certain amount of thought that someone should put into someone they love. If you can't think of a gift.. a nice gift card or gift certificate is nice.. or even a nice crisp check... or at the very very least write something heartfelt on the card. But I'm sorry a wrinkled torn 20 shoved into a card which read the same thing she has written on every card I've gotten from her since I was old enough to read .. "best wishes, Grandma"... just doesn't cut it. When she left she said, "i'll get to the wedding if I can make it.." I know I am sounding completely crazy but anyone who knows the past I have with my dad's side would understand... plus I know that I'm not crazy because everything I noticed my best friend Kate did too.. and she spent the whole day trying to keep my spirits up and downplay my gramma to keep me happy. After Gramma left everyone ooed and awwwed about how sweet she is...
Ya know I realized something... Gramma is not sweet. She is good mannered and proper... but when it comes to the things that matter she isn't there...
Kate is loud and obnoxious and burps loudly and is clumsy and silly and all things not proper.. to most people. but she is kind and sweet and always there when I need her.. she is amazing .... Rob is too... he's lazy and sloppy and messy.... but his heart is soooo huge and he's soooo amazing and loving and absolutely wonderful. These are the people I need in my life. I don't want any more "sweet" phonys... no more!!!! I swear I seriously almost burst into tears as soon as everybody left because I was that hurt. I feel bad because so many people did so many amazingly nice things today and it made me feel soooo great but it feels ruined by other people... and that seems wrong. I think I will just focus on the good people in my life.
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[16 May 2006|04:12pm]

OK so I haven't been a bridezilla once, not once but now Im feeling very bridezilla today.
I just need to rant, briefly....Collapse )
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