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#91 acw271011

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 09:31 AM

@vancouverpetunia You totally should get the other dress!! Have both! Wear the lacey one for the ceremony... then the other one to party in!! lol


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#92 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:47 PM

So... we have a few items on the go this week.

 

Excursion

We are ready to book our excursion. We are not doing OOT bags and likely no favors (maybe fans?) so this is our thank you for our guests. It's a bit of a further bus ride from our resort than we wanted (1 hour), but it is (the same or) a better deal than the catamarans that we've looked at and it also seems better for the older folks and the little kids (more stable, some air conditioned areas, etc.). 

 

That said, my parents suddenly offered to pay for/host this. They had originally offered a flat contribution for our wedding costs and this will be less. I'm not sure if they will top it up or not - and not really sure how to raise that issue. In addition to that, my FI's parents are not contributing anything (for good reason - they supported him financially a number of years ago when he needed help), but wondering if they will feel left out if we advertise this as "hosted by my parents". And finally, this was supposed to be our thank you. I sort of wanted to be able to say to our guests - thank you for coming, this is our treat to you (and not my parents' treat to you). That said, their original contribution is included in our budget, so it is kinda all the same. Not sure what to do with this scenario but will figure it out.

 

Groom's/Groomsmens' Outfits

We are planning casual clothes for them. FI in grey pants and white button up shirt. Groomsmen (2, including BM)  in same grey pants and matching light blue button up shirt. I would like to get this sorted out over the summer so we aren't trying to find linen pants (or whatever) in Feb. We are heading to Washington State this weekend for a few days of camping with the GMs and their GFs, so we are going to do a group shopping extravaganza to the outlet stores. Wish us luck!

 

I think that covers it for now! Happy planning, everyone!


Edited by TammyWright, 10 November 2015 - 08:25 AM.

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#93 calgarybride2015

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 05:18 AM

That's a tough situation.  Do you think you could speak to your mom and say that you hadn't planned any other favors, etc. as you had planned the excursion to be your thank you gift and you would like to be able to use that as your thank you? I think that is reasonable and I don't see why your mom would mind.    Also, it would help the situation if you felt that his parents may feel 'left out' or 'upset' if your parents hosted something and they did not.

 

Good luck on the attire! Definitely a good idea to start looking for anything you consider summer attire.

 

Have fun in Washington.  It was that border that we got stopped for our maracas and they searched my car LOL!!!


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#94 acw271011

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 08:35 PM

I agree with @calgarybride2015  Maybe if you explain to your mom that the excursion is what you and your FI wanted to do as a thank you to your guests, she would understand? As well absolutely you could mention about FI's parents. Although, having said that it is traditionally the bride's parents that host the wedding so your parents could still host a dinner, maybe a "rehearsal dinner" even if you aren't doing an actual rehearsal.

 

Have fun with the camping. We just got back after a miserable rainy weekend and are off again next Friday to South Carolina. I'm sure you'll get good deals on your GMs clothes. All of the summer stuff is already on sale in the US (so I'm looking forward to shopping too!).

 

Kim - what's this about being stopped for your maracas???? I was going to have mine sent to Dustin's in PA and bring them back. Why did they stop you?


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#95 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:10 PM

@calgarybride2015 @acw271011

 

Thanks for the advice. I did explain to my dad that we had sort of planned this as our thank you to our guests for coming to the wedding. He said they are fine with whatever we want to do. I told him that I would talk to Jeff (FI) about it and let them know. Jeff's not really fussed either way, although he did raise the point about his parents. I also mentioned that traditionally my parents would be paying for most of the wedding anyhow, but I understand where he's coming from. Anyhow, I'm still mulling it over a bit and will probably talk to them this week as we need to get the deposit paid. 


Edited by vancouverpetunia, 13 July 2015 - 04:11 PM.

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#96 calgarybride2015

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:15 PM

@acw271011 I think the border guard was tired and over the day. We had went into the US and went to Seattle just for the night. Since it was a 6ish hour drive I think he thought that was suspicious. He found nothing more than 50 maracas lol

@vancouverpetunia
Good luck!! I'm sure you will sort it out. I'm so not old fashioned in the sense it blows my mind that the brides parents should pay -- I'd be like 'you want her? You pay'hahah ok just kidding but still it blows my mind. I understand the reasoning but times sure have changed.


