Here’s another money saving DIY that I did for my wedding! I made my own Wedding Invitations and Save The Dates!! Since we had a destination wedding in Jamaica I decided that having a Passport and Boarding Pass themed invite would be perfect! And I figured out how I could use both options! I decided to do a passport invitation for the wedding in Jamaica and a boarding pass invitation for the At Home Reception.
I love the beach! So I decorated one of my spare bedrooms in a beach theme and I had the hardest time finding the right light for the bedside. Granted today the beach theme is very popular and there are very cute light options out there now that I would have purchased had the options been available. Since things weren’t available, I decided that I wanted to make my own light after finding the Morkt Lantern at IKEA that perfectly matched the color scheme in the room.
A few weeks ago I shared the Thumb Print Tree that I made for my at home reception. Today, I want to share the map I used for the guests that came to our wedding in Jamaica. While looking up wedding ideas, I stumbled upon an old antique map of Jamaica and it hit me! How neat would it be to use this as a guest book?!
My husband and I knew that we wanted to have a destination wedding after getting engaged on the beach in Rivieria Maya, Mexico. Lucky for us, our parents completely supported that idea. I used BestDestinationWedding.com for all of my questions and many of my craft ideas. The other pro is the total cost of the wedding. Did you know the average wedding today costs $30,000?! And this doesn’t include your honeymoon! We got married in Lucea, Jamaica at the Grand Palladium Resort and spent a little over $9,000! That included the 9 day all-inclusive hotel, flights, decor, invitations, my dress, his outfit, our at home reception and everything that came with planning it.
Since our wedding would be on a beach my mother-in-law had the best idea about all of the ladies wearing barefoot sandals. We looked at buying them, but my mother-in-law ended up finding a book on how to make them at a thrift store instead.