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#1291 skdoucetanderson@shaw.ca

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    Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:58 AM

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    I've been catching up -- lots of hair appointment talks!! I need to look for a hairstyle that I want -- but I won't be going to get it done, I do my own hair all the time, and I don't plan on doing anything fancy, just a messy bun or something! :)

    I've decided to do mugs as favors -- or OOT bags. I haven't decided 100% on either becasue i'm still trying to find affordable mugs. Discountmugs is really good - but it costs a lot to ship to Canada. So if anyone has suggestions about what they did (if either of these) I would love to hear it! :)

    You guys must be SO excited -- how many days until you all leave? Do you have your dresses back yet (if they were being altered), shoes picked? etc. ?

    I have decided to purchase favors in the DR for our guests, and as a gift I will have our photographer take a picture of the couples who came and frame it for them upon our arrival back into Canada... I had originally thought to make oot bags, or do the bubbakegs but decided against it since it takes up so much room and weight.. i am not keen on hauling down anything more than needed...

    we leave in about 3 weeks, i got the okay on our documents with carolina last week so i am breathing a sigh of relief.. my FI/BM's custom suits came in and are perfect- no alteration needed :) and i pick up my dress the day we fly out- all the alterations have been done since Feb... I am getting very excited now- the only thing left to do is burn the cd for our reception and pack!!

    #1292 MilitaryMrs.s-to be

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      Posted 22 March 2010 - 10:30 AM

      Tracy, I'm going to pay for her day pass and shes doing my hair for free, as well as my mom and grandmother, We've worked together for years so shes just excited she gets to come to the wedding, and she's been bragging to all the girls in the shop that she gets to go and they don't!! hahah She is actually going to dreams for a wedding, her husband is the best man in that wedding the day after ours!
      I would love the contact info to the transport people, where did you get it? Did Carolina give it to you? I asked her but you know she never returned my email!

      Sungodess, I leave in 20 days and I have soooo much to do!! My dress, my mom's and my sister's are all at the bridal shop getting altered, we pick them up on April 1st! (I can't wait!!) I got my shoes back in July!! hahha
      My FI's clothes are in the spare room waiting to be packed (which I haven't started, lol) And I got fake flowers done at Michael's so they are waiting to be packed as well.

      I keep on thinking of new things to add to my list so I have a new list every other day!! lol Which really sucks cause it keeps getting longer rather then shorter!

      How is everyone else doing??

      #1293 caribbeanLover

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        Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:14 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by sungoddess_08
        I've been catching up -- lots of hair appointment talks!! I need to look for a hairstyle that I want -- but I won't be going to get it done, I do my own hair all the time, and I don't plan on doing anything fancy, just a messy bun or something! :)

        I've decided to do mugs as favors -- or OOT bags. I haven't decided 100% on either becasue i'm still trying to find affordable mugs. Discountmugs is really good - but it costs a lot to ship to Canada. So if anyone has suggestions about what they did (if either of these) I would love to hear it! :)

        You guys must be SO excited -- how many days until you all leave? Do you have your dresses back yet (if they were being altered), shoes picked? etc. ?
        I leave in 18 days!!!! Like Courtney I don't feel I'm ready, and every other day I'm add things to my list to do, so it never ends.

        For the mugs, I got them at the dollar store, only problem is I boug 17 of them at the time not knowing who was coming, and then I did my own labels and I screwed some of them up so the mugs were done for.
        But I saw some at canadian tire (I will have to ge those one for the bridal party) for $4.99.. I know it's alittle pricey but it's still cheaper then discountmugs. I did my own labels. I made my own art clip, printed on label paper, and then took book protector, put it over my sheet of labels and then cut them out,stuck them on,and they are waterproof.
        I tell you, it was still cheaper then discountmugs, just a little more work on my part, well worth savea couple of bucks in my mind.
        I'll be putting them in the OOT bags with other random stuff (firs aid kit, lip balm with spf,cross word puzzle book....) I got the bag from vistaprint.ca for $5.50 a bag with our logo on it.

        I think your hair would be perfect for the beach theme.
        I would have done the same, if I had an actually beach dress. But it's a big church dress.



        Quote:
        Originally Posted by skdoucetanderson@shaw.ca
        I have decided to purchase favors in the DR for our guests, and as a gift I will have our photographer take a picture of the couples who came and frame it for them upon our arrival back into Canada... I had originally thought to make oot bags, or do the bubbakegs but decided against it since it takes up so much room and weight.. i am not keen on hauling down anything more than needed...

        we leave in about 3 weeks, i got the okay on our documents with carolina last week so i am breathing a sigh of relief.. my FI/BM's custom suits came in and are perfect- no alteration needed :) and i pick up my dress the day we fly out- all the alterations have been done since Feb... I am getting very excited now- the only thing left to do is burn the cd for our reception and pack!!
        Me too I got the confirmation that she got all my documents, and that we are set to marry.. I def let a sigh of relieft out lol.

