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Introduce Yourself!

There seems to be a lot of newbies on the board lately, which is great! -- come on out and introduce yourself here!  Board reg's, re-introduce yourself here to the newbies, too!

When is your wedding?:
How big is the bridal party?:
What venue are you using?:
Biggest challenge so far?:
Favorite vendor!:
Least appealing planning aspect:
Do you have a theme/color?:
Any reason why you chose your specific date?:
Something weirdly odd about yourself:

Go bears! :)

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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?:  September 4, 2011
    How big is the bridal party?: 8 total, 4 girls and 4 guys
    What venue are you using?:  Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet
    Biggest challenge so far?:  It was vid at first, but now its finalizing the honeymoon accommodations!  such a hard life :)
    Favorite vendor!:  my photographer, jiho!
    Least appealing planning aspect:  building up the money in the savings account, and having to write checks swindle it back down :(
    Do you have a theme/color?:  cocoa & gold with scarlet accents
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?:  its our anniversary, my parents and his parents anniversary weekend :)
    Something weirdly odd about yourself:  i don't like my food touching each other on the plate.  everything must be separated. :)
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    Sparkle1985Sparkle1985 member
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?: August 27, 2011
    How big is the bridal party?: 4 girls, 4 guys ( I also have ladies in black) Wayyyy too long to explain haha
    What venue are you using?: Jacob Henry Mansion (Joliet)
    Biggest challenge so far?: Knowing how to distribute the budget accordingly.. Now on to the honeymoon!
    Favorite vendor!: Kio Kreations my florist.. she is making my dreams come true!
    Least appealing planning aspect: Getting all the names and addresses together and organized.. Also thinking about the day of timeline stresses me out!
    Do you have a theme/color?: Vintage black and ivory chandelier theme.. with light pink accents
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?: It worked well with my FI work schedule lol
    Something weirdly odd about yourself: Ill second LIB and say I hate when my food touches eachother!  Glad I'm not the only one! And... lets see.. Im a complete control freak about the wedding.. but I think others could say the same :)
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?: 4 August 2012
    How big is the bridal party?: 5 BM, 5 GM, flower girl and ring bearer
    What venue are you using?: Saint Francis Xavier and European Chalet Banquets
    Biggest challenge so far?: Incorporating the theme in budget
    Favorite vendor!:
    European Chalet Banquets (They are so will to work with us to stay in budget)
    Least appealing planning aspect: Fighting with the FI about stuff
    Do you have a theme/color?: RAINBOW!!!
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?: The FI chose it because it is close to our anniversary
    Something weirdly odd about yourself: I also hate when my food touches and having to explain to people why its ok to put stuff on a burger (which touches) but not my salad and chicken.

