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#1 katyblue04

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    Posted 03 February 2008 - 11:12 PM


    My name is Katy and my girlfriend Pam and I are getting married in Oahu, Hawaii on April 8th. About 12 guests will be joining us.

    We will be staying in a beach front vacation rental on the North Shore, with a few other couples. When we return home to CA after our 9 day trip we will be having a reception on April 19th at this great sports club/Hawaii themed venue called City Beach. We think about 65 guests will be joining us for the reception. We're having awful luck with people RSVPing, it's so annoying!!

    We are so excited but SO stressed out and trying to find the cheapest options available for all those last details. Nobody mentioned that when you're planning a wedding you still have to pay your normal bills! I was kinda hoping those would just go away for a while...lol.

    I wish I had found this website months ago! :)

    #2 CourtneyV

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      Posted 03 February 2008 - 11:15 PM

      Welcome to the forum Katy!! What do you have left on your checklist?

      P.S. The bills *somehow* seem more painful now, don't they?!!
      Happily Married since May 9, 2008
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      #3 Yari

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        Posted 03 February 2008 - 11:16 PM

        Aloha Katy!

        Welcome to the forum, you will get lots of valuable info here! There are quite a few Hawaiian brides.

        #4 Alyssa

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          Posted 03 February 2008 - 11:16 PM

          hi Katy - Congrats! and welcome to the forum!

          you will find a lot of information to help you - if you haven't already read them, please make sure to read this http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t14777 and check out the Oahu section of the forum Oahu

          Good Luck! :)

          #5 Spazz

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            Posted 03 February 2008 - 11:48 PM

            to the forum! Happy planning!!!

            #6 jamisoncollette

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              Posted 03 February 2008 - 11:49 PM

              Welcome Katy!

              #7 KarmaB

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                Posted 04 February 2008 - 12:34 AM

                Hi Katy. Welcome to the forum! You will love it around here!

                #8 katyblue04

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                  Posted 04 February 2008 - 12:42 AM

                  Originally Posted by CourtneyV
                  Welcome to the forum Katy!! What do you have left on your checklist?

                  P.S. The bills *somehow* seem more painful now, don't they?!!
                  Hello! Wow this forum is busy!

                  We still have HUGE ticket items on our list, including paying off the remainder that is due for the vacation rental house. Waiting for guests to send us their portion, and freaking out that we don't have the money to cover it if they take too long!

                  Also, we still haven't put one penny towards booking our reception! That has to be unheard of, I mean, invites have already been sent out!! Luckily we do have the cash to put down a deposit, we just need to call and do that over the phone tomorrow. And our coordinator has been great so we know we are safe. We are bringing our own champagne to the CA reception, and need to decide on that.

                  We haven't figured out our welcome bags or favors, or ordered our cake for the Hawaii reception. And we still need to type up and send out information newsletters, and buy this great Message In A Bottle kit. We are sending those to the confirmed Hawaii guests. There is still money owed for the ceremony package, which includes the photos and video and all that, and we want to buy sand ceremony vases, and we haven't even looked into getting our dresses altered!

                  Booking a rental car, figuring out how to make our own simple boquets, and planning out a menu for my parents to cook for the reception are also on the list of things to do.

                  Oh. And rings. What the heck are we going to do about rings?! When we got engaged we exchanged small simple three stone rings. We have no idea what to buy for our actual bands. But we're thinking it's the least of our worries...wouldn't that be hilarious/awful if the ceremony started and we got to the ring part and realized we never bought any.

                  I just can't believe how quickly time is flying by...Even writing all that down was stressful! lol.

                  #9 Leslie-Xcaret09

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                    Posted 04 February 2008 - 12:53 AM

                    Welcome Katy! You will find a lot of great info on this site and there are plenty of us to vent to which hopefully can relieve some stress :)!

                    #10 BePhoto

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                      Posted 04 February 2008 - 12:55 AM

                      dont sweat the small stuff Katy! - welcome aboard --

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