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#851 caribbeanLover

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    Posted 18 October 2009 - 02:54 PM

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    Thanks girls! I have been looking in magazines and on line at different styles but I seem to have trouble really nailing down a style that I like....I find a style that I think I want and the come across something completely different and change my mind! I'm a bit worried now but am keeping my fingers crossed that I find "the dress" soon!
    I wish you the best in luck in finding that special dress for you. I have high hopes for you, and finger's crossed. Tho I am sure you'll find something you like. Seems like it might be easier for you, to go try a few different types of dress. My SIL was like you, had no idea what she liked, color, bead work or not. We narrowed it down everytime she tryed a dress on, she would say what she likes about it and didn't, she tryed on 3 dress and found hers. So there is hope for you
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    #852 ebredhawk

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      Posted 19 October 2009 - 12:28 PM

      stacey... i think you'll be okay, but you may have to get something off the rack... not a bad option and sometimes cheaper. if it helps you at all, i tried to look at magazines and no particular dress or style really stood out to me. i just went and tried some on and found one that made me feel beautiful! i didn't go in with any pre-conceived notion about what i wanted, which i think can help sometimes! that way you're not so focused on THE dress and you can have an open mind about everything you try on! good luck!

      i will be pretty MIA this week... my brother gets married on saturday and i'm both a bridesmaid and baking/decorating the wedding cake and i'm taking 1/2 the week off. keeping my mom from going nuts will probably be a full time job as it gets closer!

      #853 caribbeanLover

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        Posted 19 October 2009 - 01:14 PM

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        i will be pretty MIA this week... my brother gets married on saturday and i'm both a bridesmaid and baking/decorating the wedding cake and i'm taking 1/2 the week off. keeping my mom from going nuts will probably be a full time job as it gets closer!
        ohh sounds like fun!!! enjoy yourself (as much as you can in such a stressful time) We'll miss ya around here for awhile. You'll def have to catch us up on how the wedding goes.
        Congrats to your bro and new SIL!
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        Happily ever after...

        #854 echo2_62

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          Posted 19 October 2009 - 02:02 PM

          Just writing to vent for a few moments so please bear with me...

          I was really excited last week to have made some headway with what I wanted to do for my centre pieces. So I went ahead and purchased some submersible lights from Floral Supply and had chosen these over the light ice cubes because they are longer lasting and have replaceable batteries which made up for the additional cost (over the ice cubes). Of course like a day after I put in my order I found the same lights a bit cheaper on another website but figured the difference wasn't too bad - less than $10 I think.

          So today I was checking my credit card statement to see if these lights had even been shipped because I was having troubles tracking them online and I found out that rather than the $74 purchase that I thought would have been charged, it was actually $88!!!!!! So I emailed the company to find out why there was such a large difference, especially considering that their website states they would give notice of any difference in price prior to shipping. The only reply that I got was "if I'd read the shipping notes on the website" I would have seen that the shipping to Canada has to be manually calculated when the item is sent and the company is not in control of duty charges. No comment was made as to why I didn't receive any notice of what cost I was actually being charged for. I even wrote back to the company and said that to avoid confusion and frustration for their customers, they might want to be more clear about the calculation of their prices - ie. don't allow a total cost to be calculated on the first invoice or only allow CDN purchases over the phone. Haha, and I also told them that this was one case where my purchased items were definitely NOT worth the shipping and taxes, or the headache that this is now giving me.

          And now because my purchase is already in transit, I'm basically stuck with the duty and tax costs, even if I wanted to cancel or return my order. And sadly, that order was for just twenty lights

          So I'm just hoping that these lights end up being AWESOME and are worth every penny that I'm paying for them. They had better look INCREDIBLE and make every single guest comment on them. LOL, okay that's asking a little much I know... but it would make me feel better.

          Ugh, sorry for the rant ladies... i needed to get it out of my system.

          #855 Melidell

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            Posted 19 October 2009 - 02:35 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by echo2_62
            Just writing to vent for a few moments so please bear with me...

            I was really excited last week to have made some headway with what I wanted to do for my centre pieces. So I went ahead and purchased some submersible lights from Floral Supply and had chosen these over the light ice cubes because they are longer lasting and have replaceable batteries which made up for the additional cost (over the ice cubes). Of course like a day after I put in my order I found the same lights a bit cheaper on another website but figured the difference wasn't too bad - less than $10 I think.

