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#1 Shakara

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    Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:33 PM

    My ROR Planning Thread (SUPER LONG…LOTS OF PICS)

    Okay Ladies sooo I’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 conferences… my next free weekend doesn’t look like until the weekend before we leave… and that’s my bachelorette party in AC soooo anyways…. I think I’m pretty much DONE with the planning... except for the ceremony wording and program. I’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 Wedding… in Jamaica!...
    Okay so my FI is a Sergeant in the Marine Corps and I’m a physician assistant who works with one of the busiest neurosurgeons in DE… 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 na¯ve to what actually goes into planning a destination wedding…) I mean I’m still praying FI's gonna make it to our wedding… Anyways…. Originally we wanted to do somewhere different like Costa Rica and then my family (whose from Jamaica) decided to give there input…. 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 dates…. I didn’t find the site until I was at the end of my rope… but it turned out to be Just in time!!!! If I didn’t find this site… we would def be at JP court.

    The Rings:
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    The Dress- So when I FINALLY found the dress I wanted… 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 don’t have to do ANY alterations! YAYYYYY!!!!!! BUT I won’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.
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    The shoes- by rampage bought at macys on sale for $40! The picture isn’t that great because theres clear paper around it. But they made me the perfect height so I didn’t have to alter the dress.
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    Back up shoes- so my FI is convinced that I’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!!
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    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
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    The groomsmen- the site wouldn’t let me copy and paste the pic so heres the site if your interested!
    JCPenney : Stafford® Essentials Bone LinenLook Suit Separates

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      Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:34 PM

      The flowers! Sooo thanks to this site…. I discovered silk floers!!!! And decided it would be wayyy more worth it to spend money on these rather than real ones that’ll day. I think the decision depends on the type of girl you are… im the type of girl who would choose edible arrangements with chocolate covered strawberries over a dozen red roses any day!!!
      I decided to go with Shavon’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:
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      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:
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      This will be my bridesmaids:
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      I still don’t know who exactly the person is whose making the cake… I’m pretty sure it’s a distant cousin or something but she’s really good and lives in Kingston… that’s about all I know… neways.. this the picture I gave my mom to give to her and of course her response was “no problem mon” cost- FREE.. it’s a wedding present
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      AND we got these ADORABLE cake topers from mirrorimages.com ….. LOL I love them!
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        Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:35 PM

        PRE TRAVEL STUFF- so thanks to this site… I also discovered vistaprint! Which has been my second obsession next to this forum. This is what I plan on sending out to my guests probably next week- travel brochure, luggage tags, and a packing list. I made the brochure directly in vistaprint because it was free if I didn’t upload anything so unfortunately I don’t have a template. I saved it in vistaprint so if neone knows how I can save it into another file outside of vistaprint I’d be more than happy to attach it!
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        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 doesn’t get ruined
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          Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:37 PM

          The OOT bags!!! I must admit these were the most fun to put together! Okay so originally I bought these bags from walmart on sale for $3 and I was gonna use them for the bags until I realized how huge they were and how ridiculous they looked because I didn’t have big stuff to fill them so this what I decided to instead…
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          I’m folding the beach bag up and putting them into a gift bag:
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          Included into the bags are also:
          First aid kit… I bought from the dollar store and added bug repellent stuff from minimusbiz
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          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
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            Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:38 PM

            For my bridesmaids and maid of honor I gave them ones with the word bridesmaid and maid of honor on the handle… same concept with the windows decal… I just got a small one
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            Welcome books!- these were not as fun… it took a while… I got photo albums for a dollar from Michaels thanks to someone elses great idea… BUT they were 24 pages!! And at first I was gonna try not to fill it all or do every other but it didn’t look right so I filled all 24 pages with a bunch of info that probably no one will read lol. I’m attaching the complete template
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            For my bridal party and flower girl I got a beach bag, picture frame, jewelry box, towels, bath robes with names on it
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              Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:39 PM

              A post card and a pen from vistaprint!
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              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
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              I’m also giving the wedding party shot glasses for all of us to take a shot (or two or three) before the ceremony lol
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                Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:40 PM

                For the ceremony I ordered bubbles and fans from wrapwithus.com and I got yellow chair sashes (not in the picture) I left the rest of the d©cor up to my mom’s creativity so I won’t know what she decides to pack until we get down there. (She does have a bunch of pretty yellow lilies from Michaels though)
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                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
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                And this
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                Everything was bought from Michaels they had a huge sale… my mom is the queen of sales! Unfortunately I didn’t take a picture of the actual product because it’s at her house but you got the idea!

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                  Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:44 PM

                  OH yea I also did a budoir session for the FI which was awesome! I’m not gonna post any pics online just in case someone on here turns out to be one of my patients… that would be REALLY SUPER awkward lol but I would def recommend Natalie in Bear, DE she was really great and pics turned out great!
                  And that’s about it, I’ll post all the small details I missed on my review…. My suitcases full of this stuff are packed lol now the REAL fun part begins shopping for a new wardrobe and swim suits… 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!

                   

                   

                   

                   

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                  #9 Shakara

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                    Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:46 PM

                    (sorry this is out of order)
                    Hangover kits!! :)
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                    Tissues and Hand sanitzer from the dollar store
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                    AMAZING smelling candles from AC More for 50 cents
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                    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 thought… again I did this directly in vistaprint so I don’t have the template it was actually really tedious and probably wouldn’t have gotten done if I didn’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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                      Posted 30 April 2010 - 05:43 AM

                      Flower Girl Stuff
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