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#11 jmill130

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    Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:30 PM

    Love it, so cute! Thanks for sharing your idea!

    #12 Mishka Designs

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      Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:33 PM

      I think your idea is a great one, but I highly recommend you send anything you're going to send once you get back to the States. Our postal system is not reliable AT ALL (to the point that I won't let anyone send me anything - including my friends and family). The most "reliable" service we have available is DHL and UPS and, then, it costs a bundle to send things.

      We have a lot of really nice souvenirs for not a lot of money and you might be able to find something fun and representative of our area here that you can send out to everyone once you get home and, meanwhile, perhaps send out an e-card announcement letting everyone know you've been hitched.

      Or you could also have something made here for not too much (like hand-painted marracas with something painted on it that represents you with your names and date (approx $4 us), hand-crafted frames with vintage frida/diego rivera postcards approx $8 us), there are seashell necklaces/bracelets not too pricey (approx $2 us), there are little wood-painted animals with bobby heads which are inexpensive (approx $1-$2 us), you could get talavera pottery (approx $3-$4 us)....

      or, you could try this website Unique, Personalized & Popular Wedding Favors: FavorIdeas.com - they have oodles of other sorts of favors - anything from seashell luggage tags (which I love!), to sterling silver seashell book marks (also super cool).

      Just a few thoughts :). Have any questions, let me know! :)

      #13 karahmia

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        Posted 07 June 2008 - 03:36 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Mishka Designs
        I think your idea is a great one, but I highly recommend you send anything you're going to send once you get back to the States. Our postal system is not reliable AT ALL (to the point that I won't let anyone send me anything - including my friends and family). The most "reliable" service we have available is DHL and UPS and, then, it costs a bundle to send things.

        We have a lot of really nice souvenirs for not a lot of money and you might be able to find something fun and representative of our area here that you can send out to everyone once you get home and, meanwhile, perhaps send out an e-card announcement letting everyone know you've been hitched.

        Or you could also have something made here for not too much (like hand-painted marracas with something painted on it that represents you with your names and date (approx $4 us), hand-crafted frames with vintage frida/diego rivera postcards approx $8 us), there are seashell necklaces/bracelets not too pricey (approx $2 us), there are little wood-painted animals with bobby heads which are inexpensive (approx $1-$2 us), you could get talavera pottery (approx $3-$4 us)....

        or, you could try this website Unique, Personalized & Popular Wedding Favors: FavorIdeas.com - they have oodles of other sorts of favors - anything from seashell luggage tags (which I love!), to sterling silver seashell book marks (also super cool).

        Just a few thoughts :). Have any questions, let me know! :)
        Thanks for all of the helpful info! All of your suggestions are really great! Do you think it would still be an issue if we decided to send a postcard? I thought the gift idea would be a stretch as well, per a suggestion from one of the other members. Also, do you know how much and how long it would take the postcards to arrive in the US? I'd hate to be back from our honeymoon and the cards just showing up.

        #14 Mishka Designs

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          Posted 07 June 2008 - 04:27 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by karahmia
          Thanks for all of the helpful info! All of your suggestions are really great! Do you think it would still be an issue if we decided to send a postcard? I thought the gift idea would be a stretch as well, per a suggestion from one of the other members. Also, do you know how much and how long it would take the postcards to arrive in the US? I'd hate to be back from our honeymoon and the cards just showing up.
          I don't want to be the rain on your parade, but please believe me when I tell you that YOU DO NOT WANT to send ANYTHING via the Mexican postal service if you want it to get there in this century. It is NOTHING like the US postal service (and, after living here for 5 years, I think ya'all should thank your postal carrier a gillion times over for getting you your email in a reasonable amount of time ).

          I did just have a thought ... what if you got the postcards, had them all filled out and gave them to someone reliable to post in the US for you? They could mail them out right after you were married, so that people would get them in a good amount of time. If you're planning on doing a photo (like a photo of the wedding), you could try Zazzle - I've used them for stamps before, although not for postcards - or I think flickr has a deal too with postcards - my point being, that you could upload the photos, order the postcards and have them sent out .... I think Hallmark has stuff like that too. That way you'll have a photo from here, and "sending" them from here, but utilizing the reliable US postal service.

          Now, if it doesn't matter when or how they get to your guests (and, really, you could make a game out of it ... whoever gets their postcard first and whoever gets theirs last (or never - give it a year) wins a nice talavera shot glass or something - that really could be a lot of fun - like "where is your postcard now" sortof thing on the web somehow) then go with the Mexican postal service. :)

          any other questions, just let me know :).

          #15 Carolyn

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            Posted 07 June 2008 - 04:32 PM

            like the post card idea! The bottle I like but I would be careful mailing them

            #16 karahmia

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              Posted 07 June 2008 - 04:44 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Mishka Designs
              I don't want to be the rain on your parade, but please believe me when I tell you that YOU DO NOT WANT to send ANYTHING via the Mexican postal service if you want it to get there in this century. It is NOTHING like the US postal service (and, after living here for 5 years, I think ya'all should thank your postal carrier a gillion times over for getting you your email in a reasonable amount of time ).

              I did just have a thought ... what if you got the postcards, had them all filled out and gave them to someone reliable to post in the US for you? They could mail them out right after you were married, so that people would get them in a good amount of time. If you're planning on doing a photo (like a photo of the wedding), you could try Zazzle - I've used them for stamps before, although not for postcards - or I think flickr has a deal too with postcards - my point being, that you could upload the photos, order the postcards and have them sent out .... I think Hallmark has stuff like that too. That way you'll have a photo from here, and "sending" them from here, but utilizing the reliable US postal service.

              Now, if it doesn't matter when or how they get to your guests (and, really, you could make a game out of it ... whoever gets their postcard first and whoever gets theirs last (or never - give it a year) wins a nice talavera shot glass or something - that really could be a lot of fun - like "where is your postcard now" sortof thing on the web somehow) then go with the Mexican postal service. :)

              any other questions, just let me know :).
              Thanks for all of the info! I guess I have great expectations but totally hear you, DON'T USE THE MEXICAN POSTAL SERVICE! I'm sure I can sort something out with my planner to have someone on her team take care of this for me. Thanks again!

              #17 Mishka Designs

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                Posted 07 June 2008 - 11:28 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by karahmia
                Thanks for all of the info! I guess I have great expectations but totally hear you, DON'T USE THE MEXICAN POSTAL SERVICE! I'm sure I can sort something out with my planner to have someone on her team take care of this for me. Thanks again!
                You're welcome ... glad to know I wasn't too subtle . LOVE Hacienda San Angel, BTW - beautiful place :). Congrats! :) Any other questions, just lemme know :).

                #18 mikandtet

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                  Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:46 PM

                  I saw a website selling mini alcohol, prices range from $2 to $3..I'll try to look for the site, try googling it too. They can coustomize the label for you..THey are based in Cali.
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