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 29 Apr 2012 11:12 PM
 24 May 2009
 Durham Region, ON
DayDreamer
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So, we went to David's Bridal today (before I saw your post Lysh!). Ok, we love love LOVE David's Bridal. My sisters both found dresses that they're pretty sure they love, this Saturday my cousin will be in town and my uni-friend can make it as well, so we have another appointment that afternoon. Hopefully my head will be clearer with what to do about uni-friend. Bah, I worry too much.

Lysh, holy crap, that sounds scary! I'm glad you went to ER and are feeling better, it sounds like quite the ordeal. I never did end up contacting "It All Started With", I'll need to dig everything up invite-wise again with FH sometime soon. Long story short, the damage done from the car breaking down last week isn't worth it to fix (it was an old car at the end of its lifespan), and while he can borrow his mom's car he's really feeling some pressure to get a new car soon. I don't want to overbear him with too much wedding stuff at the moment, he's been so stressed lately. Anyway. Your hangers are so cute! I love the flowers on them too.

Jules - Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about the family friend. I hate cancer too, I really wish it didn't exist in the world. Sorry to hear about the sickness troubles too. Locking off cough medicine? Why? I don't get it either! It's right up there with putting the razor blades behind the mechanism that screeches alarm bells when you want to grab a box. If you're going to pay for it just like the deodorant next to it, why have it screeching? The mind is boggled.
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 30 Apr 2012 7:12 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
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Lysh they turned out great!!! Good job!

Jules - they make cute bridal gifts and for me, it's a photo op for sure. (and they really aren't that hard to make!)
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 30 Apr 2012 1:01 PM
 15 Nov 2011
 Ontario
WoodsyGal4
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Thanks guys! I am suddenly in the last week starting to feel REALLYpanicked but I'm trying to stay calm... Thankfully my FI is very open to helping more (I've new hoarding the wedding planning to myself, even from my wedding planner).

Finished marriage prep class this past weekend!! The ceremony can officially go on now smile haha

Sorry to hear about your FMIL situation Meechie! I can feel your pain as far as your FI being easily persuaded by her... Thankfully distance helps that relationship! I hope you still manage to make your ceremony special an comfortable for you.

Daydreamer I had the SAME problem in Ottawa with my sisters being able to try on dresses!!! I felt SO bad frown they ended up picking dresses online that they felt would be flattering. I don't understand how the stores haven't clued in that they need 2 samples, a 10 and a 26 or something- would it be so hard!? As for invites I ended up choosing to go custom made after doing a price comparison. I got quotes from several places around Ottawa as well as on etsy and ended up going with someone on etsy. I am SO HAPPY with my decision!! Great product, great service, great price. PM me if you want the info!
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 30 Apr 2012 4:04 PM
 14 Mar 2011
 ON, Canada
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Jules - mine are also mostly for the photo-ops, and secondly as gifts for my ladies. It's not a practical item by any means, but will definitely serve it's purpose for the photos. And really, give it a try! It's a lot easier to bend the letters than you may think smile And sorry to hear about your family friend. *hugs*

Woodsy - Glad to hear that you're less panicky! smile

Daydreamer - I love David's bridal! Glad your ladies were able to try on dresses! Always helps make them feel good too! :)If you do end up going with that invite company, my 15% coupon is reserved for you (found it again today). Is FH interested in helping with the invite?
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 30 Apr 2012 11:26 PM
 22 Jan 2012
 Ottawa
honey_pie
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Question for you ladies: I want to post some pictures with my wedding progress but it says you need to have the picture online. I only have my facebook which I don't want to use because I don't want people who are coming to the wedding to see. Any other suggestions of how I can post these pictures or websites to use??
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 1 May 2012 7:51 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
Meechie
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Honey - use photobucket wink You upload the pics and then use the codes to post the pictures wink (I want to see your pictures lol)


FI did something soooo fantastic for us for the wedding (prob still sucking up for having a church wedding lol)!! We wanted to offer a shuttle for our guests to avoid parking fees and confusing in downtown Ottawa; my entire side is from out of town and SMALL town so it will be a bit overwhelming. So, FI works for our city's transit system (OC Transpo) and get a bus and a driver for the shuttle (sweet eh?).
Anyhoo, to top it off, FI has arranged for a driver to do a small tour of downtown Ottawa and our fave places to fill the short delay between the ceremony and the reception. How fun is that?? It will pick up guests after the ceremony and drop them off at the art gallery just in time for cocktail hour wink
I'm thinking I might design a little map with our fave spots highlighted and maybe add some fun facts about us and the city (I can't use my program so I might as well do something else!)

Oh, and it looks like FI and I might be building our own home - minus FMIL!! I'm UBER thrilled! I think last week's drama really opened his eyes to what life would be like if she lived around us 24/7. I really hope we can build a home of our own smile
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 2 May 2012 8:40 PM
 19 Sep 2011
auntieli
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Hi Ladies!
under 4 months for me...eek!

Lysh - I hope you're feeling better! that sounds rough!
your hangers look awesome! Was writing the letters easy? I have all the stuff to do it, but I haven't attempted it yet smile

Jules - I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's mom...cancer does suck.
I hope you're feeling better soon too smile
I'm definitely just using the hangers for a picture and as part of their gift - I don't think they're really practical, but they look neat...and everyone said how easy they were to do, so I thought I'd give it a try smile

DayDreamer - so glad your girls got their dresses! I haven't been to David's (it opened in Ottawa after I already had dresses ordere) but I've heard great reviews about them.

Meechie - the bus sounds like an awesome idea! your guests are going to love the tour!
And great news about the house too!

I need some advice...we're getting ready to send out our invitations and we've got an "issue", it's not even that big of a deal, but FH admitted the other night that it's the only thing stressing him out (and it's probably the biggest thing stressing me out right now). I'll try to keep this relatively short...FH has a good friend, he is going through a divorce that is somewhat nasty, and has now become involved with another woman. There was an "incident" when I first met this woman that has made me feel very uncomfortable around her and there have been other incidents since then (in large groups of people where she makes everyone uncomfortable and in front of his kids). None of his family like this woman, but nobody wants to be the one to tell him. Bottom line, she assumes she is invited but she is not welcome at our wedding. How do we handle this. We were thinking of giving the friend a heads up and use the numbers issue (they weren't together when we were planning and our venue is small) because we don't want to cause any hurt feelings. Anyone have any advice?!?!
sorry - that wasn't exactly the Reader's Digest version...
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 3 May 2012 12:13 AM
 22 Jan 2012
 Ottawa
honey_pie
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Thanks Meechie for the photobucket tip. After stressing out over the invitations I couldn't be happier with the result. I have my invitations and they are better then I could have ever expected. Nancy at Wedecor did an amazing job in only two weeks. Here are the results. (Note: my photography skills are not the best;).









