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November 2013 Brides

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#301 TealMarie

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    Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:16 PM

    Girls, I am getting stuff done! In the last few days I have ordered our wedding bands. Here's FI's tungsten carbide ring:


    We ordered his suit from Indochino:


    I finally ordered tote bags for the OOT bags. I'm going to paint them, but I haven't decided how yet. I also ordered those cheap, waterproof watches (in various colours) for the bags:



    I found a pair of sandals for the reception and I might wear them for the ceremony too:

    I got the necklace and earrings I'm going to wear:

    We finalized our menu. I ordered wooden peg people so I can paint them for our cake topper (we'll see how that goes). We also had four more guests decide they're coming, yay! 


    How's everyone doing? Let's motivate each other. Less than 3 months!

    #302 Lydia1120

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    • Wedding Date:November 20, 2013
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    Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:44 PM

    Looking good Tealmarie......love the Sandals! We are working on finalizing our games for the jack and Jill and assembling our OOT bags ( given the size of our group, we have to give the bags before we leave as it would cost me a fortune to travel with them). I will post pics once I'm finished
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    #303 MrsHK

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    Posted 29 August 2013 - 09:37 PM

    Originally Posted by TealMarie 

    That's how I feel about wearing high heels. I know I would be miserable in them after an hour and no one will know or be able to see otherwise. Thanks for the tip about wearing some for a photo before the ceremony. I'll probably do that because I already have a lovely pair. Like I said I'll probably do barefoot sandals and then dressy sandals for the reception to dance in. Love the lace on your dress by the way!

    Thank you! I'm a sucker for anything lace. :) Be sure to post your shoe photos here once you get them, all three pairs! I think that's a girl's dream, to have a reason to wear three different types of footwear on her wedding day. :D

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    #304 sarahmcdowd

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      Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:59 PM

      Congratulations to all of you upcoming November brides! I wanted to reach out about a show I am helping to cast for a MAJOR network. We need couples that are getting married between now and December of 2013.

      I will copy/paste the details below. If you are interested email me ASAP – as in by the end of this week at the latest (sarahmcdowd@gmail.com) or reply here with: 1) Your names, ages, city you live in, and your wedding date 2) Phone number and email 3) A brief bio about you guys as a couple. Who is the rock, and who is the crazier one? Do you guys have a lot in common or are you complete opposites? Etc etc.

      More info about the show:

      A leading production company and a major network are seeking dynamic upscale engaged couples getting married between September 2013 and November 2013 or March 2014 and May 2014 for a series that will capture the lives of newlywed couples throughout their first year of marriage.

      Following a cast of incredibly successful, bold, diverse and wealthy newlywed couples, the series will showcase all of the celebrations, challenges, milestones and rewards that take place between their wedding day and their one-year anniversary.

      Couples from anywhere in the United States will be considered. In addition to the New York tri-state area and Southern California (Silicon Valley, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego), producers are especially interested in affluent couples from Phoenix, Scottsdale, Richmond, Charlotte and Savannah that are socially and professionally prominent in careers that cater to luxury, fashion, sports, social media, real estate, and finance. Additionally, it is of great interest to identify couples that have a host of big events, plans and potentially challenging circumstances that they plan to address soon after they tie the knot.

      To be considered, couples must be willing to share their special day and commit to filming for a year after their wedding.

      Interested couples should email me directly (and ASAP – as in this week!):  sarahmcdowd@gmail.com

      #305 DinaQtobe

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      Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:37 PM

      Ok November Brides....  I'm wondering if I am on track.... (Kind of worried that I am not with two months to go)


      - Bridesmaids all have their dresses (and don't need alterations)

      - Went for my first fitting yesterday

      - Bridal Jewelry and shoes have been purchased

      - Wedding bands have been purchased

      - Grooms attire has been purchased


      I am working on the last foot jewelry, we have to write our vows, I have to create the ceremony script (or at least have an idea of what we want), and pick out music for the ceremony and reception and load it onto an ipod.   I still need to find gifts for my bridesmaids, but I am going to go shopping some time this week and hope that I find something.  I think I am ok, but am worried that I have forgotten something...


      Anyone else?  I can't believe how close this is...

