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#251 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 09:23 PM

Okay I hadn't thought about what to wear to my shower and now I'm in a panic. No time to shop. It's an afternoon thing at my cousin's place and I have no idea as to what we are doing. I don't really have any cute, casual dresses (all are more for work or dressy or very summery). Are jeans or leggings and a cute top okay? Vancouver is pretty casual...


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#252 ashhtayy

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 04:42 AM

@vancouverpetunia You made me LOL with your "Vancouver is pretty casual"!

I think its your shower and you should wear whatever you want! If you want to wear sweats do it, if you want to wear jeans or leggings do it...but you said you don't have any casual dresses and you can make any the dresses you have casual! if you want to wear a dress, try and pair any of the ones you have with a blazer, jean jacket, etc.

Don't worry about your shower outfit! I think it's a minor detail and it seems like you have tons of options already in your closet.

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#253 calgarybride2015

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 10:25 AM

I think I'd ask the host for an idea of the vibe. The only reason I say that is if you show up in jeans and everyone is in a dress you may feel uncomfortable and no one wants that :) otherwise I'm all for whatever you like but thinking more of everyone else is dressed up!


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#254 deecol

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 11:46 AM

Omg congrats on your weight loss! How did I miss that?! That's incredible - good for you!!!

I agree with @calgarybride2015 I would check with the host as well. Yes it's your shower but you don't want to look like the odd ball and be too casual or too dressy. I wore a dress and my guests were dressy casual, luckily my dress was not overly dressy so I think that I stood out but in a nice not "out of place" way.

Let us know what you come up with! And have soooo much fun!


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#255 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 11:17 AM

Ladies, I took your advice and asked my cousin what I should wear. Here is her response: "Jeans or else a princess dress and tiara" LOL. I went with jeans Just heading out now. Hope you are all having a great weekend!


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#256 deecol

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 03:34 PM

@vancouverpetunia Love it!  Jeans sound perfect, and especially if that is what you're comfortable in!  Let us know how it goes!



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#257 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 09:00 PM

Holy crap. We're getting married 2 weeks from tomorrow. It's getting sooooo close. Work is nuts this week, which is interfering with my wedding errands and last minute planning details LOL. But hopefully I will be in good shape to be away for over 2 weeks.

 

First of all, I have a make-up question. I am having my make-up done at the salon, and I am not really a make-up person. What make-up should I bring that is my own? Lipstick/gloss has been suggested, so that I can do touch-ups. There was something discussed here that someone could not live without. @perianjay I think it was something you used. You used it on Chester, too! I know there's been talk of primers, setting sprays, etc, as well. I know nothing about this stuff. Should I go get some? What products do you recommend? @snswedding2016, @Wafflesmom, @calgarybride2015, @yycbride2016 I know you provided some suggestions in your thread already so I will be sure to look through that. 

 

Now, onto a few updates...

 

Shower

My shower was last Saturday, as you know. My cousin (who is actually my mom's cousin, so her age) hosted it. Her sisters (my cousins) were there, my mom, my MIL, my SIL, some family friends and a few girlfriends. It was nice to see a few people who I haven't seen in a while and won't be coming to the wedding and it was good for those going to Mexico to get to know each other a bit better. 

 

They don't call it a shower for nothing. I was showered in gifts! I felt awkward being the center of attention and everyone watching me open gifts, but I definitely got some nice stuff and quite a few gift cards! Some of the kitchen/house stuff, we're going to put in storage. We're planning to buy a bigger place later this year and I figured it would be nice to have some new things for the new place. Plus there's nothing we really NEED among the gifts. 

 

My mom was visiting from out of town, so we both stayed over at my cousin's (it was Jeff's bachelor party that night as well, and I sure didn't need to be home to witness the aftermath of that haha). Then we spent the day together - went shopping and had lunch. It was a nice mother/daughter day that we rarely get. 

 

So... while shopping, I bought 2 bikinis which I'm pretty excited about. A year ago, I honestly thought my bikini days were over, but I've worked hard and I'm going to OWN this.  :D I got them from La Vie en Rose. 

