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Originally Posted by curlygirlnpearl View Post

 

That's my biggest fear of it looking like a 3rd grade art project. I can't have that for my wedding! But I want to have personalized items at the wedding also so idk! My mom is involved too but my oldest sister is beyond excited and wants to do everything! 

 

becaus i knew mine would look like some kindergarten work.. i just ordered mostof the things i needed at great prices. lol.

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I see myself doing the exact same thing!
I have cut cormers on every aspect possible . I knew I wanted passport invitations and knew I was not crafty enougr to do it and honestly...the bottom line was.. kw damnit! I just didn't want to. Lol. That was my one splurge as it was important for me just as photos are for some.but having mine done qas honestly best for me. Lol

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400 i officially finished my invites!!!!! Welcome to the new girl! Forgot to tag your post :) my wedding is well under $10,000....everything ive done for the wedding including my dress invites etc is $5,000. Where are you from??? Cant see since im on my phone!
moody, this is impressive! did you just use a regular printer at home? I'm not very computer savvy, but I would love to DIY if it saves money. I tried to do my own Save the dates. Of course the magnets were from vistaprint but that's bc i had a groupon, so that saved us money and it looked good! plus, i was able to get some return label stickers which helps a lot bc writing things take forever! I just bought carsdstock and envelopes at michaels using coupons of course and printed the other details & stuck the magnets wih zots. Anyway, how did you do the passports? or what material did you use? or computer software? I've see cute passport invites on etsy but not sure what's the going price for one invite like the passport. what do you girls think is reasonable price or how much did u spend on invitations?

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Originally Posted by curlygirlnpearl View Post

 

I see myself doing the exact same thing!

 

 

Originally Posted by shugapop1 View Post

 

 

I have cut cormers on every aspect possible . I knew I wanted passport invitations and knew I was not crafty enougr to do it and honestly...the bottom line was.. kw damnit! I just didn't want to. Lol. That was my one splurge as it was important for me just as photos are for some.but having mine done qas honestly best for me. Lol

I think I might attempt to try to assemble (create) my own invitations if I can keep them in a reasonable price range. I'll just have to employ the help of my FI and SIL.

 

I think I'd be a little less stressed and worried if I thought I had bridesmaids that were nearby. I'm a transplant to my area so my bridesmaids are ALL OVER. I do have my future SIL who lives right down the block to help. I guess I always imagined that I'd be one of those brides who had the full company of her court to fulfill her every need.... ok ok ok I'm exaggerating just a bit. I guess I'm just learning that everything is not what you see on Bridezilla. ( & yes I know that TV show is a gross over exaggeration) But I think you ladies know what I'm getting at, especially when it comes to Destination wedding planning. It's a whole new ball game. 

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I think I might attempt to try to assemble (create) my own invitations if I can keep them in a reasonable price range. I'll just have to employ the help of my FI and SIL. I think I'd be a little less stressed and worried if I thought I had bridesmaids that were nearby. I'm a transplant to my area so my bridesmaids are ALL OVER. I do have my future SIL who lives right down the block to help. I guess I always imagined that I'd be one of those brides who had the full company of her court to fulfill her every need.... ok ok ok I'm exaggerating just a bit. I guess I'm just learning that everything is not what you see on Bridezilla. ( & yes I know that TV show is a gross over exaggeration) But I think you ladies know what I'm getting at, especially when it comes to Destination wedding planning. It's a whole new ball game. 
Yes definitely a whole new ball game.

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I need help!!!!

We wanted a small & intimate wedding so we tried and tried to keep it at 25 guests. So we look at Jamaica because my FI being from the Dominican Republic it would be hard to keep it to that #. Fast forward that after hours of conversation with his parents we settled with Punta Cana; with Two major rules. Rule1 is as we are paying for his parents travel they must fly into Punta Cana stay for wedding at resort before heading to their home towns. 2. Family member who cannot afford it cannot come.  I think its fare.  Well as soon as we decided Punta Cana our list went from 25-50 (20 of the guest are his sibling with spouse and kids all local to the island). It being my second wedding I was ok with leaving friends and family out.  

 

Oh well I thought.

 

We launch our wedding website last week. ONLY to find that some family member forward it to others that were not invited.  We clearly say it on the website in English and in Spanish only a selected amount of people were invited please donâ€t forward information. I donâ€t know what to do? We are not doing an after destination wedding reception.

Like most brides I said yes to the whole destination wedding to keep it simple, but to him itâ€s a full out Wedding affair. His family has no concept on money, saving and planning ahead. Iâ€m about to blow up. All 13 of my guest have put $ down and are ok. His family they think they have until April-May. 

 

Shavon

 

Sorry for venting on here but my BM are my 2 children 9 & 13 and well you know my friends don't understand.

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There is a forum about reaching 150, people in there will chat to you about anything and everything so it will be easy to get there. I think is called, how fast can us newbies reach 150. 

Originally Posted by MrsPeele2B View Post

I could spend all day on here... I'm only at 29 posts. 150 seems so far away crybaby2.gif

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Wow so sorry, I am Dominican and my FH is from NY so to avoid this I choose Mexico, I know a lot of my family members will be so UPSET when they find out that I choose a destination other than my home country but when I started doing numbers, it was like 50 ppl from DR along.... Then I know I would have to pay for my grand parents, my aunts and uncles and families which can not afford, or at least pay a day pass for them, I saw numbers climbing and I rapidly backed out of the whole Punta Cana wedding concept. 

 

I wish I had words of wisdom for you, but I know my Dominican people. You invite one person to your child birthday and they will come with the entire family + their political family plus a neighbor. Same applies to a wedding. To Domincans, celebrations are to share and to have fun, they do not think about the cost. 

 

 

Originally Posted by vas2014 View Post

I need help!!!!

We wanted a small & intimate wedding so we tried and tried to keep it at 25 guests. So we look at Jamaica because my FI being from the Dominican Republic it would be hard to keep it to that #. Fast forward that after hours of conversation with his parents we settled with Punta Cana; with Two major rules. Rule1 is as we are paying for his parents travel they must fly into Punta Cana stay for wedding at resort before heading to their home towns. 2. Family member who cannot afford it cannot come.  I think its fare.  Well as soon as we decided Punta Cana our list went from 25-50 (20 of the guest are his sibling with spouse and kids all local to the island). It being my second wedding I was ok with leaving friends and family out.  

 

Oh well I thought.

 

We launch our wedding website last week. ONLY to find that some family member forward it to others that were not invited.  We clearly say it on the website in English and in Spanish only a selected amount of people were invited please donâ€t forward information. I donâ€t know what to do? We are not doing an after destination wedding reception.

Like most brides I said yes to the whole destination wedding to keep it simple, but to him itâ€s a full out Wedding affair. His family has no concept on money, saving and planning ahead. Iâ€m about to blow up. All 13 of my guest have put $ down and are ok. His family they think they have until April-May. 

 

Shavon

 

Sorry for venting on here but my BM are my 2 children 9 & 13 and well you know my friends don't understand.

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