April 2010 Brides
Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:23 PM
The letter sounds great and comes across very friendly and not pushy IMO. I think the only small addition I would make it would be to add your TA's name in so that your guests all know how it is that they're contacting. Plus, then you don't have to make lots of references to 'he' and 'him' which might be a little more clear for your guests.
But otherwise I think your guests will take it for what it is - a friendly reminder with updated info!
Posted 07 December 2009 - 08:33 PM
Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:40 AM
Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:53 AM
I know it's harder when you start getting a larger group (I'm around 26 ppl now) but the guest book would be pretty easy to keep up with until you need to send it because after you get through the group that has already booked, you could just add people in as you go. Someone on another thread had a really great looking book that they put together using those little vinyl covered photo albums from the dollar store. I'd guess they usually have 20-40 pages so you could do a couple of people per page and still be able to personalize the cover and everything?!
Posted 08 December 2009 - 12:38 PM
Posted 08 December 2009 - 01:03 PM
With everything that has happened this year I felt like my wedding was never going to happen (things always put a hold on planning)
Let me explain
We booked in april 2009 and everything was fine mum and dad offered to pay for me and chris as a gift and his mum and dad offered to pay for the wedding package
Dad also told me he would pay for my dress plus bridesmaid dresses so this really took away financial burden leaving us with the AHR to pay for and grooms outfit
In may my dad left my mum for another woman so this sort of destroyed all happiness we had the month before
Throughout the summer my dad and mum fought about everything so the wedding went on hold (well planning wise anyway)
In September I started to get back on track then dad sent divorce papers and destroyed my mum again
We went dress shopping in October and I called my dad to get the deposit paid and got no answer
Ok I thought maybe he will call back
He did 2 days later and basically told me he was not paying for anything
After my little sister managed to talk some sense into him he agreed that him and mum would split the bill down the middle
So I still had some concerns but thought I would carry on with planning etc
Then tragically at the end of October my sisters boyfriend died at the age of 24
So as you can imagine last month was traumatising for everyone
So now we are in December coping as best we all can and I still haven’t finished finalising anything and still worrying about finances and how my sister is going to cope xx
I have booked my AHR venue , DJ and photographer so I am not too far behind (I hope)
Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:26 PM
Things I have to do:
OOT bags and everything associated with them
Schedule BD shoot (waiting for more weight loss) Joanna - are you using someone in NYC or Jersey?
follow up on Non responders - they have till 12/31 - have gotten less than half
Create music playlists
figure out hair and veil situation
I'm sure there's more. I can't think right now!
Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:34 PM
I still have enough to do, but I also feel like I am missing something, like I forgot about that isn't written down or even thought of. I keep getting bad dreams about this.
Here is what I still need to do (that I can think of)
- FI shirt/tie
- find GM
- GM attire
-something new, old, and borrowed
- docking system for Ipod with speaker’s
- decide menu for reception
- download most songs and put on Ipod
- decide make-up/hair
- BM tote bag and towel (with their names)
- OOT Bag: type up welcome letter/things to do
tote bag (for guest who rsvp after I bought the bags on Friday)
hang over kit
shot glass for men
Print Spanish for dummies (Print a Free Pocket-Sized Phrase Booklet | Spanish - Espaol)
Print cross word puzzle book
Print resort map/list of room # for guest
Deck of cards (not sure if I will go through with this one)
- wedding games for cocktail hour (waiting for dinner to start)
- arrange meet and greet for guest
- translate/legalize all papers/noterize
- Cat sitter (Toby, Frank, Chris,Mark)
- Good strapless bra
- favours (Lanterns)
- Candle for lanterns
- White chalk (covers wedding dress stains)
- sand kit (3 types of sand)
Oh my.. will it ever end.. plus the whole Xmas stuff it's getting in the middle of my wedding planning lol!!
Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:36 PM
I am so sorry to hear how much of a rough year you've been having. Hopefully with the new year and the start of a new beginning, everything will turn out happy!
We are all here for you.
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