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*MAR*
« on: June 16, 2008 09:55:04 AM »

Hello! I thought some other brides might find a couple things I did for our wedding helpful. One was I made my own version of the ubiquitous wedding planning book to keep us on schedule and the other was a scrapbook for the planning, to keep all those tidbits arranged for a look back later.

A) The Wedding Planner

I wasn't able to find a wedding planner on the market that suited my needs so I created my own. There are a few websites that were helpful, I just printed up the planning pages that I needed from them and added the ones that I needed but couldn't find. I printed up an inspirational picture and added letters. I carried this thing around with me to every appointment and interview I had during this period. It was my planning bible.



I put folders inside and saved every card we rec'd and marked on the back of each when I had finished writing the thank you. I never had to worry "Did I send Mr. & Mrs. Unnecessary Crystal Thing their thank you?", I knew I had if it was written on the back of the card. I kept one folder for each event. Local Wedding Shower, Michigan Wedding Shower, Chicago Wedding, Michigan Reception.



I added business card pages and could find anyone's business card immediately.
A very helpful $3 purchase.



I used these websites to print up pages that corresponded to our particular planning needs:
http://desenolab.toky.com/planner/timeline.html
http://www.howstuffworks.com/how-to-plan-a-wedding.htm
http://www.diybride.com/forums/index.php?sid=23829c1c58a0dbcc1c676f05f5a8a322

My particular binder had tabs & sections for all of these topics:
Marriage License Info, Budget, Financial Planning & Payment Dates, Important Phone Numbers, Ring/Jeweler Information, Florist/Flowers, Photographer, Rhearsal, Ceremony/Vows, Officiant, Reception Site, Seating Floorplans, Caterer, Baker Gowns/Alterations, Registrations Info, Shower, Brunch, Honeymoon, Rentals, Thank You's.

B) The Wedding Planning Scrapbook

This is fairly self explanatory. I had a lot of bits and bobs that I wanted to hold onto because I planned and designed and produced most everything for our wedding. In this scrapbook I kept copies of Save the Dates, Invitations, photos of us getting our marriage license, Engagement Photos, planning style sheets, photos of wedding showers & copies of invites, and I pressed flowers from my bridal bouquet and put them in glassine envelopes on a page with photos of our wedding flowers and my Mom and I creating the bouquets. I needed this extra scrapbook for all the things that just weren't in the scope of the wedding album and it made it possible for me to shove actual cards and notes into. This would be a GREAT thing to do for a bride if you're a bridesmaid, just save things along the way and photograph as many details as you can.

Cheap-o $5 scrapbook from the dollar store with one of our engagement photos in the front:


I kept buying scrapbook paper in each of our wedding reception's colours everytime JoAnn's or Michaels had a big sale and then just used whichever felt right:


These pages showed all the bits of paper I collected and swatches of fabric and inspiration ideas for the look of the wedding, I did this for both receptions because they were different colour schemes:
Chicago Wedding & Reception:


Michigan reception:


Copies of the invites, rsvps, menu, ceremony program:


Pressed flowers from the bouquet saved in glassine envelopes and showing us making them:


Newspaper clippings:



Shower photos and saved invitations:


Colour shift and second reception:


Second reception's invites, handmade:




Wow, if you made it THIS far, you're a real trooper!
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2008 10:09:15 AM »

wow  this is fantastic, im definately going to make a wedding planner like that for when im planning my wedding
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2008 11:53:59 AM »

Awesome, thanks for sharing this - it's now bookmarked!

Per the other thread, I found a really awesome binder on Etsy that was sold out. I contacted the seller about doing a custom one, but if I don't hear anything, I'm heading to Office Depot this weekend and getting the supplies to DIY. This post (especially divider topics) will be very helpful.
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2008 03:33:56 PM »

Why did I never think to check how stuff works.com?
helpful.   Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2008 07:11:34 AM »

Wow! I like this so much that I plan on making 3: for the bride, for her mother, and for me (mother of groom). Then we can plan on meeting up regularly and sharing what we found. We'll keep the bride's book as the main one, and the moms' books as idea collectors. We have time on our side, too: May 2009 is the target.
THANKS for sharing your wonderful ideas and beautiful wedding with us!