Auntieli that is a hard decision to make because you don't want to cause friction between FI and friend. I like your idea about the numbers things and not having room. But I really don't have any suggestions. It is such a sticky situation. Hopefully the other girls will have some ideas. I am sure it will all work out fine in the end.

Meechie I am glad that everything is working out for you. The bus is a great idea. Saves guests from the parking dilemma, gives them a good time and uses time until cocktail hour. Exciting news about building house:) That is great.

Hope everyone else is doing good.
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 3 May 2012 9:49 PM
 23 Nov 2009
 Ottawa, Ontario
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DayDreamer - I *think* FH's start date is negotiable?? I'm not sure. He's working for DND, and they seem to really like him. Even after all of the budget cuts and layoffs, he was one of 5 students who got to stay. He doesn't seem to find contracts as scary as I do. I mean, the job security isn't there.. On the plus side, I work permanently at an addiction treatment center, and keep taking on more and more responsibilities, so I think I'm pretty rooted there. We could afford for him to be unemployed for a short while until he finds new work if needed. Regardless, losing 2/3 of our household income is not on my wish-list! LOL!

Good luck with the dresses wink Maybe a little heart to heart with your mom asking her to lighten the mood? Tell her that it's hard to see the positive through all of her negative comments. Chances are that she doesn't even really realize that she's doing it. How did everything go with the neighbour who does flowers? Did the web-less communication work better?

Meechie - Weddings bring out the best and worst in some people, it's too bad that you have to see this side of your FMIL, but better now than later, right? I'm sure your FH is relieved to get his feelings off his chest, sometimes our guys are too wrapped up in making us happy that they put their own wants aside. A common response from FH is "Are you happy?", I say yes, then he says, "then yes, I'm happy". When you get into religious stuff, it seems to be the trickiest of all. Hopefully meeting with the priest one on one will help you and FH find a middle-ground.. something that ties in what's important to him, and comfortable for you. I had to suck it up big time when it came to a church ceremony, because not a single part of it is 'me'. On the other hand, while it's more important to FH's family than it even is to him, it's just easier to do it this way and not have to hear about it for the rest of our days together. You should have SEEN the look of relief on his Nonna's face!

Lysh - Sounds like you had a scary week! Hopefully this is just a one time thing, and the R&R was what you needed to get back on your feet! Your hangers look amazing! Seeing what you ladies have done with hangers makes me really regret buying them, I assumed that the wire was more... stiff I guess and that bending it would be difficult. Besides, your wedding party will likely find it a lot more touching that you made it yourselves!

Jules - Sorry to hear about the family friend, cancer is so vicious. It's already come up pretty often for us, September brides, even though we haven't been posting for that long. Fingers crossed that there will be a cure in our lifetime.

Auntieli - Sounds like drama! Personally, I think it's hard to invite someone and not allow a guest if it's allowed for everyone else. How do you think the friend will take it if you suggest that his GF isn't welcome? Will it affect your relationship with him later? FH has a few friends that I would nix off the list if I knew it wouldn't affect us later. His partying single friends that get out of control, fast, are still going to be invited, but without guests. We're talking about 10-15 of them who all know each other though. We aren't actually inviting many unknown guests because most of our friends are couples anyways, but all of our single friends who are attending the dinner, not reception-only are allowed a guest. Sorry, I rambled a little.. but long story short: I'd invite his GF, and try to avoid her that day.

honey_pie - Your invitations look amazing! All that on a tight deadline!?

AFM: House is almost ready to move in! We got countertops yesterday, and hooked up the plumbing to the bathroom sink. I'm going in to paint trim and clean this weekend coming, hopefully to spend the first night there on Sunday. I took my first nap there today smile

Wedding wise, the coordinator got back to me with an awesome list to fill out. It's really helping me see what I've accomplished and what is left to do. The list is to help her create a timeline for the day-of, if any of you are interested in it, I could email you a blank copy to look over. It took a lot of weight off my shoulders. We went for our food tasting on Saturday, and it was AMAZING! Can't wait for everyone else to experience the awesome food!

I'm a little worried about the wedding party.. my MOH will be over 8 mos pregnant, this is her second, she's sure she'll be fine, and a bridesmaid is due about 2 weeks before the wedding. It'll be her first, and I don't think she has any idea what she's in for. I mean, I've never given birth, but have a bunch of friends who have in the last 3 years, and they're generally not ok for a couple of weeks. They're exhausted, still physically sore, and are still trying to get to know their babies. I mean, even if she has a smooth natural delivery, she's going to hurt, and if she needs a cesarian, she's definitely going to hurt! She's hoping to breast feed, and plays it off like she'll just need to "feed the baby for a half hour here and there". eek What about the pictures? What about sitting at the head table during dinner and speeches? What about being awake and on your feet from the early morning hours until the late evening? I get it.. some new moms bounce back, but does it make me sound like a bridezilla when I say that this is our day, and it's NOT going to revolve around her and what her baby needs? I really wish she'd realize this on her own.

Okay, sorry for the novel, I need to check in and respond more often!

Hope you're all doing well!
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 4 May 2012 6:48 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
Meechie
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Oh boy Brown, did you buy BM gifts for the babies too? They'll technically be standing in your wedding you know! LOL
As someone who has had a child, I would not take on a wedding knowing I was due at the same time - even within a couple months. You never really know what can happen in a pregnancy and after birth, and why would you want to even have your attention diverted from your child? The whole experience is overwhelming - it's amazing but it's kinda surreal. I hope your BM realizes this soon too, but it's hard to grasp without going through it.
Oh and Who is your caterer? What did you taste?? I'm excited for our tasting in a couple weeks!

Auntie, your invitations are lovely!! Thank you for sharing wink
I think I've finally locked down a design so I need to start the printing and put the packages together.

