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Carlitarenee's Planning Thread - 08/04/09


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#1 Carlitarenee

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    Posted 05 July 2009 - 04:42 AM

    Hi Everyone!

    I know I am a little early, but I have finished about 90% of my planning. I was bored sitting around on a Sunday afternoon so decided to go ahead and post my thread.

    First, THANK YOU! to everyone on here. I know I borrowed, stole, tweaked so many ideas from all the wonderfully talented and creative people on this site. There is no way I would have managed it without you all.

    Well, here it goes....

    1.Pre-cruise– We sent brochures and 2 luggage tags per person 1 month prior to the cruise.

    Brochure – I made the template myself using Microsoft Publisher then saved it as a JPEG file so it could be printed at Vistaprint -
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    #2 Carlitarenee

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      Posted 05 July 2009 - 04:47 AM

      2.Wedding Attire
      Sorry, can’t find the pics of me in my wedding dress but here are the pics from the website. My dress is from David’s Bridal: Click the image to open in full size.
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      -My shoes are from Aldo.
      -Jewelry from Etsy seller: SpanishMossDesigns - Click the image to open in full size.
      Wedding day undies

      Bridesmaids

      We have 1 MOH and 1 Bridesmaid and they will both be wearing the Jersey Wrap dress in chocolate from Click the image to open in full size.

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      -Jewelry from Etsy seller: SpanishMossDesigns - Click the image to open in full size.

      there's more....

      #3 Carlitarenee

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        Posted 05 July 2009 - 04:56 AM

        3. Ceremony and Reception

        Ceremony Supplies

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        - Fans – from weddingfavorites.com, will be set on the chairs for the ceremony since it is not shaded
        -Customized napkins for dessert/drinks - from theknot.com
        -Personalized Toasting Flutes – from theknot.com
        -Bubbles – from theknot.com, we added the ribbon in our colors and will set them in the basket for when we are re-boarding the ship

        Floral Inspirations

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        Our flowers will be mango Calla Lilies, Circus Roses, and yellow orchids. The centerpieces will have sliced lemons in the vase with the same flowers.

        Reception

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        We are getting married at the Westin Resort and Marina in Key West while in port for our cruise. Here is the inspiration for the reception. Our ceremony will be directly adjacent to the reception site and we will be having a champagne brunch for the reception. We will have this same tent set-up from the pic with different d©cor for our wedding.

        Brunch Menu (I love food so had to include this)
        -Freshly Squeezed Florida Orange Juice, Grapefruit Juice and Cranberry Juice
        -Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Potatoes
        -French toast with Fresh Seasonal Berries and Warm Maple Syrup
        -Crispy Bacon and Sausage
        -Fresh seasonal fruit including sliced Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Watermelon, Mango, Pineapple, Grapes and Mixed Berries
        -Chocolate, Cream Cheese, Cinnamon Swirl and Almond Croissants, Apple Cinnamon Strudel, Pecan Sticky Buns, Raspberry Danish, and Cranberry, Blueberry and Banana Nut Muffins
        -Mixed Greens with Mango Vinaigrette
        -Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
        -Chicken Florentine with Sundried Tomatoes and Champagne Sauce
        -Calypso Mahi Mahi , Mango Beurre Blanc and Seafood Salsa
        -Oven Roasted Thyme and Rosemary Potatoes
        -Market Select Fresh Vegetables
        -Freshly Brewed Starbucks® Coffees and Tazo® Herbal Teas
        -We aren’t having a traditional cake at our wedding and instead will have 2 kinds of cupcakes: chocolate with chocolate ganache filling and vanilla with key lime filling. We will do the cake cutting ceremony later that night during dinner on the ship with the ships small cake.

        Wedding Favors: Three Chinese coins for luck – Scott (my FI)and I left for Singapore not long after we got engaged and have been living here for the last year. Our wedding will be the first time we have seen everyone in a year so this is our gift from Singapore to our guests. It will include a description of meaning behind the coins (for prosperity and fortune)

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        still more....

        #4 Carlitarenee

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          Posted 05 July 2009 - 05:05 AM

          4.OOT Bags
          We ordered the bags from cheaptotes.com then sewed the logos on to create a pocket for the welcome letter, postcard, and photoshare card. We are wrapping the gifts in gift bags with colored tissue paper to make it look nicer. Our OOT bags contain:

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          -Gum, Mints, Lifesavers - Gum since its illegal in Singapore and Lifesavers since we are on a cruise, the mints are personalized tins
          -Pens, Highlighters, Sticky notepads - leave notes on the door or in the room for guests/housekeeping
          -Goofy sunglasses, Playing cards – just for fun (hoping for some fun pics) – from Oriental Trading
          -Anti-bacterial lotion, Soap, first aid kit, aloe
          -Personalized Hot Sauce – from theknot.com
          -Duct tape – details below



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          -Duct Tape – In honor of my fianc© since he had duct tape shoes and wallet when we met that everyone used to give him a hard time for. We will also include instructions to make duct tape flip flops along with this obituary ;-)

          OOT bag documents

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          -Thank You postcard – we will slide these under everyone’s doors on the last night of the cruise. We will also send formal Thank you cards after we get home. Printed on VistaPrint
          -Photoshare card and the instructions postcard from VistaPrint
          -“Guestbook” Postcard – already addressed and stamped for guests to send us notes, advice, or memories. From VistaPrint
          -Gift tag used for the OOT bag and various gifts – this was just printed on card stock and cut out



          5.Bridal Party Gifts

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          -Groomsmen gifts – We have 8 groomsmen and are giving them an engraved flask from theknot.com and personalized Tee shirt from Vistaprint with their nicknames. We also purchased their wedding attire
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          All packed up and ready to go!!!

          #5 Crystalballl

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            Posted 05 July 2009 - 08:25 AM

            Wow, I love everything!!
            Everything looks great.

            #6 kpuckrin

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              Posted 05 July 2009 - 08:38 AM

              Everything looks so great! It must feel good to have nearly finished everything.

              I'm definitely going to borrow some of your postcard ideas.

              #7 sunstarsmoon

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                Posted 05 July 2009 - 09:28 AM

                You have done a really good job
                July 8, 2011, Couples Sans Souci Ocho Rios, Jamaica

                #8 Butterflyf369

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                  Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:21 AM

                  Everything looks great. I love the duct tape story and the coins.

                  #9 stefnicole

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                    Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:24 AM

                    Everything looks great! It looks like you covered every detail!

                    #10 Geralyn

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                      Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:45 AM

                      Everything looks great...I love the duct tape sandals haha too funny!!




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