        I really love your idea for favours. They will love it. It's a memory of their trip but also your wedding.
        For the bags, I'm actually handing them out before everyone leaves, as different people will be there on different days. Also this way I don't have to worry abou packing them, I have enough to pack.. def more then 55lbs per person that we are allowed!!!

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by MilitaryMrs.s-to be
        Tracy, I'm going to pay for her day pass and shes doing my hair for free, as well as my mom and grandmother, We've worked together for years so shes just excited she gets to come to the wedding, and she's been bragging to all the girls in the shop that she gets to go and they don't!! hahah She is actually going to dreams for a wedding, her husband is the best man in that wedding the day after ours!
        I would love the contact info to the transport people, where did you get it? Did Carolina give it to you? I asked her but you know she never returned my email!

        Sungodess, I leave in 20 days and I have soooo much to do!! My dress, my mom's and my sister's are all at the bridal shop getting altered, we pick them up on April 1st! (I can't wait!!) I got my shoes back in July!! hahha
        My FI's clothes are in the spare room waiting to be packed (which I haven't started, lol) And I got fake flowers done at Michael's so they are waiting to be packed as well.

        I keep on thinking of new things to add to my list so I have a new list every other day!! lol Which really sucks cause it keeps getting longer rather then shorter!

        How is everyone else doing??
        Oh thats amazing she'll do it for free!!!
        I lost the contact I had, so I'm just waiting on an e-mail, and I'll send you a msg as soon as I get.
        You luck girl you!!!
        (no I didn't get them from Carolina, your too funny!!! like I;d actually get real good info from her!! lol)
        She's way to busy for that.

        Like I was saying to Sungoddes, I'm doing the same, crossing something off my list maybe even afew things, next thing you know, I've add another 10 more things to do.. never ends!!!!
        i just want this part to be skipped and were there already!!

        What are you doing for your ceremony music? Are you putting in on a cd, or IPoD?
        I put them on cd, each song ,each cd... prelude on a cd (while guest are being seated) then the bridesmaid song on one cd, then me and my dad walking down on a cd, signing the papers, pouring the sand.. ect...

        I also decided to do my cake cutting and my first dance at the ceremony so the photographer can get these pics. But the cake will be served at dinner (I'll try and see what I can do to get it served there.. I doubt it.. but do ppl want to eat cake in the sun anyway?!?)
        SOoo many questions and decisions.. it's driving me nuts... Officailly have no more space in the brian.
        http://i1002.photobu..../img-239-1.jpg http://i1002.photobu....0/img-21-1.jpg
        Tracy and Mike

        Married and in love all over again!!!!!!
        Happily ever after...

        #1294 skdoucetanderson@shaw.ca

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          Posted 22 March 2010 - 01:22 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by caribbeanLover
          I leave in 18 days!!!! Like Courtney I don't feel I'm ready, and every other day I'm add things to my list to do, so it never ends.

          For the mugs, I got them at the dollar store, only problem is I boug 17 of them at the time not knowing who was coming, and then I did my own labels and I screwed some of them up so the mugs were done for.
          But I saw some at canadian tire (I will have to ge those one for the bridal party) for $4.99.. I know it's alittle pricey but it's still cheaper then discountmugs. I did my own labels. I made my own art clip, printed on label paper, and then took book protector, put it over my sheet of labels and then cut them out,stuck them on,and they are waterproof.
          I tell you, it was still cheaper then discountmugs, just a little more work on my part, well worth savea couple of bucks in my mind.
          I'll be putting them in the OOT bags with other random stuff (firs aid kit, lip balm with spf,cross word puzzle book....) I got the bag from vistaprint.ca for $5.50 a bag with our logo on it.

          I think your hair would be perfect for the beach theme.
          I would have done the same, if I had an actually beach dress. But it's a big church dress.





          Me too I got the confirmation that she got all my documents, and that we are set to marry.. I def let a sigh of relieft out lol.

          I really love your idea for favours. They will love it. It's a memory of their trip but also your wedding.
          For the bags, I'm actually handing them out before everyone leaves, as different people will be there on different days. Also this way I don't have to worry abou packing them, I have enough to pack.. def more then 55lbs per person that we are allowed!!!



          Oh thats amazing she'll do it for free!!!
          I lost the contact I had, so I'm just waiting on an e-mail, and I'll send you a msg as soon as I get.
          You luck girl you!!!
          (no I didn't get them from Carolina, your too funny!!! like I;d actually get real good info from her!! lol)
          She's way to busy for that.

          Like I was saying to Sungoddes, I'm doing the same, crossing something off my list maybe even afew things, next thing you know, I've add another 10 more things to do.. never ends!!!!
          i just want this part to be skipped and were there already!!

