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#15421 GinaP

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    Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:45 AM

    Hello ladies!!!! It's been awhile since I've posted on here! Hope all of your planning is going well =) I just wanted to send a quick update- We got our invitations! Although our STD's were DIY, I couldn't find the time & means to do 200 passport invitations myself! LOL So, I found a fabulous vendor on Etsy who was amazing to work with, and had them within 5 weeks [btw she was 8 months preggo!!] So in awe of them, they are everything I'd hoped for! I'll be posting a picture soon to share with all of you =)  So, I'm sure many of you remember a few of my rants about my ex-WC [who has since then been let go]. I'm glad to say my new planner, Lynda, is amazing!!! She's helped me fix all the kinks & although I have to stick with the "unexpected" locations for the wedding day, I'm thrilled by her responsiveness & efficiency. Now, I'm in a slump b/c I have nothing else to do until we start receiving RSVP's. I want to order decorations, centerpieces, OOT bags, etc. but I'd rather wait to know how many guests we'll be having. It's looking like anywhere from 75 to 100+ guests, so it would be costly to order multiple times & not enough or too much! I'm sure many of you feel the same way right now with weddings next year! TTYL! :rockon:

    Hi Jenny Which vendor did you use on Esty?! I have been searching around, not sure which one to pick! Thanks!

    #15422 JennyBenz

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      Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:20 AM

      Hi Ladies! Sorry for all the "multi quotes" but trying to catch up on here =)

       

      Elaine-

      Yes, I wasn't anticipating a huge wedding at a destination, but we have a very large family & lots of friends that have already given us definite answers- eek! But the more the merrier =) I've been so busy with other responsibilities, I've really ignored all my personal
      "to-do's" so next week I'll work on addressing & sending our invites! YAY!! How is your planning going??

      Originally Posted by ELAINENYC 

       Hey Jenny! Can't wait to see your passport invitations. I am sure they look fabulous! :)

       

      Wow! You sure have a HUGE group going. That is awesome! I have 58 people going and I think that is a lot. I can't imagine trying to do oot bags and coordinating for 75 - 100+ guests! ENJOY the down time b/c it will be over before you know it! lol. I'm less than 2 months away and def stressing a bit. Trying to get the music and OOT bags done by the end of this month. Wish I could just take off work for a week and just focus on planning... lol

       

       

       

       

      Hi Kathryn!

      I feel with DW, last minute replies are quite common! I've heard this issue from so many brides and I just hope it works out! I don't want to have to worry about chasing guests for RSVP's, as I'm sure I'll have enough to worry about! I'm sure it'll work out, don't stress out over it =) Well for my location issue- When we booked the AS, my then coordinator [since then has been let go] confirmed Sky Deck [if 80 guests or less] or ceremony on beach by building 3 I believe- Cocktail hour was to be on Sky Deck or poolside & reception at Plaza Zavas. I found out a MONTH after I confirmed that I was scheduled for everything on the beach [only] no mention of the Sky Deck or poolside locations! So all of my decorating ideas went caput & I had to find a way to keep some of them for the beach- near impossible considering everything is hanging! So lots of money was spent having to deal with this change [lighting systems for beach, hanging systems, dance floor, etc]. They worked on pricing but still, a TON more than we expected to spend  on decorations!!!  But all is well, I've had my moment & I've dealt with it. Since I started with my new WC no more hiccups and I'm having an easy time working with her =)

      Originally Posted by kathryn83 


      The slump is the worst part. We set our RSVP deadline as Oct. 1 and still have 47 people who haven't responded -- that's the bulk of the list! I am itching to start on the OOT bags, but can't justify ordering over/under, just like you! Refresh my memory on your location issue -- that doesn't sound non-stressful!

       

      Hi Jenna!

      Welcome back and CONGRATULATIONS!!! I hope you had an amazing wedding & enjoyed your stay! Can't wait to see your review!!



      Hi ladies,

       

      Ive just got back from the Sensatori on Thursday, we got married on the 6th out there.. I have the holiday blues big time!

      Has anyone heard any feedback for shipping things to the resort?  My WC does not recommend it (no surprise there) but she gave me the address if I wanted to ship anything.  My wedding is on a Sunday and we will be arriving on Wednesday so we were thinking of shipping the favors and try to have them delivered on Thursday.  I'm a little nervous about it.  Does anyone know/heard if anyone in the past has done this???? 

       

      Hi Seatkins!

      Oh no! I'm very surprised to hear they can't guarantee if rooms are being booked for double occupancy guests!

      Who told you this can't be guaranteed? Are they at capacity, is that why? Usually, you book double occupancy, when you check in they'll ask your preference. Or when you book, the preference can be noted. Why not have your TA look into this or call the coordinator?

      Worst case scenario- What if they do get 1 bed in double occ. room, that would be a queen/king bed- Is it a def NO that they won't be comfortable sharing a bed? Or perhaps see if other family members have extra beds in their rooms & try having them stay w/ others.

      Hope it works out!!

      Originally Posted by seatkins22 

      Hi Ladies,

      My Aunt and Cousin are not sure if they are going to come to my wedding anymore because they cannot be guaranteed 2 beds in their room.  Any advice??  



      #15423 JennyBenz

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        Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:29 AM

        Hi Gina!!!

