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#301 TinkerSofi

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 08:16 AM

Thanks ladies! I think I'll keep the champagne. I do like them better, you're all right, they're more versatile, and they're less trouble because if I wanted the pink ones I'd have to return these and get them exchanged for a smaller size on the pink ones. I do have a lot of pink in my wardrobe so wearing them again wouldn't be an issue but I just like the sparkle on the champagne ones :)

 

@calgarybride2015 oh yay!! Did you guy buy here? Welcome to the neighbourhood! We're actually not moving until august or september haha. They just broke ground this week :P (apparently they had some issues with the building permits). Which is fine I guess, it saves us a bit of money during the summer to put towards buying some furniture. 

 

@Wafflesmom I'll look into the petals. I mean, they're comfortable but after wearing heels yesterday all day to work and then to the mall they did hurt a bit when I tried these on. Also, my right foot is smaller and the shoe is not as stable on that side, so maybe the petals will help.

 

My only criticism of these shoes is that I wish they made the strap size accordingly to the size of the shoe (this is what holds the shoe to your foot, there's no zippers or anything like that, just that bow). I have to pull mine all the way and on my right foot it's still a bit too loose. Let me tell you, I don't have dainty ankles either haha, they're pretty thick, so maybe for girls with skinny ankles the strap might be too big. Maybe I can write a review on them and add that so they may fix it :) because otherwise these might be my new favourite shoes! :D 



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#302 TinkerSofi

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 10:04 AM

Update on the Dress

 

I tried on my dress yesterday (once again. I think I've tried this thing on like 10 times already haha). I wanted to see it with the shoes before making my final decision on them.

 

The good news: The dress now closes all the way up. I thought this would be impossible! As you can see on this picture it still had some way to go: 

 

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Now, it doesn't close totally effortlessly. I have to push my shoulder blades together, but it isn't so tight anymore that I can't breathe. I didn't really want to change the back of it to a corset but I didn't see another way for it to close. Now the dilemma is whether I risk it and leave it like this, even though when I go down to Mexico with the humidity, heat and all the food chances are I'll get a bit bloated, or play it safe and change the back. I guess the seamstress will have the final say next month, whether she thinks it's too tight or not or whether instead of putting a corset she can just let it out a tiny little bit. I then weighted myself to see if I had lost weight, but I've actually gained 3lbs. I'm so confused hahah  :huh:. I was also super bloated yesterday because of the time of the month munchies (sorry if TMI). I really have no idea what's going on. 

 

The hips still need alterations. I really do not have hope for that to fit haha. The dress is really straight from the waist to the hips and my ratio is always big, even when I lose weight. 

 

Now to the shoes: 

 

Just when I thought I had made one decision with ease, guess what!? Not that easy. I tried both shoes on and I love them both!! Agh! Neither my mom or 2 MOHs can decide either haha. Sometimes I'm like "the champagne ones, they look really classy" then other times I say "the pink ones, they go with our wedding colors, Juan's tie and my bouquet".  :rolleyes:  :wacko:

 

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Welcome Brochure

 

My Argentina MOH is done helping me out with these, and aside from some minor changes that might come up, this is what they look like. They'll go inside the OOT bags. For some reason the colors looks super neon on these pictures but they're normal when printed and they don't hurt your eyes haha. 

 

This would be the outside

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This is the inside of the brochure

 

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#303 calgarybride2015

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 11:20 AM

can you tell I am alone today and tired of all the purging I am doing in prepartion of moving :)

 

You may hate me, but..... I think I change my decision back to pink!  When you have them on with your dress (which is absolutely gorgeous BTW) the pink look fantastic. I almost think they match it best and is a nice contrast. 

 

I will never understand a person's body whatsoever!  If you had been doing a lot of weights a gain but baggy clothes would make sense - not sure if you are?  nonetheless WOOHOO you did it up.   As someone who had these issues with their dress :/ it's better to be safe than sorry!   Even with my dress being taken out twice (lol) we still could barely get it done up in Mexico. We broke one of the clasps (embarrassing)   So if you think the dress will fit the same way as it does today in Mexico, I urge you to either have it taken out a smidge or have the corset back.   You will swell and when you have to kink your body around to get it done up you may get a 'skin crease' and those aren't pretty.  I had one until she let it out. Let us know what you decide.

