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#11 calgarybride2015

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 06:05 AM

 

Sara I got them from Amols as the cost is awesome. I shipped them to a border town in the states and went and picked them up. We were in Kelowna so the border was close or this wouldn't have saved money. I would have paid the $40 shipping though as they are worth it. If you don't need yellow i would not purchase them - I just did an assortment of colors but the yellow needs another coat of paint and they don't look as nice. But they still all look authentic thin paint or not. They chip easy too so don't expect 100% perfect maracas but for the price I have no regrets buying them. I'm sure they will be a hit.


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That's 50 maracas. Will require a lot of luggage space!

Thanks! They look great!! I wish I had thought of this sooner. I was in Kelowna this summer too. I really don't need too many so $40 seems like a lot for shipping. But them the price if the maracas is so much better than anywhere else! Maybe they have other things I would like to buy too.
Thanks again!


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Definitely see if you can find anything else on their site!  I don't know if the $40 is standard shipping or the cost for 50 maracas!   Maybe see if another bride from the same city wants to go in on an order?  I thought it was reasonable in comparison to some labels I ordered from Etsy that came with a $20 shipping charge! for labels! lol


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#12 Sara1603

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    Posted 02 September 2014 - 06:55 AM

    Definitely see if you can find anything else on their site! I don't know if the $40 is standard shipping or the cost for 50 maracas! Maybe see if another bride from the same city wants to go in on an order? I thought it was reasonable in comparison to some labels I ordered from Etsy that came with a $20 shipping charge! for labels! lol


    Well that's true. I paid $20 for a few sheets of stickers. Seemed crazy but I really liked them. Shipping to Canada is usually outrageous!

    #13 nadiakat17

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    Posted 03 September 2014 - 05:34 PM

    what made you buy maracas now instead of in Mexico? I am trying to decide, because I would reallly like to cut down on stuff!



    #14 Sara1603

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      Posted 03 September 2014 - 06:20 PM

      I am thinking of buying them now because I have a feeling I will be busy with odds and ends when I get there. I thought buying them now might cut down on stress then.

      #15 calgarybride2015

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      Posted 03 September 2014 - 07:37 PM

      what made you buy maracas now instead of in Mexico? I am trying to decide, because I would reallly like to cut down on stuff!

      Couple reasons. Amols was cheaper than the reviews I found on people buying them there. My fear of not finding 47 and I need to write our names and date on them, attach tags, etc and I'd prefer that to be done than wasting a day in Mexico doing it. Also took a few pens to find one to stick and not smear off - ie only a sharpie works. I may have been screwed had I not have packed the right one to bring to Mexico.


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      Edited by calgarybride2015, 03 September 2014 - 07:39 PM.

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      #16 MorganRene

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      Posted 10 September 2014 - 08:13 AM

      Yes they are flat, but 45 will add up! I bet they take the good majority of your suitcase.  45 tank tops would hehe!

       

      I have seen those and considered them as they would be a super cheap DIY but I honestly don't like the idea of the program!  Everyone will have met by the time of the wedding and such, so I don't see why we would write their names on a card to remind everyone.  Just not my style, I find that more formal where I am somewhat informal!  

      I had the same thought with the "everyone will know each other"  so I decided to do something simple on one side like:  Music starts

      We get married

      Everyone parties

       

      and then on the other side we are going to do a little thank you note to everyone for coming.  I have seen on pinterest some really cute ones with different fonts.  Just an idea to save on cost and space 

       

      http://www.pinterest...61042090254794/


      what made you buy maracas now instead of in Mexico? I am trying to decide, because I would reallly like to cut down on stuff!

      What are you ladies using the maracas for?  During the ceremony, or just including in the OOT bag?



      #17 TinkerSofi

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      Posted 10 September 2014 - 08:19 AM

      You wonderful ladies all seem to use the raffia fans and they look awesome.

      Oriental Trading sells them for a great cost and the shipping to Canada (shockingly) isn't horrendous.

       

      That said, I just can't stomach the room these are going to take - I need 45!  I have cups, maracas, centerpieces, treasure chest, pails, etc. and I don't have the room!

       

      I am interested in the ones that fold up (paper/plastic). Michaels Crafts have some nice ones but even with a coupon they are pretty expensive - would cost me $45 IF I had a 50% off coupon.   Regular price is 15 fans for $30

       

      Oriental Trading has a variety of options for the paper folding ones in a variety of colors and designs.

      Anyone use these with success?   Is this a tacky option?

       

      I wasn't going to do fans (I need to stop playing online!) but my fiance thinks it would be a good idea.

       

      Thoughts?

      Thanks!

      are you giving men fans as well? I have the feeling that they won't use them but who knows. 

       

      We thought about doing the paper ones with the popsicle stick. I don't even know if they would take less space and they might be more work. 



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      #18 calgarybride2015

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      Posted 10 September 2014 - 09:05 AM

      I had the same thought with the "everyone will know each other" so I decided to do something simple on one side like: Music starts
      We get married
      Everyone parties

      and then on the other side we are going to do a little thank you note to everyone for coming. I have seen on pinterest some really cute ones with different fonts. Just an idea to save on cost and space

      http://www.pinterest...61042090254794/

      What are you ladies using the maracas for? During the ceremony, or just including in the OOT bag?


      Maracas will be on the tables at dinner. Had considered using them at the ceremony but changed my mind :) adds color to the tables.


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      -Kim

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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

       

       


      #19 calgarybride2015

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      Posted 10 September 2014 - 09:56 AM

      are you giving men fans as well? I have the feeling that they won't use them but who knows.

      We thought about doing the paper ones with the popsicle stick. I don't even know if they would take less space and they might be more work.


      If we do fans (topic hasn't come up lately) everyone would get one! But ya I doubt any man would keep it but if they are hot enough they may use it haha! Good point. Popsicle stick would be more work but DIY!


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      -Kim

      Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

       


      #20 TinkerSofi

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      Posted 10 September 2014 - 10:03 AM

      If we do fans (topic hasn't come up lately) everyone would get one! But ya I doubt any man would keep it but if they are hot enough they may use it haha! Good point. Popsicle stick would be more work but DIY!


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      I know, chances are if you don't put one for every person everyone wants one haha so you might go on the safe side and get one for each :)

       

      I saw some of the popsicle ones on oriental trading. I don't know what is cheaper, if to do them yourself or buy them from there :S. I guess you can personalize them more easily if you do them yourself and in that case they're probably cheaper that way. Our resort gives us fans for the ceremony but apparently they're not great so I don't know what to do. 



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