| Originally Posted by KPETT10 |
Hi girls! I am getting married on April 10, 2010 as well! I sent out my STD's in June. I am in the process of picking out invitations right now and I'm figuring that I can't really do the OOT bags or favors or centerpieces until I get my replies back.
Hey and welcome to the group!! I don't have any firm numbers for my OOT bags yet either, but for stuff that is small and cheap I don't mind getting that stuff out of the way ahead of time. We have 20 people booked right now, another ten or so rumoured to come and max 50 people. So the way I figured it out was this.... if we get EVERYONE on our guests list coming then I'm probably doing one bag per couple and one for all the singles. So anything that can cover two people ie. first aid kits I will only purchase 30 while other items like mini hand sanitizers which are more individual I will get 50 (or if they are pre-packaged whatever number comes closest). So it cuts down on a few things at least. Then, if we only get around thirty people in the end, I can give everyone their own bags and either double up on some items that I had extras of, or keep it for myself and pass it on to another bride. I just know I would rather start my collection early because I get panicky too easily!!
| Originally Posted by sarah310 |
i'm right there with you on not making centerpieces. the wedding coordinator says she has a book with lots of pictures. hopefully i'll like something in it when i get down there!
Things i've realized I'm behind...1) bridesmaids dresses - anyone know how long it takes to get them in? 2)i ordered my wedding dress back in may. i was told it be in in september and i still haven't heard anything. should i be worried? have most of you seen your actual dresses?
this is my 150th post! can't wait to go check out all the attachments
I didn't really have much inclination towards a DIY centrepiece really. I was going to just do table favours or something as Suzy mentioned. But when I saw that last picture, I was totally sold because they really are SO SO SO simple! 1) Get bowl. 2) Get water lights (mine are in the mail!). 3) Get water jelly/florist jelly or beads/crystals etc - the water jelly is just what it sounds like. They're these little bead type things that you just add water to and they expand and you can put your flowers in them and everything - it just makes it more solid than a bowl of water! You can get this stuff at Michaels. 4) Choose flowers for on top, real or not. 5) Give items to WC at resort with instructions to add water and VOILA! DONE!
As for bridesmaids dresses, I think I heard they take about two months?!?! Now don't quote me on that because its not 100% but that's my best guesstimate. And that would not be including alteration time either. Just call any of the bridal shops and they should be able to give you an idea. My girls ordered their dresses of VS so we just have to wait for shipping!
And I would totally be calling to find out where my dress was! Nevermind if they forgot to call you or something but yah, what if there was a delay for some reason?! Mine doesn't come in until February so I have to patiently sit and wait. Then again, I only ordered mine at the beginning of September or so.