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Well, I guess it is my turn to start my own planning thread!  I had read so many helpful planning threads on this awesome forum and I thought I would do the same.


I am 124 days away until my wedding (but who is counting) and I thought I would post my ideas to not only help others, but also as a way to keep me accountable to my planning.   I have truly loved reading other bride's planning threads and will try to share as much as possible to help someone else in their early stages of planning.  The benefits of the forum have been so great and I am so grateful for the generous brides that have been so busy planning their own fabulous weddings and still made it a priority to share for the rest of us.  


 


We are getting married June 20, 2015 at the Grand Sunset Princess.  We have been to this resort twice and love, love, love, love it!!  We are really looking forward to going back and just feeling absolutely confident in the service and quality of the hotel.  So my head has been clouded with to-do lists and I had been really overwhelmed as soon as we transitioned from 2014 to 2015.  I have a destination wedding planner but I found that it was easy to tuck it away and it is over 200 pages so it's easy to miss a section.  


 


We decided to experiment with a wall map.  We put up some bristol board on a wall at home and my fiance and I started posting all the random things that we need to get done.  All those little things like, "ask our flower girl"  or "write vows" or "lose 60lbs" haha. 


 


After mapping out our to do list it really helped put everything into perspective.  As we get things done, we remove the sticky, and as we think of more things to do, we slap them on.  It has really helped out and I have a better sense of what still needs to get done!  Yay planning!  xo


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Well, I guess it is my turn to start my own planning thread!  I had read so many helpful planning threads on this awesome forum and I thought I would do the same.

I am 124 days away until my wedding (but who is counting) and I thought I would post my ideas to not only help others, but also as a way to keep me accountable to my planning.   I have truly loved reading other bride's planning threads and will try to share as much as possible to help someone else in their early stages of planning.  The benefits of the forum have been so great and I am so grateful for the generous brides that have been so busy planning their own fabulous weddings and still made it a priority to share for the rest of us.  

 

We are getting married June 20, 2015 at the Grand Sunset Princess.  We have been to this resort twice and love, love, love, love it!!  We are really looking forward to going back and just feeling absolutely confident in the service and quality of the hotel.  So my head has been clouded with to-do lists and I had been really overwhelmed as soon as we transitioned from 2014 to 2015.  I have a destination wedding planner but I found that it was easy to tuck it away and it is over 200 pages so it's easy to miss a section.  

 

We decided to experiment with a wall map.  We put up some bristol board on a wall at home and my fiance and I started posting all the random things that we need to get done.  All those little things like, "ask our flower girl"  or "write vows" or "lose 60lbs" haha. 

 

After mapping out our to do list it really helped put everything into perspective.  As we get things done, we remove the sticky, and as we think of more things to do, we slap them on.  It has really helped out and I have a better sense of what still needs to get done!  Yay planning!  xo

 

Yay another planning thread!!

 

I totally love the bristol board idea :D, maybe I should do the same. I'm such a visual person and I have this long mental list of things that need to get done, but I'm having a hard time organizing them on paper. The biggest thing right now for us that is that for a couple of months it's all based on my income. Right now I have a lot of things to buy, but I have to pace it according to the funds. 

 

Can't wait to read more! :D

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Okay so this may be the dumbest question ever but how do you start a planning thread is it under your own account or you just start a post and call it a thread? I'm really enjoying reading everyones posts planning threads and want to start one but not sure how haha. I'm new to this site and just learning how it works.

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Yay congrats on starting your thread!!! I should have done a list like yours so fiancé would have helped more haha jk! I made one on my iPhone!! Felt great when it was done!!

 

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You just start a post :)

 

 

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@Calgarybride2015  you totally inspired me to make this planning board!  You are soooo organized and I was soo impressed with your planning thread.  Can't wait to post more! 

Tumblers are up next! xoxo

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Tumblers!!  

 

So we went back and forth with this idea.  We searched and searched different websites and it started adding up really quickly with the customized printing.  (We're canadian) The dollar went up and suddenly it was starting to look like the tumblers could cost us anywhere from $300-$500 for 60 tumblers.   We were starting to think we were going to have to scrap the whole idea.

 

I really wanted tumblers.  I attended a DW in Jamaica a few years ago and the tumbler was a gift and we all totally used it.  Avoided visiting the bar as often and it was so helpful to use at the beach and pool.  

 

 We found a cool DIY way to have tumblers and all for $2 a piece.  

 

We compared tumblers from Dollar Tree ($1.25) and Dollarama ($2).  The dollarama cups appeared to be better quality.  They seemed thicker and the straws seemed like they would last at least the entire week!  haha.  

 

Our logo was designed by KaspiParty from Etsy and we included our wedding hashtag (we finally decided on one and we love it!) 

 

The logo was printed on a clear permanent adhesive and through my fiance we were able to get that for free!  yay!  

 

So in total the tumblers cost us $140 ($120 for the cups and $20 for the logo designs) 

 

We are so excited!  We still haven't decided on whether we are doing totes yet.  There seems to be a clear divide about whether guests actually use them etc etc.  

 

One more thing to cross off my list!  yay!  

xoxo

 

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Ohh I like your logo!  We had an arrow theme too but much simpler.  Yours looks awesome and the cups turned out great!

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@@tygrrlily  Thanks!  We loved the arrows so much and we thought it was so appropriate as we got engaged on Valentine's day!  :) 

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Awesome! Love them! We had the dollar store cups. I recommend packing them all safely including the straws. We had none break but used a lot of bubble wrap!

 

 

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Well, I guess it is my turn to start my own planning thread!  I had read so many helpful planning threads on this awesome forum and I thought I would do the same.

I am 124 days away until my wedding (but who is counting) and I thought I would post my ideas to not only help others, but also as a way to keep me accountable to my planning.   I have truly loved reading other bride's planning threads and will try to share as much as possible to help someone else in their early stages of planning.  The benefits of the forum have been so great and I am so grateful for the generous brides that have been so busy planning their own fabulous weddings and still made it a priority to share for the rest of us.  

 

We are getting married June 20, 2015 at the Grand Sunset Princess.  We have been to this resort twice and love, love, love, love it!!  We are really looking forward to going back and just feeling absolutely confident in the service and quality of the hotel.  So my head has been clouded with to-do lists and I had been really overwhelmed as soon as we transitioned from 2014 to 2015.  I have a destination wedding planner but I found that it was easy to tuck it away and it is over 200 pages so it's easy to miss a section.  

 

We decided to experiment with a wall map.  We put up some bristol board on a wall at home and my fiance and I started posting all the random things that we need to get done.  All those little things like, "ask our flower girl"  or "write vows" or "lose 60lbs" haha. 

 

After mapping out our to do list it really helped put everything into perspective.  As we get things done, we remove the sticky, and as we think of more things to do, we slap them on.  It has really helped out and I have a better sense of what still needs to get done!  Yay planning!  xo

I created a bristol board last night! I have a clearer picture of what needs to be done. On the other hand, I also realized I was missing a few key components.

 

Thanks for the idea!

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