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#231 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 12:40 PM

@perianjay Good to know. I noticed the redness the next morning (I went in the evening after work) but it was gone by the following morning. I'll take it down a notch when I go this weekend.


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#232 calgarybride2015

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 07:50 PM

Totally wouldn't tan under the girls in a stand up lol
You'd wanna spend a portion of your time hoisting them up. Man the problems us ladies have!

I burn burn burn.


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#233 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 03:35 PM

Hi ladies! I've been waiting to update you on my bachelorette party until I had some photos to share, but I still don't have anything, so I will post them later. It was a really fun night and pretty low key, as I had hoped.

 

We started with a private wine tasting for the 10 of us. Really yummy wines with some nibbles. And my friends were super sweet, chipping in to get me a really expensive bottle of wine of my choosing. We also played a "newlywed" type of game. I got 4 wrong haha (out of 10), but I was lucky in that I kept drawing "punishments" where I could pass them onto other people. The only thing I had to do was the macarena haha. Here was the poster the winery made up:

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Then we headed to restaurant #1. I shared a delicious octopus salad & crab pasta dish with my MOH. And I was treated to some bubbles. Then onto restaurant #2, where I shared a prawn appy and some wine. And finally onto restaurant #3 where I was too full to eat most of what I ordered. And then I dropped a margarita on the table and that was kinda the end of the evening LOL.

 

Oh, one of the highlights of the night was seeing Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones). I guess I texted Jeff that we had seen “Peter Dinkage” and he thought we were at a midget stripper show. BAHAHA

 

Overall, it was a great night and a fun weekend. My MOH was visiting from out of town, so we did a lot of shopping, eating & drinking! (It was not good for my pre-wedding diet, let me tell you!). I bought my lingerie and some hair accessories (decided to exchange what I had and get something different for a half-up-do), so I think I now have everything that will be on my body for the wedding day. Haha.

 

On other topics, I’ve made some really good progress on my to-do list:

  • send info to MC as requested (timeline, email addresses so he can ask people for silly stories about us, etc.)

  • undergarments/lingerie

  • hair accessories

  • put together program fans & label/stuff welcome letter envelopes

  • get to the tanning salon! - I’ve been 3 times now. Last time I used the lowest power bed, didn’t get any redness (guy at the tanning salon said it could be a heat rash) and I’m starting to see a bit of a tan.

  • book our honeymoon transportation in Costa Rica

  • start filling out the form for the WC - IN PROGRESS

  • order place card & table number artwork

Next up:

  • Dress alterations. Minor, probably just taking in at the waist a bit.

  • Work on playlist. Jeff is supposed to be doing this, but he has made little headway, so I may have to get involved! We’ve downloaded the Wedding DJ app.

  • Finalize seating plan (we are doing assigned tables, not seats)

  • Figure out signature drink - something green/with limes. Any suggestions (other than a standard margarita)?

  • Draft final email (events for the week, phone plan/apps, meal choice)

It’s getting so close! 39 days until we leave & 43 days until our wedding! CRAZY.

 

- Erin

 

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

 

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#234 krystalball

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 08:30 AM

Sounds like a lovely bachelorette party  :) Glad that it was exactly what you were hoping for and not an a penis-filled event since that's not your style.

 

How cool that you saw Peter Dinklage (and got a funny autocorrect story out of it too)! Living downtown Toronto I see celebrities from time to time, but he would have topped any of the famous people I've seen around here.

 

Your to-do list seems pretty similar to mine, except I haven't been introduced to my WC yet (should be in the next few days). Very manageable! Hope your dress fitting goes well - I know you've been working hard and it's been paying off. You're going to look amazing in your dress  :wub:


 
 
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#235 pjay

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 09:02 AM

Aww fun!! Sounds like you had a great bachelorette party!! :) Any kind of wine tasting sounds like a great idea to me ;)

 

Your wedding is fast approaching! :)


 

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#236 calgarybride2015

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 08:09 PM

Awe sounds like you had a lot of fun!!! Hahah I LOL at your fiancée comment. :) autocorrects really are the best.

Good job on your to do list. Inching in on the month count down!


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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

 

 


#237 ashhtayy

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 08:22 AM

@vancouverpeutunia

I'm so sorry - I've missed so much!

