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Tygrrlily's Planning Thread - Beach Palace Resort - 12/19/14

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I've had to backtrack through your thread just to catch up on what I missed while I was off, and being back at work now I'm having a tough time getting back into it all. You have done such a fabulous job of everything. It's just unbelievable! If you ever decide you need a career change, you definitely have the talent to get yourself into this business! Only a couple of weeks to go now, lucky girl! I really can't wait to see your photos when you get back! It's all going to be wonderful and I really want to see how it all comes together!

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@@acw271011 - Thank you!! That is so nice of you to say. I love planning parties and vacations, so a destination wedding I think was right up my alley. I really do hope it all turns out though ahhh - starting to get those wedding nightmares

 

I've been so busy these last few weeks balancing school and wedding planning I've barely even had time to come on to the forum so I'm out of the loop :(.  I will post a better update tomorrow with pics, but wanted to say a quick thank you and hello! I had my probably last dress fitting tonight and I'm picking it up this week.  My big issue was hemming it short enough so I could walk without tripping flat on my face (haha seriously) but keeping it as long as possible to still maintain the shape/look.  I'm still going to be praying as I walk down the aisle that I don't fall flat on my face!

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Glad your dress is about done!  One stress done!   My seamstress asked if I wanted mine shorter to account for sinking in the sand. Doesn't appear anyone else has been asked this - did yours?  Maybe she did as you are concerned re tripping :)

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I promise you won't fall on your face!! Definitely getting your dress done is a biggie off the list! I had mine hemmed for 2 different pairs of shoes. I wore heels for the ceremony and then about an hour after but my knees hate heels so I switched to flip flops. I didn't want my dress to drag though so I ended up with wedge flip flops! Lol solved the problem! You'll be fine and it will all be wonderful!

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Hello ladies

Less than 3 weeks out - eek!  Here's a bit of an update on my end

 

I'll take a pic of all my OOT items with a breakdown this week, but for now here are our hangover kits!  I decided to keep them pretty simple and put in things I thought would be useful, but also wouldn't cost me an arm and a leg. I really wanted to do things like travel aloe and immodium, but I cheaped out.  We're going to bring a few big aloes in case anyone does get burned, and I figure people will have immodium themselves. 

 

I gave 1 bag to each couple or single: advil roll, 2-3 emergen-C packets, kleenex packet, 1 blistex chapstick, nail file, 4 tums chewables, 1 shout wipe and go packet, bobby pins, safety pins, hair tyers and condoms for the singles.  The topper came from this site and I edited it slightly to fit my aesthetic (I think I like things a bit plainer). I also added some vomit lines to the "too much fun" haha

 

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I also finished a few other printables.  I ended up buying another of those $27 for $70 groupons so I placed another Vistaprint order and decided to make a Meet the Guests sheet with a small pic, relationship to my FI and I and where they're from.  They turned out really well! I used the flyer option on Vistaprint and printed it double-side

 

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I also decided to save myself some trouble for our program fans printing and cutting and print 2 postcards on Vistaprint that I could just glue together w/ a jumbo craft stick.  I ended up using neither of the drafts I posted before because my mom kept complaining how busy and unelegant they looked.  So I ended up making a new pretty simple one, but I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out.  I used a free custom monogram from Weddingchickshop then just some nice simple script. I printed them on medium postcards using the regular glossy stock so there's a nice sheen and weight to it!  I decided to go w/ this really simple one because it doesn't need a ribbon so saving us some money!  Of course, I ended up making a mistake on my first order and forgot to add my FI's brother, so I had to reorder 1 of the postcards again pretty much nullifying any of the groupon savings!  Ugh - Kim I get how you feel now! 

 

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I also finished punching out the stamps for our maraca favours! I have exactly enough so I'm hoping nothing happens to them along the way. I had ordered 3 extra pairs but we had a bunch of extra people book at the end... I'm not regretting not having ordered at least 5 extra.  Much thanks to Sandy (NJbride) who sent me the template for the "Shake for a kiss" tag!  I got a craft puncher from Michaels at one of their 50% off sales and used some twine I got from the $1 bin at Target.  I also put a Thank You sticker on the back of each label that I got from the Paper Place in Toronto.  I'm going to put one at each place setting 

 

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Judy from Bloom Bridal also sent me the pics of my real touch bouquet!  I didn't love the first version she sent me (it was a bit too tropical for me and had too many flower types) so I asked her to make a couple of changes and she just sent me these new pics tonight.  The bridesmaid one is on the left and mine on the right.  I'm still eyeballing mine and if there's enough variation in colour (?), but I think I'm being picky here.  I have to say though I'm pretty pleased w/ the pictures so far and can't wait to receive them.  She was really nice about making the changes too!  So far, I'd totally recommend her - I'll post a review once I receive them.

 

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That's it in terms of tangible projects so far.  I'm helping my MOH/cousin make our slideshow and it's been a lot of fun making it.  At first I really didn't want to be involved with it because it seemed weird to me to be making our own slideshow, but I'm not sure if it would have gotten finished otherwise, and it's actually been a lot of fun to put together.  I haven't showed it to my FI yet though so it'll be a nice surprise for him!

 

I ended up asking my eldest sister to stand in as a bridesmaid for the day.  I decided I do want 2 attendants, and it's nice to have my sister involved.  I specifically told her that all she really had to do was be there the day of, stand at the front during the ceremony, wear the dress and take some pics... I love my sister but she's super unreliable and can be really difficult which is why I didn't ask her to begin with.  My other sister is acting as our MC - she has a baby so I wanted her to be involved, but not have the pressure of being a bridesmaid.

 

We got all of our dresses fitted and I'm picking them up this week!  @calgarybride2015- my ceremony isn't in the sand; we're having it on a rooftop terrace so I didn't have to worry about sinking in.  My problem was just basic walking haha... I kept walking on the hem so that's the problem we were trying to fix!  She didn't want to cut the lace overlay of my dress because it might mess the shape up, so we ended up pinning the front slightly and continuing the ruching.  I really wish I was a bit taller so we didn't have to do that

 

I have a few last things to do and buy but most of the big stuff is done.  Phew!  I'm very excited to be getting married in less than 3 weeks but I kind of wish I had given myself some more time! The last 9 months really flew by.

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All is absolutely fabulous!!! Well

done lady!

 

Your bouquet is beautiful and honestly I wouldn't change a thing.

 

Your programs are also fantastic. I liked all of them - you can't go wrong. Hehe on the mistake - it's a piss off isn't it?

 

The maracas look great. I may stamp a thank you on the back of my tags. My friend said I was putting thank you in too many places but seeing you do it made me want too!!

 

It's going to be beautiful :)

Can't wait to hear all about it!!

 

 

 

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@@LMichelleB - I got them from Amol's!  Would definitely recommend

 

@@nadiakat17 - I would ask NJBride2014 (Sandy) for it since she's the one that designed it and sent it to me.  I don't think she'd mind me sending it but I want to respect her design just in case :)

 

@@calgarybride2015 - It was a complete piss off haha.  I wanted to use the mistake copy anyway but my FI said his brother had to be on it :P.  I am very cheap about certain things haha.  I happened to have the thank you stickers so I put them on more to just not waste them!  I'm not sure I'd have gone out of my way to buy them otherwise but I do like the way they look :)

 

Tomorrow Michael's has 40% off all regular items from noon to 10pm so I'm going to pick up some gold votives, coloured sand, led tealights and double sided tape.  I'm hoping this will be my last Michael's run!

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Everything looks so awesome! You have done such a great job :) It's coming so fast, you must be on cloud nine!

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