As many have said before, I canâ€™t believe it is my turn. I started and finished half of this thread before we left, but I didnâ€™t have time to finish and post it before our flight. We just returned last night from our honeymoon, so after I post this planning threadâ€¦I will post my reviews. Thank you soooo much Tammy for creating this site, I really donâ€™t know how I would have planned my wedding without it. Also thanks to the mods and all the brides before me who have contributed their thoughts and ideas from which we have all borrowed from. I canâ€™t remember everyone who I have borrowed ideas fromâ€¦but thank you all and feel free to take credit.
We did not have a formal proposal, we just knew we would get married one day and talked about it from time to time. My fianceeâ€™ and I have been together for over 20 yrs. We have 3 children together..ages 21,20 and 10. We were actually supposed to get married shortly after our last child was born..but plans changed. He gave me my ring about 9 yrs ago, but we had it redesigned and remounted about 3 yrs ago. It was originally a plain princess cut with 2 small diamonds on either side. We changed it into this antique setting. This is the best pic I could get.
It is a princess cut with a pave platform and pave all around the front of it. We found the perfect pave band a few months ago.
His ring: Again the pic is not that great, but it is a black and white diamond band.
We ultimately chose Moon Palace in Cancun because of the wedding packages and the decided to go with the complimentary package and add on what we wanted, as you could not change anything in the packages. I had stayed at Moon Palace a few yrs ago and loved it. We also did a site visit last July with the wedding coordinator.
We then decided on our colors on a suggestion by one of my best friends. Hot pink and apple red..like the colors on a Victoriaâ€™s secret bag.
Our 1st monogram:
Our daughter drew a rough draft of our monogram for us. I then sent it to Rebecca from Allurements by Rebecca to finish it. It came out great.You will see it on our boarding pass STD pic.
The Boarding Pass STDâ€™s:
I then started working on our STDâ€™s with much help from this site. I found the images from surfing Google images.
The Passport Invites:
I got the template for the Passport invites from one of the girls on this forum and changed and added what I wanted. After finding great envelope liners with polka dots in my colors, I decided to add the polka dots to our theme. One of our laptops crashed, but I will try and add all templates later.
I originally put a deposit down on a Davidâ€™s dress, but I didnâ€™t have â€œthe oneâ€ feeling. I continued to look around and found the perfect dress from a seller on Craigâ€™s list in my size. The Maggie Sottero Destiny. I made an appt to try it on and it fit great.
I also found a really nice dress for my TTD on Ebay:
I found these Judith Ripka earrings on QVCâ€™s website.
I then found a matching Judith Ripka necklace brand new for sale on Ebay:
I found this bracelet on Overstock.com for a really good price. It has a dangling glass heart near the clasp:
I ordered this hair flower from an Etsy seller..it matched my jewelry really wellâ€¦it has crystals and pearls in the middle:
I donâ€™t have a pic, but they will be hot pink and red roses with a pink and red polka dot ribbon.
Bridal Party Flowers:
I contacted Marvin of Maya Disneo florist in Cancun and explained what I wanted. He sent me these pics and I love them:
Bridal Party Dresses: In watermelon pink and a red sash and red shoes.