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#101 kcole123

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 07:44 AM

@pddcmc

We are getting so close girl. We have little over a month to go. I can't believe it. I am like a ball of nerves lately. Is that normal? I cry now every time I see a wedding video. Urgh I hate my emotional wreck side.

 

Anyway I have lots of trips to Edmonton planned for this month (it's like a two hour drive away). Four trips out there this month to be exact. Two dress fittings and eye lash extension appointment and something that doesnt' have anything wedding related (my 1 year laser eye surgery check up). So much to do still

 

Anyway my fiancé told me "no more wedding stuff." "You can't be buying anymore wedding stuff." "we are only going to have to bring it down there anyway." I told him I had just the kids things to get at the dollar store, like coloring books and crayons, beach ball or something, cups, and a little bag each. Only three kids going all under five. Anyway he said "nope they don't need it, it's a waste of money to get them something they aren't going to use."

Anyway this is the advice from my newly wed friend "get someone else to get it for you and bring it down and you just pay them back." SO what did I do get on the phone with my mom hahaha she said "sure I will do that no problem."

So Nathan isn't even going to notice the kids down there with the beach balls and coloring book and crayons anyway...lol

 

It just had to be done girls cause he just doesn't understand anything about weddings what so ever.


I told him if it was up to him and if he did all the planning and I just sat back he would have us getting married in our mobile home in Wainwright with me wearing a paper bag and him wearing super man underwear. No guests or no rings just an exchange of fruit loops.


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#102 pddcmc

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 08:38 AM

@kcole123, I think that is completely normal! I am starting to get crazy butterflies every time I think about our upcoming wedding. I am terrified that during the ceremony I am going to be a bawling baby or starting laughing and won't be able to stop (https://www.youtube....h?v=dV2BfjkP6fU). The latter really may happen to me...

 

I think the stuff for the kids is a great idea and should help keep their attention. I remember parents doing that at church for kids, and guess what? You would never know a single kid was at mass!

 

RIGHT! Well, get this, I told Jake how much the resort was charging for just reception music $626.40 (speakers, microphone, CD player, connection to hook-up an iPod and a technician to play the songs). He about lost it when I said that didn't even include a DJ (1 hour is $382.80). So, if you do the math, 3 hours music set-up and 3 hours of DJ = $1774.90. I did a little price checking with my girlfriends here and how much they paid... they are robbing us! 

So, what was Jake's response? "We don't need music."

Me: "Uhhhh, WHAT???!?"

 

Luckily, 1. we don't love DJs so that wasn't a big deal, and 2. a goalie on Jake's soccer team had an idea. He brings a mini amplifier to the games, and it is crazy loud..and comes with a microphone (more perks and details about the amp on my planning journal - I'm just that lazy)...best $150 we've spent. 

 

Here are a few of my wedding stresses

1. I want to be COMPLETELY done with anything wedding related by the end of March. So, here are the things that need to get done:

 

2. Jake insisted that we could find what he liked and wanted to wear to the wedding at a department store like Macy's (I knew he was wrong, but we went yesterday just to look). NOPE, we didn't find a thing. He said, "I guess we need to find something offline." 

----YEAH, I know! That's what I have been trying to *sweetly* tell him. Now, we have a month to find his clothes and HOPE that they arrive in time and fit correctly. Oh, and did I mention he has several business trips this month and will be all over the country? Awesome.

 

3. Make the decision of what we are doing for favors and OOT bags and get things ordered. (So far, we've been lucky with shipping, but I don't want that unnecessary stress).

 

4. Alterations - We've started, but I just feel overwhelmed that my dress is still being worked on.

 

5. Shoes - for both of us. It's more of a matter of just going and picking some out, but we still need to find time to do this.

 

6. Go to the courthouse and get legally married before we leave for our wedding in Mexico.

 

7. Mail my ring to our Jeweler to get it cleaned (we moved so I don't have the luxury of just dropping it off and picking it up when they are done.)

 

8. Purchase gifts for moms. Yep, still working on that...

 

9. Pick out music for ceremony, cocktail, reception.

 

10. Design place cards.

 

11. Purchase alternative guestbook.

 

12. Find a dog sitter.

 

13. Write ceremony. Make that, revise ceremony if needed.

 

14. Finalize details with WC.

 

...And now I am going to post this on journal as a checklist haha


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#103 kcole123

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 08:50 AM

@pddcmc

Oh ok you are pretty much on the same lines as I am with what needs to be done.

 

That's an awesome idea with the speakers though. Great thinking.

 

Oh you know the coil rings I ordered on Amazon? Well they said they were supposed to arrive Feb 6th. Still haven't got them and have a feeling I won't get them either. So I contacted the seller to let them know and the tracking says still in transit. So he let me know I can either get my money back or they will send out new ones. Well I aint' going to get new ones sent out now for them to not arrive again. SO I told them I want the money back and now I have to look around for some here in Wainwright. I seen some at the Dollar store so I may get them there. I am going to give it until this weekend maybe and then get them.

