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#1 beachbride2009

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    Posted 18 January 2009 - 06:28 PM

    Hey ladies, it's time we have our own thread! Only 10 months away from our weddings...lets chat about our plans, our timelines (who has done what already!) and share ideas!

    For me, wedding is booked, STD's are out, colours picked out, MOH & BM asked (and accepted), website up and running and accepting RSVP's (9 already!), and dress has been bought.

    Have been scouring this forum almost everyday for new ideas on decorations, OOT bag ideas, etc and loving it!

    Still working on my budget, which I think will end up being tweaked in the months to come once we know how the guest numbers add up.

    Does anyone else have weather concerns for outdoor receptions? This past November was pretty rainy in the Caribbean.

    #2 lani76

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      Posted 18 January 2009 - 07:00 PM

      November 2009 bride here! I'm planning on having mine in Puerto Vallarta and I'm WAY behind on my planning compared to you! I'm trying to pin down a venue still, which I hope to have confirmed by February and will be visiting the area around then as well. I've picked out colors--Pool and Granite (from Paper Source) for that beachy feel. MOH and BM's have been selected as well as the groomsmen but that's about it...I have other ideas for details floating in my head but I don't want to get too attached to them until I confirm my venue.

      As for the weather in PV, I hear Nov is one of the best times of the year to go...rainy season is over and weather is around 80 degrees.

      I can't wait to get to the point where you are...I think that's where the fun really begins :)

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      #3 lani76

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        Posted 18 January 2009 - 07:01 PM

        oh yeah...budget is still in the works. Trying to keep it under 20K for about 65-80 guests...hope that works!
        ~ Marie-Laine

        #4 beachbride2009

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          Posted 18 January 2009 - 07:33 PM

          Exciting times! Venue is very important...we are planning the whole day on the beach from the ceremony to the reception, and the budget is creeping up there. We think we'll have anywhere between 30-50 guests, but its too soon to know for sure. Our colours are turquoise with a touch of red...for example I'm designing the table centerpieces myself...a turquoise chinese paper lantern lit with an LED candle in the center with LED tealights scattered around it (one for each guest...we're hoping to get them engraved and give them away as favours), with red rose petals scattered amongst the tealights. Bridesmaids will wear turquoise and we'll have red bouquets. I love the colour combo, very retro.

          Your colours sound gorgeous! Very soothing and beachy. Make sure you choose a resort with a good wedding coordinator! Read up on the threads of some of your possible choices on here to see how the brides already booked are doing with their coordinators at the resorts. A good coordinator = way less stress and work for you!

          #5 Tracy_S

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            Posted 19 January 2009 - 12:57 PM

            I to am a Nov 09 bride!!! So very exciting isn't it This weekend I just put the deposit down on my dress!!! I am so in love with it!!!
            I have my resort all picked and wedding date confirmed, BM's all picked.. sent out my save the dates long ago... waiting for my ordered invites to finally arrive then I will be sending them out as soon as I get them. No idea how many people I would have at least 20 I think... My colors are a hot tropical red and yellow!

            I too want to have everything on the beach.. ceremony and reception as well.. I've got a great WC who has already alliveiated some of my stress!!!

            #6 Tracy_S

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              Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:09 PM

              beachbride09... do you have the date and time confirmed of your wedding? I thought for a wedding to be legal they aren't performed on Mexican holidays? And I think your date is a mexican holiday?? Have you checked into that? Don't mean to freak you out,.. I just wanted to make sure you already have confirmation that it will be legal....

              #7 faithers81

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                Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:11 PM

                I am also a November 2009 bride! I just finished my STDs this weekend. They were a lot of work, but I am ready for the next project!

                I am getting married in Riviera Maya at the Iberostar Del Mar. I am so excited! I am also a little nervous about the cost. Everything is starting to add up.

                I plan on doing a lot of DIY projects. Anyone else?

                #8 beachbride2009

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                  Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:44 PM

                  Hi Tracy S...I looked it up for 2009 and found out that the holiday is the 3rd Monday in November, which is the 16th. I was originally going to get married on the 19th, but with the Monday being the holiday I had to move it to the 20th in order to have the 3 busness day rule satisfied. Thanks for the heads-up...I actually just resent an email to Tiffany at Karisma to confirm again. could you imagine LOL

                  #9 beachbride2009

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                    Posted 19 January 2009 - 02:00 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by faithers81
                    I am also a November 2009 bride! I just finished my STDs this weekend. They were a lot of work, but I am ready for the next project!

                    I am getting married in Riviera Maya at the Iberostar Del Mar. I am so excited! I am also a little nervous about the cost. Everything is starting to add up.

                    I plan on doing a lot of DIY projects. Anyone else?
                    Hi Faithers81...I'm terrible with DIY projects, but I've chosen an easy table decoration set-up to bring down with me instead of paying through the roof for flowers. I just don't have the patience! I'm attending the big bridal show in Calgary this weekend to get some more ideas for things, plus I'll be sending out more formal passport invites in a few months and there's a shop that does them here locally I want to see. Plus get more ideas for flowers and stuff too.

                    Tell me about everything adding up...this weekend I talked to my FI about the budget and he asked me "wasn't part of the reason we chose a DW was to save a little money"...well, it's not looking like that's going to happen for us either!

                    #10 Erika J

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                      Posted 19 January 2009 - 02:26 PM

                      Hi Everyone.

                      My name is Erika, I am getting married at the Dreams Resort in Cabo on November 6th, 2009.

                      So far we have:
                      -booked resort
                      -confirmed room block
                      -asked BM’s/GM’s
                      - Ordered bunches of invite samples
                      -picked colors
                      -picked centerpieces (Thanks to JessicaM’s inspiration)
                      -sent STD Email
                      -Got 1 booking (dad, but still exciting)


                      In progress
                      -buying dress today!!!!
                      - selecting photog and DJ and music for ceremony
                      - Paper STD’s in the mail by 1st week of Feb
                      - ordering OOT bags
                      -Ordering Pashiminas
                      - food selections

                      To do:
                      -BM dressed
                      -Groom and groomsmen wear
                      -bride’s accessories- hair flower, shoes
                      -order invites
                      -DIY projects
                      - SO MANY I AM IN DENIAL ABOUT IT :)

                      DIY Projects
                      -raffia fans ?
                      -place cards
                      -welcome letter
                      -ceremony programs
                      -labels for oot bags and pashminas

                      Anyways, I look forward to swapping ideas with you ladies:)

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