Jun 16 2005, 10:41 AM
YAY! GO BLUES! Ahh, I love Joey.
Kathy, I couldnt see those photos either! I can only see the ones of that original dress that you had thre for her.
Jun 16 2005, 10:45 AM
See, I think QLD let NSW win last night, just so that the 3rd game will be more interesting
thats my theory and Im sticking to it.
Jo, Im in Yallambie, which is in North or East Melbourne? Not too sure. That dance your learning sounds great. I cant dance at all and have no rhythm,so Im a little worried I will look stupid
Kathy, I cant see the pics either?
Jun 16 2005, 10:52 AM
How many albums can you see 3 or 4?
If you can see 4 its the first one with a wedding gown on it let me know so I can fix if I can.
Jun 16 2005, 11:22 AM
Yep I can see the dress now, its so nice. I bet she will look stunning in it. And for the price shes gettign it for, who could say no. Hope everything goes well for her in Melbourne and the dress fits her well
Jun 16 2005, 11:50 AM
Thank god that worked
The dress is very similar to the original one she was going to get.
Jun 16 2005, 12:50 PM
I love it Kathy.
Jun 16 2005, 04:02 PM
Kathy that dress is gorgeous!
Actually very similar to one of the dresses I'm trying to choose between. I'm sure Amanda will look stunning in it!
Michelle - we went to start dancing lessons one of the companies that were at the bridal expo (we 'won' some free private lessons and free groups). They were out in Wantirna and this wasn't really close enough for us. The other place we were thinking of going to was in Kew - they were also at the Bridal expo and seemed quite nice. Due to budget constraints we've put off lessons at the moment and will take it up again when we're back on our savings track...
Let me know if you find one closer to us that is good! I think it would be so fun. I used to do a lot of dancing (ages ago) and Alex really wants to get into it too...
P.S. Michelle - I agree, Qld let NSW win last night.
I'm going to try to find pictures of both dresses (or something similar) and find a way to post them up here... I can't find anything close to the satin dress though...keep lookin....
Jun 16 2005, 04:09 PM
Qld let the BLUES win just like the BLUES let Qld win the first game GO BLUES 2 GAMES TO ONE IS MY BET!!!!!
Jun 16 2005, 08:47 PM
Well we went to the jeweller tonight to get quotes for my wedding band. He will let me know in a few days what to expect. Also he took my baby (my engagement ring) as one of the claws needs repairing. I will be without that for a week, my hand looks nakid
Jun 17 2005, 09:58 AM
oh no Michelle!
No ring for a week?!
I can recommend a jeweller in the city if you need one in the future... He resized my ring within the hour and I could wait there whilst he did it. He came highly recommended by the Australian Gemnology person who valued my ring - he does the valuations for most of the major jewellers in the city, tiffanys etc.
He was also quite reasonably priced - it cost me $40 to resize the ring.
I too couldn't bare to be without my ring for a week so went and got it done by this jeweller
Tell us more about your wedding bands!
Jun 17 2005, 12:29 PM
Nude fingers for a week!!!!! When this happened to me i baught a cheap dress ring so my fingers didnt feel so naked.
Jun 17 2005, 12:42 PM
Yeah it feels a bit odd with my baby missing, but I know its in good hands having surgery to make it nice and strong and healthy again
Not too sure what band Im going to get, we'll see how the quotes come back and how the budget is going. The jeweller reccomended a plain gold band, as it would be stronger etc, but he also said the band with 5 little princess cut diamonds layed out on the top (which I have my heart set on) would also compliment the engagement ring well. So I guess it all comes down to quotes. He also said that my eternity ring could be the one with diamonds in it, a few years down the track, so who knows... (I think neil freaked out to think that he has to buy me yet another ring lol)
Jun 18 2005, 04:47 PM
|QUOTE (ellerson82 @ Jun 17 2005, 12:42 PM)|
| He also said that my eternity ring could be the one with diamonds in it, a few years down the track, so who knows... (I think neil freaked out to think that he has to buy me yet another ring lol) |
I think this is how Jason is feeling as well Michelle. Poor boys, haven't they worked out yet that is just keeps on coming!!!
