You are right it has gotten quiet in this group. I believe we are officially in those "dog days of summer"
My wedding date isn't until next May, so we are at the stage of finalizing the Save the Dates and setting the tone for the decor. I've been lucky that my best friend is a corporate event planner, so she has been great about getting me to think about all of the details.
Things are moving along, but the only hard part is that now that we have chosen the resort we are starting to get the push back from guests about the cost. We knew that this could become an issue, since for most people (including ourselves) have found that booking trips a month or two before the departure date is significantly cheaper. At this point, we are just resigned to the fact that people at going to always think that they can 'get a better price' on their own and are happy to have them try to do so. The key thing for us is that our guests are now aware of our wedding date, so as long as they are there for the ceremony they are free to coordinate their own travel arrangements.
Thankfully, my fiance and I are united in the fact that although we would love it if everyone could make it, we are prepared for that fact that their may be those family and friends that won't be able to make it (either as a result of costs, job constraints or other responsibilities). It does kind of suck, but we realize that it comes with the territory once you decide to have destination wedding.
I was hoping that someone on this site could help me out with something, I was wondering if anyone has any photos about the floral arrangements available? Also, I was reading the threads on this site and it looked like there were some additional photos of the El Patio terrace set-up. Would someone be able to send them to me?
Here is my address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh, on a side note, my fiance is trying to think about some cool ideas for gifts for his groomsmen. He is the last of his group to get married. What are some of the ideas that your guys are thinking of?
Originally Posted by lilboltz10
Hey girls -- it's entirely too quiet on here! Misty -- get working on your review!!!
Our invites went out yesterday, yay! A lot of people we were not expecting to come have now told us they plan on coming. I really hope the final count does not exceed 120 people (we originally estimated 100). We will know for sure in about 6 weeks when all of the RSVPs are due!
Hm, what else is going on? Oh yes, if anyone has a Lenox outlet near them and you need gifts for the parents... go to Lenox and get their frames. The frames I picked were originally $115 and I paid $39 for each. Fantastic Deal!!!
Ugh, I ordered jewelry rolls and cosmetic cases (they same in a set) as one of the gifts for the bridesmaids... yup... costmetic cases came and jewelry rolls did not. I called the supplier and the rolls were discontinued but they are refunding the total amount and a I get to keep all of the monogrammed cosmetic cases (blessing in disguise, I guess?). I think I am just going to get the Coach passport holders and be done with their presents (I got them their shoes, jewelry, Coach wristlet and monogrammed tote already).
Any ideas for ring bearer gifts? I cannot think of what to get him!!!
So what is everyone else doing these days?