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Meandhim - Grand Palladium Bavaro - Nov 2015

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I have just finally gotten all my AC nonsense straightened out... (for now :rolleyes:lol) ... Fortunately I was able to get the Sunday to Sunday direct flights just one day after my original flight and still on the weekend so only my brother had a problem with this and he was able to extend his holidays to suit. AC also confirmed in writing free Hotel rooms for any of my guests doing an overnight in Toronto on the way down or way back so that's awesome. I also got upgraded to first class again at no charge this time. Our flight times are also much better...we get there at 4pm now instead of 8pm! Bonus! I guess this was really a blessing in disguise... but boy it sure didn't seem like it at first!!! I am lucky that I acted so fast because there were another wedding group on that flight that did not get so lucky...one group end up with a 5 hour Montreal stop over!

 

 

@@TinkerSofi The whole month of June the only "wedding" to-do items that I did was get my wedding licence and our watches, we are saving rings for the real wedding and exchanging watch for the legal one. :) Time to pick up the to-do pace! I haven't heard from my WC since may..looks like I am going to have to call if I want my answers!

 

SO....Just 4 MONTHS, 1 WEEK, 6 DAYS, & 21 HOURS until I leave for Punta Cana! I almost threw up as I was writing that...

 

my legal ceremony is in just 17 days! My wedding commissioner is actually in the hospital right now...he just had open heart surgery! I hope he is still fine to do the ceremony otherwise I'm screwed! lol! Guess its time to start making some calls and thinking of a back up plan for that especially with my luck! lol

 

Started the 21 DAY FIX (no Shakeology) on Day 11 already lost 7 lbs (Shocked!)...really really easy plan...plus its kinda keeping me from stress eating. I haven't even been super strict ( I did sneak a chocolate bar in there)  because it the first round, I'm just getting used to meal planning, and I know I'm going home to the land of best food ever soon :D . I plan on getting more strict after my Vacation. 

 

I don't think I will get Much of my "To-Do" List done this month either...sigh...we have my FI's friend and gf coming to stay for a week and then we are going for 2 weeks! I will bring some of it home with me but there is no internet and barely any cell signal there (as in I have to drive 5 min to the hill to get a weak signal) so I may get stuck. It'll be nice to relax and have no connection to the world but I definitely be in panic mode the minute I get cell service and can read emails again! lol! I think I will bring my message in a bottle favours (that I still haven't done!) home and make them there. When I come back I will internet shopping like crazy! Do you think three months is enough time or should I order some things now? I don't want them to come while I am gone and then get sent back! I'm not a very savy online shopper! suggestions?


Oh and I forgot to mention...

 

one of the groomsmen called me today...he might not make the wedding! Told me not to tell my FI yet because he's not sure yet but he thought he'd get me a heads up!...lol...is it wrong to say I can't wait for this to be done and over!

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I'm so happy that things worked out with your flights, and extra time at the final destination is always a bonus! :D 

 

Yay!! the day is getting closer and closer!! 

 

I suggest you get your online stuff now. I've been having a ton of issues with Canada Post, and I don't even know if some of the stuff will make it on time, even though i ordered it about 3 months before! Better safe than sorry is my advice ;) 

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@@TinkerSofi I guess you are probably right! I'll order some stuff this weekend I guess...I know Vistaprint can get here in a week or two so I'll wait til I get back to order that stuff...I'm headed to your thread to read all about rather than ask you a bunch of questions here!

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@@Meandhim you're getting so close to your big day!!! Can't believe your legal ceremony is coming up - how exciting!! So glad there is a silver lining to the whole AC situation!! Glad it all worked out for the best!

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@@Meandhim            aww i'm glad your flight changed worked in your favour.  I had a similar situation and it worked out in our favour as well.

 

I would definitely suggest getting all your online shopping done now.  It seems far out but it's not.  I had an issue with a vendor and the item that I ordered arrived the day I was leaving and they sent me the wrong item so I definitely wasn't able to resolve that one. I ordered a lot of items a month before our departure date and i was really surprised to see how many things just barely arrived.  it gave me a lot of unnecessary stress and a lot of stalking the postman.

 

yay november!!  :) 

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Wow - the fact that you're doing a countdown like that and I'm just a couple of weeks before you? Yikes! Thank goodness it isn't our wedding... otherwise I'd be really freaking out! lol  My only glitch - we still don't know where we're staying! I think the decision is made "in mind" but we haven't actually booked and I'm thinking that will change next week. We're going on vacation too next Friday and I'm sort of thinking I would like to book the resort before we go. Then nothing to worry about when we get back!

 

I hope you're going to do pictures for the legal!! Absolutely want to see them!! It will all work out just as your flights worked out in the end. The angels are blowing you good luck kisses!!

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Thankfully everything with AC worked out. I know the feeling 100% and in the end I much preferred our flight details too, but doesn't relieve much stress until it's all over.  We also got lucky I was a bit anal and on my TA because there was another wedding on our flight too. I got some added perks she didn't by changing our flight asap when it was cancelled and advocating for us to the TA to fight fight fight!

