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#11 csho

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:00 AM

Originally Posted by Lydia1120 

thank you CSHO.  I've been to Varadero, Cayo Santa Maria and Holguin and for the beach Varadero is my favoriate.  Holguin was really nice and we loved Blau Costa Verde Resort..the entertainment was just amazing!  However, the beaches were a bit too weedy and water muddy.  In Cayo Santa Maria, there were many old men in banana hammocks with young local prostitutes on the beach so needless to say we won't be going back there, ever!  Now that was back in 2009 so just speak to people who have been there recently before considering there.  Varadero had the nicest beach so that is why we chose it.  Good luck and have fun planning! :-)

Thanks Lydia! I have been to Holguin and we loved it and I've been to Varadero as well a number of times which I also loved. I love that the airport is so close... the reviews I've read on Melia LAs Dunas Cayo Santa Maria have been amazing but its hte long drive that keeps me from it the most. I am pretty much torn btw the Iberostar Laguna Azul in Varadero or Melia LAs Dunas. I guess it will mostly just come down to the price for our guests!



#12 AndreaandAaron

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    Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:08 AM

    Elegant dress!  does it have a low back?

     

    wish I could see the rest of the pics...only 40 something more posts to go...



    #13 jolene028

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    Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

    I think that the veil will be the perfect addition! I also love that I keep seeing some Cuba Posts, I think I have commented on every single one of them!



    #14 Lydia1120

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    Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:34 PM

    Originally Posted by AndreaandAaron 

    Elegant dress!  does it have a low back?

     

    wish I could see the rest of the pics...only 40 something more posts to go...

    Here are the pics for those of you who aren't able to open attachments yet.

     guy's attire

     

     

    personalized flip flops

     

     girl's dresses

     

    I have also completed my invitations , Message in a Bottle. 

     

     

     

     

     

    These are costly to ship (about $10 each within Canada) so I personally handed them out to my family and friends during the holidays. 


    17 Years in the Making....and we love each other more now then ever!
    Post Wedding Items for Sale: http://www.bestdesti...various-items/ 

    Wedding Dance Mash Up Video -  https://www.youtube....h?v=80jO9-B_BVI


    #15 Lydia1120

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    Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

    For the invitations, given that we have such a large party going, I made 30 "Messages in a Bottle" for those people who had already put down a deposit to travel and sent cards to the others. The postage for the Bottles are $10 each so I had them all prepared before Christmas and handed them out personally during the Holidays.

     

    The bottles I purchased from Michael's for $.74

    Sand - from our own lakefront (lol)

    Shells - ordered from Florida Shells and Gifts https://store02.pros...?smode=checkout The mixed Nassa was $.99 and I bought 2 (I also bought other shells for decorating the table and had the parcel delivered to friends in Michigan to save on shipping)

    Umbrellas - purchased from Micheal's for $5.00 for 100

    Labels - ordered return address labels from Vistaprint and paid $8.00 for 50

    Ribbon - purchased from the Dollar Store for $2.00

    Boxes - ordred from invitationinabottle.com

     

    If I had to do it all over again, I would have just ordered the DYI kit from www.invitationinabottle.com for $1.99 per bottle including the boxes...it works out to be cheaper.

     

    The actual invitations, I ordered from www.magnetstreet.com for $2.25 each.


    17 Years in the Making....and we love each other more now then ever!
    Post Wedding Items for Sale: http://www.bestdesti...various-items/ 

    Wedding Dance Mash Up Video -  https://www.youtube....h?v=80jO9-B_BVI


    #16 csho

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    Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:35 AM

    Lydia, I love your bare foot sandals... where did you get those? They are gorgeous!!!



    #17 Lydia1120

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    Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:02 AM

    I bought them on eBay
    17 Years in the Making....and we love each other more now then ever!
    Post Wedding Items for Sale: http://www.bestdesti...various-items/ 

    Wedding Dance Mash Up Video -  https://www.youtube....h?v=80jO9-B_BVI


    #18 Lydia1120

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    Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

    Started working on the OOT bags.....labelling and organizing. 

     

    We ironed on all our Rhinestone Jewellery on our t-shirts, including 25 "Bridal Entourage" but they came out so good! We also tagged them with a note that reads:

    Template below and a photograph.

     

     

     

     

     

    Labelled all  the flip flops with "A Treat for Your Dancing Feet" ....template below

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Created a Personalized Wedding Activity Book, that has all personalized "Word Search" puzzles.  The website to create the puzzles is

     

    Made a personalized colouring book ....here are a couple of the pages...

     

    We bought some small t-shirts at Walmart for the flowergirl and ringboy for $5 each and then handpainted them.  Came out pretty good

     

     

     

    And finally, we created a Do Not Disturb sign

    Phew, enough for this weekend....glad we got so much accomplished and like how things are turning out.  I have template available, if anyone wants them.


    17 Years in the Making....and we love each other more now then ever!
    Post Wedding Items for Sale: http://www.bestdesti...various-items/ 

    Wedding Dance Mash Up Video -  https://www.youtube....h?v=80jO9-B_BVI


    #19 jolene028

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    Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:36 AM

    I love the T-shirts, where did you get the iron ons? They are so cute!



    #20 Lydia1120

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    Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

    I ordered them from ebay for $3.99 each.  If you don't have an ebay account, the company name is Jubilee Creative Studio and the email address is:  gayla@jubileecreativestudio.com


    17 Years in the Making....and we love each other more now then ever!
    Post Wedding Items for Sale: http://www.bestdesti...various-items/ 

    Wedding Dance Mash Up Video -  https://www.youtube....h?v=80jO9-B_BVI





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