      #306 jolene028

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      • Wedding Date:November 13, 2013
      • Wedding Location:Varadero, Cuba

      Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:49 AM

      I would say that you are on track I will put down my list



      Have Wedding Dress, shoes, jewelry

      Bridesmaid Dresses Done and pick up

      Groomsmen Pants Done

      Bridesmaid Gifts

      Groomsmen Gifts

      Pre-Travel Brochure and Luggage Tags Sent

      Final Payment Date Past

      Barefoot Jewelry

      Money and Room Card Holders Done

      Bubbles and Tags Done

      Bridal Shower

      Grooms Stag




      Wedding Band (ME)

      Shirts for Groomsmen

      Bout Pins

      Print Guest Book

      Bathing Suit

      Print Hair Inspiration

      Brides Stagette


      That's pretty much all I have left which still seems like a bit of work but I think that there is lots of time depending when in November you are getting married we leave the 11th which still gives me 8 weekends, 7 if I don't count the last weekend which will be crazy with people coming into town so we can all leave from Calgary, me getting my nails and such done so 7 weekends that's still loads of time to finish everything, plus I work well under pressure. LOL

      #307 jypsejenny

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        Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:42 AM

        Wow that's great!

        #308 Jenn963

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          Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:08 AM

          here's my list:



          dress and heels

          bridesmaids dresses

          reception/ceremony decor

          oot bags


          ring bearer pillow

          pretravel brochures sent 

          luggage tags sent

          cake topper



          NOT DONE (arrrggh)

          RINGS!!! (currently in priority)

          hire a pastor

          hire a videographer (leaning more towards NOT having one actually :S)

          my sandals

          flower girl dress and shoes (1)

          ring bearer outfit (1)

          groomsmen outfits (not suits...blame this on Mr.Procrastination AKA MY FUTURE HUSBAND :S)

          bridal party gifts! 

          song list (have the list..just have to put them on a usb and in order)

          choose a hairstyle for me

          write vows

          probably a gazillion other things that i cannot think of right now *sigh*


          i feel i am so behind!!  :BangHead:

          #309 Lydia1120

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          • Wedding Date:November 20, 2013
          • Wedding Location:Varadero, Cuba
          • LocationCobourg, Ontario

          Posted 16 September 2013 - 11:12 AM

          I can't believe that we are only 2 months away now...I started planning in October of last year and it went by so quickly...here is my Timeline that I have been working with since April:


          April 2013 (7 months):

          • Send out Spring Newsletter
          • Finalize Raffle Tickets for Jack and Jill
          • Create book for kids
          • Assemble “Kits”


          May 2013 (6 months):

          • Finalize Boarding Passes for:
            • Hotel Carlingview
            • Catamaran Excursion
            • Time Flights
          • 1st Dress alteration
          • Engagement Photographs
          • Finalize Jack N Jill Invitations once we get Engagement Pictures back
          • Make Luggage Tags for the extra people
          • Finalize-Order Etienne`s Wedding Gift
          • Assemble Bridal Party`s Make-Up bags
          • Prepare flowers for `throw away fortune bouquet``


          June 2013 (5 months):

          • Finalize Boarding Passes for:
            • Hotel Carlingview
            • Catamaran Excursion
            • Time Flights
          • Organize items received from Jean for OOT Bags
          • Finish Faceclothes
          • Finish Colouring Crayons
          • Finish Activity Books
          • Finish Welcome Kit Brochures
          • Finish Bag Tags
          • Finish personalizing the Mugs
          • Go through Jack N Jill Games and prepare list to discuss with Trudy
          • Assemble “Candy Bags” and add labels “Love is Sweet”
          • Finish “Live Love Laugh” bags



          July 2013 (4 months):

          • Send Summer Newsletter - Notification for Jack N Jill
          • Finalize Jack N Jill play money
          • Ask Donna if she can donate anything for the Jack N Jill
          • 2nd Dress Fitting/Alteration
          • Book honeymoon and tentative excursions


          August 2013 (3 months):

          • Final payments for trip/vacation
          • Finalize Seat Selection for Flights
          • Assemble Attendant's gifts
          • Give Jean’s pants to mom for alteration
          • Organize/prepare Jack N Jill Games and prizes with Trudy
          • Give playlist to Mike Hindmarsh for Jack N Jill



          September 2013 (2 months):

