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#11 Helen_S81

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    Posted 30 June 2009 - 04:25 PM

    I'm going to answer this from my daughter's perspective.

    1. Registry: None
    2. OOT bags: creativebag.com in store and online.
    3. Wedding Attire: Windsor Bridal - wedding gown; Bea Shawn - Bridesmaids; TipTop Tailers & Moores - GM's; Stockhomme - Groom.
    4. Rings: Spence Diamonds near Yorkdale.
    5. Invitations: DeSerres (Loomis in Oakville for supplies)
    6. Flowers: Used resort
    7. Decor: None
    8. Travel Arrangements: Used American Express travel agent in Toronto.
    9. Are you active on any other Canadian Forums? (if yes which ones): Nope.
    10. Other: The Bay - bridesmaids jewellry.

    #12 nikicrosby

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      Posted 30 June 2009 - 04:35 PM

      Ok...so I am just starting the planning process so I am not of mush help ..yet. Also I live right on the Canada/Us border so I shop in the US just as much as Canada.

      1. Registry: Honeymoon registry through TA
      2. OOT bags: Not sure yet ( going to look into 4imprints.ca)
      3. Wedding Attire: Not sure....prolly David's Bridal for Brides Maids and I am searching for a deal on my Maggie Sottero dress

      4. Rings: Engagment....Peoples. Bands : not yet purchased

      5. Invitations: DIY supplies from Hobby Lobby and Staples
      6. Flowers: not sure yet
      7. Decor: not sure yet
      8. Travel Arrangements: Travel Only
      9. Are you active on any other Canadian Forums? (if yes which ones): No
      10. Other: Can think of anything

      #13 emme

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        Posted 30 June 2009 - 04:58 PM

        I LOVE this thread...I'm posting this so I subscribe to it and can fill it in later when I have more time :)

        Bride + Groom + 44 Amazing Guests...

        #14 kpuckrin

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          Posted 30 June 2009 - 06:29 PM

          What a great thread!

          I'm still in the planning process but here's what I've got so far...:

          1. Registry: Home Outfitters & Sears
          2. OOT bags: bags were purchased at a boutique in Florida by my sister, contents have been ordered from: ebay, the wedding shoppe, walmart, and shoppers drugmart
          3. Wedding Attire: wedding gown- Bliss Bridal (Whitby, ON), Groom's suit - TBD.
          4. Rings: Howard Fine Jewlers (Ottawa, ON)
          5. Invitations: Cards & Pockets.com (US based- but a great site!), other invitation supplies from Michael's
          6. Flowers: through the wedding coordinator- local to St. Thomas.
          7. Decor: N/A
          8. Travel Arrangements: Making our own travel arrangements but booked our cruise through Best Price Cruises.com
          9. Are you active on any other Canadian Forums? (if yes which ones): Canadian Bride- although I don't check it nearly as often as this :)
          10. Other: Etsy- bridesmaid jewlery

          #15 Moonrhea

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            Posted 30 June 2009 - 11:34 PM

            Great thread!

            1. Registry:The Bay, Home Outfitters
            2. OOT bags:ebay, Avon, Micheals
            3. Wedding Attire:Wedding dress and girls dresses: Noah Brown (in Orangeville, she's been extremely helpful), Frank the Tailor(mens shirts), Marks Work Wearhouse (mens pants). Ebay for stepsons shirts
            4. Rings: Peoples
            5. Invitations:Micheals, (DIY)
            6. Flowers:Included in resort package
            7. Decor: still searching
            8. Travel Arrangements: Marlin travel
            9. Are you active on any other Canadian Forums? (if yes which ones): yes, Frugal Bride
            10. Other:

            #16 emme

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              Posted 01 July 2009 - 03:09 PM

              What a fantastic thread!! I can't wait to see everyone else's great tips and finds!!

              1. Registry:
              Not registering...

              2. OOT bags:
              West Coast Lanyards (US), La Fresh (US), Koyal Wholesale (US), Micheals, Walmart, Dollarama, Vistaprint...and still looking for a 20 oz Bubba Keg supplier.

              The US suppliers listed were great because of their low prices (even with the conversion) and their low shipping rates to Canada.

              3. Wedding Attire:
              Bride - ebridalsuperstore
              Bridesmaids - ebridalsuperstore
              Flower Girls - Old Navy
              Groomsmen - mens shirts from Walmart, boys shirts from Sears, pants TBA,
              Groom - TBA but leaning towards a local shop called The Travelman...or Banana Republic
              Shoes - H&M, Walmart, and TBA

              4. Rings:
              Peoples / Mappins

              5. Invitations:
              DIY Save the Dates (pictures printed at Costco)
              DIY Boarding Passes (still need to get the supplies from Micheals)

              6. Flowers:
              Through the resort (Gran Bahia Principe)

              7. Decor:
              Through the resort (Gran Bahia Principe) plus a few things that I've been picking up along the way but nothing elaborate. We will also buy maracas when we get there and put them at each of the tables for the reception.