    So, I couldn't figure out how to unbold the words sorry :)
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    aimers1525aimers1525 member
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?: 5/14/11
    How big is the bridal party?: 4 BM, 4 GM
    What venue are you using?: Hyatt Regency-Woodfield
    Biggest challenge so far?: my mom asking me 100000 ?s
    Favorite vendor!: Love them all so far, but Tasha Schalk of Redwall Photography is a great communicator and very fun!
    Least appealing planning aspect: reading over contracts
    Do you have a theme/color?: colors--lavendar, silver, pale yellow
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?: nope, other than we didn't want to have our wedding over Memorial Day weekend or Mother's Day
    Something weirdly odd about yourself: My left eye cannot look up due to a soccer injury
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    MrsPapsMrsPaps member
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?: July 9th, 2011
    How big is the bridal party?: 5 BM, 5 GM, 2 RB, 2 Ushers
    What venue are you using?: The Cotillion in Palatine
    Biggest challenge so far?: Money!! Not having enough for what we want and figuring out what to do with what we have.
    Favorite vendor!: Kara Schultz--photographer
    Least appealing planning aspect: the length of our engagement...I just want to be married already!
    Do you have a theme/color?: Navy, Apple green, hints of silver and pale pink are the colors. Our look is classic, preppy, clean.
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?: warm weather, everything was available!
    Something weirdly odd about yourself: I can make an "M" with my tongue.
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?: September 4, 2011
    How big is the bridal party?: 5 BM and 1 jr BM, 6 GM, maybe 1 flower girl
    What venue are you using?: Cantigny Gardens in Wheaton
    Biggest challenge so far?: Dealing with FMIL- she is VERY excited and has all sorts of crazy ideas of things to implement (baby pictures on nametags for the RD, colored paper towels in the bathroom)
    Favorite vendor!: None so far that stick out in my mind but the new banquet manager at Cantigny seems to be awesome
    Least appealing planning aspect: Fighting over the guest list
    Do you have a theme/color?: Crimson with cream and gold
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?: Jews aren't supposed to get married on Saturdays until an hour after sunset and I always wanted to get married outside. FI wanted to wait until he took the bar to get married and I wanted it on a holiday weekend since most of our guests are OOT and I hate Sunday night weddings on non-holiday weekends. So its the first Sunday holiday weekend after he takes the bar in July.
    Something weirdly odd about yourself: Ugh, what isn't weird about me? Adding to LIBs food weird thing, I won't mix my food while eating it either. Like if my plate has salad, mashed potatoes and pasta on it, I will eat all the salad and then all the mashed potatoes and then all the pasta. FI thinks I am crazy.  I also apparently dress like an "Amish lady from Vermont" according to my coworker. I don't know where he got that from but apparently it means frumpy. I also use my parking brake all the time. If there is a slight incline, I use it. FI makes fun of me for that too. I don't know I just don't want my car rolling around.
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    edited December 2011
    MLRB, I use my park break all the time too!! I was told it helps prolong the life of your brakes -- not sure how true that is. :)
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?: 8/5/11
    How big is the bridal party?: Best Man & MOH ONLY
    What venue are you using?: Ceremony - Westminster Pres in Joliet, Reception - Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet
    Biggest challenge so far?: DJ
    Favorite vendor!: My Caterer, we have worked with her before so she is like dealing with Family (Gourmet Catering in Joliet)
    Least appealing planning aspect: Money
    Do you have a theme/color?: Theme -Vintage Theatre / Stars Colors - Blues & Silver
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?:  Suprisingly, no after much discussion on dates we decided on one that did not really have any significance
    Something weirdly odd about yourself: I work at the reception venue and it is nice but I will have a hard time telling myself not to think about work the night of the wedding. Saved us a TON of money though!
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    edited December 2011
    As a warning be careful using the parking break. In the car my dad, sister, and I share we used the parking break all the time and now we can't use it unless we are on a hill because it hurts our brakes (our car is older though, so that could be it).
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    mscramuzzomscramuzzo member
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?:June 18, 2011
    How big is the bridal party?: 4 BM, 4 GM
    What venue are you using?: Maple Street Chapel in Lombard for ceremony and Abbington in Glen Ellyn for reception
    Biggest challenge so far?: Living in another state than my wedding! We recently moved to Wisconsin. My fiance received a job transfer in May. We travel back to the Chicagoland area every few weeks to take care of a ton of wedding stuf and then we are exhausted when we get back
    Favorite vendor!: So far reception. The girl we are working with is AMAZING. I am so excited!
    Least appealing planning aspect: Fighting about the guest list and who gets to come and who doesn't (based on FMIL's requests)
    Do you have a theme/color?: Black with red accents
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?: I know I wanted to get married in June and it was the day that was available. I chose June because of the song from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (my favorite musical!)
    Something weirdly odd about yourself: Hmmm...I pretty much have all of my wedding stuff taken care of. I'm hyper organized. My invitations are stuffed and stamped, my favors are done, and my escort cards are as done as they can be without having RSVPs. I'm kind of kooky.
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    KATERS882KATERS882 member
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?:  5.28.2011
    How big is the bridal party?:  5 BM, 4 GM
    What venue are you using?:  The Meridian
    Biggest challenge so far?:  Trying to do only one or two things at a time.  I keep trying to do everything at once and then I get overwhelmed.
    Favorite vendor!:  Schaumburg Florist & The Meridian  (it's a tie!)
    Least appealing planning aspect:  I was the least interested in flowers but the Florist at Schaumburg Florist made it fun and gave me and my mom so many other ideas.
    Do you have a theme/color?:  purple
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?:  So, FI's out of town family didn't have to take time off from work to come to the wedding and to give them time to drive in.
    Something weirdly odd about yourself:  I like peanut butter on a hot dog.   My dad gave it to my sister and I when we were growing up.  My FI and my mom get grossed out by it.  I always tell them don't knock it until you try it! Obviously, my mom was not home when my dad gave it to us.  Surpringly enough, I almost always eat my hot dogs plain otherwise.
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?:  September 23, 2011
    How big is the bridal party?: 5 bm, 5 gm, 1 fg
    What venue are you using?:  Bartlett Hills Golf Club
    Biggest challenge so far?:  saving money, so stressful!  I am currently stressing over finding an officiant
    Favorite vendor!:  photographer, Michael Rastall - just love his work
    Least appealing planning aspect:  I am poor decision maker, I over think things
    Do you have a theme/color?:  eggplant, champagne - rustic italiana/contemporary rustic theme
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?:  September is my favorite month and I am hoping in September there is less of chance of being super hot for our outdoor ceremony (I hate being hot!)
    Something weirdly odd about yourself:  I LOVE Cholula hot sauce, I put it on nearly everything!
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?: 7.9.11
    How big is the bridal party?: 9 bridesmaids, 9 groomsman, a jr groomsman, 2 ring bearers and 2 ushers.  And yes, it totally bugs me when people get all judgey about our large bridal party!  I could not imagine not having each of these people by our sides :-)  And our wedding is going to be huge, so at least it's proportional!
    What venue are you using?: River East Art Center
    Biggest challenge so far?: The guest list...the only thing my mom and I have fought over!
    Favorite vendor!: After my tasting, it's now a tie between my photog, Tony @ Life On Prints, and Blue Plate Catering.  Both SO amazing!
    Least appealing planning aspect: Again, the guest list. We aren't having kids other than nieces and nephews, and it's been tough on some people.  My mom thought I was NUTS at first, but it's being held in an art gallery....it's really not a kid friendly place!

