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Misscuppycake's Post-Wedding Planning Dreams Cabo 08-22-14

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We're back! The wedding was amazing and I'm so glad I did destination. After pouring through all the threads on this website, it's time for me to give back and do a full planning thread. Our professional pictures from Ivan Luckie aren't in yet but one of our friends brought her really nice camera so our guest photos are amazing.

 

The Engagement

We started dating on April 19, 2009 and were engaged on July 19, 2013. He proposed at home to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel, which we would later use in our ceremony. The ring was a gorgeous solitaire and DH chose it all by himself with no hints from me. It happened at home and then we went for ice cream, dinner downtown, to an adults event at Science World, and finished off the evening with chocolate lava cake.

 

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OOT Bags

I spent SO much time on these bags; I swear they took up 80% of the wedding planning. I got all the products from a myriad of websites (mainly Discount Mugs and Oriental Trading), as well as the Dollar Store and the Body Shop.

 

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The bags contained:

1 personalized beach bag (the biggest hit)

2 loofahs

2 tumblers

2 lanyards for room key/tip money

1 large bath product

Wedding Goodies (mini lotions, shower gels, Kleenex, etc.)

Vacation Survival Kit (anti-diarrhea pills, Advil, tums, toothbrush, floss, gum)

1 Magazine

1 personalized Do Not Disturb Sign

1 Deck of Cards

1 Welcome Letter

 

Bridesmaids Gifts

 

1 personalized hanger

1 Coach wristlet

1 monogrammed makeup bag filled with goodies (eye shadow palette, mascara, lip gloss, Bobby Pins)

 

 

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Groomsmen Gifts

 

Their gift was largely attire (shirt, suspenders, pants, tie) but also:

 

1 pair of aviator sunglasses

1 pair of multicoloured green socks

 

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Father of the Bride Gift

 

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Jewelry

 

I only wear earrings for my jewelry

 

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The Ceremony

 

It was gorgeous. I couldn't have asked for more. Even though the gazebo at Dreams was pretty small, it was perfect for our 30 person wedding. I can't stop looking at my ceremony pictures - it was my favourite part of the wedding for sure.

 

Fans & Bubbles on gold chivari chairs

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Setup: Bridesmaids and Groomsmen standing outside of gazebo

 

Bridesmaid Flowers: White calla lillies provided by the resort

 

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The Dress (and Bouquet)

Essence of Australia - $1500.00 before alterations

White roses provided with my "Ultimate Wedding" package at Dreams

 

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Bridesmaids and Groomsmen Attire

 

Bridesmaids dresses - purchased from Le Chateau (no alterations needed)

 

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Cocktail Hour

As the bride and groom, we didn't get to enjoy any of the hors d'oeuvres but we heard good things about them. The package also came with an entertaining Mariachi Band

 

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Reception Set-Up

We were very minimilastic with decor so all the linens were white and the only gold accent were the chairs. We had basic white rose centerpieces. We paid $200.00 for the hanging lanterns and they were definitely worth it. Made the whole setting that much more beautiful and "tied together".

 

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Guest Table

 

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The Table Setup

 

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Head Table

 

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Centerpieces

 

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Cake

Dulche de Leche 2 layers - provided by the resort with the Ultimate Wedding Package

 

We bought the cake toppers from Party City for $8.00 each

 

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First Dance with Sparklers (one of my favourite parts of the reception)

 

The sparklers were $3.00 each but it was totally worth it. They burned for about 2 minutes and it made for some beautiful photos.

 

Our song was - "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri

 

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Thank You Cards

Instead of place cards, we pre-wrote Thank you Cards (we asked for no gifts so we were basically just thanking people for coming to Mexico for the wedding). DH and I had written personal notes to each person and they were put at each place setting upon arrival.

 

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Makeup

I had my makeup done with Suzanne Morel. They were EXTREMELY pricy but I think it was worth it in the end because they did whatever I wanted and if I asked for anything to be fixed, they were on it right away. They did my sister/MOH's makeup as well as my mother's. Everyone was very happy with the results.

 

All in all, it was wonderful. We really enjoyed our time at Dreams Cabo with all of our friends and I would recommend a destination wedding to anyone who asks.

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Congrats!  Looks beautiful, as do you!!  Can't wait to see your professional pictures.

 

Your fans - I have been eyeing those up - did they work well? hold up well?

Thanks for your opinion.

 

Congrats again, glad it was super special.

PS - 1000 years in instrumental by the Piano Guys is what I am walking down the isle too :)

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Congrats!  Looks beautiful, as do you!!  Can't wait to see your professional pictures.

 

Your fans - I have been eyeing those up - did they work well? hold up well?

Thanks for your opinion.

 

Congrats again, glad it was super special.

PS - 1000 years in instrumental by the Piano Guys is what I am walking down the isle too :)

 

 

The instrumental is also what I am going to walk down the aisle to! Haha.

 

Gorgeous set up - you have made me feel better about keeping all white decor with just a couple small accents for our reception!

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Your fans - I have been eyeing those up - did they work well? hold up well?

Thanks for your opinion.

 

 

I got the fans from Oriental Trading and when they first arrived, I was VERY worried. They seemed very cheap and some of the wood was breaking off. However, after opening them and closing them a few times, they were perfectly usable condition. I didn't notice any flaws on them on the day and people used them throughout the entire ceremony and reception. Paper fans are perfectly fine! 

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We're back! The wedding was amazing and I'm so glad I did destination. After pouring through all the threads on this website, it's time for me to give back and do a full planning thread. Our professional pictures from Ivan Luckie aren't in yet but one of our friends brought her really nice camera so our guest photos are amazing.

