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  1. Yes it is much different in the evening. It really looks amazing with all the lights! Our guests are still talking about how great it was. I thought the bathrooms were okay. Lots of stalls and seemed clean. Nothing special, but not gross. I thought I would freshen up, but ended up dancing and not caring I think I went into the bathroom twice. It was more expensive to use Kool compared to the resort, but I think it was worth it to have a private location and dedicated service. You will be the only bride, this was important to me. Also the food was really good. I also liked that you were outside and didn't have to shut your party down at 10pm because of noise. We noticed this at a few resorts, so keep an eye out for it and ask about it if you plan a beach reception if you have a crew that likes to party into the wee hours. Your party might be too small for the venue. We had 50 and I found it a bit sparse at times. Also they have minimum amounts, which basically work out to 45 or 50 people. But there are probably similar venues that are smaller. I'd ask how they could set it up, it might work. I would just make the dance floor smaller maybe, so it feels busier. I did have a wedding planner. If you are going off resort you need one. I am not sure how you will find flowers, get your hair done, etc without one. It is worth the money if you are having the wedding off the resort. Plus day of who wants to be tracking down the centerpieces? You want to have a drink with your girls and enjoy yourself. No problems with the club next door.... didn't even know there was one. Hopefully this helps, if you have any other questions let me know.
  2. My apologies,my internet has been down at home the last couple of days. I will reply to everyone tonight.
  3. Just wanted to let the Toronto/GTA ladies know that I listed a bunch of post wedding items. Help save you some shipping costs http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/thread/74461/calling-gta-torontobrides-post-wedding-sale#post_1633444 Planning OOT Bags was so much fun, kind of sad it's all over
  4. Found the image button, here are some pictures.. Travel Mugs Hair Piece Beach Bags Favor boxes
  5. Multiple items for sale. I prefer pick up, I live in Toronto East York (Danforth & Woodbine) area. Also I work in the yonge & bloor area, if that is easier. Post here so others know you've spoken for the item. Then PM me and we can sort out the details Having trouble attaching the pictures, hopefully the links are okay. 20 Travel Mugs - $2.50 http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab92/PaperbagPrincessAK/travelmug.jpg 15 Beach Bags - $1.00 25 String Cinch Bags - $2.00 (gave these to the guys they loved them) Pictures shows everything in my OOT Bags. Brown bag with blue handles is the beach bag. The blue bag up front is the "boys" backpack http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab92/PaperbagPrincessAK/DSCF1829.jpg 14 Hangover kits - $2.00 Includes a travel peanut butter pack, crackers, package of 2 advil, gatorade mix, crackers and plastic knife. All contained in small ziplock bag. Some have labels, happy to print more if you want to package like I did. http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab92/PaperbagPrincessAK/hangoverkit.jpg 29 Orange Luggage Tags & 12 Blue Luggage Tags $1.00 a tag These really stood out at the airport http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab92/PaperbagPrincessAK/luggagetags-1.jpg 50 Orange Lanyards $3.00 per 10 http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab92/PaperbagPrincessAK/lanyards.jpg 55 Favor boxes (might even have 60, so you may get a couple extra), bought from etsy, forgot to bring them with me Perfect wine charms,candies, other small favors...or even for a wedding shower... $40.00 for all of them http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab92/PaperbagPrincessAK/favorbox.jpg Hair Piece, bought on etsy, never worn, I bought two, wasn't sure which one I would wear $30.00 http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab92/PaperbagPrincessAK/DSC_0379.jpg 50 Key & Tip Holder (Badge holder) - $2.00 for 10 http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab92/PaperbagPrincessAK/creditcardholder.jpg 30 Credit Card Wallets, this is just the clear plastic wallet, no snaps, buttons or scrapbook paper included $2.00 for 10 Used these to make wallets like this... http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab92/PaperbagPrincessAK/DSCF1653.jpg http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab92/PaperbagPrincessAK/2ndshot.jpg Let me know if you have any questions!
