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I ordered a Maggie...it took the exact quote of six months to come in; I ordered the end of January and it was here the 2nd week of July.  So as it was mentioned...I would definately start looking if you like that line!

 

Originally Posted by missgomes View Post




I guess I should really start looking then.  I'm so clueless to this stuff.  I will definitely use you ladies as a planning guide!!   blush2.gifThanks so much for the info!
 



I didn't do STD for the DW.  I am sending out STD's next week for our AHR that we are having in June.  I kinda thought I would be thrifty (or perhaps some may view it as cheap...can't please everyone) but I am including the STD's inside the envelopes for the invitations to Jamaica...I am just beyond amazed by all the people that some of you ladies already have booked!  We just got ourselves booked...how did you motivate people to do it so early!?

 

Originally Posted by primavera View Post


Thank you girls!!! I'm feel the same, yesterday I was overwhelmed and today I feel like I have it under control :) I have to finalize these STDs and I will feel much better. I haven't even started looking for a dress, but have been checking out the knock-off dresses thread on this forum and I think that is the way I want to go. I still have to decide on a style though, but first STDs.

 

What did you all do for STDs? I'm thinking of doing postcards on Vistaprint since they are free and then do my own passport invites.



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We didn't even do STDs! I really wanted to, but with the way our quote worked we just didn't have the time. We sent out two group emails with the 'Save the Date' info and the booking info, and we also had a website up and running very early on. I wish we'd been able to do STDs because there are so many great ideas for them! We are spending more on our invites as a result (passports, I will post pics when they arrive!)

 

We got people to book early because they kind of had to, lol. Our group rate is amaaaazing (through Westjet, a Canadian airline) but they have to put down deposits by mid-September, and the rest is due in January. We need 10 rooms (20 people - yikes) to get the group rate, so I was a little stressed that it wouldn't happen because people wouldn't want to book commit right now - and then no one would get the great rate. But we have 8 rooms booked, and more that will be booking in the next week or so, so I think we'll be fine. After 10 rooms are booked then I really don't care when/how people book! We gave an RSVP of Jan 31, so it still gives us lots of time to plan knowing the #s.

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Originally Posted by MaggieandJay View Post

 

My Invitations went out FRIDAY! YAH! Thank goodness that is DONE!

 

yay! so exciting checking that one off

 

 

Originally Posted by primavera View Post

 

I got the confirmation today! I'm officially a May 2011 bride to be :) May 4th is our date, so excited!!!!

 

Congratulations, I'll have to update it on the bride list which is growing and growing now!

 

 

Originally Posted by SKing24 View Post

 

Do I have a date twin?  Who else is May 6th?

 

I'm May 6th!

 

 

Originally Posted by Canadiansandy View Post

 

Missgomes - I would start shopping sooner than that, unless you are definitely planning to buy off the rack. Some stores will sell you anything, and others only carry samples and you will need to order. I actually just bought my dress this past weekend! :) It's an 'Ella', and it will only arrive in January. That leaves me the suggested 2 months for any alterations that might be necessary, and some extra 'padding' in case anything goes wrong!

 

It all depends on you, and what you're comfortable with. The dress is the last thing I wanted to be stressing about! Plus it's tons of fun to shop for, why put it off? :) Lol

 

Here's my dress:

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That dress looks fabulous on you!

 

 

 

I finally picked a new photographer! I hate that I've had over a year already of planning because I was so sure of everything in the beginning and now I'm changing my mind a lot...oops, the worst part is it's costing me $$....oh well I'm going to try and slow down a bit so I don't try to change anything else. 

 

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Primavera- I did vista print magnets they are approximately 5 1/2" by 4" with my Monogram done by Allurements by Rebecca.  I added information to them including our website and they came out really fabulous.  The quality a lot better than I imagined!  Go for it.  I think we are going to do Boarding Passes as our invitations with the perforated side as the RSVP.  Not sure yet.

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Originally Posted by Tina5978 View Post

Primavera- I did vista print magnets they are approximately 5 1/2" by 4" with my Monogram done by Allurements by Rebecca.  I added information to them including our website and they came out really fabulous.  The quality a lot better than I imagined!  Go for it.  I think we are going to do Boarding Passes as our invitations with the perforated side as the RSVP.  Not sure yet.


I love the magnets but we're on a tight budget with a long guest list, so I thought 100 free postcards would be a more economical option ;) I have considered doing STDs by email as well, since we will hopefully send out the invites in another month or two. 50% or more of our guest list are in Europe so it would save time, money and be environmental friendly :) Not sure how to make an email still look pretty though....oh, decision, decisions.....

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Congratulations fellow May 2011 Brides :)

I'm happy I found you all to chat with. I'm a newbie & I wanna share my info:

I have booked my wedding at the Royal in Cancun for May 23, 2011. Got the photog and the dress. Waiting to get group rates from the resort to send out the passport invites - check out Ana de Roux's Passport Invitations... she's sooo creative! Can anyone tell me who they're using as a DJ and videographer and what you're doing for centerpieces? Gosh, I'd rather not spend $100 per floral centerpiece to have it go to waste at night... know what I'm saying????

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Yay Veronica, I'm glad to have a date twin!  And we almost booked Dreams Tulum too!

 

Welcome elbachow!!

 

Primavera, i did the postcard stds from vistaprint and everyone loved them!  It ended up costing me $34 for the shipping and because i got the envelopes pre-printed with our return address.  Such a great deal and they were so cute.

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SKing, do you have pics to share? I think I'm going for the postcards too. I just see all these great ideas on here and keep changing my mind as far as the design goes :)

 

Welcome elbachow!

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