First, thank you to all the ladies for the inspiration & great ideas. Iâ€™m sorry that I donâ€™t know each of your names who inspired me & also those who I stole ideas from. Thank you.. Thank you .. Thank you!! This wedding would not be possible if it wasnâ€™t for this site. I immediately became obsessed when I found it. Lots of my projects were DIY and also became a huge fan with Etsy.com.
Special shout outs to the RPRM brides!
Shane and I got engaged last year in April, on our anniversary. We knew we wanted a very intimate wedding with just our immediate family so why not do a destination weddingâ€¦ everyone can get a vacation out of it also.
My FI very secretively plotted by email and phone calls with my aunt to get my e-ring- which was exactly what I wanted
Riu Palace Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Our favorite colors- mine green, his blue
After multiple boutiques & many many dresses, I found my dress at the last store we went to that dayâ€¦.surprisingly at Davids Bridal- Galina Signature
Hanger from Etsy.com - aressa
I definitely wanted my somethingâ€œblueâ€ to be my shoes. I found these also at Davids Bridal
Necklace & bracelet- Ann Taylor (still deciding if Iâ€™m going to wear)
HAIR: inspiration & flower
gardenia flower from Etsy.com â€“ Mikiye Creations (an absolute doll to work with)
Cubavera linen suit & converse
My FI doesnâ€™t know I put this label on his socks.
MATRON OF HONOR:
Without question, I wanted my older sister as my MOH. Since she lives 3000 miles away, I surprised her with a bouquet of flowers and asked if she would do me the honor and be my MOH.
Tiffanyâ€™s pearl earrings
Card from Etsy.com- GabrielleKearney (card says "Thank you for being my Maid of Honor"
Shane asked his younger brother to be his best man.
Linen pants & shirt from Cubavera.com & Chuck Taylors Converse
Card from Etsy.com- GabrielleKearney (card says "Thank you for being my Best Man"
RING BEARER & JR. GROOMSMAN
My younger nephews will be wearing suits from Macys & Chuck Taylors Converse
My nephews are crazy about Super Mario Brothers.
They are also VERY spoiled by their Auntie!
Cards from Etsy.com-SassandCharm
SAVE THE DATES:
This is what started all my DIYs. I was soo excited about my wedding planning that I sent out my save the dates right away.. we ended up changing the date so I had to send out another mailing. (luckily, only to a small group)
Ayleebits.com (thank you to this site for the free templates)
I wanted to give out magnets so stuck them on the back of the passports.
BOARDING PASS â€œWe changed the Dateâ€
Also used templates from Ayleebits.com, I attached the magnets with removable glue dots.
My DIY station
Inspiration from etsy
Chair sashes from LinensDirect.com
Maracas will be on each chair at the ceremony
Ring bearer will be holding our rings with this ring dish
Etsy.com â€“ Palomas Nest
I also bought this from Etsy - SayYourPiece
Thank you to SCarp for the bouquet picture.
I wanted my Mom to be a part of my special day so I bought this mini frame.
I will be pinning it on my bouquet.
Starfishes from Ebay-Wagners Southern Store
Instead of a book, I made these cards so that I can put them in a scrapbook.
DIY Chair Signs:
PHOTO ACCESSORIES from Etsy.com
MaroDesign- (Suzi is a wedding angel! My puppy got to a few of them so I reordered replacements. The seller ended up replacing them for free and I just paid for shipping. She also got it to me within the week. Sheâ€™s amazing.)
PRE-WEDDING BROCHURE & LUGGAGE TAGS
Sent these out 3-4 weeks prior.
Bags from DollarTree
Bag tags were DIY
Postcards free from VistaPrint
Wedding Survival Kit
Contents mostly from Target
- Hand sanitizer
- Pepto bismol
- Lifesavers mint
- First aid kit
Games from Michaels, Pashminas from 5Below
Insulated cups from Costco
Key/Money holder from Ebay, Coils from dollar store
Personalized Beach Towels- our biggest splurge for our guests.
Candles from Bath & Body
Welcome Brochures are DIY
KIDS OOT BAGS:
Like I said before, my nephews are very spoiled by their Auntie
Free from VistaPrint
Card for FI: Etsy.com â€“ Pistachio Press
Tank tops for Bride & MOH
Candlesticks found at 2nd hand stores that I spray painted silver. I thought I would use them as part of my centerpieces but am probably not going to use.
Our Legal Day:
We legally got married exactly 1 year from our engagement day & anniversary. (so that we donâ€™t have to do blood work & paperwork at the resort)
Since some family & grandparents can't make it to Mexico we invited them to be a part of our â€œlegal day.â€ We had a minister come to our house for a quick 5 minute ceremony and then we went out for a nice lunch.
Dress: from Arden B. (coincidentally looks like a mini version of my wedding dress)
Shoes: (something blue) from Forever21 (great bargain)
Hair piece: (friend made flowers and I added the peacock feathers)
Clutch: found at a 2nd hand store on a trip to San Francisco
Favors: Dry Salsa mix from jotproducts.net (someone I met from work who made dry spices)
Since our guests couldnâ€™t make it to Mexico, we brought a taste of Mexico to them.
OK. I think thatâ€™s all of it.
Happy Planning everyone!
PM me if you would like any templates.