Planning is coming along great so far! Had my second dress fitting last night and LOVE my dress, I had the neckline completely altered so I was quite nervous but it came out better than I expected. Yay!
My mothers best friend threw me a shower on Sunday and it was great, they didn't do the traditional style where everyone brings small gifts, they gathered $20 from each guest and had everyone sign a card then she presented me with the money and told me to chose whatever large item my fiance and I wanted from our registry! I was so excited as we have lived together for years and have a beautiful house with most of those "small items" already so we were thrilled that we got to go out and pick out some of the more expensive items that we may not have gotten otherwise. So the next day we went to Costco and purchased the new Pet Roomba (robot vacuum), a food processor/blender, a wine kit (we love to make wine!) and still have around $120 left so not sure what we're going to get with that but I'm sure we'll find something we love! What a great idea, I was so impressed with her!
As for my decor planning, I am halfway done "accessorizing" my rafia fans with ribbon and mini silver starfish pendants, I just ordered a bunch of stuff off of Etsy like a personalized photo guestbook, my rehearsal dress, passport covers for my bridesmaids, shoe clips for my bridesmaids, Senor/Senora chair signs and a real touch orchid hair flower, then off Amazon I bought the Fujifilm Instax 210 camera with 5 packs of film. I will be ordering my big OOT purchases in about a month as my parents go down to Arizona for 6 months out of the year so I will have everything shipped to them as its MUCH cheaper than getting it to Canada.
I am waiting on a sweet sale from Vistaprint to do my ordering but here are a few items I will be getting:
Here are my brochures and luggage tags that I will be sending out probably at the beginning of December! Sooooo excited!
Ahhh!! 3 months to go!! How is everyone doing with their planning? This week has been CRAZY for us as our group booking deadline is Friday and it seems like everyone waited til the last minute to book. We are now at 63 guests. If we get to 68 then we get another free trip!! We gave away our first two free trips to my little sister who is in university and my FMIL who can't afford the trip otherwise, so this free trip would go to US - our reception is 80 bucks a head, so it will basically just cover some of the reception costs.
Has anyone sent out a pre-trip letter? Is anyone else thinking about doing this? I ordered some free business cards from Vistaprint to use as luggage tags and I was planning on sending them with some sort of information update/trip tips letter at the end of October.
What else are you ladies working on now?