 

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Escort Card & Table Number Saga

I had previously posted some stationery that I had custom designed that I just loved: program fan, welcome letter & mad libs card. I had already let the designer know I would also need escort cards and table numbers, but just wasn't ready to do them yet. So, I finally figured everything out and got in touch with her. I sent her all of the details exactly a month ago today and I STILL DON'T HAVE THEM! Long story, but she's been taking a week to respond, then disappearing when I ask for an edit, even when she said she would do it right away, etc. She finally got around to fixing some things, and then all the files she sent were totally the wrong sizes.

 

I will say her communication was not the greatest on the first batch of stationery, but it was sufficient. It took about 2 weeks to do 3 pieces that were way more complicated than what she's working on now. I tried to get a graphic designer at work to help me, but I don't have the original files to work with, so the resolution sucks. She's just sent me a batch of final proofs that looks good to go with one edit, so let's hope she gets me the final files ASAP. I need to print & assemble these damn things. I have to say she was very inexpensive, so I guess you get what you pay for.

 

Other than that, things are rolling along. Except I keep adding to my to-do list! :wacko:  

 

COMPLETE

  • 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

  • book our honeymoon transportation in Costa Rica

  • start filling out the form for the WC 

  • order place card & table number artwork

  • Finalize seating plan 

  • Figure out signature drink  

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

  • Make mani/pedi appt

  • Check with photographer on payment 

  • Buy travel toiletries & meds.

  • Buy a gift for my nephew.

  • Shop for a new swim suit

  • Get Jeff's birthday present (not wedding related, but necessary!)

IN PROGRESS

  • Dress alterations. Picking up March 29.

  • Work on playlist 

  • Escort cards 

  • Table numbers 

  • Teeth whitening 

  • Tanning

TO DO

  • Book airport transfer from resort to CUN

  • Finalize photography shot list

  • Figure out if we want to do something special for our vows

  • Finalize wedding day timeline

  • Exchange money

  • Print all documentation to take with us

  • Download some books 

  • Put together a day-of emergency kit

  • Write thank you speech

  • Go to our storage locker to get luggage, summer clothes, etc.

  • Pick up drycleaning, include Jeff's outfit

  • File taxes (also not wedding related, but they are due soon after we get back)

Luckily I have a 3 day weekend this weekend, and Jeff is working most of it, so I will get a bunch of stuff knocked off on Friday/Saturday. Especially if I can get the damn escort card and table number artwork. ARGH!

 

 


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#258 pjay

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 07:39 AM

Ahh yes, my holy grail.. It's called Laura Mercier Translucent powder. It's basically a white powder (that goes on your skin and doesn't leave any colour or powder look), but it holds all of your makeup in place and it also keeps your skin from getting any kind of 'sheen' to it. I've used other translucent powders, but nothing has ever worked like this one. It's the one my makeup artist recommended and after she used it on me the night of my bachelorette I knew it was the best. I got home at 2am and my makeup looked fresh and brand new still.

 

I used it on chester so that he never got a glare or greasy looking face (because of the heat of course). It worked like a charm


Oh and you can grab it at Sephora. I'd say to ask them for the small travel sized one. It will be more than enough for you (I'm still using it now and I bought it last October). It's like $25 or so. but 100% worth every penny.


 

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#259 deecol

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 08:21 AM

@vancouverpetunia Happy to hear your shower went well, and your bikinis are super cute.  Yes!  Work it girl!

 

Your list is shrinking too!  You will definitely be able to get lots done while Jeff is at work, I find I'm most productive when Col isn't home either lol

 

@perianjay I'm so glad you mentioned that Chester used the powder.  I suggested it to Col and I'm pretty sure only because I mentioned another man used it he was okay with it lol



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#260 snswedding2016

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 08:55 AM

@vancouverpetunia I'm not the best person to ask about make up - this is one area I knew I would not try and do myself. lol! I'm pretty useless in both hair and make up...I leave it up to the professionals. I do however bringing your own lipgloss/lipstick for touch-ups. I totally forgot to do this but one of my bridesmaids bought lipgloss from the spa and my photographer had some with her as well (she thought of everything). 


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