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#221 snswedding2016

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:56 AM

haha I probably would have preferred not to be dressed up but my girls were so excited to go all out and since I didn't ask them to help much with the planning, I didn't want to take it away from them. lol! I just took one for the team and let them put me in a veil, sash, boa...oh and there were penis straws and shot glasses  ;)! @perianjay is right though...people just have a radar for bachelorette parties though...they always find you!


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#222 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:22 AM

It's funny - I have two friends planning this (MOH and BM live out of town), and they don't know each other. They are very different people. The one is low key like me and is trying to keep things in check. The other one, if she had her way, would have me all dressed up, doing "buck a suck" scavenger hunts on a bar crawl. LOL Sounds like it will be pretty tame. The low key friend told the other one not to dress me up, but I will be okay with a boa or something simple (I once attended a bachelorette party where the bride was dressed in an old second hand wedding dress!). I hear there will be some games, which hopefully will be fun and not too ridiculous. I will report back!

 

As for the guest drama, it's not all that bad, compared to what many of you ladies have gone through. It's just annoying and I was in a bad mood in general yesterday, so it really bugged me. Thanks for letting me rant - feeling better now! What's interesting about one of the "maybe" couples who hasn't responded is that they had their own destination wedding a few years back (which is where we met), so you would think they of all people would understand how annoying their non-responsiveness is!

 

I managed to hit the tanning salon for the first time in 20 years last night. I ended up with a couple of red "strips" and a white line on my back, which doesn't seem good. Anyone with more experience in this care to comment? Otherwise it seemed fine with no real visible changes. I did 6 minutes in their second lowest strength lie-down bed. I know nothing about this stuff...


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#223 calgarybride2015

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:04 PM

Sounds like you went in for too long. I'm very fair and can't do any more than 5 mins for quite some time. That's my guess. Next time go down to 4 and see if that happens.


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#224 Wafflesmom

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 08:51 PM

Erin feel free to vent anytime! I think booking issues is something we can all relate to so we all understand. And I was in the same situation with Derrick's cousin. She didn't rsvp at all and you'd think she'd appreciate the importance since she just got married last year! Guess some people just don't have the same courtesy they expect from other people.

I'm sure you'll have a blast at your stagette, can't wait to hear stories! I had the typical sash, veil and penis accessories (including a penis gun) but I'm an attention whore lol When else can I get away with holding a penis gun? Lol
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#225 pjay

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 05:46 AM

@vancouverpetunia Could it have maybe been the way you were laying in the tanning bed? Do they have any stand-up beds? Those tend to make things more even. 

When you're laying down in a tanning bed sometimes depending on how you're laying it can come out patchy.. My underarms were the perfect example and I can see it in all my pics lol. My underarms were white and the rest of me was really dark.. It was because I was laying with my arms against my side every time I went tanning. Just something to consider!


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#226 deecol

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 05:49 AM

Good point @perianjay I always use the stand up bed for that reason. I started tanning a couple weeks ago, reminds me I need to get back at it!

@vancouverpetunia I'm sorry to hear about you're booking drama, I think every one goes through it in some way. I'm at the point where I'm getting things together, still have 5 more people that are apparently booking... There's only so much you can do, as long as you, your fiancé and the important people are there that's all that will matter


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#227 calgarybride2015

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 05:52 AM

I also agree about position. I call them racer stripes down the sides lol
When I'm in a lay down I change positions. So one arm I bend up over my head for half and then switch. My leg I also bend and switch just so I don't get the stripes down the side of my body and between my legs.

But If you were red you were in too long from my experience.


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#228 pjay

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 07:16 AM

@calgarybride2015 yea! I think the red is a good indication that it may be too much time. You're definitely right there.


 

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#229 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 10:45 AM

Thanks for the suggestions on the tanning issue @perianjay, @calgarybride2015, @deecol, . It may have been too strong, although I don't consider myself to be very fair skinned. I don't tend to burn, but I also don't really get a dark tan, even if I try. It's weird because it was blotchy on my back - not like my entire back was red. I don't think it would have been the way I was lying on the bed (unless my back fat was getting in the way LOL) since it was in the middle of my back, not on the sides. But those are some good tips to shift around to ensure a more even tan. I have heard that stand-up beds can be an issue as you end up not tanning where your "girls" droop LOL Can anyone comment on that? 

 

And appreciate the sympathy regarding the "PITA" guests haha @deecol & @Wafflesmom. I'm not too concerned about it - if they come, they come. But it's just annoying. 


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#230 pjay

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 11:04 AM

Tanning beds are a bit different than the sun I find. I rarely burn and I have my mom's romanian skin, so I don't usually have an issue getting brown, but usually the first couple of times in the tanning bed I go a bit red. Usually it subsides by the next day for me. 


 

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