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#1 Cat723

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    Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:10 AM

    Hello Everyone,

    I leave for Jamaica in two weeks and am very excited.  I am so happy I found this site, just wished I started using it a little earlier.  I want to thank all of the past and present brides for all of their great ideas and templates.  I couldn't have done this without all of you.

     

    Engagement:

    James and I started dating in November 2001 and have dated on and off since then.  I always knew he was the one but he was a little bit relationship phobic.  But I knew he would eventually see the light and never gave up on him.  We got engaged on November 4, 2011 at his apartment.

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    We had started discussing getting married in September and decided we wanted to have a Destination Wedding due to the fact that we were looking to buy a house at the same time and wanted to keep our wedding costs down.  We booked our date at Iberostar Grand Rose Hall back in September.  There were only 3 dates left to choose and the Suites was already booked up.

     

    Save the Dates:

    We created our save the dates on Kodak Gallery.  I had taken a picture in Bermuda of us looking out from an infinity pool and wanted to use it.  I thought it showed us looking toward the future.

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    Invitation:

    I wanted to do the airplane ticket theme and had looked all over the internet for ideas.  (This was before I knew about this website unfortunately.)  I found a great company online and used them for my invitations.  invite 003.JPG

     

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    Pre-travel letter:

    I didn't do any sort of luggage tags.  Unfortunately I found this site too late but I did send out a letter to all of my guests with some basic information.  I used letter that I found on this site to help me.

     

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    OOT Bags:

    Now to the good stuff, making my OOT bags.  There were so many great ideas on this site that I wanted to incorporate.  I have become obsessed with these bags and have probably spent way too much money on them but had a lot of fun doing them.  I am having about 50 guests at my wedding, each family/couple get a bag filled with goodies.

     

    The first thing I purchased were the bags:

     

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    The next thing I ordered were t-shirts for all of my guests.  We are having a Bonfire Beach Party the night before our wedding and I wanted all of our guests to wear these shirts for a group picture.  I ordered them from iphone pics 776.JPG

     

    I also ordered koosies from iphone pics 780.JPG

     

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    I used Ziploc gallon size bags and printed the labels using a full label sheet (2 labels per sheet) and stuck them right on the bag.

     

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    Each kit contains:

    Sun Tan Lotion

    Aloe Vera

    Toothpaste and toothbrush kit

    nail file

    chapstick

    razor

    Bandaids

    Shout Wipe

    Advil pack

    Imodium pack

    Trident gum

    tissues

    2 bags of chips

     

    I bought most of the stuff at the local dollar store.

     

    I used a template I found on this site for my chapsticks and tissues.  I used full page labels and cut out the labels to fit the chapstick and tissues.

     

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    My other project that I worked on was my key tags.  I bought the lanyards and plastic ID holders off of Amazon.com.

    I used a template and poem I found on this site.  They came out great.

     

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    Photography Postcards:

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    Welcome Books: 

    I found the template from another bride on this site.  I included a picture of each our guests so that everyone can get to know each other.

     

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    The OOT Bags were so much fun to make. Thanks to everyone on this site for all of their great ideas.

     

    Cake topper:

     

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    I bought this on Bed, Bath, and Beyonds website and used my 20% coupon.

     

    Foot Jewelry:

    I wanted the girls to be barefoot for the ceremony so I purchased this foot jewelry on Ebay.  It was about $20 a set.  They are really cute.

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    Well that's it for now.  I will post more in the future.  If anyone needs any templates please let me know.



    #2 Lizrmt

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      Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:14 AM

      Wow, your OOTs are fantastic, your guests will love them! How did you know what t-shirt sizes to get people? Or did you just guess?

      #3 Cat723

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        Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:29 PM

        i bought mostly large and extra large, just guessed really so hopefully no one will be offended.



        #4 Cat723

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          Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:33 PM

          I got my koosies today. They came out so cute.

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          and my autograph frame

           

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          #5 Cat723

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            Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:33 PM

            I got my koosies today. They came out so cute.

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            and my autograph frame

             

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            #6 Cat723

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              Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:34 PM

              I got my koosies today. They came out so cute.

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              and my autograph frame

               

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              #7 kfarkas26

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                Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:35 PM

                Very nice! I can not wait to read more



                #8 Blujaye

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                  Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:36 PM

                  Great job and gorgeous ring! Looking forward to reading more of your planning thread. Would you mind sharing your template for the key tag insert? Thanks :)
                  Marrying my best friend on October 6th, 2012 at the Riu Ocho Rios!!

                  #9 Cat723

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                    Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:23 PM

                     

                     

                     

                    Thanks, Here are the templates.  Borrowed and edited from other brides on this site.

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                    also I found a great coloring book from another bride on this site that I used

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                    and the chapstick labels also borrowed

                     

                     

                     

                     

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                    #10 Lizrmt

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                      Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:04 PM

                      Awesome thanks for all the templates in one place, will be easier to find when I reach 150! Still seems so far away.... Grrrrrr!




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