@andecker: OMG you have sooooooooo much time I wouldn't worry about the STD's just yet because people will forget. Jan or Feb 2012 would be perfect. We sent ours out in June 2011 and had our group booking deadline of mid-August...and even then we had to remind people to book. People just saw 2012 and didn't even bother looking at the info. My FMIL didn't even notice that we had a wedding website which was very clearly listed on our boarding pass std, lol. For now I would suggest telling people that you're doing a destination wedding and then sending the STD's in the new year. BTW I like the idea of a luggage magnet! It sounds super cute!
Yes the 1 hour open during cocktail hour is an extra fee. I did find out that instead of a champagne toast you can do a signature drink! In our case we're using the signature drink as people walk in a sit down for the ceremony.
I PM'd you the flower ppt so hopefully that came through okay.
Originally Posted by andecker
LOL I am slightly addicted to!!! Ijust joined this week and can't stay away! You have go so much planning done, you are awesome! That's so funny that you got two shirts for your guy- reading that made me think of what I good idea that would be for my fiancee too! Serious sweat ball
We aren't getting married until February 2013 so I still have a lot of time. I just started playing around with save the dates, I am going to make them myself with photoshop I'm thinking of doing a 5 x7 card and attaching a magnet with glue dots,the magnet will be formatted to look like a luggagetag and I want to punch a hole into it and tie on a ribbon so it actallly looks like a luggage tag. My fiancee wants to send them out ASAP but I was thinking that would be too early and we should wait until at least January. How far out did you send yours?
I'm assuming the open bar for 1 hour before the reception is an additional charge as well? 7-11 for your reception would be fine. We went to a wedding this pas winter at Barcelo (also in riviera Maya) and afte their reception ended we just moved the part to the lobby bar and had a blast for a few extra hours... for fee
Let me know if you find the flower PPT I think Ana is not bothering to spend too much time on me since there are so many other bride contacting her with sooner wedding dates.
@Sandy, I haven't heard back from Ana about my bouquet flowers either. My TA/Coordinator is doing a site visit this week so I may have some answers when she's back. Quick question, how many cylinder vases are you bringing and how are you packing them? I'm trying to get an answer from the resort if they can have 3 glass candles holders at different heights for each table. If it's too costly I might bring my own, but I'm worrying about the amount of baggage I'll have.
Yay for buying your dress! I have mine too! I bought it in April and it was ready in August! I went to try it on and it's perfect! They're holding it at the shop and said I should have alterations done 6 weeks before we leave - plenty of time to shape up ;-) I still haven't found shoes yet, although to be honest I haven't looked that hard. Believe it or not I'm one of those girls who hates shoe shopping, lol. I wear a size 10 shoe so finding that size in a store feels impossible!
Originally Posted by Sandy Borie
Hi guys! Haven't been on here in a while. Everyone seems so busy! I have been busy but wanted to respond to some posts I have been reading. DO NOT USE THE RESORTS PHOTOGRAPHER!!!!! The pictures are soooooo cheesy and if you are at all anything like me, you will not be happy. Pictures should be important on your list and leaving it to the kids at the resort is not something you want to do. I say kids because that is what they are! They are not professionals at all. They basically go around all day and take pictures of the resorts guests and then later on try to sell the pictures by their little shop in the lobby. When there is a wedding taking place, they then report to the wedding and take pictures only of the ceremony taking place, nothing else! They dont even have a resident photographer for the weddings, it is whoever is on staff that day. I saw this when I was there, believe me, dont go with their photographers. Enough said. The money you will spend on an outside photographer is WELL WORTH IT! and the outside vendor fee is too. You also have to pay a day pass fee for your photographer and their assistant. Try to negotiate with Ana. Just think of what you would be spending at home. I am going with Juan Navarro. He is reasonably priced but Sascha Gluck is too and his work is also nice.
As far as candles, i am bringing floating candles for my centerpeices and also tealights. Also, about the florsits, Ana has taken a while to get back to me about the florist prices. I dont know if it is because the flowers I am requesting are hard to get or what but the price she did get back to me was a little expensive. I might bring fake yellow orchids I saw at Ikea and have Ana bring me just the cylinder vases so my friend can put it together for me while I am getting ready. Honestly, it will probably be super cheap this way I recreated the centerpeice yesterday at home and you coudn't even tell the flowers were fake!
Tropic Lover! I love the idea of two shirts for the groom! I am going to suggest that for my fiancee!
Has anyone bought their dress already? I did and I am seriously on cloud 9! I just bought the shoes and headpeice yesterday! So excited!