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#11 Cabo OR Bust

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    Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:28 AM

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    #12 niels408

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      Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:31 AM

      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

      #13 Tracy

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        Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:43 AM

        Niels408 - you are having the same stress as me - I want all the details worked out, and the hotel (who only responds to emails once/week) is like no worries, you can figue all that later...YIKES!
        I bought my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses about 2 weeks ago, and we got our groomsmen dresses last week. We did STD almost immediately (we got engaged June 1) and are planning on sending out Boarding Pass invites out in early August, with an rsvp for September 1. Then I can have an accurate count to start doing the OOT bags, favors etc. There is certainly still lots to do, but I feel like getting the attire was a big CHECK on the long list :) You will feel better once you get that done. Also, some of the stores are saying 2-3 months to get the dress and another month for alternations....so i was concerned about cutting too close. I'm a project manager (my job), so i'm all about eliminating any potential risks - ha ha.

        #14 Cabo OR Bust

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          Posted 03 July 2008 - 12:00 PM

          Hi ladies - Thank goodness I'm not the only one! I sent out my STD's back in April, but I'm stressing on what I should be doing next.

          Here's what I've done:

          Sent STD's
          Booked Photographer
          Booked ceremony/reception site
          set up website



          I'm a bit self conscious of my upper body (arms, back) so I know I will have a hard time finding a dress that will flatter me since most dresses are sleeveless. I was lucky enough to befriend this girl that I used to work with from Equador. She had created a gown for our christmas party and it looked like a gown you wear to the OSCARS! She said she did it in 3 days!! So she will be making my dress and hopefully we will start next week. I'm going Bm dress shopping this weekend. Lots of sales out there for the 4th. Anybody using an outside coordinator?

          #15 chonee

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            Posted 03 July 2008 - 08:22 PM

            Hi Ladies!
            So happy to have found this thread. I too am a December bride - 12/08/08 to be exact. I see a lot of us have the same stresses - mainly the hotel. I get uneasy when I write to my WC and she doesn't respond right away or she tells me we have time - but I just keep telling myself not to worry, they know what they're doing and they do this all the time.

            So, so far I've sent out my STD's (I went with passports for my STDs) and I've already ordered my dress and my bridesmaid dresses. I also booked my photographer but I'm debating on whether or not to use the resort videographer or hire an outside one.

            I'm hoping to go with my FI this weekend to go shopping for his and his groomsmen attire and I also hope to start my invites this weekend. I'm going to wait on purchasing my OOT bags and all the goodies that will go in the bags until I got a good estimate on the number of people attending - I don't want to end up under- or over-buying stuff. Other than that I'm not sure what else I should be doing.

            Please let me know if I'm missing anything girls!

            #16 KimB81

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              Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:14 PM

              Yes, I am really worried about this too because we don't have alot of people booked yet and the airfare prices are getting very high. I am getting married in St. Thomas. When we decided to have our wedding there like 9 months ago the prices were reasonable and now they are outrageous! I am worried alot of friends won't be able to come now because it is getting so expensive.

              Also, we are really trying to encourage everyone to book through our travel agent because my parents and fiance's parents all had their flights cancelled already! Luckily the travel agent was there to deal with everything and work it all out.

              It just makes me nervous. As if we don't have enough to be nervous about already!

              Kim

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by niels408
              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


              #17 amesharpe

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                Posted 08 July 2008 - 11:39 AM

                Great Info ladies! The sunset info was huge becasue I think I goofed. I originally had a wedding time for 3:00 PM and asked to change it to 5:00 PM.

                Big mistake for pictures. Oops, I'm going to email the WC right now and see if I can get it switched back to 3!

                #18 Cherielee

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                  Posted 08 July 2008 - 11:50 AM

                  hey girls so we are goign to cuba to get married december 4, 2008 is our date...here is what i have done so far...

                  booked date, time and location for wedding
                  booked photographer, videographer, and restaurant
                  i have my dress
                  bridesmaid dress
                  mens outfits and groom
                  moms have their dresses
                  invites are almost done
                  my shoes
                  my oot bags pretty much done unless i see something on sale
                  website
                  girls gifts done - starfish necklace
                  guys gifts done just waiting for them to come in - hockey jerseys


                  need to get done
                  rings- this week hopfully
                  finish invites - this week hofully
                  need to make candles for oot bags
                  parents gifts
                  ring bearer gift
                  MC gift? do we get them one?
                  tiara
                  bustier
                  hair picture
                  vows
                  sand ceremony? not sure yet how to incorporate that?
                  or where to get it?


                  thats all i can think of now and now im stressed...thanks hahah

                  #19 Rebecca1208

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                    Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:54 PM

                    Hi Girls!

                    I am getting married in Cuba on December 17th, 2008 at 4pm. I still need to find a beachy wedding dress that is low key because my fiance wants to have short sleeve shirt on (its his wedding too you know). That has been quite to the task to find.

                    anyways I am enjoying the journey!

                    Looking forward to chatting with all of you.

                    Rebecca

                    #20 Pisces

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                      Posted 13 July 2008 - 08:26 PM

                      Rebecca- have you looked at bridesmaid dresses? A lot of them can be ordered in ivory and would be a bit more low key than a typical wedding dress (and also save lots of $)
                      Colin in I in 2005 when we fell in love with Maui!




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