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So what all did everyone get done this weekend? I didn't do much but worked on our invitations a little bit- we're making our own passport invitations.

 

What I've done so far:

Booked place (Dreams Tulum)

photographer (Citalli)

wedding website

made and sent STDs (boarding pass)

booked DJ (Mannia)

ordered my dress

bought bracelet, earrings, and shoes

reserved hotel for us

booked flights for us

bought groomsmen suits

bridesmaid dresses ordered

reserved the catamaran for our 'welcome party'/rehearsal

bought canvas totes for OOT

bought some stuff to fill OOT (sudoko, aloe, first aid kits, chapstick)

created monogram/logo

 

Need to:

finish invitation and send

buy wedding bands

buy transfer paper, print and iron on to OOT bags

finish first aid kits- immodium and advil packets

buy additional items for OOT bags

find shirt and shoes for groomsmen

buy veil and garter

figure out something borrowed, something blue...

buy attendant gifts

buy parents gifts

buy FI gift

pick and order flower girl dress

order shot glasses with monogram

order guest book

order sand ceremony stuff

buy paper lanterns

buy tulle/material for gazebo and chairs

figure out first dance song and others (father/daughter, down aisle, etc)

play list for boat

play list for wedding

make programs, welcome letters, table numbers, placecards, menus

make photoshare card for OOT

finalize ceremony

figure out hair style (do trial run here first?)

order plastic cups with monogram

 

Felt good to write it down but I'm scared!!! SO MUCH LEFT TO DO!!smile105.gif

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Hi There

I am also getting married in December. We booked Cuba at the end of March and I do have price protection for the fuel surcharges for the people already booked. I have a few seats reserved for those who might book still.

 

What I've done so far:

photographer provided from hotel

wedding website made

made and sent STDs / newsletter

Bought my dress

reserved hotel for us

booked flights for us

bought totes for OOT

bought some stuff to fill OOT (first aid kits, chapstick)

created monogram/logo

 

Need to:

finish invitation and send

buy earrings, and shoesbuy wedding bands

print and iron on to OOT bags

finish first aid kits- immodium and advil packets

buy additional items for OOT bags

pick out cloths for groomsmen - our kids

bridesmaid dresses need to be bought

reserved a place for our 'welcome party'/rehearsal

find shirt and shoes for groomsmen

buy garter

figure out something borrowed, something blue...

buy attendant gifts

order guest book

order sand ceremony stuff

figure out first dance song and others

play list for wedding

make programs, welcome letters, table numbers, placecards, menus

finalize ceremony

figure out hair style (do trial run here first?)

 

.... making a list is a little unnerving, but should motivate me:)

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Hi everyone!!!smile03.gif

 

I've been thinking about where all the December brides were and I've finally found you! smile35.gif

 

I'm getting married December 12, 2008 at Shangri-La Caribe beach village resort in Playa del Carmen.

 

Our ceremony will be at 3:30pm (I am so relieved after reading the posts about the timing and sunset!) and dinner at 7pm.

 

I'll post after I get my hair done (going out now downtown) my To Do list. I'm a little stressed about everything that has to be done still. Really worried about numbers too - it's hard to do lots of the fun DIY projects until we have an accurate guest count and people are taking their time booking... frown.gif Oh well! The most important people are definitely reserved and in :)

 

Talk soon, ladies!

 

Andrea :)

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What I've done so far:

Booked place (Shangri-La Caribe): 3:30pm ceremony, dinner at 7pm on site.

Photographer (Vanessa Vargas)

wedding website

sent STDs (personal letters and emails)

reserved hotel for us (and paid)

booked flights for us

Sent out invitations (finally! A few days ago)

Bought FIâ€s wedding band (and received it a few weeks ago)

My wedding band (bought by FI in May)

Found and decided on my dress

 

TO DO:

July/Aug:

Create monogram/logo

Order my dress

Book our flights (by end of August)

See if my aunt can perform our ceremony

If not, book minister in Playa through WC

 

September:

Buy my jewellery and BMs jewellery

Buy shoes for me and FI

Decide on groomsmen

Decide on groomsmen attire and order

See bridesmaid dresses (my sisters are in Australia shopping for them)

 

October: Notify WC of

Notify WC of flowers needed and type

Notify WC of # of guests for wedding; # of guests outside of resort that will need meals.

