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A couple of weekends ago I tidied up my craft/ wedding room and repacked all of my wedding bits.

Bubble machines for the reception: 400

 

Straws and photobooth bits: 400

 

Candles: 400

 

Soooo many candles!: 400

 

Sand bags for leading to the make shift "dancefloor": 400

 

More sandbags: 400

 

Pre-rolled luminaries: 400

 

Luminaries: 400

 

Reverse of luminaries: 400

 

Some more photo booth bits: 400 400

 

My bracelet, still not decided whether to wear it or not: 400

 

Luminaries place 'names' for the sweetheart table: 400

 

Chair ties for mine and FIs chairs: 400

 

FI's getting ready t-shirt: 400 Reverse: 400

 

Best man's getting ready t-shirt: 400 Reverse: 400

 

Eco-friendly sky lanterns: 400

 

Photo booth back drop: 400

 

Turtle brooch from MIL: 400

 

Craft table with some incomplete projects: 400

 

More decs for the gazebo: 400

 

The result of my first ever play about on a sewing machine: 400

 

My craft room (the bit without the piles of boxes and suitcases :P400

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Now that I can at LONG last say that I am getting married this year, it has propelled me forwards with a whole range of new crafty projects:

 

1. My shoes:

 

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2. The revamping of my K & A letters for the sweetheart table: 

 

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3. My Photobooth chalk board:

 

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So, there have been lots of developments in my wedding planning process, as we get steadily nearer to the Big Day! :D.

 

Last month I bought my wedding dress (please excuse the bad hair and silly look on my face)

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It was a wonderful day with my Mum, Sister and estranged Grandma. It also felt like my Granddad- who I was close to, but passed away when I was young- was with us: In my dress I wanted a few thing: flowers and poofy. Not only did this fit those bills, but it is also by my fave designer (It's a Maggie! :D), in my size AND 50% off! It only cost £500 ($700). He was definitely looking down on me :).

 

 

I also picked up a 'backup/TTD' dress, as I realised there was no way my main dress would fit in anything other than main luggage for the flight.

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My little sister has also had her first bridesmaid fitting:

 

 

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And my Mum has ordered her MOB dress:

 

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This is how I've decided I want my hair:

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There were some excess bits from my wedding dress, so I used them to create a new hair flower:

 

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I've created 'Mr' & 'Mrs' chair signs:

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And direction signs:

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And a Thank you sign (sorry it's upside down!):

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I also created a 'Shoes Optional' mat 

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I decorated a ring box:

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I created floral wrist corsage bracelets for my Mum and my Mother-in-law, and decorated boxes to go with them (please excuse the missing letters!)

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We decorated our bubba kegs, which we picked up for a pound in our local "dollar store":

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And purchased hangers from a fab British Etsy seller, whose details escape me at this moment in time. 

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Barefoot sandals were handmade for myself, my mum, and my two bridesmaids, as well as cards for them to be attached to:

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We decorated boxes for cuff-links for our Grooms-men and my Dad

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We also purchased a watch for the Best Man- which retails at £60, but we paid £15 for:

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We decorated our sparklers and created match-books:

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Designed menus (purple for carnivores, turquoise for vegetarians)

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And a cake wrap:

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A now has matching shoe soles to my 'I do' ones:

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After a complete cry-fest at our best friends' wedding (our bridesmaid and bestman) I decided to invest in a nice hanky

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Welcome booklets for when people get to the resort:

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Decorated the ties for our Grooms-men:

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Sorted CDs for our OOT bags:

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Bought a handkerchief for my Mother-in-law, who is also a known crier:

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More decorations:

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Glow Sticks for the reception:

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I'm sure there will be things I've forgotten, so I'll probably be back sooner rather than later, but if anyone has any questions, ask away- I'm more than happy to help!

 

Happy DIYing!! :D

 

Kimi x

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It's 23rd August, though we fly out on the 10th! Getting very close now :D

 

We got engaged in 2010 though, so not so much organised as having a looooong time to do things!!

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Lovely! Hope you have a fabulous wedding!

Are you having a big wedding in DR or are you having an AHR when back home?

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We're not having anything you'd class as 'big' either side of the pond. The DW is our 'big' event, though there will be 14 of us and then we'll be having a casual get together at our apartment afterwards, as FI's Dad unfortunately can't make it out there with us. 



My 'something old' arrived today- photos from my parents' and grandparents' weddings to be attached to my bouquet:

 

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Here's my home made sand ceremony frame:

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My Dad's tie decoration:

 

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Hi. I remember noticing some of your posts when you first got engaged, and I was impressed then. 

 

Now? All I can say is WOW. I LOVE your style, your creativity, your projects, everything!!! I am SO impressed! Awesome job, and please keep posting in your final countdown! 

 

Oh, and congrats! :)

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I absolutely adore your "something old". I was just looking at something like that the other day, looks fabulous in a bouquet!

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