Your wedding is going to be fabulous! I have the utmost confidence in Alisha and her staff to pull of an amazing production. I think the invites with an RSVP request and date will be an excellent way to remind your guests. As brides, we are so excited about our weddings. The wedding is in the forefront of our minds, but it just isn't so for everyone else.
I work on my wedding a little every day and sometimes for hours at a time, but I hardly ever get in contact with Alisha. Usually, I just get on chat when I have questions for the ladies. From your posts, you guys seem to be more in touch with Alisha than we are. No wonder she's always checking in with us.
I have an online notebook of ideas, some are not so solid as yet. I just kind of percolate on them and talk with my FI about them until they take shape. Then I add them to our concept questionnare. Alisha said she only needed it 6 months before so we've just been taking our time.
It is definitely possible to get your guest list down. We started out at over a 250 and are now down to about 168. I thought we were gonna stop there and take our chances but the fiance said last night he was thinking of cutting a few more.
Plus I can't help thinking about this recession/depression in which we are headed. I'm leaning towards my dad's estimates that about half of the people we invite won't be able to make it.
Wow! That is exciting. 15 people booked and you haven't even sent out invites yet. Since we were still working on our guest list we haven't even sent out our STDs yet. We were going to do the message in a bottle but as time has been moving ahead, we are now just considering doing an online STD from our wedsite at The Knot.
No, we haven't picked accommodations yet. I think the hold up has been that we really want to stay at the a small Jamaican-owned hotel. The problem is that although it is priced like the Iberostar Beach, it is NOT all-inclusive. An all-inclusive plan is available, but that is extra. Although kids stay free, their meals are not. The resort has 50 rooms so it's likely that we could have the entire resort to ourselves. Plus, I have a significant amount of family on the island and guests are welcome for $20/day. We are trying to talk them down to match the Beach. If not we'll be headed to the Iberostars.
I went virtual dress shopping with my sister last weekend. She went to Costco and texted me pictures of dresses from one of their traveling demos. I found a totally reasonable dress for $1400, 100% silk dutchess satin. This is my backup dress in case I can't find anything else I love in my budget or style. @ Excillindy talk about not seeing your wedding venue until the day of, I might not see my dress until it arrives.
Your self-designed invites will be fabulous. No one is more into your wedding than you. Inspired by the planning page of the "futuremrstgun", I tried my hand at designing monograms and invites using powerpoint. We have two fabulous designs that we are just trying to narrow down. We are going to end up saving ourselves tons of money, and you will, too.
So ladies, that's where we are: trying to send out our STDs, finishing up our wedsite, selecting invites and accommodations, and dress shopping. We have a lot of things in progress, but only the cake design decided. I was going to say and the venue, too, but we might have to move everything to the aqueduct/beach if our numbers run over. Is anyone planning an excursion with their group?
Happy planning everyone and keep in touch!