Ohh that's awesome! Congrats! Hope we get the same response when we're finally allowed to send our save-the-dates out. And, that's a good attitude - not counting people until they book. You'd think a destination wedding would be more affordable but the costs seem to add up no matter what.
Running of the brides is great - but go early and be prepared. I went with my future-sis-in-law who is also getting married next yr and it was insanity. Take people with you so they can help you get styles you like and trade dresses you don't. It's a mad house but a great experience (and an awesome deal). Good luck! I hope you find your dress!
Originally Posted by cbandemer
Yeah we're having a fiesta/open house reception a couple weeks after we return for the people who couldn't make but also since not everyone will see our house and it will be done a couple months before we leave. Yeah I sent out the save the dates a 3 weeks ago. No one is really in contact with me just our travel agent. I felt bad because she said she knew the exact date everyone got them since her phone never stopped ringing and she had a ton of emails in her inbox. She's waiting till the 17th to book anyone though so I'll start seeing who is coming and all of that good stuff by next weekend. I've been getting mixed responses from everyone so who knows. Like I told my mom and fiance we won't count people until they have officially booked not just by them saying they're coming.
Yea our ceremony is at the gazebo as well but pool deck is what I think i'm going with instead of my original idea of the ballroom. Ever since i saw the photos on here of the setup and how pretty it looks at night I changed my mind. If the weather doesn't cooperate it will definately be in the ballroom. For dresses I just started looking at different things online but haven't gone and physically looked. The running of the brides is here in chicago next friday the 16th so was thinking of maybe going to that after the morning madness to check out some styles and materials. For colors I am going for bright pink and orange. I at first was thinking aqua/teal and pink but have made the final decision of orange and pink since it looks more beachy/tropical.