So as of today we leave for Mexico in exactly 2 weeks!!! I really can't believe it!
It feels like I've knocked off some major things but still there's a bunch of stuff to do before we go. Here are some of the big updates:
They are officially done!!! They're all assembled (Toronto ones), printed and packed. I have started giving them out to our Toronto guests before we depart. This is going to be a huge help as I will only need to pack 8 bags with me. Here's how they turned out...
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Originally I didn't think I would have room in the budget for these bags but I really loved the idea and made it work by keeping it simple.
"Oh Sh!t Kit"
- Shampoo/Conditioner/Body Wash
- Hand Sanitizer
- Wet wipes
- Nail file
- Electrolyte booster (this saved me on my bachelorette weekend)
The welcome books were a bit of an undertaking but I'm really pleased with how they turned out. I don't know if you can see in the photo but I used a Japanese book binding technique to bind the loose pages together. I wanted a simple but easy way of binding the pages as I didn't create it in a booklet format. It was pretty easy to learn but a bit time consuming. I got a 1/16" hole punch from Michaels and pre-punched the holes (3 sheets at a time) and then threaded the twine with a large needle (following the instructions of the tutorial). The way this technique works is that the knot is actually in the centre of the booklet hidden in the seam so from the outside it has a smooth clean look to it, which I love!
Here are the sheets are included:
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4 different types of itineraries based on who they are for
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Bridesmaid Itinerary.jpg 94.52KB
*Maid of Honour
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Things To Do
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We decided to go with an infographic type of program. We had fun adding in the facts about us and wedding planning...although my BDW # of posts is off now..
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Chalkboards and Menu
I just realized I never posted about these items. The amazingly talent @perianjay helped me with these items! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them and am forever indebted to her for them as they would have driven me crazy if I was left to my own devices!
Here they are:
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To do list...
Print the rest of the printable for welcome bags (I finished the last of the documents today) and assemble and start distributing (I have to give out some this week to my colleagues before we all leave for the holidays)
-Finish set up document for Azul Fives (Almost done!)
Sort out carry on situation (long story short the carry on luggage I ordered mid nov with my airmiles points is now out of stock...even though I was able to order it. I'm fighting with airmiles now to expedite the shipping time. I may have to buy a new piece of luggage) I'm borrowing luggage from a friend
-Book mani/pedi appointments for me and my maids of honour (Jan 3)
Book honeymoon transfer (working out if it's worth it to upgrade to the luxury car transfer with my TA)
-Exchange money (at the place @kyrstalball suggested!) Exchanged pesos - we're waiting on US but will have to pull the trigger soon - the exchange is so terrible
-Send out my gift for my TA
Test travel steamer It works!!
-Buy Sean's shoes and white dress shirt (it might be last minute but we're holding out for boxing day sales - we have our eye on a couple of items though)
-Finish groomsmen gifts
-Print photos for display
-Finish escort cards (with dietary restriction stickers)
-Get playlist back from our friend who is putting it all together for us
Start packing!! Started yesterday! The carry ons are pretty much done and one checked bag is halfway done!
- Finish kids menus
- Buy more lace for candles
- Buy extra batteries for candles
- Buy a couple more small frames
Dec 18 - last day of work!!!!
Dec 19 - Christmas Party
Dec 20 - SEAN'S BIRTHDAY!!!!
Dec 21- Pick up dress! 4pm So my dress is looking really good but I need to make a couple more adjustments. Last time we had to take it in a lot in several places but now it is just a bit too snug around the hips. It was bunching funny. I got back Jan 2nd to pick it up.
Dec 22 - Disney on Ice with our niece/flower girl (our Christmas present to her)
Dec 23 - Waxing appointment and going to see Kinky Boots
Dec 25 - Christmas
Dec 26 - Boxing day shopping - last minute deals for last minute items we need
Dec 27 - Extended Family Christmas Dinner
Dec 31 - New Years Eve
Jan 3 - Mani/Pedi with Maids of Honour
Jan 6 - we leave for Mexico!!!
I will do my best to keep updating my thread as I get closer to leaving!