Posted 06 January 2010 - 10:08 AM
I am hoping by posting in here some more Tassie brides will look in here and have ideas and suggestions for us who are still planning the big day.
I am still getting married on the 8th January 2011, so just over a year now, it is getting so close. I have booked a photographer already, she is lovely and affordable for me which is great. I am having my reception in a hall (did look at venues but they are all too expensive for us so decided on a hall, that way I can decorate it they way I want the day before too) have a caterer in mind and have found out my date is available, just have to secure a hall first so I have somewhere to tell them on the booking form
I do have a hall tentatively booked but my DF has decided he wants to have it somewhere else (doesn't like the area I chose and it is too close to a shopping centre so too many people will be able to gawk ) so I am back to finding out about a few others. FMIL is going to come with me to have a look at them, so hopefully next week we will be able to find something and book it in.
I know the hair/MUA I want, so I just have to find out if they will be able to do it on the day I want and at a time suitable (will be very early due to the ceremony being at 11:30am) so I guess that is something I should do very soon.
Oh and the best part is I already have my dress, well it is on lay-by, I only tried on about 6 dresses and it as the 3rd one I tried, it is beautiful, was on sale (50% off) it does need to be taken in and I need to take quite a bit off the length (I am only short) but they will do all that closer to the date, plus being pregnant right now, I don't think it will fit properly and I am hoping to go back to my pre-pregnancy weight first.
We are not having a honeymoon, having a baby who will be breastfed it will be hard to do anything so we will just go home afterwards. It does save some money there and our baby will be more important.
Not really interested in having cars either, will just buy some of that white wedding ribbon and tie it to one of our cars (will have to make sure we was the car and clean it out completely first, we live on a gravel road so the cars get very dusty) so that will be another saving too.
Have to look into a DJ if we want to have one, not sure whether to hire one or just have an ipod (or something) for our music at the ceremony and reception?
Thinking of either not having bomboniere, or just having a lolly buffet (the children will love that) and organza bags for people to fill up if they want to?
Have decided we will have a wishing well/money tree or something as we are completely set up as a family, so that way if anyone wishes to give us anything they can put some money into the well, with a wish for our future.
I am having trouble deciding on where to get my nails done, so if anyone has any suggestions, please pm me with details. I have always had shortish nails but have started growing them a bit longer recently (I would like to have my real nails, not fake ones, plus I don't want them too long with all my children they would just end up getting broken all the time) so again any suggestions from anyone PLEASE.
That is about it from me, I don't think I have done anything else, hopefully some other Tassie brides will come in here now and make this thread active again.
I hope to talk to you all soon.
Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:52 PM
Great idea to get this thread back up again! I hope we get a few other Tassie girls in too
Do you live in Tassie? FH and I live in Melbourne but he is from Tassie and we are getting married in Launceston, at the Gorge on March 20th (This year!) so not long to go now!
You sound like you are really very organised so try not to worry too much about the little things! You have plenty of time! But great that you are already getting into it as it is such a big task and once you get started you realise just how much there is to it! I think the earlier you start planning the better!
With your music question, I think it really depends on your tastes as to what will be best for your reception, but budget does come into it too. In my case FH and I are not really live music kind of people and we don't want a band. A DJ would be nice but our reception location is quite small so I didn't want to make it too "squishy" by trying to squeeze in a DJ. Our venue said they had a sound system set up with speakers and you just supply your ipod and choose your own music which is perfect for us and also free! I think once you have chosen your venue the music decision will be a bit easier for you, as you'll know what you have space for and budget for etc.
As for your nails, I am in the same boat! I am always trying to grow mine but they break really easy (I am really just too busy (or lazy) to keep putting strengthener on them regularly I think!) My plan is to keep growing them and I will be buffing them and putting strengthener on them once a week for the next 10 weeks until the wedding so I can get them growing nicely. Also a good way to save money! I have had the acrylic ones a few times before (years ago) and found I was always breaking them and most of the time they looked worse than my short natural nails because I kept losing and chipping them. I think it is really personal preference though, the two ladies I work with love getting their nails done and always have nice perfect looking acrylics so I guess it suits some more than others!
