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October 2010 Brides?

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#51 hat0112

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    Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:15 PM

    Originally Posted by gigiram77
    Hello Ladies!

    Another October bride here. My date is 10-23-10. I'm getting married in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! So excited for the wedding. I have my wedding website up and running, and have ordered my STD's already. I hope to send them out withing 2 weeks.
    Site is booked, and checking out hotel rates at CasaMagna Marriott. I've been wondering if its cheaper to book flight/hotel ourselves, or if a TA would be a better person to have coordinate everything. Any opinions?

    I know what invites i want to use, but that will wait until June probably.
    I've already started buying stuff for my OOT bags, and have photographer & DJ set.
    Wheels are spinning! Can't wait until october!

    I am not sure about cheaper, but I think having a TA makes life a lot easier. I have a TA my family has been using for 10 years now so she does give us certain deals, but I love not having to worry about my travel plans and I was able to get insurance from her in case we have cancel (knock on wood we don’t!).

    We have the contract signed with the Westin in Aruba and we have a deposit down for the airfare and resort. We didn’t do STDs so I am working on getting invites out no later than the end of March. I have them, printed out some at Staples, and I have more printing to do before I am able to put them together.

    Wow, OOT bags already? Do you have a definitely guest list? I wish I did so I can start on my OOT bags, but I don’t think I could even if I did have list. My FI and I just bought a house and we are moving 3/10 so I think it might be better for me to move first then start buying things.
    Wedding 10/22/10 Westin Aruba

    I love being a Mrs.!

    #52 gigiram77

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      Posted 08 February 2010 - 02:59 PM

      Hi Hat0112,
      Congrats on your engagement and upcoming wedding!

      You're right about a TA making things a lot more easier..I've contacted one here from BDW, so let's see how it goes. I've never used a TA before, since I'm so used to sleuthing around on the net and finding the best deals myself.

      If you're moving, it definitely sounds like a better idea to wait until that's all done before starting on the OOT bags. I know its early, but I have a pretty good idea of who might be able to come--because the majority is family, with some friends, so it was easier for me to start on that and get stuff like beach towels, flipflops, bags, etc--things that are non-perishable since It's still early. But I also have a smaller guestcount of about 30 people. Maybe that's why its doable!

      #53 cogswellgray

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        Posted 09 February 2010 - 12:08 PM

        HI! I'm getting married October 22, 2010 @ Dreams Punta Cana!

        I'm glad I found this thread because I have a question that i think would only pertain to October brides.

        When are you having your AHR?
        I'm having trouble picking a date because of all the friggin holidays after our wedding! We will get back Nov, 3rd. I feel like I'd prefer to have it before Thanksgiving because I'd rather have our "first outing as a married couple" be our AHR, not thanksgiving. Does that make sense?

        #54 hat0112

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          Posted 09 February 2010 - 05:35 PM

          Gigiram77 – I wish I knew how many people were coming, or at least in the ballpark. We are inviting 85 people, we are hoping for 14, but there is a possibility for 40 so I can’t really start on OOT bags. I REALLY want to though! I have so many cute ideas and I am so excited to start buying things for them. Good luck with the TA. I can see how someone who never used one would be hesitant but they really make it easier and you can refer all your guests to them.

          Hi Cogswellgray! Congrats and welcome!!!! Ha we are getting married on the same day! But you are staying longer than we are. We are going to Aruba on the 19th and staying till the 29th. We haven’t picked an AHR date yet. We aren’t 100% sure if we are doing one yet. If we did pick a date we would probably have it on 11/6. I think that might be too close to you guys coming back if you want some time to unwind. We definitely want the AHR to be as close to the wedding as possible.
          Wedding 10/22/10 Westin Aruba

          I love being a Mrs.!

          #55 sosayi

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            Posted 12 February 2010 - 01:41 PM

            I'm an October 2010 bride, too! 10-30-10 at the Fairmont Mayakoba Resort, just north of Playa del Carmen!

            You all are making me feel like a slacker! ;o)

            We're just signing the contract this week, and are just now researching STDs! Wow..... ha.....

            I honestly wish it were next month, though! Not sure how I can wait that long! :o)

            #56 Cindy*

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              Posted 12 February 2010 - 01:46 PM

              Hi Sosayi!

              Congrats!! That's two days after my wedding!

              I don't think you're a slacker. We signed our contract less than two weeks ago. Though most of our STDs wen't out last week, I am still working on some of them. Our only rush in getting them out so quickly was that we got a really good rate from our ta but only until March 11 and then the price goes up so we had to act asap to let our guests know. I think you'll be absolutely fine.

              #57 shortcake18

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                Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:20 PM

                Hi October brides....I am too getting married October 20, 2010 at the Grand Palladium in the Mayan Riviera. I feel that I have so much to do but I am very excited:)

                #58 ilyczko

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                  Posted 17 February 2010 - 07:38 PM

                  October 2010 Bride here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oct 20th Dreams Los Cabos

                  #59 kathryn190

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                    Posted 20 February 2010 - 07:14 AM

                    Hi October Brides,
                    Another one here....20th October at Moon Palace Cancun. So glad I found this website its soooo helpful and seeing how organised some brides are and how beautiful their weddings turned out inspires me! (i didn't think i was a wedding-y person until recently!!)
                    30 people heading out to Mexico!!

                    #60 eunice.kindred

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                      Posted 22 February 2010 - 03:31 PM

                      HI october brides,

                      I'm on 10-10-10 at the Rosewood Mayakoba - we just signed our contract like 2 weeks ago. I did a video for our save the dates rather than email cards since most people knew the date and place but needed accomodations info. (feel free to check out! Save the date | 10.10.10)

                      for all you mexico brides - are you nervous about october being hurricane season?

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