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Edited by calgarybride2015, 13 July 2015 - 04:16 PM.

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#97 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:21 PM

Update on Groom's/Groomsmens' Outfits

 

We had a really fun weekend with the 2 guys and their GFs. Just chilling out at the campsite, eating, drinking, playing games, etc. Unfortunately there's a campfire ban on right now, but that was the only disappointment - although the weather could have been a bit better, but it wasn't horrible by any means.

 

We hit up the Seattle Premium Outlets and scored right off the bat at Banana Republic. We got them all matching grey cotton no-iron pants (although they look rather brown in the photo) and we got the GMs light blue linen blend short sleeve shirts. Unfortunately the same shirt in white did not fit Jeff. 

 

Groomsmen Outfit
 
We also picked up matching sandals for all 3 guys at American Eagle. They are very similar to the ones the GM is wearing in the photo above: 
 
Jeff ended up buying a different shirt (white) at Calvin Klein. No photo and can't find it online. It's cotton, but it's got a bit of texture to it that makes it seem linen-ish. They looked fine together.
 
So we're all set! I wish it was that easy for me and my BMs   :unsure:

Edited by vancouverpetunia, 13 July 2015 - 04:23 PM.

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#98 acw271011

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 05:00 PM

@vancouverpetunia  That's great! Sometimes parents can be reasonable..... although mine love to tell me how much I'm NOT!!! lol

 

@calgarybride2015  No way! lol That's whacked! We have Nexus cards which means we pretty much sail through BUT it also means we're completely subject to random searches so we don't play around. It's not worth it. We stick to what we're allowed which is why I've been trying to work out how to get my dress home!! lol But I'll keep you in mind when I bring out maracas home in September!! lol I'm only bringing 12 back so wish me luck!! lol

 

@vancouverpetunia Love the outfits and glad you had a good time! I like the light blue shirt! Hope you did well on pricing. I'm sooooooo looking forward to shopping next week! I want to hit Tommy Bahama for Doug and see what I can pick up. I have my eye on one of their camp shirts in a beautiful shade of turquoise. Hubby has given me one day next week in amongst all of the other things we have planned so I'm already making a list! The Tanger Outlet there even has a FLIP FLOP STOP!!!! I'm already in heaven and we aren't even in Charleston yet!! We're taking our boogie boards but we aren't sure we're even going to be able to get into the water! They've already had one sighting of a tagged shark close to shore, never mind the stranger danger ones that haven't been tagged! That's a bummer about the campfire. That's the one thing I look for when we camp! Sit there with a glass of wine. Love it!


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#99 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 05:09 PM

@acw271011 Yes, everything was on sale! The pants were $50 USD. Jeff's shirt was $30 USD. Not sure what the guys paid for their shirts, but they were marked down. The sandals were buy one get one half off (one guy bought two pairs), so they were $25 USD in the end. I think it came to just over $100 USD for each of them. Not bad! 

 

We did go to Tommy Bahama and we found that the shirts there were very wide. Jeff is very tall and slim, so he needs a more tailored fit. Depending on Doug's physique, it may or may not be a good place for him. I also didn't see the shirts in the store that I saw online, although we didn't look too hard once we saw how big the shirts were. I think I was also looking at a camp shirt in blue.

 

That sucks about the sharks! Stay safe out there :)


Edited by vancouverpetunia, 13 July 2015 - 05:11 PM.

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#100 acw271011

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 05:31 PM

@vancouverpetunia  Wow - you did do well!! Absolutely can't complain about those prices! Doug still has his sandals from when we got married and hardly wears them so that he can keep them "clean" (don't know what that's supposed to mean lol) so I figure he'll take those to Mexico. I suspect at least renewal wise he'll be in shoes then switch after. He's constantly in Havaianas that we got in Jamaica duty free in the airport and he loves them. He wore Tommy Bahama when we got married so yep - he definitely fits their regular sizes. He is quite broad in the shoulders and even though he's lost 25lbs he's like me - he's old. It gets harder to get skinny again when you get to our age. lol They may have changed their sizing now but I know they used to make a "slim fit". Maybe they aren't selling them anymore. I love their stuff, just not their prices.


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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