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#31 chelseapaige37

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 07:56 AM

I am totally going to walmart to look for pepto. We couldn't find a decent deal/shipping on amazon! This is so organized it inspires me to write mine!

So did I read previously that you are staying at a condo, not the resort? I stayed at a house on the grand Sirenis property 3 years ago - are you doing the same?!


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#32 calgarybride2015

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 08:32 AM

I am totally going to walmart to look for pepto. We couldn't find a decent deal/shipping on amazon! This is so organized it inspires me to write mine!

So did I read previously that you are staying at a condo, not the resort? I stayed at a house on the grand Sirenis property 3 years ago - are you doing the same?!


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I searched high and low on Amazon and on other sites and just couldn't find great deals when you looked at shipping to Canada.  Walmart and Dollarama it was! (I missed listing my advil above, but got them for $2 each at Dollarama).

 

Not sure you read that from me. We are staying in the resort, on the Riviera Maya side!   Did you like the resort? We have people coming to our wedding who have previously stayed there - we haven't heard any bad reviews! 

 

You must be stoked!! coming so quick. I hope you write one, now or  later, because we would love to hear all about it.  

 

EDIT: looking back I can see why Shawn was annoyed I spent so much time online, but heck I saved us a lot of money!  I know shipping to Canada is bad no matter what, but only two things really made me gulp -- my labels for the cups and my bloom box vases.


Edited by calgarybride2015, 16 October 2014 - 08:34 AM.

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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

 

 


#33 chelseapaige37

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 11:42 AM

I searched high and low on Amazon and on other sites and just couldn't find great deals when you looked at shipping to Canada. Walmart and Dollarama it was! (I missed listing my advil above, but got them for $2 each at Dollarama).

Not sure you read that from me. We are staying in the resort, on the Riviera Maya side! Did you like the resort? We have people coming to our wedding who have previously stayed there - we haven't heard any bad reviews!

You must be stoked!! coming so quick. I hope you write one, now or later, because we would love to hear all about it.

EDIT: looking back I can see why Shawn was annoyed I spent so much time online, but heck I saved us a lot of money! I know shipping to Canada is bad no matter what, but only two things really made me gulp -- my labels for the cups and my bloom box vases.


I don't even know how many hours/days/weeks I've spent on the internet finding deals but it's waaaaaay too much!


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#34 TinkerSofi

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 07:10 AM

My fiance calls me the deal hunter hahah. Not just on wedding stuff. I swear every time I go somewhere the deals just follow me. I always go to stores and I'm like "Oh, I like this" and boom, 50% off haha so he always says he needs to take me shopping with him. But I also spend a lot of time searching around for the best price on the most important/expensive things. 



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#35 kmk2016

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 07:51 AM

My fiance calls me the deal hunter hahah. Not just on wedding stuff. I swear every time I go somewhere the deals just follow me. I always go to stores and I'm like "Oh, I like this" and boom, 50% off haha so he always says he needs to take me shopping with him. But I also spend a lot of time searching around for the best price on the most important/expensive things.


I think we are cyber twins... Seriously!

#36 TinkerSofi

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 01:35 PM

I think we are cyber twins... Seriously!

I still don't know if being a deal hunter is a good thing. I always end up spending more money because I find everything so cheap haha. On the other hand, I rarely buy things that are full priced unless I really like them or really need it. 



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#37 calgarybride2015

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 01:44 PM

I still don't know if being a deal hunter is a good thing. I always end up spending more money because I find everything so cheap haha. On the other hand, I rarely buy things that are full priced unless I really like them or really need it.


Depending where you shop you should barely have to spend full price :) I sign up for all my regular stores emails and get super deals/coupons!


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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

 

 


#38 calgarybride2015

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 03:38 PM

UPDATE 14/10/17

 

Today is not only 3 months until we fly, but also our payment deadline.

There was some iffy people, but I think we have spoken with most  of them recently and I think we are good to go!

 

I feel bad for fiance, his groomsman who LIVES in Mexico is being an arse.   I get it if you are seriously broke and can't afford to come, but you have had 7 months, you recently posted on FB you've been working a lot (works online in Mexico for a Canadian company).... and you post pictures of yourself partying it up every night... I find it hard to believe you can't afford to come to our wedding.  So right now he may come for the day, he isn't sure if he can come for more UGH!  Thankfully I never budgeted the locals in Mexico in our numbers for any bonuses, but I feel bad for fiance as he is a groomsman and just doesn't seem to take any of this seriously - even getting his sizes so we could get him a matching outfit was like pulling teeth!.  Sorry rant over!

 

On the bright side, my Vistaprint order came and once our people are confirmed to have paid thru my TA, these will go out!!!

They turned out great!!!  

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Our paperwork is due on the 21st. We have been working on our seating arrangement and it is HARD!   We thought we were close; we wanted our parents together, but we unfortunately had my dad/step mom with all of Shawn's family just due to how it all worked out (singles and trios make it hard haha). My dad was ok with this 100%,  But my sister put up a stink her spouse wasn't with any family except her son and my 2 kids... so I tried to rearrange it and while it works, I liked the first way better! ugh, have to sleep on it for a few nights.  You can't make everyone happy, I am not a jar of nutella LOL, but we will see what happens!  It's only for dinner, people will be up and dancing and mingling, etc.      

 

So if we leave it we would have:

head table

table 1 - Shawn's family (older folk)

table 2 - my dad/step mom, brother in law, nephew, my kids, then some of my friends with their kids

table 3 - my sister/boyfriend, aunt/uncle/cousin, then a mix of Shawn's family

table 4 - a mix of everyone who is a party animal

 

NON wedding to-do list

- nursing license renewal

- book kid's birthday party

 

If I post them here I might not forget! wow my mind is so wedding it's nuts!


Edited by calgarybride2015, 17 October 2014 - 03:42 PM.

-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

 

 


#39 nadiakat17

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 06:34 PM

Nice Kim. Wow can't believe that groomsman is being like that when he lives in Mexico- really, how much is it going to cost? ugh, people. Where did you get the template for the MEXICO part of the luggage tag?



#40 calgarybride2015

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 07:12 PM

Nice Kim. Wow can't believe that groomsman is being like that when he lives in Mexico- really, how much is it going to cost? ugh, people. Where did you get the template for the MEXICO part of the luggage tag?


I honestly just googled Mexico images and loved it. So I used it then realized maybe that was a no no? As it's their tourism emblem but I'm not advertising it as my own so I'm trying to feel ok. Just like our flags posted all over items!


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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

 

 





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