Here are a few tid bits of the wedding preparation leading up to the main event. My hubby wanted a beach wedding and I wanted to have an authentic Mexican wedding at an Hacienda. In preparation I sent STD to inform every one that we were getting married in Cancun and since the wedding date was in peak season we had to urge our guests to start making plans as soon as possible because of the drastic prices increase during peak season. Dec 19 â€“Jan 15. Avoid these dates like a hawk as travel prices are 3 times as higher for everything. Had we known this before we made the deposit we would have picked another date.
I decided to make my own message in the bottle informing guests of the wedding date, our wedding website and suggesting pre packages and preliminary bookings. I also did a magnate for the fridge. Message in the bottles are easy to make but they are very time consuming if you want them very detailed as I did. I ended up ordering everything and putting them together. If I had to do it all over again I would pay to have them made as I did not save that much money plus it would have been less stress on my end.
I bought beach sand, mini shells, Raffia, glass bottles, corks, and mailing boxes from
I infused my corks with Gardania scented oil. This I also purchased at Michaels craft store. I soaked up the corks in the oil for a day and they were nicely incufused. When all the guests got their STD they said it semlled hevenly when the opended the bottle.
In case the message in the bottle was not enough I also sent a fridge magnet so that people could keep the wedding date in mind often as they could and hence not forget to book for the destination wedidnt. I got really cute personalized magnates made from ebay. They have great deals so check them out. Turn around time was lightning speed!
Will follow up tomorrow with what I came up with for the wedding invitations!