Originally Posted by catgirl
I think I am starting to officially freak out. I am no where near as prepared as you ladies. The wedding is June 14 and nothing is done or started. I don't even have headcounts yet, as we keep chasing peeps.
I need to order my dress, the girls dresses, start on the programs, OOT bags, menus, etc.
I am so overwhelmed. Why did I think I could pull this off? We got engaged in November, moved across country in February, spent time out of the country and still have crazy busy jobs.
Hi Catgirl! Don't worry. You still have two months. As far as the actual wedding stuff goes, Alejandra will take care of everything so you don't have to worry about decorations. Programs are easy peasy, just go to vistaprint and pick out a pre-designed one, fill in some info and you're good. I wouldn't worry about the OOT bags. They are a "nice-to-give", but not a necessity. You can show your guests your appreciation in another way with a favor. My fi and I will be getting down there the 8th, a whole week before and actually staying on 5th avenue the first two nights so that we can get all of our "last-minute" shopping done. Did you want me to grab anything for you? I know you get there on Thursday and the wedding is Friday. I could pick stuff up for you and that way, it's all there at the resort when you check in. They also have a Wal-Mart near by that I'm planning on going to as well. I could pick stuff up for you there too if you'd like? I.e. I could grab some favors on fifth avenue (maracas?) and could grab candles and stuff at Wal-Mart and you could just pay me back when you get to Mexico. If they have a chalk-board at Wal-Mart, I could grab that for you too and you could just write your program on that. We went to a wedding in Wisconsin last fall that did that and it was really cool. Probably saved them some $$ on programs too.
Haha...maybe you can move the wedding to the Sunday (16th) so then you could just use all my stuff since we're getting married there on the 15th. Kidding, but if it was a possibility, I'd be more than happy to help you out there too.
Oh and if you wanted to get some stuff ahead of time, but aren't sure about the head count, maybe you could just round up to a safe estimate. That's what we had to do and it's worked. Most of the stuff you need to order in bulk will have pre-determined quantities anyways, so just go for the size that will give you a buffer if you have more than anticipated.
Anyways, even though we haven't officially "met", we're getting married at the same resort a day apart so I feel like we've met in a kismet sort of way. That being said, I'd be happy to help you out since i'll be down there a whole week prior and will be doing shopping myself so I'd be happy to grab some for you as well. Honestly, it's not a hassle for me and I'd love to help out a fellow Iberostar bride This is time you should be enjoying, not stressing, so let me know if i can help!