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#91 calgarybride2015

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 06:04 PM

Kim girl. Why aren't you a wedding planner? Haha
That is seriously a wicked idea. Where did you get the photo books. Did you tell them before that's what you are getting them?

 

 

I haven't made them yet.  I have been looking at different options for the best prices, etc.  I have seen groupons for Photobook Canada, which have some nice layouts.  Costco does them cheaper but not as fun of layouts.  

 

No, they have no idea they are getting them. I didn't get them anything for in Mexico ... my family isn't like that, so I think had we have gotten them a gift they would have been shocked.  I am not sure what the standard is on that either -- do you get them a gift if they helped pay? We paid for our own, but nonetheless, we thought the photo book was a great idea.


Edited by calgarybride2015, 25 February 2015 - 06:07 PM.

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#92 pddcmc

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 07:37 PM

@kcole123,

 

@marriage license - I guess I need to look more into it, but I thought we could just go down to the courthouse with paperwork (no appointment) and that would be that. 

 

@BeautyRegimen - I made an appt for my hair and make-up for the wedding day. I am skipping the tanning bed (maybe a spray tan a week before?). For nails, I plan on going to a salon as I walk-in and getting gel polish a couple days before we leave. Waxing - I'm too much of a wimp. Eyelashes - I've read that they can really damage your natural lashes, so I am just getting temps for the day of the wedding.  

 

@parents' gifts - I have seen it both ways (4 separate gifts or 1 gift per couple) and I think it depends on preference and situation. Both of our parents are recently divorced and neither of us have much of a relationship with our fathers, so just our mothers will be attending. For my mother I am getting her an embroidered hankie with a quote from "I'll love you forever" because she always read that book to me. As for Jake's mother, well, she isn't American and her culture isn't as touchy feely, so I am struggling bit with what to get her.
 

@photobook - I have had a lot of friends do the photobook for their parents and they used Shutterfly. Their books turned out beautifully.

 

 

I am anxiously awaiting my dress fittings and for things to come in the mail. 

 

Do you know if those stickers that you ordered for your cups peel of rather easily?


Edited by pddcmc, 25 February 2015 - 07:38 PM.

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#93 calgarybride2015

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 07:43 PM

@kcole123,

 

@marriage license - I guess I need to look more into it, but I thought we could just go down to the courthouse with paperwork (no appointment) and that would be that. 

 

@BeautyRegimen - I made an appt for my hair and make-up for the wedding day. I am skipping the tanning bed (maybe a spray tan a week before?). For nails, I plan on going to a salon as I walk-in and getting gel polish a couple days before we leave. Waxing - I'm too much of a wimp. Eyelashes - I've read that they can really damage your natural lashes, so I am just getting temps for the day of the wedding.  

 

@parents' gifts - I have seen it both ways (4 separate gifts or 1 gift per couple) and I think it depends on preference and situation. Both of our parents are recently divorced and neither of us have much of a relationship with our fathers, so just our mothers will be attending. For my mother I am getting her an embroidered hankie with a quote from "I'll love you forever" because she always read that book to me. As for Jake's mother, well, she isn't American and her culture isn't as touchy feely, so I am struggling bit with what to get her.
 

@photobook - I have had a lot of friends do the photobook for their parents and they used Shutterfly. Their books turned out beautifully.

 

 

I am anxiously awaiting my dress fittings and for things to come in the mail. 

 

Do you know if those stickers that you ordered for your cups peel of rather easily?

 

I agree re: Shutterfly. I used them for my thank you cards.  Since we are in Canada the exchange is pricing and shipping took over 3 weeks!

 

I used those labels for my cups too and trust me, they don't peel -- they are going NOWHERE!  I used my cup over and over in Mexico and you can't even tell it's been used.   Actually I also recommend being careful when you originally place them on the cups as you can't remove them easily to re-place.

 

Kristy and I live in Canada so the marriage thing works a bit different :)


Edited by calgarybride2015, 25 February 2015 - 07:45 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

 

 


#94 pddcmc

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 07:48 PM

@calgarybride2015 - I knew that you guys lived in Canada! I guess it just slipped my mind!

 

Random thought, wouldn't it be cool if we could all attend each other's weddings? I mean, seriously! Quite a few times the women on this site have been a bigger part of my wedding planning than anyone else that I know personally.  :wub: Love this site and the bride to be's/newlyweds!


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#95 kcole123

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 07:58 PM

@pddcmc hahaha I have thought about that before. Or we all meet up (just the brides for a girls trip) maybe to an all inclusive. That would be so cool.

Yeah I live in a small town here in Alberta and they only have one justice of the peace here. So I contacted her in the last couple weeks and she only does certain times and certain days and she is going on holiday soon. So lucky I called when I did. Those tumblers will be the death of me yet.

As for the stickers, I have no idea I just put them on and haven't looked at them since. (Maybe cause my fiancé would once again bring up the fact that it's a hassle having to lug and pay for those to bring to punta Cana with us. So I avoid bringing anything up when it comes to bringing things with us. I will just do the packing myself too so I won't have to listen to it hahaha.

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#96 pddcmc

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:05 PM

@kcole123 - Ugh. Yes, the tumblers. I love them, but am hating the idea of lugging them to Mexico! However, I'm sure we (as in you and your guests, and me and my guests) will absolutely love having them. 

 

Oh goodness, yes! That is a brilliant idea! How cool would it be to meet up at an all-inclusive?!

This is another bizarre thought, but it seems that more often than not, I have met more Canadians in Mexico than Americans on both of my trips! I don't know, maybe it's coincidence, maybe it's the season, I don't know. So maybe I'll see you guys some time lol


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#97 kcole123

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:09 PM

Haha you just never know. Is Canadians are always travelling south to get away from the cold. For a week anyway. Would be nice though.

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#98 pddcmc

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:17 PM

@kcole123,

 

I forgot to ask you, where did you get your fans? I think we may have the same ones! Either way, we really do have very similar tastes.  :)


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#99 kcole123

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:59 PM

@pddcmc
I bought those fans online I think the website was Koyal Wholsale. I don't think they were my cheapest purchase and could have def. got them cheaper somewhere else I am sure.
I ordered them and used my moms address to ship them to because she is bringing them down for me. Haha and she is picking up the ribbon and putting them on the handles for me just for a bit of color. Got to put other people to work too and it also saves me in bringing them down. Gotta share the love.

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#100 pddcmc

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 08:12 AM

@kcole123

 

Ohh, I bought mine from Oriental Trading. Anyway, that's a great idea! I wish I had thought of that. My mom is flying here on the 10th so maybe I'll send them home with her? ;)


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