2015 Brides

MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
7 years ago
Just thought I'd start this as I'm seeing a few more 2015 brides on the site. We've still a long way to go but the planning has to start somewhere eh??? And I can't wait
June
user for 7 years
7 years ago
Never thought I would want to get married.
Till I met my husband to be.
Now June 2015 can not come quick enough.
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Yeah it can't hurt to bring them out to the venue when it is all set up for another wedding so that they have an idea. Would you go shopping with his mother for her outfit? I'm a bit worried about this....
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Yeah it can't hurt to bring them out to the venue when it is all set up for another wedding so that they have an idea. Would you go shopping with his mother for her outfit? I'm a bit worried about this....
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Yeah it can't hurt to bring them out to the venue when it is all set up for another wedding so that they have an idea. Would you go shopping with his mother for her outfit? I'm a bit worried about this....
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Yeah it can't hurt to bring them out to the venue when it is all set up for another wedding so that they have an idea. Would you go shopping with his mother for her outfit? I'm a bit worried about this....
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Yeah it can't hurt to bring them out to the venue when it is all set up for another wedding so that they have an idea. Would you go shopping with his mother for her outfit? I'm a bit worried about this....
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Yeah it can't hurt to bring them out to the venue when it is all set up for another wedding so that they have an idea. Would you go shopping with his mother for her outfit? I'm a bit worried about this....
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Yeah it can't hurt to bring them out to the venue when it is all set up for another wedding so that they have an idea. Would you go shopping with his mother for her outfit? I'm a bit worried about this....
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Yeah it can't hurt to bring them out to the venue when it is all set up for another wedding so that they have an idea. Would you go shopping with his mother for her outfit? I'm a bit worried about this....
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@ash2015 wrote:
Worried is not the word!!!!!! I don't want to come across as a bridezilla but I dread to think what his mother will wear :-o she has short short hair that she combs to the side, never wears makeup, lives in jeans and runners and a trusty blue coat :-) she's never I mean never gets dressed up!!! The good navy trousers come out with white tshirt style top if there's an event :-o I could offer to go shopping but I think I'd lose my mind cos I know she won't go for anything dressy, my mother on the other hand is really stylish and 10 years older that H2B's mother!


This actually freaks me out a bit!!! Because it was like if you described h2b's mother!! Especially blue coat, navy trousers with white shirt top!! :lol: :o
But then to be fair she do wear dress to cousins' weddings etc although it wouldn't be something I'd want her to wear to ours being the mother of groom! So I'm not sure how I'm gonna approach this with her because like you I won't like to come across as a bridezilla! My Nana is a lot more stylish and she is over 10 years older and I don't need to worry about Mum either even though she was disappointed she couldn't wear something in her best colour- royal blue which is the theme colour! But she is happy to wear fuschia :D
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@ash2015 wrote:
Worried is not the word!!!!!! I don't want to come across as a bridezilla but I dread to think what his mother will wear :-o she has short short hair that she combs to the side, never wears makeup, lives in jeans and runners and a trusty blue coat :-) she's never I mean never gets dressed up!!! The good navy trousers come out with white tshirt style top if there's an event :-o I could offer to go shopping but I think I'd lose my mind cos I know she won't go for anything dressy, my mother on the other hand is really stylish and 10 years older that H2B's mother!


This actually freaks me out a bit!!! Because it was like if you described h2b's mother!! Especially blue coat, navy trousers with white shirt top!! :lol: :o
But then to be fair she do wear dress to cousins' weddings etc although it wouldn't be something I'd want her to wear to ours being the mother of groom! So I'm not sure how I'm gonna approach this with her because like you I won't like to come across as a bridezilla! My Nana is a lot more stylish and she is over 10 years older and I don't need to worry about Mum either even though she was disappointed she couldn't wear something in her best colour- royal blue which is the theme colour! But she is happy to wear fuschia :D
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Ha ha ha that is so funny!!!! There is no way H2B mother is going to wear any sort of dress, I just know it's going to be navy trousers, white top! :-( I would really like her to roll with it and push the boat out but I know it's not going to happen! Even asking one of his sisters to go with her shopping won't make it any better and I just know if I went with her I'd get really annoyed because she wouldn't even try on a dress and don't get me started on the price, she'll spend €20 tops even if it looks like a bin-bag! My Mam is just the opposite, saving for her outfit already and excited about going shopping :-D I've sort of hinted to H2B to say a word to her ;-)
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Ha ha ha that is so funny!!!! There is no way H2B mother is going to wear any sort of dress, I just know it's going to be navy trousers, white top! :-( I would really like her to roll with it and push the boat out but I know it's not going to happen! Even asking one of his sisters to go with her shopping won't make it any better and I just know if I went with her I'd get really annoyed because she wouldn't even try on a dress and don't get me started on the price, she'll spend €20 tops even if it looks like a bin-bag! My Mam is just the opposite, saving for her outfit already and excited about going shopping :-D I've sort of hinted to H2B to say a word to her ;-)
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Hey ladies love the engagement stories. All so sweet and thoughtfull.

Oh god ash2015 hopefully someone will have a word this her and she sill get a nice outfit even if its a nice trousers suit. My mam is already on diet for my wedding. She stricter than me.

Next year will be go go go for me too but I have my mass books typed only as I cud do them at work.

Priest rang me back and said he be delighted to marry us so that's sorted.

Picture of my ring. We picked it out together.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Hey ladies love the engagement stories. All so sweet and thoughtfull.

Oh god ash2015 hopefully someone will have a word this her and she sill get a nice outfit even if its a nice trousers suit. My mam is already on diet for my wedding. She stricter than me.

Next year will be go go go for me too but I have my mass books typed only as I cud do them at work.

Priest rang me back and said he be delighted to marry us so that's sorted.

Picture of my ring. We picked it out together.
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@ash2015 wrote:
Ha ha ha that is so funny!!!! There is no way H2B mother is going to wear any sort of dress, I just know it's going to be navy trousers, white top! :-( I would really like her to roll with it and push the boat out but I know it's not going to happen! Even asking one of his sisters to go with her shopping won't make it any better and I just know if I went with her I'd get really annoyed because she wouldn't even try on a dress and don't get me started on the price, she'll spend €20 tops even if it looks like a bin-bag! My Mam is just the opposite, saving for her outfit already and excited about going shopping :-D I've sort of hinted to H2B to say a word to her ;-)


Freaky sh*t!! :lol: I suppose I gonna have it a bit easier than you seeing as she would be willing to wear dress or something, just hope it'll be nice and strong colour! Half thinking of treating her to hair blow dry and make up but we shall see closer to time! I just would hate for Nana to look younger and more stylish than her and that is being kind!
Def get your H2B to say something next year at least!

Speaking of the budget for mothers, I don't know if I can justify mothers spending like €1k on their outfits?? Is this something any of you agree with? I'd personally rather mine find a lovely dress and treat herself to a holiday or something. This lady whose son is getting married in October said she would rather find something class for great price and give money to them than spending that much on one outfit........

@Michelle_ire wrote:
Hey ladies love the engagement stories. All so sweet and thoughtfull.

Oh god ash2015 hopefully someone will have a word this her and she sill get a nice outfit even if its a nice trousers suit. My mam is already on diet for my wedding. She stricter than me.

Next year will be go go go for me too but I have my mass books typed only as I cud do them at work.

Priest rang me back and said he be delighted to marry us so that's sorted.

Picture of my ring. We picked it out together.


Love your ring Michelle! ;)

Whoop it feels great having priest & church sorted doesn't it?? :D Although I'm not sure about our priest anymore- he is coming in from Dublin as he has sign language but now he is saying he might not be available and that he would like to meet us to make sure we understand what is expected from us and what we can expect from catholic church when we met local one for church already and he was not as serious, even said that we don't need to write to bishop for permission as H2B is protestant and that he will tell him for us whilst one from Dublin insists on it.....

Would it be mad to get cake sorted now?.....
Can't start on mass books yet as we need to pick out few things from both catholic & protestant religions as local priest said we can have a mix of both for the ceremony/mass.
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@ash2015 wrote:
Ha ha ha that is so funny!!!! There is no way H2B mother is going to wear any sort of dress, I just know it's going to be navy trousers, white top! :-( I would really like her to roll with it and push the boat out but I know it's not going to happen! Even asking one of his sisters to go with her shopping won't make it any better and I just know if I went with her I'd get really annoyed because she wouldn't even try on a dress and don't get me started on the price, she'll spend €20 tops even if it looks like a bin-bag! My Mam is just the opposite, saving for her outfit already and excited about going shopping :-D I've sort of hinted to H2B to say a word to her ;-)


Freaky sh*t!! :lol: I suppose I gonna have it a bit easier than you seeing as she would be willing to wear dress or something, just hope it'll be nice and strong colour! Half thinking of treating her to hair blow dry and make up but we shall see closer to time! I just would hate for Nana to look younger and more stylish than her and that is being kind!
Def get your H2B to say something next year at least!

Speaking of the budget for mothers, I don't know if I can justify mothers spending like €1k on their outfits?? Is this something any of you agree with? I'd personally rather mine find a lovely dress and treat herself to a holiday or something. This lady whose son is getting married in October said she would rather find something class for great price and give money to them than spending that much on one outfit........

@Michelle_ire wrote:
Hey ladies love the engagement stories. All so sweet and thoughtfull.

Oh god ash2015 hopefully someone will have a word this her and she sill get a nice outfit even if its a nice trousers suit. My mam is already on diet for my wedding. She stricter than me.

Next year will be go go go for me too but I have my mass books typed only as I cud do them at work.

Priest rang me back and said he be delighted to marry us so that's sorted.

Picture of my ring. We picked it out together.


Love your ring Michelle! ;)

Whoop it feels great having priest & church sorted doesn't it?? :D Although I'm not sure about our priest anymore- he is coming in from Dublin as he has sign language but now he is saying he might not be available and that he would like to meet us to make sure we understand what is expected from us and what we can expect from catholic church when we met local one for church already and he was not as serious, even said that we don't need to write to bishop for permission as H2B is protestant and that he will tell him for us whilst one from Dublin insists on it.....

Would it be mad to get cake sorted now?.....
Can't start on mass books yet as we need to pick out few things from both catholic & protestant religions as local priest said we can have a mix of both for the ceremony/mass.
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@ash2015 wrote:
Ha ha ha that is so funny!!!! There is no way H2B mother is going to wear any sort of dress, I just know it's going to be navy trousers, white top! :-( I would really like her to roll with it and push the boat out but I know it's not going to happen! Even asking one of his sisters to go with her shopping won't make it any better and I just know if I went with her I'd get really annoyed because she wouldn't even try on a dress and don't get me started on the price, she'll spend €20 tops even if it looks like a bin-bag! My Mam is just the opposite, saving for her outfit already and excited about going shopping :-D I've sort of hinted to H2B to say a word to her ;-)


Freaky sh*t!! :lol: I suppose I gonna have it a bit easier than you seeing as she would be willing to wear dress or something, just hope it'll be nice and strong colour! Half thinking of treating her to hair blow dry and make up but we shall see closer to time! I just would hate for Nana to look younger and more stylish than her and that is being kind!
Def get your H2B to say something next year at least!

Speaking of the budget for mothers, I don't know if I can justify mothers spending like €1k on their outfits?? Is this something any of you agree with? I'd personally rather mine find a lovely dress and treat herself to a holiday or something. This lady whose son is getting married in October said she would rather find something class for great price and give money to them than spending that much on one outfit........

@Michelle_ire wrote:
Hey ladies love the engagement stories. All so sweet and thoughtfull.

Oh god ash2015 hopefully someone will have a word this her and she sill get a nice outfit even if its a nice trousers suit. My mam is already on diet for my wedding. She stricter than me.

Next year will be go go go for me too but I have my mass books typed only as I cud do them at work.

Priest rang me back and said he be delighted to marry us so that's sorted.

Picture of my ring. We picked it out together.


Love your ring Michelle! ;)

Whoop it feels great having priest & church sorted doesn't it?? :D Although I'm not sure about our priest anymore- he is coming in from Dublin as he has sign language but now he is saying he might not be available and that he would like to meet us to make sure we understand what is expected from us and what we can expect from catholic church when we met local one for church already and he was not as serious, even said that we don't need to write to bishop for permission as H2B is protestant and that he will tell him for us whilst one from Dublin insists on it.....

Would it be mad to get cake sorted now?.....
Can't start on mass books yet as we need to pick out few things from both catholic & protestant religions as local priest said we can have a mix of both for the ceremony/mass.
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@ash2015 wrote:
Ha ha ha that is so funny!!!! There is no way H2B mother is going to wear any sort of dress, I just know it's going to be navy trousers, white top! :-( I would really like her to roll with it and push the boat out but I know it's not going to happen! Even asking one of his sisters to go with her shopping won't make it any better and I just know if I went with her I'd get really annoyed because she wouldn't even try on a dress and don't get me started on the price, she'll spend €20 tops even if it looks like a bin-bag! My Mam is just the opposite, saving for her outfit already and excited about going shopping :-D I've sort of hinted to H2B to say a word to her ;-)


Freaky sh*t!! :lol: I suppose I gonna have it a bit easier than you seeing as she would be willing to wear dress or something, just hope it'll be nice and strong colour! Half thinking of treating her to hair blow dry and make up but we shall see closer to time! I just would hate for Nana to look younger and more stylish than her and that is being kind!
Def get your H2B to say something next year at least!

Speaking of the budget for mothers, I don't know if I can justify mothers spending like €1k on their outfits?? Is this something any of you agree with? I'd personally rather mine find a lovely dress and treat herself to a holiday or something. This lady whose son is getting married in October said she would rather find something class for great price and give money to them than spending that much on one outfit........

@Michelle_ire wrote:
Hey ladies love the engagement stories. All so sweet and thoughtfull.

Oh god ash2015 hopefully someone will have a word this her and she sill get a nice outfit even if its a nice trousers suit. My mam is already on diet for my wedding. She stricter than me.

Next year will be go go go for me too but I have my mass books typed only as I cud do them at work.

Priest rang me back and said he be delighted to marry us so that's sorted.

Picture of my ring. We picked it out together.


Love your ring Michelle! ;)

Whoop it feels great having priest & church sorted doesn't it?? :D Although I'm not sure about our priest anymore- he is coming in from Dublin as he has sign language but now he is saying he might not be available and that he would like to meet us to make sure we understand what is expected from us and what we can expect from catholic church when we met local one for church already and he was not as serious, even said that we don't need to write to bishop for permission as H2B is protestant and that he will tell him for us whilst one from Dublin insists on it.....

Would it be mad to get cake sorted now?.....
Can't start on mass books yet as we need to pick out few things from both catholic & protestant religions as local priest said we can have a mix of both for the ceremony/mass.
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi Ladies,

I'm new to this website but loving this thread! I'm not talking much about our wedding beacuse it still seems so far away.. we are getting married March 2015. We got engaged in USA a few months ago and i definitely wasn't expecting it. My cousins were always messing with partner and at Christmas they bought him knee pads to help him go down on one knee lol! Guess it worked by the time we left we were engaged! :D
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi Ladies,

I'm new to this website but loving this thread! I'm not talking much about our wedding beacuse it still seems so far away.. we are getting married March 2015. We got engaged in USA a few months ago and i definitely wasn't expecting it. My cousins were always messing with partner and at Christmas they bought him knee pads to help him go down on one knee lol! Guess it worked by the time we left we were engaged! :D
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@edamay wrote:
Hi Ladies,

I'm new to this website but loving this thread! I'm not talking much about our wedding beacuse it still seems so far away.. we are getting married March 2015. We got engaged in USA a few months ago and i definitely wasn't expecting it. My cousins were always messing with partner and at Christmas they bought him knee pads to help him go down on one knee lol! Guess it worked by the time we left we were engaged! :D


Welcome and congratulations! :mrgreen:
Lovely & funny wee story about your engagement! I thinks the same about our wedding being so far away (January 2015) but its actually sooner than it seems :shock:
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@edamay wrote:
Hi Ladies,

I'm new to this website but loving this thread! I'm not talking much about our wedding beacuse it still seems so far away.. we are getting married March 2015. We got engaged in USA a few months ago and i definitely wasn't expecting it. My cousins were always messing with partner and at Christmas they bought him knee pads to help him go down on one knee lol! Guess it worked by the time we left we were engaged! :D


Welcome and congratulations! :mrgreen:
Lovely & funny wee story about your engagement! I thinks the same about our wedding being so far away (January 2015) but its actually sooner than it seems :shock:
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Have you booked much things? I have a chief bridesmaid who is like Monica from friends all she needs is the headphones lol! Its nice to actually talk to people about the wedding! Did you find it hard to pick the date. We have a lot of things booked. I'd like to book the band soon. :)
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Would love to see your brooch bouquet hunybear! Thinking of doing one but don't know how to attach it all together?!?! Knowing my luck it'll fall apart when I go to hold it :-D

Dying to know what the wolf pack programme is too! Never heard of it!
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Would love to see your brooch bouquet hunybear! Thinking of doing one but don't know how to attach it all together?!?! Knowing my luck it'll fall apart when I go to hold it :-D

Dying to know what the wolf pack programme is too! Never heard of it!
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Oh i love the wolf pack programs I'll try and post mine that i've mocked up. Here's y brooch bouquet. Our colours are ivory, cream and gold.

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Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Oh i love the wolf pack programs I'll try and post mine that i've mocked up. Here's y brooch bouquet. Our colours are ivory, cream and gold.

[attachment=1:2zu4jst0]My Brooch Bouquet 2.JPG[/attachment:2zu4jst0]

[attachment=0:2zu4jst0]My Brooch Bouquet (2).JPG[/attachment:2zu4jst0]
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
6 years ago
It's beautiful hunybear absolutely stunning
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
6 years ago
It's beautiful hunybear absolutely stunning
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
6 years ago
It's beautiful hunybear absolutely stunning
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
6 years ago
It's beautiful hunybear absolutely stunning
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Oh that's lovely so it is and well done on making it yourself.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Oh that's lovely so it is and well done on making it yourself.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Oh that's lovely so it is and well done on making it yourself.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Oh that's lovely so it is and well done on making it yourself.
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Wolfpack program. Sorry photos arent great could copy and page :(

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Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Wolfpack program. Sorry photos arent great could copy and page :(

[attachment=1:tn81yohc]photo(1).JPG[/attachment:tn81yohc]

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Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Wolfpack program. Sorry photos arent great could copy and page :(

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Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Wolfpack program. Sorry photos arent great could copy and page :(

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Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Thanks for the comments on y bouquet i'm thrilled with it. Also for the pics of the program above if you click on them they come up clearer. I'll be having them in the place of mass booklets. Thought they'd be more fun. :)
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Thanks for the comments on y bouquet i'm thrilled with it. Also for the pics of the program above if you click on them they come up clearer. I'll be having them in the place of mass booklets. Thought they'd be more fun. :)
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Thanks for the comments on y bouquet i'm thrilled with it. Also for the pics of the program above if you click on them they come up clearer. I'll be having them in the place of mass booklets. Thought they'd be more fun. :)
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Thanks for the comments on y bouquet i'm thrilled with it. Also for the pics of the program above if you click on them they come up clearer. I'll be having them in the place of mass booklets. Thought they'd be more fun. :)
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Your bouquet is fab!!!!!!! Well done, I think is lovely to have things that you've made yourself, even little things, gives it a real personal touch ;-)
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Your bouquet is fab!!!!!!! Well done, I think is lovely to have things that you've made yourself, even little things, gives it a real personal touch ;-)
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Your bouquet is fab!!!!!!! Well done, I think is lovely to have things that you've made yourself, even little things, gives it a real personal touch ;-)
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Your bouquet is fab!!!!!!! Well done, I think is lovely to have things that you've made yourself, even little things, gives it a real personal touch ;-)
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
@ash2015 wrote:
Your bouquet is fab!!!!!!! Well done, I think is lovely to have things that you've made yourself, even little things, gives it a real personal touch ;-)

Thanks Hun I'm thrilled with how it turned out. Hoping to put it in a shadow box after the wedding and hang it on my wall. Right now it's wrapped in tissue paper and bible wrap in a box. :)
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
@ash2015 wrote:
Your bouquet is fab!!!!!!! Well done, I think is lovely to have things that you've made yourself, even little things, gives it a real personal touch ;-)

Thanks Hun I'm thrilled with how it turned out. Hoping to put it in a shadow box after the wedding and hang it on my wall. Right now it's wrapped in tissue paper and bible wrap in a box. :)
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
@ash2015 wrote:
Your bouquet is fab!!!!!!! Well done, I think is lovely to have things that you've made yourself, even little things, gives it a real personal touch ;-)

Thanks Hun I'm thrilled with how it turned out. Hoping to put it in a shadow box after the wedding and hang it on my wall. Right now it's wrapped in tissue paper and bible wrap in a box. :)
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
@ash2015 wrote:
Your bouquet is fab!!!!!!! Well done, I think is lovely to have things that you've made yourself, even little things, gives it a real personal touch ;-)

Thanks Hun I'm thrilled with how it turned out. Hoping to put it in a shadow box after the wedding and hang it on my wall. Right now it's wrapped in tissue paper and bible wrap in a box. :)
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
That be lovely to have after wards and with all your hard work making it too!!!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
That be lovely to have after wards and with all your hard work making it too!!!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
That be lovely to have after wards and with all your hard work making it too!!!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
That be lovely to have after wards and with all your hard work making it too!!!
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Thanks Michelle. I think i remember you saying you were ordering your invites from china, could i ask you from where if you don't mind. The invites i feel in love with have fallen through so heartbroken. Haven't seen anything else i like. :frown :(
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Thanks Michelle. I think i remember you saying you were ordering your invites from china, could i ask you from where if you don't mind. The invites i feel in love with have fallen through so heartbroken. Haven't seen anything else i like. :frown :(
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Thanks Michelle. I think i remember you saying you were ordering your invites from china, could i ask you from where if you don't mind. The invites i feel in love with have fallen through so heartbroken. Haven't seen anything else i like. :frown :(
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Thanks Michelle. I think i remember you saying you were ordering your invites from china, could i ask you from where if you don't mind. The invites i feel in love with have fallen through so heartbroken. Haven't seen anything else i like. :frown :(
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Yeah sure. Its a website called aliexpress and just put wedding invitations into the search engine. The a good few nice onces but alot of chinesse looking ones too.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Yeah sure. Its a website called aliexpress and just put wedding invitations into the search engine. The a good few nice onces but alot of chinesse looking ones too.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Yeah sure. Its a website called aliexpress and just put wedding invitations into the search engine. The a good few nice onces but alot of chinesse looking ones too.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Yeah sure. Its a website called aliexpress and just put wedding invitations into the search engine. The a good few nice onces but alot of chinesse looking ones too.
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
And do they print on the inside aswell?
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
And do they print on the inside aswell?
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
And do they print on the inside aswell?
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
And do they print on the inside aswell?
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
I contacted the seller and their are going to print mine for a extra cost. I think it's $35 for printing so its not too bad.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
I contacted the seller and their are going to print mine for a extra cost. I think it's $35 for printing so its not too bad.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
I contacted the seller and their are going to print mine for a extra cost. I think it's $35 for printing so its not too bad.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
I contacted the seller and their are going to print mine for a extra cost. I think it's $35 for printing so its not too bad.
History queen
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Venue FINALLY sorted!!! Came back to me €2500 cheaper than original quote so We've confirmed with them and hopefully paying deposit next week!!! Excitement!!! :-)
History queen
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Venue FINALLY sorted!!! Came back to me €2500 cheaper than original quote so We've confirmed with them and hopefully paying deposit next week!!! Excitement!!! :-)
History queen
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Venue FINALLY sorted!!! Came back to me €2500 cheaper than original quote so We've confirmed with them and hopefully paying deposit next week!!! Excitement!!! :-)
History queen
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Venue FINALLY sorted!!! Came back to me €2500 cheaper than original quote so We've confirmed with them and hopefully paying deposit next week!!! Excitement!!! :-)
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Oh wow thats a great drop. Delighted for u :-) it such a relief when its all booked
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Oh wow thats a great drop. Delighted for u :-) it such a relief when its all booked
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Oh wow thats a great drop. Delighted for u :-) it such a relief when its all booked
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Oh wow thats a great drop. Delighted for u :-) it such a relief when its all booked
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Oh wow thats a great drop. Delighted for u :-) it such a relief when its all booked
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
@Michelle_ire wrote:
I contacted the seller and their are going to print mine for a extra cost. I think it's $35 for printing so its not too bad.


Oh thats very good. I found the ones i actually wanted on the website so gonna contact the seller about printing the inside. Thanks so much hun your a star!!!!

@History queen wrote:
Venue FINALLY sorted!!! Came back to me €2500 cheaper than original quote so We've confirmed with them and hopefully paying deposit next week!!! Excitement!!! :-)


History Queen thats a fantastic drop so thrilled for you. roll on 2015 ladies :bounce :bounce :bounce :bounce
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
@Michelle_ire wrote:
I contacted the seller and their are going to print mine for a extra cost. I think it's $35 for printing so its not too bad.


Oh thats very good. I found the ones i actually wanted on the website so gonna contact the seller about printing the inside. Thanks so much hun your a star!!!!

@History queen wrote:
Venue FINALLY sorted!!! Came back to me €2500 cheaper than original quote so We've confirmed with them and hopefully paying deposit next week!!! Excitement!!! :-)


History Queen thats a fantastic drop so thrilled for you. roll on 2015 ladies :bounce :bounce :bounce :bounce
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
@Michelle_ire wrote:
I contacted the seller and their are going to print mine for a extra cost. I think it's $35 for printing so its not too bad.


Oh thats very good. I found the ones i actually wanted on the website so gonna contact the seller about printing the inside. Thanks so much hun your a star!!!!

@History queen wrote:
Venue FINALLY sorted!!! Came back to me €2500 cheaper than original quote so We've confirmed with them and hopefully paying deposit next week!!! Excitement!!! :-)


History Queen thats a fantastic drop so thrilled for you. roll on 2015 ladies :bounce :bounce :bounce :bounce
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
@Michelle_ire wrote:
I contacted the seller and their are going to print mine for a extra cost. I think it's $35 for printing so its not too bad.


Oh thats very good. I found the ones i actually wanted on the website so gonna contact the seller about printing the inside. Thanks so much hun your a star!!!!

@History queen wrote:
Venue FINALLY sorted!!! Came back to me €2500 cheaper than original quote so We've confirmed with them and hopefully paying deposit next week!!! Excitement!!! :-)


History Queen thats a fantastic drop so thrilled for you. roll on 2015 ladies :bounce :bounce :bounce :bounce
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
@Michelle_ire wrote:
I contacted the seller and their are going to print mine for a extra cost. I think it's $35 for printing so its not too bad.


Oh thats very good. I found the ones i actually wanted on the website so gonna contact the seller about printing the inside. Thanks so much hun your a star!!!!

@History queen wrote:
Venue FINALLY sorted!!! Came back to me €2500 cheaper than original quote so We've confirmed with them and hopefully paying deposit next week!!! Excitement!!! :-)


History Queen thats a fantastic drop so thrilled for you. roll on 2015 ladies :bounce :bounce :bounce :bounce
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
That's fantastic History queen!! :) :) :)
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
That's fantastic History queen!! :) :) :)
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
That's fantastic History queen!! :) :) :)
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@Hunybear wrote:
@Michelle_ire wrote:
I contacted the seller and their are going to print mine for a extra cost. I think it's $35 for printing so its not too bad.


Oh thats very good. I found the ones i actually wanted on the website so gonna contact the seller about printing the inside. Thanks so much hun your a star!!!!

Oh I delighted for you. I hope they work out for you and they so cheap on that site. I not ordered mine yet but I half tempted to do it now to have it done.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@Hunybear wrote:
@Michelle_ire wrote:
I contacted the seller and their are going to print mine for a extra cost. I think it's $35 for printing so its not too bad.


Oh thats very good. I found the ones i actually wanted on the website so gonna contact the seller about printing the inside. Thanks so much hun your a star!!!!

Oh I delighted for you. I hope they work out for you and they so cheap on that site. I not ordered mine yet but I half tempted to do it now to have it done.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@Hunybear wrote:
@Michelle_ire wrote:
I contacted the seller and their are going to print mine for a extra cost. I think it's $35 for printing so its not too bad.


Oh thats very good. I found the ones i actually wanted on the website so gonna contact the seller about printing the inside. Thanks so much hun your a star!!!!

Oh I delighted for you. I hope they work out for you and they so cheap on that site. I not ordered mine yet but I half tempted to do it now to have it done.
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Great news History queen!!!! :-D

Will you ladies be sending out save the date cards??? It's just something I thought of today that I might need to add to the list!
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Great news History queen!!!! :-D

Will you ladies be sending out save the date cards??? It's just something I thought of today that I might need to add to the list!
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Great news History queen!!!! :-D

Will you ladies be sending out save the date cards??? It's just something I thought of today that I might need to add to the list!
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Marielouise have never heard of them before sorry, have you tried youtube? Or maybe start a main thread maybe other brides from this or next year will have booked them.

I'm thinking of just letting people mingle Michelle, at least you have your head screwed on and have budgeted for the 200 :-)
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Marielouise have never heard of them before sorry, have you tried youtube? Or maybe start a main thread maybe other brides from this or next year will have booked them.

I'm thinking of just letting people mingle Michelle, at least you have your head screwed on and have budgeted for the 200 :-)
MrsBahraini
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hey ladies, I'm getting married 4th September 2015! yays..

Planning it from abroad so might be a bit of a struggle. Already went and seen our venue and its provisionally booked and the church is also provisionally booked for the day that we want.

Our friend is a wedding photographer so he has booked that day for us as well.

So that's most of the big stuff done apart from the colour scheme, band and flowers!

Everything else I'm going to have to get together from abroad!!
MrsBahraini
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hey ladies, I'm getting married 4th September 2015! yays..

Planning it from abroad so might be a bit of a struggle. Already went and seen our venue and its provisionally booked and the church is also provisionally booked for the day that we want.

Our friend is a wedding photographer so he has booked that day for us as well.

So that's most of the big stuff done apart from the colour scheme, band and flowers!

Everything else I'm going to have to get together from abroad!!
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Welcome and happy planning MrsBahraini!!!
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Welcome and happy planning MrsBahraini!!!
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Welcome and happy planning MrsBahraini!!!
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Welcome and happy planning MrsBahraini!!!
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
I'm not having a band in the evening just a dj so I'm thinking of having a traditional Irish band for the drinks reception. Nothing too loud just playing in the background. Most of our guests are local so not many people staying over at the hotel so people won't be checking in etc.
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
I'm not having a band in the evening just a dj so I'm thinking of having a traditional Irish band for the drinks reception. Nothing too loud just playing in the background. Most of our guests are local so not many people staying over at the hotel so people won't be checking in etc.
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
I'm not having a band in the evening just a dj so I'm thinking of having a traditional Irish band for the drinks reception. Nothing too loud just playing in the background. Most of our guests are local so not many people staying over at the hotel so people won't be checking in etc.
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
I'm not having a band in the evening just a dj so I'm thinking of having a traditional Irish band for the drinks reception. Nothing too loud just playing in the background. Most of our guests are local so not many people staying over at the hotel so people won't be checking in etc.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Welcome and happy planning from abroad. If u need help the girls here and other groups are very good to help out.

The trad band sounds lovely and be nice to listen to in back ground. We having band and DJ alright but got good package so cant complain.

At home watching dubs v cork and i looking up wedding stuff and can get no comment from h2b .. I say if i asked for anything i get it just to keep me quiet while match on ha.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Welcome and happy planning from abroad. If u need help the girls here and other groups are very good to help out.

The trad band sounds lovely and be nice to listen to in back ground. We having band and DJ alright but got good package so cant complain.

At home watching dubs v cork and i looking up wedding stuff and can get no comment from h2b .. I say if i asked for anything i get it just to keep me quiet while match on ha.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Welcome and happy planning from abroad. If u need help the girls here and other groups are very good to help out.

The trad band sounds lovely and be nice to listen to in back ground. We having band and DJ alright but got good package so cant complain.

At home watching dubs v cork and i looking up wedding stuff and can get no comment from h2b .. I say if i asked for anything i get it just to keep me quiet while match on ha.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Welcome and happy planning from abroad. If u need help the girls here and other groups are very good to help out.

The trad band sounds lovely and be nice to listen to in back ground. We having band and DJ alright but got good package so cant complain.

At home watching dubs v cork and i looking up wedding stuff and can get no comment from h2b .. I say if i asked for anything i get it just to keep me quiet while match on ha.
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Haha its a good plan Michelle keep asking hehehehe
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Haha its a good plan Michelle keep asking hehehehe
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Haha its a good plan Michelle keep asking hehehehe
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Haha its a good plan Michelle keep asking hehehehe
MrsBahraini
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Thanks Ladies! :D

I'm actually in Ireland atm and moving out in 3 weeks, hence the venues are sorted :lol:

Actually, can anybody point me in the direction of the cheapest convertible dresses? My friends sister had them in lilac at her wedding and in the pictures they look gorgeous!

I've had a look on ebay but I'd be dubious to buy online if they aren't correct!
MrsBahraini
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Thanks Ladies! :D

I'm actually in Ireland atm and moving out in 3 weeks, hence the venues are sorted :lol:

Actually, can anybody point me in the direction of the cheapest convertible dresses? My friends sister had them in lilac at her wedding and in the pictures they look gorgeous!

I've had a look on ebay but I'd be dubious to buy online if they aren't correct!
MrsBahraini
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Thanks Ladies! :D

I'm actually in Ireland atm and moving out in 3 weeks, hence the venues are sorted :lol:

Actually, can anybody point me in the direction of the cheapest convertible dresses? My friends sister had them in lilac at her wedding and in the pictures they look gorgeous!

I've had a look on ebay but I'd be dubious to buy online if they aren't correct!
MrsBahraini
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Thanks Ladies! :D

I'm actually in Ireland atm and moving out in 3 weeks, hence the venues are sorted :lol:

Actually, can anybody point me in the direction of the cheapest convertible dresses? My friends sister had them in lilac at her wedding and in the pictures they look gorgeous!

I've had a look on ebay but I'd be dubious to buy online if they aren't correct!
Mrs Fitz 2B
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Heard The Fuzzy Burgers at the wedding fair in Slieve Russell today. They were amazing!! Everyone Ihave mentioned them to agree and hope to get them!
Mrs Fitz 2B
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Heard The Fuzzy Burgers at the wedding fair in Slieve Russell today. They were amazing!! Everyone Ihave mentioned them to agree and hope to get them!
Mrs Fitz 2B
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Heard The Fuzzy Burgers at the wedding fair in Slieve Russell today. They were amazing!! Everyone Ihave mentioned them to agree and hope to get them!
Mrs Fitz 2B
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Heard The Fuzzy Burgers at the wedding fair in Slieve Russell today. They were amazing!! Everyone Ihave mentioned them to agree and hope to get them!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@MrsBahraini wrote:
Thanks Ladies! :D

I'm actually in Ireland atm and moving out in 3 weeks, hence the venues are sorted :lol:

Actually, can anybody point me in the direction of the cheapest convertible dresses? My friends sister had them in lilac at her wedding and in the pictures they look gorgeous!

I've had a look on ebay but I'd be dubious to buy online if they aren't correct!



i may sound silly but what is a convertible dress...
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@MrsBahraini wrote:
Thanks Ladies! :D

I'm actually in Ireland atm and moving out in 3 weeks, hence the venues are sorted :lol:

Actually, can anybody point me in the direction of the cheapest convertible dresses? My friends sister had them in lilac at her wedding and in the pictures they look gorgeous!

I've had a look on ebay but I'd be dubious to buy online if they aren't correct!



i may sound silly but what is a convertible dress...
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@MrsBahraini wrote:
Thanks Ladies! :D

I'm actually in Ireland atm and moving out in 3 weeks, hence the venues are sorted :lol:

Actually, can anybody point me in the direction of the cheapest convertible dresses? My friends sister had them in lilac at her wedding and in the pictures they look gorgeous!

I've had a look on ebay but I'd be dubious to buy online if they aren't correct!



i may sound silly but what is a convertible dress...
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@MrsBahraini wrote:
Thanks Ladies! :D

I'm actually in Ireland atm and moving out in 3 weeks, hence the venues are sorted :lol:

Actually, can anybody point me in the direction of the cheapest convertible dresses? My friends sister had them in lilac at her wedding and in the pictures they look gorgeous!

I've had a look on ebay but I'd be dubious to buy online if they aren't correct!



i may sound silly but what is a convertible dress...
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
I think they're the ones that can be worn 15 different ways.
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
I think they're the ones that can be worn 15 different ways.
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
I think they're the ones that can be worn 15 different ways.
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
I think they're the ones that can be worn 15 different ways.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Oh i get ya know. I know the ones and sorry i wouldnt have an idea as i have not looked up dresses at all really.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Oh i get ya know. I know the ones and sorry i wouldnt have an idea as i have not looked up dresses at all really.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Oh i get ya know. I know the ones and sorry i wouldnt have an idea as i have not looked up dresses at all really.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Oh i get ya know. I know the ones and sorry i wouldnt have an idea as i have not looked up dresses at all really.
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Quick question girls! . . . Have your H2B's chosen their best man? Mine has decided on who he wants, he has decided not to chose either of his 2 brothers, as the person he has chosen he actually sees more and gets on better with, but here's the thing . . . It's my brother! Neither of his brothers had a problem with this but his father has made a few snide remarks about it already, asking why he's not choosing one of his brothers! The politics of it all :-o
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Quick question girls! . . . Have your H2B's chosen their best man? Mine has decided on who he wants, he has decided not to chose either of his 2 brothers, as the person he has chosen he actually sees more and gets on better with, but here's the thing . . . It's my brother! Neither of his brothers had a problem with this but his father has made a few snide remarks about it already, asking why he's not choosing one of his brothers! The politics of it all :-o
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Quick question girls! . . . Have your H2B's chosen their best man? Mine has decided on who he wants, he has decided not to chose either of his 2 brothers, as the person he has chosen he actually sees more and gets on better with, but here's the thing . . . It's my brother! Neither of his brothers had a problem with this but his father has made a few snide remarks about it already, asking why he's not choosing one of his brothers! The politics of it all :-o
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Quick question girls! . . . Have your H2B's chosen their best man? Mine has decided on who he wants, he has decided not to chose either of his 2 brothers, as the person he has chosen he actually sees more and gets on better with, but here's the thing . . . It's my brother! Neither of his brothers had a problem with this but his father has made a few snide remarks about it already, asking why he's not choosing one of his brothers! The politics of it all :-o
Mrs Fitz 2B
user for 6 years
6 years ago
My H2B has asked his best mate to be best man and his brothers are groomsmen. He has asked his brother to do a speech as well as the bestman. Best of both worlds! !
Mrs Fitz 2B
user for 6 years
6 years ago
My H2B has asked his best mate to be best man and his brothers are groomsmen. He has asked his brother to do a speech as well as the bestman. Best of both worlds! !
Mrs Fitz 2B
user for 6 years
6 years ago
My H2B has asked his best mate to be best man and his brothers are groomsmen. He has asked his brother to do a speech as well as the bestman. Best of both worlds! !
Mrs Fitz 2B
user for 6 years
6 years ago
My H2B has asked his best mate to be best man and his brothers are groomsmen. He has asked his brother to do a speech as well as the bestman. Best of both worlds! !
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
My h2b's having his 2 brothers and i'm having my best and 2 of my 4 sisters.
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
My h2b's having his 2 brothers and i'm having my best and 2 of my 4 sisters.
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
My h2b's having his 2 brothers and i'm having my best and 2 of my 4 sisters.
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
My h2b's having his 2 brothers and i'm having my best and 2 of my 4 sisters.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
My H2B is having his brother in law and best mate but hasnt decided who to have as best man as he afraid to put other out but i tell him which ever is not wont mind. I having my sister and best mate and my sister is maid of honour. I wanted four but wasnt happening as i be forxinf him to ask 2 more just to make up numbers so i settled for two
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
My H2B is having his brother in law and best mate but hasnt decided who to have as best man as he afraid to put other out but i tell him which ever is not wont mind. I having my sister and best mate and my sister is maid of honour. I wanted four but wasnt happening as i be forxinf him to ask 2 more just to make up numbers so i settled for two
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
My H2B is having his brother in law and best mate but hasnt decided who to have as best man as he afraid to put other out but i tell him which ever is not wont mind. I having my sister and best mate and my sister is maid of honour. I wanted four but wasnt happening as i be forxinf him to ask 2 more just to make up numbers so i settled for two
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
My H2B is having his brother in law and best mate but hasnt decided who to have as best man as he afraid to put other out but i tell him which ever is not wont mind. I having my sister and best mate and my sister is maid of honour. I wanted four but wasnt happening as i be forxinf him to ask 2 more just to make up numbers so i settled for two
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
My H2B is having his brother in law and best mate but hasnt decided who to have as best man as he afraid to put other out but i tell him which ever is not wont mind. I having my sister and best mate and my sister is maid of honour. I wanted four but wasnt happening as i be forxinf him to ask 2 more just to make up numbers so i settled for two
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
I've just chosen 1 bridesmaid which is my best friend as I have no sisters, so there's no groomsmen jobs going spare, if there had me been he would have picked his brothers but he's told me his reasons for picking my brother instead and he's happier to have him rather than his brothers! We just have to put up with the backlash of his father! :-o
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
I've just chosen 1 bridesmaid which is my best friend as I have no sisters, so there's no groomsmen jobs going spare, if there had me been he would have picked his brothers but he's told me his reasons for picking my brother instead and he's happier to have him rather than his brothers! We just have to put up with the backlash of his father! :-o
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
I've just chosen 1 bridesmaid which is my best friend as I have no sisters, so there's no groomsmen jobs going spare, if there had me been he would have picked his brothers but he's told me his reasons for picking my brother instead and he's happier to have him rather than his brothers! We just have to put up with the backlash of his father! :-o
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
I've just chosen 1 bridesmaid which is my best friend as I have no sisters, so there's no groomsmen jobs going spare, if there had me been he would have picked his brothers but he's told me his reasons for picking my brother instead and he's happier to have him rather than his brothers! We just have to put up with the backlash of his father! :-o
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
I've just chosen 1 bridesmaid which is my best friend as I have no sisters, so there's no groomsmen jobs going spare, if there had me been he would have picked his brothers but he's told me his reasons for picking my brother instead and he's happier to have him rather than his brothers! We just have to put up with the backlash of his father! :-o
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Well it his choice at the end of the day and once his brothers didnt mind his father shouldnt either. Its amazing how people feel the can judgr your decisions when planning weddings. My parents been great so far and his side too so i guess i lucky
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Well it his choice at the end of the day and once his brothers didnt mind his father shouldnt either. Its amazing how people feel the can judgr your decisions when planning weddings. My parents been great so far and his side too so i guess i lucky
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Well it his choice at the end of the day and once his brothers didnt mind his father shouldnt either. Its amazing how people feel the can judgr your decisions when planning weddings. My parents been great so far and his side too so i guess i lucky
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@ash2015 wrote:
XWinterBrideX good to see you back :-) candles for the bridesmaids sound lovely for winter time, plodding away here doing my little bits of DIY Practicing doing the unity candles at the moment, not too bad for a first effort :-)

Michelle_ire doing the same as yourself! Trying to save as much as possible, we've went with 65 for the full day and another 80 in the evening, as we've picked a venue we love but couldn't afford 100 + guests for the full day.


Thanks ash2015! :D must try to get started practising DIY bits myself too but probably not until September now with it being H2B's birthday this weekend and mine next week!

There is bit of talk about saving and budget etc. Dunno if you heard of it but there is a competition where you can win €20K for your wedding- all info on http://www.winourwedding.ie;">www.winourwedding.ie; not sure if we will bother though because it is like extra hard work trying to raise money for votes!
Besides we're having reception in family hotel so hopefully we'll get a good deal.

The photographer suggested that we have ceremony at 11.30 so that we can get photos done before it gets dark... Told Daddy and he said it is a bad idea considering guests are gonna wait until 5 or so for the meal! So if we still go with that we would definitely need something between!

@MSM2BMRSC wrote:

I love the idea of a characaturist but realistically if they draw for 2 hrs solid and its 5mins per pic they only draw 24 ppl, out of 160 that's mad money to be paying for that ya know


We also looked at this idea but we went off it for the same reason!

@MrsBahraini wrote:

Hey ladies, I'm getting married 4th September 2015! yays..

Planning it from abroad so might be a bit of a struggle. Already went and seen our venue and its provisionally booked and the church is also provisionally booked for the day that we want...................
Everything else I'm going to have to get together from abroad!!


Welcome! My sister's friend is organizing hers from abroad too so it is possible and shouldn't be much of a struggle especially when everything basically are online and majority of communications are through emails! Well it is for me so far! :D I also looked at convertible dresses as I always wanted 'mismatch style' for BMs! But they might not look as well on my wee sister who is skinny and will only be 16 at time as it would on other BMs! So might just get them to pick their own dress....am I mad??lol

@ash2015 wrote:


Quick question girls! . . . Have your H2B's chosen their best man? Mine has decided on who he wants.....................


We aren't having best man or chief bridesmaid- I personally never wanted that and our mothers or fathers will be signing the register.
I originally wanted 2 bridesmaids because I only have 2 sisters even though I'd love to have 2 best friends! But I couldn't not ask his sister being the only girl in their family. Now we might have to have ANOTHER because my wee sister ain't comfy with idea of walking down the aisle with his brother (to be fair they're 20-10 years older) or dancing with them. He wanted to ask my brother but I said no just stick to 3 but its a possibility now- not gonna ask until closer to time in case she changes her mind although 2 of my best friends know about this and that I would love to have one of them; they said they won't be offended if they aren't asked in the end and would still help me with things....true friends eh? :D
Sorry I waffled a bit there!lol so you're probably wondering who will do duties of best man- well one of GMs gonna keep rings, another do speech and last one will keep register n collect cards etc- divide it between them simple as.
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@ash2015 wrote:
XWinterBrideX good to see you back :-) candles for the bridesmaids sound lovely for winter time, plodding away here doing my little bits of DIY Practicing doing the unity candles at the moment, not too bad for a first effort :-)

Michelle_ire doing the same as yourself! Trying to save as much as possible, we've went with 65 for the full day and another 80 in the evening, as we've picked a venue we love but couldn't afford 100 + guests for the full day.


Thanks ash2015! :D must try to get started practising DIY bits myself too but probably not until September now with it being H2B's birthday this weekend and mine next week!

There is bit of talk about saving and budget etc. Dunno if you heard of it but there is a competition where you can win €20K for your wedding- all info on http://www.winourwedding.ie;">www.winourwedding.ie; not sure if we will bother though because it is like extra hard work trying to raise money for votes!
Besides we're having reception in family hotel so hopefully we'll get a good deal.

The photographer suggested that we have ceremony at 11.30 so that we can get photos done before it gets dark... Told Daddy and he said it is a bad idea considering guests are gonna wait until 5 or so for the meal! So if we still go with that we would definitely need something between!

@MSM2BMRSC wrote:

I love the idea of a characaturist but realistically if they draw for 2 hrs solid and its 5mins per pic they only draw 24 ppl, out of 160 that's mad money to be paying for that ya know


We also looked at this idea but we went off it for the same reason!

@MrsBahraini wrote:

Hey ladies, I'm getting married 4th September 2015! yays..

Planning it from abroad so might be a bit of a struggle. Already went and seen our venue and its provisionally booked and the church is also provisionally booked for the day that we want...................
Everything else I'm going to have to get together from abroad!!


Welcome! My sister's friend is organizing hers from abroad too so it is possible and shouldn't be much of a struggle especially when everything basically are online and majority of communications are through emails! Well it is for me so far! :D I also looked at convertible dresses as I always wanted 'mismatch style' for BMs! But they might not look as well on my wee sister who is skinny and will only be 16 at time as it would on other BMs! So might just get them to pick their own dress....am I mad??lol

@ash2015 wrote:


Quick question girls! . . . Have your H2B's chosen their best man? Mine has decided on who he wants.....................


We aren't having best man or chief bridesmaid- I personally never wanted that and our mothers or fathers will be signing the register.
I originally wanted 2 bridesmaids because I only have 2 sisters even though I'd love to have 2 best friends! But I couldn't not ask his sister being the only girl in their family. Now we might have to have ANOTHER because my wee sister ain't comfy with idea of walking down the aisle with his brother (to be fair they're 20-10 years older) or dancing with them. He wanted to ask my brother but I said no just stick to 3 but its a possibility now- not gonna ask until closer to time in case she changes her mind although 2 of my best friends know about this and that I would love to have one of them; they said they won't be offended if they aren't asked in the end and would still help me with things....true friends eh? :D
Sorry I waffled a bit there!lol so you're probably wondering who will do duties of best man- well one of GMs gonna keep rings, another do speech and last one will keep register n collect cards etc- divide it between them simple as.
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@ash2015 wrote:
XWinterBrideX good to see you back :-) candles for the bridesmaids sound lovely for winter time, plodding away here doing my little bits of DIY Practicing doing the unity candles at the moment, not too bad for a first effort :-)

Michelle_ire doing the same as yourself! Trying to save as much as possible, we've went with 65 for the full day and another 80 in the evening, as we've picked a venue we love but couldn't afford 100 + guests for the full day.


Thanks ash2015! :D must try to get started practising DIY bits myself too but probably not until September now with it being H2B's birthday this weekend and mine next week!

There is bit of talk about saving and budget etc. Dunno if you heard of it but there is a competition where you can win €20K for your wedding- all info on http://www.winourwedding.ie;">www.winourwedding.ie; not sure if we will bother though because it is like extra hard work trying to raise money for votes!
Besides we're having reception in family hotel so hopefully we'll get a good deal.

The photographer suggested that we have ceremony at 11.30 so that we can get photos done before it gets dark... Told Daddy and he said it is a bad idea considering guests are gonna wait until 5 or so for the meal! So if we still go with that we would definitely need something between!

@MSM2BMRSC wrote:

I love the idea of a characaturist but realistically if they draw for 2 hrs solid and its 5mins per pic they only draw 24 ppl, out of 160 that's mad money to be paying for that ya know


We also looked at this idea but we went off it for the same reason!

@MrsBahraini wrote:

Hey ladies, I'm getting married 4th September 2015! yays..

Planning it from abroad so might be a bit of a struggle. Already went and seen our venue and its provisionally booked and the church is also provisionally booked for the day that we want...................
Everything else I'm going to have to get together from abroad!!


Welcome! My sister's friend is organizing hers from abroad too so it is possible and shouldn't be much of a struggle especially when everything basically are online and majority of communications are through emails! Well it is for me so far! :D I also looked at convertible dresses as I always wanted 'mismatch style' for BMs! But they might not look as well on my wee sister who is skinny and will only be 16 at time as it would on other BMs! So might just get them to pick their own dress....am I mad??lol

@ash2015 wrote:


Quick question girls! . . . Have your H2B's chosen their best man? Mine has decided on who he wants.....................


