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#1641 MyTye2B

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    Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:31 PM

    Hi Carlota,

     

    I am sorry you're feeling poor!  :(  I hope that you feel better soon.  If you have to be at home with the flu there is no better way to spend the time than to DIY wedding things!  I really like the idea of the cheap sunglasses!  Cute!  I am wondering where you found the Mojito lollipops?  LOVE those!!  I will be doing some DIY things myself this weekend.  I am going to a friends house and she will help me make some table runners for the tables at the reception.  I have NO idea how to begin, lol.  Thank goodness for our crafty friends.  :) I hope everyone else is doing well with their planning! 

     

    Lauren



    #1642 Carlota1981

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    Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:41 AM

    Hello Lauren!

    Thanks for your words. I am at home today as well and I am afraid that for the rest of the week as well as I have infecion at throat and ears! 

     

    Yesterday I was looking a lot of ideas for DIY and other things to add for the wedding day. 

    The things like the mojito lollipops I ordered thourgh a Spanish website. I write you here the url but I do not think they send things outside Spain. It is like other american websites that I have found in this website where brides are buying things. Unfortunately, this webs do not send anything to Spain. 

    The website for the lollipops is www.airedefiesta.com They also have gin lollipops! hahaha

     

    I am curious about the table runnings you mentioned... Which material are you going to make it? 



    #1643 Carlota1981

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    Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:01 AM

    Lauren,

     

    I am taking a look now at Etsy I have just found mojito lollipops! These are flat lollipops and here is the link

    http://www.etsy.com/...lipops-12-dozen

     

     

     

    Now that I am writing here I am going to take the opportunity to ask you all aquestion. Which kind of mosquito repellent did you bring last time you were at Grand Palladium? Mosquitos love me and they bite me a lot. Imagine there! Before traveling there, I brought a repellent special for Caribbean mosquitos at the pharmacy. 

    It was a spray and i put it myself 3 times a day, specially during the evenings. I was the only one from my group that used it and the only one mosquitos did bite!

     

    I would like to know  if you have the same problem as me and if you used there sth that was really good. Grand Palladium has more mosquitos than other resorts and the Caribbean ones are terrible!!

    I really suffered with their bites! I am just taking a look now some websites here from my laptop and seeing the possibility to buy another brand spray. I have seen as well a plastic bracelet that you could use at the wrist or put it at the ankle. 

     

     

    Need your suggestions with this!

     

     

    ¡Gracias!



    #1644 claire0701

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      Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:41 AM

      Originally Posted by Carlota1981 

      Lauren,

       

      I am taking a look now at Etsy I have just found mojito lollipops! These are flat lollipops and here is the link

      http://www.etsy.com/...lipops-12-dozen

       

       

       

      Now that I am writing here I am going to take the opportunity to ask you all aquestion. Which kind of mosquito repellent did you bring last time you were at Grand Palladium? Mosquitos love me and they bite me a lot. Imagine there! Before traveling there, I brought a repellent special for Caribbean mosquitos at the pharmacy. 

      It was a spray and i put it myself 3 times a day, specially during the evenings. I was the only one from my group that used it and the only one mosquitos did bite!

       

      I would like to know  if you have the same problem as me and if you used there sth that was really good. Grand Palladium has more mosquitos than other resorts and the Caribbean ones are terrible!!

      I really suffered with their bites! I am just taking a look now some websites here from my laptop and seeing the possibility to buy another brand spray. I have seen as well a plastic bracelet that you could use at the wrist or put it at the ankle. 

       

       

      Need your suggestions with this!

       

       

      ¡Gracias!

      Hi Carlota, sorry to hear you're not feeling well - hope you are better soon!  I have been looking at insect repellent as well because I got lots of bites last time we were in Mexico.  we bought the wristbands but they definitely DID NOT work.  I think they only repel one kind of insect t and in Mexico there are so many!  We have used Avon's Dry Oil Body Spray on other holidays and it has always been excellent.  It is not advertised as an insect repellent but it is really really good!  In the UK it is very well known for this.  I have done some research online as well and lots of people recommend a product called Jungle Formula.  I haven't used it and don't even know if we can buy it in the UK but am going to look into it some more.