Buy canvas totes for OOT bags

Finish filling OOT bags

Buy transfer paper, print and iron on to OOT bags

Buy veil and garter

Buy attendant gifts

Buy parents gifts

Buy FI gift

Make/Buy guest book

Music: compile play lists for iPod and designate someone to help with music (WC?)

Make programs, welcome letters, table numbers, placecards, menus

Make photoshare card for OOT

Finalize ceremony and send ahead of time to WC for minister (or to my aunt)

Do trial run of updo here

 

Phew!

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Hey December Brides!!

 

We are getting married in Cabo San Lucas December 6th at RIU Santa Fe. There is a bridal extravaganza this weekend so I'm hoping to find a veil and the groomsmen attire there. I've never been to one before, but hopefully it will prove useful.

 

The big things we need to get done are find his ring and start ordering invitations. If you're not a DIY kinda girl, but still want great invitations at a great price, I recommend .:Hitched Invites-Custom & Pre-Made Wedding Invitations. Invitations. Inspired:. The girl's name is Gwen and she is great! She gets back to you quickly and she'll do exactly what you want. I did my boarding pass STD through her and they were beautiful.

 

Look forward to chatting with ya'll some more!smile123.gif

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Hey December Brides!!

I recommend .:Hitched Invites-Custom & Pre-Made Wedding Invitations. Invitations. Inspired:. The girl's name is Gwen and she is great! She gets back to you quickly and she'll do exactly what you want. I did my boarding pass STD through her and they were beautiful.

Look forward to chatting with ya'll some more!smile123.gif
Although I did my invites, I did look at this site way back and loved it!! They have so many different designs and they are nice!

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Niels - did you find your dress yet? have you found the one that "woos" you :)

 

 

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Hooray for Dec '08 brides!!!

 

I am getting married Dec. 7th, 2008 at Dreams Tulum. I am so thankful you started this thread so that we can all keep eachother on track & share ideas! Our ceremony, as of now, is set for 4pm. I feel like I should be doing alot right now, but then the resort tells me to wait until @ 3months before to start planning the resort details (cake, flowers, etc.). What else should I be doing? I've gotten STD's out...

 

Have you all already ordered or purchased your dresses? I'm going this weekend, just haven't found one yet that's "woo-ed" me.

 

Lastly, are any of you feeling the stress of this "airline fuel costs" & companies going under or bankrupt? I have people afraid to book bc they aren't sure what will be when Dec. rolls @.

 

Thanks, looking forward to chatting with you ladies, LOTS!!!

 

Laura thewave.gif

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ha ha ha - our lists look almost identical - only I was in Ottawa last week on vacation and found my bridesmaid shoes at Global (or Globo or something) - they are super cute and were on sale for $19.00 - I couldn't believe it. Unfortunately i don't have photo's as I left them in Canada with my BM's, but check out that store - prices were very reasonable!!!

 

Oh yeah - and I still have the daunting task of my invitations - YIKES!! I'm in the middle of changing jobs, so I took next week off between jobs to do wedding stuff - hopefully all my invites will be out by this time next week.

 

 

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What I've done so far:

Booked place (Shangri-La Caribe): 3:30pm ceremony, dinner at 7pm on site.

