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#3201 EmmA1025

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    Posted 14 August 2013 - 01:29 PM

    Brandi- what type of gifts are you giving out? Brownsugar- yes I am going to have a welcome dinner probably one or two nights before the wedding . If you just have your welcome dinner in the buffet area there is no charge. I planned on doing welcome bags and have them in the rooms for when the guests arrive so maybe ill just have a little separate bag for the bridal party with a little note and obviously they'll know that's their gift lol What type of gifts is everyone planning? I think I'm going to do flasks and personalized bottle openers for the guys. I found really cute ones on etsy. And for the girls some type of jewelry maybe infinity necklaces and also little flasks I found on etsy that say bridesmaid little helper lol

    #3202 EmmA1025

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      Posted 14 August 2013 - 01:29 PM

      Brandi- what type of gifts are you giving out? Brownsugar- yes I am going to have a welcome dinner probably one or two nights before the wedding . If you just have your welcome dinner in the buffet area there is no charge. I planned on doing welcome bags and have them in the rooms for when the guests arrive so maybe ill just have a little separate bag for the bridal party with a little note and obviously they'll know that's their gift lol What type of gifts is everyone planning? I think I'm going to do flasks and personalized bottle openers for the guys. I found really cute ones on etsy. And for the girls some type of jewelry maybe infinity necklaces and also little flasks I found on etsy that say bridesmaid little helper lol

      #3203 AnaSteele58

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        Posted 14 August 2013 - 01:53 PM

        Brandi- what type of gifts are you giving out? Brownsugar- yes I am going to have a welcome dinner probably one or two nights before the wedding . If you just have your welcome dinner in the buffet area there is no charge. I planned on doing welcome bags and have them in the rooms for when the guests arrive so maybe ill just have a little separate bag for the bridal party with a little note and obviously they'll know that's their gift lol What type of gifts is everyone planning? I think I'm going to do flasks and personalized bottle openers for the guys. I found really cute ones on etsy. And for the girls some type of jewelry maybe infinity necklaces and also little flasks I found on etsy that say bridesmaid little helper lol

        Point of clarification-When you say Welcome Dinner in the buffet area, are you suggesting to have everyone enter together so that you can kind if take over one section of the restaurant? As far as gifts, I'm getting the girls a nice makeup/toiletry bag, robes someone recommended on Etsy and a small jewelry piece. FI is handling the gifts for the guys.

        #3204 ceciile

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          Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:20 PM

          I was feeling the same way and have been trying to contact someone at their wedding email. I finally contacted them through their Facebook and mentioned how hard it's been to get any responses and they messaged me back saying they'll have the Pilar contact me soon. 

           

          And Pilar JUST contacted me a couple hours ago!! Woo hoo finally. So it's been a month that I've been trying to reach her, but don't give up hope! She'll get back to you soon :)



          #3205 Brandi Kohler

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            Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:32 PM

            Originally Posted by EmmA1025 

            Brandi- what type of gifts are you giving out?

            Brownsugar- yes I am going to have a welcome dinner probably one or two nights before the wedding . If you just have your welcome dinner in the buffet area there is no charge.

            I planned on doing welcome bags and have them in the rooms for when the guests arrive so maybe ill just have a little separate bag for the bridal party with a little note and obviously they'll know that's their gift lol

            What type of gifts is everyone planning? I think I'm going to do flasks and personalized bottle openers for the guys. I found really cute ones on etsy. And for the girls some type of jewelry maybe infinity necklaces and also little flasks I found on etsy that say bridesmaid little helper lol

            For the groomsmen gift, FI is giving out Oakley sunglasses (since he is a firefighter, he is able to get some sort of a discount, making them only like $40).  For the bridesmaid gifts, they are getting flip flops that match their dresses, wrap dress cover ups for bathing suits, their earrings, bracelets, and a jewelry roll travel carrier thing.

             

            We are also doing welcome bags, but are probably going to hand them out during our cocktail party.  The resort wants to charge us to put the bags in their rooms and I've read a few reviews that bags got mixed up and not delivered until the next day and stuff.  Also, since we have the arrival times of our guests, we may just hand them out when they are checking in.



