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#191 yycbride2016

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 08:11 PM

Mini update:
More craft time for me. I'm not really that crafty of a person even though everyone keeps saying I am. (I'm a graphic designer with a fine arts degree and people think that makes me crafty. Give me a computer and I am crafty for sure). Anyways I worked on our "message in a bottle "guest book". I found a bottle that unscrews in two places and was plastic. This meant it was light and would be easy to pull out the messages for out guests a year later. I wanted it to look a little more beachy and nautical, so I added on some twine. This took like an hour to do because I couldn't figure out how to make it work. I re-did it like 4 times haha. It's still not perfect but it does the trick!
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Next I worked on the lanterns! I'm going to use these lanterns to line the aisle for the ceremony and I will add more seashells and starfish to the inside of them. I will re-use these and put them on the tables for dinner! I'm pretty pleased with how these turned out!
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I think next weekend I will work on an attempt to my my fiancé a boutonnière. Figured it's worth an attempt to hand make one before spending like $20 on one online.


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#192 calgarybride2015

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 08:43 PM

Everything looks great, good job!! What type of bout are you envisioning? If you are thinking a regular flower then I wouldn't spend $20 online either lol just use the one from the resort :) it's free and I believe the extra ones are $18 ish. But if you want a starfish or something that's neat -- another bride just did some herself Marina. Will have to look up her exact username.


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Edited by calgarybride2015, 19 July 2015 - 09:01 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

 

 


#193 calgarybride2015

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 05:22 AM

Here is the link to her planning thread - just for some inspiration if this is what you had in mind :)

 

http://www.bestdesti...b-cancun/page-2


-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

 

 


#194 yycbride2016

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 06:19 AM

@calgarybride2015

 

Thanks! Yes I want to do something a little different than the traditional flower boutonniere. I want to incorporate my starfish theme. Somthing along the lines of these ones. So very simlar to the ones marinah84 did. I'm pretty sure I could make one of these for like $5.

 

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#195 pjay

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 07:31 AM

You've done a really great job with everything!! (I've just been catching up on threads since I haven't been on in a while).

I love love love the lanterns that you are planning on lining the aisle with. The nautical feel is really perfect for the beach :)


 

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#196 yycbride2016

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:01 AM

@perianjay Thanks! I'm really excited about the lanterns too! It's funny though. When I tell people that I'm bringing them to mexico, EVERYONE basically looks at me like I'm crazy and asks how I'm going to bring them. They are actually really light and I should be able to stuff clothes and other decorations inside them to make good use of space. I saw some photos yesterday of a couple who did a destination wedding and had absolutely no decorations what so ever, not even a gazebo or arch way for the ceremony. And it really made me glad that I'm taking the time to find decorations and put things together to make our day extra special. I don't think I would have been happy with no decorations.


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#197 pjay

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:18 AM

haha!! I know exactly what you mean. I have a table in my den and it's full of things that I need to bring to the wedding. I've gotten so many blank stares from friends or comments like "You're bringing all of that?". In the end, even if I had to pay excess luggage fees, it's costing me a whole lot less to bring my own decor and I can sell it after and make some of my money back. The cost of renting decor in Mexico can be really high in price!! I noticed that things like lanterns can be rented for the same price as buying them here.. If I could sell them after, it makes 0 sense to rent lol.


 

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#198 yycbride2016

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:22 AM

@perianjay

Exactly! Someone who's on the same page as me haha! Like even the chair sashes. I paid $30 for 50 of them and the resort was going to charge me $70 to rent 25 of them. I was like, nope! I'll buy my own thanks. Plus I can use them for my AHR too and then sell them afterwards. A lot of little things I will even use to decorate the house with. The lanters I can put out on the deck in the summer and some of the vases I'm already using on my dining table with candles in them. I actually feel like DW brides are very smart people who know how to save moeny and be resourceful haha.


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#199 pjay

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:24 AM

Agreed!! lol 


 

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#200 ashhtayy

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 08:00 AM

@yycbride2016 i thought of you yesterday when I was at Marshalls. they had their starfish display at the front of the store. SO many awesome options with your theme. i would have an incredibly hard time not buying every single item i saw.

 

ps. everything looks great! you're on a role. when it comes time for chair sashes i am going to pick your brain.







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