 

I have a lot of things still it seems left to do when I do up my lists. Oh well have a month right?


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#104 Meandhim

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 08:51 AM

Target had the coil thingy.s.. 4 for a dollar... If it hasn't been all cleared out


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#105 pddcmc

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 09:05 AM

@kcole123, I'm sorry to hear that! That is frustrating! I would've asked for my money back, as well. Keep us posted on how things turn out.


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#106 calgarybride2015

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 09:04 PM

Hahahahahha this wedding in Wainright sounds fantastic!!! Can't wait for pics :P. it's true 100%. After all was over Shawn thanked me!


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#107 TinkerSofi

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 10:10 PM

@pddcmc There is a big possibility that I might react like that. When I'm nervous I smile and I laugh uncontrollably haha. 

 

@kcole123 are you sure you're not getting married with my fiance?? hahah I am so glad he's not planning this. But I agree with the comment that when they see everything pulled together they like it and they're thankful that we spent so much time on it. 

 

He also said no to kids' stuff, for the exact same reason! I told him that it's just a few toys for the sand and a beach ball, and there's only 3 kids coming so it won't be much, but it will keep them entertained :). He still said no, but i'm going to sneak some stuff in hahah. He can't say anything then! (I really don't like doing things behind his back either, but I doubt he'll even notice that it was us that gave them the stuff haha)



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#108 calgarybride2015

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 05:57 AM

I think the legal marriage at home will be good 'practice'. It was for me. I was holding off tears and in turned laughed a lot. But in Mexico I just had a dead stare at my fiancé (at the time lol) and was ok. It was still nerve wracking and I knew everyone was staring but honestly you just zone in and zone them out and forget they are there :)


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#109 kcole123

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 07:10 AM

Kim (@calgarybride2015),

I sure hope that applies to me. Why am I most nervous about being a crying wreck. I know how much of a softie I am and it bothers me that I am. So I don't want to be crying in every picture I see after.

 

Yeah I just think about it now and it makes me fill up. Just because I think I cry cause I think I will cry..hahahaha But you are right, I think that getting married here in Canada first will be practice for us, well more so me, for not crying. I am hoping the same thing happens to me as did you.

 

@TinkerSofi, funny that is. I think all men are the same. Well majority of them anyway. Mine thinks nothing is a big deal and that no one will notice if we don't have this and don't have that and don't have gifts or favors for anyone. I agree that they may not notice some things like decorations and stuff but when it comes to what people get at weddings, people notice.


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#110 kcole123

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 07:52 AM

Update and To Do List

 

Well girls, just thought I would give you a small update:

 

23 work days left, 41 days till we fly out, and 45 days till the wedding. Eeeeeeeek still so much left to do it seems.

 

Here is a list of what I still have to do. Seems like it didn't change much from the last list..lol

 

March 5th - Second Dress Fitting

March 14th - Final Dress Fitting

March 17th - Immunization needles

March 21st - Lash extension appointment

April 6th - Legal marriage in Canada

April 10th - Hair cut and colour before I leave

April 11th - Lash extension fill appointment

 

Things still left to book:

Bikini/Brazillian wax - still trying to get the nerve up to book this appointment

Nail appointment

 

 

Things left to do:

Music (this was Nathan's task but I have a feeling he will procrastinate until the last minute).

 

Send paperwork to resort (hoping to get on this the weekend coming)

 

Contact La Barcaza with final numbers and pay before I leave (hoping to tackle this the weekend coming as well)

 

Make sure travel agent has everything in place for everyone. Not sure what she has to do but I usually have to keep her on her toes because she is all over the map with everything.

 

Get kiddy things (my mom is doing this and is bringing it with her. for those that have read "fiancé" story you know that he didn't want me getting these little things for the kids because he thought it was a waste of money and room to bring it down there. So I contacted my mom and asked her to do it.

 

Make sure I have enough suitcases or check size of suitcases to make sure everything will fit fine.

 

Figure out a way to pack my bouquets without them squishing up on me.

 

Finalize the travel brochure. (This will be done once I contact the resort and find out where I can have the welcome dinner).

 

Get any alterations done on my second dress (Haven't got it yet and starting to panic about that. It is chiffon and probably hard to alter I have no idea) but I hope I get it soon so I could book someone to alter it if I need to. I am hoping I won't need it altered but you never know because I ordered it online.

 

Do a Skype chat with Krystie Ann for hair and makeup (she asked to set this up so I have no idea what she will be talking about during this time.)

 

Still try to convince Nathan about getting the groomsmen's gifts. (I brought it up again last night, I took your advice girls and just found a couple other things besides watches that he could possibly get and he said "yeah and maybe I was thinking too of getting them some local beer or something." I don't like this idea but at least he is coming around I think and possibly considering giving them something. Might take a little more convincing though. Or pushing or nagging. Whatever works right?

 

So that's all I can think of so far. I think I pretty much got it all covered.


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