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#1 TNT2015

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 02:11 PM

I'm so excited to finally do a planning thread! I keep up with a bunch of them and have learned a ton from you ladies. I can't believe we've been engaged for six months already!

 

Our Story

We met in college through mutual friends. We were just friends for a while (I was actually constantly trying to get him to date friends of mine!) and finally started dating in December 2009. In our 5 years of dating we have done a ton of awesome stuff together, but my favorite so far has been getting into mud runs last year. We've done 3 so far (Warrior Dash, Savage Race, and Spartan Race) with plans to do more. 

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His parents came up for Christmas. The day after Christmas he suggested showing them the park where we train (it has a practice obstacle course, rock climbing wall, & water tower). When we got to the top of the water tower, he proposed!!! He proposed with the ring that both his grandfather and father proposed with, which is super awesome  :)
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Destination Wedding

We went to a DW in the Dominican Republic and loved it, so we looked into it and it will potentially cost less for us and our guests including multiple days of events (our families and friends are spread out across the country so matter where we picked, at least half of our guests were going to have to travel).  We put together a checklist and after about three weeks of back and forth, decided on Excellence Riviera Cancun.

 

We're getting married the day after our 6 year anniversary. My FFIL is a reverend and will be the officiant for the wedding (he'll do a legal ceremony before we depart)! So far we have 19 people with reserved rooms, but are expecting closer to 30. Our deadline w/ our travel agent isn't until September.


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#2 acw271011

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 04:43 PM

Congrats on your engagement! We all love to read the planning threads so thanks for starting yours!! You've picked a beautiful resort! Looking forward to reading more!!

I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#3 Wafflesmom

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:48 PM

Yay, another planning thread! I love your proposal story, and I really love that he proposed with the family heirloom. Can't wait to hear more about your wedding plans
My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/

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#4 TNT2015

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 10:43 AM

@Wafflesmom @acw271011 Thank You!

 

Colors

Our colors are navy and white, with yellow and aqua(?) accents. This picture was my inspiration.

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Save the Dates

For the Save the Dates, I recreated a postcard design from Etsy. I used VistaPrint to print them and they came out great.

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#5 TNT2015

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 02:07 PM

*We go by 'TNT' because our nicknames both start with T*

 

Invitations

I recreated a design from Minted with a few changes, and printed them on postcard sized paper that matched the cards & pockets specs. I used Cards & Pockets for the pocket folds and the yellow mat. Everything was secured with glue dots. The inserts were printed on rack cards that I had cut to size at Staples. For the envelopes, I created a mail merge design and printed them at home.

 

They only needed $0.70 stamps, which is awesome because they felt heavy.

 

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#6 krystalball

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 06:33 AM

Love your invites! They look amazing  :)

 

We just did electronic save the dates and no paper invites because we were being uber practical / trying to save money, but I'm so jealous of couples like you that did gorgeous paper invites. I'm sure your guests loved them!


 
 
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#7 TNT2015

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 09:20 AM

@krystalball Thank You! In hindsight I probably would have skipped the save the dates just to save more money but I did everything myself and am okay with what I paid.

 

In total it was $80 for the save the dates and $250 for the invitations including all stamps and buying the domain name for our website to RSVP. The pockets & mats were a huge cost so I could have saved more by making those myself.


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#8 maybeoneday

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 09:23 PM

Congratulations! Love planning threads...i can't believe how creative everyone is! I am awful at anything creative but luckily as only 2 of us no need for invites etc.

Love your colour scheme as well!

I would have loved to marry there but just out of my budget this time around. We had planned it there a few years ago but had to cancel. They were fab at the planning stages and soo understanding over the cancellation.

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#9 acw271011

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 02:35 PM

@TNT2015  Your invites turned out great and I love the colour! Your colour scheme is going to be beautiful!


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#10 TNT2015

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 03:16 PM

Bridesmaids

I asked 3 close friends from college to be my bridesmaids. One of them is actually the person that introduced me to my FI. I bought a card from WeddingAffections on Etsy and wrote a poem in it. 

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They'll be wearing navy dresses from Alfred Angelo. This is a terrible picture from their website but it looks really good in person. The top of the dress is strapless with a sheer overlay. They can wear any (flat) shoes they want that are white, ivory, or yellow. I want to get them jewelry as a gift, maybe earrings and a bracelet.

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