At first I was nervous when you said 200 because I was like 'OMG what if they all book?' hehehe, but 56 is a very respectable number and like you mentioned (and are seeing) you will always get some stragglers! We had 3 children at our wedding, 2 of them being mine LOL!!! Kids make life fun, but I totally respect both sides.
I also made a spreadsheet!!! Had about the same information as yours, but I had columns for 'deposit paid' 'paid in full' 'double occupancy' etc. As I had to have 10 double rooms booked to use the free wedding package that we had planned on!
You are on top of things!!!!!
@calgarybride2015 we knew we had enough people out of the 200 that could no way make it (age, new babies, work, etc). we gambled by sending out all the STDs and in the end, it worked out for us. my FI did tell me if everyone attended i would have to get a second job
I love your story, sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants, and sometimes you also know when something is just meant to be and you do everything in your power to make it work . I'd say the second he moved to ON just for you guys to be together was a sign that he was a keeper .
I think your planning is coming along great! I have all these spreadsheets that I barely keep updated haha, so in the end they're more work when I need them because I have to update them first . I found weddingwire was a good place to keep track of guests and RSVP's etc. It's not perfect, and I wish it had some extra functions, but it worked pretty well for me .
I'm so happy you were able to get a good quote for AF. I was the same, the second I saw that terrace I was sold haha. One of the reasons why we're doing our wedding in August was because my MOH is a teacher, so she has it off. The fares were quite a bit cheaper too, and so it was a good way of getting a really nice hotel for less . Also, we had the choice of doing it in June or July, but with Juan finishing up school at the end of May, that left little time to get some money together and not be so strapped for cash by the time the wedding came around. It will be super hot, but that's ok, that's why we go there right?
@TinkerSofi he definitely is a keeper we are so lucky to have found each other...it's crazy how life works out. we always talk about how if i didnt leave my former company there is no way we could have met. someone was looking out for us!
i know what you mean about keeping the spreadsheets updated. it's tricky but i find it so helpful to have everything in one place.
i should have mentioned in my post that all DID work out for my two teacher bffs. although neither were approved for the entire week off they are able to attend saturday through wednesday. they are coming in a day early to do trials, prep, etc with me and they will fly out as late as possible the day after our wedding. not the best case scenario but certainly not the worst.
and you're right. we go there because it IS so hot. i'm over the fact that the wedding is in june. people that want to be there, will be there. i am SO excited to read about how your wedding goes. i follow your thread and it has inspired me tremendously. you've put so much work in and i can't wait to see the photos of how it all comes together.
Your story is so cute! And it sounds like you have a romantic on your hands! I love my hubby to death but there is NO WAY he would have come up with a scrapbook! That's just so adorable! As @TinkerSofi said, definitely a keeper!
You definitely got a good rate for BC and that's not bad at all for ON. You're going to have a good group there too by the looks of it! That's great!
Your photos are beautiful! Look forward to seeing the summer ones too!
Oh - and there are definitely no hard and fast rules for starting a thread!! lol There are all different timelines for when the brides start them so absolutely not breaking any rules.... since there aren't any!!
@acw271011 thank you! i'm so lucky we found each other. he really isn't a super romantic guy but when the time was right, he didn't hold back. what's funny is after the scrapbook and the proposal he apologized saying he had hoped it could have made it look better but he could only find craft box #1 of mine. he couldn't find the "special paper" and the "glittery markers". those items were in craft box #2 lol
after looking at the photographs of the resort almost all of our guests that have booked commented on how they thought it was one of the nicest resorts they had seen and thought the price was amazing. it was a relief to hear that from everyone.
thanks - we love our photos too. we had to take a break 20 minutes in to warm up in our cars. we were all FREEZING! i had no feeling in my toes. obviously i wore cute boots not warm boots haha
@ashhtayy I love your planning thread, thank you so much for sharing your story! And that man must love you to pieces to leave BC for ON. That is unheard of! Lol We complain about weather and the cost of living all the time but we Vancouverites are so snooty and think that this is truly the best place to live in Canada (I can say that, I'm from here ). So yup, him moving to be with you is true testament to how much he loves you. And I love the scrapbook idea, he's such a romantic.
You got such a great price for your trip! Azul Fives is gorgeous and to get it at that price us really good.
And your engagement pics are gorgeous! I love that your pics will be very different from your wedding pics. Huge contrast from snow to sun! And yes, it's your wedding so you can break and make rules to your heart's desire ☺
@Wafflesmom i threw the "yes, he left BC to come to ON not the other way around" comment in for you west coasters. we hear it every time it comes up. it is cute though because after people snap out of their shock they always follow up with "he must love you a lot"