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LOL - you dont sound crazy! Im in the same boat as you. We have his wedding band already, but no engagement ring for me yet. I think I will have it by the end of this year...early next year at the latest. I have all of my OOT bags abd contents, pamphlets, and favours done already! Im a big planner as it is so I have started really early...lol. Next Im onto my welcome books which will take me a really long time as I have to make up about 15 of them all by hand.
We are planning on the first week in Jan 2011 as it will be cheaper for our guests at Sandos Playacar Beach Resort. I so wanted Dreams but it was out of our budget and I couldnt ask my guests to pay that. I wish! Im going to live vicariously through you now if you go there. Oh and btw, I stayed at the Moon Palace in 2006 and saw a ton of weddings. It is a beautiful resort and the staff are AMAZING! If you do end up picking there, you wont be disappointed. Its fabulous and huge. Plus you can play at all of their resorts while you stay there.
Good luck, cant wait to hear which resort you picked!
WOW!!! You are sooo way ahead of me with your planning!lol I'm only in the beginning stages...Did you decide on your color scheme? What did you include in your OOT bags? What favours did you choose? Yeah my FI likes the whole horse and carriage thing at Moon Palace...lol but I'm in love with the gazebo at Dreams. Honestly I haven't thought of a budget yet and I feel that I'll end up going over it anyway if I set it....lol(i'm soooo bad with money! :) ) I think i saw some of the brides say they were able to pull of the whole wedding between 4200-6000....so we'll see. I'm excited about the site visit though! Where is Sandos Playacar? What photographer did you decide to go with?

BTW Congrats on losing all that weight!!!! I soooo need to start on my diet! lol

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I have spoken with a travel agent. I am working with a lady from Destination Weddings.com. I am able to reserve my date at ROR sometime this month, but cannot do anything with travel until June. I have already signed a contract for my flowers and I have my dress. I bought that when we were originally getting married 2010. The next thing I guess is to start thinking about my STD's..

June 5 huh? That's cool! My FI wants a June 4th wedding date. I go for site visits to different resorts in Mexico in November, and am really trying to hold off picking a date until the site visit but it's hard!lol I keep thinking that when I find the "right place" (which right now looks like dreams cancun) the date I want will be taken! Oh well...guess I'll just have to cross my fingers!Good luck on your planning!

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LMAO!!! OMG you sound like me!!! All my friends and future FI think I'm crazy because I have started planning location, what photographer I want, color scheme...etc before we are engaged!....lol I mean I know I'm going to be engaged by this year and I just feel like when you are planning destination wedings it takes sooo much longer to plan! I know we want to be married on a Saturday in early 2011 but are not sure of the exact month. We are looking at Dreams Cancun (fell in love with the pictures of the gazebo). We are going to Cancun from 11/25-30 this year and have already booked site visits at Dreams Cancun, Dreams Riviera Cancun and Moon Palace...jeez I sound crazy!lol
haha well just wait until you're engaged, the night we got engaged we started talking about everything like location, who we wanted to go, what we wanted to do! lol

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WOW!!! You are sooo way ahead of me with your planning!lol I'm only in the beginning stages...Did you decide on your color scheme? What did you include in your OOT bags? What favours did you choose? Yeah my FI likes the whole horse and carriage thing at Moon Palace...lol but I'm in love with the gazebo at Dreams. Honestly I haven't thought of a budget yet and I feel that I'll end up going over it anyway if I set it....lol(i'm soooo bad with money! :) ) I think i saw some of the brides say they were able to pull of the whole wedding between 4200-6000....so we'll see. I'm excited about the site visit though! Where is Sandos Playacar? What photographer did you decide to go with?

BTW Congrats on losing all that weight!!!! I soooo need to start on my diet! lol

Hi Yencie,
Well other then the fact we are going backwards in our plans, its going well. I feel better knwoing Im not the only one who doesnt have the ring yet, but that were planning a wedding. LOL
As for my colours, well I have only narrowed it down to Turquoise. I havent really thought or worried about another colour really. AS my wedding is going to be informal, Im not worrying about table settings, centrepeices, etc. My thought behind a DW was so that I didnt have to worry about those things. I did that at my first wedding, dont want to do it this time. Plus I dont want to have to lug all that crap down and then back. Its bad enough Im doing it with my OOT bags.
As for the OOT bags, I posted a thread last night called " Finished OOT bags *pic heavy*" you should check that out as it shows all of my DIY's, contents, bags and more. It shows my starfish bottle topper favours along with a few extras that I will be putting in the bags. It would be easier then me listing it again on here, plus the other thread has pictures ; and we all love pictures!
Oh how I miss the Moon Palace....cant wait to hear what you decided. I hope you have a great site visit. When are you going? And did they give you a deal on the cost of the site visits bc you will be booking for 2011?
I figure our wedding/honeymoon will cost us about $6000. That includes the basic legal wedding pkg from Sandos and 2 weeks in mexico and our day trips.
We get a pretty good deal if we switch from one hotel to another half way through. Thats the plan anyways. We will see. I own a timeshare in Montana, and am looking into using a week in Playa Del Carmen instead of Montana in Jan 2011 for our honeymoon as it might save us even more money. Not sure yet, but its in the works.
Sandos Playacar Beach is in Playa Del Carmen, about an hour from the moon palace I think. I have been to Cancun and the Mayan Riviera before, so I wanted something different this time. Plus I heard that Sandos Playacar Beach Resort has the best beach in the area. There is a secluded beach area to the one side of the resort that goes on for miles with nothing around. Soto me thats perfect for my pictures and wedding. I want it more intimate. Plus Sandos seems to be much more willing to move when it comes to the wedding pkg and they dont seem to nickel and dime you as the other resorts do. But thats only what I have been told by other Brides who choose sandos over other resorts after their site visits. So I dont know for sure. Am only going off what they have said.
As for photographer, we are really lucky bc Riley's mom is a professional photographer. She is an amazing lady with an amazing talent. Her pcitures are phenominal and she sells out at all of her art shows. So luckily for us we wont have to worry about that at all. Once she gives us the CD's from the wedding we can get everything we want printed in the 5x7 or 8x10's and get the rest in 4x6 for our albums. Phew! One less thing to worry about as I know picking a photgrapher is tricky sometimes. Plus we dont have to pay the resort to have her bc she is a guest. So that also saves us too. I have heard some resorts charge anywhere from $80-$300 to have an off site photographer...its crazy!