We aren't having best man or chief bridesmaid- I personally never wanted that and our mothers or fathers will be signing the register.
I originally wanted 2 bridesmaids because I only have 2 sisters even though I'd love to have 2 best friends! But I couldn't not ask his sister being the only girl in their family. Now we might have to have ANOTHER because my wee sister ain't comfy with idea of walking down the aisle with his brother (to be fair they're 20-10 years older) or dancing with them. He wanted to ask my brother but I said no just stick to 3 but its a possibility now- not gonna ask until closer to time in case she changes her mind although 2 of my best friends know about this and that I would love to have one of them; they said they won't be offended if they aren't asked in the end and would still help me with things....true friends eh? :D
Sorry I waffled a bit there!lol so you're probably wondering who will do duties of best man- well one of GMs gonna keep rings, another do speech and last one will keep register n collect cards etc- divide it between them simple as.
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
6 years ago
@XWinterBrideX wrote:


I also looked at convertible dresses as I always wanted 'mismatch style' for BMs! But they might not look as well on my wee sister who is skinny and will only be 16 at time as it would on other BMs! So might just get them to pick their own dress....am I mad??lol



Nope don't think you're mad, that's what I'm doing! We'll go shopping together for the craic but my feeling has always been that they should have an element of choice in what they are wearing. So I will be telling them as long as the dress is royal blue they can get any style they like. They are both blonde so royal blue will look great on them.

I sent off an enquiry form re: bands and yesterday got over 30 responses! :O My h2b wants to haggle and get the price down, but I'm morto to do that so he's said that he will!
Any of you ladies good on haggling? What is the best way of going about it? Would you do it by phone and email? And when do you do it, at the start or end of correspondence?!
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
6 years ago
@XWinterBrideX wrote:


I also looked at convertible dresses as I always wanted 'mismatch style' for BMs! But they might not look as well on my wee sister who is skinny and will only be 16 at time as it would on other BMs! So might just get them to pick their own dress....am I mad??lol



Nope don't think you're mad, that's what I'm doing! We'll go shopping together for the craic but my feeling has always been that they should have an element of choice in what they are wearing. So I will be telling them as long as the dress is royal blue they can get any style they like. They are both blonde so royal blue will look great on them.

I sent off an enquiry form re: bands and yesterday got over 30 responses! :O My h2b wants to haggle and get the price down, but I'm morto to do that so he's said that he will!
Any of you ladies good on haggling? What is the best way of going about it? Would you do it by phone and email? And when do you do it, at the start or end of correspondence?!
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
6 years ago
@XWinterBrideX wrote:


I also looked at convertible dresses as I always wanted 'mismatch style' for BMs! But they might not look as well on my wee sister who is skinny and will only be 16 at time as it would on other BMs! So might just get them to pick their own dress....am I mad??lol



Nope don't think you're mad, that's what I'm doing! We'll go shopping together for the craic but my feeling has always been that they should have an element of choice in what they are wearing. So I will be telling them as long as the dress is royal blue they can get any style they like. They are both blonde so royal blue will look great on them.

I sent off an enquiry form re: bands and yesterday got over 30 responses! :O My h2b wants to haggle and get the price down, but I'm morto to do that so he's said that he will!
Any of you ladies good on haggling? What is the best way of going about it? Would you do it by phone and email? And when do you do it, at the start or end of correspondence?!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@XWinterBrideX wrote:
@Michelle_ire wrote:


Tan would be one of my worries because it usually don't look good on me and I never bother with it going out! Had horrible experience with spray tan for my prom. But this spa I go to said theirs is great very natural so would go for test some time next year! Couldn't bring myself to using sunbeds especially when I don't even sunbath.


Yeah your like me so winderbride.. i do tan very well naturally but when i fake tan on i cant wait to get it off ha.. unless it a occasion i dont put it on going out.. i would hate it to get on my dress too as i see that in the hotel so often and nothing they can do about it..

Plus as yours is a winter wedding you dont need to be too tanned..
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@XWinterBrideX wrote:
@Michelle_ire wrote:


Tan would be one of my worries because it usually don't look good on me and I never bother with it going out! Had horrible experience with spray tan for my prom. But this spa I go to said theirs is great very natural so would go for test some time next year! Couldn't bring myself to using sunbeds especially when I don't even sunbath.


Yeah your like me so winderbride.. i do tan very well naturally but when i fake tan on i cant wait to get it off ha.. unless it a occasion i dont put it on going out.. i would hate it to get on my dress too as i see that in the hotel so often and nothing they can do about it..

Plus as yours is a winter wedding you dont need to be too tanned..
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@Michelle_ire wrote:

Yeah your like me so winderbride.. i do tan very well naturally but when i fake tan on i cant wait to get it off ha.. unless it a occasion i dont put it on going out.. i would hate it to get on my dress too as i see that in the hotel so often and nothing they can do about it..

Plus as yours is a winter wedding you dont need to be too tanned..


I don't tan well at all! Unless you consider heat rash as tan! :lol: My friend went to her holiday home in Spain for 3 weeks before her wedding last year and she didn't need to put on fake tan! Looked nice too!
I just want that glow especially when white doesn't suit me although I'm going for ivory dress but I might try champagne ones
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
@Michelle_ire wrote:

Yeah your like me so winderbride.. i do tan very well naturally but when i fake tan on i cant wait to get it off ha.. unless it a occasion i dont put it on going out.. i would hate it to get on my dress too as i see that in the hotel so often and nothing they can do about it..

Plus as yours is a winter wedding you dont need to be too tanned..


I don't tan well at all! Unless you consider heat rash as tan! :lol: My friend went to her holiday home in Spain for 3 weeks before her wedding last year and she didn't need to put on fake tan! Looked nice too!
I just want that glow especially when white doesn't suit me although I'm going for ivory dress but I might try champagne ones
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
@ XWinterBrideX yes im definitely trying to keep her to minimal well especially with booking things. Hopefully next year she will be ok to talk to about wedding things, guess i'll have to wait and see to test the waters. I agree with Michelle_ire that you wont need much of a tan with Jan wedding :) i was thinking about the Sunbed as a friend of mine had suggested it but im in two minds. I also colour well on them Michelle_ire I'm the same the tan is ok for the day but i literally want it off straight away! i hate the way it takes so long to go off!

I honestly girls would love to haggle!! might try it when we book the videographer like try the whole "is that your best price ;) ;) Its great to be getting some money off. If you don't ask you won't know lol! :D
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
@ XWinterBrideX yes im definitely trying to keep her to minimal well especially with booking things. Hopefully next year she will be ok to talk to about wedding things, guess i'll have to wait and see to test the waters. I agree with Michelle_ire that you wont need much of a tan with Jan wedding :) i was thinking about the Sunbed as a friend of mine had suggested it but im in two minds. I also colour well on them Michelle_ire I'm the same the tan is ok for the day but i literally want it off straight away! i hate the way it takes so long to go off!

I honestly girls would love to haggle!! might try it when we book the videographer like try the whole "is that your best price ;) ;) Its great to be getting some money off. If you don't ask you won't know lol! :D
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
@ XWinterBrideX yes im definitely trying to keep her to minimal well especially with booking things. Hopefully next year she will be ok to talk to about wedding things, guess i'll have to wait and see to test the waters. I agree with Michelle_ire that you wont need much of a tan with Jan wedding :) i was thinking about the Sunbed as a friend of mine had suggested it but im in two minds. I also colour well on them Michelle_ire I'm the same the tan is ok for the day but i literally want it off straight away! i hate the way it takes so long to go off!

I honestly girls would love to haggle!! might try it when we book the videographer like try the whole "is that your best price ;) ;) Its great to be getting some money off. If you don't ask you won't know lol! :D
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
@ XWinterBrideX yes im definitely trying to keep her to minimal well especially with booking things. Hopefully next year she will be ok to talk to about wedding things, guess i'll have to wait and see to test the waters. I agree with Michelle_ire that you wont need much of a tan with Jan wedding :) i was thinking about the Sunbed as a friend of mine had suggested it but im in two minds. I also colour well on them Michelle_ire I'm the same the tan is ok for the day but i literally want it off straight away! i hate the way it takes so long to go off!

I honestly girls would love to haggle!! might try it when we book the videographer like try the whole "is that your best price ;) ;) Its great to be getting some money off. If you don't ask you won't know lol! :D
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
This is a tip that worked for us. Always say lower price than you're prepared to pay, like say they want 850 but you would rather pay 750 or less so say 650 and they'll then try to meet you halfway! Not the case for all suppliers but it worked for us so far! ;)
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
This is a tip that worked for us. Always say lower price than you're prepared to pay, like say they want 850 but you would rather pay 750 or less so say 650 and they'll then try to meet you halfway! Not the case for all suppliers but it worked for us so far! ;)
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
This is a tip that worked for us. Always say lower price than you're prepared to pay, like say they want 850 but you would rather pay 750 or less so say 650 and they'll then try to meet you halfway! Not the case for all suppliers but it worked for us so far! ;)
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
This is a tip that worked for us. Always say lower price than you're prepared to pay, like say they want 850 but you would rather pay 750 or less so say 650 and they'll then try to meet you halfway! Not the case for all suppliers but it worked for us so far! ;)
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
I think its only when you go to do your own wedding your realise the price of everything! :shock: :lol: but will definitely try that when we start looking at suppliers XWinterBrideX
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
I think its only when you go to do your own wedding your realise the price of everything! :shock: :lol: but will definitely try that when we start looking at suppliers XWinterBrideX
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
I think its only when you go to do your own wedding your realise the price of everything! :shock: :lol: but will definitely try that when we start looking at suppliers XWinterBrideX
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
I think its only when you go to do your own wedding your realise the price of everything! :shock: :lol: but will definitely try that when we start looking at suppliers XWinterBrideX
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
6 years ago
I've heard loads of good tips like that but still, scarlet! Maybe I just have to take the plunge and do it, it can't hurt!
I'm loving the royal blue thing that's going on here. It's a great colour in fairness, it suits nearly all skin tones and hair colours.
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
6 years ago
I've heard loads of good tips like that but still, scarlet! Maybe I just have to take the plunge and do it, it can't hurt!
I'm loving the royal blue thing that's going on here. It's a great colour in fairness, it suits nearly all skin tones and hair colours.
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
6 years ago
I've heard loads of good tips like that but still, scarlet! Maybe I just have to take the plunge and do it, it can't hurt!
I'm loving the royal blue thing that's going on here. It's a great colour in fairness, it suits nearly all skin tones and hair colours.
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
6 years ago
I've heard loads of good tips like that but still, scarlet! Maybe I just have to take the plunge and do it, it can't hurt!
I'm loving the royal blue thing that's going on here. It's a great colour in fairness, it suits nearly all skin tones and hair colours.
xdivax
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Yeah it is scary alright!lol

Any of you hoping to get photobooth but don't fancy paying like €600? ,y friend told me about this wee camera

http://ebay.com/itm/…
xdivax
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Yeah it is scary alright!lol

Any of you hoping to get photobooth but don't fancy paying like €600? ,y friend told me about this wee camera

http://ebay.com/itm/…
xdivax
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Yeah it is scary alright!lol

Any of you hoping to get photobooth but don't fancy paying like €600? ,y friend told me about this wee camera

http://ebay.com/itm/…
xdivax
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Yeah it is scary alright!lol

Any of you hoping to get photobooth but don't fancy paying like €600? ,y friend told me about this wee camera

http://ebay.com/itm/…
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
@xdivax wrote:
Yeah it is scary alright!lol

Any of you hoping to get photobooth but don't fancy paying like €600? ,y friend told me about this wee camera

http://ebay.com/itm/…


The photobooths look great and they are definitely getting more popular! :)
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
@xdivax wrote:
Yeah it is scary alright!lol

Any of you hoping to get photobooth but don't fancy paying like €600? ,y friend told me about this wee camera

http://ebay.com/itm/…


The photobooths look great and they are definitely getting more popular! :)
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
@xdivax wrote:
Yeah it is scary alright!lol

Any of you hoping to get photobooth but don't fancy paying like €600? ,y friend told me about this wee camera

http://ebay.com/itm/…


The photobooths look great and they are definitely getting more popular! :)
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
@xdivax wrote:
Yeah it is scary alright!lol

Any of you hoping to get photobooth but don't fancy paying like €600? ,y friend told me about this wee camera

http://ebay.com/itm/…


The photobooths look great and they are definitely getting more popular! :)
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Loving the royal blue! My bridesmaid has said she loves purple but that could all change when we go shopping for her dress, I love purple too and I honestly don't mind what colour or style she picks at all, I want her to be comfortable for the day.

I love haggling :-D it's a great feeling to get something for the price you're willing to pay! So far we've haggled on the venue and saved, granted I done most of the haggling while H2B looked at the floor in embarrassment :-) DJ has offered a great price which I wouldn't haggle with, so am going to view him then make the booking, we did go down the. band route but what we wanted was coming in at 2500 and when we haggled they came down to 2k but they only play for 2 hours! So we're thinking of going DJ only. Our solimiser will be my brothers friend's father. My dress is my dream dress and I got a huge saving on it, my best bargain by far! Our photographer is local who has done 2 neighbours weddings in recent months and is fantastic and includes a photobook for ourselves and my Mam and Dad. My flowers will be down by myself and my Mam who's a florist so saving there too! My invitations will be DIY as H2B works in the paper supply business but will be ordering pocket style invitations for the US and finally I have gotten my favour boxes already which were another bargain of 10 for €2 from Lantz stationary :-)
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Loving the royal blue! My bridesmaid has said she loves purple but that could all change when we go shopping for her dress, I love purple too and I honestly don't mind what colour or style she picks at all, I want her to be comfortable for the day.

I love haggling :-D it's a great feeling to get something for the price you're willing to pay! So far we've haggled on the venue and saved, granted I done most of the haggling while H2B looked at the floor in embarrassment :-) DJ has offered a great price which I wouldn't haggle with, so am going to view him then make the booking, we did go down the. band route but what we wanted was coming in at 2500 and when we haggled they came down to 2k but they only play for 2 hours! So we're thinking of going DJ only. Our solimiser will be my brothers friend's father. My dress is my dream dress and I got a huge saving on it, my best bargain by far! Our photographer is local who has done 2 neighbours weddings in recent months and is fantastic and includes a photobook for ourselves and my Mam and Dad. My flowers will be down by myself and my Mam who's a florist so saving there too! My invitations will be DIY as H2B works in the paper supply business but will be ordering pocket style invitations for the US and finally I have gotten my favour boxes already which were another bargain of 10 for €2 from Lantz stationary :-)
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Loving the royal blue! My bridesmaid has said she loves purple but that could all change when we go shopping for her dress, I love purple too and I honestly don't mind what colour or style she picks at all, I want her to be comfortable for the day.

I love haggling :-D it's a great feeling to get something for the price you're willing to pay! So far we've haggled on the venue and saved, granted I done most of the haggling while H2B looked at the floor in embarrassment :-) DJ has offered a great price which I wouldn't haggle with, so am going to view him then make the booking, we did go down the. band route but what we wanted was coming in at 2500 and when we haggled they came down to 2k but they only play for 2 hours! So we're thinking of going DJ only. Our solimiser will be my brothers friend's father. My dress is my dream dress and I got a huge saving on it, my best bargain by far! Our photographer is local who has done 2 neighbours weddings in recent months and is fantastic and includes a photobook for ourselves and my Mam and Dad. My flowers will be down by myself and my Mam who's a florist so saving there too! My invitations will be DIY as H2B works in the paper supply business but will be ordering pocket style invitations for the US and finally I have gotten my favour boxes already which were another bargain of 10 for €2 from Lantz stationary :-)
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Loving the royal blue! My bridesmaid has said she loves purple but that could all change when we go shopping for her dress, I love purple too and I honestly don't mind what colour or style she picks at all, I want her to be comfortable for the day.

I love haggling :-D it's a great feeling to get something for the price you're willing to pay! So far we've haggled on the venue and saved, granted I done most of the haggling while H2B looked at the floor in embarrassment :-) DJ has offered a great price which I wouldn't haggle with, so am going to view him then make the booking, we did go down the. band route but what we wanted was coming in at 2500 and when we haggled they came down to 2k but they only play for 2 hours! So we're thinking of going DJ only. Our solimiser will be my brothers friend's father. My dress is my dream dress and I got a huge saving on it, my best bargain by far! Our photographer is local who has done 2 neighbours weddings in recent months and is fantastic and includes a photobook for ourselves and my Mam and Dad. My flowers will be down by myself and my Mam who's a florist so saving there too! My invitations will be DIY as H2B works in the paper supply business but will be ordering pocket style invitations for the US and finally I have gotten my favour boxes already which were another bargain of 10 for €2 from Lantz stationary :-)
MrsBahraini
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Whao ladies, this thread moves fast! :D

Well, I've no ideas of colors whatsoever.

I think whatever color the bridesmaids go for.. I'd want to see what looks better on the girls but I kinda want to stay away from green as the last 2 weddings I went to had green bridesmaid dresses..

I've a wedding invitation supplier that I got invitations off in the North for my mums wedding so hoping she will remember me and give us a little extra off. :bounce

I'm budgeting €200 for all my thank you cards and invitations. Thinking that the hotel will supply the menus for us so the only other thing would be the table plan and the booklets for the chapel, which I'm *hoping* won't be too expensive. The budget is tight but I'm a bargain hunter! 8-)
MrsBahraini
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Whao ladies, this thread moves fast! :D

Well, I've no ideas of colors whatsoever.

I think whatever color the bridesmaids go for.. I'd want to see what looks better on the girls but I kinda want to stay away from green as the last 2 weddings I went to had green bridesmaid dresses..

I've a wedding invitation supplier that I got invitations off in the North for my mums wedding so hoping she will remember me and give us a little extra off. :bounce

I'm budgeting €200 for all my thank you cards and invitations. Thinking that the hotel will supply the menus for us so the only other thing would be the table plan and the booklets for the chapel, which I'm *hoping* won't be too expensive. The budget is tight but I'm a bargain hunter! 8-)
MrsBahraini
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Whao ladies, this thread moves fast! :D

Well, I've no ideas of colors whatsoever.

I think whatever color the bridesmaids go for.. I'd want to see what looks better on the girls but I kinda want to stay away from green as the last 2 weddings I went to had green bridesmaid dresses..

I've a wedding invitation supplier that I got invitations off in the North for my mums wedding so hoping she will remember me and give us a little extra off. :bounce

I'm budgeting €200 for all my thank you cards and invitations. Thinking that the hotel will supply the menus for us so the only other thing would be the table plan and the booklets for the chapel, which I'm *hoping* won't be too expensive. The budget is tight but I'm a bargain hunter! 8-)
MrsBahraini
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Whao ladies, this thread moves fast! :D

Well, I've no ideas of colors whatsoever.

I think whatever color the bridesmaids go for.. I'd want to see what looks better on the girls but I kinda want to stay away from green as the last 2 weddings I went to had green bridesmaid dresses..

I've a wedding invitation supplier that I got invitations off in the North for my mums wedding so hoping she will remember me and give us a little extra off. :bounce

I'm budgeting €200 for all my thank you cards and invitations. Thinking that the hotel will supply the menus for us so the only other thing would be the table plan and the booklets for the chapel, which I'm *hoping* won't be too expensive. The budget is tight but I'm a bargain hunter! 8-)
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Would you try do your own mass books or scrolls and they wudnt cost much at all. I am doing my mass books and menus hotel will do for me.

I love to be able do my own invites but i crap at craft and also i know i wudnt have the patience to do so many so happy to get em done

H2B wants to just get people to text rsvp but i want to send out the little cards to get posted back as my friend is getting married soon and said the text is a nightmare as people replying like 'got the invite and its lovely'.. Does that mean u going or not. She about 30 replies she has to confirm if they going and if partner is or r they bringing a plus one.. I defo think card is easier so i just aim to win that battle ha
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Would you try do your own mass books or scrolls and they wudnt cost much at all. I am doing my mass books and menus hotel will do for me.

I love to be able do my own invites but i crap at craft and also i know i wudnt have the patience to do so many so happy to get em done

H2B wants to just get people to text rsvp but i want to send out the little cards to get posted back as my friend is getting married soon and said the text is a nightmare as people replying like 'got the invite and its lovely'.. Does that mean u going or not. She about 30 replies she has to confirm if they going and if partner is or r they bringing a plus one.. I defo think card is easier so i just aim to win that battle ha
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Would you try do your own mass books or scrolls and they wudnt cost much at all. I am doing my mass books and menus hotel will do for me.

I love to be able do my own invites but i crap at craft and also i know i wudnt have the patience to do so many so happy to get em done

H2B wants to just get people to text rsvp but i want to send out the little cards to get posted back as my friend is getting married soon and said the text is a nightmare as people replying like 'got the invite and its lovely'.. Does that mean u going or not. She about 30 replies she has to confirm if they going and if partner is or r they bringing a plus one.. I defo think card is easier so i just aim to win that battle ha
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Would you try do your own mass books or scrolls and they wudnt cost much at all. I am doing my mass books and menus hotel will do for me.

I love to be able do my own invites but i crap at craft and also i know i wudnt have the patience to do so many so happy to get em done

H2B wants to just get people to text rsvp but i want to send out the little cards to get posted back as my friend is getting married soon and said the text is a nightmare as people replying like 'got the invite and its lovely'.. Does that mean u going or not. She about 30 replies she has to confirm if they going and if partner is or r they bringing a plus one.. I defo think card is easier so i just aim to win that battle ha
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Definitely going down the RSVP route, plan on sticking in a stamped address envelope with each invite so there's no excuse not to just pop it back in the post ;-)

MrsBahraini, Hotel are supplying my menus but maybe try an order of service or order of the day rather than a full mass booklet, this should be easier to print for you plus budget friendly ;-)
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Definitely going down the RSVP route, plan on sticking in a stamped address envelope with each invite so there's no excuse not to just pop it back in the post ;-)

MrsBahraini, Hotel are supplying my menus but maybe try an order of service or order of the day rather than a full mass booklet, this should be easier to print for you plus budget friendly ;-)
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Definitely going down the RSVP route, plan on sticking in a stamped address envelope with each invite so there's no excuse not to just pop it back in the post ;-)

MrsBahraini, Hotel are supplying my menus but maybe try an order of service or order of the day rather than a full mass booklet, this should be easier to print for you plus budget friendly ;-)
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Definitely going down the RSVP route, plan on sticking in a stamped address envelope with each invite so there's no excuse not to just pop it back in the post ;-)

MrsBahraini, Hotel are supplying my menus but maybe try an order of service or order of the day rather than a full mass booklet, this should be easier to print for you plus budget friendly ;-)
MrsAd2be
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi Ladies,

Hunybear congrats to H2B!! Mine doesn’t drive.. Well drives me mad sometimes but that is about it! I am currently thinking I might get H2B to ask my younger bro to be GM and have 4.
We are no closer to picking hotel; I have just got all my ideas out of my head and am starting from scratch with the hunt. That way my heart isnt set on something I won’t be disappointed, also we have 2 relatives that need wheelchair accessible rooms one will need a hoist for H2B bro to get him in & out of bed so I think we need a relatively modern hotel! We can bring own hoist but I would prefer it was hotels responsibility in that none of us have to worry about it on the weekend and everything is done.

Michelle_ire love the outlook one week down haha! That’s shit about H2B! Hopefully something comes up before wedding x We haven’t even looked at honeymoon yet will tick it off the list once we pick a venue & church! Could you send me the link to that on ebay? Would they have save the date cards? Love the idea of getting them back as opposed to a text I am quite the Little Miss Forgetful so I think it would be the safest option if everyone had to RSVP!

We had mammies & daddies down at the weekend (still celebrating engagement!) and they asked had I any ideas for dresses & colours for BM’s and I showed a few ideas I had, both of them were like hmm that’s not a very BM dress, that colour wont suit everyone, your dress is v heavy duty on the lace I was like you asked to have a look I didn’t ask for your opinions until we are in a shop with dresses on I think it’s best to let me just explore!
MrsAd2be
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi Ladies,

Hunybear congrats to H2B!! Mine doesn’t drive.. Well drives me mad sometimes but that is about it! I am currently thinking I might get H2B to ask my younger bro to be GM and have 4.
We are no closer to picking hotel; I have just got all my ideas out of my head and am starting from scratch with the hunt. That way my heart isnt set on something I won’t be disappointed, also we have 2 relatives that need wheelchair accessible rooms one will need a hoist for H2B bro to get him in & out of bed so I think we need a relatively modern hotel! We can bring own hoist but I would prefer it was hotels responsibility in that none of us have to worry about it on the weekend and everything is done.

Michelle_ire love the outlook one week down haha! That’s shit about H2B! Hopefully something comes up before wedding x We haven’t even looked at honeymoon yet will tick it off the list once we pick a venue & church! Could you send me the link to that on ebay? Would they have save the date cards? Love the idea of getting them back as opposed to a text I am quite the Little Miss Forgetful so I think it would be the safest option if everyone had to RSVP!

We had mammies & daddies down at the weekend (still celebrating engagement!) and they asked had I any ideas for dresses & colours for BM’s and I showed a few ideas I had, both of them were like hmm that’s not a very BM dress, that colour wont suit everyone, your dress is v heavy duty on the lace I was like you asked to have a look I didn’t ask for your opinions until we are in a shop with dresses on I think it’s best to let me just explore!
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Love when they give their opinions MrsAd2be! Sit there, smile, and mentally tell yourself I'll file that away in the I don't give a feck what you think filing cabinet ;-) I've had a lot of opinions thrown at me including a wedding bus! What they'll do with their dogs on the day! Who'll mind children! . . The list goes on!!!!
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Love when they give their opinions MrsAd2be! Sit there, smile, and mentally tell yourself I'll file that away in the I don't give a feck what you think filing cabinet ;-) I've had a lot of opinions thrown at me including a wedding bus! What they'll do with their dogs on the day! Who'll mind children! . . The list goes on!!!!
MrsAd2be
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Haha ash2015 I lol'd!! I am setting up that filing cabinet as we speak :):)

I was looking at hotels and some had shit car parking facilites and H2B was like thats not really our problem! To a degree I want to have as convenient a wedding as possible but I certainly wont be worrying about who minds people's dogs or kids :)
MrsAd2be
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Haha ash2015 I lol'd!! I am setting up that filing cabinet as we speak :):)

I was looking at hotels and some had shit car parking facilites and H2B was like thats not really our problem! To a degree I want to have as convenient a wedding as possible but I certainly wont be worrying about who minds people's dogs or kids :)
MrsAd2be
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Haha ash2015 I lol'd!! I am setting up that filing cabinet as we speak :):)

I was looking at hotels and some had shit car parking facilites and H2B was like thats not really our problem! To a degree I want to have as convenient a wedding as possible but I certainly wont be worrying about who minds people's dogs or kids :)
MrsAd2be
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Haha ash2015 I lol'd!! I am setting up that filing cabinet as we speak :):)

I was looking at hotels and some had shit car parking facilites and H2B was like thats not really our problem! To a degree I want to have as convenient a wedding as possible but I certainly wont be worrying about who minds people's dogs or kids :)
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
@MrsAd2be wrote:
Hi Ladies,

Could you send me the link to that on ebay? Would they have save the date cards? Love the idea of getting them back as opposed to a text I am quite the Little Miss Forgetful so I think it would be the safest option if everyone had to RSVP!!


Hiya the link for the RSVP cards is http://ebay.ie/itm/281158965674/…
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
@MrsAd2be wrote:
Hi Ladies,

Could you send me the link to that on ebay? Would they have save the date cards? Love the idea of getting them back as opposed to a text I am quite the Little Miss Forgetful so I think it would be the safest option if everyone had to RSVP!!


Hiya the link for the RSVP cards is http://ebay.ie/itm/281158965674/…
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
@MrsAd2be wrote:
Hi Ladies,

Could you send me the link to that on ebay? Would they have save the date cards? Love the idea of getting them back as opposed to a text I am quite the Little Miss Forgetful so I think it would be the safest option if everyone had to RSVP!!


Hiya the link for the RSVP cards is http://ebay.ie/itm/281158965674/…
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
@MrsAd2be wrote:
Hi Ladies,

Could you send me the link to that on ebay? Would they have save the date cards? Love the idea of getting them back as opposed to a text I am quite the Little Miss Forgetful so I think it would be the safest option if everyone had to RSVP!!


Hiya the link for the RSVP cards is http://ebay.ie/itm/281158965674/…
History queen
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi Ladies, haven't touched base with ye in ages... I kind of put wedding planning out of me head after booking the venue TBH!!! Back on the ball again now though, met the priest at the weekend and he promised to "pencil us in" but he didn't have book with him... Little bit anxious he might forget.. :-(

Really need to get moving on booking a band... No idea who we want... Something 'irish-ee' I think.... Along the lines of freebeer maybe, anyone have any suggestions?
History queen
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi Ladies, haven't touched base with ye in ages... I kind of put wedding planning out of me head after booking the venue TBH!!! Back on the ball again now though, met the priest at the weekend and he promised to "pencil us in" but he didn't have book with him... Little bit anxious he might forget.. :-(

Really need to get moving on booking a band... No idea who we want... Something 'irish-ee' I think.... Along the lines of freebeer maybe, anyone have any suggestions?
History queen
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi Ladies, haven't touched base with ye in ages... I kind of put wedding planning out of me head after booking the venue TBH!!! Back on the ball again now though, met the priest at the weekend and he promised to "pencil us in" but he didn't have book with him... Little bit anxious he might forget.. :-(

Really need to get moving on booking a band... No idea who we want... Something 'irish-ee' I think.... Along the lines of freebeer maybe, anyone have any suggestions?
History queen
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi Ladies, haven't touched base with ye in ages... I kind of put wedding planning out of me head after booking the venue TBH!!! Back on the ball again now though, met the priest at the weekend and he promised to "pencil us in" but he didn't have book with him... Little bit anxious he might forget.. :-(

Really need to get moving on booking a band... No idea who we want... Something 'irish-ee' I think.... Along the lines of freebeer maybe, anyone have any suggestions?
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
you're not the only one there! I also took wee break from it all as August was a very busy month for us. Although if I'm to be honest, it is because I'm starting to doubt our decision of getting married here rather than abroad!! :/

Here is a wee story....I always wanted to get married abroad in front of the beach and then have party in courtyard under stars with fairy lights everywhere! Partly because I got sick of hotel weddings having worked in father's hotel as waitress at them for 3-4 years But the hotel has gone into liquidation last year and it was in family for like 30years. So if everything do work out it would be special to have our wedding there after all father went though but then he said we should just do what we want. And H2B's father never flew before in his life and ain't gonna start now. I still have two pairs of grandparents but oldest ones wouldn't be able to go.
So I thought I can get over it and still be happy which I did but it is always there at back of my head even though I have been busy trying to come up with ways to make it different but I dunno! :( Might feel different when I go to RDS on Sunday with friend, just for the day.

I really hope this didn't put a damper on your own wedding planning x

History queen, we found band to be the most difficult part of wedding planning so far!lol we kind of decided to go for Black Tye but will know for sure when we go and watch them play in Oct!
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
you're not the only one there! I also took wee break from it all as August was a very busy month for us. Although if I'm to be honest, it is because I'm starting to doubt our decision of getting married here rather than abroad!! :/

Here is a wee story....I always wanted to get married abroad in front of the beach and then have party in courtyard under stars with fairy lights everywhere! Partly because I got sick of hotel weddings having worked in father's hotel as waitress at them for 3-4 years But the hotel has gone into liquidation last year and it was in family for like 30years. So if everything do work out it would be special to have our wedding there after all father went though but then he said we should just do what we want. And H2B's father never flew before in his life and ain't gonna start now. I still have two pairs of grandparents but oldest ones wouldn't be able to go.
So I thought I can get over it and still be happy which I did but it is always there at back of my head even though I have been busy trying to come up with ways to make it different but I dunno! :( Might feel different when I go to RDS on Sunday with friend, just for the day.

I really hope this didn't put a damper on your own wedding planning x

History queen, we found band to be the most difficult part of wedding planning so far!lol we kind of decided to go for Black Tye but will know for sure when we go and watch them play in Oct!
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
you're not the only one there! I also took wee break from it all as August was a very busy month for us. Although if I'm to be honest, it is because I'm starting to doubt our decision of getting married here rather than abroad!! :/

Here is a wee story....I always wanted to get married abroad in front of the beach and then have party in courtyard under stars with fairy lights everywhere! Partly because I got sick of hotel weddings having worked in father's hotel as waitress at them for 3-4 years But the hotel has gone into liquidation last year and it was in family for like 30years. So if everything do work out it would be special to have our wedding there after all father went though but then he said we should just do what we want. And H2B's father never flew before in his life and ain't gonna start now. I still have two pairs of grandparents but oldest ones wouldn't be able to go.
So I thought I can get over it and still be happy which I did but it is always there at back of my head even though I have been busy trying to come up with ways to make it different but I dunno! :( Might feel different when I go to RDS on Sunday with friend, just for the day.

I really hope this didn't put a damper on your own wedding planning x

History queen, we found band to be the most difficult part of wedding planning so far!lol we kind of decided to go for Black Tye but will know for sure when we go and watch them play in Oct!
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
you're not the only one there! I also took wee break from it all as August was a very busy month for us. Although if I'm to be honest, it is because I'm starting to doubt our decision of getting married here rather than abroad!! :/

Here is a wee story....I always wanted to get married abroad in front of the beach and then have party in courtyard under stars with fairy lights everywhere! Partly because I got sick of hotel weddings having worked in father's hotel as waitress at them for 3-4 years But the hotel has gone into liquidation last year and it was in family for like 30years. So if everything do work out it would be special to have our wedding there after all father went though but then he said we should just do what we want. And H2B's father never flew before in his life and ain't gonna start now. I still have two pairs of grandparents but oldest ones wouldn't be able to go.
So I thought I can get over it and still be happy which I did but it is always there at back of my head even though I have been busy trying to come up with ways to make it different but I dunno! :( Might feel different when I go to RDS on Sunday with friend, just for the day.

I really hope this didn't put a damper on your own wedding planning x

History queen, we found band to be the most difficult part of wedding planning so far!lol we kind of decided to go for Black Tye but will know for sure when we go and watch them play in Oct!
MrsAd2be
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Thanks so much hunybear! Am investigating it as we speak!
History queen I was thinking same in terms of band! Something to get the feet tapping! I just need to get my head around it all I know someone in a wedding band & I know some singers (and I have a pal in a choir!) so I need to get sweet talking to them and see if they have any contacts that could help me out!

I then need to decide venue have printed off about 50 hotel brochures so we will do up our list of what we want and then see who fits the bill! We arent planning on putting a deposit down until Feb 2014 (feel like this is forever away!) so would like to scout churches priests etc and we aren’t totally set on a date so will take that all as it comes!

XWinterBrideX thats a toughie x My dad can’t fly so I guess I never had it in my head to go abroad, and someone said to me the other day they are expecting a lot of ‘quirks’ from me I felt like I was under pressure to provide this crazy day for everyone. But the way I am looking at it we are doing it our way and no matter what we pick people will see that. Sure when your 10yrs married you can renew your vows like that ;)
MrsAd2be
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Thanks so much hunybear! Am investigating it as we speak!
History queen I was thinking same in terms of band! Something to get the feet tapping! I just need to get my head around it all I know someone in a wedding band & I know some singers (and I have a pal in a choir!) so I need to get sweet talking to them and see if they have any contacts that could help me out!

I then need to decide venue have printed off about 50 hotel brochures so we will do up our list of what we want and then see who fits the bill! We arent planning on putting a deposit down until Feb 2014 (feel like this is forever away!) so would like to scout churches priests etc and we aren’t totally set on a date so will take that all as it comes!

XWinterBrideX thats a toughie x My dad can’t fly so I guess I never had it in my head to go abroad, and someone said to me the other day they are expecting a lot of ‘quirks’ from me I felt like I was under pressure to provide this crazy day for everyone. But the way I am looking at it we are doing it our way and no matter what we pick people will see that. Sure when your 10yrs married you can renew your vows like that ;)
MrsAd2be
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Thanks so much hunybear! Am investigating it as we speak!
History queen I was thinking same in terms of band! Something to get the feet tapping! I just need to get my head around it all I know someone in a wedding band & I know some singers (and I have a pal in a choir!) so I need to get sweet talking to them and see if they have any contacts that could help me out!

I then need to decide venue have printed off about 50 hotel brochures so we will do up our list of what we want and then see who fits the bill! We arent planning on putting a deposit down until Feb 2014 (feel like this is forever away!) so would like to scout churches priests etc and we aren’t totally set on a date so will take that all as it comes!

XWinterBrideX thats a toughie x My dad can’t fly so I guess I never had it in my head to go abroad, and someone said to me the other day they are expecting a lot of ‘quirks’ from me I felt like I was under pressure to provide this crazy day for everyone. But the way I am looking at it we are doing it our way and no matter what we pick people will see that. Sure when your 10yrs married you can renew your vows like that ;)
MrsAd2be
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Thanks so much hunybear! Am investigating it as we speak!
History queen I was thinking same in terms of band! Something to get the feet tapping! I just need to get my head around it all I know someone in a wedding band & I know some singers (and I have a pal in a choir!) so I need to get sweet talking to them and see if they have any contacts that could help me out!

I then need to decide venue have printed off about 50 hotel brochures so we will do up our list of what we want and then see who fits the bill! We arent planning on putting a deposit down until Feb 2014 (feel like this is forever away!) so would like to scout churches priests etc and we aren’t totally set on a date so will take that all as it comes!

XWinterBrideX thats a toughie x My dad can’t fly so I guess I never had it in my head to go abroad, and someone said to me the other day they are expecting a lot of ‘quirks’ from me I felt like I was under pressure to provide this crazy day for everyone. But the way I am looking at it we are doing it our way and no matter what we pick people will see that. Sure when your 10yrs married you can renew your vows like that ;)
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi girls,
Havent done much more yet since booking our venue a couple of months back.hoping to bring our parents down at the end of the month for lunch so they can see it.Going to the rds at the weekend to get some ideas.Are many of you going?
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi girls,
Havent done much more yet since booking our venue a couple of months back.hoping to bring our parents down at the end of the month for lunch so they can see it.Going to the rds at the weekend to get some ideas.Are many of you going?
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi girls,
Havent done much more yet since booking our venue a couple of months back.hoping to bring our parents down at the end of the month for lunch so they can see it.Going to the rds at the weekend to get some ideas.Are many of you going?
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi girls,
Havent done much more yet since booking our venue a couple of months back.hoping to bring our parents down at the end of the month for lunch so they can see it.Going to the rds at the weekend to get some ideas.Are many of you going?
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Hi winter bride. Would you consider maybe having a small wedding on the beach abroad and then having the big reception at your dads hotel when you got home?
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Hi winter bride. Would you consider maybe having a small wedding on the beach abroad and then having the big reception at your dads hotel when you got home?
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Hi winter bride. Would you consider maybe having a small wedding on the beach abroad and then having the big reception at your dads hotel when you got home?
Hunybear
user for 10 years
6 years ago
Hi winter bride. Would you consider maybe having a small wedding on the beach abroad and then having the big reception at your dads hotel when you got home?
FutureMrs_S
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi girls, last minute question! I won tickets to bridal rock tonight in the button factory but cant make it! Anyone interested in going?
FutureMrs_S
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi girls, last minute question! I won tickets to bridal rock tonight in the button factory but cant make it! Anyone interested in going?
FutureMrs_S
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi girls, last minute question! I won tickets to bridal rock tonight in the button factory but cant make it! Anyone interested in going?
FutureMrs_S
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi girls, last minute question! I won tickets to bridal rock tonight in the button factory but cant make it! Anyone interested in going?
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Had a chat with H2B again and properly this time as last month was very hectic for both of us. Happy to say that I feels far better about the idea of having wedding here! ;) think it was just the pressure as everyone seems to have high expectations! So I know how you feel MrsAd2be! Gonna try not to talk about wedding to anyone apart from parents and bridal party! ;)

Hunybear, we considered that but we couldn't have his father missing out on important part especially when it is the first wedding in family.

Anyone going to RDS today? ;)
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Had a chat with H2B again and properly this time as last month was very hectic for both of us. Happy to say that I feels far better about the idea of having wedding here! ;) think it was just the pressure as everyone seems to have high expectations! So I know how you feel MrsAd2be! Gonna try not to talk about wedding to anyone apart from parents and bridal party! ;)

Hunybear, we considered that but we couldn't have his father missing out on important part especially when it is the first wedding in family.

Anyone going to RDS today? ;)
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Had a chat with H2B again and properly this time as last month was very hectic for both of us. Happy to say that I feels far better about the idea of having wedding here! ;) think it was just the pressure as everyone seems to have high expectations! So I know how you feel MrsAd2be! Gonna try not to talk about wedding to anyone apart from parents and bridal party! ;)

Hunybear, we considered that but we couldn't have his father missing out on important part especially when it is the first wedding in family.

Anyone going to RDS today? ;)
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Had a chat with H2B again and properly this time as last month was very hectic for both of us. Happy to say that I feels far better about the idea of having wedding here! ;) think it was just the pressure as everyone seems to have high expectations! So I know how you feel MrsAd2be! Gonna try not to talk about wedding to anyone apart from parents and bridal party! ;)

Hunybear, we considered that but we couldn't have his father missing out on important part especially when it is the first wedding in family.

Anyone going to RDS today? ;)
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
XWinterBrideX glad you've been able to sort it all out. I think you're doing the right thing only talking to bridal party and parents about the wedding as I feel everyone has opinions on how we should be doing things and it becomes annoying and confusing and we're well able to confuse ourselves with what we want, well I know I am!!!! :-)

I seem to have become obsessed with our invitations at the moment!!!!! And I don't know why :-o in my heed I'm thinking what would be nice then I'm going Google mad!!!!

Not heading to the RDS today, but to all of you who are have a fab day :-) get as much info and inspiration as possible :-) my one tip if you are there today and feel you'll book something try to research the supplier as much as possible, I know of a girl who booked 2 suppliers last year and had a disastrous time with them on the day of her wedding, so do try and find good recommendations if you're going to book something ;-) happy planning girls :-D
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
XWinterBrideX glad you've been able to sort it all out. I think you're doing the right thing only talking to bridal party and parents about the wedding as I feel everyone has opinions on how we should be doing things and it becomes annoying and confusing and we're well able to confuse ourselves with what we want, well I know I am!!!! :-)

I seem to have become obsessed with our invitations at the moment!!!!! And I don't know why :-o in my heed I'm thinking what would be nice then I'm going Google mad!!!!

Not heading to the RDS today, but to all of you who are have a fab day :-) get as much info and inspiration as possible :-) my one tip if you are there today and feel you'll book something try to research the supplier as much as possible, I know of a girl who booked 2 suppliers last year and had a disastrous time with them on the day of her wedding, so do try and find good recommendations if you're going to book something ;-) happy planning girls :-D
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
XWinterBrideX glad you've been able to sort it all out. I think you're doing the right thing only talking to bridal party and parents about the wedding as I feel everyone has opinions on how we should be doing things and it becomes annoying and confusing and we're well able to confuse ourselves with what we want, well I know I am!!!! :-)

I seem to have become obsessed with our invitations at the moment!!!!! And I don't know why :-o in my heed I'm thinking what would be nice then I'm going Google mad!!!!

Not heading to the RDS today, but to all of you who are have a fab day :-) get as much info and inspiration as possible :-) my one tip if you are there today and feel you'll book something try to research the supplier as much as possible, I know of a girl who booked 2 suppliers last year and had a disastrous time with them on the day of her wedding, so do try and find good recommendations if you're going to book something ;-) happy planning girls :-D
ash2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
XWinterBrideX glad you've been able to sort it all out. I think you're doing the right thing only talking to bridal party and parents about the wedding as I feel everyone has opinions on how we should be doing things and it becomes annoying and confusing and we're well able to confuse ourselves with what we want, well I know I am!!!! :-)

I seem to have become obsessed with our invitations at the moment!!!!! And I don't know why :-o in my heed I'm thinking what would be nice then I'm going Google mad!!!!

Not heading to the RDS today, but to all of you who are have a fab day :-) get as much info and inspiration as possible :-) my one tip if you are there today and feel you'll book something try to research the supplier as much as possible, I know of a girl who booked 2 suppliers last year and had a disastrous time with them on the day of her wedding, so do try and find good recommendations if you're going to book something ;-) happy planning girls :-D
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi girls,Heading to the rds today.excited to get some ideas for when we start booking things.Fun times ahead :-)
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi girls,Heading to the rds today.excited to get some ideas for when we start booking things.Fun times ahead :-)
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi girls,Heading to the rds today.excited to get some ideas for when we start booking things.Fun times ahead :-)
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi girls,Heading to the rds today.excited to get some ideas for when we start booking things.Fun times ahead :-)
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi girls,Heading to the rds today.excited to get some ideas for when we start booking things.Fun times ahead :-)
History queen
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi Ladies how did ye get on at RDS today?? I wish I could have gone!! There's a vintage wedding fair coming up in two weeks so ill go to that. Just wondering what ye thought of it? I've never been to a wedding fair, did anyone book anything?
History queen
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi Ladies how did ye get on at RDS today?? I wish I could have gone!! There's a vintage wedding fair coming up in two weeks so ill go to that. Just wondering what ye thought of it? I've never been to a wedding fair, did anyone book anything?
History queen
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi Ladies how did ye get on at RDS today?? I wish I could have gone!! There's a vintage wedding fair coming up in two weeks so ill go to that. Just wondering what ye thought of it? I've never been to a wedding fair, did anyone book anything?
History queen
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi Ladies how did ye get on at RDS today?? I wish I could have gone!! There's a vintage wedding fair coming up in two weeks so ill go to that. Just wondering what ye thought of it? I've never been to a wedding fair, did anyone book anything?
History queen
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Hi Ladies how did ye get on at RDS today?? I wish I could have gone!! There's a vintage wedding fair coming up in two weeks so ill go to that. Just wondering what ye thought of it? I've never been to a wedding fair, did anyone book anything?
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Hi was at the RDS today. Was a great day so much to see. We didn't book anything but seen a photographer that we will look into so was worth it.
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Hi was at the RDS today. Was a great day so much to see. We didn't book anything but seen a photographer that we will look into so was worth it.
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Hi was at the RDS today. Was a great day so much to see. We didn't book anything but seen a photographer that we will look into so was worth it.
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Hi was at the RDS today. Was a great day so much to see. We didn't book anything but seen a photographer that we will look into so was worth it.
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Hi was at the RDS today. Was a great day so much to see. We didn't book anything but seen a photographer that we will look into so was worth it.
History queen
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Good stuff MrsM2bMrsC, how did you find the different stalls? Were they pushy? Sorry now to be inundating u with questions! I think my few weeks away from wedding planning have made me come back more excited and worse than before!
History queen
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Good stuff MrsM2bMrsC, how did you find the different stalls? Were they pushy? Sorry now to be inundating u with questions! I think my few weeks away from wedding planning have made me come back more excited and worse than before!
History queen
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Good stuff MrsM2bMrsC, how did you find the different stalls? Were they pushy? Sorry now to be inundating u with questions! I think my few weeks away from wedding planning have made me come back more excited and worse than before!
History queen
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Good stuff MrsM2bMrsC, how did you find the different stalls? Were they pushy? Sorry now to be inundating u with questions! I think my few weeks away from wedding planning have made me come back more excited and worse than before!
History queen
user for 6 years
6 years ago
Good stuff MrsM2bMrsC, how did you find the different stalls? Were they pushy? Sorry now to be inundating u with questions! I think my few weeks away from wedding planning have made me come back more excited and worse than before!
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Hi historyqueen, no they weren't pushy at all which was great because its one thing I hate. The stalls were great, my main aim today was photographer and videographer but ill be going back next september for invites and cakes and suits and things.
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Hi historyqueen, no they weren't pushy at all which was great because its one thing I hate. The stalls were great, my main aim today was photographer and videographer but ill be going back next september for invites and cakes and suits and things.
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
6 years ago
Hi historyqueen, no they weren't pushy at all which was great because its one thing I hate. The stalls were great, my main aim today was photographer and videographer but ill be going back next september for invites and cakes and suits and things.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Had a productive evening. Went to ikea for house bits and ended up getting frames for photos of our parents on their wedding days to put on cake table and they fleece blankets down to €2 so got them for smoking area and a wicker basket to put them in.

I dont think it matters what age you are getting married. I 32 but dont feel old bride as i spent my 20's traveling as much as i could and seen places i never will again as i wasnt ready to settle down. Only when i came home at 26 did i start a career and met my H2B. But i no regretts at all. Age doesnt matter its when you as a person are ready for it
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
5 years ago
How exciting Kevdee! Bet you can't wait to give it to them! :D

That is brilliant Michelle! Hoping to find fleece blankets going cheap in penneys or somewhere- would be perfect with it being in Jan!

I always wanted to go travelling but couldn't afford it so we plan to do plenty after wedding but would need to prioritize things because we also want to buy a house but might just go to Canada for a year and see what happens.

Just ordered 6 pearl hangers! :D Was a bit disappointed because I really wanted to DIY it but it was nearly impossible to find pearls with big enough holes to put onto wire hangers- ones I found cost a fortune and it only cost €20 to buy ready made ones.
soon2bLeemon
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I use the paper ones all the time, they don't go soggy for hours.... but glad you found what you wanted!

I've gotten grey and yellow paper straws in stripes, spots, chevrons etc. for the water glasses...

