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#1651 pzl101

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    Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:16 AM

    Originally Posted by MissJali 

    I don't believe that! That sucks! I travel all the time to DR as I'm from there and never have any problems bringing back stuff. 

    ahh, we must have had a security guard in a bad mood that day! haha in any case, that is a great OOT bag favor. I love the idea of incorporating local things 



    #1652 pzl101

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      Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:19 AM

      Originally Posted by hclibby1982 

      I think MissJali proves it's cheaper to DIY, I just don't have the creativity, ability or even the time.  We're doing boarding pass invites off Etsy and with shipping it's going to be about $275 for our invites (40) which I was really happy with since most of my friends paid well over $800!!!!!!  It's hard to if your FI wants you to stick to a budget, you almost have to DIY because stuff is SO expensive. Luckily my FI isn't so much into the planning so he lets me do what I want, says yes to everything and just pays his half without question.  So far that works well for me haha.

       

      I admire and continue to be amazed by the talent and creativity of the ladies on BDW though I don't think I could do half this stuff if I tried!

      lol your FI sounds like mine. We haven't even decided on a resort yet bc he's sooo not into planning. We keep going round and round on the pros and cons of each and eventually he gets bored of wedding talk. I;m OK with him not caring about the invites or flowers etc but I def want the resort decision to be made by the 2 of us!



      #1653 hclibby1982

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        Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:29 AM

        Originally Posted by tyrebride2b2013 

        Hey ladies. What are you all doing for flowers..bridal bouquets and for those of you having bridal parties..what are you doing for the girls/guys. The prices at my resort for flowers seem so outrageous. Im thinking of doing real touch. They look so real and a lot more cost effective.

        I originally wanted to do traditional bouquets for my bridesmaids, centerpieces, etc then I got the quotes and nearly fell off my chair. I have a big wedding party for a DW (6) so it would've been crazy expensive especially since I wanted was calla lilies for the bridesmaids and light pink rose/calla lily center pieces. I have no problem spending money but it’s got to be worth it!  I got some outside quotes which were cheaper than the resort but then I'd have to pay the outside vendor fee so it was a wash.

         

        I wouldn't mind paying more if I were doing it at home and there was a chance people would keep the bouquet or centerpieces (at least for a bit) but since they weren't I decided to do one calla lily for the bridesmaids with a pink ribbon. I'm also giving them little white clutches so I may have them hold the bouquet against the clutch, I'll have to see how it looks.



        #1654 hclibby1982

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          Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:37 AM

          Originally Posted by pzl101 

          lol your FI sounds like mine. We haven't even decided on a resort yet bc he's sooo not into planning. We keep going round and round on the pros and cons of each and eventually he gets bored of wedding talk. I;m OK with him not caring about the invites or flowers etc but I def want the resort decision to be made by the 2 of us!

          I don't blame you there, that's the most important part to any DW.  That was actually the ONE thing he did care about. Although in all honesty I'm pretty sure he only cared about the pool and that there was a swim up bar on the property hahaha.



          #1655 MissJali

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            Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:13 AM

            Originally Posted by hclibby1982 

            I think MissJali proves it's cheaper to DIY, I just don't have the creativity, ability or even the time.  We're doing boarding pass invites off Etsy and with shipping it's going to be about $275 for our invites (40) which I was really happy with since most of my friends paid well over $800!!!!!!  It's hard to if your FI wants you to stick to a budget, you almost have to DIY because stuff is SO expensive. Luckily my FI isn't so much into the planning so he lets me do what I want, says yes to everything and just pays his half without question.  So far that works well for me haha.

             

            I admire and continue to be amazed by the talent and creativity of the ladies on BDW though I don't think I could do half this stuff if I tried!

            Haha Hclibby!!! It's me! I'm the cheapskate! FI could care less, he just says yes to everything lol but I just can't bring myself to spend so much on things I know I could do myself. Besides I'm a bit of a narcissistic, i secretly was dying to tell people "yea...i made them!" 

             

            But I am splurging on other things, mainly my attire and stuff and the photographer and the dj. I am doing my own centerpieces b/c the resort charges a ridiculous fee for something simple. 



            #1656 DeeP10

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              Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:31 AM

              Please please please send me!!! moodyc82@gmail.com Where did you get all of your supplies and stuff?

              Moody. When she sends to you, please fwd it to me. Deepool10@gmail.com

              #1657 shugapop1

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                Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:58 AM

                I think MissJali proves it's cheaper to DIY, I just don't have the creativity, ability or even the time.  We're doing boarding pass invites off Etsy and with shipping it's going to be about $275 for our invites (40) which I was really happy with since most of my friends paid well over $800!!!!!!  It's hard to if your FI wants you to stick to a budget, you almost have to DIY because stuff is SO expensive. Luckily my FI isn't so much into the planning so he lets me do what I want, says yes to everything and just pays his half without question.  So far that works well for me haha. I admire and continue to be amazed by the talent and creativity of the ladies on BDW though I don't think I could do half this stuff if I tried!



                #1658 RaynDrop

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                  Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:58 AM

                  Lol..uh oh something else for me to get in trouble for

                  OMG you don't know how true that is... that store is Trouble!! haha
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                  #1659 shugapop1

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                    Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:04 AM

                    I agree with you hclibby1982. I too ddon't feel u have the creativity or time to diy invitations. I paid 267.00 for 40 passport invitations along with 40 boarding passes for rsvp. I had my colors are fuchsia, tangerine and yellow. So I did passport color in deep/hot pink with orange crest of jamaica on front with wording in my colors. I uses www.serendipitybeyonddesign.com and they have been great to work with

                    #1660 RaynDrop

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                      Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:05 AM

                      Most of you DIY Queens probably already know this... but I thought I'd share. Michael's has a 25% off your entire Purchase (even sale items) through tomorrow.
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