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#4781 shanbeth

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    Posted 30 October 2010 - 10:35 AM

    I haven't been on here in about a week since I have been crazy busy!  We leave a week from Monday and my Wedding is less then two weeks away!! (11-11-10!)  Claudia just got back with me on all the last minute things and we even have the total amount due and it was only $30 off of what I had!!  I am very proud of myself for being so organized.  I have everything done except for a few things.  I even am packed for the most part.  I had to pack all my gift bags and I decided to put them together first and then pack them.  I had to use a very big suitcase and also packed my chair sashes and a few other odds and ends.  Oh yeah decided to do the rock ceremony instead of the sand ceremony.  I really like the thoughts behind it and I wanted to include all the guests.  Just ended up being easier to do.  We also decided to still do it legally there, but I did re-write and add a few things to the ceremony to really personalize it and Claudia approved it so I'm psyched.  I would post it on here if I could figure that part out.  Tonight we are throwing a dinner party for our wedding party since we are not doing a rehearsal dinner.  There are only 6 of us total so we are making lobster and steak and going all out for them.  I was able to spend more money on gifts for everyone since we kept it small.  I figure they are flying to mexico for our wedding the least I can do is buy them cool gifts.  Anyways if there are any brides leaving the week of Nov. 8-15th let me know and i will look you up!!  Getting excited and I'm not even nervouse.  Oh yeah forgot to add thru all this stress I switched jobs.  Last Weds. was my last day, I had 2 days off to do wedding stuff and am starting Monday and my new job.  I would have waited but I really didn't want to go another two weeks without a paycheck so I negotiated 3 weeks vacation since my new boss wanted me to start asap!  Oh well at least when I get back, it won't be so stressfull.  It also made me get everything done ahead of time.  Have a great weekend everyone!

    #4782 jana297

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      Posted 30 October 2010 - 12:46 PM

      Shanbeth!! So excited for you! Have a wonderful dinner party and celebrate!!

      Dreams Cacun Resort & Spa
      April 6, 2012

      #4783 meldal101010

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        Posted 30 October 2010 - 04:00 PM

        Like Carolina - I tried writing my wedding review. It took me quite awhile to finish up, & while adding pictures it cut out on me :s


        I will try again, because I know how much I appreciated reading all of the reviews on here whe prepping for my wedding :)

        #4784 mrs.timpone

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          Posted 02 November 2010 - 03:52 PM

          I also wont be writing a traditional review (thanks to the changes made to BDW) but instead I will share my Shutterfly site with you guys!





          Feel free to PM me with any questions.  Here are just a few from our wedding :)    Dreams Cancun was amazing and Claudia and her team gave me my dream wedding


          #4785 briannarae23

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            Posted 02 November 2010 - 05:10 PM

            Hi everyone!! I am a  (future) dreams cancun bride!! we are getting married on april 28, 2011.  Just getting started in the wedding process and there is so much good information on here!! we are definately on a tight budget; my most important details are PICTURES and FLOWERS.  I am bringing the chair bows and flower petals for the aisle and  I am thinking of getting my flowers from wedideas - anyone ever used them?  she gave me a great quote on the bouquet inspiration pic i sent her.





             We are bringing a photog from  home (my only splurge of the entire wedding) - but i figure pictures are the only thing i will have left when its all over (that and my flowers loL)

            I am having around 30 guests - has anyone not had a reception??  I think the theme i am going with here is laid back - and i really can't see spending 2000$ on basically food.  Have you ever heard of anyone just doing the ceremony (at the gazebo), having a toast, and cake (bring cake boxes so they can take it back with them) right after the ceremony, doing group pictures, then telling everyone to go eat and meet us back at one of the bars a few hours later?  we would go take pics and then eat with our bridal party at one of the restaurants?  i dunno - as i said i am just having a really hard time justifying buying one of the wedding packages for 2K - just so everyone can have dinner.



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            #4786 briannarae23

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              Posted 02 November 2010 - 05:12 PM

              ssorry that link didn't work here are teh flowers i'm thinking about.....flower12222.jpg




              #4787 briannarae23

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                Posted 02 November 2010 - 05:14 PM

                oh and also, what is the best place to buy chair sashes?

                #4788 KB&JC

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                  Posted 02 November 2010 - 09:41 PM

                  Wow gorgeous pics!!!

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                  Bride and Groom +37 booked and counting!!

                  #4789 chipotle99

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                    Posted 02 November 2010 - 11:34 PM

                    mrs. Timpone,

                    I LOVE your HAIR!!!!! Are those extensions??? Please do share, I would kill to have that hair on my wedding day, thinking about Jessica Simpson extensions...

                    #4790 clgriffi7

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                      Posted 03 November 2010 - 04:09 AM

                      Briannarae23 -


                      chair sashes:  I plan on using this site


                      The sashes are $1.29 - which is a fairly standard price.  You might be able to save a few cents at another site.


                      As for the no dinner/reception after the wedding....I would try and find a way to have dinner more cheaply.  Just my opinion, so feel free to ignore it, but if I were to pay to travel to a wedding I would be a bit disappointed if it was only the ceremony.  Can you email one of the wedding coordinators to see if you can reserve space in one of the restaurants for a much cheaper price?  Maybe some of the other brides who are farther along in their planning might have more info.

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