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  1. http://www.vo-evolution.com/ I've booked with Vo Evolution for my wedding and they are very decently priced. Just an idea
  2. Hey, thank you for checking in! I appreciate it!! I've been in touch with a couple girls at the resort and we have mostly everything planned. I have gone ahead and booked a private dinner - they said they will confirm the restaurant in the new year. We've got mostly everything sorted out, but there's only so much you can do when your wedding is in April. Getting pretty anxious!! Only a few months to go!
  3. Congrats on your engagement!! You are right, there are lots of additional costs, which is annoying and they add up fast. Most of the wedding packages are for the wedding ceremony only. We've had to budget for hair and makeup, photographer, DJ, private dinner and reception. Any extra decorations will be extra, but I'm not very creative, and I think Mexico is a place that won't require a ton of decorations. The back drop (ocean, sand, etc) is enough for me
  4. Congratulations!! That's so exciting!! It's a nice weight to be lifted, to have a final date
  5. Go figure,the shoes I wanted don't have my size. Arghhh, the search begins again, haha.
  6. Thanks everyone! Think I'll go ahead and order them then! I'm also 5'3 and my fiancee is 6'4 so I would like a bit of height (my dress is longer too, so any little bit of height will help) If I fall while walking down the aisle, I will let all of you know, haha!
  7. I'm having a HECK of a time trying to find wedding shoes. I'm getting married on the beach and obviously don't want to wear heels. The flats I've found ended up being out of stock and they are not re-ordering them. It's a little more difficult for me, because I live in northern Canada with virtually no shopping, so I must do everything online. I've come across these super cute wedges on David's Bridal, but am hesitant, as I've never walked in sand in wedges...I'm thinking it might not be good news? And to go with flats? Input from brides please!!! http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_rhinestone-embellished-low-wedge-sandal-afield2_shoes-all-shoes
  8. Vo Evolution! They are very affordable; I've booked them for my wedding www.vo-evolution.com
  9. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you! I was on holidays - they charge in USD - it was $250-ish, but ended up being $320 once they converted it to Canadian $ unfortunately.
  10. WOW - it'd be a huge coincidence if she knew another couple that was going to Japan the same time as you, for the same length of time, etc. BUT on the other hand, why the heck would she put that on Facebook where anybody could see it?! Even if you didn't have Facebook, somebody could tell you. I hope she didn't ruin the surprise - but either way, it still will be a surprise if it does happen, it will be a special moment between you two and one you'll never forget!! I'd say try to keep your mind off it, but I know that's impossible lol
  11. You're right....sigh.....as much as I hate confrontation, you're right that I should speak to her about what's bothering me. I guess I don't have much to lose? Either she'll apologize and change her behaviour or she won't and we just won't be friends anymore. I'm just afraid of what I'll get back. I'm 3 years younger than her (and she's good friends with my older sister), so she's always talked down to me like I'm young and stupid and she knows better. That's also part of the problem - she's 28, I'm almost 25, she thinks she should be doing all of this stuff first, not me... I'm still going to take the coward's way of confronting and send an email, haha. I get my thoughts out better through writing. In person, I'll forget a whole bunch of points I had to make and probably end up crying. Not sure when is a good time though... She's been in an abusive relationship before, but I guess every situation is different and hindsight is 20/20.
  12. Thank you KIM!! haha You're so right, that's all I'm doing is torturing myself by trying to figure it out and letting it bother me. I can't wait until it's just a distant memory and a dissapointment that's in the past. I'll let you know how the birthday party goes!
