Originally Posted by beaz2be
Okay ladies can I ask about cardboxes?!
I have mixed feelings about them in general (ie I think they're a waste of money and a simple basket placed out would suffice just fine). Also, I'm not keen on trying to bring down extra stuff - so unless the cardbox were to fold down etc. for travel then I'm disinclined.
Beaz, I did not bring a card box or a basket with me and we did not need to. We got MAYBE 3 cards at the actual reception. A couple gave us cards that day before the wedding, a couple the day after the wedding, but the majority of people did not bring anything with them to Mexico. I would be interested to hear what the other brides received. Also, I had an AHR so maybe that was when people expected to give us their cards.
My husband ran to the room after the wedding was over and put our cards into our safe. We also had to drop off our toasting glasses and a couple things I wanted to save, and then we made our grand entrance into the tequila bar!
You could designate a family member or trust worthy friend to do the same for you if you don't want to have to do it yourselves. In Ireland, its tradition that the best man hold the cards for the bride & groom. You actually give the cards to him. I like that idea.
Originally Posted by rkf1046
So what are you going with for your JP wedding vs your Mexico wedding? I am in the same boat and since I've procrastinated with the Mexico dress (getting married in December and it's already AUGUST!) I've got to find something soon!!! I was thinking flowy beachy dress for Mexico but then saw so many brides with more traditional type gowns so I am confused. Then to top it off with what to wear for JP wedding...short and cute or flowy or traditional types??? So many decisions!!
I wore white pants and a blue shirt to my legal wedding. I did not think I needed an outfit and FI wanted to downplay it as much as possible - t make Mexico more special.
Deciding on a dress is hard!! What type of wedding are you anticipating? Do you want your guests in shirt & ties and formal dresses? Or do you want them in beachy wear? Go with the theme of your wedding and how you envision it. I wanted flowy and beachy (men in flip flops) so I got a beachy dress. I saw 2 other weddings while there and they were both much more formal than mine - and I have to admit - a formal wedding on the beach was a really cool contrast - I could not imagine it myself until I saw it. And I liked it a lot!