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post #1 of 22
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I noticed there are several people here in the process of planning a wedding. So, what are your plans? If you are already married, feel free to share as well.

We are still in the very early stages, but so far my colors are purple and green. Sort of a country garden party/midsummer night's dream type theme. We're having a lakeside evening ceremony, and outdoor reception in August (2010), with lots of hydrangeas, paper lanterns, white christmas lights, etc. So far that's all I have.



[Sorry if there is already a thread like this.]
post #2 of 22
Well, I've only been engaged for a week, but have done so much research already. I had a lot of planning done before we already got engaged, because it was already known we were going to get married, but didn't have the ring for it to be "official." In about a month we are going to look at the place where I would love to get married and have the reception. It's Castle in the Clouds, and it just looks so gorgeous from the photos! I also know who I want in my bridal party and flower girls and ring bearers. Other than that, we're leaving stuff till next year. We're planning a 2010 wedding, maybe spring or autumn, so we'll have plenty of time. I wanted to take my time to make sure it was perfect
post #3 of 22
Congrats to you!We are having our wedding/reception at Wente vineyards in Livermore. They do it all for you, love that! Our colors are purple and gold too. (I almost changed them because they are such popular combo, but thats what I love, so what if alot of others do to)Ive already got my dress, and it fit perfect, so no altereations. Its very cinderella like and strapless. I'm down to two choices in invitaions, and just about done registering. Yesterday I decided on my Maid of Honors dress, she loves it Im so glad.i really dont know what Im doing, totally not a bridezilla. So we are looking forward to meeting with the weddinmg coordinater from Wente to help us.
post #4 of 22
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Yam, I hope your location works out for you. It looks gorgeous!!

I'm also jealous you get a coordinator, Meowers. That has to be a huge help.
post #5 of 22
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Yam, I hope your location works out for you. It looks gorgeous!!
Thank you Yours sounds like it's going to be beautiful too! When I first stumbled across the website, I fell in love with the location. The view looks gorgeous and would be awesome for pictures. I really hope I like it in person. It's a tad on the expensive side, but it's worth it. I want this wedding to be perfect, and I want to feel like a princess. I feel bad for my fiance; I've been doing so much research and looking around that I think it's driving him crazy.
post #6 of 22
Our colors are going to be yellow and orange. Instead of having matching bridesmaid dressers I thought it'd be nice if the 3 girls picked a dress in the same color and length but the style that fit them best. I never really liked the matching dresses idea. We are planning on having gerbera daisies and tulips as the flowers. And we are ATTEMPTING to have the majority of the wedding "green". And its going to be in the fall of 2010. Other then that no major plans!!!
post #7 of 22
There's actually a very long thread that was started a while ago but gets updated as more brides-to-be get more wedding details

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...t=gonna+thread
post #8 of 22
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There's actually a very long thread that was started a while ago but gets updated as more brides-to-be get more wedding details

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...t=gonna+thread
I recently updated my information on that thread, its so great to go through that older one to get ideas!

How are things coming with you, Courtney?
post #9 of 22
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I recently updated my information on that thread, its so great to go through that older one to get ideas!

How are things coming with you, Courtney?
I JUST updated my part when I saw this thread!
post #10 of 22
The other thread overwhelms me

We have chosen our colours..pale blue and chocolate brown...we have booked the church and reception venue..I have ordered the dress..and we have a ceremony musician, our pastor, our baker, and photographer (I think)

8 months and some to go!

I have been slacking lately with planning due to cashflow though
post #11 of 22
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We have chosen our colours..pale blue and chocolate brown...
Those are really pretty colors. I love chocolate brown. I want that to be one of our colors, but I want the other one to be a light pink. I don't think the fiance's going to go with that one though. I was also thinking a light blue as well, or even a light yellow. My friend had chocolate brown and orange, and it was actually really pretty.
post #12 of 22
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Those are really pretty colors. I love chocolate brown. I want that to be one of our colors, but I want the other one to be a light pink. I don't think the fiance's going to go with that one though. I was also thinking a light blue as well, or even a light yellow. My friend had chocolate brown and orange, and it was actually really pretty.
He can wear brown as his accent color instead of pink... Or he can just get over it...lol
post #13 of 22
My colours are fuschia and white. My fiance didn't like that at first but he has come around. I have almost everything booked. This is the church where we are getting married. http://www.standrewshespeler.ca/ I have some family friends that are ministers and that church lets you bring your own minister so my family friends are going to marry us.

Our reception will be at the Holiday Inn. http://www.cambridgeweddings.ca/vend...cambridge.html They include all decorations and centerpieces and the price of their catering is the cheapest I could find around here.