The rest of your plans sound fantastic! You really are very well organised! And great job on your dress! Half price too! You must be a great bargain hunter! That is definitely the best part I think....I just love my dress, can't wait to wear it
Your lolly bar idea sounds great, they are always a hit, and I agree on the cars, we are both car nuts but can't see the point of wasting money on a car that will drive us for 10 minutes to the ceremony and no one will see (because of our location the drop off point is obscured) as no one will even see our cars we decided not to have any, just our parents cars. I may just steal your idea and put a ribbon on though, just to make me feel a bit more "weddingy" lol
Posted 14 January 2010 - 07:34 AM
I am hoping some already married girls or anyone who has been to a wedding with a DJ knows anything about the 2 DJs I am looking into, I am not sure if I can name them or not on here but here goes (I am sure they will be deleted if I am not allowed to post names) ozzsound and H&K entertainment. I just want to know if anyone has had anything to do with either of them and what they are like, one is more expensive than the other and doesn't offer anything extra (apart from being able to MC if required but I am sure both would do that) I am not completely happy with either of them in their ability to reply to an email (although I reply within 24 hours and they take 2 or 3 days minimum) but they both seem professional enough, one maybe a bit more than the other. If anyone has any suggestions in regards to either of them please let me know, or maybe you have a recommendation for someone else I could look into, anything I am totally confused. Thanks
BlueBug, I live in Tassie, been here for most of my life.
So I have done a few more things since last time, I have a ceremony location booked (well I hope so as they haven't replied to my email yet, but my date was available the last time I spoke to them) I just need to pay them a deposit when I go and see the gardens. My hair and mua are booked (same place for both and they said I should be in and out in 2 hours so only need to be there at 8am, so that is easy) caterer is booked, I will be sending the deposit tomorrow to confirm them. I have decided that the hall I have booked is going to be the one as other halls I looked into are either too small, booked out or booked out the day before so I would have no time to set up, at least with the other hall I have it for 3 days (1 to set up 1 on the day and 1 for the clean up) and all for the same price, it is great. As I mentioned before I have looked at a DJ but I am so unsure. I have a tentative booking with one of them but I have till next week to pay the deposit and confirm it. I think that is it, I thought I was getting very organised but maybe I still have a bit to do, at least the big things are done.
How is your planning going?
How is everyone else's planning going?
Posted 14 January 2010 - 08:25 AM
My engagement party is next weekend, so then I can officially be allowed to start planning... Yay!!
Unfortunately at the moment I am looking less forward to my wedding from a number of factors. One being my Future Mother in Law. I have just discovered that she is not happy with the engagement. I knew she always complained about My Fiance Brother/sister's Partners all the time, just very bitchy... But she loved me?? Apparently not anymore
His brother is married and has children to this other girl and his sister is 8months pregnant and was given two black eyes from her now ex just last week (he is now out on bail) Instead of support The Mother is all about "I told you so"
All she does is Bitch bitch bitch in front of me... and seriously, an Insult followed by a Laugh doesnt make it a joke!!
Now I understand why she didnt come out to dinner on the night we got engaged as a mini celebration. My partner tells me not to worry and that his mother is just a bitch, but seriously how would it make you all feel if the Mother In Law didnt approve.
She always makes comments on my weight and the SIL to the point where she stopped going to visit! She also wasnt happy at her engagement party and asked the BIL if he was sure he wanted to marry her... This was on his WEDDING DAY!!
Grrrr... not happy!
Even worse she gets her partner (Fiance's Dad) to do the "talk" which is where he pulls us away and tells us how the MIL isnt happy, I was getting THAT talk... unfortunatly it was cut off when my partner interupted! Thank god!! I believe he was trying to say I am too young. I will be 23. My mother was 20 when she was married and my fiance's parents were 19?? We have been together awhile and by the time the wedding comes we would have been together 2more years!! My partner is 24 and has had a few Girl friends before me, so its not like he has never lived...
I just came back here to get a little more excited for my wedding like most on here are... put a little spirit back into the occasion!
So far I have asked 2 girls to be my bridesmaid and my sister to be my maid of honor. A girl I know is getting married in the hall I want around May this year, so I will check up with her on costs and what she had! So it will be all good. I am determind to have that Hall as its big and I can invite all my family without any cut backs. I was always a cut back with my cousins wedding and they did feel bad, inviting me to hens nights and bridal parties!
I am Definatly getting the guests to pay for meals. which could work out $8.50 a head (Shocked anyone?) But it depends whether I can get them to Cater the hall and the other caterer doesnt step in and say No (the hall doesnt have a designated Caterer but one place ALWAYS does it)
Theme is Red/Black Bold colours. But I will argue and Pursued to get a Vintage Glamour Champange/Pink colour!!
I am hoping my council does get a Grant to buy Tables and chairs for the Hall I want. As I will be looking at over 1grand for furntiure hire!!
Thanks to the people who PM Names for Photographers, In Feb I will start looking and booking. The wedding is november and that could be a busy time for them, so i need to get in early!
