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Old 02-10-2013, 06:44 PM   #1
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Hi,

There is interest on our cruise meet thread about starting an FE. Most of us seem to be first time Disney cruisers, though.

I am happy to organize the FE but wondered if anyone could give me some advice on what is needed to be done to make this a fun experience?

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Old 02-10-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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You will need to decide how your group wants to gift.....1 per cabin, 1 per person etc. Once per cruise or daily,

Do you want to have a large group or break it up into smaller groups?
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:56 PM   #3
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The FEs we have participated in have had a forward group & an aft group, with the cabins split accordingly. This kept the number of cabins very manageable! We kept up with all of it on a Google Doc spreadsheet that we shared with the people participating. Good luck with your FE!!!
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:27 PM   #4
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There's a link to a FE signup template in my signature. You're welcome to use it. Just make your own copy and edit the signup form according to your dates, etc. You can share the link to the form, so nobody can see the other data in the spreadsheet. You can download the spreadsheet for emailing to the group. I can help if anyone wants to use it and has questions.

Also, I've never been on a cruise where we decided as a group what type of gifts to give. Let the people decide for themselves whether to do stateroom or individual gifts.

Most of all, enjoy your cruise!

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:10 PM   #5
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There's a link to a FE signup template in my signature. You're welcome to use it. Just make your own copy and edit the signup form according to your dates, etc. You can share the link to the form, so nobody can see the other data in the spreadsheet. You can download the spreadsheet for emailing to the group. I can help if anyone wants to use it and has questions.

Also, I've never been on a cruise where we decided as a group what type of gifts to give. Let the people decide for themselves whether to do stateroom or individual gifts.

Most of all, enjoy your cruise!

Thanks for the template - how can I share a link that allows people to add their info without seeing the entire spreadsheet? Maybe I'm misreading what you posted. I use Google Docs very basically at work - none of the bells and whistles!

We are all going to share info anyways, but I thought maybe you meant to keep the sheet "private" until it is shared with the whole group.

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I have used google docs for the group FE list and only sent the link to those who gave their information to participate. I also agree that each person can decide for themself if they will give individual gifts or a family gift.
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I have used google docs for the group FE list and only sent the link to those who gave their information to participate. I also agree that each person can decide for themself if they will give individual gifts or a family gift.
Agreed to everything.
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Thanks for the template - how can I share a link that allows people to add their info without seeing the entire spreadsheet? Maybe I'm misreading what you posted. I use Google Docs very basically at work - none of the bells and whistles!

We are all going to share info anyways, but I thought maybe you meant to keep the sheet "private" until it is shared with the whole group.

Thanks!
I'm in FL heading to port tomorrow for Thursday Dream cruise. I'll find the link and permissions info and send it when I get back. You share the link to the form, not the sheet. The sheet link is never shared.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:04 AM   #9
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I'm in FL heading to port tomorrow for Thursday Dream cruise. I'll find the link and permissions info and send it when I get back. You share the link to the form, not the sheet. The sheet link is never shared.
Got it! I think I have figured it out. Thanks again and have a great cruise!

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