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Snswedding2016 Planning Thread - Jan 9 2016 (Azul Fives)

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5 more sleep until Mexico!!!

 

Again I should really be into my 5th sleep but hey, what are you going to do when your to do list is keeping you up at night...

 

To do list...

-Finish set up document for Azul Fives(Will send out tomorrow to the hotel and my cousin! My cousin will be using it to make sure the set up is going according to plan on the day of)

 

-Exchange US money!!

 

-Send out my gift for my TA

 

-Finish groomsmen gifts (so glad this is done! we settled on bluetooth speakers for everyone except one groomsman will be getting a spa gift certificate.)

 

-Finish seating chart (should be done tomorrow)

 

-Get playlist back from our friend who is putting it all together for us (we just need to edit the ends of two songs but other than that it's done! such a relief! We listened to our entire playlist over the last two days and it got us really excited for the wedding!!)

 

-Finish vows 

 

-Continue to hand out welcome bags to Toronto guests (down to 3 left to hand out!! woohoo!)

 

-Keep packing!!!!

 

- Print reference hair and make up photos off pinterest

 

Write thank you cards for bridal party and thank you speech for reception (I've finished my bridesmaids cards, Sean has two left to write and we have a first draft of our thank you speech)

 

Confirm hair and make up appointments for bridesmaids with AF (they have been pending for a while now)

 

-Print reserved signs for ceremony

 

-Send out email reminder for our virtual wedding - remind our guests not coming that they can watch it

 

-Send out one last email/facebook update to our guests with a simple must have checklist 

 

Dec 29 - Renew our license plates! Take our niece to the museum. Dinner plans. 

Dec 30 - Meet with our friend about wedding music, exchange US money & pick up dress! Dinner plans

Dec 31 - Buy groomsmen gifts! New Years Eve

 

Jan 2 - lunch with my mom (we want to spend sometime with her before we leave). Finish cards, speeches and vows.

Jan 3 - Mani/Pedi with Maids of Honour. Skype meeting with our sound guy to edit music. Sit down with our friend who will be acting as DJ for the wedding.

Jan 4 - pick up dress - FINALLY!!! Exchange more money for other people (helping out some of our Calgary guests who don't have time to order pesos from the bank.)

Jan 5 - brunch with Sean's brother and sister in law. 

Jan 6 - we leave for Mexico!!!

 

 

Other updates:

 

Robes

This was one thing I was really on the fence about from day one. I love the look of them but wasn't sure if I really "needed" all my girls in matching robes. I got them all sarongs that I thought they could use more on the trip to go with their other gifts but the more I saw photos of bridesmaids in robes from other weddings the more I wanted them. It finally hit me a couple of weeks ago. I was up late one night and just decided to see what was on easy and if I could even get them in time. I found the great vendor and I loved the robes she had. There was a christmas sale on and it said they ship in 3-4 days. I messaged her to make sure it would arrive in time (I told her I was leaving on Jan 1 - I thought if she can guarantee it for then, I still had an extra 5 days in case it is delayed). She said she could get it to me by Dec 29th and sure enough that is exactly the day they arrived.  :D She also offered 5 different shades of blue which fit perfectly with my palette and this way each bridesmaid gets her own colour. I'm so happy I decided to get these last minute. I think my girls will love them!

 

Here they are:

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I got them from Sandy Waters on Etsy. She was so great to deal with and got back to me right away even though I messaged her at 4:00am. 

 

 

My wedding dress:

With all the little changes I've made and the multiple rounds of alterations, I'm really glad I went the custom route, otherwise I would have paid through the nose for alterations separately!! I went back this week for a fitting on the 30th but it was still bunchy up so we had to shorten the waist. The width was fine but the length of the torso was a bit too long. I'm glad this happened because my maid of honour came with me and took pics. I went home and after looking at them for a while I wasn't really happy with the placement of the straps at the back of the dress. I felt like the way they were placed made me look broader and I already have broad shoulders. I haven't been able to see the dress straight on from the back until now since I've been going to my last couple of fittings alone. I wrote my designer really late on the 30th and asked if we could move the straps and she said she could do it no problem. I went back on the 31st and adjust the straps and I'm so happy I said something. My designer even agreed that she liked it better this way. With the stat holiday I won't be able to pick up my dress until Monday but that's ok, we've worked it into our schedule for the day. 

