| Originally Posted by KPEG |
That's so awesome! Congrats to both of you!! I was kind of like you, in that we were "planning" our wedding before we were engaged too! We were thinking of having a social but after thinking about it, it sounds like a lot of extra work and expenses that we were trying to avoid. Maybe it's because we'd be doing it all ourselves (trying to sell tickets to the few people we know, getting prizes and food together, etc). We are not planning on having a wedding party, just the two of us and our immediate families.
But yes, having a social is ideal for a DW too! Afterall it's still fundraising for the wedding! All the best, congrats again and keep me posted!
We are not really having a wedding party either, a maid of honor and best man, as for planning a social, pm your email and I will send you a break down of a to do list for it, I was the maid if honor at my bf's wedding this summer, and did the whole social planning thing, its really not that difficult, you just have to be organized, and have some friends that are willing to help you out, taking a shift at the door, selling booze, prize tix....
If you don't know a lot of people you may want to consider doing a social around a theme to draw crowds!...like St patty's day...halloween...etc..more people go to those types of socials!!...Sending out an invite through Facebook should help as well!
For prizes,..I can also email you a template for printing out letters to hand out to companies requesting donations, etc, it is a bit work, but if you are determined you can do it!!!
I just thought I would through it out there!! In case you change your mind on having a social!!
What resorts are you considering for Punta? Another option that may be more cost effective would be the Mayan Riviera in Mexico..Playa Del Carmen? We were considering that one, but Kraig had already been there, so we decided to go somewhere neither of us had been!
Do keep me posted on what you decide!! Its so nice to have someone from the same city planning a DW in the same destination that you are!! lol
What area of the city are you in if you dont mind me asking? We are in South St Vital!