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#1 ireland381

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    Posted 05 June 2009 - 01:35 PM

    So I'm looking over this site and I'm kind of amazed at how far in advance people are planning! I'm wondering if I should be getting on the ball...

    My wedding's scheduled for April 24th, 2010 in Playa Del Carmen. Unlike most, though, the wedding isn't at a resort, but at a small chapel in town where we'll have a Catholic ceremony. So the ceremony planning will be a little different... still need someplace to stay, though!

    I haven't planned a thing yet! We booked the wedding coordinator (Stephanie at Ajua Weddings, who already seems awesome), but that's all. I have almost 11 months, is there really stuff I should be doing now?? I'm clueless :-P

    #2 big3n09

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      Posted 05 June 2009 - 01:53 PM

      Don't feel bad good thing is you have a WC. When you first log on the site there is a tab with a timeline you can follow or most wedding websites have a timeline you can use even though some things may be a little different for DW. Hope that helps, good luck with palnning.
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      #3 BillysBride

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        Posted 05 June 2009 - 01:55 PM

        I think the fact that you already know where you are having the ceremony, and presumably have the time reserved is key. The reason so many brides seem so busy a year in advance is trying to nail down specifics with the resort normally.

        Other than that, I'd say maybe start trying to deal with finding and booking a photographer. Their time schedule can fill up fast and depending on what you're looking for in one, they may be in higher demand. My photographer is booked and I'm still 11 months out; it was one of my biggest concerns going into the process because I know what I want in regards to photos and I wanted to make sure I nailed someone down who could deliver it before they were booked on our date.

        Other than that...are you having a reception? Welcome dinner? Anything that will take reserving space is good to look into early on since the Riviera Maya is such a popular spot for weddings. So really, it just depends on what type of event inclusions you're planning to incorporate.

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        #4 ireland381

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          Posted 05 June 2009 - 02:26 PM

          Thanks for the tips! Yeah, the photographer is definitely one I should start looking at...

          Yeah, we'll have a rehearsal dinner and probably another less formal event or two like a welcome dinner or a farewell brunch or whatever you'd call it :-P So that's my challenge now; I'd like to find a place for us to stay where we could also have the rehearsal dinner, possibly. I'm mostly just looking at hotels atm; we're on a reeallly strict budget and I'd like to make it as cheap as possible for the guests. I'm looking at La Tortuga right now as a place to stay... anyone been there?

          My mom and I are trying to plan a scouting trip down there soon, pretty much as soon as I get my passport renewed! I'm hoping that won't be too late to book some stuff!

          #5 BBtoB

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            Posted 05 June 2009 - 02:42 PM

            Hi Ireland381.

            I got engaged in Sept and getting married in July. I had 10 months for planning and that was plenty of time. You have your Chapel booked so the next things to look at are the resort and the Photgo. For me if you have those things booked, everything else will fall into place and you have more time with. You are not slacking at all and have plenty of time! Just getting the basics like a date and a place to stay are the most important.

            You will find so many ideas form this site and the girls are so helpful! Use the search Tool to look at more topics and questions. We have discussed so many topics and they are all there for your use.

            Congrats and good luck!

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