I've found the booking process with friends & family to be so frustrating. It's also been very eye opening. We had a ton of people who just never bothered to say they couldn't come but continue to talk with us as if nothing happened or is happening (ie. our wedding!). It's amazing how poor people's communication can be. Any update on your friend looking to get on your group transfer or the couple from Australia? Hurry up people. This wedding is coming fast!

Late to the tanning topic but I struggle tanning in tanning beds too. Always burn at first and have these pressure points on my back that will not tan (literally two white spots lol). Move around every few minutes and make sure you use one of their overpriced lotions - they really do help your tan!

Sounds like you had a great bachelorette party. Must have been great to have your MOH make it in from out-of-town! Ps. Love your FI's response to your autocorrect haha I might be more fan-girl but I have no idea who that is...probably because I've never watched Game of Thrones lol

Your to-do list is getting shorter and shorter! I can't believe your wedding is so soon!

I quickly went on Pinterest looking for drink inspiration for you and there are so many green cocktails - especially with St Patrick's Day around the corner. Have you looked?

Here's one idea but go on and take a look!

Good luck with your dress alterations!

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#238 deecol

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 04:25 PM

@vancouverpetunia Your bachelorette party sounds like it was perfect, I'm so glad you had such a nice time!

 

You are crossing so many things off your list!  And approaching the one month mark so quickly!  So exciting  :)



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#239 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:33 PM

Thanks, ladies for all of your posts. I've been busy the last week or two and haven't had a chance to respond. 

 

@krystalball Have you been assigned your WC yet? I find that so strange - at my resort, my WC was assigned right away, over a year ago. 

 

@perianjay Yes, wine tasting is always a go-to for me! :)

 

@calgarybride2015 Autocorrect is priceless. But is "dinkage" any more a word than "dinklage"? LOL

 

@ashhtayy I think our guest list is finally complete. The guy needing a transfer booked his own (I assume). The potential Australian guest has not said anything to me directly, so I doubt that is happening. There was talk of one more person coming, but apparently they are not. And then my SIL was going to bring a plus-one all of a sudden (just for the trip, not for the wedding events), but then her friend couldn't come. So I think we are good! The tanning has been going well. I had a colleague ask me if I had been tanning today, because I have a "healthy glow". Seem to have figured out how to avoid the white spots and the heat rash! Thanks for the suggestion on the green signature drink. I poked around and I think I found something. 

 

@deecol Thanks for the encouragement/support. It's so close now!


I finally got some photos from my bachelorette party! My friend has tried emailing them a few times but I guess they were too big to come through. Here's one of the group at the first restaurant (after the wine tasting):

 

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And then at the second restaurant:

 

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- Erin

 

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

 

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


#240 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 09:09 PM

So... we're legal! We had our legal ceremony on Sunday, with our best man and his girlfriend. We had the ceremony at a restaurant on the waterfront, with a really lovely officiant. Followed by bubbles & some seafood tapas. Our friends bought us a bottle of Dom Perignon. It was amazing! Then the four of us went to an Italian restaurant for dinner. We had such a great day! Jeff was really nervous. I didn't feel particularly nervous, but I didn't know what to do - where to stand, where to look, etc. I kept giggling. So I guess I was nervous, too! Here are a couple of pix:

 

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So... we have 25 days left until we leave and 29 days until our Mexico wedding. Here is the updated to-do list:

  • send info to MC as requested (timeline, email addresses so he can ask people for silly stories about us, etc.)

  • undergarments/lingerie

  • hair accessories

  • put together program fans & label/stuff welcome letter envelopes

  • get to the tanning salon! 

  • book our honeymoon transportation in Costa Rica

  • start filling out the form for the WC 

  • order place card & table number artwork

  • Dress alterations. Minor, probably just taking in at the waist a bit.

  • Work on playlist - Making progress. We spent some time last week compiling songs. Need to put them into playlists, etc.

  • Finalize seating plan 

  • Figure out signature drink  -  Cucumber Vodka Mojito (I'm not a fan of rum, but I love mojitos made with vodka.... adding cucumber for something different)

  • Draft final email (events for the week, phone plan/apps, meal choice)

  • Book airport transfer from resort to CUN

  • Place cards - in progress

  • Table numbers - in progress

I can't wait! :)


Edited by vancouverpetunia, 09 March 2016 - 09:10 PM.

- Erin

 

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

 

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






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