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#581 catgirl

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    Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:25 PM

    Just design using Publisher, PowerPoint, Word, Photoshop, etc.  Save the file as a .pdf and then upload to VP.

     

    I just ordered from VP:

    • Welcome Letter
    • Spanish Phrase Cards with Resort Map on back
    • Ceremony Programs
    • Weekend Festivities Timeline

     

    I will probably just print menus at home using one of my templates from .ppt since I don't have all the info I need from the resort yet.  The Groupons expired the 24th, so we just wanted to use the 2 that we bought in January.

     

    If there is another Groupon, I will prob purchase it again.  But this seems to have met most of our needs to date.  

     

     

    Originally Posted by Avborges 

    Hi Everyone, I'm just finishing my OOT bags this week.. getting a little overwhelmed.  

     

    I haven't started programs, menus, welcome cards yet.  Do you have any suggestions where I can design them?  I'm looking for a site or computer software with nice templates.  I bought the groupon for Vistaprint but I didn't find a design that goes with my colors.  I would like to design on my own and print using Vista.  

     

    I'm feel so behind!!  

     

    Good news is that I am making my guest book and I will use the polaroid pics.  It will be cute!



    #582 catgirl

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      Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:31 PM

      Today has been super productive!!!  Woot!

       

      I have ordered lots of things from VP using the January $17/75 Groupons.  In addition to the $34 for the Groupons, I only paid an additional $30 dollars (which was mostly shipping) for the following:

      • Welcome Letters - 50
      • Spanish Phrase Cards & Resort Map on the back - 50
      • Ceremony Programs - 50
      • Weekend Festivities Timeline - 50

       

      More items to do on my list:

       

      • The maracas tags have been printed, just need to tie to maracas.  
      • The luggage tags printed, just need to laminate. 
      • Mount the ceremony programs to colored card stock (orange and fuchsia).
      • Work on tumbler templates (I need the mugs which I should have this week).
      • Create menus, print and mount to colored card stock.
      • Print my bag toppers (already created template) for Just in Case Kits.
      • Assemble Just in Case kits.

       

      Still lots to do, but feeling better about knocking things off the list.

       

      I am waiting for 2 more things to arrive for the "Ju



      #583 Madison87

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        Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:44 AM

        Sorry it took me so long to respond to you girls! I posted a response DAYS ago, but BDW "holds" my posts because I'm "new" and they never posted my last one!

         

        catgirl-Can you please email me your program template? madison.nipp@gmail.com

         

        MMK0386- The host gifts were for the hostesses of my showers at home before the wedding.

         

        kfarkas26- I know that our colors are similar. I found my chair sashes at tablelinensdirect.com. They are the tiffany blue/aqua organza sashes.



        #584 Avborges

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          Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:00 AM

          Originally Posted by catgirl 

          Just design using Publisher, PowerPoint, Word, Photoshop, etc.  Save the file as a .pdf and then upload to VP.

           

          I just ordered from VP:

          • Welcome Letter
          • Spanish Phrase Cards with Resort Map on back
          • Ceremony Programs
          • Weekend Festivities Timeline

           

          I will probably just print menus at home using one of my templates from .ppt since I don't have all the info I need from the resort yet.  The Groupons expired the 24th, so we just wanted to use the 2 that we bought in January.

           

          If there is another Groupon, I will prob purchase it again.  But this seems to have met most of our needs to date.  

           

           

          Holy Smokes!  I have publisher on my PC... LOL... I have no idea what it does but I will give it a try!



          #585 kellip17

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            Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:23 AM

            Here are my pre-travel brochure that I'm planning on mailing out in May (gotta love Vistaprint!).  I'm almost done with our Welcome Book and will post it once it is 100% complete.

             



            #586 shannonmarie

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            Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:43 AM

            Your brochures look great Kelli! I just ordered mine from Vistaprint as well! I can't wait for them to arrive so we can send them off!! 

             

             


            62 guest booked, plus Bride and Groom!


            #587 natalieblev

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              Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:08 AM

              Both brouchures are so very cute! That is actually the ONE thing I know how to do on vistaprint hahah and reminds me i need to finish mine today!! 



              #588 natalieblev

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                Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:11 AM

                I have a question for the welcome bags....if you ladies are doing one per couple/or one per room are you including more than one "survival kit" or still just sticking with putting on in each bag? I have a few rooms with three and am wondering if i should include a survival kit for each of them or just stick with one. (For other items such as our mugs, each guests gets one, but was just wondering if i should pack the survival kits fuller or just use one or add a whole nother set for each guest.) 