If your already that far ahead in wedding plans, My hall is like a Blank Canvas, what are you doing for your Decorations, Table Settings and are you Going Seat covers (If your chairs aren't already nicely presented)
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Posted 17 January 2010 - 10:37 AM
Cheryl I know what you mean with suppliers and their ability to answer emails, it drives me up the wall! Because I am in Melbourne I can't go in to see people unless I have a trip booked and there is a limit to how often we can go over there when you've got to pay for flights, parking at the airport etc and with my job I am always on the phone throughout the day. The only time I can make calls is on my lunch break (when most suppliers are on their lunch break understandably) so email is my main method of communication. I write in my emails that I am Melbourne based so have to do most contact through email, yet I am still constantly waiting days, even weeks for simple replies! Grrr....sorry for my rant but at least we are not alone with that gripe! lol I hope you have some luck with your suppliers soon!
Well done with booking your ceremony, hall, mua and hair! You are very organised, don't stress yourself, you have done heaps!
As for the DJ's sorry I can't help, I've only been to one wedding in Tassie and they had a band. We are doing the ipod system instead of a DJ....but I hope they get back to you soon and hopefully and already married Tas lady can give you some recs.
Camigirl I am really sorry about your FIL's how rude is that to take you aside and tell you that FMIL isn't happy you're getting married! If she's not going to say it herself it should stay between her and FFIL! I can understand they want their son to be happy etc, but if he has proposed to someone and is getting married, I'd say he's pretty happy! How parents think they know better than their kids who their kids should be with is beyond me....Personally I think the person you are marrying knows you better than anyone so everyone else should stay out of it and let you do what you want. (Only exceptions to this would be if it is obvious that one person is abusive or something like that, only then is it acceptable to butt in and try to talk to someone about their relationship if you want to help) But what a silly excuse that you are too young, especially if they were younger when they got maried! It's true that these days people usually are older when they marry but everyone is different and I say if it was good enough for them to marry young it should be good enough for you! My dad is 15 years older than his partner and when FH and I first started dating he was like, oh I'm not sure if he is too old for you blah blah....(he's 5 years older) and I just gave him a look and he was like, oh right, I can't talk because of my age difference, just forget I said anything, I'm just being an overprotective dad! and had a laugh about it so it lasted all of 1 day and he now loves FH and is so happy that we are getting married. I think if your FIL's bring it up again just tell them nicely that it's no different to them getting married young and you know that it is the right thing for you and FH and they can't argue with that! I know how you feel though, I am 25 and my mum has told me a few times that when she has bumped in to friends of hers etc and said I am getting married (these are people I haven't seen since I was about 14) there have been lots of people say "oh she's a bit young to be getting married isn't she? only 25?!" my mum and I were both like WTF? so at least we agree that they don't know what they are talking about! Good luck with the hall and the furniture you want! both of those colour themes you mentioned sound really nice too!
I am nearly finished with all my planning, I just need to post the invitations when the printer gets them back to us (hopefully tomorrow!) buy our rings, book the boat over for the wedding, and get my dress alterations done. I saw the dress maker yesterday and she told me what I need to get the dress to fit and I have to take it back to her 3 weeks before the wedding and she will do the alterations and have it back to me in a week. And we also have one last trip down to Tassie booked next month - we have 5 appointments booked for one day to finalise the reception seating, menus etc, last run through with the celebrant, hair and make up trials, and buying the lollies for the bonbonnieres. At least it will be all out of the way soon! The only other thing I need to do is find somewhere to hire chairs for the ceremony from! I want plain white wooden folding chairs but I can't find anywhere in Launceston that does hire Can anyone recommend anything?
Camigirl where are you having your wedding? Can you please PM me the name of the furniture hire place you mentioned? Maybe I can get my chair hire through them! I hope that you have an awesome time at your engagement party next weekend! yay!
Posted 18 January 2010 - 10:19 AM
So I have nothing against The FFIL, Just the mother, she obviously cant let go of her little boy and only wants the best for him... My Fiance thought he had hit the jack pot when he found me, the MIL loved me as a child, and even had pictures of me in her Family Album right through to our yr 10 leavers dinner -(WTF??) But since we got serious and bought a house. She has suddenly got cold!!
I reckon you would know the Hire companies, I looked on there web pages and there is a part you can calculate what you need... gives you an idea. Will PM you
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Posted 18 January 2010 - 11:25 AM
I can also recommend the DJ we had at our wedding. He was excellent. You can PM me for details.
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 11:11 AM
Where did you get the apple candles from? I love them!
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