(Closed) Lucite Save The Dates… DONE AF (pics)

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Post # 92
538 posts
Busy bee

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nikbee :  nice. our string quartet we found on thumbtack as well, its a great resource. yeah, LA is insane- pretty sad state of affairs when 30k is a budget wedding lol!

Post # 93
2715 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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nikbee :  I know this thread has gotten a bit off track but just saying I really like the ornament aspect of the save the date. I would not toss it out. I believe from all of your responses that you plan to be a gracious and generous host! I’m looking forward to seeing your wedding unfold. 

Post # 94
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I am constantly amazed by the amount of vitriol exhibited by some of the people commenting in these threads. It’s disgusting behaviour. Some people are just raised with no class at all. 

I think your ornaments are amazing and there’s no way I would chuck it out if I received them. My cousin’s fiance did ‘message in a bottle’ invitations (before they were common) and even though they’re essentially useless, we kept them because she’d made so much effort and they were so lovely. Yours actually have a purpose! Your guests can bring them out year after year, hang them on the tree and be reminded of what a lovely wedding you had. We all spend money on stuff that may be considered less than ‘necessary’ so who cares? Best of luck to you x

Post # 95
5016 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

Cool STD’s. I have to be honest though, if I was a recipient of one of these my expectations would extend far beyond a wedding budgeted at 30k. It’s a strong precedent to kick off with.

To keep with the theme for your invites you could do something like this and layer it with an object or image relevant to your event.

Post # 97
962 posts
Busy bee

I think it looks very nice! 

Post # 98
277 posts
Helper bee

These are cool AF. I envy you your patience and creativity.

I hope you don’t let the snarky comments from other bees discourage you from posting a recap this spring after your wedding. It looks like it’s going to be amazing.

Post # 99
137 posts
Blushing bee

@nikbee “you do realize glitter is plastic. So the thousand of girls that use glitter belly bands are just as wasterful as I am. Did you go to the grocery store this week? Did you throw away any plastic? This is one event and I’m not going to feel bad for my esthetic. ”

Look I get it, You’re going to have a lot of plastic involved in your wedding, but as a scuba diver it seriously breaks my heart reading your comment.

Try to give a shit about your plastic footprint in the world, and try to think about ways that you can reduce that footprint.
What’s done is done, but please take the time to watch how plastic is hurting our oceans, and maybe consider making positive changes from here on out. <3

Post # 101
137 posts
Blushing bee

Totally heartless towards the countless people and animals being affected by such a huge issue.
wow. just wow.
I bet you left all your trash behind at burning man too. *sigh* 🙁

Post # 102
10354 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I read this whole thread and all I wanted to know was what a glitter belly band was.

Googled and was super disappponted, it doesn’t actually go on your belly. 

ETA: Was the glitter tits uncomfortable after a while? Was it hard to remove? I always wonder when I see the full/partial body glitter looks.

Post # 105
9386 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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nikbee :  To answer your question: “dont bees understand $30k is a lot of money?” (paraphrase), since you’ve asked it a couple times.

$30k on a wedding isn’t much above normal.  In fact the average wedding in 2016 cost $35k, according to theknot.com’s annual survey.   https://www.theknot.com/content/average-wedding-cost-2016  Nevada’s average was only $23k, but of course people on forums are from all over–including the east coast where the average wedding cost is roughly $60k (eyeball average of the map’s east coast numbers).

Not saying $30k isn’t a ton of money–I still careen a little bit when I think about the $20k I could have spent on.. anything else.. (not that i’d change my wedding at all, but you know.. it’s a lot of money! And it was $30k if you include honeymoon and rings..) Just saying most bees, especially bees who’ve already had their weddings, know how quickly $30k goes.  And hearing that you spent at least $1k on postage for STDs must have made a lot of bees think you’d go over-budget or run out of money.  Now that you’ve increased your budget by $10k+, plus favors, I’m having an easier time seeing how you’ll make it work–I assume other bees who originally replied to your $30k budget would feel that way too.

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