I can't wait to have the operations meeting with my wedding co ordinator so I can talk about all the décor I need them to do.... I'll be leaving some very, very detailed instructions!! That's the only part of wedding planning that is stressing me out - leaving it all to someone else to decorate the venue! I'd really rather do it all myself, at least then I know it'd be done right!! Lots of people who have gotten married in my venue tell me they do a great job and not to worry, but I can't help it!!
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
That's a good idea kevdee definitely cheaper! Thanks!
Kevdee
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I have seen it on a couple of pages. Think a place in Dublin rents out gold sequined back drops
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Aw MrsBahraini picking the rings is a great feeling makes it so real :-) I ordered a veil off light in the box for €20 and it came last week and...... I think it's gonna work so I'm delighted, saves me hundreds :-)
Dublin14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Is Dubai good for gold wedding bands only and not so much silver?
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Thats brilliant about the veil Carrick. :)

@Dublin14 I don't think so a my sisters wedding band and engagement ring are both white gold and she got them in Dubai. She was happy with whatever deal she got on them.
Dublin14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
@shelle1 would you mind asking her where she got hers from and were they good deal? im actutally going to Dubai next month and still need to get the wedding bands..maybe i might get them there but only if worthwhile. :-) thank you!
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Oh wow! Lucky u! I have just text her and will let you know when I hear back! Hopefully she will remember the place as its 5 years ago but worth a shot anyway! I know she was happy with them anyway! And shes still besotted with her engagement ring :)
Dublin14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
oh great stuff!! pm me when you hear back! :-) thanks a million!!
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thats great carrick about the veil, I was going to get mine on line as well but loved the veil they put with the dress in shop,they measured to suit back of dress so just went ahead and put deposit on it along with the dress. Lucky you off to dubai.
Its a tough one about who to invite in work. There are 2 managers on floor I work on. They both treat us to lunches and drinks for xmas, people leaving or other celebrations. One of them is my own boss but other have no dealings really with. Dont really want to invite as would feel awkward but also be terrible if I dont and invite everyone else.. i think im just going to make final decision in febuary or march. Il be inviting 6 girls from work to the hen I dont think 2 of them will go but rest probably will. Also inviting all old friends, 3 cousins, my sister, fsil, brothers girlfriend and bestmans wife. Is anyone asking the girlfriends of groomsmen to the hen. They asked me to theirs so thats why im including them in the invites.
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I am inviting groomsmen's girlfriends/wives but I dont really expect them to go. My OH's brother is best man so I am inviting his wife who I know quite well. His other 2 brothers are groomsmen - 1 got married earlier this year and the other is going out with a girl for about 18 mths. I'l be inviting them too and my OH's sister.
I dont really know them that well and I wasnt invited to her hen but I would feel bad if I didnt invite them as I am inviting his other SIL and sister.
As I said I really dont expect them to go because apart from his BM's wife I dont really know the others that well but I figured its best to ask them.
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I will be inviting one of the GM's wives as she is h2b's sis in law. Two of the GMS are single at the min and I don't know the Bestmans GF very well yet but if I get to know her well nearer the time I may invite her as she would know a few of the girls going.
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I will be asking all of the GM other halves as we all know eachother the same length of time, but if I didn't know them I wouldn't ask them as I think your hen is for nearest and dearest.
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Oh definitely, you're 100% right there I won't be having anybody I half know at my hen either! Only reason I may end up inviting the Bestmans GF is that he's my h2b's best friend and hes only started going out with her and as we spend a lot of time with him I may end up getting to know her quite well and if she is in the circle and the other girls are being asked I will probably invite her. Who knows though as its early days for them yet!!
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Ya definitely I was saying the same to Michelle_Ire earlier that its nice to keep it to a minimum to save people splitting. I have about 28 to invite. Nearly died when added them up as thought I would have 12!!! Like you though I know it will only end up about 20 max at the end which is fine by me! We are thinking of a kilkenny package which includes a cocktail class earlier in the day so that can be a good ice breaker. Most of mine do know each other at least vaguely. All the carrick girls know each other and all the mayo ones and a few mayos have met some of the carricks at the engagement party etc so should be fine I hope!! Nothing worse than everyone in little groups!!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I am inviting one groomsmen wife but she is h2b sister so i wud have been anyway. The others gitlfriend i dont even know really as i only met her a hand full of times so i d not have her on my list to invite
Shellcon81
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Postby louisebrennan80 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:44 am
Hi guys! Sorry for the late reply I'm getting married in The Landmark Hotel Carrick on Shannon Leitrim, the 13th June 2015!


Hey louise, I'm getting married the same day!!! Mine in Claregalway hotel. Just been told by other half that there's an Irish qualifier on against Scotland the same day!! OH not impressed :lol:
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Your ring is gorgeous Mrsbahraini really love the shape of it.
Shellcon the claregalway hotel is lovely, has really nice bar and function room is lovely too. We looked there as well but was gone for our date :-( . Im getting married 30th may in salthill hotel. Hope your enjoying all the planning :-)
friday13thbride
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Yeah I'm pretty nervous about the different groups on hen. Some of them are very different so I'm even considering two hens! One kinda spa day and dinner with mam, mil and older relatives and quieter friends. Then night out and activity in a city, maybe Dublin as that's where I'm originally from and sisters still live up there. H2b thinks I'm over exaggerating but was at family function recently with sisters and realised they're pretty loud and can b over bearing. Wouldn't want quieter ppl to feel uncomfortable yano?
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Friday if you think it best to have 2 hens then do it, it would probably work out all right in the end as the quieter ppl would expect a bit of madness but if you think you'll be stressing coming up to it then I'd have 2 seperate nights, anyway more fun and pampering for you :-)
Shellcon81
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Thanks kifi. Haven't been salthill hotel but have heard good reports. Claregalway only place we looked at and just felt right. Close to home and staff lovely.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
@kifi wrote:
Your ring is gorgeous Mrsbahraini really love the shape of it.
Shellcon the claregalway hotel is lovely, has really nice bar and function room is lovely too. We looked there as well but was gone for our date :-( . Im getting married 30th may in salthill hotel. Hope your enjoying all the planning :-)


I have been to weddings in both of those hotels for 2 of my cousins and i couldnt fault either hotel... lovely room and food was fab
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@MrsBahraini wrote:
Ladies I will let you know after the weekend if Dubai is good value, I live in the Middle East anyway and you can get both gold and white gold no problem! OH got my ring out here and I love it!


Your ring is fab!!
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
ITs great when you get stuff paid off. I am concentrating on my dress and the BMS at the min. Paid another 100 today! ITs a good feeling seeing the totals decreasing!! Although my bank balance is decreasing too. Thats not so good!!!
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
No its not nice to see the bank balance decreasing but when I think of the end result its worth it and I don't mind for the next few months!!
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Ya I try not to look at the bank balance and look at my decreasing spreadsheet totals instead!!! It'll b worth it in the end! Goin to castle dargan wedding fair sun!! Looking forward to it :)
Shellcon81
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hey am looking at making appointments for dress shopping. Would any one have advice on how long I should give for each shop. Hoping to do 3 in the one day but all near enough to each other.
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
In the shops I went to the appointment was just for the hour but went slightly over by 15mins or in first shop I was an hr and a half as tried on a good few styles. Where are you going looking shellcon. Tracy bridal have lovely selection. Thistles in tuam is nice as well. It took me ages to decide on a dress in the end it came down to a dress in tracys or one I found in aibheil in adare, went for dress in adare in the end.
The wedding fare in castle dargan should be good. Anyone going to the vuntage wedding fare in the glenlo I got tickets on here for it so me and my sister going on sunday. Looking forward to it already.
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
In the shops I went to the appointment was just for the hour but went slightly over by 15mins or in first shop I was an hr and a half as tried on a good few styles. Where are you going looking shellcon. Tracy bridal have lovely selection. Thistles in tuam is nice as well. It took me ages to decide on a dress in the end it came down to a dress in tracys or one I found in aibheil in adare, went for dress in adare in the end.
The wedding fare in castle dargan should be good. Anyone going to the vuntage wedding fare in the glenlo I got tickets on here for it so me and my sister going on sunday. Looking forward to it already.
Shellcon81
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Thanks kifi. Hoping to try belladonna, Tracy's and wedding world. I was hoping do try thistles as we'll but think that too many in one day. Living in dublin but from Galway and my mam and bridesmaids there so want to save them hassle of travel. Hoping to find dress in one day!!! Must be mad :D
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Not at all you could find the one tomorrow :-) think I was being far to fussy and indesicive. Belladonna had lovely dresses as well and is a lovely shop. I dont know why but never tried wedding world for wedding dress just looked there for bm dresses. Its well worth a look at for bm dresses when you get to their dresses.
Have a great day and try on loads of styles. You might be surprised by what suits and what doesnt. Its great fun. Let us know how u get on as well
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Defo need an hour minimum! And Belladonna have gorgeous dresses. Im from wexford and never been in it but have a friend from Gort, she got her dress in there and she wouldn't stop raving about them, said they were so nice, friendly and helpful and the dresses were lovely. She had a dress picked in there and half paid off when she changed her mind and fell in love with another dress and they had no problem changing the dress as it was 6 months before the wedding and they hadn't ordered the first one yet!
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@Shellcon81 wrote:
Thanks kifi. Hoping to try belladonna, Tracy's and wedding world. I was hoping do try thistles as we'll but think that too many in one day. Living in dublin but from Galway and my mam and bridesmaids there so want to save them hassle of travel. Hoping to find dress in one day!!! Must be mad :D


You could totally find it in one day Shellcon!! I found mine in the first shop!! I fell in love with it when looking online and Simones in Sligo had it so went down and tried it on and didnt wanna take it off!! I know it sounds mad but I just went for it without looking around too much as I knew what I wanted and thankfully the style I loved actually suited me! My sis was v disappointed as she thought we would have loads of days out ha ha!!! Her and the BMS loved it though and assured me I wouldnt get one nicer so you never know you could have all sorted soon :)
MrsBahraini
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi ladies!

Just back from Dubai and for whoever would like to know my OH got a platinum ring, engraved and all that jazz for just under €600... Pretty sure we looked at the exact same ring at home for €1000 cos it's the highest weighted platinum!

I didn't find my ring but I'm still looking! Seen one or two and they seem to be in the €600 with half carat of diamonds!
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Wow MrsB that's a great deal for platinum!! H2b is having palladium and I'm having white gold with a quarter band of diamonds, we got both for 570, but they would have been closer to 900 for the two, had his cousin not been working there!

Sitting in malta at the moment, just met our wedding photographer for the first time, hes so lovely and very open to our ideas and has no problem travelling to other locations to take pictures free of charge! Absolutely delighted we chose him, best part of all, he will have our photos ready for us before we leave the island!!
bride2be2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
hey girls sorry havent been on in ages my phone has gone back to not posting plus iv been working alot lately. we have started into the paperwork side of the wedding prep we finished our pre marriage course today so that is thankfully out of the way wasnt as bad as in though it would some very interesting things popped up :) we also have made our appointment to meet the registrar on the 30th ill be on holidays at the time thank god :) hoping to also get our baptismal and confirmation certs this month almost down to 5months :)
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Great price MrsBahraini

We're doing our pre marriage course on fri/sat bride2b, can't wait!!!

We collected our wedding rings today then had a lovely lunch we had a great day, so real yet still so far away lol
bride2be2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
its grand course we found it tough last night after doing a full days work but today was grand and the priest we had that came to talk to us was lovely and really funny and he explained alot of things to us which was great iv made my appointment now to meet with the registrar so they will be the big things paperwork wise to sort and then its just getting my baptismal cert from dublin and were flying it :)
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
We don't have to do the pre marriage course because we're having a humanist ceremony but I'm curious about what you cover? Did you find it helpful?
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
My friend done that course and said it was a load of crap! She said a priest was conducting it telling them about married life and how to resolve their issues and sort finances, whatever about finances but how can a priest advise you on marriage? Our priest asked us 'were we going to do one' so we are taking that as in its our choice! We are living together 5 years so I really don't think we can learn anymore!
bride2be2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
We had 2women that were physiotherapist and were married 28&32 years it covered communication what to expect when married that you shouldn't expect that more time together is going to happen there was finance involved about having children and the effect it can have on a marriage there was a tiny bit on sexual intimacy. The priest we had was only there for an hour and he went through the ceremony with us and what paperwork was needed and how important it is to the church to have the right paperwork in order I found bits of it helpful and some of it crap but it was grand and they flew though it
friday13thbride
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi girlies. Just wanted to let ye know that we officially got engaged on Friday. He took me to cabra castle for my birthday and proposed! We've been pretty much engaged for few months and have decided on venue but was nice to have a ring now!! Booking the venue next week so delighted to get things rolling! Picked my ring out myself so absolutely love it. My fiancé (still not used to that!) went and bought me a fab pair of purple Louboutins to wear on the wedding day couldn't believe it! Not sure I might even love the shoes more than ring haha! Will try upload pics of ring
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
@friday13thbride wrote:
Hi girlies. Just wanted to let ye know that we officially got engaged on Friday. He took me to cabra castle for my birthday and proposed! We've been pretty much engaged for few months and have decided on venue but was nice to have a ring now!! Booking the venue next week so delighted to get things rolling! Picked my ring out myself so absolutely love it. My fiancé (still not used to that!) went and bought me a fab pair of purple Louboutins to wear on the wedding day couldn't believe it! Not sure I might even love the shoes more than ring haha! Will try upload pics of ring



Aw congrats it feels so real when you have the ring!!! Enjoy your engagement and all the planning its a brilliant feeling.
Shellcon81
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Awe congrats friday13th. Ring is fab!!!
Kevdee
user for 5 years
5 years ago
AmaZing ring!!! Massive congrats! When is your big day??? I should know I know! Sorry!
mrs2be_2015
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi all,

Ok so I am new to these forums but I am getting married in 6 months and now I am panicking because I am not sure if I am doing the things I need to be doing.

Ok so I have church, hotel, band, DJ, church music, reception music, photographer all booked but I am now looking at flowers and a videographer.
I have my own dress but still need to get bridesmaids. Have pre marriage course done.

I got a quote for flowers for €1,000 which includes
1* bride bouquet
3 * bridesmaids
4 x button holes for guys
4 x button hotel for parents
10 additional button holes for family members and partners (i know not nec but all other siblings on OH family have done it
4 * flowergirl
2* Paige boy button hotel (yes I know my wedding party is huge :banghead )
1 * alter arrangement for unity candle
2 * pedestal arrangements for back of alter
2 * standing candleabras for each side of the alter (my alter & church is huge)
14 * pew ends
8 * lanterns on ground to go up the aisle
2 * trees/arrangements for outside the church door.

I feel like it is crazy money and they don't even supply chair covers for that.
Would really appreciate if anyone could give me an indication if I am being screwed.
got two other prices and they ballpark 800-1000 too.

We weren't going to have a video but after a recent friends wedding we have decided to do it and I am struggling to get one. Got quoted €1650 for video by one supplier. Is it just me or is that very expensive.
I am based in the west of Ireland if anyone has any recommendations for me, I am getting desperate. Did not sleep a wink last night is this the start of it!!

And if I am forgetting something major would appreciate if someone could tell me xx
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Welcome mrs2be_2015 That does seem very expensive for the videographer although I did get some expensive quotes too. I dont have mine booked yet but I have it shortlisted to 4 who are more reasonable than that. Maybe check these out, they do travel :)
Dalton Films - I think this was around €850
Star Systems - there were 2 prices, €975 for 1 camera or €1295 for 2 cameras
SES Digital - variety of packages, not 100% sure on travel
PVP digital(Michael Phelan) - again not 100% sure on travel

The florist I am using is in Limerick city so not sure if that would be of any use to you. if it is let me know and I can give you the details
Charlies Mum
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi All

My daughter has unfortunately had to cancel her wedding for 8th August 2015 at The River Court Hotel, Kilkenny. If anyone is interested in taking the date please, please can you let me know. If the date isn't taken we lose the €1,000 deposit! :wink:
amgcl
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Happy one yr Lorrimar!!

Our venue want to charge €10 corkage and said they'll only reduce the package by €5pp so it's gonna cost more to supply our own wine, it's really irritating as we kno someone in the industry that can get the wine at cost price for us!! It's bothering me that they won't budge!
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I think everywhere is the same as the min, trying to get one person to do 3 peoples work! ITs ridiculous! I'm also on the lookout for another job but like you kifi its hard to leave a permanent role where even if its crap somedays, you still have a routine etc!! Can be daunting moving on!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Oh god girls i feel yer worries and last year i took the plunge and left my secure job where i was for 7 years to move to Dublin. So far so good it has worked out for me and I do enjoy my job but like ye the work load gets greater and greater.. I hardly time to pop on here in work anymore..
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Merry Christmas everyone, aw bride2be u must be so excited!!!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
God you must be dead excited. 7 weeks will fly by. Winterbride is up next week she must be trilled. Hope ye all having a great day xxx
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
5 years ago
Hope everyone had a lovely day yesterday. Anyone who is still looking for shoes should check out the Debenhams online sale, I got heels and flats for under 50 euro and they are perfect for my dress!
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hey ladies! Happy belated Christmas! I had been trying to write on the forum last week and I couldn't access it and I'm finally only getting on to it now :) I hope use all had a great day and that the h2bs spoilt use rotten :)
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Well my H2b certainly spoiled me!! I was looking for a pendant to wear on my wedding day but I wanted a picture of my brother (RIP) in it so he could b with me on the day. And Christmas morning I opened my presents and he left 1 until last and when I opened it, it was a pendant with my brother's picture in it. I was not expecting him to do that but it meant more to me than any other gifts in the world.
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
MrsLambert that is such a lovely present to get :) and it's lovely that he kept it until last night too :)
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
MrsLambert that is such a lovely present to get :) and it's lovely that he kept it until last night too :)

We finally got started on the invites!! I think they turned out better than I expected! We got about a quarter of them done. We have to send out family ones soon. Is there a way of uploading pictures yet? I can't seem to do it to see what use think of the invitations :)
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
5 years ago
Ah MrsLambert that is lovely, so thoughtful. Seems to be possible MrsDev, the last icon on the right when you are composing your reply is to attach an image!

I got a second pair of shoes in the sales - so bold - Manolo Blahniks!!! They were SERIOUSLY reduced and came in at around what I had budgeted for shoes. I've never had designer shoes before... so exciting. They are ivory but not overly 'bridal', so they will be worn again :)
bride2be2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I got a lovely new bracelet and a new phone as well as 200 voucher for the lady doing alterations on my dress :) kinda glad now that all the madness is over have so much to get done in the next few weeks ;)
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi missies. Hope your had a nuce christmas and enjoying last few days off it.

MrsDev sounds like you were busy with the invites. How did you go about making them. Im hoping to do invites myself as well. Would love to do pocketfold invites but they look very complicated. Think il just try regular folded card and add some ribbon and lace.

YesISaid your shoes sound amazing you must have delighted with that great find. Bet you cant wait to wear them.

We got good bit more done over xmas. Got paperwork sorted and premarriage course booked. We also put deposit on wedding rings. Delighted with them, they were slightly over what we budgeted but im I dont mind as we will always have the rings after the big day.

Also booked our honeymoon. Super excited about it. We just booked it througj ebookers. We are going to orlando for 2 wks. We got really nice suite and are going to rent out a car. So cant wait :-)

Cant believe its almost 2015. Our year is almost upon us yippee :-) anyone have any exciting plans for new yrs eve
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Oh sounds like  a fab honeymoon. We doing Orlando for a week. Not much done wedding wise. Going to register our intent to marry tomorrow as has to be done by end of jan.

 

No plans for new years. We might just sit in. We never do much for it really.
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hey Ladies, Happy New Years to you!! in a couple of more hours we can say "We are getting married this year!! :bounce :bounce!!) kifi that's all we done with the invitations we used a heart puncher for the side (A6) used organza ribbon with diamonds and a butterfly (royal blue) and I made the RSVP's like postcards so I didn't need to get envelopes and labels! Congrats on booking the Honeymoon! We still haven't booked honeymoon, we're thinking of August time. Orlando is fab and so much to do! Michelle you must be excited about booking your intent to marry as well! :) H2B got a new job starting in February!! MrsLambert i tried that icon and it says to put in source. I tried putting in my documents and camera role (i tried on the phone as well) and no joy :( I hope they sort out the pictures soon!!

We are only staying local tonight.. 4 weeks to my hen night today!!

Winterbride must be getting so excited as well!!
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hey Ladies, Happy New Years to you!! in a couple of more hours we can say "We are getting married this year!! :bounce :bounce!!) kifi that's all we done with the invitations we used a heart puncher for the side (A6) used organza ribbon with diamonds and a butterfly (royal blue) and I made the RSVP's like postcards so I didn't need to get envelopes and labels! Congrats on booking the Honeymoon! We still haven't booked honeymoon, we're thinking of August time. Orlando is fab and so much to do! We went over budget on our rings but have to agree we will be wearing them all the time, so it's money well spent! We almost have ours paid off too! Michelle you must be excited about getting the intent to marry done tomorrow! :) Another thing to mark off the list!! H2B got a new job starting in February!! MrsLambert i tried that icon and it says to put in source. I tried putting in my documents and camera role (i tried on the phone as well) and no joy :( I hope they sort out the pictures soon!!

We are only staying local tonight.. 4 weeks to my hen night today!!

Winterbride must be getting so excited as well!!
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
kifi what premarriage course did you book? We did the Avalon course and we did it on a Sunday 12-6 and an hour for lunch. It's such a money waster but unfortunately we had to do it..
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
So excited my dress is jn and Im going for a fitting in a couple of weeks. Almost finished the day and evening invites too!
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Happy New Year ladies!!! Enjoy the last few hours of saying 'im getting married next year'. It also just hit me that this is our last day as Ms ....... in 2014! Hope you all have a great nite!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Register of intent is grand. In and out in 20 mins so happy days. If 2015 is like 2014 our weddings will be upon us before we know it. 4 months friday and I be hitched. Happy new year to ye all and let's hope 2015 is an amazing year for all of us xxx
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Happy new year ladies almost "our year" :-) orla you must be so excited I can't wait to get the call to say my dress is in. We also went over budget on the rings by almost €1000 but as you've all said its to last a lifetime.

Is is it just me or did everyone seem to get engaged at crimbo??? I'm probably just at that age that everyone is going to start getting married.

We haven't done any wedding related stuff in a couple of months. We're taking a break until the new yr and I have to say it has been lovely but also looking forward to getting stuck in again.
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
ITS OUR YEAR!!!!!! EEEEKKKKK!!!!!!

Yes Mrs Carrick we have had a lot of family and friends getting engaged this Christmas and all of them getting married within the 12 months!
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
<p style="text-align: left;">It's our year ladies, I can't believe I can finally say that! How's everyone been? I feel like I've been away ages!</p>
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
It's our year ladies, I can't believe I can finally say that! How's everyone been? I feel like ive been away ages!

Does anyone know how to re add tickers?
Lanzarote 2014
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Does anyone know where I can get a good deal on the vintage wedding signs or candy buffet items. My wedding is in 6 months and it's a travel theme, any information would be great to help me out. Thanks
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Did you try pinterest Lanzarote?, they have some lovely inspiration on it and will direct you to the website.
Feb2015weddingad
user for 5 years
5 years ago
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Feb2015weddingad
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi there everyone,

I am currently casting for a TV commercial and I am specifically looking for real couples who are tying the knot in February 2015. The wedding can be taking place, here or abroad, and the more interesting your couple’s story, or engagement the better! Any successful candidates will be paid a fee for their participation. Feel free to reply to this post if you are interested or wish to find out more & I can e-mail you with further details.

 

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Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Best of luck to winterbride as she is getting married tomorrow. I hope it is the day of their dreams xx
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Lanzarote, have you tried etsy? Its my new addiction, theres so much on there!

I cant believe one of the 2015 ladies is getting married tomorrow! I hope you have your dream day winterbride!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Yeah she is indeed. It's mad first one of us is getting married.

 

 
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I posted our invites today! Only 11 weeks till my day!!

How did everyone get their ticker back?
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I can't believe Winterbride is getting married tomorrow!! Best of luck WinterBride xx
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
OMG the first of our 2015 brides, MENTAL!!! Best of luck winterbride hope you have an amazing day and it's everything you's have dreamt of :-) xxx
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
My tracker just re appeared orla.

Wonder who is next up. Been ages since I seen the list.

Finished bathroom baskets yesterday for ladies and got the flower girl cardigans and bits sorted.  Glad to be getting all the small bits out of the way

 
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Can't wait to read winerbrides report and put a face to all the chats!! Not sure who is next, anybody else a January bride?
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I don't know to be honest. I am sure there is. Yeah be nice to put face to all the names :-)
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Same here i cant wait to read winterbrides report, finally be able to put some faces to names!

Michelle what bits did you put in the bathroom baskets, still havent finished mine for the party here and I need some inspiration!

Oh Orla it's so exiting when they go out isn't it? :-D
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Soon2bmelia it really is but im terrified people wont rsvp! Even tho we included an rsvp card, our numbers, email address and we have a website!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I put tights, hair spray, deodorant,  brush, grips, hair ties, vasaline,  mascara,  pop sock, tampax, santury towels, pain killers, gel shoe soles,   and closer I put chewing gum in.

 

Don't worry orla they will respond but you may get few late ones
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
MrsDev your invitations sound lovely and great idea with the rsvp postcard. Im thining I will just do rsvp cards for the older people who wouldnt really txt or email.
We are doing the accord course ots the one lady in church office told us to do. The avalon course would be so much handier as its only for few hrs.

Must finish my bathroom baskets as well michelle got few bits in penneys while back for them.

Its mad allright all the people that got engaged at xmas and getting married within 12 months. We have 5 weddings after our own next yr.

Orla thats so exciting bet u cant wait to try it on. I cant wait to get that call about the dress being in.

Whoop the first of 2015 brides. Hope your having an amazing day winterbride and cant wait for your report :-)
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Orla are u the next bride of 2015 or is there someone in between.
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
<p>Hi ladies! I haven't been on in aaaaages. I haven't done anything wedding related all christmas. I have loads to do!</p>
<p>And to make matters worse I have had a major disaster. It turns out a friend of my fiancé, who is getting married 5 weeks before us, has bought the same dress as me. I'm devastated really. There's a big night cross over in guests and of course, my fiancé would see the dress too. Just pure bad luck. </p>
<p>Sniff</p>
<p> </p>
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Aw stargrrl that's just shit!!! What are you gonna do? Is there anything you can do?
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
<p>Aw stargrrl that's just shit!!! What are you gonna do? Is there anything you can do?</p>
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Oh no sorry to hear that.  Can you get your dress altered any way to make it look different than hers
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
<p>Oh no sorry to hear that.  Can you get your dress altered any way to make it look different than hers</p>
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
ah no way stargirl! Bet u will look better in yours anyway!!! Its amazing how the same dress can look so different on 2 different people. Men don't really notice these sort of things but us women do! Is it too late for you to change your dress or is that a no go at all!
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
<p>ah no way stargirl! Bet u will look better in yours anyway!!! Its amazing how the same dress can look so different on 2 different people. Men don't really notice these sort of things but us women do! Is it too late for you to change your dress or is that a no go at all!</p>
Little miss happy
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Hi

haven't been on in awhile... Building a house at mo and it's completely taking over. Hoping to be in in feb & then can go all wedding wedding wedding!!
this is our year girls
Little miss happy
user for 7 years
5 years ago
<p>Hi </p>
<p> </p>
<p>haven't been on in awhile... Building a house at mo and it's completely taking over. Hoping to be in in feb & then can go all wedding wedding wedding!!</p>
<p>this is our year girls
Little miss happy
user for 7 years
5 years ago
My username seems to have changed to little miss happy ?! I was ms giggles but all my posts seem to have disappeared.
Little miss happy
user for 7 years
5 years ago
<p>My username seems to have changed to little miss happy ?! I was ms giggles but all my posts seem to have disappeared.
MsGiggles
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I'm back... Ms giggles
MsGiggles
user for 6 years
5 years ago
<p>I'm back... Ms giggles
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Thanks ladies. The shop has offered me a refund, which they really didn't have to.

But I miss my dress. I really really love it, it's my favourite. And it's quite distinctive so I can't just wear it anyway. So I'm back to square one with not a lot of time left. The thought of dress shopping is killing me. And I went mad with eating for the month of December. Ugh. The drama!!!!
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
5 years ago
Oh  no starrgirl so you have definitely decided to give it back? Are you sure it's so distinctive that the average man is going to notice the things that set it apart? my fiancé saw a thumbnail image of my dress actually on me and swears it's strapless, which it  definitely isn't. Now granted,  he only saw it for a second before we both freaked and shut the phone cover,  but honestly do men really look so closely at a dress on a bride? Any wedding my brother has been at, he comes home talking about the food and dancing,  even if you ask him about the dress 'it was long and white'... and he is quite fashion-conscious.
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
[quote=394879]<p>I’m back… Ms giggles [/quote]

Ms Giggles we are getting married the same day!!!! Oh the excitement.
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Oh starrgirl thats awful, are you really sure you have to give up your dress, could you not add a belt or other accessories, or maybe even contact a seamstress to see what they can do for you? I wouldn't give up my dress without a fight!
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
It's got a beaded jacket on it that is the the main feature. The dress underneath is a lace sweetheart that is very like a million other dresses. It's the jacket that's the distinctive thing and it can't be changed.

My fiancé has been great, reassuring me its me that he's marrying not the dress and I could wear a tracksuit and he'd be happy. It doesn't help that the other girl is a babe and tiny where as I'm not. Even if everyone else doesn't compare (and they do!!) I will be. And it's the time scale. If there was 6 months or a year it would be a little better but a few weeks is Too close. I just can't wear the same dress.

I'm glad everyone else is getting along with their plans though. Won't feel it now.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
God I really feel for you girl xxx it's hard to give up on your dress but if your not going to be happy in it then your best option is to find another. I know it sucks big time but you have to be happy in your dress.
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
That really is a shame starrgirl, but as you said, you will know, even if nobody else does, and you need to be the one that feels comfortable in it, I hope you find something really amazing :-).
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Me too and that your new dress you will love even more than the one you have already.

 

 
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi Ladies and happy new year!!! Best year yet for us all :)  Haven''t been on in ages as been so busy with work, xmas etc. Working on invites at the min and meeting church singer in a few weeks. Then the marriage course!! All seems so much more real now that we are finally in 2015! Thats awful luck Starrgirl but i firmly believed whats meant to be is meant to be and your dream dress is still waiting for you! It will be just as amazing as the original one and as the girls said the last thing any of us want on our wedding day is to be self conscious or comparing our selves to how someone else looked in the same dress!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Hey shelle1 hope the invites are flying along for you. Still mad to think it's our year finally. We been waiting long enough for it.
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hey Michelle! Yes, I know, can't believe it!! the invites are fine. Have them designed a while but just sorting out names etc as I am printing them rather than writing them on the invites so have to get it right first time!!! Tho I may print a few blanks in case I mess any up!! How are your plans coming on?
marhar87
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hey Ladies,

I haven't been on here in a very long time but I feel that since its 'our' year I need to join this chat to keep me motivated!! I ordered the invites today but so much more needs to be done, but will get there just over 5 months to go for me!
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Wow Marhar87, not long to go at all!! I'm not til august so have a bit of time yet!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
God Marhar87 you don't have long at all. Time is flying isn't it. I am in may and time is escaping me but still I not worried as I have done all I can do to this point.
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Starrgirl you must have been gutted about your dress. What where the odds you and the other bride would pick the same was it from the same shop. You were lucky you found out it was the same. As the other missies said im sure you will find an amazing dress the first one was not meant to be and there is another even more lovely dress waiting for you. I think some bridal shops do trunk shows in the spring so you never know you might pick up a bargain :-)

Shelle your so organised with invitations. I have an exam in 2 wks should have my head in a book this eve but too distracted.. once exam is over the invitations will be my next mission.

Ms giggles its a really exciting year for you , new house and the wedding. Bet u cant wait to move into it.

I miss my ticker i was hoping it would appear but no sign. Anyone know how to reattach it . Might even do one for my hen
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
God I have no idea how too. Do any of ye log on over phone and it keeps bringing up page 1 and you to click on 518 to get most recent comment. Very annoying.

 

What's your exam in kifi
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Same thing keeps happening with my phone as well.
Im doing one of the insurance exams. 2nd last one so might as well finish them off so can add them on CV. Im looking for new job at the mo so anything that will help.
marhar87
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi Shelli and Michelle I know the time just flies by I can't believe it!! I need to get my act in gear I need to get the paperwork done we are getting married abroad so a bit to do to make sure its all legal! Michelle u will not find the time going between now and May it's all very exciting
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
It feels so much more real now that its finally 2015.

Where u getting married marhar sorry you probably said a while back. Registering the marriage just takes a few mins your not left waiting too long. Well that was the case for us. :-) still waiting on h2bs letter of freedom will have to get him to follow up on it.

So much for studying just tryed on dress I got in sales for my hen party. Fairly snug fitting after all the xmas choccies. Il have to start a big detox and start hittin the gym again
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Tis very annoying so it is. Oh best of luck on them insurance exams. My best friend did them and I remember trying to help her study and they made no sence to me

I know may will be here before I know it .

 

Kifi where and when is your hen. Mine is on weekend of 20th Feb and I no idea where it is.

 

 
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
God michelle you wont feel that coming around. Exciting and great surprise when you dont know where u are heading :-)

We are having my hen on the saturday before paddys day march 14th its not set in stone but probably heading to westport. Meeting with bms at wknd to get it sorted and put down deposit. We decided on that saturday as seems to be most suitable wknd for everyone.

Its good too as midpoint between now and wedding. Cant wait for it now. My bms espicially my sister are calling me monica as they having job of getting me to keep away from organising it. :-)

Have you any idea where they might be bringing you. Feb 20th is about midway from now to ypur big day as well.
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
5 years ago
[quote=394986]God I have no idea how too. Do any of ye log on over phone and it keeps bringing up page 1 and you to click on 518 to get most recent comment. Very annoying. What’s your exam in kifi [/quote]

Hey @michelle_ire, we're aware of this issue and will try to fix it.

Mrs2Be
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Thanks mrs2be as I can't log in over my desktop anymore so only phone. Some of the girls are looking for their trackers back too..  :-)
marhar87
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Kifi, we are getting married in Portugal outside Albufeira can't believe how quickly the time has gone by and that we are actually getting married this year eeekkk. Best of Luck with the exams you must be busy with the wedding planning and studying well done you! It sounds like I need some of your energy when it comes to wedding planning I have been a bit relaxed as of late. I think I have all the big stuff done its just the smaller things that I can't seem to get motivated for.

Your hen is so close now; I'm on the same boat as Michelle I don't know where they are taking me. I am a control freak so my sisters are getting a great laugh out of it.

 
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Sounds lovely Marhar, albufeira is fab. We go to vilamoura most years and always go to albufeira for a day!

I'm a fellow control freak!! Don't think I could cope not knowing wher I was going!! We going to kilkenny though its not until next july so have a while to wait!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Oh it's driving me mad not knowing but I gave up trying to get hints so leave them alone now and I am sure where ever it is it will be great weekend.
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
5 years ago
Hope the exams went well kifi, I know some people who did them and they were wrecked after. My hen dress arrived too :) I'm delighted with it but I will also have to get back to the gym soon.

Sounds lovely mar, bit of sun wouldn't go astray right now!!

I've been fairly involved in planning the hen, it's just an evening/ night out in Dublin so it's not a huge thing. The girls know what kind of thing I'd go for and not go for then, so if they do come up with any surprises they will be nice ones.

Am currently breaking in two pairs of shoes, 3-inch stilettos for the wedding and 4-inch slightly thicker heels for the hen!
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hey ladies, I've only missed a few days and I've a bit of catching up to do!! We sent out the family invitations the other day! I can't believe they are gone, so Hopefully we won't be waiting to long 0to hear back so we can send out the next ones (awkward families) I had to make the dreaded call to my aunt to ask what my other aunts partner name was.. she said i was better to put in plus friend and I told her I didn't want to do that (my aunt hasn't spoken to me in years so I'm not letting her bring whoever she wants to OUR wedding.. (if she was someone important in my life then no problem..)

I'm laughing at the Monica post... I made Bridesmaid boxes ages ago for the BM and in the CB box I put in a headset because she is the same as Monica!! My hen is in 3 weeks its one night away in Kilkenny.. I'm looking forward to it, i'm aloud into the conversation for a little while and then I'm being booted out! my CB has me booked in for a facial hair and make up and the whole works prior to the hen lol! She actually has an itinerary for me :D Kifi I hope the exams go ok for you! nothing more stressful than exams and organising a wedding!

Stargrrl, I read in earlier posts about your dress, I'm so sorry to hear that you had to give back your dress :( can I ask how did you find out this girl had your dress? and did she buy it from the same place? I didn't think places sold dresses that we're from same area. I know a girl that had the same done to her within 5 weeks of her own wedding, the fiancé went out after the bridal and she ended up getting a different dress. It's better to find out now like the other missies have said that dress wasn't meant for you and the perfect dress is out there.

We have our meal tasting on Sunday! I still have loads to do with 10 weeks to go!! :)
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hey ladies, I've only missed a few days and I've a bit of catching up to do!! We sent out the family invitations the other day! I can't believe they are gone, so Hopefully we won't be waiting to long to hear back so we can send out the next ones (awkward families) I had to make the dreaded call to my aunt to ask what my other aunts partner name was.. she said i was better to put in plus friend and I told her I didn't want to do that (my aunt hasn't spoken to me in years so I'm not letting her bring whoever she wants to OUR wedding.. (if she was someone important in my life then no problem..)

I'm laughing at the Monica post... I made Bridesmaid boxes ages ago for the BM and in the CB box I put in a headset because she is the same as Monica!! My hen is in 3 weeks its one night away in Kilkenny.. I'm looking forward to it, i'm allowed into the conversation for a little while and then I'm being booted out! my CB has me booked in for a facial, hair up style and make up and the whole works prior to the hen lol! She actually has an itinerary for me :D Kifi I hope the exams go ok for you! nothing more stressful than exams and organising a wedding!

Stargrrl, I read in earlier posts about your dress, I'm so sorry to hear that you had to give back your dress :( can I ask how did you find out this girl had your dress? and did she buy it from the same place? I didn't think places sold dresses that we're from same area. I know a girl that had the same done to her within 5 weeks of her own wedding, the fiancé went out after the bridal and she ended up getting a different dress. It's better to find out now like the other missies have said that dress wasn't meant for you and the perfect dress is out there.

We have our meal tasting on Sunday! I still have loads to do with 10 weeks to go!! :)
marhar87
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Its so close to your hen Mrsdev How very exciting, mine in on the May bank holiday and as I said I am totally in the dark, like michelle it is driving me crazy!! I do know we will be away for two nights and that's about it, I am hoping someone will let something slip (",)

What kind of dress did you get for the hen, I love the sound of your shoes I am a sucker for a pair of HIGH heels. I am getting my invitations today and writing them over the weekend with my lovely sisters hope to send them later next week. Once they go out its official, like you Mrsdev there was no shortage of issues with the guest list and plus ones but we are under pressure with numbers so it has actually been a blessing in disguise that we are limited.

 
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
My hen is not until April, we are heading to Benalmadena for 3 nights. Cant wait for it, ive never been to spain. We are meeting the priest this month to get the paperwork done, finally got my certs from my previous parish, the drama!!! My name was wrong on my birth cert so my baptism and confirmation certs had to be the same so registering was a pain in the butt!!!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Was it expensive to go to Spain.  I would have loved to go foreign but I got impression some didn't for various reasons so kept it at home.

 
FunWedding
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi Girls

I have been away for ages I was up to my eyes in work and then got sick to the point I ended up in hospital! End result I have done nothing about the wedding really since September except manage to get the invitations out! Mine is in just over five weeks and panic has seriously set in!!! Every night is all about the wedding and every weekend too by the looks of it! You should see my to do list and I started out so organised...ah well!!!

Enjoy being in the dark Michelle and Marhar87 its actually great gas my was a secret but I had guessed by one or two things said and I wished I didn't know it was exciting being whisked away to somewhere unknown!!! Although Spain sounds fab Mrs Lambert mmmm sunshine...

Mrs Dev2015 hilarious having an itinerary I would love to be that organised right now can I borrow her for a week?

Hope the exams went well Kifi I did the first of them not fun!

 

 
FunWedding
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi Girls

I have been away for ages I was up to my eyes in work and then got sick to the point I ended up in hospital! End result I have done nothing about the wedding really since September except manage to get the invitations out! Mine is in just over five weeks and panic has seriously set in!!! Every night is all about the wedding and every weekend too by the looks of it! You should see my to do list and I started out so organised...ah well!!!

Enjoy being in the dark Michelle and Marhar87 its actually great gas my was a secret but I had guessed by one or two things said and I wished I didn't know it was exciting being whisked away to somewhere unknown!!! Although Spain sounds fab Mrs Lambert mmmm sunshine...

Mrs Dev2015 hilarious having an itinerary I would love to be that organised right now can I borrow her for a week?

Hope the exams went well Kifi I did the first of them not fun!
marhar87
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi FunWedding, You poor thing but at least you are feeling well again that's the most important thing. It will all come together in the end try not to stress. My best friend got married over Xmas and they had a very short engagement and so a lot of the organisation was last minute but she was just the most relaxed bride and everything fell into place if you have good suppliers and a good venue don't worry they do this everyday and know exactly what they are doing. Try and enjoy the build up as much as you can and get help from everyone around you (",)
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Marhar albufiera will be lovely great place for your guests to combine their holidays with your wedding. I havnt been there but a friend goes there every yr and loves it.

YesIsaid u must be delighted to have gotten your shoes. I still have to get mine. Great idea breaking them in first must remember to that as well.

Ms lambert your hen sounds like it will be great lovely heading off yo sun for it.One of my cbs really wanted to go to liverpool forit but it didnt work out

MrsDev kilkenny is great fun. Your cb os great so lovely that she planned day of pampering for
you.

My h2b got a call from his priest yesterday. He said we will need to contact him after pre marriage course to do pre nup. H2b is from mayo and im from galway and we are getting married in galway so i presumed we do the pre nup with priest in my parish. Does anyone lnow anything about this do we need to do prenup with both priests or just the one that is marrying us !!
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
[quote=395217]Was it expensive to go to Spain. I would have loved to go foreign but I got impression some didn’t for various reasons so kept it at home. [/quote]

No it wasn't we booked with Ryanair to Malaga for €130 return with just hand luggage. A 4 bed villa and transfers with return brought the total to €170 per person. There is 9 of us going, some girls couldn't make it because they r pregnant or just been let off work but the ones that r coming can't wait they reckon it was a great deal.
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Kifi where are yous living?
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
im so mad ive tried several times tonight to try and post in here! Everytime I wrote something long and I hit enter it would have an error on the next page and then when i go back the text would be gone. Then the page would freeze! I'm so annoyed! (This is my 4th attempt even writing my annoyed message lol!)
MsGiggles
user for 6 years
5 years ago
My dress is in
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
MrsLambert Spain sounds amazing! and what a great deal use got as well! We have one night in Kilkenny for €130 it includes accommodation, meal, activity, a few places with drinks and entry into night club and champagne. The bus is €30pp return as well. The company gave my CB bride free and the bus driver is doing the same. so not so bad, there is 12 of us going.

Michelle congrats on the shoes! I must break mine in next month. I think I have a pair the same as another missie I seen them and loved them straight away! I also sent off the letter and a card to Man United so I'll keep you posted on it!

Kifi  we are only doing with the one priest. My priest told h2b to get the documents from his old church and that was it.

Marhar Albufeira sounds lovely, I think its lovely that the girls are keeping use in the dark as well so its completely a surprise! It could be worse imagine if it was like "don't tell the bride" kind of hen night! I'm sure use have both picked a wonderful bridal party and they will definitely be looking after you! :)

FunWedding I'm so sorry to hear you were so sick but on the upside 5 weeks to your wedding!! how exciting! are you our next Bride?? have you had your hen night? Try not to stress yourself too much you definitely don't want to be sick for the wedding and enjoy the build up to it as well! :)

I got my braces off yesterday! :D and we got our first two (family replies) to the wedding!

Congrats on the dress being in MissGiggles!! you must be thrilled!! :D
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
That's great MrsDev you must be delighted to have braces off and be done with them. You got great deal for your hen. Im the same given up trying to put up posts on my phone, seems to only really work on laptop. When im typing post on phone main menu keeps swiping up in front of the text and wont let me go back to what I was typing.

FunWedding its the final countdown for you. Hope your feeling a lot better and able to enjoy all the excitement. Are you the next 2015 Bride :-)

MrsCarrick Sorry I know last post pretty confusing. Myself and h2b are both living in Galway .. H2b is originally from Mayo.  We had to get his baptismal and confirmation cert from his church in Mayo along with letter of freedom ( we would have to get this anyway as he is not from my parish in galway) so I figured I would get the whole chabang from his priest in Mayo.  I told a little white lie and said h2b still living in Mayo  - well he still works there and travels up and down to galway. . as it would cut out bother of having to go to church closest to us in Galway city to get more paper work done.  Im nearly certain we just do the prenup with my parish priest. I  think H2bs priest just trying to be helpful.

MsGiggles you must be so excited. I bet you cant wait to see it.

 

 

 
FunWedding
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Its busy on here!!! so much information in a day!

Thanks for all the support girls I was in a mad panic at the start of the week I was just beginning to feel like I could look at it again and I did a list of everything that needed to be done.... it was really long and just fiddly things... but you know what the main things are done and the rest is fluff and it is not important in the grand scheme of things...marrying my amazing boy!!! I'm not sure if Im next....anyone else before the 14/02/15? How exciting if I am!!! Oh thats the first bit of excitement I have felt about the wedding in ages!! thanks girls xx

Oh no Kifi all that traveling to see priests hope it works out that you have to only do the one!!

Great price on the hen Mrs Lambert and mmmm sunshine!!!

Yeah on the dress Mrs Giggles

I had my hen in September MrsDev it was hard to find a weekend that suited everyone..thankfully it was done then mind you!! It was great fun I was kept in the dark and told it was the usual spa day thing and we went to causley farm instead much more me rolling in muck instead of being wrapped in it!!

Wow your braces off and the first two invites fabulous day.... does it feel weird without the braces? Getting responses makes it feel so close and so real doesnt it?

I went down the road of civil ceremony kifi so I can only sympathize.. the church make it so difficult sometimes I remember my friend having to get a letter from the next parish because her home officially resided in that parish but she went to the church she got married in... we are talking less than a mile between them!! I hope it all works out that you only have to do the one meeting.
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
We had a breeze with the priest and church and found them very helpful. The problem we got was registering. (Not sure if your meant to mention your name on this or not) But I always went as Caitriona and my mother said that's what I was christened. So we went to register and it ends up im Catherine, well the hoops we had to go through!!! My confirmation and baptism certs were all Catherine also so back into the registers office and to cover all areas so we wouldn't have to go back again and pay another €200 the marriage cert states Caitriona Catherine ........    ............!

Thank god im only getting married once!!!!!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Testing
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Sorry I can't help you then kifi. We are getting married in my home church but living somewhere else and also having a completely different priest marry us. So confusing!!!

yous are all flying missies :-) myself and h2b went through all the stuff we had last week and put them into boxes and labelled them so there all set for the reception, just have to pic up a small few bits to complete them so I'm delighted that's almost done.

were meeting the hotel for our final checklist on the 19th then the priest on the 28th, it's all go Eh?

 
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I haven't been on this too much lately, so much to catch up on. It's really exciting now that it is our year :) We have all the big things booked a while now and we booked the cake, suits, hair and make-up before Christmas. The to-do list is still very long but still have 8mths so plenty of time. Next on the list is to get the BM dresses, start looking at rings and order the stationery. My hen is booked for July, going to Galway for 1 night. I started the organising of it then passed it to my MOH :)
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hiya, I've just joined. Our wedding is on July 25th.

We sent out the Save The Date cards two days ago so it feels very much set in stone now which is exciting and scary when I look at my to do list!

It's great hearing about everyone's hen. I'm feeling less than motivated about my own. I'm planning it myself - I'm a control freak, plus 2/3 bridesmaids won't be there tho 2 friends did seem like they were beginning t plan a couple of activities but they really weren't what I was interested in. We are meant to be heading to Madrid in March for a weekend... I know the girls are excited but I feel guilty or something. At the moment, it's looking like 160 for flights and accommodation (nice apartment in the city centre) but hoping the flights will come down just a smidgen. It's still pretty good value given how cheap eating and drinking is over there. There are 6 or 7 of us which is the perfect number (or even slightly many) for me.
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
5 years ago
[quote=395373]Im the same given up trying to put up posts on my phone, seems to only really work on laptop. When im typing post on phone main menu keeps swiping up in front of the text and wont let me go back to what I was typing.
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Hey @kifi, I think we've just fixed the annoying menu issue on mobiles. You might let us know when you get a chance.

We want to resolve all the issues as quickly as possible, so if anybody is experiencing any more issues at all, please let us know here: http://mrs2be.ie/forums/topic/…
amgcl
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi Ladies, havnt been on in ages, been kept busy with Xmas and changing jobs!! But its finally our year now woohoo!! Slightly panicked at how much there is to do!! Everyone seems to be getting on great, I can feel the excitement building!

On the Hens im also totally in the dark I'm not too bothered its one less thing to worry about for me!

We're getting married in June, booked the church 15 months ago and found out about 2 months ago that there's a communion on the same morning, as its June I never expected there to be a communion. I was told the communion is at 10 and won't cause any issue (our weddings scheduled for 12:30) but just received the parish calendar which says the communion is at 11 which really just won't be possible as guests will be arriving at 12! I'm starting to get v anxious over this, am I over reacting or what do you ladies think about the situation??
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I think you're right to be a little concerned to be honest. Is there anyway you could push back your ceremony till 1 or do you have ages to travel to your reception venue?

 

It is doable if you can't change. Your guests may have to park their cars a bit away but by the time you walk down the aisles it should be fine.

 

Have you asked your priest about the flowers/aisle decorations, if you are doing them? Does he mind them being set up for the communion?
amgcl
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Wel the invites are already printed and ready to go with the 12:30 time and the venue is an hour and twenty drive. The ironic thing is we asked the priests advice re ceremony time and that's what time he said and also told me not to be late!!! Also I don't want to set up the church before the communion incase anything gets destroyed before the ceremony! I've emailed the church and am hoping it's just a typo and the communion is still at 10 but I tink either way it's probably time to have another meeting with the priest
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hopefully its a typo and the communion is at 10. I always thought it was at the Priest's discrestion what time ceremonies are at. Surely he would have known the date of the communion a good while back and he didn't see it as being a problem since he didn't contact you. I'd say its all ok because if it wasn't he would had a meeting with you guys sooner. Your right to be worried but don't stress too much about it, it will all work out.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
God that is crazy that they put communion on the same morning.  Can you lush yours back if you have to. Just to give a bit of extra time.

No we picked the time ourselves but I say if you were having unusual time he say something.

 

I wouldn't worry too much hun about it. If people see guests arriving for a wedding they will clear off. Just check about flowers etc with sarcastin  to see how that will work.

I hope this posts as nothing has been posting for me for the last few days except my testing and then I tried comment and failed again.
amgcl
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Yea hopefully it will all be fine, I'm a bit annoyed seen as we had the church booked well before the communion and it's such an early ceremony anything before it will cause a bit of hassle, but of it's at 10 it should be ok fingers crossed!! Thanks ladies I feel a bit more at ease!!

How did ye get your tickers back?
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
My ticker just re appeared after a day or 2, there is a post for reporting your issues to the admin, try that if it doesn't come back.

When I post a comment Michelle, its in pending mode but when I go to another post and come back, its there posted!
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
5 years ago
That's a pain amgcl, the earliest we could get for our church was 12.30 as 11 is always kept for Christenings. I'd say the ceremony will be less than an hour but people might be milling around afterwards. It could be a pain in terms of parking but other than that, if the invitations are set up I personally would just keep it as is tbh, if it's an all-girls school or mixed the little girls will be ooohing and aahing over the bride... could make you feel a million dollars!

Bear in mind as well that the Communion day is a great opportunity for the teacher to show off the children's artwork, so while your pew ends etc. probably won't be affected, there will probably be things hanging from the roof and the walls. Could you arrange to have a chat with the teacher of the Communion class? If  someone came in to me and told me their wedding was on straight after the Communion, I would still go ahead with my artwork, music plans etc., but I would also make sure the children knew not to touch the pew ends and flowers for the wedding. They will probably be practising enough in the church for that message to be reinforced a few times. Also, they will be so excited about their new dresses and bags, and so eager to get their prayers and songs right, and to show off in front of their mammies and daddies, that they will all be on their best behaviour.

It will all work out and could actually end up adding a lot of happiness to your day as well!
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Amgcl that's crazy that they booked a communion the same day as your wedding! Even though use had booked it first!! And the priest giving you the time too! Hopefully it was a glitch on the newsletter! It will still be doable!