 
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*MAR*
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2008 11:08:08 AM »

I'm glad this idea could help y'all. I know that the planners on the market were worse than useless for my situation. BTW, I also did pocket style sheets for my Mother In Law to-be, with all the colours for both events, at her request. I didn't take pictures of them, but this is the basic premise; I took two blank folding greeting cards, glued & taped in all the different ribbon swatches, fabric swatches, paint colours, one for each of our receptions. So, when she went shopping to buy her Mother of the Groom dresses for our Chicago wedding and Michigan reception, she had the colours for each event right there in her purse and could say "yes, that works with the colours" or "no way!". That worked out wonderfully for her and she was BY FAR the most perfectly colour-matched person at both events. I was very impressed!
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*MAR*
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2008 11:16:28 AM »

Awesome, thanks for sharing this - it's now bookmarked!

Per the other thread, I found a really awesome binder on Etsy that was sold out. I contacted the seller about doing a custom one, but if I don't hear anything, I'm heading to Office Depot this weekend and getting the supplies to DIY. This post (especially divider topics) will be very helpful.

Kick it over here BabyPop!
(Sorry, I could NOT help myself!)
I can't wait to see the custom binder you come up with. That is a great idea!
I also invested in a three hole punch, I used it about a thousand times.
But, that depends on what sort of binder you end up with.
If you don't hear back from the Etsy seller you may also be able to find a binder with a paper substrate and could decoupage the cover to suit the bride.
Either way, this is going to be a very helpful, thoughtful and cool gift!
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2008 11:51:13 AM »

Well I will be working on this over the weekend and probably next week, too. The custom one at Etsy was going to be close to $75...which...it was beautiful and I know it would be worth the price, but that is just way out of my  price range.

However my sister and her fiancee are going back and forth about big wedding v. small wedding (he wants small, immediate family only....we have a LARGE immediate and extended family and are a lot closer to them all than he is with his, so my sister wants large)...I guess I can still do a binder for her that will get used either way. It is funny though b/c she only wanted me as a bridesmaid but he wants several men as groomsmen so she has to add more bridesmaids...what a pain.
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2008 07:48:36 PM »

Mar! I love your little scrapbook thingie. I'm always in awe of people who make really pretty scrapbooks, cuz mine always look stupid haha. And I'm really glad you listed all the sections in your book; I have a wedding binder that I never use cuz I just feel it's not very organized. Maybe I'll get off my arse tomorrow and do that. Yay for you! Smiley
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*MAR*
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2008 10:01:11 AM »

Thanks Kster! I don't know how "good" my scrapbook looks, but at least I was able to DO something with the little extras that I had collected through the process. It is a fun book to look back on, too. I still need to properly scrapbook the Michigan wedding shower. I sort of lost steam at that point! I am going to take it the next time we head to visit DH's family, because one of his Aunts is the ultimate scrapbooker. Maybe she can inspire me again and I can play with all her scrapbooking toys.

Hey Kster, I also wanted to tell you I finally got around to getting my husband and I's version of our wedding album done. I did this one on MyPublisher too. We just got it yesterday. 100 pages! The most you can do. But, it does encompass both our Chicago wedding/reception and our Michigan reception. So, there was ALOT to pack in there. Here's the link if you wanna check it out. It took me foreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeever to edit all those photos and lay everything out, but I am pretty pleased with it! So, when the time comes and you get to your wedding album, this is a lot cheaper than having your photographer do it and looks nice.
http://www.mypublisher.com/bookshelf/bookviewer.py?d=tq%3Ey-cppl%60je%3E3362543
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2008 12:28:25 PM »

GAH! *drools* OK, I've only got so far as the second page and I love it! The pic of you from behind with your veil? lurve. And your scrapbook looks, from what I can see, better than any I've done. Trust me. Smiley
I still have the MyPublisher program on my computer but haven't even opened it since downloading it on this comp hah.
OK let me go look through the rest Smiley
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Awwww Mar! I got all teary-eyed looking through that! I love all the pictures. The way you put it together is wonderful. I felt like I was there watching it. I saw (probably) all of your posts on here so I knew your wedding was awesome, but this book just makes me wish I had been there. So purty.
Did you do the little corner borders? I don't remember seeing those as part of the program, but I could definately be wrong.
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Was actually a picture of the marriage license, or did you draw it up/alter it? The only one I've seen in real life is my mom and dad's and their's looks nothing like that.
*squeal* I love it!
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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2008 02:12:53 PM »

