Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
beachbride2009

Calling all November 2009 Brides!

Recommended Posts

Hello--haven't posted on this thread for about a month because I didn't have much progress until now--so excited (even though I've only made a few baby steps). Here's what I have so far:

 

1. Going to PV on Thursday for a few days to meet with my WC, sign the contract for her services and put my deposit down for her and the villa for the reception. Will also take a tour of the villa and church in Nuevo Vallarta, and restaurant choices for the welcome dinner/rehearsal dinner.

 

2. booked the church with a 4pm ceremony time :)

 

3. booked a villa for myself and my family for our accommodations.

 

4. have vendors in mind for the caterer and photographer (actually my WC has a vendor in mind for the caterer--I'm just going to go with it since the person comes highly recommended).

 

5. went for my first dress hunt yesterday and, after trying on 12 dresses in 2 salons, I fell in love with a stunning Amsale dress! I think I'm going to have a dressmaker replicate it otherwise the dress would take up half my budget!smile41.gif

 

6. Magnet STDs are in hand and stuffed into shimmery, pale gold envelopes, and stamps purchased. Just need to clean up my address list so I can print out the labels and send the STDs out this week before I leave for PV on Thursday. I'll try to post a pic of my STDs sometime this week.

 

7. Wedding website is up.

 

8. Added a few things on to my wedding registry. Will add more closer to the date.

 

9. Groom/groomsmen outfits decided: khaki linen suits and crisp white linen guyabera shirts for the ceremony. Jackets will be removed for the reception.

 

9. Oh and I finally settled on November 6th as my wedding date...just having that settled on takes a huge load off my shoulders!

 

That's about it as of today...more to come!

 

Congratulations to all of you on the progress you've made so far with your weddings! Everyone seems to be making good time with their plans!

 

 

smile123.gifthewave.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah lani, we are now date twins.

 

I also registered at 3 places last weekend and it was way crazy, if I were to do it again. I would do one store per day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erika J View Post
Yeah lani, we are now date twins.

I also registered at 3 places last weekend and it was way crazy, if I were to do it again. I would do one store per day.

Hi Erika - I actually haven't gone into the stores yet to physically pick and scan my registry items...I just did a few online so I have something in my registry for early gift givers. Don't want to add anything that'll be discontinued in the next few months (I have that kind of luck). I'll probably take your advice though once I do go into the stores. I can see how it can get overwhelming!

November 6th! Excellent choice wink.gif



Quote:
Originally Posted by Jess View Post
Welcome Marie-Laine! I'm a fellow PV bride as well :)
Hi Jess - You must be as excited as I am about PV!! Can't wait to go there this week! smile123.gif Have you done a scouting trip there yet? Anything I shouldn't miss?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, most of the places we registered email you when something discontinues. So I just log on online remove it and add something else. So it works out well.

 

I did get a free gifts at crate and barrel and macy's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yes, most of the places we registered email you when something discontinues. So I just log on online remove it and add something else. So it works out well.

 

I did get a free gifts at crate and barrel and macy's.[/QUOT

 

 

Nice! In that case, I'll probably plan our store trip a little sooner than planned.

 

Free gifts at Crate and Barrel and Macy's? Cool! I didn't see that when I first created my accounts. Is it something they offer only when you do your registry in person?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erika J View Post
Yes, most of the places we registered email you when something discontinues. So I just log on online remove it and add something else. So it works out well.

 

I did get a free gifts at crate and barrel and macy's.[/QUOT

 

 

Nice! In that case, I'll probably plan our store trip a little sooner than planned.

 

Free gifts at Crate and Barrel and Macy's? Cool! I didn't see that when I first created my accounts. Is it something they offer only when you do your registry in person?

I signed up on line and then went in to san 80% of the stuff. And when I checked in they gave me the gifts. Tote from Macy's and a heart shaped bowl form Crate and Barrel. nothing big, but a nice gesture. I also opened a macy's account becaues the give you %5 credit of every dollar someone spends on your registry as store credit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Crap - we need to register - thanks for the reminder! :)

 

no scouting trip Marie-Laine....a little scary but we are hoping it works out. Who is the wedding coordinator you are dealing with?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello All,

 

Sorry, I've been off line for a while...so much to do with school, work, wedding...shots.gifwow

 

Well, I am happy to report that I found my wedding dress!! I went from not having anything planned to things falling into place! I have booked the date for November 14, 2009 at Catalonia Riviera Maya and the Private reception right on the beach is also booked. I have ordered one of my wedding favors, it's the sand and seashells in the bottle with our names engraved on it and I am now looking for a second favor being that the bottles will be one per couple...I a trying to choose between a beach wedding themed candle or luggage tags....What do you guys think??

 

Has anyone used/booked a travel agent?? I am on the prowl for one and seem to be leaning towards one of the TA's on this site (with the FI approval of course msnwink.gif )

 

Happy Planning!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by lani76 View Post


6. Magnet STDs are in hand and stuffed into shimmery, pale gold envelopes, and stamps purchased. Just need to clean up my address list so I can print out the labels and send the STDs out this week before I leave for PV on Thursday. I'll try to post a pic of my STDs sometime this week.
Lani- Could you give us more info on your STD's? I am doing all that now and I'm kind of stuck-- there are so many options! Who did you get them through? Pics would be awesome! Thanks, jo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • I have stayed at Dreams La Romana and Dreams Dominicus.  The two resorts are very different in style and decor. A few comparison points are below and fact sheets are attached for both.   Both resorts are approx 45 minutes from Punta Cana airport, close proximity to Saona Island, Catalina Island and Altos de Chavon. Top championship golf courses in the Caribbean are just minutes away including Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, The Links and La Estancia – all designed by world-famous Pete Dye. Restaurants are similar at both resorts.  Both offer the Explorers Club for Kids.  Dreams Dominicus  Brand new resort and in 2016 488 rooms (however additional construction was underway) More contemporary style & decor Good beach area Rooms were very nice Preferred Club located in main lobby and adjacent to main pool & beach front Food was good Center plaza area with nighttime entertainment Main lobby is small, but outdoor bar off lobby is nice Dreams La Romana Originally built in 2003 & opened as Dreams La Romana in 2008 756 rooms Recently renovated and new preferred club adults only lounge & pool added  Rooms are more traditional Caribbean decor Grounds are very lush and tropical Good beach area food was good    Dreams Dominicus fact sheet.pdf Dreams La Romana fact sheet.pdf
    • My sister has done it but with the destination wedding, only super close family members and friends came since it was expensive and farther. It was great though.
    • Thanks! I had it printed out. Very useful!!
    • Hello Guys, Are you looking for affordable wedding venue, reception halls, party rentals, outdoor event venue, birthday party venue in mobile al.  Choose Anne-Marie Cottage for your special occasion. Our cottage is an affordable venue for your intimate wedding.   Thank u 
    • Flower girl dresses tend to follow the latest trends in bridal party and thanks for sharing Great website that provide  good collection & services with affordable price .
  • Topics

×