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Happy New Years ladies!!!

 

I've really enjoyed talking with many of you and I'm inspired by all of the work y'all have done!

 

Sara

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Wow Kim. This all looks awesome! I had some catching up to do on reading through but everything has come together in a great way!! And you're so close now too!! Where does the time go? I know I don't need to remind you to post your pics when you get back!! lol But I can't wait to see them!! I know it will all be fabulous!

 

One question on your maraca tags. That's the same little phrase I picked out - what did you end up printing them out on, and how big? I designed a little tag but I've trial printed it a couple of times and just don't like it. What did you use? I also have maracas that are like yours and the paint is thin and chipping on a couple of them. They're white, not yellow, but did you find anything to touch them up? I don't want to risk mucking up the design on them but I'm almost ready to order new ones just because they're looking messy.

 

I envy all you ladies for being so well organized! I can't even make up my mind on a resort! That will be my project over the next few weeks. Thankfully it's October and we're a super small group - no more than 10 max - so I don't think space will be an issue.

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Thank you :)  I am a bit of a basket case lately - in tears daily.  I didn't realize the stress/pressure I was going to feel. Lots of ends to tie up, but trying hard!   I have missed a few 'big' things (like getting my kids proper immunizations outside the regular schedule) and now I am panicking if I am going to miss something HUGE :(    You've been here so I know you can appreciate the feeling.

 

I ordered the maraca tags off of Vistaprint. I just used a regular business card.  Then I cut them down some and attached them to the colored paper!   Worked well for me :)    On the back side I stamped them with 'thank you'.   My maracas are from Amol's, yes some are chipped but the only thing I don't like about them are the yellow ones.  The paint sucks, but I haven't tried to fix them to be honest.  Like you said, you would have to be careful or you could ruin the pic on the front.    With that said though, I don't have to use many yellow ones. I think there was 10 yellow - we ordered 50 and need 46 to have one on each place setting. 

EDIT: I like some of the chips and discrepancy in size, etc. as it makes them more authentic.

 

Can't wait to hear what resort you choose!

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I'm trying to decide to order now or buy them in Mexico , I wish some bride could tell me the current price in PV. We're already bringing lanterns and the price to check bags is 70$. I finally nixed the tumblers as I feel my guests might not use them at a non AI

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I'm trying to decide to order now or buy them in Mexico , I wish some bride could tell me the current price in PV. We're already bringing lanterns and the price to check bags is 70$. I finally nixed the tumblers as I feel my guests might not use them at a non AI

 

Price wise, I don't think you could beat Amol's, but if you can get them $1 a piece in PV then you would be ok.

I didn't want to have to get there and worry about finding enough, personalizing them, and adding tags.  So for me, I wanted them in my house but I understand with the cost of checked baggage.

 

I totally agree about no cups for a non AI, but there are a lot of other great ideas :)

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Hang in there Kim!! just wanted to send some encouragement your way.  you're in the home stretch now. 

 

@@acw271011

 

Thank you :)  I am a bit of a basket case lately - in tears daily.  I didn't realize the stress/pressure I was going to feel. Lots of ends to tie up, but trying hard!   I have missed a few 'big' things (like getting my kids proper immunizations outside the regular schedule) and now I am panicking if I am going to miss something HUGE :(    You've been here so I know you can appreciate the feeling.

 

 

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Hang in there Kim!! just wanted to send some encouragement your way. you're in the home stretch now.

Thank you Allie :)

All you past brides are super helpful to us newbies!

 

 

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Kim, everything will turn out beautiful!! I would say dont stress but I'm positive I'll be a but case weeks before me wedding!!

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@@calgarybride2015 Kim I have not posted anything on your blog lately, BUT I have been reading all because I am following it :) Please relax, breath and take things easy...please do not overwhelm yourself with thoughts that give you more stress and less straight thinking  :) (I hope you don't end up typing the same when I am closer to my wedding pulling my hair haha)

ALL will end up so well to perfection, you have dedicated so much to this planing and the outcome will be terrific, I foresee this :) I know you are super organized since I have been reading your posts :) your day will be the "big day" and what did not happen with anything that was planned ...simply was not meant to be.

 

I am a turtle planning this wedding and it is coming SOON..(.you did all super well with timing),

I saw your card for the app sharing pics, I think this is smarter  :) I will see how it works  :)my FI wants disposable cameras on the tables, I think that is outdated, 

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