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#6791 dimplesandsuga

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    Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:41 PM

    Okie Dokie!  Here are our STD's!  I couldn't really think of anything else to make them look nicer. I thought about a silver ribbon on top of the silver trim around the envelope but decided against it in the end.  What do you guys think?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



    #6792 dimplesandsuga

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      Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:54 PM

      Oh my list is both unorganized and sloppy. Its basically, 

      photographer--a list of of the ones with votes on whose the best, probably gonna go with the one the resort keeps in their back pocket since everyone has given them reviews, and then it spans off into random ideas for pics.  Then I have my budget ideas, do I want fire dancers, do i want cigar rollers, do we want the light up floor, fireworks, pros and cons, find out how much they are, i have a list of different cost so I plan on using them as bargaining chips because different brides have different quotes. 

       

      BUT WAIT....REAL TOUCH FLOWERS.....DO TELL!!!!  This is the first I'm hearing of such. I would love to make my brides maids bouquet with these and have a real bouquet for myself.....BUT DON'T SHIP!!!  The one thing I did get from Ana right after I reserved my date, she said not to ship, it gets caught up in customs and they have nowhere do keep them safe until your arrival and there is no gurantee they won't get opened and used for another wedding. In earlier post, several brides ran into this problem, its best to bring a suitcase with your stuff and do it down there

       

      My wedding is 5-12-2012.  I talked to my mom  and she said I'm probably getting too excited and I should plan my OOT bags after I have a final guest list and I know exactly whose coming which makes sense. I was gonna just get a bunch of fun stuff,.....including condoms for the single folks, but I have a lot of old people that would be there...I DO NOT WANT THEM TO SEE CONDOMS!  I would be mortified!  

      Thanks!!!  We paid for it for 2 years but after that it was a fill in template basically.  I am super excited about it and I feel like I add to it daily.  You can even import your guest list and have them RSVP to acitivites or even the wedding online!!

       

      Whats on your list and you sub bullets?  I'm just curious because I feel like I can't organize my thoughts.  I know I did a lot already but I just don't know what else there is!!  When is your wedding?

       

      I am bringing my own chair bows and actually considering bringing my own flowers now.....there's several artists on Etsy who make their own bouquets with "real touch flowers."  They look grogeous and SO REAL.  I am thinking about doing it if I can ship them ahead of time.  I am anxious to hear back form the girl.

       

      Also those of you who are doing OOT bags...look on Etsy for ideas!!!  They have a whole bunch of crafters who hand paint bags and such.  I am excited.
       



       



       



      #6793 dimplesandsuga

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        Posted 26 July 2011 - 05:40 PM

        Sorry about the first post, I attached them, I'm still learning ladies. But these are my SIY save the date. The flower and the design and trying to do trial and run with everything from fonts to color but this is my final product

         

        STD PAGE 1&2SS028.jpg

        STD2STD PAGE 3&4SS029.jpg

         

         

         

        MagnetSS030.jpg

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        final productSS035.jpg

         

        Unfortunatly, these are the ugliest stamps ever to accompany the wedding stamp, but it was that or a frog of some sort. :(....This is the white envelopeSS036.jpg

         

        this is the silver..SS037.jpg

         

         

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        #6794 LindseyM

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          Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:42 PM

          I found a description of Real Touch flowers for you here:

           

          http://www.hibiscusflorals.com/silk-flowers-101

           

          I am using a designer on Etsy called Alexis Grace Designs.  So far she seems great and is very prompt in her responses, which makes me feel secure.  I emailed Yamina to discuss shipping procedures.  I'd hate to check my flowers in a suitcase.. I am super nervous about bringing them on the plane with me but I don't know.  At first I thought I wanted a real bouquet....with orchids and lilies and ahhh it was gorgeous...but they quoted me $300!!!!  The bridesmaids were $199.  I just think it's absurd so I am exploring alternative options.  There's also a good youtube video about real touch flowers:

           

           

          I love the idea of having my bouquet in my house for years to come in a vase and always looking back at that day!  Hope this helped you!!
           

          Originally Posted by dimplesandsuga SUBMIT

          Oh my list is both unorganized and sloppy. Its basically, 

          photographer--a list of of the ones with votes on whose the best, probably gonna go with the one the resort keeps in their back pocket since everyone has given them reviews, and then it spans off into random ideas for pics.  Then I have my budget ideas, do I want fire dancers, do i want cigar rollers, do we want the light up floor, fireworks, pros and cons, find out how much they are, i have a list of different cost so I plan on using them as bargaining chips because different brides have different quotes. 

           

          BUT WAIT....REAL TOUCH FLOWERS.....DO TELL!!!!  This is the first I'm hearing of such. I would love to make my brides maids bouquet with these and have a real bouquet for myself.....BUT DON'T SHIP!!!  The one thing I did get from Ana right after I reserved my date, she said not to ship, it gets caught up in customs and they have nowhere do keep them safe until your arrival and there is no gurantee they won't get opened and used for another wedding. In earlier post, several brides ran into this problem, its best to bring a suitcase with your stuff and do it down there

           

          My wedding is 5-12-2012.  I talked to my mom  and she said I'm probably getting too excited and I should plan my OOT bags after I have a final guest list and I know exactly whose coming which makes sense. I was gonna just get a bunch of fun stuff,.....including condoms for the single folks, but I have a lot of old people that would be there...I DO NOT WANT THEM TO SEE CONDOMS!  I would be mortified!  
           