              8. Travel Arrangements:
              Awesome lady!! Her name is Dawn and she is affiliated with Sears Travel although she just opened up her own agency in Lacombe, Alberta (20 minutes from Red Deer). I've never met her...everything has been through email and telephone...but she is amazing at getting back to me with my MANY questions.

              9. Are you active on any other Canadian Forums? (if yes which ones):
              Nope...this one is all that I have time for :)

              10. Other:
              DJ Services - DJ Bob in the Mayan Riviera...my next big project is to work on "our songs"
              Photographer - Need to work on this ASAP!!
              Wedding Party Gifts - No idea
              Jewelry - No idea

              Bride + Groom + 44 Amazing Guests...

              #17 Shinbinea

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                Posted 04 July 2009 - 01:41 AM

                1. Registry: not sure yet
                2. OOT bags: getting lots of good ideas but nothing purchased yet
                3. Wedding Attire: Mine: Brigham dress by Blue by Enzoani, Bridesmaids dresses: Buttercup yellow by Dessy (all purchased at Pure Bridal in downtown Edmonton). Groomsmen - work in progress but we have decided on short sleeve black shirts and white linen pants.
                4. Rings: Engagement - from Spence Diamonds, wedding rings not purchased yet
                5. Invitations: magnet save the dates from magnetstreet...
                6. Flowers:not sure - might do silk flowers, white, yellow and pink
                7. Decor: haven't gotten that far
                8. Travel Arrangements: Transat Holidays - Sears Travel
                9. Are you active on any other Canadian Forums? (if yes which ones): Nope
                10. Other: I just picked up this amazing book of wedding favors and ideas by Weddingstar - shipping to Canada is supercheap (ground is 20.00 maximum)

                #18 sjmacphe

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                  Posted 04 July 2009 - 02:30 AM

                  Hey Ladies, great ideas - I will probably try to update this again when I have done more planning, but here goes for now.

                  1. Registry: Planning on HBC/Home Outfitters
                  2. OOT bags: planning on getting travel mugs from discountmugs.com (unless anyone has had a bad experience!)
                  3. Wedding Attire: Mine: Paloma Blanca dress purchased at Helene's in Winnipeg, BMs - planning on ordering J Crew dresses (in clover)
                  4. Rings: Engagement - Appelts in Winnipeg, wedding rings not purchased yet
                  5. Invitations: We made them with the help of a friend who uses "Stamp It Up" products, I love the way they turned out and I think the price was very reasonable.
                  6. Flowers: planning to order a real touch bouquet for myself/bout for FI and use the resort's for my BMs
                  7. Decor: N/A yet
                  8. Travel Arrangements: Shine Travel (Ontario)
                  9. Are you active on any other Canadian Forums? (if yes which ones): Nope
                  10. Other: Hoping to get some cute sandals probably just from Aldo or something in the near future!

                  PS - Less than 11 months now, HOLY CRAP!! I know it's still far but when I started this I had 18...wow time flies

                  #19 chika

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                    Posted 06 July 2009 - 10:10 AM

                    This is a great idea Amarillis!

                    1. Registry: Sears.ca
                    2. OOT bags: Dollarama!
                    3. Wedding Attire: Maggie Sottero Monterey (bought vintage) - alterations Moda Maio, Ottawa (Welcome to ModaMaio.com)
                    4. Rings: Peoples
                    5. Invitations: handmade by myself, but ordered cardstock and envelopes from papersource.com
                    6. Flowers: at resort - fresh
                    7. Decor: didn't really use any! for our AHR we used very simple decor: drowned orchids in cylinder vases with a floating candle as our centrepieces
                    8. Travel Arrangements: Megan Crouse from Megan's Brides
                    9. Are you active on any other Canadian Forums? (if yes which ones): weddingbells.ca
                    10. Other: Boudoir photos: Eva Hadhazy in Ottawa www.hadhazyphoto.com; Guestbook pages: designed myself

                    #20 meghan

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                      Posted 11 July 2009 - 11:42 PM

                      I originally found this thread because I was trying to find out if people are even registering while having a DW. I want to register, I just wasn't sure if it was appropriate since people are paying to come to the wedding...I'm assuming most of you think its fine?? I havent done a ton of planning yet, but here's what I have in mind so far.

                      1. Registry: Bed Bath and Beyond, Home outfitters, Williams Sonoma
                      2. OOT bags: not sure yet....
                      3. Wedding Attire: Bridal gown: Having it made by a place in Oakville called Leslie Giles Bridal. Groom: Linen suit from M for Men. MOH dress and MOB dress from BCBG. Best Man shirt from Banana Republic and haven't got pants yet.
                      4. Rings: Knar Jewelery
                      5. Invitations: Save the Dates sent out and created by THe Wedding Holiday. Formal Invites will be sent out later and I will make them using supplies from Michaels. By the Way, how early should formal invites be sent out and when should RSVPs be expected?
                      6. Flowers: at resort - fresh
                      7. Decor: Not sure yet
                      8. Travel Arrangements: We are booked through The Wedding Holiday and I can't remember who the flights with....
                      9. Are you active on any other Canadian Forums? (if yes which ones): no
                      10. Other:

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