            #3206 Brandi Kohler

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              Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:34 PM

              Originally Posted by brownsugarbride 

               

              What does the welcome cocktail party involve?  Is there a price per head? I was thinking I wanted to do something fun like have a s'mores party, but not sure about that yet.

              The cocktail party is just something we are putting together ourselves.  I have everyone meeting there (well, whoever wants to) at 8:30 just to get everyone together.  We will have chips and salsa and stuff, but they can order whatever they want from the bar.  Our guests are putting out a lot of money to come to our wedding, and the last thing I wanted to do was tell them when, where and what they had to be and eat.  That's all.  Just low key.  There is no price per head.  It is basically just an organized gathering.



              #3207 EmmA1025

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                Posted 15 August 2013 - 04:06 AM

                Point of clarification-When you say Welcome Dinner in the buffet area, are you suggesting to have everyone enter together so that you can kind if take over one section of the restaurant? As far as gifts, I'm getting the girls a nice makeup/toiletry bag, robes someone recommended on Etsy and a small jewelry piece. FI is handling the gifts for the guys.

                Pilar told me they can rope off a section of the buffet restaurant so it's a bit more private free of charge so that's what we'll be doing one or two nights before the wedding.

                #3208 EmmA1025

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                  Posted 15 August 2013 - 04:09 AM

                  For the groomsmen gift, FI is giving out Oakley sunglasses (since he is a firefighter, he is able to get some sort of a discount, making them only like $40).  For the bridesmaid gifts, they are getting flip flops that match their dresses, wrap dress cover ups for bathing suits, their earrings, bracelets, and a jewelry roll travel carrier thing. We are also doing welcome bags, but are probably going to hand them out during our cocktail party.  The resort wants to charge us to put the bags in their rooms and I've read a few reviews that bags got mixed up and not delivered until the next day and stuff.  Also, since we have the arrival times of our guests, we may just hand them out when they are checking in.

                  Are you getting the girls gifts from etsy? If so, can you tell me the shop name.. I want to do flip flops and possibly robes too. I also heard about the charge for the bag delivery and possibly getting mixed up which is concerning. How do you know everyone's flight information? Did u ask for it on your RSVP card? Since I'm sure some guests will book last minute I hope this won't be confusing

                  #3209 Brandi Kohler

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                    Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:02 AM

                    Originally Posted by EmmA1025 


                    Are you getting the girls gifts from etsy? If so, can you tell me the shop name.. I want to do flip flops and possibly robes too.

                    I also heard about the charge for the bag delivery and possibly getting mixed up which is concerning. How do you know everyone's flight information? Did u ask for it on your RSVP card? Since I'm sure some guests will book last minute I hope this won't be confusing

                    With our travel agent, in order to get the low pricing, rooms needed to be paid in full by August 7th.  Everyone has done this.  Also, just about everyone has their airfare.  But, our package through our travel agent includes round trip transfers (from the airport and back to the airport) and they need to know everyone's travel info by September 2, to guarantee transfers.  So, my travel agent has all of their flight info and has passed it on to me!  

                     

                    As for the gifts, I am making the flip flops myself because it is much more cost effective.  For the jewelry, I went to Charming Charlie for the bracelets, and got the earrings from the Avon catalog.  The "beach" dresses I ordered from Amazon.  They are pretty neat.  And the jewelry rolls, I ordered from The Knot yesterday.  They were having a free shipping on any purchase promo, plus an extra 25% off clearance.  They were dirt cheap and really nice looking.



                    #3210 brownsugarbride

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                      Posted 15 August 2013 - 06:48 AM

                      Originally Posted by Brandi Kohler 

                      The cocktail party is just something we are putting together ourselves.  I have everyone meeting there (well, whoever wants to) at 8:30 just to get everyone together.  We will have chips and salsa and stuff, but they can order whatever they want from the bar.  Our guests are putting out a lot of money to come to our wedding, and the last thing I wanted to do was tell them when, where and what they had to be and eat.  That's all.  Just low key.  There is no price per head.  It is basically just an organized gathering.

                       

                      Okay, that makes a lot of sense.  I've been feeling a bit guilty about having the rehearsal dinner on resort (completely silly, I know!!!) as I wanted to do something extra special for the guests flying all the way down to Mexico.  I am doing an off-resort wedding though, so maybe that will have to suffice!






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