allieplask's planning thread... lots of info/pics
Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:25 AM
Of course right before our STD's went to print I changed my mind. I didn't want the white border around the front picture - instead I wanted the picture to bleed off the page, making it look more like a real postcard? I also though there was too much wording/information on the back so we simplified.... and now here is our final version! We will be sending these out next week and I SO excited.
We will also be updating our website in the next 2 weeks to add all of the wedding information.
Next up is picking wedding colors and attire. We have 99.9% nailed down our wedding colors and we have already been shopping for groomsmen suits, bridesmaids dresses and wedding dresses. I will post outfit inspiration pictures soon!
Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:03 AM
Great job so far! Looking forward to future posts!!
Azul Sensatori ~ June 26, 2012
Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:28 PM
awesome thread allie! We are obsessed with triumph! I never knew you could rent it out that is so cool! I wish I was as creative as you guys, I'm reduced to paying people for their creativeness! Keep all the amazing pictures coming!!!
Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:19 AM
Finally send out our STD's yesterday... a little mad because the ONLY $0.32 stamps the post office had were "aloha" hawaiian shirt stamps that totally don't go with our Jamaican postcards but I wasn't them out before this weekend and didn't feel like having to search for custom stamps. I love that www.zazzle.com let's you create your own stamps but HATE that they all say zazzle on them...
With that, we've been outfit shopping lately and have the groom's and groomsmen's suits picked out (and ordered!). The suits are beautiful navy blue seersucker, with thin grey stripes. The material is great - my fiancee's #1 concern was comfort and not being too hot in the Jamaican sun/humidity.
This is a picture from the Jos A. Bank website and a link to the suit (right now they have an awesome 'buy 1, get 2 free" deal going on - but if you miss it they ALWAYS have amazing deals and suits are always on sale!).
Jos A. Bank also has an amazing return policy! If we buy our suits now, a year out, a decide next year that we want something different we can return them as long as we have the receipt and they haven't been altered yet! And they will refund right to your credit card, no store credit! Love it.
The boys will be wearing shirts with white collars and french cuffs - but we haven't picked those out yet, we are going to wait until next year - and orange/coral ties. They will also be wearing shoes (if you ask my fiancee he will tell you they are wearing gator boots haha but we will see), at least no flip-flops!
Even though we are getting married on the beach, I love that the groomsmen will be wearing suits and ties. And as soon as the ceremony is over, they can take their jackets off and roll up their sleeves!
Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:34 AM
I have also settled on a bridesmaids dress "designer"... all of the dresses will be Lilly Pulitzer. Her dresses are amazing, a little (maybe a lot) preppy and perfect colors for an island wedding. I also love that Lilly has a girls line because one of my bridesmaids is 10... They are all choosing their own dresses. It's hard to juggle the dress thing because my bridesmaids live in Brooklyn, NY, Virginia and Germany... I know I want them to wear sundresses and not typical "bridesmaids dresses" but am nervous to wait until next spring to see if I can find cute sundresses in our color scheme.
So again, we are buying them this season and will always return if something better comes along. Lilly's return policy is less amazing than Jos A. Bank's but we have 90 days... and 2 more Lilly summer lines coming out (one next week and one June 13). If we find other dresses next year that we prefer, it's no big deal. We (as in my parents and my fiancee's parents) are paying for the bridesmaids and groomsmen attire since they have to pay to come to the wedding. It's a perfect situation for me because 2 of my bridesmaids (the 3rd one is 10 yrs old) are the same size as me - so if the dresses don't work out and we find something else then I have new sundresses!
BRIDESMAID DRESS #1:
You HAVE to go to the Lilly website to see the back of this dress, it's beautiful with the orangey-colored lace.
BRIDESMAID DRESS #2
En route from the Lilly store in Sarasota, FL (it was sold out online....)
BRIDESMAID DRESS #3 (for the 10 yr old)
Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:15 PM
Great thread and ideas! I was just at a wedding and the guest book drawing was a huge hit. They left out crayons and sharpies for people to draw and write with.
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