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Palmtree99's Planning Thread...7/29/15

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Haha @@beckys98! My fiancé is the same way! I've been doing a lottt of shopping this week (!) and he's been annoyed that I'm buying things now. I tried to show him our guest book and he said show me again in 5 months lol.

 

I do have a few ideas of bands for the ring but i haven't looked at stores yet. I have one pic I saved on my computer, I'll post it when I get on there.

 

I'm going to post some of the things I bought real soon! Did some damage at hobby lobby, michaels, and Joanne fabrics....

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Okay everyone, I've been bargain shopping. Been to Michaels, Joanne Fabrics, the dollar store, and Hobby Lobby. Pretty much everything I got was on sale..I don't think I spent over $10 on any item. I haven't started putting things together yet, but here's a few things...

 

These I found at Michaels. Small candle holder $2.99, crushed shells $5...used 50% off coupon so $2.50

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I added water and a floating candle...

 

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I thought it came out cute! I'm going to get more of the candle holders, thought id scatter them around the reception area, maybe on the table with the guestbook.

 

 

Then I found this little treasure chest at Hobby Lobby. It was $2 on sale. I love it! The size is small, and I love the clasp. I found inserts from ring boxes I have and put them in there. I'm going to maybe wrap those in burlap. And have FI add a wood divider.

 

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I'm pretty excited about this one... I really wanted to incorporate my grandparents that have passed away. I lost two on my side and the FI lost both sets of grandparents. I made up this "in memory" sign on publisher, and got the frames, candle, and candle holder at hobby lobby. The small frames were $4 each on sale. I love how they all look together. They have an expensive antique-y look to them.

 

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Not sure what I'm going to do with these letters yet, but thought they were fun..

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There's more but I'll save for another post..:)

Not sure why some pictures are sideways... Sorry!

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awesome!

 

I love the candles and think you could totally pair some together and use them as your centerpieces :)

 

with the letters you could either spray paint them a solid color or a sparkly color and use them on the cake table!!!

 

Great shopping :)

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Thanks @@calgarybride2015! I love the idea of putting the letters by the cake!

 

I've been working on my centerpieces... This was my inspiration, found this on Pinterestpost-280304-0-74076200-1420246109_thumb.jpg

 

I've been working to recreate it, I found the stones and the tall vase at the dollar store, and the other two vases at hobby lobby. I have the large starfish, just not the tray with sand. My FI is pretty good at wood working, going to see if he can make me the tray..

 

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I also found these little lanterns at Hobby Lobby, they were $3 each on sale, and the LED frameless candles were $3 I think. Thought I would use these to decorate the bar.

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Our reception area is an open deck, so I'm trying to stick with the nautical/beach theme. It's basically outside overlooking the beach.

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@@palmtree99, wow, what you have is great! I've also been eyeing some of the same centerpieces. When I read that you were a graduate student, I was kinda happy to see another student who is planning a wedding. I thought I was a bit crazy to plan a wedding while in school. We are getting married just weeks after I graduate. 

I also checked out your website. You did a great job! I liked the part you said about spending way too much time on it. That's me! I have been working on it since August, when I needed a break from school work. I thought is was finally finished last week and then my finance didn't like the way I worded one page, and then I realized I didn't include anything about booking information and frequently asked questions. I think if I have to tell another person that "I don't know about pricing or when I will know this information" again this week I may scream! I keep explaining that I don't have the information because the resort doesn't book 2016 weddings yet and hopefully I'll know more in the next few months, but I will let everyone know asap. My one bridesmaid is driving me crazy!! I spent 2 1/2 hours yesterday explaining "I don't know" and I will let her know asap.  Then this morning she started asking again.(sorry about this rant, I'm getting so frustrated with her.) 

 

Your stuff looks so good, I'm so excited to see all you come up with.


I also love the "In Memory" idea!

All 4 of my grandparents has passed, as well as, some close friends and family and I was hoping to incorporate their memory some how. I've seen this idea before on Pinterest and was thinking of doing this at my at home reception. 

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I love the centerpiece!! it's so pretty with the candles and the stones in the bottom! It absolutely works!!

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Update:

 

Hey everyone! Wow, I haven't been on this site since January! Work and school have consumed my life in the past few months. No real updates except that I found my dress!!

 

I was on the hunt for a short wedding dress which seemed like mission impossible. I finally found one...for $300! I was hoping for sleeves - was trying to avoid strapless in fear of having that dreaded "arm fat", but I still love this dress...

 

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Beautiful :). Haha the arm fat. A fear I had as well. My seamstress said if it's the right size it won't have that -- I wanted her to take my bust in some and she said if she did I would have the buldge!!

 

 

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The dress is adorable! yeah - the arm fat. I don't have to dread it! I already have it!! lol It's what happens when you get old.... lol

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That looks so great! Love that dress and so cute with the shoes! And you definitely do not look like arm fat is going to be an issue...

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