    Do you have a theme/color?: Big City Chic!  The gallery has super tall ceilings, tons of exposed brick, and when it gets dark - you can see the glitter of the city lights!  I love it! Our colors are Fuschia & Taupe... I was inspired by a palette on Martha
    Stewart Weddings.
    Any reason why you chose your specific date ?: Nope, totally was handed the date due to the availability of our church & reception venue!  It is pretty cool that it's a number pattern too! 7-9-11
    Something weirdly odd about yourself:  I am obsessed with tv shows about people having weird obsessions/addictions/problems.....Hoarders, Intervention, you name it.  I do not whatsoever have an addictive personality.  I don't get it.
    image **Married 7/9/11**
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    edited December 2011
    Aw I loved reading all of these! Bride2blisa I love your color scheme!

    When is your wedding?: April 30th, 2011
    How big is the bridal party?: 4 BM, 4 GM, 2 flower girls, 1 ring bearer
    What venue are you using?: The Genesee Theatre in Waukegan 
    Biggest challenge so far?: Saving money!! Ugh we both are working two jobs and we are broke all the time!
    Favorite vendor!: The theatre's wedding coordinator is amazing and has been so nice about everything. 
    Least appealing planning aspect: Realizing how expensive everything is and constantly trying to find the cheapest route! I wish I had an endless supply of money!
    Do you have a theme/color?: We are keeping with the theatre theme: instead of table numbers the tables are genres (tragedy, comedy, greek, history, etc.) and the centerpieces are a stack of plays from the genre with a square vase with roses in it on top of them. Our colors are red, gold, and black.
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?: Not really, I think it seemed like a good enough time to save money! 
    Something weirdly odd about yourself:
    I have never had arm pit hair! It just never grew... one less thing I have to worry about in the shower!
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    CASK85CASK85 member
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?: October 22, 2011 (edited from before)

