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#21 amy706

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    Posted 13 July 2008 - 09:45 PM

    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!!
    Amy706
    Washington, DC
    Dreams Tulum
    December 5, 2008
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    #22 babyg

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      Posted 14 July 2008 - 09:49 AM

      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:)
      Terri and John

      #23 kevsgirl

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        Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:59 PM

        Hi everyone!!!

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

        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... Oh well! The most important people are definitely reserved and in :)

        Talk soon, ladies!

        Andrea :)

        #24 kevsgirl

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          Posted 14 July 2008 - 11:42 PM

          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 FI’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!

          #25 MexiBride

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            Posted 18 July 2008 - 12:25 AM

            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!

            #26 Cabo OR Bust

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              Posted 18 July 2008 - 03:31 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by MexiBride
              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!
              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!

              #27 Tracy

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                Posted 18 July 2008 - 07:56 PM

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


                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


                #28 Tracy

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                  Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:00 PM

                  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.


                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by kevsgirl
                  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 FI’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!


                  #29 Tracy

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                    Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:05 PM

                    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 :) :)


                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by amy706
                    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!!


                    #30 kevsgirl

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                      Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:46 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Tracy
                      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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