Thank for the support on the wieght. I have about 40 or so more to go to feel happy where Im at. Im tall as it is so I dont show my wieght very well which is great, but I do want that svelt body for my strapless dress....lol...thank god we have a year or more to work on it! I hate having to wait so long for my wedding, but atleast it allows me time to get my body where I want it to be....lol.... Don't stress, you have lots of time to loss any wieght you want. Riley is alos loosing weight so we will be all buff by Jan 2011...lol...well maybe but not buff..lol....but happier in bathing suits!

Have you started on anything yet? Vistaprint.com has great deals and I have already bought so much from them and paid only the shipping costs as everything else was free. You should get set up on their email list if you can. They have great deals!
What are your colours? How many in the bridal party? Do you know where you are honeymooning?

Cant wait to hear back on your site visit...keep me posted!

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Jennybell and Yencie, I'm joining you in the planning for a 2011 dw without officially being engaged. I joined the forum back in February when we had picked out the ring, hoping that it would be coming soon, but I'm still waiting... I think it should happen fairly soon though, hopefully! I'm hoping for an early June 2011 wedding in southern California.

 

I've found so many great ideas on this forum. I can't wait to actually start picking out which ones I'll for sure do and start working on them!

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Jennybell and Yencie, I'm joining you in the planning for a 2011 dw without officially being engaged. I joined the forum back in February when we had picked out the ring, hoping that it would be coming soon, but I'm still waiting... I think it should happen fairly soon though, hopefully! I'm hoping for an early June 2011 wedding in southern California.

I've found so many great ideas on this forum. I can't wait to actually start picking out which ones I'll for sure do and start working on them!
More people joining the club - Yay! Atleast we arent the only ones...lol
Its driving me crazy waiting for this ring....Im almost ready to rip my hair out bc the anticipation is killing me! Lol

Let us know when it happens! Have you picked a resort yet?

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hey ...yes i feel overwhelmed as well..my wedding is march 2011...so many decisions!! where to starthuh.gif we have decided moon palace punta cana..it may seem like a long ways away but b4 we know it it will be here!!! congrats to all!!! max

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More people joining the club - Yay! Atleast we arent the only ones...lol
Its driving me crazy waiting for this ring....Im almost ready to rip my hair out bc the anticipation is killing me! Lol

Let us know when it happens! Have you picked a resort yet?

Yeah, I know what you mean. I can't figure out why he's taking so long, but oh well, it'll happen. I haven't really planned much yet, just getting lots of ideas. I have about 6 places I'm looking at in the southern California area (around Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Los Angeles). I haven't looked at prices yet, so I'm sure that will help with the decision when we're ready.

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Yeah, I know what you mean. I can't figure out why he's taking so long, but oh well, it'll happen. I haven't really planned much yet, just getting lots of ideas. I have about 6 places I'm looking at in the southern California area (around Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Los Angeles). I haven't looked at prices yet, so I'm sure that will help with the decision when we're ready.

I have never been to California, but have seen alot of pics from friends that have gone there. Looks very beautiful, especially Santa Barbara. I girlfriend's brother got married there about 5 yrs ago and she said it was beautiful.
You will have to keep us updated as to how things are progressing!

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I can't figure out why he's taking so long' date=' but oh well, it'll happen.QUOTE']

 

I picked out a ring with my FI in May of this year. We went to Mexico in June and little did I know he wanted to propose to me there, but wasn't able to get the ring in time. He told me he would ask me before Christmas NEXT year, which made sense to me because he finishing up college and really doesn't have the money right now. He caught me COMPLETELY off guard when we went out of town to visit my cousin for a week. The three of us went for a nice meal downtown (actually our state capital) and when we were walking around the fountains near the street when finished eating, he was acting strange. I kept trying to make him take a picture with me by the water splashing up and he was walking away. Duh Tiffany, when I FINALLY dragged him over for "just one picture" he went down on his knee (and I got about 10 pictures).

 

So they will make you think otherwise just to get you when you aren't expecting it. Can't wait for it to happen for y'all!

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