(Closed) What would you be willing to pay for?…

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@alotlikelove:  I got lucky there, my BIL/SIL do printing for a living, so they designed our invites/rsvp cards/envelopes, I’m so thankful.  I would have paid someone to do my thankyou notes!!! Or just write out all the addresses.   

Post # 4
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274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My friend’s hubby is doing my invites and i am so grateful because he just asked for an excel file with guest names and addresses and he will take care of the rest! So I feel for you that you have to hand write them all! ick!

I am going the DIY route all the way around! I ordered 132” table cloths that are like tarps. Freaking tents! They are not wrinkled but there are fold creases in them and i would feel uncomfortable just putting them on the tables like that. how in the world do i iron like 15 huge ass tablecloths?! I may think about taking them to a dry cleaner for steaming or whatever.. but i dont wanna spend more money on them than i already have.

Also, our reception hall is only about $500 and gives us complete freedom to do whatever, bring our own food, drinks, decorate however, etc. As great as this is, there is A LOT for us to do. Other reception venues were so much more $$$ but they did so much for you. I am kind of wishing we forked over the cash so we could kick back and relax a little more. But that’s not us. We don’t dispose of our income so easily so we are willing to put in the work. it’s just a liiittle tough at times.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@MxH13:  Sorry to threadjack.. I used to work for a reception venue back in my teenage days and we solved the problem of how to iron the huge tablecloths by ironing them when they are on the table.. 

I know this sounds silly but we literally put the tablecloths on the tables and used a cordless iron – it worked wonders..

When there was creases that needed to come out of the part of the tablecloth that drops over the table, we simply moved the tablecloth like you would do a clothing garment that was wider than your ironing board. Essentially use the table as an ironing board – it works, i promise!

Post # 6
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274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@mrsbacon:  Oh my gosh thank you!!! I didn’t think of that at all! I am sure a cordless iron would be a lot cheaper to purchase than having the tablecloths professionally steamed or ironed at a dry cleaner.

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