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Hi 2012 DPA brides! I'm about 6 months out from our november DPA wedding! Can't wait! Got a lot of the big things done: Dress - chiffon Maggie sottero Location - gazebo at 4pm the reception at el patio STD - sent in feb- made onshutterfly with pic of us in snow in our swimsuits in chairs with coronas cheersing! Website - www.weddingwire.com/BennettFischer Travel agent - hired and have about 10 groups booked already! Expect 60-70 ppl total! Got agent recommendations thru this site and she's been great so far! BM dresses - persimmon bill levkoff chiffon style 565 (sweetheart w corset back) http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/565 GM - tan perry Ellis crimini vested suits w persimmon ties (likely just wear vests if too hot for jackets) http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/perry-ellis-suit-slim-fit-textured-three-piece-suit?ID=657069 yet to do: Photographer - hire out? Del sol ? Lulu? Or just go with resort photographers? Decor - bring anything on my own or is resort setup enough? Invites - Any tips on does/donts for dest wedding? What info to include (vs What they'll just get from website)? Thinking of asking for song requests in the RSVP card too! Anyone include entree selections? Favors - planning for bags and personalized sunglasses and plastic insulated cups w lids/straws (I always bring mine to all-inclusive bc cups so small there!) I like the idea of wedding guest guide in the bag too since large group from all over world and different points in our lives! Week itinerary - so planning for welcome night bonfire on beach with cocktail - appetizers after quick walk thru w wedding party; then frid thinking of hiring fat cat sailing catamaran trip for our entire group - booze cruise, dancing, swimming, snorkeling. Need to book all this but thats what I'm thinking about for anything structured besides wedding ceremony-reception. What else do I need to plan ?! I welcome advice - tips!!! Happy wedding planning!!! Katie

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Hi 2012 DPA brides! I'm about 6 months out from our november DPA wedding! Can't wait! Got a lot of the big things done: Dress - chiffon Maggie sottero Location - gazebo at 4pm the reception at el patio STD - sent in feb- made onshutterfly with pic of us in snow in our swimsuits in chairs with coronas cheersing! Website - www.weddingwire.com/BennettFischer Travel agent - hired and have about 10 groups booked already! Expect 60-70 ppl total! Got agent recommendations thru this site and she's been great so far! BM dresses - persimmon bill levkoff chiffon style 565 (sweetheart w corset back) http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/565 GM - tan perry Ellis crimini vested suits w persimmon ties (likely just wear vests if too hot for jackets) http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/perry-ellis-suit-slim-fit-textured-three-piece-suit?ID=657069 yet to do: Photographer - hire out? Del sol ? Lulu? Or just go with resort photographers? Decor - bring anything on my own or is resort setup enough? Invites - Any tips on does/donts for dest wedding? What info to include (vs What they'll just get from website)? Thinking of asking for song requests in the RSVP card too! Anyone include entree selections? Favors - planning for bags and personalized sunglasses and plastic insulated cups w lids/straws (I always bring mine to all-inclusive bc cups so small there!) I like the idea of wedding guest guide in the bag too since large group from all over world and different points in our lives! Week itinerary - so planning for welcome night bonfire on beach with cocktail - appetizers after quick walk thru w wedding party; then frid thinking of hiring fat cat sailing catamaran trip for our entire group - booze cruise, dancing, swimming, snorkeling. Need to book all this but thats what I'm thinking about for anything structured besides wedding ceremony-reception. What else do I need to plan ?! I welcome advice - tips!!! Happy wedding planning!!! Katie

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Hi 2012 DPA brides! I'm about 6 months out from our november DPA wedding! Can't wait! Got a lot of the big things done: Dress - chiffon Maggie sottero Location - gazebo at 4pm the reception at el patio STD - sent in feb- made onshutterfly with pic of us in snow in our swimsuits in chairs with coronas cheersing! Website - www.weddingwire.com/BennettFischer Travel agent - hired and have about 10 groups booked already! Expect 60-70 ppl total! Got agent recommendations thru this site and she's been great so far! BM dresses - persimmon bill levkoff chiffon style 565 (sweetheart w corset back) http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/565 GM - tan perry Ellis crimini vested suits w persimmon ties (likely just wear vests if too hot for jackets) http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/perry-ellis-suit-slim-fit-textured-three-piece-suit?ID=657069 yet to do: Photographer - hire out? Del sol ? Lulu? Or just go with resort photographers? Decor - bring anything on my own or is resort setup enough? Invites - Any tips on does/donts for dest wedding? What info to include (vs What they'll just get from website)? Thinking of asking for song requests in the RSVP card too! Anyone include entree selections? Favors - planning for bags and personalized sunglasses and plastic insulated cups w lids/straws (I always bring mine to all-inclusive bc cups so small there!) I like the idea of wedding guest guide in the bag too since large group from all over world and different points in our lives! Week itinerary - so planning for welcome night bonfire on beach with cocktail - appetizers after quick walk thru w wedding party; then frid thinking of hiring fat cat sailing catamaran trip for our entire group - booze cruise, dancing, swimming, snorkeling. Need to book all this but thats what I'm thinking about for anything structured besides wedding ceremony-reception. What else do I need to plan ?! I welcome advice - tips!!! Happy wedding planning!!! Katie

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Hi 2012 DPA brides! I'm about 6 months out from our november DPA wedding!
Can't wait!

