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Wow, it’s my turn!! Wahoo! It feels like yesterday that we started planning back in July. I absolutely LOVE planning journals. I’ve looked EVERY thread here! It was such fun doing my planning thread. I am sad that I am done. We are leaving on Thursday. Eek! Where did time go?

 

First off, I have to give tremendous thanks to Tammy because without her, I would not have the help with my wedding planning in a far away location and created friendships.

 

Special thanks to my SB ladies, Royal brides, and May brides! Thank you for putting up with millions of my questions/vents!

 

Without further ado…

 

How we met

 

We first met at a club back in 2000 or 2001 through a mutual friend. We danced together for a bit then I never saw him again until 2004 at Texas A&M where he was attending about two hours away from Houston. My sorority’s chapter at A&M threw a party one weekend. At the end of the night, a sorority sister introduced us but I was too tired that I passed out on the couch. Talk about first impression! A few months later, we ran into each other at an outdoor event in downtown Houston. He came up to me and my friend. He told me that he recognized me and we figured out that we met at that party at A&M. He is in a fraternity that my sorority has worked with a lot. We said our goodbyes then went on our ways… a week later, we bumped into each other again at my chapter’s banquet. That night, we hung out and I gave him my number. We hung out over the summer. He had gotten out of a 3 year relationship so he was nowhere close to being ready for another relationship. After a year of “does he like me or not??”, we made it official in summer of 2005. We decided to split up in 2007 but got back together 7 months later.

 

Engagement

 

We decided to buy a house but before that, I told him that I did not want to buy a house with him if we weren’t going to get married. So we were closing on July 23, 2008. He asked me to meet him at the house so we could go together to the closing then go back to the house. So we went back to the house and the key was not in the lock…turns out that our realtor had the key. I noticed he was acting very weird. I was standing front of the house while he was going to the back of the house to see if it was open but he came back and it was locked. He looked very nervous then he got down on his knee. He signed “will you marry me” in American Sign Language. Poor him, his hands were shaking! I was pretty shocked because I never expected that! Of course I said yes. I think he wanted me to cry but I didn’t. Haha. I was just too shocked. He was supposed to propose once we got in the house. The ring didn’t fit me so we had it resized. So it will be almost two years since that day. A long engagement!!

 

Wedding website

 

First thing we did was to set up the website!

 

Roque & Diana - wedding website by mywedding.com

 

To Do List

 

I think I got this do list template here but can’t remember where. It really helped me a LOT!! I’ve attached the list. Modify it to your wedding plans.

 

Travel Agent

 

TA Jennifer from BDW is our TA.

 

Wedding Ceremony & Reception

 

They will take place at The Royal in Playa Del Carmen. We picked it because it had its own sister resort, Gran Porto that allowed children and more economical for families.

Real Resorts Mexico|Real Resorts Cancun| Real Resorts Playa del Carmen|Luxury Hotels in Mexico

Rehearsal dinner

 

We are having a rehearsal dinner for our bridal party/immediate families at La Cueva Del Chango.

La Cueva del Chango - Playa del Carmen - Regional Restaurant - Mexican Food - Naturist - Weddings - Riviera Maya - Mayan Food

Photographers

Chris Schmit will be our photographer for the wedding, rehearsal dinner and TTD in Tulum.

Chris Schmitt Photography | Intro

 

We also will be using Del Sol for their expertise of underwater TTD.

del Sol Photography

 

DJ

We hired DJ Ivan Gomez from Doremixx. At first, we were going to do ipod but decided to get a DJ because we didn’t want the party to be boring since our guests are coming to Mexico to celebrate with us.

http://www.xcancun.com/doremixx/home.html

 

FI Wedding Band/My Wedding Band

 

We had my wedding ring custom made so it would lock in with my e-ring. I love it!

 

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Colors/Theme

 

At first, I wanted hot pink and orange but FI didn’t like it because orange reminds him of University of Texas Longhorns and he is a Texas A&M alum so it is hot pink, black and white. I really wish I thought this process thoroughly because I kept changing my mind as you can see with the STDs and invitations. In the end, it is hot pink, black and white damask. The end result matters, right! Lol.

 

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Save the Date

 

I made this on my own. I wanted to create a beachy STD to get people in mood for a vacation. I ordered the magnets on VistaPrint. Great site! I also ordered starfish envelopes.

 

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Invitations

 

I created my own invites.

http://bestdestinationwedding.com/fo...invites-55012/

 

My Dress

 

Found my dress at a bridal consignment store and it was brand new. Lucky me! I didn’t have anyone to take pictures of me at my final dress fitting. Sorry, you will see it from my wedding day! Here are the pics with the pins still in the dress. Lol. Without the straps.

 

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My Veil

 

Also purchased this from the consignment store

 

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More to come

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TTD Dress

 

Purchased this from a fabulous BDW member, Linda. I :heart: you. I didnâ€t need any alterations!

