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#1 claraz8

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    Posted 09 November 2008 - 06:14 AM

    Hi Everyone,

    I noticed some of the April brides are putting together oot bags and menus, etc. I'm not getting married until June but want to make sure I'm not too far behind...

    If you don't know how many people will actually come, are people estimating numbers in order to put the bags together and order products?

    Thanks for any help you can give me!

    #2 Cattie

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      Posted 09 November 2008 - 06:39 AM

      We're not! lol To be honest, I bought bags and just grabbed a few extra. I kinda have an idea of how many I'm going to have. Alot of stuff I'm not getting until I have a concrete number, like the more expensive stuff. I gave a cut off of Jan 31 for my May wedding. If they are not booked by then, they're not getting a bag!

      #3 liljay6915

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        Posted 09 November 2008 - 05:18 PM

        that is such a good sidea set a date for when people must be book by ... I think I'm gonna do that aswell

        #4 Jacilynda

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          Posted 10 November 2008 - 03:48 AM

          I'm getting married in August. I have a general idea of how many are coming. Plus I did 1 bag per couple or over 18. So some of them have children over 18 and they get their own bag. We are having 40 people so in the end I needed about 17 bags, so I bought 5 extras. That leaves me with extra for 10 people (couples) or 5 singles (18+). Definitely set a date by the time they need to let you know. If not you'll probably have some slackers. I set a date cause we have a selection of meals they can choose from and I have to let them know exactly what everyone wants. It also doesn't hurt to call and verify if people are coming or not a couple months ahead.

          #5 da.shmoopies

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            Posted 11 November 2008 - 04:05 PM

            I'm having a small-ish ceremony a year from now, in October, but I've already purchased enough Canvas beach bags if every person/couple attends (20 bags purchased total). I found an excellent deal on some very well-made, cute looking beach totes, and I didn't want to take the chance of them not being available in next year.

            Also, I am trying to taking advantage of end of season sales, and pre-xmas sales, as much as I can. Since it will be a beach wedding in Maui, and our wedding is in the Fall, I don't want to take the chance of not finding items here in California. At first, my fiance was thinkin' I'm crazy for purchasing items now, but, when I show him the deals I'm getting, he's learning to go with the flow.

            FYI, Pier 1 has a sale on soaps ($0.98 to $1.98 ) and candles right now.

            #6 claraz8

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              Posted 12 November 2008 - 01:45 PM

              That sounds so cute! Do you mind sharing where you found the canvas beach bags?! I'm still debating about what type of gifts to give and I've been thinking of trying to take advantage of sale stuff, just not as organized as you!

              Thanks for any help!

              #7 da.shmoopies

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                Posted 12 November 2008 - 04:24 PM

                I ordered samples of canvas totes from a few different places but they were all pretty thin material. These canvas totes are very thick and good sized. They are a tad bit more $$, but since my guests are paying their own way to go to Hawaii to see us get hitched, I didn't mind splurging just a tad.

                Two places had the the cheapest prices:



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