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So it looks like you are almost ready to go/! You must be excited but I am sure running on full adrenaline!

I have a quick questions for you about your starfish. I think you said that you dyed some of them with food coloring, did you use food coloring or fabric coloring? I think you said you did some of both, dyed and painted with the glittery paint? I am thinking of dying mine turquoise and red and use them as place card holders with a piece of wire wrapped around to hold the name.

 

I also may decorate the aisle with some like you are doing! Try to get some zzzz's when you can!

 

Take care!

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good morning, amjohnson!

 

as you can see, i'm up well before 5:00am my time..ugh?!?  still not sleeping as soundly as i'd like.  huh.gif

 

ok..so about your question...i dyed the (real) starfish purple/lilac using food coloring then used martha stewart glitter paint to bling them out.  i have three different colored starfish (lilac, amethyst and silver)..pictured below...all blinged out using martha stewart glitter paint.

 

i painted the silver ones using a metallic silver paint from hobby lobby then blinged them out with silver martha stewart glitter paint.  now, for my fake starfish i simply spray painted them then blinged them out..with..YES..you guessed it..martha stewart glitter paint.

Originally Posted by amjohnson View Post

So it looks like you are almost ready to go/! You must be excited but I am sure running on full adrenaline!

I have a quick questions for you about your starfish. I think you said that you dyed some of them with food coloring, did you use food coloring or fabric coloring? I think you said you did some of both, dyed and painted with the glittery paint? I am thinking of dying mine turquoise and red and use them as place card holders with a piece of wire wrapped around to hold the name.

 

I also may decorate the aisle with some like you are doing! Try to get some zzzz's when you can!

 

Take care!



starfish trio.JPG

 

 

 

just follow the instructions on the food coloring box to "perfect" your turquoise...if you're using real starfish they are porous and should absorb the color quickly....fake starfish won't dye well with food coloring..skip that step altogether and just use spray paint...its much easier for the fake ones...now, when using food coloring, i highly recommend making your color very deep because when they dry, they will dry a lighter color...then paint them with the glitter starfish and you'll be all set! 

 

by the way, there are other glitter paints on the market and i tried them..trust me when i tell you that martha's glitter paint has the best bling...

 

good luck, love and as always...HAPPY PLANNING!!

 

R~

 

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hey, jamaica2012...

 

i'm bringing one carry-on bag which will be full of shells and starfish..the bag that's pictured is full of my lanterns and other decor and our welcome kits...most of my decor items are paper based so their light weight.  i'll be checking two bags..one for decor items..the other chock full of shoes, clothes, etc.

 

the best thing i ever did was deliver my OOT/welcome bags prior to travel..i called them a wedding survival kit and it included our pre-travel boarding passes, itinerary at a glance, plus all the other goodies...now, that cut down on alot of packing/shipping to jamaica...plus it helped generate excitement and buzz among our guests..now they're all SUPER DUPER excited about our wedding.  if you can do that..i'd highly recommend it...its one less thing to have to worry about packing plus most of the items i included, hand sanitizer, playing cards, etc...guests can use and appreciate during travel, etc.  who says they have to get the bags at your destination?  i'll tell you, it was the best idea i've had thus far...if your guests are local, recruit some bridesmaids and make trips around town to drop off the bags...unfortunately, i had to travel across the country to deliver my bags but my guests were thrilled that i'd taken the time to come see them before our trip...it was so much fun seeing folks open and discover all of the goodies...i'll tell you, i felt like a kid on x-mas...  smile123.gif

 

until next time, happy planning!!

 

R~

 

 

 

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So, I'm just curious how many bags you will be bringing to Jamaica. I would think will all your wonderful DIY items that you might need a moving company to help :-)

Are you having people in the wedding party help you carry some of it down?

Good luck packing :-)

 

 

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Mrstgun,

 

That is great idea!!!!

