On June 4th 2016 I got married!
As if it wasn’t tough enough planning a destination wedding while in grad school and working full-time, I also made 95% of the decorations (including flowers) and a few of the gift items. Yes, I do consider myself a sort of masochist!
Anyways, I plan on blogging about my planning experience and about all the crafts I did.
Overall the wedding was amazing. I’m not saying that because it was mine, I’m saying that because it’s true! None of the crazy dreams I had – not having a dress, no hairdresser, the bridesmaids looking like the each belonged in a different wedding party – and not one of my worries – explosive family disagreements, having the money to pay vendors, etc. – happened! After a week of rain the weather was perfect! And, although I had everything planned to a t (I gave the day-of coordinator a 29 page document on everything from songs picked to seating arrangements to decorations), the things that didn’t go as planned still worked out great!
The wedding was at the Villas at Stonehaven in Tobago.
I made all the table centerpieces, my aunt made the place cards.
I made the save-the-date and my aunt made the invitations.
My friend MJ did the bridesmaids bouquets, I made the corsages and the men’s boutonnieres.
I made the seating chart and the decorative flower arrangement above it.
I decorated flip flops and made totes / cross-body bags.
My grandmother made my dress!
And I made my garters.