Thanks! awww, if I could get you teary eyed, I wonder how my Mom will react??  Smiley  Oh, and it was a picture of us at the Cook County Courthouse downtown holding up our marriage license! So, it is the actual piece of paper, and us holding it. I had all these illusions (delusions!) of creating a beautiful one in the vein of the "ketubbah" style. I downloaded about a million different styles and was going to handpaint my own and have everyone sign it. Well, guess what got nixed when I came down to the wire! But, if you want some inspiration for beautiful ketubbah's, let me tell you, I've got the motherload, just PM me! I don't happen to be Jewish, but there is something about the romantic elaborate drawings that really speaks to me. Here's a favourite gallery of mine:
http://www.ketubbah.com/gallery.html

You are quite the trooper getting through that whole wedding album. My husband was actually there and he had a hard time the second time last night! ha. In order to get those little design things in the corners all you have to do is upload the "wedding" style, and those options will automatically load when you are building your pages. If I had had ALL the darn time in the world I would have designed each page in PowerPoint and uploaded them as full bleed in order to take advantage of the sheer massive size of each page.

Hey, is your maid of honour crafty? Maybe she could start collecting stuff for you and then at your bridal shower you could have your guests each do a page for you too. All the fun with none of the hassle! : )
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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2008 05:49:06 AM »

Hey all! I found this link yesterday w/ some more planner pages. I am not planning yet (okay, so I obviously am LOOKING at wedding stuff since I found this link... but that's not really planning, right?)... but rumor has it, I will be planning soon... Stay tuned! Smiley
Here's the link:
http://www.pashweddings.com/library/free-wedding-planner.php

And here's a table of contents that I may have accidentally typed up while I was not planning: (subcategories are in parenthesis)
1.   Planning Overview (Timeline, Calendar (google "free printable calendars 2009"))
2.   Getting started (Wedding vision worksheet, Wedding planning tips)
3.   Budget (Setting Priorities, Calculating Gratuities, Budget Worksheet)
4.   Attendants, Family & Guests
5.   Stationary (Newspaper Announcements, Save-The-Date Cards, Invitations, Table Places, Thank You       
6.   Ceremony (locations, officiant, Order of the Ceremony, Program, Seating, Processional, Music, Rings,    Vows, Receiving Line, Marriage license,
7.     Reception (Locations, Seating, Caterer, Decoration, Favors, Equipment Rental, DJ, Music, Special Dances, 1st Dance Choreography, Cake,
8.   Flowers & Dcor (Bridal Bouquet, Bridemaid Bouquets, Groom Corsage, Groomsmen Corsage, Mothers Corsage, Decorations for Church, Decorations for Reception)
9.   Appearance (Dress, Store, Fittings, Pick-up, Shoes, Veil/Headpiece, Undergarments, Garter, Hair, Makeup, Nails & Toes, Preserving the Dress)
10.   Wedding Party (Grooms Attire & Shoes, Bridemaid Dresses & Shoes, Bridesmaid Measurements, Groomsmen Attire & Shoes, Groomsmen Measurements/Sizes, Other Wedding Party Attire, Bachelor/ette Parties, Showers, Attendant Responsibilities)
11.   Gifts (Where to Register, What, Gift Log)
12.   Photography/Videography (Photographer,    Prices, Photo Checklist)
13.   Rehearsal Dinner (Location, Guest List, Seating, Gifts to Give)
14.   Transportation (To Ceremony, Ceremony -> Reception, Reception -> Hotel, Hotel -> Brunch, Brunch -> Honeymoon)
15.   Big Day Details
16.   Post-Wedding Brunch (Guest List, Food, Paper goods,
17.    Honey Moon
18.   Post-Honeymoon Wedding Bliss (Changing Names, Changing Addresses, Tax forms, Moving Company Info)
19.   Contact Sheets

I hope this info helps someone who is actively planning.. or even someone who is pretending not to be Smiley
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*MAR*
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2008 09:20:11 PM »