We sent the rest of the money we owed to USA to pay off for our wedding rings! Is anyone getting any inscriptions done ok the inside? We also have our meal tasting today :)

I'm just wondering what type of table plans use are doing?
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I'm doing escort cards as a table plan.

i've made a fabric covered pin board, and button topped thumb tacks and we'll be pinning cards/tags with each couple or person's name to the board alphabetically. When they turn it over, there will be a sticky label attached printed with the cover of whichever book they are seated at. We're naming tables after favourite books.
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I'm doing escort cards as a table plan.

i've made a fabric covered pin board, and button topped thumb tacks and we'll be pinning cards/tags with each couple or person's name to the board alphabetically. When they turn it over, there will be a sticky label attached printed with the cover of whichever book they are seated at. We're naming tables after favourite books.

what have you got in mind?
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
We are calling tables after sweets and having a jar of the sweets their table called in the middle of the table.

 

Table plan we doing a huge mirror but covering glass with burlap cloth and have string with tiny clothes pegs hanging on it and the table cards hooked to them. Looking for tiny bunting to decorate also but can't find it so if no luck I think of something else.
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Tiny bunting would be very easy to make, especially if you just use card rather than fabric. Even if you're not crafty!

Make a template, cut out some diamonds, fold in half over some twine with a bit of PVA glue. Done. Art and hobby shop normally has some nice patterned card/paper, or any shop has nicely coloured card.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
That's true actually. I was thinking with fabric I would have to sew them but with card and glue it be a lot handier xx thanks for that tip
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
MrsDev how did the tasting go? We're yous happy?

We got loads of stuff done yesterday. We finalised guest list, wrote out table plan which will obviously change when we start getting RSVP's but not that much I would imagine. We allocated guests to the castle bedrooms and also the guest lodges on the grounds of the castle. We wrote out our directions and Accomodation cards for the guy making our invites. So we're delighted with this weekends developments :-)
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Both myself and H2b love LFC so we are having an LFC themed table plan with matching place cards, menu's and favours. Im doing them all myself, its a bit tedious but starting to come together nicely now.

Glad to see everyone is getting things done and ticking items off our long lists! We are meeting with our priest this week to do paperwork and that's all wedding relating this week.
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hey did anyone do the accord pre-marriage course and how did you find it? Thinking of booking but it seems quite long - 2 and a half hours friday and all day sat!
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
We did it shelle and I have to say we enjoyed the day flies. I don't know if it was because we were with a lovely crowd who weren't afraid to talk out and it was funny to see other couples go through the exact same things as us, it was gas.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
We did a general one but it is covered by accord too.. I found the day enjoyable.. but was glad it was only one day too..

 

 
keenooh
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi girlies... im new to this site.. im getting married 30th May 2015 and am now feeling extremely excited after reading all your messages... yeeeeeek, sometimes i cant believe its actually my time to do this.. Iv been through all my friends weddings im the last one to jump ship lol... Im very chilled about everything at the moment so hopefully it will stay that way
keenooh
user for 5 years
5 years ago
:) :)
keenooh
user for 5 years
5 years ago
:) :)
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Welcome keenooh and i bet you are very excited for your big day.. Its great been chilled about things and then you dont panic.. i am the same.. i keep telling myself sure there is plenty of time :-)
oneluckylady
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Dear Brides to be I am getting married September this year and just wondering have any of you done a wedding wedsite to hold all information for your guests. I have guests coming from all over the world and I'm thinking it makes sense to keep them informed of nearby hotels etc so they can plan accordingly. Which ones have you used as I can't find that many on the internet.
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hey ladies :) I hope everyone is well! MrsCarrick are tasting went really well! We were both happy and we just tweaked it a little by adding a few things to the courses. I'm still unsure about the table plan. h2b loves MUFC and I don't mind using them. We have corks for our place names and a old looking frame/board for the table plan. (I'm not sure if the 2 will match if we call tables after matches or something still not sure what way h2b wants to do it..)

Shelle we did the Avalon course. It was on a Sunday. 12-6 and it was perfect for us as h2b works Saturdays. the course was €120 and an hour for your lunch.

Michelle I got the card back today from MUFC... to be honest I'm a little disappointed. I sent a card and they sent the card only back saying "best wishes from someone (I can't read it) and a picture of Ryan Giggs in it. I thought we would of gotten a certificate or something... I put the dates and details in the letter saying he would love a certificate. What would use suggest to do now??

Welcome Keenoh I hope the wedding plans are going well for you :) Oneluckylady yes we are using a wedding website the hotel set it up. It's moposa. We plan on using the wedpics app too for the wedding.

 
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I have a website through mywedding.com which is already working out well. I put the address on our Save the Dates and already 3 people RSVPed though their cut off date is June 30th.

I put on accommodation options, taxi options, hair dressers/beauty salons/dry cleaners, as well as an FAQ section.

It's a simple website but there are loads of options to personalise it with hundreds of template options.
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Mrs Dev we are doing a LFC table plan and we are using players for the tables on the plan!

We still need to do the pre course, I have heard horror stories about it and its really outing me off doing it, im glad to hear some good things about it.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Will ye be using Gerrard :-)

 

Honestly most pre wedding courses are fine I say. Take it with a pinch of salt and it be fine. Ours honestly wasn't too bad and parts I found interesting
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Our course wasn't too bad MrsLambert but I'm glad it was just one day.

I sent an email to MUFC looking for a certificate for h2b and they replied his morning saying they don't send certificates but if we sent a card with SAE the manager or the assistant manager would sign the card and send it back. Which I received back yesterday :)
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
MrsDev where did you get a english stamp to send a SAE over to them as i going to retry liverpool...
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Michelle I just put 2 68c stamps on the SAE and it came back fine :)
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
[quote=395885]Will ye be using Gerrard http://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-includes/images/…" alt=":-)" />

Actually we are, Gerrard is H2b's idol so we changed the plan to Liverpool's greatest players!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Oh i will try that then as i went to few post offices but they dont sell english stamps

 

thats handy ye can change it like that.. god help the united players ha..
amgcl
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Yesisaidyes I never thought of contacting the teacher, thanks for that!! It's worth a try!

We did a one day marriage course aswel, together.ie is their website, our priest was grand with it and I was glad it was only one day!

Ladies anyone looking for flip flops 2 for €2.50 are back in penny's, I just bought 40 pairs, delighted, another thing ticked! Yay!!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
that's a great deal on the flip flops amgcl.. i bought mine last year and cannot find them. i swore they in attic in H2B mothers house and he said they are not as he looked but i say he only half looked so i going to check again.. if not they must be in mams as they defo not in our house..

 
marhar87
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi Ladies haven't been on here for a few days everyone is so busy and getting so much done!! Some fabulous ideas for table plans ladies, we are hoping to name them after songs from a CD that we are going to make as favours.

We got the invites sent last weekend so its real now!! We are lucky we don't have to do the pre-wedding course as we are having a civil ceremony so one less thing to think off. Getting started on the paper work for the wedding now so hopefully that will be straight forward?!
Shellcon81
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hey girls just wonderin what's normal in relation to contact with the hotel wedding co-ordinator! I'm getting married in June and only real contact we've had is wen we booked hotel! Emailed this wk with a query on Tuesday and have not heard bk? Just wondering if I'm expecting too much but kinda of starting to get annoyed! It was only a simple question so wouldn't have taken long to respond to it! Am I being unreasonable!
Lanzarote 2014
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Looking for hair and make up  in wicklow... just for myself... anyone have any numbers, websites...
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
[quote=396099]Hey girls just wonderin what’s normal in relation to contact with the hotel wedding co-ordinator! I’m getting married in June and only real contact we’ve had is wen we booked hotel! Emailed this wk with a query on Tuesday and have not heard bk? Just wondering if I’m expecting too much but kinda of starting to get annoyed! It was only a simple question so wouldn’t have taken long to respond to it! Am I being unreasonable![/quote]

 

shellcon81 I have had not much contact with my hotel either but I think if you need a answer then you should get a reply. Maybe try ring her to get it . I think only when the wedding gets closer they will be in better contact with you.
Shellcon81
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Thanks for that Michelle_ire! Prob stressing about nothing
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Your not stressing at all girl it just be nice to get the answer. It not like u onto hotel all the time. Xx
Ladev
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Havnt been on in ages starting to get things going now again after xmas now work is calming down. Meeting church singer tomorrow and going shopping looking for flowergirl dresses
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Thats great ladev that you are moving along with your plans again.. hope you had a great Christmas
bride2be2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hey girls starting to feel the nerves kicking in only 27 days to go trying to get my mass booklets finished just not sure where to put in the music there's loads going on at the moment with final dress fittings,suit fittings, trials for hair and makeup meeting suppliers and the hotel it's all go :) we also had a first scan last week all going well now 15weeks got to collect our tickets for honeymoon can't wait to get out of the rain and cold weather
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Hi bride2b wow it's almost your big day, can't believe it! Aw glad your scan went well.

id say your just running around like a lunatic at the minute, busy, busy, busy. Where are you going on honeymoon?

 
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Wow bride2be not long now!! Glad all is going well. I haven't been on in ages now. few people have booked our hotel already for the wedding even though its 8 mths away! starting to feel real!!  Going to look at suits this weekend with H2b. Have to also book marriage course and get paperwork etc out of the way! After that its mainly little touches need sorting and not getting dress altered til june.
FunWedding
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Oh wow bride2be2015 I feel you I have 24 days to go and I have to still do my hair and make up trial and there is sooo much running around to do. Only reading your post reminded me that I have not finished writing the mass booklets...sigh... Im 18 weeks not going so well and it looks like we will have to cancel the honeymoon... don't know how I feel about it all I was really sick and then I was told that... but focusing on the big picture or trying to marrying my dream man and having his baby... now back to my to do list lol!!!!
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Ladies, those of you who have done the paperwork with your priest, what was involved and what did you need to bring? We are meeting with our priest this weekend and I have no idea of what to expect!
bride2be2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
hey fun wedding at least im not the only one who got caught before the wedding its alot of running around alright i actually cant wait to be able to relax after the wedding. we are off to tenerife mrs carrick and at this stage cant wait to get away to the sun for a few days. mrs lambert we had to bring our baptismal certs our confirmation certs names of best man and head bridesmaidm pre marriage course cert we also had our registration for getting married but he told us to hold onto it till our rehearsal dont panic it will be grand the questions are a bit stupid but they have to ask them
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
thank you bride2be2015! Enjoy your last few days as a missy!!!
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Oh my god! I can't believe how quickly everyone's wedding is coming around!

i've gone to the dogs. Haven't done anything wedding related in ages and time is ticking on!

i did get a wedding dress though. It's lovely but I'm starting to think I panicked bought a bit. Maybe I'm just over thinking it a bit though.

Congratulations with the babies aswell ladies!
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hey ladies! Congrats on the pregnancies!! That's great for 2015!! Weddings and babies :) funWedding & bride2be I can't believe use are no length away from your special day!! FunWedding you must be our next bride!! I'm going on my hen weekend next weekend! And h2b is having his stag same weekend because he is starting a new job. Stargrrl congrats on finding your dress!! :) I'm going for my first dress fitting on Wednesday!! I can't believe. We are sending out second round of invites next week! We picked our church songs during the week and sorted music for next day! I've typed the mass booklets but 2 pages are opposite! May have another go lol! Is anyone getting their rings engraved?
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Shlllcon did the hotel get back in touch with you after?
Shellcon81
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi mrsdev still haven't heard from them! I could b a diva bride and get annoyed but not worth d hassle! My h2b gonna ring them during the wk. my work so busy at the min have no spare time so relying on emails!
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hey Girls! God can't believe how close all the weddings are now!! Congrats on the pregnancies ladies! So I had quite a productive weekend considering I hadn't done any wedding stuff in a while! Ordered the pouches I need for the invites so they should be with me this week! Also looked at suits with h2b on saturday and think we found his one!! And we booked the pre marriage course finally!! Now just have to sort an appointment for the registration and get that out of the way and that will be most of the paperwork done I think :) Sounds like everyone is making great progress! Went to a wedding fair yesterday. Lots of nice cake samples :) It was nice to be able to wander without stressing as we have almost all of it done at this stage!
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi Ladies,

Hope ye are all well, there is very exciting developments on this page. I havent been on here for a while. Congrats to all he new Mammies to be!!

I am getting close now and still feel like I have so much to do. Just finalising my invites hopefully get them in post tomorrow!

Mass Booklets are proving so difficult. What are most of you doing are you doing these yourself or getting them done someplace. How many do you think I need to print. Prob have about 200 - 240 people. Can get someone to do them for me at €2.50 each to match exactly our invitations which I designed cheapest quote for a standard design is about €1.25. But I reckon would prob cost me that to so them myself anyway.

ANy advice is much appreciated.

Also where are people buying headpieces. I am looking for like a pear and crystal comb has anyone ever used Glitzy Secrets?
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hey Mrs2B14, I'm a graphic designer so am doing my own mass booklets and printing them where I work.

I'm going for a brochure style so its just an A4 landscape page printed front and back and folded in 3, similar to a beautician brochure etc.

This works out a lot cheaper print wise than the actual books and can be put in a handbag easier etc for anyone who wants to keep them. They can still be matched exactly to your invite.

Just an idea! Hope it helps!
bride2be2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
hey girls any of you getting mass booklets try mfoley art&crafts on facebook she is doing mine its 65cent a booklet we are getting 90 and it works out 58.50 for all our booklets she even sent me a printed version to make sure im happy with them they look fab :)
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I got my covers printed on line and did the inserts myself and came to around €100 between covers and cream paper but I was able run them off in work so saved on that cost. Type them up like a essay and print booklet form and it will arrange the pages for you into two column and right order too
Andrea88
user for 6 years
5 years ago
@Shelle1

Just wondering could you send me a copy of the format you have done for you mass leaflet. it is exactly what I am looking for but no good with MS Office to make them.
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi girlies i havnt been on in ages. Its getting really exciting now. Cant believe its just 4 months to go now for me
Congrads on the pregnancies really exciting year ahead for you 2.
I got supplies today for making the invitations so going to get stuck into them tomorrow. Not looking forward to those mass booklets will try your tip michelle. If doesnt work for me might try contacting the crowd you used bride2b 2015 as that was great deal u got.
We are doing pre marriage course next weekend. Its the accord one and 2 days off it so hope wont be too tedious. :-(
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hey ladies!! I'm heading on my hen tomorrow!!! We sent the rest of the invitations out this week! And got great comments about how well they looked. We did them ourselves :) I'm hunting for unity candles at the minute that write in Irish. Anyone know where is go about it? H2b is gone on his stag weekend tonight :) it's crazy!! :D the mass booklets sound like a good deal! :)
Hairybiker
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi there

I'm joining in.  Just got engaged at Christmas and getting married in July.  Very excited.  Have hotel booked.  Need to get moving I suspect!
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Hey! I just realised that I am getting married next month!!!!!

I feel like im forgetting something  now that it is so close! But im starting to get excited now :) any one else getting married in March
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
[quote=396877]Hi there I’m joining in. Just got engaged at Christmas and getting married in July. Very excited. Have hotel booked. Need to get moving I suspect! [/quote]

 

Welcome and congrats on your engagement xxx

 

Orla you must be so excited that it is so close for you .. xxx
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hey ladies, well I hope everyone is well and flying with the wedding plans. Hi Orla!! I do be chatting to you in the March chat! I'm getting married next month too!! :bounce I had a fab Hen weekend in Kilkenny! We got a bus up and we did a murder mystery pub crawl andthen I had to arm wrestle with my MIL and I won lol! It was just the best fun! They had me questions that h2b had answered. We had a lovely meal in langtons and then went to another bar and into langtons nightclub. I met loads of other hen parties as well and one getting married same date as us! :) All our invitations are out now :) I had my first dress fitting and it went well and h2b got suited and booted. So handsome :)

BUT..... And it's a big one..... We just found out that the best man CANNOT get home for our wedding!! I'm so upset for H2B I don't know what he's going to do. I have to ring registrar on Wednesday to see what they say as he is our witness... It's terrible!! :(
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Glad you had a great hen weekend MrsDev... sounds like a fun filled weekend and kilkenny is a great spot..

You really on the go now so you are.. cant believe how close your wedding is.. you seem well on top of things..

thats a shame he cannot make it over.. your poor H2B must be upset over it all. i think if there is a change on the day the priest just fills in the sheet with changes and sends it back to register but maybe your right to ring them in advance and let them know.
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Oh Michelle thanks so much. I'm sure this kind of thing has happened a lot but that's good to know that the priest just sends it back and your right I'll just give them quick call to let them know :) I think he'll be bumping up the groomsman and have to get someone else as groomsman. I think he just wanted someone by his side that he grew up with, so this is why it's so upsetting :(
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
yeah I  am sure for may reason the best man may change and you have time to let them know well in advance. ah yeah that must be upsetting for  him and I am sure the bestman feels terrible also for letting him down at such short notice.

You must be getting really excited now :-)
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
[quote=396964]Oh Michelle thanks so much. I’m sure this kind of thing has happened a lot but that’s good to know that the priest just sends it back and your right I’ll just give them quick call to let them know http://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-includes/images/…" alt=":)" /> I think he’ll be bumping up the groomsman and have to get someone else as groomsman. I think he just wanted someone by his side that he grew up with, so this is why it’s so upsetting http://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-includes/images/…" alt=":(" />[/quote]

MrsDev15  We also had to change our bestman for different reasons and we literally did it last week and our wedding in in 5 weeks. We were told that you can make the change on the day by everyone initialing the change but the lady in the registrar office told us that when this happens the form is more often than not completed incorrectly because in the excitement of it all people don't do it properly and she said it can cause lots of problems in getting the marriage cert.

She recommended us coming in to the registrar again which was a major pain for us as we are both away with work but we went in last Friday morning and it was done and dusted in about 5 mins. We literally changed the handwritten form and she came back with the new license which we had to sign and that was it.

Well worth it, we are delighted to have it done now instead of worrying about it on the day. And much nicer for new best man to be signing his own name.
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
One big question I have, if I am changing my name, do I sign my surname or my fiancées surname when I am signing the registrar? :D
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Orla,

It has to be your surname as per the printed name on the registrar.

Our registrar was so specific in detailing this information to us, she said so many people incorrectly complete this form.

 
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
God I never even thought of that but I would have just signed it my own name as thats whats on the registrar.

Our priest is taking the green folder at our rehearsal and bringing it to church for us as so many forget it he said so he takes it then and we don't have to worry about it.
futuremrs2be
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hey Ladies Joining in on your chat, got engaged at christmas and our wedding is in June!!

Slowly organising myself, getting bits and pieces done each day. Anyone got any advice on the invites? Best places to get them that aren't really expensive and don't look crap? People that are making them how difficult is it?

Exciting times :)
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
welcome futuremrs2be xxx

I got mine made in china and look perfect. I not one bit DIY bride so didnt consider making them myself as i not crafty. Some got them on line, vista print and other sources. It all depends on what your looking for. The less detail in them the cheaper they will be.

 

Sure is exciting times xxx
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I made mine! cost about 60 euro to make and I love them they are completely unique! I also made a room cost card (prices agreed with the hotel so people knew how much they would be paying in advance) Directions to the hotel and a card to send back with the RSVP with their favourite song to get up and dance too! I can send you photos once I get home if you would like
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Ah ok, I have been told so many different things! Some people saying what ever you sign it as is what your name will be and others saying as own name! But if you were told that by the registrar that's good enough for me!

Do you know how do you go about changing your surname then?
Hairybiker
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Thanks for the welcome.

I also got engaged at Christmas Mrs future. I got my invites from Personalised Stationary. I got a recommendation from a friend. She's been great. She sent 3 lots of different type invitations. Some are 85c up to 1.20. We're really happy with them. She's going to do civil ceremony pamphlet too but we haven't chosen the readings yer.
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
[quote=397026]

http://mrs2be.ie/forums/topic/…" rel="nofollow">MrsDev2015 wrote:
Oh Michelle thanks so much. I’m sure this kind of thing has happened a lot but that’s good to know that the priest just sends it back and your right I’ll just give them quick call to let them know http://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-includes/images/…" alt=":)" /> I think he’ll be bumping up the groomsman and have to get someone else as groomsman. I think he just wanted someone by his side that he grew up with, so this is why it’s so upsetting http://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-includes/images/…" alt=":(" />

MrsDev15 We also had to change our bestman for different reasons and we literally did it last week and our wedding in in 5 weeks. We were told that you can make the change on the day by everyone initialing the change but the lady in the registrar office told us that when this happens the form is more often than not completed incorrectly because in the excitement of it all people don’t do it properly and she said it can cause lots of problems in getting the marriage cert. She recommended us coming in to the registrar again which was a major pain for us as we are both away with work but we went in last Friday morning and it was done and dusted in about 5 mins. We literally changed the handwritten form and she came back with the new license which we had to sign and that was it. Well worth it, we are delighted to have it done now instead of worrying about it on the day. And much nicer for new best man to be signing his own name. [/quote]

Thanks Mrs2b14 I'm just stressing for the h2b he has decided to ask one of his friends and bump up the groomsman, I suggested that his father could be our other witness as he is very close to his father and I thought it would be really nice for him too. We are in the same boat as well trying to get to the office, but I'll give her a buzz in the morning and see what she suggests! :)
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
@furturemrs2be We were the same as Orla made our own invites for about the same price too! We used a heart puncher, butterflies, organza ribbon and diamonds and a lot of people have commented how nice they are. We did a postcard for the rsvp part and a little bookmark with the the wedding website and all the details on it! :)
eggbells
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi Ladies,

Getting married in May, getting excited now, Thought id pop on here to make sure im not forgetting anything major  ! I got my shoes today so its all beginning to feel very real! How is everyone else getting on ?

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bride2be2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
<!--nextpage-->ml Hey ladies just poping in to say 2weeks from today ill be married :) collected my dress today starting to feel very real now only things left to do is collect mass booklets and suits :)
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Any last minute advice?! Im terrified im forgetting stuff.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
oh wow bride2be2015 your so close. are you all set and excited!!!

mine is in 12 weeks but feels ages away still... everyone is telling me the last few weeks fly by so hopefully they will
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
The year is flying by! Over the last few weeks I booked a videographer (yay!!), photobooth and yesterday we registered our intent!

I can't believe how quickly some of the weddings are coming around! Do put up a report so we can see you at your loveliest!

I'm still looking for someone who does bespoke jewellery/hair pieces in the South East. Can anyone recommend one?
eggbells
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Starrgrrl, I don't know if you'd be interested in buying online but I bought mine from flo and Percy, they are in the uk and all the pieces are hand made ! Im really happy with mine might be worth a look ? Hope this helps

 
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Tha is eggbells, it's that kind of thing alright! I'm a little unsure about online but if it came to it I'd chance it. Even a bespoke costume jewellery type person. I just want a smallish subtle thing on a ribbon.
eggbells
user for 5 years
5 years ago
That sounds lovely starrgrrl, I'm not sure where else, but maybe at one of the wedding fairs? I was at one a while and there was a few different supplies with lovely hair pieces ! I'm a terror for online, that website is the sister site to where I bought my wedding dress ! I hope you find something stunning ☺️
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Mrs2b14 & Michelle I was talking to the priest today about our best man issue and he said there would be no problem but to ring th pe registrar as he didn't know if the h2bs father could sign as witness.. I rang the registrar after and then called in. She was so lovely and said there would be no problem with FIL being our witness :)

stargrrl that's great you have more booked! We sorted out our flowers today. I'm getting brooch bouque with silk flowers in it! :) I must check out that website for a headpiece I've been looking online but nothing had caught my eye yet :)

bride2be2015 you must be so excited with the dress collected and all!! :D Michelle when are you off on your hen? With 12 weeks to go!
Ladev
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Haven't been on in ages got a good bit done but unsure whether to book a videographer wud just want one for the ceremony but not sure if worth the money any opinions? Or suggestions for videographers in the midlands

 
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hiya Ladev,

i just booked a videographer as I was humming and hawing about it from day one, himself hates the thought of one (the thought of the photographer is killing him) but I know I'd be disappointed if I didn't get one. My We first choice was booked out by the time we booked but we've gone for little bird weddings and I'm delighted with them. We could have  gotten a cheaper one but I'm mad about the little highlight videos that they do. I'm delighted we got one! Yay!!
Ladev
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I'm 90% sure I want one but h2b doesn't lik photos never mind film but I think il price around might as well no harm
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Great you got sorted MrsDev2015.

I am really struggling to get a hair comb. Want something very subtle with diamond n pearl and a diamond n pearl short drop earning. Pretty much picked one online but when I went to order it was sold out
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Its so exciting how fast the weddings are coming around. :-)
Mrs dev thats great you got the witness issue sorted out. Thats all you need to be stressing over that instead of enjoying all the excitement.
I think a videographer is worth getting even just to have footage of the guests as that is lovely to look back at in few years after the wedding. We got molten sky i think they are good as they try to blend into the crowd and not bother the bride and groom to much. They are based in galway if anyone wants to check them out.
Im in middle of getting invitations sorted. Im doing the rsvp date for 6wks before the wedding and hoping to have the invitations put in post 2 months before the wedding. What is everyone else doing regarding invitations are ye using similar rsvp timelines.
bride2be2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Mrsdev delighted you got sorted out :) stargirl look up Michael horan he does personalised wedding rings bespoke pieces and jewellery he was fantastic to work with he did our wedding rings the shape of mine is unusual jewellery shops were looking for 2000 for my ring he handmade mine for 200 and then did a fabulous ring for himself it was 695 for the 2things but the quality is unbeatable :) getting excited now girls just can't wait to be finished work before the wedding was fairly pissed yesterday all along iv been saying I'm finishing work on the Thursday before the wedding have appointments all weekend but got told yesterday that I will have to work next Saturday when we have final suit fittings and I have a beauty appointment to get my eyebrows and eyelashes done aswell as a full facial still annoyed about it
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
[quote=397210]Mrs2b14 & Michelle I was talking to the priest today about our best man issue and he said there would be no problem but to ring th pe registrar as he didn’t know if the h2bs father could sign as witness.. I rang the registrar after and then called in. She was so lovely and said there would be no problem with FIL being our witness http://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-includes/images/…" alt=":)" /> stargrrl that’s great you have more booked! We sorted out our flowers today. I’m getting brooch bouque with silk flowers in it! http://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-includes/images/…" alt=":)" /> I must check out that website for a headpiece I’ve been looking online but nothing had caught my eye yet http://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-includes/images/…" alt=":)" /> bride2be2015 you must be so excited with the dress collected and all!! http://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-includes/images/…" alt=":D" /> Michelle when are you off on your hen? With 12 weeks to go! [/quote]

 

ah thats perfect MrsDev2015... at least it is all sorted for you now and your FIL can sign so one less thing for you to worry about xx

I too think a video is worth having. Yes we wont look at it every day and press forward parts but it be nice to be able look back on in the future and mine is €700 so i think in over all cost of the day it is only a small amount. I have booked Joe Boland from Tipperary and he is very good if any one is stuck for someone.

I too am struggling for a hair piece. I want something i can slot in once i take my viel of when i get to the hotel. Not a crazy price either. If i cannot i am thinking of a hair band then but a simple one not chunky one. I cant even decide if i want to be brown or dark blond for the wedding. First world problems and all that ha

I am going on my hen on the weekend of Feb 20th. I have no idea where it is as it is a mystery tour. Great idea and i dont mind not knowing but i know some of the girls are not gone on the secrecy so i have told the 2 BM to tell them and just keep it a secret from me as i getting pissed off over some moaning to me about it yet know i know less than they do.

Did any of ye see the thread on boards.ie. i was on it yesterday looking up something and seen a wedding thread so had a nose. A girl got an invitation in the post to a wedding and also a card telling her what to buy the couple. They want a food mixer. I would never have the cheek to tell people what to buy me. They averaged each guests present at around €250. Some people do not have that kinda of money to give as a present at weddings and the average is €150-€200 so its cheeky let alone telling people what to get them they have put a price per couple too.. Some people would make ya laugh
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
That boards thread was bonkers. The bride and groom had some serious issues!

i love wedding lists/gift registries because I just don't like giving people cash but the lovely things about gift registries is that they normally range everywhere from €20 to €500 so you're not being imposed upon to spend any amount.
bride2be2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
That's very common Michelle_ire a fella I work with was telling me that he had an invitation to a wedding that had a list of things they wanted or stated 200 in a card. We've been asked loads of times would we prefer money or a gift to which my reply has been that is completely up to themselves we don't own our house so household items are a waste of money at the moment and any money that is given to us will be used to towards getting stuff for the baby and paying off car loan
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
We own and house hold stuff be pretty useless to us too but I know we will get some as for instance my aunt e mailed me other day asking what colour stew pot I would like as she wants to pick up a token one for me. I couldn't be rude and say I didnt want one as she always picks up small token gifts so I pleased her and picked a colour. We put them away and some day may use them. I dont mind the gift register if you want certain items if doing a house etc but to be told what to spend is crazy... least with gift register you can pick what you can afford..
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
We booked little bird weddings too but ended up cancelling as they changed their package and we were paying 900 for a 3 minute video :(
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
We booked Dreamcatcher productions. They are very expensive but we absolutely fell in love with their work. Check them out!!
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Oh my god thats crazy that couple really had high notions. Cant imagine how that would go down with our guests. The registry with good price range on gifts is way to go nosietoes
Thats terrible bride to be anout work pitu your boss wont let you have the time you need off to enjoy last build up to big day.my boss not being very obliging as well. I asked for 16working days off overall for the wedding which i didnt think was bad and i was told i was pushing it and he asked me if i could come in the day before we go on honeymoon or the day after we fly back. Annoying im working hete for 6 and a half years and work hard often working on without any overtime or time in lou. In the end he gave me the days off but feeling not very motivated at work since.
Michelle that was nice of your aunty you will have to make her a big irish stew now in it when she comes to visit :-)
bride2be2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I only had 2weeks off all last year so I have a full month off but in saying that we get married on the Tuesday and don't fly out till the Saturday so that's week1 gone before we go anywhere then we're in Spain for 2weeks and then when we come back it's getting back into routine with little man before I return to work on 15/3 but I'm luck I'll still have 3weeks paid holidays owed to me for this year
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I am getting married on a Saturday and finishing work in the Wednesday which I hope is enough time. I have nearly 4 weeks off work then by time we get back from honeymoon. I will still have nearly 3 weeks left for rest of year as i carried over days from last year but need some for christmas 2015.

Ha she wouldnt be too impressed with my irish stew kifi ha
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I love those mad threads on boards. Get great go out of them. We always try to get a personal gift (usually a print from not on the highstreet) like we got one of our friends a print with the lyrics of their first dance. I tend to get a cheap frame for it so they can change it to their own taste and put a few Bob in the card. It's the best of both worlds then. I'd say we'll get 15373 personalised prints for our wedding though! Ha haI'm all for people offering their services for gifts. I'd much rather people to spend their time and effort to help me. Like my sister is crocheting about a million flowers for me to put on our flip flops to make them a little special.

That's terrible about the little bird weddings upping their prices. I love the short highlights video myself but we have an extended one aswell. We're paying €1100 for it

 
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Thats a lovely idea that your sister is doing. Its great help when people offer their services as you know they put alot of thought and effort into things. I dont have any but i know if my friends could they would.

yeah it is a shame about them hiking up the price. Must be getting popular that they can afford to
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Yea I was so disappointed as I was looking forward to it but to me it wasn't worth paying 900 for a 3 minute video and we lost our deposit :(

 

I havnt even thought about wedding presents as I am not fussed but we have lived together for 6 years so we have everything and everyone knows that so hoping for money but will be happy with anything :)
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Wedding presents don't bother me, as long as everyone shows up and has a great nite im happy enough!

We went to see our band last nite they were playing in our local, so some of our friends got to hear them and everyone loved them, they really got the pub on its feet, can't wait for the wedding now!!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Same here wedding presents do not come into the equation as we not relying on them thankfully but i can see how some couples do as the costs do add up quite quickly.

thats great MrsLambert about your band as you defo do want one that will get the crowd going. i am good to get up and dance at weddings especially for the band as i love a jive and waltz...
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Ladies,

What are ye all thinking for a first dance song. We are really struggling to pick one. Need something that's not fast so we can shuffle about as opposed to actually dance as neither of us are any good in that department!!

Would love to hear other peoples thoughts on this and any recommendations ye might have!
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
We spent a while considering the perfect song for us - and then I worried for weeks in case the band wouldn't play it! We're using The Divine Comedy's Everybody Knows (That I Love You) because its by a band that we both like and the lyrics appeal to us and reflect something in our relationship. And luckily our band will play it no problem though its bound to be an interesting version given that they're a swing/lounge style band!

There are loads of lists of suggestions online, or start with any artists/bands that you both like and see if they have a suitable song for your first dance. We started with 3 or 4 different Divine Comedy songs before narrowing it down.

All the old standards from the 40s and 50s is a good place to look as well as the Beatles.
MrsLambert2be
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5 years ago
Whew!! I finally got the honeymoon booked, talk about stress levels. We r heading to Tenerife for a week and just couldn't get a nice hotel! The reviews were horrendous on some of them and after hours, days and weeks of searching and reviewing we have finally booked! Yay!!!
Hairybiker
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5 years ago
We're going to tenerife too Mrs Lambert!

That's crazy re little birds price girls. We're not having videographer. Bil will record the ceremony and that will do us. Photographs will be bad enough!

Looking for head piece too. No veil so wasn't a lovely head piece.

Our invitations are ready so will pay the rest tomorrow. I can't wait to see them.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
We are having alex band rest of our lives as our first song. The words suit a wedding day perfect.

 

Whoo hoo that's great about the honeymoon and one more tick of the list for you.  I addicted to trip advisor since we booked.

 

Hen party is next weekend and weekend after doing invites. Be watching the post every day then.
bride2be2015
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5 years ago
We're off to teneriffe next Saturday were staying in Los cristianos in the villa mandi apartments we had decided on self catering ages ago I'm a very fussy eater and so is our little man so better off that way
reberca
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5 years ago
i will get married this year too,In Oct. Now i am searching my ideal wedding dresses at http://gbridal.com/wedding-dresses/…">Gbridal.com...so excited.
Orla
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5 years ago
We have decided to take our honeymoon later in the year and just go somewhere in ireland for a couple of days after the wedding. Is anyone else doing this?
MrsLambert2be
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5 years ago
Puerto del la Cruz is our destination in Tenerife in the La Carabela hotel. It looks lovely out there.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Welcome reberca... hope your wedding plans are flying along

Tenerife is lovely spot and i find one of the quiter islands so when you want relaxation its perfect. I was there in september and stayed in Los Criostanios and was lovely walked into play de americas each night.. Wouldnt mind being there now.

 
ICANTWAIT
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5 years ago
Hi Girls, hope ye dont mind me joining in... Im getting married in May and really starting to get the butterflies in my belly now every time i think about it... Pretty much on top of things at the moment all the big things booked but its the little bits im afraid of forgetting so lists lists lists all the way lol... Have to start trying out tan and hair styles now for myself.  Dreading starting to do the invitations as iv hardly got anyones address !!!

Can I ask some advise as to what everyone is buying for the bridesmaids where do you stop ???
Michelle_ire
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5 years ago
Hey ICANTWAIT. Not at all everyone is welcome to join in..

I am getting my bridesmaids their jewelry, small few bits of their fav make up and matching pjs for us all for the morning of the wedding and thats it. I dont think they will expect more. I picked up thank for you being my bridesmaid cards one day and will write them both a heart felt note it in before the day. After the wedding I will get a nice photo of me with each of them and give it to them also.

 
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eggbells
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Michelle_ire
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eggbells
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5 years ago
Sorry I have a stupid phone I was trying to copy your name so I wouldnd spell it wrong and it did that instead! In ready sorry !
eggbells
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5 years ago
Is it gone now ? Sorry
Starrgrrl
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5 years ago
Welcome ICANTWAIT!  (Me either by the way)

first song; falling slowly by the swell season. Himself hates hates hates dancing and that is slow so we can shuffle around. It's also definately 'our song'.

Honeymoon; we're not going for a few months and I was thinking South East aisa but have a longing to see te fall foliage so New England might be an option. We're waiting to see how much money we have left after we pay for the wedding before we book a mini moon. Want to see how far away we can go.

Bridesmaid gifts: jewellery, personalised pjs, little toiletry set, hair/nails/makeup. Every item of clothing for the day down to their knickers. Staying in the hotel the night of and the night before. All wrapped up in a personalised bag.
Starrgrrl
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5 years ago
What are you getting your mammys? And mammy in laws?
Michelle_ire
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5 years ago
[quote=397663]Sorry I have a stupid phone I was trying to copy your name so I wouldnd spell it wrong and it did that instead! In ready sorry ![/quote]

 

Ha ha your grand. I find the site hard to manage on phone at times :-)
eggbells
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5 years ago
I was trying to reply to your bridesmaids list, saying that's pretty much what I got the two girls, plus loads of blister plasters because they have insisted on very high shoes !! I didn't even realise my phone had done that,  Sorry again !
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Got the mothers newbridge photo frames and give them to them during speeches and after wedding take back and put family photos in.
Lanzarote 2014
user for 7 years
5 years ago
my theme is travel... Any ideas would be great I'm also doing a candy table.

Great suppliers with great prices...

video : David Stokes

photographers : M&M photography Blessington

invitations : congratulations.ie

Dj : Ruiri the Irish Weddibg DJ

Band : The Irish House Party Band
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Egg bells you grand ha it's no problem . That's a good idea about blister plasters I am sure they cud end up needing them
Lanzarote 2014
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I'm making a toilet basket with clips, clear nail varnish blister plasters, brush, deodorant, hairspray and mints I was at a wedding with these baskets and they are a great idea... I have everything booked and planned but just need ideas on little nic nac things...
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
[quote=397670]Got the mothers newbridge photo frames and give them to them during speeches and after wedding take back and put family photos in.[/quote]

Thats a great idea Michelle_Ire. MIL wants us to give flowers even though I don't particularly want to but I like this idea I have to say think will do it also!.

Still have no first dance song, losing my mind with it!!

 

 

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Mrs2B14
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5 years ago
Its so annoying that my ticker wont work since we moved to these new forums!!

 

 

 

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Lanzarote 2014
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5 years ago
I was looking at Kodaline Latch.. Lovely lyrics
ICANTWAIT
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5 years ago
I have 4 bms im getting pretty much the same - hair/makeup/dress/necklace/earrings/handbags/goodie bags... im lucky they all live in the town where the hotel is so they dont have to stay the night in the hotel... I asked them to get their own shoes as i really think its impossible to buy shoes that are comfy for everyone.. they were totally fine with that.. I still have to buy the necklace and earrings and then they are sorted

I like the idea of the photo frame for the mothers as I know my mam doesnt really like huge bunches of flowers and nether does my mother in law to be :) any other suggestions what to get them
Mrs2B14
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5 years ago
Will look that up tonight. It's so hard. We not great dancers Ana's H2B just keeps saying sure will be grand ahhhhhh!!!
Lanzarote 2014
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futuremrs2be
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5 years ago
Thanks for the welcoming ladies. After my post I started looking into all the websites you all gave me to make wedding invitations. Order a few sample kits to try out and it was a disaster! I am definitely not as crafty as I thought. Found a lovely invitation showroom on the dublin road thy. Elegance.ie so going to order them from there. They have loads of designs and vey reasonably priced if any brides are still looking!

In relation to bridesmaids gifts Im making them an overnight bag for the night before-tote bags with their names on it and have pjs, robes and slippers, chocolate and mini champagnes and A lovely ivory photo frame for them all to put in a picture from the day. Got some them make up they use and ones that aren't into make up got them creams as well. Not much but hopefully when its all together it looks good!

 

For my mum I got a hankercheif with a poem embroidered she use to read me embriordered on it and a little message from me, not sure what else to get her!

 

Haven't even started looking at music- where does the time go!!!
futuremrs2be
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5 years ago
Thanks for the welcoming ladies. After my post I started looking into all the websites you all gave me to make wedding invitations. Order a few sample kits to try out and it was a disaster! I am definitely not as crafty as I thought. Found a lovely invitation showroom on the dublin road athy. Elegance.ie so going to order them from there. They have loads of designs and vey reasonably priced if any brides are still looking! Its great you can go in and check out all the invitations you have a come up with an invitation and price plan that suits you!

In relation to bridesmaids gifts Im making them an overnight bag for the night before-tote bags with their names on it and have pjs, robes and slippers, chocolate and mini champagnes and A lovely ivory photo frame for them all to put in a picture from the day. Got some them make up they use and ones that aren't into make up got them creams as well. Not much but hopefully when its all together it looks good!

 

For my mum I got a hankercheif with a poem embroidered she use to read me embriordered on it and a little message from me, not sure what else to get her!

 

Haven't even started looking at music- where does the time go!!!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
God you have lovely presents sorted for your bridal party. We are paying for their rooms night of wedding too but shoes girls getting own as they very different taste in fashion.
FunWedding
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5 years ago
I love the blister plaster idea!!! Im getting a spa day for one and the other her favorite cremes and stuff. We made hangers with their names and a few other bits and bobs for the bags... oh I got these things online you put on the bottom of your high heels to stop you sinking... hope they work!!

 

Girls Im getting married on Saturday...this saturday it has not sunk in.... I wanted to ask you all are you texting or phoning or any contact the morning of the wedding?? He wants to phone I dont know....what you all think?
ICANTWAIT
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5 years ago
Hi FunWedding... EEEEEKkkkkkk Saturday wow how do you feel ??? have you everything done now at this stage ?

I havent thought about contact that morning, im guessing my house will be sooooooooooooooo crazy ill probably forget or wont have time lol
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Oh god thats so exciting to be getting married this saturday xx i wish you all the best and your H2B

 

i think put phones away and just enjoy the morning with your family and who ever is in your house. if emergency he can call you but i think leave it till the church to see or talk to him..
FunWedding
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Im fine in work things I feel like its happening to someone else and no Im not a bit organized I have extensive to do lists but most of the stuff you can not do until this week a little of it I could have sorted before but ah well....

I was talking to my bridesmaid and she was going over things she had to do today and tomorrow and I was thinking wow she is so organised getting that sorted now for so long away... no its this Saturday this one!!! lol
Starrgrrl
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5 years ago
This Saturday?!!!!!!!! Yay! The excitement!

We're having a first look so I'll see him for a bit before the ceremony and get all those pesky couples photos out of the way!

Best of luck on Saturday. Enjoy every minute of it ( and do a report so we can have a look at you in your finery!)
FunWedding
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I wanted to do the first look he said no to that!!!  I really love the idea of getting the photos done and then you can spend the day at your wedding you should a great time!!!

 
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Oh i love the first look idea but H2B didnt so that was a no no but i dont mind too much.

Cant wait to see all the reports coming in .. i dont think i will do a big report but i will come back in here and let ye know how the day went and any advice i could hand over.

I am the same funwedding about my hen in two weeks. I still find it strange to say my hen weekend so i can imagine what your like about the wedding. when do you finish up work
kifi
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5 years ago
Fun wedding you must be so excited are u heading away on honeymoon after the wedding.
Love the frames idea michelle.
Girls really need advise on wedding invitations. Wedding date is 30th may so hoping to get invitations in pot about 20th march and then have rsvp date for 3wks later the 18th april which is 6 wks to the wedding. Does yhat sound about right is the rsvp usually 6 wks to the wedding date.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
That will give you plenty of time kifi 6 weeks. Some are shorter but it all depends on when you hotel wants final numbers but 6 weeks is perfect. I have rsvp date of 4 weeks and wonder is that too short but they printed now so nothing i can do

 

 
FunWedding
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5 years ago
I think the RSVP date is usually nearer the wedding but for what reason I do not know. You will find that people see your RSVP date as the time they have to do it by and loads will arrive in at the end.... even when they know what they are doing. Do it your way as long as you know some people will change their answer in between and be prepared for that!!!

Phones away will be so weird I feel naked without one!! lol but then it sounds lovely the idea that no one can annoy me with silly questions!!!

Working until Thursday I work for myself so loads to get done and Im not really doing full days Ive appointments to run off too in the late afternoon!!

Then I took Monday off and back in till Friday then heading off on honeymoon... So luckily I do not have to think about packing for that this week... well for me Im getting the dogs organised.... one of my to do list is to wear a T Shirt I dont like to put in their beds when we are away so they can have our scent and not get as stressed.... how icky/cute is that!!!

 

 
ICANTWAIT
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5 years ago
when ye are saying do a report do ye just mean coming back on this thread and writing up how the big day went or is there somewhere else i should be looking to see pictures etc... sorry im new to all this !

Snap Kifi Im 30th may also its flying in...
kifi
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5 years ago
Thanks girls i was thinking of leaving it at 3 wks before wedding date for rsvp but someone said 6 wks to me. I think 3 or 4 wks sounds better.
Icantwait thats brilliant there is another missy with the same date on here as well. Just over 3 and a half months to go.. getting very excited and a bit nervous.
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I am doing my RSVP for three weeks before. Had hoped to have invitations out for 7 weeks for was actually 6 weeks because I just couldn't get all the address (nightmare!!) and I wanted them all to go together.

I think sometimes it better to have it closer because when people get the invite they are like ya we free ok that's soon I better RSVP. My invites are out a week since Friday and I have had about a third response to date. RSVP date is next Saturday so hopefully I will have the most in before that. Wedding 4 weeks this Saturday where has the time gone. Still so much to do.

Are you Missies printing Mass Booklets for all guests or just for say 50% or so?
MrsLambert2be
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5 years ago
Girls you r all flying through your arrangements, I cant wait to start reading your reports!

Funwedding I hope u have a fantastic day, dance and smile your socks off u deserve it!

ICANTWAIT there is a wedding reports section where the reports are all done up for everyone else to read through. Its at the top of the forums page on the right hand side listed under general wedding chat, suppliers and then wedding reports.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I used to read the reports but not as much anymore. I cant wait to see all of your reports as we been planning so long together..

Hen is friday week.. getting excited now so I am
ICANTWAIT
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5 years ago
thanks mrslambert2be im only new to all this.. my invitations will hopefully be out for Easter and 2 be back by 1st May (wedding on the 30th May) getting all the addresses is annoying
nosietoes
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5 years ago
We are sending our invites out fairly early (10 weeks or so) but only looking for RSVPs 3 1/2 weeks before hand. I think our caterers only need 2 weeks or so before hand but I wanted to give myself time to chase people if needs be!

I was wondering about Mass books too... 1 per person seems a bit OTT but then 50% seems very scant. It's importantwe have them because it's a Church of Ireland ceremony and basically the only my OH, his family and maybe 2 other couples have ever been to a CofI service!
Michelle_ire
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5 years ago
I did 50% mass books and i honestly think it is plenty as not everyone takes one. I think if you spread them out at the ends then most couples can share but if you had them out coming in the nearly all the first to arrive get one and the late comers are short.

 

We sending out invites 1st week in march and rsvp is first week in april and wedding is 2nd of may so i think we giving them plenty of time as its 2 months to the wedding when we send them out.
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thanks girls for advise on rsvp think il aim to have them in post for about end of march and il give rsvp date about 3 wks before wedding. Got a template for mass booklet so going to tackle that next. Meeting tje priest on friday evening so hoping to have one to bring with me to show him. There will probably be about 250 at wedding. Thats good idea about leaving them on edges of seat michelle I hadnt thought of that
kifi
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5 years ago
Sorry meant to say there will be bout 250 so thinking I will do up about 100 booklets
Michelle_ire
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5 years ago
It was the priest that suggest that to me. I am guessing 200 for 230 invites going out. I cant wait to get them out and start planning the table plan etc..
lorrimar
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5 years ago
FUNWEDDING, hope you have a fabulous day on Saturday, you must be so excited :)

Myself and 1 of my BM's went into town at the weekend having a look at shoes and accessories, there's so many to choose from. We planned the finer details of the hen too, really excited about it now :) The time is really starting to fly by and still so much to do but at least all the big things are done.
Orla
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5 years ago
I sent my invites out the 2nd week in January and my wedding is not until the 20th of march so 8 or 9 weeks before the wedding, I didn't include an rsvp by date but I received them all back bar 3 within 3 weeks!

 

The mass booklets I made and I made one for each person which I regretted deciding to do once I had started them :)
Mrs2B14
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5 years ago
I need to finalise my mass booklet. Have sort of picked the prayers and have  a rough idea of the songs I want so I just need to finalise that. I am getting someone to do them for me. I have seen so many of my friends do them themselves and it is always a very stressful task that they have all cursed doing so I am just getting someone else to do them because I am running outta time.

Have my hair trial this weekend and then make up trial next weekend. Still have to pick up my jewellery and bridesmaid jewellery and gifts and still have good few bits for doing. Just hope I don't forget anything major.

Oh and still need pick a bloody first dance....
MrsLambert2be
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5 years ago
We are having A Thousand Years by Christina Perri as our first dance! It says exactly how we fell about each other. Im itching to get the mass booklets started but cant do them until the priest gives the ok and we cant get a meeting with him because he is so busy!
Starrgrrl
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5 years ago
Where did you go for accessories and shoes Lorrimar? I'm still stuck!
mrsm2015
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5 years ago
Hi girls,haven't been on here in ages.getting so close now.I posted my invites last week with rsvp of 14th March for may 1st wedding. Got nearly half of them back so far.

Got my jewellery in jules bridal jewellery. They have fab stuff.got the bridesmaids stuff in Newbridge silver and Debenhams.

H2b went to try on his suit on Sunday and I got someone organised to do alterations and make my sisters dress . everything is coming together now so I'm getting excited☺
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Last night we sat down and tried to go over the list but it just seems never ending. My guilt gets the better of me so it does especially when it comes to work. We hoping to sit around 180-200 but you can never all when you have 240 invited. I can pin point who isnt going to come but some you just don't know.

I feel awfull late sending my invites out now. My wedding isnt till may 2nd and i not posting invites for another 3 weeks. Maybe I need to get cracking on them and get them out sooner but just dont have time to get them done.
kifi
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5 years ago
Michelle i think you are fine. You are sending them out the guts of 2 months before the wedding and i think thats loads of time. I know my head was frazzled with the whole invitation thing as well. You dont want to send them tp early as people will leave it on long finger to get back to you and then sending them to late your afraid you will be short on time. I think you are sending them in enough time to your wedding.
Mrs lambert its the same with my priest hard enough to get. I love tjat christina perri song i was thinking of having it for walking up the aisle the words always make me teary eyed so was afraid id be big blubbering mess decided against it in end.
MrsMtobe i loves jules bridal jewelry as well I spotteda hair piece its one of the next things on my list to sort. Hoping to get all jewelry out of next payment along with a whole lot of stuff on an ever increasing list. I love all the planning but sometimes feel a bit nervous that wont get everything soryed on time but just have to roll with it
Mrs2B14
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5 years ago
Michelle_Ire don't be fretting about getting the invitations. I had mine out 6 weeks before with RSVP 3 weeks before because I seriously struggled with getting everything for the invitations finalised. ( I did have save the date to overseas people) Start working on the addresses for everyone. Delegate that out, I got my sister to do all my family and neighbours etc and MIL to do H2B family and neighbours so all I was left was friends.

