My ROR Planning Thread (Lots of Pics/Templates)
Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:33 PM
Okay Ladies sooo Iâ€™m leaving in exactly 8 weeks!!! I know I know im pretty early BUT the next weeks until departure look like hell for work with ER calls and conferencesâ€¦ my next free weekend doesnâ€™t look like until the weekend before we leaveâ€¦ and thatâ€™s my bachelorette party in AC soooo anywaysâ€¦. I think Iâ€™m pretty much DONE with the planning... except for the ceremony wording and program. Iâ€™d like to start by saying Thank you ladies for inspiring me with these amazing ideas as it was from you ladies who I got every idea from!
Leading up to a Destination Weddingâ€¦ in Jamaica!...
Okay so my FI is a Sergeant in the Marine Corps and Iâ€™m a physician assistant who works with one of the busiest neurosurgeons in DEâ€¦ so a traditional wedding was def out of the picture because there is no way we would have time to actually plan a traditional (with that being said we were completely naÃ¯ve to what actually goes into planning a destination weddingâ€¦) I mean Iâ€™m still praying FI's gonna make it to our weddingâ€¦ Anywaysâ€¦. Originally we wanted to do somewhere different like Costa Rica and then my family (whose from Jamaica) decided to give there inputâ€¦. And soo we decided Jamaica! The original planning turned out to be a disaster with destinationwedding.com so I have no cute invitations or save the datesâ€¦. I didnâ€™t find the site until I was at the end of my ropeâ€¦ but it turned out to be Just in time!!!! If I didnâ€™t find this siteâ€¦ we would def be at JP court.
The Dress- So when I FINALLY found the dress I wantedâ€¦ I of course did NOT bring a camera and then when I went to try it on when it came in to the boutique, my camera was dead! AND SURPRISINGLY I donâ€™t have to do ANY alterations! YAYYYYY!!!!!! BUT I wonâ€™t have an actual picture until the wedding day cuz i'm afraid I wont be able to put it back in the bag as neet as the lady did.
The shoes- by rampage bought at macys on sale for $40! The picture isnâ€™t that great because theres clear paper around it. But they made me the perfect height so I didnâ€™t have to alter the dress.
Back up shoes- so my FI is convinced that Iâ€™m gonna sink in the sand for some reason and has me paranoid so I got back up platform flip flops at sears for $15!!
My Marine will of course be wearing his amazing dress blues
I have my maid of honor and bridesmaids are wearing a soft yellow Alfred angelo dress
The groomsmen- the site wouldnâ€™t let me copy and paste the pic so heres the site if your interested!
JCPenney : StaffordÂ® Essentials Bone LinenLook Suit Separates
Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:34 PM
I decided to go with Shavonâ€™s Wedding Silks because I heard really good things about her and she was very quick to respond and easy to work with. Total cost was under 500 and I got 4 corsages, bouts, and hair flowers too.
My bouquet will be a combination of these two pics:
Since my maid of honor and and bridesmaids will all be wearing the same dress. I thought she should have a different bouquet. This will be hers:
This will be my bridesmaids:
I still donâ€™t know who exactly the person is whose making the cakeâ€¦ Iâ€™m pretty sure itâ€™s a distant cousin or something but sheâ€™s really good and lives in Kingstonâ€¦ thatâ€™s about all I knowâ€¦ neways.. this the picture I gave my mom to give to her and of course her response was â€œno problem monâ€ cost- FREE.. itâ€™s a wedding present
AND we got these ADORABLE cake topers from mirrorimages.com â€¦.. LOL I love them!
Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:35 PM
So Luggage tags I just printed on those name badge labels with the red border from staples and then stuck them to luggage tags that I got from Michaels and put packing tape over it so it doesnâ€™t get ruined
Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:37 PM
Iâ€™m folding the beach bag up and putting them into a gift bag:
Included into the bags are also:
First aid kitâ€¦ I bought from the dollar store and added bug repellent stuff from minimusbiz
Key Card/Tip money holder- I bought the coin purses from oriental trading and then used the same template and labels I used for the luggage tags
Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:38 PM
Welcome books!- these were not as funâ€¦ it took a whileâ€¦ I got photo albums for a dollar from Michaels thanks to someone elses great ideaâ€¦ BUT they were 24 pages!! And at first I was gonna try not to fill it all or do every other but it didnâ€™t look right so I filled all 24 pages with a bunch of info that probably no one will read lol. Iâ€™m attaching the complete template
For my bridal party and flower girl I got a beach bag, picture frame, jewelry box, towels, bath robes with names on it
Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:39 PM
Wedding favors- I ordered the candle for 89 cents from wrapwithus.com and my mom ordered the ribbons from a local craft shop. The coasters were on clearance for $5 so we just picked them up
Iâ€™m also giving the wedding party shot glasses for all of us to take a shot (or two or three) before the ceremony lol
Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:40 PM
For the reception centerpiece I decided to go with both (every other) OH yea I also got disposable cameras for the tables
This with a different vase and sand added
Everything was bought from Michaels they had a huge saleâ€¦ my mom is the queen of sales! Unfortunately I didnâ€™t take a picture of the actual product because itâ€™s at her house but you got the idea!
Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:44 PM
And thatâ€™s about it, Iâ€™ll post all the small details I missed on my reviewâ€¦. My suitcases full of this stuff are packed lol now the REAL fun part begins shopping for a new wardrobe and swim suitsâ€¦ Victoria secrets here I come!!! Oh yea and I still need to figure out the whole ceremony/vows thing lol
Any suggestions or more ideas are absolutely appreciated!
Thanks ladies! You are my inspiration!
on a side note: i'm trying to upload my wedding books... it's in powerpoint but it says invalid? I'm not computer savy soo if neone is interested i can send it or you can tell me how!
Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:46 PM
Tissues and Hand sanitzer from the dollar store
AMAZING smelling candles from AC More for 50 cents
Travel Mugs- I got blank orange mugs from discountmugs.com and then I printed a bunch of labels from vistaprint on a large windows decal sticker. It turned out better than I thoughtâ€¦ again I did this directly in vistaprint so I donâ€™t have the template it was actually really tedious and probably wouldnâ€™t have gotten done if I didnâ€™t have an anxious 12yr old cousin who LOVES to help me! she copied and pasted each picture and each text box over and over to make it. She really did a great job! I also wanna thank the site yet again because I stole the idea from someone on here THANK YOU!!!!!
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