Originally Posted by chrystine888
I just saw that you decided to go with the Sea and See! That's awesome! That's what we're gonna do too! I thought we might get 50-70 guests, but we are already up to 57 and haven't even sent the formal invitations yet! I am re-estimating between 75-85 people! SO, now I need to be extra thoughtful on the OOT bags and guest gifts. Every dollar item costs me up to $100! Plus, its making extra costs for the dinner and for the private reception! YIKES! My FI is freaking out cause we're trying to save for a house! LOL!
I just went to TX to visit my MOH. I wish she lived closer so that she could be more involved, but we were lucky to make a lot of progress this weekend. We got the date for the Bachelorette/Shower weekend planned for February 21-24 in Atlantic City! YA HOOOOO!!!! :-D
I know, I just couldn't turn down that gorgeous view after seeing more pictures.. If the guests don't like the lobster they can make their way to the snack bar after dinner.. Is that rude of me to say? I personally hate fish and only eat crab legs and shrimp, but the S&S is just breathtaking and I have heard the food is amazing.
Oh my goodness!!!!... how have you managed to get your guests on board?? We are expecting maybe 30 or so, some say they are coming even people we didn't expect, but of course I'll have to wait on good numbers once my TA confirms who has booked. I'm hoping people don't wait til last minute to book... :-/ that stinks about the extra costs.. You'll just have to learn to be a frugal shopper and things will work out! ) One thing I wish I would have done for bags, even thought I love our reusable totes.... (99c at Old Navy) Paper bags! the colored ones or even the welcome to our wedding bags on OrientalTrading.com. they fold flat so easy transport and packing and they will hold enough items as a thank you gift and best of all they are cheap. Kleenex 8pk for $1, Hand sani 2 for $1, chapstick 3 for $1. all of those items can be found at dollar tree. You can go to Sams/costco and get flavour water packets, gum, and mints. remember it's the thought that counts. and to me these are items I would def want and need while traveling. I have read a ton of times Sunscreen, I know this will add up quick for you even at the price of $1. But if you can wing it I'd suggest sunscreen and aloe from the $1 tree. bottles at the resort are ranged at $10 a bottle. decorations... take your own and have friends or family not in the wedding party set this up for you. The amount of money you will save will be tremendous! I've tossed and turned it every day and realized it was our best option. the Sea & See is gorgeous itself so maybe some table runners for some color and that's all you really need. I'm buying my own sashes for the ceremony, so I will probably have someone move them to the dinner, just to get extra use out of them.
WOW... that is awesome!!!!! I'm jealous!!.. My girls are all so busy it was all I could do to get 3 of them rounded up for a trip to davids bridal to look at dresses. And my most dependable one lives in my FI's state. It's tough being torn between states.. I was thinking we may just all go out the night before the wedding at ME since we will all be together..