I have my dress ordered and my bridesmaids dresses. I wont post a picture of my dress but this is my bridesmaids dresses. They are fuschia with a white bow. http://www.dessy.com/dresses/bridesmaid/d401/

I still have to find a dj but I think I have decided on which one I want.
post #14 of 22
I wanted my Wedding in a Vineyard but it would have been to far for alot of the people so we had it in a Hotel in Millbrae in the Sf Bay Area.
My color was Red. It poured heavy rain the day of my wedding and alot of people did not show.
I also did a tribute to my mom and had a pic of her there.
My flowers were Amaryllis.
I do have Picsif anyone wants to see.
post #15 of 22
My mother in law is hosting both the ceremony and reception. We know it fits people because she had her reception there.
No theme, but its the end of September next year so I guess fall. We're just going to have fall mums all around. No real flowers.
LOL our biggest expense is the liquor.
post #16 of 22
We're getting married in October of next year. The ceremony is going to be outdoors at a gorgeous mountain lake (we're hoping for good weather!)

We've both ordered our dresses; they're scheduled to come in in 3-4 months. We're so excited!

Our colours are fall colors.... deep red, green, browns, yellows/gold... nice, earthy tones. My dress has a pale brown/tan accent on it, and we're probably going to do the girls' dresses in brown and dark red. For flowers, we're going with hocus pocus roses and sunflowers, with some nice greenery accents. Possibly some mums thrown in there (can't have a fall wedding without them!)

We haven't yet picked our reception site, but we're looking at parks. My cousin's wife will be catering for us, and we're going to be our own DJ's I have a friend who's a graphic designed who will be doing our save-the-dates and invitations. We've hired an officiant.

It can be overwhelming, but we're taking it in small steps!
post #17 of 22
Didnt even know there was another thread

Would love to see some of your wedding pics mews2much

I picked lilac for my color, but added green so my guy could have manly color to use too Plus, it will be a nice accent.

As some of you know, I sell Mary Kay cosmetics and a director asked me to help out at her bridal faire booth this last Sunday So i got to make some money and get ideas/vendors for my wedding. A florist at the faire is located close to my home, and her flowers were so lovely. Sunday was a good wedding day all around
post #18 of 22
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Didnt even know there was another thread
I didn't know either. The other thread is so overwhelmingly long!!


Are any of you making your own invitations? I want to make my own, but I think I could end up digging myself a big hole.
post #19 of 22
What shade of purple Whiteforest?
post #20 of 22
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Are any of you making your own invitations? I want to make my own, but I think I could end up digging myself a big hole.
My maid of honor and forever best bud is a graphic designer. She and I are designing the invitations together, and Jess and I will print them at home once she does the design. Cheaper, 100% unique, and professional! (I hope, haha)
post #21 of 22
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I noticed there are several people here in the process of planning a wedding. So, what are your plans? If you are already married, feel free to share as well.
Yay! I knew about the other thread, but since we planned our wedding in 2 weeks (insanity!) I never had time to post on here! Since you say we are free to share if we are already married, I'm going to jump in here since I totally missed the planning part!

We had a super casual, and in my opinion, 100% absolutely perfect wedding. Hubby and I, and our parents, were in formal wear (I had a real wedding dress and everything!), but the wedding party was given the option of formal or totally casual. Our colors were blue and green. Since we had only two weeks, I told the wedding party "wear what ever you happen to have, if they go with our colors, great!" The only one that bought something for the wedding was my friend who was 7 months pregnant.

Here's how the wedding party ended up looking!

The bridal party (my dog was the ring bearer, so of course she is in it! )


The groom and his men:


By the way, of the groom's men, the only one that took me up on my "totally casual dress is ok" option and wore shorts and sandals is my brother! At his wedding, my now-sister-in-law had matching outfits for her bride's maids (including me, she is the one in the white skirt in the above pic) had all her girls, including her, wear sandals! So it's not surprising that she and my brother wore sandals to mine.

I think they looked perfect! I also had a "flower girl"-ish, who was too old be your typical flower girl, and too young to be bride's maid, but she is a very dear friend and I really wanted her in it, so I had her walk with my ring bearer (as it should be!). She loves my dog, so it worked out great!

And this is how it looked all thrown together:


We had this in a park I grew up in, and I made it potluck. I told everyone "It's a potluck picnic in a park! We just happen to be saying vows, too." Honestly, for us, it was perfect. All my guests actually had a GREAT time, I've had so many people tell me "that was the best wedding I've ever been to! If more were like yours, I'd enjoy them!" And to me, what mattered is that all the people I love were there and having a good time.

I realize this type of super casual wedding isn't for everyone, but I wanted to share to give ideas, especially if anyone else is considering it! You're not alone if you are. It's your day, whether you want it super formal and fancy, or fun and casual, make it your special day!

Also, I'd like to brag that this ENTIRE thing cost less than $2,000. And it only cost that much because my mom, being that I'm her only daughter, insisted I have a formal wedding gown and a real wedding cake. Which by the way, turned out beautiful! Green and blue are my favorite colors, and blue is hubby's favorite, so we were both very happy with it:


For those currently planning, congratulations, and ENJOY!!
post #22 of 22
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The whole color palette came from these flowers.





I'm having the very saturated hydrangeas from first one for my bouquet, and the second one is inspiration for the reception. I actually love the burlap in the second one, too. Any ideas for how to incorporate the burlap into the reception decor without making things feel so casual?
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