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hi all...i dont qualify for any free events so im trying to arrange my cocktail hour and im thinking of changing it from an hour to maybe an hour and half ,and decorating it up a bit using zuniga do you think this would act like an private reception after the wedding then go on to our dinner reservation..just cant decide on what decor to have for the cocktail hr ? 

 

any suggestions would be much appreciated guys :) xx

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I didn't do a full planning thread with all of my wedding ideas but I definitely enjoyed reading the past brides.  I got a lot of information about vendors and cute ideas to incorporate into the wedding.  So I'm posting here are some of the ideas I used cheesy.gif

 

(These did not upload in any kind of order)

 

 

For bridesmaid gifts I gave them each a necklace (which were all different because I wanted to get something more special and meaningful to that person)  I also got personalized towel wraps from personalizationmall.com 

http://www.personalizationmall.com/Ladies-Personalized-Terry-Cloth-Towel-Wraps-for-Bath-or-Spa-i17885.item?productid=4432&sdest=Search&sdestid=23173273

 

The groomsmen gifts were  ties we bought at www.thetiebar.com.  They also were given Quicksilver flip flops (bought from Zappos), and a leather beer holster from www.homewetbar.com

 

Old Navy flip flops for the ladies, I hot glued stickers on the bottoms for a little photo op.  I tried to paint it with stencil and it didn't come out right. 

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Maracas for the wedding reception favor.  I bought these at Amols.com  in pink and seafoam green.  These were placed on each plate at the reception.  I  wrote our names and wedding date in white paint on the handle.

700

 

Table numbers.  I got this idea off of pinterest.  I bought different kinds of fabric, taped them around the glass of the frame (this way you can use the frames later, some people glue the fabric to the backing of the frame) and hot glued the numbers to it.  I first tried this project with 5x7 frames and realized they were way too big so then I went with the 4x6 frames and they looked way better.  I found the numbers at a hardware store.

700

 

700

 

This was the guest book from the wedding reception.  I created it myself on powerpoint and had it printed through vistaprint.  

700

700

 

For the ring bearer and flower girl they received their own bags (spiderman and disney princesses) filled with different toys, coloring books, and rafts to use while at the resort.  For the ringbearer I bought this ring security shirt to wear during the welcome dinner.  It was so cute!  I bought this at Michaels.

700

 

700

 

I created this Do Not Disturb sign on Word and bought a two inch hole punch for the handle.  It was super easy and really cute to see people actually using them.

700

 

I put these steins that I bought off of Etsy into the welcome bags for each person.  This was one (of the two) biggest hits from the welcome bag.  Everyone used them all over the resort! They were way bigger than the cups they give you at the bar.

Etsy shop:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/Factory21?ref=seller_info

700

 

I found this cute Bridal Party Kit tag online somewhere and thought it would be fun to create a bridal party pack to add in the gift bag for the bridesmaids.  I put tic tacs, nail polish, wisp disposable toothbrush, 5 hour energy, and a lip gloss in each pack.

700

 

Gift tags I created for the groomsmen gift bags.  

700

 

Gift tags for the bridesmaid gift bags

700

 

Welcome bags!  This was the second biggest hit, the bag itself.  I bought reusable bags these from Old Navy for $1 each (they don't say Old Navy on them).  These were perfect to use as pool bags and I saw everyone use them throughout their stay at the resort.

700

 

Welcome bag contents:

Gourmet popcorn, steins, mini altoids, aloe gel, gummy bears, 2 oz. sunscreen spray (everyone used these)

700

 

first aid kit, chex mix, loofah, bug spray (needed for the outside night events!) wet wipes, anitbacterial gel from bath and body works, TONS of advil, drink mix packets, welcome card that had the schedule of events on the back (I don't have a picture handy of it but I created them on vistaprint) and the do not disturb signs

700

 

700

 

For the welcome dinner since it was out on a terrace I had glow in the dark bracelets

(the ringbearer got a glow in the dark sword and the flower girl got a glow in the dark wand)

I also had a guest book at this event, I borrowed a friends Fugi Instax camera (basically takes the old school polaroid pictures) and had everyone take pics and add them with a message to a scrapbook.  

I brought a couple of sombreros to wear at the welcome dinner and for the pictures as well.

700

 

700

 

700

 

700

 

Maracas along with the placecards at the reception

700

 

Menu:  I created this through an etsy seller.  I wanted to have a thank you note on everyone's place setting to let everyone know how much it meant to us for being able to make the trip. (if you make click on the pic you should be able to read it)

Etsy seller:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/StaceCadetDesigns

700

 

Flower petals were bought from www.flyboynaturals.com I learned about them through this site.  

I bought the petals about a month and a half before the wedding and they were perfect on the wedding day.  I put the bag of petals into the bathroom while the shower was on to steam them up a little the morning of the wedding.  I made flower petal cones for each person to toss and filled the flower girls basket with them.