I went dress shopping with my BM who is getting married next month. She found and bought the whole lot - dress, veil, shoes, jewellery - everything!!! It's amazing what you can do when you have limited time. She has also asked me to make her invitations for her, so that's my job for tomorrow! I'll post a picture when I finish and you girls can give me your opinions.
Kathy, I can see the dress now! It's beautiful. Let us know how Amanda goes.
Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!!
Jun 18 2005, 09:37 PM
I havent been on here for awhile. I only get time when the kids are asleep and i got caught up reading the other topics. I've just been trying out ways to decorate candles I'm going to put in my bonbonierre thingy. I've also been fiddling around with making my invites. I'm going to get caricatures of Ash (fiance) and me in wedding clothes to put on the front cover. It should look funny. I cant decide on a photographer or hair makeup person. Too many.
Jun 19 2005, 08:52 PM
Good to see you back in here and it looks like your plans are coming along.
The problem with kids is the mum always comes second when they are around
Jun 19 2005, 08:55 PM
You're not wrong about the kids thing. Where are you from? How are your plans coming along.
Jun 19 2005, 09:13 PM
Im in Qld and helping my daughter who is in NSW plan her wedding.
And still coming second but now instead of it being thier fav tv shows video games etc its wedding plans
But I wouldnt have it any other way Im having a blast.
How old are your kid/s are they going to be in your wedding party?
Jun 20 2005, 11:07 AM
Hi FIona good to see you here. The invitation pictures sound great!!
Well I had a job interview on Saturday, it was only for a part time job, they pretty much told me I had it, they just wanted me to come in for a trial. Thing is I hated the place, there was only 1 doctor who worked there, no nurses there at all, only 14 hours per week, old and crappy place, I would be responsible for things that a nurse would normally be responsible for (which scares me cos if I stuff up I dont have the nurses union to stick up for me)
So I called them this morning and said I was offered a job elsewhere (a big fat lie) but I dont think I could stand working there. I know Im fussy but Im used to a big busy surgerys. I think I will hold off til I find another job..
Apart from feeling guilty over that, I had an ok weekend.
Notice our tickers have changed to 8 months and 3 weeks?
Jun 20 2005, 05:18 PM
Hi Fiona, good to see you in here! Your plans sound like they are ticking along and I love the caricature idea. I've seen a couple of other people with something similar and they look great.
Kathy - has Amanda tried on the Melbourne dress yet?
Michelle - good idea to go with your gut. You don't want to get stuck in a job you hate. I'm sure you'll pick up something more suitable soon.
Nothing new for me. Jase just rang me to tell me he's taking me to dinner tonight to thank me for looking after him (he's been sick with the flu all week) and for all the work I've done organising the wedding. Aww, he's such a sweety.
Laurette, have you heard from Kate? How's her new job going? If you do, say hello to her from me.
Jun 20 2005, 08:53 PM
Kathy- My kids are Jarrod 6 and Sarah nearly 2. They are in my wedding along with my neice Chloe 4 and Tanisha 10. I love kids. The more mistakes they make the more memorable it will be. Just about all the guests im inviting have kids to so they are all coming along.
Ellerson- I definetly think you did the right thing about the job. You have to be happy where you work. If you're not whats the point. Good luck job hunting.
Jun 20 2005, 10:25 PM
Amanda goes to Mel on Wedensday and at 4.30pm she is trying the dress on so if I dont hear from her by 7pm with a full report and photos if she has baught it I will kick her butt.
I think you did the right thing not excepting that job no point in doing it if you are not happy and dont find it rewarding.
Lots of kids at weddings I love it all the weddings I have been to its what the kids have done that really stick in my mind.
Jun 20 2005, 10:57 PM
Im feeling better about the job. Until I look at our bank balance, but anyway Im hoping to find work soon.
Fiona your wedding sounds like it will be fantastic with all the kiddies. It will be so fun, kids are so cute sometimes and your right, there will be heaps of memorable moments with them involved!!
Jun 21 2005, 02:13 PM
For my first message in the forums I just wanted to say hi to all the other March 2006 brides! I have been engaged for five years and we set the date and booked the venue two years ago, but now it finally seems within reach. People are actually saying "Oh, it's getting close" instead of "Oh, it's still so far away"!
We still have so much to do but we have booked the venue, photographer and celebrant and we have bought my dress and the rings. Slowly but surely getting there!
