Hi everyone, hope you had a great Christmas without too many cares. Sadly, sometimes Christmas is far from care-free, with the costs and stresses of getting some people down so much that you can almost forget that it's a time to celebrate. And when it takes that extra time to finally get into the spirit of it, it can be over in the blink of an eye, just as you're starting to enjoy it.Don't you wish there was some way to keep Christmas with you throughout the year AND be sure you'll be ready for it when December rolls around? Well, guess what, there is! From the bottom of my heart, I can recommend the Chrisco Christmas hamper club...
is this community still alive?
How much is your wedding celebrant costing - and what type of wedding are you having?eg. church, garden etc...
This community is a great idea, I've been watching since it started and figured it about time I introduce myself. I'm getting married on 27 May, and both our ceremony and honeymoon is to be at Mt Warning. Basically it will just be us, our daughter (my daughter, his step-daughter) and our parents.The venue has recently changed hands, and I'm having a hard time finding out little bits of info I've asked for... the dress I bought via ebay has it's own problems with the people claiming they've not received the money. I didn't pay all that much, as I was concerned with problems arising, so I'm not too devastated, well, I am - but you know.Anyway, our plan was to keep it small, intimate and simple. We're not fussy, showy people and to us it's just a day we have to go through to get to the part we want.. being married! I'd be just as happy to head off to the registry office and do what we have to, but his mum balked at that idea.Now, with the dress/venue stuff, I'm really wanting to just throw my arms in the air and say 'fuck it!' *sigh* I'm tempted to look at a venue closer to home, some gardens we like - so his mum will still attend a 'wedding', and we still have the outdoor setting we wanted, but my partner thinks we should just stick with our original plan (although admittedly he'd be happy with whatever I decided)Anyway.. there it is. Nice to meet everyone.
Hi all i'm Mish 25 from Melbourne =)I'm getting married on October 22nd (8 weeks!). I'm getting very excited, but I still have sooo much left to do. My live journal has quite a bit of stuff on my wedding planning (photos,checklists etc), check it out.I'm really glad to be part of this community!
Hello all...I've just joined the community--I'm Jen, and I'm marrying my fiance, Chris, in a few months up in Port Douglass. Chris is from Oz, but we're both currently living in the US. Planning on moving to Melb. in about 3 years. I've come here for a bit of advice.We'd like to be there in January, to coincide with his college schedule. What can you tell me about P.D. at that time of year? Are we going to have to worry about jellyfish? Rain? Overcrowded beaches? We want to get married on the beach, but I don't want a lot of people crowding around...Also, I've done some looking at hotels and whatnot, but I was wondering if anyone had any first-hand knowledge of any of them.
Has anyone else gone to a dress shop and been told that there was a limit on the number of dresses they could try on?Because, to me, that sounds like nothing more than a way to pressure people into buying. Any ideas/coments?
Ok, getting organised. I've posted a few of my bookmarks on the links list. If you have a page you'd like to see there, tell me about it! If you want to pimp your site, feel free - as long as it's at least vaguely related. Most of the sites I've posted are Australian, with a few exceptions. 1. Fire your wedding planner: It's annoying in tone, and goes on a bit (it's written for an American audience. And it shows.) - but it does have some useful advice. There's also a free e-newsletter service with tips that can actually be applied here. My favourite was the idea of asking for references. It's simple, yet I would never have thought of it. And neither do a lot of people, judging from the looks of shock I've gotten from vendors.2. Basecamp: It's my main organisation tool. I can link friends, it's free, and quite simple. 3. Backpack: A simpler version of basecamp, with some different tools. Both have free options that should be sufficient for planning a wedding.
Hey Everyone!I was looking around LJ for a community for Australians planning a wedding. What I found was no community, but, apparently, a demand for one. And so I decided to do something about that. Here it is.Enjoy.