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#41 yamille

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    Posted 23 September 2008 - 09:44 AM

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    Anyone else having people procrastinating on booking? I'm ready to kill people in my FI's family cause they're all saying its to early to book! I would love to start being able to order stuff, but due to not having a head count, I can't!

    Am I just having a bridezilla moment?
    omg- I have been having the same thought! I want a head count but it aint gonna happen. My friends and Fam are wesome but we are procrastinators. I basically forced my parents and sister to book even though they were thinking it was too early. I think people are just hoping for flights to go down...

    Fyi- I don't think it's b-zilla of you unless you throw a tantrum when you ask them. :)

    #42 BlissfulMsMiranda

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      Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:29 AM

      Hi girls!!! Wow you're all so prepared!!!!! I thought I was being too eager ... but apparently I'm not being eager enough! LOL

      Done so far:

      Destination & resort picked: Cuba, Melia Cayo Guillermo
      Wedding date: May 14, 2009
      Deposit and reservations made with TA for 27 guests
      Wedding website designed and up
      Boarding pass STD/Invites sent out in early August

      Wedding dress found and purchased! At home in my closet!!
      MOH dress found and purchased - on order to arrive in a few months.

      OOT beach bags found at La Vie en Rose $4.99/bag

      Photographer booked/paid for - Doss Studios
      BD photographer date booked - Doss Studios

      Um, and that seems to be it ... hmm ... it felt like I had a lot more done! Yikes.

      Still to do:
      Decide on destination decorations
      Choose a cake style
      Choose hair
      Choose makeup
      Find a flower girls' dress
      Choose flowers
      Choose jewelry
      Find shoes for the beach and for the reception after
      Choose reception location at resort
      Make list of must-have photographs
      OOT bag contents
      Groom's clothing
      Best man's clothing

      Wow ... that's a lot.

      #43 Cattie

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        Posted 23 September 2008 - 05:04 PM

        So far we have 17 including ourselves booked. But thats only my FMIL/FFIL from his side. The rest are my family and our friends. It's only $100 deposit, I just want them to do that much! Omg are we really asking for alot?!



        #44 Myda77

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          Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:48 PM

          Yayyyy!! Cool, ok now I don't feel so bad!
          Maida & Tomas
          Circa 2004 - Our first picture together!

          #45 cougs

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            Posted 24 September 2008 - 01:26 AM

            i feel like a big ol' slacker!

            what i have done:

            chosen resort
            wedding date confirmed
            deposit on wedding package/contract
            secured travel agent
            booked our trip/accommodations
            prepared wedding website
            picked colors (reds/oranges)
            halfway designed invitations (sending SOON in lieu of save-the-dates)
            notified family/friends thru email and word-of-mouth
            asked family/friends to be in bridal party
            went dress shopping only once ... no dress yet
            bought favors (heart-shaped chrome luggage tags)
            bought pocket-size spanish/english dictionaries
            bought hair-flower that i probably won't end up using

            that's NOTHING considering how much time i spend HERE and browsing all wedding-related things online! i think the problem is i can't make a decision. EVER.

            if i don't finalize my invites and get them out soon tom is going to KILL me. everyone keeps asking for them (because he went and told everyone they'd be out in august)! *sigh* so far, i think about 12 people besides us have booked.

            #46 *Casey*

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              Posted 24 September 2008 - 09:28 AM

              Don't feel like a slacker... You still have 8 months to go

              #47 ~*petals*~

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                Posted 24 September 2008 - 09:43 AM

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                Only 1 guest (cheers to my friend B) has reserved a room so far. Yikes... lol. It would be nice to know the numbers asap, but all I am just hoping for is that everyone will meet the Feb 1 RSVP. It's our families' first dw and with so many people and a handful of procrastinators I'm worried things will get a little hectic in the spring!
                Quote:
                Originally Posted by yamille
                omg- I have been having the same thought! I want a head count but it aint gonna happen. My friends and Fam are wesome but we are procrastinators. I basically forced my parents and sister to book even though they were thinking it was too early. I think people are just hoping for flights to go down...

                Fyi- I don't think it's b-zilla of you unless you throw a tantrum when you ask them. :)
                I'm in the same boat too... everybody thinks it's too early to book (so far we've just got parents and a few aunts and uncles booked). But our hotel is new and the grand-opening prices aren't going to be around for very long, so I'm trying to breathe down everybody's neck to at least reserve their hotel so they don't get screwed when all of a sudden it's like $400/night.

                On another note.... I'm *this* close to crossing another thing off my list: I'm out of town for work and got a call saying my dress has come in!! I can't wait to get back to go try it on!

                #48 Blkatz

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                  Posted 24 September 2008 - 10:14 AM

                  ugh-I feel like none of my guests have booked their stuff yet and I am bugging out about it. We are getting married at Dreams Tulum adn there are a TON of other brides out there-my fear is what if the resort is sold out? I would be so pissed-I mean, how do you force people to book? Any ideas?

                  #49 Jenn3878

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                    Posted 24 September 2008 - 11:24 AM

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                    ugh-I feel like none of my guests have booked their stuff yet and I am bugging out about it. We are getting married at Dreams Tulum adn there are a TON of other brides out there-my fear is what if the resort is sold out? I would be so pissed-I mean, how do you force people to book? Any ideas?
                    I get married about a week after you and I am in the same boat. Everyone says they are coming but no one has done a thing yet, except my mom and his mom!! Most haven't even gotten their passports yet and they have all known we were getting married in Cancun for about a year!! GRRRR

                    #50 BlissfulMsMiranda

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                      Posted 25 September 2008 - 09:47 AM

                      We didn't FORCE people to book (though I'm beginning to think that we should because NO ONE is doing anything) ...

                      What we DID do was block out seats and places at the resort ... we put down a deposit for 27 spots (25 guests and us) and that desposit then went toward my FI's ticket and mine ... so, we've already paid $2,700 toward our trip ... even if 25 people don't book, that money isn't wasted. And if 25 people DO book then there are places for everyone on the plane and at the resort.




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