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#1991 CourtandMatt

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    Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:55 AM

    LOVVEEEEE THIS!!

     

    I am now wondering if I should put more in their bags.  I got them bikinis (Fig Leaves), flip flops (Havaianas - they're the BEST), necklaces (Etsy), and bags (Vistaprint).  Maybe I will pick them up magazines in the airport or lotion at Bath & Body Works.  BTW, I LOVE the robes.  I really wanted to do robes until one of my bridesmaids happened to get me and my maid of honor robes for the holidays.  I quickly had to change my plan and went with bikinis instead. 

     

     

    Originally Posted by PuntaBride 

     

    AppleMark

     

    I also had my bachelorette party recently.  I decided to give my bridesmaids their wedding gift that weekend because I knew they would all be buying things as we got closer to the date and didn't want them getting these items.  They absolutely loved them and were so grateful.  I'm glad because they have done so much for me!

     

    -Beach Bag (Indigo)

    -Havaianas (Flip Flops)

    -Lotion/Body Spray (Bath and Body Works)

    -Lip Balm

    -Personalized Luggage Tag (Michael's)

    -Tumbler (Dollar Tree + Davet Designs Sticker)

    -Nail File (Michael's)

    -Sleep Mask (Michael's)

    -Money/Room Key Holder (Ebay)

    -Robe ... the colours are a bit off in the photo (Etsy)



    #1992 Dazeydawl

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      Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:11 AM

      AppleMark I also had my bachelorette party recently.  I decided to give my bridesmaids their wedding gift that weekend because I knew they would all be buying things as we got closer to the date and didn't want them getting these items.  They absolutely loved them and were so grateful.  I'm glad because they have done so much for me! -Beach Bag (Indigo) -Havaianas (Flip Flops) -Lotion/Body Spray (Bath and Body Works) -Lip Balm -Personalized Luggage Tag (Michael's) -Tumbler (Dollar Tree + Davet Designs Sticker) -Nail File (Michael's) -Sleep Mask (Michael's) -Money/Room Key Holder (Ebay) -Robe ... the colours are a bit off in the photo (Etsy)

      I also got my bridesmaids robes!! Looks like we may have used the same seller silkandmore? I got myself a white and they got dark purple. I love the robes!!!

      #1993 leboandlee

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        Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:04 AM

        Hi May 2013 brides.  I am pretty new to this site!

        I am in a bind looking for a great videographer.  Anyone have any ideas??

        I don't mind putting them up for a night if I have to.

         

        Thanks!
         



        #1994 jnitschke

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          Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:24 AM

          Originally Posted by Dazeydawl 

          I am also so completely jealous of all the stag parties!!! I only have two bridesmaids one of which is in another province so I also opted out of having a stagette. Same thing with a bridal shower. Deep down I wish someone threw me one but it never happened oh well I leave in just over 2 weeks!!!!! It's definately crunch time. My last day of work is next Saturday (yay!) and I only work two days this week so I'm beyond being distracted....


          I only have on Best Maid of Honor, we don't even have a Best Man!  But, I'm still having a Bachelorette Party.  You should do it, ask you friends by you to just take you out one night this week and wear a silly veil.. then run around a bar or two telling everyone you meet that "you're tying the knot".    Or book a facial and massage apts for you and your girls, get your nails done.  That kind of thing.  Everyone deserves an "all about the bride" party.



          #1995 jnitschke

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            Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:42 AM

            Ok so... what do I have left to do:

            • finalize ceremony music
            • pick first dance song
            • pick groom/MOG song
            • determine/send music list for DJ
            • print and assemble programs
            • type and print menus
            • type and print welcome letters
            • print schedule of events for OOT Bags
            • buy gatorade mix to add to hangover kit, seal kits
            • determine centerpieces and finalize them
            • pack oot bags, linens, candle holders into suitcases
            • pack clothes
            • dye hair and cut, eyebrows (4/22 & 5/20)
            • figure out how I'm doing my makeup... and perfect it... (still working on this one)
            • manicure (5/6, 5/13)
            • boudoir shoot and order/wrap photo book (my girls are working this shoot into my bachelorette party... going wardrobe shopping this weekend for it!!)
            • set up on guitar for grooms gift
            • final fitting on dress(5/3)
            • hem groom's pants (5/3)
            • pack clothes for trip
            • pick up marriage license (4/18)
            • sign marriage certificate (5/17 at 3:00pm-legal ceremony!!!!)
            • call PNC to let them know we are leaving the country
            • Send "Before you Go- You need to know" email to attendees
            • sign up for excursions
            • make copies of passport
            • May 22nd Fly Out!!!!! 
            • May 25th GET HITCHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

             

            Damn... it didn't seem like I had that much to do still... but then .. there you go.. massive list!  I still have a month and a half though, so I think I'm ok.  Not in panic mode yet.   Still in "I can lose another ten pounds" mode.



