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#101 yycbride2016

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 08:52 AM

@JoannaBanana haha I love that the toughest part of this process was having to put the Starbucks aside. That would be  my FI and I too haha. I was in the same thought as you thinking we could just go to city hall and be done with it until I discovered this site. I'm going to start planning that part of the wedding stuff soon I think. Once I can get my FI's attention haha (renovations control his life right now)

 

I hope you can get Sept 12! That will be so exciting and its so soon! yay! 


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#102 JoannaBanana

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    Posted 26 August 2015 - 09:10 AM

    Taken! Ugh. I booked the 19th, but now I'm hoping for October 12th. But that's Thanksgiving. I have to go in to give a cash deposit, I'll ask if they'll do that day when I go in person

     

    EDIT:  I called the Toronto City Hall and they said they could do a quickie "fit in" session for us, since all we want is a legal jobby.  Otherwise I can go to the York Civic Centre on the 12th as well. 

     

    We don't have RINGS though... is this a problem?  I called the place where he got my ring.  It's from People's Jewellers, but from their travelling "design your own" event.  So we can't just walk in whenever I want to and get the matching band.  They alternate between a "Signature" event and the "Design Your Own" event every other month or so.  The next Design Your Own is September 22nd.  Which made me want to move the date to October 12th.  But then Thanksgiving.  UGH!  LOL.  Does the ring even matter if it's not the ceremony with vows etc?


    Edited by JoannaBanana, 26 August 2015 - 09:39 AM.

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    #103 JoannaBanana

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      Posted 26 August 2015 - 09:43 AM

      I wish the Edit function worked longer than it does so I could cut out my excessive wordiness.  LOL!  I called back and she said they can omit the part in the ceremony with the rings, so we don't have to have them at that time. 


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      #104 yycbride2016

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      Posted 26 August 2015 - 11:14 AM

      @JoannaBanana Thats awesome that the city hall will fit you guys in! I wonder if I should call the Calgary City hall and see if they can do that for us since we really don't want anything special. 


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      #105 calgarybride2015

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      Posted 26 August 2015 - 11:33 AM

      @yycbride2016 from my experience they don't do City Hall weddings here.  On Service Alberta's website there is a list of all the commissionaires you can hire for this service. The lady I used lives over by the Grey Eagle Casino, we did it in her living room for $100.  She filed all the papers for us, we just had to have our marriage license.   I know of 4 other people who used her and I believe she is now $120.     The marriage license cost about $90 and is good for only 90 days so you have to get it at the right time or it will expire.

       

      @JoannaBanana I am glad you got this all sorted out!! Congrats!!!  In Alberta we didn't need to have rings, but we did have to say vows - that was law.  The person officiating your marriage should be able to tell you all the rules. Super exciting :)

       

      Edit - and by vows I mean the 'repeat after me' part. We didn't say our own or exchange rings.


      Edited by calgarybride2015, 26 August 2015 - 11:34 AM.

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      #106 calgarybride2015

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      Posted 27 August 2015 - 09:52 AM

      @JoannaBanana I looked at the conversion to peso today from Canadian. It's actually stronger than when we went in January :)


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      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

       

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      #107 JoannaBanana

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        Posted 27 August 2015 - 10:31 AM

        @calgarybride2015 That's great news!  Hoping it stays that way.

         

        Progress:

        - Reached out to the photographer, waiting to hear back

        - Booked the legal ceremony - September 12th at noon (weee) and invited our witnesses

        - Deposits placed for my parents, sisters, and nieces!


        My Planning Thread (Grand Sirenis 05.12.16)http://www.bestdesti...-grand-sirenis/<p>


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        #108 calgarybride2015

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        Posted 27 August 2015 - 10:34 AM

        Atleast our dollar is stronger than theirs, not weaker. I couldn't imagine paying that bill in US funds - I would probably cry!

        I only had the photographer and the dolphins I had to pay in US!!!   And thankfully in January it wasn't as bad, that said the dollar did well today! it's up some!


        -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

         

         


        #109 TinkerSofi

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        Posted 27 August 2015 - 05:29 PM

        @JoannaBanana I hear you! Our wedding is on the 3rd and we arrive on the 28th, some of our guests don't get there until the 1st which is why we chose that date but I am super worried about my skin, I generally tan pretty well but my dress has a bit of a plunging neck line which should make for some interesting tan lines lol!

        Surprisingly I didn't burn! I totally thought I would, and I didn't go tanning before leaving. I also made sure to put on SPF 30-60 every hour or every time I came out of the water. I stayed in the shade as much as I could and used a hat. 

         

        Also, because there was so much running around, we didn't spend as much time on the beach as we usually do, so I think that was also another reason. 



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        #110 JoannaBanana

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          Posted 28 August 2015 - 04:25 AM

          Okay so I'm starting to think separates instead, but what do you girls think of these legal ceremony dress options?  I don't really wear dresses very often (except on vacation) and we wanted to keep the legal ceremony casual, so that's why I'm reconsidering even wearing a dress.  Maybe a really nice white top, and a skirt or pants.

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          Edited by JoannaBanana, 28 August 2015 - 04:28 AM.

          My Planning Thread (Grand Sirenis 05.12.16)http://www.bestdesti...-grand-sirenis/<p>


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