April 2010 Brides
Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:15 AM
on a different note, what are you guys doing for your formal invites? andrew and i are leaning toward something more elegant/formal than a destination theme (passports, beach, palm trees). we still have a lot of time before we send them out but we're also not trying to do it all in a 2 month span like the stds. i think i'm going to try and pace this one out. start with the design then the paper and etc.
in two weeks we're going on a cruise to the eastern carribean after we return we plan on visiting places for the ahr. fi's dad wants something low-key but i totally want to do it big lol. not big as in decoration/centerpiece fancy but i do want to wear my dress again and have the bride/groom's first dance a second time. i really think there won't be much dancing in mexico since my group will be a small one, anyway. so anything to resemble a local wedding reception would be nice for the ahr, at a budget of course.
Posted 30 July 2009 - 02:19 PM
Posted 30 July 2009 - 04:59 PM
When we come back we are having a huge reception here in STL and I am more stressed about that. I have been trying to plan and buy for that.
I've read on a couple of sites where Brides had satin table runners...does anyone know where I can find those?
Posted 31 July 2009 - 08:55 AM
we are in the same boat as you... we have 9 guests booked so far and there really aren't that more for us to be completely booked! we figured it was either we invite just family or we'd have about 150 guests!
as far as table linens go, this site is incredibly helpful and has gotten some great reviews:
table runners are also pretty easy to make yourself (or have a crafty friend do it!) as long as you can get the fabric and have a sewing machine!
Posted 31 July 2009 - 09:14 AM
Posted 31 July 2009 - 09:22 AM
also, if you're researching for your honeymoon, BDW is great! i love that it's a one-stop-shop for TONS of locations... it's easy to read the reviews brides have written about all of the resorts.. so helpful!!
Posted 31 July 2009 - 10:10 AM
Sperger- Yay for a date twins!! What dress and what color are your BM dresses? I'm on the same boat as Erin. I'm having my BM pick their dresses. All I ask is that they be in the same color and fabric. As for your honeymoon, are you looking for somewhere in DR? FI and I are having our honeymoon just 40miles south of our wedding resort. We figure it would be less cost effective and hardly any time wasted when leaving the wedding resort.
Posted 31 July 2009 - 01:39 PM
This has been a really good week for me... I picked up my dress two days ago, made my final decision on a photographer and BM dresses, got a TTD for $50 and received a few quotes on flowers. I even began my first DIY project!!!
Tonya, like you I also want to have a more elegant formal invite but I just can't justify spending tons of cash on them. I am going to try to semi-DIY these as well by having someone do the design, getting them printed at a local printer, and then having a invite assembly party.
I don't think we are having an AHR, but if we do decide to change our minds it will probably be more like Erin's BBQ idea. It seems like the most cost effective, less stress option.
Taylorbride, welcome and I am totally thrilled to have a fellow IRHS bride here on the April 2010 thread!!!
Posted 31 July 2009 - 03:52 PM
Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:18 PM
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