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#211 smileitseb

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 10:59 AM

@pddcmc I know youre panicking and nothing we are saying will help the forecast... I would be too, I'm just going to have positive vibes too that it will NOT rain on your day!!!


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#212 kimmyd2

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 04:49 PM

Basket for Mini Beach Balls
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And the best part? There is wire at the top to help keep its shape, but the bag squishes flat = easy to pack
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CUPS!!!
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Twine
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The plan is to attach a little note to each cup 
 
Pretty straws
... just because I want a straw with my cup (and whoever else wants one  :))
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Ribbon for Fans
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Yay for Bridal
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And Just Because...
I love to scrapbook and these are perfect
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Ring Box for the Wedding Day
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My poor ring is so dirty  :(
 
A Beachy way to Display our Rings for Wedding Day photos
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Sixpence for my reception flats
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Hi! Just started reading your thread! It's great! Thanks for taking the time to write it, what a great inspiration to us all! Love the shell ring box holder that is what I wanted to do as well, where did you find that ???

Thanks

Kim

Forever can never be long enough for me, to feel like I've had long enough with you...19/01/2016


#213 acw271011

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 08:49 PM

You ladies have just reaffirmed for me why I love being here. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes because 3 of you are getting married very soon and it makes my heart happy!

 

@pddcmc - that article you posted is so perfect! And most of the time so absolutely right! It's what brought me to tears. My first marriage was nothing like that article. Sometimes marriage isn't what she said. And sometimes if it isn't, you get a second chance at it. I got lucky and got the second chance. Then I got lucky again and made it through one of the "tough times" that she talks about. That's worth celebrating. And maybe even dancing in the rain for!


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#214 pddcmc

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 08:30 AM

@kimmyd2 I got it from BlissfullyModern on Etsy for $12.00. I'm not sure if the shop has more, but it's worth a look. I think I saw some others similar on ebay and googling "clam shell jewelry box" and "shell ring pillow"

 

@ Everyone, Thanks so much for all of the support, advice, laughs, virtual hugs, etc. I cannot being to express how thankful, grateful, truly happy, (and all of those other emotions) that I found BDW.com and connected with ya'll. Even though we don't 'really' "know" each other, you all have played such an important role in this crazy, stressful, fun, exciting, emotional roller coaster ride of wedding planning. I know that I will never forget this community of strong, wonderful women. I just want to thank all of your from the bottom of my heart - Thank you!!! 
I'll be back to post my reviews and photos, but I just want to say thank you, again. And, I wish each and every one of you the very best!

 

 

 

 

 

And, now, to share what's been going on.

Friday - I had my last day of work. Oh man, talk about an emotional day. My 2 patients were so sick, just so, so sick. Sometimes it is just so hard to not get too emotionally involved and vulnerable. I just want to "fix" them. But, I made it through with my sanity, had a few really good laughs with some of my co-workers, and that really helped.

 

Saturday - WOW. Just, wow. Let me preface by saying - we  had our first meal @ 1730..and I ordered a "skinny" margarita with an extra shot. (Up until this last week or so, I'd say the last drink I had was a month ago, or so...I'm just not very big on alcohol. But, hey, if a little liquid encouragement gets me through this week, bring it on).
So, back to Saturday....

We got up at 0730, showered, and was out of the door by 0900. We first went to our local grocery store to pick up a few "emergency" things. From there, we headed to my bank and purchased Traveler's Checks to pay the resort. Now, this took a while because hardly anyone accepts TCs anymore, and even more so, hardly any banks carry them or sell them, so it took a while for the bakers to get all of the formalities taken care of. By 1100, we went to the FI's bank and did a wire transfer for the photographer. After that, we went shopping. Goodness gracious...that took forever. From there, we went to Target and picked up all of the travel-size items that we needed. By this time, it was 1715, we were worn out. So, we decided to go to a sit down restaurant and just debrief. After dinner, we went to the Guitar Center and the FI bought a mixer (Don't ask for details, he's the music genius lol) We came home around 1900 and relaxed with the dogs. Well, of course I couldn't relax...so I went into the spare bedroom and started "packaging" things to be packed.

