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#261 maybeoneday

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 09:16 PM

I'm really sorry to say but your daughter in law sounds horrid! I can't understand why she won't let you post items there as it is not costing her anything! Maybe she is jealous of the closeness you have with your son and grand children...It may be her way of trying to remain in control.

Good luck with breaking in the shoes...I had so many that were just sitting in the boxes I ended up taking them all to the charity shop. I kept 1 or 2 but now just have 'comfy' shoes! X

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#262 TinkerSofi

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 05:32 AM

Hi! I just caught up on your planning thread. I've been busy with the move coming up and haven't had much time to be on the site. I have to say you have been one busy lady! I love all your choices. I love the jewellery, but I agree with CalgaryBride, you might have to buy some of that double sided tape to make sure the brooch doesn't move. I got it at Shoppers Drug Mart for a very low cut dress I have, and let me tell you, it has saved me from a few wardrobe malfunctions haha. I always bring it now when I travel ;). You can find it where they have those adhesive bras and things like that. 

 

I love the TTD dress as well as the regular dress. I wouldn't worry too much about the heat in the dress. I don't think your wedding day will be hotter than ours, and the breeze in the terrace made it bearable. The worst part was standing in the sun during the ceremony, I was definitely sweating there, but afterwards it's not too bad. Also, my excitement and happiness to be wearing that dress really made me overlook how hot it was! I'm really glad that I didn't change into a shorter dress for the whole reception and just toughed it out. If push comes to shove you could change into your TTD dress at some point ;)

 

The only thing that comes to mind when I think of breaking in shoes is when I used to go to ballet and the girls who wore pointe would grab those shoes and start bending them one way and the other, and open them with their fingers to stretch the "toes space". I still don't think this made them a lot less painful when they had to wear them for the first time, but it probably helped a little. Then it's just a matter of wearing them, sadly. 



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#263 diadiamond

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 07:04 AM

Oh where does the time go??? Are we really almost the middle of August?

 

I haven't done much - I'm up to my eyeballs in financial and regulatory reporting for second quarter. I've been stalking Etsy though a bit in the evening and had pretty much decided on certain vendors for a couple of things.

 

So here is the earrings and necklace set I decided on (and this is the actual set):

 

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Then I found this really cool site for cake toppers that are totally out of the ordinary. Because of our age and the fact that we're looking at retirement in a few years, plus the fact that this isn't our wedding, I saw these toppers and thought "yeah. that's us"  Totally and completely us. So this is a close photo of what ours will be. We're doing white chairs, 2 flip flops (pink and brown) and a glass of wine on one chair and a bottle of Corona on the other (which is Doug's beer). I opted out of the bucket of shells - we aren't shell collectors really. But I thought it was something just plain cool to put on the cake and different. Opinions?

 

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OMG I LOVE your jewelry!  I love that the broach is on one side instead of the middle.  I also love the cake topper too!  I love personal touches at a wedding.  I think Calgarybride2015 mentioned that you might need to tape it or pin it down and suggested double-sided tape which is a good idea if you want to make sure it doesn't move.  

 

I bought double-sided fabric tape from Shoppers to tape my bra to my dress so you can't see it lol.  When I went to Shoppers there were two different types the fabric to fabric one and another one that I can't remember.  I paid $12 for mine (everything is unfortunately more expensive downtown).  



 
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#264 calgarybride2015

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 07:10 AM

Your daughter in law doesn't sound all that pleasant or supportive at all. I could understand if she was busy and the shipments had to be picked up from a postal outlet an hour away lol but that isn't the case. Wow. I have no idea. I'd say ask your son but if she withholds visiting rights then probably best not too. Sorry you have to go thru that. Not sure how your son copes.


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#265 diadiamond

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 08:13 AM

I did something really goofy today. I bought a dress. I'm thinking I just might do a TTD. Maybe. We'll see.... The thing is the dress was just so pretty and so CHEAP!!!!! It was just too good of a deal to pass up!

 

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I think I might snip off the strap and make it strapless. It's ice pink and blush so something a little different. You wont believe what I paid for it.... Try $49   Yep - forty-nine dollars. If you're curious about any other deals.... just ask.

 

What an amazing deal!!!  I love looking at TTD pictures! I think the dress would look good with and without the strap I can't wait to see what you decide to do with it. 


@calgarybride2015 well that's where I'm not totally clear. I've sent an email to Joyce to ask here what some of the fillings mean. On the list there's Chocolate Ganashe (Black or White), Fudges (Black or White), Dulce de leche, Chocolate Cream, Vanilla Crema (optional fruit), Moka, Tiramisu, Buttercream (optional fruit), Cheesecream (optional fruit) and Hazelnuts

 

It's the ones tagged as "optional fruit" that I'm not clear on. As for strawberry, I wish I could but Doug is allergic to strawberries so that's a no go. I was thinking vanilla cake with a raspberry filling. Doug suggested dulce de leche which is like caramel I guess. But I don't know what the "cheesecream" is supposed to be or the Vanilla Crema. I thought maybe custard?

 

So aside from Doug's suit yesterday I got a couple of things done today. I also ran into @diadiamond at David's having her final fitting and I have to say - she looked absolutely gorgeous!!!! Just stunning! She is going to be a beautiful bride!!

 

I picked up my shoes that I had dyed and they turned out fabulous!!! I love them! I got the petals too for inside so my feet don't slide around. I also picked up the two little flowers to put in my hair so I can have something a little interesting in the back and take the veil off at dinner. There wasn't much selection I have to say and the lady told me that they just can't keep hair pieces in the store. She said as soon as they come in they're gone again. But I like these. They're simple and easy to work with. I did want something with a little more bling but these do have shinies in them so I think they'll be ok.