Jun 21 2005, 02:34 PM
Hi there AdamsBride. Welcome. It will be great getting to know you and more of your wedding details over the next few months.
Jun 21 2005, 02:41 PM
Hi Adams bride,
Welcome to i-do looking forward to getting to know you and reading about your plans so far.
A few questions...
1.Where are you?
2.What date in march have you picked?
3.What colour scheme are you having?
Just a few as Im a real sticky beak when it comes to these things.
What are you doing for your birthday?
Jun 21 2005, 03:32 PM
Not doing anything for my birthday
Im actually a bit upset , not because Im not doing anything, but I just feel a bit homesick, missing my mum and family, and missing my friends. I guess its just being stuck at home all day not having anyone to talk to thats making me go insane..Im just blaming my hormones for making me so girly and upset...
Im sure Neil will take me out to dinner or make dinner at home..he has already offered to make me a cake. I feel sorry for him that he is stuck with a girl who is emotionally unbalance 90% of the time...
Ok cry over...
Jun 21 2005, 04:42 PM
cheer up sweetie im sure neil will do something to suprise you.
When I first moved up here and didnt know anyone and missed all my friends and family I hated it and cried all the time but now I love it.
Jun 21 2005, 04:48 PM
Hi AdamsBride, Welcome to the forums - and to our March 2006 thread in particular. Look forward to hearing of your plans in the months ahead. Wow, it must be really exciting to have a date after 5 yrs!!
Michelle, when is your actual B'day? It must be hard being away from your family and friends with no job to distract you. Especially at this time of the year. I'm sure you'll have a lovely evening with Neil. (((BIG HUGS))) from all us here.
Jase has gone to Perth again for work
. He left today and will gone for 1-2 weeks.
Hopefully this will be the last time he needs to go there.
Jun 21 2005, 05:38 PM
Sorry that I have not been around so much of late. I have been so busy with work, and I have realised how fast the day does actually go when you do some work... it's amazingly quick when you're not surfing the forums all day!
Michelle, I hope that you have a fantastic birthday! I am sure that we will all make you feel a bit special and I am sure that you will enjoy your dinner, whether Neil cooks or takes you out. I vote for taking you out. (((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))) I understand what you say about Neil worrying about you being an emotionally unbalanced woman Ė I am exactly the same a lot of the time. Itís so stupid. Glenn was just saying last night that he stresses about me getting upset, because I seem to so easily. Obviously he hasnít worked out what week of the month it is yet. Der.
I am sorry to hear about that job that you had to turn down, though I understand definetly why you did it - I dont think that it would have been worth it. Keep pounding the footpaths and so on looking, and something will turn up. Have you thought about applying at other places other than doctor's offices? I am sure that you have, I'm just thinking aloud.
I havent heard from Kate - I sent her a couple of texts a while back, the week that she started the new job, but nothing back as of yet. I am sure that she will be busting to get back on here and check out where we are all up to. And no doubt we would have heard had the job not started well.
Welcome AdamsBride. It's great to have another Marchie on the forums. I hope that you are getting married on the 11th with me, as I am a bit out-numbered by the 25th and 18th girls! Please make sure that you give us all the details of your wedding that you have and keep us updated on any new things.
Jo, no doubt this will feel like the longest trip that Jase has ever been on, being his last. But once you have him homeÖ.. itís FOREVER! Yeah! How was your dinner last night?
Fiona, that sounds so good about your kids and nieces being in the wedding. In some ways, I wish that we were having kids at our wedding, but unfortunately itís not going to happen. The only kids that we will have there will be Glennís neice and nephew, who are flowergirl and pageboy. And there will also be a few who are over 15.
Well, the big thing that has been changing with me is the colour scheme. We have changed from black BM dresses to a latte/coffee/caramel colour. So now, our theme will be white, latte and dusty pink. I will post a pic of the dresses ASAP Ė I found them in a mag, the most recent of Cosmo Bride if you have it Ė and loved them, thankfully so did the girls. And Ė bargain basemet, they are only $129. Their hair and makeup will probably cost that much also! We found shoes that we liked in the same mag, but they were $500. Not gonna happen.
So now I am changing the invitation colours and everything, and I am really happy with it all. I love the dresses so much, and they are so suitable for the park wedding!