Linz, you are an AWESOME theoretical planner. Just think how thoroughly everything will be worked out once you have the ring! (precongrats!)  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2008 09:52:03 AM »

Wow!  If I'm 1/4 as organized I'll be patting myself on the back.  Good job!
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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2008 03:40:48 PM »

My planning book is huge and I never use it. You guys are making me want to reorganize mine now! Linz, your table of contents is trs inspirational.
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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2008 12:44:48 PM »

What a great idea! The scrapbook is so cool and they way it's organized it is pretty just to look at long after the wedding.
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« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2008 05:32:53 AM »

Well I can finally do this:

*print*

Smiley
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*MAR*
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2008 10:58:29 AM »

Well I can finally do this:

*print*

Smiley


CONGRATULATIONS LINZ! That's awesome. No more "theoretical planning" for you. From here on out it is all ACTUAL planning.
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« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2008 10:00:37 AM »

WOO HOO! Thanks! Smiley I have all of my stuff printed out and behind colorful dividers in a nice neat 3" binder. complete with pockets and of course the business card holder (brilliant idea). It's all quite lovely looking.

I met with a planner this morning and she complimented me on my meticulous (OCD??) organization. Smiley Even my hyper-organized fiance is impressed (although he mentioned when I came in w/ my binder "Really... you did this all in TWO days???" hehehe )

Good thing I started saving the stuff to print beforehand though... we're getting married this August! Smiley

 Grin
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*MAR*
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2008 11:46:07 AM »

"Really....You did all this in two days?" - haaaaaaaaaaaaaaha ha ha.
That is hilarious! Aw, boys are so cute.

Don't worry, you'll be grand, you'll be great. You've got nearly 9 months. I got engaged February of '07 and got married July of '07. If I can do it in five months, you could do it twice in 9 months - I have no doubt!

Can't wait to see your planning take shape. Be sure to post us lots of pics!
Have you been to Snippet & Ink yet? Ooooooh, inspiration land. I still go to look at the website for colour combo inspiration. I love the inspiration boards.
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« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2008 06:34:12 AM »

I was a little panicked about trying to plan (mostly b/c I work full time and go to grad school full time), but my fiance has jumped in head first and has been working on everything for me; contacting vendors & negotiating deals, researching photographers, etc. His mother is very "martha-stewarty" so she's all about helping with stuff as well. I am thinking that at this pace, we might have most of it planned by the end of my Xmas break from school. Smiley
To ask me, he made a fake "Save-The-Date" for our own wedding, which had the church & reception info (which he booked ahead of time!), so the hardest two things are already done.
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« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2008 11:04:33 AM »

Now THAT'S what I call confidence! He booked the church & reception hall before he proposed? Hmmm, sounds like it was a done deal! How cute too, making a faux save the date to propose. Sounds like you've got a sweet one that is creative too! Good luck with the planning vacation. (Christmas? What Christmas? This is our planning holiday break!)  Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2009 11:36:11 AM »

OK... this is how stupid I am. We've had a 3 year long engagement and with less than 3 months to go, I'm just now seriously starting to do stuff for the wedding.
So I figured, the first real step should be to get organized. Then Linz pulled this topic back up and reminded me, so I'm finally going to get started on reorganizing my binder.
I went to a bridal show yesterday with my fiance and got lots of business cards, so I tried to find a business card page... I hate Walmart. They never friggin have anything I need.
But yay, for finally getting organized and yay for having helpful craftsters to help! Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2009 11:31:00 AM »

I got my business card holder pages at Target, but they have them at Office Depot and Office Max. If you have either of those down there. hth
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« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2009 02:35:35 PM »

I think I got mine @ staples or office max... I've also become addicted to excel spreadsheets and have one set up for each and every type of vendor that I contact/email/visit website. It helps once the phone calls and emails get crazy so you can remember what you liked/disliked about each vendor and try to negotiate. 

I can email a blank worksheet if you'd like.