 

The Engagement

We started dating on April 19, 2009 and were engaged on July 19, 2013. He proposed at home to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel, which we would later use in our ceremony. The ring was a gorgeous solitaire and DH chose it all by himself with no hints from me. It happened at home and then we went for ice cream, dinner downtown, to an adults event at Science World, and finished off the evening with chocolate lava cake.

 

374468_10100675099801591_1697437361_n.jp

 

OOT Bags

I spent SO much time on these bags; I swear they took up 80% of the wedding planning. I got all the products from a myriad of websites (mainly Discount Mugs and Oriental Trading), as well as the Dollar Store and the Body Shop.

 

10522742_10101734636945587_4751716269980

 

The bags contained:

1 personalized beach bag (the biggest hit)

2 loofahs

2 tumblers

2 lanyards for room key/tip money

1 large bath product

Wedding Goodies (mini lotions, shower gels, Kleenex, etc.)

Vacation Survival Kit (anti-diarrhea pills, Advil, tums, toothbrush, floss, gum)

1 Magazine

1 personalized Do Not Disturb Sign

1 Deck of Cards

1 Welcome Letter

 

Bridesmaids Gifts

 

1 personalized hanger

1 Coach wristlet

1 monogrammed makeup bag filled with goodies (eye shadow palette, mascara, lip gloss, Bobby Pins)

 

 

10635877_10101089554276501_3823920975413

 

15399_644851037486_1314621482171507443_n

 

1462991_10101089555683681_98976653762530

 

Groomsmen Gifts

 

Their gift was largely attire (shirt, suspenders, pants, tie) but also:

 

1 pair of aviator sunglasses

1 pair of multicoloured green socks

 

10685407_10101089556467111_3985916198941

Father of the Bride Gift

 

10646991_10101089554905241_4864081191302

 

Jewelry

 

I only wear earrings for my jewelry

 

10478933_10101089554850351_7390457835287

 

The Ceremony

 

It was gorgeous. I couldn't have asked for more. Even though the gazebo at Dreams was pretty small, it was perfect for our 30 person wedding. I can't stop looking at my ceremony pictures - it was my favourite part of the wedding for sure.

 

Fans & Bubbles on gold chivari chairs

10590509_10101082484464461_4629777191891

 

10614218_10101734639390687_4575585459932

 

Setup: Bridesmaids and Groomsmen standing outside of gazebo

 

Bridesmaid Flowers: White calla lillies provided by the resort

 

10649613_10101082487333711_3182258104625

 

The Dress (and Bouquet)

Essence of Australia - $1500.00 before alterations

White roses provided with my "Ultimate Wedding" package at Dreams

 

10410940_10101082486650081_1546351342413

 

Bridesmaids and Groomsmen Attire

 

Bridesmaids dresses - purchased from Le Chateau (no alterations needed)

 

10583856_10101082490207951_9020247643445

 

Cocktail Hour

As the bride and groom, we didn't get to enjoy any of the hors d'oeuvres but we heard good things about them. The package also came with an entertaining Mariachi Band

 

10583856_10101082489110151_3751695301304

 

Reception Set-Up

We were very minimilastic with decor so all the linens were white and the only gold accent were the chairs. We had basic white rose centerpieces. We paid $200.00 for the hanging lanterns and they were definitely worth it. Made the whole setting that much more beautiful and "tied together".

 

10534537_10101082492912531_8791643291902

Guest Table

 

10616235_10101082490462441_5536087522699

 

10384206_10101082490517331_2653170896680

 

The Table Setup

 

10615374_10101082490537291_6887460678971

 

Head Table

 

10574234_10101082490741881_6738070865061

 

Centerpieces

 

10649872_10101082490647071_8583410669523

 

Cake

Dulche de Leche 2 layers - provided by the resort with the Ultimate Wedding Package

 

We bought the cake toppers from Party City for $8.00 each

 

10599329_10101089640942821_9060106162543

 

First Dance with Sparklers (one of my favourite parts of the reception)

 

The sparklers were $3.00 each but it was totally worth it. They burned for about 2 minutes and it made for some beautiful photos.

 

Our song was - "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri

 

10610588_10101734640238987_5959280394398

 

Thank You Cards

Instead of place cards, we pre-wrote Thank you Cards (we asked for no gifts so we were basically just thanking people for coming to Mexico for the wedding). DH and I had written personal notes to each person and they were put at each place setting upon arrival.

 

10641200_10101089556032981_5920971784881

 

 

 

10418959_10101082490706951_6568934471336

 

Makeup

I had my makeup done with Suzanne Morel. They were EXTREMELY pricy but I think it was worth it in the end because they did whatever I wanted and if I asked for anything to be fixed, they were on it right away. They did my sister/MOH's makeup as well as my mother's. Everyone was very happy with the results.

 

All in all, it was wonderful. We really enjoyed our time at Dreams Cabo with all of our friends and I would recommend a destination wedding to anyone who asks.

 

Congrats! It looks like everything was wonderful. Definitely can't wait to see your professional photos. What you've posted are great!!  Just curious.... since I love Essense - what design did you pick for your dress? it's absolutely gorgeous!!!

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Congrats! It looks like everything was wonderful. Definitely can't wait to see your professional photos. What you've posted are great!!  Just curious.... since I love Essense - what design did you pick for your dress? it's absolutely gorgeous!!!

 

Thank you! It's a ball gown Essence D1413. I was actually really nervous about it right up until the wedding because it didn't seem as "modern" as the dresses I'd seen on my friends but alas, it all worked out in the end and I'm in love with how it looked on me.

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