First of all, Thank you, bestdestinationwedding.com! Thank you toTammy and all the other admins who do such an amazing job! I could not have done everything, or planned my wedding if it were not for this website and all the wonderful, helpful people who run and post on this site! I got so much support and inspiration J
I can only hope this planning journal helps inspire other brides! Please feel free to use any and all the ideas/templates. I know I have borrowed so many, and am so gratefully to those who have shared before me!
I met my fianc©e at work about 6 years ago. About a year later we started seeing each other and the rest is history. He proposed to me in Chicago on May 15, 2009. We started planning the wedding in January 2010.
We wanted to make sure our family and friends had enough time to book vacation leave and start saving if they were able to join us. Both my FI and I like very clean, modern lines. We found a great stationary style on Vistaprint and were able to use it for almost everything.
We created our own wedding website using ewedding.com Our guests found this really useful to check prices, get information and see some pictures/stories of us.
Again, we used Vistaprint for the invites and RSVP cards. I also included a letter with all the travel details and our travel agents contact information.
We used Weddings By Oceans, based in Toronto, Canada. They are very nice people, however I was truly disappointed at their services. When we started working with them, they were quick to return calls, emails and seemed to understand what was going on. By the time our guests were booking with them, and literally until the day I was on our plane ride down, I was calling them constantly to correct things or make sure they were getting things done. I felt like I was babysitting them! I had hired them because I didnâ€™t want to have to deal with the travel detailsâ€¦and then I had too anyway! (rant over)
We had many guests joining us that have never been outside Canada or the US. So we thought it would be very important to send out some information. (sorry no picture, but templates below) Also included in the package we mailed out were custom made fabric luggage tags. You can view the DIY instructions: http://www.bestdesti...nd-instructions
It was a lot of work, but our guests loved them and used them!
We also sent out dinner choice cards at the same time.
More to come....