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Acireta's Planning Journal - April 3, 2012 Cruise Wedding

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This may be a silly question but how do you plan on flying with your bouquet? I had my aunt make me a shell bouquet and now I have no idea how to package it to fly on the plane with me!!! Your wedding looks like it is going to be awesome. You look absolutely beautiful in your dress!!
 

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Flowers

I loved brooch bouquets from day one, so I made my own to save a few hundred bucks. Hereâ€s my write-up: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/73419/diy-brooch-bouquet

 

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After that write-up, I ended up adding some fabric from my momâ€s wedding dress that she wore when she married my dad, onto the handle of the bouquet.

 

My dad passed away a few years ago, so I also got a memorial charm made by Etsy seller YourCharmedWedding. I sent the seller two pictures of him at family weddings, and she did a beautiful job.

 

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I made the BM bouquets out of real-touch callas (Hobby Lobby) and cymbidium orchids (www.afloral.com). I also bought initial jewelry for their bouquets from the Oops section on www.bouquetjewels.com. Here is the link to my bridesmaids†bouquet DIY post: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/73420/diy-calla-orchid-bridesmaids-bouquets

 

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I loved these boutonnieres I found online but they were way out of my budget, and I knew I could make them on my own. I made the guitar one for Al, and the smaller pick bouts for the groomsmen, my stepdad and one in memory of my dad.

 

Groom's bout inspiration from www.rosenowfloral.com:

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My DIY version:

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GMs bout inspiration from etsy seller SurroundingsOnline:

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My DIY version:

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I even made a tiny bout for Cardboard Buster to wear during the wedding.

 

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OOT Bags

I posted a ridiculously pic-heavy thread about my OOT bags here: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/78482/aciretas-oot-bags-tons-of-pictures-templates. Bags were from Cheap Totes. Most of the paper products I got from Vistaprint. I found all of the contents at various online shops (see OOT thread for sources).

 

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For my BMs, I included some extra goodies in their bags: monogrammed jewelry rolls (Davidâ€s bridal), bridesmaids cosmetics bags (Michaels), shirts for getting ready on the wedding day, some extra Vistaprint items (notebooks, monogrammed sticky notepads), and I paid for their dresses, shoes and hair for the wedding.

 

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For the shirts for getting ready on the day of the wedding, I bought black tank-tops (Target), rhinestone decals and some iron-on lettering (Michaels).

 

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We also put some extra goodies in our parents OOT bags, mostly team bride/groom stuff (hats, shirts, tote bags).

 

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To be continued...



 

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Thank you so much! Actually, we are driving from Chicago to Florida to get on the cruise ship, so I have it kind of easy. I did package all three bouquets in a small box (maybe 18" all around?) in a bunch of bubble wrap. I think the box is small enough that it would be a carry-on for a plane. I've heard from others that planes will let you carry on these kinds of bouquets, though they may ask you to open the box.
 

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This may be a silly question but how do you plan on flying with your bouquet? I had my aunt make me a shell bouquet and now I have no idea how to package it to fly on the plane with me!!! Your wedding looks like it is going to be awesome. You look absolutely beautiful in your dress!!
 



 

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Yea I plan on having it as carry on somehow but I can't seem to find a box big enough...my aunt went a little overboard so it's a little too big! haha oh well!! Have a great wedding and trip!!! :)

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Everything looks GREAT! You are ALL set! I forget how fast 5 months will fly by! I cannot wait to see your after thread! Best wishes!!!!

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Erica, everything looks so amazing! I pray your day is everything you hoped it would be and so much more

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Thanks, Koretta! We're leaving for Miami today!! I'm almost finished packing and I can't believe it!!

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