I am having my first bridal shower tomorrow!! I'm so excited!! This is really making it all so real!
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 5 May 2012 10:15 AM
 23 Nov 2009
 Ottawa, Ontario
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LOL! Never even thought of gifts for the babies! We're not having kids other than my first cousins at the wedding, I'm the oldest in this generation by 7 years, and my youngest cousin just turned 11. Aside from them, we're creating a loophole by asking FH's cousin's children to be flower girl and ring bearer. We weren't going to do this originally, but if they RVP yes, they'll be coming from South America. How do you invite someone from that far and tell them they can't bring their kids?

The pregnant BM wasn't pregnant when we asked her to be in the wedding, although we knew that they were trying. I don't know what to say to her. I'm not upset, I'm so excited FOR her, and worried for her at the same time. I just don't think she knows what she's in for. As far as I know, she's never been in an wedding other than her own, and it's different when the day isn't all about you and what you need at any given time.

The wedding is at Cedarhill, they're doing the food as well. My friend got married there almost two years ago, and we really enjoyed the food, so we knew for sure that we wanted prime rib as the beef dish, so we didn't bother tasting that when we went, we wanted to try more chicken dishes. We ended up going with chicken with a peppercorn brandy sauce, and it's AWESOME. I'm not sure if it's part of thir regular menu, but if you ever want to try some place new for dinner, go try it!

Have fun at your bridal shower today, let us know how it goes! Mine's coming up next month on the 9th, can't wait!
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 9 May 2012 7:55 PM
 23 Nov 2009
 Ottawa, Ontario
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Yikes! I killed this thread! Hope all is well with you ladies!

Got an email that my invitations are ready to be picked up smile I think you can see a sneak peek of them on the wishtree Facebook page.... I'll see if I can link to it.

http://flic.kr/p/bVoYUo

Sorry! Can't figure out how to add the link via iPad, I fail.
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 9 May 2012 9:59 PM
 29 May 2009
 Ottawa, ON
LDBride
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Gorgeous invitations!
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 10 May 2012 5:37 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
Meechie
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OH I love those invitations!! Just gorgeous!! Great choice!
You didn't kill the thread Brown! I've just been really busy and stressed.

How are all you ladies doing?? Anything fun planned for Mother's Day Weekend?

I guess I didn't update you guys on my wedding shower... it was a blast! My sister did a great job hosting and she had some fun games and themed decor; so proud of my little sister haha
She had guests sign "advice rocks" that are now kept in a vase for display. It was a great alternative to a guest book and everyone had fun with it (even my mom left a fun note). If you wanna see more, I posted some pics on my blog:
http://birdsofafeather.blissfulblog.com/
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 12 May 2012 7:16 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
Meechie
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OK brown, maybe you did kill it LOL

Happy weekend ladies! And Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!
What's on the agenda??
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 12 May 2012 5:34 PM
 14 Mar 2011
 ON, Canada
Lysh
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Brown - you didn't kill it wink I've been just so busy with work, and trying to get a few wedding things done! There is definitely not enough time during the day!!

Invitations are all finalized and we will be getting them by June 1st!!! Super excited for them. I think when I have the invitations in my hand, it will all feel even more real!

I have my first shower next month, and am super excited for it!

Meechie - the advice rocks are super adorable!! And I love the one from your mom. Haha!

Happy mothers day to the moms out there! I will be working, unfortunately, and even though I get off at 3:30pm, my mom will be 4 hours away, so I won't be spending the day with her. It'll be our first apart, ever.
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 14 May 2012 9:42 AM
 24 May 2009
 Durham Region, ON
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Another "browntown you did not kill the thread!" from me! Ugh, the last two weeks have been insane. Things that have happened on my end since I made my last post:

-had a minor(?) breakdown with regards to who should be in my bridal party
-got that all settled
-ordered all of the bridesmaid dresses
-went through second-guessing to order the invitations elsewhere than to design them ourselves and go through Cards & Pockets with FH, we're going to DIY the design (need to get that done THIS WEEK ARGH)
-FH and I went to The Bay to look at registry stuff, and while there we stumbled across the 75% off luggage sale at The Bay! $70 for suitcases that were normally $275!!! Yay, honeymoon!
-Speaking of honeymoon, still ironing out WHEN to take the damn trip. Don't know what to do about work vacation time...
-MY DRESS CAME IN!!!!!
-And I bought my shoes! Yay! I may add some sparkly stones in them, I'll see what they look like with the dress on.

I need to make a HECK of a lot of phone calls today:
-First fitting for my dress
-Hopefully putting an end to telephone tag with FH's neighbor florist
-Booking a tasting with the hall for hopefully this Saturday
-Maybe just emailing DJ to get the contract finalized and deposit made
-Maybe just email the photographer for an engagement shoot

I am so glad the office is quiet today so I can make all of those phone calls (ugh, I hate making phone calls!). Seconding there not being a lot of time in the day. I'm thinking of just booking a day off to do wedding stuff sometime soon.

Yeah. I'm not running on very much sleep. I need a time-turner/DeLorean/TARDIS to get everything done and still feel sane.
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 15 May 2012 7:05 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
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wow Daydreamer you are one busy lady!! YAY for your dress - gosh I can't wait!!

I'm at the 4 month mark today!!!
We have our engagement pictures this morning (and the weather is AWESOME!!) and our food tasting this afternoon. I'm soooo excited!!!
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 15 May 2012 6:30 PM
 14 Mar 2011
 ON, Canada
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I am also at the 4 month mark today!! Time seems to be going a lot quicker now a days!!

Daydreamer - you must be so excited about your dress!! Post pictures smile
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 16 May 2012 6:25 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
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Well Lysh we are officially LESS than 4 months away!!! AHHHHH! haha

We had so much fun with our photoshoot yesterday and I just had to share a couple of the pics (yes, we got proofs already!):




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 16 May 2012 11:38 AM
 19 Sep 2011
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I'm another one who doesn't think Brown killed it wink
work has been crazy busy lately - and on top of that we all got our "affected letters" last week, so we've been figuring out what are the next steps...boo

Honey and Brown - love your invitations! they're great - I'm in the process of mailing our out - I'll try to take and post a picture of them

DayDreamer - so glad you got your bridesmaid situation sorted out smile
that's exciting that your dress is in and you got shoes!! where did you get your shoes from? what do they look like?

