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#451 MMK0386

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:14 AM

Originally Posted by Billandstina 


Oy vey...I haven't even thought about anything besides the actual day! Gulp! Lol! I'm switching between moments of panic and moments of "all right, I've got this under control"...but usually end with panic! Lol!

Hahaha! I feel EXACTLY the same!! One minute I think- "I have this under control- we're ahead of the game, here" then I think about something else and feel sooo under-prepared and behind! eeek!!! I know it will all come together, but it's crazy to think beyond the actual day like you said! :/



#452 MMK0386

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:31 AM

Originally Posted by Jessicalynne 

We're just doing the Welcome Party. I'm not worried about the decorations mainly because it's just for an hour. Actually, I don't think I've been to a wedding where the rehearsal dinner is really decorated too much. Haha..Megan your guests are in for a treat! Such a thoughtful, hard-working bride :) There will be tables and chairs set up on the beach, but maybe I'll see what they can add as far as splashes of color go. That or I'll just feed everyone a ton of booze so they forget about the details.. KIdding!!! No... no I'm not kidding.

 

Speaking of decorations, I got two huge hard-shell suitcases from TJMaxx and fit ALL of my centerpieces and OOT bags in one and have another one ready to go for the other stuff. They are, by far, the most hideous suit-cases I have ever laid eyes on. One is covered in PeaCock pattern and the other is a bright purple...probably geared toward a pubescent teenage girl. But hey...they work. So WOO-HOO!!! 

 

OMG...I"m so freaking excited. :) :) :)

I think you're right about the Rehearsal Dinner- especially since it's just at one of the restaurants! Maybe I will just frame a couple old wedding pictures from my parents, my FI's parents, my sisters, etc and honor the ppl actually at the Rehearsal Dinner by remembering and sharing pictures from their special day. Kind of simple and basic, but the gesture is there and like you said- "Drink UP!!" hahaaha

 

Oh and thank you- you are too kind! I do hope my guests feel that way, though! I really want to honor them. I wonder how many ppl will notice, though. I think some ppl are confused about it being all inclusive- they think all this stuff just comes with the resort or something and all I have to do is show up- just like them.

 

I had one couple (friends of my soon-to-be in laws) asking polite questions out of curiosity, but when I told them even just an ounce of what I'm doing they were like "oh my goodness! wow! I just thought since it's all inclusive we'd just have dinner and just....whatever" They seemed to be clueless that it would be an actual wedding with a reception with dancing and a DJ and a legit photographer! I was a little surprised to hear them say that, but I can totally understand why they might have thought that. (even though I sent out a formal invite with that info on it..) lol!

 

ANYWHO...sorry about the rant. That's awesome that you found suitcases that work!!! The colors crack me up, but hey- you will spot them easily at the airport!! :) I definitely feel like the packing part is hanging over my head and it's something I want to get started on to feel just a little more closer to being done, but we just bought a house and are moving May 14-ish, so I am keeping the wedding stuff in all the boxes that came in the mail and packing it in the actual suitcases once we move.

 

oy vey!!! this is fun, but is it over!? hahaha jk... kind of!



#453 natalieblev

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    Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:19 AM

    Originally Posted by Avborges 

    Thank you, Ladies.. you are all right!

     

    I will continue to use my "sweating for the wedding" to release all the stress.  I won't worry about the guests who are up in the air.  Yesterday I had a great evening with my mom and she told me:  "When you worry about all the things that might go wrong just remember that no one will know or care because they will be in Mexico having a blast!" - Mom knows best!

     

    I actually took the time to go back to page 1 of this thread.. we all came a long way!  wow... so excited for all of us!  

    Great attitude! I think if the guests dont RSVP then its like they arent coming! I am in the same boat but am only making bags for the people who have RSVP and or I know from my TA who have booked (cause MANY guests who booked didnt RSVP but whatever!) 

     

    I mean wedding tasks cannot go on forever! We gotta check the list off!! :) 



    #454 natalieblev

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      Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:24 AM

      Originally Posted by MMK0386 

      I feel like all the actual wedding things (as far as decor, etc) are really coming together and there only a few things left to buy (thank GOD!!) but I just started to think more about the Welcome Dinner we are having as well as the Rehearsal Dinner and I'm a little overwhelmed... I feel like I want there to be a few simple decor items..... Ideas?!? I'm thinking maybe just flower petals, candles of some kind, and maybe pictures of my FI and I through the years or something..? Hmmmm... Anyone else bringing small decorations for these events or similar events?

      I agree with everyone else, I dont think I would stress too much about these meetings.  Our hotel wont even allow decorations at the rehearsal unless I reserve a private ballroom with a paid menu. (Ugh so annoying they want me to pay for all inclusive food every where I turn!)  My mom and bridesmaids are throwing me a bridal shower/girls day and I think they are bringing decorations but they will be decorating my room balcony or if we get down there and find a nice place outside with tables and chairs...but other than that, just bringing stuff for the reception. 

       

      Im like you ladies though, there are days I think Man Im pretty much done! Then all of a sudden I am like I havent got my dress altered, i have no jewelry, i forgot this, i forgot that. Today is one of those list making/checking days!! 



      #455 Avborges

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        Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:42 AM

        Originally Posted by MMK0386 

        I feel like all the actual wedding things (as far as decor, etc) are really coming together and there only a few things left to buy (thank GOD!!) but I just started to think more about the Welcome Dinner we are having as well as the Rehearsal Dinner and I'm a little overwhelmed... I feel like I want there to be a few simple decor items..... Ideas?!? I'm thinking maybe just flower petals, candles of some kind, and maybe pictures of my FI and I through the years or something..? Hmmmm... Anyone else bringing small decorations for these events or similar events?

