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Marinah84's Planning Thread - 3/14/15 - Crown Paradise Club Cancun

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Hey!

 

Hahaha ohhh doesn't that vistaprint story sound familiar!!!! I had to have my pre travel brochures reprinted. Pissed me off :)

 

All looks great! Great idea for the sand pouring. You can add some ribbon or something and you are good to go.

 

Ceremony is great! Won't be over in under 10 like mine hahaha

 

I tried jam berries for the first time this week. Neat idea and so much cheaper than gel nails.

 

Can't wait to see it all come together.

 

 

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@@marinah84 I've just read your "horrible update" and I'm so sorry to hear this. I. Sending you tons of positive, healing vibes! You're such a strong woman and I hope no surgery is needed. Maybe relaxing poolside will be the best medicine for you. After all, you are supposed to be off your feet

 

And the olive oil pourers are a great idea! Does the sand pour easily with the narrow spout? Maybe do a test run to see speed of pour, just in case the opening is too narrow.

 

The jamberry nail wraps sound fantastic!

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@@calgarybride2015

 

I was mad, and then just figured it was a way to do a few things I'd put off to the side because I didn't want to spend more money, haha.  It was only about $40 to fix the mistake, plus I got a beach bag & tshirt, so it could have been worse!

 

The WC was like...sure, if you want someone to read something, that's fine? lol she seemed confused.  I know the person they bring in to read the ceremony is a native Spanish speaker (obviously) and would like to incorporate some more of the guests into the ceremony.  

 

Glad you like jamberry!  They are AWESOME!!  I just put a wrap on my broken foot, hehe.  

 

 

@@Wafflesmom

 

Thank you for your kind words!  It hasn't slowed me down much, outside of the 15k steps per day goal.  I can even still do a lot of lifting at Crossfit - I did some modifications last night, and it worked great!  Lots of pullups, pushups, planks tho, eww.  

 

I actually took the sand to my FMIL's house over the holidays, so I don't have any sand to test with, haha.  It's a big hole, much bigger than I thought it'd be when I had the idea.  I am sure it'll pour pretty easily.  We want to use some beach sand in the ceremony also, so I'm bringing a tiny strainer/colander to sift sand to make sure there aren't a bunch of shells/other stuff in it before we put it in the bottle lol!  

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Update 2.27.2015

 

15 days until the wedding!

 

 

Hangers:

After the scam fiasco, I was REALLY wary about using an Etsy seller.  Especially when I didn't hear back from the seller after I messaged her.  We ended up chatting back and forth a bit, and she put my mind at ease (especially when the 3 day priority mail came 1 day later, haha).  I ordered from TheEliteBride (over 22k sales on etsy) - https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEliteBride.  When I ordered, I got 1 free hanger with a special she was running, and it was $52 total with shipping for 8 hangers.  For the effort it would take me to learn it, this wasn't bad at all.  And included double lines!

 

Here's my hanger - went with last name instead of bride:

Bride hanger

 
A group shot:

Hangers

 
Up close:

Hangers Close

 
She only offers white ribbons, and if I think about it next time I'm at the store, I might grab a $2 roll of ribbon to change it out to blue.  Or I'll leave it, it looks fine :)

 

 

 

 

OOT Bags

ALMOST done with these!  I have to finish the welcome books, then I can pack them!  I'll add the color changing stadium cups once we get to Mexico, it'll be easier to pack this way.  For couples, I did one "Survival" kit (the ziplock with label) and 2 "recovery" bags (with the bandaids, tums, ibuprofen, etc).  I ended up labeling the bags with names, since I have the final guest count & who is coming.  I have a few extras, in case of surprises, but it's kinda hard to surprise show up to a DW!  I ended up putting 2 schedule postcards in the couple bags - I have 50 of them, and only needed to make 20 OOT bags due to couples sharing.  So I figured it's not a waste, since I still have like 20 extras :)

 

Stuffed, waiting for welcome book!