-Lindsey
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« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2009 11:46:18 PM »

hahah my fiance is a financial analyst so he uses Exel every day, and he was dissatisfied with the way I used Word for a spreadsheet-type thing, so he made his own in Excel. On a semi-related note, he's driving me NUTS. But thanks, that's a good idea! I really think that after tomorrow, I can chunk all the business cards we have anyway cuz we've decided where we want (finally! woo!) and they do pretty much everything. *sigh of relief*
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« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2009 05:37:41 PM »

So even though when my fiance proposed, he had the chapel & reception area set up - we ended up switching locations too. We're also going with a place that does it all. It's soooo much easier that way and honestly, I just don't have the time/patience for more in depth planning than what I'm doing already.
We both are spreadsheet geeks and had each venue that we contacted in an excel spreadsheet. Each time they offered a "deal" (free ceremony, free chairs, less cost per person, etc), we'd update the number in excel and it would calculate out the total for each place (incl tax/tip). It was nice to negotiate when you can say "well, that only saves us $300.."
p.s. - men can drive us crazy... this week he managed to get my ring lost in the mail after it was sent for resizing... let's just say that didn't go over well... thankfully i got my ring back, but sheesh!!
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« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2009 01:31:06 AM »

Well despite the fact that you guys have changed your location(s) it's still an awesome way that he proposed to you. I don't know about you, but I feel a lot better knowing that we went with a place that does it all.
Haha that's cool that you can put that stuff into a spreadsheet. I don't think my finace has thought of that, as a way to negotiate deals. We're not really ones that like to negotiate ANYTHING and pretty much just go with what ppl tell us to pay or don't buy it at all. We're lame.
So where did you end up booking?
Oh man, lost in the mail? I know how that feels! (Well, the losing part, not the mail part...or the getting it back part.) I'm glad you got yours back though. It's a horrible feeling to lose something like that.
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« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2009 01:45:37 PM »

Well we have to wait until Monday to confirm location & book (the owner is on vacation.. can you believe it???)
I'm looking forward to going to a place that does it all. I'll let you know once we have it finalized. Their centerpieces aren't ideal, but I don't care.. since I don't have to do them Smiley
I just want to be like a groom & show up and have it all done for me Smiley

As for negotiation - I TOTALLY recommend it. A lesson that someone taught me years ago was whenever someone tells you a price (no matter what it is).. ALWAYS say "I assume that's negotiable". You'd be amazed. That statement almost always results in a "Yes" or "of course it is!". I rarely pay sticker price on anything.

Hopefully next week I'll have more planned. I'm back in school as of Monday, but I'm hoping to get something done in between classes.

-Lindsey

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« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2009 04:57:59 PM »

Hahha "be like a groom and show up" I love that. At some points, I have definitely been wishing we had the money to use a coordinator so she could do it all haha.
Hey our place has centerpieces too, but I still am doing a few things... our table numbers will most likely be little laminated pics of us with the table numbers below, stuck in a clear vase with water and rocks. Sounds kinda lame but it looks neat.
Hmm really, no matter what it is? I worked at a bookstore and would occasionally have ppl try to haggle with me about the price, and I hated it cuz only the owner was allowed to do that. I get so nervous just thinking about negotiating prices.
I've had 2 mini-panic attacks since yesterday (coincidently, the day I started seriously cracking down on my wedding projects was also yesterday) and it suuuccks.
I just realized how off topic we are... So...scrapbooks. And stuff. Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2009 02:22:18 PM »

Yeah.. trying not to panic... that will probably fall through once school starts again on Monday...  Undecided

So back on topic - the binder is still super helpful. Even more so now that I'll be turfing off all of this silly wedding stuff onto my fiance starting next week and now he has a clear concise binder that lets him know what is does and what isn't.

-Lindsey  Grin

P.S. - I think Barry (fiance) wants to make table numbers too.. something about using names of places that are meaningful to us or something along those lines.. can you believe he has a knot subscription Huh hilarious Smiley
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BlueEyedTemptress
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2010 07:45:45 AM »

Hi Ladies - i can't believe i just found this site.  Thanks to all for the great inspiration on planning scrapbooks.  My best friend got engaged about 3 weeks ago and she is not happy with any planners (and in a slight panic about the sheer volume of stuff to be done).  So I decided I would make her a planner....then I panicked because I don't know what goes in one!  Thanks to all of you and your links and discussions I am finally ready to start crafting and typing!!  Just had to say thanks.
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stevesdiybride
« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2010 05:25:35 AM »

What a great Idea! Cheesy
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