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Originally Posted by hclibby1982 View Post

 

Welcome!   You but you may want to almost work backwards before you fall in love with a place that just isn't reasonable, which was the very first thing I did only to realize my guests would've been paying $4K minimum for 5 days. 

 

After that mini hiccup I decided the max I wanted my guests to spend per person then went from there. I did a lot of research to find a beautiful place that would still be affordable for our guests. I also researched airfare which is why I'm getting married 2/7 and not later in Feb like I originally wanted, when the airfare was much higher.  My resort has great reviews and the pictures are gorgeous, it also accepts kids and for those with real little ones it didn't impact the room rate (all things I researched and had quoted out too).  My wedding planner has been so hopeful and responsive but my resort is definitely not boutique style so it probably wouldn't be of interest to you, but someone on here may have some really good suggestions for you.

Thank you very much I figured out I dont want our guests to spend anymore than 1k, and that is like the ultimate max. I have found a few that fit in the budget for our guests, but I think I will have to host the wedding else where.

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Yes, my date is 6/21/14...I wanted to get an early start! I just booked at the palace resort in Cozumel. They basically do everything for you, all we have to do is show up!

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Originally Posted by dj3985 View Post

 

Yes, my date is 6/21/14...I wanted to get an early start! I just booked at the palace resort in Cozumel. They basically do everything for you, all we have to do is show up!

 

Sound Fabulous!  Are you busy working on things like STDs and Welcome Bags?

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Originally Posted by dj3985 View Post

 

Yes, just got STD's done. Hummm wasn't even considering welcome bags. What does that entail exactly?

 

Oh excellent your STDs are done - did you mail them out already and everything ?

 

Welcome Bags can be really cute and simple or you can go big!  I may not be the best person to get advice from if your interested in going simple LOL I have become totally consumed with my welcome bags .. I think about them allll day long.

 

If you want cute and simple - something like a welcome letter from you and your FI is nice - you can add simple things like bottle water and snacks (although this might be unnecessary if you are staying at an AI)

 

A lot of brides include what they call "Hang over Kits" or "Oh Shit Kits" which includes individual packs on Tylenol, pepto, emergan C, and things like that.

 

Also, "Survival Kits" with things like bandages, bug spray, chap stick, and the list goes on.

 

Other ideas - flip flops, hats, mugs, sunglasses, key card holders, pashminas. . . I really could keep going!

 

If you do a search on here for "OOT bags" and/or "Welcome Bags" on this site you will find a ton of posts with all kinds of ideas.  Once I have time to put a list together I will post it with all the things I am including.  If you decide to do them - I'd love to share ideas!

 

Not everyone does them or finds them necessary - My personal opinion is that I am asking friends and family to spend a lot of time and money to come to my wedding. While they are all coming on their own accord I still feel like I want them to know how very much it means to us that they made this effort for us.  So while I am spending a lot of time and money on these bags I feel like it really is the least I can do! Again, just my feeling about them : )

 

If your not into the bags - I nice letter of Welcome and Thanks can be special!

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Originally Posted by MissJali View Post

 

Now Now Now Rayn..we said SUPPORT group!!! LOL

 

What!?!?!  I TOTALLY support thinking obsessively thinking about what to add to your welcome bag! : D   HAHAHAHAHAH i need help!

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Originally Posted by RaynDrop View Post

 

 

What!?!?!  I TOTALLY support thinking obsessively thinking about what to add to your welcome bag! : D   HAHAHAHAHAH i need help!

 

 

Wow - how is that for sentence structure for ya .. heheh

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Oh excellent your STDs are done - did you mail them out already and everything ? Welcome Bags can be really cute and simple or you can go big!  I may not be the best person to get advice from if your interested in going simple LOL I have become totally consumed with my welcome bags .. I think about them allll day long. If you want cute and simple - something like a welcome letter from you and your FI is nice - you can add simple things like bottle water and snacks (although this might be unnecessary if you are staying at an AI) A lot of brides include what they call "Hang over Kits" or "Oh Shit Kits" which includes individual packs on Tylenol, pepto, emergan C, and things like that. Also, "Survival Kits" with things like bandages, bug spray, chap stick, and the list goes on. Other ideas - flip flops, hats, mugs, sunglasses, key card holders, pashminas. . . I really could keep going! If you do a search on here for "OOT bags" and/or "Welcome Bags" on this site you will find a ton of posts with all kinds of ideas.  Once I have time to put a list together I will post it with all the things I am including.  If you decide to do them - I'd love to share ideas! Not everyone does them or finds them necessary - My personal opinion is that I am asking friends and family to spend a lot of time and money to come to my wedding. While they are all coming on their own accord I still feel like I want them to know how very much it means to us that they made this effort for us.  So while I am spending a lot of time and money on these bags I feel like it really is the least I can do! Again, just my feeling about them : ) If your not into the bags - I nice letter of Welcome and Thanks can be special!
Ooooo yes I love this idea! I will look into it, and come up with some ideas. I feel the Same way, our family and close friends are coming a long way and spending a lot to share this day with us. It is an AI, so hummm ill have to get creative. Thanks :) I'm sending my std out on Friday :) 400

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