 

Saturday (today) - We are going to go buy the hard-shell luggage. After that, I am going to start packing (Yeah, I know... we are leaving in 3 days....). At 1530, I'm going to get my nails done. From there, I'm sure I'll come home and keep packing, cleaning, doing laundry, etc etc etc etc...ZZZzzzzzzzzzzz............... COME ON MEXICO and WEDDING DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#215 TinkerSofi

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 08:35 AM

I really liked the article you posted too. I kept it in mind as we were working on the script for the ceremony this weekend.  

 

you have been one busy bee! It's so close, I'm super excited for you and to hear how everything went. 

 

Best of luck on your wedding week and enjoy!! 



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#216 pddcmc

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 11:40 AM

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Ok, so I forgot to explain what I was doing here HAHA (oh, that wedding brain...)

 

So, I tried cutting off the hanging tabs at the top, but this caused the cardboard cover to fall off (which is not what I want. I want each first aid kit to look unopened and never been used - because that's what they are). I used clear packing tape to tape down the tab. In fact, this worked better than I had planned because I was able to put 12 first aid kits in each gallon-sized ziplock bag. I then used 3 pieces of clear packing tape at the top of each gallon bag, in hopes of being a deterrent (but, hopefully, I am just being paranoid and the tape won't need to serve as any purpose except a pain in the butt when we open them).

 

 

Alternative Guest Book

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The Packing Begins...

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This is a piece of hard-shell luggage.

I was to stack two layers of cups on one side of the suitcase (3 cups down and 5 cups across) = 30 cups

On the right side of the suitcase, once you unzip the thin cover, the dimensions are exactly the same. 
We are bringing all 50 cups in case a few get broken. I am also going to pack the rest first aid kits in this suit case. (& anything else that will fit nicely)

 

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TSA-approved locks

A red band will appear if TSA opens the lock.

 

 

*I [still] have to go to Kinko's to print the Welcome Letters, table numbers, and place cards*

 

NOTE: I hope that brides who are stressed out and feel like they are behind come across my posts, because I feel like my experience could make them feel a little better. We leave the 15th and we are STILL scattering to get things done because well, what. This is procrastination at it's finest. 


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I love him & he loves me, we'll be married by the sea.
 

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My wedding pictures from Del Sol Photography

 


#217 acw271011

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 02:52 PM

You give me my chuckle for the day! You will be more than an inspiration for any brides starting out on their planning journey! Your thread is wonderful to read! They say what goes around comes around so for what you've contributed to this site, there is no way you could receive anything but support and encouragement. It's exactly what you've passed along, so I think there are many brides to be here that would say thank you to you!

 

I have to say as far as nursing goes, with all of my time in the hospital, I've had some fabulous ones. Of course you do get the not so good ones, but I really don't know how they do it emotionally. I came too close for comfort - my husband had everyone visit just because things were so touch and go - but the nurses were great. I don't know how they walk away from that kind of thing every day and as you say, still keep their sanity!

 

Where on earth did you find those little first aid kits? Those are awesome and would work perfectly for what I'm thinking!


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#218 pddcmc

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 05:28 PM

@acw271011  :) that's all I can "do". That, and a virtual hug!

 

I found them in Target for $0.97/kit! I had to make two trips because I bought all of their stock! Anyway, here is the link for them online.


I love him & he loves me, we'll be married by the sea.
 

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#219 kcole123

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 07:14 PM

Hey girl,
Just wanted to Pop before I go to bed because I may not have time in the monring, to say have a nice flight and enjoy your week. I can't wait to hear about it and compare stories when you get back.

Kristy and Nathan

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April 17, 2015


#220 hellosassypants

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 08:13 PM

@pddcmc It's getting close and you are doing great with preparation for the wedding.  :) I hope these next few days will go smoothly for you and @kcole123


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