        Our wedding is on Saturday.  We have a tequila tasting on Thursday, a cocktail party at the beach after the rehearsal on Friday (asking guests to meet us after their have dinner) and brunch on Sunday.  I didn't even think of decorations for these events.  I think I will leave it as that to keep it simple...   I might bring some personalized shot glasses for the tequila tasting but that's it.



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          Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:43 AM

          Originally Posted by Jessicalynne 

          We're just doing the Welcome Party. I'm not worried about the decorations mainly because it's just for an hour. Actually, I don't think I've been to a wedding where the rehearsal dinner is really decorated too much. Haha..Megan your guests are in for a treat! Such a thoughtful, hard-working bride :) There will be tables and chairs set up on the beach, but maybe I'll see what they can add as far as splashes of color go. That or I'll just feed everyone a ton of booze so they forget about the details.. KIdding!!! No... no I'm not kidding.

           

          Speaking of decorations, I got two huge hard-shell suitcases from TJMaxx and fit ALL of my centerpieces and OOT bags in one and have another one ready to go for the other stuff. They are, by far, the most hideous suit-cases I have ever laid eyes on. One is covered in PeaCock pattern and the other is a bright purple...probably geared toward a pubescent teenage girl. But hey...they work. So WOO-HOO!!! 

           

          OMG...I"m so freaking excited. :) :) :)

          Laughing so hard at your description of these suitcases.. lol



          #457 Madison87

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            Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:53 PM

            I can't believe I just found this thread! I am getting married on June 1st! I THINK that I have most of the main things finished, but I still have a few items left on the to do list. Here is what is finished so far:

             

            -I have had my 2nd dress alteration and will pick it up in a couple weeks

            -Fiance's suit is purchased, but not altered (khaki linen suit)

            -All OOT bag items (survival kits, insulated mugs, decks of cards, door hangers, gum) have been purchased except snacks (I don't want them to get stale)

            -All centerpiece items and chair sashes have been purchased. i am renting glass vases from the resort and bringing aqua stones, fake orchids, floating candles to put inside. The vases will sit on brown "fishing net" scattered with seashells that I am also bringing.

            -All guests are booked/rooms are paid

            -Wedding bands have been purchased and picked up

            -Bridesmaid/Groomsmen outfits purchased (coral sundresses and aqua linen shirts with khakis)

            -Bridesmaid/Groomsmen gifts purchased (embroidered beach towels and beach bags, engraved buck knives)

            -Parent Gifts purchased (picture frames from etsy)

            -Guest book purchased (coffee table book of Jamaica)

            -Hostess gifts purchased (custom embroidered wine bags from etsy)

            -Customs thank you notes purchased

            -Marriage license info sent to resort

            -STD and Invitations mailed

             

             

            One of the things left on my list is music. Are you girls using a DJ? If so, are you giving them a list of every song to play or just telling them what kind of music you like and letting them choose songs? Also, I still haven't made programs. Do any of you girls have  template for a simple program? I am not trying to put a bunch of notes and information on them, I just want a list of the wedding party/minister/music.

             

            Thanks!!

            Madison



            #458 MMK0386

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            Posted 15 April 2013 - 05:16 AM

            I checked out her etsy shop and she has a lot of cute stuff!  Which necklace did you decide on?  It is so hard for me to visulaize what the necklaces would look like with my dress!

            The jewelry I ordered came today and I love it!! She included the earrings for free since I ordered a bracelet and necklace!

            #459 agm04

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              Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:49 AM

              Originally Posted by Avborges 

              Hey ladies.. I need some serious venting...

               

              We have 46 guests booked.  My RSVP data was April 1 and so many people have not rsvp'd.  The worst part is that I waited until the RSVP to start my OOT bags because I didn't want to buy anything in excess.  I have now ordered the bags and started to purchase the items.  Suddenly we heard from people who are still "thinking about it" - I mean, almost 20 possible guests! I have two girlfriends who are teachers.  I understand their schedule will not be released until end of April but everyone else has no excuse.. I just think they don't realize what it takes to plan this.  If I run out of bags, is that ok to explain to them they were ordered a week after the RSVP date and we just didn't know they had plans to join us?  Or do I have to go out of my way to make them OOT bags?  

               

              Anyone going through that??

              I'm late to this party (as usual), but our RSVP date was March 1st and we still have people "thinking about it"...INCLUDING MY GRANDMOTHER.  Now she's over 90 years old so I won't be offended if she decides not to make the trip...but I kind of need to know one way or the other.  People are just rude.  And I have no problem saying that because I've mever been inconsiderate enough to ignore an invitation to something - and if i happened to forget and got reminded, I would apologize profusely!  Not ignore!  But what can you do?

               

              Like everyone else said, not worth it!  Those who are they will want to be there.  I planned my OOT bags really early on (bc I sewed them myself and they were a huge pain in the *ss), so I have a lot of extra stuff.  If I didn't, I'd just give the late responders a smaller or different bag with whatever I had left or felt like scrounging up.  Maybe with a little note on etiquette.  Hahaha.



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                Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:42 AM

                My Travel agent called me on Friday to let me know that our resort is almost sold out and they never reserved my room upgrade.  I am entitled to 2 upgrades which would have given us a 1-bedroom.  They are all gone.  I am so pissed off.. my choices are:  a small suite or a honeymoon suite.  You might think a honeymoon suite is awesome but it has a jacuzzi.  I honestly don't want my father (or anyone) visiting us in the room and looking at the used jacuzzi.  It's embarrassing.  Months ago I asked them to confirm the 1-bedroom and I can't believe they dropped the ball.  I also don't want a jacuzzi in my wedding pictures.  I'm livid that they dropped the ball like that.  My guests have better accommodations when we do!!  FML






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