           



           



          #6795 kad1010

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            Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:27 AM

            Lindsey you are such a huge help!   Did the resort stop allowing all outside vendors in? I want to use real flowers but those prices are ridiculous!
             

            Originally Posted by LindseyM 

            I found a description of Real Touch flowers for you here:

             

            http://www.hibiscusf...ilk-flowers-101

             

            I am using a designer on Etsy called Alexis Grace Designs.  So far she seems great and is very prompt in her responses, which makes me feel secure.  I emailed Yamina to discuss shipping procedures.  I'd hate to check my flowers in a suitcase.. I am super nervous about bringing them on the plane with me but I don't know.  At first I thought I wanted a real bouquet....with orchids and lilies and ahhh it was gorgeous...but they quoted me $300!!!!  The bridesmaids were $199.  I just think it's absurd so I am exploring alternative options.  There's also a good youtube video about real touch flowers:

             

             

            I love the idea of having my bouquet in my house for years to come in a vase and always looking back at that day!  Hope this helped you!!
             



             



             



            #6796 LindseyM

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              Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:56 AM

              Kad,

               

              Thanks!  My fiance says I should work in the stock market because I can't stop researching things to get the best deal.  I don't know about the outside vendors.  Originally I wanted to bring in my own photographer but I think based on what I've seen from the resort photographer I am going to stay with them.  I did like the idea of having real flowers, and I think customs might be a pain in the butt....but I also like the price cut... I am getting TROPICAL FLOWERS, like orchids which are my fave, for $300 less than I would if I used the real ones at the resort.  Plus, they feel waxy like real flowers.  I still like the idea of keeping my bouquet too.  I am pretty much sold on the fake flowers.  This entire wedding is surprising me... I never thought I'd do a destination as opposed to a church, buy my dress from David's Bridal, or be searching for the best deal.  I am surprising myself with my decision making skills, haha.
               

              Originally Posted by kad1010 

              Lindsey you are such a huge help!   Did the resort stop allowing all outside vendors in? I want to use real flowers but those prices are ridiculous!
               



               



               



              #6797 kad1010

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                Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:36 AM

                I definitely like price cuts haha. I just emailed Ana to see if they still allow outside vendors for flowers. A few years ago the girls could use outside vendors for everything! I guess the resort figured they were losing out on money.  I decided to go with the resort photographer too. I think she takes beautiful photos. Are you doing the TTD session as well? I keep going back and forth. This week I really want to do it. 

                 

                We had started planning a wedding here at home and the next thing I knew the costs were out of hand! I just hate the thought of spending that on one night. My fiance was against a destination wedding until he talked to a few people that had done it. Then he changed his mind and is all about it!
                 

                Originally Posted by LindseyM 

                Kad,

                 

                Thanks!  My fiance says I should work in the stock market because I can't stop researching things to get the best deal.  I don't know about the outside vendors.  Originally I wanted to bring in my own photographer but I think based on what I've seen from the resort photographer I am going to stay with them.  I did like the idea of having real flowers, and I think customs might be a pain in the butt....but I also like the price cut... I am getting TROPICAL FLOWERS, like orchids which are my fave, for $300 less than I would if I used the real ones at the resort.  Plus, they feel waxy like real flowers.  I still like the idea of keeping my bouquet too.  I am pretty much sold on the fake flowers.  This entire wedding is surprising me... I never thought I'd do a destination as opposed to a church, buy my dress from David's Bridal, or be searching for the best deal.  I am surprising myself with my decision making skills, haha.
                 



                 



                 



                #6798 sweetmelissaann

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                  Posted 27 July 2011 - 11:39 AM


                  What time are you holding your beach ceremony?

                   

                  Here is a small list for the OOT Bags:
                   

                  magazines
                  after bit
                  bug repellant
                  KY
                  Qtips
                  hadwritten card
                  beach towels
                  cds
                  koozies
                  chapstick
                  key card / tip holders

                  Originally Posted by dimplesandsuga 

                  My wedding is 05-12-2012. 

                   

                  Also, what about OOT bags, does anyone have a list of what I should put in them?   

                   

                   



                  #6799 sweetmelissaann

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                    Posted 27 July 2011 - 11:47 AM


                    PS - I will NOT be putting KY in my bags!  I just started cut/pasting ideas from other posts I saw! :)
                    I just realized that KY was actually on someone's list! UGH! :)
                     

                    Originally Posted by sweetmelissaann 


                    What time are you holding your beach ceremony?

                     

                    Here is a small list for the OOT Bags:
                     

                    magazines
                    after bit
                    bug repellant
                    KY
                    Qtips
                    hadwritten card
                    beach towels
                    cds
                    koozies
                    chapstick
                    key card / tip holders


                     



                    #6800 kad1010

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                      Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:14 PM

                      Haha that's funny! I just saw a thread this morning in another forum that lists everything and anything you can think of for OOT bags.  It's a big help.
                       

                      Originally Posted by sweetmelissaann 


                      PS - I will NOT be putting KY in my bags!  I just started cut/pasting ideas from other posts I saw! :)
                      I just realized that KY was actually on someone's list! UGH! :)
                       



                       



                       






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