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#1481 jk1101

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    Posted 15 January 2010 - 01:26 PM

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    I like your comment that all bets are off! So good to know that I'm not the only one who didn't want to do any sort of seating arrangement. I think the only concept I had of how tables etc would be set up is in my head! I want to request that tables only seat 8 people because I find anymore than that is typically too crowded. And even that way we'll only have five tables max based on the numbers right now so it's no big deal.



    It's nice of you to consider the BMn's girlfriend who won't know many people. That always seems to be a tricky part when it comes to seating for sure.

    And you can laugh at my concept of decorations to bring. I have chair sashes (that I got used for a wicked price and more than double the number I need so we're using them for ANYthing and EVERYthing - including my stagette!), strings of purple lights (like christmas lights but were on sale at halloween), and waterproof LED lights with floral gelly to put in some type of glass or vase TBD when I get to the resort. Aaaaaand that's it! Aside from those couple things, I don't have anything else and I'm totally okay with it.



    I think that if you've got people confirmed to go, then just make up your brochure with Vistaprint about a month before the wedding and since they only take a week or two for delivery then at least all your design and everything will be ready to go and you just have to click on the Order button. That might help take some of the stress out of it being more last minute?!



    I think that one photo album per couple is totally fine, especially since you're going to have your pretty placecards to put out still! I'd done the same thing with buying some of my OOT bag items. I bought about 34 (weird # I know) of some things because if we ended up with our max. no. of guests at around 50 then I could do one per couple and one per single, OR if we ended up with 34 or less guests then everyone could have their own! It's seemed to work pretty well so go for it!

    As for etiquette - I think that people who RSVP late (or not at all) and then still book and except all the same treatment are the ones breaking etiquette rules, not you! I mean, you could still make a small OOT bag for them but for items like mugs or towels that need to be ordered ahead of time then too bad! You have RSVP deadlines for a reason!
    OK - I am not doing a seating chart - I cannot even think about that - having a U shaped table and people can figure it out. Best of luck to them.

    I'm not bringing any decorations either - I figure, it's a beach and tropical setting, it will look pretty enough.

    My OOT bags will have 1 of everything - if its a couple, 1 bag per couple - I'm not made of money and a married couple doesn't need 2 things unless I do stadium cups or something like that.

    My job is ending in 2-3 weeks and then i can focus on stuff - Erin, you mentioned a packing list and i was like OMG I haven't even thought of that...FI is going to help me with the playlists, but unless I sit him down and make him do it with me he won't do it and he's a "do things the night before" kind of guy....and I need to find some excursions for us to do.

    TGIF!!!!!!

    #1482 caribbeanLover

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      Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:22 PM

      My Fi is the night before kinda guy as well. I feel you!!
      I have a packing list.. I'll post it. Not sure how much is missing from it.. so if anyone can add to it pls let me know!!

      I think 1 favour per couple is what is normal.. It's not tacky at all.. I will be doing 1 per person only because i am doing mints What is everyone else doing for favours?

      It's true people who are not following'wedding' rules by booking last minutes it would not look wrong if they didn't get an oot bag!

      Meghan,
      Exactly what I did.. I finished it up the other day on Visita Print, and I will order it when everyone has booked their trip. It just suck's because right now they are free.. and sometimes they go to $25.. I perfer free lol! ah well I'll just cross my finger when they are ready to be ordered that they will be free!

       

       

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      #1483 jk1101

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        Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:27 PM

        OMG Tracy, you are so organized! Making me realize what I need to do!
        I cannot wait for this job to be over so I can get started.

        #1484 caribbeanLover

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          Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:35 PM

          I just have the list!! I haven't even gotten to it yet.. I wish I was that organized
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          #1485 echo2_62

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            Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:36 PM

            vistaprint tip - if you save the email that has the free offer, you can usually come back to it later on (even if a newer email doesn't have the same offer and you have to pay) and still get the free item! It took me a while to catch on to this but it seems to hold up pretty true.

            And I had decided a while back (sadly when I was organizing and cleaning under my stairs during christmas!) that once I get all my RSVP's in and have my OOT bags ready to go, then they're getting packed early so that I can get my brain to forget about them already. I am the kind of person that even with lists and everything to keep me organized, if I know that I have lots of things to do then I freak out. But if I can know that a task is COMPLETELY finished and taken care of then I'm able to forget about it altogether until it comes time to leave for my trip!

            As for FI packing, well, he sucks at it! Either that or I'm just OCD about it! If I am not 100% sure that he has everything then I start double checking everything. So now his responsibility is to get all his clothes out on the bed ready to go - and I take care of everything else! All his packing gets done for him. Should be interesting when it comes time to pack for the wedding!!

            #1486 jk1101

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              Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:55 PM

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              vistaprint tip - if you save the email that has the free offer, you can usually come back to it later on (even if a newer email doesn't have the same offer and you have to pay) and still get the free item! It took me a while to catch on to this but it seems to hold up pretty true.

              I've done that too

              And I had decided a while back (sadly when I was organizing and cleaning under my stairs during christmas!) that once I get all my RSVP's in and have my OOT bags ready to go, then they're getting packed early so that I can get my brain to forget about them already. I am the kind of person that even with lists and everything to keep me organized, if I know that I have lots of things to do then I freak out. But if I can know that a task is COMPLETELY finished and taken care of then I'm able to forget about it altogether until it comes time to leave for my trip!

              As for FI packing, well, he sucks at it! Either that or I'm just OCD about it! If I am not 100% sure that he has everything then I start double checking everything. So now his responsibility is to get all his clothes out on the bed ready to go - and I take care of everything else! All his packing gets done for him. Should be interesting when it comes time to pack for the wedding!!

              My FI doesn't like me to pack for him, but after traveling with him and then having to shop when he forgot all of clothes or razors, I usually do his toiletries with my own and try to double check that he has actually put his clothes into the bags...

              #1487 caribbeanLover

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                Posted 15 January 2010 - 05:42 PM

                lol you girls remind me of ME!
                Except the FI is real good at packing and usually never forgets anything.. and NEVER goes over his weight allowance.
                So now what he makes me do is.. put all my stuff either on the bed or in the suitcase and he packs it right (he goes on a lot of business trips.. he has experince!)

                I am totally with you Meghan, once something is done I'll be packing it. Like you no matter how many list I got I'll still be thinking about it until it goes into a luggage.
                I'm a worry wort

                I'd love to know what everyone is doing for dinner favours?
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                #1488 echo2_62

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                  Posted 15 January 2010 - 06:13 PM

                  Dinner favours?!?!?! What dinner favours!??! Hahaha!

                  Yup, check one more off the list of things I'm NOT doing or even thinking about! Hehe, that makes the decision so easy! Next!

                  #1489 caribbeanLover

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                    Posted 15 January 2010 - 06:21 PM

                    lol! good one.. I like that idea.. None!
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                    #1490 Melidell

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                      Posted 15 January 2010 - 09:49 PM

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                      Dinner favours?!?!?! What dinner favours!??! Hahaha!

                      Yup, check one more off the list of things I'm NOT doing or even thinking about! Hehe, that makes the decision so easy! Next!
                      I think I'm the odd one out when it comes to things we're doing because I'm not doing the OOT bags, just giving people the mugs as kind of a welcome gift and then the albums at dinner. Not doing OOT bags is saving me a bit of time and $$ but they do look pretty fun to put together.

                      It's pretty interesting to see the things people are doing differently or not doing at all. I like the fact that with a DW you can kind of pick and choose what you want to include- I like having that flexibility.
                      Loving married life!




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