Meechie - glad you had a great shower - the pictures are awesome, your sister did a nice job.
LOVE your engagement pictures - they are so awesome - did you have them taken downtown?

AFM - working on sending out invitations
first shower is next weekend
bridesmaid dresses should be in soon
I need to go and look for shoes!!
Looking forward to the long weekend - I'm not making any plans (except to maybe address envelopes - but I can do that outside in the sun!!)

Hope you are all well - can't believe we're (almost) all less than 4 months away smile
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 16 May 2012 5:14 PM
 24 May 2009
 Durham Region, ON
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Ack, I refuse to look at the tickers you ladies have! I'm not under 4 months yet, it's honestly scary to see you gals are already there! Nooooo!

Lysh and Meechie, YAY for the dress! I shall post pictures with my face craftily hidden, I made an appointment for Friday afternoon! I'll finally be meeting with the potential florist earlier that afternoon as well! Yay finally!

Meechie, your engagement pictures are awesome (and whoa, what a fast turn-around)! I really like the middle one, both classic and funky!

auntieli, I got my shoes at Woodbridge Bridal Shoe Shop. I just looked, I don't think I see them online, I'll probably post a couple of pictures when I post my dress pictures. smile

I still feel really behind looking at where some of you ladies are. We're nowhere near ready to send out invites yet, still haven't gotten in touch with the photographer for engagement shoots... oh dear. Need to not panic, need to not panic!
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 16 May 2012 6:41 PM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
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We had the link to our pics within 12 hours!! And they are awesome!!
This one is hilarious... we're tools lol


Yes the pics were taken downtown Ottawa (Market and NGC) - it was lovely!
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 17 May 2012 10:35 AM
 10 Mar 2012
twosams
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Hey Ladies!

This is my first post.... My name is Sam, I have been with FI for almost 8 years. We have 2 little cuties together, 5 and 2.5yrs old and I have two older kids from my first marriage 12 & 13yrs old. He is an awesome dad to all four children!! We are getting married on September 29th... I can't believe that it is already just a little over 4 months away.....

I feel like I have sooo much stuff left to do... I have my venue, my hairdresser and my photographer booked. My cake is ordered, although I haven't decided on what the cupcakes will be yet. I have my dress and shoes, my girls dresses and shoes and my flowergirl dress..... I have some of my candle holders for the tables.... I know what I am doing for the "guest book", but I haven't bought it yet....

I am looking forward to getting to know all of you ladies and hearing about all of your ideas!

smile
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 18 May 2012 12:48 AM
 14 Sep 2011
 Vancouver, BC
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Ugh, i wrote a big response last night and thought i hit submit in time before my laptop died on me...apparently not!

Meechie i love your pictures...especially the last one! I'm all about silly photo's...life's too short to not have some ridiculous moments!


I got all of our invitiations out this week....2 weeks later than i wanted but i can breath a sigh of relief now! I just read your post Meechie about putting honeymoon registry inserts into your invitation package...i did this msyelf too. I don't think it's in bad taste at all...we're not asking for gifts or anything like that but merely answering the questions we'd get phonecalls over in advance wink

So im in a bit of a pseudo tiff with my fiance's groosmen- tell me what you think:

I want to be there to pick out the tux's for the wedding. So i'm trying to set up a time where all (or nmost of )the boys can get together with myself and my fiance to try some different styles on. Well apparently this is taboo.The guys are up in arms and think this is ridiculous. They say im supposed to pick the tux out on my own and then i get to see it for the first time at the wedding.
Am i the only one who thinks this is ridiculous?!

My fiance's friends definately ain't no Taylor Lautner look alikes and have some extra pounds of love around their body so it's not like i can pick out any tux and it will look good.

There's one groomsman in particular that's being a whiner about it and i want to throw my shoe at him im so frustrated!

So tell me, did you ladies go with a few of the men to try out different outfits and then picked one you thought worked well on most of them? Am i out to lunch on this?

My next things i'm looking for to purchase are the guest book and i've got to get my bridesmaid gifts in order! What are you all doing for your bm's?
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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
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 18 May 2012 5:44 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
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Welcome twosams! I have a 5 year old too wink Well he's almost 6 but that scares me haha

Jules - I had never heard of that tux "rule" before and honestly, if we don't help or look after it, it could be a gong show LOL. I went through some styles with FI and we went together to look at them. He made the final selection but we did it together. Now, I didn't have to deal with other groomsmen. His brother is the only other one standing and he's in California. He's also pretty much the exact same size as FI so that was easy. You could maybe lay out a few options for them and let them try it on together. They could make the final decision so that it would still be somewhat of a surprise to you, although that would cause me some anxiety tongueold

As for BM gifts, it's just my sister standing, but I got her a personalized pashmina on etsy (initial embroidered) in the exact eggplant of her dress ( LINK to pashmina), a pair of teardrop swarovski elements earrings (great groupon deal!), and I made her a clutch, a bouquet charm and hanger/shirt.
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 18 May 2012 9:06 AM
 24 May 2009
 Durham Region, ON
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Welcome twosams, it's great to have you here! smile

Jules, I haven't heard of that rule either, for me that would be the most uncomfortable method of picking the tuxes! Because I would want to make sure that the styles work on all of the guys before picking them, I don't want to pick blindly, say "that looks good, you're wearing this" and then possibly have them turn out to really not look good!

My guess, though, is that they don't want to go and try on like 20 different tuxes while you hem and haw about "maybe this one, no maybe that one" and them being stuck in hell, so that's why they're making that argument. From personal experience (and the experience of many guys that I've talked to!), they honestly just want to be told what to wear, they'll wear it, it's done. They don't want it to be a huge decision-making process. I only had FH and his brother to worry about, they saw 3 different styles on the mannequins, they both said "we like this one", tried them on, said "yeah it's good", and that was that!

Can you make a compromise? Pick out 2 or 3 styles with your FH before-hand, ask them to go with you guys to dry them on, let them know it will ONLY be one of those three styles, and heck even give them the option of "if the first one work's we'll just go with that!" Tell them that you want to make sure that they all look their best and by trying them on (and getting properly measured, that's a huge one!!!), you're preventing the big problems before they arise.