I would also advise getting labels for addresses you can get someone to type them all into a format and just print them out and all you will have to do then is put the label on much quicker than handwriting everything. I used clear labels from Avery as my envelopes were cream and they worked out perfectly.

I would also advise numbering the back of your RSVP's if you are including them in your invitations. (and having a big wedding) I was cursing doing it at the time but I am so glad now as I have gotten at least 10 back with no names so it has really been a saviour.

Finally think we might have a first dance. Rod Stewart "Have I told you Lately that I Love You"
mrsm2015
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5 years ago
Kifi jules bridal jewellery is great.I went out to the showroom and tried loads on.

Michelle, I'm sure you have plenty of time. I am so busy that I have to be extra organised. I'm bm for my sister and best friend both in August so have to go bm dress shopping with them too as well as organising my sisters hen all before my own wedding.I had good bit of research to do on honeymoon too as I booked most online.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I have my RSVP envelopes labeled with my own address so thats done. And when writing the list last night i allocated everyone a number so just have to put the number on the back of the RSVP. The 2 bridesmaids are coming up in 2 weeks when H2B is heading on his stag and we get them done that weekend. Thanks ladies panic over as I do have time to send them out and they have a month to return them to me and that gives me a month to do the plan... so plenty of time when i breath and think about it ha .

 
Mrs2B14
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5 years ago
[quote=397825]I have my RSVP envelopes labeled with my own address so thats done. And when writing the list last night i allocated everyone a number so just have to put the number on the back of the RSVP. The 2 bridesmaids are coming up in 2 weeks when H2B is heading on his stag and we get them done that weekend. Thanks ladies panic over as I do have time to send them out and they have a month to return them to me and that gives me a month to do the plan… so plenty of time when i breath and think about it ha . [/quote]

 

See you are super organised. I think we all have those little panics... 30 sleeps to my wedding, I am absolutely up to my neck in work, my mother has no outfit yet, I have a million things to do but I am trying to keep calm...

Bring on the Honeymoon is all I say!!
Michelle_ire
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5 years ago
I know yeah I back to normal "Its all good" michelle...

 

oh you will be fine hun... try do a list maybe and then work your way through it. Has your mother been looking and cannot find anything or not even looked yet. Same here in work but i still manage to find time to pop on ha .. priorities :-)
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Think we all have the same priorities struggle to focus in here at min!!

My Mom has been looking for weeks but nothing. I wouldn't have believed my sister until I went myself but we haven't seen one thing any of us like on her. The MOB stuff is the same in every single shop!
Michelle_ire
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5 years ago
Ah god I hope she isnt panicking herself. She will find something. Try the smaller boutiques as they often have different stuff that you do no expect to find. My mother is coming up next month to go shopping for her outfit. She wants a dress and small jacket but wants a colour that she can change the jacket for to wear it again if you get me..
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
My mother has been stressing over what she's going to wear forever! Not she has gone shopping yet or anything (grumble grumble) She still has 5 1/2 months, and I'd say once the weather warms up a little she'll be more motivated but tis still frustrating.

Her plan is to go into Arrnotts and get a personal shopper appointment. That way she'll get an idea and possibly try on stuff she wouldn't normally try on. LK Bennett do some gorgeous fitted dresses which are suitable for MOB's who want to be a bit different.

The last two weddings she got something made, but she seems less organised this time. Or else I'm more aware and stressing over it!
lorrimar
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5 years ago
[quote=397758]Where did you go for accessories and shoes Lorrimar? I’m still stuck![/quote]

 

I've seen a few different ones that I love in Claires accessories, they are combs with gorgeous beading and diamontes on them. They also have the larger ones that would go across your hair or around a large bun.

I also found a few others in another accessories shop on Cruises Street in Limerick, I tink it's called Glitzi Bitz but not too sure. the girl there was lovely and even said that when I am having my hair trial I can leave a deposit of €30 behind the counter and take some of them to try on with my hair done.
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
[quote=397758]Where did you go for accessories and shoes Lorrimar? I’m still stuck![/quote]

 

I've seen a few different ones that I love in Claires accessories, they are combs with gorgeous beading and diamontes on them. They also have the larger ones that would go across your hair or around a large bun.

I also found a few others in another accessories shop on Cruises Street in Limerick, I think it's called Glitzi Bitz but not too sure. the girl there was lovely and even said that when I am having my hair trial I can leave a deposit of €30 behind the counter and take some of them to try on with my hair done.
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Did anyone's mother find the MOB outfit really expensive? My mam tried some on in the bridal shop for nearly 1k and nearly died! Now she's looking at going for personal shopper in Debenhams.shes joking that she needs a reversible dress for my sister's wedding 3.5 months later
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Ya some of the MOB stuff is crazy. My Mom saw something nice in Newcastle West and it was almost 1600 euro.

We saw another one in Isobels in Adare and was about 1100, thats kind of our back up plan at the minute. Never wanted her to have to spend that kind of money but at this stage we may have no choice.

Just to note ladies that most MOB stuff has two seasons Spring Summer which comes in now and will all be in by mid to late Feb and then Autumn Winter which comes in mid year.

My MIL got caught out last year for SIL wedding it was in June and she didn't look end of March and so much stuff was already gone, shops were like you are too late!!! We ended up having to have it ordered in for her in the size but at least she had the time. That's why my Mom has left so late because SS 15 is only stocked now since Jan and she thought would get something no bother.

Search continues on Saturday so please god will get something that day fingers crossed!!
FunWedding
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5 years ago
Oh my friend did the personal shopper in Arnotts just for clothes and she looked fab in the stuff they picked it all really suited her body shape....

Michelle get the addresses organized and also the persons real name. We had a fair few with nicknames and it was phone calls all over the place trying to figure out the real names... eg is Ed, Edward Edmond......ah the fun!!

Girls it is 50 hours till I get married....

Advice for now be more organised than me..you are pulled all over the place the last week and then people visit and its all lovely but nothing gets done!!

 

Oh and lists are my new best friend!!
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
OMG cant believe you are getting married in 50 hours!! Crazy...

Are you nervous??
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Oh wow 50 hours. I'm so excited for you.

 

Cheers for the tip. Might start working on addresses next week and get some sorted. We going to hand deliver some also
FunWedding
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Not a bit nervous but only because it has not hit me at all... I think it was so far away for so long it has not sunk in it is on Saturday!!!

Yep work on names and addresses soon we wasted so much time with it, also you need all the partners full names for the table plan so get all the details in one go not three asks like us!!
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Mrs2Be14 have you looked in Gerards on O'Connell street(next to Debenhams)  for a MOB outfit? They might have something suitable. There is also a shop just off Thomas street - it's between Thomas Street and Roches St, opp the Carpark - also there are 1 or 2 shops on Catherine Street, 1 is called Gretta Gibbs.
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Fun wedding youm must be supere excited. Have you a rehersal this evening or maybe you have had it already. Hope youhave an amazing day cant wait to read your report.
Thats so funny about getting full names. I was asking dad last night about some of the guests and their proper full names. Im inviting a good friend of his and his nickname is fonzie...i know lol. Dad was like im almost certain its frank or is frances.. he is going to find out for me anyways.
I cant concentrate at all today. Cant wait to get home and get morewedding work done
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Its 5 months to our wedding and I have no idea what to be doing, I have lists but my concentration is gone. My h2b's van gave up on him during the week so we r in the middle of trying to sell that and buy another one and we have 2 kids with chicken pox so wedding plans have taken a back seat!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Ah no lambert That's awfull. They save it never rains but it pours. Lucky it all didn't happen the month before the wedding.Hopefully your kids be better soon and van sorted.

I just text my friend for her boyfriends real name as we call him roundy. So gonna make a start getting names
FunWedding
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Lol yep you would be amazed at how many people you do not know their real names...its actually funny but then it gets less amusing when you rang to see what the address is then the name and do not forget some have now a married name that was another issue still been known by maiden name ahh the fun we had...NOT!!!!

Poor you Mrs Lambert that sounds awful. Just give yourself a break from it all with no guilt and deal with all that. I had a few disasters that interrupted the planning and things are not done but sure its not going to take from the day and the happiness of marrying my OH

 
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Yeah - I'm really glad I decided to send out save the dates to everyone last month. Now I have a word document with everyone's name address except for two or three girlfriend's on my OH's side.

Just came back from Ikea where I accidentally procured more things for the wedding - unity candles (plain to decorate),a couple of jars for sweets, a bookcase for €16 to display our 2nd hand book favours, and a few picture frames for signage and little milk bottle vases.
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
That's pretty funny to call the guy Roundy... Not the nicest nickname! We actually had no one like that, and if someone is generally their shortened name then I'll use that like Chris and Andy and jenny etc etc...

I'm really glad I decided to send out save the dates to everyone last month. Now I have a word document with everyone's name address except for two or three girlfriend's on my OH's side.

Just came back from Ikea where I accidentally procured more things for the wedding - unity candles (plain to decorate),a couple of jars for sweets, a bookcase for €16 to display our 2nd hand book favours, and a few picture frames for signage and little milk bottle vases.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I know yeah.. well he is as round as an orange and says that himself so thats where name came from..

 

Ah very good you getting there bit by bit.. its amazing what you can pick up in ikea as they have lovely bits.. i try avoid it as i spend more than i budget too all the time..

 

is it nearly 5... this day isnt flying anymore..
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
In my haste to get the invitations out I accidentally put down one of my friends names and her boyfriends brothers name instead of her boyfriends name!!!

They all saw they funny side of it though! I didn't cop on until I was talking to her about a week after invite went on and she said me and xxxxx (bf) are so looking forward to wedding and all of a sudden I was like OMG I put the wrong name on the invitation.... Was mortified but they all thought it was hilarious...

Also had another girlfriend and I put down her fiancés name as what she always calls him as do we to later find out he hates that name and hates when people mix it up with his real name.

You will always have a few mix ups!!

My friend got married and there was two ladies in her village by the same name and the invitation went to the wrong lady and she actually went to the wedding. My friend was freaking out but looking back now was funny!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
oh god i cant believe she actually went but maybe she knew her too and just was honest mistake.. least people see funny side of things and can laugh about them afterwards.. i already had a mix up.. i sent an invite to my dads cousin and his daughter instead of his wife... i blame mam as she told me the wrong name as i dont really know them that well.. as long as i dont do my friend and a ex name or somthing ha the rest is ok
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
We have our invites all printed and wrote up ready to go and this week gone 2 of the couples invited have split up! So do I tip ex out the name or what can I do?
bride2be2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi ladies probably last time ill be posting :) its only 2days to the wedding to say its been stressful is an understatement but we have come to the point that we just don't care anymore we had our church rehearsal that wasn't to bad the priest was lovely really funny suit fittings have been done and collecting them tomorrow evening other than that we are just about ready to go.

Anyway as I said I probably won't be able to come back on till Thursday or Friday to do report I do wish all you ladies the best for your weddings x x
Starrgrrl
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5 years ago
Best of luck bride2be2015!! I hope you have the best day ever!!
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Enjoy every minute bride2be2015, hope you have a great day.

Mrs lambert hope your kiddies feeling bit better
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Hope you have the best day ever bride2b, can't wait to read your report :-)
Shellcon81
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Good luck bride2be. Hope u have a fab day and all goes great.
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Oh the excitement, best wishes bride2be hope its the best day of your life.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Mrs lambert can u re print new ones for them??

Brides2be I hope u have an amazing day and it is everything ye have dreamed xx
lorrimar
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5 years ago
Hope you have a great day Bride2be :)
MrsDev2015
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5 years ago
Hey ladies, finally getting around to catching up on some of the posts. MrsLambert I hope the kids are doing ok! My car just costed me €300 and now the timing belt is going and the something is wrong with h2bs car which will cost €400. I feel I am paying money out everywhere and we could really do with using it for the wedding! Do you have any blank invites left Mrslambert that you can photocopy?

Ah I missed saying best of luck to Funwedding! I can't believe that's another one down! and Mrs2be2015 you are this Saturday!! you must be so excited!!! I wish you the very best of luck and can't wait to read your wedding report!! When you misses are married, will use still be coming back on to this page?? It's crazy how quick its coming around. We are into our last month!! I am having my local town hen this weekend and we are doing a cocktail class! So i'm looking forward to that.

I'm trying to do up evening invitations and mass booklets now. I have to hold off on the mass booklet because my sister doesn't know if she wants to do a reading or not. I bought a headpiece the weekend (blingy!!) and I found a veil on ebay that is lovely and not too expensive either. I just hope it arrives in time.

 
MrsLambert2be
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5 years ago
I know how u feel MrsDev, we had to purchase a new van for h2b as his old one was just falling apart, we picked that up Friday. 2 weeks ago we paid out 750 to Kia to get transmission work done on the car. 6 months before that 550 was paid out to do the timing belt and 2 months before that 650 was paid out to do the head gasket! Between all that, the kids being sick and having problems with my mother we got the devastating news this afternoon that the landlord is selling the house and we have to be out by easter! We are getting married in July! I just feel like we are not getting any break at all and its just been one thing after another, im so sick of it all now! I wish this year was over!!!
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Oh Mrslambert you poor thing, that's terrible. It really does seem to be one thing after another. We had to leave our house back in October as the landlord was came back to the house and it was so stressful. It's all money, my car is definitely on the way out the timing belt is gone and I have to replace it too I'm hoping it will last until after the wedding. I'm sorry to hear your also having problems with your mother. I was just saying to my friends, that I'm not that stressed over the wedding but its family members that are stressing me!! It's terrible that the day is about you and your h2b and its meant to be the most special day of your life, so why can't people support you instead of causing you stress (sorry i'm ranting). My sister caused me so much stress last week I ended up in the doctors twice with a kidney infection and was on antibiotics and I took a panic attack, she doesn't speak to my parents and now can't decide if she wants to go to the wedding. We don't need it 4 weeks before the wedding.

Is there many houses in your area? When it happened to us I just wanted out and looked until I found a place.
mrsm2015
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5 years ago
That is awful Mrs lambert. Hope it all works out for you.we were the same with paying money for the car and then we were told our rent was going up by 300 3 weeks before Christmas.
MrsDev2015
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5 years ago
That's terrible as well mrsm2015 It's terrible when we are trying to save so hard for a wedding and all these unfortunate events pop up! It's so annoying and so unfair :'(
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
There is 1 house in our area! And we don't really want to move out of the area cause the kids go to school here and love the village.

MrsDev 4 weeks before your wedding and your getting hassle, well if I was pushed too it id tell them to f off! Its hard enough to organise the day with out family causing problems. I mean YOUR paying for their favors, YOUR paying for their music, YOUR paying for their dinner, you would think they would give a little back and bite their tongue for the day and enjoy themselves!
Starrgrrl
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5 years ago
Christ ladies that all sucks! Cars are a feckin curse. Everything seems to have gone a bit pear shaped so far in 2015. And it's ment to be our year!! Ugh. Hopefully all the bad luck will get out of the way before our weddings hit!
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
We were the same MrsLambert we didn't want to leave the area either, and our next door neighbour decided that they wanted to move and asked us to move into their house. It was an extra €100 but it was worth it to stay around the area we love and now our old house is up for sale! Oh I really feel like it MrsLambert, I agree with everything you are saying.
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Maybe its time for a change and hopefully the move will b a good omen and leave all the bad luck behind!!
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Well as soon as you are ready give the agency a ring and sort out a viewing for the new place. I just texted my sister so she is going to ring me tomorrow so I'll find out if she is going to the wedding or doing the reading then!
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
There always seems to be something when you are trying to save, especially as you said with cars. 2 weeks ago I had to pay to get my exhaust secured back on as the bracket had rusted, next week I have the NCT and I know in my heart that it's not going to pass. I think the brakes will need fixing as they are squeaking a little and it's long overdue a service. The car tax is also up this month and I have my OH's 40th this weekend... it's all money,money, money....
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Oh god ladies I feel your pain. I hope everything goes plain sailing from now to the wedding for ye. Money doesnt seem to stretch very far these days. I was only thinking this morning driving to work I have only 2 more pay days before the wedding to get all the bits as I get paid the 25th of each month and the April pay cheque comes in one week before the wedding so thats too late so I need to tighten my belt.

Its my hens this weekend and after that its all quiet until the wedding so that will give me a chance to save some money and get bits. I dont think i have much to get but its all the little things that add up.

Dont wish time away as even though things may see tough now it will all work out girls xxx
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Oh girls I feel your pain we are getting married three weeks Saturday and I feel my head might explode. There is still so so much to do. I have to get bridesmaids gifts, jewellery for me and them, pin ties for the guys, activity books for kids, cars, picture frames, signs, do the mass booklet, pick music for church, finalise a first dance, table plan etc etc. OMG Will I ever get there??

And money is like water its going nowhere!!

What are you Missies doing with the table plans, are ye mixing bride and grooms families or leaving them all together. I have heard so many different approaches to this. H2B has only one sister and her Husband and then his grandparents I have 7 brothers and sisters and their partners and nieces and nephews.

I am already having sleepless nights over it!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Mrs2B14 dont worry yourself you will get it all sorted... make a list and work your way though it and do on line shopping if its easier than trying to get out for stuff.

 

I heard in the weeks before that your dont realise all the small costs that add up so i tried to think of everything and picked it up as i was going but i am sure there are stuff i have forgotten about

 

I was going to mix but i think for easier peace of mind i will put same with same as once meal is over they prob just go back to who they know to talk to. why dont you put his side with yours and make two family tables. That way he wouldnt feel his family left out
FunWedding
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hiya girls

I feel your pain with the unexpected hiccups they always seem to come up!! So I had my wedding last Saturday it went well and everyone seemed to have a great time, I will get to my report after the honeymoon, I'm flying out Saturday!

 

Table plans we had to split two groups as there were just not enough seats and like that they went and joined after the meal was over but they included those who had been mixed with them. I would not stress too much about the table plan it is two hours of the whole day it will not make or break the event.

 

To do lists are the way to go as is delegating I got given out to for not delegating enough and I really should have more. People are happy to do a little running around for you. You do not have to do everything yourself and internet shopping is fantastic let the stuff come to you!!!

 

Hope the house moving goes ok and try not to let it get to you too much... we had a mountain of unexpected expenses on both our time and money and I just had to keep going with the important bit is the marriage after that it is a party.... things do not and probably will not go perfectly but its just a party!!!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
oh fun wedding congrats on being a MRS... cant wait to hear about your day.. glad to hear it all went well and every one had a great time xxx
bride2be2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Well ladies just poping in to let you lovely ladies know I'm now a married Mrs!!!!  We had a brilliant day honestly couldn't have gotten any better I will be doing a report after honeymoon. Where are you heading to fun wedding were heading to teneriffe on Saturday
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Oh that's great to hear you had a great day. Looking forward to reading the reports xx Happy honeymoon mrs's
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Congratulations to the two new brides.glad you both had a great day.enjoy the honeymoon.
Starrgrrl
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5 years ago
Congratulations! I'm glad your days went well! Can't wait to read your reports!
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Aw that's brilliant news girls hope you both had a great day and a lovely relaxing and well deserved break with your new husbands, does it feel weird to be calling him husband?
Ladev
user for 7 years
5 years ago
So excited got two phone calls today firstly my wedding ring is in and then I got a call saying my dress is in so excited
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Ohh exciting to know they are in . Makes it all feel so much more real.  I have my hens this weekend and cannot wait for it.  It's mystery tour so I no idea where we going
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Congrats ladies on becoming Mrs, I'd say it's  surreal after all the planning. 100 days until I become a Mrs :-)
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
eeek getting close for you now MrsCarrick.. how are your plans coming along???
ICANTWAIT
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5 years ago
Thats what I was thinking MrsLambert2be thanks for the reply.. I wish i had a money tree out the back of my house then id pay for everyone to get their hair and makeup done lol...
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I booked 2 years and 2 months in advance for the date as I knew bank holidays go quick. Thank god I did as day after another couple rang looking for it. Bridesmaids do not need trials. I been bridesmaid twice and never had a trial nor have I booked mine in.

 

Plans coming along grand. Kinda at a stand still until invites go out in 2 weeks the it he go again but I do not mind as I enjoying the run up and stress free as most is done.
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Congrats to all the new MRS..... very exciting.

My wedding is three weeks on Saturday, cant believe its so close. MrsCarrick everyone says the same to me sure you are all set... I do feel at times like shouting NO I AM NOT ALL SET, there is mountains to do!!

Look sure it will all come together in the end that's what I need to tell myself.
ICANTWAIT
user for 5 years
5 years ago
oh Mrs2B14 3 weeks to go gosh I cant emagine what you must feel like, I get such butterflies in my tummy when I think about my wedding and thats in May... my invitation list seems to be ever growing... have to start writing out the invitations soon...

Is anyone doing the bathroom baskets ? im going to start buying bits and pieces over the next few weeks... perfume, deodorant, hair spray, hair pins, tights mayb, what else would ye suggest ???
FunWedding
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Oh I got sure you are all organized I wanted to cry I got sick for a few months and loads of stuff was not done until the last week and some not at all but hey it was all good in the end!!!

One bit of advice Mrs2b2014 is think about how you are going to communicate what you want to happen to the people involved. I did not want to bother my coordinator with everything and I did not think about how people were supposed to know. I ended up printing labels of instructions with everything and then my printer broke and some things went up without labels and were not used...and boys are a disaster my brother the usher asked for months what his responsibilities would be it was two things hand out the order of service things and organize the guest book....now he was busy helping but not doing either of those things!!!! Oh and to do lists and delegate

I did bathroom baskets the painkillers ran out and I put in stuff for heartburn and bloatedness and they were all used.
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thanks FunWedding I will remember that. I have been fairly involved with my co-ordinator in last week or so and I intend on going  up to the hotel the evening before to check everything. Small bit of a control freak.

My sister is not a bridesmaid and she is very much in the know so I have her there to direct traffic and for see any disasters which I am hoping I wont have!!

Never actually thought of those bits for the bathroom baskets they are great ideas.

What have you all done for a guest book? We are not doing a photobooth but I would love to have some sort of guest book / photograph thing.

 
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Fun wedding those are great ideas for bathroom basket Sounds like it all went well on your day, other than your usher fogetting his role :-)I cant wait to read your report. You must be really looking forward to heading on honeymoon.
I was thinking make up wipes and baby wipes as well for the baskets.
Mrs2b14 you wont feel it coming around at all. Thats a good idea going to the hotel the evening before it will help you set your mind at rest and your sister will be great help. I have my wedding in 3 and half months and already panic setting in. So much need to get done and paid for and always some new bill getting in way of getting wedding stuff done as you said can only do our best and hopefully will all come together.
Im doing a fingerprint tree and im going to put a book for signing beside it so hopefully some people will leave a message in it as well.
I got call from bridal shop today. My dress has arrived yippee.. well kindof i really need to shed about 5 pounds before i get fitted and have it adjusted. We are going on honeymoon after the wedding its mostly for the honeymoon i want to lose the weight as dress is fairly comfortable. Wedding is 30th ? May so going to see if they can start alterations about mid april..
Anyone watching dont tell the bride
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Right bare with me on bathroom baskets!

Bathroom baskets

Women's:
Hair spray
Deodorant
Makeup wipes
Cotton buds
Bobbles
Mouthwash (shot glasses)
Perfume samples/body spray
Brush/combs
Bobby pins
Little scissors
Safety pins
Sewing kit
Stain wipes
Tissues
Toothpicks
Mints
Lint roller
Tights
Clear nail varnish
Blotting paper
Nail glue
Sanitary pads
Tampons
Paracetamol?
Gavascon
Plasters
Smelly candle
Dry shampoo
Baby powder
Handcream
Nail files
Antibacterial gel
Sally Hanson
Tanning mit

Men's:
Lynx
Tissues
Shoe polish
Brush
Baby wipes
Mints
Condoms
Combs
Aftershave samples
Smelly candle
Plasters
Paracetamol
Gavascon
Antibacterial gel

those are just things I've found on other lists and I probably won't be putting them all in but it's pretty comprehensive! We can't put meds in the baskets because there's kids running around so I'm leavjng a note telling them the maid of honor will have some if needed
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Today I finished picking up my accessories. Feeling very happy. My mum insisted in getting me a nice/more ornate hair comb so went to Knightsbridge in the Powerscourt Centre and bought a beautiful Jenny Packham hair comb (which includes a free pair of earrings worth over €100 atm)

then we went and ordered the shoes that I have been obsessing over for months - tho I won't get my hands on them for another 2 months. It makes me feel a bit like a kid waiting for Santa to come.

some days the 5months till the wedding feel like FOREVER (other days it feels far too short!)
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Yes I have don't tell the bride recorded, watching it tonight. Its the new series wonder will there be anyone we know on it!!!
bride2be2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
We didn't have the basket in the bathroom or a guest book we has a photo you sign around we had a fantastic day only thing I noticed was the day went so fast we had a tiny hiccup my little man got sick on the vest but we were able to send my brother to get another also the hotel had down the wedding of Paul & Sarah instead of collette & paul I found it very funny was asking himself where did she go :) other than that the day went brilliant
MrsBahraini
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hey ladies! Haven't been on here in ages, life just got in the way! Only 6 months and 2 weeks to go for me and I feel like it has flown! Happy to see all the brides that have had their days already!

I've most of our stuff booked and just a matter of sitting down now and confirming what we want..
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hey all, I havent been on in ages either due to work etc! have printed by invites although won't be sending them for ages yet. Its just to give me time to work on them as I am doing my own. Also we are doing our pre marriage this weekend and looking at suits this afternoon. Next is to pick the wedding rings! Its all becoming more real :) Congrats to the new brides x
FunWedding
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Oh Mrs Lambert how fun would that be....anyone on here going on dont tell the bride??? I would have loved to do that show he was having none of it ; )

Ah Kifi loads of things went wrong like loads the two worst were the suit hire place messing up so much that I had to go back to change things the day before the wedding and himself the morning of the wedding!!! and the really bad one was the lady who I paid to look after the dogs deciding on Friday night that she wouldnt take them!! stresssssss

Then the hotel lost and never told us they found the favours then did not put them out right, guest book was not done, evening guests were not given the sparkly and the worst one for the day and my biggest regret is that I worried about any of the stuff that happened on the day... I should have let what was to be be and got on with enjoying the day. Believe me not one guest noticed or cared or took away the enjoyment from their day!!!! It flies by do not spend any time worrying about things you have no control over!

Oh enjoy the planning girls it can be so much fun!!!

 
MsGiggles
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Haven't been on in awhile. We finally got into our house so all systems go now for the wedding. Trying to book honeymoon thinking Thailand for July. Who has everyone booked honeymoon with? Anyone else going Thailand?
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Ooh we're headed to Thailand late July for 3 weeks. We're spending 2 days in Bangkok, the heading over to Vietnam and spending 4 days in Hoi An and 2 in Ho Chi Min City, then heading back to bangkok for 3 nights, 2 in Kanchanaburi (where the bridge over the river Kwai was set) before finishing up with 5 nights on Koh Tao. Cannot wait! We were in everywhere except Kanchaburi 8 1/2 years ago together.
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Oh girls at last some good news, we found a house we move in 2 weeks. Have to start packing now and setting up in the new place. Its a bit smaller than what we are in but its all that's out there and we can make it work.

So this evening we meet the priest and then when we are in our new home I have to relabel all the RSVP's with the new address.
Starrgrrl
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5 years ago
Legates great news MrsLamber2be. Things are on the up for you!

i love love love thailand. I'd recommend going to Chiang Rai if you can fit it in, it's in the north and has amazing scenery and the white temple is one of the coolest places I've ever seen. We hired a guide called Jemsak who I'd highly recommend. Just google him! We booked ourselves, chiang Rai-chiang mai- bangkok-hanoi in Vietnam- Halong bay in Vietnam-bangkok (with a day trip to the river kwai). Thailand is well established for  tourism so booking independently is easy enough.

I think we're going to Malaysia, bali and singapore for our honeymoon. Have to pay for our bloody wedding before we can book anything though. We're currently €1200 over budget.

We had our menu tasting last night and it was amazing. They even had little menus with our names on it (I'm easily impressed!) The food was fab. We're having slightly unusual choices so was a bit worried about the presentation but it looked amazing and tasted better. The only bad thing I could possibly say was there was nearly too much food. We were stuffed!!

 
MrsBahraini
user for 6 years
5 years ago
We are heading to the Maldives.. It's booked and deposit paid so I'm delighted..

 

Wedding is is all saved for and paid into our bank account. It was so fricking hard saving..

 

Just need to save for the honeymoon now...

Think my mum may have fecked up with the wedding cars, I'm not bothered tbh as I think they are an unnecessary expense.
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
We chose out Thai/Vietnam itinerary really carefully to minimise the wet season's effect so that's why we're missing out on Northern Thailand and the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
What resort are you heading to MrsBahraini? We went to the Maldives  a few years ago after touring Sri Lanka. It was paradise excerpt for the fact the himself got really sick and spent 4 of our 7 days between the bed and the loo!! It was incredibly romantic all by myself!! I had a great time mind you. Even getting there is an experience.

We've travelled alot really. That's where all our money has gone before this wedding malarkey! Haven't been able to go anywhere for the last year and I've major itchy feet!
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
OMG Stargrrl Maldives is where we are going on honeymoon. H2B has the weakest stomach ever he got shocking food poisining in Thailand two years ago practically spend 4 day laid up. That's all I want for honeymoon!!

 

time is flying can't believe this time three weeks il be having the most expensive meal if my life
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Mrs2b14 you can get an anti sickness sachet from the tropical medical bureau.Im going to get it cos I got really sick in Fiji years ago and wasn't right for months after.
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
[quote=398516]Mrs2b14 you can get an anti sickness sachet from the tropical medical <span class="skimlinks-unlinked">bureau.Im</span> going to get it cos I got really sick in Fiji years ago and wasn’t right for months after.[/quote]

thank you so much for reminding me of this. I got this couple years ago going travelling and actually forgot about it but I'm def going get it for him before we go. Great idea. Thanks a mil
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Hey girls just had my hen weekend. It was mystery tour so I had no idea where we were going but ended up in carlingford. Omg hen and stag central. The town is oozing them. Had a blast of a weekend. I have no voice and working on 3 hours sleep since Friday morning. Count down is seriously on to the big day now
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Less then 4 weeks to my wedding and i just had my hen night! Cant believe its so close now but im terrified im missing something!
emma77
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi!

I'm new on this forum and I'm so excited! I just came to say hello to all brides :)
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Welcome Emma! Your in the right place we are all excited here on this page, its getting close for some of us. U wont feel the time passing. I remember looking at my ticker when it was 9 months to go and here I am now 4 and a half months away and I honestly don't know where the time has gone!! Its so exciting.
MrsBahraini
user for 6 years
5 years ago
[quote=398507]What resort are you heading to MrsBahraini? We went to the Maldives a few years ago after touring Sri Lanka. It was paradise excerpt for the fact the himself got really sick and spent 4 of our 7 days between the bed and the loo!! It was incredibly romantic all by myself!! I had a great time mind you. Even getting there is an experience. We’ve travelled alot really. That’s where all our money has gone before this wedding malarkey! Haven’t been able to go anywhere for the last year and I’ve major itchy feet! [/quote]

 

its Kurudu I think? Looks amazing, cannot wait!!
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Missies, what are you al having for your main course at your meals. We were going to have two meet options and no fish (well it would be silent, so its there if people want it but not on menu) but now I am changing my mind.

I'm afraid I wont cater for enough people. So was going do beef or turkey/chicken but now I am back to Beef / Salmon.

I personally dont eat red meat and I am not a big fish person and thats why I was going away from meet fish.

Really would appreciate any advise you have for me! I am actually lose the will with this wedding this week I am never going to get there.
jenaynay
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I'd like some of the menu advice too please ! Still have to book the menu tasting actually. I'm vegetarian and have been since I was 6, so I'm absolutely clueless when it comes to designing the menu! Hubbie to be my loves red meat and wants just that, my mam only eats fish and insists on that option and my sister only eats chicken and says many people only eat chicken so we need that as an option and on top of all those requests/demands, I definitely need a vegetarian option for me and my grandad! I'm finding it so hard!
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
What are your options?
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I have loads of options but have it down to three Beef, Turkey and Ham or Salmon. We tried the seabass but the portion is tiny and I personally don't like it.

Did the tasting and loved all three so I just dunno what to do. Wedding two weeks saturday HELP!!
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
We dont have our menu tasting for a while but I think we will probably go with the beef and then either the seabass or hake. There will also be a hidden vegetarian option. I was thinking of going for 2 meat dishes but then not everyone might want to eat meat so will go with 1 meat and 1 fish.
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Mrs2be14, beef  or Turkey and ham are liked by everyone! If you have a silent option of fish you're covering all your bases. If they're not happy with that they never will be. You can't please everyone all the time!  I'd have the beef myself!

best of luck on your wedding day!
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
As long as you do have a veggie option, you should be okay. Those who don't like either beef or turkey/ham, can always ask for the veggie option - that's what people in my family do despite not being veggies :)

We've opted to challenge our guests a little and get what we want - BBQ-ed beef briskey and pulled shoulder of pork or seafood paella. A silent veggie option of lentil curry with rice and raita will be available too. I cannot wait :)
emma77
user for 5 years
5 years ago
enjoy the planning ladies! i'm so excited for all of us! ;)
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
http://mrs2be.ie/bp-members-not-delete/jenaynay/" rel="nofollow">jenaynay: why not just have the beef (to keep your hubby happy) and your favourite Veggie option for yourself and those who don't want beef. There's no need to offer another meat or fish option.
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I think I might just do beef or turkey and ham and keep the fish option silent. Hope I don't upset ppl is all
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
If people want to complain, they'll always find something to complain about... And those type of guests can feck off! ;)
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I think your right. Those who want fish will ask for it and if you tell the hotel there may be a few for fish they will have it prepped... nosietoes your right .. no matter what you do people will find something to complain about so they defo can feck off.. Cant please everyone unfortunately
Michelle_ire
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5 years ago
[quote=398539]Hi! I’m new on this forum and I’m so excited! I just came to say hello to all brides http://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-includes/images/…" alt=":)" /> [/quote]

 

Welcome Emma and happy wedding planning xxx
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
We're having sirloin steak or beer battered fish and chips! We had our menu tasting last week and it was amazing. Theres a silent vegetarian option too. We're going with options that we like. Those who turn up their noses can eat the veg on the side!
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
And we controversially aren't having a seperate soup course. I'm against soups at weddings, I always spill it and get too full AND its feckin June. Who wants soup in June?! (Some people do obviously so it's a choice on our starters i.e. Duck spring roll or goats cheese tart or chicken and leek soup
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Ours is chicken and mushroom vol au vonts, soup (i the same as you starrgirl not having a soup course), and goats cheese tarte, sorbet course for everyone, beer or due or salmon and seabass and 3 dessert choices but not picked them yet..

Silent vegetarian option and thats it...
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Our starter will be a choice of chicken & mushroom vol-eu-vent or chicken goujons with a selection of dips( we are fussy eaters and there is actually nothing on the starter menu that my OH will eat so we have asked them to do these). We are having vegetable soup, then a choice of beef or fish(seabass or hake) then a trio of desserts - undecided on these yet but thinking of mini chocolate brownie, mini apple tart/crumble and vanilla ice-cream in basket.
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Everyones choices sound yum! I love the steak and cod and chips Stargrrl and Lorrimar the chicken goujans and dip sound cool.

Michelle you have a massive selection. Are you having a very big wedding?

H2B is still like I am eating Turkey and ham on my wedding. If you girls got the choice of beef or Turkey would you be happy enough?
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Mrs2B14 we are thinking of having beef and turkey and ham also. Or beef and chicken. We asked a few people and the majority that didn't like beef like chicken and a lot didn't like fish so we leaving that off as h2b and most of his family hate fish!! I'm veggie so I'll also have a veg option printed on the menu. If they don't like it feck them!! Other than that it will prob be chicken and mushroom vol au vent, soup and trio of dessert. We are having a champagne toast at the speeches also. We haven't had tastings yet so it may change a little but this is the general plan!! You will never please everyone anyway :)
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I wouldn't be happy with a beef or Turkey/ham option but then I'm a fusspot, foodie former chef. Tho it would depend on the hotel - the beef in Adare manor or Dunraven arms were nice but most hotels only offer well done.

 

but then I always expect to not like any of the wedding meal - it's not the end of the world. If I wanted nice food, I'd skip the wedding but but miss all the fun.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I have never had a bad meal at a wedding to be honest and always enjoy my meal. If people don't want a meat option then they usually ask for vegetarian or check to see if fish available.
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
So nosietoes what are you having for your meal
tonsass
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi Girls haven't been on in a while its all changed here :) only 4 months to my wedding and im getting bit stressed lol anyone else feel like they wont make it on the money side of things. everytime we get a bit ahead something breaks or needs replacing grrrrr withered from it now ..
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I never heard of this silent option. Are you paying extra for this?

I'd love to get something adventurous but h2bs family are picky eaters.we are skipping the soup course too and doing choice of starters.
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Everyone's food sounds delish. We're having a cheese and caramelised red onion tartlet, soup, beef or salmon or chicken or veg roulade then his and hers dessert so girls having pavlova and boys having Apple crumble. Can't wait!!!

Finally meeting the priest next Tuesday to finalise paperwork, that will be a weight off. Invites are being printed next weekend so we shud have them next week which I can't wait for. It's all coming together now for us all. I've to get going on hen clothes shopping. Was at TRX this morning, what a killer!!! How's everyone's weight loss/toning going???
nosietoes
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5 years ago
http://mrs2be.ie/bp-members-not-delete/mrs2b14/" rel="nofollow">Mrs2B14:

6 different canapes during drinks receptions including oysters, gravadlax, bratwurst and bread n dips.

Starter: heirloom tomato and Toonsbridge buffalo mozarella salad

Main Course: wood-fired BBQed brisket and pulled pork or Seafood Paella or Curried lentils with raita

Dessert: Peach Melba Eton Mess

Trying to keep it all seasonable and mostly Irish sourced ingredients (except the peaches probably).

Its not to everyone's taste but its a good reflection of myself and H2B - what we like to eat and what we like to feed our friends when we invite them over.

I didn't mean to insult anyone - I love a good wedding, but I find that the food is more fuel than something I enjoy/look forward to eating. But I won't deny that I'm a food snob - it was part of my job for a long time to be that way!
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Michelle and orla sounds like ye had great time on your hens.it must be great feeling that next big party and wknd for ye will be the wedding itself.
Im not a fussy eater we are having our food tasting 2 wks before the wedding. We are going to bring h2bs parents with us as they are fusier. Im thinling beef and a white meat option - chicken or turkey whichever is nicer and also a vegeterian option. I think once the food is nice it doesnt matter if its simple. Not sure about starters or desert yet but hoping to steer away from having soup as well.
Shelle thats a lovely idea having the champagne toast :-)
Mrs lambert thats great relief getting all paperwork sorted. I was going to do invitations myself but gave up they just were not coming together for me ordered them from printers yesterday so will get proof next week. I also got wedding shoes today delighted with them :-)
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
People in general like turkey and ham or beef. They're crowd pleasers!

Mrs.Carraig, my toning hasn't gone anywhere!! I just can't get motivated to start. My arms especially need work. Is 4 months enough time to make a difference? Weight loss is slow but  coming off.

What kind of diy are you doing ladies? I ordered these https://www.etsy.com/ie/shop/DarlingGirlPaper for my menus and they take aaaages to fold. And I have to do 200 of them!!
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
kifi thats a good idea bringing someone else with you.

Nosietoes, sounds fab!

Went for first dress fitting yesterday, had a mini breakdown, I am so unsure about my dress... Dunno what I was thinking!
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
What is it about the dress you are unsure about bride2b14. Try not to worry, is there a feature on the dress that drew you to it when you picked it.maybe with next fitting it will look lot better as it will better fitting and you will get better picture as to what it will really ne like on the day.
I have my first fitting on Saturday little nervous about it as not to sure I like the front of the dress but i love the back of it so hoping it will be ok :-(
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Starrgrrl are you in a gym? I'm doing TRX and I'm seeing a difference it's SSSOOO hard but worth it.

Your dresses will work out ladies I was panicking about mine so I went a few weeks ago to try it on again and loved it all over again now I'm once again thinking oh I don't know but I know I will love it when I put it on again.
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Kifi, its just not the type of style I would ever wear. I normally wear very well cut form fitting clothes and my dress is big. its fitted at top to waist and goes out and I am afraid I just look massive in it.

I just have to keep thinking that it was the dress that I felt comfortable in when I was going my search and I had a few tears when I found it so please god once it fits better I might be a little happier with it.

I was actually ready to ring in sick to work today and go on the hunt to try and find something I could but of the peg!! But  just need stay calm now I suppose, Dressmaker was like you are terrified when I was with her yesterday and I was!! Its such a big thing like everyone will be looking at me and judging me, makes me so nervous...
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Aww Mrs2B14 dont be fretting.. I know you will look amazing in the dress and something that day made you buy it so when it fits you properly you will fall back in love with it. yes everyone will be looking at you and all saying how amazing you look. I have been to weddings where i didnt particularly like the brides choice but i never said it to her . Everyone has different taste and i am sure some wont like my dress but its my dress and thats your dress and we choose them for a reason xx so try not to frett..

i have my first fitting next saturday and not as slim as i wanted to be on the day but you know what feck it. I lost nearly 5 stone for this wedding and cause i am 5 pounds off target i am not going stress over it.

Got a few bits done yesterday, confirmed music with church singer, arranged to get my own engagement ring sized down and get sized for my wedding band, sorted out some more addresses for invites next week and thats it really.
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I think michelle is right bride2b14. There is going to be people on the day that love your dress and a few that wont and thats their loss because at the end of the day its the dress you fell in love with. It will be same for all of us on the day. Try not to worry i bet with the next fitting you will fall in love with it again. :-)
Im not sure about my dress but i know i felt it was the one when i first tried it on. My friend who also is bm doesnt like my dress but i dont mind as we have different tastes. She thinks its a bit like any other wedding dress nothing unusual with it but i think the back of dress has really nice detail and i plan on doing something differentwith my hair that i havnt seen at other weddings. Cant wait now until saturday when i go to pick it up just looking forward to seeing it on me again. I was hoping to be few pounds down but didnt happen :-) michelle fair play to u that was a lot of hard work u will look amazing on your big day :-)
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Thanks Kifi so i not stressing anymore. If anything i would like to lost a few for honeymoon but feck it i be eating like a pig so what  i lose between now and wedding i prob gain in a day ha

i am not a very out there kinda girl and there is nothing different about my dress but its me if you get me. if i went for something completely different i know i wouldnt be comfortable in it and you have to be on the day or else it comes across.

 
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Wow Michelle! 5 stone is ammmmazing. Genuinely a huge achievement well done!!

the whole dress question is so difficult. As long as you love it who cares what anyone else thinks of it. And I've never seen a bride that wasn't beautiful.

My dress isn't my dream dress but it's nice. Going to the wedding where the bride is wearing my dream dress a few weeks before my owb wedding should be fun.
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
WOW Michelle that is superb well done you losing 5 stones that's fantastic. You will knock everyone of their  socks on your wedding day.

I could do with dropping another half stone but its not going to happen now. Just wish I exercised more so that I could be more toned especially for honeymoon but too late now!!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Thanks ladies... i been working on it for 2 years so was slow but i lived aswell... its the last few months i stuggling to lose.. i maintain no problem but to just get to the last mark is mission impossible.. but feck it if i do i do.. if i dont i wont loose a nights sleep over it.. i am the same as you Mrs2B14 its the honeymoon i love to be toned for... just for a bit of confidence but i always think.. michelle you have seen bigger girls than you on the beach what you fretting over..

 

I wonder did any bride get her dream dress.. like i know i did.. i wanted big princess looking one and when i tried it on i couldnt wait to get it off me.. it just wasnt for me but i am glad i got to try it on as if i didnt i would always wonder
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Ha and I was the opposite. I wanted something simple elegant, straight and very understated and I have a dress that while it's very simple, not much detail etc. its bloody big and makes be feel huge!

next fitting is Thursday so I pray I will be happier in it.

Any of you creative/DIY people I am hoping to put down a selection of chocolates on the table with coffee after the meal while speeches are on. Thinking a selection of after 8's, ferrero rocher and butlers truffles but I have no idea what to put them on. Don't really want just a plate any suggestions??
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I didn't get my dream dress. I had tried on the dress I ended up buying which is Sarah by House of Mooshki but I was obsessing over the Kathryn dress - like telling everyone that it was definitely the dress I was going to get. I went back for the trunk show and tried it on and while it was lovely - the first dress was actually prettier and my super cynical bridesmaid had tears in her eyes.

I went trying on dresses twice before I finally tried on a tea length dress (misscommunication between myself and OH about him joking about me not wearing  a short e.g. miniskirt dress) and then I put the first one on and just began grinning and spinning around.
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5 years ago
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MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hello missiea! I hope everyone is well big congrats to the newly Mrs! I had my town hen last week and we had a cocktail class. It was so much fun! I can't believe I'm finished with the hens now :( but I enjoyed both home & away one. Michelle how was yours? And big big congrats on the 5 stone!! Amazing :)

I love my dress but I went opened minded when I picked it oct 13. I had my final fitting yesterday and we were good to go! It looks amazing. I really love my shoes! Some other missie online had a pair and I fell in love with them. Diana Hassell. 2 weeks tomorrow to our special day!! :)
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Hen was amazing. Had such a laugh and everyone mixed really well. How was yours?? I do think that you have to go with an open mind when dress shopping and listen to the girls in the shop as they do know what they are on about.

Friday finally.. It has been a long long week
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5 years ago
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soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Oh my God, so much has happened since I last logged on, I only read the last couple of pages as I just don't think I'd have enough time to get through it all, never leaving for that long again!

How is everybody's plans going? It's all getting so close now!

2014, I'm really sorry to hear about your dress, fingers crossed that when everything is taken in and fits perfect, you'll see what you saw when you first tried it on and fall in love all over again!!

Amazing weight loss Michelle!! Fair play to you!!! I'm on slimming world the last couple of weeks and I've lost nearly two stone, was hoping to have at least three gone before the wedding, I'm determined to wear a bikini over there, and I figure, like you, there's girls a lot bigger than me wearing them, so why not, sure who knows you anyway!!

Where was your hen Michelle? So much drama over mine lately, girls didn't bother paying deposits and we lost the original idea I'd had planned, so we're heading to the Osprey on 11 April for a spa treatment, 2 course meal, b & B and nightclub entry (though I won't be using that!).

As regards the dress, I think I was lucky, I knew I wanted a tea-length, very vintage style dress (and while it's not quite as vintage as I'd imagined), I love it all the same. I've just come home from trying it on with mum (her first time seeing it!) and I love it just as much as I did when I first put it on. I'm seriously obsessed with my shoes too, H2B says if he sees me wearing them around the place anymore to 'break them in' he'll kill me!!  Great day out shopping for her outfit too, she didn't want to go traditional mother of the bride and really embraced the fifties/vintage look and have to say it's gorgeous and very age appropriate on her!

My gosh noseytoes...I LOVE your dress...just...wow!!!

Oh my God mrsDev..so close!!! It's scary to think!!

What way is everyone doing the speeches? I've no idea!!

 
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Thanks @soon2bmelia. I love it. My mum hasn't seen it in me - went with FMIL and then one of my bridesmaid. I wanted to organise fittings around her trip to the states to visit my brother but she said now she wanted to be surprised I the day. This I find both cute, and incredibly nerve wracking.

We're doing our speeches between main course and dessert so that people aren't hungry, they get a nice break before dessert and after dessert we can get down to the music ASAP! My sister and brother did it that way and it worked out nicely.

sorry to hear about your hen. We're off to Madrid in two weeks time but I've left it very low key and let people decide if they want to go. There is 4 of us travelling from here, and 2 who live in Spain. The Osprey sounds lovely - glad it's all sorted now.

 

 
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hey Missies! Eeekkk!! I'm getting married this month!!! :D Michelle I enjoyed both hens but I think Kilkenny was the better one :) but all girls got on so well on both of them too.

nosietoes the dress is fab! :) and I agree with Melia bride2014 once you have had it altered to your way you might feel completely different. Melia congrats on your 2 stone as well! That's brilliant! Sorry to hear your plans have changed for your hen.

We gave out the rest of our evening invitations yesterday. I decided I'm going to do an Irish dance after the dancers we have booked as a surprise! I don't dance but my friend is teaching me I thought if would be fun!

I bought Ed Sheeran tickets as part of H2bs wedding present (and he is our first dance) as we said if he came to Ireland again we would go see him! :D I'm delighted I got them :)
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Congrats on all the weight loss ladies, I cant shift a pound but I'm toning a bit so at least it's something.

soon2b I was only thinking yesterday that you'd fallen of the face of the earth, welcome back!

I got the call on Friday ladies..... My dress is in the shop :-) so exciting gonna book first fitting for mid April but I'll go down beforehand as I still don't know about a veil or not so I need to try it on before then. It's all go!!! When I joined this site 2 yrs ago I thought this stage would never come!!!

 
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
MrsCarrick you started the thread for 2015 brides! That's great that your dress is in! It's so exciting!! I bought a veil with me when I went for my last fitting (I didn't like the one the lady had. It was too long.. I wanted 2 tier pass the elbow) and it was perfect. I got it for a good price of €50! I couldn't justify spending crazy money on a veil so it worked out great :)
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I know MrsDev it's hard to believe it was 2 yrs ago feels like 2 months ago. That's a great bargain on the veil. I got one off aliexpress (I think) €20 including delivery so I didn't mind if it was crap bit it actually looks ok it's very creased but I heard missies saying hang it and spray febreeze on it and the creases will drop out so I'll do that this week and see what it's like, here's hoping it's fab :-) if not I don't mind I'll just order one through the shop.

Just back from spinning class, I'm half dead!!!
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
€20 that's even better lol! I'm trying to sort out my hearts for the pee ends but I can't find the flower embellishments I bought!! I'm so annoyed! :D next thing mass booklets :)
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
€20 that's even better lol! I'm trying to sort out my hearts for the pew ends but I can't find the flower embellishments I bought!! I'm so annoyed! :D next thing mass booklets :)
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Pee ends??? Haha but I get what Ya meant :-) I'm such a child. the printer is doing my invites this weekend and mass booklets next month. We've sent him the booklet though so it's just a case of sitting back and waiting for them, I'm not crafty at all so I would have made a balls of them so I didn't even attempt them. Can't wait to get the invite it will get serious then Eh?
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Ha ha I just seen it! And changed it lol! :D we did our invites, evening invitations ourselves and I just finished the booklet. I'm not crafty either but they turned out better than expected! :) I found the flowers too lol! :D
MrsDev2015
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5 years ago
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MrsDev2015
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5 years ago
I'm making these for the pew ends :)
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Hey ladies. Just finished writing invites. Make sure you all your address before you start as it took longer texting for them than writing as I forgot some. Done now and ready to pop in post.
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I cant believe im getting married this month!! Only 10 days left in work too which is great! Just started my wedding cake today aswel! :)
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
That's great Orla I finish work Wefnesday week! I can't wait! We just got a pic of our custom cake topper! It looks amazing. I'm dragging h2b and he has man united jersey on lol! :D Michelle that's great with the invites! I also put their names on the RSVP part as some people had said they sometimes send them back blank or to put numbers on the back of them :)
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Haha thanks MrsCarrick, I've just been so busy lately, I kept meaning to come back on!!