700

 

Sand ceremony:  I bought the vases and sand holder from Michaels

700

 

Virginia Tech garter:  I kept this a secret from my hubby, for a surprise during the garter toss.  He went to VT and of course loved the garter.  I bought this at the college emporium at Tech and had it shipped.

700

 

Cake topper:  Custom made and I am SO SO happy I spent the money for this.  I bought this off of Etsy and she made it to look exactly like us and our outfits, and my dress was perfect!  I was worried about it having to be shipped all the way from Tel Aviv but it came undamaged without any problems.

Etsy Seller:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/mudcards

700

 

I bought wooden fans from Micheals and added the pink bows,  instead of a program (aren't they all the same pretty much?!)  I decided to make a caricature of each person in the wedding party.  That way everyone knew who each person was.  I got a ton of compliments on it and Del Sol said it was the first time they had seen such a thing haha.

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I bought these straws from Etsy, (I don't have my exact picture on hand) but on the flags I put "eat,drink, and be married" on one side and the other said "M+D 10.20.12"   I put these in the mason jars that held the glow bracelets from the welcome dinner out at the cocktail hour.

Etsy seller:  http://www.etsy.com/shop//CherishedBlessings

 

700

 

Hair flower I bought of Etsy as well!  I loved it!

Etsy seller:  http://www.etsy.com/shop//VirginiaGeigerJewels

700

 

Ring bearers bow tie (so freaking cute)

Etsy seller:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyMunchkins?ref=seller_info

 

700

 

 

That's pretty it I think!  idea.gif

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Awesome- I lvoe it all!! :) I have the same bags from Old Navy- glad to hear everyone loved them!! :)

 

I need to buy that sand ceremony kit from Michaels! :)   I think I am going to try to find intial stickers to personalize it! :)

Originally Posted by mwells View Post

I didn't do a full planning thread with all of my wedding ideas but I definitely enjoyed reading the past brides.  I got a lot of information about vendors and cute ideas to incorporate into the wedding.  So I'm posting here are some of the ideas I used cheesy.gif

 

(These did not upload in any kind of order)

 

 

For bridesmaid gifts I gave them each a necklace (which were all different because I wanted to get something more special and meaningful to that person)  I also got personalized towel wraps from personalizationmall.com 

http://www.personalizationmall.com/Ladies-Personalized-Terry-Cloth-Towel-Wraps-for-Bath-or-Spa-i17885.item?productid=4432&sdest=Search&sdestid=23173273

 

The groomsmen gifts were  ties we bought at www.thetiebar.com.  They also were given Quicksilver flip flops (bought from Zappos), and a leather beer holster from www.homewetbar.com

 

Old Navy flip flops for the ladies, I hot glued stickers on the bottoms for a little photo op.  I tried to paint it with stencil and it didn't come out right. 

700

 

Maracas for the wedding reception favor.  I bought these at Amols.com  in pink and seafoam green.  These were placed on each plate at the reception.  I  wrote our names and wedding date in white paint on the handle.

700

 

Table numbers.  I got this idea off of pinterest.  I bought different kinds of fabric, taped them around the glass of the frame (this way you can use the frames later, some people glue the fabric to the backing of the frame) and hot glued the numbers to it.  I first tried this project with 5x7 frames and realized they were way too big so then I went with the 4x6 frames and they looked way better.  I found the numbers at a hardware store.

700

 

700

 

This was the guest book from the wedding reception.  I created it myself on powerpoint and had it printed through vistaprint.  

700

700

 

For the ring bearer and flower girl they received their own bags (spiderman and disney princesses) filled with different toys, coloring books, and rafts to use while at the resort.  For the ringbearer I bought this ring security shirt to wear during the welcome dinner.  It was so cute!  I bought this at Michaels.

700

 

700

 

I created this Do Not Disturb sign on Word and bought a two inch hole punch for the handle.  It was super easy and really cute to see people actually using them.

700

 

I put these steins that I bought off of Etsy into the welcome bags for each person.  This was one (of the two) biggest hits from the welcome bag.  Everyone used them all over the resort! They were way bigger than the cups they give you at the bar.

Etsy shop:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/Factory21?ref=seller_info

700

 

I found this cute Bridal Party Kit tag online somewhere and thought it would be fun to create a bridal party pack to add in the gift bag for the bridesmaids.  I put tic tacs, nail polish, wisp disposable toothbrush, 5 hour energy, and a lip gloss in each pack.

700

 

Gift tags I created for the groomsmen gift bags.  

700

 

Gift tags for the bridesmaid gift bags

700

 

Welcome bags!  This was the second biggest hit, the bag itself.  I bought reusable bags these from Old Navy for $1 each (they don't say Old Navy on them).  These were perfect to use as pool bags and I saw everyone use them throughout their stay at the resort.

