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About nadiakat17

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  • Wedding Date
    March 27, 2015
  • Wedding Location
    Puerto Vallarta
  1. Ah sorry I never got back to you! It was amazing. Very cheap once you get there. Capetown is very cosmopolitan - a mix between Europe and California. Did a 4 day safari at Kruger national park and saw tons of animals. Went to the wine region and had amazing wine. Super romantic and fun. Let me know if you have questions.
  2. Hmm this is a hard situation. As the others said don't be too hard on yourself- no one died and it's an event that like half of Americans go through- and you luckily didn't even have to go through an actual divorce and you realized it early on. As far as the wedding goes it is complicated by the fact it's his first wedding and he might want the full experience- I'd sit down w him and find out what he really wants. Maybe his family can't travel easily and he'd rather an at home ceremony. But I wouldn't blame your parents and friends for their feelings....they may not want to go through the
  3. Bridesmaid and groomsmen outfits and thank you gifts ? Ring bearer and or flower girl outfits? Rehearsal dinner details and outfit? Plans for a future honeymoon? Thank you gifts for parents if doing those? Sourcing ideas of what you will buy for OOt bags? Centerpieces? You are way ahead though! Good job
  4. I did the same thing. I bought the cheaptotes bc they were literally the cheapest! Then I used coupons at Michaels to get transfers ( I only made around 25 bags, one per couple or one per single). I made my own template... A knockoff of the Hola Amigo bag ( so ended up spending like 1.50$ per bag instead of 5 or whatever) Everyone loved it
  5. As everyone said above we have all unfortunately been through it. And I think all of us have been shocked at the people we thought for sure would come that didn't. We had some horrible times including good friends who we put a deposit on who didn't even have the decency to text back or RSVP (and then not offer to pay the deposit and obviously no gift). I got so stressed and enraged and was questioning the destination wedding. I've been on a forum where everyone there was saying destination weddings are ridiculous and selfish and you can't expect people to pay to go even if they have the money.
  6. Lol I'm literally sitting in the airport lounge connecting for my honeymoon in SA!!
  7. i think you can do whatever you want! Agree w above, wouldn't drive six hours for something casual. We had a lakehouse party w food, cake (not a wedding cake), drinks. With a nautical theme so no wedding stuff except an album and a sign that said we tied the knot. Everyone had fun. We also said no gifts (didn't want people to think this was some gift grab)
  8. Yeah that is what is sad about the media having a field day...people freak out and make rash decisions
  9. I went to a destination wedding there. The island is lovely, however I felt it was very expensive compared to every other Caribbean country and Mexico I have been to. So my friends were complaining. Don't know how much weddings cost (my friend is aruban so got deals). Will be interested to see if you can get an affordable package. They also don't have a lot of all inclusives ( the one I visited the Divvy was pretty trashy) but I know they have a riu . We stayed at the Marriott which was nice and the wedding was at Manchebo which was nice as well ( on eagle beach which is the quieter beach than
  10. I ended up bringing my own. My wedding planner said like something ridiculous like 400$ for it and I asked what would be included and she said umm like chips. lol expensive and not what I wanted. I brought a few glass and plastic apothecary jars, scoops and tongs, stick on chalkboard signs to write on the labels, mini bags to place the candy in ( I decorated them w travel stickers). I brought an assortment from America that I bought at Costco and grocery store ( no chocolate bc it will melt) and some local candies in Mexico ( they don't have many of my American favorites there so glad I broug
  11. Health professional here. The Zika virus has been blown out of proportion. We aren't even sure if it is the cause of microcephaly yet or if there are other factors at play. Also a lot has been faulty in Brazil ( microcephaly there has broad criteria for diagnosis and some babies just have small heads , also now there is overreporting due to the panic. The govt already looked at 700 ish of the 4000 reported cases and already threw out 300 of them as they were not true cases ) also most of the pregnant women w these babies reported some symptoms early in the pregnancy like rash ( w most viruses
  12. I feel like we took the most from anyone I've seen lol....table clothes, cloth napkins, candy bar jars, huge welcome bags, candles, vases, fans, maracas, glow sticks, candy, silverware, kids toys, and the list goes on lol. We got confused w the suitcase sizes and bought big duffels but turns out they were out of the dimensions. Would recommend cardboard moving box with maximum airline dimension.. That will be the best way to maximize space. (Engineer husband ) We put really fragile stuff in our carryons but packed other stuff inside bags, vases etc. we also got his parents to take a box ( they
  13. We brought candy w no problem. I'm not sure what's exactly allowed so just pack more questionable items on bottom ( when they looked in our bags at customs they just opened the top rustled it and then closed if)
  14. Well I think it depends on the RSVP . I know some brides on here have people make deposits and things like over a year in advance so it's already a done deal. For us we had more of a standard timeline...sent stds like 9 mo in advance then like 4 mo in advance sent invites with the final yes or no being due 3 mo before the wedding. With this timeline there was a lot of time after the std and then invite for people to change their mind and a few firm initial nos completely changed their mind! On the flip side my friend had a destination wedding with a similar timeline and even tho I told her I d
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