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Are you hanging the lanterns on the chairs? We were going to have the white chair covers and turquoise sashes so I am thinking it may be too much on the chairs. I could rent the stands.

I starting making red pomanders but now don't know how I could use them. I like the idea of starfish on each side but I want to add some color. I may or may not use the aisle runner they have...sand color. What do you think about paper puffs like these and starfish in between? I could do red, turquoise or both? They are made out of tissue paper, I would have them tied and cut , flat and ready to puff up.....I would make them smaller then in the photos and have to stick them in sand somehow or take to side of runner. Thoughts? I agree, petal idea too much of a hassle.
 

 

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Originally Posted by beachbum21 View Post


Hey Am!

So I was looking for inspiration and found this pic I thought might help you with your red/turquoise dilemma. I'm a fuscia/other shades of pink girl myself and i'm using pink lanterns to hang in the aisle. red turquoise.jpg



 



 

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Thanks for the head up and for the info about the ribbon you find at my colors at Dollarama...it seems like you have to go every few days since they are always unpacking stuff! I am heading to B.C. on Weds for a week so I will check their stores and maybe will find different deals.....I hope I have internet access or I may go crazy with no BDW site and chatting!

Originally Posted by MJKH View Post

One of the recent brides at our resort said fake petals were not allowed on the beach...she used real rose petals, and by the time she walked down the aisle, they had all blown away : (

 

It's cute when they run the large starfish upright along each side of the aisle.  Have you seen that?  I've seen palm leaves jabbed into the sand...tiki torches...we should start a thread for that if one hasn't been started already!
 



 



 

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I will let you know what I decide...I don't reallly care about the colors of them...I sent the people at bubba an email to see what kind of deal they could give me...doesn't hurt to try:) Also, one of the girls posted her personalized mugs she bought from factory 21 on ebay yesterday on one of the threads here......they look really nice and are pretty reasonable in price too. Have you seen them? The mugs only come in white or black but the printing comes in a variety of colors. Anyways...I will let you know how this all works out hopefully soon:):)
 

Originally Posted by amjohnson View Post

Hi Natalie,

I am in the same predicament. I had bought the plastic tumblers but after thinking about it and my FI asking me where I was going to put them...lol...I plan on taking them all back and getting just travel mugs for the wedding party. I looked at the bubba mugs site today too...I need to figure out the cost. They bigger ones are on sale right now at Canadian Tire for 7.50 I think. The smaller and thinner ones are 10$...those are the ones I want ...how much did one mug work out to being? The only thing is that they don't have a lot of colors...Have you tried Ebay?

 

Tori made a good point, some people may bring them home with them and some won't...I would like to think if it's a bubba mug they would. It depends on your guests.

Canadian Tire has nice thermal coffee mugs with different metallic colours on sale for 5$. They have my colors, red and turquoise but I think they had green and purple and possibly place. What are your colors or does it matter? Anyway, let me know how great the deal was. I did look at Walmart but they only had imitation bubba mugs and not as nice.
 



 



 

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Wow...that's not good to hear..we are getting married in April too...our deposits were due at the end of June (and all who booked by end of May got a free upgrade to the golden section in our resort) Our final balance isn't due until the end of January...Hopefully your TA will figure this out!!
 

Originally Posted by Krysta lee ann View Post

ok so i dont know who else to vent to and hope you girls would understand....... so here is the story:

 

My TA got us a good deal on our resort except final payment is due at the end of October (when our wedding is in April). So now i have a bunch of people complaining to me about not being able to go because final payment is due so soon!! Grrrrrrr. As if i dont have enough stress already! this has really upset me. i hate how people have to wait til the last minute to book....so i have went to my TA and am awaiting an answer to my deliemma..... am i over reacting



 

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This is really cute...I wish our resort used these wooden chairs...I much prefer them to the white plastic ones that they cover with a white fabric cover : (
 

Originally Posted by beachbum21 View Post


Hey Am!

So I was looking for inspiration and found this pic I thought might help you with your red/turquoise dilemma. I'm a fuscia/other shades of pink girl myself and i'm using pink lanterns to hang in the aisle. red turquoise.jpg



 



 

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We have sheppard hooks that we will hang our shell pomanders on

 

Here is a mock up we did in my moms side yard, I think I will spray paint my hooks white instead of the black... what do you think?

