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

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I got eyelash extensions last night ladies!! I've never done them before and I can't stop looking in the mirror haha.  I have really wimpy Asian eyelashes so I'm really loving the length.  Decided to splurge on them so I don't have to bother w/ mascara or fake lashes for the week and I still look nice in my TTD pics w/o makeup :). I did them early to make sure I don't get eye irritations and get used to them, and I'm refilling them the day before we leave. I think i'm going to go a bit fuller next time though

 

@@Mrsktobe - Thank you!! I am but I'm also in that panicky oh crap leaving in 2 week mode haha.  I'm sure you know how it is :) BTW, I still want to hear about how your wedding went so post some pics and a review when you get the chance!

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Let us know what you think after a day or two! I considered this but also made sure the resort can do glue ons!

 

 

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You have done such an amazing job with everything and I cannot wait to see everything come together. Please post pics after.

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We ordered our wedding bands from the jeweller last night! Talk about leaving it to last minute ha.  I ended up not going for the matching band but getting a Tacori style half eternity pave band w/ milgrain for myself and my FI chose a brushed inlay white gold band.  I can't wait to get them!  We're getting them the day before our legal church ceremony which is 3 days before we leave

 

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@@Wafflesmom - Thank you!! I hope it turns out too :).  I'm a little nervous because it's someone else executing my "vision" haha and I'm super type A with this type of stuff, but I'm sure it will be fine.  I have to keep reminding myself we're getting married in Mexico! Things will be beautiful anyway

 

@@nadiakat17 - I went to a shop in Toronto that specializes in them, but it looks like that rate here is fairly standard for the quality.  I'm not sure where you live but prices tend to be higher in Toronto.  I paid $150 for the initial set, and then refills are $45-$75 depending on how often you do it and how many you need (2-4 weeks).  There are cheaper places but from what I've read, you get what you pay for.  I went here because it got great reviews and because my best friend has gotten them done and her eyes looked phenomenal in a really natural way, and I wanted the same

 

It took the girl about an hour and 15 minutes. She said they'll last for 3-4 weeks depending on your lash cycle and makeup/face wash routine.  I'm going to get mine refilled right before I leave so they look decent for the wedding

 

Yes they last in the pool! That's one of the main reasons I got them.  I want to look good the wedding week but not have to worry about wearing makeup that will smudge around my eyes anyway.  I'm normally very self conscious leaving the house w/o eyeliner - I'm lazy w/ mascara except on weekends (I think because my lashes are so short anyway) but I never leave w/o eye liner, and I've actually gone out the last 2 days w/o any eye make up and I still feel GOOD about myself if that makes sense.  My eyes still look done up and have a nice wide open look compared to my usual no makeup look.  I'm going to start wearing eye make up again tomorrow, and I think my eyes will look awesome

 

They actually feel pretty good. Not at all like the eyelash strips that they glue to your eyelids - I've had those done other times I've had my makeup done and I find them really irritating.  Right now I feel like I have a bit more weight on my eyelids but other than that, I don't notice them at all.  Haha I keep seeing them in my line of vision though which is very weird for me because I don't usually have that problem! :P

 

It was definitely a splurge and I don't think it's something I'd be able to afford to do all of the time, but I decided it was worth it for the wedding. I'll update in a week or so about how they look!

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@@calgarybride2015 - I am eek :)

 

Almost finished my list (almost!) and doing a lot of the nitpicky extras that nobody will probably notice but me haha.  Did my escort cards, table cards and spray painted some frames for them, pashmina tags, sunglass tags, guestbook and instagram signs, framed wedding pictures of parents... have a few last things to do then pack, then leave! I have exams all next week until Weds, so I won't be able to relax until then!

 

I've also been coordinating with our photographer, videographer and DJ so hopefully all is well there.  We also paid off our purchase order to our resort which I'll write a better update about later - It was the most frustrating thing ever. The bulk of our wedding is now paid for though and we just have to pay those individual vendors when we get there!

 

Also super frustrating dealing with Fed Ex and our concierge at our condo right now.  He's turned away the fed ex package containing my bouquets twice now for some reason and if they don't get delivered tomorrow, I have to drive all the way out to Mississauga (like 30-45 minutes away) to get them. So completely frustrated

 

But other then that it's definitely hitting me that we'll be in Mexico soon :)

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You are working hard!!

 

Are you giving sunglasses to everyone?  We got our wedding party those colorful ones (remember old school when we were kids?) to do fun photos, but apart of me wished we would have done a mix of fans and sunglasses  'keep cool' 'be cool' idea I saw in another planning thread.

 

Sorry to hear you are having issues with Fed Ex. Generally my issues are with Canada Post doing things like that!  Thankfully though you get to see your bouquets tomorrow!!!  

 

Look forward to your review about the frustrating review of your wedding bill.  I have small nightmares about this myself.

 

While the stress of leaving to Mexico isn't fun, you seem to have yourself jam packed until you fly, which may help you sleep at night!!!!

 

Edit - ps - LOVE the idea of framing wedding photos. I soooo wanted to do this because I lost my mom and wanted to have a tribute to her wherever possible. But..... My dad remarried, Shawn's dad and mom both remarried, and I can't have a whole table of ALLLLL their wedding photos hahahahah!

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Ahh you are almost there! I tried to kick in into gear and get a few things done. I am going to be a ball of stress when it is 2 weeks out- but at least you were so organized and had everything together!

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Oh my gosh! How do you do it? It sounds like you're non stop! lol But it sounds like you have it all well in hand. I'm so looking forward to hearing all about it when you come back!

 

Your wedding band is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the pavé style.

 

How are the eyelashes working out?

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