I started on my OOT bags really early...in fact I think the bags themselves may have been the first thing I bought for the wedding. I had always planned on about 50 guests and as of today we have 37 confirmed. Not sure if that number will go up or not...I think it really depends on what happens with flight prices. So, I will probably have OOT stuff left over, but I really focused on getting everything when it was on super sale, so I don't consider it a loss to have some extra stuff. I know what you mean with the guest numbers though. We sat down the other night and realized that every single guest is costing us about $200 just for the welcome dinner and wedding dinner and OOT bag, etc. While I'm ecstatic to have people there with us, that really adds up quickly!
Our actual invitations just went out a week or so ago, and our RSVP date is April 10th. For the most part I think I already know who is coming, but I needed to get meal choices - so I guess that was the main purpose of the invites. I ordered sea urchin shells on usshell.com that should be getting here any day now. My plan is to paint them all white and cut slits in the top to use as place card holders - then each meal choice will have a different color background for the actual place card. So, that's my next big project.
I have not had my dress altered, but it's the next thing on my to do list. I really need to set up the appointment for that. I purchased my dress at a sample sale and it fits really well, so besides the length there isn't too much to be done, but I would like to check that off of my list! I bought my shoes before I even bought the dress ironically, so I'm good on those. I also bought a beautiful hairpiece on etsy - but I still am trying to decide what to do for jewelry.
I've heard wonderful things about both the one & only and Esperanza, so I'm sure you really can't go wrong there. I'm glad to hear that you are switching hotels - I think it will make for a great honeymoon experience! I don't know about you but I am so looking forward to a week of only myself and my fiance after spending a week entertaining 40 guests!
We're getting so close! I can't wait!!