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#61 calgarybride2015

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 04:43 PM

that makes total sense. Sorry I for some reason I thought your family lived in the same city. I'd probably do the same as you :)

I think a week is perfect! Yeah we're not really doing anything fancy either. I'm basically just pleasing my mom, but we don't do any vows either or anything. We might "exchange rings" for a picture, but then taking them off ahah. We're doing it two days before we leave. Does it have to be 100% legalized by the time we leave? I guess I should have asked that before haha.


I wore jeans lol

Nothing in Canada has to be legalized for your symbolic abroad. They don't ask nor care :) They just don't recommend you go and legally change your name because you need your passport and travel documents to match for ease of flying.


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#62 TinkerSofi

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 08:16 PM

I wore jeans lol

Nothing in Canada has to be legalized for your symbolic abroad. They don't ask nor care :) They just don't recommend you go and legally change your name because you need your passport and travel documents to match for ease of flying.


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good to know! :D 



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#63 pjay

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 08:17 PM

@calgarybride2015 Really good to know!


 

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#64 kcole123

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 07:07 PM

Well,

I didn't make it to my second dress fitting. I was so sick this past weekend that I had to call and let them know I couldn't make it and had to re-book. I so didn't want to do this because I knew I only have 56 days now until the wedding. So they got me in for my second dress fitting now March 5th and the final dress fitting is a week and 2 days after that. Oh my I am feeling nervous because my second dress fitting was to measure for the hemming.  Hope it all works out ok and that they have plenty of time.

 

Nothing new happening here. I am still waiting to send off my paperwork to the resort. I figure I will do that in the next couple of weeks. They seem to be in no rush for it.

 

Not much else happening in the way of planning other than have to still get the groomsmen's watches, all the appointments I have lined up, and emailing the resort.

 

I started tanning two days ago. I hate tanning beds/booths just because I have done it so much in my early 20's and really regret that. I haven't done it now for a long time and it makes me nervous. I figure I would do this just to add some colour and so I won't burn when I step on the resort and especially because I have 4 days there before the wedding.

 

Hope everything and all planning is going good for everyone else.

 

Will keep you posted if anything new comes up.


Kristy and Nathan

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#65 calgarybride2015

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 07:19 PM

Don't worry about your dress. She didn't do my final hem until early January! They know their deadline :)

It's so funny how the resort wants the paperwork but does nothing with it until like a week before! Haha!

I tanned a couple times but got lazy. I just used a lot of sunscreen and changed up my suits. It was January though. So between a pre tan and sunscreen I think you'll do great :)

Can't wait for more!!!


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Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

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Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#66 TinkerSofi

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 08:08 PM

I think you'll be fine with the deadline. I'm sure they're used to working under pressure from time to time. For now just rest up and try not to worry about it :).

 

I personally hate tanning, in a tanning bed or outside, I get very impatient, but unless I want to look like a lobster on my wedding I'm going to have to. I'm so white, it's actually pretty scary hahah (check out my profile picture, yikes :P). 



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#67 beckys98

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 10:45 AM

@kcole123 I'm exactly the same on tanning - I really should not have tanned as much as I did in my 20s because now I have wrinkled! And my fair skin is "high risk" as my doctor tells me. However, I also plan to start tanning a couple months before and just do it really gradually. Like @TinkerSofi I think it really is in my best interest. I'd also be a lobster!



#68 Wafflesmom

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 03:34 PM

I hope you're feeling better! Like the other ladies have said, I don't think you need to be worried about your alterations. I'm sure they'll be done on time.

I'm Filipino so no need to pre-tan beforehand. Good thing since I'm terribly claustrophobic and would hate to have to go on those tanning beds!
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#69 kcole123

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 08:06 PM

Hey girls. I just have a little update for you. I got the quote back from Carribean Celebrations. I thought it was a little expensive but Nathan refuses for us to being anything else down there. (He thinks the tumblers is crazy enough).
Anyway I have 26 adults and 3 children. I will need four tables. So therefore I will need 4 floral centre pieces (small), 4 table clothes, napkins for everyone, and those lantern lighting things for around the boat. This quote came to $848.00 US. So with the exchange rate its close to $1000. I figured it would be this much actually. Buying or making centre pieces here is out of the question so I guess I am getting them with Carribean Celebrations. Centre pieces are always more expensive. Oh and I am also getting a table cloth for the cake table as well.
I am trying to keep costs down as much as I can but it seems it's always tough to do that. Either make stuff here and pay for that and then pay for lugging it down there. Not including the hassle. Or pay the price and buy it down there. Either way it's all money.

Kristy and Nathan

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April 17, 2015


#70 calgarybride2015

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 08:10 PM

Refresh my memory. Is the reception right on the boat or is this an excursion as side from the wedding?

Edit - reception on boat. In that case I can see you paying the cost if it's too much to bring down! If it was an after party I'd say no.

There is no way you can bring some of the decor yourself? Mine took no room as they were flat (vases popped up) and nothing was breakable. Also can you use your BM bouquets as centerpieces if they have them? Just trying to help.


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Edited by calgarybride2015, 23 February 2015 - 08:12 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

 

 





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