            So today I was checking my credit card statement to see if these lights had even been shipped because I was having troubles tracking them online and I found out that rather than the $74 purchase that I thought would have been charged, it was actually $88!!!!!! So I emailed the company to find out why there was such a large difference, especially considering that their website states they would give notice of any difference in price prior to shipping. The only reply that I got was "if I'd read the shipping notes on the website" I would have seen that the shipping to Canada has to be manually calculated when the item is sent and the company is not in control of duty charges. No comment was made as to why I didn't receive any notice of what cost I was actually being charged for. I even wrote back to the company and said that to avoid confusion and frustration for their customers, they might want to be more clear about the calculation of their prices - ie. don't allow a total cost to be calculated on the first invoice or only allow CDN purchases over the phone. Haha, and I also told them that this was one case where my purchased items were definitely NOT worth the shipping and taxes, or the headache that this is now giving me.

            And now because my purchase is already in transit, I'm basically stuck with the duty and tax costs, even if I wanted to cancel or return my order. And sadly, that order was for just twenty lights

            So I'm just hoping that these lights end up being AWESOME and are worth every penny that I'm paying for them. They had better look INCREDIBLE and make every single guest comment on them. LOL, okay that's asking a little much I know... but it would make me feel better.

            Ugh, sorry for the rant ladies... i needed to get it out of my system.

            I hear you. They really should advise people about extra shipping charges before they apply them- I know a lot of companies will just email you to see if the difference is okay with you. It's frustrating to me when I see great stuff online for what seems to be a really good price, and then they either don't ship to Canada or charge so much for shipping that it's not worth it On a plus note though- I ordered a cake topper from a vendor on Etsy last night and noticed that the exchange rate is still pretty good- we were at over 93 cents to the dollar when it was calculated for me last night! At least we're not trying to by things and getting nailed with 75 cents to the dollar like we were a few years ago.
            Loving married life!

            #856 caribbeanLover

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              Posted 19 October 2009 - 02:43 PM

              I went through the same darn thing for my invites, I had ordered them from a USA site. Let me warn you about something, The price that you paid is allot, but when you go pick it up, or the people bring it do your door, they will ask you for more money. You still haven't paid the duty fee!!! which will probably cost you about $25-40
              The company I bought the invites from never said anything to do with more money, I called them and said it wasn't up to them to let me know, they wouldn't even know how much it cost!! sooo frustrating, this is why I'm only looking for canada websites to order, tote bags, travel mugs.
              sorry you had to go through that!!! I really hope the lights are worth it, and you really like them!
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              Tracy and Mike

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

              #857 SuzyQ76

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                Posted 19 October 2009 - 02:58 PM

                Meghan - that sooooooooo sucks, and I'm sure there are a few of us that can totally relate!
                I'm sure they will be sparkly and spectacular and if you want me to "secretly" email your entire guest list to make sure they all comment on the AMAZING centerpieces with the submersible lights I could totally arrange that for you!
                You have to let us know when you get them! and show us pics of your centerpieces - have you fiddled around with any flowers yet, and have you found a supplier for real-touch, that website we were chatting about earlier doesn't ship to Canada :o(
                Our Wedding Day, April 29, 2010
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                My Grand Riviera/Sunset Princess Review:http://bestdestinati....7/#post1283438

                #858 SuzyQ76

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                  Posted 19 October 2009 - 03:00 PM

                  Does anyone know how long Vistaprint.ca saves your documents for? I created a document and have been slowly working on it but I don't want to order it until I get a few more details finalized so I just want to make sure all the info I have already input doesn't get deleted!!
                  Our Wedding Day, April 29, 2010
                  Grand Riviera Princess

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                  #859 caribbeanLover

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                    Posted 19 October 2009 - 03:10 PM

                    Suzy,
                    they will send you an e-mail saying it's you last chance for XX item. I think you'll be ok with working on it for awhile longer.
                    I've been working on the Brochures but it's hard to finalize anything when you have no idea when people will be arriving (I'd like to arrange a meet and greet, but I have no idea when this should be done since I have no rsvp's)
                    LOL your to funny, to send an e-mail to all of the guest to make sure they notice the lights. I love it!!
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                    Tracy and Mike

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                    Happily ever after...

                    #860 caribbeanLover

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                      Posted 19 October 2009 - 03:12 PM

                      btw- I love your new pic.. what is your son's name? His just to adorable. I hope I get as lucky as you do for such a quiet and sweet baby. (not a baby anymore, right?!)
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                      Tracy and Mike

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




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