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#221 yycbride2016

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:41 PM

@calgarybride2015

Thank you! I am going to check out her stuff and reach out to her this weekend to get some quotes. I'm starting to get quotes back from all these different people i've reached out to. The best I have found is $1600. Fingers crossed i'll get a great deal!

 

@krystalball

That's great info! Thank you so much! My preference is to just pay a photographer in Mexico intead of paying to bring one from Canada. But if I can save money i'll do what ever I can!


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#222 yycbride2016

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 12:36 PM

Update:

 

Photography:

I'm strongly leaning towards Lancelotti Photography right now. I've emailed over 10 different photographers and sat down and looked at portfolios with my FI. We narrowed it down to Lancelotti and a Canadian couple called Jasmin & Matt. Both photographers offer $1600 for a full day of coverage. So once I factor in the Vendor fee and day passes It will hopefully be just under $2000USD. I really don't want to go over that since the original budget was $1500 for photography.

 

Decorations:

I'm at it again with that darn DIY bug haha. my first project is candle jars! Now that I know how to tie fish net like rope I'm going to decorate any empty glass jars I get over time. These will be used for our AHR so I don't have to worry about the weight of the glass jars. Plus I thought they would be cute to put candles in on the deck in the summer! This jar is an empty peanut butter jar! I feel so crafty haha.

DIY candle jars

 

Next I worked on my bridesmaids & groomsmens gifts. The jewelery I got for the girls didn't come in a box because it was an inventory clearance and I think they were closing down. I was going to get these cute nautical jewelry boxes from Icing but for $14 each I didn't think it was worth it considering how much I've already spent. I found these blank boxes at the dollarama and found some burlap and ribbon to decorate them! I also did this for the groomsmen's ties and pocket squares. This is how they turned out!

Bridesmaids GIft Boxes
Groomsmen Gift Box

 

Then I worked on my escort cards and placement cards. I'm super happy with how these turned out! The escort cards are message in a bottle themed and I found these perfect little glass jars at the dollarama and I bought some sea colored stones (or concrete as it said on the tube). I added some clear crystals and a seashell and poped in the note that has each persons name and table number. I might have to make a few more before the wedding happens so I made sure to buy a bunch of spare ones just in case.

seating assignment
As for the placement cards I found these cards at the dollarama (found lots of things there this weekend haha), 40 for $1! So this is just a tester card. I'm going to see if I can run it through the printer to make the calligraphy nicer since I'm not that great at it. But I will use my starfish stamp on each one.
Placement cards

 

Rant:

Ok so a friend of mine from University is getting married this Septemer and I think because we invited them to our wedding they felt obliged to last minute invite us. Which is totally fine and I'm actually really excited to see my friend get married. I don't know his fiance very well but she seems like such a quite sweet girl.... Apparently I was wrong.

A friend told me over the weekend that this guy's fiance had tweeted on twitter about my save the dates. I went on the hunt for it and when I found it I was so appauled and shocked. I wanted to instantly un-invite her to our wedding.

twitter guest

I couldnt believe someone would be so rude. I spelt her name wrong but c'mon I barely know her and you would think her being a bride too should know how much work it is to label 100 envelopes and not make a mistake. SERIOUSLY?!?!? Now I'm wondering if I spelt her name right on the actual wedding invitation. I'm keepping my eye out for another rude remark...


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#223 pjay

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:09 PM

Love all of the DIYs. The little message in a bottles are so adorable!! I love the way you've wrapped those mason jars. It looks great!! 

 

I can't believe that tweet.. That is so DISTASTEFUL. Mistakes happen all of the time. I have had my name misspelled many times (my name is not popular and most people have no idea how to spell it), but I would never get that upset over it because it's really not that big of a deal nor does it offend me that deeply. It's also ridiculous that not only did she point out the name, but also to make a jab at putting out the money to come just because you didn't spell it right. That is pathetic.. you definitely don't need that type of person at  your beautiful wedding. 


 

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#224 Wafflesmom

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:59 PM

That's such a great deal for a whole day of photography! I hope it all works out in the end :)

As for the diy projects, wow, you are truly amazing! I can't believe you've turned pb jars into beautiful candle jars. They'll fit so well with your theme.

And that woman is a real piece of work. It's not like it was misspelled to the point you got her name wrong. Ooh, an extra e, regardless it still reads like her name! That is so rude to post it on social media, and to talk about price? Wow! Get off your high horse lady, as if she's never made a mistake in her life. And a simple no thank you rsvp you've sufficed! I would keep writing her name like that from now on lol. But I'm a biatch that way muahaha

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#225 calgarybride2015

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 03:58 PM

I think everything looks fantastic :) love the little boxes and the message in a bottle escort cards are fantastic. Love them! Honestly your calligraphy is perfect for 'Robert' and I think either way (your hand writing or the computer) they are good :)

Secondly, wow!!! She's a treat. Even if I thought it and said it to my fiancé I would never ever post something like that on social media. I mean really? Wow!!! And having grown up having my name spelt wrong 15 million times (it's KimberlEy) I've just accepted it and honestly barely notice it anymore. My symbolic wedding certificate from the GS has my name spelt wrong. Whatever. She needs to get over herself.

