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AW Thursday

Big AW  here. It's been one month since we got engaged, and I have accomplished the following (with Christmas and FI being out of town two weeks).

Venue
Photographer
Band
Officiant
DOC
Cake
Dress

The only REALLY big thing left is the caterer/bar situation. And then TONS of little stuff. :)
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    I got my dress fitted Saturday by Becky Fowler and I think I will probably buy my veil from her too!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_aw-thursday-119?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:092ca8c7-22f6-407f-b4e1-7017de4aaad2Post:c1eb6657-58c4-4278-a436-1f2e9660f11d">Re: AW Thursday</a>:
    [QUOTE]I got my dress fitted Saturday by Becky Fowler and I think I will probably buy my veil from her too!
    Posted by crash2729[/QUOTE]

    She sells veils?? I had no idea!! Does she sell anything else?
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    Crash - I bought my veil from her too and I love it.

    Congrats on all of the checks cwaggoner!  That's a huge accomplishment!
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    Yeah, I paid a lot of money for my veil, and didn't realize she sold them until right before my wedding. **head on desk** Definitely worth checking out her stash!!
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    While I know I could have gotten something cheaper, I loved my pricey veil.  It matched the trim/styling of my dress exactly.  However, I do wish I had found out about Becky before I started my fittings. 
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    Yay! Congrats cwaggoner! We too are finalizing all of our vendors. We finalized our:
    DJ (LeForce)
    Officiant (Weddings by Tina)
    Invitations (Vistaprint)
    Envelopes (PaperMillStore)
    Return Stamp (Etsy)
    Bridals location (Nylo Plano)
    Honeymoon flights :)))

    I think the last one is our most exciting AW- although I am pretty excited about our DJ! Oh- and we finalized the Londoner Uptown as our RD site. We really like Sonny Bryan's but the Londoner just means so much to usI. Plus- the view from their upstairs patio is amazing! 
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    Carrie/Kathleen -- I love Becky's veils!

    Amanda -- Which DJ did you go with?

    Not really an AW, but a cute exchange I just overheard between two students:
    "When I get married, I'm having an open bar."
    "Uh, duh, you're inviting your dad."

    Which could possibly be taken badly, but from those two girls it was pretty adorable.  Also, they asked me to show them my wedding highlight video and it was fun to go all googoo over it again.  =)

    Congrats on all the AWs, girls!  Seems like a productive week!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_aw-thursday-119?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:092ca8c7-22f6-407f-b4e1-7017de4aaad2Post:8cb58828-0acb-4966-a339-812179dff6ae">Re: AW Thursday</a>:
    [QUOTE]Carrie/Kathleen -- I love Becky's veils! Amanda -- Which DJ did you go with? Not really an AW, but a cute exchange I just overheard between two students: "When I get married, I'm having an open bar."<strong> "Uh, duh, you're inviting your dad."</strong> Which could possibly be taken badly, but from those two girls it was pretty adorable.  Also, they asked me to show them my wedding highlight video and it was fun to go all googoo over it again.  =) Congrats on all the AWs, girls!  Seems like a productive week!
    Posted by professorscience[/QUOTE]

    My dad offered to pay for ALL of the alcohol to ensure there was an open bar. Oh, and he's making a huge batch of 'Markaritas' as well. You're right, it's adorbs.
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    Hi Ladies.  I don't post here very often anymore, but I wanted to share a session from my photographer's blog.  It's an engagement session with a street photography feel.  I just wanted to share, since it's a neat way to do engagement photos.  My H and I actually posed for this session, since it was an idea she wanted to shoot before actually doing an engagement session.

    http://kandsphotography.net/2012/01/14/a-dallas-love-story-dallas-wedding-photographers/

    Congrats on everyone's AWs. 

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_aw-thursday-119?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:092ca8c7-22f6-407f-b4e1-7017de4aaad2Post:80fb5b50-bb39-48c7-a31b-2237faabd33e">Re: AW Thursday</a>:
    [QUOTE]Hi Ladies.  I don't post here very often anymore, but I wanted to share a session from my photographer's blog.  It's an engagement session with a street photography feel.  I just wanted to share, since it's a neat way to do engagement photos.  My H and I actually posed for this session, since it was an idea she wanted to shoot before actually doing an engagement session. <a href="http://kandsphotography.net/2012/01/14/a-dallas-love-story-dallas-wedding-photographers/" rel="nofollow">http://kandsphotography.net/2012/01/14/a-dallas-love-story-dallas-wedding-photographers/</a> Congrats on everyone's AWs. 
    Posted by serlace[/QUOTE]
    Awww these are wonderful! I love the edgy but elegant vibe to them. Shauna did a wonderful job!
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    Congrats to everyone on the awesome AWs!!!

    WR AWs: 

    - I got our paper in this week from Anchor Paper so I can slowly but surely start putting together 150 DIY invites... yikes!