I love it!
Jun 21 2005, 08:04 PM
Thanks everyone for making me feel a little better. Im sure its just hormones and will pass soon..
I hope the 2 weeks go REALLY quick for you Jo. It sucks when they have to go away. No matter how often Neil goes away Im still not used to it. Lets just hope the weeks go fast!!
Laurette, your colour theme sounds fantastic. Cant wait for some pictures. You are so organised!!! I envy you!! And cheap (ish) too I bet your over the moon with them..
kathy I saw the story on Today/Tonight, was very interesting I bet a lot of people were unaware of really happens...
Have a great day everyone
Jun 21 2005, 08:19 PM
|QUOTE (ellerson82 @ Jun 21 2005, 08:04 PM)|
kathy I saw the story on Today/Tonight, was very interesting I bet a lot of people were unaware of really happens...
That was just the start of it the scary stuff is if they are using the MMA product it is bad stuff.
Girls if you are thinking of having your nails done use a nail tech that has her certificates displayed and if not ask to see them.Also check to see what products she is using look for Creative,OPI,Ezflow or IBD they are the industries leaders and back their products and techs.
Another tip is to stay away from the big nail bars as you are a number in the line and the tech hasnt got the time to pay special attention to your nails.
Jun 21 2005, 08:40 PM
It was pretty bad about them employing foreign girls telling them not to speak english and paying them crappy wages.. I guess its like the sweat shops of the nail industry
Jun 22 2005, 01:07 PM
Well today is the day for Amanda's dress trying on and whether she will buy it or not I will know tonight and let you all know.
Watch this space for more info of "THE DRESS IN MELBOURNE"
Update the dress was a no go!!!!!!
Jun 23 2005, 01:02 PM
Amanda has a dress she baught it today in a shop in Melbourne half price sale she got it for $700.
Exactly what she wanted.
The cheap one just didnt have it you know that feeling well she didnt get from the cheap one.
Jun 23 2005, 01:05 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELLE
Jun 23 2005, 02:15 PM
great news about the dress kathy!
Jun 23 2005, 02:25 PM
Happy Birthday Michelle!
Great news about the dress Kathy! Well done Amanda!
Jun 23 2005, 10:40 PM
Happy Birthday Michelle!!!!!!!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to Mich-ellle...
Happy Birthday to you!
Hope Neil spoils you even MORE tonight!
Sorry I've been offline this last week. I've been away on a conference and had dinner events each night. I'm sleep deprived and suffering from Internet-Withdrawal Syndrome!
Congratulations Kathy on Amanda's buying her dress! Sounds fantastic! Can we have pics? or at least a description???
Laurette - congrats on your BM dresses and colour theme! I feel so disorganised compared to you! The dresses sound fab - just off to check this month's cosmo bride to have a lookie....
Jo - hope Jase gets back to you soon. I was staying in a hotel in the city (yes Melbourne city) this week and didn't really like being on my own so asked Alex to come and stay with me. Had to lure him with Discovery Channel. I was hardly even in the room but at least I knew when I got back at some godforsaken hour in the morning, he was there
I'm off to Brisbane tomorrow night for the weekend. I've booked a hair and make up trial for Saturday. Hopefully it will work out because I can't really afford to keep going up there and hope that I can avoid going back til almost March next year....
Tonight we went tuxedo/dinnersuit/suit shopping for Alex. Just to see how much it might cost to buy a special suit for the wedding. And which styles were available. I told Alex that it makes more sense for him to buy something special for himself for the wedding than for me to as he'd definitely get a chance to wear it again and again to various functions etc. I think mine would be wear once and preserve. Many of the suit stores are having sales - ended up buying a business suit just for everyday wear (side tracked). It reduced to $299 and looks much nicer than the ones he's already got. Time to go back to the wedding budget to tweak it....
Have a great weekend everyone!
Jun 24 2005, 08:24 AM
Heard from Amanda lst night she got the dress from Ferr@ri Bridal in Melbourne she is going back on Saturday with one of her B/M's to try it on again and get B/M's input but from what i can gather its just so she can show her and pay for it.
She said it is the same as the one in my photos but has a semi-cathedral train.
She will be buying shoes on saturday aswell.
I will have photos on wed or thurs so will post them so you can all have a sticky.