I got the call on Friday evening and myself and mam went on Saturday, such a great feeling, I love everything about it, they literally had to kick me into the dressing room to take it off! I cannot wait to wear it again.

Thanks noseytoes, was thinking of doing the speeches something like that, but wasn't sure what the done thing was, I don't want people starving listening to the speeches! Are any of ye doing speeches?

I typed up our address labels for our invites, both our handwriting is awful, so we figured they'd look better like that! We're having our ceremony booklets (having them made like fans) and menus done by a girl on etsy, as we tried them ourselves and they just looked awful!

I don't know who was talking about the Ed Sheeran tickets, but you lucky sod!! I couldn't get any, and he's my favourite artist. He's our first dance too, but the Boyce Avenue version of his song Thinking out Loud as it just feels more beachy. I get worked up every time I think about it! What are the rest of you having?

Love the pew ends MrsDev! They look very difficult to make!!

Oh my god, I cannot wait to hear all about your weddings ladies, hoping you do reports!!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I love that ed sheeran song. It so romantic if you listen to the words. We have it for walking down the isle. The pew ends are fab mrsdev. Our hotel only allows speeches after the meal as the kitchen could be delayed if they go on too long. Suits us as I know I be starving let alone everyone else
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Same here, I was afraid that loads of people were going to have it, but H2B said feck it, if we like it, just go for it, then the Boyce Avenue version came out and it was just perfect. I can't wait to dance with him to it!

That's handy Michelle, would probably suit most people!! At least the guests will be able to focus on the speeches and not their stomachs!!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I wouldn't care if everyone had our song as each couple picks a song for a reason. Yeah exactly as I know when sometimes they go on and on before meal people stop listening as they starving
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hey soon2bMelia! Good to hear from you!!

i was convinced I was going to wear a tea lenght dress and tried on some mooshki dresses and they were fab, but I felt very 'cute' in them and I don't want to be cute on my wedding day! I love them tho.

We're having very short speeches before the meal. I passed a wedding the other day where the speeches were still going on at 9.45. I want to be dancing at that time!  We were going to skip then altogether but think we'd regret it so just the best man, groom and maybe me. Done and dusted in 10 mins!
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
The Ed Sheeran song is fabulous, I'm hoping to have that too. My OH isn't too sure (he doesn't want anything too soppy) but we're going to see him in July so I'm sure I'll convince him
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
The Ed Sheeran song is fabulous, I'm hoping to have that too. My OH isn't too sure (he doesn't want anything too soppy) but we're going to see him in July so I'm sure I'll convince him

For the speeches I'm planning on having them either after the starter or after the soup. That way people won't be hungry and those doing the speeches can relax and enjoy their dinner
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
That's it Michelle, it means something different to everyone, the reason we chose ours was the line 'and baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23', particularly because most people think I'm too young to get married at 23, but we're both more than ready.

It really is up to your individual style starrgirl, I myself tried on some full length dresses  (though I knew I wanted tea length) and while they looked good on the hanger (and loads of other girls too), they just didn't feel like me, when I put that tea length one on, I knew that was supposed to be my dress, as I dress like that going to special occasions anyway (fifties style - not wedding dresses obviously!) so it felt right.  It's all about what you want for your day!

0h lorrimar, you're so lucky!! I'd love to be going to see him!! Hoping H2B will surprise me with tickets for my wedding present!! It's a lovely song, though H2B was the same, didn't want anything too soppy, but I've won him over as he generally likes Eds stuff.

 

 
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thanks ladies, the hearts will do :) they were handy enough to make. Thanks Melia I got the tickets for the h2b as a surprise for his wedding present :) I got them on the presale! We just both love him and we thought he would be lovely as a first song :)

We are having the speeches after the meal as well. No one wants to speak for too long which is good. I think I might say something small as well. I really like the tea length dresses as well but they just do not suit me. My mam has a lovely tea length vintage dress for the wedding and it looks fabulous on her.
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
We are having you do something to me from thr movie midnight in paris we both love the movie and the song is us!! We are having the ed sheeran song for when othrr couples come up and dance as our first song is quite short.

is there anyone not going on their honeymoon until a while after their wedding?
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I think after the food is the main consensus here, so I think I may stick with that, I don't want people starving listening to their stomachs rather than the speeches as I know one of the best men (h2b has decided he's having 2 best men as he can't decide between them!) has really been putting a lot of effort into his speech and I'd love for everyone to hear it.

MrsDev, they really are lovely, if I was able to I'd love to make something like that!

Oh lucky you getting the tickets on presale! I would have jumped at the chance!! I don't live too far from croke park, so if I don't get to go, hopefully I'll be able to hear it :P (not likely, but I'll strain my ears!!)

That's it, dress wise, it's all about what works on you, I've seen more episodes of Say Yes to The Dress where the bride had picked out the complete opposite of what would suit her going in, God Bless bridal consultants!!

 
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Aw Orla that's a lovely song, and it has such special meaning to you too, which is lovely :).

We're not going on our honeymoon until September (getting married in June), that way it gives us time to recover from the wedding and something to look forward to. How about you?

 
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Orla we are not going on honeymoon until the end of July/August so it is something to look forward too :)

That's great with the 2 best men! h2bs best man was best man at another wedding we were at so I just said please don't have the same speech as we have similar guests lol! :D but its great he has put so much effort into the speech too :)
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
We are going to stay in a hotel in ireland for a couple of days and go somewhere in september. No idea where yet tho!!

Im so excited im collecting my dress next week!!!
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I have relations coming from overseas and we are going to bring them around Ireland for a few days. I picked my dress up on Thursday! :bounce I went for a hair trial on Monday and it didn't go great.. so I have to go for another one on Tuesday so I hope it goes better then! :)
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I have relations coming from overseas and we are going to bring them around Ireland for a few days. I picked my dress up on Thursday! :) I went for a hair trial on Monday and it didn't go great.. so I have to go for another one on Tuesday so I hope it goes better then! :)
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Welcome back soon2bemelia and congrads on the weight loss.I love that ed sheeran song and thats lovely the words have lovely meaning for you. We dont know whar song to choose we were thinling tom odell grow old with me but going off it a bit now. We will probably do speeches after the meal. Are many missies doing a speech themselves. Id love too but i think id be a nervous wreck as quite shy
Its your month orla abd mrsDev bet ye cant wait to get finished up at work you both must be really excited and really busy :-)
Love love your dress nosietoes its fab :-) i collected my dress yesterday. I was afraid i wouldnt like it as much when i seen it 2nd time around but i loved it bringing it for alterations in months time so hoping to lose few pounds.
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Aww thanks for all the compliments on themdress. I love and cannot ait to wear it, and to dance in it!

We found choosing our first dance song relatively easy even though we didn't have a song as such. The first band we both agreed on was The Divine Comedy so we just had to look through their songs, and 'Everybody Knows' really stood out as perfect for our relationship because I may have taken a little while before agreeing to go out with my FH. Whoops!

I am definitely speaking. I had to do speeches at my sisters' amd brothers' as I was bridesmaid both time, and even though I was rather nervous the first time, it felt really nice to express your feelings to everyone. Also, I tend to be the talker in our relationship. FH is more the silent, listening type who only speaks when he really has so,eating to say. His speech will probably last 1 minute!

can't believe how fast time is flying in. Good luck to all the March brides! I only have 11 more days to my Hen!
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
We're doing speeches before dinner, my dad and by then "husband" (weird) will be so nervous they won't enjoy dinner so I left it up to them as it's not me that has to do it and they both want it before so that's that. Plus were having canapés so ppl won't be starving. Was out last night with friends and thinking by next yr the 3 couples will be married it's crazy. Pure wedding talk, loved it!!! :-)
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi all,

I was on another hen party at the weekend by friend who is getting married in June we had a great laugh but now I am seriously getting nervous about the wedding. I am getting married next weekend 12 sleeps Ahhhhh!

Still feel we just have mountains to do, I know I am wrecking my head with the small stuff and if I don't get it done only I will know.

We are having the speeches after the meal. We have been to two weddings where the speeches were before and at one the speeches went on for so long it was crazy. I hadn't had a drink until I sat at the table for dinner but most people had a good few on Board and then the wine started flowing and people were going up and down to bar to get drinks. it was a good 45 mins to an hour and people started getting so drunk and then when finally got the meal everyone gobbled it and the wedding was so slow to get going again after. Everyone was done in.

Other wedding when they were before speeches were short and sweet done and dusted in 10 mins and was great.

People also need to be concious of the kitchen and timing for food if having before or during the meal as if they drag on can effect food as can be holding for too long.

I haven't decided if I will talk or not yet dunno what to do think I will be too afraid!
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi @Mrs2b14 I'm getting married next weekend too! I'm getting married on  Saturday the 14th!!!! I'm so excited! I'm having a work pre-wedding meal this Sunday coming. When do you finish work? I still have so much to do as regards the small bits. I still need to pick up like a survival kit for the BMs and finish off the baskets and get the sweets for the DIY cart lol! oh and little gifts for the FG and pageboy :)
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I havent decided yet if i am going to do a speech... i might have a few points in my head if i do decide to do one but i doubt it..

 

on no mrsdev what happened at the first hair trial... least you have time for a second one.

where are you going on your hen nosetoes... it so exciting.. i loved every minute of my hens last week xx
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
We're going to Madrid. Just six of us including one girl who lives just north of Madrid and another who lives there. I'm really looking forward to it. Was there with OH last year visiting our friend and have spent the year dreaming of going back to eat more delicious tapas and drink all the wine and gin I can manage :)

I can understand about being nervous about speaking but realistically, especially at your own wedding, you're talking to your friends and family rather than anyone else.
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
@http://mrs2be.ie/bp-members-not-delete/mrsdev2015/" rel="nofollow">MrsDev2015  Ah we are the same date!! I would imagine you are a whole lot more organised than me. I still need get BM's gifts I cannot decide on what jewellery to go for pearls or diamonds. And also for myself, I am wearing ivory satin and cant decide between a pearl or a diamond, need be making that decision quickly now!!

Are you ladies having a dress them for you and BM's morning of wedding. I cant make up my mind on what to do.
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
It just didn't go well at all.. I don't want a high bump/lift as my hair is so fine it would look too gappy looking and I want it natural looking not to severe off my face. My hair is natural and long so I would just like something that would thicken it up a little like a few curls, gathered back off my face. Easier said than done lol!

I think your right nosietoes your amongst your friends and family :) @mrs2b14 I still need the gifts too! and the baskets and sweet cart, so still loads to do! lol :D what do you mean in the last part? Dress them for you? :)
sheenermc
user for 9 years
5 years ago
Hey

 

my wedding is in 4 months just deciding the songs at the mo. Just wondering is anyone doing a father daughter dance and if so when do you plan it for and what kind of song can you recommend ??? I'm looking at elvis Presley for our first dance.  Any ideas would be great

 

thanks
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
We're doing father daughter dance 3rd song and we're having I loved her first, no doubt a very common one but fab none the less :-)
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Yep we are having a father daughter dance too. My dad means a lot to me so it was a must! We are having I loved her first too. Thinking of doing it after the first dance.

Wedding wise I have done nothing productive for the last 2 weeks! I need to get my ass in gear. We have been moving house and everything is everywhere and I can find nothing, I hate moving it puts everything in an uphevel!

We sat down last night after spending all weekend moving furniture and packing/unpacking boxes and had a glass of Prosecco. It was heaven! We went through the to do list and have loads to catch up on. Still need to meet the priest and do the pre nup form, meet the florist, meet the church singer, organise invites and buy gifts! Its never ending!!!
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I want to do a father-daughter and mother-son dance at the same time. We will probably leave it pretty much up to the band which song to play, and I'll encourage anyone else there whose parents are also there to get up and dance e.g. my mum and brother, my bridesmaid and her dad, my OH's groomsman with his mum.
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
@MrsLambert did you get the house up the road after?
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
@MrsLambert2be did you get the house up the road after?
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hopefully MrsDev next time will be better! Having mine on Saturday (a friend that's coming to the wedding is a hairdresser, so she's doing the hair!), can't wait!

Definitely having a father daughter dance, my dad is not the dancing type, but is really on board as I'm the only girl. We're having israel kamakawiwo'ole over the rainbow, it has a real beach sound to it and mum loves it, starting crying when she heard it.  We were planning on having I loved her first, but dad really doesn't do country music (though I loved the song!) so we changed it!

Thanks Kifi! Glad to be back :)

 
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
No father daughter dance here! Just going to try and get everyone up after our 1st dance!

i can't rember who asked but we're going on honeymoon in September/October after our june wedding. It's good to have something to look forward to!

what did you do for your hen Michelle? How'd it go?
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Sorry MrsDev2be meant theme. Like all in same PJ's, printed t shirts etc. I dunno what to do
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
@mrsb2b14 I bought us all same pjs in penneys :) We all have same bathrobes too! :) white with their names & the names are in he colour of BM dresses.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
We have same pjs thats all. would love to do robes but at the moment we skipping them.

 

No father daughter dance here either unless my father wants one but i not suggesting it.. i think its a lovely idea to do one thought

We went to carlingford for the weekend and went zip lining. i had no idea where we were going until we got there. Best weekend..

We sat down last night and picked out tasting menu and finalised songs for the church singer. E mailed the photographier to see if we need to meet them before hand and i hoping we dont as it getting hard to fit everything in. Dress fitting saturday for the first one so looking forward to that
emma77
user for 5 years
5 years ago
so excited! :)
ICANTWAIT
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi Girlies... its been a while since iv been on here... im at the 3 month mark now time is just flying... Im getting my OH to pick the first song and I wont know what it is until i step out on the floor eeekkkkk lol... Heading off on honeymoon 2 days after the wedding sooooooooooo looking forward to that..

Can anyone advise where to go for little pageboy suits and would they have to be the same colour as the groom and bestmen etc
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Hey ICANTWAIT happy 3 months mark... where are ye heading off on honeymoon. thats lovely surprise that you wont know the first dance song

 

God girl i dont know as i dont have page boys.. i dont think they have to be the same colour as the grooms men... did you try debenhams or dunnes even...
ICANTWAIT
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi Michelle_ire, we are headin on a cruise, yeah the first dance should be a laugh god only knows what he will pick lol.. yeah iv tried dunnes and depenhams nothing there, so much easier dress the girls... to hire the little suits where we are getting the grooms suits are €80 im sure i should be able to get something that they could keep for that money !!!
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
We're not putting our page boys into suits at all. They're 3 and 5 and I want them to be comfy. Their mum is Peurto Rican, from Miami so she's picking up crisp white Cuban style shirts and they'll wear those with nice kakhi pants. I might make them a Lego badge to wear instead of a boutonnière as well. Otherwise they'd be in tuxedoes and sure it's hard to run around and play in those!

i've seen page boys outfitted really well from the like and M&S or Next with trousers, a shirt and a dickie bow with braces. Very smart but more wearable afterwards. Would you do something like that?
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
We got our page boy a shirt waist coat and trousers in littlewoods for 40 i think :)
Shellcon81
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi ICANTWAIT I got pageboy outfit in little woods, think it was ladybird brand! Not as formal as other weddin party suits as trousers shirt, waistcoat and tie and don't think we will use the tie! Hopin to put with a little pair of converse so he can be comfie! Was only €35 and there is also money off codes for littlewoods if you google it! Saw nice ones in next too but I wanted navy and none of them there!
MrsLambert2be
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5 years ago
[quote=399265]http://mrs2be.ie/bp-members-not-delete/…" rel="nofollow">@MrsLambert2be did you get the house up the road after?[/quote]

We did yes, there was nothing else available but the house is lovely and cosy and has some gorgeous views over the lake!
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Hi Ladies just a quick question, where do you get the wedding stamps and so you have to pre order them?
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I think you have to order them in the post office or maybe they will have them in stock there.

http://irishstamps.ie/Shop/…

 

They have stamps on line you can order too.
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Thanks Michelle I'll get onto it, invites just came in the post :-) I couldn't be anymore excited, it's all so real :-)
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Michelle, the bigger post offices normally have a stock of the wedding stamps and so you can get them on the day but if its smaller post office you will need in and order and takes about three days.

The new stamp for 2015 should be out now think its LOVE or if you prefer last years the red rose you should still be able to get that. Don't forget that outside Ireland needs a €1 stamp and so wont be a wedding one!!

Also I would really recommend numbering your RSVP's, I wasn't going to do it but I was so glad I did as we must have got back 12 with no names.

Exciting times....
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I have mine numbered as my friends said same when they got married that they trouble knowing who's rsvp it was as people didnt fill in the name part.

You must be so so excited Mrs2B14... i wish i was as close as yours
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Oh yes thanks missies I forgot about numbering them. How far in advance did you's send them? Was gonna do 8 weeks but the FIL said last night because it's a bank holiday weekend should we send them earlier? Maybe 10 weeks?
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I am going to send ours 10 weeks before because it is on a Friday and I want to give people as much time as possible to arrange the day off work or child minders.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Thats a good idea Lorrimar.. more time people have to plan it more chance they come especially if it on a Friday
ICANTWAIT
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Thanks for all the replies.. ill have a quick look on littlewoods I just went into the post office and they had them... I dont really like them actually, it is the LOVE ones... I really cant believe that people would send back the RSVP without names on them sure thats impossible.. i hate being in work i just want to be out there doing stuff for the wedding lol
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Oh Michelle, I dunno if I wish I was any nearer!! Its just flying in like. I am finished work on Friday so I am very much looking forward to that but then have a very busy few days ahead to get all the bits and pieces still have no jewellery for me or bridesmaids Grrrrrr....

I think some people do the RSVP in a hurry and just forget. I was giving out about it in work one morning and a work colleague was like ah where was I supposed to write my name and he was like I didn't even notice that I had to do it and I received his in the post that day with no name! People just dont think.
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
ICANTWAIT i know how you feel some days cant concentrate at all just want to be at home doing wedding bits. Mrs2b you must be dying to finish up on friday. I seen lovely earring and chain sets on living social the other day might be worth a look but dont think they would get to u on time.
Im on a half day today myself and h2b heading to dublin for few days. On way up now we are going to see noel gallagher tonight not really my cup of tea got the tickets for h2b as xmas pressie im just looking forward to break away with h2b as we havnt been away since july as being saving like mad for the wedding. :-)
Oh i got a dress in tkmax today for hen lovely stuff in galway branch if any missies near there
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Oh god you sound like you do have a busy week next week Mrs2B14 but hopefully you get it all done early in the week and can enjoy the few days before the wedding.

Living social do love gift sets kifi i often keep an eye on them. thats a nice break away for ye and hopefully the concert is good too. Tkmaxx do have lovely stuff at times but it is real hit or miss
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Im sending my invites out 10 weeks beforehand because all the weddings we have been to I found if I had more time to save money for a room, drink and a pressie it would have been great.

As for RSVP's so many friends have told me the same so I printed all the names on the RSVP's.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
That was a good idea MrsLambert to print the names of the rsvp. Then you defo know who it was from.

I got first ones back in the post yesterday and was handy to find their names on the list as all i had to do was look for their number

Its exciting seeing them coming in the door xx
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I decided to do mostly online RSVPs (except for some of our parents' friends though not all) and I must sayI will miss out on the postbox excitement. I'm a little jealous :) though the email excitement still happens each time, it's not quite the same!

It feels forever though till I get to send our invites! In the process of putting them in envelopes but still not sending them till May.
Ladev
user for 7 years
5 years ago
What date are you sending your invites out nosietoes? Is ur date the 25th of july?
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
We sent out international ones 6 months in advance so they could get cheaper flights if they are traveling over. Ah the e mail be just as exciting.. I do be nervous opening them wondering is it a yes or a no ha.. silly i know.. They only went out monday so have not got that many back yet..

 
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I sent mine the first week of February for wedding on may 1st. A good few guests are coming from abroad and different parts of Ireland. Rsvp date is March 14th and so far have got about 50% of rsvps back.About 50 % of those who haven't rsvpd are on the rooms list on the hotel...like why can't they just let me know! Hopefully there will be loads getting back to me at the end before I have to chase them.
chloehibner
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5 years ago
7 months to go and counting and I'm getting married. :) So happy the two of us were hands on with all the preparation. :)

 

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chloehibner
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5 years ago
7 months to go and counting and I'm getting married. :) So happy the two of us were hands on with all the preparation. :)

 

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Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I cant believe i am getting married in 2 weeks!! I feel like i should be freaking out but i dont think it has hit me yet! I do feel like im forgetting something though
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
oH GOSH oRLA, IT'S SO EXITING!! ghAVE YOU MUCH LEFT TO DO?
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Oh gosh Orla that's so exiting, have you much left to do? :) :DO?
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Wow Orla!  2 weeks!! That's so soon!! Yay!!!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Ohh so exciting orla.  R u all sorted
chloehibner
user for 5 years
5 years ago
wow fast approaching , I am happy for you Orla. I will feel that way too soon..:)
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I have a bit left to do. I am making the wedding cake so i have that left to do. Finish the placenames. Collect my dress saturday. Pack! Arrange for all the stuff to be brought to the hotel. Get a bouquet for throwing. Do the bathroom baskets and prob loads more!!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Are you making a small bouquet to throw. I was thinking about this myself as i am keeping my own to put on H2B dads grave after the wedding and the bridesmaids want theirs for graves too. So i may just ask florist to make small bunch for me to throw or else just get a bunch in lidl and put a ribbon around them and throw them...

You must be so so excited... least what you have left to do can be done quickly like the bathroom baskets. Hit the pound shops you will get loads there and pennies for bits
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I made brooch bouquets so not throwing those as they would knock someone out :P so just going to buy a cheap bunch the night before the wedding and add some ribbon and throw those :)

Hopefully going to get all the bathroom stuff today if I can convince my boss to let me leave work early :D
Ladev
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Nosietoes im tge same date as you and i was thinking the end of may also for invites. My hen weekend it may 22nd so could give some out at then its mostly aunts and cousins going(having one nearer wedding with the girls) so giving some invitestgen save on postage
Mrs2B14
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I am finishing work today.... 8 sleeps to my wedding. H2B and i decided to go away tomorrow night just for the night to have a little us time. Literally have not seen each other for weeks between hen's and stags and friends hens and stags and everything has gotten very stressful so we decided to take a teeny but of time out for us.

I still have mountains to do but sure I am sure I will get it done. Mass booklets finally finished, they were nightmare, priest is so laid back I didn't think he would mind me leaving out lots of main prayer bits but he wanted everything so took forever!!

I have it all written out now though according to new prayers (need be careful because lots of booklet templates on sites are old prayers) so if anyone wants it just let me know.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
thats a lovely idea to take some ye time before the big day and enjoy it.. thats for the tip on mass books.. i have mine done and the priest checked it before i printed copies off so i knew it was ok and he had slight changes but nothing major... you must be so excited to be finishing up work ..
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I'm not sure what to do about booklets/programs. I'm having a humanist wedding and the celebrant suggested not putting everything into the booklet so people concentrate on the actual ceremony. Is anyone else having a nin-church ceremony and if so what are you doing?
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
We are having a civil ceremony and I'm thinking of doing scrolls with just bridal party details, names of songs and the readings/readers on them. I'm hoping to print them myself and then tie them with a ribbon to match wedding colours.
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
We're having program fans, they have the bridal party, parents of groom and bride, order of ceremony (music and readings too) and a thank you note, they also double as a fan which will be handy for the heat! I think they're a nice touch :)

That sounds like a lovely idea lorrimar, very different!!!
Ladev
user for 7 years
5 years ago
http://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-content/uploads/…" alt="" />I didn't want to put everything into mass booklets so I did these.
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Love them Ladev!! I tried to make those but didn't have the patience!! Did they take you long\?
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
These are the booklets i made but we are having a civil ceremonyhttp://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-content/uploads/…" alt="" />
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I just made up my bathroom baskets they are small but hope its enoughhttp://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-content/uploads/…" alt="" />
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Love the programs Orla! Those little baskets are adorable, and as far as I can see, all the essentials are in there, I'd be delighted if I went to a wedding and that was there!
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I just collected my wedding dress today! The excitement is starting :)
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
And i just finished my unity candles :) not sure if i like tthem thohttp://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-content/uploads/…" alt="" />
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
1 week today!! I'll be married!!! :D I can't believe I'm into my wedding week! I've had such a crazy day! I picked up the first of the arrivals from the airport this morning. I have to go for another hair trial on monday as the second one was just awful again!! I was so upset but the hairdresser was so lovely! I honestly looked like (if anyone remembers the programme from years ago Pinky and the Brain) well I was Brain all I could see was hair! lol! :D so hopefully the last trial will see it right! I don't finish work until Wednesday.

We did the place names.. we got corks and slit them so we could put the names inside them. Quick question do you put names on top table and bride and groom or everyone by their names.. We are also doing a wedding guest table as well. Orla the baskets are lovely! and so are the mass booklets ladies! I had to go by the booklet the priest gave me but we didn't mind. We have our rehearsal on Thursday. We collected sweets for our DIY sweet cart... €135... so many sweets lol! :)
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
My god MrsDev and Orla not long left as Missies!!! Your candles are fab Orla so simple and elegant. Paperwork with priest is complete, candles are ordered invites are almost all delivered. I just need to arrange hair and make up trials and decide on veil or not, get dress altered and that's about it :-) until the week of the wedding (plus live in the gym between now and then of course)
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Ye must be so excited girls, not long to go now. The candles are gorgeous Orla.

Just wondering if any of you found your perfect invite and then found a printers/designers that recreated it for you for less? I have found an invite I absolutely love but it is a little expensive and was hoping I could find someone to recreate it a little cheaper.
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Lorrimar i made my own they were quite easy to make and the quites i got for them were crazyhttp://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-content/uploads/…" alt="" />
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Lorrimar I was the same, found a fun invite that I loved. The nearest supplier was the UK and for 90 invites plus postage it was €420. I done a bit of digging around and found the actual original supplier of them is in China and sells them on Alibaba. So I went onto Alibaba and got 200 blank, I had to print them myself, plus postage for €210. Printing them was easy and I made my own RSVP's to match them. I just took a picture of the invite and created it on a word document with text boxes.

Hope you find your invites at a better price!
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
That looks fab Orla, unfortunately I an no way creative or artistic. I think if I tried to do them myself there would be no wedding cos he probably wouldnt be talking to me by the end of it :)
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Lorrimar do you have a pic of the ones you want?
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Thank Mrs Lambert, I'll check them out. I do Orla, I ordered the sample package of them so I have the one I'm looking for. I might try bringing it into other printers and see would they print them for me,
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
5 years ago
Haven't been on here for AGES! Have been so busy with work and the gym... and occasional wedding planning! We wrote out a list of smaller things that we still have to do and there is a good bit. They are all small jobs though. Can't believe it's just over 4 months. Orla the candles are gorgeous!

Lorrimar have you checked Etsy for a similar design? We got our design on Etsy, printed off by printsave.ie, got nice paper in Daintree and printed off info cards ourselves on that... 250 altogether for 100 invitations (day and evening!).

 
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Candles, baskets, programs and invites are all fab! Well done all of you. We copied 200 cds with our wedding songs for favours over the weekend. I thought it'd take 7 years but it wasn't too bad.
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
It's suddenly hit me - only 4 full days till my Hen party starts!

We all booked these amazing looking http://madrid.hammamalandalus.com/en/" target="_blank">Turkish baths in Madrid with different treatments for the Sunday to cure our hangovers which eating and drinking ourselves around Madrid are bound to create :) There are 4 of us flying over, one girl lives there, and one lives 2 hours north.
friday13thbride
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi ladies, god it's been ages since i've been on here! Just over 8 months til our wedding, I think this forum will be quite lonely when you summer brides are done! You'll all have to do reports, or even just post some pics on this thread for us. My wedding dress is coming in tomorrow so can't wait to try it on, it'll be the first time since I bought it. Don't have lot of weight to lose but I definatly want to tone up. H2b tried on some lovely blue suits at the weekend. They were the ones from last weeks dont tell the bride if anyone saw it.
sheenermc
user for 9 years
5 years ago
Does anyone know where I get a5 card for printing my wedding program. i made my own unity candle but still have to get the holders does anyone know anywhere that's not online.
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Thans YESISAIDYES I'll check them out :)
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Thanks YESISAIDYES I'll check them out :)
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
[quote=399714]Does anyone know where I get a5 card for printing my wedding program. i made my own unity candle but still have to get the holders does anyone know anywhere that’s not online.[/quote]

I seen some white blank A5 in Mr Price. Check them out and see have they still got them.
sheenermc
user for 9 years
5 years ago
Thanks I'll check that out today, gonna pick up the bits and bobs for the toilet baskets this week, I picked up lovely small white wicker baskets in heatons for €4 each
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Orla and Mrs Dev ye must be so so excited.. i hope this week flies for ye and ye get all your last minute bits done..

sheenermc defo try the euro shops for bits as they are great and do blank card also. Mr Price is great for crafty bits but i dont know if there is one near you.

Had my first dress alternations on saturday and another in 3 weeks. Collected bridesmaid dresses too and got their jewelry at the weekend so another few bits done..
Arcadius1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi brides :)

check http://www.wherewedding.co.uk">www.wherewedding.co.uk/

and find your deam wedding venue :)

 
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
What is everyone wearing to their hens? I've to wear a white dress and I'm having a nightmare trying to find one and only 11 days to go!

Have our menu tasting on sat. Is anyone bringing their parents? We asked my mam and dad yesterday as I knew they would love to go.only thing is we have to ask h2bs parents now to not leave them out.we did originally say it to them and they said they would go but when we told them some of the stuff on the menu his dad made such a face that h2b told them no point in coming, they don't drink either so no good for opinions on wine.then we decided not to bring anyone as wasn't fair just to bring mine and didn't want h2bs parents ruining the night by being negative...They are very fussy plain eaters.No my h2b has asked my dad to go as he knew it was what I wanted but he has to re ask his own now to spare their feelings! So awkward!
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
You have to wear white? That's a tough one at this time of year. I couldn't even find a new dress for my Hen - really not a fan of the high necklines and straight fit that is so popular right now in the shops.

 
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Yes the bride wears white and everyone else in black.thought it was a pretty common theme. Yeah all the dresses are body con and I don't have the flat stomach needed for those unfortunately
the_shewwy
user for 5 years
5 years ago
You don't have to wear white to your hen. In fact, I'm thinking of wearing a red dress to mine!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
We did t shirts so all the girls work pink saying michelle 's chicks and I wore a white one the main night. Other night we wore what we wanted.

 

That's a mess about tasting. My parents don't drink either but we supplying own wine so won't be at tasting. We have 9 of us going to it. 6 included in package so pay for 3 extra. Our families don't live close so said it be nice to do it as a family meal before the wedding
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I wore red to my hens!

Im soo not stressed at the moment its strange everyone is expecting me to be stressed i just dont think it has hit me yet but i am getting married next week!!
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Ah I know you don't have to wear white.its just the theme the girls picked.

The last one I was at the theme was breakfast at tiffany. Was really good. We all wore black dresses and pearls with our hair up and the bride wore a tiffany blue dress.everyone looked so glam!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
That's good your not strayed orla. R u nearly all sorted.

 

Mrsm2015 that sounds class the theme tiffanys and cheap to do as u could get cheap pearls in pennies for it
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Yeah it was really good Michelle. We looked like such a classy hen...until later on
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Love the candles Orla, very elegant! Can't believe your wedding is next week, and MrsDevs is only a few days away!!!

The Tiffany theme would be very easy and cheap to do, and you'd feel so elegant! We're not having a theme, just all dressing the way we want (because I know they'd pick something awful!!).
friday13thbride
user for 6 years
5 years ago
We're having my parents at our menu tasting as they're big wine drinkers and we don't have a clue about wine. His parents are pioneers so wouldnt be any good. We're just not going to tell his parents that mine are going, and he doesnt mind. our package just includes us, but think it's only 20 to add them on.
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
We had a menu tasting when we went over the first time, but there's bits and pieces that have changed (as they got a new chef), so they've offered to let us have another tasting when we arrive a few days before the wedding, it'll be a bit late at that stage to change anything major, but sure it's a free meal so why not :P, we're doing it before everyone arrives because I know they'd all want to go!

friday13 that's not bad at all to have them added on! Probably the best idea not telling them as it would only make things awkward for both!
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
We are having a black & purple theme for my hen. I will be wearing purple (this is the colour I have for the BM dresses) and the other girls will be wearing black with purple accessories. They are getting t-shirts printed for the day time when we are travelling. Really looking forward to it.

Thats quite reasonable to have extra people for the tasting our hotel charge €35 per extra person
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
H2b is just back from his parents house.they are not coming to the tasting.he brought menu choices down to show them and said they were welcome to come but they have to be willing to taste everything or there's no point.he said they were making faces about the starters again.he just said don't come if you're not going to eat it (we will try get them special food  on the day).glad it's just my parents really....i feel bad but they are just more social people and they will try all the food i think
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
That's a shame that they're being so fussy, it would be a lovely evening out for everyone to enjoy before the wedding, but if they're going to be making faces at the whole thing there's no point, you should enjoy it, part of the fun of tastings is trying things you ordinarily wouldn't.

 

 
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Yeah it really is.we brought them to afternoon tea in the shelbourne  recently and his dad barely touched the sandwiches or cakes.i was mortified cos I'd arranged it.
littlemrs1
user for 6 years
5 years ago
That's awful mrsm2015 your right to make the decision not to bring them as it would take away from what should be a very enjoyable and memorable night! Has anyone any ideas for any understated hen theme? As in not fancy dress but still something that marks it as a hen and not a girls night out!
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thanks littlemrs1.

I saw little hairbands in Mr price with mini top hats saying hen that were really cute.or you can get badges like rosettes that you could write the girls names on.
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Oh gosh mrsm that's awful! You're definitely doing the right thing so, you'll have a great time at the tasting not worrying about whether or not they'll eat something!

You could just get badges or maybe even just have a certain colour to wear, as in the black and white or whatever colour you want.
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thanks everyone. Ashamed to admit I'm a bit relieved they are not coming and we can enjoy the night stress free.
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I made badges that would incorporate me into the weekend cos I'm not doing a a very me oriented hen weekend.

but I am bringing these for people to ear... Tho my sister says she won't - tho I think she's teasing.http://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-content/uploads/…" alt="" />
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Oh my god MrsM, if you want to bring me to afternoon tea at the shelbourne i'll eat everything I promise!!! That's a shame about his parents but u will have a more relaxed menu tasting if they were not there.
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I love those badges noise toes! Where did you get them made?

Haha Mrs lambert. ..would be nice to bring someone who appreciated it.
the_shewwy
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Those badges are so cute. Champagne and cats, two of my favourite things! :)
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Thank :)

I did the image myself and emailed it to a company called banaman tho I noticed that Reads on Nassau street do them as well.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
[quote=399830]Oh my god MrsM, if you want to bring me to afternoon tea at the shelbourne i’ll eat everything I promise!!! That’s a shame about his parents but u will have a more relaxed menu tasting if they were not there.[/quote]

 

And me too... i wouldnt make any faces at the food ha
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I will think about it girls...will have to be after the wedding though cos I'm broke as a joke!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
[quote=399872]I will think about it girls…will have to be after the wedding though cos I’m broke as a joke! [/quote]

 

meet your sister.. thank god only a month left as its draining my account the wedding and i thought i was organised getting stuff so early
bride2be2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
hi ladies just though id pop in and let you all know im back from tenerife and i have done my wedding report for you lovely ladies here is the link for any of ye interested :) http://mrs2be.ie/forums/topic/… i am wishing you all the best for your weddings x x x

Collette
friday13thbride
user for 6 years
5 years ago
It was a great read! so sorry to hear that you had to deal with that stress the day before, but well done on not letting it ruin your big day. You looked beautiful btw
sheenermc
user for 9 years
5 years ago
Hey guys just wondering the lay out of the day for your wedding. My wedding is at 1.30 and the hotel is 20mins away from the church. The dinner is at 5.30 but I just wonder if anyone has entertainment for drinks reception or do I need any at all, I'm have music playing in the background over the sound system. But if the dinner is at 5.30 what time does it usually finish up so the band can start... Anyone know please.....
friday13thbride
user for 6 years
5 years ago
is the dinner at 5,30 or will they be calling for dinner at 5,30 - cos that would mean meal would start at 6. They say it takes approx 3 hours i think for dinner and speeches so i would recommend 8,30-9pm for the band. I think it's most common for band to start at 9 as thats when evening guests usually arrive also. We're thinking of having a magician for the arrivals but if we decide not to, then we won't have anything except the background music also
bride2be2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
we had live music but we had a ballad singer he kept the atmosphere going everyone loved him. thanks fridaythe13thbride we were focused on enjoying the day we spent so long planning and saving for that we refused to allow anything to spoil the day and we really did have a brilliant day only thing was it flew on us was over before we knew it. on time line if you are going for photos then that takes up some of the day as well our mass was at 1 we were in rothe house at 3 and in hotel by 4.30 they told us dinner was 5.30 but really they just called dinner at 5.30 and it didnt start till 6 our speeches were short but our dinner didnt finish until 8.30 and band started just before 9
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Ours is at 6 in the evening, ceremony is due to be over at around 6:30, then there's an hour/ hour and a half before dinner starts, then the DJ comes on at 9:00/9:30. We're just having background music playing for the reception as there would be little point in hiring someone for so little time!
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
We have the kooky Ukes for our drinks reception, I've only been to one wedding where there was music at the drinks reception so I think it's great  to make an atmosphere but definatly  something  you can skip to save money.

 
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hey ladies I'm just quickly popping on here. I finished work yesterday. I've only 2 days left! We are on airport runs today! I hope I get a chance to come back on before Saturday. It's been a crazy week! :)
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
[quote=400003]hi ladies just though id pop in and let you all know im back from tenerife and i have done my wedding report for you lovely ladies here is the link for any of ye interested http://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-includes/images/…" alt=":)" /> http://mrs2be.ie/forums/topic/… i am wishing you all the best for your weddings x x x Collette [/quote]

You looked amazing girl... delighted to hear all went well on your day and that the antics from your mother the night before didnt put a dampner on the day for you.

 

MrsDev2015 incase you do not get back on i hope you have an amazing day and it is everything you have dream of and worked towards.

 

Our Cermony is at 1 and meal call is 5.30 but i guessing we will be at the hotel around 4 or so as 1 hour for church, 1.5 hours for photos and it 20 minute drive so thats what i guessing now. Then get more group photos done at the hotel as the bridal party going to a old church ruins for photos on the way
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Best of luck MrsDev. Have a fantastic day and don't forget to come back on and give us all some tips!!
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Good luck mrsDev! Hope you have an amazing day!
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Best of luck mrsdev hope you have an amazing day
friday13thbride
user for 6 years
5 years ago
it's all really starting to become real with all you ladies in your final countdown! i've another 8 months (tomorrow) so it's great to pick up tips and advice from you girls. Make sure to come back on here when yous are in wedded bliss and remember us! ;)
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Good luck MrsDev, have an amazing day!
koreajade
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Wow, been awhile since I've checked up on here. Missed a lot.

Good luck mrsdev! I'm sure it will be a wonderful day!

As for the layout, I was curious about this as well. Being an American, formal weddings usually don't start until 6pm or later, so a lot of our American guests were surprised it started so "early." We're having our ceremony at 3pm with dinner starting at 6pm. The harpist from the ceremony is staying for the drinks reception. Would have loved to just play something over a sounds system to save a bit, but plan A is outside so no sounds system :/

Magician is such a cool idea, friday13th! Will def make it a memorable wedding!
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I finished up work today for the wedding!  Cant believe this time next week i will be married!
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Best of luck mrsDev hope you and your h2b have the best day ever and cant wait to read your report.
Koreajade a harpist sounds lovely and ideal for outside drinks reception. Hope your enjoying all the wedding plans.
Orla yoy must be so excited just 7 more sleeps. Thats great you have week to get lasr bits done and cant wait for your thread as well.
Its getting super exciting with all the upcoming weddings. I have my hen tomorrow. So excited, just home was at my sisters house with 2 others and treates ourselves to some persecco to start the weekend off. :-)
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
OMG does it ever end!!! AAARRRGGGHHH! Car problems again I mean seriously we have the car 5 years and not 1 ounce of problems with it until we had the wedding money saved up and so far its been in the garage 4 times and nearly 2,000 spent on it and today its gone in again cause something has gone 'thump' in the braking system.

Im sick of it so now that's more owed to the wedding money. so now I have to make cuts somewhere and I don't know where to start as we kept everything as a needed basis anyway. So do I A. sell my dress and not wear it, B. not have music, C. Not have a photographer or D. Not feed any guests?
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
That's terrible luck Mrs lambert? Could you try get an overdraft or a credit card to tide you over?
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I would love to Mrsm but overdrafts I find are too hard to catch up on and I hate credit cards because of the interest rates! I think we may have to go to the credit union in a couple of months and get a loan to make up the difference.
friday13thbride
user for 6 years
5 years ago
the credit union are great so i wouldnt worry about having to get a small loan. Their interest rate is quite good. We may have to do that closer to the day. It's Sod's Law isnt it!
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Oh ladies we had our meeting with the priest tonight. So many couples told us he was strict and only wants all religious music and hymns. He was very nice and said no to nothing! The only thing I have to change is the Eucharistic prayer.

Im delighted it went so well. Time to relax now with a glass of wine.

We also got good news about the car (kind of). Initially the mechanic thought it was the brake calliper which is 150 to buy and 100 to fit. But it ends up it was the brake pads. The thump I heard was the brake pad popping out of place cause they r really wore down. So the bill is 100 for the pads and fitting them.

Drama over!!! (I hope)
littlemrs1
user for 6 years
5 years ago
That's great news! More money to buy the bottle of wine and relax tonight now the meeting with the priest is done! Great relief!
jenaynay
user for 6 years
5 years ago
That's great! Cars can cost a fortune! Hopefully mine won't play up in the next few months!!
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
There's always something isn't there Mrs.Lambert! Poor you! At least there was a bit of good news with it
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Thats a good bit of news with the car MrsLambert ... one less thing to worry about at the moment. Great that the priest wasnt as bad as you expected as its makes life alot easier.

 

One word of advice I can give is check songs before you print mass books as we didnt and one song we had to change but i am not re doing the mass books and just hope no one realises and if they do i dont mind. Too much hassle to take all apart to change one song title.

 

Went into town shopping at the weekend and I can say i am fully dressed now down to my knickers. Got everything sorted clothes and jewelry wise. Yesterday myself and H2B went honeymoon clothes shopping and got loads of bits we needed and that job is done too.

 
littlemrs1
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Oh honeymoon shopping! I nearly forgot about that!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Oh i didnt as i kept some of my Christmas bonus for it so always was looking forward to it.. Got bits i can wear here too if its a nice summer as i have alot of holiday clothes that i can bring too.. dont wanna bring loads as then i no space for shopping is my view on it ha
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Looking for a bit of help ladies. I was looking at what to wear later in the day when I need to get out of my heels. I love cowgirl boots and had have 2 pairs. Problem is im finding it hard to get a pair of nice white ones. Any suggestions?
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Do you have a long dress? Why not wear one of your already broken in cowboy boots? There's no rule they have to be white... and when would you ever wear white cowboy boots again afterwards? Especially as these are only your second pair of shoes. Even in the Texan boot shop where I bought both pair of my boots, there were only a couple of white boots.

I keep threatening to change into my brown cowboy boots but I'm wearing a Tea-length dress so my entire family and OH think it would be just a little too OTT so I'm on the hunt for leopard print ballet flats.
littlemrs1
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Has anyone seen any nice flat shoes for later in the night?
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Newlook have gorgeous sparkley flat shoes for 12 euro :)
littlemrs1
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thanks Orla!  I will look them up right now! Its just to have for getting to photo locations or for using later in the night!
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I saw lovely sparkly flats in Shoe Zone today think they were around €12. They had them in cream and pale pink as well.
littlemrs1
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Shoe Zone? Where is that shop Lorrimar?
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I saw them in Limerick but they have shops around the country I think. Have a look on their website and it should give store locations if not you can order online.
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
This is the link to them

http://shoezone.ie/Womens/Shoes/…

 

 
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi Everyone,

Wow, every time I miss a week, theres so much to catch up on!! Can't believe all the big days are coming so close now! I met my church singer on monday so picked all the music. Another tick off the list!! also had a few days off so started putting some of the invites together. We won't be sending them for ages but no harm to have a head start!! Re shoes, my dress is long so think I'll just bring along a pair of shoes I find comfy for later. Not gonna bother buying a new pair as nobody will notice or care at that stage :)
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Them shoes from shoe zone are very cute. I got myself white converse for wearing later on in the night. I love converse and just used the wedding as an excuse for a new pair ha..

Happy days shell with the music organised. Another tick of the list for you. When are you planning to send out the invitations. I sent mine out 2 weeks ago and the RSVP are so slow coming in. I rang hotel yesterday for list of who has booked rooms and some have booked rooms and we have not even got their RSVP yet. Madness. Give it another 3 weeks then we will have to start contacting people to find out.

We have our tasting this sunday so i am looking forward to that and I have my hair and make up trial on Saturday so hopefully that will go ok. Meeting the florist saturday morning to go over the flowers so its a busy busy weekend for me. Love it all though as it getting to the nitty gritty bits which i enjoy.
kifi
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5 years ago
Those shoes are lovely in shoe zone. Im going to check out some flats in new look at lunchtime.

Thats a good way of checking whose going michelle by checking with the hotel. Im hoping to have the invitations in the post this monday so going to be a busy weekend. Some people have started double checking the date and hotel with us as they want to book time off work and accomodation so thats making me anxious to get the invitations out as soon as possible now. When is your RSVP date michelle. You will have abusy wknd with your hair and makeup trials. Hope you enjoy the meal tasting as well.
I had my hen at the weekend it was so much fun. Thank i have only fully recovered today.
I really want to send card to h2bs football club to get it signed. How did other missys go about it. I thought there was a voucher coupon i could get from the post office that would cover the cost of stamps for the card to be returned butpost office didnt srem to know anything about it.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Oh where did you go for your hen Kifi.. it is such a great weekend i would love to re live mine all over again.. seems ages ago now it does.

My RSVP date is 4th april i think.. easter weekend so they still two weeks and i give them an extra week then i will have to start calling. Pain in the arse it is.. but hopefully more will have come back to me by then.

I sent one to Liverpool and got a letter back from Brendan rogers but i know wasn't from it. Was something reception probably did up. I got a name of a contact in Liverpool so sent him a card and he going to try for me but if it doesn't work it doesn't work. Its the thought that counts so i will tell him after i tried but couldn't get it.

 

 

 
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Bit of a stupid question, but when do u actually put on your garter? Is it that morning when u get dressed, which I thought it may not be appropiate with a church wedding. Or do u put it on later in the evening?
Michelle_ire
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5 years ago
[quote=401221]Bit of a stupid question, but when do u actually put on your garter? Is it that morning when u get dressed, which I thought it may not be appropiate with a church wedding. Or do u put it on later in the evening? [/quote]

 

Never really thought of it being honest but i presume in the morning when you are getting ready you would put it on..
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I was thinking about that the other day as well. Il probably put on the garter in the morning. My friend has offered me her garter as my something borrowed. Its slipped down her leg going down the aisle though, she managed to get to the altar and she ended up having to kick it her bridesmaid when no one was looking. :-) id be mortified. Wont be borrowing it unless its better fit lol. There are lovely ones in easons, mad i never thought of checking there for only about €6 with lovely blue ribbon. I spotted them when i was picking up my guest book.
I solved the issue with sending letter to h2bs football club. A friend in work had uk stamps and gave them to me to use to get the card returned.
Michelle my hen was in westport. I had the best day and night ever. My bms were brilliant and had me spoilt. They booked me in to get my hair done in the morning and we went for really fancy breakfast with presecco it was lovely my little niece who is flower girl joined us. She made a happy hen card for me it was covered in glitter and sequins and the cutest thing ever. We had 80s dance class and then my sister had arranged for a mac make up artist to meet us in her room to do my makeup along the rest of bms. Great night out after all that. Wish i could do it all again. Its weird feeling though once the hen is over its like the clock has moved so much faster to the big day itself.
soon2bmelia
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5 years ago
Oh Kifi that sounds like a lovely hen, you really were spoiled rotten!!! Wesport is a gorgeous town too!
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Had the best time ever soon2be melia. Just seen your ticker there you wont feel the time coming around either. When are u having your hen.
MrsLambert did you get sorted with your boots. I think you should wear the pair you have already whatever you are comfiest in.
soon2bmelia
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5 years ago
I know kifi, it's scary to think about!!! I'm having mine in the Osprey Hotel in Naas, spa treatment, plus two course meal, b&B (with free suite uupgrade for me..yay :P!) and entry into  Time nightclub (probably won't avail of this myself as I'm not a club goer at all!!. It's only a few weeks away now, getting so ecited..roll on 11th April!!

 

Definitely agree with Kifi, Lambert, you should wear some that you're already comfortable in, no point in killing yourself on the day and not being comfortable, woman in work said that to me after she got married!!
soon2bmelia
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5 years ago
I know kifi, it's scary to think about!!! I'm having mine in the Osprey Hotel in Naas, spa treatment, plus two course meal, b&B (with free suite upgrade for me..yay :P!) and entry into  Time nightclub (probably won't avail of this myself as I'm not a club goer at all!!). It's only a few weeks away now, getting so exited..roll on 11th April!!

 

Definitely agree with Kifi, Lambert, you should wear some that you're already comfortable in, no point in killing yourself on the day and not being comfortable, woman in work said that to me after she got married!!
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi girls, having my hens tomorrow. Heading to Belfast for the weekend. Just back from getting a spray tan Dow. If it turns out well ill use it for the wedding. That was my first ever spray, usually do my own at home.

Had our tasting last week.went very well . except h2b put my bag in the car for me and when we got there he had packed the wrong bag so I had no clothes or anything for the night! The bag he brought was just one I'd brought home from work with some crappie in it! Wedding was nearly off
soon2bmelia
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5 years ago
Oh mrsm, where are you off to?

Oh god, I would have killed him too!! Did you make a final decision on the menu?
mrsm2015
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5 years ago
All I know is its Belfast and that's only cos my sister let it slip.dont know anything else about it.

Yeah we are getting cajun chicken caesar or got cheese in pastry with chilli salsa  for starter, hake with creamed spinach and sun dried tomato pesto or beef with red wine jus as mains then the trio of deserts. Top table can have what they like as well which is good as his parents are picky
kifi
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5 years ago
Oh yummy mrsM your menu sounds lovely. Enjoy the weekend.
That sounds lovely soon2be, you will have a ball. Im going doing a spa day with fsil who is also bm. We are thinking of doing it while h2b on his stag. Going to get my makeup trial done that wknd as well.
koreajade
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Sounds delish Mrsm! Don't think I remember cajun chicken ceasar, is it a newer option?

