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#1601 RaynDrop

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    Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:15 PM

    [quote name="pzl101" url="/t/80997/any-other-2014-brides-here-getting-an-early-start/1530#post_1927998"]oops, forgot to answer your other question about the group excursion, I'd plan it for a specific day and just invite everyone and hope they can join in [/quote] Cool... I think that is what I am leaning towards doing as well. [quote name="shugapop1" url="/t/80997/any-other-2014-brides-here-getting-an-early-start/1530#post_1928019"]Not sure if there's one in your area. But I hot my girls dress from charming charlies accessory store. Omg. They havd everything and greatprices.[/quote] OMG tooo Funny! I was going through my bag of new stuff from Charming Charlies this morning and I thought to myself... I should mention this store to the girls cause they so do have nice stuff for little money - and its not cheap looking! I Love that store!! [quote name="heathermarie28" url="/t/80997/any-other-2014-brides-here-getting-an-early-start/1520#post_1927946"]not sure when in 2014 depends on location if its west coast mexico then aug or sept but if east coast it would be more like april or may due to hurricane season...but wondering if its enough time  Are you good at making decisions? I think is so then you have more then enough time... and if you are not.. well this will force you to be... either way I say if it is what you want.. Go for it : ) We are here to help :D [/quote] [quote name="tyrebride2b2013" url="/t/80997/any-other-2014-brides-here-getting-an-early-start/1520#post_1927957"] Yes that's not to long. Actually to me although my name is only 4 letters and his is 6 they sound a lot alike. And I too always get pronounced incorrectly like your FI. Idk what it is with the 4 letter names.[/quote] What's up with that?!?! I thought people were good with 4 letter words : ) haha [quote name="DeeP10" url="/t/80997/any-other-2014-brides-here-getting-an-early-start/1520#post_1927966"] Don't worry, I'm a tortured soul. I don't want to lose my last name. It's The only person I know how to be. Lol. If I hyphenate it will be Pool- Bryan . ;0/ not exactly melodious. Lol[/quote] Aww heheh... your cute! [quote name="Shara1984" url="/t/80997/any-other-2014-brides-here-getting-an-early-start/1520#post_1927990"]I think I've been shopping a lot this week. Then I look at my email receipts, I've purchased anything and pms.gif   is going strong. So I have ordered peacock, ostrich and other bird feathers. I ordered my sandkit. I have started purchasing my tumblers. I am looking for chapsticks and playing cards. Maybe I should start buying my bridal jewelry? Any suggestions as to what to buy next?feedback.gif OOoOOOOooohhhhh Feathers! Funnnnn ;) [/quote] [quote name="pzl101" url="/t/80997/any-other-2014-brides-here-getting-an-early-start/1520#post_1927994"]I was going make the facebook booklet simple with pictures, their name, where they are from and indicate if they are a friend or family member of the bride or groom [/quote] I guess I was more so asking how you are going to construct it :D [quote name="pzl101" url="/t/80997/any-other-2014-brides-here-getting-an-early-start/1530#post_1928014"]Hey Ladies, In another thread, there was a question about how everyone is organizing their info and I thought I would share what I posted there in this thread as well. I'm a big fan of Google docs in general but Google actually has a Wedding Planner doc  It's called All-in-One Wedding Planner. I've only played around with it just a bit (since I haven't booked anything yet) but there are pre-set tabs for budget estimator (with formulas pre-calculated), guest list, music, photographer, caterer, etc all the info you need already formatted. 
    For example, in the guest list tab, they have checklist columns for address/email/StD sent?/invitation sent?/dietary restrictions?/etc

    Each tab also has some tidbits and advice from Style Me Pretty.

    It;s nice that I don't have to start from scratch and can edit the sheets as I see fit. [/quote] Oh Thanks! I am rather fond of my trusty notebook - but I will check this out!!! [quote name="MissJali" url="/t/80997/any-other-2014-brides-here-getting-an-early-start/1540#post_1928079"]So toysrus is having a sale. I ordered two beach towels for my RB and FG as well as sippy cups! [/quote] Yay for good deals!! I just went to Michael's and picked up some stuff that was 40% off PLUS I had a 25% off coupon YIPPY! Of course deals like these just make me buy MORE stuff ... like my Welcome Bags need MORE stuff **sighs** hahaha [quote name="DeeP10" url="/t/80997/any-other-2014-brides-here-getting-an-early-start/1540#post_1928166"]Does anyone know the site to start building my own wedding page? So ppl can see updates and possibly even RSVP . I'm leaning towards not having paper RSVP's and have them respond online. People are all so digital now. And every buck saved counts. :0). I know I hate having to buy stamps . Lol[/quote] I have one that I got for free on theknot -- I started to set it up but didn't do too much.... it seems really easy to maintain. [quote name="brownsugarbride" url="/t/80997/any-other-2014-brides-here-getting-an-early-start/1540#post_1928189"] I wanted to do electronic save the dates, but mom told me it was tacky and/or that some guests might not be computer savvy.  She said I could do postcards to save money.  Well, we're going to likely send out just over 100 postcards, which can add up!  I am putting my foot down with RSVPs. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I haven't always send in my RSVP and prefer to just call or email. (Please don't judge me too harshly!)  My guests can either rsvp on the website, or give me a call if they don't feel comfortable using a computer.  [/quote] WHAT?!?!?! You don't RSVP - Shame on you!! Just kidding - xoxo [quote name="MissJali" url="/t/80997/any-other-2014-brides-here-getting-an-early-start/1550#post_1928259"]So girls. I'm thinking of this as the flower girl "basket" http://www.etsy.com/...hop_home_active What do you think? I find the traditional baskets to be soooo tacky and it's a plus that this is easy to pack!! I'll have to get my 2 yr old niece/FG's opinion of course, but I think this is the one. [/quote] REALLLY Cute! I Love it!
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    #1602 shugapop1