 

Your theme is awesome for all your print outs. Those are fabulous. Good job to you two!!!!   

 

Can't wait to see it all come together. August isn't that far away girl! yay!


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

 

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

 

 


#304 TinkerSofi

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 12:10 PM

can you tell I am alone today and tired of all the purging I am doing in prepartion of moving :)

 

You may hate me, but..... I think I change my decision back to pink!  When you have them on with your dress (which is absolutely gorgeous BTW) the pink look fantastic. I almost think they match it best and is a nice contrast. 

 

I will never understand a person's body whatsoever!  If you had been doing a lot of weights a gain but baggy clothes would make sense - not sure if you are?  nonetheless WOOHOO you did it up.   As someone who had these issues with their dress :/ it's better to be safe than sorry!   Even with my dress being taken out twice (lol) we still could barely get it done up in Mexico. We broke one of the clasps (embarrassing)   So if you think the dress will fit the same way as it does today in Mexico, I urge you to either have it taken out a smidge or have the corset back.   You will swell and when you have to kink your body around to get it done up you may get a 'skin crease' and those aren't pretty.  I had one until she let it out. Let us know what you decide.

 

Your theme is awesome for all your print outs. Those are fabulous. Good job to you two!!!!   

 

Can't wait to see it all come together. August isn't that far away girl! yay!

right!? My mind was totally made up with the champagne ones, but once I tried the dress on with the pink ones I was like Oh man, I don't know anymore! Juan tells me to keep both lol. 

 

I'll try an lose a couple of pounds before the wedding. I have been doing some weights so my back looks more muscular than it did in that picture, so maybe that's what it is, and the extra 3lbs might be water retention from the lovely time of the month, who knows. I'll still probably ask if they can take it out a bit. Sure it'd be nice not having to spend on that but at the same time like you said, it's nice to have that piece of mind and not have to worry about it closing the day of. We'll see how it fits in a month when I head over for alterations :D 



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#305 acw271011

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 12:39 PM

http://www.bestdesti...diy-blog/page-6

 

This is where I saw that idea (I went back and found the page!) It's at the very bottom of the page, and I believe if you go to the next page and watch her highlight video it shows them in action -- but I could be wrong. Her whole thread was good!

 

I think people know enough about weddings that they would be able to figure it out!  If you wanted, you could put 'Reception Table One' or something to make it quite clear, but I honestly believe people will get it.   Even more so when they show up and go 'which table should I sit at, hang on I saw that somewhere already!'   

 

 I think the idea is fantastic.  Can't wait to see what you decide and how you put it all together.

 

 

The background song from her video is totally sweet too. Love it. Had a job finding it but got it. Really like it so might try to find a way to use it.


I've been so MIA this past week. I've been so busy that I haven't even really been on the computer much. Just a quick update before I have to run again: the shoes are here!! The pink ones are too big as I had predicted but I really don't know what color is prettier. They have the pink ones in my size now so it'd just be a matter of exchanging them. They are truly gorgeous and Soo comfortable. I don't even think I need to break them in all that much. The sole is leather, so dancing approved haha but holy! that thing is slippery on carpet lol. The bottom is cushioned so it doesn't feel like you're walking on blocks of wood and they are pretty flexible so, super comfy. I might like the champagne ones better, how they look on me, but I really don't know. I attached some pictures: attachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1429316411.347262.jpgattachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1429316425.640035.jpgattachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1429316432.173952.jpg


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OMG PINK all the way!!!! darn - why do I have to be the odd one out??? lmao Sorry ladies - the PINK are just too gorgeous for words!!!! With your wedding dress???? PINK!!!!! Totally the pink!!!


