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#1 alexisinjamaica

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:57 PM

Just curious if any brides out there have input on this one.

 

Best advice I've gotten: I know it's cliche but so far the best advice I've gotten has been to just enjoy it. It goes so fast (I have only a couple more months to go) so I'm trying to make it as fun and stress-free as possible (also why I chose a DW!)

 

Best advice I could give: based on my planning thus far, I'd say don't bother putting postage on your RSVP cards. I took the time to pre-address and stamp them, and some people are still too lazy to drop them in the mail. I don't get it. I think it's rude. And that was a waste of money for me!

 

Any other good nuggets out there? Or anything specific to a DW that you've learned and can share? Let's hear it!



#2 ChocoTaco7568

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    Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:37 PM

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by alexisinjamaica 

    Best advice I could give: based on my planning thus far, I'd say don't bother putting postage on your RSVP cards. I took the time to pre-address and stamp them, and some people are still too lazy to drop them in the mail. I don't get it. I think it's rude. And that was a waste of money for me! :)

    So ture, and annoying.  We have not receieved a single RSVP and have 22 guest comfirmed (per my TA) and about 8 guests that we are confident will not attend. 

     

    Best advice receieved thus far:

    Don't let your friends and family stress you out with their opinions and expectations. It's your day and the only two people who matter are the Bride and Groom.



    #3 alexisinjamaica

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    Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:41 PM

    Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

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    So ture, and annoying.  We have not receieved a single RSVP and have 22 guest comfirmed (per my TA) and about 8 guests that we are confident will not attend. 

     

    Best advice receieved thus far:

    Don't let your friends and family stress you out with their opinions and expectations. It's your day and the only two people who matter are the Bride and Groom.


    Soooo rude. And I would never think of doing that to anyone, especially someone I considered to be a friend! It takes like a minute to check a box and drop it in the mail.



    #4 JovienCO

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      Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

      Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

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      So ture, and annoying.  We have not receieved a single RSVP and have 22 guest comfirmed (per my TA) and about 8 guests that we are confident will not attend. 

       

      Best advice receieved thus far:

      Don't let your friends and family stress you out with their opinions and expectations. It's your day and the only two people who matter are the Bride and Groom.

       

      Wow!  I'm sorry no one used the good postage you sent. I guess it's a waste to keep things formal these days?



      #5 blondi1029

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        Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

        The family and friends opinions are hard to ignore but I agree because once me and my fiance started planning on our own and ignored others opinions we were happy with all our decisions.



        #6 AllieH

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        Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:18 PM

        This is my best advice I received, and what I try to share too! It is so true - this time is so special y'all. The stress in the end just isn't worth it. It will all come together, you will be married, and it will be amazing. 

        Originally Posted by alexisinjamaica 

        Just curious if any brides out there have input on this one.

         

        Best advice I've gotten: I know it's cliche but so far the best advice I've gotten has been to just enjoy it. It goes so fast (I have only a couple more months to go) so I'm trying to make it as fun and stress-free as possible (also why I chose a DW!)

         

         

        If I had to choose a 2nd piece of advice - it's also cliched. Do what YOU want. It's your day - for you & your groom. Everyone has opinions, but ultimately it's about you. Want that big ball gown for a beach wedding? Do it. Don't want to do a garter toss or bouquet toss? Don't do it! Don't want to spend money on a DJ (or video or sit down dinner, or whatever)? Don't do it! Want to splurge for those ultra cool centerpieces? Do it! you get the idea... 


         

        Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

        Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

        El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

        AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


        #7 AllieH

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        Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

        PS - in the practical column: splurge for the photography. These are the memories of your day. And long after your dress has been preserved (or sold), and your suitcases are unpacked - these are what you'll have as reminders of this super wonderful and exciting time in your lives. 


         

        Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

        Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

        El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

        AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


        #8 Billandstina

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          Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

          I know we have to send out invites (we already did Save the Dates and just about everyone booked from those) but do you think it's even worth putting in RSVP post cards? What y'all are saying here makes me think its money better served elsewhere.

          #9 alexisinjamaica

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          Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

          Originally Posted by Billandstina 

          I know we have to send out invites (we already did Save the Dates and just about everyone booked from those) but do you think it's even worth putting in RSVP post cards? What y'all are saying here makes me think its money better served elsewhere.


          If most of your people booked off the Save the Dates I would definitely say don't bother with the RSVP post cards. You could always follow up with people over email if there are stragglers that you haven't heard from. We ended up doing this even though we had RSVP cards because so many people just failed to use them.



          #10 Billandstina

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            Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:10 PM

            I just remembered that I have to do RSVP's because we need to know food choices! I would have them respond on our website but there's no option for them to tell us what they want. How tacky would it be to not sent RSVP's and call everyone?? Lololol




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