Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Evgal

EVGal's Wedding Planning Thread

Recommended Posts

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. 

Contents:

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

 

oot.jpgtowel.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

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

Kleenex

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)

 

survivalkit.jpg

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

 

1staid.jpg

 

 

 

 

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.

bluepurse.jpgseahorsepurse.jpg

 

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

tie.jpgwallet.jpg

 

 

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!

fans.jpgflowergirls2.jpgflowergirls.jpg

 

 

Ok more to come tomorrow...

 

 

 

 

 

 

FirstAidStickers.pptx

Keycards.pptx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Everything looks great so far!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • Looking for the best venue for wedding and Wedding related events Book the best Banquet Hall in West Delhi - Symphony Banquets. For all types of Social as well as corporate events with In-House Catering service and luxurious ambiance to make every event a memorable one.  
    • Hundreds of years before, the basic jewellery were made out of seashells and bone, trees and animal skin. In the ancient times, the Egyptian jewellery first came into existence. Egyptian culture inhabited technology, gemstones, and precious metals early in comparison to other places. They were inspired by the culture of royalty and aristocracy which led to thinking noble like having a deep appreciation for luxury. This made them create impactful jewellery and leading trends. Copper was the first metal that came into existence through which we as humans got so many jewellery items.  However, the major focus on jewellery came when they discovered gold. This allowed the Egyptian to rule as the first jewellery maker. The ancient Egyptians valued adornment and were worn by both men and women.  Material and metals: The plethora of material which was used in the making of this Egyptian jewellery was basically gold and silver. Egyptian has mostly attracted towards gold and the availability of silver was less in Egypt as compared to any other place. The colour variation was due to the mixing of elements such as alloys like copper, iron, silver into gold.  Charm jewellery: It was then also an interesting concept to have charms in necklaces, bracelets and other jewellery items. It’s just they were made up of stones and precious or semi-precious jewellery. In this picture above the necklace is adorned with precious stones in different charms shapes. Gem and stones: The more royal pieces of Egyptian jewellery were adorned with the precious jewellery items. The gemstones were semi-precious stones, precious stones are other various gems. The most prized stone were lapis lazuli, rock crystal, and pearls. Emeralds were also found in these jewellery pieces. These were made from ground quartz and then molded into expensive gemstones. They are also used as charm jewellery when molded or carved in different shapes.
    • Congratulations! Where you are you getting married? 
    • It’s my wedding five months from now and we badly need ideas because everyone’s mind is not working right now and I, as the bride, cannot even think of what I really want to have on my wedding day. I want something simple yet unique. Something that suits for Colombian women and bride. Can you help me out with this? Thanks! I will really appreciate your comments!
    • I know it is really tough job to get everything at best cost. I would like to suggest to contact local wedding planner or decorators to get the quotes. It will take some time but by comparing different quotes you will get the best package.
  • Topics

×