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#1 beachbride0519

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    Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:21 AM

    First I just want to say that this was a very long project from start to finish, but SO rewarding once guests started getting the invites and seeing their reactions.

     

    I want to thank so many of the girls on this forum for their ideas and inspiration for my invites. I do not take credit for the ideas here at all, because I could have never thought of it myself! I made these more of my own in some ways, but just borrowed ideas from different girls on the forum.

     

    So here they are!!

     

     

     

     

     

     


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    #2 beachbride0519

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      Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:24 AM

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      #3 beachbride0519

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        Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:26 AM

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        #4 beachbride0519

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          Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:29 AM

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          #5 beachbride0519

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            Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:32 AM

            If anyone needs to know pricing or where I got supplies let me know!! :)


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            #6 allycat3630

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              Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:54 AM

              Wow great job.  Jealous.  Not sure I would ever be able to do that.

               

              Can you please let me know where you got supplies and how long it ended up taking you?



              #7 sunshine2413

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                Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:10 AM

                Great Job! They look beautiful! Congrats it is behind you... you will be so proud when you hear all your guests rant and rave!!



                #8 beachbride0519

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                  Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:31 AM

                  Thank you :)) And yes you can!!!! I didn't think I could either, but it's not as hard as you would think! It just takes time. It took us about 6 hours total. We did 4 hours one day and 2 the next day. But that's because the boxes come in white and you have to turn the inside out and hot glue them. Also hot glue on the ribbon to the boxes, cut all the tags, print out labels and filling the bottles. I delegated certain things to my fiancĀ© so that I could get my own part of the project done. So he actually was in charge of the boxes. I filled the bottles and made the tags for both the bottle and the box. Now for the supplies: I already had the clear mailing label, but you can get those at Staples or Walmart We also already had the tags that go on the outside of the box and outside of the bottle. But I did see these at Hobby Lobby The bottles and boxes I got from Sandartsupplies.com Bottles were .89 each boxes were .44 each Sand from Walmart, I got one bag and it was 3.00 60 Gold fasteners for the foam handles from Walmart for 2.88 Umbrellas from Party City for $1.98 Shell stickers that are on the tags from Hobby Lobby, 3 sheets total $11.97 Tiny shells from eBay for $2.27 All ribbon from Hobby Lobby ...they were having 50% off sale!! Rafia from Hobby Lobby $2.99 I think that's it!! My friend is a graphic designer so I designed my invites and RSVPs and she printed them for free for me!!!! Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions!!! :))

                  Wow great job.  Jealous.  Not sure I would ever be able to do that.

                   

                  Can you please let me know where you got supplies and how long it ended up taking you?


                  5~19~12
                  Beaches Turks & Caicos

                  I'm finally a Mrs!! :)

                  #9 beachbride0519

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                    Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:34 AM

                    Sunshine you were my inspiration!!!!!! I had your post up on my phone while I walked around stores!! So thank you so much!!!! The little luggage boxes are such a hit with the family already!!!!

                    Great Job! They look beautiful! Congrats it is behind you... you will be so proud when you hear all your guests rant and rave!!


                    5~19~12
                    Beaches Turks & Caicos

                    I'm finally a Mrs!! :)

                    #10 allycat3630

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                      Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:51 AM

                      Where did you get the luggage boxes?






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