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Didn't even see this questions SORRY!!!!

 

I took off the plastic and folded them into the "kits" I also made a "sewing kit" sticker that I put on the back "flatter" side...... I think you can see it in my OOT thread!!! Hope this helps!!!!

Originally Posted by MJKH View Post

Re: couponing...thanks Tori...it was a pretty successful weekend.  The fact of the matter is though that I couldn't/wouldn't be doing it if I didn't have my mom and sister "mentoring" me...passing coupons along...linking coupons with in-store specials, etc.  I just don't have the time to research like they do.  They've even tipped me off to the "girl" I need to look for at London Drugs when I check out...it's quite the process!

 

Tori, did you ever answer the question a while back about what you're doing with the Michael's sewing kits?  Are you taking the plastic off and closing them, or putting them in the bags "as is"?



 

I did only 1 so far (thanks for reminding me, I totally forgot I have more to do!!!!) and I used "soused" as that is what I have seen on here.... I am thinking I will change it to "sauced" as more people will get it I think... no one is going to say "sauced" is not the word or is a spelling mistake but I would hate to think with "soused" they are giggling at our error (even though it is right)
 

Originally Posted by Natalie2012 View Post


They look great! I just put my order into vista print yesterday! I just have one question for you...because I did the same thing....I noticed in your badge holder card you have the word "sauced" on other peoples it says "soused"..when I put my first..yes, first order in I had "sauced" but then I saw other peoples and it said "soused" I then put in a second order just for the cards because I thought I spelt the word wrong....ugh...which one is right?  "sauced" or "Soused"....I never heard this saying before so I really have no idea..lol
 



 



 

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Love these lights and the umbrellas!!! Great finds.... I haven't seen a London Drugs around us but may need to look into it!

Originally Posted by MJKH View Post

My mom went to London Drugs and found these on sale for the beachy-themed bbq that they will be hosting for family and friends the night before our AHR:

 

Patio lights - different styles - regular retail between 15.99 and 19.99 - now 50% off.

 

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These umbrellas we'll be getting creative with...they open up just like a regular umbrella, but they have an adjustable clamp base.  Maybe along the deck rail...???  You could probably just cut or break the clamp off...they were $2.99 each on sale and came in turquoise, yellow and red.

 

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Finally, at the suggestion of a bride a little bit ago, I went back to Superstore to pick up these fabric-covered CD/DVD cases that we'll give to our parents with a copy of our wedding DVD with a photo in the cover.  They are now on sale for $1.44 and also came in a royal blue colour at some point.

 

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What Bikini Store and what colour were the dresses?! I am still considering a multi way dress so this may be an option for us!!!

Originally Posted by amjohnson View Post

Hi Ladies,

So I think I am going to ban myself from shopping for a bit! I went to a swim shop to try on bikinis and found the cutest 7 in one dress that is the perfect bridesmaid dress!! Only problem, we bought our bridesmaid dresses in a different color...boo...so now I am going to get the girls to try it on then try and see if we can still return them. Cross your fingers...if not I guess we will have to keep the dresses but I will likely keep the dress for me for Mexico!

 

So I decided to post a photo of the ribbon I found in the 1$ bin at Michaels. I saw the eat, drink be married on another bride's thread and loved it. FIY if any of you ladies are having brown or pink or purple as your wedding colors, there was other ribbon in the bin with nice sayings like We just tied the knot...Celebrate... Worth checking it out!

 

I also included Christmas decorations...yes...that is right from Michaels but I am planning on using them to make a centerpiece in a vase with sand and sea shells. They had a lot of different colors. I will post a photo of my end result when I am done.

 

There done for today!:)

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I got my at Winner/Homesense as well.  They are HUGE for the mesh bag of 10 was only $14.99 like Janette said.... they are fake starfish as well which I really like because I didn't want a creature to die for my decorating but like luvmoo mentioned... very hard to find "fakes"

 

I did find these Smelt a little bit so we have been airing them out and that seems to help... Janette did you find this?

Originally Posted by janette34 View Post


Try this http://www.tropitek.net/wholesale/home.php?cat=460

   its a Its a Canadian company and they have lots of different sizes of starfish.  I was going to order mine from there but I happened to be at Winners one day and they had giant finger starfish in bags of 10 for sale for $15 so I bought mine there.
 



 



 


Have a safe move Leigh and we will see you when you are back in Ontario!!!!!!! 

Originally Posted by canadiangirl View Post

alright ladies tomorrow is the big day for the move...so i will have a ton of catching up to do when we get back home.



 

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At Homesense, I would look in two places for sure...the area where they have candles and potpourri I've often seen bags of driftwood and shells...but they're often scented.  The other area is the place where they have dried grasses/fake silk greens and arrangements, etc...I've seen sometimes they have bags of shells, balls covered in shells or other nature-y treatments (to put on display in a bowl?) in metal tubs in that area.  Any other ideas?

 

Originally Posted by beachbum21 View Post

Hi girls! What section of winners/homesense did you find the starfish?



 

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Hey Ladies! just discovered this thread!! Great idea for a place for random canadian chatter and advice :)

I'm in Toronto and getting married April 20th 2012 at Paradisus Punta Cana :)  For the reception we went with La Barcaza (the wedding boat)

 

Holly



Hey Coco Yul!

