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i made my FI sit down last night and look at some of the things i loved that you did your yourself, i dont think he was nearly as excited as i was!

 

did your FI get really involved? if he did do you have any tips for me haha

 

also this may be a silly questions, but how do you mail the invitations in the box with out them being ruined?! haha it really confuses me

(i swear im not blonde, but most days i should be)

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Every time I view your thread I'm amazed! I'm crazy about your bachelorette party survival kits (thats so sweet your granny helped) and I need more information on your words for the pictures! I love that idea because it reminds me of the magnet words on the fridge you can make sentences with. 

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JustineHeart ~ (Love that BDW name!)

 

Actually, he wasn't too involved at all.  Most of the time, he thought I was crazy spending so much time on this!  He would have been happy just getting married at the courthouse.  But he knew that this meant a lot to me and he really wanted me to have a special day.  He just didn't mind not being a part of it (and actually preferred it that way, I think)! 


I found it challenging to ask for help and have him really involved in helping (more than say, an hour every once in a while... whereas, I spent probably close to 30 hours a week on this stuff).  Tips - bring over a recently married couple and have the girls work on something while the guys work on something.  And get beer for the guys.  (This is how the invitation edges got burned, haha!)  Other than that, I'd say if he isn't enthusiastic, quit pulling teeth.  Invite girlfriends over that want to help. :)

 

The boxes are bought from the same company that makes the bottles.  So they fit snugly in the box.  Once the wood excelsior is put inside as well, you have a very well packaged invitation that will arrive safely.  (One of our guests said that their mailbox was vandalized WITH the invite inside.... as in, the mailbox completely got smashed and fell down, and the contents went everywhere... and the invite was still perfect!) 

 

Hope this helps!!  Xoxo,

Tammy

 

Originally Posted by justineheart View Post

i made my FI sit down last night and look at some of the things i loved that you did your yourself, i dont think he was nearly as excited as i was!

 

did your FI get really involved? if he did do you have any tips for me haha

 

also this may be a silly questions, but how do you mail the invitations in the box with out them being ruined?! haha it really confuses me

(i swear im not blonde, but most days i should be)



 

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Dominiqueamber,


Thank you!!  YES!  The magnet-words-on-the-fridge thing is EXACTLY what I was going for!

 

The "Shepherd's Hooks Words" as I call them, were super easy.  I bought these cardboard sheets from Hobby Lobby in the cake making section for the backing.  Then, I bought chipboard letters and scrapbook paper and just made different words out of all of those materials, hot gluing them together.  Then, I hot glued twine on the back. 

 

I'd say if you're going to do something like this, make it super obvious that it's available.  I forgot to ask the coordinator to hang up some words on the hooks, and I don't think anyone but the Best Man even knew they were there!  I did words like, "Love, Mexico, Friends, Us, I, Me, You, Treasure, Forever, etc."  Basically, I thought of sentences that could be made with the fewest possible words, i.e. Friends Forever, I Love You, I Love Mexico, etc.   

 

Happy Planning!

Tammy  :)

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Every time I view your thread I'm amazed! I'm crazy about your bachelorette party survival kits (thats so sweet your granny helped) and I need more information on your words for the pictures! I love that idea because it reminds me of the magnet words on the fridge you can make sentences with. 



 

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thank you! hahaha ill try the beer! i got him to sew hair extensions this week with capital morgans help but beer sounds way cheaper! ha my mom and sister are amazing at arts and crafts ( i missed that gene) so i will get them to help! t we start doing save the dates next month and i cant wait! thank you again for all your diy info its priceless! 

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How exciting!!  I hope you'll be sharing pics of your Save The Dates!  Make sure to buy yourself some yummy treats as you DIY, too.  msnwink.gif  That's one of my secrets.   (lots of wine for me!)  Cheers!  cheers.gif
 

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thank you! hahaha ill try the beer! i got him to sew hair extensions this week with capital morgans help but beer sounds way cheaper! ha my mom and sister are amazing at arts and crafts ( i missed that gene) so i will get them to help! t we start doing save the dates next month and i cant wait! thank you again for all your diy info its priceless! 



 

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