    How big is the bridal party?: 4 BMs, 3 or 4 GMs

    What venue are you using?: We haven't signed our contract, so I'd rather not say -- but I promise I'll share once we do :) 

    Biggest challenge so far?: Finding a venue in the city in our budget

    Favorite vendor!: We're really early in our planning, so I'll have to go with the only one we have, which is the venue itself . . . it is so beautiful with hardwood, stained glass and exposed brick! 

    Least appealing planning aspect: Coordinating everything and everyone

    Do you have a theme/color?: Autumn-y, probably brown, red, orange, and some yellow.

    Any reason why you chose your specific date?: We wanted a fall wedding. . . that is about it. We were going to do the 8th, but that is marathon weekend and we were having trouble finding hotels. 

    Something weirdly odd about yourself:
    I'm a science nerd. I also hate overripe bananas. And I have a giant tattoo (not odd, I guess, just cool)
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?: June 3, 2011
    How big is the bridal party?: 4 BM, 3GM, 2 Flower girls, 1 Ring bearer
    What venue are you using?:Seven Bridges Golf Club (woodridge)
    Biggest challenge so far?: Trying to "please everyone" and trying to keep saving as much money as possible
    Favorite vendor!: I love them all, but Roisin at Seven Bridges is a life saver. I annoy with her things every week and she is amazing to deal with. My florist is amazing too, I gave her a picture of what I wanted and she hit it on the head!
    Least appealing planning aspect:
    Trying to organize all guests, address's, numbers etc.
    Do you have a theme/color?:
    Our colors are pink, and black damask. Everything is being accented with damask. It is beautiful!
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?: It is our anniversary
    Something weirdly odd about yourself: I am a HUGE clean freak, and over organize pretty much everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    NessicleNessicle member
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?: Sometime next April or May
    How big is the bridal party?: My two sisters as brides maid, and my fiances brother and my brother as his groomsman(i was going to have 3 bridesmaids but me and my best friend had a falling out a week ago!)
    What venue are you using?: i have no clue yet, its driving me crazy!
    Biggest challenge so far?: Figuring out a venue
    Favorite vendor!: I dont have one yet!
    Least appealing planning aspect:  Figuring everything out on my own
    Do you have a theme/color?: Moroccan maybe, purple, yellow and teal
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?: i dont have one, and when i do it wont be for any reason in particular
    Something weirdly odd about yourself: I can wiggle my ears!
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    edited December 2011
    Hey everyone I'm Danielle

    When is your wedding?: October 1 2011
    How big is the bridal party?: 2 of my besties!
    What venue are you using?: Belvedere Banquets
    Biggest challenge so far?: Standing up in 2 other weddings (both are my bms)...we will all be doing it so that helps!
    Favorite vendor!:  Paul Swanson Photography...He is just a funny guy and made me feel so comfortable when taking our e-pics
    Least appealing planning aspect: Spending the money
    Do you have a theme/color?: Fall theme red/orange/yellow
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?: Nope
    Something weirdly odd about yourself: ??

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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?:
    Tentative day - 8/28/11
    How big is the bridal party?:
    Six
    What venue are you using?:
    Tentative - Kenilworth Club
    Biggest challenge so far?:
    Staying within the budget with having to feed 200 people!
    Favorite vendor!:
    Kenilworth Club  - such a unique and adorable place.
    Least appealing planning aspect:
    Keeping within the budget.
    Do you have a theme/color?:
    Tuscany Theme - Tuscany red /Tuscany yellow
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?:
    Not really. Just wanted it to be during the summer when it's warm.

