Location: Moon Palace in Cancun
Wedding Day: 7/7/14 (math nerd in da house!)
B&G Stay: July 3-July 10, 2014
Guests: Hopefully 57 (40 adults/17 kids) - 20 Rooms
Wedding Package: Complimentary (We hope to have 75 room nights, so that we can have FREE unlimited private events)
Theme: Day of the Dead Rockabilly Beach Wedding (we are not the "traditional" beach bride and groom, but this is going to be our DREAM wedding)
Ceremony: Symbolic Ceremony @ Bougainvillea Gazebo - 4PM
Minister: My brother in law
Add-ons: Carriage Ride, Sand Ceremony, Itinerary Fans, Custom Maracas, Bubbles, Rose Petals
Decor: DIY Painted Parasols, Rose Petals
Bouquet: DIY (Thanks to pinterest)
Bridesmaids: Red Dress (their choice!)
Reception: Bougainvillea Terrace
Photographer: One of our guests
Music: Mariachi for an hour and then an Ipod with docking station (I heard it's free...so we are cheap and are gonna play our own music!)
Reception Extras: We are going to stick with basics, get a buffet, not sure which one yet
Reception Decor: My family has an Etsy shop and they make custom Papel Picado and other goodies (vintagebabydoll and calaverapress), so we'll have some of that, as well as custom paper lanterns with battery op candles. (Simple, but fun!)
Reception Pics: We are going to have a family member take our pics, but we are also going to have a make-shift photobooth with an instant camera, props and a photo album that will double as our guestbook.
Reception Fun: After our dinner, mariachi, and ipod dancing, we are going to have every family release a water lantern into the ocean to wish us good luck and then we plan on going to the Noir nightclub to keep dancing and drinking (we love to drink....er and to dance!)
Out of Town Bags: This is where I feel like I can go a bit overboard...I love my awesome family (that is literally traveling from all over the world to go to our wedding) so we might make the wedding portion as economic as possible, but as for their gifts, I HAVE to go all out! Soooooo, I am a DIY Queen! I'm going to make my own oilcloth beach bags for each family. Inside, it will include a welcome booklet, custom mug for each adult & tumblers for the kiddos, custom mints, key card holders, out of town goodies (sunscreen, aloe vera, advil, sewing kit, insect repellent, etc.) and anything else that I conjure up!
Here are our invitations that just went out on Tuesday!
Here are some of my inspirations:
My bouquet - DIY
My dress - Tea length, halter with red petticoat
My hair - since it's most likely going to be windy...Imma need an updo!
Hair color - This is how I have it dyed now, but with the rolls like the above pic.
Vail - DIY, but with a red bow
I'll keep posting more as I start buying more and more things! I do have my shoes already...(ahem...I actually have 2 pairs...I'll post pics of them later!)
Let me know if you have any questions and HAPPY PLANNING!