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Robbie....did you do this through the Sandals website?? We''ve been to Sandals and many other AI resorts in the Caribbean. We''ve NEVER had to pay for more than a minimum deposit with paying the balance 60 days in advance. I would call back on Monday (enjoy your weekend until then) and find out what...

by AChiOAlumna

February 24th, 2007, 8:04 am

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: I am FURIOUS with Sandals!!!

Replies: 28

Views: 1545


I did some subbing while I was getting my business off the ground. If you sub high school students, know that they''ll try to test you. My DH calls it, "Sink the Sub." They will try to test your authority and see if/when you''ll crack. HS students were my favorite age to teach and they tried all the...

by AChiOAlumna

February 23rd, 2007, 5:56 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: First Time Substitute Teaching Tips?

Replies: 67

Views: 1598


Yes...it''s $99/year...I love it!

by AChiOAlumna

February 15th, 2007, 12:32 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Mac users need your help again...Mac Mail while travelling ..Thanks

Replies: 7

Views: 424


You don''t say where in So Cal you''re at, but in downtown Claremont (91711 zip code), there are the old Pomona Colleges. Very ivy league and they have mansions that they rent out for weddings. The trees are old and they turn color in the August months. My dentist is in that area and since I was a l...

by AChiOAlumna

February 13th, 2007, 9:13 am

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: Fall Colors in Southern California?

Replies: 5

Views: 2277


I ordered a dress from netbride.com. It''s an Alfred Angelo dress that retailed $499, and netbride.com got it to me for $251. They saved me a lot of money. Might be worth checking out.

by AChiOAlumna

February 9th, 2007, 11:17 am

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: Expensive gown - was it worth it?

Replies: 42

Views: 7211


Date: 2/9/2007 9:50:49 AM Author: olyelr The dress was off of Craigslist, used for $40. The bouquet is from Ebay - $10 including shipping - and came with matching boutinerre. $1.50 on the pink and orange accent flowers. The veil (not in the pic) was $10 from ebay, shipped. Enjoying the process & re...

by AChiOAlumna

February 9th, 2007, 5:54 am

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: FINAL Dress try-on..... with Ebay flowers

Replies: 8

Views: 883


My fingers are crossed for you and good thoughts being sent your family''s way!!! Image

by AChiOAlumna

February 8th, 2007, 9:44 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Please pray for my Dad

Replies: 48

Views: 1084


Date: 2/4/2007 2:27:37 PM Author: jazmine Seems kind of strange to me that they are so intent on following tradition when it comes to the oldest son having a traditional Chinese wedding but they are willing to overlook tradition when it comes to who has to pay. jazmine...I thank you for beating me ...

by AChiOAlumna

February 8th, 2007, 7:19 am

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: dealing w/ future in-laws

Replies: 15

Views: 2525


Very cute!!! Such an original way to let others know!! Image

by AChiOAlumna

February 7th, 2007, 7:06 pm

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: Save the Date opinions please!

Replies: 17

Views: 2110


Wow!!! Image

It looks like you''ve been doing a lot of work!!! Your wedding is going to be beautiful when it''s all said and done! Image

by AChiOAlumna

February 7th, 2007, 6:26 pm

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: Wedding progress - finally!

Replies: 22

Views: 744


My sister used 2-piece dresses and I was a BM....they looked great on all of us and we all had different body types!!!

by AChiOAlumna

February 7th, 2007, 5:11 pm

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: Two-piece BM dresses

Replies: 9

Views: 586


WOW!!!ImageImage

How beautiful is that????? Couldn''t think of a prettier spot!!!

by AChiOAlumna

February 7th, 2007, 5:09 pm

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: Found the perfect beach for our wedding!

Replies: 3

Views: 551


I had my original wedding dress boxed and I kept it under my bed for years. I recently donated it to Goodwill after realizing that it would never be used again and I never really fell "in love" with it. My renewal ceremony dress, I plan to keep. I can add spaghetti straps to it and wear it for forma...

by AChiOAlumna

February 7th, 2007, 1:36 pm

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: What do you plan to do with your wedding attire?

Replies: 17

Views: 836


Very elegant!!!! Image

by AChiOAlumna

February 7th, 2007, 1:28 pm

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: My invites have landed!

Replies: 39

Views: 1655


beautiful site!!! Image Congratulations!! The hardest part is over with...

by AChiOAlumna

February 7th, 2007, 4:24 am

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: We finally have a ceremony /reception site!!

Replies: 14

Views: 703


$28 for a veil?! That''s a great deal! Hope it turns out exactly as you hoped for when you get it!!! Let us know!!

by AChiOAlumna

February 6th, 2007, 8:54 pm

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: My Veil

Replies: 14

Views: 976


If you can, go see St. Patrick''s Cathedral on 5th Ave. It''s beautiful and the architecture is amazing!
Central Park is beautiful and taking a horse-drawn carriage through the park is so romantic!

by AChiOAlumna

February 6th, 2007, 7:38 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Trip to NYC -- suggestions of sites to see?