                #589 shannonmarie

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                Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:34 AM

                Originally Posted by natalieblev 

                I have a question for the welcome bags....if you ladies are doing one per couple/or one per room are you including more than one "survival kit" or still just sticking with putting on in each bag? I have a few rooms with three and am wondering if i should include a survival kit for each of them or just stick with one. (For other items such as our mugs, each guests gets one, but was just wondering if i should pack the survival kits fuller or just use one or add a whole nother set for each guest.) 

                I am doing one welcome bag per couple. In each welcome bag will be:

                 

                Welcome Note (1 Per Bag)

                Survival Kit (1 per bag, however, things such as chapstick, advil, emergenC, cough drops, drink mix, etc (things that cannot be shared) will be doubled for a couple, or even tripled, as I have some who have rooms as 3 as well) - Things such as hand sanitizer, aloe, tissues, etc will only have 1)

                Koozies (either 2 or 3 depending on how many in room)

                Do not disturb sign (1 per bag)

                Etc.....

                 

                Hope this makes sense! Doing a survival kit per person was just too expensive!

                 

                I am finally done with my bags. And if anyone else books, (you would thinks since we are so close we'd have a final count, but NOPE! Believe it or not, some people are still booking) and forgive me, but they are OUT OF LUCK, and will not be receiving a bag. I will nicely tell them I didn't know they were coming since it was past the deadline and I just didn't have enough things.. I could care less at this point! If they couldn't give me the respect/common courtesy to book on time, I'm not gonna run around trying to purchase last minute things for them.

                 

                I hope it doesn't take me too long to assemble once we arrive at the resort! I have some helpers so hopefully we can knock it out and head to the beach! :-)


                62 guest booked, plus Bride and Groom!


                #590 natalieblev

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                  Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:02 AM

                  Originally Posted by shannonmarie 

                  I am doing one welcome bag per couple. In each welcome bag will be:

                   

                  Welcome Note (1 Per Bag)

                  Survival Kit (1 per bag, however, things such as chapstick, advil, emergenC, cough drops, drink mix, etc (things that cannot be shared) will be doubled for a couple, or even tripled, as I have some who have rooms as 3 as well) - Things such as hand sanitizer, aloe, tissues, etc will only have 1)

                  Koozies (either 2 or 3 depending on how many in room)

                  Do not disturb sign (1 per bag)

                  Etc.....

                   

                  Hope this makes sense! Doing a survival kit per person was just too expensive!

                   

                  I am finally done with my bags. And if anyone else books, (you would thinks since we are so close we'd have a final count, but NOPE! Believe it or not, some people are still booking) and forgive me, but they are OUT OF LUCK, and will not be receiving a bag. I will nicely tell them I didn't know they were coming since it was past the deadline and I just didn't have enough things.. I could care less at this point! If they couldn't give me the respect/common courtesy to book on time, I'm not gonna run around trying to purchase last minute things for them.

                   

                  I hope it doesn't take me too long to assemble once we arrive at the resort! I have some helpers so hopefully we can knock it out and head to the beach! :-)

                  Thanks! Yes I understand and that was exactly what I was looking for. I knew with meds to double, but wasnt sure if i should get extra aloes or hand sanitizers, etc. 

                   

                  And yeah good attitude on the bags and late comers. We have a few people who have said they have to wait to the last minute, and then my father rsvp he is coming (although long story but im sure he wont show) but im still making him and his wife a bag just incase. But for everyone else we have mugs (because we had to order a min of 50 and only have 33 guests) so I will just give them a mug and be fine with it. No big deal! Im almost all done with them just waiting for the toppers to assemble the survival kits and the inserts for the money key holders. My mom printed them for me and is mailing them. 

                  But I am on the lookout for a bridesmaid gift that could hold all the gifts I have gotten them so far. I was thinking maybe a nice beach bag (although I am giving them a welcome bag as well which is canvas and totally usuable for the beach) so I dont know! Maybe just a smaller clutch or something else. So I gotta get that done as well.

                   

                  I am with you on assembly! We get in a day before everyone else though and will have basically the whole next morning until guests start arriving around 1. But its the packing that has me worried! haha. I have still been ordering things but sending them to my moms house so she can bring stuff down for me cause what used to be my study has turned into a wedding favor disaster area! We are buying two new suitcases this week so Hopefully Ill just do a little pre pack run through ha. 






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