Jun 24 2005, 06:03 PM
Yay, there are heaps of march girls. I am on the 11th March.
Jun 24 2005, 06:22 PM
Hi MissBayls, Welcome to our March twinnie thread!! Yep, there's a few of us on here and all willing to chat and share plans!!
Look forward to hearing about yours. There are a few girls on the 11th as well!
Hi all my other girls! I haven't been able to log in and say hello for a few days. End of the financial year is a shocker for me. I've been soooo busy. Probably a good thing - at least the days go quickly. It is day 3 since Jase left (not that I'm counting
) It hasn't been too bad actually because I've been flat out during the day and had something on everynight. This weekend will be very busy as well.
Michelle - I'm so sorry I missed your birthday yesterday
I hope you had a lovely day and that Neil cooked you a nice dinner! A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY for yesterday!!
Laurette - I love that colour scheme. Latte and Dusty Pink is a great colour combination. It always looks so very elegant. I'll have to have a look in my Cosmo over the weekend to check out your dresses!
Kathy - that's great news for Amanda. Will she be able to post some piccies for us to have a look at?? $700 is still a very reasonable price. I think it's better to pay a bit more and get that real "special" feeling - and love what you get, and less and not really like what you are wearing!
That's about it for me for now. Hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Jun 24 2005, 07:44 PM
Fill us in what have you planned so far?
I will have photos on tue or weds so will show you then.
So jas is still away.In the 28yrs Ive been with Amandas dad I have been away from him for the total of about 4weeks.
I was in hospital 3 times 1st giving birth to Amanda 2nd giving to michael and the 3rd time was about 4yrs ago when my liver had a spaz attack and shut down (no it wasnt from alcohol)even though Amanda will tell you its was she loves to tell ppl I have a drinking problem she says thats why Im a bit scatters
All in fun though.Anyway i dont know how you girls can do it being away from your men that long I spose absence makes the heart grow stronger.
Have a great weekend everyone
Jun 24 2005, 11:38 PM
Hi MissBayles nice to meet ya!
What have you planned so far? Im getting married 18/3/06, so you will have been happily married for a week by the time my turn comes around
Well Ihope everyone has a great weekend... Hope the days go quick for ya Jo
Jun 27 2005, 01:37 PM
Hi girls. I just had to point out that my ticker is now saying 8 1/2 months to go!! whoohoo!!
I hope your trip to Brissie was successful Chloe! Hope you loved your hair/make up and I hope you got piccies!!
Im going to Brisvegas in 25 sleeps, just for the weekend, meeting my mum there (shes coming from Townsville, way up north) and shes coming back with me to melb for a week to go dress shopping.
Anyway hope all is well with you all
Jun 27 2005, 05:35 PM
Just got back from a night stay in hospital.I was rushed in there on Sunday at lunch time with pains in the chest
But after spending the night under observation and countless blood tests and ECG's was given the ok to come home today.
Everything is ok I think it was the excitment of Amanda getting her dress.
See you all during the week.
Jun 27 2005, 05:54 PM
Oh my gosh Kathy you pooor thing!! How scary. Im glad you were given the all clear but still a bit disturbing..
Hope your going ok now
Jun 27 2005, 06:20 PM
hello all i thought i would just pop my head in to say hello!!!
i havent been in for a while and my how things get done when you are not watching!!
its all getting very exciting now - dosnt fel like theres much left to do just really anoying niggly things
oh well all part of the fun!!!
Jun 28 2005, 08:53 AM
Everything is fine and I was given the complete ok from specialists so Im not really that worried about it.Just getting on with life and checking out more wedding stuff for Amanda.
HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THE TICKERS LATELY!!!!!OMG!!!!!!
Good to see you in here its been a while.How are your plans coming along?
Jun 28 2005, 02:47 PM
Kathy, I'm so glad you're O.K. That would've been so scary for you. It must have been the excitement
Welcome back Ebony! Can you give us an update on your plans??
Where is everyone else. It's been pretty quiet on here the last couple of days. Must be end of financial year stress! I know that's my excuse.
Jase has been gone for 1 week now
. Hopefully he finds out today when he'll be coming home.
Jun 29 2005, 10:43 AM
The photos of Amanda's dress and shoes have benn added to my photos.
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