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#1 ktchi

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    Posted 30 May 2010 - 03:00 PM

    I am so excited to do a planning thread because I love reading everyone else’s. I love that it is a place where you can get a ton of information in one place. I am very thankful to the creators of this site and all of the members who have provided me with (too) many ideas for my wedding. I do not remember the names of those that I “borrowed” from and I wish I had kept track better to give credit where credit is due- so if you see your ideas feel free to take credit. Thank you again- and here goes. (it's likely to be long, so I will put THE END on the final post)

    Rings:
    Engagement Ring: Tension set, laboratory created diamond from DNea
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    Wedding Bands: Mine- Blue laboratory created diamond eternity band from DNea, His- Green Karat Binary Ring (we engraved a special saying written in binary code)
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    Location:
    I always knew I wanted a destination wedding (I believe I told my mom around age 7 that I would be married on a beach). The process all started with trying to find a resort. We have family and friends coming from Texas and New York so we wanted somewhere that would be affordable to fly to from these places. I was dead set against getting married in Mexico (last time I was there I had a horrible case of Montezuma’s Revenge and that was not what I wanted to associate with my wedding). I had to decide between getting married somewhere I thought was really cool or being able to have my friends and family around me. I chose friends and family and have since have become very excited about getting married in Mexico. We chose the Paradisus Riviera Cancun which has now changed to the NOW Sapphire Riviera Cancun Resort. First six months before our wedding the wedding coordinator left, then a month before our wedding the resort was sold and changed names, that has been fun to deal with. The planning process with the resort has not been fun. They have been very slow to respond to e-mails and difficult to get in touch with. I think everything will work out in the end, but it got frustrating at times. I’ve taken a more relaxed approach these last few weeks and I am not worried about how it will turn out. Here’s the website.
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    We saved a lot of money doing them ourselves, but it was definitely time consuming. All of guests were very impressed and it felt pretty cool to get compliments when you did it yourself.
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    I also sent a letter with information about a month before we left.
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    I posted the templates for all of these items in the appropriate places on the forum. If you can’t find them PM me and I would be happy to send them to you.

    TO BE CONTINUED...

    #2 ktchi

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      Posted 30 May 2010 - 03:01 PM

      Dress:
      I am a little nervous about putting a picture of my dress on here, because I know my fianc© occasionally will check the forum, so I am going to put a link to the website and when I write my review I will be sure to include picture of me in it. Jes- Don’t Follow this Link!!
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      Groom’s Suit:
      Cotton Suit from JCrew and tie from Banana Republic
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      We decided not to have bridesmaids or groomsmen (many people didn’t like this idea, but in the end it made our lives much easier and some of my friends actually thanked me). So I am giving gifts to some of my close friends and our parents.
      Starfish necklaces for friends and mothers:
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      Frames for parents:
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      You can’t really read, but there is an inscription on each. One reads: Today a groom, tomorrow a husband, forever your son. The other reads: Today a bride, tomorrow a wife, forever your daughter.
      We also ordered handkerchiefs for our parents and grandparents, but they haven’t arrived yet (fingers crossed on that one).

      TO BE CONTINUED...

      #3 ktchi

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        Posted 30 May 2010 - 03:02 PM

        Out of Town Bags:
        I definitely had more ideas that I could possibly pull off so here’s what wound up in the OOT bags.
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        Welcome Books- I bought small photo albums from Walmart and changed out the covers and put in some pages of information
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        In Sickness and in Health bags:
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        And my favorite part: The T-shirts
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        Please excuse the Spanish we had made some changes to the saying and somehow they did not get put into the final shirt. It makes sense, but I am not sure it is the best Spanish grammar in the world (my Spanish teacher would not likely be proud). We got these from CustomInk.com
        Wedding Stuff:
        Escort Cards: Flip Flop Holders from theknot.com
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        Table Numbers: I bought frames from Walmart and put in pictures of ourselves on different trips that we went on.
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        Our Sand Ceremony: from amazon.com
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        Fans and Bubbles: From Michaels
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        TO BE CONTINUED...

        #4 ktchi

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          Posted 30 May 2010 - 03:04 PM

          Fans and Bubbles: From Michaels
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          Our Cake Toppers: From Etsy
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          Maracas:
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          Not sure if you can read the tags, but they say: Instead of tapping on your glass, here is a system with Mexican Class, stand and shake with all your might to see the groom kiss his bride tonight.
          I think that is all I have, I am sure I am forgetting something, but I thin this is long enough already. I hope you have enjoyed it and let me know if you have any questions.

          THE END!!!

          #5 avong1228

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            Posted 30 May 2010 - 03:41 PM

            Wow! You have done so great! Can't wait to read your review!!

            #6 Jennybell1

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              Posted 30 May 2010 - 07:37 PM

              Wow - thanks for posting your planning thread- I think you thought of everything. Love your dress btw!

              #7 azulskies

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                Posted 30 May 2010 - 07:41 PM

                Everything looks amazing! Your dress is absolutely gorgeous and you did a great job with the OOT bags..your guests will love them. Enjoy your wedding day!

                 


                #8 skadow

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                  Posted 30 May 2010 - 09:47 PM

                  Looks great! thanks so much for sharing

                  #9 nsbride2010

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                    Posted 31 May 2010 - 11:40 AM

                    great work, thanks for sharing your planning thread! :)
                    Enjoying marital bliss since July 1st, 2010

                    #10 Nicyx

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                      Posted 31 May 2010 - 12:17 PM

                      Thanks for sharing x




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