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  1. Belated bridal shower/ combined hen & stag do images:

    Children's party style bridal shower:

    * * *

    * * 400  400


    It's a knockout competition on the Saturday afternoon:

    400 400 400

    400 400 

     

    Night out (joint stag and hen) on the Saturday night- I organised a scavenger photo hunt for added silly photos:
     

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    400 * *

     

     

     400  400 400 400 400

     

     

    BBQ on the Sunday:

    400


  2. Okay, so I fly out for my wedding NEXT Saturday. So... with 9 days to go, I'm wondering, what did brides do in these final hours? 

     

    Here's my list- I'd love it if people could add to it to help out future brides (and me!) who are so close, yet still feel so far!

     

    1. Hairdressers is booked, as is a beauty appointment for my nails.

    2. Luggage is packed (mostly) and weighed.

    3. Emails of correspondence with vendors are due for printing.

     

     

    Kim xxx


  3. Originally Posted by itsjuliez View Post

     

    I agree! But he's one of those people that will wear as suit when needed no matter the temp outside - so we'll see!

     

    Haha, completely the opposite of my FI. He'll be out of his suit jacket and tie as soon as the ceremony's over, no doubt!


  4. Originally Posted by itsjuliez View Post

     

    love the suit your FI picked out - mine wants to wear an actual suit! ugh lol. Hopefully I can convince him to wear something like this.

    Congrats too! Everything looks great!

    Thanks :)

     

    Haha "picked out" might be a bit of an overstatement. "Had it put in front of him and said 'yes'" would probably be more accurate.

     

    Your FI sounds like a glutton for punishment! I think the linen suit is going to leave Adam sweltering enough as it is.


  5. Originally Posted by brownsugarbride View Post

     

    You are amazingly crafty and I loved reading about you and your FI's love story! I am so looking forward to seeing photos of the big day!

     

    Thanks so much. We can't wait either- getting a bit more stressed as we get ever closer though!


  6. Originally Posted by Miss J View Post

     

    I absolutely adore your "something old". I was just looking at something like that the other day, looks fabulous in a bouquet!

     

    Thanks, I love it too; they're such a nice personal touch. Plus, I can keep it as a pendant to wear after the wedding :)

     

    Originally Posted by Peach View Post

     

    Hi. I remember noticing some of your posts when you first got engaged, and I was impressed then. 

     

    Now? All I can say is WOW. I LOVE your style, your creativity, your projects, everything!!! I am SO impressed! Awesome job, and please keep posting in your final countdown! 

     

    Oh, and congrats! :)

     

    Thanks, it really is all starting to come together now :D. Can't believe it's finally just around the corner.

     

     

    Also, my passport pre-departure booklets have been sent out:

     

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    Also, this weekend saw my Bridal shower/ Bachelorette party. Pictures to come soon!


  7. We're not having anything you'd class as 'big' either side of the pond. The DW is our 'big' event, though there will be 14 of us and then we'll be having a casual get together at our apartment afterwards, as FI's Dad unfortunately can't make it out there with us. 



    My 'something old' arrived today- photos from my parents' and grandparents' weddings to be attached to my bouquet:

     

    **

     

    Here's my home made sand ceremony frame:

    *


    My Dad's tie decoration:

     

    *


  8. So, there have been lots of developments in my wedding planning process, as we get steadily nearer to the Big Day! :D.

     

    Last month I bought my wedding dress (please excuse the bad hair and silly look on my face)

    700

    It was a wonderful day with my Mum, Sister and estranged Grandma. It also felt like my Granddad- who I was close to, but passed away when I was young- was with us: In my dress I wanted a few thing: flowers and poofy. Not only did this fit those bills, but it is also by my fave designer (It's a Maggie! :D), in my size AND 50% off! It only cost £500 ($700). He was definitely looking down on me :).

     

     

    I also picked up a 'backup/TTD' dress, as I realised there was no way my main dress would fit in anything other than main luggage for the flight.

