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#81 diadiamond

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 08:43 AM

It sounds like you had a blast!! Enjoy every moment of the planning. I miss it now and every time I head down to my basement i get super melancholic, knowing that there's no more wedding projects waiting for me. The whole week went by too fast, and the wedding day went by even faster. So, enjoy. I made sure to take a few deep breaths on the wedding day and just take it all in, as other brides suggested. I'm so happy I did! I remember quite a bit from that day and I cherish those memories so much :)

 

I'm sure your veil will be fine! Maybe try and find a little clip or something so you can clip it on to your dress from the back. I don't know if I'm explaining myself, but let's say that your right profile is facing your guests during the ceremony, then place a clip on your left side, holding the veil to your dress. The veil will blow around a bit but it won't be on your face. I'm thinking of a little alligator clip or something like that, which would be easy to clip and then take off. You can get them from the dollar store probably. During our pictures, Juan was actually holding my veil down behind me haha, and it looked like he was" hugging me" :P

 

Funny story (and kind of unrelated), one of our guests has a son who will be getting married in about 2 years. They were considering a DW wedding as well, and I was so happy to hear that when our guest came back and spoke with them she was like "do it! it was awesome!" hahah. I'm so excited for you to head down there and experience a DW. I am beyond happy that Juan pushed me to do this! :D (Initially i wasn't sold on the whole DW idea). 

 

I had way too much fun lol!  I'll always cherish what I can remember of it haha.  Awww, I'm sure there's still some things to do after the wedding right?  I'm worried that the whole trip will just fly by too fast.  I'm also hoping that me and Dan can get some alone time while we're down there.  I'm starting to wish that I booked 10 days instead of just 7.  Did you and Juan get any time to yourselves?  

I can't believe I'm now counting down the days.  It's weird, but I already feel a little sad and I miss certain parts of planning.  I'm not looking forward to the wedding blues.  

 

I saw your wedding video on UStream so I understand what you mean about my profile on the wedding day.  I read your experience about the veil weights and decided not to do them.  I'm going to take your advice with the clip and just clip it on the side the guests can't see.  

 

My fiance was the one that also sold me on a DW as he liked the price of a DW v.s a traditional wedding.  I thought DW's were cool, but I didn't think it was for me at first, then when I actually saw one (I wasn't a guest at one I was a creep on vacation and decided to watch a couple get married on the beach) I thought it was something I could do if I for some reason couldn't have a traditional wedding.  Since I've started planning our DW I've never looked back on that decision and I know that in the end it will be just perfect and I would never regret it.     



 
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#82 pjay

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 08:53 AM

I am definitely worried that i'm going to have a serious case of the wedding blues. I already miss the beginning stages with all of the excitement and new ideas/things to plan. As I get closer I feel these bittersweet feelings because I want the wedding to come, but at the same time I don't because I know i'm going to miss it after.

 

:( Bride problems. haha


 

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#83 acw271011

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:32 PM

@diadiamond  Glad to hear the bachelorette was a good time!! Any party where you can at least remember part of it is a good one! I think I've had one hangover in my life - well actually 2 now that I think about it. One was a banana liqueur new year's eve one and the other was Mexico. Senor Frogs in Playa del Carmen. We're talking Mexican wrestlers.... and a conga line. And we have the pics to prove it sadly. We were at Catalonia Royal Tulum. The cab driver actually rolled the window down in the back of the cab on the way back to the resort. My husband says I sang all the way through the lobby when we got back (I did not!!!) but he likes to tell everyone that I did. I remember getting really upset because the conga line went right past a tequila stand where you had to open your mouth for a shot as you went by and I absolutely HATE tequila!! lol I was in a little bit of pain the next day but there was no way I was going to let Doug see! lol But I have never had a 2 day hangover! Ouch!! lol

 

@TinkerSofi  I'm very happy you stopped "to smell the roses" on your wedding day. You're so right - it does go by way too quickly. We arrived in Jamaica on Saturday but didn't get married until Thursday, then back home on Saturday so that was a really wicked week. I was heartbroken to come home because it felt like we didn't get enough time there! lol

 

@perianjay  I don't think you'll have a let down after your wedding at all! You'll be so busy being a "newlywed" that you won't have time for wedding blues!! You'll be busy with thank you cards and you also have Christmas coming up when you get home so you'll be a very busy lady!! It will all be fine, you'll see. You're just going to be so happy being married you won't even think about it!!


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#84 calgarybride2015

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:45 PM

@acw271011 OMG I may have LOL!!! The folks at Señor Frogs can pour a drink. I will leave out the pics from Vegas but let's just say we had fun. I swear Shawn's yard drink (50oz??!) was straight tequila!


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#85 acw271011

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 05:49 PM

@acw271011 OMG I may have LOL!!! The folks at Señor Frogs can pour a drink. I will leave out the pics from Vegas but let's just say we had fun. I swear Shawn's yard drink (50oz??!) was straight tequila!


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Oh yeah.... we've got a few stories about yards! We have about 8 of them on our bar in the basement and about a dozen of the coloured plastic shot glasses! lol In fact we left Senor Frogs in Mazatlan going back to a cruise ship carrying yards in the taxi back to the pier and sang our little hearts out the whole way back!! lmao and I have attached a photo of my darling husband from that little adventure! But you aren't allowed to tell him that I posted here! I will never hear the end of it!! lol

 

 

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I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#86 calgarybride2015

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 06:27 PM

Bahahah!!! Awesome. I didn't know they did balloon hats until this trip!
I've been collecting cups for years although I've never re used one :)


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Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

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Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#87 Wafflesmom

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 06:41 PM

@diadiamond your bachelorette sounds fabulous! You have such wonderful loved one to plan such an awesome surprise. And you know you've had tons of fun if you can feel it the next day lol

@perianjay don't feel bummed, you'll have plenty of things to look forward to after your wedding like planning your anniversary trip, finding a house and helping other brides with their paper design needs

@acw271011 that pic is priceless! Let's hope he never study blew across this forum lol

@calgarybride2015 walking around with a yard drink in your hand is a must in Vegas! Last time we went there, my friend established a two drink minimum before leaving the hotel room. By 11 am, we were buzzed already
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#88 acw271011

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 07:00 PM

@Wafflesmom  Walking around ANYWHERE with a yard in your hand is a must!! lol


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#89 calgarybride2015

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 07:01 AM

Hahaha let's just say I think my liver is still hurting :)


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Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#90 diadiamond

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 09:03 AM

I'm starting to feel really old.  I had a two-day hangover from my night out on Saturday and now I'm sick!  I wish I wasn't at work today I really want to rest and on top of it all I just found out that my officiant for my legal ceremony just cancelled on me!  

 

I'm not sure if I've mentioned it, but we're having a symbolic wedding in Cuba and a legal ceremony at a restaurant here on our anniversary when we come back.  I know a few Cuban brides who have done that and they said that it was okay to be legally married after.  Apparently my officiant got a new job and has to move out of province so she can no longer perform our ceremony.  I booked her 5 months ago and have been in constant contact with her.  I used an agency to find her and the agency has been really nice about it.  I just have to go through their catalog of officiants, pick out the ones I like, and hope that they are available for my ceremony date.  I booked the restaurant and sent out my invitations 5 months ago as well.  

 

Sorry to vent, but I feel so overwhelmed especially because I feel like I have a lot left to do and we leave in 3 and a half weeks!   



 
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