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I am thinking of laying the large homesense starfish along the aisle to create the "border" as we will not be using an aisle runner.  Another option that R~ (futuremrsgun - now mrsgun) is doing is she picked up a bunch of shells (you could get them at the dollar store) and she painting a few in her colours, you could do red and turquoise and leave some natural, then she is going to use these to line the aisle.  I really like the look because the shells are organic to the beach but by having a few painted it ties in the colours of your wedding without being overpowering.  I will see if I can find a picture for inspiration to share with you!

 

Originally Posted by amjohnson View Post

Are you putting anything along the aisle?



 


Check out factory 21, you can do personalized and they are more inexpesnsive.  They are on ebay.  The mugs are black or white but at least you would get what you want!  The bubbas go on sale at Canadian tire for about $5.99 for the 20 oz, I think that is cheaper than the shop bubba site

Originally Posted by Natalie2012 View Post

Hey Ladies...I am looking for some advice on these travel mugs...uggg...I originally wanted the personalized ones but after getting them customized and shipping it costs so much...I just came across the website for bubbas...www.shopbubbas.com and they have bulk packages in quantiies as little as 1- whatever!!!!! and they ship to Canada!!!!!! The price does come out to be a bit cheaper...They have the mini ones (20oz) with the skinny bottom so they would fit in car holders...or the chunky original ones...also they have ones with or without handles...I don't really care about the color of them but was thinking purple for the ladies and black for the men.......HELP!! Thx in advance:):)

 



 


Welcome!  A planning thread is a thread you post just before leaving for your wedding that is made up of mostly pictures and short captions to share your planning process.  

 

Check out this thread to get up to speed on the BDW rules and FAQs

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/thread/8853/forum-faqs-etiquette-rules

Originally Posted by Krysta lee ann View Post

Ok ladies so how did i miss this thread for this long?!? I want to thank all of you for all your help! i have learned so much had gotten so many great ideas because of you guys! thank you sooo much!!

 

so i am still learning....what is a planning thread?
 



 



 

As far as I know in order to secure an early booking bonus (generally $300 or so in savings) they tour operators set a full payment date.  This way they can open up other flights as they can be sure that the ones they have full are in fact paid for.  We got our rate, had 90 days to put down our $200 deposits (due end of this month) and then full payment is due at the beginning of October while we dont fly until February 2nd.  This is pretty standard, we are with ACV.  Some of our group is flying with Sunwing and they have until November for full payment.  I wouldn't worry too much, we have had some guests say the same and we told them they are more than welcome to book later or last minute.  We set an RSVP date of November 4th which would give us 3 month to finalize OOTs, decor, programs, fans, and plans.
 

Originally Posted by Krysta lee ann View Post

ok so i dont know who else to vent to and hope you girls would understand....... so here is the story:

 

My TA got us a good deal on our resort except final payment is due at the end of October (when our wedding is in April). So now i have a bunch of people complaining to me about not being able to go because final payment is due so soon!! Grrrrrrr. As if i dont have enough stress already! this has really upset me. i hate how people have to wait til the last minute to book....so i have went to my TA and am awaiting an answer to my deliemma..... am i over reacting

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Originally Posted by Krysta lee ann View Post


the TA says the reason why it is due early is because we are getting an early booking bonus



 


LUCKY!!!! What carried Tammy?!

Originally Posted by tamandrob View Post


I would have a chat with your TA my deposits were just due Aug 2 for the early booking bonus and our final payments aren't due till January 4, for our February 25th wedding.
 



 



 


Very nice!!! You should be able to save your Powerpoint file as a jpeg and upload it!!!!   I really like the look of the paper lanterns lining the aisle!  Also is that your ring?!

