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Yycbride2016 Grand Sirenis Planning Thread February 2016

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I’m a little behind in your thread. Here goes…

 

Your guys will look really sharp. Love vests!

 

I think your cake topper is perfect. Never too sparkly and I don’t think it’s hard to read at all.

 

Congrats on booking your legal ceremony! Dinner with both sets of parents sounds perfect.

 

I feel like only losing one guest is pretty good but never easy news to take. I would feel better after hearing their reasoning – not much you can do when starting a new job. I hope you’re happy with your guest list J Amazing news about getting the free passenger credit and it’s very kind of you to divvy it up amongst your wedding party – I’m sure they were so appreciative.

 

Slumber parties are…the best. I am almost 30 and my friends and I still enjoy a good old fashioned slumber party. Your bachelorette sounds like a fun night.

 

I personally like having a head table. I love Mike so much but we eat dinner together every single night. I like the idea of being there with my besties AND Mike J When my best friend got married she didn’t have a head table or a sweet heart table. She had two larger round tables and we were split up between the two and we got to sit with our significant other. I hadn’t seen that before and I loved it! Perfect for socializing. If you can get the smaller tables that @@Wafflesmom suggested that would be great.

 

Bouquet – all are beautiful, you can’t make a bad decision. My vote is #2.

 

Cake – love it! Couldn’t fit better with your theme.

 

You’ll get through that list in no time – we all have faith in you! 

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@@yycbride2016 Thanks for the to-do list. I just found a few thing to add to mine!  :D

 

I love the boutonniere and the cake. The bouquets are all beautiful, but my vote would be for #2 (and I thought that before I read everyone's comments). Second choice for me would be #1. That said, I'm looking at something similar to #3 for my BMs, just smaller.

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Your time is sneaking up too!

 

I got all those forms when I booked my wedding so was surprised you only got them recently.

 

I also love number 1 but all are nice. The options are so much more now for flowers and cake from last year lol lucky girl. My bouquet was 150% what I wanted but I wish we had more cake choices last year -- Your cake is gorgeous too!

 

I don't think a head table takes from socializing. Other than speeches and dinner no one sat at the head table but I think given your wish for tables I would do the sweetheart table too :)

 

We have a similar taste in music. I had the same exit song. Good idea to start it 40 seconds in.

 

We did the parental dance all together. So mom/Shawn with my dad and I. We used Celine Dion - because you loved me or something lol. Not my type of music but it has special lyrics and my sister used it at her wedding.

 

 

 

 

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@ thanks Hun! I sent that song to my dad and he loves it. He even suggested that Kyle takes over the dance at around the 3min mark where the song says I give your hand away. So cute.

 

@@ashhtayy thanks! I really like what we got for the Guys! As long as they remember to buy a dress shirt and dress shoes we are good! Haha. Can't imagine them in vests with no shirts.

 

@@vancouverpetunia no worries. I learnt that reading everyone else's to do lists helped me. I typed up our list and put who does what on the fridge. Seems to be working since Kyle has already tackled two items since doing that (provided they were really simple tasks like booking his haircut haha)

 

@@calgarybride2015 it sure is! Faster than expected haha. Yay I'm glad that song worked for you too! I think it will be a fun song!

 

Update:

 

I've managed to tackle quite a lot on my to do list in the past few days. I also have tomorrow off work so I intend to get a lot more done still!

 

We have sent all of our contracts, guest lists, sitting arrangements, flower choices, music, food, cake, etc off to the resort. They were really good at informing me that I needed to send this info off ASAP because as soon as they receive all this we will be introduced to our wedding coordinator! Yay!

 

I managed to wrap up all the gifts for bridesmaids, mothers, groomsmen (ties) , and maid of honor. Kyle still had to buy gifts for the groomsmen so that is still to be done.

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I booked all of my appointments for my mom and I (eyebrow threading, gel nail manicure, shellac pedicure, wax, sugaring, hair. I'm still trying to decide if I want to add in a massage prior to leaving because I'm booked pretty solid in the two days prior to leaving!

