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23 days. Where did the last 18 months go?

 

I think we're ready - only a few things outstanding...

  • Groom & BM attire - I changed my mind on the color of slacks - so FH is on the hunt. I'm letting him run with this because I can't think about it anymore and at the end of the day - whatever he wears is fine! 
  • Bridal accessories - I can't decide on shoes, jewelry, hair accessories - I've bought at least 10 pairs of shoes and returned 9 - I'm sure I'll pick something soon - not overly worried
  • Communicate day of schedule with family & bridal party - the schedule is done, just need to send to family
  • Packing - UG! this feels super overwhelming, but I'm going to start tackling it this weekend

 

I keep saying "If it's not done, I'm not doing it". 

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so we did a thing  - we got married yesterday at the courthouse. just us and 2 very close friends. it was everything my FH could have ever wanted, it was lovely and simple - perfect. We leave on Monday for our Mexico wedding celebration set for Friday May 11. We have 60 amazing friends and family traveling to celebrate with us. I'm really glad we decided to get hitched stateside first, it takes a ton of pressure off the day in Mexico. 

bags are almost packed and the hubby and I are ready to spend 10 days on the beach, relaxing with friends and reconnecting before we come back to our crazy lives. 

Stay strong DW brides - it all comes together :) 

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so we did a thing  - we got married yesterday at the courthouse. just us and 2 very close friends. it was everything my FH could have ever wanted, it was lovely and simple - perfect. We leave on Monday for our Mexico wedding celebration set for Friday May 11. We have 60 amazing friends and family traveling to celebrate with us. I'm really glad we decided to get hitched stateside first, it takes a ton of pressure off the day in Mexico. 
bags are almost packed and the hubby and I are ready to spend 10 days on the beach, relaxing with friends and reconnecting before we come back to our crazy lives. 
Stay strong DW brides - it all comes together  


How did it all go while there@tandagethitched


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On 5/5/2018 at 6:24 PM, TandAGetHitched said:

so we did a thing  - we got married yesterday at the courthouse. just us and 2 very close friends. it was everything my FH could have ever wanted, it was lovely and simple - perfect. We leave on Monday for our Mexico wedding celebration set for Friday May 11. We have 60 amazing friends and family traveling to celebrate with us. I'm really glad we decided to get hitched stateside first, it takes a ton of pressure off the day in Mexico. 

bags are almost packed and the hubby and I are ready to spend 10 days on the beach, relaxing with friends and reconnecting before we come back to our crazy lives. 

Stay strong DW brides - it all comes together :) 

Can't wait for your review @TandAGetHitched! Also dying to know if you ever got those mysterious resort credits. :)

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Yes, I need to get a review written! Overall - AMAZING resort, staff, wedding, experience! We had 1 small small hiccup with airport transfers, otherwise all was AWESOME! I’ll get something written in a few weeks, once we have our photos back!

and yes! We did get our resort / wedding credits! We actually got them about 10 days after the wedding - pretty quick! Some of the discounts (wedding package, spa, dinner & cocktail) were applied before we paid the final balance. The airfare and room credits were credited back to my AMEX a few days after we checked out. 

 

We ended up getting about $7500 in credits/discounts:

$950 discount on always and forever package

$500 hair & makeup credit - gift from our TA

$550 discount for cocktail hour

$1100 discount for dinner

$1000 for airfare promotion with our TA

$3300 for #of rooms/nights our group of 60 had booked

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33 minutes ago, TandAGetHitched said:

Yes, I need to get a review written! Overall - AMAZING resort, staff, wedding, experience! We had 1 small small hiccup with airport transfers, otherwise all was AWESOME! I’ll get something written in a few weeks, once we have our photos back!

and yes! We did get our resort / wedding credits! We actually got them about 10 days after the wedding - pretty quick! Some of the discounts (wedding package, spa, dinner & cocktail) were applied before we paid the final balance. The airfare and room credits were credited back to my AMEX a few days after we checked out. 

 

We ended up getting about $7500 in credits/discounts:

$950 discount on always and forever package

$500 hair & makeup credit - gift from our TA

$550 discount for cocktail hour

$1100 discount for dinner

$1000 for airfare promotion with our TA

$3300 for #of rooms/nights our group of 60 had booked

Wow! So glad those credits worked smoothly- that's really awesome to know! Can't argue with a 10 turn around time either! We're looking at 100 people at the moment, so I'm excited to see such big numbers in credits lol.

Cannot wait for your review- love how awesome it sounds! I finally have my ring so I can start the "real" planning lol. 

 

What TA did you use?

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We use Kate’s Travel (katestravel.com) she was AMAZING! Our guests loved working with her and she got us some great rates. 
 
Here’s the website she created for us: http://tomandamandagetmarried.com/



Awesome. For my wedding last year i got all my credits as well. I would recommend that resort for anyone planning a destination wedding. And I def would tell all brides to use a travel agent as well. I used Destination Weddings and they were great


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18 hours ago, TandAGetHitched said:

We use Kate’s Travel (katestravel.com) she was AMAZING! Our guests loved working with her and she got us some great rates. 

 

Here’s the website she created for us: http://tomandamandagetmarried.com/

Oh thank you for this! Very good to see the price your TA was able to get your guests vs the hotel's website!!

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ok- wedding review is posted!!

https://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/reviews/r/5863-wedding-was-a-blast/

Our Photographer sent us a message earlier this week letting use know our wedding photos will be done around July 15th so I'll be sure to post a few photos and a review of our photographer - Moments That Matter! they were a really fun couple to shoot with, just can't wait to see the final results! 

The biggest piece of advice I can give for planning a wedding at Azul or any Karisma property - PATIENCE! planning a wedding via email and a few phone calls may be stressful, but these folks at Karisma are pros! Don't expect a response same day, most responses were 1-3 days, and if you go into the planning process knowing that, you'll be a little less stressed! Overall, the Karisma teams are experts and will execute your vision wonderfully - trust them!!

Happy Planning!

 

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