September 27th, 2011, 01:09 PM
CSA Wedding May 2, 2012
We are getting married May 2 2012 at 10am. No guests. Just the two of us...so romantic! So excited!
Anyone else the first week of May 2012?
September 28th, 2011, 09:49 PM
Us too! May 5, 2012 at CTI! Cannot wait! We are getting the "save-the-dates" in the mail now. Are you doing anything for favors in Jamaica?
September 28th, 2011, 11:44 PM
Congrats Linda and Mike!!! I am planning on the last week of May, just the two of us.
How do you plan on doing your invitations? I'm so confused, how to send an invitation to people before the wedding, without inviting them....lol. I really don't want anyone to show up.....nor do I want anyone to book a vacation on a credit card because they would feel guilty not coming.....times are tuff, and I don't want to put anyone in a bind...and I'd rather it be private anyways.
So I guess what I am asking is....should you send an invite/announcement before the wedding stating you plan a private ceremony??
Does anyone know the etiquette?
September 29th, 2011, 11:11 AM
Hi Ladies - Congrats to you both and your fiances. I'm as lost as you Brittany. Since it is only the two of us I don't feel I should send invitations. I have no idea what the etiquette is here. So if you find out any information on this please share as I will with you. I did sign up on the honeymoonwishes register. I know there will be some family and friends that would love to get us a gift.
By the way Caitlin, we will not be having any guests but there is an awesome web site hawaiianweddingshop.com that have many beach theme wedding favors.
Also, I would love to here what you are wearing on your wedding day, formal, casual. etc?
Look forward to talking to you both to share some ideas, info., and our all around excitement!
September 29th, 2011, 11:27 AM
I think I'm going to just email announcement cards to our Wedding Website that I'm building on the honeymoonwishes site. My fiance and I will be working on the web site this w/e and I think I will explain although we would love to have people come that we understand that many will not be able to. They will also be able to keep up with pics and info and also see the registry from there.
Gosh, I never thought it being just the two of us I would even have to think of this stuff. But that's ok. I really don't want people to feel left out.
September 30th, 2011, 11:23 PM
We are inviting only parents & siblings and that still made us have million questions on whats right and whats wrong...its all crazy!! We are getting married June 15 2012 at csa. We sent an invitation to the people we are actually inviting but made it more like an information packet...all the info we thought useful about the resort (prices, inclusions, etc) and we added things like "although we would love to share the day with you we totally understand if you cannot make the trip" blah blah blah Then today we sent an email "announcement" to the rest of the family, this way the family knows we are getting married so its not some big secret to keep...otherwise its hard to talk about it until you kind of set things straight i think..or that seems to b the case for me. The email we sent was basically saying "we set a date, yay!! ceremony will b small n private and upon our return we will have a party to celebrate with all our friends n family"...we also created a site on honeymoon wishes and put that on the email stating we will share the party details and pics of the wedding day for everyone....etc etc etc....i cant wait to do something fun, like find a dress...so far we just been paying off the resort/wedding and figuring out invitation/announcement stuff...im ready for some of the funner stuff!!
October 1st, 2011, 04:41 PM
Great idea. I need to get started on a website to keep everyone in the loop. I haven't told anyone of the engagement or wedding. No one has a clue yet. We live in Kansas City and our clostest family member lives about 500 miles away. I know this is going to bum a lot of people out. So I'm trying to plan and let people down as delicate as I can. I think I might wait until the holiday season....when I can hopefully see all the family face to face. Haha, wish me luck.
As an FYI, Orential Trading does a wedding magazine...I some how got one in the mail...and the pricing is incredible.
October 2nd, 2011, 10:46 AM
Congrats & thank you for the great info CouplesVirgin2012. Especially the wording in your email. We are doing the same thing in having a party when we get home. I never thought the guilt would be so tremendous. We are older (not too old. haha) and have kids. I've only told my daughter so far and she is a bit dissapointed. More than a bit. I wish I could afford to bring at least our immediate family. But on the other hand we have both been married before, raised our family, and feel it should be about us this time. It's the first time we've been selfish in our lives.
Like you we are so excited with getting on with the fun stuff. We feel it will be the longest seven months!
Stacy - Good luck! I'm with ya there. We are not looking forward to telling people about the wedding. We didn't waste anytime telling them about the engagement though. Figured one shock at a time. Actually, every one has been thrilled. It's amazing we are both 50 years old and still were nervous about telling parents. Too funny. I guess we never stop being our parents' children. Also, thanks for the tip on Oriental Traders. I didn't realized they had wedding stuff. I won't need anything like that for the wedding but I do want to decorate for the party when we come home. Just one little hint on telling people which you might already realize. We had people keep quiet when we told of the engagement till we got to all close family members. Facebook can be a dangerous place! lol
Again good luck. I think you will find people will be thrilled.
October 3rd, 2011, 10:32 PM
Sorry Brittany I called you Stacy here.
Originally Posted by linda&mike
October 4th, 2011, 11:23 PM
Haha, thats ok! I dread telling my mom and dad!! Although I have been GROWN for quite some time....and I have been living over 10 hrs away from them for the past 7 years. And this is my second marriage and I already have two kids from a previous marriage of 5 years. I was naive and got married at 19....and my parents reaction to that wasn't the best....but I can't blame them I guess. So this time around....I don't even know how to begin telling them. My parents are still married....but they have voiced to be on a monthly basis about how I should never get remarried and I should just live life on my own....blah blah blah. But the reality is, I am 26...and I think it is unfair to ask someone to be alone the rest of their lives. My soon to be hubby is wonderful, awesome with my kids, and I have known since we were 12....no doubt the right one. I just find it so difficult to share my good news.....when I know others will make me feel bad about it. So I am going to hang on to my good news and be happy....and then maybe if I travel down south from the holidays...I will tell my family....until then....its my happiness and no one can take it.
So maybe I should just make this an elopment and not tell the family/friends until its over. With everyone 10 hrs away or more....on my side of the family and his....no reception in the states...way to complicated.
October 5th, 2011, 08:13 PM
Good Girl Brittany - You do exactly what makes you happy. You are way to young to live your life alone. Don't let anyone get you down. Sounds like you have a wonderful man. I wish you all the happiness in the world with him and your children.
Originally Posted by Brittany&Allen
October 15th, 2011, 08:11 PM
Well ladies, I am officially booked for May 29 @ 11am. YaY !
I am hoping the weather isn't too hot....my dress is sooo hot....I get hot putting it on in my home at a chill 71 degrees....lol...I might have to re-think that one. BUT, I am in love with it.
October 18th, 2011, 09:56 PM
yeah Brittany! I bet you will be so happy to be there you won't notice the heat. And if it's like any other ocean beach there is always a breeze.
I haven't bought my dress yet but I'm planning on a chifon. Light and breezy. Although I have a feeling I will be right back in a bathing suit within no time at all.
Have fun dreaming and planning.
Talk to you soon.