Thanks ladies! I think I'll keep the champagne. I do like them better, you're all right, they're more versatile, and they're less trouble because if I wanted the pink ones I'd have to return these and get them exchanged for a smaller size on the pink ones. I do have a lot of pink in my wardrobe so wearing them again wouldn't be an issue but I just like the sparkle on the champagne ones :)

 

@calgarybride2015 oh yay!! Did you guy buy here? Welcome to the neighbourhood! We're actually not moving until august or september haha. They just broke ground this week :P (apparently they had some issues with the building permits). Which is fine I guess, it saves us a bit of money during the summer to put towards buying some furniture. 

 

@Wafflesmom I'll look into the petals. I mean, they're comfortable but after wearing heels yesterday all day to work and then to the mall they did hurt a bit when I tried these on. Also, my right foot is smaller and the shoe is not as stable on that side, so maybe the petals will help.

 

My only criticism of these shoes is that I wish they made the strap size accordingly to the size of the shoe (this is what holds the shoe to your foot, there's no zippers or anything like that, just that bow). I have to pull mine all the way and on my right foot it's still a bit too loose. Let me tell you, I don't have dainty ankles either haha, they're pretty thick, so maybe for girls with skinny ankles the strap might be too big. Maybe I can write a review on them and add that so they may fix it :) because otherwise these might be my new favourite shoes! :D

 

Ok curious please. How do you find the fit of Nina shoes? Big? Small? Dead on? How high is the heel really? I know they give you a measurement, but with some shoes the heel doesn't feel as high as they say it is. With others, its painful to wear even a low heel. I found 2 pairs that I really like on the website but not sure what size to try. We're going to be in Charleston SC this summer so thought maybe I'd try and get into Nordstrom and try some on to see how the sizing is.


Update on the Dress

 

I tried on my dress yesterday (once again. I think I've tried this thing on like 10 times already haha). I wanted to see it with the shoes before making my final decision on them.

 

The good news: The dress now closes all the way up. I thought this would be impossible! As you can see on this picture it still had some way to go: 

 

attachicon.gifIMG_0899.JPG

 

Now, it doesn't close totally effortlessly. I have to push my shoulder blades together, but it isn't so tight anymore that I can't breathe. I didn't really want to change the back of it to a corset but I didn't see another way for it to close. Now the dilemma is whether I risk it and leave it like this, even though when I go down to Mexico with the humidity, heat and all the food chances are I'll get a bit bloated, or play it safe and change the back. I guess the seamstress will have the final say next month, whether she thinks it's too tight or not or whether instead of putting a corset she can just let it out a tiny little bit. I then weighted myself to see if I had lost weight, but I've actually gained 3lbs. I'm so confused hahah  :huh:. I was also super bloated yesterday because of the time of the month munchies (sorry if TMI). I really have no idea what's going on. 

 

The hips still need alterations. I really do not have hope for that to fit haha. The dress is really straight from the waist to the hips and my ratio is always big, even when I lose weight. 

 

Now to the shoes: 

 

Just when I thought I had made one decision with ease, guess what!? Not that easy. I tried both shoes on and I love them both!! Agh! Neither my mom or 2 MOHs can decide either haha. Sometimes I'm like "the champagne ones, they look really classy" then other times I say "the pink ones, they go with our wedding colors, Juan's tie and my bouquet".  :rolleyes:  :wacko:

 

attachicon.gifIMG_1556-1.JPG

 

Welcome Brochure

 

My Argentina MOH is done helping me out with these, and aside from some minor changes that might come up, this is what they look like. They'll go inside the OOT bags. For some reason the colors looks super neon on these pictures but they're normal when printed and they don't hurt your eyes haha. 

 

This would be the outside

attachicon.gifWelcome brochure April 19.jpg

 

This is the inside of the brochure

 

attachicon.gifwelcome brochure Apr 19.jpg

 

Ok. gotta say it again PINK!!!!!! The champagne just gets washed out. And I agree with the tie and flowers. Cmon.... lol wear the PINK!!!


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#306 calgarybride2015

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 12:42 PM

right!? My mind was totally made up with the champagne ones, but once I tried the dress on with the pink ones I was like Oh man, I don't know anymore! Juan tells me to keep both lol. 

