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!