Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Twistie over at Manolo for the Brides posted some tips on how to be a good guest. I think that is helpful for anybody because generally we are guests more often than we are brides.
- Please, please, please RSVP!
- If at all possible, send your wedding gift before the wedding.
- Remember that the registry list is a helpful suggestion, not an order.
- Arrive in good time looking like you belong.
- Get into the spirit of the party.
- Thank your hosts.
#2 is doubly so for us because the cruise line requests that gifts are not brought on board. You also shouldn't fly with wrapped gifts.
For Twistie's explanation of why these are good rules, read the whole post here.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
This isn't the first group trip I have put together. One of the hardest things was getting every one's name and birth date correct. In the case of our wedding group, I also need to collect immigration information such as passport number, emergency contact, etc. I thought I was going to have to send out a form for everyone to return then hassle them about getting it to me on time. What if I couldn't read the handwriting?
Well, to make things easier I used Google Documents. You set up a spreadsheet with all the headers and Google creates a form and e-mail it out. As guest fill in the blanks and hit submit the spreadsheet auto-populates. No laborious typing.
I am so excited I found this new feature. It is going to very useful for a lot of reasons.