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Meandhim - Grand Palladium Bavaro - Nov 2015

Dominican Republic Planning Tips

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#201 snswedding2016

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 08:39 PM

@Meandhim I have been so MIA on BDW for the last little while and just now trying to catch up on everything. I just wanted to send a big big hug over to you for everything that is going on. 


As for all of your DIY projects - everything looks amazing!!! You've done such a great job! I am so severely behind. I've taken on way too many projects right now and the wedding planning is the one that is lagging behind. Hopefully I'll get my act together soon! :wacko:

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#202 TinkerSofi

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 07:57 AM

The logolenses sunglasses were a hit with our party hahah :) I still have a few around. They were great for excursions and being on the beach. I didn't care if they got lost or broken. But I would have cried if my expensive ones did :P.


I love the table numbers, very cute :) 




#203 Meandhim

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 07:22 PM

@calgarybride2015 Thanks :)

@acw271011 Yes they are Logolenses! They are pretty good quality... I was surprised.

@perianjay Thanks!

@snswedding2016 I've been MIA too... Trying to get some stuff done. Thanks for the virtual hug! Don't worry you have lots of time to get your stuff together!

@TinkerSofi Thanks! I got the logo lenses idea from you! I hope my guests enjoy them as much as yours did :)

So Update...

74 days until I leave for Punta Cana!

First of all my Nan... They gave her a blood transfusion and The Doc said she was very close to having a major stoke. I don't really understand the whole blood count thing...But since the transfusion she is feeling much better and the doc and my family seem to think that she will last well past my wedding now ... Yea! Fingers crossed! Thank you to all the ladies who gave me virtual hugs and sent positive thoughts it was really appreciated and it must of worked :)

So got my boutonnières in the mail today.

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I love them...My friends dad made them for me :) :)

I also compiled a bunch of pictures of my guest and I'm going have a meet the guests album, so everyone can start to recognize the faces... Got this idea from @snswedding2016 :) here's an example:

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My mom and dad. So in the description I will put their names what they do and how they know us... I have one done for everyone so far except my little brother I need him to send me some pictures of him and his GF they don't have Facebook.

I also started my message in a bottle favours finally

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I still have to glue the cork and attach the strings and thank you charm.

Got the FI's shirt and belt this weekend... Now all that's left is his tie. Also got my legs waxed for the first time ever... Gotta say not as bad as I thought...lol

I guess the next thing I have to do is get my dress altered... Is now a good time or should I wait until October? Any thoughts?

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#204 Wafflesmom

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 07:32 PM

I am so glad to hear that your Nan is feeling better. She is such a strong woman and I hope she lives well past any of the doctor's estimates.


As for your wedding planning, wow you've done a great job. I love the boutonnieres, they're so original and really classy looking. I'm gonna have to steal yours (and @snswedding2016) guestbook idea. I think it's such a great idea to have something like that in the welcome bag.


And you must be one patient woman to fill all those bottles. They look beautiful, such a great idea.


As for the dress alterations, I don't think I'm a good person to ask. Our wedding is in January and I'm already gonna go in for fittings next month. The seamstress I trust with my dress will be away in Europe for two months (November and December) so I had no choice but to do it early. Well I suppose I could have found another seamstress but I'm loyal to her LOL

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#205 calgarybride2015

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 07:43 PM

So glad your nan is doing better :)

Everything looks fantastic!! @tygrrlily also did a 'meet the guests' handout. I stole her template and started it but ran out of time. It's a fantastic idea :)

I think for alternations 2-3 months in advance is recommended as you usually go for 2-3 fittings. I dropped mine off oct 23 and picked it up jan 10. I'd say sooner than later so she has ample time :)

Time is going quickly!

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#206 yycbride2016

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 09:05 PM

I'm so glad to hear the news about your nan! That is fantastic.

The boutonnière are really cool and unique! Love the idea. I also love your favors! Super similar to my escort cards! I love the message in a bottle idea for anything. I think it's so cute and fitting to a tropical wedding! Well done!

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#207 maybeoneday

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 09:30 PM

Wow! I love your boutonnieres they look awesome and so original ☺

Love the guest photo book and the favours. You girls on here are so creative it puts me to shame!

Glad to here that the transfusion seems to have helped with your Nan. It's amazing what can be done these days xx

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#208 Meandhim

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 03:45 AM

@Wafflesmom @calgarybride2015 @yycbride2016 @maybeoneday

Thanks Ladies! Yikes...I guess I better get on top of the whole dress alts situation! Ok that's now on the list for this week!

I got the idea for my boutonnières at Ted Baker London... We went in there looking for a vest for my FI months ago and they had these fly boutonnières on some of the jackets. My FI thought it was awesome because he loves fishing and he asked if we could do that for the wedding. I started looking around on etsy for some. When I was home in July my friends dad had made her a pair of fly earrings so I asked home if he could make my boutonnières and he did! I think they are awesome :)

The message in a bottle was not that hard... Made 30 in about 15 mins :) I had my friend bring me back the sand from Punta Cana when she was there in April so it's the real deal :)

@calgarybride2015 could you send me the template for the guests page?... Im having trouble putting mine together!

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#209 RivieraBride15

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 05:04 AM



Love seeing all of your ideas.  My first dress fitting was 7/18 and I go for my 2nd one this Sunday.  I agree...sooner the better! :)

#210 bride2016

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    Posted 09 September 2015 - 05:11 AM

    Really happy to hear about your nan!!! :D That must make you feel a bit better after all of the emotional stress lately!


    Love your boutonnieres - they are SO cute and unique. Your message in a bottle is really adorable as well. I love everything you've been doing. You're really creative :)


    Good luck with your dress fitting and alterations.. your day is coming up so soon!! 


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