      I love all the things for your OOT bags as well, especially the lolly pops! I think I'll have a look for those as well.  I'm also going to include a few first aid items in my OOT bags like paracetamols, tums etc as we often need these while away.  Love the deck of cards idea as well, I'm going to copy you on that as well :) xx



      #1645 Carlota1981

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      Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:18 AM

      Hi Claire,

       

      Thanks for your nice words! Thanks a million for the information about the mosquitos repelents. 

      I really need a strong one because last time I bought one specialized for the Caribbean and even I used all the time, mosquitos bited me a lot... 

       

      I was taking a look about Jungle Formula. I have seen several, are you going for the natural or the maximum? Maximus says it is for places with risk of malaria. OK this is not at the Riviera Maya but I was asking myself if maybe in this way would be better. What do you think?

       

      The Avon product did you use it at Riviera Maya as well? If we have the same "problem" with mosquitos, then I think I can buy the Avon one as well. I have no problems if they only deliver to UK. My elder sister lives in London so she could take it for me. 

       

       

      Thanks about the idea of the paracetamol for the OOT bags!! 

       

       

      I have made other DIY projects, as the welcome cards. I have ordered thourgh Vistaprint. Here it goes:

       

       

       

      and the back with the most important information about the wedding day as well as other important appoinments. 

       

       

       

      It is good to have some time to make this things as I have been quite busy the last two months. 



      #1646 Carlota1981

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      Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:39 AM

      Originally Posted by claire0701 

       We have used Avon's Dry Oil Body Spray on other holidays and it has always been excellent.  It is not advertised as an insect repellent but it is really really good!  In the UK it is very well known for this. 

      Sorry again that I am asking. I am taking a look at Avon and there are two types:

       

      Soft & Fresh

      Soft & Sensual

       

       

      Which one did you use?

       

      Thanks in advance!



      #1647 claire0701

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        Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:59 AM

        Hi Carlota,

         

        I am loving vistaprint as well, so far I have made quite a few things ... I will try and post some photos in a minute. 

         

        For the Avon, I have not used it in Mexico but have used in other places and always found it to be very good.  My mum and dad used it in Mexico before I'm sure though.  It's worth bringing a few bottles I would say. I usually go for the standard bottle (soft and fresh - it's a white and green bottle)  I think the soft and sensual is much the same though. 

        It was a while ago I had a look into the Jungle formula stuff but I can't remember if either one was more recommended.  I guess I'd go for the maximum one, it must be stronger I would imagine?



        #1648 claire0701

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          Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:00 PM

          We sent these out when each person booked...

           



          #1649 claire0701

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            Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:08 PM

            For the OOT bags

            magnets...

             

            Welcome postcards...

             

             

             

            For sharing our photos, we have cut little slits in the long rack card and slotted in the little black business card...

             

            I got these 'Do not disturb' before we had a colour scheme so have ordered another set (the yellow ones) to match, we have just punched large holes in the top to fit the door...

             

             

             

             

             

            Ordered 2 different banners because they were free and we hadn't chosen a colour scheme yet...

             

             

             

            For our at home reception

            A hard backed display board for our menu options...

             

            Postcards for the bathroom baskets...

             

            A poster which I am going to put in a gorgeous frame and display...

             

            I think that's about it! Everything was from Vistaprint and most all was free, I only had to pay postage which was £5-£10 a go.



            #1650 Carlota1981

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            Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:41 PM

            Claire, thanks for sharing!! Everything is lovely!! So lucky that you hot all of of this for free... I do not know why a lot of brides at,this website have the luck to have all this staff almost for free! I have payed for 20 welcome postcards (the ones I uploaded some posts ago today) 20 usd. How you make to get this free staff?




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