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#3111 shugapop1

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    Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:57 AM

    Good news all around! Glad things are working out for you! We are at the beginning of planning and it seems a little overwhelming....I thought this would be much easier than planning an at home wedding, but now I realize a DW has it's own challenges! Oh, well, I guess nothing good is easy!

    I'm sooo glad its all working out Yes dw can be challenging too but so worth it. Oan. I just got my invites and RSVP delivered today and they are beautiful

    #3112 pzl101

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      Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:09 AM

      Originally Posted by moodyc82 

      Hey ladies!!! So we had our engagement party this saturday and we made out GOOD, except now there's nothing big left on our registry for the bridal shower! Time to put more things on ;) More exciting news I did a test print of my DIY passpord invites and RSVP's and everyone in the office loves them!! Gotta work out a few kinks and than I'm going to print them!! And for the last of the exciting news we are going to visit my MOH in Florida Oct 5th-8th and her friend is going to do our engagement pictures for $40!!! WIN

      awesome! I'm going to do a test print of my StD tonight! I hope it goes well.  And great deal on the engagement photos!I haven't even started to think about registering. My FI didn't really want to bc he didn't want gifts since people will be flying to the wedding but I mentioned (and I hope this doesn't sound like I'm fishing for gifts) about the rest of our family and friends who will not be coming to the wedding. 

       

      Originally Posted by lorcas 

      Question: Is anyone skipping mailed-in paper RSVPs? 

       

      I'm doing online RSVP only, and I was told "that is SO improper." TO me: it saves trees, and both FI and I are tech nerds, so online is best for us. Our STD even has a QR code to scan that takes you to our website..lol

      I'm doing mail-ins bc I'm doing a mad-libs reply card but I think online is totally fine. Tha;ts really cool you set up a QR code!

      Originally Posted by hclibby1982 

      I put the dates I suggested people arrive and depart on our website but I have a few people staying a full week because they're turning it into their winter vacation. I'm okay with that though because 2 days after the wedding I'm flying to FL and going on a 12 day cruise.

       

      My suggestion would be to switch resorts if you can

      Thanks, we really like our resort so we won't want to switch but I think I will also include suggested dates on the website. thanks for the idea!

      Originally Posted by tyrebride2b2013 


      My wedding is on a Friday so most guests are saying they are staying until Monday coming thursday. So im not sure how I would handle. My cousins husband did express wanting to stay for a week but she told him no already because it would be our honeymoon. Hopefully all guests will respect that if not.our resort is large enough for a few to remain wouldn't bother me. How long are your sister's planning on staying?

      Secrets isn't a huge resort so I'm sure we'll run into people here and there. I'm not sure how long my sisters plan on staying but they are def giving off the vibe that it's a vacation for them .... hopefully they get the hint if I add suggested dates like hclibby suggested ...



      #3113 shugapop1

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        Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:23 AM

        Originally Posted by tyrebride2b2013 


        My wedding is on a Friday so most guests are saying they are staying until Monday coming thursday. So im not sure how I would handle. My cousins husband did express wanting to stay for a week but she told him no already because it would be our honeymoon. Hopefully all guests will respect that if not.our resort is large enough for a few to remain wouldn't bother me. How long are your sister's planning on staying?


        my fiance and i are getting at our resort on a thursday and will be there a week(till the next thursday) my wedding is on that saturday. they way  I politely did it was i sent email saying to my guest that they were welcome to stay as well as they like, but that most people will come in on that thursday with us and leave that sunday(day after wedding) or come in that friday and stay till that  monday so that kinda diverts them from wanting to stay entire time we are there.



        #3114 shugapop1

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          Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:32 AM

          I'm getting overwhelmed knowing that it's only ten months away now!! Ahhhh lol I gotta start printing my invites (not sending until Nov) and we are going bridesmaid dress shopping at the end of Sept. Than I pretty much sit around waiting until I know who is all coming to the wedding and than its crunch time with ordering things! The waiting is the hard part lol

          I too am about 10 months out and understand how u feel. So far ivd gotten my dress, shoes and accessories. Gotten my bridesmaids dresses and accessories. Madd sure my passport was renewed. Did my std and sent out. Ordered custom invitations and received them todsy. Got labels for my tumbler Waiting on tumblers. Ordered and recievdd my mib thank you favors and dispossble wedding cameras..working on my oot bags.

          #3115 moodyc82

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          Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:38 AM

          Originally Posted by shugapop1 


          I too am about 10 months out and understand how u feel. So far ivd gotten my dress, shoes and accessories. Gotten my bridesmaids dresses and accessories. Madd sure my passport was renewed. Did my std and sent out. Ordered custom invitations and received them todsy. Got labels for my tumbler
          Waiting on tumblers. Ordered and recievdd my mib thank you favors and dispossble wedding cameras..working on my oot bags.

          You're way ahead of me!! LOL i got my dress, the STD and sent those out and some centerpiece things. lol



          #3116 brownsugarbride

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            Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:48 AM

            For those of you who are still getting out save the dates and invites (like me!), here's a neat little service that I've been using:

            https://www.postable.com.  You just send your friends a personalized link and they fill in all of the information (address, spouse name, etc.)  It's so easy, and one of my friends said it was very straightforward, easy to read and very cool.  (And the best part is that it's free.99!! LOL)



            #3117 lorcas

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              Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:55 AM

              OH MY GOODNESS you all just made me realize that i'm 10 months away too, and now i'm freaking out! haha. Save the dates will be going out as soon as they get delivered to me.

              I have my dress....AND that's it hahah



              #3118 brownsugarbride

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                Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:10 PM

                Originally Posted by lorcas 

                OH MY GOODNESS you all just made me realize that i'm 10 months away too, and now i'm freaking out! haha. Save the dates will be going out as soon as they get delivered to me.

                I have my dress....AND that's it hahah

                 



                Don't feel bad. I have put a deposit on my venue and wedding planner, but still need to put my deposit down for my photographer (just waiting for new bank card) and resort where people will be staying.  Oh yes, and finish working with my designer friend on save the dates! But, the link above will definitely make things easier.



                #3119 Jessica Correa

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                  Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:15 PM

                  Well I spoke to my fiance's friend and he said the wanted to stay for a week but that he wanted to bring a few of his "boys" so he can really take it as a vacation.... :-/ I cannot tell me guests not to stay for a week or what not but that is spring break and I did not sign up for that. The extra people he decides to travel with will NOT be attending my wedding... THERE IS NO WAY. and that's not even the problem, I am pretty sure that my fiance is going to want to go hang out with the "boys" and there goes our honeymoon. I guess that is the bad part about all this. 

                  Maybe I should look into switching resorts after the wedding ughhh.



                  #3120 brownsugarbride

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                    Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:27 PM

                    Originally Posted by Jessica Correa 

                     

                    Maybe I should look into switching resorts after the wedding ughhh.

                     

                    Jessica-You absolutely need to strongly consider switching resorts after the wedding. If you start now, you can do your research and start looking for great deals. Nip these issues in the bud right away!






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