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June 2013 brides- what are you doing?

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I agree that the Exuma Sandals is expensive.  Our guests are staying at Palm Bay, which is much more affordable.  It isn't as fancy but it should be just fine.

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Originally Posted by kellip17 View Post

 

We are going to Exuma in a few weeks so I'll be taking the lanterns with me (carrying them on board).  I could take the glass out of them but it would be a huge pain in the butt.  There are 4 of us going down and everyone can fit 3 lanterns in their carry-on luggage so that should be good.  They are cheap, Ikea lanterns ($8) so no biggie if one gets broken.  I briefly looked in to shipping stuff to the Bahamas and it was crazy expensive!  Like some of you, I'm also hoping to release the sky lanterns but I haven't asked permission yet.  I might ask when we are down there in hopes that it will be harder for her to tell me no in person.  :)

best of luck with the sky lanterns, I haven't heard of many places that will allow them due to wind and them trying to protect their resort, bhah!

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Hi ladies! Just wondering if anyone has favors they want to share? For both the reception and the welcome bags! I love the wish laterns but our resort says no way! Won't even let us have sparklers! :(

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We have handed out invites awhile back and so far have 23 guests booked. I have already bought my dress along with my fiances outfit. The bridesmaids have their dresses bought and they just came in last week! I am thinking we will between 25-30 when all is said and done. Thankfully I have a pretty good idea of how many people are coming so I was able to buy the majority of items for welcome bags already. I have also booked the photographer at the resort. I have also already bought the chair ties since the resorts are so much more! Our ceremony is at 5pm and I would like to have a cocktail after and before the reception. I kept emailing the wedding coordinator questions but I know that typically I won't plan the majority of those items 3-4 months in advance which makes it difficult because I want everything reserved right now so I can have my schedule for the day all planned out. Everything is adding up so fast and I have a feeling when I get there and go through things with the coordinator the cost will just keep rising.

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Okay, this thread has motivated me. We are in the home stretch. 

 

My dress. His suit. Bridesmaid dresses. Groomsmen suits. Flower girl romper. ALL DONE

Officiant. Photographer. DJ. Cake. Makeup. Mariachi. ALL BOOKED.

Invitations. DONE (Waiting on last minute stragglers. 80 booked.)

Wedding programs. Veil. Rings. ALL DONE. 

BM gifts. FI gift. Mom's gifts. Dads gift. DONE (do we do things for grandparents?)

Ceremony favors (sunglasses in burlap bags). Reception favors (donation to cancer charity: both mom's have cancer). DONE

 

TO DO:

 

OOT bags...I have gone back and forth a million times about this and am exhausted. I don't know where to even begin. Bleh. 

Wedding shoes...seriously?!

Signs for the wedding...again, back and forth. 

Playlist for dances.

 

I can see the light!!!!!!!

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Amber sounds like you got it all covered!!

 

I am waiting for the shipping of my invitations still, I got them made by a wonderful woman on etsy. So I will be sending them out next week most likely. We did save the dates as well, so Im not too worried. 

 

I also just got my OOT bags. I got them from weddingchicks.com here is the one I chose. http://shop.weddingchicks.com/audrey-love-tote-set-of-20/  I wanted them to be reusable so didnt want a bunch of our names and date on them, but this one happened to go perfect with our colors and feel of the wedding.

Just wanted to let yall know they have great deals you just have to keep checking! 

 

Also we are going shopping this weekend per my FI's request to Men's Warehouse for the groomsmen stuff....have any of you been able to find good things there? anywhere else you would recommend? 

 

Also does anyone have any experience with myregistry.com? We are thinking of doing that instead of just one place and just wondered if it was a good site. 

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I feel like I've made some serious headway in the last few weeks!  Feels so good, although I still have so much to do it makes my head spin.  We registered, put together invitations (they'll be going out today - yay!), I put down deposits for our group flight, got my table numbers 75% done, finished my DIY aisle liners (tulle pomanders, they took FOREVER), got about 1/4 of my luggage tags sewn, ordered matron of honor and flower girl gifts, found and ordered toasting flutes, chose cake design/vendor and put down the deposit, ordered ceremony shoes, got gifts for parents, ordered all the remaining items for welcome bags (except for the rum cakes, which I'll pick up there), booked hotel for our honeymoon...whew.  So much stuff.

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