 

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My Sandals

 

After changing my mind 100 times & 6 sandals later, I finally settled on this. It was white, silver and black and now silver. No more changing my mind!

 

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My Jewelry

 

Purchased from etsy.com

No necklace.

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My hair piece

 

Also purchased on etsy.com! I love that site!!

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FIâ€s suit/dress shirt & sandals

 

They were all on sale! Definitely saved $$$.

 

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Front of the dress shirt.

 

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Back of the dress shirt.

 

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FI mask

 

He will be wearing this for a bit at the reception once dancing starts. Canâ€t wait to see the pics!

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FI TTD outfit

 

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Hair Trial

 

I had a hard time deciding what I wanted so I enlisted FIâ€s cousinâ€s fiancée for help. She is also a hairstylist. I loved the end result so I asked her to do my hair on the day of the wedding. She will be going so it works out perfectly! I even had clip on hair extensions in!

 

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Makeup inspiration

 

I have thought about this long and hard. My color theme is a cool tone but I look better with warm tones so I decided to go with browns for my makeup. I was a bridesmaid for my cousin†wedding over the summer and I really loved my makeup. It was done by a MAC makeup artist. I will be having a MAC makeup artist from cancun doing my makeup and bridesmaids as well.

Here are a couple of pics from my cousinâ€s wedding.

 

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My bouquet

 

An all deep pink roses with black ribbon tied around the stems.

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Garter

 

I purchased this garter on etsy.com. It’s too cute!!

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Rehearsal dinner outfit

 

Women's dresses - solids & textures - Solid embossed Lorelei dress - J.Crew

 

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Bridesmaid dress & sandals

 

I paid for their dress/sandals. They were both $20 and $35. Score!

 

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I told them that they could alter the dress to their liking.

 

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Bridesmaid jewelry

 

They will be wearing their own jewelry as long it’s silver.

 

Bridesmaid gifts

 

I kind of went overboard with the gifts! Haha.

 

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Plus the beach bag with their first name inital

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Bridal Survival kit

 

A DYI project. I created the design.

 

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The contents are:

 

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Hey, never know if condoms come in handy! Lol.

 

 

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Bridesmaid bouquets/bouts

 

We will be using Maya Diseno Floral, in Cancun.

 

Here what they will look like

 

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The bouts will be a single rose bout in hot pink and white.

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Groomsmen outfit

 

We purchased dress shirt and pants for them.

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Groomsmen gift

 

A travel bag from Fossil and a libre mask as a gag gift.

 

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For his junior groomsman

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Rest of his guys

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Groom Survival kit

 

A DYI project!

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Thanks for the planning thread. You did a great job. Only 5 days til you leave? That's soooo excited! Have a great trip and can't wait to see your pics when you get back :)

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Flower girl dresses

 

We are having two flower girls. I don’t have a picture of his other niece.

 

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Flower girl basket

 

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Flower girl gifts

 

Got them from etsy.com. They are just too cute.

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Purchased the contents from Hobby Lobby

 

Ring Bearer outfit

We are having his 7 year old niece to be a ring bearer. We do not have any little boys attending the wedding.

No pictures.

Ring Bearer gift

 

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Ring Bearer shell Inspiration

 

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Actual ring bearer shell

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Guestbook

 

I am stealing this set up from my FSIL who did my bridal shower. It is beautiful!

 

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Ceremony inspiration

 

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I absolutely love this setup!! The chair sashes will be black/hotpink. We will have the flowers on the huppa.

 

 

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Chair sashes

 

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There will be a white overlay on the chair.

 

Table runners

 

I donâ€t have the table runners with me. Mom took them so I will use the one that I took a while ago but ignore the candle holders. We will not be using them.

There will be a white overlay on the table.

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Tulle

 

For the huppa.

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Centerpiece

 

The florist will provide centerpieces as rental. It will look like this but without the trim on the end. They are crazy expensive!

 

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Menu frames

 

A DYI project. We will have one frame at every table

 

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Luminaries

We were going to do placecards but decided not to because the food will be same among guests. They were going to be table numbers but we put our initials instead. We will be putting a pink LED light and some sand in the luminaries to hold them. FI did this on his own. I couldnt do this. It was too hard!

 

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Cake topper

 

A local vendor made a custom cake topper but we did not like the letters she did so FI bought the letters from Hobby Lobby and spray painted them. We are still going with the heart that she made.

 

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Monogrammed parasol

 

Bought it off Etsy.com. It took a while to get the parasol because the post office lost my original one so she kindly made another one with no charge.

 

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Cake stand and placecards table décor

 

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The cake will be between the blocks.

 

Photoblock

 

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Got this off etsy.com

 

Ribbon wands

 

DIY project! This will be used when we walk down the aisle.

 

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