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Hello Everybody!!

Hello~ I'm brand new on here, and I thought it would be proper to introduce myself! My name is Amber, and both my husband and I have been together for four years and we both serve in the U.S. Navy :D

I am here on the Knot because we had a very private ceremony at a courthouse in order to get the paperwork in to the military to keep us together when we switched duty stations, and now we finally have our chance to have a nice wedding with our family and friends back home in California- I am quickly finding out that it is very difficult trying to plan a function for 100 people from the other side of the country in Virginia!

I'm hoping to find some ideas and to share stories with the other ladies on here, and thank you for stopping by!
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Re: Hello Everybody!!

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    edited December 2011
    Welcome!  I'm a Navy wife, and we will actually be in Virginia in about a year or so.  The cross country planning is difficult, which is why we ended up moving our wedding date up so we were married before PCS-ing across the country.  Good luck!
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    edited December 2011
    Welcome!
    Former AD Navy myself here, Now a happy USMC Wife.
    It can be really hard, but hopefully your family and/or friends in CA can help you out? Or you always have the option of looking into a wedding planner or coordinator in the area. I got married in a hotel that had a really super helpful wedding coordinator (her fee was included in the cost of everything), I told her what I wanted, and she would call or email me and say "Okay, thats done, this couldn't work, but what about this?" She was wonderful and my wedding wouldn't have been as beautiful without her. My mom (a floral designer) did all of my flowers and got a lot of my decorations together and then shipped them to me from NC to WA for me to assemble and keep till they could get here 2 days before my wedding. I hope one or both of those options can work for you!!
    Best of Luck!!!
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    edited December 2011
    Thank you so much Ladies, and such good advice!
    Well, I was thinking about doing the Disney thing (Our families live about ten mintues away in Orange County), and they take care of everything with the exception of the attire/transportation/etc.  Luckily though, my bridal party has been more than supportive and helpful in sending me ideas and input, and my Sister/MOH is an absolute wedding juggernaut, and has a LOT of the basics down already.
    If things do get a little hectic though, I may have to find a good wedding planner- but I am a little hesitant though because my friend has been telling me horror stories of planners charging people exorbitant amounts of money, giving their clients the run-around, and hassling them in general! I know that certainly won't be the case with all of them, but just to be safe I'll have my sister help me find one, she's a much better negotiator than I am!
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    edited December 2011
    Welcome! All the ladies have great advice. I delayed my move to FI so I could plan from the same state as the wedding, so I can't help there. But wanted to say Congrats anyway!
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    edited December 2011

    And thank you, too! Are those pictures from your wedding in your sig, shan? I love them!

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