I LOVE THIS IDEA!!!! If you don't mind me asking... approx how much sand did each couple put in?
I would love to do this, but not sure if it would be too much...I already bought that same frame and was going to have the ceremony done with me, my kids and my FI... but I like the idea of having our guests as our foundation and involved after making the trip to support and see us get married.
If I do it I want to make sure all the sand fits..lol..
Originally Posted by MsBlissMpls
Yes we brought the containers from home. I bought makeup containers - what I think they use to give samples of makeup, etc. on EBay and then my fiance and I went together to gather sand on the beach (in a bag so that we didn't have to bring each container to the beach). Back on our deck at the resort we filled up the containers before putting the finished product in the welcome bags. I bought some double sided clear adhesive things at Michael's to stick the container to the card. The heart rhinestones are from Michael's in the bridal section. I didn't have the 40% off coupon I'd suggest printing off a coupon if you go to get the hearts they are $6.99 for 20 of them.
However now Michael's has theses cute bottles with cork toppers I would have bought these instead, if they would have been available when I was looking. If we would have bought these bottles we would have only filled them up 1/4th of the way (we had 16 guests adding sand).... and then we would have asked everyone to re-fill the bottle with sand to take home while we were all on the beach as a memento of our ceremony. Instead we brought home extra beach sand and we will be sending everyone a printed photo of our ceremony (with them in it) and a small container of sand from "our" beach in Mexico.