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      Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:35 PM

      Cool... I think that is what I am leaning towards doing as well. OMG tooo Funny! I was going through my bag of new stuff from Charming Charlies this morning and I thought to myself... I should mention this store to the girls cause they so do have nice stuff for little money - and its not cheap looking! I Love that store!! What's up with that?!?! I thought people were good with 4 letter words : ) haha Aww heheh... your cute! I guess I was more so asking how you are going to construct it :D Oh Thanks! I am rather fond of my trusty notebook - but I will check this out!!! Yay for good deals!! I just went to Michael's and picked up some stuff that was 40% off PLUS I had a 25% off coupon YIPPY! Of course deals like these just make me buy MORE stuff ... like my Welcome Bags need MORE stuff **sighs** hahaha I have one that I got for free on theknot -- I started to set it up but didn't do too much.... it seems really easy to maintain. WHAT?!?!?! You don't RSVP - Shame on you!! Just kidding - xoxo REALLLY Cute! I Love it!



      #1603 shugapop1

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        Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:36 PM

        I sooo love charming Charlie

        #1604 tyrebride2b2013

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          Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:31 PM

          So girls. I'm thinking of this as the flower girl "basket" http://www.etsy.com/...hop_home_active What do you think? I find the traditional baskets to be soooo tacky and it's a plus that this is easy to pack!! I'll have to get my 2 yr old niece/FG's opinion of course, but I think this is the one.

          I like really cute. I will be going the traditional route since my cousin got. Married this yr and she is giving me hers

          #1605 Shara1984

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            Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:11 AM

            Originally Posted by Shara1984 

            I found that ebay, aliexpress and dhgate have better deals on the barefoot jewelry. Just prepare for a 2-4 week wait on shipping! Happy shopping!!!

            I will check ebay to compare! Thanks



            #1606 moodyc82

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            Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:33 AM

            Ladies.....need some imput....Do you think it is cheaper to DIY invites or just pay someone to make them??? The ones I really fell in love with is a passport invite that is $5.10 per passport with a min of 30 required to purchase and only sold in sets of 10. BUT the shipping is $34.63....so the total for 30 would be $187.63. The other ones that I liked are boarding pass ones that are $5.50 a piece and $10 for shipping....which would come to $175. I just feel like this is a lot of money for 30 invites and that I can either see what staples or kinko's would charge and than see if I printed them myself....only problem with me doing it is having to get the stuff to cut them. But what if I printed them and brought them somewhere to be cut?! Trying to save as much as possible :(

             

            Cindy



            #1607 MissJali

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              Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:05 AM

              Cindy diy!! I made about 75 passports for about $100 in supplies! i'll send you the template! don't waste your money on that stuff!

              #1608 shugapop1

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                Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:11 AM

                Welll cindy. I too was in same boat. I was torn but I decided to go with it having themprofessionally done.I actually only had 40 done.those will be given to people that I know more then likely will it attend.and a few for people who want to attend but I'm not able to due to age or health issues for everyone else I did the save the date I get those from Shutterfly very very inexpensive. I decided to have done professional do because so costly finding the right template. Then right cardstock of paper. Then printing. If doesn't look like what you want. Then redo. I kniw for some they love the thrill if it but for me.I just didn't want that added stress. I just did final approval on mine and I love them. Email me shugapop12@aol.com and I Will show you what mine look like

                #1609 shugapop1

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                  Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:12 AM

                  Ladies.....need some imput....Do you think it is cheaper to DIY invites or just pay someone to make them??? The ones I really fell in love with is a passport invite that is $5.10 per passport with a min of 30 required to purchase and only sold in sets of 10. BUT the shipping is $34.63....so the total for 30 would be $187.63. The other ones that I liked are boarding pass ones that are $5.50 a piece and $10 for shipping....which would come to $175. I just feel like this is a lot of money for 30 invites and that I can either see what staples or kinko's would charge and than see if I printed them myself....only problem with me doing it is having to get the stuff to cut them. But what if I printed them and brought them somewhere to be cut?! Trying to save as much as possible :( Cindy



                  #1610 shugapop1

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                    Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:13 AM

                    Emaik me at shugapop12@aol.com ill show u mine




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