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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?: August 13, 2001

    How big is the bridal party?: One Bride One Groom, 10  Groomsmen 9 bridesmaids 3 ring bearer 1 flower girl, and a partridge in a pear tree.

    What venue are you using?: Getting married at The Cathedral of St Raymond  in Joliet and our Reception is at Dinolfos in Homer Glen

    Biggest challenge so far?: we are living in the OC until March so planning a wedding far from home has been difficult plus money keeps adding up.  Also I just want to be married already, I like instant gratification.

    Favorite vendor!: I would have to say our Photobooth vendor right now...I do photobooths.  We are really looking forward to this.

    Least appealing planning aspect:  that my parents are paying for a lot and my dad has kind of turned into a dadzilla.  I had to finally start putting my foot down and being more vocal with my expectations.

    Do you have a theme/color?: Black bridemaid dresses but robin egg blue accents.  Lots of tiffany and Co things going on

    Any reason why you chose your specific date?: Nope, It's usually hard to get into the church less than two years out but they had a date available a year and a few months out so we booked it, plus my cousin is a deacon at the church so we are really looking forward to having him marry us.

    Something weirdly odd about yourself:

    I don't eat things that are blue and I love Luke Walton
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    208image Will be Dancing the night away!
    74image Won't be having any fun
    0image are giving me a major headache

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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_illinois-chicago_introduce-yourself?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:72Discussion:96a29f2f-e7e7-4628-82f8-d5fdc90cc802Post:a7a196a0-66b3-4e6d-8fb0-50ad5d4e6169">Re: Introduce Yourself!</a>:
    [QUOTE]When is your wedding?: August 13, 2001 How big is the bridal party?: One Bride One Groom, 10  Groomsmen 9 bridesmaids 3 ring bearer 1 flower girl, and a partridge in a pear tree. What venue are you using?: Getting married at The Cathedral of St Raymond  in Joliet and our Reception is at Dinolfos in Homer Glen Biggest challenge so far?: we are living in the OC until March so planning a wedding far from home has been difficult plus money keeps adding up.  Also I just want to be married already, I like instant gratification. Favorite vendor!: I would have to say our Photobooth vendor right now...I do photobooths.  We are really looking forward to this. Least appealing planning aspect:  that my parents are paying for a lot and my dad has kind of turned into a dadzilla.  I had to finally start putting my foot down and being more vocal with my expectations. Do you have a theme/color?: Black bridemaid dresses but robin egg blue accents.  Lots of tiffany and Co things going on Any reason why you chose your specific date?: Nope, It's usually hard to get into the church less than two years out but they had a date available a year and a few months out so we booked it, plus my cousin is a deacon at the church so we are really looking forward to having him marry us. Something weirdly odd about yourself: I don't eat things that are blue and I love Luke Walton
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    Oh yeah and GO BEARS, suck it Packers!!!
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    282image Invited to celebrate!
    208image Will be Dancing the night away!
    74image Won't be having any fun
    0image are giving me a major headache

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    Bimbi284Bimbi284 member
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?:
    Ours was July 3rd, 2010
    How big is the bridal party?:
    5 BMs, 4 GMs, 1 Flower girl
    What venue are you using?:
    We got married in MPLS, so we went with Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Windows on MN.
    Biggest challenge so far?: I took on a LOT of DIY stuff, maybe too much... Aside from that, it was living 2 states away from where the wedding will be, while he lived way too far away in Ohio. It meant I had to do a lot on my own (maybe because I went a bit control freak?? LOL), which was kind of a bummer. I didn't get to do a lot with my BMs before the wedding aside from showers and the bach party.
    Favorite vendor!:
    From Chicago, I used Ink Spot for printing our invites, the Left Bank for accessories, and James Ciccotti for shoes. Of the 3, I think I have to give MAD props to Ink Spot, because they are fast, efficient, and really great to work with!!
    Least appealing planning aspect:
    Guest list and budgeting
    Do you have a theme/color?:
    Ours was black and ivory w/ damask details, and super colorful flowers (see siggy)

