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
(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
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.
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.
This was the guest book from the wedding reception. I created it myself on powerpoint and had it printed through vistaprint.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gift tags I created for the groomsmen gift bags.
Gift tags for the bridesmaid gift bags
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.
Welcome bag contents:
Gourmet popcorn, steins, mini altoids, aloe gel, gummy bears, 2 oz. sunscreen spray (everyone used these)
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
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.
Maracas along with the placecards at the reception
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)
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.
Sand ceremony: I bought the vases and sand holder from Michaels
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hair flower I bought of Etsy as well! I loved it!
Ring bearers bow tie (so freaking cute)
That's pretty it I think!