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I am *this* close to picking my final wedding venue in Riviera Maya (yay!) and I really want to create a sense of excitement when my guests receive their invitations.  Many of them don't even know that I'm engaged (tee hee!) so I know that my STD will definitely create a little excitement anyway.  I really want to start letting them know that they are in for a wonderful experience and that their presence is greatly appreciated.  I would love any ideas that BDW brides and grooms have regarding creating some excitement with my STDs!

 

Some ideas I have are:

 

1) Writing our name in the sand (or doing this on the computer) with the date and location. Send this as either a card or a postcard.

2) Sending a luggage tag with #1 or a Mexican-themed design/background

3) Including an RSVP card with options to pick their favorite song that we'll play during the weekend.

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Here's what I did 

For the save the dates, i made boarding pass invitations and created magnets and included them in them.

 

The invitations: Pocket fold invitations with a "passport" information book. But I didn't stop there! I decided to make a dvd of the resort videos I found on youtube and added my own music in the background that really captures DR. I haven't sent them out yet, but I'm sure that will get them excited!

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Originally Posted by MissJali View Post

 

Here's what I did 

For the save the dates, i made boarding pass invitations and created magnets and included them in them.

 

The invitations: Pocket fold invitations with a "passport" information book. But I didn't stop there! I decided to make a dvd of the resort videos I found on youtube and added my own music in the background that really captures DR. I haven't sent them out yet, but I'm sure that will get them excited!

 

Great ideas!

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@MissJali I love that DVD idea!

 

I did a scratch off card for save the dates that revealed the location. This was a fun way to tell people who didn't already know where we were planning to get married and a lot commented that they got super excited when they scratched it and saw where we were having the wedding. http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/81056/semi-diy-scratch-off-std-tutorial

 

For invitations I did passports, but I wasn't crafty enough to make me own so I bought them. :) http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/79993/post-pictures-of-your-invitations/50#post_1824752

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@MissJali I love that DVD idea!

 

I did a scratch off card for save the dates that revealed the location. This was a fun way to tell people who didn't already know where we were planning to get married and a lot commented that they got super excited when they scratched it and saw where we were having the wedding. http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/81056/semi-diy-scratch-off-std-tutorial

 

For invitations I did passports, but I wasn't crafty enough to make me own so I bought them. :) http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/79993/post-pictures-of-your-invitations/50#post_1824752

 

I LOVE your scratch off cards! Sooo amazing! I might just throw an event later in the future just to use that idea hahaha....

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Originally Posted by JHo2013 View Post

 

 

I LOVE your scratch off cards! Sooo amazing! I might just throw an event later in the future just to use that idea hahaha....

 

Haha so sweet. Thanks, and glad you liked them!

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Originally Posted by JHo2013 View Post

 

 

I LOVE your scratch off cards! Sooo amazing! I might just throw an event later in the future just to use that idea hahaha....

 

 

Originally Posted by alexisinjamaica View Post

 

@MissJali I love that DVD idea!

 

I did a scratch off card for save the dates that revealed the location. This was a fun way to tell people who didn't already know where we were planning to get married and a lot commented that they got super excited when they scratched it and saw where we were having the wedding. http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/81056/semi-diy-scratch-off-std-tutorial

 

For invitations I did passports, but I wasn't crafty enough to make me own so I bought them. :) http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/79993/post-pictures-of-your-invitations/50#post_1824752

 

Agree with the scratch off idea! LOVE!

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Our save the dates was my website launch. I worked hard on the website to make it as visually exciting as possible. Lots of pictures of the resort and surrounding areas. If you're into getting creative with websites, I'd recommend http://www.wix.com As soon as I get my delivery of ID badge holders, I'll be sending out luggage tags with an itinerary of the week in Mexico. I've had the itinerary all done up and printed and can't wait to send them! :)

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