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#11 LAURENANDBILL

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    Posted 18 March 2009 - 12:53 PM

    We are having a very small intimate wedding..15 people only..
    But the people who mean the most to us

    #12 cancunbride

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      Posted 18 March 2009 - 11:38 PM

      FI and myself experienced this...

      When we told everyone we were getting married in Cancun, MX, everyone was coming. As time approached, our guests somehow started experiencing money issues, etc... so what we did was we invited everyone to an at home reception that took place on a Sunday and we did it from 1pm-6pm. Kind of like a co-ed shower for all the people who are attending the wedding and for those that were invited that cant make it.

      I say send out save the dates and get a feel for who is going. Right away youll start to get calls and people will start talking and you can get a feel of how many will be attneding. Then when you send out your invitations, send them to the people who you think are going for sure.

      Hope this helps... Good Luck

      #13 Desi479

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        Posted 19 March 2009 - 01:40 PM

        Kim,
        Im kind of in the same situation, we have a huge guest list and were thkn about 70-100 pep will actually come, lol!
        If this helps, I know Palace Resorts offer free unlimited private events and u get a free room as long as u book 25 or more rooms 4 ur wedding.
        I actually just posted somthg 2 see if anyone knows of any other resorts who offer somthg like that...

        TTYL,
        Des

        #14 girlkin

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          Posted 20 March 2009 - 07:53 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by cancunbride
          FI and myself experienced this...

          When we told everyone we were getting married in Cancun, MX, everyone was coming. As time approached, our guests somehow started experiencing money issues, etc... so what we did was we invited everyone to an at home reception that took place on a Sunday and we did it from 1pm-6pm. Kind of like a co-ed shower for all the people who are attending the wedding and for those that were invited that cant make it.

          I say send out save the dates and get a feel for who is going. Right away youll start to get calls and people will start talking and you can get a feel of how many will be attneding. Then when you send out your invitations, send them to the people who you think are going for sure.

          Hope this helps... Good Luck

          That's an excellent idea I don't know why I didn't think about that. I would feel kind of bad just excluding people that I didn't "think" would come. I'm sure folks will back out at the last minute. That's cool.

          Ladies thanks for all your help. This forum is great!

          #15 girlkin

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            Posted 20 March 2009 - 07:54 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Desi479
            Kim,
            Im kind of in the same situation, we have a huge guest list and were thkn about 70-100 pep will actually come, lol!
            If this helps, I know Palace Resorts offer free unlimited private events and u get a free room as long as u book 25 or more rooms 4 ur wedding.
            I actually just posted somthg 2 see if anyone knows of any other resorts who offer somthg like that...

            TTYL,
            Des
            I'm off to check out those resorts! Good looking out!

            #16 big3n09

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              Posted 20 March 2009 - 08:33 AM

              We have a similar situation, guest list of about 150, but we know all those people can't and will not be coming to Jamaica and that's fine. We don't want to exclude anyone so I suggested we have a big cookout style engagement party and pass out the STD's there. Anyone who books by 3/15/10 will receive an official invite, don't see why I should send an invite to anyone who I know is not coming, waste of money to me. We also have a website that I am finishing up on to send out to everyone. I expect about
              35-45 people to make it to Jamaica. Haven't made a final decision on AHR yet it depends on if we can afford it if not they were invited to the engagement party and received a STD to the ceremony in Jamaica so they weren't excluded.
              4/1/11 in St. Kitts at the Marriott I married my best-friend!!!

              #17 Destination Scout

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                Posted 27 March 2009 - 02:00 AM

                I agree with Jacilynda. We invited 100 people to the DW knowing that most would not be able to come, and would only make it to the AHR. In the end we had a small party of 20 and a beautiful wedding under $3K that included, dinner, dancing, salsa lessons, and three days of bar tab, excluding our photographer, who was $5K but he was worth every dime. We didn't go with a resort because I couldn't commit to the 10 room minimum and I wasn't willing to ask my guests to pay $200-$500/night. Our ATR will be very simple, BBQ and Ipod in my mother-in-laws beautiful home.

                #18 waltandjean

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                  Posted 28 March 2009 - 08:08 AM

                  We are only inviting about 20-30 people to our DW...we have been thinking about having a AHR when we get home, which we will invite about 200 people to.




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