            #1996 jinx30

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              Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

              I know that you ladies probably already set your date since it's next month, but the best day in May (other than what you already chose) would be Sunday May 26. A lot of venues give discounts either Fridays and Sundays. It's good for your guests because they have Monday to recoup. My sister got married on black Friday 2 years ago. She got a huge discount because it was on a Friday. She got 1 day off the day before to get last minute prep work done (Thursday Thanksgiving day). She got Saturday to party again. Then she got Sunday to recoup and go back to work on Monday!

              #1997 ChocoTaco7568

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                Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:26 PM

                Feeling pretty good with where I stand, but I also dropped a few projects. Quite frankly, my hours at work increased and I got tired of doing stuff. While there were a few details that may have been a nice touch, in the end I didn’t deem them necessary (ceremony programs, ribbon wands etc)

                To do in no particular order in the next 4 weeks:

                Purchase another bandeau bikini (need to avoid tan lines for the first 3 days)

                Complete Reception playlist (songs chosen but not organized)

                Complete mock-ups for WC use

                Get E-Ring polished and photo ready

                Purchase frames for all signage (picked out, just need to make the trip)

                Figure out veil situation (maybe alterations)

                Contact USPS to hold mail delivery for 2 weeks

                Contact banks for out of country transactions

                Order Bouquet charm

                 

                Items with hard dates:

                04/20 Mail remaining Pre-Travel Packages (half were hand delivered to guest in Portland and Seattle)

                04/20 2nd fitting and groom alterations

                05/11 Hair Extensions Install

                05/12 Complete all packing

                05/12 Brazilian

                05/14 Shellac Mani/Pedi and Fresh set of lash extensions

                05/15 Depart for Mexico

                 

                On another note, my guestbook puzzle cam in today... very happy with it!

                 



                #1998 Kal520

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                  Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:25 PM

                  Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

                  Feeling pretty good with where I stand, but I also dropped a few projects. Quite frankly, my hours at work increased and I got tired of doing stuff. While there were a few details that may have been a nice touch, in the end I didn’t deem them necessary (ceremony programs, ribbon wands etc)

                  To do in no particular order in the next 4 weeks:

                  Purchase another bandeau bikini (need to avoid tan lines for the first 3 days)

                  Complete Reception playlist (songs chosen but not organized)

                  Complete mock-ups for WC use

                  Get E-Ring polished and photo ready

                  Purchase frames for all signage (picked out, just need to make the trip)

                  Figure out veil situation (maybe alterations)

                  Contact USPS to hold mail delivery for 2 weeks

                  Contact banks for out of country transactions

                  Order Bouquet charm

                   

                  Items with hard dates:

                  04/20 Mail remaining Pre-Travel Packages (half were hand delivered to guest in Portland and Seattle)

                  04/20 2nd fitting and groom alterations

                  05/11 Hair Extensions Install

                  05/12 Complete all packing

                  05/12 Brazilian

                  05/14 Shellac Mani/Pedi and Fresh set of lash extensions

                  05/15 Depart for Mexico

                   

                  On another note, my guestbook puzzle cam in today... very happy with it!

                   

                  literally ditto almost your entire post! I saw you're doing the gel mani/pedi before you leave which I am planning on doing as well but was thinking of doing just the pedi before and getting my gel mani there. What do you think about this? I asked the salon if they have the gel and they said yes so I figured I would wait so it would be fresh/no growth but now I'm wondering if I will be stuck with no color options, etc.



                  #1999 ChocoTaco7568

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                    Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:24 PM

                    Hey Kal,

                     

                    I'm actually a bit of a Shellac snob...  Many use the term Shellac to generalize all gel nail polish systems, but Shellac is a specific brand by CND.  In my honest opinion it's the best gel polish brand and I've experimented with a few over the past 2 years. it has limited color options compared to its competitors, but the best pigmentation, protection, and healthiest option for natural nails in the long run.  Aside from this, gel polish is a bit harder to work with and not all nail techs apply it well, I've seen and heard of a few sub-par applications.  Finally I spent the months of January and February experimenting with wedding nail options and layering polish colors and know exactly what I want. I'm getting my nails done 5 days before the wedding and there will be minimal growth and since my nail color is neutral, I'm not too worried about it. Probably more of an opinion than what you were going for, but hopefully it helps you decide.



                    #2000 Dazeydawl

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                      Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:39 PM

                      Tova Seeing as how you are a shellac snob (lol) and I know nothing about it, I was also thinking of getting it done for the first time cause I read it lasts longer but is it possible to do a French Mani and pedi?




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