Posted 08 July 2010 - 12:00 PM
| Originally Posted by thefuturemrslutz |
Random question: did you guys do wedding favors or just OOT bags?
I'm thinking we're gonna do both. We've started getting things for the OOT bags and I have to say that we've lucked up so far and everything was only $1 (except the Spanish for Dummies - $1.50) So I imagine we'll be spending like $10/bag. FI wants to stop it there and I may agree later on but I wanted to give out a small photo album to have them put pics from the wedding in.
Hey Meredith-I'm looking at yours right now..I like that you have a dedication page...might have to add that to my work in progress page. What do you have on your For the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen? Might have to steal that too
Yeah, I actually haven't put anything up there yet (obviously). I thought FI would have used it before I did but he hasn't done anything with it either. On the Bridesmaids/Groomsmen page it's updates for them. I wasn't crafty enough to do a newsletter so when I need to update them I shoot them an email and tell them to refer to the site. I did it this way because when it's all over we can get the website saved to CD and I wanted to keep all that info in one place. The password is meredith if you want to check it out.
| Originally Posted by Afrommert |
Lindz, I went to hobby lobby and bought clear containers with Lids and hot glued a hot pink bow(my colors) on it. The container was for each guest to take home sand in. I love going to my friends house and seeing their little sand jar, soo cute
That was a good idea. I was going to use the sand from Mexico for our sand ceremony in addition to purple sand....and its free!
| Originally Posted by beaz2be |
also, we're planning to copy amykh and have the cigar roller so we might have matches done up, with the same logo as "favours" for everyone's table setting.
I'm doing the cigar roller too and didn't think about matches. Those are pretty cheap too.
| Originally Posted by amybermuda |
I had menu cards on the tables and then these cute felt bags with candy in them and a note that a donation was made in our guests honor to the American Cancer Society (FI's Dad died of leukemia). It was cute but I don't think it was all necessary. They decorated the table with nice plates and fancy napkins, so that with the centerpieces and the table numbering and I had hot pink table runners, it really would have been just as nice with out it all!
Marla, I love your engagement story! How amazingly great that he got everyone in the restaurant to participate!!! Soooo glad you got your ring put back together.
Meredith, I love your engagement story! He really put some thought into it with the stones, apple and all. Too cute he was sleeping!!
You have one gorgeous wedding party, BTW. The best man looks SHARP in his picture!
Neither. I had grand ideas of things I wanted to do for favors, but DH convinced me that our families weren't the keepsake kind of people. And he was right. Anything we gave them would have most likely ended up in the trash. If we'd had friends there it might have been a different story.
Our "favor" to our guests was a sailing trip.
Marla - I agree...that was very creative of him!! I'm glad your ring worked out afterall. That would've been a shame if they couldn't fix it. It's similar to my ring.
Wendy - Thx! I was always paranoid that I would be caught off guard and I would wind up being embarrassed or something. I always imagined him doing it in front of a bunch of people. But what he did was great and we'll always be able to laugh about it! That's also one reason I made him get down on one knee in our engagement photos.
| Originally Posted by taylorwd |
Lindz, LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the book!!!!! Holy smokes you are HOT!!!!! I absolutely adore that cute white outfit in the first couple pages!
I liked the white too but my fav was the pink! Very sexy!
| Originally Posted by KittenHeart |
Meredith - LOL! I just read your engagement story after Wendy mentioned it and I got curious... That's hysterical! What a cute little setup and all that planning to sleep right through his own proposal. I would have been screaming like a banchee, like where is he?! Who do I respond to!!!
I was!!! I was running around the house cause I thought he was somewhere hiding and waiting for my response/reaction. I ran everywhere opening doors and screaming. Lo and behold the last door I opened was the guest room and there he was looking like "what's going on"!!! Hilarious! So we started calling everyone and his cousin asked, "Did she say yes?" He looked at me and was like I don't even know! He told her, "I assume it's yes she's running around with the ring on her finger." Definitely not what I always imagined but priceless all the same!
| Originally Posted by msmarmar123 |
I have more questions (shocking I know
) My sister's friend got back to me with pricing and at this point can only save us about $10 per person because it is so far out from our actual wedding date. How far in advance did you book the resort...I have the wedding date confirmed and the deposit for that is already paid..so that part is taken care of. The new TA is saying it might be better to wait a little while to see what kind of deals and promotions might be available. Help Please
I would say ask her about price matching. My TA said that if we found a lower rate anywhere that she would match the price. Needless to say, my guests have been on top of that, they even called other TAs and no one has beaten her price yet. Maybe if she offers that your guests will at least be reassured that they're getting a deal.