    - I wanted convertible dresses for the bridesmaids, but they all start at like $200! So I found a pattern online and am currently in the process of seeing if I can make them myself. If so, I could do them for $30-$40 each, and give them to the girls instead of asking them to buy a dress. That would make me EXTREMELY happy.

    - Yesterday we passed the 7 month mark until the wedding!!! So glad it's getting closer!

    I'm so proud of us Knotties and how productive we were this week! Also, I'm gonna need Becky Fowler's info at some point from someone, gotta talk about alterations and getting a veil made :)
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    Kristan-YGPM
    Carrie-I *think* she has tiaras too!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_aw-thursday-119?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:092ca8c7-22f6-407f-b4e1-7017de4aaad2Post:751b291a-ab9d-46a6-b685-443b1ca23132">Re: AW Thursday</a>:
    [QUOTE]<strong>Kristan-YGPM</strong> Carrie-I *think* she has tiaras too!
    Posted by crash2729[/QUOTE]

    <div>Thanks Kathleen!</div><div>
    </div><div>Sooooo is it Saturday yet??</div>
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    Oh, Lacey, those are beautiful!  Congrats on being such a lovely couple!  ;)
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_aw-thursday-119?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:092ca8c7-22f6-407f-b4e1-7017de4aaad2Post:8cb58828-0acb-4966-a339-812179dff6ae">Re: AW Thursday</a>:
    [QUOTE]<strong>Amanda -- Which DJ did you go with? </strong>Not really an AW, but a cute exchange I just overheard between two students: "When I get married, I'm having an open bar." <strong>"Uh, duh, you're inviting your dad." </strong>Which could possibly be taken badly, but from those two girls it was pretty adorable.  Also, they asked me to show them my wedding highlight video and it was fun to go all googoo over it again.  =) Congrats on all the AWs, girls!  Seems like a productive week!
    Posted by professorscience[/QUOTE]
    We haven't decided yet- we are talking a few things over with Glenn but will decide once we can finalize our budget. At first, we were going to just iPod it, but have since realize how much a DJ adds to the atmosphere.
    Like cw, this is totally my dad too haha. 
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_aw-thursday-119?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:092ca8c7-22f6-407f-b4e1-7017de4aaad2Post:b8c0a208-6072-40bf-9efd-ba744a9e28bd">Re: AW Thursday</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: AW Thursday : Thanks Kathleen! Sooooo<strong> is it Saturday yet??</strong>
    Posted by kristan1022[/QUOTE]
    I wish!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_aw-thursday-119?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:092ca8c7-22f6-407f-b4e1-7017de4aaad2Post:f1a83978-6a15-4f3f-a77c-a78dc645fc69">Re: AW Thursday</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: AW Thursday : I wish!
    Posted by crash2729[/QUOTE]

    <div>Me too- all these job search rejection emails make me wanna drink.</div>
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_aw-thursday-119?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:092ca8c7-22f6-407f-b4e1-7017de4aaad2Post:a2504e95-22b8-4cc7-9ec2-326948cb4894">Re: AW Thursday</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: AW Thursday : Me too- all these job search rejection emails make me wanna drink.
    Posted by kristan1022[/QUOTE]
    And once you get a job, it becomes "my incompetent coworkers make me wanna drink". <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-wink.gif" border="0" alt="Wink" title="Wink" />
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    Congrats to all of you for getting so much accomplished!

    I can't do any WR things until after April 15th. Stupid tax deadlines *kicks 1040 form*

    serlace - those pictures are gorgeous!!

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_aw-thursday-119?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:092ca8c7-22f6-407f-b4e1-7017de4aaad2Post:a9f333d2-2870-4484-af58-846f12fb8307">Re: AW Thursday</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: AW Thursday : She sells veils?? I had no idea!! Does she sell anything else?
    Posted by cwaggoner07[/QUOTE]

    Ah yes! I love Becky... and I was so excited to see her veil stash! She not only has long and short ones, but birdcage ones as well. :)
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_aw-thursday-119?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:092ca8c7-22f6-407f-b4e1-7017de4aaad2Post:ed7e6e5d-cd9a-4aed-92ee-40d9cfc83516">Re: AW Thursday</a>:
    [QUOTE]Congrats to all of you for getting so much accomplished!<strong> I can't do any WR things until after April 15th.</strong> Stupid tax deadlines *kicks 1040 form* serlace - those pictures are gorgeous!!
    Posted by AshJohnson30[/QUOTE]

    THIS. Also - I don't know if you saw the memo, but it's April 17 this year.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_aw-thursday-119?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:092ca8c7-22f6-407f-b4e1-7017de4aaad2Post:1ca191e6-1da1-4149-a6e6-8da0367eb546">Re: AW Thursday</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: AW Thursday : And once you get a job, it becomes "my incompetent coworkers make me wanna drink". 
    Posted by aeliza06[/QUOTE]

    <div>LOL our insane customers already make me wanna drink! (I'm working PT, but looking for something FT related to my Masters degree.... yay)</div>
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    I guess my only semi-AW is that I finally decided to say something to FMIL instead of just being irritated and complaining about things.  FMIL and FFIL are incredibly nice and want to help do whatever they can. I REALLY appreciate how awesome they are to us.  However, I get frustrated when people start making decisions for me without asking me, mostly because I feel like I'm being pushed and secondly because in this case, they are spending money on things I never said I wanted = wasted money.  I know the wedding will "be here before we know it," but there's no reason to rush rush rush to get every minute detail done right this second.  We have 4 months, deep breath people... it will all be fine.

