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This site has been a huge help! I was inspired by so many and felt supported by strangers that I probably will never meet - what a community! Things got a little crazy so I wasn't able to record all of my wedding work but here it is after the fact. I hope it helps someone else out there.


I was married in Punta Cana, DR in August 2011. We spent 4 days at an all-inclusive with 12 of our closest friends and family. My theme was seahorses and our colors were sunset orange and dark blue.


Where to start? My OOT bag -- by far my favorite project, which really challenged me to be creative (I'm a numbers-type of gal).  I ordered canvas tote bags from Vistaprint and customized them with their generic palmtree logo and "Punta Cana 2011". I really did not like the quality of these bags and would not recommend them... having said that I do have 12 extras that are free to anybody who wants them (just pay for the shipping).

OOT bag



I was able to stuff everything into the bag. 


Orange/Pink Seahorse Beach Towels from Kohl's (got them on sale too!)

Orange Travel cups with our own logo (see details below)

Orange Pashmina's for the women ($20 for 12 in wholesale district)

Beach-cover notebooks from vistaprint

White with blue trim handkerchiefs for the men

Waterproof Keycard holder with "Dominican" straps

Wedding Week Survival Kit (see details below)

Wedding Week Welcome Newsletter/Brochure








I loved putting together my wedding survival kit.  Everyone said that they found everything very useful.  Here are the contents:


Make-up wipes

Hand sanitizer wipes

Emergen-C packets

Woolite packets

Shout wipes

Eyeglass wipes for cleaning your sunglasses (this was a great tip from BDW!)

Tropical gum

Clear & Orange nail polish for the ladies (I got 12 for $8)






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I also created a First Aid kit.  I bought those mini J&J first aid kits that already came with bandaids, gauze, and alcohol wipes.  I added pepto-bismol, advil and tylenol.  I took the template from one of these forums (sorry I didn't keep track) and added the wording.  The template was great but I wasn't able to change the color.  I've attached it in case anybody wanted it.  I printed the template onto photo-paper and used rubber cement to glue it to the box.







I also created this card to put into the keycard holder:





We also gave special gifts in our pre-wedding day girls and guys outing.  The girls went to the spa and I gave each one a blue coach card-wallet and the mom got the seahorse coach purse.



The guys got travel wallets and dad got that and a tie-case:




For the ceremony:

I bought orange and sandalwood fans for the guests to use during the ceremony but it was so breezy we didn't need them.  The flower girls had the orange fans and it added a really nice pop of color to the pictures.  I had a simple flowergirl basket with one big orange ribbon and my sister made a blue beaded flower, which we attached the rings to the center with a bobby pin and tied an orange ribbon to the stem to tie it all in.  The flower-girl dresses are from Jcrew and are super cute!




Ok more to come tomorrow...









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Everything looks great so far!!

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