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#21 Sharon99

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    Posted 14 June 2011 - 05:30 AM

    Hmm very good point. I was going to do medium but then thought maybe large. I am sure the luggage will sound funny with them shaking in it!



    #22 aquamaniac

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      Posted 14 June 2011 - 07:29 AM


      Bahahahaha! Didn't think of that, but can you imagine what the luggage handlers will think?

      This is a fantastic idea, totally stealing it!
       

      Originally Posted by Sharon99 

      Hmm very good point. I was going to do medium but then thought maybe large. I am sure the luggage will sound funny with them shaking in it!



       



      #23 MishMash

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        Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:40 AM



        This is so cute!!! I may have to steal the little poem!!! Great idea!!

        Originally Posted by jamieirene 

        Just finished making the tags that we will attach to the maracas once they come in....Let me know what you think!

         

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        #24 Manda123

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          Posted 22 July 2011 - 03:46 PM

          Great find! Are you putting them directly on people's plates or are you using them for seating arrangements when people first come in (include tag with similar poem and table number)? I'm debating between the two....



          #25 cbandemer

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            Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:50 AM

            Now are you using these as like the bells that people would ring for the bride adn groom to kiss?? or just as a favor??



            #26 KatieJ

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              Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:29 PM

              What a great idea!



              #27 jamieirene

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                Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:51 PM



                Originally Posted by cbandemer 

                Now are you using these as like the bells that people would ring for the bride adn groom to kiss?? or just as a favor??



                 



                Originally Posted by KatieJ 

                What a great idea!


                Thanks!

                 

                 

                 



                #28 jamieirene

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                  Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:57 PM

                  Hi Again Ladies!

                   

                  Just wanted to share a pictures so you might be able to get a better idea of the maracas colors and size!  I will get a better close up of them with my camera this was just a quick shot on my camera phone right after they arrived! 

                   

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                  #29 MJKH

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                    Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:12 PM

                    Hey all!

                     

                    Our wedding has now come and gone, but I wanted to share my experience re: maracas.  Last summer, I contacted Amols and because I was uncertain about the colors of their maracas, they graciously agreed to send samples of those I was considering...really awesome customer service!!!  However, I was on an etsy kick at the time and ended up paying A LOT MORE MONEY to order personalized maracas thru "Suzy Q's" (SusieSuesCuteDesigns) on etsy...and what a BAD, BAD, mistake that was.  Even though I ordered my maracas in October, they didn't show up until the middle of January this year (I'm positive they kept bumping our order for weddings with dates before ours).  I asked for bright fuschia...I got a muddy rose colour.  Our names and wedding dates came completely smudged.  We had no recourse thru Paypal because of the length of time between placing and receiving the order.  When I contacted the shop owner, she apologized but was not prepared to do anything for us (like, what could she do when we were leaving for our wedding a week or so after her maracas arrived!)...we didn't see a dime back!!!  Long story short, they're sitting in my basement in a box...we didn't take them to Mexico because they looked so bad...the day will come soon that I must swallow my pride and throw my $300 order of maracas in the garbage! : (  

                     

                    Knowing what I know now, I DEFINITELY would have ordered from Amols.  You can purchase the exact same maracas in towns like Playa del Carmen, but the stores keep them in large baskets that people rummage thru/play around in and they get really roughed up.  I would have had a hard time finding them in as nice condition as yours came in from Amols.  

                     

                    So, sadly...no maracas at our wedding...I did get a picture though of me with a sad face shaking a maraca in a store in Playa! ; )



                    #30 jamieirene

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                      Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:35 AM



                      Originally Posted by MJKH 

                      Hey all!

                       

                      Our wedding has now come and gone, but I wanted to share my experience re: maracas.  Last summer, I contacted Amols and because I was uncertain about the colors of their maracas, they graciously agreed to send samples of those I was considering...really awesome customer service!!!  However, I was on an etsy kick at the time and ended up paying A LOT MORE MONEY to order personalized maracas thru "Suzy Q's" (SusieSuesCuteDesigns) on etsy...and what a BAD, BAD, mistake that was.  Even though I ordered my maracas in October, they didn't show up until the middle of January this year (I'm positive they kept bumping our order for weddings with dates before ours).  I asked for bright fuschia...I got a muddy rose colour.  Our names and wedding dates came completely smudged.  We had no recourse thru Paypal because of the length of time between placing and receiving the order.  When I contacted the shop owner, she apologized but was not prepared to do anything for us (like, what could she do when we were leaving for our wedding a week or so after her maracas arrived!)...we didn't see a dime back!!!  Long story short, they're sitting in my basement in a box...we didn't take them to Mexico because they looked so bad...the day will come soon that I must swallow my pride and throw my $300 order of maracas in the garbage! : (  

                       

                      Knowing what I know now, I DEFINITELY would have ordered from Amols.  You can purchase the exact same maracas in towns like Playa del Carmen, but the stores keep them in large baskets that people rummage thru/play around in and they get really roughed up.  I would have had a hard time finding them in as nice condition as yours came in from Amols.  

                       

                      So, sadly...no maracas at our wedding...I did get a picture though of me with a sad face shaking a maraca in a store in Playa! ; )

                       

                       

                      Oh my goodness!  What a terrible situation!  I agree with you on Amols, they have the best customer service!  I am thrilled with my Maracas.  Have you thought of selling them on here as is, a crafty bride may want to spray pant them, and hand draw their name... just a thought I would hate to see $300.00 worth of maracas go to waste, that way maybe you could at least get some of your money back!



                       






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