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#41 jordanb

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    Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:20 AM

    Thanks all! I started slacking - I need to get my butt back in gear!!!


    What: Mexican beach wedding extravaganza

    When: January 18, 2013

    Where: The Royal Playa Del Carmen

    Who: Soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Sprague; 50+ guests; del Sol Photography

    Check out our wedding photos sneak peek from Del Sol: http://delsolphotogr...n-destinatio...


    #42 safety75

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      Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:52 AM

      I am doing a wedding in the Riviera Maya in June 2013 and I LOVE all your ideas!! My main color will be coral as well.  I too have been throwing around the sand dollar/star fish idea. Wonderful job and great inspiration!!



      #43 KLPhoto

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        Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:57 AM

        there were so many DIY projects in last week's wedding, I was amazed!



        #44 RachelTX

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          Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:41 AM

          Originally Posted by jordanb 

          Next up, gift bags... My colors are a bright coral-ly pink, and ivory/silver. In order to give everything a consistent and stylized look, I went to town with one of those Martha Stewart punches featuring a starfish/sand dollar. Here are the cutouts on my gift bags/welcome letters. (You'll also notice the tiny bottle in front - in addition to items like aloe, sunscreen and a pocket Spanish dictionary, we put tiny messages in these bottles that explain that they are to bring back a little bit of paradise (sand) when they leave!) The tags on the gift bags say "Gracias y bienvenidos."

          bags.jpg

          Where did you get those tiny bottles?  They are so cute!  and such a great idea!



          #45 jordanb

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            Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:44 AM

            Here they are: http://www.amazon.com/Package-Small-Mini-Glass-Stoppers/dp/B004ZXW4MK

             

            Then I just printed little fortune cookie fortune sized notes, rolled them and tied them with raffia, and put them in with a tiny sea shell (I found some on the beck when I was in Playa Del Carmen last but you can buy tiny shells too if you want to add them).


            What: Mexican beach wedding extravaganza

            When: January 18, 2013

            Where: The Royal Playa Del Carmen

            Who: Soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Sprague; 50+ guests; del Sol Photography

            Check out our wedding photos sneak peek from Del Sol: http://delsolphotogr...n-destinatio...


            #46 ElleGee

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            Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:43 PM

            Originally Posted by Kel123073 

            Just an idea....I actually got a united chase credit card....30,000 bonus miles just for getting the card, plus we had some miles....and we are using it every month to pay our bills and racking up more miles....lol so if you use to upgrade to first class one way then you can check all bags for no fee!  And I don't think there is a limit.... Also check united frequently once you book.  Sometimes they offer upgrades for a fee.....last time we went to DR we were able to upgrade for $125 each and our tickets were a great deal to begin with soooo it was totally worth it!  

            We had the exact same idea. . racking up TONS of miles which is nice. However, it is still an additional $375 per person to upgrade our fligths to first class. AND, from what I read from their website, it is only a total of 3 free carryons (up to 70lbs) per person. . . For a two hour flight for us, seemed much more economical to give $40 cash to members of our bridal party to take an extra bag each . . . PLUS you must consider the $300 max value per person Mexican customs allows.

             

            BUT, we will use our United Club Passes the day we leave.. Arrive at the airport early and relax with bloody marys!


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            #47 RachelTX

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              Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:57 PM

              Originally Posted by jordanb 

              Here they are: http://www.amazon.com/Package-Small-Mini-Glass-Stoppers/dp/B004ZXW4MK

               

              Then I just printed little fortune cookie fortune sized notes, rolled them and tied them with raffia, and put them in with a tiny sea shell (I found some on the beck when I was in Playa Del Carmen last but you can buy tiny shells too if you want to add them).

              Thank you!!



              #48 jordanb

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                Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:52 PM

                So... since I technically didn't create this, I can't take credit for it as a DIY (except I did print and fold it, so maybe it counts??), but it is too good not to share! Perfect for OOT bags if you're having you wedding in Mexico, and FREE!

                 

                They're these great little pocket spanish language booklets. I found a free PDF download online (can't find the link now, but PM me if you can't download it in the attached and I would be happy to email it to you). I then printed it in color, two sided, folded along the lines, trimmed off one long edge with a paper cutter, and voila!

                 

                 

                 

                 

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                What: Mexican beach wedding extravaganza

                When: January 18, 2013

                Where: The Royal Playa Del Carmen

                Who: Soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Sprague; 50+ guests; del Sol Photography

                Check out our wedding photos sneak peek from Del Sol: http://delsolphotogr...n-destinatio...


                #49 safety75

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                  Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:03 PM

                  Jordan this is great!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

                  #50 sswed13

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                    Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:16 AM

                    Originally Posted by jordanb 

                    Instead of bells or classes clinking, I decided I am going to outfit each table with maracas. They all have a tag on them with a poem about shaking them to see the bride and groom kiss:

                    maracas.jpg

                     

                    That's all I have so far, but I have lots more to come. (Now I just have to figure out how the heck to get it all to Mexico!)

                    I love the maracas. My friend had a DW last year and her mom brought back the maracas for her AHR. Her BM wrote her name and her hubby's name on each. So neat






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