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#151 calgarybride2015

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 03:39 PM

Oh no!!! So sorry you have to deal with this. The other ladies gave some positive insight but I know it must be hard :( hugs.



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#152 veryvalentine

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 09:57 AM

Ughhhh, I am so sorry to hear this!!  I hope that you have amazing healing super powers and that it is ok for your wedding week.

 

I've literally been tempted to bubble wrap myself for the last few weeks til the wedding because I'm the biggest clutz. Friends have been inviting me to go curling, and skating and I've just been declining because it's too risky.

 

so sorry to hear this news.  Sending you healing vibes!



 
 
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#153 marinah84

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 01:54 PM

@calgarybride2015 @veryvalero @TinkerSofi @kcole123 @MrsCtoB @Meandhim

 

 

Thank you so much, ladies, for all of the kind wishes!  It's starting to bruise now, and I'm doing my best to stay off of it.  I'm just thankful it wasn't worse!  I'm already able to walk slowly so that it doesn't look too bad, so I'm sure 2 more weeks will do wonders!  Found out the ortho only comes to this part of the state 2x a month, and so my appointment is the Friday before we leave, on the 6th!  If I do need surgery (which I doubt) I feel like it'll be halfway healed by then anyway haha.

 

 

Vistaprint

 

So I found a MAJOR error on the programs, lol.  Not only did it say that my bridesmaid was "friend of the groom", it said FIEND of the groom.  FIEND.  As in DEVIL.  I about DIED laughing when I saw that!

 

Luckily Groupon has a Vistaprint coupon right now for $27 for $70, so I went ahead and fixed the issue.  I got it printed on 1 side - it saved me $5 AND will allow me to do the fans, haha.  I'll glue them to the others already printed, with the stick in the middle.  It's what I was going to do initially, and now I can go ahead and do it.

 

I also got the door hangers printed on rack cards - it was harder to get to $70 than I thought it would be, haha, since I just did the order for the last bit.  I used a stock image of a beach and used an extra menu rack card to hole punch to see where the hole will lay. 

 

Door Hangers VIstaprint
 
 
I also got address labels for the thank you cards after we get back (had to get to that $70 haha).
 
 
I also got my self a few items, to make up the balance.  I got a beach bag to carry my stuff around, and a tshirt :)  
 
Bag (I got the 2-toned larger bag):
bride beach Bag
 
Shirt:
bride shirt
 
I already got the FI a "Game Over" tshirt that I'm giving him, so I figured I needed a wedding themed shirt as well :)
 
 
 
Sand Ceremony
I asked my friend to do the reading at the ceremony - this is what I have so far (probably mostly "borrowed" from this forum, haha):
 
 
Marina and Greg,

As you stand beside the ocean, may your love always be as constant as the tide; waves flowing endlessly from the depths of the sea. Just as water is the eternal force of life, so is love. Love is the force that allows us to face fear and uncertainty with courage.

You have just sealed your relationship by the giving and receiving of rings. But although you will be sharing one life, never forget that you are two separate people. Cherish and affirm your differences. Love each other. Keep your commitment primary. Together you will laugh and cry, be sick and well, be happy and angry, share and grow.

 

We will now celebrate Marina and Greg's union with a symbolic sand ceremony. (Pause)

 

Marina and Greg, today you are making a lasting commitment to share the rest of your lives with each other. This commitment is symbolized through the pouring and combining of these of these individual containers of sand. Each container represents the separate journeys you once were on. (B&G take turns pouring/layering sand) Each of you comes to this relationship with unique strengths, vulnerabilities, and histories. As individuals, you are beautiful people all on your own. Yet when the two of you are blended together, you form something even more beautiful. Those strengths can blossom and those vulnerabilities cared for. Each one holds its own unique beauty, strength, and character. They can stand on their own and be whole, without need of anything else.

However when these two are blended together they create and entirely new and extraordinarily more intricate entity, as symbolized by the new blended colour. (Both B&G pour sand together)

As the sand has blended together, your lives too are joined. Your once solitary journeys have become one of companionship, as you now set forth on a single path together into your future. Your friends and family are as one as well. You will now share those who are a part of your lives as you walk hand-in-hand. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual vases, so will the love and bond between the two of you render you inseparable.

 

 

Any suggestions on funny wording/changes?  

 

I have been thinking about the sand ceremony vases, also, and didn't want to have to find a nice looking funnel and bring down vases to pour and have it spill, etc.  I saw this on pinterest and it got me thinking:

 

sand ceremony vase
 
I have quite a few of these liquor pourers, so was looking for a bottle that would work.  I then had the brilliant idea to look at oil pourers (the things you put on your kitchen counters to pour olive oil)!  I ended up getting 2 for $6 at Walmart, and the holes are pretty big so the sand should pour great!  And if it doesn't, we can pull out the pourer and pour through the wider mouth!
 
Sand Jars
Sand Jars Hole

 

If I finish everything else, I may decorate the bottles with the leftover wooden intials & raffia/ribbon.  Otherwise, I'm sure it's fine like this :)

 

 

 

Bridesmaid Gifts

So this is one area I went WAY over the top with this wedding, my gifts to my girls.  I've made them a little "wedding day survival" bag that includes some pampering items (will post pictures after I get them all packed!), in addition to the custom robe & other items I already got.  

 

I added these new items I found out about in January, Jamberry Nail Wraps!  I LOVE them!  They last almost 2 weeks on my fingers (on my 4th manicure) and up to 6 weeks on the toes, go on natural or artificial nails, and come in over 300 designs!  You get at least 2 manis/2 pedis per sheet, and I have baby toes so I actually have enough for several more pedicures/accent nails too.