 

@@vancouverpetunia I totally understand being nervous about going custom and having to trust a stranger with your vision. Don't worry - it will all work out! If the final product isn't quite what you want, say something - remember, it is a custom dress so don't worry about making little changes here and there to achieve your dream dress. I've often felt nervous about changing my mind about certain aspect but in the end it was never a big deal to make the adjustment and now I'm so much happier with the final product. :)

 

Here is my dress! I realized I haven't posted any pics of it since it was first made but when it was really big on me (and now it has the bling as well). 

 

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Whoooo @@snswedding2016 you leave sooo soon! I would be buzzing too and definitely not able to sleep, I already have trouble now with all the thoughts going on in my head lol.

 

Your robes are gorgeous - your girls are going to love them! And your dress is so beautiful on you!

 

Enjoy your last few days here and brunches with your friends and family! You'll be in Mexico before you know it!

 

 

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Congrats on your upcoming wedding! I won't be able to wish you a happy wedding day but I'll be thinking of you. Remember to slow down and take it all in ;) it's over in a flash.

 

The robes are really pretty and I'm glad you got them! Sometimes that's how I shop. If I can't stop thinking about it - I buy it.

 

Truth be told I couldn't remember exactly what your dress looked like so I'm soooooo glad you posted a picture. It's absolutely stunning and you look gorgeous in it. Seriously. The back is super sexy. :)

 

Good luck!!! Can't wait to see pics when you are back.

 

 

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@@snswedding2016 I can't believe it's almost your turn! So close!

 

We wore robes for one of my girlfriends weddings and it was so fun. They looked adorable. Yours are even more beautiful. Your girls will love them :)

 

Your dress looks beautiful on you. Good job speaking up. That's the only way to get exactly what you want.

 

So excited for you :)

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@@snswedding2016 you leave so soon! That is so exciting! I can't wait to see your pictures. Your dress is gorgeous! You will make a stunning bride! Sean will cry when he sees you!

 

Those robes are so cute! I'm still debating that for my bridal party. I feel like I at least one one for me but don't know if that's maybe a waste of money for just me.

 

I'm so glad you looked into the suitcase weight issue. I was wondering the same. Kyle and I are going to look at our suitcases today as we put Xmas decorations away. We might buy some new ones wth Xmas money. And hopefully we can find light ones.

 

Enjoy all your pre wedding pampering girl! Xx

 

 

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Absolutely love your dress! Looks gorgeous on you, and so light and airy - perfect!

 

Glad that you spoke up and had the additional alterations done. I am terrible at confrontation (even when it's not really confrontation) and would have struggled to speak up and had that change made. It's on my list of new year's resolutions to work on that and seeing others do it and the positive outcomes really helps!

 

The robes look great too. Thanks for providing the name of the etsy shop - I'll definitely check them out!

 

Keeping my fingers crossed for you that the next few days go as planned and leave you with some spare moments to sit back and relax before you leave. I'm a ball of stress at 3 months out, can't imagine what it's like at less than a week!

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OMG only a few days left! You look so beautiful in that dress. Definitely the right choice with custom made! I got a Maggie dress but bought it a little smaller. Just managed to fit in it in time! So excited for you xx

 

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14 /10/2015 - R R C, Mexico

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Oh you leave so soon, I'm so excited for you. You've crossed off so many on your list, pretty soon it will all be crossed off.

 

I'm so glad you bought the robes, especially if you really like them. It's better to not have any regrets.

 

And speaking of no regrets, your dress is absolutely gorgeous on you! I still remember your first post about your dress and the transformation is amazing.

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@@snswedding2016 Your dress is beautiful! Thank you for the reassurance. I think it's going to turn out nicely (fingers crossed). So far my dressmaker has been good about sending update photos which helps me to not stress so much

 

I can't believe you are a week away. Holy cow! Good luck this week in getting the everything done. So excited for you!

 

 

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I worked on assembling our key card holders last night while watching Game of Thrones (Sean and I are behind, we're just finishing season 4...no spoilers! ;) )

 

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Remember when I thought I ordered all the same coloured ring coils....I doubt people will even notice or care that they have different coloured ones. I'm happy with out they turned out! 

 

 

One more thing off the list...slowly but surely...

 

Where did you buy the card holders and ring coils! Awesome idea

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