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#41 Meandhim

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 05:14 AM

@TinkerSofi

 

Thanks! Yeah the theme is total randomness..haha...I guess we will see how it all ends up once I have it put together! Those flowers are so real looking it's crazy! You should definitely use them in your house.

 

AC is definitely a pain in my ass! But I'm trying to be patient...I just keep telling myself that it's their busy season and it'll be better once May or June rolls around.

 

As for the headband I was thinking of changing it to ribbon to make it a little more dressy and because those darn elastic things never stay on my weird shaped head...they always slip off and I lose them.

 

Where did you get your bridesmaid dresses? 

 

 

@calgarybride2015 Thanks for the suggestions...I'm going to have to do some window shopping around town this weekend....I've mostly been looking online because my girls were going to buy their own dress and they are all over the place...one of them is a place so remote the nearest McD's is 5 hrs drive! Maybe I will have to get them.


 
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#42 calgarybride2015

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 05:19 AM

I only have one Bridesmaid in Calgary, the other 2 live 10-12 hours away!

What we did was going out the two of us one day to David's Bridal and try on all the dresses.  The top 3 we liked we sent them each a picture and let them choose. In the end all 3 loved the same dress so we picked those ones.  Before I purchased them I asked the girls if they were ok paying $120 for the dress (I paid for $40 of each dress) and they said yes. They sent me their measurements and I ordered them. They just paid me back.  No one seemed phased by it. 


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#43 Meandhim

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 05:35 AM

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I guess I just feel so guilty that everyone is paying so much to go to the wedding I'm trying to limit any cost of being a bridesmaid...Being a bridesmaid can be super expensive...I'm buying their Shoes and jewellery...but there is still the dress and hair and makeup

 

That's a good idea to pay part of the dress...thanks!


 
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#44 calgarybride2015

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 05:38 AM

@calgarybride2015

 

I guess I just feel so guilty that everyone is paying so much to go to the wedding I'm trying to limit any cost of being a bridesmaid...Being a bridesmaid can be super expensive...I'm buying their Shoes and jewellery...but there is still the dress and hair and makeup

 

That's a good idea to pay part of the dress...thanks!

 

I also felt guilty but my BM's would have nothing of it.   They paid $120 for their dress and then for their hair and makeup.  I didn't think they would do that and just do it on their own but they wanted too.   No one even batted an eye, but for all the weddings between us the bridal party always paid for that stuff so I guess for us it was normal.  I did buy all their shoes, jewelry and extra gifts to show my appreciation. 


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#45 TinkerSofi

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 05:45 AM

Ok so I looked into the dresses. I got confused, they were actually $160 with the discount :(. They're called Venus Bridal. I'm in Calgary so I got them at a bridal store here but you can probably search what bridal stores sell that brand over there. Here is the website:

 

http://www.venusbrid...la-maids/BM1695



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#46 Meandhim

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 05:50 AM

@calgarybride2015

 

Yeah when I was a BM in my friends wedding in Vegas I was so stressed about all the money...We all HAD to stay at the Bellagio and get our Hair and make up done at the spa there...it was CRAZY expensive! I don't want to put that pressure on anyone.


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Thanks for the link I will look it up anyway maybe there are others on there that will be suitable.


 
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#47 TinkerSofi

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 07:18 PM

Yeah I feel bad about asking too much of them. They're both students so I paid for their dresses but that means I have to keep their gifts super simple. I can't pay for their hair and makeup, however one of them is really good with hair so she'll probably do the others and we have a couple of hair dressers in our group :). As for the makeup, I'm ok but doing it on myself, I really can't do it on other people haha. 



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#48 Meandhim

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 07:49 AM

@TinkerSofi  Surprisingly I can do make-up on other people just fine but not on myself...lol!!

although all my BM's are great at doing their own make up so I don't think that will be a problem. If the prices are too high for the girls to get hair done then I'm going to ask my friend who's doing my hair to everyone's in exchange for me paying for her to get done at the spa if she wants...she's a BM too. We'll see I Guess


 
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#49 acw271011

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 06:47 AM

That dress is so pretty! And I love the colour!!


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#50 Meandhim

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 06:48 AM

@acw271011 Thanks :)


 
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