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farlem's wedding planning journal **with PICS*** ) 6/4/2011 Punta Cana

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First of all I wanted to thank all of the ladies for all of the tips, advice, and inspirational posts.  I am so happy that I found this site as it helped me save so much money on my best destination wedding.  So here is my wedding journal.  Time to pass it forward.....


3 years ago I had a summer of weddings to attend and being a single woman I panicked so I joined a dating website.  I was unsuccessful with some of the guys I met until I met my husband.  I thought he was a "player" because he had on sun glasses indoors (I know pretty judgmentalrolleyes.gif) but he was cute and I sent him a wink and we have been together ever since.love.gif 


015.JPG One of the many weddings and one of our early pictures together.


The engagement


We have been dating for about over a year when he surprised me on NYE.  We had talked about getting married someday and I was hoping he was going to ask me until he gave me pajamas for Christmas.  I decided that it was not going to happen.  On NYE we planned on staying in.  He called me in the middle of day saying that his boss had plans that fell through the cracks and that me and my then boyfriend can go to a party.  He told me that I had to pack an overnight bag for the both of us (since he was stuck at work)  and he will arrange for a car to come get me.  Long story short, he was not at work he was at the hotel that I was to wait for him at.  He went on his knees and asked.  This is us shortly after the engagement.  I don't have pics of my ring until I get married.


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Punta Cana, Dominican Rep


We decided to go to Dreams Punta Cana Resort and Spa to have our wedding.

My friend did the Save the dates.  She created the visuals and we printed it out on Vista to make into a picture magnet.  We loved them.


Colors were coral and sage.

F&W_SD_Final(4).jpg    I tried to load my invites but for some reason it is not posting.


The location


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the ceremony locationgazebo.jpg


My dress from Wtoo.

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My shoes




The Bridal party.  The girls are wearing dresses from Henkaa.  I wanted them to be different to match their personalities.


DSC_6542 update.jpg  The guys with their linen suits.  DSC_6541 update.jpg


Groom on the left.  He was the one who arranged the suits for the guys so I don't know where they purchased it.


We asked for all of our guest to email their itinerary.  We arranged for a taxi to pick up each guest member, which we paid for and greeted everyone with a gift bag.  We brought them down with us.  We wanted something light so that our guests can take them back home.     wedding stuff 106.JPG     wedding stuff 107.JPG


Survival kits done by Allurements by Rebecca.  She was great as she was able to complete the order in short notice while I was in nursing school.  In the bags we put off, sun block, aspirin, anti-diarreha, bandaids, gadorade powder (some of my guest do not like water and we wanted people to stay hydrated), a brochure from Vista print welcoming everyone to the wedding, key card holders with business cards from Vista print, Sudouku and a Love and Marriage activity book thanks to a fellow BDW girl.


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The ceremony

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My new rings


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Photographer Micheal Weiler


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Food was amazing-Steak and Lobster....YUM!!!


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wedding stuff 1203.JPGwedding stuff 1235.JPG Dj Mannia was great!!!  I danced the whole night!!!

room after wedding.jpg My room after I returned from the reception.love.gif

Thats all!!



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Thanks Sharon99!!  I got the bags from qualitylogoproducts.com, they do all types of personalization on so many products.  They practically have everything there, but the only down fall is that they have limit quantity products.  Hope this helps.

Originally Posted by Sharon99 View Post

Everything looks beautiful! Congrats! 

Love the bags, where did you get them?


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Congrats on being a MRS!!! Thanks for sharing all your special details of your day!

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