    The worst part was that even though I tried to be exceptionally nice about it and phrase it so they know I really appreciated their help but just needed some time to make my decisions, the email I got back simply said, "Got ya."

    Great. So that went well  :-/
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    [QUOTE]I guess my only semi-AW is that I finally decided to say something to FMIL instead of just being irritated and complaining about things.  FMIL and FFIL are incredibly nice and want to help do whatever they can. I REALLY appreciate how awesome they are to us.  However, I get frustrated when people start making decisions for me without asking me, mostly because I feel like I'm being pushed and secondly because in this case, they are spending money on things I never said I wanted = wasted money.  I know the wedding will "be here before we know it," but there's no reason to rush rush rush to get every minute detail done right this second.  We have 4 months, deep breath people... it will all be fine. The worst part was that even though I tried to be exceptionally nice about it and phrase it so they know I really appreciated their help but just needed some time to make my decisions, the email I got back simply said, "Got ya." Great. So that went well  :-/
    Posted by angelsong21[/QUOTE]

    I'm sorry, Amy.  I tried to ask my FILs about their preferences for this, that or the other and they actually asked Bill to ask me to stop emailing them.  I was pretty hurt.  Hugs to you. 
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    I'm back from a lengthy day of doctor's appointments, and getting our marriage license! The ladies at Denton County were so sweet and cute and wanted all of our details. I loved it.
    ~DFWs Resident Snark~
    I'm not so good with the advice... Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_aw-thursday-119?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:092ca8c7-22f6-407f-b4e1-7017de4aaad2Post:99acf9d4-fd52-4e15-b4bb-23e2abe7292c">Re: AW Thursday</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: AW Thursday : THIS. Also - I don't know if you saw the memo, but it's April 17 this year.
    Posted by cwaggoner07[/QUOTE]

    yeaaaa i like to TELL myself April 15th so I won't feel as bad about life. thanks for ruining it for me lol <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-wink.gif" border="0" alt="Wink" title="Wink" />
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_aw-thursday-119?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:092ca8c7-22f6-407f-b4e1-7017de4aaad2Post:1ca191e6-1da1-4149-a6e6-8da0367eb546">Re: AW Thursday</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: AW Thursday : And once you get a job, it becomes "my incompetent coworkers make me wanna drink". 
    Posted by aeliza06[/QUOTE]

    Yep for sure on the coworkers. I wanted to drink already on Monday.
    To add my own AW my dress is in and I get to pick it up tomorrow..YAY!!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_aw-thursday-119?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:092ca8c7-22f6-407f-b4e1-7017de4aaad2Post:62b80591-2a89-4045-abf2-10548f3f1378">Re: AW Thursday</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: AW Thursday : I'm sorry, Amy.  I tried to ask my FILs about their preferences for this, that or the other and they actually asked Bill to ask me to stop emailing them.  I was pretty hurt.  Hugs to you. 
    Posted by juliebug1997[/QUOTE]

    :(  That sucks, Julie.  That's why I had tried to keep my mouth shut for a long time.  They are really great and so willing to jump in and do whatever, and I didn't want them to think I didn't appreciate them and all that they have done and have offered to do. I didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings.  I just needed time to be able to make some of my own decisions and make sure of exactly what I wanted before other people started spending their money and their weekend time working on projects and such that in the end, I might not have wanted anyway.  I would have felt HORRIBLE.

    I would have been so hurt if my FIL's asked FI to tell me to stop e-mailing them.  I can imagine that was really hard to hear. :-/
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_aw-thursday-119?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:102Discussion:092ca8c7-22f6-407f-b4e1-7017de4aaad2Post:039f5d4d-a460-410e-a162-e635c4707d11">AW Thursday</a>:
    [QUOTE]Big AW  here. It's been one month since we got engaged, and I have accomplished the following (with Christmas and FI being out of town two weeks). Venue Photographer Band Officiant DOC Cake Dress The only REALLY big thing left is the caterer/bar situation. And then TONS of little stuff. :)
    Posted by cwaggoner07[/QUOTE]

    <div>Cwaggoner, who are you using for everything? Come on now, brag it up (and appease my curiosity). :)</div>
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    Since you asked. :)

    Venue - Filter Building for Ceremony and Reception
    Photographer - Leslie Spurlock
    Band - Signature Band
    Officiant - FI's friend who also married his brother
    DOC - Jen Ashford with Altar Ego
    Cake - Ashley Wolf, a friend of mine who just started her own business
    Dress - Terry Costa

    Technically it's Friday now, but I'm still gonna AW anyways. :)
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