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#171 RivieraBride15

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 07:53 AM

@Meandhim - ahhh! How have I missed your thread until now?  We are getting married a couple weeks before you.  Love all of your ideas so far!!!



#172 Meandhim

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 08:22 AM

@vancouverpetunia

 

Thanks! I'm pretty sure I stole the general I Spy Idea from here or pinterest..I definitely didn't come up with it on my own!...but I did make up some of my own items to take a picture of :)

 

@krystalball

 

I'm sure yours will be way better! There are so many things I would like to do or change but I just don't have the time! Procrastination kills me!

 

@RivieraBride15

 

Thanks! You are so close now then!! What resort are you getting married at? Do you have a planning thread? Love to see some of your Ideas...or to do lists


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#173 RivieraBride15

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 08:25 AM

@Meandhim   I don't have a thread actually.  I wish I had started on a while ago, but I found this page and then took a long break with so many things that had gone on in life.  Sounds familiar, huh? 

 

We are getting married at the Catalonia Riviera Maya on October 27th.  Resort just emailed us on Monday to start our planning...eeek!  :)



#174 acw271011

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 10:20 AM

@Meandhim

Thanks! I couldn't find them on Vistaprint but I was calling them Door hangers, so that makes sense. I'm trying to find something on staples too now. I deffs don't need 50.

 

I'm doing mine at Staples. Already priced them out. The design is 2 per page. They'll print on their existing stock - you can't bring paper to them but they have both white and ivory in 65lb and white in 100lb which is what was recommended to use. I'm only printing 10 so 5 pages and I think it will be about $6  Vistaprint had a really good deal on with 50 for about $12 but what the heck would I do with the leftovers? If I can get out of the office on time tonight and get home at a decent time I'm going to drop the file off at Staples. They only need a day or two.


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http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#175 yycbride2016

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 11:12 AM

@acw271011 was it a template they gave you or did you make it yourself? I designed one myself but if they have a template that might be easier. I've been printing all my stuff at staples so I know the colors would match.


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#176 pjay

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 11:30 AM

I just noticed your "i spy".. I don't know how I didn't notice this before when I was looking through. I LOVE this idea so much. I honestly may have to steal this idea if you don't mind.. it's such a clever way to have the moments captured throughout the week. :)


 

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#177 acw271011

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 11:51 AM

@acw271011 was it a template they gave you or did you make it yourself? I designed one myself but if they have a template that might be easier. I've been printing all my stuff at staples so I know the colors would match.

 

No - it's my file. I designed it then someone fixed it up for me and made it nicer. It's done in Powerpoint. There's enough room at the top for a hole for the door handle to hang it from, and the design like I said is 2 per page. I just have to drop the file off on a data stick at Staples and they'll print it and cut it for me. i'm borrowing a hole punch to do the top and.... voilà!


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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#178 yycbride2016

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 12:01 PM

@acw271011 Perfect, then my file should work. I can't wait to see how yours turn out!


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#179 Meandhim

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 09:10 AM

So 90 days to the wedding day and today I am feeling heart broken...

 

Right on queue... just as the deadline to pay in full is just a few days away, bring on the drama...*Sigh*

 

 

Let’s start with some positive...

 

beside the 4 people that are just waiting on changes to be made by AC, and the 2 people who have cancelled everyone has paid in full before the deadline! Yea!

 

Next the AC drama...

 

Our AC rep is awful...just as we getting down to the wire she is sending my TA the wrong forms, missing payments my TA sent her months ago! And in the middle of all this she then decides to go on vacation without letting us know, or giving us an alternative agent to deal with in her leave,  or putting on a out of office reply on email or voice-mail  We found out after escalating to her supervisor, so much wasted time! Hopefully it gets straightened out before Monday!...I'm so over AC! 

 

Now for the family drama...

 

My FI's Brother and his Husband have decided to cancel. They informed us they could not afford it. Ok....so normally I would consider this a very acceptable reason and I would be ok with this...but not this time and here is why...

 

  • This is my FI's only brother; he lives just a few mins from us. His oldest Sister passed away last year, and his other sister lives in Australia. So now that his brother has cancelled the only Family my FI has coming to the wedding are his parents. My FI is very hurt L

 

  • I think they are lying...This may seem wrong of me to say but out all the people going to our wedding they are the people who can most afford it. My FI’s Brother makes more than me and my FI combined and his Partner makes more than that. They usually take 4 trips a year. Since putting down a deposit on our wedding they have gone to Cuba for a week, two days before they told us they would cancel they bought at $2000 Dog.

 

  • They don’t want to go, they have somewhere else to be...Their trips usually consist of going to “Bear” Events...which are organized events for big burly gay men. Not that there is anything wrong with that BUT two days after they canceled the FI’s Brother  In-Law posted on FB (he doesn't think that we can see this) that he was going to a “Bear” event in Fort Lauderdale Florida that happens to be part way through our wedding week.

 

Now for the WORST thing...

 

This is Family but I wouldn’t consider it drama...it’s just really sad and unfortunate...My Nan (my Dad’s Mom) and my Favorite person in the world is dying...The Dr’s have estimated a few days ago she has about 3 months left ...which is pretty much how much time til the wedding. My Dad is really close to his mom so he will forgo my wedding for her funeral especially since my legal wedding is already done and he was there. My Aunts would also do the same and possibly my cousins and brothers too.  I totally understand. Nan made me promise that if something would happen I would still go...plus I have friends who have just paid a ton of money to go.  

 

The whole reason I wanted a real wedding besides the obvious is to have my Dad walk me down the aisle, give his speech and do the father daughter dance. My Family are also really important to me so I wanted them all there to celebrate with me...almost seems like there is no point if they are not going to be there and I would just want to be at home with them.  

 

My Nan was diagnosed with bone cancer last year and so I’ve come to terms that soon she will not be here, she is old and has lived a great life! I’ve taken every opportunity to spend time with her and tried to make it all important and special ... but I didn’t even think that would happen this soon and around my wedding and that I might not be there for her funeral or that my family might not make it to my wedding. I know that this is something that is uncontrollable and may not even happen but I can help but feel incredibly and overwhelmingly sad right now.


 
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#180 calgarybride2015

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 11:42 AM

First off, here is a big (((HUG))) for you!

 

You are going thru a lot right now and you are more than allowed to have all these emotions.

 

I am sooo shocked you are having such a time with AC. I had no issues with them whatsoever, even when they changed the date everything transferred over smoothly.  Sounds like you got the dud of the bunch and I am sorry you are going thru all this.  Thank god for TA's!!!

 

I don't even know what to say about your FI's brother. I would be utterly choked to be honest.  My sister almost didn't come to my wedding but she is broke and that is no lie. Thankfully my aunt stepped up and lent her the money.  That said, you have some insider info that makes you being upset very reasonable.  I don't even know what to say or suggest, but I feel for you guys.

 

I am so sorry to hear about your nan!  I am glad you can look at the positive that she has hard a great life, but it still sucks to know you are going to lose someone you love so much. In trying to stay positive, the 'time frames' they give people to live are all such a guess.  Honestly they gave my mom 6 weeks to live and she showed them and fought hard for 1.5 years. It was a roller coaster but it goes to show that they aren't always right. Hopefully your nan hangs on ((hugs))  What a tough thing to be dealing with right now.    I am sure it's also super emotional for all your family.  Sometimes life isn't fair :(

 

Go have a drink, you deserve one.


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