Replies: 6

Views: 722


We used a string trio (harp, violin and cello) for pre-ceremony, ceremony and cocktail hour music. It was so pretty!

by AChiOAlumna

February 6th, 2007, 2:08 pm

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: cocktail hour music..

Replies: 6

Views: 637


Robbie....I love this service!! We also had a interfaith ceremony who was officiated by a Reverend. We were so worried about stepping on anyone''s religious toes that we kept it sweet, simple and to the point. Our ceremony was about 15 minutes!!! This ceremony looks like it will be beautiful. Congra...

by AChiOAlumna

February 6th, 2007, 12:23 pm

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: Interfaith Ceremony

Replies: 4

Views: 550


I''m also going with the first dress. I''m not personally big on empire waisted dress, but the 1st dress with the gathers gives the dress a little flare and fits your body better than the 2nd one.

by AChiOAlumna

February 6th, 2007, 10:06 am

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: I have two dresses now...which one?!

Replies: 71

Views: 12293


Date: 2/5/2007 11:56:45 PM Author: bravesfan Thank you so much Sophie... I might bring that pic in with me and have her pin a little more back. I wonder where I could find clips like that... I found this website when looking for my own clips and barrettes...maybe you can find something that'll work...

by AChiOAlumna

February 5th, 2007, 9:08 pm

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: Hair Trial

Replies: 24

Views: 1358


I just put mine to sleep everynight. I also have a password set so anyone who opens it will need to know the password to access the computer. I have to do this for my job though....security and HIPAA requirements.

by AChiOAlumna

February 4th, 2007, 6:08 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Lap Top do you turn it off at night or just put it to sleep?

Replies: 21

Views: 828


If you''re looking for specific favors (candy, candles, etc.) I say also skip them. Our wedding favors were the silver frames that doubled as the place cards for our sit-down dinner. At the end of the night, people took them home. When we sent out our thank you''s, we included a wedding photo that w...

by AChiOAlumna

February 3rd, 2007, 8:33 am

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: do I need favors??

Replies: 28

Views: 1014


Ocbride....I also live in OC and recently got hooked up with a professional wedding organization that has most of what you''re looking for!!! I''ve got a GREAT recommendation for a photographer too!!! Their website is here and the photographer specifically (who''s part of this organization) is here ...

by AChiOAlumna

February 3rd, 2007, 8:31 am

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: Procrastination!! So bad...

Replies: 5

Views: 671


Please tell your mom....I went through the same thing many years ago. I had a dress from my first engagement. The engagement was called off and the dress went into storage. 3 years later, I was engaged. I could bear to ask my mother for another dress, so I wore the original one. It was still in perf...

by AChiOAlumna

January 31st, 2007, 7:10 pm

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: How do I tell my mom I want a different dress?

Replies: 22

Views: 3679


It''s part of the Destination Collection.

by AChiOAlumna

January 28th, 2007, 4:51 pm

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: Recognise this dress?

Replies: 3

Views: 792


I just went through this this past Fall. I've been working for a company part-time and found another job that accommodated my needs more. I had typed up a letter of resignation and was holding on to it for the "right time" to send it off. One night, my boss had called me (this was a telecommunicatio...

by AChiOAlumna

January 22nd, 2007, 7:09 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How to leave a new job gracefully...

Replies: 24

Views: 1027


We go to Jamaica all the time and see all the brides carry their dress on the planes. The flight attendants hang their dresses up in closets or hang them in the back of the plane. When the brides get to their destination, they steam/press the dress to get any wrinkles out that might have occurred in...

by AChiOAlumna

January 22nd, 2007, 7:01 am

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: Dress on an Plane!

Replies: 9

Views: 3919


Scarleta...on Windows version of Quickbooks, there is a function to allow you to track mileage because businesses will take off mileage as a tax deduction (hence the accounting part of the program!).... Macs (as of 2006) did not have this function incorporated into Quickbooks (we are talking about t...

by AChiOAlumna

January 16th, 2007, 7:50 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: lap top users many thanks for your help and I posted some more questions

Replies: 11

Views: 485


Date: 1/16/2007 4:15:34 PM Author: mtrb I have been with my wife for 5 years and it would be a deal breaker for me. It would be something I would never be able to get out of my head. I have been with my husband for 14 years, 12 married....it''s the same for me. I''d never be able to get over the fa...

by AChiOAlumna

January 16th, 2007, 10:43 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Would you forgive your SO cheating on you.

Replies: 193

Views: 5408