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#281 TinkerSofi

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 08:02 AM

@TinkerSofi

 

Yea I'm really looking forward to the first look now. I agree I think with everything going on for the ceremony it will be nice to have a private moment captured by our photographer.  :)

 

I LOVE the new sections of AF that everyone is posting on Facebook for photos - they look gorgeous!! We're pretty sure we're going to do the BDR in Sept so we're trying to arrange to meet our photographers and do a walk through of spots we want to take photos. 

 

For photos after the ceremony I would recommend designating someone (maybe a bridesmaid) to run your group photos. I've done this for several friend's weddings and it really helps speed everything up. You basically just have one person with the 'shot list' getting everyone organized and making sure that the photographer has who they need and the next group is waiting and ready.  My photographer also made a good point - he said you can always get group photos with your guests at the reception but you don't really want to lost the light for photos with you and your hubby…after all those are the pics that are going to be up in your house. 

 

I totally get you about writing your own vows. It's not for everyone and you definitely want Juan to be comfortable for your ceremony. Sean was the opposite, I tentatively asked if he wanted to write our own vows and he was like "hell ya!" LOL! I've always wanted to write my own as well but now I'm nervous I'm just going to be a hot mess trying to get through them. haha. I'm definitely going to have to practice them a lot!

 

I think that's a great tip! @calgarybride2015 I remember you mentioning that this helped so much, to have a list of people that you needed to take pictures with. It's is now on my "to do" list :). The first look is looking more and more likely. I'll talk it over with Juan today again but I know he'll say yes since we already discussed it and he had liked the idea :). He actually even preferred it because we'd look nice and fresh on our pictures. I was the one that wasn't sure so much. 

 

I do like doing presentations so I know that saying my vows, even though I'd be nervous, I'd be able to get through it. Juan is not so much of a public speaker, so I know he'd suffer through it haha. He just had his presentation for the final project at school and he said it was the worst :P. I know he was surrounded by strangers but he's just not the type to like the spotlight on him. 

 

If you can do the BDR do it! I kind of wish I had because now I feel like I'm going into this totally blind. At the time the finances didn't add up to go, and by the time we could have gone it would have been like 2 months before the wedding, so no point. The good thing is that we have quite a few days before the wedding to scope things out and hopefully be familiar with the resort by then. 

 

 

Hey lady,

 

If your sunsets at 7:19pm, it will be dark by then. So if you want a good hour to hour and a half for photos, you should bump your ceremony time up, if even only by 30 minutes.

 

I had budgeted 1.5 hours for mine, and we didn't need it all but I thank that in part to a couple things...

1. the ceremony did not take 30 mins, 15 mins is pushing it

2. I had my MC (brother in law) in charge of the toast and group/family photos. He knew we wanted to move everything along - we did have some hugging and thank yous. He then gave a super quick toast and started to 'order' everyone around with the list I had provided him of the shots we wanted, this kept things moving. Had we not have had him, it would have been a stressful time and delayed things immensely.  

 

LOVE LOVE those shoes, nice choice.

 

EDIT:  We had a rehearsal dinner with long tables and it really made things tough to talk. You only talk to the 4 or 5 people around you. So for a welcome event I would probably suggest impromptu drinks and to use the included dinner for the rehearsal.   Or, as someone else said above, had the impromptu drinks before the welcome dinner so atleast everyone mingles before sitting at those long tables.  We an impromptu drinks at the lobby, while it was loud and hard to do formal introductions I introduced everyone personally and people just mingled, worked well.

I can't wait for those shoes to arrive! I really like the first ones I got, but I absolutely LOVE these ones haha :).

 

Thank you for the photography tips. I wasn't sure how much light you have "at sunset", I was comparing it to here and how at sunset there's still some light so you could take some cool looking pictures, but I think it's different over there. I'm sure glad I mentioned it here, you guys have been super helpful :D. We also want a short ceremony, Juan doesn't want it to go over 15 min.  

