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#151 snswedding2016

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 04:51 AM

@vancouverpetunia Love your wedding bands!!! My engagement ring is a channel setting too and I love it!!!

 

Your honeymoon sounds amazing! I can't wait to hear more about it! 


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

 

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#152 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 12:49 PM

@calgarybride2015 - Yeah, a bus AND a boat! We figured it would take a good 8 - 10 hours to get to our destination. With only 7 days, that seemed like a waste. Although, now that I think about it - from the time we have to leave for the airport in Cancun to the time we will finally get to our resort in CR, it's probably 8 - 10 hours. <insert laugh/cry here> Oh well, I'm super stoked about CR. As soon as that became an option, Jeff said that I seemed way more excited than I ever did about Belize, so there's something to be said about that. 

 

@acw271011 - I have fantasies about retiring somewhere tropical. Preferably at age 45 LOL (which is about 3 years away). I will definitely let you ladies know what we think of CR. I've heard nothing but good things. We've been to Mexico so many times now that I'd really like to explore other areas. But we do love Mexico, so it's tough. I wanted our next trip to be non all-inclusive, and then we booked the wedding. Haha. And it comes with 2 free nights on our 1st anniversary, so AI again (if we decide to use that). At least we could use that in the Dominican, as we could use it at any NOW resort. That might be a good compromise.


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My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...2016/?p=1893268

 

My Now Sapphire review: http://www.bestdesti...riviera-cancun/


#153 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 02:19 PM

@calgarybride - BTW, your mention of Merida reminded me of a conversation from dinner the other night. Jeff's uncle has a place in Merida and lives there for half the year. But.... Jeff didn't want to invite him to the wedding, so we didn't. They're not exactly close - we've been together almost 5 years and I've never met the guy. Apparently he was all prepared to show up until he found out from Jeff's mom that our wedding is 7 days after he leaves. Hahaha


- Erin

 

My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...2016/?p=1893268

 

My Now Sapphire review: http://www.bestdesti...riviera-cancun/


#154 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 04:23 PM

@calgarybride2015 - Oops. Missed part of your user name in the post above.


- Erin

 

My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...2016/?p=1893268

 

My Now Sapphire review: http://www.bestdesti...riviera-cancun/


#155 calgarybride2015

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 04:26 PM

CR will be awesome! I totally feel you on the non AI. Shawn's more a 'back packer' so doing Merida and such was a compromise. I'd love to go your Asia or Europe or wherever but with kids you can appreciate that struggle. We can generally get a week but it's tough to do those that quickly. Well unless they come but we'd have to save for awhile lol. That's my advice to you ladies - do some of those bigger ones before kids.

Hahaha about his uncle! I guess that worked out


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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

 

 


#156 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 06:56 PM

Hey ladies - Just wanted to give a quick update, although it's pretty quiet for us on the wedding front. Which is a good thing, because work is nuts and the holiday season always makes life busier.

 

Guests 

Our final payment deadline has come and gone (Dec 4) and everyone has paid! We did have one person drop out - half of a couple who recently broke up, so now the guy is coming on his own. Just as well - we and everyone in that circle of friends could not stand the girlfriend, so we're glad she's not coming, as horrible as that may be to say. Our count right now is 36 adults + 5 kids + us. There are a few more people who say they may still book, and they might, but I think max another 2. Not holding my breath and I'm fine with it either way. Really happy that we had absolutely no drama around the final payments!

 

Bridesmaid Dresses

My best friend received hers a few weeks ago (I still don't know if she's tried it on or if it fits!) and my sister finally placed her order, so hopefully we are all set in that dept. My sister got the Kelsey & my BF got the Mikaela. 

 

Mikaela Bridesmaid Dress
 
Kelsey Bridesmaid Dress
 
My Dress
I finally decided to have my dress custom made. I have a dress I bought last spring, but after buying it, I wasn't really happy with it and couldn't stop thinking about a dress I had seen on Etsy. But... the dress on Etsy was from China, which made me nervous. So I ended up finding a local Etsy seller who specializes in bridal wear and will do custom orders. I met with her on Monday and placed the order for my dress. It's weird to place so much blind faith in one person. I'm just hoping I will see the dress I've been dreaming about when it is ready in Jan/Feb. Crazy. Below is the original Etsy dress. Below that is the lace I chose from the dressmaker (but it won't have the beading and will obviously look different when applied to my dress style). Fingers crossed. I'm a bit freaked out. 
 
dress inspiration
 
lace

 

 


- Erin

 

My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...2016/?p=1893268

 

My Now Sapphire review: http://www.bestdesti...riviera-cancun/


#157 calgarybride2015

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 07:39 PM

Glad everything went down without a hitch! We had it thru final payments too :)
You have a good number!

Love the girls dresses!

I think the dress you've chosen is gorgeous. And the lace will look just fantastic. Please post a pick when you have one!!!


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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

 

 


#158 Wafflesmom

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 08:22 PM

Erin, I'm so happy your final payments were drama free. And sounds like the break up worked in your favour!! Lol Your final count is a great number and at least now you can make more concrete plans since you know how many are attending.

And your bridesmaids' dresses are beautiful!

As for your dress, I love that design. I'm sure it will turn out well. Can't wait to see the final outcome.
My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/

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#159 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 10:26 PM

Thanks, Kim & Jerilee! I will def post pix when the dress is done.


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- Erin

 

My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...2016/?p=1893268

 

My Now Sapphire review: http://www.bestdesti...riviera-cancun/


#160 deecol

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 06:20 AM

@vancouverpetunia Just caught up on your thread - I'm glad your final payments went well - such a relief!

 

Your dress will be beautiful on you, love lace!  Can't wait to see pics :)



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My Planning Thread:

http://www.bestdesti...6/#entry1904529






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