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#181 yycbride2016

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 01:33 PM

@snswedding2016

I bought them on eBay and the listing says they are  7" wide and  108" long. You could also contact your WC and maybe ask her to measure the chairs you're using and that might give you a good idea of how long they need to be? I love the diagonal sash idea! I've seen a few and its super cute. Would be cute down the aisle drawing the eye to the center (aka you)!


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#182 snswedding2016

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 01:41 PM

@yycbride2016 Thanks!!


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#183 calgarybride2015

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 03:34 PM

I think the issue is more people getting in and out of the chairs. A lot of mine had fallen/slid down by the end of the night -- so definitely ask them to tie the chair sashes on very secure just in case!!!

They look fantastic and hanging lanterns would look great as well.


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Edited by calgarybride2015, 16 July 2015 - 03:35 PM.

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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

 

 


#184 yycbride2016

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 08:31 PM

Ah fair enough @calgarybride2015 that makes sense. I'm sure after a few drinks I won't even care what they look like by the end of the night. Haha as long as they look good early on for photos, I'll be happy!


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Update!

 

Chair hangers / tassels:

 

I finally just made the chair hangers! I'm committed to my idea now. I popped on Say yes to the Dress! and started making all 8 of the chair hangers that I will tie into the chair sashes lining the aisle. I'm excited how they turned out. My mum and I were thinking though it maybe needs a little more sparkle but I'm not sure how to add that in. Ideas? I also thought about gluing a tiny orange-ish colored starfish on top of the larger ones. (see photos) thoughts? 

Chair hangers
Chair hanger
Chair hanger 2
Chair hanger tiny starfish
 
Groomsmen attire:
 
I received my groomsmen's ties and pocket squares in the mail this week. I ordered them from a seller on Etsy called DQTUK. I actually was able to get a sample swatch mailed to my parents for cheap in Europe and then it was the same cost to buy the ties through Etsy. I found the sample was crazy expensive to order through Etsy when I knew I could get it to my parents cheaper. I had 3 different samples from different sellers so that when they all came it it would be super easy to match to the bridesmaids dresses and then just get that off the list. They match almost 100%. They are a hair darker than the dresses but I love them. My FI said they looked like stripper ties when he saw the sample (because its satin and has a shiny look to it). He ended up buying a new tv for a fireplace we are building so I told him if he wanted the new tv I got to buy these ties hahaha. I think I got the better end of the deal (ties and tv!). We still need to find my FI a tie that is different but matches the colors. 
Groomsmen ties & pocket squares

 

Bridesmaids Jewelry:

 

I actually lucked out on these! My parents were travelling the Tenerife over Easter and my mum said she saw a cute little jewelry store there that was closing and they had starfish jewelry in the window majorly discounted. She didn't ask me ahead of buying it but I took her word for it that it was nice. Its super cute actually, now that I can see it in person. I even tried the necklace on myself and love it!  Then when I was at West Edmonton Mall for my dress shopping I happened to find these cute little starfish anklets for only $5 each! So I bought each of the girls one plus one for myself as my "something blue"!! 

Bridesmaids jewelry
 
Decorations:
 
I had been debating these plates for a long time thinking they weren't necessary but a few weeks ago when we were shopping at a HomeSense I saw them again and just couldn't resist! I will probably only use them for the At Home Reception because they are glass and that would be too heavy to bring with us to Mexico. 
Starfish plates
 
Then while at HomeSense I found this Starfish/beach Potpourri! I wanted some new stuff in the house anyways so its on display for the summer at our house and then I'll just bag it up and keep it around for the wedding to put out on tables as decorations (maybe on the starfish plates). I just loved the teal starfish! So cute! And it helps that it smells amazing! 
Starfish Potpourri

 

Table Runners: 

3 of my 4 table runners that I ordered off of eBay have arrived so far. I'm sure the 4th one will arrive next week. They are perfect! They match the chair sashes to a tea! I'm so happy. They are also really long so that will be good since I have no idea how big the tables are haha (probably should have asked the WC). 

Table runner 1
Table runner 2
 
Things are coming together! I'm starting to think about escort cards and table numbers now! I'm feeling ahead of the came finally and that's great! I need to go and mail our invitations still this weekend/next week. I need to find out how much postage I need for each one since they are a little heavy from the starfish charms I got. Fingers crossed that it's not crazy expensive. 

 

 

 


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#185 calgarybride2015

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 08:39 PM

Great updates!!

Are you using round or rectangular tables? either way they make them to seat the numbers you choose. I was told 6 at minimum and 10 at most. But for actual sizes she may be able to send measurements. We had tables of 10 which were round and our rectangle head table seated 8.

So glad everything matches!! I'm sure that's a relief and it all looks great :) I think the little starfish decor you could sprinkle on the tables without the plates if you wanted. It's cute.

Your mom had some great finds. Those are awesome. And your $5 anklets are a steal! I did anklets too!!

It's fun to see if start to come together.!!!


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Edited by calgarybride2015, 16 July 2015 - 08:40 PM.

-Kim

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

 

 


#186 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:13 PM

You've made some great progress and had some awesome finds. I saw all that stuff at HomeSense, too. I paused, but we're not doing a starfish/shell theme so decided to keep walking before I spent more money


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Edited by vancouverpetunia, 16 July 2015 - 09:13 PM.

- Erin

 

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#187 nkavanaugh

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 01:46 PM

I am just curious if any of you ladies know, does the resort convert to USD when you are paying your final bill? Or do they uses pesos and convert to CAD? Just trying to prep for the exchange rate with the dollar is I have to pay in USD, sucks with the dollar dropping so much! I know I have to pay my photographer in USD so have to up the budget for him a bit. Thank you :)



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#188 calgarybride2015

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 02:02 PM

I got married in January and it was peso to Canadian!!!!!!!! A life saver with our dollar that's for sure :) I just booked a trip to the Grand Canyon when we are in Vegas next month. It was $96 US and $127 CDN :(




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-Kim

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

 

 


#189 nkavanaugh

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 02:05 PM

Man that is good to hear! Lol I was prepping to add quite a bit on to everything. I feel like paying the photographer in full now but then my luck the dollar will improve. God that is painful :( Will be worth it though! Makes me wish I had been smart and gotten American money while the dollar was good.



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#190 calgarybride2015

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 02:12 PM

There is no tax either. That's all included in their prices :)

I wouldn't bring any US dollars except for that photographer bill. Tip in peso just ensure it is equivalent to what you'd normally pay in CDN! So if I wanted to tip $10 I'd pay around $100 peso or whatever. The exchange is.

I haven't gotten my spending money for Vegas yet so also crossing my fingers it gets no worse.


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-Kim

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

 

 






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