Angela's (cheese_diva) planning w/ pics
Posted 14 October 2007 - 10:41 PM
I hope some of my ideas and projects help others just starting out.
Makeup/Hair- Had a trial in June, but didn't want to do same exact thing because we were having engagement photos taken. (and Matt was there!)
Makeup was a little strong, but hair was beautiful.
Wedding Hair (Edyta's Hair). love this!
Wedding Day Jewelry
Ordered these but have not received yet.
Hair Barrette- also from Whiteaisle.com. I’m very excited to wear this. It’s sooo pretty in person and there is nothing cheap about the piece. It actually has a nice weight to it and feels very solid. I would think this could easily sell for $40+.
CourtHouse ceremony dress- Macy's
Courthouse earrings. Had these made from etsy.com KimberlyAnn's
This vendor was sooo wonderful to work with. She custom made bracelets and earrings for my bridesmaids and when I couldn't find something to match my great-grandmother's necklace, she created these gold and pearl bead earrings.. very pretty! She even threw in a cute pair of earrings for free!
Bridesmaid Dresses- Nordstrom's - great return policy and very helpful via phone when trying to track down a size that was no longer showing on website. My 3 girls are all different sizes so this dress was great for all.
Posted 14 October 2007 - 10:55 PM
We bought fans for Oriental Trading Co and wrapped ribbon on handles. These will be placed on ceremony chairs.
Save The Dates- Printed at Vistaprint.com
DIY design. I really love the boarding pass invites but knew I didnâ€™t have the patience. Because we created a website, I wanted to just send postcards out directing people to our site. They turned out pretty cute and VistaPrint.com and their free postcard offer was great.
Guestbook- Photobook from MPix. I donâ€™t love the quality but I think the idea is very cute. I was expecting glossy photo paper but instead itâ€™s matte. At least it will be easier to write on it. Design is a chronological order of our life so far stating with 2003 and going until present. It includes photos of us fixing up our first house, our cat, and some of the many trips weâ€™ve taken together. Iâ€™m a bit of moron and made the type on the first page huge.. oh well. The cover says â€œThe Story of Usâ€ Throughout are quotes I thought were cute.
Posted 14 October 2007 - 10:57 PM
Eiffel Printing & Design-
Weâ€™ve gotten so many comments about how beautiful our invites are. Lots of people took them to work to show others. They came in a box to all our guests and Iâ€™ve very glad we chose to have Brittany and her team design and print these for us. Some things are best left up to the professionals and she did a great job! I would recommend Brittany to anyone looking invitations.
Everything else I did on my own using our color printer at home. I did order cut paper for the backing sheets and place cards using the same paper stock from our invitations. Envelopements brand. Colors: Belize and Cocoa. The white paper is cardstock. Manufacturer: Wausau Paper
Take note. Starfish are stinky.. I left them outside in an opened box in the sun for well over a month and they still stunk. Fabreezeâ€¦ just spray them and they smell so much better!
Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:01 PM
Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:04 PM
Cake Box Sign
Cake Boxes- 4x4x2 White High Gloss boxes, shipped flat.
papermart.com $12 plus shipping
printed stickers from full sheets + cut- 2 styles
Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:17 PM
Printed two stickers and cut brown ribbon. Backed stickers up over ribbon and will roll and tie on pashminas when we get to mexico
Luminary bags- bought small white paper bags from ebay. Much smaller than I thought, but did test and the house did not start on fire. Bought cheap white voties from Linens –n- Things
Used decorative punch along top.
Flip Flops (dancing shoes)- Old Navy $2 each
Stickers printed and punched with circle punch. One foot shoes size, the other Dancing shoes.
Flip Flop Sign
These will go in a large basket at Reception. Just guessed on sizes. Flip Flops don’t need to be exact.
Newsletter- guests loved this and thought the translations section was great!
Koozies for OOT Bags- Not a DIY
Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:34 PM
OOT Bag - Hang Tags- will write guest names on back before distributing.
Completed OOT Bags
Brown tote from Chadwicks, VS lotion, Avon Makeup/Travel bag, imitation Tiffany's Starfish necklace from ebay, custom made bracelet and earrings from Etsy.com, Havianas brown flip-flops to wear with dress, luggage tag with funny sayings from local luggage store, notecards, some e.l.f makeup, & we're having their hair done on wedding day. MOH+BM (married couple) will get a massage under the stars as a special gift to them.
Reef sandles with flasks and ping pong balls for BM.
Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:36 PM
Proud Mama to Evelyn Eileen since June 8, 2010
Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:37 PM
Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:52 PM
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