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~*Lisa's planning thread, with pics of course!!*~

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I seriously cannot believe that itâ€s my turn to do this. My, oh my, a year has gone by WAY too fast! I am so thankful that I found this great forum. I donâ€t even remember how I came about it, but all I remember is thinking, OMG, I canâ€t believe thereâ€s this awesome place where people, like me, are having destination weddings! Tammy, youâ€re the best for starting this little place of heaven! I canâ€t even begin to think/name all the times that Iâ€ve come here for help/ideas. There are so many wonderful ladies here (and yes, a few men too!) and I just want to thank all of you for all your help and support along the way. Iâ€ve met some awesome people here, I love.gif this forum! Thanks!!! smile03.gif

 

Ok, on to the fun stuff…

 

E-Pics

My cousin, who is a photographer, took our engagement pictures. We had such a great time and I am so happy with them. Hereâ€s the link to some of the pics: Brent Gervais Photography

 

Rings

FI took me on the day he proposed to Ben Moss to pick out a ring. After a very long time, this is what I chose.

Click the image to open in full size. Itâ€s a quad princess cut setting. When the light hits it, it looks amazing! We bought our wedding bands from Robert Brown Jewellers. Robert Brown Jewellers - Sudbury, Canada - Diamonds Engagement Rings Jewellery Jewelry He chose a white gold hammered effect band with a band of yellow gold on each side. My wedding band is of course, lots of diamonds! lol I can't believe I don't actually have pics of them! I'll post when I get back as the rings are packed right now - sorry!!

 

Attire

As some of you may or may not know, I had my dress custom made by my wonderful aunt.

Click the image to open in full size. Custom made wedding dress in progress! - Best Destination Wedding Forum ~ The Ultimate Destination Wedding Resource I honestly cannot express how happy I am to have this dress made for me with so much love. It means the world to me!

 

FIâ€s clothing is from Mooreâ€s. He is wearing a pair of chocolate brown kaki pants with an off-white shirt, beige suit coat and a blue/brown/white/beige tie. Sorry, I donâ€t have any pics of this yet.

 

OOT bags

I never thought of doing something like this until I joined this forum. What a great idea! We got some personalized cups made by factory 21 from ebay. The color wasnâ€t exactly what we wanted, but whatever, it still works. I bought cheap bags from Zellers (13 for $2.00). We filled the bags with the cups, cards, puzzle books, lugage tags, SPF lipgloss, hand sanitizer, pencils and our welcome letter. Iâ€ve attached the template for the welcome letter below. FI created the whole thing – he had lots of fun with it! We didnâ€t want to bring all the stuff down with us so seeing as weâ€re leaving right after Christmas, we did the “letâ€s go visit everyone and give them their OOT bagsâ€. We had lots of fun and everyone loved everything in them. I did have to ship 2 of them out of the province, which sucked because I had to pay, but better than having to bring them with us.

Just a few things we included...

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Ok, so apparently I suck and got lazy and didn't take any pics of the created bags or cups *sigh*! Anyway, I'll add them when I get back if I can! Again, sorry! lol Also, apparently my welcome letter isn't the right format...GRRRR!

 

Location

After lots of debating, tears and discussions, we finally decided on a DW. FI had never travelled before, so I knew that anywhere would be amazing for him. I wanted to go somewhere where I knew that would be completely wonderful for the both of us. I attended my cousinâ€s wedding in 2008 at ROR in Jamaica. I fell in love with Jamaica then and I knew that I wanted to go back. Obviously I didnâ€t want to go to the same resort, so we chose the Riu in Negril. It looks amazing! Hotel Negril, Jamaica ClubHotel Riu Negril - RIU Hotels & Resorts

 

more to come...

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Honeymoon

We will be spending an extra week at the same resort as our honeymoon. We didnâ€t feel the need to move to another resort even though some of my family will be there for the second week as well. Weâ€ll have time alone, that Iâ€m not worried about!! wink.gif

 

Invitations

As we were trying to keep our costs down, we just wanted to do something really, really simple for invitations. So this is what we came up with! FINALLY! My wedding invitations are done! (non-passport/non-boarding pass) - Best Destination Wedding Forum ~ The Ultimate Destination Wedding Resource

front

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inside

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rsvp postcard front (from Vista print)

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rsvp postcard back

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Guestbook

I didnâ€t really want to haul around a guestbook for the wedding, so I thought of creating these cards that will also serve as place cards. Theyâ€ll be easy to throw in the suitcase and not too heavy. DIY guestbook cards - Best Destination Wedding Forum ~ The Ultimate Destination Wedding Resource

 

DIY projects

Along with the invites and guestcards, I made a tank for K and myself as well as a pair of undies for me! I did have plans to do more, but well, I ran out of time! lol

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I seriously think there is a lot more, but it is now 5:40 am on the morning we leave and I've been up for 2 hours already...sheesh!! See how much I love you guys, I made time to do this before I left! I should try and get a little more sleep, but I doubt that's happening anytime soon! Thanks so much again to everyone for their thoughts/ideas/comments. I would not have been able to do all this without this place!!

 

lots of love,

Lisa

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lisa everything looks great.i feel honoured to have followed your stories and feel like ive been a little part of your planning.i hope you have a fabulous day and a great honeymoon.we will await you pics on your return.your a special person and you deserve this special time.

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OH Lisa!!! thank you for sharing your story with us. You have the time of your life and please update us when you get back. Take Care Girl

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