I'm kind of at a loss for what to do for my BM gifts. I'm tempted to buy them the jewelry they want to wear for the wedding and say "that's your gift", but I feel the need to do something more personalized instead. But they're all kind of different girls with their own sense of style and whatnot, I don't know what I could get for them that they'd all like... although I have to admit, I'm really liking the pashmina idea, Meechie. I'm very tempted to style that idea...
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 18 May 2012 2:42 PM
 24 Sep 2011
 Vancouver, BC
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Hi ladies! Remember me? I've been reading along but haven't had much time to post. This thread moves really fast, so it's hard to keep up! Plus I hate trying to type on my iPad, so I have to wait until I can use FH's computer. I'll try to do S/O's!

browntown-love the invitations! They're gorgeous! The colours are great and I love the design. How is your new place?! Are you sleeping there now? We moved into our townhouse 2 years ago and we've been renoing it ever since (while living here). We're almost done and I can't wait! I have had enough of the mess.

DayDreamer-so exciting that your dress is in! Another one who can't wait to see photos! Congrats on the awesome luggage sale. When are you thinking of taking your honeymoon? Are you debating between right after the wedding or later?

Meechie-love your engagement photos! They look great! How did your food tasting go? Also, I love the "advice rock" idea. We are writing guest's names on rocks as place cards, and we were thinking of doing advice rocks for the guestbook. Not sure yet though.

twosams-Welcome! It sounds like you've got a good start on things, I wouldn't worry about having tons left to do! You will get it all done. Feel free to post photos if you have any, we love photos smile

Jules-I've never heard of this "rule" either! I totally understand you wanting to be there to see what the tuxs look like. I just went with my fiance to look at tuxes (we already had one in mind that we liked), he tried it on, then he told his guys that that's the one they're getting! So all the guys went individually to get their measurements done (2 of them live in Calgary, 1 lives here). I think it's totaslly fine for you to go to "approve" their decision. I mean, you have to like them! I haven't really thought about bridesmaid gifts. We are paying for their dresses so that's definitely part of their gifts. I'm thinking jewellery or something but I'll talk to them and see what they're thinking. Do you have any ideas for the guestbook? I saw one on Etsy that I loved. It was a puzzle that everyone could sign! It's really expensive though, and I'm thinking, will people take the time to sign it? Congrats on getting your invites out! Ours have shipped so I think they should be here next week. Hopefully we can get them addressed and out quickly. Are you going over to the Island again before your wedding? We're heading over the first weekend of June to meet with a few people!

Hmm, what's new in the wedding planning department. Well I ordered a bunch of paper lanterns, and they look great! My fiance devised a way to light them for super cheap with LED lights, so I think they will look really good. I ordered a little ring dish off Etsy. We're not having a ring bearer but I think it will look nice for photos and I guess it will sit at the front during our ceremony! We have started looking at wedding rings but haven't made a final decision yet. I'm starting to think about wedding jewellery, I'm thinking a bracelet and earrings but no necklace... still on the hunt for a cheap-ish veil...

Anybody have plans for the long weekend??
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 18 May 2012 2:43 PM
 24 Sep 2011
 Vancouver, BC
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OMG. Is my ticker actually correct?! 3 1/2 months??? Yikes!
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 18 May 2012 11:14 PM
 23 Nov 2009
 Ottawa, Ontario
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Phew, glad to see I wasn't the one who ended the September thread!

Meechie - Glad your shower went well, I really loved the rocks, such a cute idea.
I also loved how your engagement pics turned out! My BIL and his fiance looked into Mark Cooper for their wedding coming up in January, they were really torn between him and Barbara Ann Scott! Your wedding pics are going to be beautiful!

DayDreamer - Isn't it such a relief to know that your dress is HERE!? Mine's hanging in my parents basement until I'm ready to book for alterations. The shop was low on storage space, so I just took mine home to free up some room for them.

twosams - Welcome! Sounds like you have all of the BIG stuff taken care of!

Jules44 - I'm not sure what you guys have on the west coast, but FH wasn't even given the option to try it on. We had to pick out of a catalogue. I went to help pick out THE tux, but not all of the guys were there, it was just FH and his brother. When it comes to rentals, I think they're used to all of the different body types, which is why they take, like, 20 measurements. They also said that they're all at least slightly adjustable.

TnT - Thank you! And, yes, we're in the new place for good now. Getting the washer and dryer hooked up (finally) tomorrow.. got out of the shower this afternoon and had to dry myself off with the last clean towel in the house, which happened to be the size of a tea towel. Yep, time to do some laundry. I'm actually going to do a quick video tour for a friend in the states, she wants to see it too, so I'll post the link to it when I get it uploaded, hopefully tomorrow! I <3 paper lanterns. With all of our dates creeping up, I can't wait to see photos of all of our hard work!

AFM - Going to pick up the invites on Monday, can't wait to see them in person. I'm whiny right now because my lips got sunburnt today while I was out in the yard. I assembled the new BBQ like a pro, and weeded the yard like it was my job, but now I hurt. Can't WAIT to sleep tonight and sleep in tomorrow morning! Long weekends are the best, but long weekends without plans are even better! What does everyone else have planned?
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 19 May 2012 7:15 AM
 10 Mar 2012
twosams
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We have a wedding to go to tonight... gotta finish assembling the kids outdoor playset today and visiting friends at their cottage tomorrow... No plans for Monday though, YEAY!!

Where did everyone get their invitations? I am looking for something pretty simple and I am hoping not to spend an arm & a leg smile
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 20 May 2012 1:35 PM
 24 May 2009
 Durham Region, ON
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TnT, glad to see you posting again! I know what yo umean, the thread moves so quickly! FH and I haven't firmly decided on when we're going, I'm wanting to go 2 or 3 days after the wedding when the newly wed feeling is still there, but FH wants to go like a month later so we have time to get used to living with each other before we go. So we're working on a compromise.

Browntown, yes indeed it is a relief to have my in! It's funny, before it had come in I kept referring it as THE dress, now that it's here and it's the one I'm going to be wearing it is legitimately MY dress! I get so excited thinking about it that way, haha!

AFM, I'll upload pictures tomorrow probably, I want to send them to my girls to see before putting them up online and I need to edit my face out of them too.

