DIY Wedding
May 9, 2009

My DIY Card Box

So instead of spending $100+ on the card box I wanted earlier. I decided to give it a go and make an attempt making my own.

I spent about $15 on the black fabric, the 3 round boxes came to less than $10 (London Drugs), I already had the black feather boas and left over damask fabric from my table runners.

I wish that I would have bought square boxes instead of round. It was hard to get the fabric on with out lumps/wrinkles/folds.

Oh and the inside looks like a hot mess.. good thing no one will be seeing that..lol
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Black DIY Wedding My DIY Card Box
Black DIY Wedding My DIY Card Box
Bridesmaids
Apr 29, 2009

Jr. bridesmaid dresses have arrived!

I ordered my dresses on April 24th and they arrived today. They were shipped from California to BC. I didnt have to pay any duty or taxes either.

I totally recommend candygirldress.com and cottoncandydress.com (same store but different websites). The dresses are very well made and the customer service was great. Although the 2 sites are the same store, I did notice that the dresses on candygirldress.com were about $20 cheaper than on cottoncandydress.com. I ordered from candygirldress.com.

Now I cant wait for the Jr. bridesmaids to try them. They should be coming down for a visit near the end of May.
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Black Bridesmaids Jr. bridesmaid dresses have arrived!
My Flowergirl
Apr 27, 2009


Here is my flowergirl wearing her flowergirl dress. Mind the tear drops at the bottom of the dress. She was crying up to the point of us taking pictures. She will be turning 2 on the day of our wedding.
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Black My Flowergirl
Black My Flowergirl
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Wedding shoes
Wedding shoes
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Bridesmaids
Apr 24, 2009

Ordered my Jr Bridesmaids dresses

I finally was able to make a decision on the Jr. Bridesmaids dresses. In the end, I ended up ordering the dress that I saw online in January. I should have just ordered it then. Here is hoping this experience is a lot better than my experience with the flower girl dress (Thats a whole other update)
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Black Bridesmaids Ordered my Jr Bridesmaids dresses
Wedding Flowers
Apr 24, 2009

Shephard Hooks

Bought my shephard hooks for the pew balls last night. I went to Canadian Tire last night looking for some planter boxes and I saw them. I texted my FH to see what he thought. He called his dad, and his dad said to buy them and he would pay us back. We got them for $14.99 each. His dad figured by the time everything was done it would have cost him about $20 per hook to make.
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Shephard hook
Wedding Flowers
Apr 19, 2009

1 down... 11 more to go!

I started my flower pomanders to line the aisle for the ceremony. This was alot more time consuming than I thought it would be. Maybe the next 11 will get done faster.

I picked up all my supplies at various dollar stores in town. I have cleared 2 stores of all the ivory roses that they had in stock. Right now I have enough supplies to do 3 more pomanders. There will be about 100 roses on each ball.

Price break down

6 inch styrofoam ball - $2.99 at dollar store. $5.97 at Wal Mart
1 bunch ivory roses (6 roses per bunch) x 13 bunches - $13.00
1 bunch ivory roses w/ tulle (6 roses per bunch) x 3 bunches - $4.50

The shepard hook pictured is not the ones that I will be using. My future FIL said that he would make us some.
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Black Wedding Flowers 1 down... 11 more to go!
Black Wedding Flowers 1 down... 11 more to go!
Black Wedding Flowers 1 down... 11 more to go!
Wedding Flowers
Apr 18, 2009

Bouquets have been ordered

Another thing accomplished =)

I finally decided on the bouquets I wanted. The budget doesnt allow for real flowers and flowers werent a big deal for me. I am hoping these flowers dont look too fake. I guess I will find out in about 20 days.
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Black Wedding Flowers Bouquets have been ordered
Brides Maids Dresses
Apr 9, 2009

They have arrived!

Yay! The brides maids dresses have arrived a month early. They look awesome and they were the right colors. I highly recommend using Netbride. They are very quick at answering questions and the prices are great.
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Black Brides Maids Dresses They have arrived!
Rant!
Apr 7, 2009

Do online vendors not check your color preference before shipping out your order?

I am having the worst luck ordering items online.

Finally I found some black 90x156 table clothes on efavormart.com. The came in stock on April 1st. I ordered right away and I received my shipment yestearday.

I drove across the border as I only live 20 min away from the states. I pick up the package and open it right away only to find that they sent white table clothes not black. I got a return shipping label right away and sent them back for the color I ordered. I verified with them that they still had black ones in stock and they confirmed that they did. I just checked their site and they are sold out til April 22nd. I am so peeved right now!

I get home from work today and I received the flower girl I dress I ordered on March 25th (flowergirlprincess.com). I opened it up and guess what? Yep.. its the wrong color. Not the wrong color of red that I was fearing but totally the wrong color. Its a gold dress w/ bronze trim and sash.

I thought ordering online was suppose to be easy and convenient. My brides maid dresses are due to arrive in 9 days. Lets hope that order was right.
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Black Rant! Do online vendors not check your color preference before shipping out your order?