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#411 krystalball

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 12:41 PM

Apparently if you mention that you are a member of the "Canadian Destination Wedding Brides" group on Facebook when ordering from Davet Designs, you get reduced shipping prices. I know you're not on Facebook, so hopefully she doesn't check, lol. 


 
 
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#412 ashhtayy

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 12:54 PM

Apparently if you mention that you are a member of the "Canadian Destination Wedding Brides" group on Facebook when ordering from Davet Designs, you get reduced shipping prices. I know you're not on Facebook, so hopefully she doesn't check, lol.


@krystalball Thanks Krystal! When I wrote her today I said something about how she came highly recommended from several brides. When she replies I will mention 'Canadian Destination Wedding Brides' group and see if that gets me anywhere lol

When do you leave? SAFE TRAVELS & HAVE AN AMAZING WEDDING!

#413 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 04:04 PM

@ashhtayy Looks like you are making a lot of progress. Your dress fitting sounded, um, interesting. Any update on getting another appointment? 

 

I got my belt from the same Etsy seller who made my dress. I'm super happy with it. She has lots of options and prices seem to range from $40 - $130ish. Mine was $50, I think. She's located in BC, so it's CAD as well!

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/LAmei


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#414 ashhtayy

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 06:13 PM

@vancouverpetunia Dress update: This shouldn't be surprising based on how my appointment went - I was supposed to get a call to schedule my next appointment on Tuesday or Wednesday; no one called. I called on Friday and the lady that picked up the phone was the same lady that said she was going to call earlier in the week. She said she never said that lol I said okay, well when can I come in? She said she would call me later that night and schedule the appointment. It's a day later and she hasnt called. I'll try again on Monday. Again, I'm not mad, it's still comical...but it won't be for much longer. Hopefully by the time you get back from your wedding I will have had my second appointment :)

I'll check your girl out. Thank you!! And again, I hope you have an amazing time. I love everything you've done and your guests will too. Can't wait to see photos :) Safe travels!

#415 acw271011

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 09:19 PM

@ashhtayy  Ash I'm so, so sorry for not being here. I've just finished reading about 20+ pages of your thread trying to catch up. Things have been tough the last couple of months for several reasons so I haven't been around the site. I've tried to read bits and pieces but really have missed a lot. I've apologized to Erin as well, and tried to with Krystal. Still others I need to get to.

 

I don't even know where to start. Another one that is just so organized and has put everything together so beautifully! I've been lucky enough to be part of a very special group of young ladies over the last year!

 

First, congrats on being a Mrs!! What a great surprise for Mike's family being here. When you think about everything that goes into even just the legal ceremony, it's over pretty quick isn't it? Not long now til Mexico!

 

I love your rings together. They're beautiful! Your final decision on your flowers is perfect! They're gorgeous! I really love the white and blush together. Your centerpieces will be stunning all put together and all of your print work turned out so pretty!!

 

Omg your dress!! I'm so sorry you've had some drama with it, but it looks just absolutely gorgeous on you!! Hopefully your next appointment goes a bit better. The shoes you got to go with it will be perfect! I love comfort over style and i think for your wedding it's the perfect decision.

 

Mike's attire is totally sexy! I really do like blue in suits. Doug won't wear it (he's too old fashioned) even though I would have loved to have him in blue. With a bow tie, it's very handsome!

 

I'm sorry about the little drama you've had along the way - with your registry and with AF. I'm not going to go against AF at all, but the lack of communication is what led to me cancelling with them. It was disappointing but in the end it worked out for us. I know your wedding is going to be spectacular! Just like the other ladies, you've put so much of yourself into it, I know it will be magical!

 

Even though I'm late to the party I'm going to agree with the other ladies. Wine at your tables isn't necessary. A cocktail table will be perfect for your MC. I ADORE the show dress!! You have a gorgeous figure for it! (lucky girl!) I thought I had some of the straws around but I think I just left them in Mexico, otherwise you could have had them. Peach Bellini!! YUM!!! I absolutely love those!! Our resort made the most incredible mango daiquiris so I slurped those up all week! lol Your guest book idea is great! The map leading to Mexico is an awesome idea!!

 

As an fyi I filed a report on the horrible person that posted her awful review on your thread. Totally inappropriate! There is a review section for that, and it's where it should have been filed. People are absolutely entitled to their opinions, and I feel bad that bride had such a bad experience, some of which may have been of her own making, but putting it on your thread was just not the right thing to do.

 

Again, I'm really sorry I've missed so much and congrats again on the legal wedding! I know there's things I haven't commented on and I apologize for that too. I don't know how I'll ever get caught up.

 

Not long to go now! The time will fly by!


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#416 ashhtayy

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 08:08 PM

@acw271011 Please don't be sorry. I hope you are okay and that things are looking up. We've missed you but take care of yourself if you need to. We will be here :) Hope to see you Friday!

Thanks for the congrats & all your other sweet comments! Being a Mrs. feels the exact same lol Probably because we've really downplayed it. I'm just so excited to get to Mexico. In my heart, those are the real 'I do's'. And you're right - it's over in a blink of an eye. I love how our legal came together but it did come and go very quickly.

