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Snswedding2016 Planning Thread - Jan 9 2016 (Azul Fives)

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@@snswedding2016 i want to go to the BDR so badly. please let us know everything you discover. my FI moved from BC to ON so we could live together after a year and a half of long distance; because of this, all of our vacation time (and travel $) is spent going back to BC a few times a year. i'm not complaining by any means, i am so grateful he came here but i do wish i had just one more week of vacation so that the BDR would be in the cards.

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@@ashhtayy I will give you a full report back for sure! Although @@TinkerSofi will have had her wedding at AF before I go to the BDR so she might be able to give us info even earlier. Let me know if you have any questions and I will add them to my list. 

 

I totally understand not be able to swing the BDR - it was like that for a while for us too. My fiance's family is from the East Coast so we go back there usually twice a year and it gets really costly. Plus we have a couple of weddings coming up and some work trips. Luckily my mom was able to give me a travel voucher she won last fall (which covered the flights) so we only had to pay the $399. I feel very fortunate to be able to make it down there before our wedding!

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@@snswedding2016 i want to go to the BDR so badly. please let us know everything you discover. my FI moved from BC to ON so we could live together after a year and a half of long distance; because of this, all of our vacation time (and travel $) is spent going back to BC a few times a year. i'm not complaining by any means, i am so grateful he came here but i do wish i had just one more week of vacation so that the BDR would be in the cards.

I hate to jump in and be off topic. Just curious where is BC he is from? Hehe. And I am from BC and husband ON. Thankfully we can drive to BC but the flights to ON are so pricey you can go to Vegas cheaper.

 

 

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@@calgarybride2015 the flights can be crazy expensive. he's from burnaby but most recently lived in victoria for work. his entire family is now in coquitlam. Surprised you didn't ask why he moved here and not me there - I get that question at least once a week lol you're from northern BC, right? think I read that somewhere. terrace?

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@@calgarybride2015 the flights can be crazy expensive. he's from burnaby but most recently lived in victoria for work. his entire family is now in coquitlam. Surprised you didn't ask why he moved here and not me there - I get that question at least once a week lol you're from northern BC, right? think I read that somewhere. terrace?

 

BC and ON are both expensive to live hahah so no I didn't really question it.

I bet BC has more jobs though?

 

I was born in Terrace but lived most of my childhood life even farther north in Fort St. John. Have been in Calgary 15 years though!

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@@ashhtayy I feel your pain on expensive flights. We don't go back to PEI as much as you probably fly out to BC but it is sooooooo expensive anytime time of year. It's one thing to fly to the east coast but to get to the island is just sky rockets in price which is why we usually drive. Flights to Europe are usually cheaper than flying to the island!!

 

I have done that drive so many times now that driving to Montreal feels like driving from Toronto to Hamilton lol!! I think our best time so far has been 17hours and the longest has been 24hours …straight.  :wacko:

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Updates...

 

Bridesmaids

So I found out some really exciting news that my cousin (who is a bridesmaid and like a sister to me) is pregnant!!!! The unfortunate news is that she is due just over a month before our wedding so she won't be able to come. I was pretty disappointed to hear that she wouldn't be able to make it but totally understand and I'm so so excited for her!  I'm probably going to have her be a witness at our legal ceremony.

 

I'm now down to 4 bridesmaids from 6. I don't think I mentioned about my other bridesmaid dropping out. Basically right after we got engaged she told me that she was planning on trying for her second child starting in the summer which would make her about 4-5 months pregnant by the time our wedding rolls around. She said she wouldn't be able to book until really late in case her doctor doesn't think it's a good idea for her to fly with this pregnancy. Essentially it was all up in the air and I told her not to worry about it that she has to do what her and her husband have been planning for. It just got a bit uncomfortable for a while because she said yes to being a bridesmaid but then said should couldn't book until the last minute (if that). I finally had a conversation with her last month saying that maybe it is easier for both of us if she comes as a guest instead of having the pressure of a bridesmaid. I told her that I would love to have her there standing up beside me but understand she doesn't know where she's going to be at that point and I don't want to put that stress on her. At the same time I need to start ordering things for my bridal party etc. She understood but at the end of the conversation left it to me to make the decision...my maid of honour is a little annoyed at her for putting that on me but it's fine, I'm just glad that we've talked about it and I can moved forward with my plans.

 

As for our groomsmen, one of Sean's brothers isn't booked and I have a feeling he won't be coming. I really like him but he can be a bit all over the place so I've done enough reminding as I can and now it's up to him to get his sh*t together and book if he wants to be there. That would leave 5 groomsmen for Sean including his best man (his other brother) who will be officiating, so it actually works out with 4 on each side and one as the officiant. :)

 

Gifts

Our gifts for our bridesmaids came in today!! I'm really happy with them. I ordered them from an Etsy seller and I picked out the colour and designs from options she gave me and had them personalized inside with their names. The girls will be carrying these down the aisle instead of flowers. If anyone is interested the seller is CoCoMi. 

 

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Centrepieces

I worked on the centrepieces this weekend. 

 

Here are the votive LED candles that we have. I found some lace at Walmart and wrapped them all in the lace and attached them with clear double sided tape. I was able to get 22 out of the 24 votives wrapped from one role of lace ...so close! oh well, I'll have to go back to Walmart and pick up another role. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and glad that I don't need to bring any votive holders for them! 

 

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Here is a demo of our centrepieces. I'm still playing around with placements of the flowers and candles though. Sean isn't convinced about the shade of blue (even though I asked him if he liked it before I went to go buy it and he said yes -gah! apparently he says it looks different in person.). Ignore the red scrabble tile holder, I'm looking for an older version of scrabble that has the wooden ones. The larger candle will be wrapped in vellum with love quotes printed on it as well.

 

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@@snswedding2016 I love the clutches. I'm thinking of doing this (not sure if I first saw the suggestion on your thread or someone else's - would never have considered it otherwise). Anyhow, if I decide to go that route, I will definitely check out the seller. Thanks for the recommendation.

 

I'm hoping I don't have bridesmaid drama! I only have 2 (including MOH). It's my best friend and my sister. My sister & her family are already booked. The other isn't booked yet, but I can't imagine that my BFF wouldn't come. They are just booking directly as they are coming from the States so don't have to be on the same timetable as everyone else. On Jeff's side, his 2 groomsmen are also booked, so hopefully we are set. 

 

My sister had bridesmaid drama though. She specifically planned her wedding in the summer so one friend could be there as she was a teacher. And then after committing, she bailed. Which just goes to show that you should plan your wedding to please you, because you "can't please all of the people, all of the time," as they say. The other 2 (one was actually a guy) were not super involved or interested, or maybe there was more drama that I don't recall. In the end she rescinded all of the requests to be in her bridal party and ended up just with me :blink:. I like to say she fired them! It wasn't as awkward as you might think. LOL

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@@vancouverpetunia let me know if you have any questions about clutches if you decide to order them too!

 

I feel pretty lucky that this is all the bridesmaid drama I've had considering some of the things my friends have gone through. At least they are things out of their control and both are still very interested in helping with the planning.  :)

 

@@ashhtayy thanks that means a lot!! Still hunting for more vintage books. I'm starting to see it all come together …slowly.  ;)

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