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#1 nolacruiser6

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    Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:06 PM

    Hi Ladies!


    Now that I have been reading this forum for months, it is finally my turn to contribute. We have decided that we are going on a wedding cruise with 16 of our close family and friends.  Our wedding ceremony will occur when we are in the St. Thomas, USVI port and we are getting married on Lindquist Beach :)


    I will say I have made almost everything using vistaprint.com.  I just could not justify spending so much money on STDs and invitations.


    Here are the STD magnets I made. I created them using microsoft publisher, uploaded the image to vistaprint and voila :)

    STD Magnets.jpg

    #2 nolacruiser6

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      Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:36 PM

      Here are our invitations. I created the invitations in Microsoft Publisher, and again uploaded the file to vistaprint for free prints :).





      I made RSVP postcards for everyone (saw this idea on another bride's thread).  All for free...Again gotta love vistaprint :)


      RSVP Postcardss.jpg


      I then took the invitation used a glue gun to attach a white ribbon, a few pieces of raffia and a white starfish.


        Invitation Final.jpg


      I bought 8x5 brown kraft boxes, used turquoise tissue paper to line the box and placed the RSVP cards on the bottom and then placed the invitation on top and folded the remaining tissue paper over the invitations.


      Here is how I wrapped the outside of the box with either purple or turquoise ribbon.  I made printed each individual's name on shipping label paper (with adhesive on the back) and used turquoise stock paper to frame it. I love the shipping label paper because you don't have to worry about glue :).

      Invitation in Box.jpg


      After I had these all made, I bought some brown kraft-wrapping paper at Michael's and gift wrapped them all, created shipping labels on the computer (used a calligraphy font) and printed them on shipping labels.  It took quite a while to make off of these, but they were totally worth it!!!

      #3 nolacruiser6

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        Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:50 PM

        I am now working on sending out the Pre-travel items for our guests.  I created a pre-travel brochure on vistaprint (for free of course) and I was able to buy some passport covers from a BDW bride, and I also made luggage tags for everyone.  I will be sending these out about a month before the cruise.






        Here are the luggage tags I made.  I bought the hard plastic luggage tags from another BDW Bride (they were from idspecialist).  I printed out the beach scenes using vistaprint again :).  They had a promo for free invitations so I cut and pasted the beach scenes into the exact size of the invitations offered on vistaprint, I did this using Publisher.  I then uploaded the complete image to vistaprint, ordered them for free, and when I received them in the mail all I had to do was cut them into individual cards.  They include the loops as well, they are just not in the picture below.


        Luggage Tags.jpg


        I am also including passport covers in with each package.  I bought a few different ones for my parents and siblings, and then for everyone else I bought the passport covers from Michael's.



        #4 JayKay

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        • Wedding Date:January 13, 2012
        • Wedding Location:Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Jamaica
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        Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:26 PM

        I love your STDs!

        #5 stefkva

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          Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:24 PM

          love the luggage tags

          #6 stella331

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            Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:39 PM

            Great Job! Love the colors.

            46 booked and counting!

            #7 leenancy

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              Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:32 PM

              Everything looks great!

              05.27.2012 @ Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort

              38 Guests + Bride & Groom Booked, 79 Room Nights

              10 Guests Booked @ Other Resorts
              2 Guests booked through other services

              #8 nolacruiser6

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                Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:55 PM

                Thanks!  I hopefully will have time to post some of my new projects this weekend :)

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