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#181 diadiamond

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 07:42 AM

Just saw the picture of the dress you went with.  I honestly love it!  I love the keyhole back and I can't wait to see everything all together.  I love the sparkle in your veil as well!

 

I'm sorry to hear about your subway accident.  I hope you're feeling better.  I take the subway everyday and there are so many people pushing and shoving and it's just downright packed.  

 

Did you end up getting the petals for your shoes yet?  I bought petals for a pair of shoes I have at "Call it Spring"  they have a bunch of shoe accessories that make wearing heals comfortable (or in my case bearable).  Everything seems like it's really coming together for you!  



 
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#182 acw271011

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 08:15 AM

So this got very neglected over the last 2 weeks and I'm so far behind on my forums reading I don't know if I'll ever get caught up!! Being on vacation for a week, plus busting my chops at work to even get ready to go on vacation, then coming back from vacation and being snowed under.... I'm really too old for this.... lol

 

I picked up my dress from my son's on Sunday!!! That's my highlight! lol  I haven't been able to try it on yet though so it's killing me to know the box is hidden and I can't even completely open it up yet and pull the dress right out!!!! I'm hoping to get it to my gf's this weekend and put it on there, then figure out what alterations need to be done. I know it's going to be way too long (I'm a little shorty) and I want a layer of underskirt out to tone it down, but beyond that I don't know yet.

 

I also picked up Doug's ring. As an FYI, I saw the thread going around, you can't size Tungsten! We tried 4 different places and they wouldn't touch it. Doug is wearing his wedding ring on his right hand just because it's the only place it fits! Bugs the heck out of me! But he did finally pick a nice one - I'll get pics done hopefully soon.

 

I made a decision last night and ordered chair sashes and a table runner. Fuchsia on the sashes and turquoise on the runner (we only have one long rectangle table) and I ordered a champagne organza overlay for the little cake table we have. The cake is being done in turquoise so I didn't want a ton of colour since it's only a small table. The linen is white so I figure the sheer organza overlay will at least highlight the table a bit without overpowering the colour of the cake.

 

We also finalized someone to do a short video, and I mean very short. Just 30 minutes, so the renewal and a bit of video after and that's all. We chose Mike Cantarell. His pricing is competitive and I love the ones he posts here.

 

And - ta da. At last! We booked our resort!!!! Hallelujah! Finally! We got a pretty good deal. The price will likely go down a bit more and we have no price guarantee but it is what it is. They only had 12 rooms left of both categories and I didn't want to lose out on what we want so we booked. Valentin Imperial Maya comes very highly recommended both by a past BDW bride and our TA. We leave on Sunday October 18th, do our renewal on our anniversary Oct 20th then have some fun in the sun for the rest of the week! This resort is absolutely gorgeous and adults only. Everything I'm hearing is that they really cater to you. Just what I want!


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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#183 deecol

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 08:34 AM

ahhh your dress!!! so beautiful!

 

Finally had a chance to read through your post.  So nice to see everything coming together :) Can't wait for more updates! xo



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#184 acw271011

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 06:31 PM

@deecol Thank you! I know I'm having a much easier time than most of the ladies here lol We're a group of 6, having dinner in a restaurant and it's not a wedding so a whole lot simpler!


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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#185 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 09:58 PM

@acw271011 So glad to hear you have booked your resort. I know that's been a long process for you. Yay!


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#186 maybeoneday

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 10:10 PM

Hi great news on your resort booking. We had a look at that hotel and it looks beautiful ☺

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#187 deecol

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 04:28 AM

@acw271011 Sometimes simple is best :)  and hopefully means less stress!



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#188 TinkerSofi

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 08:05 AM

yay! I'm so happy you picked and booked a resort! It must feel like a huge weight off your shoulders :). Even if the price goes down, it's better to have the security that everyone can get a room, etc. Our hotel a few weeks ago, dropped from $1300 to $950 for the cheapest. I wanted to scream hahah, but then i remembered that they might have 5 rooms left and so if we had waited this long who knows if everyone would have been able to come. 

 

I can't wait to see your dress! I've been waiting for these pictures anxiously. I love looking at other brides' dresses :)

 

I think you made the right choice with a champagne overlay, that way the cake will be the focus point of the table :) 



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#189 acw271011

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 08:40 AM

Just saw the picture of the dress you went with. I honestly love it! I love the keyhole back and I can't wait to see everything all together. I love the sparkle in your veil as well!

I'm sorry to hear about your subway accident. I hope you're feeling better. I take the subway everyday and there are so many people pushing and shoving and it's just downright packed.

Did you end up getting the petals for your shoes yet? I bought petals for a pair of shoes I have at "Call it Spring" they have a bunch of shoe accessories that make wearing heals comfortable (or in my case bearable). Everything seems like it's really coming together for you!

Actually I still haven't bought the petals yet only because it's financial quarter and half year end and we were away on vacation last week so between both of those I haven't had time for much. Hoping to get to it maybe next weekend when my blue shoes are ready and I'll pick them up at the same time.

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@TinkerSofi Thanks - that's so sweet! I'm anxious to try it on lol I hate it sitting in the box and I can't even pull it out to have a good look at it!!!

 

@TinkerSofi @vancouverpetunia  You're completely right! The resort bit has been driving me crazy! I swear I can review every darned resort in my sleep!!! I actually even went back to considering AF, even after all the crap they put us through. And Platinum Yucatan Princess. I asked about so many resorts... lol I thought for sure the TA we have now was going to say "just make your darned mind up!" But he was so patient - I literally I think went through half the book with him. Grand Sirenis was really in the running but we couldn't get around the distance from PDC and that's where all our stuff is so the travel time back and forth was a big factor. In the end it was the TA that said go with Valentin. PYP is a bit more "out there" in the furnishings and I really liked the "old world" décor of VIM. Plus it's in a bit of a cove and the TA said that they aren't being hit quite as badly as some of the other resorts for the seaweed. It is getting hit but he also said Grand Sirenis isn't as bad either again because they're in a bit of a cove.

 

@TinkerSofi  Seriously on the overlay? It looks pretty in the pictures and I agree - I hope the colour of it doesn't make the cake look stupid. It's not very big and neither is the table that it will be on, but I didn't want plain white linen. I did want something to just sort of dress up the table a little. Fingers crossed!!


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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#190 Wafflesmom

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 09:28 AM

@acw271011 yay, I'm so happy that you've booked your resort and set your vow renewal date :) I've heard so many great things about Valentin. I asked for their brochure but unfortunately couldn't book there since we have kids attending.

Please post pics of you in your dress. I can't wait to see it on you!

Mike Canterell's videos are awesome, good choice :)
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