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#371 amjohnson

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    Posted 14 August 2011 - 08:08 PM

    Hi,

    I just got the starfish garland from Michaels..going to take the string on the starfish but they stink just like yours! Did the smell go completely away? I am thinking about airing them out and even spraying them with air freshener or light perfume? lol...I am so sensitive to smells and really don't want them to stink up my suitcase like I think Tori said. Thanks!
     

    Originally Posted by janette34 

    Yup, mine are still stinking up the house and its been about 3 weeks.  I layed them outside for a day and that helped a lot but I can still smell them when I open the closet.

     



     



     



    #372 amjohnson

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      Posted 14 August 2011 - 08:27 PM



      Originally Posted by canadiangirl 


      i would be more than happy to share mine with you..just let me know.



       



       



      Originally Posted by luvmoo 

      So I saw a post from abother girl on another thread.. and i am going to post it on here cause for all of us Jamaica brides.. i am very curious.. and maybe someone on here will know???

       

       

      Is it true that if you take a lot of items to Jamaica you will be taxed through customs? How did you handle this issue?

      I plan to take quite a few things (candles, linen, party favors OOT bags etc)...I am glad that I am aware that there is a possibility of being taxed

      so I can prepare early.

      Does anyone know if this is indeed the case?? if so i need to stop shopping for my OOT bags.. like YESTERDAY lol



      Hi Jennifer,

      I couldn't find your original post about the pashminas you got in Calgary but I went there yesterday and ended up buying 9! I was trying to remember the deal he gave you?

      I bartered with him a bit and got 9 for 85$ plus tax. I got the ones with the paisley design, I got four ivory ones, three red ones to go with the bm dresses, one for my FMIL and a turquoise one for me to go with my Fiance's kilt...I got an ivory and black one. They were 10$ each so I got one for free I think..lol...He tried to mess me up but I used my teaching math skills and called him on it..lol....

       

      Also for ladies in Calgary, if you haven't thought of swimsuits or bikinis yet, my best friend reminded me that I should get at least one bandeau bikini so I don't get wonky tan lines before the wedding. If you are somewhat endowed in the chest...it is harder to get a bandeau that fits! I did have luck though at the Balzac Mall/Cross Iron Mills at Swim Co...on sale, got one bikini that fits really well! We don't have Swim.Co's in Edmonton. I got another red bandeau bikini at La Vie en Rose and I got four swim suit bags for my BM's and me. Pretty happy with my purchases!

       



      Originally Posted by luvmoo 

       

      Hey ladies,

      Does anyone happen to have the template for the Pashmina tags? i seen some on here before that said " To have an to hold and to keep you warm in the cold" or something like that... but i haven't had any luck making one... does anyone have one, or know where i can find one???

       

       



       



      #373 MJKH

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        Posted 15 August 2011 - 05:21 AM

        I've got one of the glasses from Pier 1 packed in my work bag today to run past a florist and make sure it's not too small to do an arrangement for a round table of 6-8...I'm just a bit worried.  I was thinking, the other options might be to go with clear glass and look for turquoise glass beads to put in the bottom, or to tint the water that the flowers are in a turquoise colour.

         

        Originally Posted by MJKH 


        Oh my...I didn't even think to look at Michaels today for the glassware...I made FI help me dig thru the ribbon bin looking for that printed ribbon...he lasted all of 30 seconds doing that!

         

        We are going to take those vases from Pier One with us...we will only have about 36 guests, and with 6 or so to a table, we will have enough room in a carryon to take them.

         



         



         



        #374 luvmoo

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          Posted 15 August 2011 - 06:57 AM



          That's awesome am!

           

          I got 11 of them for 100 bucks plus tax ( 105 total).. so i basically got one for free too..  :) i like the quality of them.. and i liked that they had a ton of different colors :) I think i might go back though and get some more hahaha we will see! once i have final numbers i will see if i end up going back to get some basic colors to give to every woman, or if i will just stick with the Mom's and bridal party etc..hahaha we will see...

           

          and as for the bikini part BAHAHAHAHA.. THIS body will never be in a bikinni again.. lol i wish!! ;) kudos to you ladies who can still pull it off hahah..  I will be on the hunt for some new bathing suits closer to the time i am going to leave.. :)

           

          Originally Posted by amjohnson 

          Hi Jennifer,

          I couldn't find your original post about the pashminas you got in Calgary but I went there yesterday and ended up buying 9! I was trying to remember the deal he gave you?

          I bartered with him a bit and got 9 for 85$ plus tax. I got the ones with the paisley design, I got four ivory ones, three red ones to go with the bm dresses, one for my FMIL and a turquoise one for me to go with my Fiance's kilt...I got an ivory and black one. They were 10$ each so I got one for free I think..lol...He tried to mess me up but I used my teaching math skills and called him on it..lol....