 

I also agree on ordering your online stuff soon too.  Once we hit October I stopped buying stuff online from the USA or abroad. I was too nervous. While generally it came in 3-4 weeks, I just knew that holidays and the like it wasn't worth risking.   Vistraprint uses a courier not Canada Post so you shouldn't have an issue with them.

 

Good luck, your wedding date will be here in no time.

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So happy to hear that everything worked out for you with AC!!! :) That can sometimes be the most stressful part xo.

 

I am just 6 months out and I can honestly tell you I haven't done much lol. I should get on it !:)

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@@Meandhim you're getting so close to your big day!!! Can't believe your legal ceremony is coming up - how exciting!! So glad there is a silver lining to the whole AC situation!! Glad it all worked out for the best!

 

Thanks I'm so glad too!!!

 

 

@@Meandhim            aww i'm glad your flight changed worked in your favour.  I had a similar situation and it worked out in our favour as well.

 

I would definitely suggest getting all your online shopping done now.  It seems far out but it's not.  I had an issue with a vendor and the item that I ordered arrived the day I was leaving and they sent me the wrong item so I definitely wasn't able to resolve that one. I ordered a lot of items a month before our departure date and i was really surprised to see how many things just barely arrived.  it gave me a lot of unnecessary stress and a lot of stalking the postman.

 

yay november!!   :)

 

Making my list today....going to order most things before I go on Vacation...hopefully nothing comes while I'm away!

 

Things left to order:

  • Sunglasses
  • Tide Travel packs
  • Cake Topper
  • Vistaprint Stuff (bags, Postcards, etc)

So not a lot of important things

 

Wow - the fact that you're doing a countdown like that and I'm just a couple of weeks before you? Yikes! Thank goodness it isn't our wedding... otherwise I'd be really freaking out! lol  My only glitch - we still don't know where we're staying! I think the decision is made "in mind" but we haven't actually booked and I'm thinking that will change next week. We're going on vacation too next Friday and I'm sort of thinking I would like to book the resort before we go. Then nothing to worry about when we get back!

 

I hope you're going to do pictures for the legal!! Absolutely want to see them!! It will all work out just as your flights worked out in the end. The angels are blowing you good luck kisses!!

 

I'm not doing professional pictures for the legal ceremony...I'm not even dressing up really. I'm wearing a sun dress I already own and I'm only wearing that because I know my Nan will want a Picture..lol. I'll bring my DSLR and have my Mom take some pictures I guess...lol. Trying to keep this part low key and non existent...hahaha

 

Thankfully everything with AC worked out. I know the feeling 100% and in the end I much preferred our flight details too, but doesn't relieve much stress until it's all over.  We also got lucky I was a bit anal and on my TA because there was another wedding on our flight too. I got some added perks she didn't by changing our flight asap when it was cancelled and advocating for us to the TA to fight fight fight!

 

I also agree on ordering your online stuff soon too.  Once we hit October I stopped buying stuff online from the USA or abroad. I was too nervous. While generally it came in 3-4 weeks, I just knew that holidays and the like it wasn't worth risking.   Vistraprint uses a courier not Canada Post so you shouldn't have an issue with them.

 

Good luck, your wedding date will be here in no time.

 

I remember you saying how on your TA you were so I did the same thing and I so glad I did! I'm going to take everyone's advice and start ordering now instead of waiting...better safe than sorry! thankfully I don't have a lot left to get.

 

 

 

 

So happy to hear that everything worked out for you with AC!!!  :) That can sometimes be the most stressful part xo.

 

I am just 6 months out and I can honestly tell you I haven't done much lol. I should get on it ! :)

 

Don't leave it like I did!! Get on it...even if it just making lists...I started out so organized and then things just became a mess...such is life I guess!

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I finally got a chance to sit down and go through your planning thread! It’s so great! I’m sorry you had so many issues getting the dates, etc. What a bummer and stressful experience that must have been. Now I’m hoping it won’t happen to me haha.

 

Your engagement story is actually quite cute! I love that it was still a surprise for you and bonus, you got to pick your own ring! That’s awesome. And it’s gorgeous too btw!

 

I love the favors as message in a bottle. I’m doing that as my guest book. But I was thinking of having the tiny bottles from the dollarama as my place cards for seating. They are so cute!

 

Your dresses are also super pretty! I think they will look so elegant on the beach with your colors and theme. Having a second dress is so cool! And your reception dress is really fun and flirty! Love it!

 

How did 21 day fix go? My goal is to lose 10lbs in 7 months haha. For some reason this past year I’ve been out of my regular groove and put on 10 lbs. This is so frustrating. I have the 21 day fix containers (from Insanity Max 30), I just haven’t ever been really diligent using them. I can’t see to find the discipline with them. I love them though. They make it so much easier than guessing.

 

Good luck with your legal ceremony! Can’t wait to read more

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