Okay so being so new to finding this site I thought I would start a thread to help keep me organized it's getting to be crunch time. It also really helped me to see other people's photos and get ideas and I wanted to be able to share my photo's and ideas to maybe help someone else!
The Long story SHORT haha
How we met:
I used to be so embarrassed and not want to tell people but, working in the wedding industry and seeing that 7 out of 10 of my brides met online haha I'm finally over it! lol. So yes we met on eharmony ... it was a weird and totally a different experience but hey 3 years later and were getting married and I'm the happiest I have ever been in my whole life.
We had just bought a house in April and did a ton of remolding and finally decided to have a house warming party! The morning of the house warming party he asked me if I wanted to walk down town and get coffee ... I was immediately like NO WAY! haha we have 40 people coming over in a few hours I need to get everything ready. He really kept trying to get me to go .... I finally against my will said fine I'll go! All annoyed haha I went out back and it was then I saw a really cute sign (i'll post a picture below) with a ring box hanging from it by our sunflower garden. So sweet he got down on one knee and proposed! It was really sweet we both were teary eyed. His uncle was on a ladder over the fence clicking photos. Then all our best friends and family showed up and brought Mimosa's and homemade cinnamon rolls and it was really fun! He had my Aunt who is like my second mom fly in and my best friend form California was there. It was so so so sweet. And then it was great to have them all help me whip everything for the party into shape haha! Then when everyone arrived for the party I got to tell them the news and show off my ring! It was so amazing and the best day ever!
We went and looked at rings about 6 months before he actually proposed. It took forever haha after we went ring shopping I was so excited and waiting for it haha. There were so many trips I thought this is going to it .. and nothing! He got the exact ring i wanted except the diamond center stone was twice the size I thought it would be I was very excited to say the least! I absolutely love my ring and feel so lucky I get to wear it everyday for the rest of my life! It's a very dainty diamond band with a cushion halo and a cushion cut 1.15 carat center stone. (picture below)
Picking the Resort/ Travel Agent:
I was so excited I had basically start planning our wedding like 3 months after we went ring shopping haha. We had talked about it a lot and he had always wanted a destination wedding and I knew I didn't want to get married were we live cause I work in the wedding industry and I didn't want to go there with picking vendors when 3 of my closest friends are florists ect. I though that would lead to lots of drama and hurt feelings so I was completely on board with a destination wedding. We had also heard that the cost was low and since we were going to be paying for our entire wedding ourselves this was appealing to us. I had also heard lot of my brides say how stressful planning a wedding was and how they wished they did destination. My hairdresser had recently got married in Mexico so we started looking into it and she used a site called http://everafter.com/ and recommended it. Worst decision we ever made! haha Learning curve .. we had no idea where to start so we took her advice and used http://everafter.com/ we ended up with a CRAZY travel agent who had no idea what she was doing. She totally fooled us she was so nice the first month helped us decide on a resort and pick a location and she seemed great! As soon as we sent Save The Dates she turned CRAZY and DISORGANIZED she messed up the first 18 peoples reservations, booked people at the wrong resort, messed up names, booked wrong airports ... it was crazy stressful for us and we were so embarrassed so we ended up calling the Everafter customer service and get re assigned a non- crazy, our new girls is super sweet and much more organized but dealing and straightening everything out after she created a mess was really not a fun two weeks! So I highly recommend not using a site like that I wished we would have used someone local. After finding this site I read lots about people getting really bad Travel Agents .. oh well it all worked out in the end!
Save The Date/ Invite/ RSVP's/Wedding Website:
We decided to use http://www.appycouple.com/ we really liked it! It was $35 one time fee and we bought a custom domain name for $10.00. We liked all the features it offered and it had lots of customization and seemed perfect to hold all the info we wanted to give people for the destination. My FI was great and totally took on this project. We decided to just send save the date magnets we used Wedding Paper Divas and they were great! Smaller than I thought they would be but they were fine. We also included one of there mini cards and gave our Wedding website on one side and the other said how to RSVP with our app. It is modern but it saved us a big chunk on sending out invites. I do LOVE all the passport invites that i saw on this site all the girls on here did a fantastic job! Had I seen them when we started planning I probably would have made them! Getting RSVP's was also very very stressful people were so rude my mom and I had to sit down one afternoon and call a million people and ask are you coming .. so annoying! We still have about 5 couples in limbo which is frustrating when your start to plan and you need numbers to do things like OOT bags and Table Numbers .. ugh (rant Over haha). Though the process so far we are about 2 months out and I feel like no one used our wedding website or RSVP feature .. Oh well it seemed like a great idea looking back I probably would not have paid for it but we did so whatever haha. I just though with the world so App, tablet and computer obsessed that it would be a huge hit! I was wrong!
Bright tangerine, coral to a soft peach with pops of gold!
So more like a monochromatic color scheme of Orange with pops of gold.
Also if you are reading my thread you will see I have the worst spelling and grammar haha. I'm a makeup artist not and English teacher so I'm giving you a head's up haha.
Thanks so reading.
I have all day off tomorrow I plan on getting organized, making list and adding lots to this thread. Were also supposed to be getting about 8 more inches of snow tonight so I will be happily bundled on my couch!