 

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I also got our "OOT" bags ordered (all 8 of them! lol), plus the sunglasses that I wanted and maracas (yeah all 10 of those too! lol) Next thing I want to look at is the labels for the cups.

@acw271011 Thanks for the mention girl!  It was so awesome to run into you and get another opinion on my dress!  I was telling @acw271011 that I felt special because I got a sneak-peak at her shoes and hair accessories lol.  Your shoes are to die for I absolutely love the colour and I can't wait to see what it all looks like together!  Your day is coming up so soon! 


Ok I need an opinion please. Here is the proof of the label for our cups from the designer. What do you think? I LOVE it!!! But what does anyone else think?

 

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Love it!  I think it will look great!


I finally got to try my dress on tonight. I HATE the pictures, and really hate having my picture taken. I had a long day today and am absolutely exhausted so the photos are even worse than they would normally be. Keep in mind that the back isn't properly and totally laced up. We were also no in a big room so the back of the dress wasn't properly "puffed" out. It's I think one of the big things that attracted me to the dress. But.... here it is on. Sadly I rushed out of here this morning and forgot the "later" dress (still haven't decided what I'm doing with it yet) so having that one on will have to wait for the weekend.

 

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You look stunning!  I love the way your dress looks on you!  I love the keyhole back and your veil is to die for!  It looks like there's a bit of sparkle on it! 

 

Aww thanks! My friend just grabbed my hair and pinned it so that we could get an idea of the veil length and she put it higher than I wanted but at least it gave me a general idea. We took yards and yards of crinoline out so it toned the dress down a lot!! Which is what I wanted but standing and standing while they pinned and in such a small space I was ready to pass out from the heat. I'm just hoping that being on an open air terrace in mexico makes it nowhere near as bad as it was last night.

 

Also - anyone have any tips on the best way to break in shoes????? Yikes!

 

For me when I have to break in a pair of shoes I just wear them around the house for a bit.  I also shuffle the bottoms of my shoes on the driveway to add some resistance to them so I don't slip.  I find new shoes can sometimes be slippery.  



 
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#266 MrsCtoB

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 09:48 AM

@acw271011 Beautiful dress and you look beautiful in it! Yay! 

As far as breaking in your shoes, have you ever used a shoe stretcher? (I think that's what they are called) I have one for each shoe and I love them! You insert them into your shoe and adjust the width. Leave em in overnight or for a few days and they definitely make them more comfortable! I'll try and find a link to what I am referring to.

**Here it is, this is the exact one I have: http://www.zappos.co...tcher-red-black

My other go to for breaking in shoes is wearing them with a thin sock around the house and then heating up the areas that hurt (ex: around the toes or the ankle) with a blow dryer and stretching those areas a bit. Works really well. 


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#267 acw271011

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 09:57 AM

@calgarybride2015  No - you're right. Jessica is not in the least bit supportive. Likely because we weren't supportive when she and Dustin got together. Our grandson is the result of one night they spent together, both intoxicated, at Niagara Falls for New Year's Eve. She turned up a few weeks afterwards with - surprise! I still to this day question the paternity. But..... anyway. It was a big thing about whether she was moving here or he was going there. Doug stepped in because of issues we were dealing with about Dustin at the time and basically said look, this kid is not ready for marriage nor is he ready to be a father. He could barely support himself at the time never mind a wife and child. Long story short, Jessica hates canadian hot dogs and since that's about all she eats it was a done deal she wasn't moving here. So they started the process for Dustin to move there. One of the last comments I made was that he had made his bed and had to lie in it and for heaven's sake don't go rushing into having another baby. They got married 5 days after he arrived there (March) then had a "wedding" in October the day before Cayden's first birthday and whoops... guess what. Max arrived 9 months later. Not by accident I can guarantee. That's the bare bones. Believe me when I say there has been a whole lot more in between then and now, none of which makes Jessica happy in any way, shape or form. Her parents reign supreme and we're the $#@%&* canadians that don't count for squat regardless of how many times we visit and how much money we spend. Nothing has ever been, nor will ever be good enough. I can't stand the little *&%$@ but I love my grandsons and Dustin. But neither one of them should be a parent. That's a simple fact. So it's a big deal that I'm having things sent there for Mexico even though all the times (for 3 kids) that Doug went to the Nestle company store and bought baby formula and cereal and baby food, and the new freezer we bought them plus all the clothes and toys, all the birthdays, easters, Christmases that we've driven nearly 5 hours for. None of that counts for or means anything. And yeah, I sent her a message and apologized for having things sent there because seeing my grandsons is too important.

 

Ok. Can't do the tears here at work. Sorry ladies for sounding off. I hope this isn't a situation you find yourselves in a few years from now. It really does suck.


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#268 maybeoneday

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 12:50 PM

Sending lots of hugs your way! I really feel for you! Vent as much as you like...we're all here for you xx

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#269 TinkerSofi

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 01:43 PM

@acw271011 I'm so sorry you have to deal with this :(. I really have no patience for women who think that having a kid is the best way to tie a man to them and then using those children as hostages to get their way through life. It's really not fair to anyone, not even themselves, and I think we're all better than that. Being a Latina, I know that attitude is so common in a lot of Latin American countries. It's awful. 



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#270 acw271011

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 05:14 PM

Thank you both of you @maybeoneday and @TinkerSofi

 

I really shouldn't have unloaded. This isn't really the place for it. I just get so frustrated sometimes with all of it and Jessica uses it because Dustin is my stepson. Doesn't matter than his dad and I have been together 14 years. Anyway. Not going to get started again lol Enough said.

 

I'll get a border shipping address and do my things that way. With the US dollar rate the way it is it's almost hardly worth it at all to buy anything down there anyway! lol


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