A year ago Mike would have went with a grey or tan; something more neutral. He now works for a high(er) end women's retailer (sounds odd lol) and they're obviously all about fashion. I think this influenced his decision and I couldn't be happier. He looks amazing in his suit :) and I LOVE the blue.

Communication with AF isn't great but I imagine it could be a lot worse. My fingers are crossed that their move to an onsite coordinator will make planning the last minute details much easier. I'll be sure to write an update once my WD is in touch.

Thank you for filling the complaint; I know others did too. I didn't actually see her big rant and that's probably for the better. I wasn't phased by her experience. It is what you make of it. That's been my attitude throughout the process and I don't intend on changing it based on her comments. There are so many brides that had beautiful weddings at AF and I can only hope ours will be the same.

Thanks for popping in and don't worry about catching up on everything :)

#417 ashhtayy

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 07:00 PM

A Few Updates

- I ordered Mike and the groomsmens bow ties today from etsy - as of right now everyone's wearing blush. They were super cheap so I'm hoping the old "you get what you pay for" isn't true. If they work, I may carry one with me and try and find Mike one that matches but sets him apart from the group.

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- I ordered a print with our wedding song lyrics on it from etsy today. I've seen this in a lot of other brides threads and had to have it. It's going to be the same font as the rest of our signage but in a grey or black so I can hang it with our guestbook map when we get home :)

I'm not sure I posted our wedding song but we are using A Thousand Years - Christina Perri and Steve Kazee version. No, we aren't twilight fans (well I sort of am), we just love this version.

These lyrics in print...

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more...

- My engagement ring split today. It's been resized three times and I guess the last time they didn't "seal" it properly. The band had a hairline split in it. I took it right to the jeweller and I could tell they were embarrassed. Thankfully they said this wasn't my fault and would fix it. I'm engagement ringless until Friday. Fingers crossed it comes in on time because my shower is on Sunday and I'd like to have my ring.

- No dress update. I still haven't heard from the shop. No call Tuesday, Wenesday or Friday. All days in which they promised to call back. I'll call tomorrow and if they don't have an appointment booked for me I'll pick up my dress after work and take it somewhere local. Enoughs enough!

- My onsite wedding coordinator called today. She's super nice but she isn't my old wedding coordinator. I miss her lol I didn't have much to ask but I appreciated the introduction call and she was able to take care of the pricing errors they made on my wedding builder.

#418 calgarybride2015

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 07:24 PM

Love the bow ties! Hope they meet your standards.

Can you share the etsy site for wedding songs! Would love that. I got a sign with our wedding date but this is up my alley too!!

Keep us posted on your wedding dress. I'd go elsewhere too. Like come on!

Ugh on the ring! Hope it's back soon. I had a recent issue too. My inspection was good and they sent off to be soldered. At that location (companies manufacturing location) they said a claw was broken and needed to be fixed. ??? Calgary just said it passed inspection so I refused to pay the charge. Ring came back fixed but no soldering lol. Manager was embarrassed. Offered it free but I said maybe another time. I had already been waiting awhile due to another issue with the new additional band I got for my anniversary (phew)

Good luck with all that's upcoming and have fun at your shower :)


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#419 ashhtayy

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 07:38 PM

@calgarybride2015

I bought all my wedding signage on Etsy from Nancy at CharmingEndeavours. She's super kind and always prompt. She doesn't show wedding lyric prints on her site but she did have custom postings so I just asked. I asked at the beginning of March and she was swamped and not doing custom work. We decided I'd touch base in April seen as how I was in no hurry and she would do it then. Her prices have gone up but since she told me a lower price before she is honouring it. She told me today she's having trouble keeping up and won't be doing custom work for a bit. If you like her stuff, it can't hurt to ask!

Mine has passed every inspection too! I've been so diligent with taking it in and no one even mentioned the issue. Makes you wonder what they're even looking at?! Glad your ring came back fixed at least - too bad about the soldering but at least you have your rings to wear :) Love that you got an anniversary band. I'm keeping a list of reasons why I want (deserve lol) new bands ;)

#420 acw271011

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 10:24 AM

@ashhtayy  Ha Kim beat me to it! I was going to ask on the Etsy vendor too!! I love that idea of the song lyrics! Doug picked the song and picked the Ed Sheeran song (can't remember the name but it's the one everyone likes). I like Janelle's song the "By the Sea" one. But it would still be cool to have the lyrics done up. I'm in no rush either so I can wait. We have our sign that Perian did for us and she put both our wedding year and our anniversary year on it for us. I love it! So it would be totally cool to be able to have lyrics as well.

 

I'm so sorry about your ring. That totally sucks! I hope they get it done in time for your shower!

 

Get your dress out of that store for sure! I would be looking for somewhere else absolutely! If they're jerking you around at this point I wouldn't want to deal with them anymore. 

 

Love the bowties! And the pink colour! Doug would never wear a bowtie even though I think they're very cool. He's strictly a straight tie type of guy. lol


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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