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#11 gkashmira

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    Posted 11 November 2006 - 02:03 AM

    In the end I ended up inviting everyone, but I have to say that way more people are coming than I thought so my budget has basically doubled... something to keep in mind if you DO decide to invite everyone... people I never thought would come are SUPER excited about going... very strange.
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    #12 TammyWright

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    Posted 11 November 2006 - 01:54 PM

    Quote:
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    In the end I ended up inviting everyone, but I have to say that way more people are coming than I thought so my budget has basically doubled... something to keep in mind if you DO decide to invite everyone... people I never thought would come are SUPER excited about going... very strange.
    i tried to warn you that was going to happen...steve and i were worried we wouldn't make our room block...we thought we would have 15-20 people MAX but ended up with over 50.

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    #13 gkashmira

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      Posted 11 November 2006 - 06:08 PM

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      i tried to warn you that was going to happen...steve and i were worried we wouldn't make our room block...we thought we would have 15-20 people MAX but ended up with over 50.
      you totally did!

      There's actually a few people who weren't even going to invite (from college and stuff) and one frined told the other two and they got so excited that they called us and were, "we can't wait! It's goign ot be so fun - we're going to make a vacation of it... blah blah blah..." and it'll be fin to have then there but I NEVER would have though thtey would come. And it's not like they're here in LA either and it's a quick flight - they all are in the NE.

      So anyway the lesson to learn is unless you are prepared for 100 people up you may not want to invite every person you would invite to a local wedding...
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      #14 SASSYGIRL

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        Posted 11 November 2006 - 06:11 PM

        We invited a total of 41 people and 39 are coming. CRAZY! We thought we would have around 20-30. I never would have guessed!
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        #15 A10CalGal

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          Posted 11 November 2006 - 07:05 PM

          Mkay you guys, I just have to say that I have NO IDEA how many people are coming to ours!! YOu guys do, and your wedding is months after mine! WAAAA!

          My MOH and a friend from college & her husband have made travel plans & lodging reservations & that's it! My own mother hasn't even booked her flight or her room yet. I actually sent an email out to all of our guests the other day explaining that I have to release our room block at the end of December & how I know it seems premature to make reservations, but it isn't really. And oh, by the way, please make sure you have a passport. I had my FI & MOH review it before I sent it to make sure I didn't sound desperate or pushy. I haven't heard back from anyone. WTF??

          #16 gkashmira

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            Posted 11 November 2006 - 09:12 PM

            Christa - Don't worry! I don;t ACTUALLY know how many people are coming! It's totally just a guess and based on what people have told me/my parents/my FI/my FILs. To get my apprx. count I did this;

            I
            m using the Knot''s guestlist manager. I gave everyone who I htink is going to come an "A" and everyone I think it not goign to come a "B" (FYI: This is because I did not do a "B-List" invitee list). And that's how I came up with the number - I can certainly be WAY off but trust me - No one has booked anything! Actually even WE haven't booked anything yet!
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            #17 SASSYGIRL

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              Posted 11 November 2006 - 09:44 PM

              [QUOTE=gkashmira;14123]Christa - Don't worry! I don;t ACTUALLY know how many people are coming! It's totally just a guess and based on what people have told me/my parents/my FI/my FILs. To get my apprx. count I did this;

              GIRL - you better get on it....J/K - you still have time

              We booked our tickets on Frontier and got a pretty good rate of $335 each. We also got some relatives to book already too!

              when are we going to get together to search for dresses PM me if you are thinking about a date!
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              #18 Sarah

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                Posted 12 November 2006 - 04:28 PM

                Quote:
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                Mkay you guys, I just have to say that I have NO IDEA how many people are coming to ours!! YOu guys do, and your wedding is months after mine! WAAAA!

                My MOH and a friend from college & her husband have made travel plans & lodging reservations & that's it! My own mother hasn't even booked her flight or her room yet. I actually sent an email out to all of our guests the other day explaining that I have to release our room block at the end of December & how I know it seems premature to make reservations, but it isn't really. And oh, by the way, please make sure you have a passport. I had my FI & MOH review it before I sent it to make sure I didn't sound desperate or pushy. I haven't heard back from anyone. WTF??
                If it makes you feel any better Christa, we're in the same boat. Nobody has made reservations yet and nobody will commit to coming. We've just decided that we're not going to stress about it. The scary part is that we could end up with anywhere from like 15 to 50 at this point. We have tons of "maybe" people so I'm just not going to make any plans for anything that involves numbers for a few more months.
                I feel your pain girlfriend...

                #19 TammyWright

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                Posted 12 November 2006 - 08:43 PM

                ladies, if it makes you feel better people will not get their butts in gear until the last possible moment...

                we really didnt know until about 3 months before our wedding who was gonna be there...even then only about 70% of the people that came actually RSVP'd by that time...we had people RSVPing the week of the wedding.

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                #20 Jackie

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                  Posted 13 November 2006 - 10:13 AM

                  Girls, I would be going nutz if I were you. I find it so odd that people wait till the last minute. I have never ever booked a vacation last minute. I cant stand last minute. Heck I dont even like making dinner reservations last minute. What happens if there is no room at the resort when they go to book or no flights left on the day they wanted to arrive? I dont get it.

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