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#41 elissae

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:17 AM

Originally Posted by TauruSmith 

Everything looks wonderful! It makes me feel really far behind!

Thanks TauruSmith!  You've got plenty of time!!!  Now that the holidays are almost over you are sure to catch up!

Originally Posted by Marymack 

I really am impressed with all your work,great job and informative as well!!!

Thank you Marymack!!!


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#42 MrsLtoBe

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    Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:18 PM

    wow!!! i'm super impressed. i am getting married a few days after you (april 5) and i don't think i'm anywhere near as organized/on top of things as you are. ;) i have decided not to do OOT bags. i decided to save on that and opt for spending a little more on wedding favors (talavera tile pieces).  however, that starfish bottle opener caught my eye. where did you find it?



    #43 nbateman

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      Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:50 PM

      Originally Posted by MrsLtoBe 

      wow!!! i'm super impressed. i am getting married a few days after you (april 5) and i don't think i'm anywhere near as organized/on top of things as you are. ;) i have decided not to do OOT bags. i decided to save on that and opt for spending a little more on wedding favors (talavera tile pieces).  however, that starfish bottle opener caught my eye. where did you find it?

      ebay has some of the bottle openers, try typing lot starfish bottle opener, and it'll pull up some for roughly $1 each (50 for $93)



      #44 elissae

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      Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:03 AM

      Originally Posted by MrsLtoBe 

      wow!!! i'm super impressed. i am getting married a few days after you (april 5) and i don't think i'm anywhere near as organized/on top of things as you are. ;) i have decided not to do OOT bags. i decided to save on that and opt for spending a little more on wedding favors (talavera tile pieces).  however, that starfish bottle opener caught my eye. where did you find it?

      Hi MrsLtoBe - I went back & forth about OOT bags and then just took the plunge - this should be fun getting everything there!  I found the bottle openers at the "cheapest" last March at Price Wise Favors.  I bought 100 for $1.30 a piece = $130 & I got 10% off.

       

      Here is the link:  

      http://www.pricewisefavors.com/starfish-design-bottle-opener-favors-p-1104.html

       

      I just checked their website this morning and they are offering another 10% off today...so if you bought 100 they are $1.17 a piece - although shipping is like $18!  They equal out to $1.36 a piece - that's what I paid.

       

      If you bought 50 - they are $1.42 minus 10% $1.28 each - and shipping is $14. - Still not bad - like $1.55 each....ebay prices 50 for $93 is like $1.86 a piece.

       

      Good luck!


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      #45 Marymack

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        Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:30 AM

        You might need to get into the wedding planning business!!!

        #46 CDC-SRW

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          Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:37 AM

          My FI and I are planning to do OOT bags for our wedding as well. One thing we keep going back to is getting all the items down to Mexico with us and not costing an arm and a leg. (I've heard that there can only be $300 brought through customs).

           

          Elissae, how are you planning on transporting all the items? Carry on plane or shipping to resort?

           

          Everything you have done looks fabulous!



          #47 elissae

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          Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:29 AM

          Originally Posted by Marymack 

          You might need to get into the wedding planning business!!!

          Thanks Marymack - that's a HUGE compliment.  I must say, this website really motivated me!  Thank goodness for it!!

          Originally Posted by CDC-SRW 

          My FI and I are planning to do OOT bags for our wedding as well. One thing we keep going back to is getting all the items down to Mexico with us and not costing an arm and a leg. (I've heard that there can only be $300 brought through customs).

           

          Elissae, how are you planning on transporting all the items? Carry on plane or shipping to resort?

           

          Everything you have done looks fabulous!

          Thanks CDC-SRW!!!

           

          My resort indicated that I should bring everything there personally.  They will not take deliveries of provisions, plus there is no guarantee it will get there with customs and all.  I feel more comfortable taking it there myself, too.  (Well, not lugging it all - hahaha).

           

          Yes, I believe it's $300 per person in customs.  I am traveling that day with my FI, his son, and 2 other couples so I think I can separate it well enough.  I am planning on packing extra suitcases with all the wedding provisions.  Right now I am thinking 2 but there may be 3 (in addiiton to my gown and my own personal suitcases' with clothes, etc!)  Some of our friends donated old suitcases to us that they no longer need/want.  I plan to leave them in Play a del Carmen when we come home.   I may leave a note with the maid to either keep them or give away/throw away/donate.   


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          #48 nbateman

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            Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

            Originally Posted by CDC-SRW 

            My FI and I are planning to do OOT bags for our wedding as well. One thing we keep going back to is getting all the items down to Mexico with us and not costing an arm and a leg. (I've heard that there can only be $300 brought through customs).

             

            Elissae, how are you planning on transporting all the items? Carry on plane or shipping to resort?

             

            Everything you have done looks fabulous!

            I've heard a lot of bad stories when people try to ship ahead of time, although it would be so much easier, right!!?? Its lucky if it even makes it through customs because they need people to arrange for a pickup, etc. so i wouldn't recommend doing anything but bringing it yourself or with other guests.



            #49 elissae

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            Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

            More of My Planning Thread Continued...

             

            Engagement Photos

             

            Here are a few of our engagement photos taken back in October 2012...I had finally talked FI into it.

             

             

            Engagement Photo B&W.jpg  

             

             

            Cocktail Hour Ideas:

             

            We have hired a cigar roller for our cocktail hour.  I ordered the following matchboxes from www.theknot.com.

             

            I will place them in this basket at the cigar roller's table which I bought at Michael's.

             

             

            I also made this sign for the cigar rolling table - I got the idea from BDW bride mrspfafftobe.  I bought the frame from Michael's as well.

             

             

             

            I ordered these cocktail napkins for the cocktail hour from www.theknot.com

             

             

             

             

             

             

            I am in the process of a few more DIY Projects - hopefully I can make my own drink stirrers.  I have a few templates & I am playing around with them.  I am also making my ceremony programs, wedding day timeline as well as my dinner menus...I will post more as I complete them and have pictures for you.

             

            To be continued...

             


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            #50 Marymack

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              Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

              Do it my friend,really good stuff !!




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