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#3771 shes2013

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    Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:35 PM

    Did you guys just contact nancy out of the blue or did someone let you know that nancy was your coordinator?



    #3772 Nicyx

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      Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:24 PM

      Originally Posted by shes2013 

      Did you guys just contact nancy out of the blue or did someone let you know that nancy was your coordinator?


      I just contacted the hotel on the generic email address my TA gave me then, had a reply from Nancy, so then i just used the email she used :-)



      #3773 shes2013

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        Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:23 PM

        Originally Posted by Shay4966 

        ladies what were you thinking of your first dance, at the cocktail hour or reception? Both FI and I are salsa dancers so we want to start with a slow dance and end up doing a salsa dance towards the end. I was trying to get an idea how this would work out. 

         

         I think those pictures from del sol of them dancing on the beach at cocktail hour has me sold. That is awesomet hat you two are salsa dancers, that is so fun :)



        #3774 shes2013

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          Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:28 PM

          We booked our flights last night. They were the cheapest I've seen them so I jumped on the ball. I'm still waiting to here back from Wendy about our hotel. I'm getting more excited, but more stressed at the same time. MIL is one unhappy camper I've come to realize she's just never going to be happy with what we've chosen. Makes me pretty upset, but everyone else in our lives seems to be happy & we are happy. Thats all that matters right? Also a few of our guests backed out, saying we picked a top rated hotel and saying they were shocked about the price. Oh well. We are the first to book & I hope everyone will follow suit :)

           

          I'm taking my mom tomorrow to look at wedding dresses, hopefully I walk out with one. I think i already know, but she hasn't seen it yet! So it's becoming more real by the minuet. I emailed nancy about ceremony types, because I want a sand ceremony, and unsure whether they do those or not? If anyone knows let me know :)

           

          Hope everyone is doing happy planning :)



          #3775 jessd123

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            Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:08 PM

            All that matters is that you are happy with your decision! We have opinions flying around our families also, but for the most part everyone is happy for us and ready for a vacation!!

             

            Good luck shopping!!!



            #3776 Nicyx

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              Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:24 PM

              Personally i really believe the saying "you cant please all the people all the time"

              We had 5 guests. My mum and dad, hubbys sister and hubby and their baby. Everyone said it was to expensive. which we knew but it was our wedding day and if we had done anything else it would kind of defeat the object of it being our wedding day!! Yes we were upset at certain people not being able to come but right from the start we had always said if it was just the two of us then we would go and do it anyway, so i think we were lucky having the 5 come :-)
              Luckily no-one was funny with us about it, but we still would have done it even if they were. After all it was OUR wedding, we were getting married to make a commitment to each other not anyone else....
              Why get married somewhere everyone else wants you to get married? Its not their wedding.....Your not getting married for them....
              It sounds harsh i know and dont get me wrong family and friends are very very important to me but so was marrying my husband how and where we wanted to get married!!!
              We absolutley made the right decision and would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
               



              #3777 jessd123

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                Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:49 AM

                I just sent the BDW travel agency a request..how long did it take you all to get a response?



                #3778 shes2013

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                  Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:14 AM

                  Originally Posted by jessd123 

                  I just sent the BDW travel agency a request..how long did it take you all to get a response?

                   A day or less, I believe :)



                  #3779 shes2013

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                    Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:26 AM

                    Whats new ladies? Any progresses made? Anything exciting been happening?

                     

                     

                    I bought my dress the other day. However, I'm so indecisive. I'm not sure I picked the right one, it was between two of them and I think I chose wrong. I am not able to return, only exchange, so I will probably find time to go back and play dress up again.

                     

                    I'm stressing over friends now. I though they would all be so excited to book, but everyone wants to play the "waiting" game. I know they have plenty time to book, I just don't want any of them to not come. Thats the main reason we stuck with our plan destination wedding. We asked all our friends how they felt about it, and everyone was on board. I know I need to give them time, I'm just one impatient person.

                     

                    I contacted Nancy, and she said usually she starts answering questions around the 4-5 months mark before weddings. She answered a few of my questions that I had though. I wanted to know about the sand ceremony, and she said that it was doable, so i'm excited for that. <3



                    #3780 elissae

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                    Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:57 AM

                    So I do not forget all my "2 cents" I thought I'd tag all the posts I wanted to respond to.

