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#411 calgarybride2015

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 08:53 PM

Ya it is neat! it is also great I think because we can compare notes with weddings so close together. Plus - we can both say "they let her do it" if they say no to something LOL!

I am trying to start packing. This may be the hardest part..


It was tricky. I packed a lot of little stuff in to Tupperware type bins (shoe box size). Also made bringing it all to the WC office easier. Maybe a little crazy but I also got large ziplock type bags and had one for each table and put all stuff for each into the bag to help the WC out.

Just pack as the stuff is ready. Will take some stress off in those final days.

Congrats and good luck. Please come back with pics for us old married farts haha


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Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#412 calgarybride2015

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 11:20 AM

You and @Smellsey are next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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-Kim

Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#413 snswedding2016

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 12:26 AM

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:

 

Welcome Bags

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.

 

Contents:

Welcome book

Anchor bag

Kleenex

Gum

"Oh Sh!t Kit" 

- Shampoo/Conditioner/Body Wash

- Hand Sanitizer

- Wet wipes

- Bandaids 

- Nail file

- Q-tips

- Pepto

- 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

*General

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*Groomsmen

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*Bridesmaid

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*Maid of Honour

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Resort Tips

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Things To Do

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Rooming List

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Programs

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!

 

NEW

- 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  smile.png

Dec 25 - Christmas

Dec 26 - Boxing day shopping - last minute deals for last minute items we need  wink.png

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!

 


My planning thread - http://www.bestdesti...016-azul-fives/

 

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#414 deecol

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 05:33 AM

@snswedding2016 Wow! Everything looks amazing!  You did such a great job.

 

2 weeks is going to fly by!!!



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#415 calgarybride2015

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 05:35 AM

Everything looks awesome!!! You've done well and I'm sure you'll get it all done in :)


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Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#416 yycbride2016

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 06:51 AM

Ahhhh @snswedding2016 I'm so sorry I've been so MIA with my new job etc etc. everything is coming together for you! I can't believe you are only 2 weeks away! So exciting! I loved your legal ceremony pics. That dress is to die for! You are so stunning! I can't wait to see your DW pics now too! So glad you were able to make it special for both sets of parents. I know it must have been tough. *hugs*

Your welcome bags and cards etc are so cute! Suit the theme so well! I'm sure your guests will love them. And that's awesome that you've managed to give away a lot already. I'm terrified for packing my bags with everything in them hahaha. Your to do list is so organized! I love it! A bride with a plan! My kind of girl hahaha.


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#417 Wafflesmom

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 07:31 AM

Oh wow, two weeks away? You must be so excited!

I love everything you've done, your guests will love their welcome bags. And your printables are so detailed, how did you find the time to design all of those? Maybe I should make itineraries for my bridal party too. So far, all I've done was text them details. And your chalkboards and menu go perfectly with your love story theme. Great job @perianjay, when did you find the time to help and plan your wedding at the same time?!?!? Maybe my time management skills suck, you guys are all getting so much done!

You've crossed off so much on your list, congrats. Can't wait to see it all come together
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#418 snswedding2016

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 08:48 AM

@deecol @calgarybride2015 @yycbride2016 @Wafflesmom Thanks ladies! The time has really flown by especially this last month but I'm feeling pretty good about where we're at. Still lots to tackle but I think it's manageable. I'm getting really excited but I don't think it will really hit me until New Years Eve! 

 

@yycbride2016 I know what you mean about all the stuff. This is why I started packing already. I needed to see if it would all fit and also to start getting rid of all the clutter. haha yes, I'm definitely a bride with a plan but whether or not anyone follows the plan is another story. lol! I'm excited for Jan because at that point it will be whatever it is going to be and I will let go of all the little things I don't get around to finishing and just enjoy it....hopefully!  ;)

 

@Wafflesmom It didn't take as long as you think for the itineraries. The hardest part was deciding on the format for the first one and then from there I just added in extra info for the bridal party. A lot of our bridal party specifically the groomsmen are notorious for not reading emails or remembering what I've told them but will inevitably be the one to ask the question I've already answered before, so at least this way they will have it with them in Mexico and not bug me on the actual wedding day. That's the goal anyway! I honestly have no idea how @perianjay did it! She was amazing and was able to get these to me so quickly!! Your day is almost here too - 1 month!!!! woohoo!! It will seriously fly by...I know everyone says it but I really feel like that was just me a minute ago and now we're leaving in 2 weeks!! :D


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#419 Wafflesmom

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 09:15 AM

I think it would take me twice as long to do those designs but I don't have a creative bone in my body lol

And I know, I can't believe I'm exactly a month away! Woohoo. I know it will go by quickly, especially with the holidays in between it all.

Like you, I'm gonna take advantage of the time off and try to knock a few things off my list. Hey have you found a videographer? I'm still so torn, I want one but it's just not in our budget :(
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#420 snswedding2016

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 09:43 AM

@Wafflesmom Yes, we did find a videographer! I'm really excited now that we've decided to take the plunge and just do it. We were hoping to use the video team with our photographers Photos in Cancun but they were booked for our date so they suggested a couple of others including Mike Cantarell Films. We like his style and our photographers said they love working with him (that was a huge plus rushing into booking someone last minute). I also found his prices to be very reasonable which is good with the exchange rate being just awful right now. He has several packages to choose from to suit your needs. They are also working with our photographers as one vendor so that was a big factor in our decision to go ahead and book them.  :)


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