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#591 csho

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:51 AM

Originally Posted by Kay6356 


What did you do for the guys? Thank you :)

Nothing. They wouldn't want anything like that I don't think. I know my FI could really care less about that sort of thing so I really doubt that he will do anything. What were you planning on doing?



#592 Kay6356

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:44 AM

Nothing. They wouldn't want anything like that I don't think. I know my FI could really care less about that sort of thing so I really doubt that he will do anything. What were you planning on doing?

Ours are for our stag and doe mostly so the guys require them for that, I don't want to spend a fortune on them lol

#593 Kay6356

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:46 AM

I also made a Burlap Banner this weekend. I had planned on buying one off Etsy and then realized I could probably make it for much cheaper. I bought burlap for about 1.45$ and I already had the paint, so this cost me pretty much nothing lol! I just cut the burlap into squares, printed off lettering that I liked (same font that I used on my invitations) and then cut the letters into squares and placed them behind the burlap. I was able to see the outline of the letter through the burlap and painted over top of it! It was sooooo easy to do. All I have left to do is glue the twine to the back (which means finally buying a glue gun lol!). I am going to hang this on my Guest Book table (as I am sure you could have guessed). I also painted wooden letters which spell out L O V E for the table in the same colour. And will have a vase with some flowers and of course starfish. Also I am going to use a frame (probably with burlap as the background) and write out "Please Sign Our Guestbook". I am so excited to see how it all comes together but think it will look great! I found these awesome flowers at Winners which I am going to use for my centerpieces. I have decided to go with the glass vases instead of the coral one. What do you guys think? Set up for the head table plus the starfish and candles you can see below. The LOVE letters and the coral vase will be used on the guest book table. The unfinished burlap banner. Anyhow I am super excited with how everything is turning out and I am super impressed with how crafty I can be when I put my mind to it!

Everything looks fabulous! I am stealing the burlap "Guest Book" banner!!! Lol. Did you use stencils for the letters? And what kind of paint? Thank you :)

#594 csho

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:55 AM

Originally Posted by Kay6356 


Everything looks fabulous! I am stealing the burlap "Guest Book" banner!!! Lol. Did you use stencils for the letters? And what kind of paint? Thank you :)

I cut the burlap 5.5" by 6" in size and then I picked a font on word that I liked and made the size big enough to fit on the square (I used 300 size for the font) but that really depends on which font you use. I just put the square up to my computer to make sure it would fit. Then I printed out the letters for Guestbook on white paper. I also bolded the font so it would be a bit thicker. I cut the paper around the letters so they were about the same size as the burlap pieces and just put the white paper with letter behind it. I was able to see most of the black print through the burlap and just painted over top of it. I hope that makes sense. I was going to cut the letters out and make a stencil but this was way easier!

 

For paint- I couldn't find a coral colour I liked so I bought a small tester can of house paint in the colour I wanted. For the starfish I used acrylic craft paint. Both of them worked great! Also some of the burlap was crinkled and bent so I just ironed the pieces before painting them on medium heat!



#595 alley08

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 12:13 PM

WoW. Looks like everyone has been super busy. I love how we are finally getting things done. It feels awesome. Great work girls.

 

I found my dress today!!! I really didn't think I would have that feeling about the one but I do and I couldn't be happier. We also found the bridesmaid dresses as well. I don't have a picture of the girls in it but the link is to the one on the actual Bill Levkoff site.

 



#596 alley08

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 12:14 PM

Originally Posted by csho 

I found my reception shoes this weekend!! I am going to wear a pair of small heels that I have worn as bridesmaid shoes for the ceremony part. They match my dress and are the perfect height for the length of my dress. And then I am switching into sandals after the ceremony. I am in love with them and the best part they were only $15 a Winners! I had seen them before but were 40$ and this time they were on sale, so I really couldn't pass them up! Plus they'll serve as my something blue (or you know turquoise!). And seriously could they be any more tropical with a pineapple on them? Hahaha

 

 

Love the sandals. They are perfect!



#597 csho

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:29 PM

Originally Posted by alley08 

WoW. Looks like everyone has been super busy. I love how we are finally getting things done. It feels awesome. Great work girls.

 

I found my dress today!!! I really didn't think I would have that feeling about the one but I do and I couldn't be happier. We also found the bridesmaid dresses as well. I don't have a picture of the girls in it but the link is to the one on the actual Bill Levkoff site.

 

Alley!!!!!! The dress is gorgeous!!!! I love it! And am soooo excited you finally found one you loved! I was the same - tried on tons of dresses, didn't think I'd get that feeling but all it takes is that one and you just know! Yay! And your bridesmaid dresses are beautiful too! I am sooo excited for you! lol!



#598 alley08

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 04:39 PM

Originally Posted by csho 

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Originally Posted by alley08 

WoW. Looks like everyone has been super busy. I love how we are finally getting things done. It feels awesome. Great work girls.

 

I found my dress today!!! I really didn't think I would have that feeling about the one but I do and I couldn't be happier. We also found the bridesmaid dresses as well. I don't have a picture of the girls in it but the link is to the one on the actual Bill Levkoff site.

 

Alley!!!!!! The dress is gorgeous!!!! I love it! And am soooo excited you finally found one you loved! I was the same - tried on tons of dresses, didn't think I'd get that feeling but all it takes is that one and you just know! Yay! And your bridesmaid dresses are beautiful too! I am sooo excited for you! lol!

Thank you so much!! Thank you for all of your kind words. I was trying not to be stressed out but I was really freaking out thinking I wouldn't get that feeling. Your reassurance helped though. Thanks for that! 

 

The girls are a little undecided about the length of the bridesmaid dresses. They come long but one wants short and the other kind of wants an in between length. Do you think this will look alright. I don't want it to look "off" in pictures. I'm kind of a symmetrical person! lol



#599 csho

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:29 AM

Originally Posted by alley08 

Thank you so much!! Thank you for all of your kind words. I was trying not to be stressed out but I was really freaking out thinking I wouldn't get that feeling. Your reassurance helped though. Thanks for that! 

 

The girls are a little undecided about the length of the bridesmaid dresses. They come long but one wants short and the other kind of wants an in between length. Do you think this will look alright. I don't want it to look "off" in pictures. I'm kind of a symmetrical person! lol


I think it will look fine with the different lengths if the rest of the dress is the same. I personally like when they look coordinated but not the exact same because everyone is a bit different. I purchased my girls dresses and my sister hated hers, but we have figured out a way to make it work so that it will look amazing on her, the dresses won't be the exact same anymore but the colour and length will be the same... we're just changing the top of hers. So I feel like if elements are the same it won't look weird at all!



#600 jolene028

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:02 AM

Bridesmaid dresses are in! They are way brighter in person but there are here and that is one more thing off the list!






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