           

          Also for ladies in Calgary, if you haven't thought of swimsuits or bikinis yet, my best friend reminded me that I should get at least one bandeau bikini so I don't get wonky tan lines before the wedding. If you are somewhat endowed in the chest...it is harder to get a bandeau that fits! I did have luck though at the Balzac Mall/Cross Iron Mills at Swim Co...on sale, got one bikini that fits really well! We don't have Swim.Co's in Edmonton. I got another red bandeau bikini at La Vie en Rose and I got four swim suit bags for my BM's and me. Pretty happy with my purchases!

           





           



           



          #375 torilynnsmith

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            Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:26 AM


            The dollarstore DUH!!! Why didn't I think of that to mock up a trial one too!!!  Thanks hun!

            Originally Posted by beachbum21 

            Hey Tori! I picked up the flower at the dollar store. When I make the real one I'm going to use two different types of feathers and I'll sew crystals and pearls into the centre, I used stick on embellishments in the centre of my trial flower :)
            Thanks for the feedback girls! I agree, needs more bling and a few more feathers, I also need to find more flowers!!


             

            Thats so strange because the ones I have are fake so I thought it had something to do with that!  Airing them out definitely helps... just don't want them to stink up what ever we put them in to travel with!!
             

            Originally Posted by amjohnson 

            Hi,

            I just got the starfish garland from Michaels..going to take the string on the starfish but they stink just like yours! Did the smell go completely away? I am thinking about airing them out and even spraying them with air freshener or light perfume? lol...I am so sensitive to smells and really don't want them to stink up my suitcase like I think Tori said. Thanks!
             



             



             



            #376 J and G 2012

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              Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:10 AM

              Le Vie en Rose has one piece bandeaus as well.

              Not sure what your dress is like, but you def. don't want tan lines in your pics!

               

              Originally Posted by luvmoo 



              That's awesome am!

               

              I got 11 of them for 100 bucks plus tax ( 105 total).. so i basically got one for free too..  :) i like the quality of them.. and i liked that they had a ton of different colors :) I think i might go back though and get some more hahaha we will see! once i have final numbers i will see if i end up going back to get some basic colors to give to every woman, or if i will just stick with the Mom's and bridal party etc..hahaha we will see...

               

              and as for the bikini part BAHAHAHAHA.. THIS body will never be in a bikinni again.. lol i wish!! ;) kudos to you ladies who can still pull it off hahah..  I will be on the hunt for some new bathing suits closer to the time i am going to leave.. :)

               



               



               



              #377 luvmoo

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                Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:16 AM



                I will have to check them out!! thanks!! and you are right... i don't want tan lines in my pics.. and being that i tan SUPER easy, and get super dark... it would ve really obvious for me hahah

                 

                 

                Originally Posted by J and G 2012 

                Le Vie en Rose has one piece bandeaus as well.

                Not sure what your dress is like, but you def. don't want tan lines in your pics!

                 



                 



                 



                #378 hatfiehm

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                  Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:24 AM

                  What are you girls getting your parents?  in addition to making them the OOT bags with a little something special ( I made some custom MOB, MOG, FOB, FOG tshirts, bags for the moms and hats for the dads)  I was thinking about having custom hankies made with a message embroidered on them.  I saw a few vendors on Etsy that have these.  Has anyone else done these?  I am not sure if they are sappy (too much) or sweet.  Is it wrong for me to assume that our parents might cry at our weddings? LOL.  Maybe I should just get them as a keepsake for the moms.

                   

                  Any other good ideas that you have found locally?


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                  #379 amjohnson

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                    Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:33 AM


                    Jennifer,

                    Swim Co has really nice on piece bandeaus...they are more pricey then La vie en Rose but they had a lot on sale at the store at Balzac mall. Some of the one piecers had tummy hugging stuff....I got a nice black swimsuit I think at winners and didn't realize it had it in it...but I do feel nice and tight;)

                     

                    Originally Posted by luvmoo 



                    I will have to check them out!! thanks!! and you are right... i don't want tan lines in my pics.. and being that i tan SUPER easy, and get super dark... it would ve really obvious for me hahah

                     

                     



                     



                     



                    #380 amjohnson

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                      Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:37 AM

                      Good question,

                      I really didn't think about getting my dad anything...he hasn't really been involved in our wedding, he himself just got remarried a few weeks ago. What would be appropriate, do I need to give something? He is helping us out with our AHR.

                       

                      For my Fiance's mother, I made her her fascinator and got her a pashmina. The idea of hats of some kind for the guys is good. I saw one bride and groom on here gave all the men visors, the same color, they were golfing.

                      Originally Posted by hatfiehm 

                      What are you girls getting your parents?  in addition to making them the OOT bags with a little something special ( I made some custom MOB, MOG, FOB, FOG tshirts, bags for the moms and hats for the dads)  I was thinking about having custom hankies made with a message embroidered on them.  I saw a few vendors on Etsy that have these.  Has anyone else done these?  I am not sure if they are sappy (too much) or sweet.  Is it wrong for me to assume that our parents might cry at our weddings? LOL.  Maybe I should just get them as a keepsake for the moms.

                       

                      Any other good ideas that you have found locally?



                       






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