                     


                    Quote:

                    Originally Posted by Shay4966 

                    ladies what were you thinking of your first dance, at the cocktail hour or reception? Both FI and I are salsa dancers so we want to start with a slow dance and end up doing a salsa dance towards the end. I was trying to get an idea how this would work out. 

                     

                    Shay - good question - I have not thought about that - perhaps I will wait until the reception since we will have the resort DJ there.  Although, I am still unsure whether we will go with the mariachi band for cocktail hour...since you salsa dance - you should do it at cocktail hour with the Mariachi Band!  That would be romantic, sexy & HOT!  Your guests would love it...especially starting slow & then stepping it up! 

                    Did you guys just contact nancy out of the blue or did someone let you know that nancy was your coordinator?

                     

                    Hey Em - I just sent Nancy an email with a few questions...she was good with answering them.  Gave me an idea about menu costs etc.  Sad to say they do not allow the Sky Lanterns.  Oh well, one less thing to buy and lug down there!  haha  

                     

                    Originally Posted by shes2013 

                    We booked our flights last night. They were the cheapest I've seen them so I jumped on the ball. I'm still waiting to here back from Wendy about our hotel. I'm getting more excited, but more stressed at the same time. MIL is one unhappy camper I've come to realize she's just never going to be happy with what we've chosen. Makes me pretty upset, but everyone else in our lives seems to be happy & we are happy. Thats all that matters right? Also a few of our guests backed out, saying we picked a top rated hotel and saying they were shocked about the price. Oh well. We are the first to book & I hope everyone will follow suit :)

                     

                    I'm taking my mom tomorrow to look at wedding dresses, hopefully I walk out with one. I think i already know, but she hasn't seen it yet! So it's becoming more real by the minuet. I emailed nancy about ceremony types, because I want a sand ceremony, and unsure whether they do those or not? If anyone knows let me know :)

                     

                    Hope everyone is doing happy planning :)

                     

                    Congrats on booking your flights - one less thing to worry about!  Do not worry about what other people think or say.  It's YOUR Wedding and you cannot make everyone happy.  I am sorry to hear your MIL is not a happy camper...has she come around at all??  As far as some of your guests saying  something about you picking a top rate hotel, would they rather you pick a dive?  COME ON!  If they do the math - where else can you stay at that rate per day?  It's not only a place to sleep/shower - it's ALL-INCLUSIVE - FOOD 24 HOURS A DAY & ALL YOUR DRINKS (a lot of top shelf booze, too!)  It may just be sticker shock.  People will come around!

                     

                    Originally Posted by shes2013 

                    Whats new ladies? Any progresses made? Anything exciting been happening?

                     

                     

                    I bought my dress the other day. However, I'm so indecisive. I'm not sure I picked the right one, it was between two of them and I think I chose wrong. I am not able to return, only exchange, so I will probably find time to go back and play dress up again.

                     

                    I'm stressing over friends now. I though they would all be so excited to book, but everyone wants to play the "waiting" game. I know they have plenty time to book, I just don't want any of them to not come. Thats the main reason we stuck with our plan destination wedding. We asked all our friends how they felt about it, and everyone was on board. I know I need to give them time, I'm just one impatient person.

                     

                    I contacted Nancy, and she said usually she starts answering questions around the 4-5 months mark before weddings. She answered a few of my questions that I had though. I wanted to know about the sand ceremony, and she said that it was doable, so i'm excited for that. <3

                    Nothing too much to report except I am now up to 40 peeps booked (this includes Bill, Jake & myself)!  We are super excited.  We have at least another 10-16 people who have told us they are planning on coming, they just have not booked yet. I am glad we sent our invitations early - just got them out of the way!  We knew it would motivate people to either Book right away/decline right away/ or at least think about it & see if they can make it work.  

                     

                    My BFF & I are going to put together my Survival Kits tomorrow night.  I think I have everything I want to put in them.  I will post pics when done.  

                     

                    Do not stress over people booking - they will!  It just takes a few to start the process and then it spreads like wild fire.  I was the same way at first...my close friends booked right away & then it caught on.  I think because our dates are next year, some people think they have time.  I bet once fall comes, people will start booking.  They are starting summer, not thinking about next year's vacation.  Did you do a wedding website?  Maybe get them motivated with that?  I did...and as people book - I posted a picture of them!  It's kind of like our FB page of who's coming to Mexico!

                     

                    Great news on narrowing down a dress...do you have pics you'd want to share with us to get some feedback?


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