        I used InvitingDesignStudio. Amanda is the most amazing vendor I've worked with through Etsy! I found her page way back in January and ordered samples of the passport invites. I lliterally looked high & low on every website I could find via Google for the best price & great quality invites- I wound right back up on her page! When I went to check her site to inquire about placing an order, I noticed the passports were not listed! I messaged her and found out she stopped taking orders on them temporarily b/c she was pregnant & very far along. She extended the courtesy of producing them for me, because I had ordered the samples months earlier. So, I don't think she is currently taking on new orders for passports =( But, you can contact her and see what she says! We added some more details to the passport and RSVP tag [double sided for menu choices], it came out to about $6.25 each- which is way less than I found anywhere else. The only thing I didn't think of asking her to do was the addressee printing- I should have eeek! I have to print them out now, which will take a day or tw,o but at least they're here and almost ready to go out =) 

        I'll post pictures of the invitation soon!

         

        Good luck on your search!!

        Originally Posted by GinaP 


        Hi Jenny
        Which vendor did you use on Esty?! I have been searching around, not sure which one to pick!
        Thanks!


        #15424 GinaP

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          Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:36 AM

          Hi Gina!!! I used InvitingDesignStudio. Amanda is the most amazing vendor I've worked with through Etsy! I found her page way back in January and ordered samples of the passport invites. I lliterally looked high & low on every website I could find via Google for the best price & great quality invites- I wound right back up on her page! When I went to check her site to inquire about placing an order, I noticed the passports were not listed! I messaged her and found out she stopped taking orders on them temporarily b/c she was pregnant & very far along. She extended the courtesy of producing them for me, because I had ordered the samples months earlier. So, I don't think she is currently taking on new orders for passports =( But, you can contact her and see what she says! We added some more details to the passport and RSVP tag [double sided for menu choices], it came out to about $6.25 each- which is way less than I found anywhere else. The only thing I didn't think of asking her to do was the addressee printing- I should have eeek! I have to print them out now, which will take a day or tw,o but at least they're here and almost ready to go out =)  I'll post pictures of the invitation soon! Good luck on your search!!

          Thanks!! I am going to try contacting her! I paid a deposit to work with Stylish Scribe and have been told they are running behind! It went from a week to three weeks behind and I'm getting anxious now I won't have them to send out soon! Ugh! I am not happy with their customer service so I feel like I need to find someone else now. It's getting close and need the invites to go out!

          #15425 jsal4

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            Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:19 AM

            I have my conference call with my wedding coordinator and on-site wedding team tomorrow. I am not sure what to expect. Any brides who have done this have any advise/tips?
             


            "Where there is love, there is life."


            #15426 Tonya Smith

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              Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:28 PM

              March 23, 2013
               



              #15427 seatkins22

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                Posted 25 September 2012 - 04:11 AM

                Originally Posted by seatkins22 

                Hi Ladies,

                My Aunt and Cousin are not sure if they are going to come to my wedding anymore because they cannot be guaranteed 2 beds in their room.  Any advice??  

                Thanks for the advice on this Murmel and JennyBenz.

                 

                I reassured my aunt and cousin last week that everything would work out with getting 2 double beds and they booked yesterday!   Now I am up to 30 guests for my March 21st 2013 wedding!   Only 6 months to go.   

                 

                What I am working on now:

                - photobook to use as a guest book (probably going with a shutterfly book)

                - making a list of engagement photos we should take to add to our photobook (lots of ideas on pinterest)

                - ordering my FI a suit from StudioSuits (I already have the swatches and we are probably going with the Hawaiian light beige)

                - looking through etsy for jewellry, menus, clutches, escort cards, gifts for wedding party and parents

                - researching how to get a pair of Angela Nuran shoes to Nova Scotia

                - searching the web for Kate Spades "imani" pearl and crystal flat sandals (sz8.5) to wear during the beach ceremony

                 

                I'm feeling that there is not much to do at this point as I wait for RSVPs to come in.  I suppose most of the work will need to be done when I have the final head count and that probably won't be until January.

                 

                I hope that the planning is going well for all the other AS brides out there.



                #15428 ELAINENYC

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                Posted 25 September 2012 - 04:46 AM

                 Hi! I had not idea this was even done! Sorry i am of no help. But would love to know how it turns out! Thanks!!

                 

                One more thing...did they quote you on a set up fee?

                Originally Posted by jsal4 

                I have my conference call with my wedding coordinator and on-site wedding team tomorrow. I am not sure what to expect. Any brides who have done this have any advise/tips?
                 



                #15429 JennyBenz

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                  Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:13 AM

                  Hello Ladies!!

                  I finally found the time to upload pictures of our invitations!! I found a fabulous vendor on Etsy [InvitingDesignStudio] who made these beauties for me!! Unfortunately, for now, she has stopped making these custom passport invites due to her pregnancy [by now, I'm sure she's a mommy!] But, if you're interested, definitely contact her to see if she plans on starting them up again in the future. Only thing I'd forgotten when ordering was asking to print addressees & return addresses. I tried for hours to match the color purple as seen on inside of passport, but b/c of the paper & shiny finish it dulls the color a bit. But, they're only envelopes, so I got as close as possible & printed them all out in one night =) And best part of all, I was able to find the same script font online that IDS had used for the passports!!

                  I'm super excited to finally be sending these out. ..Hope you all love them, b/c I do!!

                   

                  **The purple came out really dark in pictures [my camera doesn't take blues/purples well], so it's much lighter & matches great in person! But you can get the drift!**

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  I had asked for a double-sided RSVP tag made, to include the menu options for guests to select. This way, it's only 1 tag to send back in the envelope & guests won't miss including something!

                   

                  Hope you like them...

                  Jenny



                  #15430 MK0386

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                    Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:33 AM

                    I'm new to the forum and am really LOVING it!! SOO much awesome info on here. It's unreal. We are getting married at AS June 28, 2013! I interested if anyone has seen posts from the girl getting married June 29. (I know there is a wedding that day but don't know if she is on BDW). I would love to talk to her since we'll be there at the same time. Congrats to everyone! :)






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