          • Get Marriage License
          • Complete and assemble Welcome-OOT bags
          • Put Fan Labels on Fans
          • Make corsages from starfish
          • Finalize Facebook- Guestbook
          • Bridal Party Alterations
          • Organize-Schedule Honeymoon Excursions
          • Make Mr. & Mrs. Wooden Signs
          • Give Jean Noel his Bestman OOT Gift Bag and attire, flip flops etc.
          • Give out of town guests their Welcome Bag (at Jack N Jill) (given the size of our group, 82, we are giving the OOT Bags at the Jack N Jill as it would cost me almost $2,000 to have it all shipped to Varadero)
          • Finalize payment for excursions for honeymoon
          • Book Catamaran with Transat Rep
          • Pick up dress
          • Create Balloon Dart Game for Jack N Jill
          • Finalize Quiz or kids trivia
          • Finalize tips/thank you cards for maids/waiting staff at wedding and Fredy
          • Make “Reserved” Signs
          • Trivia for a Kiss Sign


          October 2013 (1 month):

          • Send Fall Newsletter
            • Thank you for Jack N Jill and invite to Open House for Welcome Bags - Cards
            • Boarding Pass for Catamaran (Final payment due by Oct 31)
            • Boarding Pass for Hotel Carlingview Park N Fly (deadline to book is Oct 26)
          • Pick up any prescriptions or travel stuff need from CVS
          • Finalize vows
          • Finalize speech
          • Make photo copies of credit cards and passports
          • Music list
          • Email Guests link to pick 3 songs for Song List 
          • Get travel medical insurance for all of us
          • Give Nelia list of Non-Attendees and Messages (My Sister is going to read msg from non-attendees at the wedding)
          • Give out groomsmen outfits
          • Finalize plans with W/C Fredy (ie Beach Party; Houra Loca etc)
          • Email resort with finalized list and table seating– send Fredy potential seating arrangements before printing
          • Wedding toasts
          • Email photographer: itinerary, confirmation, list of shots want
          • Email DJ-Officiant: confirmation, Music list, itinerary



          November 2013 (THE MONTH) – Before Departing:

          • Assemble `Bride Bag``
          • Complete note and gift for Groom
          • Finalize Wedding Timeline for Fredy and Officiant
          • Prepare mock table setting for pictures for the wedding co-ordinator
          • Prepare package with pictures for ceremony site and reception area for wedding co-ordinator
          • Practice 1st Dance
          • Finalize Speech
          • Pack (don’t forget sicossors)
          • Pack Wedding Certificate for Signature at ceremony
          • Call credit cards
          • Get Travel-Medical insurance


          The countdown begins (2 weeks)
          §Get legally married in Ontario
          §Confirm all travel reservations
          §Organize wedding insurance papers
          §Get gifts ready
          §Finalize head count
          §Update wedding website
          §Count and Print any more programs or any other needed information

          §Finalize reception rundown

          Ready to go (1 week)

          §Pack (see packing list)
          §Give Angela the MUST HAVE pictures list
          §Pack up gifts, favors and
          §Update transportation providers
          §Finalize seating plan
          §Assemble trouble shooting kit
          §Confirm guest reservations with hotel

          The day before you depart ( 3-4 days before the wedding)

          §Touch base with Fredy

          §Have final beauty treatments
          §Be in touch with wedding party
          §Pack up Dress and shoes
          §Call airline
          §Finish packing
          §Get cash - $2,500

          November 2013 Upon Arrival in Cuba:

          • Get Guests room numbers and put into Brochure
          • Hand out Welcome Brochure to Guests
          • Leave copy of Brochure at Reception
          • Get Dress steamed
          • Meet with Wedding Co-ordinator to do last minute planning
            • Dinner
            • Flowers
            • Schedule Appointment for Hairdresser
            • Schedule Appointment for Couple’s Massage
            • Go through pictures for decorations: ceremony site; reception and cake
            • Give him decorations
          • Take Note of Winners for Speech awards
          • Go through Itinerary with Gerri & Terry (give them items for reception)


          Hope this is helpful to some of you ladies :-)

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          #310 jolene028

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          • Wedding Date:November 13, 2013
          • Wedding Location:Varadero, Cuba

          Posted 16 September 2013 - 02:03 PM



          wow that is some list... I just had a huge list that I would add to or scratch off as I went! What hotel are you getting married at?? We had Final payment on Friday 39 from Calgary, 6 from Toronto and 4 from Winnipeg! I cannot believe that the time is almost here I am like you I have been planning pretty much since last October!

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