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#41 allisonmpls

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    Posted 06 July 2009 - 03:26 PM

    Hello!! I'm a May 2010 bride too. :-)

    I just thought I would share our strategy for saving some $$$ on invites/STDs!

    We created a wedding website (through brides.com) with all of the details about the wedding, plus everyone will RSVP on the site too. (I had friends who did the same thing and said only a couple of relatives didn't have internet access, so they just called to RSVP and they updated it manually.)

    We were originally going to send out save the dates, but realized that they would say the same thing as the invitations (since the RSVPs are online, along with all of the details, there was no need to do the formal invitations with all of the enclosures). So, we decided to send the invites now, even though it's early. That way, people have even more time to plan and save some money if need be. (I'll post a picture when they're done - we went the DIY route too to save even more $!)

    So, basically we cut out the cost of save the dates, the cost of RSVP cards and postage, and the cost of multiple invitation pieces and expensive printing. Plus, we both are pretty environmentally conscious, so we were happy to be able to save a few trees in the process. (And some of the paper I am using for the invites is recycled.) YAY!

    Oh, and we went on godaddy.com and bought a personalized web address to use on brides.com so it would be easy for people to remember the site address.

    #42 Perplexy

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      Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:31 PM

      All these great ideas to do...but May 2010 *seems* so far away!

      Our wedding is May 5, 2010, and I bet I'll finally get around to using some of these ideas in or around April. That's just the way I am.

      If my name wasn't Tina, it wouldn't be in the word procrasTINAte.

      :)

      *YAY* MAY 2010 BRIDES!!
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      #43 hockeymom97

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        Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:21 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Perplexy
        All these great ideas to do...but May 2010 *seems* so far away!

        Our wedding is May 5, 2010, and I bet I'll finally get around to using some of these ideas in or around April. That's just the way I am.

        If my name wasn't Tina, it wouldn't be in the word procrasTINAte.

        :)

        *YAY* MAY 2010 BRIDES!!
        Yay!!! We share the same date - I'm a May 5th bride too!!! Congratulations!!!
        Heather & Eric ~ May 5th, 2011 ~ Beaches Turks & Caicos

        #44 Perplexy

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          Posted 09 July 2009 - 07:31 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by hockeymom97
          Yay!!! We share the same date - I'm a May 5th bride too!!! Congratulations!!!
          I've been searching for my date twin!

          So glad we found each other!
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          #45 BillysBride

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            Posted 09 July 2009 - 07:46 PM

            After all this time (we settled on a date LONG ago) I'm actually feelin a lil' pressure/pinch now that we're inside the single digit mark! Is that wierd or what? I'm just so used to being able to say "We still have over a year"....it's just strange.

            I can just see myself at 6 months. Ready to dive off a roof top somewhere.
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            http://global.thekno...rs/tt265ad.aspxhttp://www.mywedding...nnah/index.html20 STD's w. pre-lim RSVP sent 6/15/09: 7 "Yes" so far/10 guests total!

            #46 hockeymom97

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              Posted 09 July 2009 - 07:48 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Perplexy
              I've been searching for my date twin!

              So glad we found each other!
              So how far along in your planning are you? It seems like we have SO much time, but at the same time, I think it's going to go by faster than we realize. I was asking my TA some questions and she tells me that usually you don't start coordinating the details with your WC until about 4 months out, and I was like WHAT?!?!? I definitely don't want to be a Bridezilla, but there's certain things I need to figure out now - or at least fairly soon. For example - I'm debating about my flowers. Do I use real ones or go with real touch and bring them down myself? Well I want to see what the resort can offer and what the cost is before I decide, and if I am going to use a florist and go with the real touch ones, I need to know now because the person I would most likely use books up way in advance.

              And the funny thing is, is that I really thought a DW was going to be SO simple and I could have it planned just like that. Well then I found this site and I just found so many great ideas that now the planning is almost all I can think about. I can easily see how some brides get carried away with their planning!
              Heather & Eric ~ May 5th, 2011 ~ Beaches Turks & Caicos

              #47 lexibride

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                Posted 10 July 2009 - 03:13 PM

                Yay! Just found this post - I'm a May 15th! We sent out our save the dates a few weeks ago, we're getting married at The Royal.

                I saw the discussion paying everything for cash and we're doing this as well - paying for whatever we can along the way!!!

                Glad to find all of you girls! :)

                #48 KittenHeart

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                  Posted 10 July 2009 - 04:37 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by BillysBride
                  After all this time (we settled on a date LONG ago) I'm actually feelin a lil' pressure/pinch now that we're inside the single digit mark! Is that wierd or what? I'm just so used to being able to say "We still have over a year"....it's just strange.

                  I can just see myself at 6 months. Ready to dive off a roof top somewhere.
                  LOL!!! I feel exactly the same way! We're under 10 months! Seems like a lot of time and not enough all in the same!

                  I feel stuck... I think a dress is the next thing to do and get people that RSVP'd to freakin book!

                  What are you doing now? I feel lost again like I did in the beginning :)

                  #49 BakersGirl

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                    Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:14 PM

                    Any May 2nd brides on here?
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                    Kelly & Michael
                    May 2, 2010
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                    #50 CrystalM

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                      Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:39 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by BillysBride

                      I can just see myself at 6 months. Ready to dive off a roof top somewhere.
                      I am sooooo with you!
                      I have a fabulous photographer I can share in the United States Virgin Islands in late April/early MayP.M. if interested!http://img.weddingco....pvbh7hxc5u.png




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