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#1 jamielt

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    Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:58 AM

    I realize that it's a bit premature for a Planning Thread, but our 'personal' countdown has already begun.
    My FI proposed back in June 2012 and we are getting married on October 28, 2013 at IRHS in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  2 months and 21 days from now... to be exact.    

    Having discovered BDW early on, I can honestly say that this forum has been a lifesaver!
    I find it SO very helpful being given some insight into other couple's wedding plans.
    I can only hope that this little window into our own 'wedding world' might help another bride, even if only in some small way.

    Let's start with our rings from Peoples jewelers.  My rings are from the Vera Wang LOVE Collection, while his is a simple stainless steel band.  Really, the following picture won't do them justice.

     

     


    Then choosing our destination, resort, and TA... well that's me!  I arrange corporate travel on a daily basis, but for our wedding I decided to dive into the world of leisure travel.  Jamaica was on our list of places to go, and so far, so good!  The reviews for IRHS are undeniably great, so we booked through ACV and now have a group of 32.  Our final payments are due early September.  I suppose we'll find out then if anyone backs out... or signs-up last minute.

    I think my dress was the next big decision.  It was easy as pie!  I saw the J. Crew Romina gown online and fell in love with it!  Since then I've pieced together the accessories bit by bit.  There are some small alterations that need to be made to the dress, and that apt. is scheduled for early Sept.  (Please note that my FI isn't big into social media, as such, the pictures aren't personalized).

     

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    To notify our guests well in advance, we first created a Save the Date FB page.  Later on, we sent out formal invitations.  We purchased these at Michaels.  We decided on ivory, white, and yellows for our scheme.  This Brides Magazine printable invitation kit was just right.  We pieced together the fonts and wording in a light gray.  We didn't want anything too elaborate (or pricey), and I think these did the trick.

     

     

     

    After going back and forth on the idea of a seating plan, we decided to go for it.  We just recently created these using a plain template from Staples.  I found the floral print online and managed tie it in with the place card template.  My mother has beautiful handwriting, so closer to the date she'll write the individual names in with gold pen.  I didn't want to have to be printing things off too close to the wedding date... and ya never know who will change their mind from now until then.
     

     


    Alright, so this is it for now.  I have a ton more to share, but will need to be continued.  Didn't realize how time consuming this would be. Bahahaha



    #2 ChelseaCat802

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      Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:47 AM

      I'm getting married in November at the Suites but good luck :) Beautiful dress!

      #3 jamielt

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        Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:13 AM

        Originally Posted by ChelseaCat802 

        I'm getting married in November at the Suites but good luck :) Beautiful dress!


        Thanks.  October and November will be here before we know it!!



        #4 jamielt

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          Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:53 AM

          I am not one much for DIY... but I surprised myself when it came to the wedding!  Early on I took advantage of the left over invitations and created signage for our wedding day pictures.  We plan to create our Thank You cards using the banner pictures.  I simply bought a stencil and some ribbon from Michaels and voila!

           

           

           

          We ordered our guest book from a shop on Etsy.com (Etsy is my new best friend!).  We still have a couple of ‘works in progress’… a feathered pen for the guest book, as well as a door hanger for our guests.  We are hoping that the front desk staff can hand out the door hangers as our guests check-in.  Later on I’ll post a pic of the finished product.

           

           

           

          My favorite project has been the wedding favors.  I say ‘my’ because although my FI had his input, I enjoyed putting them together on my own.  I was hoping for a vintage Jamaican feel. BTW please do not hesitate to ask if you want to know any of the supplier’s we used.  These were mostly online orders; Etsy.com, Zazzle.ca, Beau-coup.com.  Oh, and for extra dinner table d©cor I also ordered 3 sets of x12 votives from yummicandles.com.  Aside from what the florist provides us, I think the only other thing I'll add to the table top is a confetti of sorts.

           

           

           

           

           

           

           



          #5 jamielt

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            Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:25 AM

            Shoes.  Well it took me a long time to decide on what shoes to go with.  Initially I wanted a wedge.  But, as time passed I started to like the idea of flats.  I think a flat best suites the Romina gown.  For that matter, I hope that me and my FI will be barefoot for the ceremony itself.  I finally ordered these Badgley Mischka flats.  I was SO happy they fit perfectly!

             

             

            I thought it took me too long to decide on what shoes to wear.  Who'd thought that my FI's outfit, shoes and all, would take even longer to find!  He isn't picky at all, but there just isn't much out there once you count out a linen suit or full tux.  We didn't want either of those.  Did anyone else run into this problem?  Pictures on his final decision will follow.



            #6 jamielt

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              Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:17 PM

              Well, we leave for Mo'Bay on October 25th!!  I know I haven't done my best on keeping up with this blog... but I will try my best to post as much as possible before we leave.  Here are some pics of the Door Hangers we made (front n back).  We plan on handing them out to guests upon their arrival, along with a Wedding Day Timeline we're printing off on similar card stock.  

               



              #7 jamielt

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                Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:29 PM

                As the official travel agent, I sent out everyone's final travel documents via email a couple of weeks back.  These included their individual e-tickets, hotel vouchers, insurance policies, etc.  I also included this personalized 'Travel Tips' document.  Thought it had some handy tips for those guests that don't travel often, or haven't been to Jamaica previously.

                 

                  

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                #8 jamielt

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                  Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:22 AM

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                  Well, we leave for Mo'Bay on October 25th!!  I know I haven't done my best on keeping up with this blog... but I will try my best to post as much as possible before we leave.  Here are some pics of the Door Hangers we made (front n back).  We plan on handing them out to guests upon their arrival, along with a Wedding Day Timeline we're printing off on similar card stock.  

                   


                  Here you go... here are the finished products.  We decided again OOT bags, so I thought that in addition to our favors we should have a couple of hand outs.  Actually, I was also able to use up the left over ribbons from our wedding invites too.   Now all we need to do is pray that the plans don't change... LOL

                   

                   



                  #9 jamielt

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                    Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:30 PM

                    Wow - Our wedding day has already come n' gone!  After a year of planning, the day itself just flew by!!  We had an amazing time, with an amazing group of people!!  I'm so sorry that I didn't have a chance to share all of our finishing touches, before we left for Mo'Bay.  But, I'll post a review in the next couple of weeks documenting everything.  While we wait on the professional pics... I wanted to share this one taken from a friend’s iPhone.  Note the rainbow that appeared just moments before the ceremony.  It was such a beautiful day - a fairy tale!!  For that matter, we had amazing weather all throughout the week!

                     



                    #10 FutureMrsGlover

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                    Posted 01 May 2014 - 12:24 PM

                    Very nice!!






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