Originally Posted by beachbum21 View Post

I created an inspiration board, so fun!! I am in LOVE with the bouquet! Inspiration.jpg



 


A-M

 

So I have been meaning to get on here to tell you that last night I took my superstore tumbler to Hot Yoga for 1.5 hours.  We do it in a room around 103-105 degress so it is HOT (same as it would be downsouth) and my water stayed ICE cold ALL class!!!!! I did not expect that at all!!!!! So the double insulated tumblers are FANTASTIC!!!!! My only concern would still be the beer thing but you know your guests better than anyone, I just wanted to let you know as I had mentioned I didn't find it kept my drink very cold but I obviously dont realize how long I have it filled for at home because at hot yoga for 1.5 horus it was AWESOME!!!!!!

Originally Posted by amjohnson View Post

Hi Natalie,

I am in the same predicament. I had bought the plastic tumblers but after thinking about it and my FI asking me where I was going to put them...lol...I plan on taking them all back and getting just travel mugs for the wedding party. I looked at the bubba mugs site today too...I need to figure out the cost. They bigger ones are on sale right now at Canadian Tire for 7.50 I think. The smaller and thinner ones are 10$...those are the ones I want ...how much did one mug work out to being? The only thing is that they don't have a lot of colors...Have you tried Ebay?

 

Tori made a good point, some people may bring them home with them and some won't...I would like to think if it's a bubba mug they would. It depends on your guests.

Canadian Tire has nice thermal coffee mugs with different metallic colours on sale for 5$. They have my colors, red and turquoise but I think they had green and purple and possibly place. What are your colors or does it matter? Anyway, let me know how great the deal was. I did look at Walmart but they only had imitation bubba mugs and not as nice.
 



 



 

I know!!! I wanted these style of chairs but in white, instead we have the slip covered chairs too.... so much more you can hang off the wooden style!
 

Originally Posted by MJKH View Post

This is really cute...I wish our resort used these wooden chairs...I much prefer them to the white plastic ones that they cover with a white fabric cover : (
 



 



 

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Tori those shell pomanders are awesome!! did you make them or buy them?

I am tossing around the idea of DIY-ing a shell/crystal/real touch bouquet.  If you posted a DIY on this one can you let me know so I can search it out?

 

ps I would leave the hooks black, I like the contrast of black against the sand and your white chairs and the white shells.  very chic IMO.

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actually I just had a closer look at the pic.  The ribbons are navy right?  I would paint the shepherd hooks white :) Good call.   I forget that your accent colours are navy and green with white.

 

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I love those mini lanterns hanging on the chairs!  Has anyone seen this small size anywhere local? 

I am going to hunt some down in china town in Toronto, will let you know what I find!

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You're so sweet!!! Ya the ribbons are navy so I just thought the black and navy didn't really work.  Mom wants me to bring them home and re-paint them black to use in her garden after the wedding lol

 

I am sad to say I did not DIY my shell pomanders ALTHOUGH it did start out that way.  I saw one of these at a fancy home decor store for $15 or $20 a ball.... took a good look and just KNEW I could make it!  Went to dollarama, picked up 2 bags of shells ($1.25 each) and headed to walmart to get my foam ball.  Unfortunately dollarama did not have the styrofoam ball large enough (thoguht dollar giant now has 2 large ones for $1 BOO!).  Anyways I DIYd 2 but needed a TON of shells so it ended up costing me about $10 a ball as the styrofoam ball at walmart is $4.97 (for the size I wanted.

 

Mom and I were at homesense one days and stumbled across 3 of these in a rope bag for $12.99!!!!! CHEAPER than my DIY project.  I attached the ribbon and voila, shell pomanders! 

 

The DIY is super easy though

 

Materials

- Shells (I like the mini conch style and you will need a good amount)

- Styrofoam ball (the shells will only add an inch or so to the diameter so basically get the ball size you want your finished product to be -  I had made tissue pomanders and you only need a small styro because the tissue adds so much fullness... not the case with the shells)

- hot glue gun

- ribbon

 

I attached my ribbon first, them I would poke the shell into the ball, take it out, put some glue in the divet and then put the shell back in!!!! It is so so easy!

 

 

Originally Posted by hatfiehm View Post

actually I just had a closer look at the pic.  The ribbons are navy right?  I would paint the shepherd hooks white :) Good call.   I forget that your accent colours are navy and green with white.

 



 

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