Originally Posted by RaynDrop
I picked St. Lucia pretty quickly . . . we had been looking into going there on vacation but then went somewhere else - so when we started doing this whole wedding thing I looked at what Sandals had to offer ( that is we were going to go for vacation) I really liked that it all seemed so easy so I picked that for the location! 175?!?!?! Holy hahah 45 is even a good number! We only invited 22 people (11 couples) (parents, siblings, 1 best friend each and just recently decided to invite his Aunt (also god mother) and her date as well as one of my Aunt & Uncles) The only 2 we aren't sure about at this point are my two sisters (going as one couple) They are both college students so they need to wait til next school year to know if they can go.
Your location sounds pretty... Mexico and Jamaica are very popular on this site!
As for my invites I have no idea! I just sent my STDs out at the end of July and plan so send invites in October so I have a little time to think about it. My FI is an artist so I'm hoping he will be wiling to help me design something special!!
With that many people I'd stick to something pretty simple for Welcome Bags. . . I think if you just stick some individual packs of things like Tylenol, Pepto, A welcome letter and something like that they would be perfect!! My Welcome Bags have been consuming my life HAHahah - Since I don't have that many to make I find it easy to keep adding things... I find things on sale or for a good price and I'm like oh I need those! hahah it's really bad!! I actually have little goodies I will be sending out every three months up to a couple of weeks before the wedding.
I haven't been dress shopping yet only done a little on line browsing... not sure when I will go.. not really "there" yet for this!
I don't really have a set color scheme... I just want bright tropical colors. I am doing an all white (or shades of white) dress code for everyone with an accent color of Yellow.
My mom is helping me make a brooch bouquet. - I'm very excited about this.
I'm not having a wedding party - since we have such a small group I want everyone to really feel like they are part of the wedding. However, just last night the wedding came up and My FI said something about how he should ask his brother to be his best man.. I was like umm we said we weren't doing a wedding party... he looked at my like I had ten heads and said "I dont know what a wedding party is but my brother should be my best man!" hahahaha sooooo I will have to bring this up again soon and if he really wants a Best Man I will ask my Best Friend who is coming to be my MOH. I already told her we probably aren't doing a wedding party but if we were she would be my MOH.
Whew sorry this is soo long!! A friend I work with had her wedding at Sandals in St. Lucia and it looked AMAZING!!! And she only had positive things to say about it when she got back!!
Keep us updated with the details, I love seeing pictures of different ideas
Like you, I didnt really care to have a wedding party either (less for me to have to worry about!). Then it started off with my FI wanting his brother as a best man....so I was like "ok, we'll have a best man and a maid of honor...thats it". Then a few weeks later he says "Its really important to me that I have all my best friends as groomsmen". lolol and so it began, now we have 7 groomsmen and 3 bridesmaids.....ohhh well, cant win em all!
On a side note, we just opened our first registry today