Hi ladies! March came and went! I just realized that I haven't been on here all month. After my full on panic last month, I'm happy that people have finally booked their trips. We're up to 31 right now, which I'm more than happy about! I'm so thankful for those that are coming and know that we'll have a great time no matter what! Our RSVPs are due at the end of April, so hopefully a few more can join us And thank you to all of you who calmed me last month. It made a big difference!!
I am a pure slacker on this wedding! I read everyone's posts and write another thing to do June 25th is quickly approaching! I need to start thinking of flowers, meals, rehearsal dinner and such, but I don't know where to start. For being so Type A, I'm surprisingly too laid back on this wedding.
I haven't spoke with Karla (I"m at the Del Mar) since last fall. So, of course, I have a wide range of questions for her, so I'll get some input from you before I bombard her
1. Rehearsals? Is there a run through of the ceremony and can we select a restaurant to do a rehearsal dinner? I'm guessing that it would come off people's meals. Our guests are asking me and I keep telling them I'm planning it.
2. Private Reception? Probably going to upgrade our package as we're at the basic right now. I'm not 100% if we're going to be able to get four more guests for the private reception (when I booked they told me you needed 35 guests for the reception). So, I may just bite the bullet and pay a little bit more. Doesn't that seem to be the theme Plus, I already booked DJ Doremixx last summer, so i don't want to lose my deposit and a battle with the FH about jumping the gun on booking things
3. Meal choices - with the private reception, you can select a couple of meal choices, correct? I was hoping that I could also add a meal for my niece and nephews (who will be 2, 3, and 8). Chicken fingers can't be too hard
4. Ceremony? Does anyone know what the ceremony entails? I want to make sure I have everything that we'll need in case they have any kind of sand/unity ceremony in it.
There's a few people I owe PMs to, and I apologize for not getting back to you! Hannah - I started the diet and it works! I got sick for a couple of weeks with the weather (it's almost 60 one day and then back to 20 the next in Chicago these days), so I had to lay off. It's amazing that I'm not even craving Diet Coke anymore! And this is coming from someone who would drink two big gulps a day!
If anyone is looking for bridesmaids' gifts, check out Thirty One. They have the world's cutest bags!! I bought my bridesmaids' a beach tote, makeup bag, flip flop luggage tag from them. Very reasonable prices. I also will throw in their earrings and sandals in the bags. I'm actaully going to give them their bridesmaids' gifts at the wedding shower because I want them to have the items for the trip, so it's one less thing for them to buy.