    *

     

     

     

    My little sister has also had her first bridesmaid fitting:

     

     

    700

     

     

     

    And my Mum has ordered her MOB dress:

     

    700

     

    This is how I've decided I want my hair:

    700

     

     

    There were some excess bits from my wedding dress, so I used them to create a new hair flower:

     

    *

     

     

    I've created 'Mr' & 'Mrs' chair signs:

    *

     

    And direction signs:

    *

     

    And a Thank you sign (sorry it's upside down!):

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    I also created a 'Shoes Optional' mat 

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    I decorated a ring box:

    *

     

    I created floral wrist corsage bracelets for my Mum and my Mother-in-law, and decorated boxes to go with them (please excuse the missing letters!)

    ***

     

    We decorated our bubba kegs, which we picked up for a pound in our local "dollar store":

    **

     

     

    And purchased hangers from a fab British Etsy seller, whose details escape me at this moment in time. 

    **

     

    Barefoot sandals were handmade for myself, my mum, and my two bridesmaids, as well as cards for them to be attached to:

    **

     

    We decorated boxes for cuff-links for our Grooms-men and my Dad

    ***

     

    We also purchased a watch for the Best Man- which retails at £60, but we paid £15 for:

    *

     

    We decorated our sparklers and created match-books:

    **

     

    Designed menus (purple for carnivores, turquoise for vegetarians)

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    And a cake wrap:

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    A now has matching shoe soles to my 'I do' ones:

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    After a complete cry-fest at our best friends' wedding (our bridesmaid and bestman) I decided to invest in a nice hanky

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    Welcome booklets for when people get to the resort:

    **

    Decorated the ties for our Grooms-men:

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    Sorted CDs for our OOT bags:

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    Bought a handkerchief for my Mother-in-law, who is also a known crier:

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    More decorations:

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    Glow Sticks for the reception:

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    I'm sure there will be things I've forgotten, so I'll probably be back sooner rather than later, but if anyone has any questions, ask away- I'm more than happy to help!

     

    Happy DIYing!! :D

     

    Kimi x


  9. Originally Posted by Butterflies View Post

     

    Hi ladies!

    We are back from our wedding and it was a great experience, the wedding was lovely!!! and Jenny and Yana were great! I posted the wedding review with pictures in this part of the forum:

    http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/dreams-la-romana-resort-spa-all-inclusive/reviews/7258

     

    Let me know if you have any questions and I'll be more tan glad to help. And I know other brides said it over and over again, but I'll repeat it: you have nothing to be worried about, Jenny and Yana will really make the best with the decorations and any other idea that you may have.

    So my advice is to enjoy the preparations before the wedding! for me the preparation months were full of great moments, like when I asked my closer friends to recommend some hot songs and latin music (we provided most of the music to the DJ in a pen drive), or when I did with my fiance a funny photo shooting six months before the wedding, which I then used to create our photo-album-guests-signature-book, or the excitement and the tearful eyes of my friend when I found the right wedding dress!... and now I treasure those memories together with the ones from the day of our dream wedding cheesy.gif So enjoy every part of the process!!!

    Congratulations, Butterflies! Your wedding looks beautiful and is making me all the more excited! Thanks so much for the review- it seems like an age since we last had one.

     

    Can I just enquire as to when you received your quote for your wedding? We're currently about 10 weeks from flying out there and I'm worried I'm getting a bit bridezillary about the lack of one. 

     

    Thanks,

     

    Kim x


  10. Originally Posted by Butterflies View Post

     

    Hi ladies!

    We are back from our wedding and it was a great experience, the wedding was lovely!!! and Jenny and Yana were great! I posted the wedding review with pictures in this part of the forum:

    http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/dreams-la-romana-resort-spa-all-inclusive/reviews/7258

     

    Let me know if you have any questions and I'll be more tan glad to help. And I know other brides said it over and over again, but I'll repeat it: you have nothing to be worried about, Jenny and Yana will really make the best with the decorations and any other idea that you may have.

    So my advice is to enjoy the preparations before the wedding! for me the preparation months were full of great moments, like when I asked my closer friends to recommend some hot songs and latin music (we provided most of the music to the DJ in a pen drive), or when I did with my fiance a funny photo shooting six months before the wedding, which I then used to create our photo-album-guests-signature-book, or the excitement and the tearful eyes of my friend when I found the right wedding dress!... and now I treasure those memories together with the ones from the day of our dream wedding cheesy.gif So enjoy every part of the process!!!

