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#31 acw271011

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 08:43 PM

Well I didn't say yes today, but I've at least narrowed down what I want. I went to the "Say Yes to the Dress Canada" salon today! It's ok. i was in no way interested in that tv stuff, but the reason I went was because from the tv programs the dress prices seemed reasonable. Not! I did get style choices eliminated that I thought I would like and confirmed one that I wasn't sure about.

 

What I'm upset about is that when I asked about the designers I was told they don't know. She wrote down the 3 dress numbers for me and said I could go on their website and find them. But they aren't there. She was checking into something for me so when she called me I asked her about it and she said it's because the dress styles are so new they haven't made it on to the website yet. The thing is one of them that I really like is going to put me way over budget - almost $2,000 without tax and alterations. Can't do that nor do I want to. The thing is now with not knowing who any of the designers are I don't even know where to look to try and find the dresses somewhere else. I did manage to find one and it's the one that is going to cost me all the money because I want a piece to cover my shoulders. They want $350 to do that. The dress below they want $1595 for. It's the only one I could find on the internet and believe me I spent the whole evening tonight looking at all the designers that I could think of and couldn't come anywhere close.


This is the one dress that I was able to find. I did look at labels while the sales lady was out of the dressing room and they all said Amanda-lina's on the label. Not designer names. Not even on the tags.

 

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I did find out that I'm totally in love with the ruffle bottom and that as long as I get a drop waist it works ok on my shape, which is old and short! lol I also don't like the strapless on me so my feeling about the keyhole back was totally right on. The other thing she didn't do was put anything on that was in my size. So nothing fit anywhere near the way it should. Everything was a size 8, a size I haven't worn in about 20 years. I don't know if that's intentional or not so that you can't figure out what size is going to fit you properly. So overall it was disappointing. One of the other styles I tried I really liked but it was still more than what I wanted to spend. When I asked her about getting something a little bit lower in price she did bring one that was nice. It was figure flattering and the top was exactly what I wanted but the bottom wasn't what I wanted.

 

I also started on favour stuff today! Yay!! I found a really big Dollarama store and picked up some of the tumblers. I had to pick through because some of them were scratched up so I only got 6. I'll get them cleaned up though and I want to do the labels from Davet Designs. I got a Martha Stewart hole punch with a 50% off coupon so I'll try and do the maracas tags.

 

I looked at sunglasses but they didn't have what I want. So again, if anyone is willing to share where they got theirs from, if they got them, I'd love to know.

 


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

 

 

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#32 acw271011

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 01:11 PM

I did it! Here it is! This is what I'm going to wear in October. Over what I wanted to spend, but I'm still alive and I intend to make this vow renewal something special.

 

So this is it!

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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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#33 maybeoneday

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 01:43 PM

I love it xxx

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#34 acw271011

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 02:30 PM

I love it xxx

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Hey - we're so close! Our date is our wedding anniversary - October 20th. We're staying at Azul Fives but our ceremony will be on a rooftop terrace at Grand Coral Beach Club. Some of it is getting real now with all the deposits.

 

I just say my prayers every night not to end up back in the hospital again. At least not until we get back from Mexcio!


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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#35 TinkerSofi

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 04:07 PM

i love the dress! Especially the top, it's so classy! 

 

When I went dress shopping I was so disappointed because I spent countless hours researching dresses I liked, looking for the designer and then going to stores who apparently sold that designer, but then they'd all say "Oh, we don't have that one. i haven't seen that one. No, we don't have that either". It was frustrating to say the least. I agree with you that its hard to visualize dresses that aren't your size. I had the opposite problem, most dresses were at least 2-3 sizes too big and no matter how much they clip them you still wonder if that's how it will actually look. Bridesmaids had the same problem. I'm glad you found your dress though! 

 

If you check out my planning thread I posted the link where we got our glasses. I know they get cheaper the more you order, but can't remember what the starting price was. 



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#36 calgarybride2015

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 04:56 PM

Gorgeous!!!!!!  I would wear that in a heart beat.

 

I am a very visual person, i didn't even consider dresses they didn't have in my size!     I may also be crazy :P


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#37 acw271011

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 06:33 PM

i love the dress! Especially the top, it's so classy! 

 

When I went dress shopping I was so disappointed because I spent countless hours researching dresses I liked, looking for the designer and then going to stores who apparently sold that designer, but then they'd all say "Oh, we don't have that one. i haven't seen that one. No, we don't have that either". It was frustrating to say the least. I agree with you that its hard to visualize dresses that aren't your size. I had the opposite problem, most dresses were at least 2-3 sizes too big and no matter how much they clip them you still wonder if that's how it will actually look. Bridesmaids had the same problem. I'm glad you found your dress though! 

 

If you check out my planning thread I posted the link where we got our glasses. I know they get cheaper the more you order, but can't remember what the starting price was. 

 

Cool. Thanks. I'll take a look.

 

I haven't really done anything about dresses mostly because I didn't know until December if we could even do this or not. Then trying to figure out the where, and Jan, Feb, Mar & April are my worst months with financial and regulatory filings, then I have a company annual shareholder meeting in May. I can't have any time off after about the third week in January until after the AGM the third week in May. But I'm tired. Really tired in fact and Doug just got over being sick for 2 weeks so I was doing a ton of stuff on my own. So I took two days off and just did things I wanted to do, one of which was getting a start on dresses. The only thing now is the two places I went are in a panic telling me that I won't get my dress in time because it takes 6 months, etc. So

 

This isn't the same dress I tried on yesterday but it's so close it's hard to tell the difference. The back isn't the keyhole that I wanted but it's the illusion back so it's still sheer but with a bit of sparkle.  I'm really happy with it and it's another thing to cross off the list!!

 

 

You're so lucky things are big on you! lol I used to be that way. My whole life I never weighed more than 110 lbs. That is SO not the case now!! lol But the lady today told me that depending on the designer some of them will do their dresses as much as 2 or 3 sizes smaller. She said they follow the couture sizing whatever that means lol


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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#38 acw271011

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 07:35 PM

Gorgeous!!!!!!  I would wear that in a heart beat.

 

I am a very visual person, i didn't even consider dresses they didn't have in my size!     I may also be crazy :P

 

lol no not crazy at all! I was able to get a pretty good idea today of how it will fit. I just hope I can get the weight off now that I've gained back since I came out of the hospital. It started as just a couple of pounds, but now it's just rolling back on! lol  Thank goodness the nice weather is starting to come back. Pretty soon I'll be able to get out on my bike and get walking.


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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#39 calgarybride2015

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 06:12 AM

lol no not crazy at all! I was able to get a pretty good idea today of how it will fit. I just hope I can get the weight off now that I've gained back since I came out of the hospital. It started as just a couple of pounds, but now it's just rolling back on! lol Thank goodness the nice weather is starting to come back. Pretty soon I'll be able to get out on my bike and get walking.


I hear you sister. Before the wedding it was 5 now it's 15 :( it's depressing but I've tried hard this week to get back into my gym habits. Now will work on food. We both got this!!!!


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#40 acw271011

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 06:31 AM

Thankfully I have time to get moving on it. I signed up for weight watchers and gained in the first two weeks. Too much food for me and the points tracking was just too complicated.

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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