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#21 meganator22

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:00 PM

Originally Posted by UMassRN007 

Awesome, 25 is an ideal number in my eyes...We invited 137, and i'm freaking out a little bit. I know 40-50% wont come, but i'm still anxious thinking about it. And i'm stillllll getting pressure into inviting more people, lol, not happening!

 

I'm thinking of doing white/coral, or white/blush, with a vintage feel. Not sure exactly how i'm going to blend that in. I went dress shopping unexpectedly (i was in sweatpants, no makeup, and had my glasses on) with my mom a few weekends ago "just to look". My original plan was to pay this lady on Etsy to make a replica of the dress I thought I wanted. Well, once I got THE dress on I couldn't take it off and had to buy it. Ohhhh well, going to have to save money somewhere else.

 

I haven't really figured out any of the other details yet, though I'm trying to decide what I want to do for DIY centerpieces bc there is no way I'm paying >$200 per table. Sent my save the dates out friday!!!!!

 

How about you, how far into planning are you guys?!

 

 

Welcome!!   How is planning going?  Great to hear from another January bride :)

Awwww 25 is also my ideal number. I felt so bad doing a destination wedding at first, because I know some can't go, but we might have a little reception in Michigan (where some family and friends are) after we get back. Haha we invited a lot, and a lot we know for sure won't even come, but didn't want them to feel left out. I don't think I know 137 people hahahaha ;) ;) 

 

I am so glad you found the dress you wanted. I just bought my dress on Saturday...eeeepppp I wasn't going to spend much on a gown because I wanted to do Trash the dress but I ended up falling in love with something too and had to get it...I agree with spending money elsewhere :) I tried on a lot of dresses and soooo knew this is what I had been looking for. Oh my gosh...the centerpieces are redonkulous!! I couldn't even believe it! We sent save the dates out today...oops :/ Are you doing invites?



#22 meganator22

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:12 PM

Originally Posted by MsCD 

Planning is soooo slow. I am impatient. I like everything done..yesterday...lol

We have booked the time and place but we had issues with our trip provider. We werent happy with some things and now we want to switch ...what a headache.

I started oot bags...love finding deals.

My invitations were sent out about a month ago via email.

How about you ladies? (and any men out there doing the planning?)

I am the same exact way!!! I am starting the oot bags soon as well. Any idea what all you're putting in them? Did you do save the dates as well? 



#23 meganator22

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:15 PM

Originally Posted by KWandCM 

I'm a January 2014 Bride as well, but in Jamaica. Okay if I still pop in and see how all of you are doing with planning? I'm starting to feel behind! 

Of course  This is for all January ladies...I find planning a lot easier if we can all help each other with ideas, etc. :) Congrats and I also feel behind...oh my goodness..I can't believe it's already half way through April, time is ticking on by! 



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:01 PM

Originally Posted by tristanc 

Oh...hit enter too soon! Save the dates are going out next week. Invites will be out by June 1.

We are inviting 40 ppl and expect most to come. I am having a hard time figuring out what to do for the oot. But hoping inspiration strikes soon :)

What colors is everyone doing? We are going bright: purple and teal!

How fun! We almost were going to try to get married in the US...it makes things a little easier I am sure. That will be pretty! Love those colors...I haven't seen too many people post pictures of those colors yet! We are going to do Coral and Navy. I have seen lots of really interesting OOT bags. Have you been on orientaltrading.com? They have lots of little things and it may give you some ideas. I love the "oh sh*t kits" which include: aspirin, sunscreen, tips for a hangover, chapstick, pepto bismo, shout wipes, gum or altoids, and band aids, etc....I have seen some people put disposable cameras in theirs, cups, mugs,sewing kit, pen and paper, coozies, coasters, kleenex, bath poofs (that's what I call them LOL) Hope that helps a little! 



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    Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:37 AM

    Originally Posted by meganator22 

    I am the same exact way!!! I am starting the oot bags soon as well. Any idea what all you're putting in them? Did you do save the dates as well? 

    I have already sent out invitations. They were sent out about a month ago....lol. I know, its early but we did it via email with an invitation and a link to the wedding webpage.

    For oot bags, I have started picking up things. I have the bags, mugs picked out, lanyard/pouches, and I think I am going to go grab lip balms today! Its fun!

    Have you bought lots already? I am putting in almost all of the things that you mentioned to tristanc, except for the camera, coasters, sunscreen and oozies..i think. So I am going to do a hangover kit, snack kit, and some other general things thrown in.



    #26 meganator22

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    Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:29 AM

    Originally Posted by MsCD 

    I have already sent out invitations. They were sent out about a month ago....lol. I know, its early but we did it via email with an invitation and a link to the wedding webpage.

    For oot bags, I have started picking up things. I have the bags, mugs picked out, lanyard/pouches, and I think I am going to go grab lip balms today! Its fun!

    Have you bought lots already? I am putting in almost all of the things that you mentioned to tristanc, except for the camera, coasters, sunscreen and oozies..i think. So I am going to do a hangover kit, snack kit, and some other general things thrown in.