Edit - my husband says if they come to Mexico at the reception you should say 'thank you to Dave and what's your name again? For coming' hahahah


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@Wafflesmom -- just read your post. I am biatch like that too :)


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Edited by calgarybride2015, 27 July 2015 - 04:16 PM.

-Kim

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#226 ashhtayy

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 04:16 AM

@yycbride2016

 

decor - wow! PB jars? well done! they look great and definitely something you can use around the house or in the back yard after :)

 

gifts/escort cards/placement cards - the gifts look great all wrapped up. how amazing is dollarama, right? my parents are moving in a month and when they showed us the house one of my first comments was "and you have my favourite dollarama down the street!" ps. huge steal on your cards. i think they look great how you wrote the name; i wouldn't change a thing. i always love the sentimental touch of our own hand writing.

 

rant - omg. so...are you still going to their wedding? call me spiteful but i would have a hard time going after seeing that ridiculous post. i mean, it's only an 'e'; relax Mariann!!



#227 pjay

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 05:06 AM

Ps. I just realized you said you've narrowed it down to two photographers! Yay! That's awesome. That was one thing that stressed me out the most when we were planning. I was really happy with our choice and whenever I emailed Juan Carlo, he always put me at ease no matter what I needed/asked. He's got a really good vibe. 

 

Also, when I booked my videographer he knew Juan Carlo and said he was really great/a pleasure to work with. 


 

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#228 yycbride2016

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 05:52 AM

@perianjay

Thanks! I’m really pleased with how the message in a bottles turned out. I want to place them on a little tray of sand at the resort! And I know right. She’s a real piece of work. I had no idea.  I would think it was a joke if it wasn’t for the fact that she made a point to bring up the cost to come to our wedding. My Fiance and I are still frustrated that someone could be that rude.  

That’s so good to hear about Juan Carlo! I’m excited to actually just pick one and put a deposit down so I can put the stress of photography behind us and not worry about price increases again :S

 

@Wafflesmom

Yeah I’m hoping we can pick our photographer this week or next so that I don’t have to stress about prices going up again haha. And thanks! I’m no Martha Stuart but I’m getting there haha.

And yeah I can’t believe she would get that mad about missing an E on her name. The worst is when they mailed us a wedding invitation to their wedding they deliberately spelt both of our names wrong. Like how rude is that. I know my friend is quirky but not rude. So I feel like it was her doing. I’ve wanted to retaliate so much but my FI is keeping me level headed about it telling me she’s not worth it.

 

@calgarybride2015

Thanks! I’m pleased how it all turned out. I actually think after reading everyone’s comments I might just hand write the rest of the seating cards. I think it might make it more personal. Plus it will just go in the garbage at the end of the night anyways haha. 

Haha yeah she is really special and I had no idea she was at all like that. So rude! It’s not like I called her his ex-girlfriend or something right?! She needs to get over herself. I laughed so hard at what your husband said! I don’t think they’ll be coming to Mexico (thank goodness) so I won’t have to worry about that. It’ll just be hard to not glare at her or say something to her the next time I see her.

 

@ashhtayy

Thanks! It was so random that I had just finished off the PB so I was like CRAFT TIME! Hahahaha. My FI thinks I’m crazy. I went asking his family for empty glass PB jars afterwards :P They all have plastic jars L I know, it’s like you can decorate a whole wedding at the Dollarama! How great! I’ve found so many cute things. I think I even made most of my OOT bags from there (I’ll post those eventually haha). I also agree with the handwriting. I think I’m going to hand write them all after reading everyone’s comments. I thought it looked bad but reality it’s not horrible considering people will only take one look at them haha.  

And yeah unfortunately we are still going to their wedding. I want to see my friend get married, even if it is to that woman. Both my FI and I contemplated not going after seeing that tweet but we don’t want to stoop to her level. It’s probably not worth it.


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#229 Wafflesmom

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 06:38 AM

@calgarybride2015 you and I will be bday biatches together ;) Could it be because we're Leo's? Lol

@yycbride2016 you and a lot of brides on here are a bunch of Martha Stewarts to me! If I only had one ounce of creativity that you ladies have. Oh and I didn't know they deliberately misspelled your name too. Wow, I feel bad for your friend to be marrying someone like that. Honestly, many people have misspelled my name, just go to any Starbucks and it's always a treat to see how they spell my name. It's not the end of the world!
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#230 pjay

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 06:41 AM

@Wafflesmom @calgarybride2015 Can I just say that I'm a June baby, but I would like to jump on your bday biatch train. I am the best at being passive aggressive and I think this is why i'm marrying a Capricorn. Chester is so laid back.. he keeps me grounded.

 

Ps. @Wafflesmom my most recent Starbucks name fail was "Harriet" I always get a kick out of it. I love going to Starbucks now.


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