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#201 pjay

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 06:59 AM

Love love love your maraca tags!!!! Ps. where did you purchase your maracas from? I've been looking online, but trying to find one with not too crazy shipping cost.


 

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#202 veryvalentine

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:05 AM

@perianjay  Thanks!  They are super cute.  My dad spends his winters in Mexico so he actually purchased them in Mexico and he'll be bringing them to the wedding.  Our worked out to be about $2 a pair.  Not sure what the colours will be like because my dad doesn't get what "coral" is...but I'm sure either way it will be fine.  We are going to bring a gold marker and probably write our names on them with the date. 



 
 
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#203 pjay

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:06 AM

Cute! I'm still debating maracas, but haven't decided if that's the way to go or not. It's going to cost me about $50 to get them and have them shipped and that will give me 15 pairs. It's not over the top, but it's another added expense of course haha


 

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#204 veryvalentine

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:10 AM

@perianjay

 

You could always buy them when you are there and just negotiate a bulk price.  My walk-in closet is no longer walk-in-able because all our weddings stuff is taking up the space.  So the maracas for me would not have been doable if we had to bring them with us to mexico- we have way too much to take.



 
 
Married on June 20th, 2015 at the Grand Sunset Princess Riviera Gazebo & Reception at the Chill Out with 60 guests
 
 

My planning thread:  http://www.bestdesti...unset-princess/

My review thread:  http://www.bestdesti...incess-wedding/


#205 TinkerSofi

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:10 AM

I love the tags and the jewelry, the gems look so nice :)



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#206 veryvalentine

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:11 AM

@TinkerSofi   Thanks!  It's called tagua.   It's basically a nut that is found from the rainforest.  They slice the nut and dye it different colours.  Very popular in peru and Ecuador. 



 
 
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#207 FutureMrsSam

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:16 AM

Wedding Colours!!

 

I was so torn about deciding  what our wedding colours would be!  I'm a jewellery designer so I love combining colours and felt extra pressure to pick the best combo.  I wanted to pick a colour that would be very classy and yet reflect the chill atmosphere we are trying to create.

 

Soo...

 

I picked coral & gold 

 

With sub colours  like cream and a navy blue (groomsmen)

 

The BM dresses are Henka dresses that I was able to find at Kleinfeld's.  They will do the alterations on site for $20.  The Henka dresses are convertible dresses and can be worn in so many different ways which means that everyone can wear the same dress and but wear it differently to suit their shape and preference.  The dresses are very light so I am told and they are ankle length so they can literally wear flipflops if they want.

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I am designing their jewellery but I haven't quite yet but I will post pictures once I decide on the design.  I am inspired by some of previous designs.  (See pics) attachicon.gifDSC_0723.JPGattachicon.gifDSC_0029.JPGattachicon.gifDSC_0004.JPG

 

 

My bouquet will have soft creams, whites and coral flowers, bridesmaids will have cream flowers mixed with greens to give it that wild effect.

 

Centrepieces:  I have been experimenting at home making some of my own centrepieces.  Haven't decided yet but thought I would share my simple and inexpensive DIY centrepiece pics.  I turned a big shell into flower holder and inserted some flowers to give it that nice tropical look.  

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Hoping to work some more on my todo lists this weekend!  xoxo 

Love the BM dresses!! How much were they? I found some here, in Winnipeg, they weren't Henka and they ran at $250



#208 veryvalentine

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:18 AM

@FutureMrsSam  Hi!  So the Henkaa dresses were $169.  The quality is great but I was able to find through another member on this site convertible dresses by The Daint Yard (vendor on Etsy)  Those dresses are about $60-$65 depending on the exchange rate.  + shipping.  I just received one and the colour was great.  The quality wasn't as nice as the Henkaa one...it's not as heavy but that could be a good thing with the heat. 


Edited by veryvalentine, 08 April 2015 - 07:18 AM.


 
 
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#209 MrsCtoB

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 08:05 AM

Love the maraca tags and CDs @veryvalentine!! Looks like everything is coming together nicely for you! So excited for you  :)



#210 veryvalentine

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 08:09 AM

@MrsCtoB well everything except my dress.  It's a bit of a debacle. 

 

I was just reading your thread because you had mentioned your dress situation. 

 

I picked up my dress last Thursday and it does not fit.  Like barely goes past my butt.

 

I tried on a size 16 in store and it fit fine....I decided to order a 14 because I thought that I could lose enough weight.  They warned me that it would be stiff since nobody would have tried it on.  I thought that I would have been able to at least put it on and just have the back be a little to small...but no.  I had a mega panic attack.  I don't think the store made a mistake with the measurements.  Anyway, I'm in hustle mode to lose the rest of the weight that I set out to lose.  I need to lose 25-30lbs to make sure this dress fits.  It's causing me a lot of heart ache.  Nightmares.  :(



 
 
Married on June 20th, 2015 at the Grand Sunset Princess Riviera Gazebo & Reception at the Chill Out with 60 guests
 
 

My planning thread:  http://www.bestdesti...unset-princess/

My review thread:  http://www.bestdesti...incess-wedding/






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