 

I'll try an lose a couple of pounds before the wedding. I have been doing some weights so my back looks more muscular than it did in that picture, so maybe that's what it is, and the extra 3lbs might be water retention from the lovely time of the month, who knows. I'll still probably ask if they can take it out a bit. Sure it'd be nice not having to spend on that but at the same time like you said, it's nice to have that piece of mind and not have to worry about it closing the day of. We'll see how it fits in a month when I head over for alterations :D

 

Where did you end up choosing for alterations? 


-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

 

 


#307 acw271011

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 12:44 PM

can you tell I am alone today and tired of all the purging I am doing in prepartion of moving :)

 

You may hate me, but..... I think I change my decision back to pink!  When you have them on with your dress (which is absolutely gorgeous BTW) the pink look fantastic. I almost think they match it best and is a nice contrast. 

 

I will never understand a person's body whatsoever!  If you had been doing a lot of weights a gain but baggy clothes would make sense - not sure if you are?  nonetheless WOOHOO you did it up.   As someone who had these issues with their dress :/ it's better to be safe than sorry!   Even with my dress being taken out twice (lol) we still could barely get it done up in Mexico. We broke one of the clasps (embarrassing)   So if you think the dress will fit the same way as it does today in Mexico, I urge you to either have it taken out a smidge or have the corset back.   You will swell and when you have to kink your body around to get it done up you may get a 'skin crease' and those aren't pretty.  I had one until she let it out. Let us know what you decide.

 

Your theme is awesome for all your print outs. Those are fabulous. Good job to you two!!!!   

 

Can't wait to see it all come together. August isn't that far away girl! yay!

 

Yep I gotta agree with Kim. Your dress is gorgeous!! And I would absolutely have the back changed for the corset. If it's really hot and you bloat up you'll be uncomfortable. Especially with drinking alcohol. The corset is so much more forgiving, and if you lose another few pounds before August then all you have to do is tie it a little tighter. But at least you have the option and don't have to be worrying.

 

And I'll say it again - PINK shoes all the way!!!!!


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#308 calgarybride2015

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 12:50 PM

@acw271011   Washed out is a great word to use.  There was something about them but couldn't come up with the word :)  


-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

 

 


#309 TinkerSofi

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 01:46 PM

@acw271011 I would say they're true to size and the heel is quite comfortable. I'll go measure it in a bit haha. They're very similar to my salsa shoes in height. 

 

I was just telling my mom that I used to wear a size 6 in high school but now when it comes to heels i'm a 5 1/5 or 5. So either sizes have changed, my foot has shrunk or I was totally wearing the wrong size haha. 

 

My choice #1 will be to let the top part of the dress out a bit, and if that is a no go then I'll change it to the corset. I do love the corset back but I love the closing of this dress as it is. I agree that with the corset I wouldn't have to worry as much about the dress fitting. 

 

@calgarybride2015 I ended up booking where I bought the dress. She gave me a rough quote of $350 for everything which isn't so bad and since she sold me the dress and is the one who suggested that she could do the corset I go there. I don't want any surprises and tears by going to someone else and them telling me that it can't be done. 

 

I'm going to go try these shoes again and hopefully make a decision. I really can't keep them both because with that money I could buy my undergarments and something else. 

 

Talking about undergarments. I have a bit of an issue with the top of my dress. I have a pretty small chest and the top fits fine but when I lift my arms I feel like i'm going to flash everyone haha (if I arch my back enough I actually do flash everyone lol). The seamstress said I don't need a bra and we'll just put some inserts on the inside of the dress. I'm not sure this will even fix the problem haha. I had inserts for my grad dress and I didn't really like them. They didn't push anything up and they had a life of their own. In other words they looked totally fake. I was thinking of getting one of those stick on strapless bras just to be safe haha. Has anyone tried that? 



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#310 snswedding2016

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 02:24 PM

I'm afraid I've changed my mind as well about the shoes. I agree that the champagne gets washed out with the colour of the dress. The pink ones look amazing!!!

I've also been thinking about the stick on strapless but worried with the heat I'll sweat the stick on bra right off! Lol! I would Clow to know if anyone has tried them before and if they work.

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