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Will and I are having a reception in Charlotte for all the family/friends who couldn't attend the DW. The reception will be set-up like we just walked out of our ceremony. Hopefully we will have our wedding video and pro photos by then to display for everyone to enjoy.



We are having our AHR at the Rockin' K Ranch in Charlotte (a rustic building where rodeos used to be held).


DIY Invitation and RSVP Cards

I just bought some creased cards from Office Depot and bought a blue mason jar and daisy stamp (designed for me) from Etsy Seller: sugarskull7 on Etsy - hand carved rubber stamps, original and custom work. I printed the details on the inside and designed the RSVP card and printed it through VistaPrint (standard postcards). (Sorry no pic on hand of these...will share later!)


Reception Sign

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I used one of VistaPrint's templates and made this sign to put out by the road of the reception location. It is very nice quality and we might have it framed after the reception as a keepsake.



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Explanation of photos: We are having a rustic theme, so I will use some old mason/ball jars and fill them with wildflowers surrounded by clear candle holders. Our table cloths are lacey-looking from OT Clearance and we will have different colors underneath. We will have pictures of the two of us in sepia-tone hanging along the porch of the building.


...more to come...

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We will have BBQ catered (cooked on-site) with Mac N Cheese, Baked Potatoes, Baked Beans, Bread, Lemonade & Sweet Tea. We will have Sweet Tea Vodka and Fresh Lemons, along with Wine (with personalized labels) and a couple of beer kegs. Will's Mom and I are making the cake.



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We cannot afford to hire a photographer so I made PhotoShare cards with business cards from VistaPrint. These will be placed on the tables for people to pick-up (and we may include them in thank you cards as well).



We hired Alan Norwood of Icon Entertainment as our DJ. He has been great so far, if anyone needs to hire a DJ in NC.



Will and I met at a restaurant that has great peanuts (the kind of place where you throw the shells on the floor) - it is still a place we love to go...so I got little burlap bags made by Etsy Seller: penspics on Etsy - PENS PICS and stamped "R" on them with a stamp made by Etsy Seller: Corrabelle on Etsy - The Mayberry Sparrow-Curiosities& Blatant Tomfoolery and filled them with in-the-shell roasted peanuts.


Not a lot of pics for the AHR stuff...but I will share when I have them.


Well...I think that is all :) We managed to fit all of our wedding stuff and clothes and everything we need for 10 nights into two suitcases and two carry-ons. I can't wait to see everything come together.


Thank you ladies (and gents) again...I couldn't have done any of this without you.



See you again as Mrs. Rust :) :) :)

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Love all this planning! You have done so much!


And I remember when you had your BD pics done b/c I had spoken to Amy about doing my DW, but didn't end up ever meetign with her and actually had a photo from Charlotte!


Gosh your big day is almost here - but it sure looks like you are prepared!


One quick word of advice about the door hang tags - we and another wedding at our resort had things stolen from the guests rooms during the ceremony/reception (pretty sure it was resort employees). Those tags might help point out who isn't in their room when the wedding is underway. Just a thought...


Can hardly wait to see your pics!!!!!


Have a wonderful time!!!!

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WOW so much detail - your guests are going to love all the thought you put into everything. Happy *almost* wedding day and cant wait to see pics when you return!

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I love so much of what you did yourself! The patterns that you used on your paper products is so pretty. And I loved that dress on Rebecca, so it's so nice to see it again! It's gorgeous! Good luck with everything! I hope you have a wonderful wedding/honeymoon!

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Congratulations! I love how you have so many details, but they still fit together beautifully. Everything looks amazing and I love your AHR BBQ (I miss good southern food!) and if its Firefly Vodka... I love that stuff =)

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