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#2381 BennettMcneil13

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    Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:33 PM

    Awesome ft worth is like 30 minutes from us! when is ur actual date/? We really want to stay in the casitas as well I hope we can get a nice deal. Im still really new to all this posting so hopefuly These messages go threw. We just sent out the save the dates and so far have 8 rooms booked. Cant wait to hear more details :)



    #2382 AllieH

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    Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:23 AM

    We are specifically asking those who are traveling with us to not give us gifts. But we're also already living together and have a houseful of stuff, so we don't really need anything.

    Originally Posted by jnitschke 

    I've got a question for you ladies who are now a Mrs.  ... how did you handle gifts?  Did you get a lot mailed to your house, or did people just give you cards?  Did people actually fly gifts down there?  I was thinking about just doing a honeymoon registry instead or a proper registry. How did this all work for you guys?
     

     

    We are getting married on November 5th, so a little over 4 months to go for us! I'm so ready...

    Originally Posted by BennettMcneil13 

    Awesome ft worth is like 30 minutes from us! when is ur actual date/? We really want to stay in the casitas as well I hope we can get a nice deal. Im still really new to all this posting so hopefuly These messages go threw. We just sent out the save the dates and so far have 8 rooms booked. Cant wait to hear more details :)


     

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    #2383 msbritbrit57

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      Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:30 PM

      Everyone who gave us gifts at the wedding stuck to checks or gift cards. We registered most of our items through Amazon in order to encourage guests to ship to our home instead of trying to lug a gift to Mexico.

       

      Nikki - we had a similar experience regarding gifts! We invited approximately 100 guests and have only received 13 (albeit very generous) gifts so far. We certainly don't "expect" gifts from anyone, especially people who traveled all the way to Mexico to celebrate with us, but I did find it a little odd. Like you, my husband and I always get gifts whether we go or not. f we don't go to a wedding, we actually tend to get even bigger gifts to make up for our absence (unless it's a very close friend or family member, of course - another reason to splurge). Most of our close friends and family leave across the country from our home, so everything turns into a destination wedding for us. I know the rule is that you have one year to give the couple a gift, but in my experience, most couples' registries are quite depleted by the wedding date. 

       

      Originally Posted by TheWolferts 

      LOL I am not sure if this is typical of DWs or just ours, but we found that most people did not get us gifts, even people that attended the wedding. It actually really surprised us that some of our good friends and/or immediate family did not give gifts.

       

      My husband and I make sure that if we get an invitation to someone's wedding, whether we go or not, we get a gift.

       

      We invited over 100 people and got maybe 17 gifts. Thank goodness for my showers or we would be needing to buy almost all of our registry!

       

      Did any other Mrs. have the same experience?... or was it just us?

       



      #2384 murmel

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      Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:54 AM

      Originally Posted by TheWolferts 

      Our photographer just posted some of our pics to her website:

      I've got a question for you ladies who are now a Mrs.  ... how did you handle gifts?  Did you get a lot mailed to your house, or did people just give you cards?  Did people actually fly gifts down there?  I was thinking about just doing a honeymoon registry instead or a proper registry. How did this all work for you guys?
       

       

      We specifically asked our guests not to bring gifts. A few people got us cards with well wishes.

       

      We did however have at home reception for a lot of friends/family who could not attend. Again we asked for no gifts, but were overwhelmed by the generousity of our guests.


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      #2385 ONEILL12

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        Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:40 AM

        TheWolferts  -

         

        Your pictures are great! I'd also like to know about your starfish chair hangers from your ceremony. I originally thought I would make these since I only need four to six but I recently found some on Etsy. Did you make yours and purchase them?

         

        Thanks :)



        #2386 TheWolferts

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          Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:07 PM

          My grandmother made our chair decorations. She just bought raffia and some colored ribbon at the craft store. I ordered 8-10 inch white finger starfish online and we glued them on once we got down to Mexico. SUPER EASY!

          Originally Posted by ONEILL12 

          TheWolferts  -

           

          Your pictures are great! I'd also like to know about your starfish chair hangers from your ceremony. I originally thought I would make these since I only need four to six but I recently found some on Etsy. Did you make yours and purchase them?

           

          Thanks :)



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          #2388 AllieH

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          Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:39 PM

          they turned out really cute!!! 

          Originally Posted by TheWolferts 

          My grandmother made our chair decorations. She just bought raffia and some colored ribbon at the craft store. I ordered 8-10 inch white finger starfish online and we glued them on once we got down to Mexico. SUPER EASY!

           


           

          Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

          Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

          El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

          AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


          #2389 Jillsepher

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            Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:04 AM

            I agree! Super cute! Speaking of chairs I have a silly question regarding the chair covers and bows. Do you have to pay for them twice (at the ceremony and then reception?) With all the things I thought I wouldn't be charged on but am I wanted to double check this. Also my price sheet is charging me for my guest count chairs but what about the two for me and my FI at the reception? I'm afraid to ask my WC and that's something that makes me think I'll have to pay for all of them all over again for the reception.

            My grandmother made our chair decorations. She just bought raffia and some colored ribbon at the craft store. I ordered 8-10 inch white finger starfish online and we glued them on once we got down to Mexico. SUPER EASY!



            #2390 AllieH

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            Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:02 PM

            I would hope you don't pay for them twice, but with Lomas, it's hard to guess. 

             

            I was told we'd have to provide enough chair bows for the ceremony AND the reception since we are bringing our own, that they don't move them from the ceremony to the reception. And we have 90 minutes in between. 

             

            Originally Posted by Jillsepher 

            I agree! Super cute! Speaking of chairs I have a silly question regarding the chair covers and bows. Do you have to pay for them twice (at the ceremony and then reception?) With all the things I thought I wouldn't be charged on but am I wanted to double check this. Also my price sheet is charging me for my guest count chairs but what about the two for me and my FI at the reception? I'm afraid to ask my WC and that's something that makes me think I'll have to pay for all of them all over again for the reception.

             

            how's the rest of the planning coming along? Are you getting responses any quicker? 


             

            Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

            Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

            El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

            AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome





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