 

My FI & I were on the fence with this issue. Because we wanted ou guest to be excited we they walked into theirs and seen gifts waiting for them, then we thought about travel with all this stuff(ughhh) ... so we decide to have a meet & greet for our guest who live close by and ship the others who live out of stated and just take our welcome kit .( that I still need to work on LOL)!!!!  

 

Thanks again

 

18day to be the New Mrs T Gun   cheers.gif

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awww...yws2012!

 

I LOVE THE COUNTDOWN!!!  thanks, love!!!

 

i'm SUPER DUPER EXCITED!!!

 

and yes, your guests will LOVE your goodies..and they'll feel like WOW...YOU DID ALL THIS JUST FOR ME!!!  that's what i got OVER AND OVER AND OVER again..it was great!

 

until next time, happy planning!!

 

R~

Originally Posted by YWS2012 View Post

Mrstgun,

 

That is great idea!!!!

 

My FI & I were on the fence with this issue. Because we wanted ou guest to be excited we they walked into theirs and seen gifts waiting for them, then we thought about travel with all this stuff(ughhh) ... so we decide to have a meet & greet for our guest who live close by and ship the others who live out of stated and just take our welcome kit .( that I still need to work on LOL)!!!!  

 

Thanks again

 

18day to be the New Mrs T Gun   cheers.gif

thewave.gif



 

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They look great! I'm going to make my bouquets as well. I'm a little nervous! Can I ask where you got your flowers from?
 

Originally Posted by YWS2012 View Post

Bridesmaids flowereGood Evening My Fellow Brides .. these are my finished bridesmaids flowers.. I did them myself... I was going to buy the flowers from the resort...then I why cause after the pictures and my BM's have had a few drinks they won't be able to find them any way...so one thing off my check list...woot.gif



 

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good evening, fellow destination brides!!!

 

so, today has been a super long day...up at 4:00am...maniacal day at work...in addition to planning a wedding, i'm transitioning out of my current job (THERE IS A GOD!!!) into a new job..which i'll start after the wedding....so i'm training my replacement and NOT GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP..which means....i'm exhausted AND i have to clean up my kitchen...  while the hubby assumes his position in front of the TV to watch MNF...for those of you not in the know..that's MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, people...my living room is the epicenter of all things NFL from now until february...its part my 'contract'...i won't subject the husband to anything... other than...what's the score, love or wow..what a play!!!  NOR WILL I ROOT FOR ANY OTHER TEAM BUT THE BALTIMORE RAVENS (despite being from Cleveland -- #ravensfanbymarriage...#brownsfanbybirth)!!  ..no matter what day of the week...my honey will watch FOOTBALL...eh...it was in the fine print.  lol!!!  love.gif

 

but...i did get some things done early this morning..including the following DIY items....

 

 

lakers garter2.jpg

lakers inspired garter belt for the hubby

 

then i made myself a bit of bridal luck...to 'coordinate' with my color scape...

bridal luck2.jpg

 

AND..i received my personalized hanger from one of my favorite etsy.com sellers...the ORIGINAL lilafrances.com...she's a real beauty..here's a peak.

 

mrs gundy hanger.JPG

 

well, girls...i'm going to try my darndest to get some sleep..but first..i've gotta bust some suds.

 

until next time, happy planning!!  cheesy.gif

 

R~

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It is in the contract....fine print (gosh I need a new attorney), I got suckered into that contract also....Yet mine is pretty much year round.  Saturday is College GameDay, Sunday & Monday with the occasional Thursday is football, then basketball season starts and we may get the occasional baseball game (if the Yankees are playing).

I made a deal with him though, Saturday is paper cutting day, I would move one of my smaller tables to the living room, along with one of my paper cutters and he can sit there all day!!!!

 

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cheer2.gif did I miss the frame?

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Thanks cheesy.gif

I got the from the Micheal's....I'm sooooo in love with this store....I  have them set in Styrofoams and wrapped ribbon on round them.... I will upload a picture later to night
 

Originally Posted by Jwed12 View Post


They look great! I'm going to make my bouquets as well. I'm a little nervous! Can I ask where you got your flowers from?
 



 



 

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