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#1 TauruSmith

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:13 AM

I find the planning threads to be so helpful, so I thought I would start one of my own and will start at the beginning. We have all the big things taken care of but I'm going to continue to work on the details over the next few months. 



My fiance surprised me with a proposal on Leap Year Day and we spent the first few weeks just enjoying our engagement. After a while, we decided a Destination Wedding would be the best choice for us because all of our family and friends are spread out all over the US. (We live in WV, went to college in OH, I grew up in NY, he grew up in 4 states). After deciding on Mexico due to the ease of travel and familiarity for most people, we started researching resorts. We knew we wanted a true reception and many resorts only offered a la carte reception options. I "attended" an online seminar through bestdestinationwedding.com and fell in love with the Now Resorts.


We decided on Now Sapphire because they had availability on the day we wanted. So we got in touch with Wright Travel Agency and sent out Save the Dates.




to be continued...

#2 Marymack

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    Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:28 PM

    Great start and I love your save the date!!

    #3 mstigger

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      Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

      Beautiful save the date!!!

      #4 TauruSmith

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      Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:27 AM

      Bridesmaid dresses: We found the best deal for bridesmaid dresses!! Around Thanksgiving, J. Crew put last season's bridesmaid's dresses on sale! They are usually $250, but were on sale for $99.00, which was a great deal. On Black Friday, all of J. Crew's clearance items were marked as 30% off, so the dresses were marked down to $70.00!!  The ladies chose from all of the options in "Gallery Green" silk chiffon and 4 decided to go with the Arabelle and one went with the Sinclair.


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      They will be wearing white flip flops from Old Navy and I am currently searching for jewelry!

      #5 Lydia1120

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      Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:43 AM

      Congratulations!  Love the colour of the girls dresses!  

      17 Years in the Making....and we love each other more now then ever!
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      #6 TauruSmith

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      Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:44 AM




      The invitations! These were a true labor of love. Ever since we decided on having a destination wedding, I had an idea of what I wanted for our invitations. I found 


      I selected the white linen paper because the weight and texture added something special to a pretty simple design.  After uploading my files and selecting the quantity, my order was complete. I was mailed a hard proof within a few days. I highly recommend this because my crop marks were off on the hard copy and I needed to address that issue with the company. Upon arrival, the invitations and enclosures were the wrong size, but CatPrint resolved the issue AND reprinted them in the correct size and mailed them out the very day that I talked to them. That is amazing customer service! I spent between 2-3 hours cropping the cardstock to size.


      I ordered teal RSVP (size) and white inner (Size A7) euro flap envelopes from 




      If you do not have the Michaels app for your iPhone, get it! I've been able to get 40% off coupons each week, which has been so nice when I need to grab craft supplies! I was able to snag the embossing gun for about $12.


      I wanted the look of calligraphy, actually, I wanted the same font on the invitation to be used to address the envelopes. I downloaded the font and formatted a Powerpoint slide in the size of the envelopes, typed in each name and address and printed them at 50% opacity. After that, I simply traced over the printed font with a silver uni-ball pen (found at Michaels). It gave the handwritten look without the headache (well, after I formatted the envelopes in Power Point) This took a LONG time, but we were sending out 80 invitations.  and a lot of our guests raved bout how the envelopes looked. 


























      I will post a picture of the whole suite soon!

      #7 AnaSteele58

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        Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:46 AM

        Thanks for the tip on the Michael's app!

        #8 mckievme

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        Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:20 PM

        Love your save the dates! Thanks for letting me know about the Michael's app!

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