  6. This will be quick, I am at work But wanted to get this up until I write my full wedding review. My wedding was on May 21st. We had the Mexician menu. It was awesome! Everyone is still talking about the soup, I believe it was called Poblana. Salads were great. We chose the chicken fajitas, I don't remember which beef and the fish in coriander sauce. I can't eat tomatoes and they has a salad waiting for me, how nice is that? They prepared us a signature drink which we had waiting for everyone when they arrived. When we asked to create one, they must have made 7-10 for us to try. I left a little tipsy from the tasting Service was great, no one ever had to wait for anything. My dad even seemed to have his own personal waiter. Overall the service was amazing. They let us keep the bar open for an extra hour when everyone still wanted to party. My dad really doesn't like much of anything. My parents have been together for 40 years. My mom has never seen my dad dance... here, he was on the dance floor all night. He wished my brother and sister luck on topping it It is the perfect venue! I can't say enough good things about it. Happy to answer any questions.
  7. http://pinterest.com OMG I love this site! They describe themselves as a virtual pin board. Basically you add this little "pin it" to your browser. From there whenever you see an image you like you can add it to various inspiration type boards you have created. You can use your facebook login. You can follow people. See what other people are posting. Finally all my craft ideas in one place, no more sorting through my 1000 bookmarks. I can see all the pictures for my future DIY, baking, decorating, etc. So excited! I may love this site more than etsy? Is that possible? Enjoy!
  8. I am using teal, aqua and orange. So I have some range in the blues, which makes it easier with finding things. Here are some of my items so far.... TABLE NUMBERS TRAVEL PILLOWS for OOT Bags LUGGAGE TAGS Magnet from STD That's all I have for pictures right now But more to come in 9 weeks when I complete my planning thread!!!
  9. This is my fave DIY to date. When I saw these mini easels at the art store I fell in love!. Which lead me to the back of the store to find 4x5 canvas boards (cheaper than the mini stretched canvas). Also picked up some stencils, style I wanted wasn't something I'd normally paint. Overall took me a couple hours to paint them and to stick a little bling on I had left over from my centerpieces. Very happy with how they turned out. But also tempted to try some more as it was pretty fun. For those intimidated by the art store or painting like I use to be, these are some tips I got that helped me along my way.... You want acrylic it drys fast and will have great color. Get the tubes, it's thicker and better for covering the canvas. I like the little sample packs. That way I don't have ton of one color going to waste and can try lots of colors to mix up my own. But if you don't plan to paint again, just look for the small amounts of your colors. Use water to thin the paint out. Do a thinner coat a few times to get to the color you like. Also helps make the background nice and even. Buy the cheap brushes in a package, that way you get a bigger one for the back and a thinner one for the stencil. Don't buy a palette. Use tinfoil or a plastic plate. Plastic cups make great water cups for cleaning brushes. Even old dishes, don't clean them, you can later claim they are abstract art Protect your table with tin foil, wax paper, cardboard...etc Same with your clothes, the paint won't come off Let the bottom layer dry before you stencil (speed process up with a hairdryer). If the stencil smudges, use wet paper towel and the paint will wipe off if paint is still wet The pictures
  10. So awesome! If I didn't have 10 other DIYs to finish in the next 9 weeks, these would be on the list for sure. Great template as well!
  11. I attended a wedding here in January and it was great. The couple really liked their wedding planner and were very happy with their special day. If you want to see pictures>>>> www.yogile.com/kimandtodd pw wedding enjoy!
  12. I like the Jai dress. Looks like the combo of the two dresses. The ruffles and the rouching (sp?) of dress number 2 (which I love and looks so good on you) and then the little details of the 1st dress. Is this one out just because of the pictures?
  13. Hey Mrs. LowUFO I was just looking at minimus and thinking of ordering. I am also in Toronto maybe we could split on an order? I am more than happy to place an order for both of us. Then we can meet up exchange goods On my $80 order there is an additonal $40 for shipping. I am in the woodbine & danforth area and work near yonge & bloor. PM me if you are interested.
  14. Did you like the Yucatan menu? is it what you are going to get? Thanks!
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