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#141 Bianca

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    Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:29 PM

    I've spent about $190 on paper, envelopes, and pocketfolders... Wow. I guess its all enough to make my STDs(done), about 40-50 invites, and then for wedding programs, update brochures, welcome letters etc... So I guess its not that bad... but thats a lot of money for paper!
    19 adults/3 children with flights booked! 10 rooms booked!
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    #142 Rhonda

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      Posted 23 October 2008 - 12:16 AM

      I know of the blue parrot hotel...its right on 5th avenue(the main street with lots of shops/restaurants) in pdc. I didn't see much of it when I was there, but, I would say if you want a place that is centrally located/in the middle of all the action...it's a good choice, don't know about the beach situation. Also, it looked like the front part is a club/bar at night. Hope that helps!

      #143 Cattie

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        Posted 23 October 2008 - 12:38 AM

        We're only doing invites for our AHR. I bought the DIY invitation paper at Michaels. My mom has a friend who's a printer, so he's going to print everything for us.

        I was at Sams Club and they have the big boxes of the single pack advil, tylenol, immodium, ect. I'm going to grab those after the new year. Instead of doing little boxes for the first aid kits, I'm doing organza bags.

        What I did was buy the largest organza bag I could find. In my artistic mood, I decided "oh, it'll look so cute if I add pink and blue ribbon in with the ivory to keep them shut!" What a pain in the ass! OMG what I was thinking!! The worse part is, I'm doing 1 organza bag for the small body wash, lotion and hand sanitizer. PLUS! A second bag for Advil, Immodium, Chapstick, ect... Once I finish them, I'll post pictures.

        Slowly things are starting to come together. Today we did add 2 more to our cruise, my godfather and aunt, which gives us a total of 19. Now if the other 10 or so people make up my mind, I'll be happy!

        #144 Blkatz

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          Posted 23 October 2008 - 08:27 AM

          I ordered my invites this past week. Hopefully I will get a proof this week and then get them in Nov. Sending them out either in Dec/Jan-not too sure yet though.
          Cattie-thanks for the heads up about Sams club!

          #145 mich999

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            Posted 23 October 2008 - 11:37 AM

            Hi - I'm a May 2009 bride too and can't decide if this thread makes me feel good or bad about what I've accomplished. I got engaged September 30th, and since then we've booked the Hilton Los Cabos, found a photographer we love (Juan Carlos Tapia thanks to this forum!) and started working on our wedsite. Trying to pick STDs now to get out asap. Haven't even thought about the dress yet... All of you who are already working on OOTs - I'm impressed - and jealous!

            #146 cougs

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              Posted 23 October 2008 - 02:11 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by mich999
              Hi - I'm a May 2009 bride too and can't decide if this thread makes me feel good or bad about what I've accomplished. I got engaged September 30th, and since then we've booked the Hilton Los Cabos, found a photographer we love (Juan Carlos Tapia thanks to this forum!) and started working on our wedsite. Trying to pick STDs now to get out asap. Haven't even thought about the dress yet... All of you who are already working on OOTs - I'm impressed - and jealous!
              if you just got engaged a few weeks ago you are doing GREAT! it took us about a YEAR to decide on a place, LOL! we are skipping the STDs (since everyone pretty much knows) and going straight to invites, which i *still* haven't finished. i don't have a dress yet either. LOL i suck!

              #147 Ayita

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                Posted 23 October 2008 - 02:19 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by mich999
                Hi - I'm a May 2009 bride too and can't decide if this thread makes me feel good or bad about what I've accomplished. I got engaged September 30th, and since then we've booked the Hilton Los Cabos, found a photographer we love (Juan Carlos Tapia thanks to this forum!) and started working on our wedsite. Trying to pick STDs now to get out asap. Haven't even thought about the dress yet... All of you who are already working on OOTs - I'm impressed - and jealous!
                Oh my God are you kidding ? Well I hope this makes you feel better ! I got engaged on Sept 29th and since I have done nothing but looking and looking and looking and looking again !! Nothing's booked, nothing's done, actually, yes, one thing, today I found the way to finance this wedding until I get my bonus in March... but that's about it...

                Let's look at the bright side : I've compiled so many pics and ideas that the day I will get started it will probably go faster...

                ... hopefully ...

                And last but not least you're getting married 4 weeks after me !

                So : you're in advance ... on me !!

                #148 mich999

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                  Posted 23 October 2008 - 06:54 PM

                  Ayita - you made me feel better but don't dispair - sounds like you've done a ton, just contemplating decisions and there's still time!

                  Based upon everything I've seen here, location/date and photographer seem to be the things to book within 6 months and the rest can follow - so you still have some time!

                  #149 Ayita

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                    Posted 24 October 2008 - 05:30 PM

                    Hurra !

                    I did my first concrete thing today ! I put a deposit on my flowers order !

                    I'm getting some gorgeous (a company) ! They had room for small orders between Jan and March, so my flowers will be there by Jan end !

                    I'm happy !

                    Tonight I'm getting started on the dress... After taking advise from this forum I callled several salons and they confirmed I am better getting started now - even though I still have 24 pounds to shed...

                    Still no news from the location though Please pray with me so that they sign with a wholesller ! I set myself a deadline to Friday next week before moving on to another option. This makes me sad...

                    #150 Jenn3878

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                      Posted 24 October 2008 - 05:42 PM

                      WOO HOO!! I am officially going to Cancun - purchased our airfare today!!

                      How's everyone's planning going!?

                      - Got our passports (Received)
                      - Picked the date: May 8th, 2009
                      - Picked the location: Dreams Cancun
                      - Paid for the deposit 50% for Dreams Cancun
                      - Sent out STD's (June 1, 2008 )
                      - Ordered flowers from AA (PAID) will receive in April?
                      - Purchased wedding ring for me & FI will use his Grandpa's ring
                      - Put deposit down on room for FI & me for wedding stay and honeymoon
                      - Purchase flights
                      - Chosen BM and GM
                      - I have my invites on the go with RSVP Feb 2nd (Hitched Invites)
                      - Dress is ordered and will arrive Jan 16
                      - Shoes & purse purchased - DIY IDO and hearts on shoe bottom
                      - Something blue - panties (4 pairs to pick from so far)
                      - Garters (Received)
                      - Crystals & Starfish for my cake topper (DIY) waiting for supplies to come in
                      - Cake cutter & server (Received)
                      - Champagne flutes - not taking these to DW
                      - Wedding bubbles purchased on ebay
                      - Luggage tags & items to send an update to those who book purchased
                      - DIY Place cards, wedding matches, coasters ordered (2 starfish stamps, embossing and ink)
                      - CD's to make favor for guests

                      Left to do:
                      - Order a veil
                      - OOT bags for guests and stuff for BM & GM and ring bearer
                      - FI's attire TBA waiting till Feb/Mar to find Linen suits
                      - BM & GM attire
                      - Finish paying for room for wedding & honeymoon
                      - Table decor (candles, starfish & rose petals)




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