Originally Posted by PurpleUnicorn
the first pair of shoes i bought, i sold to another bride on this website! and my second pair, that i actually wore in my wedding, i have worn several times since my wedding!
the first set of jewelry i bought was not that expensive and actually the necklace clasp recently broke when i moved and i never got to wear it. another set i had bought for my wedding, i actually ended up buying 3 more and giving them all to my Bridesmaids to wear in my wedding! about a year before my wedding, i bought a pair of nice earrings that i thought i would wear in my wedding, but never did, although have worn on many occasions since. and finally, the actual earrings i did wear in my wedding, i have not worn again, but plan to for my AHR and after that i will whenever i have the opportunity!
LOL to writing my vows last minute! i didn't plan it that way. all last year i was working full time at my internship and i wanted to sit down and give myself a lot of time to write my vows. and becaise it was so important, i just kept putting it off until i had "time". well in reality, i never had time for anything. so finally on the night before i left for Jamaica (not the night before my wedding), i said i HAVE to get this done before i pack! so i finally did! i think i slept one hour that night.
i did also leave some things like tying ribbons to programs for when i was in Jamaica and then i had my bridesmaids help me, so you could always do that with water bottle labels - i wish i had done that with the labels.
as for your new questions:
i bought formal invitations from Invitations by Dawn (website: www.invitationsbydaw.com) and sent them about about 6 months before the wedding. i also had a website set up through mywedding.com where I had people RSVP. then my travel agent/wedding planner did all the work of contacting my guests and sending them info about the resort and wedding. if you don;t have someone that like that - I HIGHLY recommend the person i worked with, let me know if you are interested. she also set me up with my wedding website and guided me in what to write and include.
I was not planning to do an AHR until much later (because so many people couldnt come to Jamaica in the end). So i only told people AFTER I came back from Jamaica through a save the date email and then ordered cheap, but nice, invitations off vistaprint and sent them out last week!
Well it seems like you got your money's worth out of all the doubles you bought. I like the idea of being able to wear the shoes and jewelry again in everyday life. Nothing too over the top ya know.
I will prob end up spending all my time on here....procrastinating writing my vows. It is so hard to put what i feel in my heart on paper. then have to say it aloud in front of everyone (I dropped out of speech class three times before i finally finished it as a summer class)
I just had someone tell me that doing the RSVP on line saves alot of money. Did you run into the problem of some ppl not using computers and such?
No I dont have wedding planner or travel agent. FI and i booked everyones flight and rooms ourselves online. Really wasnt hard. There were only two flights to choose from. At our resort you have to have more than 20 ppl to get any discount (we only have 11).
So you like vistaprint? No problems or errors?