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).
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:
Hand sanitizer wipes
Eyeglass wipes for cleaning your sunglasses (this was a great tip from BDW!)
Clear & Orange nail polish for the ladies (I got 12 for $8)