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Ashhtayy's Planning Thread - Azul Fives - June 7, 2016

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@@calgarybride2015 & @@Wafflesmom - late response but it's really funny to me that we are on here chirping each others hockey teams. our fiances & husbands think that all we do is "talk weddings" - mike was impressed when i said there was some hockey talk...until i told him it was not favourable for the Canucks lol ps: kim - i hope it wasn't a Kessel jersey!

 

@ 50% off at Michael's and I bought the gold mercury votives!! it's official - our first decor purchase! :) i swear i am not trying to copy your entire wedding lol

 

@@TinkerSofi thanks for your opinion on the colour palettes. its official (for now) - blush, champagne and gold. good point about the bridesmaids dresses. i was also thinking of purchasing non-BM dresses for them. more cost efficient and i think i will like them a lot more.

 

@@Wafflesmom glad your meeting with the jeweller went well. i would love his contact info if you don't mind sharing. we leave friday and will be there for just over a week. should be plenty of time to reach out. thanks in advance!

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@@ashhtayy haha!! that is super awesome.. now I want to goto Michaels after hearing that. The struggle is so real.

Omg no worries at all! lol ... So many people have used those votives. Plus, it isn't copying.. it's inspiration ;) ;)

(I really don't mind)

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@@ashhtayy see, it's not all wedding planning on this forum lol Mike should be used to Canucks bashing, coming from Vancouver, we're the best fans and the worst fans too since we love to bash them when they're losing lol.

 

I will pm you the jeweller's name. His office is in downtown. Hopefully you'll get to see him. If you have any questions, feel free to ask :)

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Okay so I have totally neglected my planning thread as well as many of yours the past month and a half. My love for the site has not faded - I actually can't wait to have the time to catch up on everyone's planning once life stops being so crazy.

 

In the last two months my fiancé started a new job with a new company, I started a new position with my company, we bought our first house together and take possession on Wednesday AND I bought my wedding dress.

 

Amongst the craziness my MOH insisted we go shopping for my dress. She knew I was nervous because girls that are getting married after me already had their dress. She pushed, I put it off, she went ahead and made the appointment and the rest is history.

 

It was only my second time shopping for my dress. The first time was in April and felt more like a formality rather than a first dress shopping experience. My MIL and fiances grandma were in town from BC and my mom and I surprised them by taking them dress shopping.

 

All I knew was I wanted was fit and flare, ivory and not too heavy (for obvious reasons). I ended up getting my dress at Tom Jeon at Steeles and Weston. I highly recommend them. Their service was outstanding and their boutique is beautiful.

 

Specs:

- Essense of Australia 1785

- Ivory

- Ticket Price: $1450 (plus taxes)

- My Price: $1000 (taxes in)

- Alterations/Cleaning/Steaming: $200 (plus taxes)

 

Besides feeling comfortable and loving my dress the next most important thing was feeling like I got a killer deal. I truly feel I accomplished that. They weren't going to sell the dress off the rack but after some super annoying persistence and offering cash they accepted.

 

My dress is a size 10 and I am between a 4 and a 6. The seamstress was onsite and said the alterations I needed would be very easy for her to accomplish (thankfully!!). They agreed on $200 for the bustle, rounding out the bust area (super pointy design and not really my thing), hemming and taking in the waist.

 

I hope you all love my dress as much as I do! Such a relief to finally have a dress :)

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PS. The belt I have on in the picture is $400. I love it but didn't buy it. I know that I 100% want a belt and will start searching for one soon. If anyone has any places they can recommend that have belts at a more reasonable price I'd love to check them out. Thanks in advance :)


@@calgarybride2015 thanks Kim!

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The dress is so beautiful on you! You look amazing xx

 

Seems like you've had a busy couple of months X Congrats on new jobs and new home! X

 

Maybeoneday

14 /10/2015 - R R C, Mexico

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Aw congrats on everything, new job, new house, and of course your beautiful dress! You look stunning in it. It suits you perfectly! I agree that the belt is a must. I'd check etsy or any bridal shops that are having an end of season sale or closing down. You can get some good deals that way. Congrats again!

 

 

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@@ashhtayy your dress is beautiful!!!

 

If you want to go a creative route and less expensive for the belt I would suggest checking out Sussman's bridal (since you're in Toronto). It is a little hole in the wall packed with bridal accessories on Queen West. They have tons of options to do custom made items (hair pieces, veils, belts etc). The price will be based on the style, length (half or full belt) and the labour cost. Now to be fair I haven't seen their final products but a lot of other places recommend them and it's probably worth checking out to see if there is anything you like.

 

I've also been severely neglected my planning thread. I'm trying to catch up on everyone's and hopefully later this week I'll have some stuff to update my thread with too!  :)

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@@ashhtayy congratulations, you have so many wonderfull things happening in your life :) A new house, you guys must be so excited.

 

And your dress, wow absolutely beautiful. You picked a gorgeous dress and you look awesome in it. And you definitely got such a great price for it.

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