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#251 ashhtayy

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 09:07 PM

@yycbride2016 thanks for the powder tip! I'm always looking for a deal so I like the sounds of that. I'll keep both in mind :)

Baby powder. Yes, I've heard that too. That's a must to add to the packing list lol This may be too much information but I'm not in the slightest bit worried about being too gross when we get back to our room haha My main concern is getting through the ceremony and maybe half of the reception without being a sweaty beast. After that there's only so much you can do lol We will be partying pretty hard that night that even I if we wake up with 6 friends sleeping on our floor and couches I won't even be mad. We have the rest of our lives for that alone time lol

@vancouverpetunia I'm getting pretty excited for our legal! So simple but it will mean the world to Mike's mom and nonna. Can't wait to see their faces :)

#252 ashhtayy

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 10:51 AM

HBC Registry Info

 

Just an FYI for anyone planning to do a registry; I found something out today that kind of bothered me.

 

We are registered at HBC and our experience at the store was great. The consultants were really knowledgeable and patient with my indecisiveness. 

 

We hadn't told anyone we did a registry except my mum, Mike's mom and nonna and my MOH. I get it though, some people assume you do a registry and may automatically check The Bay because so many couples use them. The consultant suggested we over scan while we were there, password protect our registry so that we have some time to figure out what we do in fact need, what is overkill, etc and then remove the password so it is searchable. They assured us that this meant that no one could see our registry. Well...that isn't the case. The guest password only blocks people from accessing your registry online but not from accessing it at store level.

 

We didn't by any means go crazy, we actually didn't scan a whole lot but there were some things on there that I was on the fence about. Example - we scanned two toasters. We don't need two toasters but at the time, we couldn't decide which one we would prefer. You can add and delete any items you like from the comfort of your home but I wanted to go back one more time just to be sure what we had placed on there was what we needed. My Aunt, being super on the ball, went to the store last weekend and printed out our registry and started making comments to my mum about how this and that was discontinued, etc. She was trying to be helpful but one. we haven't even told anyone when the shower is and two. we hadn't released the password.

 

I called HBC and they apologized stating they didn't realize the password wasn't for in store either. They've corrected this by changing our names which in turns makes it unsearchable online and at store level.

 

I feel like a brat - my Aunt had good intentions by going to the store early and trying to find some gifts for us - but on the flip side, I am so uneasy about having a shower in the first place I didn't want our "wish list" released without me having the time to go through it with a fine tooth comb.

 

Anyways, this may seem ridiculous to some but it bothered me enough to share. Moral of this post? Password protection does not help. Alter your names so they can't be searched in order to give yourself more time to make your "wish list" perfect.



#253 pjay

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 11:44 AM

Eek! We didn't bother with the registry, but wow.. that's a good heads up for anyone planning to do a registry. I'd feel the same way as you and of course you'd want to go through everything after scanning it in the store.


 

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#254 ashhtayy

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 08:46 PM

Mike picked up our rings tonight!

This photo does not do them justice but you get the idea :) So happy we got them engraved too!

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#255 calgarybride2015

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 06:02 AM

Gorgeous :)


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#256 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 10:07 PM

@ashhtayy Love your rings! My e-ring is very different, but we have very similar bands to both of you. Great taste!  ;) We planned to get ours engraved, but neither of us can decide what to put on them, so we are holding off. 


Edited by vancouverpetunia, 10 February 2016 - 10:08 PM.

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#257 ashhtayy

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 05:38 AM

@calgarybride2015 thank you! :)

@vancouverpetunia thank you! :) We just went with each other's names and our wedding date. It's so small on mine that you can barely read it...plus, no one will ever see it so we didn't put much thought into the wording lol

#258 ashhtayy

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 08:48 AM

Mini Update

Legal Ceremony
Yesterday we got our marriage licence! Very simply process. Filled out the paperwork and submitted online; we printed it, signed it and walked into City Hall. All we needed to do was show government issued ID with a photograph, sign their copy and pay a $125 fee. It's valid for 90 days. Done!

We also confirmed our reservation for dinner that night. Great restaurant with delicious food about 10 minutes from our house.

Plan is to have our family over for "appetizers", have a surprise 10 minute ceremony and then head to the restaurant for some dinner, drinks and cake :)

All we have to do now is read through all the documents our officiant sent and pick the wording for the opening, readings, vows, ring ceremony and closing. We likely won't exchange rings and will keep things super simple. We have until the week before to send this back to our officiant so no rush at all.

Legal wedding date is March 26th, 2016!

Bathing Suits
I have a really tough time finding bathing suits - small girls, big(ish) lol booty. I can only buy bathing suits from stores that sell them as separates as I need an xs top and a medium bottom. I lucked out yesterday and found a perfect top and two bottoms from la vie en rose. I paid regular price for the top and one of the bottoms but the other bottoms I got on sale for $6.99. We were at Vaughan Mills yesterday and they had so many options - lots on sale too!

Anyone else have the same problem as me? Tops are my biggest problem and most often I get lucky at la vie en rose because they sell xs. Anyone have any suggestions for stores that cater to us small chested ladies? Thanks!

#259 deecol

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 11:09 AM

@ashhtayy Sorry to hear about your registry issues!  Unfortunately not everyone has common sense.

 

Your rings are beautiful!  And love that you had them engraved :)  I know Col is going to, he actually was going to the other day and decided to wear it to the engraver rather than put in his pocket and risk losing... he didn't end up getting it engraved but went to get his hair cut and the barber was making small talk "oh are you married?" and he just had to play along so he didn't look like someone who is excited to wear his band lol

 

Your legal wedding is going to be so great!  I can't wait to see pics  :)

 

I cant help in the bathing suit department, I have bigger girls so my biggest issue was finding some strapless tops that hold me up.  I ordered some from Victoria's Secret during their sale, tried on in the store first and the ordered online.  A bit pricey still but I bit the bullet and they fit great and really hold me up!  They have really cute bandeaus that are cheaper because they don't have all the underwire and firm material like mine needed lol



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#260 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 11:19 AM

@ashhtayy I love what you've planned for your legal ceremony. Your family will love it! Sorry, cannot help with the bathing suit issues. I have the opposite problem - I need XL on top and S on the bottom LOL


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