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For those of you that still have STDs, invites, or thank you cards to mail out, Rexall has 5% off canadian stamps July 13th - 19th. And 4$ off + 2 bonus air miles on banana boat and Hawaiian tropic sun care products.

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Hi @Punta Bride,

 

We ordered our linen clothes for the men from Island Importer. What I really liked about them was their service!

 

I called them and asked them if they would give us a discount. They usually only give the discount on 10 or more guys. At the time we contacted them, we only had 7 guys. They extended us a 10% discount anyway since we were buying tops and bottoms for the guys.

 

The men loved their outfits and looked great!

 

The have clothes for kids so we could be sure that the men and the kids clothes were an exact match!

 

 

 

 

Originally Posted by PuntaBride View Post

Hi Canadian Brides,

 

I'm looking for some advice on where to buy men's linen pants and dress shirts.  I went to the obvious choice ... Tommy Bahama ... and of course I fell in love with an outfit, but it is waaaaay too much money for our budget.  I'm talkin' $300 for each groomsmen.  I can't ask them to spend that much.  So, I'm looking for other ideas?  I know we are also limited in terms of the time of year to buy this kind of thing due to our seasons, so I'm getting antzy.  We are getting married next May and I don't want to leave it to the last minute!

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Originally Posted by atalanta View Post

 

Hi @Punta Bride,

 

We ordered our linen clothes for the men from Island Importer. What I really liked about them was their service!

 

I called them and asked them if they would give us a discount. They usually only give the discount on 10 or more guys. At the time we contacted them, we only had 7 guys. They extended us a 10% discount anyway since we were buying tops and bottoms for the guys.

 

The men loved their outfits and looked great!

 

The have clothes for kids so we could be sure that the men and the kids clothes were an exact match!

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the recommendation!  Do you have any photos of the guys that I could see?

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Groupon Alert!

 

Available nationally (as the ordering is done online) - Vistaprint $15 for $30 worth of product or $19 for $40 worth of product. But the Groupon expires Aug 25/12 so you only have a month or so to use it.

 

http://www.groupon.ca/deals/national-deal

 

Also, I noticed they had a super good deal on these Toms canvas wedges, and they get even cheaper if you order 2 or 3 pair.

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Hello Ladies!

 

Fellow Quebecer here, should be getting married on august 6th 2013 at the gran bahia principe riviera maya.  Haven't actually booked it yet as we are waiting for quotes from travel agents.

 

Going to go through the last pages now! :)

 

Katryne

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Originally Posted by Katryne View Post

 

Hello Ladies!

 

Fellow Quebecer here, should be getting married on august 6th 2013 at the gran bahia principe riviera maya.  Haven't actually booked it yet as we are waiting for quotes from travel agents.

 

Going to go through the last pages now! :)

 

Katryne

 

Good Luck with planning! If you need recommendation of a good Travel Agent, I can recommend the agency we used. They are in located in Rosemere.

 

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Great Post!! Thanks for all the info. I too have been doing alot of research on photobooks and think I'll be going with Photobook Canada. Many great reviews on this company and their product.

I'm just struggling with choosing the perfect pre designed book template. Are you going with a pre designed or creating your own? Still pretty new to this photo book adventure, so trying to figure it all out...lol

 

Norma

 

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Originally Posted by MJKH View Post

Ok all you Photobook Canada users...I found out something really important tonight that I wanted to share. After hours and hours...over weeks and weeks...spent working on our big wedding photobook (230 pages worth), I decided it was time to send it in for printing so I could move on with my life! ; )

 

I was curious if there were any reviews regarding the paper upgrades they offer...in my seach for more information, I discovered this girl's very interesting blog on photobooks:

 

http://www.photobookgirl.com/blog/photobook-america-canada-photo-lustre-paper-review/

 

But, here was the highlight of my evening...after reading her calculations (see below), I figured out that I was indeed better off to use the company's 40% off discount rather than one of my groupons (because our book was so large). I priced our book out using a groupon, and then again with the 40% discount they are currently offering to "like" them on Facebook, and we saved over $50 by using the discount over the groupon. 

 

How to Get the Best Deal on a Photobook 

Groupon vs. Company Promo Savings Compared

Generally, the best deal out there now is the 70% off Photobook America/Canada Groupon that pops up from time to time in various cities throughout Canada and the U.S.  Groupon is a company that works with national and local businesses to advertise big discounts to folks who subscribe to its free e-mail newsletter.  Many deals such as restaurants and salons are obviously local deals, but many companies like photo book companies are online and therefore their deals can be purchased no matter where you live, as long as the company ships to your location (in some cases even internationally).  I havemore information on how Groupon works here.  Groupon operates in more than 100 cities and we also track Living Social deals – a company very similar to Groupon.  If you check out my Photo Book Groupon Tracker – you wonâ€t have to sign up for emails from 100 cities – we track the deals daily on our Groupon Tracker page so be sure to bookmark it or fan my Facebook page so you donâ€t miss a deal!

Since Iâ€ve been writing this blog for over a year now, Iâ€ve also noticed that Photobook Worldwide consistently has a 40% to 45% off promo code thatâ€s updated every month.

This book was not cheap, but it is a very large size, of high quality and and more than 150 pages with upgraded paper.  But still Iâ€m PhotoBookGirl and as my motto goes, “never pay full price for a photo book!â€

So which deal is better?  Letâ€s compare the two savings for my book.

Groupon $35 for $115 worth of value:

Book total $304.00 less $115.00 = $189.00 + $35.00 spent on Groupon =$224.00

40% off company promo:

$304.00 less $121.60 = $182.40

So for the book I ordered, using the companyâ€s promo is better than using the Groupon.

I calculated the tipping point before where itâ€s better to use the promo than the Groupon and that amount is $200.00.  If your total photo book order is under $200.00, then the Groupon will give you more savings.  If your photo book is more than $200.00, then the 40% off promo is better.

 

 

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Hi Norma...we've always just done our own set-up with Photobook Canada...using some of their page templates...creating some of our own...selecting our own backgrounds, etc. If you have the luxury to do so, before attacking your pro wedding book, I would do a simpler one...like from another vacation, or use your pro photos and do an album to give as a gift. We learned a lot from doing and seeing our first book...we made a few mistakes...I wish I had gone thru photobookgirl's blogs before I started. She's got some great tips and ideas.

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