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mrspfafftobe last won the day on May 12 2017

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  1. I know this an old thread but I wanted to share some post-wedding DIYs! Here is a shadowbox I put together with mementos from our wedding day. Included is our invitation, invitation envelopes (we actually sent one to ourselves to see how it would go through the mail, lol), cake topper, my hair flower, my earrings (sorry for the glare from the glass!), cocktail napkin, wedding ceremony program (all of our guests' names are listed on the back so this was super special to save) and our dinner menu. I love how this turned out and I love seeing it every day! The shadow box itself is from Hom
  2. Here is a breakout of our budget. We also took a honeymoon in Punta Cana which we paid for with a honeymoon registry and cash gifts from the wedding (about $5,000 total). This includes absolutely EVERYTHING we bought or paid for from day 1 - we literally saved every receipt and it's all included here. For reference, we had about 60 people and the wedding was not at an all inclusive resort. All in all, it was money well spent. We had a lovely wedding, much nicer than the money would have got us in Boston where we live. My one budget "regret" is the photographer, which is funny because i
  3. Thank you! Of course I'd be happy to share The bigger font with our names is called Aphrodite Slim Pro. The smaller one is called Scala Caps. Neither of them are standard fonts, but you should be able to buy them at a place like myfonts.com Hope that helps!!
  4. Hi diddles - thanks for sharing this very valuable information. Esencia was our #1 choice for our wedding last year, but they wanted about a $25,000 deposit to save our date, which we just couldn't do. We were saving money and getting money from our parents month-to-month, and just didn't have the cash to pay that lump sum understanding we had other vendors and services we had to pay for up front too. I don't know if this is still their policy, but they wanted us to pay for 50% of ALL of the guest rooms for the 3-day buy out, then as our guests book they would transfer the room deposit to our
  5. Hi elissae, We packed the matchbooks in our checked luggage and didn't have any troubles (they were the strike anywhere kind, too!).We thought they were prohibited but just hoped for the best - worst case scenario they would take them from us. All in all they only cost us like $10 so I wasn't worried. Maybe because we did the custom covers and they didn't look like matchbooks and they didn't notice them? We checked 9 bags total to bring with us. We got caught up in customs for a long time while they searched everything, but they were mostly worried about the value of the items an
  6. We just got our pictures back from our December honeymoon shoot with Karina Jensen and we couldn't be happier. I love how her images are so soft and romantic. I'm not sure if it her her shooting style, editing style, or both - but I really love it. As I said before she was super fun and nice and great to work with. Here is my favorite pic:
  7. Thanks!! We bought the cards banner on etsy from a seller named LazyCaterpillar. She is really awesome and her work equally as great! We also bought a larger "Mr. & Mrs." banner for our sweetheart table, and we bought a "Merry Christmas" banner for the holidays from her as well. Here is a link to the cards banner on Etsy and a picture of the sweetheart banner: https://www.etsy.com/transaction/78571323
  8. I know this post is old, but I just found some other pics of my DIY projects so I figured I would add them. These are our koozies that we gave to guests at the welcome cocktail reception. These were a HUGE hit with our guests and most people kept them around and used them for the rest of the wedding weekend. We ordered extra and just kept them out on the pool bar all weekend. We obviously didn't manufacture the koozies but we did the custom design to be printed on them. (The other side not pictured had our monogram.) Here is a closeup of our seating chart that I
  9. My husband and I just had a honeymoon photoshoot with Karina Jensen at Sivory Punta Cana today. She was so nice and fun to work with! She was great at finding the perfect locations and lighting and was really helpful in suggesting poses (we needed a lot of guidance in that area!). Overall it was a great experience and we're looking forward to seeing the photos! Will post when I get them
  10. E Exactly - where there's a will there's a will there's a way! Great job being resourceful and innovative to save up some money. The three or four months leading up to our wedding almost our whole paychecks went to the wedding fund and we put pretty much everything else in our life on hold (except the mortgage of course!) and lived very frugally. All in all we paid for about 1/3 of the wedding ourselves. Our budget initially included a small AHR in both of our hometowns but those were the first to go when we extended the budget for the DW in Mexico. Plus we did so much planning for the DW I
  11. A while back I posted in this thread that our budget was $40-45,000. All in all we ended up spending about $55,000 on the DW in Mexico. As we got closer and closer to the wedding I found so many things that I was not willing to compromise on and just decided to spend the extra money to have my dream wedding. I would not have changed one thing except for having to pay the hotel $2,000 for rooms that didn't get booked. Our wedding was at Le Reve and we did a buy out for all 25 rooms and our contract required us to pay for any rooms that didn't get booked. Although we had 65 guess, many stayed at
  12. Here are the contents of the too much fun kits along with where we bought the items: E-A-R Classic Earplugs, Pillow Paks, Uncorded, Foam, Yellow, 30 Pairs/Box - iBuyOfficeSupply.com Gojo PURELL Sanitizing Hand Wipes - iBuyOfficeSupply.com Johnson&Johnson Mini First Aid Kit - iBuyOfficeSupply.com Johnson&Johnson Motrin IB Pain Reliever - iBuyOfficeSupply.com Pepto-Bismol Pepto Bismol Tablets - iBuyOfficeSupply.com PhysiciansCare Antacid iBuyOfficeSupply.com PhysiciansCare Non-Aspirin (Acetaminophen) - iBuyOfficeSupply.com Single-Dose A-D Caplets, 36 Doses/B
  13. The font is called Aphrodite Slim Pro. I don't think it's a standard font on most word processing or design software, but you can get it at sites like www.myfonts.com
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