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  1. We just got married at the Royal Lahaina on April 21st. Our party was on Maui for 8 days and spent a lot of time at the resort. Sometimes it was windy and other times it was more of a gentle breeze. On our wedding day, the wind kept picking up my cathedral veil, but honestly, it just added to the moment. We got married at 3:00 pm. The luau can be noisy, but most receptions are held on the lawn on the opposite side of the resort, which, if this is true for you, the noise can't be heard from. We didn't have our reception there but stayed in an oceanfront suite on the luau side and could hear the noise some nights 12 floors up.
  2. Discount Hawaii Car Rental is inexpensive and consistently gets great reviews. Because you do not pay until the day you pick up the car, we did this first and then played with Priceline's Name Your Own Price until we got the bid excepted at the rate we wanted. We are also getting married in April. I suggest you book your rental car as soon as possible, because Maui only has a limited fleet of vehicles and, depending when you are going since Easter and Spring Break are this month, prices will start to sky-rocket as they sell out. When I booked our wedding, the first thing we booked was a rental car reservation.
  3. We are paying for everything ourselves. Destination weddings are traditionally non-traditional:)
  4. Here are my girl's dresses. My maid of honor is in the coral and my bridesmaids are in the two stylesof blue (the color blue is the same as the short version).
  5. I am doing coral, french blue and tiffany blue as my accent. Here's my color inspiration.
  6. I am also doing coral. Here is a pic of my Maid of Honor's dress.
  7. June 2011 Alisa & Kevin~Aventura Cove Palace~6.11.11 Missy & Aaron (geminiwanderlust) June 11, 2011 Dreams Tulum Riviera Maya Adrianne & James (adridashanne) - June 17, 2011, Grand Palladium Riviera Lisa & Omar (lisa203) - June 21, 2011, Moon Dance Cliffs Negril, Jamaica Shari-Ann & Kofi (AfricanVenus) - June 25, 2011, Grand Velas Vallarta Resort and Spa, MX Heidi & Francois (heidilynn2 - June 28th, 2011, Valentin Imperial Maya, MX July 2011 Chris & John (sunstarsmoon) - July 8, 2011 Couples Sans Souci Ocho Rios Denedra & Eron (sorord) - July 30, 2011 Negril Jamaica August 2011 Sarah & Michael (Espejo2be) - August 8th, 2011 - Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Jamaica Tanya & Bob (mrssylvester2b)-August 10, 2011 - Beaches Turks & Caicos Mallory & Glenn (Mallory57)-August 13th, 2011-Moon Dance Cliffs-Negril, Jamaica September 2011 Kate & Garry (harkatea) - September 3rd, 2011 - Koh Samui, Thailand Heather & Marcus (hdinsmor) - September 10th, 2011- Grand Palladium, Lucea, Jamaica October 2011 Anthea & Alphonso (MrsJones2be)- October 9, 2011- Nassau, Bahamas Tammy & Ian (takelly) - October 21, 2011 - Grand Sunset Princess, Riviera Maya, Mexico November 2011 Eden & Eric (Eden) - November 11, 2011 - Michigan, USA Jeanine & Reuben-November 11, 2001-Rose Hall Suites, Montego Bay, Jamaica Selina & Landerick - November 12, 2011 - Dreams La Romana, Dominican Republic December 2011 Jen & Nolan - (JMikla) Dec 3rd 2011 - Las Caletas Puerto Vallarta Mexico January 2012 Kristyn & John (perry1217) - January 6, 2012 (Little Christmas!!!) - Playacar Palace, Riviera Maya, Mexico Stephanie & Alex (celticgirl) - January 7, 2012 - Breezes Trelawny. Jaimee and Ryan (Avens) - January 12, 2012 - Barcelo Maya Palace, Riviera Maya, Mexico Jaynee & Mason (jaykay) - January 13, 2012 - Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, Runaway Bay, Jamaica Liz & Robert (lizzdee)- January 21, 2012 - Beaches Turks & Caicos Kya & Mike (kya101)- January 25, 2012 - Las Caletas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico February 2012 Tori & Patrick (torilynnsmith) - February 4th 2012 - Majestic Colonial, Punta Cana Dominican Republic March 2012 Mackenzie & Eric (MJB3172012) - March 17, 2012 - Iberostar Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic April 2012 Jamie & Mark (J-me) - April 21, 2012 - Aentura Cove Palace, Riviera Maya Gina & Jim (ginalynn22) - April 11, 2012 - Breezes Curacao Liza & Howard (schmizer) - April 21, 20012 Royal Lahaina Resort, Maui May 2012 Sharon & Dennis (Sharon99) - May 3, 2012 - Excellence Playa Mujeres June 2012 Shannon & Kostya (ssapper) - June 9, 2012 - Dreams Riviera Cancun August 2012 Cathy and Charles - August 2012 Adrienne & Adam - August 11, 2012 - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic October 2012 Chelsea & Eric (DWBride615) - October 13, 2012 - Rome, Italy (Odescalchi Castle)
  8. Congratulations! We will be getting married on April 12th at the Royal Lahaina with our reception at the Feast at Lele:) I booked Dan and Jessica based on reviews. Our flowers will be through our coordinator. Sorry I can't be more of a help at this time since I am still in the planning process myself...
  9. I have not used your source, but can tell you that most vendors take your CC number to charge deposit and payment.
  10. I used to use it, but found that there were too many things that I eat that I had to guesstimate. Otherwise, it is a really great app!
  11. Oooohhh, and to all my Chicago ladies, I just had to say... "GO PACK, GO!"
  12. Welcome Natalie! Congrats on being a home owner! We have started looking, but I don't think we will purchase until after the wedding. Too much stress as it is... I agree with Beachbride. The first thing you need to do is apply all the research you have been doing to a budget. I actually started doing mine on Wedding Wire which has a great template that you can also view and modify on your iphone (if you have one) and then transferred it to an excel spreadsheet later. Once you set your budget, the rest will start to fall into place. Another good thing is to have an idea of how many people are going to attend. Most vendors will ask you this question and some venues will be determined by this. If you choose an AI, the rest will come easy as you are probably booking a package. If you are like me and don't choose an AI, there is still alot to do at this point, but it gets MUCH easier. Once we picked and secured our date, the whole thing became real and I found myself so much more engaged in the process! One you pick your resort, ceremony location and reception venue, IMO, the most important step is the booking your photographer. Prices seem to continue to rise, and the earlier you book, the more likely you are to get the person that you really want. Let us know what we can do to help you along:)
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