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Ahhh, yes, rolling the ironed chair ties! Seems so obvious now that you say it. I was wondering about how to have them not be wrinkled ;)

 

I was lucky enough to have people offer to bring all of my decorations and favors down for me. I took over 100 chair ties with me that I had ironed flat and rolled up together. I used some gigantic suitcases and lots of packing materials. Luckily most of my decorations were lightweight and fit easily together in suitcases. I would start asking  groomsmen to commit to carrying on a suitcase for you! You know boys pack 6 items and are good for a week! :)

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Yes they are not bad. I am packing 14 9 inch glass vases for pillar candles, and some other vase like stuff, table overlays, and a few others. Not much. I found the chargers at Michaels for .75 almost on a huge Christmas sale. They are gold. Couldn't pass it up!

Mother in law is a TA who gets free luggage so I'm packing and hAbding over to her :)

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I also want to point out that most airlines allow two personal articles with you on the plane.  You can have a backpack, large purse, bag of some sort AND a roller suitcase. No joke!  I suggest you check on your airlines website for what their carry on baggage is and what the size/weight requirements are for each piece and push the limit so you can get even more free baggage!

 

I was super nervous we were breaking the rules and would get denied, as I honestly thought the backpack was equivalent to the roller suitcase but it's not. We had PLENTY of our guests do the same thing.  Who knew!  

 

I carried a large weekender type bag of all the breakables, wedding day items (jewelry, shoes, etc.), electronics, snacks, etc. Then I had a roller suitcase of maracas.    Spouse had other things.  Then our kids had their own bags of their wedding day items, electronics, snacks, etc. 

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Good to know. I spoke to my TA and she had mentioned that the bride and groom get a larger limit for luggage (up to 50lbs for checked) and up to 20 pounds each for a carry on. My parents usually only use one checked luggage between the two of them, so I've already claimed their second checked bag for some of my decor stuff. Also.. i'm planning on hunting down all of my FI's bridal party because guys usually pack quite light ;) haha

We didn't get anymore carry on being the bride/groom but with our free upgrade to first class we got 4 checked bags at 70lbs each. The hardest I tried I couldn't get a suitcase over 40lbs lol.

 

My kids each got a suitcase each at 50lbs in economy.

 

Always worth asking around, most (not all from my experience) people will help out. Glad you have some extra space thru guests.

 

 

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Wow.. that's a pretty awesome upgrade! :)  Air Canada I assume?

We're flying Transat

 

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Yes it was with Air Canada Vacations.

 

We had another bride on our flight who wasn't in first class. Unsure if she didn't want it, if maybe it had sold out before they booked, or maybe she didn't have enough people booked to qualify.  I know it was based on availability.  We had booked our package in May, but our TA secured the seats in first class in early July. 

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I'm actually bringing 30 charger plates :) lol

 

What is a charger plate?  :blink:

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