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Jennie0521's Planning Thread ***DIY invitations on pg 1, more planning photos on pg 3***

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I love your invites!  Thanks for sharing!

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So we are leaving tomorrow morning to go to Playa del Carmen so I figured I would update this planning journal with my completed DIY things and a few things that I have bought. So excited.


So here is are my DIY things. I love the way the bags have turned out.




The maracas I ordered from Amols. They were great to deal with. I was in touch with a lady there through email who go the estimated shipping cost to Canada for me and I told her I wanted just turquoise, and when they arrived they were perfect. Very happy with these. I am going to place them on the table for people to take as their wedding favors.




I really wanted to do travel mugs for everyone, and wanted to get the ones with the removable sleeve, but could not find any where I am from and it was too late to order them, so I found these for an amazing price and just bought some clear labels and put everyones name on there mug.




I had purchased just a plain ol' pack of playing cards to put in the OOT bag but I was sitting around one night and figured I would try to customize them a little. I think they are too cute!!




Just a welcome booklet I done. The first page has a letter from us thanking everyone for coming, the second page has our wedding day schedule, page 3 is info about a account we set up on Shutterfly for everyone to share their photos, page 4-5 has a map of the resort, page 6-7 is info about the restaurants and bars, and the last page are a few fun spanish sayings. I couldn't find a long reach stapler so the twine worked perfectly and added a beachy feel.




Here are my wedding weekend survival kits. They include:




Chapstick with spf


Hand sanitizer

Moist wipes

2 Tide to go packets for hand washing items




And here are the bags. I purchased the turquoise bags earlier this year and was going to use them but then I came across these other bags the other week and they were perfect so I am just going to throw in the turquoise bag for a beach bag for everyone.



I loved this idea when I saw it on here, I just had to do it.




Here is our cake topper I purchased from Micheals.




And this is the cake we chose from the Royal but they are doing just the 2 smaller layers and in the Tres Leches flavor. Can't wait.




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Here are some of the other details.


This is the grooms bout, comes standard from the resort.



This is similar to the bouquet that I ordered. I is just going to be all calla lillies though with turquoise ribbon around the stems and the bridesmaids will be the same just a bit smaller.



These are my bridesmaid dresses. Love them, I love the fact that it is something they can wear again and it is super light.




I don't have a pic of the boys outfits but they are just wearing light grey linen pants with a white cotton shirt, and I found white and grey flip flops at Aldo for them for the reception.




This is the only pic I have of my dress right now and it is from the first dress shopping trip so it doesn't fit quite right, but I love it. It fits perfectly now. It is so light and flowy, but yet modern, I fell in love when I put it on.




These are my cute shoes. A friend picked them up for me in NYC at express. Just comfy flats for the reception, going bare foot for the ceremony. What else would you do on a beach!




Here are my garters I ordered from itsmyday on etsy.com. Jori was a pleasure to work with. And I totally love them.




I wanted a splash of color with my jewelry but nothing too bold, my bridesmaid/sister-in-law found this for me, it is perfect.




And I think I will either be wearing these or a pair of diamond studs that the fiance gave me 2 christmas ago.




And here are our wedding bands.....Love it. I think I love everything...lol




Anyways guys I am off tomorrow. Will post photos and a review once I return. Just wanted to say thanks for all the amazing ideas and helpful advice I have found on this site. It has been a life saver. Thanks again and I will talk to you all when I am a MRS!!!!!!





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So awesome to see another Canadian bride all set and ready!! Good luck, God Bless and Congratulations! Everything looks amazing, and turquoise is my main wedding color too so I loved seeing your dresses/bracelet everything turquoise! We are almost-kinda-sorta-not-really date twins, I am getting married April 28th, but next year, 2012!


Have fun and again, congratulations!

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