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April 2009 Brides Check In!

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#61 LuvGrand

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    Posted 21 October 2008 - 09:01 AM

    Okay I just had a mini panic attack while reading this forum. We haven't booked our stay yet (wedding is Apr 17th in PV at the Riu Vallarta hotel)! I didn't think we were in a big rush but I guess I should go ahead and do that. We did send out STD's and buy my dress. I think I need to get a photog too. Geezzzzzz....I thought having a destination wedding was less stress. I want someone to do all of this for me!

    #62 Ava

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      Posted 22 October 2008 - 01:05 AM

      Hey you :)
      You probably should book the hotel really soon, but how about using one of the travel agents on the forum?

      I think you're pretty good besides that!

      #63 jesjess

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        Posted 22 October 2008 - 07:29 AM

        Another April Bride at your service

        For so far I have arranged the following stuff:

        Booked the resort for ourselves and for all our guests
        Booked the flighttrips for everybody
        Got my outfit together ( dress shoes hair flower Accesories)
        FI and I went to the denstist for white teeth
        Got all my FI outfit together ( only need flipflops )
        Got my BM Dresses + shoes bought
        Ordered our own designed rings (ready in February)
        Made the guest list complete with adresses ( Finally )
        Got the decoration for the location ( picked out)
        Got my bouquet picket out
        Booked a party loaction for the wedding reception back at home
        Booked the caterer
        Booked the dj ( need to make playlist ) Book wedding suite for after weddingreception
        Wedding favor and cards are ready.
        Hired a digital reception book.
        All transportation for Jamaica and for at home is ordered

        Still need to:
        Get outfit for our ring carier
        Make and find Music cd for ceremony
        Buy us some wedding invitations ( Endless job )
        Find text for the invitations ( aaargghh )
        Sexy Wedding lingery for the wedding night
        Need to make an apointment with the hairdresser for custommade extensions
        pay for the other 80% of the trip ( ouchhh )
        Go to the Notary ( FI has own company
        Get al my documents for legalisation of the wedding
        Make name card for wedding diner.
        Make reservations,for mani + pedi
        Make OOT BAGS

        Goshhh,,,still so much to do, but the most is done..I probably forgot a few things here and there, but This almost says it all.So ...

        #64 LuvGrand

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          Posted 23 October 2008 - 08:19 AM

          Originally Posted by Ava
          Hey you :)
          You probably should book the hotel really soon, but how about using one of the travel agents on the forum?

          I think you're pretty good besides that!

          I have a travel agent that is helping us (well, somewhat...) I think we will book our travel within the next 2 weeks. Have to wait to see what happens with the FI's job.
          I'm feeling better today because we have a set plan. We just have to book it now...oh yeah and pay for it :)

          #65 montegobay09

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            Posted 25 October 2008 - 11:33 AM

            I hadn't checked this thread out in a while and of course I got stressed out again wishing that all this stuff was already done!! I'm realizing that I'm quite the procrastinator(I guess I already knew that) but I've finished enough things to make me feel comfortable with it. Since my last post we've

            oredered our rings
            ordered and received carstock for invites and tags
            received my dress
            ordered and received welcome bags
            bought some things for welcome bags
            booked caterer for AHR

            I still have tons to do!!!!! Right now I'm focusing on find myself some shoes (thanks for the floppyjos.com hint It looks amazing and I think I'll order some this week!,find hair flower, getting our birth certificates and passports notarized, decorations for AHR, getting invitations made.

            EEK I have a lot to do. Thanks so much for this thread for keeping me on track...

            Oh yeah, and I've lost 8 lbs so the weight loss is going pretty well. Still want to lose another 7 lbs. Keep the posts coming ladies you're really keeping me on track! Good luck! -

            AVA - Yay for being wedding date twins! Happy planning!

            #66 Ava

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              Posted 26 October 2008 - 01:24 AM

              montegobay09 - We were very nearly location twins too! hehe.

              #67 montegobay09

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                Posted 26 October 2008 - 09:50 AM

                True! I didn't even notice you're at a Riu too. - and you're a fellow Canadian! I have 5 guests flying out of Edmonton actually. My brother, and one of my BM's live in Edmonton and another bridesmaid lives in Edson. I hope your planning is going well. Good luck!

                #68 S2BLennon

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                  Posted 27 October 2008 - 01:30 AM

                  OK I was also stressing out about having a lot to do... I guess that it hits you once you are under the 6 month mark huh?

                  But this weekend I reorganized my binder and spreedsheets and feeling a little better.

                  So far, We have:
                  Booked flight and land
                  ordered dress and sash, earrings, need to get flower for hair
                  got 3 pairs of shoes. (Just in case!)
                  went on a shopping spree and bought 6 sundresses, one for each night of the pre wedding and honeymoon! - Easy and cute attire
                  bought FI's suit shirt and tie
                  ordered moms dress
                  completed web-site (needs updating!)
                  bought MOH and BM suits
                  bought oot bags and started to compile goodies to fill them!
                  made and sent out STDS
                  booked AHR caterer ( I hate planning 2 weddings! this was supposed to be a piece of cake! Its getting BIG)
                  bought AHR invites
                  bought AHR decorations/ centerpieces
                  bought DW 8" starfish to make some kind of centerpiece out of them... what was I thinking. I am creative but am having a block on this one!
                  Had Legal day! Yipppeee!
                  completed Vows. :)
                  registered for gifts
                  asked attendants to participate

                  To Do:
                  Order DW invites
                  get raffia fans for programs and complete them!
                  Sexy lingerie and BD shoot! -- FUN!
                  get stationary for DW and AHR placecards and print!
                  complete table numbers
                  book AHR hotel blocks
                  pick up dress/ get alterations
                  get final accessories for "look"
                  alter FI's suit
                  get parent and attendant gifts
                  work on 1st dance
                  compile song list & set up I POD.
                  Pay travel balance
                  finish OOT bags
                  Order Sand ceremony vases, cake topper, knife and server
                  Convince FI to do TTD and get a dress:)

                  **I feel like I have so many DIY projects that I cant start because I need more crafting / supplies to get moving on it, but I don't know where to start with shopping first. It's like when I see it, then it clicks and I gobble it up, but when I feel crunched to get that ribbon / paper to complete a project I can never seem to find what I am looking for... Know what I mean?!

                  So I guess I am a little further along than I thought. I am sure that there is a ton that I am missing though, esp since it is 1:30 in the AM and here i am typing this! LOL

                  #69 S2BLennon

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                    Posted 27 October 2008 - 01:31 AM

                    O yeah it appears that I am gonna have to get on some key guests buts to book thier travels also - the last thing that I wanted to have to do! Everyone seems to be procrastinating this year!

                    #70 montegobay09

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                      Posted 27 October 2008 - 04:33 PM

                      Too funny S2BLennon. You have a lot more done than I do...well I guess just in different places. I'm sure it will all come together.

                      I know exactly what you mean about it being so easy to buy something to start a project and then it being soooooo hard to find specifics like ribbon to actually get going on the project. I've been procrastinating on doing all the stuff and I have to just put aside a day (or three) to get all that done! Glad to hear I'm not the only one stressing...I think we should be fine though. Good luck!

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