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I vote for the ones on the right as well, but if you need a "something blue"... def the ones on the left :woot2:

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I've spent the summer carefully deciding and researching everything for the wedding so that I know I've found the best items for our wedding and the best deals. Now that we're less than 2 months out I feel like I'm just throwing money at people because I'm on a buying binge now, lol. My fiance is shocked at how many packages arrive per week and sometimes per day! Am I the only one? It's exciting though. I just ordered some of those beautiful wedding handkerchiefs for our parents and little gifts for them too (cufflinks with photos, locket necklace with photo and engraved and photo bracelet). After saying I wouldn't do programs, I found the most awesome infographic wedding programs on etsy and now I am super excited to get them!

 

Anyone make any last minute purchases they thought they wouldn't or found something really cool in the last few weeks?

 

I'm also happy to say I've started working on our music playlist and the pre-wedding flyer. These are the two things I think will take the most time.

 

We gave the bridesmaids money for their dresses, we're paying for hair and makeup and for a day at the spa for them. Should I get them anything else? Like a little ring or something to remember the day by? Same situation for the guys. We gave them money for their attire and my fiance is taking them on a deep sea fishing day. Should we still get them something like a flask or...I don't know.

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I've spent the summer carefully deciding and researching everything for the wedding so that I know I've found the best items for our wedding and the best deals. Now that we're less than 2 months out I feel like I'm just throwing money at people because I'm on a buying binge now, lol. My fiance is shocked at how many packages arrive per week and sometimes per day! Am I the only one? It's exciting though. I just ordered some of those beautiful wedding handkerchiefs for our parents and little gifts for them too (cufflinks with photos, locket necklace with photo and engraved and photo bracelet). After saying I wouldn't do programs, I found the most awesome infographic wedding programs on etsy and now I am super excited to get them!

 

Anyone make any last minute purchases they thought they wouldn't or found something really cool in the last few weeks?

 

I'm also happy to say I've started working on our music playlist and the pre-wedding flyer. These are the two things I think will take the most time.

 

We gave the bridesmaids money for their dresses, we're paying for hair and makeup and for a day at the spa for them. Should I get them anything else? Like a little ring or something to remember the day by? Same situation for the guys. We gave them money for their attire and my fiance is taking them on a deep sea fishing day. Should we still get them something like a flask or...I don't know.

 

I find so much humor in this because I am the same way ....currently i have windows on my comp open for etsy, and eBay...and VistaPrint lol.....my aunt works for Canada Post here and delivers the mail in my area., and she's always delivering me stuff every day.  It's so exciting!   So far i haven't been to disappointed in the stuff i buy except for one bathing suit which was too small...but it was cheap so its ok.   I think i will order the last of it this week and be done with it cuz i'd be cutting it too close to our departure date

 

for my bridesmaids....i gave them personalized hangers, and i'm getting these pretty bracelets from etsy with charms...and perhaps some clutch purses to go with some earrings (if i find the perfect ones)......once we're in Punta Cana i may do some more stuff...

groomsmen....FI hasn't even began to think about it :| *no comment* lol  

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I find so much humor in this because I am the same way ....currently i have windows on my comp open for etsy, and eBay...and VistaPrint lol.....my aunt works for Canada Post here and delivers the mail in my area., and she's always delivering me stuff every day.  It's so exciting!   So far i haven't been to disappointed in the stuff i buy except for one bathing suit which was too small...but it was cheap so its ok.   I think i will order the last of it this week and be done with it cuz i'd be cutting it too close to our departure date

 

for my bridesmaids....i gave them personalized hangers, and i'm getting these pretty bracelets from etsy with charms...and perhaps some clutch purses to go with some earrings (if i find the perfect ones)......once we're in Punta Cana i may do some more stuff...

groomsmen....FI hasn't even began to think about it :| *no comment* lol  

 

Omg TealMarie and Jenn963, I'm there as well.  I still have a bit of time, but there's still soo much to be planned as well.

