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#71 Meandhim

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 05:25 AM

@TinkerSofi

 

So here is what I did:

 

1. figured out what shape album I would probably make....I picked square.

 

2. I created a square form in photoshop with different questions I saw on Pinterest...make sure it is the same size as the album page you want to make. I couldn't find the Photoshop file this morning but I will post it for you if I can find it.

 

information Sheet filled out by brides brother
this one was filled out by the brides brother, I like having peoples handwriting...I had considered typing them all out in a new form but I didn't...and I'm glad I didn't.
 
3. I created some signs using wooded dowels from the dollar store and card stock...there are so many printable's
 
4. lucky for me we were in Vegas so there were tons of places to buy props once we got there, I did buy a few things like paper beards and easy to pack things here.
 
5. I bought a foil curtain to tape to the wall as a back drop...but I didn't end up using it because the room where we had the reception had a huge crazy red velvet curtain...so I just sat people in front of that.
 
6. I used my Nikon and on camera flash to take the pictures, but I actually put the pictures on my phone and edited them with instagram so they all looked the same... I got my friend Lisa or My FI to take the pictures when I was in the picture. I made sure to get at least 1 of every couple attending first and gave them their form to fill out. After all the couples were done we had a few random weird ones.
 
Grooms Mom & Dad
Me & My FI
Bride & groom

 

So the best thing about this is you can tailor it to fit your wedding...the one I did was very Vegasy...but depending on the props you can change it to suit your wedding / location. You can also get or DIY alot of paper props that are easy to transport...check party stores, dollar stores etc. 
 
Having the camera set up with a remote is a good idea but I would still have someone in charge of making sure everyone fills out the form and gets at least one picture taken. I think the on camera flash will be fine...have your dad make sure the camera is set to auto and the Focus is right...otherwise you will end up with blurry pics! Alternatively you could easily use a regular camera phone to take the pictures...there are also some good photobooth apps....but a cell phone or small camera may be harder to keep track of you may want to have someone take the pics if you do that.  
 
Hope this helps :)

Edited by Meandhim, 28 February 2015 - 05:35 AM.

 
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#72 calgarybride2015

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 08:02 AM

Hey! I would probably combine the 2. If you were really into the Polaroid idea my friend offered me her leftovers for our wedding but I went another route. I could ask if she wanted to get rid of the extra.

Also the other idea presented is fun!!

At the very least if you did a photo booth then had the cards for the guestbook you could totally add those together. The nice thing if you did use the digital is that if they fade over time you can reprint them (you could use photo corners in the book so they can be slipped out and changed).

I've seen cheap photo booth props at party stores and michaels. Honestly though you could probably make your own from ideas on Pinterest.

Sorry if my ideas are scrambled. I'm also sick and can't think straight.

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#73 TinkerSofi

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 08:18 AM

@Meandhim thank you so much for this! It is so helpful. I think I am now leaning towards both. I like the idea of having a picture of the people who wrote the message and putting it all in a photo book is an awesome idea :). Just so 20 years down the road you can see the person (which is so much fun) and see what they wished for you :).

 

I agree with you that it's so nice to have the handwritten notes. It adds more character to the cards  :)

 

Thanks for the advice on the camera set up. I will try it out one of these nights, in the summer probably because I don't want to freeze haha, but just to see how things turn out with the built in flash. My dad is really good at setting up the focus and all that stuff so I'll leave that up to him. I know he'll be more than happy to help :)

 

I saw all the free printables and I was thinking I could totally do them myself. I also wanted to check dollar stores and party city since they might have some too. I also found a place in Playa where they sell party supplies for really good prices, so I might be able to find some of the bigger stuff there and then just leave them there. 

 

Things to ponder and plan for sure! Thank you ladies for your advice, it really helps :D 

 

@calgarybride2015 you and me both, I've been like that this whole week, cold medicine doesn't even help :(.

 

I think I'll try out the digital camera route first and see how that turns out but thank you for offering :). I think you're right, it's nice to have a digital copy of the pictures in case you want to print them again later or use them for different things. Since I thought I'd include them on the thank you cards it will also be a lot easier than scanning and re-printing all the polaroids. 



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#74 JoannaBanana

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    Posted 28 February 2015 - 10:56 AM


     

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    This is the link to the store on etsy: 

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    Ooo I love this, might have to get one!


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    #75 TinkerSofi

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    Posted 28 February 2015 - 02:15 PM

    Ooo I love this, might have to get one!

    She already shipped it on the 24th. I can let you know what I think when it comes in! :D 



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    #76 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 28 February 2015 - 03:02 PM

    It does suck! Mine just came on, so I hope it doesn't linger too long.

     

    I meant to say I loved that box too! Will be good to hold stuff after!  My little treasure box is full :)


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    #77 TinkerSofi

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    Posted 01 March 2015 - 09:30 AM

    It does suck! Mine just came on, so I hope it doesn't linger too long.

     

    I meant to say I loved that box too! Will be good to hold stuff after!  My little treasure box is full :)

    that's what I was thinking too, that I'll be able to fill it with memories from the wedding afterwards 



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    #78 Smellsey

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    Posted 02 March 2015 - 08:22 AM

    @TinkerSofi I looove your dress!!!



    #79 TinkerSofi

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    Posted 02 March 2015 - 06:46 PM

    @TinkerSofi I looove your dress!!!

    thanks! I can't wait to see it with the alterations done :)



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    #80 TinkerSofi

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    Posted 03 March 2015 - 06:09 PM

    I was a busy bee this weekend. I worked on a few projects :), even though it might be kind of early for some of them. 

     

    I followed your guy's advice and I'm going to do the guest book with the "cued" responses and then I'll add a photobooth. I'll just put the two together afterwards. So with my mom we worked on designing the cards, and this is what we came up with:

     

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    It's not the final copy yet and there's some things I want to change about it. 

     

    Then I worked on the little vases for the tables. I just put some ribbon and lace on them and this is what they look like: 

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    The bridesmaid bouquets are going to go in there on the tables. 

     

    Then I started thinking of what I want for the table numbers. I found what I liked so I made them haha. I know it's super early for this but I made more than enough. I cut them using a cricut machine that my mom has and I'll put them on some kind of holder like the first picture. I played around with the colors but in the end we both liked black numbers better, so I made them all black numbers and pearly ivory background. I just have to glue them on now and that's why they don't look even on the paper :P

     

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    Then I also edited the website. I changed the times of the reception to reflect our changes, and I also added a page on dress code. I had a few people ask me so I thought I would create something with some picture examples so there's no guess work. It was so hard to find pictures of guys' attire haha.

     

    Originally I was so strict about the attire, but now I realized I was being totally unreasonable, especially given how hot it's going to be out there. If people are uncomfortable they'll just end up leaving early and I really don't want that to happen. Originally I didn't want guys to wear shorts, etc. I guess I  was afraid of people showing up in beach shorts. The whole thing really started when I went to hand out the invitations and one of my friends was wearing a beach cotton dress. So she asked me what she should wear, and her mom chimed in saying "Oh, something like what you're wearing is fine" I didn't really know how to tell her that it was a more formal event haha. So awkward. So anyway, the main thing is I want people to look good and keep it somewhat formal, but I'm not going to turn into a bridezilla/fashion police over such a small detail. This is what I wrote on the website (I added pants for the ladies, although I really doubt anyone will wear any pants, unless they're crazy haha) 

     

    http://www.weddingwi...8a4641049732b85

     

    That's it for now! I'm tracking the jewellery, it's in Mississauga now, but needs to go through customs and that can take a while sometimes. Can you tell i'm a bit anxious? haha 



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