Ugh, the invites. I'm not sure if you ladies have seen my posts in the other threads, the short version is that we were planning on getting our invites done through Cards and Pockets, but that's busted because the RSVP envelopes are too small! Eek, I'm glad I found out now and not when we were waiting for responses to come in and having nothing come in, but it's a really tight timeline to get them figured out! We've got an appointment with Stephita Tuesday evening, before we go I'll need to call up the hall that day and figure out if they need just the number of each meal option per table or if they need to know what each individual person is eating, because that will change the invites drastically. Yikes.
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 20 May 2012 2:53 PM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
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I saw a set of invitations at Winners today that would have been PERFECT for us! They were handmade and fit our theme - of course they had 2 boxes left (50 each) but I couldn't put all my hard work down and buy them. They were only $12.99!!!
Ugh.

Oh well... I still love what I've designed but for the price, these would have been awesome.
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 20 May 2012 4:44 PM
 22 Jan 2012
 Ottawa
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It feels like forever since I've been on here. And judging by the amount of posts it has been.

Welcome twosams!! I have a date buddy smile!! Where are you getting married? How are you finding the planning process so far?

I feel behind when you girls are talking about engagement shoots and tux rentals. I haven't even thought that far ahead. I should probably get on the engagement photos. My SIL is doing them in Toronto since she is a wedding photographer there so I think she will have a pretty flexible schedule when it comes to us.

Daydreamer that is awesome about the dress. Cannot wait to see pictures.

Browntown I'm glad you are in your house now. It must be so exciting for you two with all the new things happening.

Meechie I love the Pashmina idea. I may just have to borrow that idea. I was trying to think of something different that wasn't just the jewelry.

AFM: I spent the last week addressing and putting together the invitations. Now all I have to do is mail them and they are off. I am so excited. I am ahead of schedule on this but I want to give everyone lots of time to book their plans since they are all out of town.

FI and I are looking for maple syrup jars for the favours and I am looking for where I can do personalized labels for the jars and candy apples.

I am also struggling with the song list for the church. I getting married at a Catholic church and have hired a wedding singer but I don't want the typical Catholic wedding songs. I want more modern and contemporary songs with words but I am not sure if my church will approve. I am going to put a CD together with some songs and send them to them and see if they will approve.

I hope everyone else is enjoying the long weekend and beautiful weather. FI and I are spending tomorrow planting vegetables and buying flowers. Fun Fun Fun
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 20 May 2012 10:59 PM
 10 Mar 2012
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Honey_Pie, we are getting married at a Marina in a little tiy town called Cocagne. We live just outside of Moncton, NB.

I am starting to stress a little bit. There were some things that we had to finish before we could pick a date and so we only decided on our date last week... I was hoping for September 29th, but I was getting nervous that I wasn't going to be able to pull it off, but yeay... it is offically our date!

So we have our venue booked now and the minister, my cake is being gifted by a close friend and I have my photographer booked as well.... I have my dress and shoes, my girls dresses and shoes and my flowergirl dress. Some of my table vases. That is about it....

I have to get a DJ (although FH wants a band) what do you ladies think of a band vs. a DJ?? I worry that sometimes the songs that we are used to hearing from specific singers aren't as good sung by someone else... KWIM?

I have to find a sample of an Adirondack love seat that I like... we are using a wooden love seat as our "guest book" and each of our guests will use a Sharpie marker to sign it and give us a little note from each of them... we will then varnish the love seat and use it in our backyard for year to come... and we can read the kind words from our guests....

I also NEED to get invitations soon... but from where??? I am trying very hard to pull this wedding together without costing me a fortune, but I want it to be wonderful and for everyone to have a great time. We have four kids and we are paying for this wedding on our own.

It is a great long weekend here, the temps are high teens to low 20's... let the summer begin!!
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 21 May 2012 12:04 AM
 24 May 2009
 Durham Region, ON
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Twosams, a pretty big factor that might possibly settle the band vs. DJ dilemma would be if the hall a) would even allow live music, and b) if the hall is built/has the acoustics to accommodate live music. We're having our reception in a fine dining restaurant, so it really doesn't have the acoustics to have a live band and still have it sound good. We were maybe thinking of getting a group of music students (string quartet?) to play for cocktail hour, we're not sure. But it's something to think about for sure. Otherwise, certain bands do cover popular songs from their iconic artists really well, don't write them all off until you hear them. You should be able to ask for a demo of their work when you're interviewing them.

For invitations, I've heard of plenty of people getting invitation kits at Michael's. I'm not sure where you're located, if you're around the GTA I recommend taking a look at Creative Bag, if you're not around here it's basically a wedding warehouse store that has a TONNE of wedding supplies at warehouse prices, they have a decent variety of wedding invitation kits which are reasonable. I've also seen some kits at Wal-Mart too.
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 21 May 2012 6:37 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
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I'm having such a hard time doing anything wedding work this weekend - it's way to flipping nice out!! FI and I did 50K on our bikes yesterday and plan on heading out again this morning. The last thing I want to do is be stuck inside working on invitations tongueold
(I also picked up a copy of 50 Shades of Grey - like I needed another distraction lol)

I am meeting with the "cupcake fairy" today to go over our cake plans. At least that's one thing I can check off the list tongueold
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 22 May 2012 6:45 PM
 24 Sep 2011
 Vancouver, BC
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Hi ladies,
Well our invitations are done printing and are finally on their way here! Here is a copy of our proof: (this is my first time adding a photo so I hope it works!)


In other exciting news, we picked out and put a deposit on our wedding bands! I ended up going with what I initially wanted, a sapphire and diamond band. I will wear the band on it's own a lot (can't wear my engagement ring to work) so I wanted something that looked really good on it's own. I forgot to take a photo before we left the store (so mad at myself!) so I'll have to wait till it comes in to take a photo!

We're still debating about favours. I think I've sold my fiance on making grape jelly. I found some 125mL mason jars at walmart today for $7.63/12, so I'm leaning towards those.

Browntown I'd love to see the video tour of your new place!

How was everyone's long weekend? Meechie it sounds like you had fun biking! And browntown I hope your lips are better. Ouch! Unfortunately I worked all weekend. Boo to shift work!

K crossing my fingers that the invitation proof works...
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 22 May 2012 6:46 PM
 24 Sep 2011
 Vancouver, BC
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Hmm I'll try again. I even opened a photobucket account just for this. If it doesn't work this time, I might need someone to tell me the steps again!