 

FI bought the groomsmen customized bobbleheads of themselves, they are big sports buffs so I'm sure they'll love it.  I bought the bridesmaids dresses, will get their hair and makeup done, and I'm thinking about a bracelet or necklace from Stella & Dot... might go Etsy though, not sure yet but I need to get on this stuff soon before the shipping deadlines cut it too close.

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I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with a credit card on the loose! Oh well, it's the home stretch. Thanks for the ideas on bridal party gifts. I'm thinking of doing clutches for the girls and cool flasks for the guys.

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Do you think confetti/sparklers/whatever are necessary for a beach wedding?? I can't decide. What about a cake knife? That seems a little unnecessary, one of those little details that just doesn't matter that much... 

 

I'm clearly mid-panic attack, 29 days until we leave lol... I didn't sleep more than a few hours.. been up since 3 thinking about what i still need to do.

 

What's an escort card?? I'm googling wedding checklists and it keeps coming up.

 

I seem to be reconsidering things I've dismissed before.. aisle decor, for example, I was happy with chairs with sashes and a nice canopy, maybe that would be plain? I don't know! AAH! Wedding is tooo close!

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Do you think confetti/sparklers/whatever are necessary for a beach wedding?? I can't decide. What about a cake knife? That seems a little unnecessary, one of those little details that just doesn't matter that much...  I'm clearly mid-panic attack, 29 days until we leave lol... I didn't sleep more than a few hours.. been up since 3 thinking about what i still need to do. What's an escort card?? I'm googling wedding checklists and it keeps coming up. I seem to be reconsidering things I've dismissed before.. aisle decor, for example, I was happy with chairs with sashes and a nice canopy, maybe that would be plain? I don't know! AAH! Wedding is tooo close!
Escort cards are for the reception table seating, if you are assigning seats. Ii'm not aging isle decorations, however, the resort is creating an aisle pathway with palm leafs ......not sure if you can transport sparklers on a plane but I do love that idea! We're having bubbles I too was starting to have sleepless nights so I invested in zzzzzquil! Love it

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Escort cards are for the reception table seating, if you are assigning seats. Ii'm not aging isle decorations, however, the resort is creating an aisle pathway with palm leafs ......not sure if you can transport sparklers on a plane but I do love that idea! We're having bubbles I too was starting to have sleepless nights so I invested in zzzzzquil! Love it
Haha I'm glad I'm not the only one! I think I'm going to start taking something to help sleep! at least melatonin lol. So I have place cards, I'm good. Maybe ill sketch out my plan for the reception so I can visualize it better..

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Do you think confetti/sparklers/whatever are necessary for a beach wedding?? I can't decide. What about a cake knife? That seems a little unnecessary, one of those little details that just doesn't matter that much... 

 

I'm clearly mid-panic attack, 29 days until we leave lol... I didn't sleep more than a few hours.. been up since 3 thinking about what i still need to do.

 

What's an escort card?? I'm googling wedding checklists and it keeps coming up.

 

I seem to be reconsidering things I've dismissed before.. aisle decor, for example, I was happy with chairs with sashes and a nice canopy, maybe that would be plain? I don't know! AAH! Wedding is tooo close!

This is happening to me too. I keep wondering if I "need" this or that. After reading a lot of forums, tips and advice from past brides, most of them wish they hadn't purchased cake knives and unnecessary things like that. You won't remember it and more than likely your resort has one or two floating around that you can use. I talked myself out of aisle decor a long time ago. What I liked the most is the view of the beach and the water, it's already beautiful enough. No sense stressing yourself out and lugging more stuff down there. 

 

Just try and think of what's most important for the day: you, the groom, the marriage licence, officiant, vows, guests, food, drinks and good music. These are the things I remember from other people's weddings and just the general vibe from the wedding. I was in my brother's wedding last summer and the day after I couldn't even remember if they a cake at all! I had an absolute blast at it though. Your guests are there for you, not for elaborate decor, so don't stress over it.

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