We had the same issue, its tricky.  I found that if you get advice from your TA on what weeks are generally more affordable and are flexible with your date then you should wait for the TA.  However we ended up having to switch resorts because 1 year in advance the resort we were originally planning to select was booked every day with weddings!!  I couldnt beleive it.  Since then I am pleased with the new resort (PPC), but it was tough as you need to book both simultaneously almost!!

 

good luck!

Holly

Originally Posted by Coco YUL View Post

Girls... I need help...

 

We're getting married Nov 2012... Since we want to find a nice and affordable resort... we still have to wait to get the $$$ for the all-inc package from our TA... Should I book a date at the resort that I want or wait to get the $$ before???



 

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Tori, you are so active on here and I love it!  I am also doing real touch DIY bouquets so maybe we can share tips.  One question about your centerpeices, are you worried about the wind pulling over the tall grasses?  I have heard the wind can be an issue and to avoid real candles.  Although if your reception area is covered maybe its a non issue!  just something to ponder!

Holly
 

Originally Posted by torilynnsmith View Post

Oh the decor dilemma .... Our resort does a basic ceremony, dinner and reception set up and then there is a cost for different decor packages.  The basic package includes white chair covers, white linens (at dinner and reception) and that type of stuff.  We can add aisle runner, chair sashes, colour on gazebo or chuppa arch etc.  We have opted for the basic set up package as i did not want to spend upwards of $1000 for decor that I don't even LOVE.  There is only one or 2 elements from each package that I even like.

 

SOOOOOOOOOOO here is what I have decided.  

 

Ceremony

- Shell pomanders on 3.5 ft sheppards hooks to line the aisle 

- no aisle runner

- no additional colour to chuppa

- no chair sashes

- reserved seating signs for parents

 

I am considering doing raffia and starfish but they would have to be pinned to the backs of the chairs and I just don't think it is worth it so I will likely just keep it nice and simple.  I am loving incorporating white into my colours so the white chair covers and white billowing curtains for my arch I think will be perfect!

 

 

Dinner

We are doing a semi private dinner so I do not want a TON of decor.

 

- MR and MRS chair signs for FI and My chairs at dinner

- Reserved seating signs (same as ceremony) for parents

- Possibly using tule (i bought for another project and ended up not using) in our colour to run down the middle of the table

- 4 or so centre pieces on the table

 

I cannot decide whether to use the BM and my bouquet as the centre pieces and save on some cost or do something a little different... I really like height in centrepieces so this is what I came up with let me know what you think

 

(sorry the picture is sideways.... the second is a close up of the shells at the end of the grasses)

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Reception

 

- centrepieces on all round tables

- maybe use the sheppard hooks with lanterns around the site of the reception (battery operated tea lights in lanterns)

 

 

I really just want a romantic simple elegant feel and do not want to be lugging a TON of stuff, I already have all my OOT stuff to bring.

 

Let me know what you think and where you think I should maybe add stuff or if you have any ideas!!!!



 

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I have looked at two Homesenses and Winners stores in Edmonton here and the only starfish they had were like you said in the scented potpourri bags. I think Michael's is your best bet without having to order online and paying shipping. I don't need enough to make it worth while as we aren't having that many guests but I do want to use them for place names?...you know what I mean on the dinner table and for decor. Does anyone have any mini colored starfish? I really want some to add to my centerpieces and to decorate the table but really don't need to place an order for anything else.....May have to suck it up and pay.

Originally Posted by MJKH View Post

At Homesense, I would look in two places for sure...the area where they have candles and potpourri I've often seen bags of driftwood and shells...but they're often scented.  The other area is the place where they have dried grasses/fake silk greens and arrangements, etc...I've seen sometimes they have bags of shells, balls covered in shells or other nature-y treatments (to put on display in a bowl?) in metal tubs in that area.  Any other ideas?

 



 



 

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Hi Tori,

I got the dress at a store called Sublime in St.Albert, just outside of Edmonton but I have posted the link below. A swimwear shop near you may also carry them. I haven't tried to register on the site yet, but I am hoping I can order online. They have lots of really nice dresses that would be great for a hot destination. Here is the link. The dress I got is under convertibles and is SL5000. Victoria Secret also carries a dress identical to the other dress on the site, the red one. I have that one and love it too!

 

https://www.elan-usa.com/#/c-womens-convertibles/

Originally Posted by torilynnsmith View Post


Love these lights and the umbrellas!!! Great finds.... I haven't seen a London Drugs around us but may need to look into it!



 


What Bikini Store and what colour were the dresses?! I am still considering a multi way dress so this may be an option for us!!!



 


I got my at Winner/Homesense as well.  They are HUGE for the mesh bag of 10 was only $14.99 like Janette said.... they are fake starfish as well which I really like because I didn't want a creature to die for my decorating but like luvmoo mentioned... very hard to find "fakes"

 

I did find these Smelt a little bit so we have been airing them out and that seems to help... Janette did you find this?



 


Have a safe move Leigh and we will see you when you are back in Ontario!!!!!!! 



 



 

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Oops. iPad mistype !! There is a designer here in Toronto called Henkaa. Www.Henkaa.ca We chose these in Royal blue for the bridesmaids and I even bought one in slate to wear to my brothers wedding!

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