    Any reason why you chose your specific date?:
    We began dating on the 4th of July 5 years before, so initially it was for that reason, and then we also realized that it was his parents' wedding anniversary as well!
    Something weirdly odd about yourself:

    Not sure if its all that odd, but my favorite food is potatoes. If I could eat some form of potato (and I do like them all, but hash browns are probably my fave) at every meal, I probably would!
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?: 5/28/2011
    How big is the bridal party?: 7 girls, 7 guys
    What venue are you using?: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza
    Biggest challenge so far?: Venue Decor, im so indecicive.
    Favorite vendor!: Photography, Tasha from Redwall Photo, LOVE HER!
    Least appealing planning aspect: Getting everyone to agree on something!!
    Do you have a theme/color?: Amethyst, Gold, Ivory
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?: Holiday weekend, family can stay longer from out of town.
    Something weirdly odd about yourself: Control Freak!!! I wanted to plan my own bach party, my BM refused! lol

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    amyrseanwamyrseanw member
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?: April, May, August, or September of 2012... Need help deciding!!!
    How big is the bridal party?: As of today, 4 GMs, 1 Usher, 5BMs, 1 Flower Girl, 1 Ring Bearer, and our dog! =o)
    What venue are you using?: A country club
    Biggest challenge so far?: Picking a date hahaha
    Favorite vendor!: None picked so far
    Least appealing planning aspect: Waiting
    Do you have a theme/color?: Rustic Romance
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?: I want to be able to answer this one but I don't have a date yet =|
    Something weirdly odd about yourself: I was utterly speakless when he proposed.. only saying I will and yes during the whole event which is odd for me =o)))
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?:
    August 20, 2011

    How big is the bridal party?:
    6 bridesmaids and 6 groomsmen

    What venue are you using?:
    St. Vincent de Paul and the Newberry Library

    Biggest challenge so far?:
    Trying to decide who to cut off our guest list. 

    Favorite vendor!:
    Honestly, I don't know if I have a favorite right now.

    Least appealing planning aspect:
    The amount of research I've put in to every single vendor we're using...it makes wedding planning feel like a chore!

    Do you have a theme/color?:
    Soft/romantic...the colors are shades of pink and pewter

    Any reason why you chose your specific date?:
    FI is a huge hockey fan (Hawks), college football/basketball fan (Illinois) and baseball fan (White Sox) and didn't want our wedding to conflict with a potentially big/playoff game (yes, I realize this is insane), so we picked August because it was "safe" and then the 20th was the only day our venue had left.  FI's job also came into play a bit, because he can't take much time off from September-April so we wanted to be able to have time to go on a honeymoon.

    Something weirdly odd about yourself:
    I feel off balance sitting on the right side of a room because I'm right handed...I can't really explain it and I know it's really bizarre. 
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?: July 1, 2011
    How big is the bridal party?: 27 yes I said 27 1 Maid of Honor, 1 Matron of Honor, 4 BM, 3 Jr. BM, 1 Female Usher, 1 Flower Girl, 2 Best Men, 8 GM, 2 Jr GM, 2 Male Ushers, 2 RingBearers 
    What venue are you using?: Church:St. John the Evangelist in Streamwood Reception: Westin in Itasca
    Biggest challenge so far?: Keeping my stress level down and not going out of control with my budget
    Favorite vendor!: Its a toss up between florist (Kio Kreations) DJ (Okyne Media Lab) and Photograher (Michael Belec)
    Least appealing planning aspect: Dress shoping!!! I love to shop but shopping for a wedding dress was much more stressful than shopping for a new pair of boots!!!
    Do you have a theme/color?: BM are wearing silver and all of my accents are hot pink and lime green. My favorite color is pink but I just couldn't see my girls in pink dresses so I went for the nest best thing and I am loving it!!!
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?: I have a close co-worker getting married in April so I wanted to make sure that there was enough time between her wedding and mine. Also it is a holiday weekend so out OOT guests will be able to spend a little extra time here. Lastly, we wanted out photographer so we had to pick a date that he wasn't already booked!
    Something weirdly odd about yourself: I am a hair stylist but I hate to get up in the morning and do my own hair. I would rather do someone else hair than my own.