  13. Thank you ladies!! I truly appreciate the support and hearing your own experiences! It really helps. Sometimes I feel isolated and alone in this situation, so although I would never wish this upon anybody, it is nice to know others can relate to my situation and the betrayal, hurt, etc that I'm experiencing. I had no idea that weddings brought out such ugliness in people until I got engaged. This truly proves it (along with other stories I have read from ladies on this forum) Why can't they just be happy for us? You both are right - this is supposed to be some of the happiest moments of our lives, and I frankly don't have time for people bringing me down and negativity. I'm sorry that her life isn't playing out like she wanted it to, but I've done nothing but support her and listen to her cry about how terrible her boyfriend is to her. If she doesn't have the guts to walk away and find somebody right for her, that is not my issue or fault. And she shouldn't try to take away my happiness and "wedding spotlight" because of her own issues. But CalgaryBride (I feel like I should know your name?!?! haha!), you bring up a great point - why would I continue to even TRY to be her friend if I know for a fact she's talking behind my back? You're right - real friends don't do that. Unfortunately my friend is holding my birthday party this weekend and this "friend" will be there(she got invited, as the friend who is hosting didn't know of our issues)...so I will have to put on an act, as I don't want to cause any unnecessary drama, but hopefully there's enough people there to distract me from her
  14. This is just to vent...and to perhaps get some advice on girls who can relate. It's long so I don't expect anyone to read it but it's just a good venting opportunity for me..haha. My (former..) best friend and I have been close for the last 5 years. We've been through a lot together, and have always supported each other through our ups and downs. I met my fiancé 4 summers ago; she met her current boyfriend 3 years ago (but they've been on and off for the whole time. He's not the nicest person to her and is afraid of commitment, they still haven't said I love you, he's extremely controlling, etc) Matt and I got engaged on Christmas Day. She was the first person I told, and she didn't even seem excited. She wrote back "wow...congrats" and that was that. She avoids bringing up the wedding, everytime I talk about it, she rolls her eyes and changes the subject. She's even gone as far to go behind my back and tell my sister that "Matt didn't WANT to propose to me, he only did it because I pressured him, and that she felt bad for him". What kind of FRIEND says that?? I know that it was said 100% out of jealousy and spite, but still - that hurt extremely bad. This was back in February she said this, and she still doesn't know that I know. Of course my sister told me that she said this. I really hate confrontation so I haven't brought it up, but it's always in the back of my mind Another mutual friend of ours has told me that she talks behind my back, saying I'm ridiculous over this whole "Wedding thing" and rushing it( (rushing it?? We got engaged in Dec 2014 and not getting married until April 2016....) It REALLY hurts me that 1) She is not happy for me and 2) she feels the need to talk behind my back. I KNOW, all of me knows, this is because she's jealous and sad with her own relationship and how her life is playing out. The logical part of me knows this. And I'm sad for her, because I care about her and want her to be in a relationship where she feels valued and loved, etc. But she's not and there's nothing I can do about it. But the fact that because of this, she has to bring me down in the process? Wow. It really offends me and hurts me. Because I hate confrontation, I haven't said anything, but I've been slowly cutting my ties. I don't initiate plans anymore (not that she does a lot without her boyfriend anyway, since he's so controlling). She'll still text and we'll make small talk but we're definitely not as close as we used to be. She's not stupid; I know she feels the shift in our friendship too. She still talks to me like nothing has happened, but I know she knows something is up and just doesn't want to bring it up. Has anyone else gone through this? What did you do? I don't need negativity and jealousy in my life. I want to surround myself with people who are genuinely happy for me and my upcoming wedding, people who value my friendship and don't feel the need to talk badly about me behind my back and actually can confront any problem she has with me to my face. I think I'm doing the right thing by cutting my ties and putting myself first. Part of me feels guilty though as we used to be best friends. Sigh...I've seen a lot of girls say this before, but weddings seem to bring out the worst in people..
  15. I was wondering the same thing. I always order from the states and have never had to pay custom fees...who knows!
  16. Somehow I figured out how to post pictures at one point, and then couldn't the second time - thanks for your help! lol. I did not know what the custom fees would be, I only found out when picking the package up. However, that being said, given where I live (Yellowknife), the fees you'll have to pay will likely be cheaper since I doubt you're as far north as I am!
  17. Yup they are the same color. They might look a bit off because I took the picture right next to a window where the sun was shining. But they are the same shade
  18. Damn, that sucks! I'm sorry to hear!! But in the end, it looks like you found a dress you love more, so that's a positive!! I would definitely try to sell the dress second hand. Even if you don't get back what you paid, any little bit helps, right? And if you love your new dress, I think it's worth it if you can afford it. Maybe just cut back on some areas that aren't super important (ie: decorations for example?)
  19. Genius!! haha! thank you I picked coral for him to wear so he could match the bridal party (colors are coral and mint). The sizing for the pants definitely runs big if you decide to order from them. But it's an easy fix
  20. I think pastel colors are great for a beach wedding! I agree with the Pinterest suggestion. You'll spend many hours there....haha.
  21. Ok well that clearly didn't work, haha! I don't know how to attach pictures??! I'll figure it out haha
  22. Congrats on your upcoming wedding!! She doesn't think the engagement ring is present enough? haha just kidding! That's something my fiance would say as a joke. Check out etsy.com. You can get personalized picture frames, like mentioned above, or personalized signs. Here's an idea of what I'm referring to - https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/161963976/personalized-wedding-sign-important-date?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=personalized%20wedding%20sign&ref=sr_gallery_4
  23. Thanks guys! I'll post a pic when I receive them! I'm all about sparkles, haha.
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