ETA: I deleted the photo! I got a bit creeped out by the lack of privacy. Anyone want to be part of a Facebook group?
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 22 May 2012 6:57 PM
 10 Mar 2012
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TnT... I can't open it frown

We are doing frech maple cream leaves for our favors.... I am excited... partly because I love them and it will be a treat if we end up with any extras...LOL!!

I found an invitation that I like, but I am looking for somehow to get it (or make it) cheaper... Has anyone used Zazzle.com? Do any of you know of online coupons? Or what they are like to deal with?
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 22 May 2012 7:33 PM
 10 Mar 2012
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I see it now TnT Very nice
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 23 May 2012 5:51 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
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Oooooh very nice TnT!! Me likey!!
I'm waiting for my prints to come in this week so that I can set up an assembly line back home this weekend lol
I revised and finalized the guest list and RSVP set up on our wedsite so I think we're good to go.
I'm having bridal shower No.2 on Saturday in my hometown (Pembroke). It's a Pampered Chef party which is so flippin exciting for me cuz I love to bake/cook.

We have our official wedding cake pop/cupcake flavours picked out: chocolate, vanilla bean, lemon curd and chocolate cherry (that one is for FI).
We're having a big cake pop stand instead of cake, with mini cupcakes as an alternate.

This is totally NWR but I made a sample invite for my son's bday party this summer and I love how it turned out! So does he wink

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 23 May 2012 11:04 AM
 19 Jan 2012
 Edmonton, AB
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I am glad that I am reading this post, I am realizing that I am not the only one who still has lots to do...or even seeing that I am a little ahead than other brides makes me feel better hehehe smile sorry ladies, but sometimes I wish all this can be over, it's supposed to be enjoyable not stressful...I do work out of town and is really hard to plan a wedding when you are home every 21 days

I wish I could have Creative Bags here in Edmonton...I am from Toronto but moved to Edmonton 1 year ago, my fiance is from here.

Did you do your food tasting already? When is the time to do it?

Hopefully by the time I come home for my days off my invitations will be ready.

I am looking for favor boxes, maybe will ask one of my girlfriends to buy them from Creative Bags and send it to me. I will check Michael's too, hopefully I can get a good deal!

For our favors I will have 5 Jordan Almonds,

JORDAN ALMOND TRADITIONS

Fresh almonds have a bittersweet taste, which represents life. The sugarcoating is added with the hope that the newlyweds' life will be more sweet than bitter.

ITALIAN WEDDINGS Five almonds signify five wishes for the bride and groom: health, wealth, happiness, fertility, and longevity. These almonds decorate each place setting as favors, tucked into pretty boxes or tulle bags called *bomboniere* that are often personalized with the couple's names and wedding date.

I never knew the meaning of 5 Jordan Almonds, even being European :)I will include a little note in the box for the guests explaining the meaning of this tradition:

Jordan Almonds for Thee

"Five sugared almonds for each guest to eat
To remind us that life is both bitter and sweet.
Five wishes for the new husband and wife --
Health, wealth, happiness, children, and a long life!"
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 24 May 2012 9:41 PM
 14 Mar 2011
 ON, Canada
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Yikes! Apparently not reading this thread for a couple days will really put you behind!

twosams - Welcome!

I love all of the invites posted so far ladies! I am kind of regretting not doing the invitations myself, as that is something I REALLY wanted to do, however, I do not think I would have had the time.

Meechie - your e-pics are great! And, that last one you posted was hilarious!

As for the tux conversation earlier: I went with FH to the suit place and I let him pick out the suit (pants and jacket) and I chose the colours for the vest and ties. It worked out perfectly as he got to choose the suit he wanted... and I got my hot pink ties smile After everything was picked out, FH sent off an email to all the guys with the style number and colours to get fitted for. It would have been way too much of a hassle to try to get all the guys together as they all live in different cities.

We have been debating on favours for quite some time now, and have finally decided to do a donation in lieu of the favours. We each chose a charity and we are donating to both of them. Our invitation person made us up custom tent cards to reflect it, and they match perfectly with the rest of our stationary!

TnT - glad you were able to find some lanterns!! I`d love to see them if you`re able to post a pic!

Everyone else - I am reading along, and love the ideas and hearing how much progress everyone is making! Can you believe that there are only 7 more days of May!! Some of us will be in the "under 3 months" very very soon!

AFM:

1. Wow - time seems to be moving faster and faster everytime i look at a calendar! When we first got engaged, I was worried that 1.5yrs was going to take forever to pass and now I just wish time would s-l-o-w down even the slightest bit! I am starting to get a bit overwhelmed with everything. Out of the 12 weekends in the summer, we`re already booked for 9 of them between my 2 showers, bachelorette, stag&doe, 2 weddings, and a few other events. I think we should petition for a couple more summer months, eh ladies??

2. Our invites will be done the first week in June! I think it will start to feel more real as we start getting some reply cards back!

3. My first shower is coming up soon on June 10! I've sneaked a peek at our gift registry to see if we had any discontinued items (happens very often!) and noticed that some of the larger items we really wanted have been purchased! It will be so nice to have a pot set as opposed to the mis-matched collection we are currently using!

4. All of the bridesmaid dresses have come in! And 2/4 have found dyeable shoes so far. My FSIL is working on making some matching bracelets for the earrings I bought for the bridesmaids. The dress is a 1 shoulder strap, so no necklace is needed.

5. My younger cousin is drawing us up a guest book tree! I had found a couple designs online and sent them over to her. She has done a rough sketch so far for us, and I am definitely excited to see the final project! Once I get it, I'll post a pic.

6. We are going to shop for our wedding bands tomorrow!! That will be another huge item off our list if we can choose them! smile

Have a great weekend everyone!
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 25 May 2012 5:53 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
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Lysh - I would sign that petition! Get it going already! lol
I too feel that time is FLYING now... a bit too quickly!

