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#41 emstypes

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    Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:16 PM

    Wow, your wedding was truly beautiful.  I'm instantly so much more excited looking at your awesome pics.  And I have to reiterate what many others have said... your kids are ADORABLE!!!  I especially love your daughter & her tutu!  Haha, congrats again!!!



    #42 cupcake1382

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      Posted 19 October 2011 - 07:43 AM

      Thanks so much! Your day will be here before you know it trust me! I can't believe it has come and gone already!
       

      Originally Posted by emstypes 

      Wow, your wedding was truly beautiful.  I'm instantly so much more excited looking at your awesome pics.  And I have to reiterate what many others have said... your kids are ADORABLE!!!  I especially love your daughter & her tutu!  Haha, congrats again!!!



       


      09-10-11
      Runaway Bay, Jamaica
      I married my best friend!

      #43 kks2012

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        Posted 27 October 2011 - 06:03 PM

        You're day was absolutely beautiful! Loved your colors and EVERYTHING. I tried to find the caricatures4u on esty but I couldn't find it :-( Where did you get your bobble heads?



        #44 cupcake1382

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          Posted 27 October 2011 - 06:32 PM

          Thank you sooo much, you are so sweet. It was truly an amazing day! Cheri's shop on Etsy doesn't have anything in it so that's why you may not be able to find her. But her Facebook page is: http://www.facebook....43046225?ref=ts Try shooting her a message on there. If she doesn't respond within a week let me know and I can give you her email. She's not really computer crazy like the rest of us :) The cake topper came from eBay: http://www.ebay.com/...9#ht_3327wt_922 The more stuff you add to it the more expensive it is..(i.e. Palm tree, animals, etc.)

          You're day was absolutely beautiful! Loved your colors and EVERYTHING. I tried to find the caricatures4u on esty but I couldn't find it :-( Where did you get your bobble heads?


          09-10-11
          Runaway Bay, Jamaica
          I married my best friend!

          #45 DRPrincesa

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            Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:36 AM

            You purchased a lot from etsy.  Shipping fees are my biggest fear.  Did you find shipping fees to be outrageous?  I am so with you on not being crafty.  I believe you definitely must have the "nitch".  I will humor myself in attempting a few projects. lol.  Wish me luck! Ahahahahahaha
             

            Originally Posted by cupcake1382 

            Thank you so much!! The bracelet was from easy seller ritasoy. They were perfect and my girls loved them. Just simple and pretty.


             



            #46 DRPrincesa

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              Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:00 AM


              Great idea to use "excess" on your guests!  What was your budget if you don't mind me asking? I'm sure inquiring minds would like to know! 

              Ok- so my last post totally went crazy LMAO.. To answer your questions- 

              The luminaries were from etsy seller: thepaperynook. She is AMAZING to work with. We ordered 35 names, 2 large ones for us and then we ordered large ones for table numbers. And yes, they are flat and one end has double sided tape and you just peel off the backing on the tape and roll them yourself. We had battery operated tea lights. Here are a couple more pics:

               

              Our lumies..

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              Table Numbers/Guest Lumies:

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              Since the wedding costs were way under our budget, we decided to take that money and spend on our guests. So for my bridal party we spent about $400 each, the groomsmen about $300 each and each welcome bag was about $30. 

               

              The earrings came from etsy seller: laalee, she is also very sweet. Here is a better picture of the earrings, they are a little smaller than in her pictures:

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              As for the washclothes.. My resort actually DIDN'T carry them. Only hand towels and regular towels. So my guests were SOOOO thankful I had read about that previously on this site and added them to their bags. Also- the stadium cups were great too. The bars all have super small cups and my 22oz cups were loved by everyone. Saved a trip to the bar for a 2nd drink, haha. And it looked pretty cool with 30 people in the pool with the same cups. Everyone knew our rowdy group by the end of the trip, haha. 



               



               



              #47 cupcake1382

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                Posted 28 October 2011 - 06:44 PM

                Hey There, 

                 

                Thank you for all your compliments :) I found that most people on etsy honestly have great shipping rates. I just made sure I did a little looking around and tried to find the best deal possible before I bought anything. Make sure you check around Etsy or Ebay because lots of people sell the same things and sometimes you can always find a cheaper price. 

                 

                We also didn't really have a budget. I knew I didn't want to spend more than 30K and we ended up right around there. I think it was about 26K last I totaled everything (honeymoon included). It was really important for me to get our wedding party and guests as much as we could since we got the free package at the resort and only ended up spending about $600 there- (minister fee's, extra chairs, sashes ect.) So I went all out for my attire, our wedding party and our guests. 
                 

                Originally Posted by DRPrincesa 


                Great idea to use "excess" on your guests!  What was your budget if you don't mind me asking? I'm sure inquiring minds would like to know!  LOL I just love these little smileys. LOL



                 



                 


                09-10-11
                Runaway Bay, Jamaica
                I married my best friend!

                #48 pask454

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                  Posted 14 December 2011 - 12:08 PM

                  Hey Cupcake, I've looked everywhere...where did you get the bracelets for the bridesmaids...I'm assuming Etsy, but which "seller"? :) Thanks



                  #49 cupcake1382

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                    Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:07 PM

                    Hey There,

                     

                    The seller on etsy for the bracelets is ritasoy. Congrats, hope this helps!!
                     

                    Originally Posted by pask454 

                    Hey Cupcake, I've looked everywhere...where did you get the bracelets for the bridesmaids...I'm assuming Etsy, but which "seller"? :) Thanks



                     

                     


                    09-10-11
                    Runaway Bay, Jamaica
                    I married my best friend!

                    #50 maddy

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                      Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:19 PM

                      Hello

                       

                      My daughter is getting married at GBPJ in April 2012.  You planned a very beautiful and personnel wedding.  What was you favourite spot for wedding pictures, the one thing you would recomend?  Did you actually book all details prior to arriving in Jamacia?  We will be arriving a week before the quests arrive.  She will be having between 40 and 50 quests.  Did you purchase everything to go into your gift bags at home, or will you were there ie: towels.  Thinking of giving Jamaican Rum as a Thank You gift, night of the wedding with a group photo.  Really liked the all white rehearsal dinner. 

                      Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions.

                      Maddy 






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