    How awesome!! Where are you getting your stuff at? I need to hit the dollar store and Costco and see what I can find there. I will post pics of my finds :) I also am making a little puzzle book that's all have to do with us and Mexico. I use: http://www.discovery...TOKEN=47680354# and make sure you push the little bubble "text" so you are able to copy and paste it on to word so you can completely customize the fonts and what not. :)  

         

     

    There's a screenshot of our word search so far :) 



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      Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

      Originally Posted by meganator22 

      How awesome!! Where are you getting your stuff at? I need to hit the dollar store and Costco and see what I can find there. I will post pics of my finds :) I also am making a little puzzle book that's all have to do with us and Mexico. I use: http://www.discovery...TOKEN=47680354# and make sure you push the little bubble "text" so you are able to copy and paste it on to word so you can completely customize the fonts and what not. :)  

          

       

      There's a screenshot of our word search so far :) 

      That word search looks fantastic! Thanks so much for the link. I was going to start looking but now I don't have to. Originally I thought of buying crossword books, but I think instead I will just throw some in inside the booklet I am going to make.

      I have decided, because of the cost of medicine here, that costco is going to be the best bet for pirces. I bought little baggies, 2 iin x 2in, and I am goin to fill them with advil, pepto tablets, immodium, etc and then print labels off for dosage and what they are.

       

      I found a fantastic buy on a mug at the dollar tree in Toronto. I am North of there so I actually have to order more then get someone to pick them up for me. They are a travel mug, 16 ounces, with a hole in the top big enough to fit a nice sized straw in.  

       

      I bought 12 bags (I only have 20 adults coming and 10 kids(kids bags I bought from the dollar store)) from dollar days online and sent them to my mother inlaw in arizona. I think the total on those after delivery was only 39.00 (they are two tone, big bags).

       

      I ordered some little things (sewing kits, propel juice mix, antibacterial ointment, wipes , blistex lip ointment, etc) from a place called minimus.biz.(the total was $28.00 whhich included shipping and I ordered about 15-30 of them each).

       

      I got 14 hand sanitizer at the dollar store for $7. And lotions (15) at zellers, when it was closing for $0.50 each

       

      Lanyards and the plastic cover things I got from...Specialist ID online. I ordered 23 badge holders with zippered tops and lanyards for 30.00 (including shipping)

       

      Thats about it I think :) Its fun shoppping for deals. If you want any pictures let me know.



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        Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:08 AM

        Originally Posted by meganator22 

        How awesome!! Where are you getting your stuff at? I need to hit the dollar store and Costco and see what I can find there. I will post pics of my finds :) I also am making a little puzzle book that's all have to do with us and Mexico. I use: http://www.discovery...TOKEN=47680354# and make sure you push the little bubble "text" so you are able to copy and paste it on to word so you can completely customize the fonts and what not. :)  

            

         

        There's a screenshot of our word search so far :) 

        Hi Megan,

        I wrote this very lengthy post and then got a message saying it had to be approved??? So I will give it a day or two and then if they dont post it I will resend it. It was pretty much things I had bought and where...



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          Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:02 PM

          Originally Posted by MsCD 

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          Originally Posted by tristanc 

          Oh...hit enter too soon! Save the dates are going out next week. Invites will be out by June 1.

          We are inviting 40 ppl and expect most to come. I am having a hard time figuring out what to do for the oot. But hoping inspiration strikes soon :)

          What colors is everyone doing? We are going bright: purple and teal!

          I am doing purple too!...haven't decided the other colour yet. Finally bought the bridesmaid dresses last week. Early but we got them for a fantastic price...


          Well - now I am only doing purple. Having two colors was getting tough. Teal will still be in there - just not as much as I had originally. Planned. I just picked out my bridesmaids dresses too! David's Bridal - as much as I didn't want to - had just the perfect dress. Now it is onto shoes for the girls!



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            Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:04 PM

            Originally Posted by meganator22 

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            Originally Posted by tristanc 

            Oh...hit enter too soon! Save the dates are going out next week. Invites will be out by June 1.

            We are inviting 40 ppl and expect most to come. I am having a hard time figuring out what to do for the oot. But hoping inspiration strikes soon :)

            What colors is everyone doing? We are going bright: purple and teal!

            How fun! We almost were going to try to get married in the US...it makes things a little easier I am sure. That will be pretty! Love those colors...I haven't seen too many people post pictures of those colors yet! We are going to do Coral and Navy. I have seen lots of really interesting OOT bags. Have you been on orientaltrading.com? They have lots of little things and it may give you some ideas. I love the "oh sh*t kits" which include: aspirin, sunscreen, tips for a hangover, chapstick, pepto bismo, shout wipes, gum or altoids, and band aids, etc....I have seen some people put disposable cameras in theirs, cups, mugs,sewing kit, pen and paper, coozies, coasters, kleenex, bath poofs (that's what I call them LOL) Hope that helps a little! 


            Thank you for all of the ideas! I am heading over to Oriental Trading right now :)




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