 

Apparently there's this one bar over there that doesn't have a lot of people, they have tequila testing there :) and it's a Mexican themed place. If it's quiet I think it'd work perfectly for mingling with everyone. Most people have at least seen each other at some point at one of the parties we'd had so they're not total strangers. Now I'm getting super excited!! :D 



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#282 snswedding2016

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 08:14 AM

We were on the fence about the BDR for a while. We really wanted to go but we didn't know if we could swing it financially but I just found out from my mom that she can transfer a travel voucher she won to my name and we can use it to get our flights for free! That sealed the deal for us. It will be kinda close for our wedding but it will be before our final payment is due so at least we can make some changes.  :)


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#283 TinkerSofi

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 08:24 AM

Wedding planning is back to full swing! Yesterday I worked on the signs to put around the reception. I came up with 3 different ideas but still need to decide which one I'll pick. I'll ask Juan today what he thinks. In the meantime, which one do you guys like better? I had to take a screenshot because I don't think most people have that font, so it might change it if I put it as a ppt. 

 

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I've also been working on the idea of the fans as seating chart. I'm planning on dividing them between ladies and gents and attaching a tag with the person's name and their table number to them. The ladies' fans will have a pink ribbon and the guys' will have a blue one since they're our wedding colors anyway. The idea right now is to put them in a box or basket/bucket of sorts with one of the signs above saying "find your table Ladies" and another with "find your table gentlemen". It's a fairly small wedding so I think dividing them into two groups should do the trick in terms of finding your fan easily. Something along these lines: 

 

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#284 calgarybride2015

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 09:13 AM

I apologize for my horrendous grammar there!!

I was told that by sunset the light is gone - it's completely dark and there isn't a sunset like here. Thankfully we were done in time and in the palapa before it was black. I will look back at my pictures to see if I can see the transition for you.

I have to assume your family and friends are like you, so if yes when they are put in an area together they will naturally mingle and talk! My guests still rave about all the new friends they made :)

I like the first sign - black! I love that look. I do also like the chevron pattern ... Are you using either styles anywhere else? I'd probably stick to a theme.

Love the 'to keep you cool' fans sign. Not long before our wedding I found a planning thread on here that did fans and shades -- something like 'to keep you cool' and 'to make you cool' haha it was awesome and I wished I had seen it sooner. Although it's also nicer for the shades to be used all week.


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#285 TinkerSofi

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 10:35 AM

True, a theme would be nice. I don't really have one, which is why I'm kind of all over the place haha. The best I have are just a bunch of words to describe it vintage, lace, and travel hahah (so random). I'm definitely in between #1 and #3. I think #1 would go nicely with the guestbook cards that I made, which are kind of a vintage travel thing. I also got my inspiration from this picture from the hotel. This is what our tables will look like, minus those centerpieces: 

 

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Then, I like the third one because of the shape of the little label. It kind of goes with our table numbers and with this picture, but yeah the chevron probably doesn't go with anything (as much as I love it):

 

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I have to try and print it. I wonder how the "chalkboard" effect will translate on paper. Maybe i'll try something else all together. Here I go obsessing again haha.



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#286 calgarybride2015

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 10:42 AM

Now that I've seen your tables again I vote #1 all the way!! It's way more vintage than the chevron pattern. Just my 2 cents. Man I miss planning :) but on the flip side I don't hehe


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#287 snswedding2016

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 10:56 AM

#1 is my favourite too! The design looks very vintage - love it! :)


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#288 TinkerSofi

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 08:00 PM

Juan decided on #1 as well :D so #1 it is. You ladies are right @calgarybride2015 @snswedding2016 , the more I looked at it the more I felt like it was the best fitting one for the wedding. I love chevron but it's kinda late now to incorporate it and I have nothing else that goes with it. The frame on the black sign actually also goes really well with some little swirls I had on the invitations. 

 

I will definitely miss the planning but I think more than the planning itself I'll miss the projects. I've started stashing a bunch of sewing projects to get into after all this is done :). Maybe I can also learn a new type of dance when all my money isn't being sucked into the wedding haha. 

 

We finished stencilling our OOT bags today! yay! It was the first time Juan helped me out with them and all he'd say at first was "wow this is so much work" "why don't we just send them to get printed" "I can't believe I agreed to this". This is the guy who asked me not to finish all of them because he wanted to help. I basically told him to either shut up and help or leave me to it haha so then he got into it :P



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#289 acw271011

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 09:29 PM

I totally love #2 lol Could you ad a touch of colour to #1? Make it pop a little bit? Love the design and the font together. Looks great!

 

lol I did check out the shoes and saw the light blue! They're gorgeous!! Believe me, i thought about it for about a second lol I wouldn't do that to you! But they really are gorgeous!! I'm hoping to find a bright blue if I can and hopefully with some sparkle similar to yours! Let the search begin! lol


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#290 pjay

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 05:34 AM

I love the first guestbook (#1) :)


 

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