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#1031 BahiaBride16

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    Posted 18 August 2009 - 01:11 PM

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    Originally Posted by olsontco
    I am really confused about this as well... I would love to ship it all there before I go - I just don't see how in the world I am going to get it all there in luggage. I have boxes of maracas, flip flops, towels, and my oot bags.... too much stuff!!!!! Not to mention my dress etc..... I have heard that if you ship it in plenty of time then if it happens to get lost it gives the postal service enough time to locate it (still a little scary)... but, not real sure what other options are. I'm wondering too if you ship it 'Priority Mail' if that hellps..... would love to know what other are doing....
    Hi Ladies,

    Im not a November bride, but October is close enough right?!? lol. Anyways I was having the same dilemma about the OOT bag, and I know I really won't have any room in my luggage for everything! So we decided that we would get everyone to meet at the airport a little earlier (before they check in their luggage). Thank them all for coming and give them their OOT bags before we all check in for the flight (so they have the option to put it in their suitcase or carry on). I guess this only works if your wedding guests are mostly on the same flight, like ours. We also have word books and pens in the OOT bags so if they want something to keep them busy on the flight, that is an option. Hope this helps a little :-) Good luck!

    #1032 Hoosierfan

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      Posted 18 August 2009 - 05:26 PM

      We're doing beach towels as our favors and we found one of our guests who has 1K status on United (which he is flying to Mexico), so we are going to pack a couple of extra bags or boxes for him to bring with him. I'm wondering if boxes will look suspicious to customs, though. It'd be easier that way, though, b/c you could just throw the boxes away once the towels are passed out!
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      #1033 Gr8ful

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        Posted 19 August 2009 - 02:05 PM

        HoosierFan, I did the same as you -- we sent out first wave of invites out (b/c we didn't have all of the addresses) in July, and asked for responses by Sept 15. That should give us time to do the final roundup and get numbers for the caterer.

        We are doing a Welcome Dinner instead of a rehearsal. If people are going to make the effort to come out, we are going to have all of them at our pre-party. My FMIL has graciously offered to organize this event (thank you FMIL!), so I am not even thinking about it. I put a check box in our invitation response as to whether or not they will attend, so I will pass this info to her, and she can decide if she wants to send a separate invitation or not. I think she wants to, and that is fine by me. She is very excited about it, which is so nice.

        Hopefully when we get the majority of the responses, we can send out informational email blasts with the itinerary, etc. I'm trying not to worry about this too much! We did some calculations yesterday, and I think we will end up with ~45 people (we'll see how accurate our predictions will be), which will be a nice number, I think. This will be a ~50% of who we invited (maybe a little less).

        #1034 JGAMMAGIRL77

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          Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:46 AM

          I just mailed my invitations last week and requested RSVP for October 1st. For the most part, everyone that is going has already booked their trips. At this point, I don't really expect any more guests. I think I'm should have about 45 guests total.

          The countdown is making me nervous!!

          Jess

          #1035 amandseth

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            Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:59 AM

            It hit me like a tonne of bricks yesterday that I'm less than three months away from losing my name. Of course, from the time I met Wes, I loved the named 'Hunting' and wanted it for my own. But with all the excitement of planning, I hadn't thought at all about the fact that I'll lose the 'Mandseth' name. It's slightly heartbreaking.
            Don't get me wrong, I never was the sort of girl to keep her own name, or even hyphenate, but I think I may greive this loss a bit. I'm proud of my name, it's roots, you know? *tear*

            I was thinking of a rehearsal dinner, too, but I think I'm just going to try to get the wedding party and family together the night before and throw some tables together at the buffet. A couple of my wedding party aren't arriving until the day beforethe wedding anyway, so it'll be a good chance to get everyone on the same wavelength before the big day without suffering a huge hit to the budget.
            Annie and Wes, 11.11.09, GRP

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            #1036 JGAMMAGIRL77

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              Posted 21 August 2009 - 12:10 PM

              I'm not tied to my last name at all (Guajardo) and I'm not looking forward to my new name (Huculak). It would have been nice if my FI's last name was Smith or Jones. LOL!!!

              #1037 BahiaBride16

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                Posted 21 August 2009 - 12:19 PM

                Im secretly happy to be losing my last name (feel bad for my dad though since he has all girls). But no one can ever spell my last name (or pronounce it). So I'm losing Wootton and gaining Perrin. Yay!

                #1038 NaM

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                  Posted 21 August 2009 - 12:22 PM

                  I'm not tied to my last name either but I'm not thrilled about being Mrs. Moose. Ok that's lie...I think it'll be a great last name!! As long as we don't name our son Harry :)

                  3 month countdown beging TODAAAAAYY!!

                  #1039 Erika J

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                    Posted 21 August 2009 - 12:31 PM

                    Love the siggy pic Natalia!!! Mrs. Moose!!!

                    #1040 sunset78

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                      Posted 21 August 2009 - 02:45 PM

                      Times flying eh?

                      Less than 3 months here... 85 days left... sounds even closer. Oh, boy.

                      The rehearsal dinner is included with our package and also a private romantic dinner too.

                      I'll probably hyphenate my last name. I'm an only child, no other males on my dad's side had kids. So the family name will end with me, so I'm adding it to keep it somewhat going.

                      Edited to add as well: my grandfather didn't have any brothers either and his father was the same, so the name is really limited in our family. Though there maybe some others that may have the same last name as us, they're not related to us.




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