700

 

Welcome bag contents:

Gourmet popcorn, steins, mini altoids, aloe gel, gummy bears, 2 oz. sunscreen spray (everyone used these)

700

 

first aid kit, chex mix, loofah, bug spray (needed for the outside night events!) wet wipes, anitbacterial gel from bath and body works, TONS of advil, drink mix packets, welcome card that had the schedule of events on the back (I don't have a picture handy of it but I created them on vistaprint) and the do not disturb signs

700

 

700

 

For the welcome dinner since it was out on a terrace I had glow in the dark bracelets

(the ringbearer got a glow in the dark sword and the flower girl got a glow in the dark wand)

I also had a guest book at this event, I borrowed a friends Fugi Instax camera (basically takes the old school polaroid pictures) and had everyone take pics and add them with a message to a scrapbook.  

I brought a couple of sombreros to wear at the welcome dinner and for the pictures as well.

700

 

700

 

700

 

700

 

Maracas along with the placecards at the reception

700

 

Menu:  I created this through an etsy seller.  I wanted to have a thank you note on everyone's place setting to let everyone know how much it meant to us for being able to make the trip. (if you make click on the pic you should be able to read it)

Etsy seller:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/StaceCadetDesigns

700

 

Flower petals were bought from www.flyboynaturals.com I learned about them through this site.  

I bought the petals about a month and a half before the wedding and they were perfect on the wedding day.  I put the bag of petals into the bathroom while the shower was on to steam them up a little the morning of the wedding.  I made flower petal cones for each person to toss and filled the flower girls basket with them.

700

 

Sand ceremony:  I bought the vases and sand holder from Michaels

700

 

Virginia Tech garter:  I kept this a secret from my hubby, for a surprise during the garter toss.  He went to VT and of course loved the garter.  I bought this at the college emporium at Tech and had it shipped.

700

 

Cake topper:  Custom made and I am SO SO happy I spent the money for this.  I bought this off of Etsy and she made it to look exactly like us and our outfits, and my dress was perfect!  I was worried about it having to be shipped all the way from Tel Aviv but it came undamaged without any problems.

Etsy Seller:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/mudcards

700

 

I bought wooden fans from Micheals and added the pink bows,  instead of a program (aren't they all the same pretty much?!)  I decided to make a caricature of each person in the wedding party.  That way everyone knew who each person was.  I got a ton of compliments on it and Del Sol said it was the first time they had seen such a thing haha.

700

 

I bought these straws from Etsy, (I don't have my exact picture on hand) but on the flags I put "eat,drink, and be married" on one side and the other said "M+D 10.20.12"   I put these in the mason jars that held the glow bracelets from the welcome dinner out at the cocktail hour.

Etsy seller:  http://www.etsy.com/shop//CherishedBlessings

 

700

 

Hair flower I bought of Etsy as well!  I loved it!

Etsy seller:  http://www.etsy.com/shop//VirginiaGeigerJewels

700

 

Ring bearers bow tie (so freaking cute)

Etsy seller:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyMunchkins?ref=seller_info

 

700

 

 

That's pretty it I think!  idea.gif

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I love how my wedding is 2 weeks away and I am being ignored by my onsite WC now.  I have sent her about 10 emails since Monday and have gotten no responses...ugh..sorry to vent!! Can't wait to be in Mexico in 10 days!!!!! :)

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Originally Posted by shan0487 View Post

 

I love how my wedding is 2 weeks away and I am being ignored by my onsite WC now.  I have sent her about 10 emails since Monday and have gotten no responses...ugh..sorry to vent!! Can't wait to be in Mexico in 10 days!!!!! :)

 

No worries love..everything will be perfect!! :)

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WOW, ".... Choosing them to do our photos was probably the best decision we made."

 

Humbled Stephanie.. .thank you for those kind words.  Please make sure you make that statement  in a Review section here: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/del-sol-photography


And, in the Moon Palace review section when you get time: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/moon-palace-golf-spa-resort-all-inclusive


Cheers! 

PS.. I love the shot  you posted of Greg carrying you away with that ear to ear smile... = poster size enlargement !
matt
 

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I just wanted everyone to know that our professional photos came in from Del Sol Photography this week.  They are amazing and we are so glad we chose them.  I wanted to post the link to the slideshow here, in case anyone wants to check out their work.  Chosing them to do our photos was probably the best decision we made. 

 

Here is the link:

 

http://delsolphotography.com/blog/content/galleries/?gal=807

 

 

Here is a preview of a couple of our favorites:

 

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I leave a week from today!!!!!!!!!! ahh- I CANNNOT believe it has come so quickly!!!!

 

Any tips/ last minute advice from any recent brides?!?! :)

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Originally Posted by shan0487 View Post

 

I leave a week from today!!!!!!!!!! ahh- I CANNNOT believe it has come so quickly!!!!

 

Any tips/ last minute advice from any recent brides?!?! :)

 

 

YAYYYYY!!!! soo soon <3

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To all the PAST Palace Brides-

 

Weird Question- what size glasses do they serve at the private functions for drinks? I want to order some special straws but am unsure if I should order the short cocktail length or tall normal length?

 

Thanks!

-K

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