I got my prints from Vista Print (I sent my designs to be printed cuz it was uber cheap and saved me time!) so I've assembled all my pockets, envelopes, labels, etc... and I'm bringing them to my parents' place this weekend to set up the assembly line lol. I have another bridal shower there tomorrow (Pampered Chef - woot!) and afterwards I can get some help putting the invites together so I can meet my June 1 deadline. I'm so happy I did aim for an early date because we are now looking at buying a house and potentially moving in August!! We have a mtg with the bank today and we're hoping to see the house early, before the open house this weekend. It's gonna be a busy weekend!!
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 26 May 2012 10:26 AM
 23 Nov 2009
 Ottawa, Ontario
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twosams - Did you end up finding any place for invitations? I could be mistaken, but I think Michael's has a sale on all of their wedding stuff... it might even be 50% off right now! Even if it's not, you can download a 50% off coupon from their site right now.

DayDreamer - Were you able to sort your invitation stuff out?

honey_pie - I can't believe that you've already addressed your invites! You're on the ball! My goal is to have that done in about 2 weeks. Also in the same boat RE: Songs. I'm not Catholic, so I was pretty surprised at how strict they are when it comes to music choices, kind of disappointing. I had my heart set on one song, but I don't think they'll approve it. The lyrics should be fine, but it's definitely more of a rock song.

Meechie - Uhh.. 50k bike ride!? I don't know how you do it! Sounds like your meeting with the Cupcake Fairy went well? Those flavours sound soooo yummy. I LOVE anything lemon.

TnT - Your invitations look amazing! Love the colors smile

Lysh - Glad you got everything sorted out for the tuxes. I think your approach was the right one! FH gets the fit that he wants, and you get the colors you want! We did the same thing. The guys are wearing grey tuxes with apple green ties and pocket squares. Also, very nice choice with the favors! What charities did you choose?

AFM: I picked up the invitations on Monday (did I mention that already?), and I'm SO ready to finish them off and stick them in the mail. I bought some ribbon last night to tie around them, but I also need to dream up something to spruce up the outside of the pocketfold. It looks like it's missing something.

I'm almost done buying the vases for centerpieces, so I want to get in touch with the florist to see if they can put together a sample for me. I have a vision, but want to see what they think too.

Got a call from the decorator this week saying that she spoke with our venue and wants to make our wedding a featured wedding for her website, and will upgrade our linens for free. When she started talking about all of the changes she wants to make to the original plan, I started to panic. What she was describing was way too over the top for me, and the feel I was going for. I'm really not into crystals, or bling in any way. I like romantic, kind of whimsical, but crisp and clean looking. She was running in the total opposite direction. I really appreciate her thinking of us, and the offer to upgrade, but if those changes are what it's going to take to get the upgrade, I'll pass. I was seriously having heart palpitations over it.. could be because her phone call woke me up from a nap, and when I saw 'unknown number' I assumed that it was my sister calling from work.

In other news, the house stuff is coming along, but I've learned that I am not cut out for lawn care. I begged FH to hire a landscaper for next spring so it can be brought up to speed by a professional. I'm hoping to get everything cleaned up enough to do a quick video to show you ladies this weekend!

Hope you all get some time to go out and enjoy the beautiful weather today, heard that it's not supposed to be this nice tomorrow!
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 28 May 2012 7:55 AM
 10 Mar 2012
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We had beautiful weather this weekend. I found a promo for Vistaprint over the weekend where you pay $17 for a $70 coupon towards any sized order from Vistaprint. I ordered my invites (100), RSVP cards (100) and 140 address labels..... for less than $40!! I was so excited... I hope I am impressed with them when they arrive in 2 weeks..... yikes!

We went out and started looked at tux options, had FH finger sized so that I can order his ring online....

We spent yesterday afternoon visiting at a friends cottage, the weather was great!

What is everyone doing this week?
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 28 May 2012 10:25 AM
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 Durham Region, ON
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Ack, the thread moves too fast!

TnT, welcome back! Your invites look awesome!

twosams, I've used Zazzle to order T-shirts and other merchandise before (coffee mugs, aprons, customization things really), I didn't realize they also did invitations? I've only used it as a basic online storefront, it is pretty standard on that front.

Meechie, I am totally envious of your son, those birthday invitations are so freaking cute. I'm totally stealing that idea for when I eventually have kids.

Llaly, I never knew those candy-covered almonds had a name, I've just been calling them candy-covered almonds! It's neat to know that they are used for Italian weddings too; I'm Greek and have been to a few Greek weddings in the past so I'm familiar with the tradition, though rather than having exactly 5 we just have an odd number, because it represents the couple coming together as one "entity" (for lack of a better word), there's no "her's" and "his" anymore, but rather "ours", everything is shared between the couple... I hope I'm explaining that alright. :S

Llysh, wow that's a lot of updates! I know what you mean, time is just flying the closer we get to the big day!

browntown, we did get them mostly sorted! We went to Stephita for an appointment last week and put a deposit down! We're waiting on going for our tasting at the hall so that we can get our menu options finalized, once that happens we can get the wording/layout for the RSVP card finalized, and then send the wordings back to them to get a proof done. Then we go back and forth and tweak the invites, and then we'll put the order in. It will be tight(!!!), but we can do it I think!

Because I've been bad with pictures (ugh there is NO free time anymore!), here's what the basic invite we're going to be using. Our colours will be different (red and gold), and we might change the swirly pattern used, but that's the basic one.




AFM, I'm playing a not-so-fun game of email tag with the photographer trying to get an engagement shoot figured out. And as I mentioned earlier we've got our tasting next week. What else... we're going to hopefully gather up the remaining mailing addresses for our guests this week, finally get our registry figured out (visiting Home Outfitters, should we register for there AND The Bay? What do we register for?), and get our honeymoon sorted out (The Bahamas is back in the cards!).

There was one other thing... I don't remember what though...
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 29 May 2012 6:12 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
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Twosams - I used that same groupon to print my designs - it was cheaper and easier for me than printing at home! And they look fabulous (I used the linen paper - so nice!)

Daydreamer - I love that invitation! So classy and elegant smile

MY INVITATIONS ARE SENT! OMG.
Talk about anxiety!
Of course we also found out that our offer on the house was ACCEPTED!!
It was BIG night!!

Now time to sell... quickly!!
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 29 May 2012 6:50 AM
 10 Mar 2012
twosams
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Oh Meechie, that is great news!!

I woke up this morning and realized that it is 4 months from today!! How did that happen... I feel unprepared for the 4 month mark....

I think that the only "big" thing I have left to do is to get a DJ, I am waiting for one to email me back, hopefully today....
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 30 Apr 2012
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