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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_illinois-chicago_introduce-yourself?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:72Discussion:96a29f2f-e7e7-4628-82f8-d5fdc90cc802Post:d1eae105-9f4a-4dc9-ab0a-cc4dbd741687">Re: Introduce Yourself!</a>:
    [QUOTE]When is your wedding?: 7.9.11 How big is the bridal party?: 9 bridesmaids, 9 groomsman, a jr groomsman, 2 ring bearers and 2 ushers.  And yes, it totally bugs me when people get all judgey about our large bridal party!  I could not imagine not having each of these people by our sides :-)  And our wedding is going to be huge, so at least it's proportional!

    I totally feel the same way with my 27!!! It gets so annoying  when people make comments but I couldn't imagine it any other way. These are the people that were here for us when we needed it the most and my day wouldn't be the same if they were watching me from afar rather than right by my side!!!
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    jsquared62009jsquared62009 member
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    edited December 2011

    When is your wedding?:  Dec. 29, 2012 (hopefully...looking to set it for sure when we're in town in two weeks)
    How big is the bridal party?: 6 bm and 6 gm
    What venue are you using?: Immaculate Conception Church on Talcott, reception...undecided
    Biggest challenge so far?: I'm a BIG planner but my day is far away so I'm trying to not jump the gun on too much stuff. But we live in Central IL so I don't want to procrastinate since we have to travel up to finalize plans. Gotta find that happy medium lol
    Favorite vendor!:  no vendors set in stone yet
    Least appealing planning aspect: Money. Without a doubt.
    Do you have a theme/color?: Red/White w/roses and candles
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?: I'm a teacher and FI will be teaching by the time we're married so we wanted to do it over Xmas break so that we can have time before/after the wedding.
    Something weirdly odd about yourself: I guess I really am odd..most people keep talking about their food NOT touching. I am a chronic mixer. I'll put veggies, meat, and pasta all in one pot. Which sounds good to me, but my roommate cringes when I put peas in with my marinara and chicken or green beans and sausage with my mac and cheese. I figure it's all going to the same place anyways..plus...mixing=less pots Laughing

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    edited December 2011
    Hello, all!

    When is your wedding?:
    July 2012

    How big is the bridal party?:
     6 bridesmaids, 6 groomsmen

    What venue are you using?:
     Riu Ocho Rios in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

    Biggest challenge so far?:
    Hmmm, I guess deciding on a budget.  And sticking with it!

    Favorite vendor!: 
    I love the photographer we hired- Morgan Lynn Photography

    Least appealing planning aspect:
    Not sure...maybe picking out flowers.

    Do you have a theme/color?:
    I'm thinking coral and blue or coral and green.

    Any reason why you chose your specific date?:
    I needed a summer date, because I'm a teacher.  Other than that, nope!

    Something weirdly odd about yourself:
    The first thing I do when I get home is look behind my shower curtain.  ALWAYS.  I guess I'm afraid that someone will be hiding behind it.
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding?: Feb. 26, 2011
    How big is the bridal party?: 12
    What venue are you using?: Royal Palace Banquets
    Biggest challenge so far?: Money, money, money
    Favorite vendor!: I ike them all, so far, so good!
    Least appealing planning aspect: Everyone wants to be invited and eveyone has an opinion.
    Do you have a theme/color?: Something Blue Winter
    Any reason why you chose your specific date?: I knew I could  probably get some good discounts because it was in the winter month.
    Something weirdly odd about yourself:
    I like reality shows, you name it, I'm sure I 've seen at least one episode.


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