Got a lot of the big things done:

Dress - chiffon Maggie sottero
Location - gazebo at 4pm & the reception at el patio after cocktail hour
STD - sent in feb- made onshutterfly with pic of us in snow in our swimsuits in chairs with coronas cheersing!
Website - www.weddingwire.com/BennettFischer
Travel agent - hired and have about 10 groups booked already! Expect 60-70 ppl total! Got agent recommendations thru this site and she's been great so far!
BM dresses - persimmon bill levkoff chiffon style 565 (sweetheart w corset back); goldish or tan shoes maybe?
http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/565
GM - tan perry Ellis crimini vested suits w persimmon ties (likely just wear vests if too hot for jackets) - bought at macys for just about same price as you rent a tux and wanted a bit more formal then khakis & polos.
http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/perry-ellis-suit-slim-fit-textured-three-piece-suit?ID=657069

yet to do:

Photographer - hire out? Del sol ? la luna? Or just go with resort photographers?
Decor - bring anything on my own or is resort setup enough?
Invitations- Any tips on does/donts for dest wedding? What info to include (vs What they'll just get from website)? Thinking of asking for song requests in the RSVP card too! Anyone include entree selections?
Favors - planning for bags and personalized sunglasses and plastic insulated cups w lids/straws (I always bring mine to all-inclusive bc cups so small there!) I like the idea of wedding guest guide in the bag too since large group from all over world and different points in our lives!
Week itinerary - so planning for welcome night bonfire on beach with cocktail - appetizers after quick walk thru w wedding party; then frid thinking of hiring fat cat sailing catamaran trip for our entire group - booze cruise, dancing, swimming, snorkeling. Need to book all this but thats what I'm thinking about for anything structured besides wedding ceremony-reception.

What else do I need to plan ?!
I welcome advice - tips!!!


Happy wedding planning!!!
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Katoe, your BMs and GM are going to look fantastic!! Not as good as you will of course! :)

 

As far as a photographer goes, it depends on how important it is to you. It was SO important to Calvin and I, so we hired out. We hired La Luna for the wedding and Del Sol for the Trash the Dress, but they are back to being the same company again. HIGHLY recommend them though if you can afford it. Amazing photos and they are such fun people!

 

Again, decor depends on how important it is to you. We had the "dreams of love" package, so we got flowers put on the gazebo for us. Which Jacki then took off and used as our centerpieces since we did not want to pay extra. It worked great for what we wanted, but it depends on the look you are going for

 

As for invitations, I just sent out online ones since we wanted fast responses, so I may not be much help here. Song requests is a neat idea though! But you may not have time to play them all. As for food, I thought about giving people the selections as well to see what the majority wanted, but then I knew I'd just feel bad for the people who didn't get what they wanted... so I decided ignorance was bliss and we just chose what we wanted :).  I just stayed away from seafood since there are always people who don't like it..(at least in my family)

 

favors - the wedding guest guide is an awesome idea!! :)

 

 

I know you're probably all stressed out about everything, but my advice: don't be!! Aside from picking out your dress and your photographers, Jacki takes care of everything for you.

Are you doing a legal ceremony? I don't think many people do because of the extra steps and cost (and the blood test). But if you do, don't be nervous about that either. They do the blood the blood test while you go over your details with Jacki and its super quick and painless! lol

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Hello dear brides!! We are about to sign for the Dreams Puerto Aventuras For our wedding! And thoughts or ideas?? It looks great!! Would love to get Feedback!! Thanks so much! From one bride to another..! Marie :)

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Alison thanks for the post & tips- love your pics and I requested you on fb so I could see more if that's ok. Trying to see more pics of your reception and resort photos. We are doing the symbolic ceremony and doing justice of the peace / courthouse thing a couple weeks before our real Mexico wedding. I'll reach out to la luna for a quote - good to know they are one in the same as del sol. Does anyone knw if the resort photographers even have a website or how to see more of their work? I'm Katie Fischer ( network I think says Ohio state ) if any other DPA brides want to find me on fb. And congrats to the May DPA brides this week Sharon and sunsetselene! Hope you both have a wonderful wedding & can't wait to hear about your reviews! Katie ce_fischer@yahoo.com

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