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by Dandelion
Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: Cost of Drycleaning your wedding gown.
Replies: 9
Views: 1804

Re: Cost of Drycleaning your wedding gown.

Mine was $480 all up with box. Drycleaner was professional wedding dycleaner recommended by the bridal store. My dress was princess-y and had lots of fabric and beading.
by Dandelion
Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: Chinese Weddings
Replies: 182
Views: 20955

Re: Chinese Weddings

I am trying to convince my FMIL that we should have the tea ceremony the day before. I am trying to use the excuse that the 25th of November 2011 is more auspicious than the 26th. (or less inauspicious any way :lol: ) I know a few people have done their tea the day before - is this an acceptable ch...
by Dandelion
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: Chinese Wedding traditions
Replies: 11
Views: 1326

Re: Chinese Wedding traditions

You don't want to 'overdo' it, as that may seem like you are trying way too hard to impress. You need to be somewhere in between subtle and halfway. I'm Chinese (born and raised here my whole life) and my fiance is Australian/Italian and she is in the same situation as well, and funnily enough my p...
by Dandelion
Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: Hip Flasks..
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: Hip Flasks..

Most key cutting/shoe repair/engraving type places also have them.
by Dandelion
Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: Cake flavours
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Re: Cake flavours

We kept our cake flavours fairly simple in the end, we had three tiers and one each of white, milk choc and caramel mud.
My favourite is raspberry-choc or mint-choc though, but DH doesn't like them, so we went for simple.
by Dandelion
Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: The never ending present controversy
Replies: 67
Views: 6728

Re: The never ending present controversy

And as for the traditional way of gift giving?? Well tradtionally (for a lot of us at least), our parents should be giving our husbands a Cow for taking us off our their hands...so unless people are gonna get all up in our grills over *that* tradition, its really pointless banging on about the trad...
by Dandelion
Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: Anyone ordered Alfred Angelo BM dresses?
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: Anyone ordered Alfred Angelo BM dresses?

I agree with the other girls - if you are unsure and they are between sizes, go for the larger than the smaller. Much easier to alter that way. My friend was in-between sizes, and we ended up taking a gamble and ordering hers in a 4. It fit, but she would have been much more comfortable in the 6, ev...
by Dandelion
Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: The never ending present controversy
Replies: 67
Views: 6728

Re: The never ending present controversy

JessieK wrote:
Dandelion wrote:
Revontulet, if we had a clapping smilie at WC, I'd be using that right now, well said.


:e_clap: we do! and I'm using it because I agree as well, very well said.


lol, years here as a mod and almost 10,000 posts and I forgot that! :oops: :lol:
Whoops!
by Dandelion
Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: The never ending present controversy
Replies: 67
Views: 6728

Re: The never ending present controversy

Revontulet, if we had a clapping smilie at WC, I'd be using that right now, well said.
by Dandelion
Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: No gifts
Replies: 23
Views: 1291

Re: No gifts

BubS wrote:
As a guest I would feel fne about it. I am volunteering the present/money as it wasn't asked for


:tick: :tick: :tick:
by Dandelion
Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: No gifts
Replies: 23
Views: 1291

Re: No gifts

As a guest, I'd still take something, probably a gift card in a card, no matter if the invite said no gifts. I couldn't fathom not giving something. In your position, personally, I'd leave anything about gifts off entirely, don't even mention the word gift. If people want to give you something, they...
by Dandelion
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: The never ending present controversy
Replies: 67
Views: 6728

Re: The never ending present controversy

I guess in the end, you and your partner can only do what is right for you both, what is right for your wedding and what you think is right for your guests, and unfortunately, you are the only one here who can know that :D . There are so many personal beliefs and factors to consider, that you can on...
by Dandelion
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: Is this ever ok?
Replies: 17
Views: 1476

Re: Is this ever ok?

its ok in my book :) there are far worse things to worry about :D I just think it is sometimes a little thoughtless for those that cant have kids or are having issues. I dont think it is ever right to joke about "not being able to" though or to make people squirm by saying that :? I agree...
by Dandelion
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: The never ending present controversy
Replies: 67
Views: 6728

Re: The never ending present controversy

Personally I think as a guest I woud find recieving a red envelope a bit off putting, even if you said it wasn't required to take part, providing an envelope would suggest an obligation. I asked FH what he thought of the idea - he didnt like it at all. A wishing well is there for those who chose to...
by Dandelion
Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: The never ending present controversy
Replies: 67
Views: 6728

Re: The never ending present controversy

For our circumstances: We are an aussie/chinese couple and sent lai see (red packets) to all our western guests with a note explaining what they represented and what they were for IF they wished to participate. But phrasing it as 'tradition' and 'dh's culture' it seemed somewhat less offensive than ...
by Dandelion
Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: Who is making their own invites?
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

Re: Who is making their own invites?

I made all mine from scratch - it was frustrating and heartbreaking and took a lot of time (I'm a perfectionist!) but it was so worth it in the end - we got so many comments on our stationary and apparently they have been copied by one of the bigger invite makers in Perth :lol: I wouldn't want a hug...
by Dandelion
Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: Getting the groom to the wedding!
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: Getting the groom to the wedding!

Hubby and the GMs went from our house to the venue in a limo. I had a horse-drawn carriage, so he wanted something 'nice' too as he had never been in a limo before. :lol:
by Dandelion
Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: Heels & Grass???
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Re: Heels & Grass???

Me and my bridesmaids all had heel stoppers/heel tips on our shoes for the ceremony and photos on the lawn, and they definately worked! I am not even normally a heel wearer but found it easy to walk even on the grass and in the gardens etc. We took them off for the reception as our reception was ind...
by Dandelion
Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: General Wedding Discussion
Topic: ...
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Second guessing reception venue :(

cj2011 wrote:
I honestly reckon I have second guessed everything except the groom :lol: :roll:


:lol: Yes, I did that too!!
Definately 2nd guessed my venue, decided not to change and in retrospect, I am SO glad I didn't, our day was perfect :heart:
by Dandelion
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: Budgeting, DIY and Tips
Topic: Bridal Party Transport: Don't say Wedding!
Replies: 12
Views: 2068

Re: Bridal Party Transport: Don't say Wedding!

Everything BellainBloom said, we were also warned that this could happen, and does happen. Not something I'd be willing to risk myself.
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