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We are also giving our tumblers/'oh shit' kits at the welcome drinks but there isn't much I can make that would fit inside the cup, so thought I could give them a cup and timeline card together :)

 

Thanks ladies for your comments.

 

I made the timeline card in Publisher which is SOOOO much easier than word!

Yeah publisher is so much easier to use. I don't have it but one of my maids of honor is a graphic designer so she said she's going to help me out to make them :). I'll probably just send them to vistaprint :)

 

 

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Update 

 

This weekend and last I worked on my maraca favors.

Here is the finished product.  I used a sharpie to write on the maracas as most other markers rubbed off and black seemed to be the only color to show up well.  I was a bit sad that my silver metallic sharpie just didn't cut it.  

 

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I have my 'cards' banner done for my treasure chest,... it's taped on at the moment LOL trying to figure out how to attach it once I get to Mexico.

 

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I mailed our my pre-travel brochures/luggage tags today!  I am excited for people to start receiving them!

 

Next weekend, November 15, is my bachelorette party!  I have no idea what is going on and who all RSVP'd but I am super stoked about it. One of my lovely friends can't make it so she gave me a nice gift at the gym last week - a Victoria's Secret gift card - I shall see if there is anything I can get for the wedding (if I get over my shyness!)

 

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I have been working on a little timeline that I can hand out with at our 'Welcome Drinks'  This is what I have done so far, and I am considering making the back a place for people to record each other's room numbers.  It's 5x7 in size. What do you all think? (sorry for the quality/shadows - I took a photo of my computer screen) Thanks.

 

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I LOVE VS!! One of my most favourite stores!! And they have a wedding section you know..... lol  Look online and see what they have. That's where I got my "wedding night" fun stuff! lol And I still pick up little odds and ends there... lol I got swim suit tops there this year too, but in the US. I love their swim suits! Have fun with it and go nuts!!!

I love your timeline! You must be getting so excited now!! All you young ladies are so organized!

 

I have a question for you about your maracas. The finish on them is beautiful. I bought some from another bride here and I'm finding the paint is chipping a little. I'm not sure how to fix it. Did you get any instructions from where you bought them about any touch ups? Mine are white. I just don't know whether to just order more or what.

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Kim, your timeline looks fantastic!! I love it

 

Thanks for the tip about writing on the maracas! I'm not sure if we're going to still write or not on them, but I'll keep it in mind if we do

 

Do you have to pay extra for Publisher? I was hoping it came with my Office package, but it looks like you have to pay extra?

 

Have an amazing Bachelorette!!

And yes, def. go to VS and get something nice :).  Haha I had my bridal shower last weekend and 2 of my gfs gave me this hilarious black lace cut out teddy.... I pulled it out and it was this tiny scrap of material and I was like how do I even put this on??? Luckily it came with a gift receipt haha because I cannot imagine myself putting it on.  Going to switch it for something slightly more demure (but still fun :P)

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Kim, your timeline looks fantastic!! I love it

 

Thanks for the tip about writing on the maracas! I'm not sure if we're going to still write or not on them, but I'll keep it in mind if we do

 

Do you have to pay extra for Publisher? I was hoping it came with my Office package, but it looks like you have to pay extra?

 

Have an amazing Bachelorette!!

 

And yes, def. go to VS and get something nice :).  Haha I had my bridal shower last weekend and 2 of my gfs gave me this hilarious black lace cut out teddy.... I pulled it out and it was this tiny scrap of material and I was like how do I even put this on??? Luckily it came with a gift receipt haha because I cannot imagine myself putting it on.  Going to switch it for something slightly more demure (but still fun :P)

 

I actually just 'rent' Microsoft office per month so it came with it.  I had gotten it to update my resume (LOL) then got engaged so it came in extra handy!  I had Microsoft Office until I got Windows 8 and nothing works the same.

 

haha, yes thank god you got a gift receipt.   My girlfriend asked if it was ok to buy me something and my size! I told her it was probably more safe to just get me a gift card if she wanted to get me something.   

 

 

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Great job on the maracas!  Where did you order them from?

 

I got them from Amol's website. Super cheap!

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@@calgarybride2015 Great timeline! Is it simple, yet thoughtful and cute :)

 

Yes, yes, yes! Publisher saved my (wedding) life. I have done every single printable project on Publisher. Sure, it is not as feature-packed as Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw, but Publisher has most of the features us common-folk DIYers need.

 

Check if your work has an employee program where you can buy the full Microsoft Office Suite for $10-$20. My fiance's workplace has an agreement with Microsoft and so we bought MS Office 2013 suite for $12. Check it here.

 

I got something from VS as well! It's kind of hard to use it since my fiance and I don't even live under the same roof these days. 

 

The maracas are so cute! Are you planning to distribute them prior flying or are you have a separate luggage for all your wedding things?

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@@calgarybride2015 Great timeline! Is it simple, yet thoughtful and cute :)

 

Yes, yes, yes! Publisher saved my (wedding) life. I have done every single printable project on Publisher. Sure, it is not as feature-packed as Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw, but Publisher has most of the features us common-folk DIYers need.

 

Check if your work has an employee program where you can buy the full Microsoft Office Suite for $10-$20. My fiance's workplace has an agreement with Microsoft and so we bought MS Office 2013 suite for $12. Check it here.

 

I got something from VS as well! It's kind of hard to use it since my fiance and I don't even live under the same roof these days.

 

The maracas are so cute! Are you planning to distribute them prior flying or are you have a separate luggage for all your wedding things?

Thanks! The maracas will be on the plates at the reception. I'm not distributing anything before we leave, so will have lots to pack. We are thinking 6-7 suitcases total including clothes.

 

I doubt my work would have it as I'm a nurse and we don't use it lol but totally worth checking into -- thanks for the idea!

 

Is fiancé going to move to Kamloops or?

 

 

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@@Icis - I bought the program for $11 but I don't see Publisher included? Maybe because I had to get the Mac one?

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Opinions wanted :)

 

Alright, you all remember me questioning my jewelry in earlier posts.

​I do love my braided pearl necklace and have considered trying to either 1. find a similar bracelet or 2. just wearing a single strand bracelet of my friends that matches.

 

I still love the 'off set brooch' style and found this set on Etsy I have been eyeing up that comes with a bracelet.

I am on the fence that the upgrade is necessary, so just looking for opinions....

 

Here is the link and just a picture

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/125836891/necklace-and-bracelet-set-enchanting?ref=favs_view_4

 

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