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Luvmoo (Jen's) Jamaica Wedding Planning Thread! ( with LOTS of Pics)


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#1 luvmoo

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    Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:04 PM

    Wow!! first of all i just have to say, i can't believe it is my turn to do this thread!!! It seems like just yesterday i came on this board for the first time and thought.. wow! my wedding is not for another 11 months! seems soo far away. I am now One week away from leaving for Jamaica!!!  I don't really have it al together so i am kind of winging it, so i do apologise if i am kind of all over the place. I just have so much on y mind right now.. as i am sure any of you ( if you haven't yet already) will go through too!!! Okay. so here we go!!

     

    The Engagement

    So my FI and i had been together for 4 years, living together for over 3... and he is not the "romantic" type guy.. so it was St. Patrick's day, and i was at home after work... eating my Chili.. when he came home ( from his massage appointment.. which i found out later was infact out for dinner with my parents, asking the permission ) :)  He was acting kind of rushed and strange when he got home.. and so  when he walked into the kitchen, i heard him moving the kitchen chairs around.. i still didn't think too much into it.. He asked me to come in the kitchen and check out something, and when I walked in... he was on one knee and then asked me to marry him.. I was completely beside myself!! I was still holding my bowl of chili!! hahah He did it in his own way.. and although it was in our kitchen, and nothing crazy or romantic to most.. it was still so perfect! I was completely suprised, and had no idea it was coming. he picked out the ring and everything on his own, without me knowing at all.. i wouldn't have changed a thing! 

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    The planning

     

    So we decided on Jamaica, and it didn't take long before we decided on the resort. We chose the Iberostar for many reasons. One of the main reasons though, is that they only do one wedding a day. That and they had great reviews :) 

     

    Then we went through the motions of choosing invites, a theme and colors..  

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    these were our invites.. from hansonellis.com

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    These are the favors... from hansonellis.com

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    My Flowers :)

     

    Below are the coach bags we bought the bridesmaids for the gifts..

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    I don't have pictures of the Groomsman gifts, but we got them White Oakley sunglasses. 

     

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    We got these to put in the OOT bags, it is a bottle opener, a sewing kit and chapstick.

     

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    We got this wish pot for the reception, as we are releasing sky lanterns and we thought it would be neat to have a wishing pot where people could write down wishes and put them in the pot. IMG_0332.JPG

    Our Guestbook.. cheesy.. but i LOVE it! heheh

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    This is our cake topper.



    #2 luvmoo

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      Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:23 PM

      Here are our wedding Bands.. the first ones are ours.. and the 2nd ones ( the yellow gold) were my Grandparents rings. When we got engaged, My Grandma gave them to me. My Grandpa passed away a couple years ago, and she wanted to make sure the set stayed together. she asked if we would take them and want to get married with them. So that is exactly what we are doing. we are encorporating them into the ceremony, and will be wearing them on our right hands. We are also getting married on my Grandma's Birthday.. she couldn't travel to Jamaica to be with us.. but we are very close.. so we thought this would be a great way to honor her.  Sorry the lighting was really poor when trying to take photos of the rings. 

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      This is the fabric for the Huppa, and the chair tie wraps.. they are light blue, turquoise blue and Royal Blue

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      These are the starfish we are tying to the Huppa. We have small ones, to tie on the backs of the chairs, on the bows of the chair wraps.. 

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      These are the table numbers, the bag tags, for the OOT bags, and the name cars for each plate at the table that my Mom and I made... 

       

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      As for table decorations.. we wanted to keep it very simple. so with the name tags, the table numbers and the starfish wedding favors, we are just adding some seashell glass votive candle holders, and some seashells spead on the tables, and that is it!

       



      #3 luvmoo

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        Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:14 PM

        We don't have a flower girl, or Ring bearers, so we decided to order two of these... my Mom will hold one set of rings ( my Grandparents rings) and my FI will hold the other one, with our wedding bands on it.

         

         

        And now for my dress and accessories. I don't have pictures yet of my shoes, and my barefoot jewelry, but they are really pretty! :)  I am wearing the barefoot jewelry for the ceremony, and on the beach.. the shoes will be for the dinner etc... For shoes i wanted something very laid back and simple, so i am just wearing white flip flops  with some bling on the top ( i will get pics soon!) 

         

        As for the Bridesmaids and groomsman... Here are the Bridesmaids dresses from David's Bridal..

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        I don't have photos of the groomsman outfits yet, as all of the guys live long distance from us, but i will post one after the wedding, when we get photos of them..  The Groomsman outfits are turquoise blue Guayabera shirts, with natural linen color Linen pants.

         

        My Fiance is wearing a white Guayabera Shirt with Natural Linen Pants.

         

        And here is my Dress!! I didn't want anything too heavy, fancy or anything with a train to drag in the sand.. I also didn't want to spend a ton of money on a dress... Sorry the photo is a bit blurry... and my face is a little "over happy" .. my bridesmaid taking the photo was making fun of me for looking so serious.. so i was lie " fine!! how is this!!!" lol  The back is a tie back... 