OOT Bags

 
Inside:

OOT Bags almost done

 
 
 
 
Welcome Book
I test printed, and it's pretty much done.  Adding in more "in memory of" for his family, and adding in guest names (more likely for people to use it if they just need to fill out room number!).  I also noticed that the spanish pages I copied from a book on here was doubled (probably my fault some how) so figuring out what I need to change that page too.  I like the size, since it's 4 slides per page it's a quarter sheet of paper size, it'll fit in beach bags easily.  Debating throwing in pens, but assuming the resort has pens in the rooms?  We have hundreds from our various school/jobs, so it wouldn't be extra $$ lol.
 
 
 
I can't find my glue gun LOL.  I need it to finish the boutonniere for FI and for the sand ceremony pourers to add the initials/ribbon.  That's my weekend goal :)

 

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Awesome deal on the hangers. Hopefully they make it safely. Mine got bent up a bit FYI but we bent it back into place :)

 

Soooooo close. So excited for you

 

 

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It's getting so close to the wedding day! 

 

I totally love those nail foils. I think I might need to try these because I spend so much time doing my nails and then always mess them up somehow. It's so frustrating! Your bridesmaids will love them. 

 

In terms of your question, I like "the mermaid nails" (because I'm obsessed with mermaids haha) and the last ones, the coral, nude and silver. 

 

The hangers look great! That is definitely a great deal so I'll keep it in mind for when I get to that part of my planning ;)

 

I think you did a great job with the bags :D and I think your guests will be super happy to get them. 

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@@calgarybride2015

 

SO happy on the hangers - I was really worried.  One of the bridesmaid's ones is a little bent out of shape, but it was pretty easy to straighten.  I'm packing the box she sent them in as part of my suitcase, so they should be protected!  It's a pretty flat box, and it'll be easy to throw in a suitcase.

 

 

 

@@TinkerSofi

 

They just came out with new ones today omg, I'm already making a wish list!  I'm getting acrylics this week, and am definitely doing the "mermaid" ones!!  I might even leave them on for the wedding, since I wanted blue for my "something blue" and what's more appropriate than sea-colored nails :)

 

Thank you!!  I had gotten the bright colored ones from Oriental Trading like a YEAR ago, and Lily talked me out of getting hte weddingchicks bags (good thing too, as they haven't had a sale since I thought I was going to switch them out!).  The hardest part was giving away the pink bags, hahaha.  I have only 3 single ladies coming, and they are all in the same room, so I didn't want to give them all 3 pink.  Plus only 1 of them would probably appreciate a hot pink bag anyway.  

 

If anyone wants to "like" my Jamberry business page, I'll be keeping it updated with new wraps and specials: https://www.facebook.com/MarinasJams  You can message me there with any questions, too!

 

 

I'm working on a craft for one of my best friends (who can't come to the wedding because her sister in law is getting married on the SAME DAY and plus she's pregnant now) and then will work on my sand pourers and the welcome book.  

 

Also.  Fiancee thinks 3 big suitcases and 3 carryons is going to be MORE than we need for 2 adults, 2 kids AND wedding stuff for 9 days.  HA. HA. HA.  I'm going to need one JUST for the OOT bags, lmao!  Men :)

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Hahah, well he's going to have a nice surprise when he sees all the suitcases :P 

 

I just followed your page on facebook! I really need to try these things :)

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We're going to need to buy a few more big ones, I think :)  We get 6 free checked bags, it'd be a waste to check little ones if it means we'll need to pay for bags!  

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We're going to need to buy a few more big ones, I think :)  We get 6 free checked bags, it'd be a waste to check little ones if it means we'll need to pay for bags!  

you're lucky! we don't get more than the regular, and even then, now we need to pay for the first bag for some airlines. I haven't quite checked the rules on that yet. 

 

I was hoping that I didn't have to bring a lot but things are starting to add up for sure. I tend overpack like it's no one's business, for any trip, so I can't even imagine what it's going to be like this time around. 

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