          What are you doing for your ceremony music? Are you putting in on a cd, or IPoD?
          I put them on cd, each song ,each cd... prelude on a cd (while guest are being seated) then the bridesmaid song on one cd, then me and my dad walking down on a cd, signing the papers, pouring the sand.. ect...

          I also decided to do my cake cutting and my first dance at the ceremony so the photographer can get these pics. But the cake will be served at dinner (I'll try and see what I can do to get it served there.. I doubt it.. but do ppl want to eat cake in the sun anyway?!?)
          SOoo many questions and decisions.. it's driving me nuts... Officailly have no more space in the brian.
          I would think to put all songs on one cd (maybe make a copy for backup) in the order you want the songs played, that way there is no delay or confusion switching from cd to cd.. if the songs are on one disc it would probably be easier for the dj to navigate through the songs...

          #1295 caribbeanLover

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            Posted 22 March 2010 - 01:38 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by skdoucetanderson@shaw.ca
            I would think to put all songs on one cd (maybe make a copy for backup) in the order you want the songs played, that way there is no delay or confusion switching from cd to cd.. if the songs are on one disc it would probably be easier for the dj to navigate through the songs...
            Sorry, I meant for the ceremony, there will be no DJ for the ceremony, I'm going to get Carolina to find someone for me to play the cd's. So I thought it would be less confusing for who ever is playing it, if it was all sepreated with labels, when to play which cd. because there will be things in the middle of each song that person will have enough time to get the right cd.
            Maybe I'm wrong,maybe it'd be more confusing.. i just don't know anymore!!!

            For the DJ I will give him my Ipod, and back up cd's just like you said.
            http://i1002.photobu..../img-239-1.jpg http://i1002.photobu....0/img-21-1.jpg
            Tracy and Mike

            Married and in love all over again!!!!!!
            Happily ever after...

            #1296 skdoucetanderson@shaw.ca

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              Posted 22 March 2010 - 02:22 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by caribbeanLover
              Sorry, I meant for the ceremony, there will be no DJ for the ceremony, I'm going to get Carolina to find someone for me to play the cd's. So I thought it would be less confusing for who ever is playing it, if it was all sepreated with labels, when to play which cd. because there will be things in the middle of each song that person will have enough time to get the right cd.
              Maybe I'm wrong,maybe it'd be more confusing.. i just don't know anymore!!!

              For the DJ I will give him my Ipod, and back up cd's just like you said.
              Are we able to bring our Ipod's? I had emailed Carolina about what format is best, my concern with the Ipod would be the docking station or connection that would work with whatever equipment they have in the DR, I know that based on what "generation" the Ipod is the docking/ connection piece is sometimes different... who knows maybe i will do both...
              and i agree with you, i no longer have any more space for thoughts.. i am tired of planning and thinking I just want to get down there : )

              #1297 caribbeanLover

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                Posted 22 March 2010 - 02:38 PM

                I ask Carolina about Ipod Or Cd, I got a reply back saying 'yes cd is fine' that was for the ceremony.
                I also ask what the dj accepts, and I'm still waiting, so I thought I just bring both.. be on the safe side. I also made a list of all the songs on my ipod/cd for him to go through, this way he'll know whats on there. Play certan songs at the right time (after all it's why I'm hiring a DJ, hope it works out)

                Yeah exactly, just want to get there already. Before all of this FI talked about re newing our vows in 5 years, well I decided that isn't going to happen, never planning any type of wedding every again lol.

                Is anyone ready to set up a meet and greet, or shall we wait a little closer to the time?
                http://i1002.photobu..../img-239-1.jpg http://i1002.photobu....0/img-21-1.jpg
                Tracy and Mike

                Married and in love all over again!!!!!!
                Happily ever after...

                #1298 beachbum

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                  Posted 22 March 2010 - 04:27 PM

                  I'm up for the meet and greet, is Sunday the 11th good? I know we won't be able to meet everyone, but I didn't think there were many weddings on Sundays.

                  #1299 caribbeanLover

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                    Posted 22 March 2010 - 05:26 PM

                    Sunday night I'm having my meet and greet for all of the guest.
                    Unless we do it like a drink after lunch type of thing.
                    Let me know what everyone thinks.
                    http://i1002.photobu..../img-239-1.jpg http://i1002.photobu....0/img-21-1.jpg
                    Tracy and Mike

                    Married and in love all over again!!!!!!
                    Happily ever after...

                    #1300 isy_beau

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                      Posted 22 March 2010 - 05:46 PM

                      Hey,
                      I'm leaving in 24 days, I went for my final dress fitting saturday, she still has to bring it in some more, I also brought my FI suit and one of my BM dress to get fix. Can't wait to have everything DONE!!!!
                      I still have to do my cd also, for the ceremony and the beach party.

                      I'm arriving on the 15 so I wont be there for the meet and greet.




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