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yay, welcome back!!!!!!!

Originally Posted by celestial419 View Post

Thanks again everyone!  Just got back from Mexico and had the time of my life!  Everything was a hit from the cups to the maracas!  I will try to send the templates out tonight for those who requested.



 

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can I have the template for the welcome brochure, great job looks so great!

Originally Posted by celestial419 View Post

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!

 

ENGAGEMENT:

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 wedding… everyone can get a vacation out of it also.

 

RINGS:

My FI very secretively plotted by email and phone calls with my aunt to get my e-ring- which was exactly what I wanted

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LOCATION:

Riu Palace Riviera Maya

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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COLOR INSPIRATION:

Our favorite colors- mine green, his blue

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THE DRESS:

After multiple boutiques & many many dresses, I found my dress at the last store we went to that day….surprisingly at Davids Bridal- Galina Signature

Hanger from Etsy.com - aressa

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SHOES:

I definitely wanted my something“blue†to be my shoes.  I found these also at Davids Bridal

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JEWELRY:

Necklace & bracelet- Ann Taylor (still deciding if Iâ€m going to wear)

Earrings-Macys

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HAIR: inspiration & flower

gardenia flower from Etsy.com – Mikiye Creations (an absolute doll to work with)

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GROOMS ATTIRE:

Cubavera linen suit & converse

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My FI doesnâ€t know I put this label on his socks.

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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.

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MOH DRESS:

Davids Bridal

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MOH GIFT:

Tiffanyâ€s pearl earrings

Card from Etsy.com- GabrielleKearney (card says "Thank you for being my Maid of Honor"

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BEST MAN:

Shane asked his younger brother to be his best man.

Linen pants & shirt from Cubavera.com & Chuck Taylors Converse

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BESTMAN GIFT:

Flip UltraHD

Card from Etsy.com- GabrielleKearney (card says "Thank you for being my Best Man"

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RING BEARER & JR. GROOMSMAN

My younger nephews will be wearing suits from Macys & Chuck Taylors Converse

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BOYS GIFT:

My nephews are crazy about Super Mario Brothers. 

They are also VERY spoiled by their Auntie!

Flip Cameras

Cards from Etsy.com-SassandCharm

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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)

 

PASSPORTS-

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. 

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BOARDING PASS “We changed the Dateâ€

Also used templates from Ayleebits.com, I attached the magnets with removable glue dots.

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INVITATIONS:

My DIY station

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Inspiration from etsy

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CEREMONY:

Chair sashes from LinensDirect.com

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Maracas will be on each chair at the ceremony

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Ring bearer will be holding our rings with this ring dish

Etsy.com – Palomas Nest

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I also bought this from Etsy - SayYourPiece

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Bouquet Inspiration:

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.

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RECEPTION:

More DIYs:

Starfishes from Ebay-Wagners Southern Store

 

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Instead of a book, I made these cards so that I can put them in a scrapbook.

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DIY Chair Signs:

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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.)

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CAKE:

Cake Inspiration:

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Cake topper:

Etsy.com- Peanutbutterbandit

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PRE-WEDDING BROCHURE & LUGGAGE TAGS

Sent these out 3-4 weeks prior.

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OOT BAGS:

Bags from DollarTree

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Bag tags were DIY

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Postcards free from VistaPrint

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Wedding Survival Kit

Contents mostly from Target

  • Aloe
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tums
  • Pepto bismol
  • Motrin
  • Chapstick
  • Lifesavers mint
  • First aid kit

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Games from Michaels, Pashminas from 5Below

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Insulated cups from Costco

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Key/Money holder from Ebay, Coils from dollar store

Personalized Beach Towels- our biggest splurge for our guests.

Etsy.com-SunnyStitches1

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Candles from Bath & Body

Welcome Brochures are DIY

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OOT bags:

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KIDS OOT BAGS:

Like I said before, my nephews are very spoiled by their Auntie

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OTHER STUFF:

 

Free from VistaPrint

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Card for FI: Etsy.com – Pistachio Press

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Tank tops for Bride & MOH

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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.

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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 “legal day.† 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)

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Shoes: (something blue) from Forever21 (great bargain)

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Hair piece: (friend made flowers and I added the peacock feathers)

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Clutch: found at a 2nd hand store on a trip to San Francisco

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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.

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OK. I think thatâ€s all of it.

Happy Planning everyone!

 

PM me if you would like any templates.

 



 

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LOVE LOVE LOVE everything! You did a fabulous job! But I really like your ann taylor jewerly, even for every day wear for work or something. When did you get it? I have been looking everywhere for it! Congrats on being a MRS!!

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Celeste, you did an outstanding job!  I can only hope that my DIY stuff comes out half as well as yours did.  I can't believe you found those bags at the Dollar Store, and to think I was going to pay $17 each for something similar.  I have to ask, because I have a halo type ring as well, did you get two bands to go on both sides of your e-ring?

 

 

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Thanks ladies!

 

Sherio- yes i have 2 bands on both sides of the e-ring.  It worked out perfectly- one is engraved with our anniversary and legal day date.. and the other has our DW date.   

Originally Posted by Sherio9090 View Post

Celeste, you did an outstanding job!  I can only hope that my DIY stuff comes out half as well as yours did.  I can't believe you found those bags at the Dollar Store, and to think I was going to pay $17 each for something similar.  I have to ask, because I have a halo type ring as well, did you get two bands to go on both sides of your e-ring?

 

 



 

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