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#341 finleys7

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    Posted 09 February 2010 - 04:28 PM

    Diana - Great job...they look great..lots of work and details =)
    Shannon

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    #342 KittenHeart

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      Posted 09 February 2010 - 04:58 PM

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      Thank you!! I can't wait to see yours.

      No luck? I see that your wedding is still 3 months away...maybe they'll start booking next month! All of my bridal party are booked but FI's 3 guys are not booked. I think that is it for us regarding guests. I don't think any more guests are coming. I know how frustrating it is because you need numbers for your OOT, and other stuff! Maybe you should contact the potential ones (the ones who expressed interest in going) and tell them that the resort is almost sold out. maybe that will push their butts to book! That is what I did. I put in a small note in the invites and stated that the resort is almost sold out and for them to book soon. I also put in "to ensure a dinner plate, please RSVP" something like that. It may be rude but it's for their own good that way they won't be standing around looking like an idiot with no dinner plate!
      That's a good idea... I figured I'd call them after I sent out the invites to push people. MOST of my wedding party isn't booked and 2 groomsmen may be dropping out. I still have half my guests that haven't booked yet so I'm overly annoyed by the whole process.

      I'm so trying to be patient!

      #343 KarenM

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        Posted 09 February 2010 - 05:11 PM

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        Forgot to post my thread to my invites!

        http://bestdestinati....invites-55012/

        the months are slowly creeping away on my ticker...yikes!!
        Those are great! I'm always so impressed when people make those passports! They're so cute & look ridiculously hard to make!


        I know how frustrating it is to have people not booking too. We had to send out an email to a bunch of people just before our booking deadline to kick them into gear. Our deadline was Jan 5th & virtually no one had booked so on the 1st I sent out a mass email letting people know when the deadline was & giving them the TA info again. I asked that they please let us know their plans either way & it actually worked! The people who didn't send back their rsvp's either sent back a quick "sorry, but..." email or went ahead & booked. Of course there are still a couple stragglers, but what can you do?

        #344 ChristinaP

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          Posted 09 February 2010 - 06:53 PM

          Sometimes it seems like it doesn't matter at all what you do- or when- there are always people who need a bug kick in the butt. One of FI's good friends has hummed and hawed for so long now, that he missed saving $500 with our new tour operator and will now have to pay full price. We even spoke to him in person, and I told him "you need to book tomorrow, or you won't be able to book at all." That was two weeks ago...
          Also, our save the dates went out in July with TA info. and our invites were out in October, which had a deadline on when to book (which was extended, but nobody knew that).
          We are now pleasantly surprised with 37 guests booked...but it was a pain getting there. It's harder for us, as it is all we think about!

          KittenHeart- how many do you have booked now?
          Lady Di- Kudos to you for your DIY! I can't see the pics from work, but I know they must have been tough....which is why I didn't do them myself :)

          #345 KittenHeart

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            Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:09 PM

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            Sometimes it seems like it doesn't matter at all what you do- or when- there are always people who need a bug kick in the butt. One of FI's good friends has hummed and hawed for so long now, that he missed saving $500 with our new tour operator and will now have to pay full price. We even spoke to him in person, and I told him "you need to book tomorrow, or you won't be able to book at all." That was two weeks ago...
            Also, our save the dates went out in July with TA info. and our invites were out in October, which had a deadline on when to book (which was extended, but nobody knew that).
            We are now pleasantly surprised with 37 guests booked...but it was a pain getting there. It's harder for us, as it is all we think about!

            KittenHeart- how many do you have booked now?
            Lady Di- Kudos to you for your DIY! I can't see the pics from work, but I know they must have been tough....which is why I didn't do them myself :)
            It just stuns me that I got all the people who are currently book to book 1 YEAR ago! The remaining guests I will be lucky if I get them booked by March. I have 20 people booked, 31 RSVP'd left to book.

            I only have one groomsman booked, BM and 4 other groomsmen not booked, 3 bridesmaids booked, MOH and 2 more bridesmaids not booked.

            #346 ChristinaP

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              Posted 10 February 2010 - 02:11 AM

              Diana- Just was able to view your invites. WOW is all I can say. I can't believe you did those yourself. You should be so proud. I wanted those kind of invites, and I was quoted almost $10 per invite!

              #347 Lady_Di

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                Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:13 AM

                Christine, thank you!! Wow $10? Did you contact Anagarcia on here? She makes mini passports and i think the rates are reasonable.

                KittenHeart, i guess we all know by now that most of people are procrastinators! I hope you have better luck next month!

                #348 KittenHeart

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                  Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:54 AM

                  Quote:
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                  Christine, thank you!! Wow $10? Did you contact Anagarcia on here? She makes mini passports and i think the rates are reasonable.

                  KittenHeart, i guess we all know by now that most of people are procrastinators! I hope you have better luck next month!
                  I just had my invites done by Ana DeRoux (AnaGarcia) and they are amazing! She and I worked for months together and they are perfect, I love them so much. I am about to send them out and I will post a thread on them to show you all :)

                  Yes, that is very true!!! Thank you :)

                  #349 ChristinaP

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                    Posted 10 February 2010 - 01:25 PM

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                    Christine, thank you!! Wow $10? Did you contact Anagarcia on here? She makes mini passports and i think the rates are reasonable.
                    I only contacted someone local to me at the time b/c we had to get them out in a hurry. Our invites went out in October already 'cause the deadline (original deadline) for our group rates was in November.
                    I did, however, find a lady locally that does DIY kits, and they turned out awesome even though they aren't the passport style.

                    Almost too bad there won't be a next time... :)

                    #350 dimplz05

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                      Posted 11 February 2010 - 03:47 PM

                      Hi May Brides! I am not new to this forum but I have never posted on this thread so I thought I would say hello to my fellow May Brides! My FI and I are getting married at the El Dorado Royale May 7, 2010 and I sent out Save the Dates back in October with a letter stating that everyone had to be booked by November 30th or we would lose our group rate (it wasnt actually true, I just told them that) and I now have 34 people booked!! I really do think you have to bug them but be nice about it!! Anyway, I hope you guys are having a good week and good luck with your guests!!!




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