    Congratulations, Butterflies! Your wedding looks beautiful and is making me all the more excited! Thanks so much for the review- it seems like an age since we last had one.

     

    Can I just enquire as to when you received your quote for your wedding? We're currently about 10 weeks from flying out there and I'm worried I'm getting a bit bridezillary about the lack of one. 

     

    Thanks,

     

    Kim x


  11. Now that I can at LONG last say that I am getting married this year, it has propelled me forwards with a whole range of new crafty projects:

     

    1. My shoes:

     

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    2. The revamping of my K & A letters for the sweetheart table: 

     

    700 (before)

     

    * (after)

     

    3. My Photobooth chalk board:

     

    * (before)

     

    ** (after)


  12. A couple of weekends ago I tidied up my craft/ wedding room and repacked all of my wedding bits.

    Bubble machines for the reception: 400

     

    Straws and photobooth bits: 400

     

    Candles: 400

     

    Soooo many candles!: 400

     

    Sand bags for leading to the make shift "dancefloor": 400

     

    More sandbags: 400

     

    Pre-rolled luminaries: 400

     

    Luminaries: 400

     

    Reverse of luminaries: 400

     

    Some more photo booth bits: 400 400

     

    My bracelet, still not decided whether to wear it or not: 400

     

    Luminaries place 'names' for the sweetheart table: 400

     

    Chair ties for mine and FIs chairs: 400

     

    FI's getting ready t-shirt: 400 Reverse: 400

     

    Best man's getting ready t-shirt: 400 Reverse: 400

     

    Eco-friendly sky lanterns: 400

     

    Photo booth back drop: 400

     

    Turtle brooch from MIL: 400

     

    Craft table with some incomplete projects: 400

     

    More decs for the gazebo: 400

     

    The result of my first ever play about on a sewing machine: 400

     

    My craft room (the bit without the piles of boxes and suitcases :P400


  13. As promised, but a little delayed, the contents of my 'Wedding Survival Kit' mini bags, that will make up part of my OOT bags:

     

     

    700 Front of our playing cards.

     

    700 Playing cards - reverse. Including details of one of our fave cardgames.

     

    700 Tablets (paracetamol, immodium etc.)

     

    700 Luggage tags.

     

    700 Hand Sanitizer

     

    700 Lanyards

     

    700 Reverse of lanyards: Spanish phrases

     

    700 Postcards (free from Vistaprint)

     

    700 Magnets.

     

    700 Lip balm

     

     700 The finished product

     

    700 The reverse side

     

    700 Close up.

     

     

    Kim

    x


  14. Originally Posted by Tulumbride2013 View Post

     

     

    When is it coming in? I wanna see some pics when it does!

     

    It's due at the end of this month! I'm very excited and a bit nervous!

     

    I will DEFINITELY be posting lots of photos, though none of me in it as I'm still losing weight.

     

    Hopefully it will come out nicely...

     

     

    Below are pics of my survival kits. They include 

    hand sanitizer, 

    playing cards,

    postcards,

    door hanger,

    paracetamol and imodium,

    insect bite cream,

    lip balm,

    a lanyard,

    a luggage tag,

     

    and they're all tied together in lovely organza bags.

     

    700

     

     

    These are going to make up part of my OOT canvas bags that I'm hoping to get embroidered some time soon!

     

    Happy planning xx


  15. Suit trousers arrived for groomsmen today. Now just waiting for FI's suit (as we ordered it from a cheaper alternative). I'll post photos when it finally comes through.

     

    My BM will be visiting later this month so I'm excited to get piccies of her in her dress, since they were ordered online and she hasn't yet tried it.

     

    FI and him BM's cufflinks arrived today:

     

     

    700 Purple to match my girls.

     

    700 Turquoise turtles to match our theme.

     

    Below are a couple more DIY bits that we've been working on:

     

    700 Our door signs as well, as guests' favours for our OOT bags. 

     

    700 Door signs along with our mug labels and OOT bag labels. They'll be attached with ribbon nearer our date. 

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