And is it common to offer a fish entree? That was one of the questions I asked his family (as I'm American, and it is common to offer a completely veggie option, but apparently that is already available as a back up option), but there hasn't been too many weddings in the extended family and no one even knew!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
No it wouldnt always be an option a fish enteree .. usually one meat option and one no meat but its always different and if there are vegetarians they always have silent options available like melon or something.

Oh i hope you have a great hens mrsm2015 and enjoy every moment of it.. Hope the tan turned out nice also.
mrsm2015
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5 years ago
Thanks girls! I'm sure it will be great fun.☺tan looks good so far apart from my fingers at the top on my right hand have brown spots!
Michelle_ire
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5 years ago
Least you can watch for things like that now and point them out if you are going to go with that tan for your big day ... it will be great.. you will love it xx
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Really starting to get excited now that it's the 6mth mark. We got the samples of our invites this morning as I found someone cheaper to recreate the invite we loved. They are fabulous, really love them. I also had an app to give the 2nd set of measurements for my dress and got to try on the sample again, still LOVE it. My dress should be in mid to end of June, perfect timing to allow for alterations. Next on the list now is to sort the wedding rings.
Nurse Laura
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5 years ago
Hi Girls :-)

Getting married August 29th this year in Cork! Live in Canada so missing out on lots of the excitement unfortunately! How is everyone getting on?x
MrsCarrick
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5 years ago
Mrsm hope your having a ball in Belfast. I can't get over how quick everything is coming around its h2b stag this weekend so I'm having the girls up tomorrow night then it's my hen next weekend :-) times is flying
soon2bmelia
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5 years ago
Your menu sounds gorgeous mrsm!

Thanks kifi, can't wait now, was different than I originally planned, but it'll be nice to be pampered for the day!

Oh god lorrimar, you won't feel that coming in now!!! Exitement must really be kicking in!!

Welcome Laura :)
soon2bmelia
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5 years ago
MrsCarrick you must be so exited!!
MrsCarrick
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5 years ago
Oh my god so had the ladies over last night with h2b being on his stag, lets just say a sore head is not the word, absolutely dying. H2b is on his way home now :-) hopefully going honeymoon shopping tomorrow if we're both over the hangovers by then lol
Michelle_ire
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5 years ago
Sounds like you had a great weekend... isnt time just flying by .. before you know it the wedding is another week closer i find on Saturdays...

 

Had my hair and make up trial at the weekend and loved it. Might changed one thing about my hair for the day from looking at the photos when i came home but its only minor.. Yesterday i had the hotel tasting and changing few items but not because they were not nice as they were but more because i know it wouldnt be a popular option. Sorted flowers with florist over weekend too so had a busy little weekend for myself ;-)
MrsCarrick
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5 years ago
Good woman Michelle you had a productive weekend. I think I'm gonna have to get my hair trial then go to the shop to try the dress on because I would love my hair up but I think it would be nicer with the dress if it was down. Honeymoon shopping today :-)
Michelle_ire
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5 years ago
Oh alot do that.. the lady doing my alterations said alot get their hair done in the style they want for wedding for a fitting to see the full effect..

oh honeymoon shopping is fab.. gets u all excited..where u hitting the shops..
MrsCarrick
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5 years ago
I live is Swords in Co Dublin so I'll head to the Pavilion it has everything you would want. I've got a good few holiday bits but obviously need new bits for honeymoon. Seen lovely wedges in Dunnes for €15 and a fab savida top so they are first on the list.
Michelle_ire
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5 years ago
Oh thats handy.. i live over in Tallaght but I love going to Blanch shopping as it has everything i need (square is handy for small bits but i wouldnt rely on it) Dunnes has lovely summer stuff out at the moment as so does pennies.. thats  where i hit as it only shorts and t shirts i wanted.. i have plenty of going out clothes that i can take with me for evenings we dress up.. its all going to be about mixing and matching for me whilest away
soon2bmelia
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5 years ago
Oh so exiting MrsCarrick! Yeah Michelle, Blanch is where we would go or town as we're in Ballymun/Santry (in between the two, I don't know what you'd call that!) can't wait to start shopping for June and September, just hoping to have the body I want by the time I start!!

It really is all about taking things you know you'll love and wear over and over and things that can transition from day to night. I'm a bloody packing expert at this stage, went to Malta for a week with only hand luggage...don't ask me how!!
Michelle_ire
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5 years ago
how oh my god how did you go for a week with hand luggage.. i go to visit my parents at the weekends and i to take a carry on case with me???

 
mrsm2015
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5 years ago
Hi girls, had the best time in Belfast at the weekend for my hen.my bridesmaid flew in from Australia for the weekend to surprise me.Ive never been so shocked in my life.i cried my eyes out and I'm so not a Cryer. Can't stop watching the video.all the girls had masks of my fiance and she walked in last to the lobby wearing one.nicest thing anyone has ever done for me.

We had such a laugh.our activity was going on segways around the titanic quarter.

Back to wedding mode now chasing rsvps and reviewing the budget.think we will be okay.
Shellcon81
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Ah that's so lovely Mrsm! I'd defo be in tears to!! Havin my hen at wkend at even tho I lookin forward to it I'm really nervous to! Think it's just coz its the start of all the real wedding stuff!
Orla
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Wow so i am officially mrs casciani! Im going to do up my report in a couple of days but we had a ball! Got married friday and just feeling human again from the tiredness!  All i can say is enjoy the planning, i loved planning my wedding and making all the bits for it and now i feel im forgetting to do stuff cos its all over!
Orla
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5 years ago
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Starrgrrl
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5 years ago
Congratulations Orla! You looked amazing! Yay!!
MrsCarrick
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5 years ago
Congratulations Orla you looked beautiful and bridesmaids dresses were fab :-)
olipeitra
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5 years ago
I have a bit left to do. I am making the wedding cake so i have that left to do. Finish the placenames. Collect my dress saturday. Pack! Arrange for all the stuff to be brought to the hotel. Get a bouquet for throwing. Do the bathroom baskets and prob loads more!!
Michelle_ire
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5 years ago
orla you look amazing.. you must be over the moon to finally be a mrs...

 

when is your wedding olipeitra... You will get through that list in no time.

i plan on getting through a small itesm list over the weekend and get them bits done and out of the way... 5 weeks on Saturday eek
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Hen tomorrow, excited, nervous!!! Anyone else feel like that?
Shellcon81
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Yes Mrs carrick, I feelin d same!! Mine sat night!
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Congrads orla, your dress is beautiful you looked lovely. The flower girls are so cute.
Michelle its scary in a way how fast the wks are flying by. Had a little panic attack thinging of all the bits i still left to do. Just off the phone with my sister and she calmed my nerves a bit i just need to start with priority stuff and work my way through.
MrsCarrick and shellcon81 enjoy every minute of the hens. Ye will have the best wknds. Where are ye heading or is it a surprise. I was nervous as well I think it was nerves that it came around so fast and now the wedding is only round the corner.
MrsCarrick
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5 years ago
I know nothing lol I half think that's why I'm nervous H2b had his stag last weekend and he feels time is just flying now so I think after today I'll blink and the wedding will be here
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
awh you will have great time MrsCarrick its very exciting would love to have mine agai I swear its so true you just blink and its another week nearer the wedding. Im just over 8 wks to go now.
Is everyone getting a bouquet for throwing i hadnt really thought about that i suppose its a good idea as i would like to put wedding bouquets on family graves after wedding so will want to keep mine in tact.
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I'm not throwing a bouquet. I don't remember it at all from previous weddings plus I don't like the whole connotations associated with it.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I dont think I am going to throw mine either as I want to keep it for H2B dads grave and I know the others have plans for theirs after for graves etc. I have not seen it done at a wedding in awhile but it can be good fun but I just think myself i skip it
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I had thought about getting a bouquet for throwing but don't think I will, it wasnt done at the last few weddings I was at either. I am keeping mine to put on my Moms grave the next day and the BM's are putting theirs on other family members graves too.

The weeks are just flying by, can't believe we are nearly into April already. We ordered the invites yesterday so should have them in the next 2 weeks. Next on the list now is the wedding rings and order the BM dresses.

Girls, hope ye have a great weekend on your Hen. Im sure ye will have a great time :)
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Im not throwing my bouquet, I haven't seen it done at the last few weddings. Plus I want my bouquet for my brother's grave.

We sent out our invites yesterday and today and I know its a little over 3 months to the wedding but everyone was delighted to get them and said they are grateful for the extra notice to get money together for their night out and hotel room etc.
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Definitely not throwing mine, theres little diamontes on a few of the roses, I don't want to knock someones' eye out!

Oh mrslambert, that's so exiting, plus people really do appreciate the extra notice!
MsGiggles
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Haven't been on this in soooo long. Had lots of catching up to do. ☺️ What diy bits have us done? I'd love to make something myself but unsure what to do. Still loads to organise
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Well ladies back from my hen adventures which was a surprise. We went to carlingford and stayed in this huge house with our own sitting room and kitchen twas fab. We stayed in the first night got a takeaway and played loads of games. 2nd day we had a champagne breakfast then dance class then afternoon tea followed by cocktails. Then out for an amazing dinner followed by night club with plenty of dancing was such a fab weekend I'll now sleep for a week :-)
Michelle_ire
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5 years ago
It does help alright to have a good bit of notice to arrange child minders if kids not going, save etc so I am sure they were delighted with you MrsLambert.

I didnt do much DIY MsGiggles as I realized fairly soon i was no good at it so just didnt bother and ordered what I needed.

How are your plans coming along?
Michelle_ire
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5 years ago
[quote=402064]Well ladies back from my hen adventures which was a surprise. We went to carlingford and stayed in this huge house with our own sitting room and kitchen twas fab. We stayed in the first night got a takeaway and played loads of games. 2nd day we had a champagne breakfast then dance class then afternoon tea followed by cocktails. Then out for an amazing dinner followed by night club with plenty of dancing was such a fab weekend I’ll now sleep for a week http://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-includes/images/…" alt=":-)" /> [/quote]

 

Carlingford is getting so popular isnt it. We went there for my hens too. Did you go to the pub for dinner and the night club which is like the small function room in a hotel x
MrsCarrick
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5 years ago
We went to the Kingfisher Bistro the food was fab then we went to that tiny disco bar was great fun though so many hens isn't there?
ICANTWAIT
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5 years ago
Hi MrsCarrick, was that you on the radio on Friday ??? There was a hen heading to Carlingford lol sounds like a great place...

Outfits for Mother of the Bride and Mother of the groom can they be the same colour ???
Michelle_ire
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5 years ago
God i cant remember the name of the pub we ate in.. the place was black with hens and stags... it such a nice village...

i cant see why not ICANTWAIT.. usually they do not be the same colour but no rule says they have to be different...
soon2bmelia
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5 years ago
MrsCarrick that sounds amazing, you really were spoiled!!

I don't see why not either, I think the tradition is to let MOB pick first though, but I don't think that's followed much either, just as long as they're not the same dress or very similar :P
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
It would depends on the mothers I would imagine. My mother is still mortified (15+ years later) for my aunt who was in the same colour as the MOB at her son's wedding... So my fiance's mum cannot wear pale blue.

And as my fiancé mum put it - they don't want to look like pathetic over age wannabe bridesmaids.
MsGiggles
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Where do you buy your personalised wedding candles? Our priest is looking for us to have 3 pillar candles. I was half thinking of making my own but unsure.
ICANTWAIT
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I told my MIL (to be) the colours to stay away from and she didnt listen just picked up a colour i asked her not to :(

 
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
No ICANTWAIT it wasn't me on the radio (well at least I don't think it was :-) )

i don't think it matters to much if there similar colours ive been to plenty of weddings that the 2 mothers had 2 different colour creams or purples. As long as they don't mind and they love the outfits and are comfortable in them that's all that matters.
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
My mother doesn't want me to tell my MIL her colours so I told mam that if she ends up with the same outfit or colour its her own tough s**t!
Michelle_ire
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5 years ago
[quote=402111]Where do you buy your personalised wedding candles? Our priest is looking for us to have 3 pillar candles. I was half thinking of making my own but unsure. [/quote]

 

i got them on line but cannot remember the site. Some manage to make themselves and they do turn out lovely
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hey ladies!!! So just over 2 weeks after the wedding I finally get a chance to come back on!!! I haven't had a chance to do a report yet but will get around to it I the next couple of weeks! We had such an amazing day! And it's hard to believe I am on the other side of it! We really did enjoy th day and it was the best day of my life. We were lucky with the weather as well. The day went so quick and there was no gaps either.

I just want to thank you for your best wishes as well and to wish use all the best with the rest of your planning! I ended up forgetting a few things like he guest book and my thank you sign for the cards but we had a wedding guest table with finger tree and Jenga and our engagement photo so plenty to keep people busy!

One tip... For photos to get them heel protectors to stop you sinking!! Lol :D

@kifi did you sort the letter out from the football club? I just sent irish stamps and they sent the card back in the SAE I sent.

@mrslambert my car troubles are still going to I was on an airport run and the timing chain went on the car on the m50! My Upfamily from USA only went back Sunday. We did a few days around Ireland but we are taking our hineymoon in August!

@michelle_irl we went with the jerseys and names of Man U after for the table plan and it worked out great. I'll try upload a pic of it :) sorry it's an essay ladies x
MrsDev2015
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5 years ago
Hey ladies!!! So just over 2 weeks after the wedding I finally get a chance to come back on!!! I haven't had a chance to do a report yet but will get around to it I the next couple of weeks! We had such an amazing day! And it's hard to believe I am on the other side of it! We really did enjoy th day and it was the best day of my life. We were lucky with the weather as well. The day went so quick and there was no gaps either.

I just want to thank you for your best wishes as well and to wish use all the best with the rest of your planning! I ended up forgetting a few things like he guest book and my thank you sign for the cards but we had a wedding guest table with finger tree and Jenga and our engagement photo so plenty to keep people busy!

One tip... For photos to get them heel protectors to stop you sinking!! Lol :D

@kifi did you sort the letter out from the football club? I just sent irish stamps and they sent the card back in the SAE I sent.

@mrslambert2be my car troubles are still going to I was on an airport run and the timing chain went on the car on the m50! My family from USA only went back Sunday. We did a few days around Ireland but we are taking our hineymoon in August!

@michelle_ire we went with the jerseys and names of Man U after for the table plan and it worked out great. I'll try upload a pic of it :) sorry it's an essay ladies x
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hey ladies!!! So just over 2 weeks after the wedding I finally get a chance to come back on!!! I haven't had a chance to do a report yet but will get around to it I the next couple of weeks! We had such an amazing day! And it's hard to believe I am on the other side of it! We really did enjoy th day and it was the best day of my life. We were lucky with the weather as well. The day went so quick and there was no gaps either.

I just want to thank you for your best wishes as well and to wish use all the best with the rest of your planning! I ended up forgetting a few things like he guest book and my thank you sign for the cards but we had a wedding guest table with finger tree and Jenga and our engagement photo so plenty to keep people busy!

i see use were talking about entertainment, we didn't do anything as there was a rubpgby match on. We had dancers at the band interval and then I surprised my husband and did an Irish dance with my friend! He was totally surprised LOL :D

One tip... For photos to get them heel protectors to stop you sinking!! Lol :D

@kifi did you sort the letter out from the football club? I just sent irish stamps and they sent the card back in the SAE I sent.

@mrslambert2be my car troubles are still going to I was on an airport run and the timing chain went on the car on the m50! My family from USA only went back Sunday. We did a few days around Ireland but we are taking our hineymoon in August!

@michelle_ire we went with the jerseys and names of Man U after for the table plan and it worked out great. I'll try upload a pic of it :) sorry it's an essay ladies x
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hey ladies!!! So just over 2 weeks after the wedding I finally get a chance to come back on!!! I haven't had a chance to do a report yet but will get around to it I the next couple of weeks! We had such an amazing day! And it's hard to believe I am on the other side of it! We really did enjoy th day and it was the best day of my life. We were lucky with the weather as well. The day went so quick and there was no gaps either.

I just want to thank you for your best wishes, support and great advice over the past few months and to wish use all the best with the rest of your planning! I ended up forgetting a few things like he guest book and my thank you sign for the cards but we had a wedding guest table with finger tree and Jenga and our engagement photo so plenty to keep people busy!

i see use were talking about entertainment, we didn't do anything as there was a rubpgby match on. We had dancers at the band interval and then I surprised my husband and did an Irish dance with my friend! He was totally surprised LOL :D

One tip... For photos to get them heel protectors to stop you sinking!! Lol :D

@kifi did you sort the letter out from the football club? I just sent irish stamps and they sent the card back in the SAE I sent.

@mrslambert2be my car troubles are still going to I was on an airport run and the timing chain went on the car on the m50! My family from USA only went back Sunday. We did a few days around Ireland but we are taking our hineymoon in August!

@michelle_ire we went with the jerseys and names of Man U after for the table plan and it worked out great. I'll try upload a pic of it :) sorry it's an essay ladies x
MrsDev2015
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5 years ago
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MrsDev2015
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5 years ago
This was our table plan for the Man United theme and we had the jersey numbers on the tables as well :) http://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-content/uploads/…" alt="" />
yesIsaidyes
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5 years ago
Michelle you are so close!!!

MrsDev the table plan was lovely and I'm delighted you had a good day!

MsGiggles we are actually not doing personalised ones, we just got vintage-y looking ones to fit the overall look.... Is that an option? Worked out far cheaper as well, under 20 euro for all three!

MrsLambert would she even let you tell MIL the colour spectrum??!!! Or the designer....

 

Ladies did/ will any of ye make a list of 'must-have' photos to give to the photographer? I have it on my list as a to-do but I'm wondering if we should maybe just trust the photographer and his experience instead....
MrsDev2015
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5 years ago
Yesisaidyes we had a few must have photos but we just told the photographer on the day. He got most of them himself. I met hubby outside the church for a few mins and blindfolded him and it was just me, him and the photographer. It was quite nice. He said he hadn't done one like that before lol! Thee was a few I forgot to take so no harm in writing them down and giving them to your CB
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Yesisaidyes we had a few must have photos but we just told the photographer on the day. He got most of them himself. I met hubby outside the church for a few mins and blindfolded him and it was just me, him and the photographer. It was quite nice. He said he hadn't done one like that before lol! There was a few I forgot to take so no harm in writing them down and giving them to your CB.
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
@Msgiggles we got our candles for €38.50 from fanciful creations on adverts.ie she can put anything you want on them and she has a great selection too!. MrsCarrick your hen sounds amazing in carlingford! And nice that it was kept as a surprise. I told both mothers the colours. MIL had her colour first but the MOB didn't mind and they were both completely different. I had 2 other guests dressed similar to my BMs but I didn't mind.. The colour was on the invite lol! I think people were teasing them all day about it! :D
koreajade
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Love the ManU seating plan MrsDev! My fiance would totally go for that.

My mother has been quite concerned about what to wear and FMIL has not even thought about it yet. Mine worries that their outfits will be too completely different, and I have to say I think she may be right. She bought a full-length, light blue sparkly gown. I'm not even sure I like it, but she loves it so whatever. Don't think I have to worry about FMIL picking anything similar to it though!
koreajade
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Also, someone sent me this link for personalized candles: http://congratulations.ie/cPath/144_321/…
ICANTWAIT
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi MrsDev2015, congratulations on your wedding I bet you cant believe its all over... where did you get the table plans done and the table numbers I love this idea for my partner he would be delighted with it... FMIL is changing her outfit so all is good... Our invitations are going out soon and there are 3 people (which will be 6 extra people) I just cant decide if Im sending them an invite or not, I just cant seem to settle on a decision lol...

has everyone hired a car for the day ? how much do they cost ?
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thanks icantwait :) it was nice that the hubby was very involved in the wedding and it was his day too. :) We drew them out ourselves on the paint/draw part on the computer and added the text. It was a pain because if you got one part wrong you had to do it all again! Lol! :D

I felt the same about a few people and in the end I sent them the invitations. One didn't go but told us and the other couple told us they were going and they didn't even bother showing up on the day or have the decency to text us. I was so annoyed as we had to pay for their meals.. I text her the next day to see if everything was ok.. I hope this doesn't happen to use. There would be no harm in asking the hotel if use have to pay for people who don't turn up. It's just a thought :)
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thanks icantwait :) it was nice that the hubby was very involved in the wedding and it was his day too. :) We drew them out ourselves on the paint/draw part on the computer and added the text. It was a pain because if you got one part wrong you had to do it all again! Lol! :D

I felt the same about a few people and in the end I sent them the invitations. One didn't go but told us and the other couple told us they were going and they didn't even bother showing up on the day or have the decency to text us. I was so annoyed as we had to pay for their meals.. I text her the next day to see if everything was ok.. I hope this doesn't happen to use. There would be no harm in asking the hotel if use have to pay for people who don't turn up. It's just a thought :) as it does happen. We paid €350 for our beaufort car and we got a friend to drive the BMs :)
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
5 years ago
Thanks mrs dev, that is the best way to do it..
Icantwait we got lucky and have been offered lifts from guests who have nice cars!!
Just bought supplies for the bathroom baskets and shoe basket.. Not cheap when it's all added up but worth it if it helps people to enjoy themselves!
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
We're paying €650 for a crystler for us and a stretch crystler for BM's which I thought was good

A few more RSVP's this morning. So we've 83 ppl going so far and 4 declines :-)
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Congrats MrsDev! I can't believe you're a married lady! I love your table plan, it's so different and a great way of including your hubby in the day!

 

We've decided to double up on favours and table plan, so in keeping with the beach theme, they worked out so much cheaper than doing both a table plan and favours, so delighted!http://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-content/uploads/…" alt="" />
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Congrats MrsDev! I can't believe you're a married lady! I love your table plan, it's so different and a great way of including your hubby in the day!

 

We've decided to double up on favours and table plan, so in keeping with the beach theme, they worked out so much cheaper than doing both a table plan and favours, so delighted! They're magnets..nothing amazing but better than nothing!!http://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-content/uploads/…" alt="" />
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thanks Melia :) I have to say he was very involved in it all and it definitely helped :) they are gorgeous! And it's great as you say your getting 2 uses out if it table plan & place name. We did the corks for the place names :)
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thanks Melia :) He was very involved in it all :) They are gorgeous! And it's great as you say your getting 2 uses out if it table plan & place name. Whttp://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-content/uploads/…" alt="" />e did the corks for the place names :)
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thanks Melia :) He was very involved in it all :) They are gorgeous! And it's great as you say your getting 2 uses out if it table plan & place name. We did the corks for the place names :)

 
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thanks Melia :) He was very involved in it all which helped :) They are gorgeous! And it's great as you say your getting 2 uses out if it table plan & place name. I love that they are a magnet! We did the corks for the place names :)

 
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Love the table plans! I love all those personal bit. We had a meeting with our celebrant today again and she's just lovely. Everything's coming around so quickly!!
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
There fab  Melia :-)
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
MrsCarrick glad you had a great hen. That was nice that ye had the night on with games on the first night. I had a dance class on mine great fun as well.

MrsDev cant wait to read your report. Great tip about heelstoppers i had forgot to put them on the list. Jenga is great idea as well. lovely way of getting your h2b involved with the seating plan.
My brother is paying for vintage roles rice to take me to church. I love it. He is doing it as his wedding gift. H2b is hiring white audi from his local garage for himself and groomsmen He is bargaining with them at the moment as he along with his brother and sister bought cars off them within last year so hoping to haggle with them. I dont know if they will do the ribbon on the bridal party cars or will we need to these ourselves!!
I got my candles in candle shop but they are also online i think they are called naturally irish candles. They were a bit pricy €80 for unity candle and rememberance candle.
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Thanks ladies! Have to say I'm delighted with them, it really is all starting to happen now! Dreading the hen party next weekend though!!

Thanks for the tip about heel stoppers mrsDev, really could use some of those!!

It's flying around for everyone now!!
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Now that easter is over its full steam ahead for us for the wedding! My hen is in 2 weeks and 2 days, im so excited but a little panicked because that's the start of the actual wedding which means its actually happening! I have been to friends weddings and hens and I just can't believe that im going to be the one walking up the aisle.
MsGiggles
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Does anyone know where to get personalised wine labels that are cheap? I looked online and found €4 per label which I think is a bit steep
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
If your nifty on a computer you could make your own. You can buy a pack of big labels (4 labels per sheet) and design your own and then print them off. Would only cost you the ink and paper.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
[quote=402652]Now that easter is over its full steam ahead for us for the wedding! My hen is in 2 weeks and 2 days, im so excited but a little panicked because that’s the start of the actual wedding which means its actually happening! I have been to friends weddings and hens and I just can’t believe that im going to be the one walking up the aisle. [/quote]

 

Oh god it is getting so close for you. Over your weekend you will be thinking to yourself a few times "i cant believe this is my hens" i know i was and it is over whelming but enjoy every second of it.

Wasnt the weather smashing over the weekend.. i would love if our wedding weekend was like this but i not looking up forcasts yet as it too far out to predict.

You could do those labels yourself MsGiggles. Even if you couldnt get the labels print them off and glue them on once you have them cut to shape
MsGiggles
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thanks a million, I must get other half to look into that.
ICANTWAIT
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I have a serious case of the nerves today... 7 weeks saturday OMG, OMG, OMG stomach is in knots
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Haha ICANTWAIT, I'm the same!

Oh God girls, feel like an absolute wreck, sitting here crying, people are cancelling on the hen five days beforehand, including FMIL and H2B won't stick up for me one bit, she doesn't want to go as I've said I'm not drinking...his sister too, it's gone from 13 to 10 to 7 within the space of 24  hours..like the don't even give a crap that rooms have been block booked. Am I wrong for at least expecting H2B to help out just a little?

On top of all that hotel have said that the DJ we hired has cancelled and the replacement is 200 euro dearer, but we only found this out as they were doing up an invoice for us..no way am I paying more than the agreed price!!!

 
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Aw melia you poor thing. All I can say is there were only 15 at my hen and they were my immediate family and best friends so I don't think it matters how many ppl are there as long as your important ppl are there that's all that matters, my FMIL didn't go either but it didn't bother me.

Did you book the DJ through the hotel? If so I'd be pissed off. We found out today the hotel we reserved rooms for our guests didn't reserve the right amount of rooms so now we're 20 rooms down as apparently the hotel is fully booked, the manager is ringing me tomorrow i will have murder if she doesn't sort it some how.
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Oh no!! Drama!! It's not what you need right now!

poor soon2bemelia, it's a tough one with inlaws. 10 is a perfect number and I'd rather have people I like and want to be there rather then other sad sacks!

mrs.carrick: nightmare! Give out stink! Hopefully it'll work out.

Only 11 weeks left. I hope there's not too much drama left for me. I'm not able for it!
koreajade
user for 6 years
5 years ago
So sorry to hear that Melia! Why are so many cancelling? It seems to me like a really rude thing to do. Especially 5 days before! But I'm sure you'll have fun, nonetheless! And as it's a smaller group, maybe don't replace the DJ? I have to live vicariously through all your hen stories as I'll only be moving to Ireland about a month before the wedding. I wouldn't have anyone to join!

Good luck MrsCarrick, I hope they work something out for you. That seems like a huge mistake on their part...
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
5 years ago
You know us koreajade!!!

Melia that's awful. Very disappointing but as the others have said, smaller numbers could actually be much nicer. You probably wouldn't have minded if they'd said from the start that they couldn't make it, but dropping out at this stage is poor form. A few of my friends can only make it to the dinner part of the evening as their budgets just won't stretch to more, but they said that from the outset so it is totally fine.

Go through your contract with a fine-toothed comb. If you agreed a price, they should be bound by that.

MrsCarrick hope that works out for you... let us know how you get on!

 
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@mrslambert2be I feel the same way! We were in the area yesterday so went to confirm with my florist... And I just feel like there are loads of bits and pieces that I need to get done yesterday. It's 108 days today which is fine but I have a funny feeling I'll have a mini meltdown at 100 days :)

But I still keep having ideas... Yesterday I saw a wedding that had a ping pong table outside as part of their drinks hour games and I had a whole I MUST DO THIS moment. OH agrees, and we do have a ping pong table at the house.

last week was busy too - had make up trial which was okay though don't like how cakey the Estée lauder double wear light went on me, and the. We went to France over the weekend and bought vast quantities of wine.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
@soon2bmelia dont worry hun its the quality not the quantity of the people on the hen weekend that make it. the fact she wont go as your not drinking is a stupid excuse and not a reason for one not to go... it would be nice for him to stick up for you and tell his mother that you are disappointed

if you have the price for the DJ in your booking they cannot make you pay more .. they either have to pay the extra themselves or else find some one of the same price

@Koreajade where are you moving to ireland from.. if you need assistance with anything let us know.. were all here to help xx

@nosietoes was the wine much cheaper in france. we considered doing that but when priced the cost of going it worked out the same to nearly order it here as i got it through work.. did you tell the make up artist that you were not happy with the result

@MrsCarrick thats terrible about the hotel. Have they offered a solution to you. I hope they do not suggest out booking your guests or if they do they should offer transport  to the other hotel that night. Stand your ground on this as it is their fault

Going to tackel the table plan myself tonight as i am only short a hand full of rsvp so should be able to make a good start at it.

Third time writing this post and all keep failing so hopefully it will send this time
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Ah no melia! Well they cant get their deposits back for a start and they are down right rude for cancelling on such short notice. And yes H2b should be sticking up for you, If you done this to his mother he wouldn't be long about taking strips off you!
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@Michelle_ire for us it was a big saving be use of the volume of wine that we bought. We're having an open wine and beer bar because of having the wedding at home... Also we had a lovely holiday out of it which was much needed. Score these final 3 months of organising. If you add on just the boat and petrol (not the hotel or yummy meals we bought) our wines worked out as follows... (It added on €1.15/wine)

120 bottles of muscadet sevre et Maine 4.95 each - regular price in offie here about €11

120 bottles of cote du Rhone red 5.45 each - regular price here about €12 - 14

78 bottles of cremant de Bourgogne 8.15 each - regukar price here seems to be about €16 tho can only find it in the UK....

they could have all been cheaper if we had done one of the wine boat trip specials where you travel over, buy wine, and travel home a few hours later but only by a 50c/bottle.

AND I did tell the make up artists, and asked for some suggestions and she sent me loads of foundations to try as well as a couple of primers but thinks that my skin care regime/ facials will help with the ca kinds problem as well. I think I'll still sort out. Foundation that I have faith in. Maybe a medium coverage rather than a heavy one.
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@Michelle_ire for us it was a big saving because of the volume of wine that we bought. We're having an open wine and beer bar because of having the wedding at home... Also we had a lovely holiday out of it which was much needed before these final 3 months of organising. If you add on just the boat and petrol (not the hotel or yummy meals we bought) our wines worked out as follows... (It added on €1.15/wine)

120 bottles of muscadet sevre et Maine 4.95 each - regular price in offie here about €11

120 bottles of cote du Rhone red 5.45 each - regular price here about €12 - 14

78 bottles of cremant de Bourgogne 8.15 each - regukar price here seems to be about €16 tho can only find it in the UK....

they could have all been cheaper if we had done one of the wine boat trip specials where you travel over, buy wine, and travel home a few hours later but only by a 50c/bottle.

AND I did tell the make up artists, and asked for some suggestions and she sent me loads of foundations to try as well as a couple of primers but thinks that my skin care regime/ facials will help with the cakiness problem as well. I think I'll still sort out Foundation that I have faith in. Maybe a medium coverage rather than a heavy one.
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Can't believe all our weddings are so soon! We had a productive weekend picking up rings and finally getting the ties for the groomsmen and dads.was really hard to find the colour to match the bm dresses but we finally found them on Saturday. Did up a table plan last night and h2b is typing it into moposa today. Not going to actually make the map until closer the time in case there are any last minute changes.

Having terrible trouble finding a dress to wear to our party the following night. Anyone seen anything nice?
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Arnotts had some lovely things when we went shopping for my sister's b'maid dress. I ended up buying a phase eight dress for our day after. It's 1950s style floral and hides a multitude of sins for post wedding food and drink bloat!
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Did you get that recently? I was in there today and saw nothing
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I bought it 2 weeks ago. I find house of Frasier quite good too... But it depends what you're looking for.
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Ladies what are u all doing for your something old, new, borrowed and blue? My something old: grandmothers claddagh ring.

Something new: My dress

Something borrowed: ?

Something blue: garter.

Im thinking of borrowing a white clutch bag but the friend is not married and I was told your borrowed item has to be from a married woman.
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Thanks ladies, it's down to 6 now, which is just really sad!! Just mum, two aunts, and two bms and myself - I'm bloody dreading it. FMIL has said she'll come for the meal with FSIL but to be honest I don't want them there..plus like they'll travel to Naas for a meal!

As for the DJ, we didn't get a contract from the hotel, everything has just been e-mail back and forth, and one word document done after we met, which I sent her as proof of agreeing the price, she's just said there's nothing they can do about it as that's the cheapest alternative and they won't be footing the bill, so in anger I told her to cancel that one too...I really don't need this stress 10 weeks before the wedding!

As for the something old etc thing...I'm having my dress as my something new, a bracelet which was hand made by my great uncle and given to my gran when he was training to be a silversmith as my something old, my something borrowed are my mums favourite earrings (which I still have to get my ears pierced for - well re-pierced and I keep putting it off!!)  and my something blue, I imagine will either be my garter or toenails!

 
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Are any of you ladies missing the dress trying process? Ive been watching say yes to the dress and having terrible withdrawal symptoms from dress trying. Do you think it might be because I haven't seen my dress in months? I have my first fitting in june and the wait is killing me.
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I keep having stomach knotting second thoughts about my dress but I think that it's more that I haven't seen it in 8 1/2 months. I rang the shop today to see when my first fitting will be... But I fear it could well be another 7 or 8 weeks. Nearly stomping my feet with impatience!

 

i love watching say yes to the dress but more for the curiosity aspect about people's relationship with the friends and family.
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I'd love to go dress shopping again. I love my dress and it's the one for me but I do miss trying on different dresses - would nearly be tempted to go looking again but would be afraid I'd fall in love with something else :). I had to go in 2 weeks ago to give 2nd set of measurements and she got me to try on the dress again - it was fab having it back on. Mine won't be in until mid-end of June, can't wait to try on my actual dress.
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Soon2bmelia you poor thing! Sorry to hear you are dreading your hen.did the people who cancelled give you a reason?you're getting married abroad aren't you? Maybe it was cost that kept people away.I know when my cousin got married in Portugal last year she just had the hen in Dublin where most are from as she didn't want people under more expense.all the same it's bad for dropping out so close.I hope you have a great time anyway and make the most of it. Could your mam throw one at home for everyone who couldn't make it just with wine and pizza or something?

I was meant to have work hen tonight as well but they were dropping like flies and we cancelled when it went down to 3 people.trying again for next week.i don't mind too much cos 5 girls from work came to Belfast for my real hen for two nights.
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I personally think its very rude to drop out of the hen on such short notice! I wouldn't do it, A. I would be too embarrassed to and B. I would hate to disappoint the bride.

My best friend is getting married in May and she didn't want a hen so we got together and tried to organise something for her, cause everyone deserves a hen, and she told us no way did she want it! I was on facebook last night and she had a status update saying how she was enjoying her hen and all the people tagged in it. I felt so hurt over it. I never knew she was having one and was never invited. She has changed so much in the last year and im not the only one who has noticed it.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Same her mrslambert unless it was something beyond my control that I couldn't go. I always say yes or no right away or have often only made one night not two but let them know.

That's terrible what she did after knowing ye were trying to organise one. Was there others close to her and you not invited. I would say it to her about how you feel especially if she arranged it
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Oh Gosh MrsLambert that's an awful thing to do, especially seeing as you tried to organise something for you, she could have at least said something, I'd definitely say it to her.

Mrsm, I tried asking them in  a Facebook group whether they'd want to just chill out at someone's house, I'd bring a dancing game and we'd get a take away and I was told it wasn't a real hen, so I told them to have a vote between them on what they wanted and that's what they chose, and then I was left organising it! So was definitely nothing to do with cost as they picked it (that's one thing people always assumed and gave out to me for calling me selfish and it really bugs me!). It was a good night in the end, very relaxing, we had 6 for the whole day and 9 for dinner and drinks.
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Oh Gosh MrsLambert that's an awful thing to do, especially seeing as you tried to organise something for her, she could have at least said something, I'd definitely say it to her.

Mrsm, I tried asking them in  a Facebook group whether they'd want to just chill out at someone's house, I'd bring a dancing game and we'd get a take away and I was told it wasn't a real hen, so I told them to have a vote between them on what they wanted and that's what they chose, and then I was left organising it! So was definitely nothing to do with cost as they picked it (that's one thing people always assumed and gave out to me for calling me selfish and it really bugs me!). It was a good night in the end, very relaxing, we had 6 for the whole day and 9 for dinner and drinks.
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Oh Gosh MrsLambert that's an awful thing to do, especially seeing as you tried to organise something for her, she could have at least said something, I'd definitely say it to her.

Mrsm, I tried asking them in  a Facebook group whether they'd want to just chill out at someone's house, I'd bring a dancing game and we'd get a take away and I was told it wasn't a real hen, so I told them to have a vote between them on what they wanted and that's what they chose, and then I was left organising it! So was definitely nothing to do with cost as they picked it (that's one thing people always assumed and gave out to me for calling me selfish and it really bugs me!) Kildare, in fairness was the most central for everyone as there were people coming from Offaly, Meath and Dublin. It was a good night in the end, very relaxing, we had 6 for the whole day and 9 for dinner and drinks.
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi Girls, haven't been on in a while! Time is really catching up with us. @soon2bmelia, glad you enjoyed your hen and sometimes a small number is better as at least you know those people really wanted to be there. I'm not bothered how many I have on my hen as I know the people who really want to be there will be and if people don't want to make an effort is it any real loss if they stay at home!! @MrsLambert2be, what your friend did is terrible. So hurtful. You should definitely say something.  Re wedding planning, I got the last of my invites printed today so almost there with them now although we won't be sending them out for a while. I also managed to secure a signed photo of Brian o Driscoll, who my h2b idolises!! Just have to send an SAE and they are sending it back to me :) Other than that haven't done too much wedding wise except sort the BM shoes, which was a pain!!! Never knew it would be such an ordeal but they just couldn't agree!! Sorted now anyway!! Also got my letter of freedom from my parish priest and need to meet with the priest who's doing the ceremony to do the rest of the paperwork!
koreajade
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Glad to hear you enjoyed your night in the end @soon2bmelia! I have my dress already, so not going through withdrawal but dying to see how it will look once it's fitted properly, so can't wait for that. Don't think I'm doing the whole something borrowed something blue. Not very superstitious and don't like the color blue all that much.

I have my dress already, so not going through withdrawal but dying to see how it will look once it's fitted properly, so can't wait for that. Don't think I'm doing the whole something borrowed something blue. Not very superstitious and don't like the color blue all that much.

Don't think I'm doing the whole something borrowed something blue. Not very superstitious and don't like the color blue all that much.

Started putting together our invitations. FMIL sounded super nervous when she heard I was making them, and to be honest it's been a pain already. But with the money I saved I don't really care! I think they look pretty darn good. I guess we'll see what she has to say about them in the end!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I have new and blue but thats it... if i can get borrowed and old i will but i cant work out a way of getting them so not going to worry

I am sure she will love them invites once they are done and she see's them and if she doesnt tough on her ;-)
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
We collected the invites yesterday, they turned out perfect - love them :) Just emailed the hotel to arrange to see the room done up again for both a ceremony and reception so we can make a few final decisions on that. Also emailed the videographer, band and ceremony singer to reconfirm and see what needs to be done next. Was talking to the photographer recently and his wife just had a baby so will wait a few weeks and email him again recheck.

It's starting to feel real now that the time is flying by. Still alot to do but not stressing yet :) Went looking at shoes after work today, I'm thinking of getting something non-bridal so that I can wear them again. They won't even be seen under the dress. Saw some gorgeous ones called irregular choice - there's just a alot to chose from :) We have our appointment to register our intent next month as well.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Oh it is all falling into place for you. It's good to confirm everything early as then if you need to do anything your not stressing about it closer to the wedding.
sheenermc
user for 9 years
5 years ago
i dont know if im in over my head yet, wedding is 1st july, Im doing my own candy table, and decorations for it. Trying my hand at a travel themed table plan. Invitations were sent in Feb and I have most of them back already. We have the song list for band and dj picked and going for menu tasting in two weeks. Just keep thinking is there something I am missing. Does anyone know of a place where I could get a projector to set up like a slide show... & In need of a unity candle holder.
koreajade
user for 6 years
5 years ago
@sheenermc let me know if you find a place for a projector! I would like to do something with one too.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
God i dont have a clue @sheenermc where you would get one. Do you know any teachers who may have one in their school. You seem to be well on track with everything so i dont think your in over your head.
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
5 years ago
@koreajade Kinnitty can get you one but you have to pay.
koreajade
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thanks for the heads-up @mrsm2015! Are you having one as well?
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Hey ladies so I had my dress fitting and hair trial yesterday and both went great. Had make up trial this evening which I was really nervous about as the first one didn't go great but it's like she listened to exactly what I didn't like the first time and it was great. Looks really natural. How's everyone else getting on?
shelle1
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@MrsCarrick that's great all went well with the trials! I was actually just thinking I must arrange one soon! Just wondering what time you girls plan on getting ur hair done? I'm thinking 7:30 an as beautician arriving at 9:00 as there's 7 makeups to do so I was hoping to go first and then relax! Am I mad getting it done so early?!
nosietoes
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I'm completely the opposite @shelle1 ! I'm going last because I know if I have nothing to do I'll be fussing and trying to do jobs... And having extra glasses of champagne which I really don't want! My MUA wanted me to go in the middle, or second last even but no fecking way... It's a too each their own personality I think. And I'm high strung in general.
koreajade
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I'm of the same opinion @nosietoes. I want to go last so my makeup looks fresh. But guess you could always get a touch-up if you went first :)

How far in advance did you all make the appointment for your trial? I haven't spoken to my hairdresser or MUA since I booked them and was just going to contact them a week or two before I wanted to do the trial. Is that not enough time?
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I have 7 for hair and make up and my Hairdresser wants us at the salon for 7am. Then make up at the house for 9amI booked my trials 3 months in advance and im glad I did as my MUA is very good and she had only 1 date free the month I wanted my trial. It depends on how busy your hairdresser and MUA can be, id say the sooner you book the better then your guaranteed to get the day you want if you have a particular date in mind. I wanted June 13th because that's my dress fitting and for pure luck it was the only date my MUA had free.
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
<p>I booked my trials a week in advance but as soon as you know the date book it it's no harm to have it sorted just another tick off the list. </p><p>Well make up artist and hairdresser are both coming to my house so you just work backwards from the time you need to leave for the church plus leave time at the end to get dressed and a few pics then ask make up artist how long each face will take then you know what time she needs to start. Usually then the hairdresser will come a half hr before that to start hair then that person moves on to make up and so on. The MUA wants to do my make up last so I'll prob go last with hairdresser  aswell. </p>
lorrimar
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I have 5 for hair and make-up. The hairdresser and MUA are calling to the house around 9. As the hairdresser finishes with one the MUA will start their make-up and give them a touch up then at the end. I'm planning on going last so that the girls can get into their dresses and be ready to help me into mine once I'm finished.

I haven't booked my trials yet, must do that soon. Would love to get the make-up trial done the morning of the hen but I dont think my MUA normally works Saturdays unless she has a wedding. Might check with her and see wold she do it then for me :)
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
<p>You might aswell lorrimar you don't ask you don't get :-)</p>
sheenermc
user for 9 years
5 years ago
I think you should have your trials well in advance as I booked mobile beauty4u and it turned out terrible, she didn't have a clue... I found a brilliant one a few weeks ago and had my trial yesterday and I'm so happy with it. My wedding is in July... Having my hair trial tomorrow. Really I recommend you get your trials weeks before.  My MUA is arriving at 9am and their is only 2 for make up. What are you all doing first, your hair or make up??
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
5 years ago
<p>My MUA said hair goes first </p>
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
5 years ago
I am hoping to go last so that i wont be at my face or anything. Usually the bride goes last for make up anyway and then when the dress is on they touch up anywhere that needs it.

They will be at my house around 7.30 and there are 4 of us for hair and make up. Wedding is at one and hoping to be done around 12.30 for quick few photos before i head to the church
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I had trials ages ago to see how I felt about the hair dresser/makeup artist. No point hiring if we didn't get on! Both are lovely and although the hair wasn't to my taste it was my fault, the style I thought I wanted was awful on me!

I'n a 1st look before the ceremony so I'll probably go 1st. Hadn't thought about it really!

our invites are in and they're gorgeous! We went through our list again and what we thought was 210 is actually 240. I originally wanted 160 max!! And it's all himself. I have 81 on my side! Saying that I know that 3 people defiantly can't come. But still! Madness!
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I know how you feel Star! Our number was 130. So we got the invites and started them and sent them. It was then we realised the number was 168. U would keep adding and adding people but u have to draw the line somewhere!
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I havnt been on here in a while. Hope everyone's plans are going well. Its exciting getting the invites. We are waiting on rsvps and they are coming back in drips and drabs. Im mostly just hearing through word of mouth who will be coming.im not to anxious yet as the rsvp date is may 1st.
Michelle just seen your ticker, oh my god u really wont feel it now. How is everything coming along for you.
I have my first dress fitting today. Im not really looking forward to it to be honest. Im really annoyed with myself i really wanted to be at least 5pounds lighter and more toned. Its 6 weeks to the wedding so there still is time if im really good for next month and hopefully dress can be taken in little bit more about 2 weeks before wedding. My dressmaker has said she needs to to see the dress and it on me at least 6 weeks before the wedding so that she can get started. She is going to love me when i tell her im still trying to lose last few pounds :-(
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I feel your pain kifi! I'm really struggling with loosing weight. I was going well then this week 2.5lbs up! I can't stop eating. I'm obsessed with cake and I never eat cake! Himself has gone on his stag this weekend so it'll be a loss diet wise too. My first fitting is on 29th this month
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Im the same I cant seem to stay away from food. The scales is saying I haven't gained any weight but im not losing any either! Some of my friends have told me it happened them at this stage too, its stress seemingly!
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
5 years ago
I'm the same girls, eating rings around me, this time last year even I was much better! Hitting the gym regularly enough that it is offset, but still can't stay away from the biccies!

Michelle less than two weeks!! How are you feeling? Have you got much left to do?

We got our first RSVP card back in the post there last week, one of the ones from abroad, so that was exciting. Spent the weekend doing stuff for the guestbook and invitations. Sending our Irish ones out in two weeks.

How was the weekend starrgrrl?
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
5 years ago
He had a great time yesisaidyes. He's a bit tired and emotional due to the fact that his stag is over now tho!

He's a dote though, I came home from work on Friday to a bunch of flowers and a card with a note that he had organised afternoon tea for me when he was away! He's a good guy.

I was up till 3 in the morning painting my stupidly massive kitchen and I am now in bits!

9.5 weeks to go and I've a good bit to do really. Shoes and underwear are the most important thing next.

What does everyone else have left to do?
koreajade
user for 6 years
5 years ago
With all you ladies on the weight thing. I've been trying to do healthy and low-carb and the future husband has not been helping! He eat whatever he wants and expects me not to cave into the temptation. There is something that is just not satisfying about a low-carb meal. Gym just seems to be maintaining. Not sure I'll lose anything at this point!

That's so sweet he did that Starrgrrl! Mine would never think to do anything like that. Sometimes I wish he was on here to read things like that. But also mostly for when he says, "We have plenty of time to do that."

Next big thing on the list is wedding rings. What about everyone else?
kifi
user for 6 years
5 years ago
The dressmaker said she would give me 3 more weeks and was glad i told her. She is holding onto the dress until i get back to her. Its goin to be 3 weeks of hitting the gym and as low carb as possible.
Starrgirl thats so sweet really thoughtfull. Where did he go on the stag.
Koreajade im a disaster. I have less than 6 weeks to the wedding. Im a bit embarressed how disorganised i am. I still have to sort my dads suit out we are going shopping for it next wknd. He said he would like to buy it so im going to maybe try eddie murphys in ballyhaunis. H2b got his outfit, groomsmen abd his dads from store in his hometown but its too far away to bringing dad up and down for a suit so said we would sort hos seperately.my other big jobs include getting mass booklets sorted i made a start on them but not great so need to sort that. I also have to paint my bedroom at my parents house as thats where im going from. Its an awful terracotta colour so its going to need few coats of paint. We are still getting rsvps back so im going to leave seating plan until closer to time maybe wknd before wedding I will tackle that. I have an idea in my head where to put most people but its just a matter of them getting back to me and confirming they are going.
Aftet that its all the small prepetations and finishing touches.
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
We have everything done for now, just sitting and waiting on RSVP's really and the mass booklet was passed by our priest so ill tackle that now next week, not doing it this week im working until Wednesday and thursday im off on my hen so im doing nothing until I get back!!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Hey girls.. all falling into place now. Met the hotel at the weekend and went through all the final details so call out next week and drop stuff out and that be it then till we arrive. Met the photographier too and went though what kind of photos we want and the time scale for the day.

Still waiting on fricken RSVP people to reply.. it would seriously bug you when they tell you they wont know till the week of the wedding... gringing my teeth i said thats ok no problem

next weekend i have to drop candles to florist, get my hair colour done, collect my dress and get my toe nails shellaced and having a night out with the girls sat night..

Glad to see all your plans coming into place. Ah stop i am the same with eating and now i have given up trying to lose weight so just maintain what i am and be happy with it.. not going to let 4 pounds to my target drag me down...
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Wow Michelle! Nearly there. It's at the point where you can just say feck it, what will be will be! And well done for being so close to target!

Where are you heading for your hen Mrslambert?

I find the small things are time consuming kifi. Nearly there tho!

The boys went to Düsseldorf on Germanwings for the stag!!!! They're back in one piece tho thank goodness!

 

 
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
4 years ago
Michelle you'll be gorgeous, with this little time left you're right not to be focussing on the scales. You'd only be stressed and upset trying to lose that much in essentially just over a week!

I'd say you were nervous with them flying germanwings starrgrrl... although they have probably upped their safety standards hugely.

We are quite organised now it must be said, have put things into monthly to-do lists and it's less scary that way. We have our menu tasting next month, and all that's left this month is to gather the last few addresses and get their invitations ready to go, get the BM shoes and jewellery, and a couple of other small bits.

Passed my driving test there last week which is brilliant, it means I'll be able to pick people up from the airport when they arrive. Also means that getting to the gym is easier, just toss the gym bag into the boot in the morning and not go home between work and the gym.

 
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Wow everything is really coming together for you ladies! Michelle, 4lbs from target is still amazing, I wouldn't be fretting too much over those last few pounds.

What's everyone doing for their cake table? I was planning on having a picture of mum & dad on their wedding on one side and FMIL & FFIL  on the other with white wooden lettering in the middle 'MR & Mrs Melia', but neither mum seems very keen! Have no idea what to do now!!

Got the final bill from the hotel..shocked doesn't even begin to describe it, the value is just unreal, I'd dread to think what it'd cost over here!

Planning on getting my ears re-pierced this weekend, absolutely dreading it! Can anyone recommend somewhere in Dublin?

