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#201 ashhtayy

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 06:36 PM

@vancouverpetunia I'm late but there is something about two and five that I love - I should add, they all look great on you! I picture two and five with a big chunky gold necklace - beaauuttiiffulll!

#202 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 10:04 PM

@ashhtayy Thanks for the vote :)

 

Well, I officially have 25 days to decide what to wear for our legal ceremony (still open to your opinions)! I confirmed the marriage commissioner today and a reservation at a restaurant. We'll get married there upstairs (it's more private) beforehand or possibly outside on the seawall if the weather is nice. We are just having Jeff's best man and his girlfriend as our witnesses and then will have dinner with them. 

 

I also received the final artwork and ordered our program fans, welcome letters and the mad libs forms we are using as a guest book (I plan to scan them and make a photobook). Took advantage of the 40% off sale at Vistaprint. We will get matching escort cards & table numbers once those details are finalized. I am super happy with these!

 

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#203 calgarybride2015

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 05:39 AM

Everything looks great. I love the banners at the top haha I know it has a name but in interest of not spelling it wrong I will say banner :) had I have seen it before I got married I would have used it too. A boat cruise will be tonnes of fun!!!


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#204 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:27 AM

@calgarybride2015 Thanks, Kim! They are called papel picado :)


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#205 deecol

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 11:19 AM

@vancouverpetunia omg I have missed so much!

 

Your wedding dress is so beautiful!  I love that it is custom and exactly what you envisioned!  Your jewelry is beautiful!  And reminds me I need to sort some out – I’m so simple with it and wear the same jewelry all the time, but I guess I could ramp it up for a special day!

 

Those hairstyles you posted will look great and keep your hair out of your face, that’s what I was thinking as well, last thing you want it your hair sticking to you or blowing in your face.

 

I think you look amazing in all your dresses!  #2 sticks out to me, the colour is beautiful and your curves are really highlighted!

 

Your artwork is awesome!!!  Your guests will love it!



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#206 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 11:50 AM

@deecol Thanks for your flattering comments  :D I wear simple jewelry most of the time as well - and the same thing most of the time, too. But I figured it's an occasion to step it up a notch. I didn't end up getting a necklace. A sales woman at a bridal jewelry store I went into said it can take away from the dress, which I hadn't thought about. I think it might depend on the dress, but since mine is a V-neck, I decided that it could fight with the lace. I feel that the earring & bracelet are just some nice extra touches without going crazy. And now that I've changed my plans for my hairstyle, I probably won't be using the headband. 


Holy sh*t, ladies. We leave in 50 days! I feel like the wedding planning has ramped up again in the last couple of weeks and it's going to be go-go-go until we leave!

 

I need some help with seating plans, escort/place cards & table numbers. This is driving me nuts. I don't want assigned seating, but I do want assigned tables. However, I need escort or place cards to indicate menu choice/allergies. I was thinking of doing escort cards (with name & table number) and having them on a table where people can grab them, take them to their tables and find a seat. But will they take them with them? Other suggestions?

  • Also, I was planning to do paper table numbers (like postcard size), but I didn't want to deal with frames, etc. Can they just be propped up on the table with the vases, etc? Or will they blow away. I have been thinking that maybe I do them double-sided with a "stick" in the middle so they can be placed in the vases. 
  • Finally, if I go with escort cards on a table at the entrance, what do I put them in? I already asked the WC and they don't provide anything. I am thinking of adding limes to my decor on the tables, and somehow using those like in the photos below. Although it will mean some prep work at the resort. I also saw where someone just wrote names on the limes using a metalic pen. That might be easiest! I can also write the table number. Although not sure how to indicate meal choice in that case. Sigh...

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#207 deecol

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 01:34 PM

@vancouverpetunia Those look super cute!  But would the limes soak through the paper?  For the meal preference can you use a letter?  Like a big "V" and let the WC know that is for the vegetarian meal?



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#208 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 02:58 PM

@ashhtayy Thanks for the suggestion about trying to get the bracelet sized. I took it to a local jeweler. He took out one "gem" and it fits perfectly and doesn't flip around so much now. He didn't even charge me  :D Granted, it took him all of 3 minutes, but still. 

 

@deecol Good point on the limes soaking through the paper Hadn't thought of that! So you are suggesting just using the limes themselves and writing on them (and including an indication of the meal)? Yes, I guess a simple "S" for steak, "C" for chicken, "O" for other would work! We have lots of miscellaneous food needs, so I think just lumping it into one "other" category and having the servers ask is probably best (but I will check with my WC).

 

I love that everyone here is so great for ideas and advice. Thanks so much!  :)


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#209 deecol

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 05:26 PM

@vancouverpetunia I didn't think about writing on the lines, that might be tricky... Maybe write on paper and use a toothpick or something to stick into the lime?


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#210 calgarybride2015

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 06:57 AM

I agree with the bridal store. Given your dress comes up around your neck a necklace may take away.... The bracelet and earrings will be lovely :)

I had my table numbers in frames and they blew over so my guess is if you are outside in any sense that the paper will just fly away. On a stick in a vase is a great idea or Michaels sells these bases that you clip your table number too that would work as well. With a coupon could probably get them at a reasonable price.

I think having their name, table number and food choice on a table at the entrance would work. Even if some miss it they will quickly realize they did when others have them or have your MC announce it right after the ceremony at the toast /group photos so people know to look for them. The one where the card is attached to the whole lemon is cute as is the one with the pick in it. Can't go wrong with either. Most women have some sort of a tray to put them in from what I've seen.


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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

 

 






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