 

For the bridesmaids, I picked out designs to match my girl's personalities.  They don't have to wear them at the wedding, but can if they want to, especially if they don't want to pay for the nail salon.  All you need is a pair of scissors and a hair dryer to apply! I'm getting artificial nails this week or early next week (depends on if I can hobble to the salon or not, haha) and will have a wrap put on there to wear until my wedding.  I will have the nail salon at the resort do a fill on my nails the morning of the wedding, and apply a french manicure wrap so it'll last 2 more weeks!

 

Jamberry Bridesmaid

 

They ship in the USA and Canada right now, and if you're interested, check out the designs.  There are about 100 designs expiring on Feb 28th, and a similar number of new designs starting March 1st.  Here's my site! http://marinarhianne.jamberrynails.net   

 

You can also host online facebook parties, playing games & running specials, and earn free/discounted wraps!  I ended up earning 7 free wraps (including 2 exclusive wraps for hosting a party), 5 half off wraps and 25% off the rest of my order, just for hosting a party for my friends on Facebook.  

 

Can you tell I'm excited about these, lol?  I'm horrible at doing my nails, and this is an easy (and inexpensive) way for me to have pretty nails, even with my kiddos and working out and typing on the computer all the time!

 

Which do you think I should apply for the pre-wedding festivities?

 

Atlantis - I adore how this fades from blue to green, my daughter calls them "mermaid" nails:

http://marinarhianne...is#.VO-SNPnF98E

atlantis

 

Everything Nice - This is one of my FAVORITES - the chevron is trendy, and it's so pretty too!

http://marinarhianne...ce#.VO-TSvnF98E

everythingnice

 

Champagne Toast and/or Sugar & Spice - I love this combo, but think they'd be nice alone too.  Champagne Toast is very classy/elegant, maybe for the ceremony?

 

http://marinarhianne...st#.VO-T8PnF98E

http://marinarhianne...ce#.VO-UuPnF98E

 

Sugar Spice And Champagne Toast

 

 

These are the designs I got my bridesmaids - I think they'll LOVE them! :

 

Star Crossed - MOH

http://marinarhianne...ed#.VO-VFPnF98E

 

Seascape - my BFF

http://marinarhianne...pe#.VO-VNPnF98E

 

Turkish Delight - good friend

http://marinarhianne...ht#.VO-VT_nF98E

 

Navy Quatrefoil - FI's sister/groomsmaid

http://www.jamberryn...il#.VO-VwPnF98E


30 guests, Bride & Groom & 2 kids - one FANTASTIC time!

 

Planning Thread - Includes lots of DIY (picture-heavy)
http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/77321-marinah84s-planning-thread-31415-crown-paradise-club-cancun/

 

Underwater Trash The Dress Session Photos - Samuel Luna (Photographer)

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Resort Review - Crown Paradise Club Cancun

http://www.bestdesti...28#entry1894872

 

Photographer Review - Samuel Luna - Coming Soon!

 

Makeup/Hair Artist Review Sara Tamargo

http://www.bestdesti...akeup-artistry/

 

For Sale Items

http://www.bestdesti...e/#entry1895327

 

 

 

 


#154 calgarybride2015

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:52 PM

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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Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#155 Wafflesmom

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 08:17 PM

@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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#156 marinah84

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 05:20 AM

@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!  


30 guests, Bride & Groom & 2 kids - one FANTASTIC time!

 

Planning Thread - Includes lots of DIY (picture-heavy)
http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/77321-marinah84s-planning-thread-31415-crown-paradise-club-cancun/

 

Underwater Trash The Dress Session Photos - Samuel Luna (Photographer)

https://www.facebook...=1&l=a8a5688cd7

 

Resort Review - Crown Paradise Club Cancun

http://www.bestdesti...28#entry1894872

 

Photographer Review - Samuel Luna - Coming Soon!

 

Makeup/Hair Artist Review Sara Tamargo

http://www.bestdesti...akeup-artistry/

 

For Sale Items

http://www.bestdesti...e/#entry1895327

 

 

 

 


#157 marinah84

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 01:59 PM

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...p/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 :)

 


30 guests, Bride & Groom & 2 kids - one FANTASTIC time!

 

Planning Thread - Includes lots of DIY (picture-heavy)
http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/77321-marinah84s-planning-thread-31415-crown-paradise-club-cancun/

 

Underwater Trash The Dress Session Photos - Samuel Luna (Photographer)

https://www.facebook...=1&l=a8a5688cd7

 

Resort Review - Crown Paradise Club Cancun

http://www.bestdesti...28#entry1894872

 

Photographer Review - Samuel Luna - Coming Soon!

 

Makeup/Hair Artist Review Sara Tamargo

http://www.bestdesti...akeup-artistry/

 

For Sale Items

http://www.bestdesti...e/#entry1895327

 

 

 

 


#158 calgarybride2015

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 04:56 PM

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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Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#159 TinkerSofi

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 06:15 PM

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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#160 marinah84

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 12:52 PM

@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 :)


30 guests, Bride & Groom & 2 kids - one FANTASTIC time!

 

Planning Thread - Includes lots of DIY (picture-heavy)
http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/77321-marinah84s-planning-thread-31415-crown-paradise-club-cancun/

 

Underwater Trash The Dress Session Photos - Samuel Luna (Photographer)

https://www.facebook...=1&l=a8a5688cd7

 

Resort Review - Crown Paradise Club Cancun

http://www.bestdesti...28#entry1894872

 

Photographer Review - Samuel Luna - Coming Soon!

 

Makeup/Hair Artist Review Sara Tamargo

http://www.bestdesti...akeup-artistry/

 

For Sale Items

http://www.bestdesti...e/#entry1895327

 

 

 

 





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