 

Kyle and I went to Home Depot today and bought a bunch of plastic bins for organizing. We bought a bunch the size of shoe boxes and a couple really large one. My "wedding room" has had a complete makeover! Took me a few hours to organize everything but I'm so glad I did it. I have all the stuff for Mexico in small boxes and anything else that will be used for the reception back home in big boxes! Yay! This is just some of the boxes: post-283167-145249178966_thumb.jpg

 

We also bought a big bag of play sand at Home Depot for like $7! We will probably only be using it for the reception back home since sand is so heavy. I might bring enough to fill the tray for the escort cards upon other brides' suggestions. Hopefully it won't be too heavy. Has anyone brought sand in a carry on successfully?

 

I have tomorrow off work so I plan on tacking a few more items:

 

White dress for bridal shower

Outfit for bachelorette

Tossing bouquet

Ribbon for cake

Teat photo booth set up

 

Fingers crossed I'll be successful!

 

For those who asked about our wooden letters. These will be used at out at home reception. I wish we could bring them but they are possibly too heavy. I may still find a way to sneak them into carry on haha post-283167-145249206331_thumb.jpg

 

These are also the cuff links we got. Finally got around to photographing them.

 

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Kyles dad:

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My dad:

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@@yycbride2016 Everything looks so great!

 

You have so much on your plate!  I'm stressed planning one wedding and my best friend's bachelorette.  I couldn't imagine planning a wedding and AHR.  But you look like you've got everything organized (love the boxes!) under control and it all looks amazing so far  :)

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You are so organized, everything looks great. I haven't scrolled through the whole feed but if you need pics of anything (ie venue etc) or info let me know - we had our wedding there Nov 7th with 72 guests- it was a blast!

 

 

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Wow, you've gotten so much done again, woohoo! I have to commend you on the organization. Getting those bins is a great idea.

 

And it's a shame the letters are heavy, but at least you get yo use them for you AHR.

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@ thanks hun! I'm happy with my packaging for all the gifts. Seems fitting with everything else I've done.

 

I know! I can't believe how fast it's coming up. My countdown in the house scares me a little! I can't believe your day has already passed! It seems so crazy!

 

Yeah that's what I want to do with the sand but some brides said its illegal to take sand from the beach. I'll have to ask the coordinator if we'll be able to borrow it.

 

@@deecol thanks! Yeah I feel like I'm planning to weddings really! It's insane! Makes my to do list twice as long but it will be fun!

 

@@emjay84 thanks! I'm trying my best to stay on track and keep to a plan so I don't freak out on the last week gags.

 

I'm going to go check out your thread! Thanks!

 

 

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@wafflesmlm yah! I feel so determined to get as much done as possible sooner rather than later.

 

 

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Update:

 

I did it again! I tackled my to do list like a BOSS yesterday! It was my day off work and I felt so exhausted by the end of the day. I went looking for a white dress and outfit for my bridal shower and bachelorette parties but no luck. I might have some outfits that will work, I'll post pics later.

 

I found an ampersand wooden block to go with our k & j letters. I'm happy with how it looks: post-283167-145261448094_thumb.jpg

 

I found a few crazy deals at Michaels (I forgot to take pics so I'll do that tonight and show you ladies!)

 

I created what I think is an amazing "tossing" bouquet out of flowers from Michaels. It probably only cost me $20 to put together! I'm happy. It makes me not want to toss it though haha . post-283167-145261462084_thumb.jpgpost-283167-145261463438_thumb.jpgpost-283167-145261464311_thumb.jpg

 

I'm actually thinking of buying 3 more of the large teal peony flower and bringing it with me to see if they can add to my bouquet in Mexico for a pop of color!

 

We also got our new suitcases!!! I found a great deal at HomeSense. Since my parents couldn't come to Canada for Christmas this year they gave us money. We decided to put it towards something useful! Why not suitcases for our wedding and honeymoon! post-283167-145261477406_thumb.jpg

 

I also found little boxes to package the fathers cuff links in! Another item off of my to do list!

 

 

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Oh and I found two different sized real ribbons to go onto our wedding cake! Done! Yay!

 

 

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