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#51 ChocoTaco7568

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    Posted 28 September 2012 - 06:45 AM

    Allie,

     

    You planning thread is bitter sweet.  I’m so happy for you and can’t believe that your wedding is just around the corner. You’re one of the first BDW brides that I have gotten to know who’s planning threads actually means something on a more personal level.  It’s been great to watch your plans evolve and see your name pop up on various threads….Okay, enough with the sappiness.   

     

    I love seeing everything collectively, your wedding is going to turn out beautifully. I might have to borrow a few DIY ideas (oh how my list continually grows).  And your topper turned out perfectly - the hair, flowers, dress, your puppies (all good/cute dogs are puppies even when old).  I’ve had these toppers in my Etsy favorites folder for a while now. I guess it’s okay to have two toppers if I use it like you and have them stand on the side of the cake and use my crystal monogram on top.  Maybe I’m trying to hard here.



    #52 jnitschke

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      Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:38 AM

      Originally Posted by Speckles121 

      I would try making it in publisher! You can change all the clip art fonts and such! I will post my template tonight wiht directions on how to change the colors if you want :)


      THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!!!!!!! THANKS!



      #53 Speckles121

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        Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:03 PM

        Originally Posted by jnitschke 


        THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!!!!!!! THANKS!

         

        As promised..

         

        What i did to create mine is do file, insert picture. Then when you have your picture uploaded in publisher, right click on the picture, go to "format picture". In the "picture" tab, under "image control" there is a box that says "recolor", click that and it will bring you to "recolor picture". I chose from the drop down under "color". There are premade colors that they suggest or you can click more colors and choose from there. There is also a tab in the colors "custom" that you can make your own colors. After you pick the color you want your picture to be, click ok and apply. You can also adjust the colors as far as brighness and contrast here by moving the percentages up and down. The only thing is you can't "preview" it, you need to constantly go in and out to adjust if you don't like the way it looks. Hope this helps any of you ladies..if you have any other questions feel free to ask!!



        #54 mrsnova

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          Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:55 PM

          As promised.. What i did to create mine is do file, insert picture. Then when you have your picture uploaded in publisher, right click on the picture, go to "format picture". In the "picture" tab, under "image control" there is a box that says "recolor", click that and it will bring you to "recolor picture". I chose from the drop down under "color". There are premade colors that they suggest or you can click more colors and choose from there. There is also a tab in the colors "custom" that you can make your own colors. After you pick the color you want your picture to be, click ok and apply. You can also adjust the colors as far as brighness and contrast here by moving the percentages up and down. The only thing is you can't "preview" it, you need to constantly go in and out to adjust if you don't like the way it looks. Hope this helps any of you ladies..if you have any other questions feel free to ask!!

          Thank you so much for sharing!
          Married to the man of my dreams 3.1.13!!
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          planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...g-thread-3-1-13

          #55 AllieH

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          Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:09 AM

          Giiiiirrrrrl you are making me all misty-eyed!!! I am so flattered and happy that I can inspire someone else. And your wedding is far enough after mine that I'm happy to help with any DIY. Just shoot me a PM and we can chat. It's funny how my crafty/DIY bug was pulled out of a funk by wedding stuff. 

           

          And yeah, two toppers. You can always have one at the wedding, and just save the mud cards one for home (to keep it from getting broken). One of my friend gave me a gorgeous glass bell jar to display the topper when we get home, so I can't imagine NOT having that personal one. 

           

           

          Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

          Allie,

           

          You planning thread is bitter sweet.  I’m so happy for you and can’t believe that your wedding is just around the corner. You’re one of the first BDW brides that I have gotten to know who’s planning threads actually means something on a more personal level.  It’s been great to watch your plans evolve and see your name pop up on various threads….Okay, enough with the sappiness.   

           

          I love seeing everything collectively, your wedding is going to turn out beautifully. I might have to borrow a few DIY ideas (oh how my list continually grows).  And your topper turned out perfectly - the hair, flowers, dress, your puppies (all good/cute dogs are puppies even when old).  I’ve had these toppers in my Etsy favorites folder for a while now. I guess it’s okay to have two toppers if I use it like you and have them stand on the side of the cake and use my crystal monogram on top.  Maybe I’m trying to hard here.

           

          I picked up my dress yesterday, and had all of my accessories with me. I'll post pictures in a bit. But I just realized they took off a whole layer of my train, probably 6-8". I'm absolutely crushed...


           

          Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

          Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

          El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

          AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


          #56 AllieH

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          Posted 30 September 2012 - 11:12 AM

          While I'm waiting for the owner of the salon to call me back and resolve the dress disaster... we've been working on our welcome bags. We did mini-survival kits with a variety of small items, in a brown lunch bag with a scalloped edge (from a fiskar's edge punch - and these babies were a B*TCH to punch!). the final effect is adorable. I did the tags with Stampin Up's "Top Note" die cut, hand cut the logos and then the "weekend survival kit label"

           

          Contents & sources: 

          band aids - Dollar Tree ($1 for a box of 30)

          lip balm -

           

           

          Front of the finished bag: 

           

           

          And the back: 

           

          We also have travel packs of tissues and hand sanitizer. I'm going to put those in our tumblers along with the welcome letter. 

           

          We're planning to stuff the actual welcome bags with the paper - door sign, post card, and timeline now. So when we get to mexico we just have to drop in the keyholders/lanyards, survival kits and tumblers as the assembly. Should go super fast and easy, and all should travel well. 


           

          Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

          Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

          El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

          AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


          #57 Speckles121

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            Posted 30 September 2012 - 11:21 AM

            Wow thats aweful about your dress..especially if you did not request them to do so!

             

            Your welcome kits look awesome though!!



            #58 AllieH

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            Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:31 PM

            Thanks! I can't wait for our guests to get them. 

             

            The dress saga will play out a little longer - I had to go to the shop in order to force them to get the owner on the phone. I will be meeting her at the shop on Tuesday evening (after shop hours, but that's the earliest I can get there during the week) to discuss it further with the dress - and the "before" pictures. I'm incredibly upset about the whole thing, and the variety of things that have happened and been said to me today have not alleviated my dress distress in any way. 

             

            My FI of course is reassuring me that it will be fine, it's just a dress, it's just a day, and all that. He's a good guy, but we all know this is "THE DRESS", and it's different...

             

            Originally Posted by Speckles121 

            Wow thats aweful about your dress..especially if you did not request them to do so!

             

            Your welcome kits look awesome though!!

             


             

            Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

            Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

            El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

            AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


            #59 Speckles121

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              Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:48 PM

              Yeah its definately not like guys get that way with their suits..they definately don't understand!! Did they completely take off the train?? is there any way to repair and reattach??? Please keep us updated!!



              #60 jjurkovich

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                Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:57 PM

                Where did you order your topper from - I LOVE it!






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