Photographer (Vanessa Vargas)

wedding website

sent STDs (personal letters and emails)

reserved hotel for us (and paid)

booked flights for us

Sent out invitations (finally! A few days ago)

Bought FIâ€s wedding band (and received it a few weeks ago)

My wedding band (bought by FI in May)

Found and decided on my dress

 

TO DO:

July/Aug:

Create monogram/logo

Order my dress

Book our flights (by end of August)

See if my aunt can perform our ceremony

If not, book minister in Playa through WC

 

September:

Buy my jewellery and BMs jewellery

Buy shoes for me and FI

Decide on groomsmen

Decide on groomsmen attire and order

See bridesmaid dresses (my sisters are in Australia shopping for them)

 

October: Notify WC of

Notify WC of flowers needed and type

Notify WC of # of guests for wedding; # of guests outside of resort that will need meals.

Buy canvas totes for OOT bags

Finish filling OOT bags

Buy transfer paper, print and iron on to OOT bags

Buy veil and garter

Buy attendant gifts

Buy parents gifts

Buy FI gift

Make/Buy guest book

Music: compile play lists for iPod and designate someone to help with music (WC?)

Make programs, welcome letters, table numbers, placecards, menus

Make photoshare card for OOT

Finalize ceremony and send ahead of time to WC for minister (or to my aunt)

Do trial run of updo here

 

Phew!

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Canvas bags are on sale right now at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. They come in bundles of 3, and with the discount are $2.99 for 3. I also bought the iron-on transfer thing there too (although that was more expensive then I thought).

 

I realized I am focusing a little bit on too many things - invites, OOT stuff, the bags, luggage tags, BM gifts, my jewelery, my shoes, center-pieces, etc - I've decided that I will accomplish more if I only focus on one thing at a time - so today's the day. FOCUS ONLY on invitations!!! Let's hope that strategy works :) :)

 

 

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So what all did everyone get done this weekend? I didn't do much but worked on our invitations a little bit- we're making our own passport invitations.

 

What I've done so far:

Booked place (Dreams Tulum)

photographer (Citalli)

wedding website

made and sent STDs (boarding pass)

booked DJ (Mannia)

ordered my dress

bought bracelet, earrings, and shoes

reserved hotel for us

booked flights for us

bought groomsmen suits

bridesmaid dresses ordered

reserved the catamaran for our 'welcome party'/rehearsal

bought canvas totes for OOT

bought some stuff to fill OOT (sudoko, aloe, first aid kits, chapstick)

created monogram/logo

 

Need to:

finish invitation and send

buy wedding bands

buy transfer paper, print and iron on to OOT bags

finish first aid kits- immodium and advil packets

buy additional items for OOT bags

find shirt and shoes for groomsmen

buy veil and garter

figure out something borrowed, something blue...

buy attendant gifts

buy parents gifts

buy FI gift

pick and order flower girl dress

order shot glasses with monogram

order guest book

order sand ceremony stuff

buy paper lanterns

buy tulle/material for gazebo and chairs

figure out first dance song and others (father/daughter, down aisle, etc)

play list for boat

play list for wedding

make programs, welcome letters, table numbers, placecards, menus

make photoshare card for OOT

finalize ceremony

figure out hair style (do trial run here first?)

order plastic cups with monogram

 

Felt good to write it down but I'm scared!!! SO MUCH LEFT TO DO!!smile105.gif

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ha ha ha - our lists look almost identical - only I was in Ottawa last week on vacation and found my bridesmaid shoes at Global (or Globo or something) - they are super cute and were on sale for $19.00 - I couldn't believe it. Unfortunately i don't have photo's as I left them in Canada with my BM's, but check out that store - prices were very reasonable!!!
Thanks for the intel, Tracy! I know time is running out (well I feel like it is) for good shoes, because summer's almost over... also, my real problem is that my BMs (sisters) are in Australia, so I can't really do anything until I know their dresses and they have to get shoes to match. Arrrg!

Do you have friends in Ottawa/are you from Ottawa? Seems a bit of a distance to come from Texas :) You probably liked our summer weather - I hear although it's boiling for us, it's lots cooler for those coming from the south!

p.s. did your strategy work? are the invites done?

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