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#181 lani76

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    Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:05 PM

    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!

    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!



    ~ Marie-Laine

    #182 Jess

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      Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:32 PM

      Welcome Marie-Laine! I'm a fellow PV bride as well :)

      #183 Erika J

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        Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:21 PM

        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.

        #184 lani76

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          Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:30 PM

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          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
          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! Have you done a scouting trip there yet? Anything I shouldn't miss?
          ~ Marie-Laine

          #185 Erika J

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            Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:35 PM

            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.

            #186 lani76

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              Posted 01 March 2009 - 10:05 PM

              [QUOTE=Erika J;710550]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?
              ~ Marie-Laine

              #187 Erika J

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                Posted 01 March 2009 - 10:54 PM

                [QUOTE=lani76;710566]
                Quote:
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                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.

                #188 Jess

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                  Posted 02 March 2009 - 02:18 AM

                  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?

                  #189 koolatta

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                    Posted 02 March 2009 - 03:24 AM

                    Hello All,

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

                    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 )

                    Happy Planning!!
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                    21 + Bride & Groom Booked!!

                    #190 jmb0902

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                      Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:24 PM

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                      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




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