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Andi's SUPER LONG planning thread - WITH LOTS OF PICS!

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Wow…I know almost everyone says this but I seriously can’t believe it is almost time for me to leave! This forum has been a complete life saver, LITERALLY every idea for my wedding has come from someone on this forum and I can’t thank you all enough. So please know that if I used your template and don’t mention your name I am sorry…but VERY thankful! Be warned this thread is long but I was able to get so many great ideas from everyone here that I thought it was only fair to share every detail of what I ended up with!

 

Before I get into what you all really want to see I first want to thank Tammy for creating such an amazing place for all of us! So many people have helped me along the way I really wouldn’t know where to start in naming names to thank everyone for their ideas and inspiration! I do though want to give one big thanks to all of the other Las Caletas brides wink.gif if it wasn’t for you all I would not even know that such a special place even existed!

 

Ok ok, on with the goods!

After reading all the posts about the boarding pass STD’s I decided to tackle my very first DIY project. Looking back on them now…I would have done a lot of things differently on them but overall I was really happy and all of our family and friends loved them!

http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t22679

 

The next big thing I did was our invites a few months later…these were DIY too and I think turned out well especially considering I am not a crafty person at all!

http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t31934

 

Pre-Travel Packet, mailed about a month ago. Included a brochure ordered from VistaPrint, luggage tags that I made and a letter with some info I forgot to put in the brochure!

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Here is my dress, it is a Maggie Sottero Philipa. I had the neckline altered into a sweetheart and am really excited about the way it turned out. Here is the thread with pics of it when I ordered it

http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t27968

I only have a couple (not very good pics) of me in it all altered!...my mom was more concerned that day with learning how to bustle it than taking pics of me in it!

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My racing checkered flag garter is from esty seller – GarterLady

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Gifts:

Gifts:

Personalized Tshirts for our grandmas and moms – ordered from Vistaprint, they say “grandma of the groom†“mother of the bride†etc:

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Personalized Hankies for Grandmas, moms and my dad – ordered from etsy seller mollyandmom (she was great to work with by the way!)

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Wristlet purses ordered for the girls going to Las Caletas with me for the day! – ordered from etsy seller loveamarie – they are soooo cute, I even bought one for me!

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BPic book for FI! I really canâ€t wait to give this to him…I might give it to him the day before the wedding so I can have my camera ready to catch his reaction!

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Wedding Day Card for FI from MyPublisher…this is so cute too, I tied signs around our dogs that say “please marry our mommy todayâ€.

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YEP....STILL MORE! smile29.gif

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We do not have a wedding party, just a flowergirl and ring bearer…here is her attire:

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And she will wear these flowers in her hair, ordered from etsy seller PrettyBabyBowtique, these shipped fast!:

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And I went a bit crazy on getting stuff for her..she is a girly girl and is so proud of being the flowergirl…I got her a tshirt from customizedgirl that said “in charge of the petals†she will wear that on the plane. I forgot to get a picture of that shirt before I gave it to her.

I have swimsuit cover-up for her and a flower tank top that I made:

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This is her special OOT bag, that she will be able to carry to Las Caletas on the morning of the wedding. The bag is from JUST EMBROIDERED TOTES :

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Here are some of the extras for her bag:

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Our ringbearer is 10 and I had a hard time getting him “cool†things…there was no way he would wear a “ring bearer†tshirt so I didnâ€t even bother. I did get him some cologne, shirt and adidas bag… then when we get there I hope to get him a boogie board to use in the ocean because he is really getting into surfing

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The kids will also get these goodies in their bags – includes magic cards, beach balls and other fun pool/ocean stuff!

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OOT Bags

I bought these bags about a year ago at target and added my own tags…these were the biggest challenge to pack! I have a big box of them…

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OOT Contents:

Contents include sunscreen, gum, photoshare card, shout wipes, yankee candle car freshers (for when they get back), bug repellent wipes

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Personalized candles (I randomly found these at a bath and body works outlet for $2 each then added my own flair!)

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Aches & Pains packs – includes Tylenol, Dramamine, immodium (in the cute montezumas antidote envelopes, pepto and band aids

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Personalized chapsticks – the labels say “it started with a kiss now it has come to this!†- sorry this is a bad picture but you get the idea!

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Notepads that I added our monogram to (bought at the dollar store $1 for a pack of 3)

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DIY Keycard/tip holders:

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Playing cards (template from MarieSam!)

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Personalized matchbooks – some will go in the OOT bags and then some will be at the reception because we will have cigars there!

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STILL MORE COMING...

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Wedding Day stuff

My embroidered Hoodie – Hoodie from Old Navy then I took it and had it embroidered at a local shop in Denver.

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DIY Tears of Joy packets, will be on each chair at the ceremony along with maracas for our guests to shake at our first kiss

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Las Caletas color changing cups – we will have these at the bar during the reception –ordered from VendoDirect and split and order with other LC brides!

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Pashminas for all of the ladies –

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Eat, Drink and be Married cocktail napkins –

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Sign for Postcard guestbook table, we will get postcards when we get to PV for this:

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Sign for tequila tasting table at reception…this might have been a bad idea but it will be fun!

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Andi, I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see your pics (for more than one reason!)

 

Don't you love how we all end up buying the BM gifts for ourselves? I did this too! Have a blast!

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I blinged out my cake topper myself…

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Since we also have a dessert bar, I think there might be extra cake so I have these boxes for cake-to-go then the bags will be provided so guests can put their cake, pashmina, maracas…whatever in and take back on the boat to PV.

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LAST ONE – I PROMISE! These are glow necklaces I ordered from Ebay…I just thought these would be fun to have at the reception and I LOVE glow necklaces!

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WOW! Nice work on everything Andi! Everything looks so fantastic, I can't wait to see your pictures when you get back. I loooooooooooove your dress btw! :)

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Wow, you have really gone above and beyond! You have SO many things to personalize your day and your week...your guests are going to be blown away! I hope none of my guests see this so they don't know how lazy of a bride I am, hehe.

 

Great job on everything! I can't wait to hear about everything and see pics when you get back!

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