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        and Now for the OOT Bags, and everything in them... 

        Here are the canvas bags, along with  what we are putting in them. 

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        here are the holy sh!t kits put together

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        These are the snack packs we are also putting in the bags

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        Along with these, we are adding some flip flop notebooks, bathing suit bags we got from La Vive en rose, a beach ball, a welcome letter rack card that we made with vistaprint.

        Unfortunately i didn't take a picture of the rack cards, or the welcome booklets before i packed them... but i will add those pics later.. The welcome books are full page books, with information on Jamaica, pictures and information on our guests, summary of the events for the week, and then a games section with puzzles and crosswords about my FI and I. 

         

         

        So for the most part, this pretty much sums it up!! Sorry this is so long, and i am almost positive i am missing some things.. , however i am a bit of a scatterbrain right now.. so i will add whatever i miss when i get back! :)  If anyone has any questions about where i got anything, or what i paid etc.. please feel free to ask! 

         

         



        #4 luvmoo

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          Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:24 PM

          Here are my Fans.. I just took ribbon and wrapped the charms on them, these will go on the chairs on the beach for the ceremony. 

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          #5 tunaandocean

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            Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:56 PM

            Thank you so much for sharing. Only a few more days go. Congrats in advance!

            Where did you get your chair tie wraps and starfish charms? 



            #6 capecodder

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              Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:32 AM

              Great thread!!  Love the table numbers!!  Good luck next week.



              #7 Kim Deslippe

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                Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:47 AM

                Excellent thread Jen!!  Love the idea of the wish pot!  Congrats and best wishes on your wedding!



                #8 JayKay

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                Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:54 AM

                Everything looks great!!  Congrats!



                #9 yunric

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                  Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:18 AM

                  congratulations!  everything looks so fantastic!  I really like  the saying you have on your tissue packs- I hope you don't mind if I steal?  

                   

                  Safe journey and happy wedding!



                  #10 acornk

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                    Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:15 AM


                    WOW! You are incredible! This makes my wedding look bad haha. Congrats :)
                     

                    Originally Posted by luvmoo 

                    We don't have a flower girl, or Ring bearers, so we decided to order two of these... my Mom will hold one set of rings ( my Grandparents rings) and my FI will hold the other one, with our wedding bands on it.

                     

                     

                    And now for my dress and accessories. I don't have pictures yet of my shoes, and my barefoot jewelry, but they are really pretty! :)  I am wearing the barefoot jewelry for the ceremony, and on the beach.. the shoes will be for the dinner etc... For shoes i wanted something very laid back and simple, so i am just wearing white flip flops  with some bling on the top ( i will get pics soon!) 

                     

                    As for the Bridesmaids and groomsman... Here are the Bridesmaids dresses from David's Bridal..

                    IMG_0788.JPG

                     

                    I don't have photos of the groomsman outfits yet, as all of the guys live long distance from us, but i will post one after the wedding, when we get photos of them..  The Groomsman outfits are turquoise blue Guayabera shirts, with natural linen color Linen pants.

                     

                    My Fiance is wearing a white Guayabera Shirt with Natural Linen Pants.

                     

                    And here is my Dress!! I didn't want anything too heavy, fancy or anything with a train to drag in the sand.. I also didn't want to spend a ton of money on a dress... Sorry the photo is a bit blurry... and my face is a little "over happy" .. my bridesmaid taking the photo was making fun of me for looking so serious.. so i was lie " fine!! how is this!!!" lol  The back is a tie back... 

                    IMG_0948.JPG

                     

                    and Now for the OOT Bags, and everything in them... 

                    Here are the canvas bags, along with  what we are putting in them. 

                    IMG_0341.JPGIMG_0409.JPGIMG_0413.JPG

                     

                    here are the holy sh!t kits put together

                    IMG_0469.JPGIMG_0473.JPG

                     

                    These are the snack packs we are also putting in the bags

                    IMG_0783.JPGIMG_0784.JPG

                     

                     

                    Along with these, we are adding some flip flop notebooks, bathing suit bags we got from La Vive en rose, a beach ball, a welcome letter rack card that we made with vistaprint.

                    Unfortunately i didn't take a picture of the rack cards, or the welcome booklets before i packed them... but i will add those pics later.. The welcome books are full page books, with information on Jamaica, pictures and information on our guests, summary of the events for the week, and then a games section with puzzles and crosswords about my FI and I. 

                     

                     

                    So for the most part, this pretty much sums it up!! Sorry this is so long, and i am almost positive i am missing some things.. , however i am a bit of a scatterbrain right now.. so i will add whatever i miss when i get back! :)  If anyone has any questions about where i got anything, or what i paid etc.. please feel free to ask! 

                     

                     



                     


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