I don't know who asked about rings, but Fields is well worth a look and great value, we're actually picking ours up this weekend, then next weekend my engagement ring has to be sent off to be re-sized, was told it could be gone for up to three weeks..I'll feel naked without it!!
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
4 years ago
Melia we will probably just have the cake on the table! If you can't think of anything else I wouldn't worry about it hugely, cake is always good :) and especially if the icing on it is a work of art and you have a nice cake topper, adding more to it might not be necessary.

Don't have a clue where you could get your ears done, I got mine done in Claire's years ago!!
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Ah yeah we would have just left ours at that, but seeing as it's only two tiers - no matter how good the decoration is, it's going to look quite lonely, so we just wanted to dress it up a little - plus we're not having a cake topper - just not our style. Hoping to try figure something out!

Yeah I had mine done in a pharmacy when I was about 7 but let them close up, then a friend decided to re-open them for me with a pin and an ice cube - you can imagine how well that went!! I'm terrified of it - but mum's earrings are calling me! It's actually quite expensive in Claire's..oh God I'd be mortified going up with all the kids to get it done...and I'd be the one that faints! :P
nosietoes
user for 5 years
4 years ago
My mum went into one of the dedicated piercing places on Temple Bar to get hers done a few years ago. I think its gone now but any of those tatoo/piercing places are bound to be very good, and very clinical given that they are used to do more exotic piercings than the ears.
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
We r heading to benalmadena for the hen can't wait now 2 more sleeps!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
4 years ago
oh i am no worried girls one bit.. sure i prob put them on over the weekend of the wedding ha..

congrats on passing the driving test yesisaidyes... makes life alot easier for you alright

I have my ears pierced since my communion days and the shop is well shut down now so it is

Melia for wedding cake i am having photos of my parents and in laws on their day at either side and wooden letters spelling mrs and mrs..

MrsLambert i bet you cannot wait for it... i would have love to have gone out for mine to spain somewhere but alot of my friends couldnt afford it so was happy enough to have it here..
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Melia for our cake table we have both sets of parents cutting there cake then also 2 pics of us one at Statue of Liberty and one on top of Sydney harbour bridge just to show a hint of the amazing places we've been together :-)
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Not a bad idea about going to the tattoo/piercing places..must take a look!

That's originally what I wanted MrsCarrick, but H2B's parents didn't bother having a photographer at their wedding so they've no pictures of them cutting the cake, so I asked for pictures of them on their wedding, mum gave me hers but just keeps saying 'oh do you really have to?' and his mum hasn't bothered rooting one out for us! Seems to be the most popular idea though! I do love the idea of having pictures of all the places you've travelled, we've been some pretty nice places ourselves and love travelling so that might be an idea....:)
Ladev
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Has anybody done the jo malone scent combining to create ur personalised perfume for wedding and if so is it expensive
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Hi girls, can't believe I'm getting married next week! It's such a busy time.I barely have a free minute between now and then with appointments and arranging things.looking forward to relaxing on the day and letting the staff takeover.

Having a mini hen tonight with school friends in on of their houses so looking forward to that.

Michelle have you much left to do!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Hey ya... getting there... its more things i get to get done to myself i have left to do.. like my hair done, waxing, teeth cleaned etc but most other things i have done. going to assemble table plan tonight after work and will try send a pic of what it is like..

the pictures of parents is getting so popular but it is a lovely idea i think..

How is everyone elses plans coming along xx
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Well ladies I hope the plans r coming along for u all! I'm on my hen tomorrow so I will report when I get back. I actually feel like I'm going on someone else's hen and not my own it's surreal!!!!
sheenermc
user for 9 years
4 years ago
I'm heading on my hens to Kilkenny 5 days before my wedding in July so I have a long wait ahead of me.
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I know Michelle, I didn't realize until I started looking for ideas just how popular it is!! I think we've decided, mum mentioned what about a picture of me in my communion dress on one side and a picture of him in his communion suit on the other with the wooden lettering in between, like a mini bride and groom, I think that's what we're going to go with for handiness sake, the only thing that's bothering me is the religious element of it..

I'm sure it'll be well worth the wait sheenermc!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Yeah that would be lovely idea as they be like a mini bride and groom.

Mrslambert have a great hen and enjoy every minute xxx

Sheenermac it will be defo worth the wait and kilkenny a great spot xx
koreajade
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Wow, the parents pictures are popular! Love the communion photo idea though.

Have fun on your hen Mrs Lambert! I'm sure you'll have an amazing time.

Can't believe it's so close for you Michelle! Enjoy every minute of it and good luck with all the last minute details.

Can't wait to hear about your wedding Mrsm! I'll be dying to read your report. I have a vested interest in yours being super amazing since we're getting married at the same place!
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
4 years ago
@Michelle_ire did you have to book appointments for bms also? I should have just given the girls the number for dress fittings, tan, nails and got them to book themselves in!

@MrsLambert2be hope you have a great hen.im sure you will!

@koreajade ill let you know ASAP how it went. Met the band on Monday and they are doing the wedding there the day after ours too.they said good things about the venue. My mams hairdresser was at a wedding there recently and said it was great too.hope everyone likes it and enjoys themselves. ..I know the place isn't to everyone's taste but the staff and atmosphere every time we go have been great so think we made the right choice ☺
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
4 years ago
@mrsm2015 i didnt book their appointments at all. I know they doing their own tan as they wanted to, nails i told the girl doing them as i go their too not to take money of them that i will settle up with her, fittings they went themselves and i will pay them back as I never been to the shop with them as I live in Dublin but they are in Tipp.

Finished my table plan last night and looks well i must say. I tried to add a photo but couldnt on my phone so i try here on my work computer. Tonight going to sort honeymoon clothes and get that bit done.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
4 years ago
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mrsm2015
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Michelle that makes much more sense.i should have done that myself! What's the table plan like? We are having a world map with luggage tags pinned to places we have been.h2b was working on it last night.
lorrimar
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Thats fabulous Michelle, it looks really great. You must be so excited now that you are into the final countdown.

MrsLambert - hope you have an amazing hen. I'm sure it will be great fun.

 

For the BM's I will be going with them for the dress fittings as it will be the same woman that is doing the alterations to my dress. I've told the girls if any of them want to do nails or tan they can sort that themselves but I have asked them if they are doing tan not to have it looking too orange or streaky for the photos. The girl that is doing the make up for us offers 10% off all other wedding treatments in the salon so they can get this if they want to.
nosietoes
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Ooh Michelle, where did you get the frame for your table plan? I'm trying to find one that doesn't cost a fortune to make into a chalk board for the dinner menu.
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Table plan is fab Michelle! So exciting seeing everything cone together ☺
soon2bmelia
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Oh Michelle that's gorgeous!! You're really on the countdown now!!

Enhoy your hens MrsLambert!
koreajade
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Michelle, the table plan is gorgeous! Good work. Was wondering how you decided to put people where. Did you mix up groups of friends, or mostly keep them together? Do you have any friends family members that can't be seated near each other? We both have extremely complex family situations, so not looking forward to that task at all!
MrsWhistNow
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hello ladies.  I'm a new 2015 Bride to Be.  Just got engaged in mid-March and we'll be getting married this December at Kinnitty Castle.  I'm American (MrWhistNow is a Dubliner) and have been living here since January.

Got my dress on the sample sale at the Bridal Corner a few weeks back, and have a few other things done.  Still working on photographer, music (this is very important as I'm a professional harpist and singer myself), invites, etc. etc.

Looking forward to getting lots of tips and ideas here.  I have to say that weddings seem much more expensive/complicated/etc. here than in the states!  (Also, as a early forty-something, I'm a little less set on specifics and pretty flexible, hence trying to plan a wedding in eight months).
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Oh ladies my hen is over and we had a blast!!!! We landed into Malaga late Thursday evening, dropped our bags and went for a bite to eat and a drink then off to bed.

Friday we got up had breakfast at 9.30 walked the marina, shopped and were drinking cocktails by 12pm. We floated on having a few more drinks and then back to get dressed to really hit the town. We went to this amazing ice bar and disco bar which didn't close until 4 in the morning then onto a niteclub and got home at 7 in the morning!!!

Got up Saturday, very late! Had some food and more shopping, went on a boat trip to see dolphins and then back to get ready again to go out. My girls took me to a restaurant for some gorgeous food, then on for a quick drink until I was carted off to another place. We got there and they had a VIP area for us with champagne and a blow up doll with H2b's face on him, I was in bits! Then out of nowhere this guy throws me over his shoulder and carts me off to the middle of the floor. When he put me down on the chair I realised it was a firefighter stripper. I was so embarrassed and the whole place looking at me. But it was a fantastic weekend and the girls really pulled out all the stops. Its a weekend I will never forget.
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
4 years ago
The hen sounds fab MrsLambert2be! Loads of fun
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Sounds like great Craic on the hen Mrs lambert!

Mrswhistnow I'm getting married in Kinnitty and they have been so good to deal with up to now.heading down on Thursday, can't wait.

Next few days will be hectic but once I get on the bus down to Kinnitty on Thursday it's nearly out of my hands so I hope to relax and enjoy! 😀
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Sounds fab Mrs lambert glad you had a ball. I just had a spray tan done for the first time, so nervous I've mad skin lol
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Mrs Carrick I always have to put loads of tan on cos even though when it showers off I'm only left with a slight glow.it doesn't seem to stick to my skin properly.

Getting my tan done on Thursday with wedding on Friday so hope it will be okay. Will be like a knacker going down to dinner the night before
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Hey girls.. glad you had a blast on your hens mrslambert. All go now it is. Sorting out cash tonight for all the bills over the weekend so get it organised.
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Ugh I spent my whole lunch break in the bank Michelle! But last day in work tomorrow, wuhoo! 😀
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Dermot went to the bank and they sent him away for ID and he had to queue again. He wasn't going mad ha. I finish work Wednesday but I in go slow mode since last week
kifi
user for 6 years
4 years ago
God michelle the last few days must be torture. You seem realy organised though. I hate that the bank can just swallow up lunch breaks. I love your seating plan. Can i ask where you got the frame, its gorgeous I have been looking high and low for something like that. I got a mirror in dunnes that i thought i could usr but when i brought it home realised it was way to small.
MrsDev2015
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Hey ladies! I hope everyone is well and all the wedding plans are coing together! MrsLambert your hen sounds like so much fun! I would of died too with the stripper but at least its something that you will never forget :D Michelle you must be so excited!! only a few days left! enjoy the last few days :) and I hope you have an amazing day! :) xx

We finally booked our honeymoon! We were in two minds about the cruise because Hubby just started a new job and we didn't think he would get time off. I'm delighted to say we booked it today! We are going on a Western Caribbean cruise to Haiti, Jamaica, Cayman Island, Mexico and back to Florida! We are going in July, we have Ed Sheeran the 24th and flying the 25th! I can't wait for July now lol! It's so hard to believe it's almost May!
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Oh MrsDev I would love a cruise!! Hope you guys have a ball.
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi ladies! Is all go with me at the moment. I finally got my wedding shoes last Thursday and I just love them. They're irregular choice and I think they're fab. I had my first fitting today and I'm delighted with my dress. I was having  doubts but I'm at ease now! We got the boys clothes sorted last week as well. And we're just back from posting our invites! Yay! Busy busy.
koreajade
user for 6 years
4 years ago
So many weddings happening now I can barely keep them straight! Good luck and have fun to all those getting married in the next couple weeks!

MrsWhistNow I'm excited there's another American! And I'm getting married at Kinnitty too! I kind of thought weddings in Ireland were a bit easier though. I feel like the packages cover most of the big things like catering, flowers, etc. A big reason why we decided on Ireland since we're planning from Korea.
lorrimar
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Michelle, hope you and your OH have an amazing day tomorrow. Fingers crossed the weather clears up for you. I'm sure it will be a fab day anyway. Looking forward to reading all about it :)
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
4 years ago
All ready to go ladies.. mental last few days but finally sitting down relaxing xx will message in few days and let ye know how it went xx
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Ladies my diet has gone haywire!!! My sweet tooth has kicked up a whole ladder and im eating everything in sight, its 10 weeks to the wedding and I need help, what can I do?
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
4 years ago
Mrs lambert I'm the exact same with 11 weeks to go, still motivated for the gym but eating rings around me. Hopefully it's balancing out but I think it might not be :-( I'm going to try buying loads of fruit, fresh and dried, more than usual and eat that if I feel the munchies coming on. I also know I haven't been drinking enough water because my days at work have been so busy so going to get a really big bottle and drink from that so I can track it.
At least we both know that we are not the only ones!
Ladev
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Same iv just over 11 weeks to go and cant stop eating junk food the more i stress the more i eat :(  skin starting to get breakouts now for stress too il b a mess by time wedding gets here 😟
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Fooooooood. Obsessed. Cannot get enough of it. Is that a usual thing? I had my first fitting last week and I could do with loosing a pound or two. Only a tiny bit but the way I'm going I'll be up rather then down. Hardship!
friday13thbride
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Hi ladies,

havent been on in a few months so looking forward to catching up on all the posts. Cant believe we're into the summer of our wedding year already! I know a lot of you are getting married soon and I cant wait to read all of your reports.

We've to meet the priest again later this month. When we were there the last time he said that he wants a letter from each of our parents to kind of say we weren't married etc. it's a bit odd to me as we're from the local parish and he knows my h2b's family really well but that's his choice. Just wondering if anyone else was asked for this, and what your parents put into the letter?

 

Thanks
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
4 years ago
Friday 13th  I  would  say  that  it's an alternative  to  a letter  of  freedom  from  your  parish  priest,  wouldn't  worry  about  it,  just  keep  it  factual -

Dear priest,

This is to confirm  that Friday  has never  been  married  before, in our  home parish  or elsewhere.  She  has  lived  in  X parish  for X years.

Yours  sincerely,

Parents.
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Friday our priest gave us forms for our parents to fill in they just had to answer yes/no to a few questions and sign it
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I've not a clue friday13thbride! Sorry!
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
4 years ago
We were not asked for thst but each priest is different I suppose. Least it won't take too long to get it of them
eggbells
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi everyone,

haven't been on here in ages, how is everyone getting on ! ?

I only have 1 week and 1 day left, very excited today ! Getting hair done and collecting mass booklets.

E

 
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
4 years ago
3 weeks to go and I've a million things to do and I'm lying in bed dying of a hangover, somebody knock some sense into me please :-(
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
4 years ago
How  did  the  haircut go eggbells?

Hope  the head  is better  mrs carrick 😉did  you  get  much  done  in the  end?

Girls  I  can't  get  to sleep  worrying  about  numbers,  we are  about  20 invitees  over  max  numbers  and  that's  having  cut  down  massively :'( anyone  else  in this position?
mrsm2015
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Hi, Just a quick message from Guatemala on our honeymoon. Just to let the girls getting married in kinnitty castle know that we had an amazing wedding and   the staff are so good.nothing went wrong most amazing day of my day so far ☺
eggbells
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Was lovely just to relax for a while !

When end we sent our invites there were 215 people invited and we have 184 coming! There's always going to be people who can't make it.

I work in a shop and two of my customers came in yesterday to tell me they were coming to the afters did I mind ! Does anyone else think this is completely rude?  They really put me on the spot

 
eggbells
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Was lovely just to relax for a while !

When end we sent our invites there were 215 people invited and we have 184 coming! There's always going to be people who can't make it.

I work in a shop and two of my customers came in yesterday to tell me they were coming to the afters did I mind ! Does anyone else think this is completely rude?  They really put me on the spot

Congratulations mrsm15, glad you had a lovely day, enjoy honeymoon ! X
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
4 years ago
That  is  a bit  rude  all  right eggbells. Lots  of  people  have  said  they'll  be  up  to  the  church  to  see  me but  the afters  is a  different  thing altogether.   Thanks for  the  reassurance, it  is  so horrible to  feel  this way.

 
Maher2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Hi All, its been months since I've been online so great to read all the posts and see who's gotten married and who's up next! 6 months 2 weeks for me, think we're very close @Friday 13th! Need to arrange honeymoon, stationary, favours and bridesmaid dresses but doing ok other than that. Finished flower girl gift bag and bathroom baskets this weekend!

 

Re stationary I'm trying to decide between DIY and just ordering them.... ah the dilemmas!!

 

No idea re priest Friday 13th as having Humanist ceremony but imagine letter yesIsaidyes prepped would be spot on!
koreajade
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Glad to hear it was such an amazing day mrsm! Enjoy Guatemala!

I think it is pretty rude to invite yourself to a wedding, but I've had it happen a couple times already as well. I guess there are just some people like that. You'd be within your rights to say sorry and that you just didn't have the space.

Don't have any issues with the numbers yet, and hoping it stays that way but we have invited about 40 more people than the venue holds! But I expect that a lot of my family and friends in the States won't be able to make it...
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Well himself is on his stag and my eating habits went through a really bad 2 weeks where I ate everything in sight!!! and none of it good. I thought I might have been pregnant but im not! So for the last 5 days I have been trying to be really good. I had a salad twice and had baked potato, homemade sweet and sour chicken, homemade lasagne and chicken Maryland for my dinners, yogurt, egg and toast or a muffin for breakfast. My down fall is coffee, I love a cup in the evening with a bikkie to dunk in it. So even though I have trying to be good with my eating habits, the only exercise I have been getting is running around like a headless chicken! I work as a carer so im on my feet a lot. Basically im wondering with the eating, and little exercise and with my shameful treat in the evenings, what chance do I have of losing 9 pounds in 9 weeks?
nosietoes
user for 5 years
4 years ago
MrsLambert2be - if you're hoping to lose weight, I'm afraid that your diet is not doing you any favours. Muffins are ridiculously high in calories - they're basically cupcakes with a different name and less icing.

Home made lasagne has fatty mince, milk and cheese as well as pasta - none of which are known for their low calories. Chicken maryland absorbs a lot more fat in the cooking compared to plainer grilled chicken, as well as being coated in nutrition-less white bread crumbs.

You want to try and eat more lean protein like fish and skinless chicken, and loads of vegetables/salads adding flavour with herbs, spices, vinegars etc.
lorrimar
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Would you consider joining Weight Watchers for those weeks? I rejoined 2 weeks ago and lost 4lb the 1st week and 2.5lbs the 2nd week. I find it really good and there's 2 options, Propoints or filling & healthy. I haven't done any exercise in those 2 weeks either.
koreajade
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Also, beyond diet I love the SugarPop Fitness videos on Youtube. They are totally free and really well done. You can even choose how long a workout you want to do between 10 and 40mins, so no excuses not to get even a 10 min one done a day. Also I think it's amazing how different you can look with a little bit of tone. The h2b noticed more when I started working out than when I had lost weight. Good luck MrsLambert!
sheenermc
user for 9 years
4 years ago
I'm gonna try that sugar pop video... I need something only 6 wks to go and I feel like eating everything in sight. 6 weeks to go and I wonder if I have everything done. Picking the flowers out this week... i need a countdown checklist...
shelle1
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hey girls, just wondering what you are all getting your flower girls as a present? I have one 2 year old and one 7 year old so bit of an age gap!!
lorrimar
user for 5 years
4 years ago
We registered our intent today, it really made it all feel so real. We were given a template with the order of how the ceremony would go and the vows, I'm so excited now. It was weird reading them, thinking I would be saying them for real soon enough :)

Next on the list is the BM dresses, going to order them next week. Then need to order the wedding rings.
eggbells
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I'm just packing up all I'm stuff here now,  2 years of planning and it's finally here ! Rehearsal tomorrow evening, after a busy day tanning, doing flowers, dropping stuff everywhere! Roll on Friday 👰🏻
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
4 years ago
best of luck eggbells! Hope you have a brilliant few days!
lanzbride
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Good luck egg bells , how exciting ...
lanzbride
user for 4 years
4 years ago
9 weeks to our wedding , have to say sometimes im excited , sometimes im nervous ,
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
I know Lanzbride im the week after you and some days im bursting with excitement and others its like oh god not many replies yet, we have gone over on the guest list and can we afford it, even though we have gone through the budget so many times and everything is good! Then its oh will the dresses be ready, should I call the band again to confirm!!!!!!!!
blondesue
user for 5 years
4 years ago
the time is flying scary but exciting too xx
ICANTWAIT
user for 5 years
4 years ago
ohhhhhhhhhh im down to 2 weeks time is flying past... looking for umbrellas now just in case !!! Any suggestions where id get about 10 umbrellas that wont break the bank !!!!
lanzbride
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hi icantwait , did you try the likes of deals  or  Mr price for ordinary ones or maybe amazon or eBay for fancier ones , hopefully you won't need them , the sun will come out for your big day ,
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Hi ladies how is everyone's plans coming along? We just finalised our flowers. Have a few RSVP's floating in but other than that its very relaxed for the moment. Got hubby's gift sorted, just have to continue breaking in my shoes. Any ladies who are having a flowergirl, what way are you doing hair? I cant make up my mind whether to leave it down curled or put it up in a bun.
nosietoes
user for 5 years
4 years ago
What does the mum think or are you the mum? I would completely hand it off to her if you're not - one less thing to worry about! Curling little girls' hair might be more trouble than it's worth depending on energy levels.
lanzbride
user for 4 years
4 years ago
My youngest  daughter will be one of my flower girls along with her cousin they both have long hair bit I'm doing nothing only washing it the night before and putting in a beautiful hair band that I got in the communion section of Dunnes , simply becasuse I will never ever forget when my eldest daughter was flower girl for my oh brothers wedding , his wife insisted on curling her hair then pinning it up , firstly theory burned her ear while curling from that moment it just went down hill , they then stuck her with hair pins , the poor child was in floods of tears , she complained her head was hurting so after the ceremony I took it upon myself to take the hair pins out and that caused an awful row with the bride who was convinced I was trying to ruin her photos when simply I was trying to make a 3 year old more comfortable , so for me lesson learned leave small children alone , now having said all that I know of other flower girls who loved getting their hair done but I would say know what's best for the child in question because the last thing you need and the child's mother will need is an upset flower girl with a burned ear and a sore head crying  her eyes while your saying your vows
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
4 years ago
7 days!!! :-)
lanzbride
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Wohoo MrsCarrick , very exciting , how are the nerves ?
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Nerves are grand it's very odd as we've been planning this for over 2 yrs so it actually doesn't feel real and we both feel the same, I think we won't realise it's actually happening until I'm walking up the Isle, madness!!! :-)
lanzbride
user for 4 years
4 years ago
MrsCarrick I hope you enjoy the next few days , and I wish ye both the Best of luck for your big day , don't forget  to give us a report on it :-)
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
4 years ago
Lanzbride I  totally  agree  with  you,  whatever  the  child  and  her  parents  are  happiest  with.  My flowergirl has  a gorgeous  head  of  curls so  I  will  leave  it  up  to  her  mammy  to  pin  it  back.  I  think  it's  important  that young  kids  are  given  the  sense  that  they  are  lovely as they  are.

Mrscarrick that  is very  exciting! Bet  you  have  most  of  your  jobs  done  anyway.

Two  weeks  until  my hen  :-)
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Oh excitement, best of luck Mrs Carrick!!! I cant wait until we are on the last week.
friday13thbride
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Hi girls, great to see so many of you on the final countdown to the big day! we got our invites already as there was a sale on so was only 190 for the whole lot even though wedding isnt til november. it makes it so real to have our names in print! Was so paranoid that i'd have spelled something wrong lol! Also have our registration this friday so that's the last of the paperwork. When people met the priest for the second time after all courses, registration etc was done, did you have your booklet all done like readings/music? Just wondering will we have to have another meeting with him closer down the line. Hopefully he might just give an indication as to what he'll accept and we can go from there or else we could email him hmmm. Also, (sorry for all the questions!), how much are ye giving the priest on the day? he's our pp but our wedding is in another parish and he'll be doing it for us. xx
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
4 years ago
We met with the priest once then again at the rehearsal and that's it. We e mailed him our booklet for approval we didn't have a hard copy. I'd like to know about the donation to the priest as well?
lanzbride
user for 4 years
4 years ago
I think all priests are different , some have a set price others ask for a donation you can afford , I'm not getting married in my parish but if I was and our priest asked for a donation as I know he don't put a price on it I think the smallest I would give him would be 100 euro , then the sacristan and alter servers have to be paid ,
ICANTWAIT
user for 5 years
4 years ago
5 more days for me :) feels so strange..
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Icantwait are you the 30th as well?
lanzbride
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Best of  luck icantwait,
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Best of luck Icantwait!!!!

Our priest asked for a donation, we are getting married in our parish by our parish priest and he said €50 was donation enough. If we were from a different parish then €100 or more.

Ladies I am looking for suggestions for gifts for my 2 pageboys, they will be aged 4 & 2, what could I get them?
nosietoes
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I asked the mum of my two nephews (3&5) what they're into so just buying them a toy each - superhero and star wars. Also, instead of a boutonnière I'm giving them a Lego figure badge featuring a character they like.
lanzbride
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Nosietoes I love the idea of the badge instead of a boutonnière , very clever ,

Mrslambert2be I think your better of as Nosietoes says and ask their parents what they are into at the moment and buy them something they will appreciate whether that's a toy or a book or sports jersey etc ,
ICANTWAIT
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Yeah Im the 30th May, feels like iv been saying that date for ages and now its finally here... feeling relaxed enough so far so im hoping that will last lol

 
MrsCarrick
user for 7 years
4 years ago
I'm the exact same icantwait :-) we collected our dresses today tres exciting. All you ladies that your day has yet to come the time really really does fly by and if I'd to give one piece of advise it would be if you see something get it there and then don't say you'll get it again because that happened me so many times and when I went back it was gone, you can always bring it back if you don't like it or it doesn't match!
MrsBahraini
user for 6 years
4 years ago
For all those ladies already married/getting married, where did you get your cake toppers?

Got a whaoful one off ebay so I'm not going down that road again. Any good online shops you can recommend?
lorrimar
user for 5 years
4 years ago
What about asking your cake maker to make one? We are getting ours to make one with the groom wearing a Liverpool FC jersey under the suit jacket. The cake incl the topper is only €380. It's not one that can be kept but I dont mind about that.

My BM dresses just arrived and I love them. They are gorgeous and the colour is perfect. Now fingers crossed they all fit ok :) It's all getting so exciting now.

 

To those getting married this week I hope you all have a fabulous wedding day, looking forward to reading the reports.
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Ok ladies some advice appreciated. What do you do when you have that 1 or 2 people who have not RSVP'd and you send them a facebook messenger and you know they got the message because it tells you and plus they have been online but they still have not given you an answer. Just wondering because I have 1 or 2 like that and wondering how to deal with it when the time comes. Thanks Ladies.
nosietoes
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Depending on when the RSVP date was I would phone them up and ask straight . Use the hotel as an excuse.
lanzbride
user for 4 years
4 years ago
This is the thing that drives me mad , I've no problem if you can't go just PLEASE TELL ME !!!
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
4 years ago
That  just  seems  rude  to  me.  We still  need  30 responses  and  we set  next  Friday  as the cut  off  date.  Either  phone  them  or  if you  would prefer  to  stick  with  fb,  tell  them  that  you  need  final  numbers  by such  a  date  and  if they  could  get  back  to  you  by  then  it  would  be  great.  And  if they  don't  respond, send  them  a  polite  message  saying really sorry  you  can't  make it,we will  miss  you  on the  day. Nothing  catty  or passive  aggressive  about  a polite  message, but  you shouldn't  have  to  hang  around  for  ages  waiting  for  people to  make  up  their  minds.
lanzbride
user for 4 years
4 years ago
YesIsaidyes I totally agree with you , I really don't understand why ppl do this , if you can't go that's OK , but please return the RSVP its only manners ,  most invites are sent out with the RSVP cards anyway so really there's no excuse ,
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
4 years ago
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Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Hey Everyone,

 

Finally home from honeymoon and settled back into work. We had an amazing time and loved every place we went to. But i did find 3 weeks was a long time and i was ready to come home.

I uploaded some photos there for ye to have a look at. Got the weddding DVD last night and love love love it. We got 250 still shots with it so none of us are looking at the camera man in them as we are looking at the photographier but they still nice to have until we get the official photos.

I see all the plans coming along nice. We too struggled to get all the rsvp in and even the day before i had to add 2 people to the plan. We had 3 no shows and i didnt even contact them since to see why they didnt come as they didnt contract us either to say they were not coming.

Hope everyone is well and sorry i took so long to post the photos
lorrimar
user for 5 years
4 years ago
The photos are fab Michelle, you look gorgeous in them. Glad you enjoyed it all :)

 

My BM's tried on their dresses at the weekend and they are fab. I love them and they look gorgeous in them. 1 doesnt fit but I have sent that back and reordered it custom made so should have it in 2-4 weeks. I've made plans with 1 of my BM's to go shopping for my shoes and accessories when my OH is on his stag in a few weeks. It's all getting so exciting now that it is getting closer.
lanzbride
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Fantastic photos Michelle , I love the one of the flower girls covering their eyes for the kiss :-)
CoolInterestingUserName
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Really lovely photos!! Congratulations :-)
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
4 years ago
You looked fab Michelle. Congratulations!
koreajade
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Loved the pics Michelle! You look gorgeous! Glad to hear everything went well and you enjoyed your honeymoon :)
sheenermc
user for 9 years
4 years ago
27 more days to go. Just need to print booklets and get BM shoes and that's all... I think anyway.
lanzbride
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Sheenermc , are you super excited , 27days will fly by ,
yesIsaidyes
user for 8 years
4 years ago
Congrats  Michelle :-)

I  had  my hen  yesterday,  it  was  great.  Really  seeming  real  now.  Also  moving  house  so my room  is full   of boxes.
Michelle_ire
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Thanks ladies... it truely was an amazing day but its like a distant memory now

 

sheenermac your getting close you must be so excited... enjoy the last few days run up and set yourself a daily to do list for the last few days.. i did that and wasnt under any stress.. did what i had to do and enjoyed the rest of the day

 

yesisaidyes... hope you had a blast on your hen.... i bet you cannot wait to move and have it over and done with
lorrimar
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Just got a text to say my wedding dress has arrived in the shop...OMG I'm so excited. Can't wait to go and try it on :) Now it's feeling very real :)
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Oh Lorrimar, its such a great feeling!!!!! I haven't seen my dress since before Christmas and im going for a fitting the 20th and im so excited to see my dress again, I kinda forget what it looks like!
koreajade
user for 6 years
4 years ago
So happy for you girls that your dresses just arrived! You must be so excited to see it again.

Debbie Downer alert- Have to vent a bit and don't know where else to do it really. All this planning has got me really down at this point. Speaking of dresses, I had bought one last time I visited Ireland and decided I didn't like it. Tried to get in touch with the dress shop to have it sent quicker to sell it, and she never contacted me back. Had a couple offers to buy it but she won't tell me when it's coming in. So feeling stuck with this 1200 dress that I don't know when is arriving.

My (divorced) parents are making the guest list impossible- not providing enough information for invitations, reserving rooms for people that may not come, disinviting people that they had previously invited, and also complaining about each other.

Also just found out a lot of extended family are not coming that we were hoping would, but didn't tell us directly.

Also went to write our venue and found out they had changed the wedding coordinator and GM without telling us.

Anyways didn't want to bring down the mood, just wondering if other people felt like this at some point? Or do I just have really bad luck? I feel like I'm not getting a lot of help anywhere and wondering if it's even worth it. Maybe I'm just getting all negative and no positive feedback living abroad?

If this is too much of a bummer, please disregard! Thanks for reading those that do :)
lorrimar
user for 5 years
4 years ago
[quote=413320]Oh Lorrimar, its such a great feeling!!!!! I haven’t seen my dress since before Christmas and im going for a fitting the 20th and im so excited to see my dress again, I kinda forget what it looks like! [/quote]

 

Oh it's a brilliant feeling. Im excited and nervous all rolled in together. I was in the shop early April for more measurements so I tried on the sample then. I just hope it fits and I like the colour. She had to order it a little big as I was in between sizes so as long as it's a bit big I'm happy :)  It's a very light ivory, I had wanted white but apparently the dress had never been made in white before and the designer wasnt sure how the fabrics would look. Although to be fair the ivory is very light and almost white.

koreajade, thats awful that you are having such a difficult time. If I was you I would finalise the guest list yourself and those that can go will and those that can't there's nothing you can do. If your venue has allocated you a number of rooms then decide yourselves who is getting them and anyone else can book their own then if they want to stay. Just be sure that you don't get caught to pay for rooms booked if they are a no show. As for the wedding co-ordinator and GM changing maybe send them an email directly and express any concerns you have. I'm sure all your plans will still be fine.
CoolInterestingUserName
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi koreajade

I was really stressed a couple of weeks ago, was putting a brave face on but really was going a little mental, it all calms down closer to the day you get, or it has for me :-)

You need to take control from your parents and do what suits you and your OH. I know it's hard but you cannot please everyone so do what pleases you and your fiance x

Our wedding co-coordinator changed about 2 months ago, they did call and tell me and I met with the new one and was happy. I got a call the other day to say he is sick and won't be back for our wedding in 5 weeks. I was nervous at first but since speaking with the event manger (who is taking over our wedding) I am happy they have all the different information I've given the previous coordinators. They are professionals, and it's their reputation that will suffer if anything goes wrong! Give them a call or email to go through everything and put your mind at ease.

We are going for our tasting tomorrow - can't wait nom nom nom nom :-)
koreajade
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Thanks ladies! Glad to hear it wasn't all peaches and cream for everyone all the time, and I think you are right about just finalizing details without the parents. Can't make everyone happy! Had a good nights sleep and feeling much better today :)
MrsBahraini
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Hi ladies! 11 weeks for me!

Sent out our wedding invitations when we were visiting folks in Madrid on their wedding! It was amazing to have that wee break and has definitely got me feeling more like a bride to be! I'm annoyed I haven't got more RSVPs from my best friends...

 

Ive lots of little things I want to do but it will all have to be done in August before the wedding.

 
nosietoes
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I think you need to patient with RSVPs. I sent our invites at 9 1/2 weeks out and have less than 50%  response rate now at 6 weeks. My mum puts it down to us sending them 'ridiculously' early - how helpful!
MrsBahraini
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Your probably right Nosietoes! I've had 8 people RSVP back no so far which tbh, is fab as we hadn't budgeted for that many people! Keep forgetting I've budgeted for 10 kids as well so I'm really only 15 people over now! :)
MrsWhistNow
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi koreajade,

I'm sorry you are so stressed.  I hope that things are looking brighter today.

Re: Kinnitty, who were you working with?  We have been working with Simon (he's the duty manager there) and he's been fantastic.  I would see if you could set up a Skype or phone call for an introduction.

Good luck!
koreajade
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Thanks, MrsWhistNow. We called him last night and he seems really nice and knowledgeable (maybe more so than some people in the past), so feeling much much better about it now :)
Lanzarote 2014
user for 7 years
4 years ago
2 more weeks 😱 till my wedding. Having my hens Saturday 27th and the wedding in on the 2nd July. Everything falls into place itself. Contact through email & phone with the hotel, photographers, band, DJ & cars we had no need to meet up. Meeting at the weekend with the hotel to give the final numbers and our table plan. Then the wedding rehearsal is on Saturday. Just have to do up some booklets and still get the BM shoes..I'm also getting leaflet style program done on vista print. I googled funny wedding program and downloaded the template and filled it in and saved in vista print. Really saved on printing costs.

Im not stressed running around or over excited, I'm looking forward to the honeymoon more 😆
Lanzarote 2014
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Hey girls, just thought I'd share some information with anyone still looking for the last bits or suppliers for their day. I know how hard it is trying to find the perfect ones and I believe I searched and found them all.

I found that the wedding bands were just all the same music so we went with these guys they are brilliant, you have to google them, they were on the late late show and to be honest they worked out cheaper than the normal wedding band.

Band : Irish house party band

DJ: Ruairi wedding DJ

Venue: Tulfarris (Blessington)

Florist: Endas Florist (Blessington)

Hair Creation ( Blessington)

Make up : Noelle Loughlin (Blessington)

Photo: M&M photography (blessington)

Video: DSVP (Dublin)

Cake: Cakeman.ie (clondalkin)

Cars: TLC (Waterford)

Save the Date Magnets ( vista print)

Invitations : Congratulations.ie (Waterford)

Wedding ceremony Programs : download template of Internet and save in vista print flyer file. (saved on printing costs )

Dress: Embrace Bridal (Gorey)

BM Dress: Quiz Clothing

Shoes : Red Herring

Candy Table ; DIY , IKEA & Musgraves
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
25 days to our wedding!! I'm so excited 😃 I had my hair and makeup trial and last fitting yesterday I haven't seen the dress since before Christmas and fell in love with it all over again and my measurements were smaller than last time woohoo!!!!!!
lorrimar
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Well done MrsLambert, that's great :) I need to get back to healthy eating and start moving more.

I ordered a veil on Ebay a few weeks ago and it arrived this morning. I love it, it's fab and just what I wanted without having to pay crazy money. Will have to double check the colour is ok with the dress but I think it will be. Going to make an app for next week for my hair trial now that I have that.

I ordered new BM dresses last week and should have them the 1st week in July. Can't wait to see them. We also met with our ceremony singer last Friday and have decided on the songs. My OH came up with a few I hadn't thought of and are a litttle different but delighted it's done. Another few things off the to-do list
CoolInterestingUserName
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I really can't believe how quickly time is flying by!! We got engaged in Nov 14 and started organising our wedding in Jan 15. 3 months ago I couldn't wait to be at 25 days out but now we are here I want to be back to 3 months ago to enjoy the lead up more!!

It's going so quickly and its going to be over so fast!!!! :-(

We have almost everything done. Need to finish off getting bridal party gifts which I hope to do at the weekend. Am in the process of contacting all our suppliers to firm up logistics. Have my 3rd fitting and our bridesmaid and flowergirls 2nd on Friday... I'll probably need a 4th fitting as I've lost a little weight and the hem hasn't been done... Also organising final payments and double checking everyone has contact information.

Still in disbelief it's only 25 days to our wedding :-)
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Its so exciting!! and everyone keeps asking if im getting nervous yet, should I be? Because im not! I get little butterflies at times when I think about it but that's it.
CoolInterestingUserName
user for 5 years
4 years ago
MrsLambert2be you are 3 weeks today, yes? You are 2 days ahead of me :-)

It is really exciting! I'm not nervous, I've actually gotten into a really nice calm mood.

I get butterflies and a little Eeek moment when I think about the day. And even a little teary when I REALLY think about the day and what it actually means..... But no nerves, yet anyway :-)

I can't wait for the day but am so enjoying the lead up too
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Oh im starting to get a little nervous now CoolInteresting!!! We started to get our envelopes owed together and its actually very scary to see the bank account get smaller and smaller, its so much money but I have been told it will be worth it on the day when we see it all put together and see where all the hard saved cash went to!!! Have you had any hiccups so far?
koreajade
user for 6 years
4 years ago
It's so close for you two! Glad to hear you're enjoying the lead up. Definitely feel your pain about the bank account, MrsLambert, lol.

So I'm planning to do my hair and makeup on the same day as my fitting, which I think is fairly common. Was just wonder for those who have done it, did you see your other half after all done up? I can't decide if it would be a giveaway to how I'll look on the big day or not, but also seems like a waste not to go out that night and do something nice together...
shelle1
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@Koreajade, I'm having my hair and make up trial tomorrow and was wondering the same thing! Luckily it just happened that h2b's stag is this weekend so he won't see it! May be a chance for a girly night!! Can't believe all the weddings are getting so close!! Was so excited to get some rsvp's back this week!! Only 3 or 4 but its a start :) Flower girls are fitting their dresses today :)
Smileyface83
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi ladies how are we all, I haven't been on this in ages, getting married this sept!!just wondering have any of ye bought dressing gowns for the bridal party for morning of wedding?? I'm. Seeing a few sites selling them like wow wee.ie just wondering what ye think!! ☺
CoolInterestingUserName
user for 5 years
4 years ago
No big hiccups yet TG :) . Have had things we wanted not be available but something better has come along. TBH its been mainly easy enough, oh except for getting overwhelmed emotionally the odd time. And not really sleeping as deeply and easily as I would normally. It takes me longer to wind down at night and if I wake it takes me longer to go back to sleep, so feel tired a lot! I really can't wait for all the rest on the honeymoon, think we'll sleep through the first week!

It is crazy the amount of money going out right now though. Sometimes I feel guilty spending all this money on one day but then I remember it's the one day we'll look back on and realise I don't want us to regret anything either. Still stings looking at the bank balance though!

smileyface83 we were going to do the dressing gown thing but then decided to get nice PJ's instead. Got lovely ones for myself, my bridesmaid and mum in M&S sale. Oh the sale on there at the moment has some lovely underware if any of you missies are looking :-) got some very pretty bargains today.
CoolInterestingUserName
user for 5 years
4 years ago
No big hiccups yet TG :) . Have had things we wanted not be available but something better has come along. TBH its been mainly easy enough, oh except for getting overwhelmed emotionally the odd time. And not really sleeping as deeply and easily as I would normally. It takes me longer to wind down at night and if I wake it takes me longer to go back to sleep, so feel tired a lot! I really can't wait for all the rest on the honeymoon, think we'll sleep through the first week!

It is crazy the amount of money going out right now though. Sometimes I feel guilty spending all this money on one day but then I remember it's the one day we'll look back on and realise I don't want us to regret anything either. Still stings looking at the bank balance though!

@smileyface83 we were going to do the dressing gown thing but then decided to get nice PJ's instead. Got lovely ones for myself, my bridesmaid and mum in M&S sale. Oh the sale on there at the moment has some lovely underware if any of you missies are looking :-) got some very pretty bargains today.
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi ladies. I'm an old married woman now! We had an amazing day and loved every single minute of it. I haven't got many photos yet but I'll add some more when we get them. Here's one the photogrpher sent to us.
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Okay I can't figure out how to upload photos now but I will when I figure it out I promise!

 
shelle1
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@SmileyFace83 I bought the satin robes from wowwee.ie. They are lovely! Hopefully the BM's be happy with them and the good thing about them is that the text on the back is very subtle so they can be worn again easily.

@Starrgrrl, massive congrats!!! Glad your day went so well!

Starting to get some rsvp's back now even though the invites only out a week! Hopefully it'll keep going like this and we can get official numbers sorted soon enough! Had hair and makeup trial and dress fitting at the weekend and so happy to say I was delighted with all of it!! Hopefully the next few weeks will go as smoothly! Hen next weekend :)
sheenermc
user for 9 years
4 years ago
Getting married on Thursday.... Just wonder if I have everything. Just packing bags today and making lists... Weather due to be nice so roll on Thursday
shelle1
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Best of luck @sheenermc! I hear the weather is going to be good all week so hopefully thats true!!
CoolInterestingUserName
user for 5 years
4 years ago
http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/starrgrrl/" rel="nofollow">@Starrgrrl CONGRATULATIONS!!

http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/sheenermc/" rel="nofollow">@sheenermc Good Luck and have a brilliant day :-). I hope the weather holds for you!

@shelle1 We got loads of RSVPs back the first couple of weeks. It was great running home to check the post everyday :-) . Still had to chase 9 couples at the end though. I purposely gave a short deadline as I am very impatient :-D
koreajade
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Best of luck, sheenermc, and congrats, stargrrrl!

Finally got all our invites out yesterday, now just waiting for RSVPs like some of you were saying. I gave a short deadline as well, CoolInteresting. I figured it would compel people to RSVP before they could forget about it. Hoping not to have to chase too many people up about it!

I wanted to do dressing robes as well, just not a fan of the peacock design on wowwie. Anyone have any other places they found them?
Shellcon81
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi koreajade, I got lovely dressing gowns in marks and spencer! They were about the same price as the wowwee ones but like you I didn't like their designs. I didn't get names on them but I'm sure you could go to a stitching place to do it if u wanted.
lorrimar
user for 5 years
4 years ago
There's a page on FB that does them - Dream Centrepieces. I was €137.50 for 5 of them with the embroidery on them.

Best of luck Sheenermc, hope you have a fab day

Congrats Starrgrrl, glad you had a great day.

 

We are sending our invites out the end of this week but the RSVP date isnt until 14th Aug. That will give me time to chase the non-replies :)

My BM dresses have arrived I just need to collect them from the courier today. My veil and bracelet I ordered on Ebay have arrived and they are perfect. I checked the veil with the dress yesterday and it matches, saved me paying out crazy prices for it.

My OH has his stag this weekend so am going to go shopping with 1 of my BM's and have a nice weekend. My hen is 18th July, really looking forward to it.
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Thank god the weekend is over! It's 12 days to our wedding and yesterday I had a major setback and meltdown. I gave the dresses to a lady friend of my mams who was recommended and she altered the bridesmaids dresses but had one side longer than the other that was ok it can b easily fixed! Until I took my gown out of the bag!!!!! She destroyed my dress the hem is uneven, the dress is filthy and my veil is ruined! My dress can be fixed but I won't have it until 3 days before the wedding but my veil is a hopeless case! She literally cut the veil across the bottom and not only was it too short but it was ripping! Thankfully a good friend gave me a loan of her veil but I'm devastated!
CoolInterestingUserName
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Oh god @MrsLamert2b that's awful!!! I'm really glad your dress can be fixed though! I really hope all will be OK for you, it's the last thing in the world you want to be worried about!

How is everything else going for you? I am ticking the final little bits off our to do lists.

I am very excited but am playing it really cool when I'm asked about the wedding 'oh yes, everything is under control, just looking forward to the day' etc. But I'm getting mental little moments like I met with one of my best friends at the weekend. I hadn't seen him in ages and just started crying, I think it was a mix of been super happy to see him and a release of the keeping it togetherness :-)

12 days today!!!!
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Some good news at long last! The bridesmaid dresses are fixed are look fabulous!! My dress has to go through a full clean as its too dirty to just spot wash it, so I will have it by Monday which will be 4 days before the wedding!!!!! My nerves are shot.

I have the table plan done, place cards wrote, favors are ready and I have a headcold! 8 days more to go I hope nothing else goes wrong and my headcold goes away. Whew, what a week.
lorrimar
user for 5 years
4 years ago
So glad you got your dresses sorted Mrs Lambert, you can relax a little now and try enjoy the rest of the build up to the big day. Benilyn night and day and brilliant for headcolds and flus.
We sent out our invites yesterday and have 2 replies already. It's feeling very real and very exciting. We've also booked our menu tasting for 10th August so need to have a look at the menu and email on what we are thinking of having. I picked up a lovely pair of white lace runners/pumps with laces in Dunnes this morning to wear for the dancing. I have loads of other things ordered on Ebay as well, the postman will be busy for the next few weeks :)
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
4 years ago
That was a bit of a drama MrsLambert! Glad it worked out but lord! Poor you!
Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
4 years ago
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn194/…

just seeing if this will work!
Starrgrrl
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Starrgrrl
user for 5 years
4 years ago
http://s304.photobucket.com/user/quteila/…

 

whoop!! I figured something out. Here are a few of our wedding photos. It was the most amazing day. Loved it. Would do it all again tomorrow. Thanks for all your support ladies. You've been the best!
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Starrgrrl you looked amazing!!! Congratulations! I love love love your bouquet its so classic but different! You look so very happy the best of luck to you both in your future together.
CoolInterestingUserName
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@starrgrrl WOW really lovely pictures! You both look so happy!!
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
2 more days to go!!! The nerves have kicked in and I cant eat but im so excited!!!
lorrimar
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Starrgrrl you looked gorgeous.

MrsLambert, best of luck for tomorrow. Hope you have an amzing day.

I have my hen this weekend, I'm so excited about it :) Heading to Galway.
I've gotten loads done the last week or 2 - I have the robes and strappy tops bought and also the iron-on decals for the morning of the wedding. I have all my jewellery got and the BM's jewellery. We have the honeymoon booked and got the draping to cover the shutter on the bar for the ceremony. I bought lovely wooden hangers and got stickers to put on them with the girls names, role and wedding date. I also got gorgeous crochet/lace type runners in Dunnes for the reception so I can dance the night away.
lorrimar
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Starrgrrl you looked gorgeous.

MrsLambert, best of luck for tomorrow. Hope you have an amazing day.

I have my hen this weekend, I'm so excited about it :) Heading to Galway.
I've gotten loads done the last week or 2 - I have the robes and strappy tops bought and also the iron-on decals for the morning of the wedding. I have all my jewellery got and the BM's jewellery. We have the honeymoon booked and got the draping to cover the shutter on the bar for the ceremony. I bought lovely wooden hangers and got stickers to put on them with the girls names, role and wedding date. I also got gorgeous crochet/lace type runners in Dunnes for the reception so I can dance the night away.
MrsBahraini
user for 6 years
4 years ago
MrsLambert, hope you had a great day! I've 43 days left to go and I've confirmed with all the vendors apart from the Wedding Singer for the church and I'm going to ring her today.

We are still waiting on 60+ RSVPs to come and I put down 31st July as cut off, I'm hoping people get in touch soon. On the plus side we did send out too many invites and thank god but we've got to the number we have budgeted for with declines so far!

Everything else seems to be in place, poor OH is stressing out a big. We block booked hotel rooms and it's been a bit of a faff to be honest! Really should have let them sort themselves out!

I still haven't got shoes or underwear yet but I'm heading back to Ireland in 3 weeks time for the wedding so I'm gonna stop off in Dublin and get sorted!

Other than that, I think I'm sorted. I've the girls buying their own shoes as I'm away and the guys have their suits sorted already. Looking forward to getting back home, feel like I'll definitely get the buzz then!
lorrimar
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I had my hen at the weekend... what an amazing weekend. My MOH and BM that organised it did a fantastic job. They organised everything so well. They had little bags made up for everyone with gel cushions, pain-killers, tissues, chewing gum and badges. They also had purple plastic glasses and alcohol for going up on the bus. They gave me gorgeous gifts at dinner - a photo taken of everyone before we got on the bus put on a canvas that they all signed and a fab photo book with loads of photos of me, my OH, my family & friends and also of me and my mom ( she passed away 5yrs ago). They had me in tears but I loved them. Would love to do it all again
Our RSVP's are very slow coming back as well. I know both families are going but his friends haven't replied yet but still plenty of time. I have everything got for the BM's now, their jewellery arrived on Friday. We ordered our wedding rings on Monday - I had to leave my engagement ring with him so it can be made to fit around it, feels so bare without it. I also got my hair comb at the weekend and I ordered my hsoes yesterday so just the underwear left and I'm done. Only small bits left then to sort. It really is getting so exciting, only 58 days to go!!!
ss1301
user for 4 years
4 years ago
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MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
OMG ladies my day is over!!! im so shocked/sad/overwhelmed! I remember the day but it kinda feels like it didn't happen because it went so quick. After all my fussing I didn't care what could have happened that day!!! Only disappointment I have is that my horse and carriage never showed up. Other than that it was a fantastic day, honeymoon was so relaxing and im now looking forward to my wedding album. Ive just done my report. So all I can say is, when everyone says enjoy it cause the day will fly, well its all true and now I cant believe its over. My dress is in its bag again never to see daylight!!! Its so sad when you think of all the hours, sweat and tears that go into it but it was the most enjoyable and memorable day of my life!!
deloresballen94
user for 2 years
2 years ago
hello