(Closed) AA Brides! Where areyou!? Introduce yourselves!

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Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

@Miss Tattoo: Thanks! Your wedding sounds like it will be beautiful. We were originally planning to have the elegant-garden-party summer wedding! πŸ™‚

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Hello!!  I am plannergirl.  My date is about 40 days away and I am so excited.  I have most of my DIY projects done.  I finally got my guest list down to about 420.  It was pushing 600. OUT OF CONTROL!!!

 

I am so excited I have a very special aunt making the pillow for the ring bearer.  I have bad news for him, I am keeping it! 

 

I am working on table numbers and baskets for the restrooms now.  Since I will have an open bar, I have decided to put tooth brushes, toothpaste and mouth wash in the restrooms.  This will be in addition to other items.

I did the ultimate.  I ordered my dress off line (sight unseen).  I heard so many horror stories, but I had no issues.  I would do it the same way again.  I am having a band play at the wedding.  This is in addition to the string quartet playing my song.  I am so excited. No one knows about this, just the groom and I.  I will have a DJ at the reception, because after dinner, it will be a party.  We have three soul train line songs picked out.

 

Oh, my colors are chocolate and tiffany blue.  The Fiance and I are were ivory.  We have not picked out a honeymoon spot yet.  I am not even focused on that.  I can go on vacation anytime.  My wedding only comes once!!

 

Be sure to upload pics.  I will be adding mine.

 

Post # 34
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hi! Im Mrsblackberry from the Bay Area in Cali. My wedding is planned for April 2012, but it might change to Oct 2012 πŸ™ Small guest list of 85 and my colors are red and black with touches of damask. Im not planning to many DIY projects because the golf course we are getting married at is all inclusive which is great.

Post # 35
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Sugar bee

@plannergirl: Whaattttt? 600 people? Down to 420?? I’m just hyperventilating thinking about it. Yes, be sure to upload pictures. I’m sure you will have a blast and I feel you on the string quartet. I think I’m going to book one too.

Post # 36
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Busy bee

Hello all…glad to see a new post.

I’m DeaconBride from Cleveland, OH. Our wedding is April 30, 2011. Exactly 200 days away. LOL

Our colors are Teal and Cream with a peacock feather theme. I am DIY’ing all stationary and our aisle runner. I’ll let a florist do centerpieces but I have a “vision” (don’t we all). We only plan to invite 150. I can’t imagine 400 people at our wedding!!! But I can see how a guest list grows out of control.
I have my dress but now I am struggling over what accessories/veil to wear with it.

We have the florist, photographer, venue (still deciding on menu) and of course the officiant.

@ Cheeks11 – my 13-year old son is walking me down the aisle. I’m also an encore bride. My Fiance has no children. He also wants a big blowout!! LOL

Post # 38
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hello Ladies, My name is Shekema07, I’m 26 and will be 27 by the time were married. We will also have been together 5yrs by the time we say I do. Our wedding is planned for Oct 9th, 2011. Approx 363 days away πŸ™‚ It will be held in Indianapolis, at the Omni. It will be about 150 people.

I have my dress it’s Enzoani Cheyenne. I still am looking into accessories. I actually am a two dress bride. I originally purchased Maggie Sottero Brianna, then I bought Karena Royale and within a week I knew I made a mistake and went back to the bridal store and ask that they apply my balance to the dress of my dreams which was the Enzoani Cheyenne. Luckily the bridal shop allowed this and I was able to get my dress. So I have two dresses and will be selling the Brianna.

My colors are going to center around fall colors (i,e burnt orange, plum, green)but the dominant color will be plum, as well as the bridesmaid dresses.

I actually have the venue and the photographer. I haven’t done anything else. I’m pretty lazy. I’m looking for a wedding planner because I don’t have the patience to do all this lol πŸ™‚

I will be wearing my hair which is relaxed in an updo of some sort.

Have fun planning ladies πŸ™‚

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@DeaconBride: That’s sweet. Doesn’t he feel like such a man right now? My son is really excited. He’s been trying to talk me into him wearing a white tux for some reason. I’m like nobody is wearing white not even me so its not happenin. lol My Fiance is also from Cleveland!

 

@plannergirl: 420? I don’t think I’ve even spoke to that many people my whole life! lol Can’t wait to see your pictures. Are you having a wedding planner to help pull everything together? I also ordered my dress online and am having it custom made. I had no desire to try on dresses and I hope I don’t regret itUndecided.

Post # 40
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1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hello everyone!

I am YSQueen and my Fiance and I are getting married 10/9/11. We plan on having about 200 guests in a mansion with a garden ceremony in the back. Still trying to get everything planned….

Although I’m natural, I plan on wearing braids for the wedding day, and I plan on doing LOTS of DIY so that I can stay on budget.

Post # 41
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504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@YSQueen: Welcome and congrats! Would love to see your projects when you start working on them!

Post # 43
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hi Everyone!! I am PrncssDva and I live in Memphis, TN. I am getting married on THIS SATURDAY!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!  We have aguest list of about 360. I am a one venue Bride. My Wedding Party has 2 Honors, 4 Bridesmaids, 2 Junior Bridesmaids, 1 Junior Bride, 2 Best Men, 4 Groomsmen, 1 Flower Girl, and 1 Ring Bearer. 

My colors are apple red and tangerine orange with gold and bling accents!! I have added bling to my white jogging suit, Grizzlies garters, guestbook, Bridesmaids’ tote bags, and a few other things.

My hair will be pulled back with pinned down curls into a sort of bun.

I have acathedral length veil that was made just for me with the new glimmer tulle and scattered rhinestones, of course.

here is me in my dress!

 

here are my shoes

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Hi ladies! This was such a great idea for a thread! It’s great to meet you all πŸ™‚

I plan on getting married sometime in Summer 2012, probably July or August. I’ll be graduating that May, so in addition to writing and defending a thesis, teaching, and moving, we’ll be doing the majority of our wedding planning, then. Eeks!

Fiance is Italian-American and I’m AA, so it will be intercultural. Fiance and I will be 26 when we get married. I haven’t done any “real” planning yet! I’ve stalked this website, watched my wedding shows, and read my magazines, and saved hundreds of links, pictures, and bookmarks to my computer, but haven’t done any serious planning.

Our wedding, including honeymoon, needs to be under $10,000 for 100 people or less. We’re both educators and artists in school and don’t make a lot of money, so we don’t need to start our marriage off in debt. I’m thinking Philly or New Jersey for the location, so I’m looking for the best deals I can find. We also plan on doing a lot of DIY – invites, decorations, flowers, favors. You name it, we’ll try to craft it! My dream dress went from being a $1700 Alfred Angelo Piccone to a $600 David’s Bridal. I thinking trumpet/mermaid with minimal bling and lots of class.

I’m also trying to drop a teeny bit of weight — mostly tone up so that I can try on dresses this summer! AHH! Also, we’ll probably start looking at venues during our winter break.

I have no idea what I want to do with my hair! I cut it off a few months ago and have been rocking my TWA. Maybe, I’ll get braids or a weave…or if it’s long enough by then, maybe a nice rollerset or updo.

Post # 45
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Oops. Also forgot to mention that Fiance and I are in a long-distance relationship. So in addition to planning our wedding from 9 hours away, we live 3.5 hours away from each other. Last year, we lived 9 hours from each other. The year before, we lived 1.5 hours from each other. So that presents its own little set of difficulties. I can’t wait until we can finally live and be together! Haha!

Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@PrncssDva: I LOVE your wedding dress! It’s so beautiful!

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