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#12111 nattiegams325

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 04:10 PM

@pddcmc girl I miss you!!! hope you are well and update me on your planning!! I haven't been on the boards as much lately but now it's getting closer to crunch time!!! 2.5 months to go!



#12112 pddcmc

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 09:20 AM

@nattiegams325 - It has been a crazy two months for the fiance and I! We moved from St. Louis to Denver this past Sunday! Needless to say, I've taken a few steps back from wedding planning. But, we are almost settled (I don't start work for another week) so I'm starting to get wedding-brain again.

 

Do you feel more or less stressed as your wedding month approaches? Have you started finalizing? Tell me everything!


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#12113 nattiegams325

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 06:42 AM

@pddcmc Oh wow a move just a few months before the wedding?! That's very exciting though, I've never been to Denver but it seems like a great place especially if you love the outdoors :-)

 

I am much more stressed now. When I first started planning the wedding it was high stress with finding a resort and getting the contract taken care of, then things settled for a couple months, then they got crazy again with STDs, invites, travel agents, and finding the dress, then they settled down again! But starting about a month ago, things have gotten much more stressful. Claudia and I have exchanged the planner form a few times and I'm also dealing with getting things for the OOT bags, ordering things from vistaprint (menus, tags for maracas, itineraries etc). It's just a lot at once but things that really couldn't be done until I had a bettter vision of the wedding...aka now.

 

But I have complete faith in Claudia that everything will be perfect! We are 74 days from wedding day and 69 days from leaving for DRC! It'll be here so quickly!



#12114 pddcmc

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 10:41 AM

@nattiegams325 - Yes, a little more than 5 months before the wedding! Talk about stressful! We relocated for Jake's job, but we absolutely love it here! The weather is gorgeous, even when it is cold because it doesn't feel as cold as the Midwest's cold, if that makes sense.

 

Goodness, what sort of things did you change on your wedding planner form? Was is mostly details that you had envisioned? I haven't touched mine in months...but, I still have time. (I believe they asked us to email it back about 3 months before the wedding date?)

 

As far as ordering things, yeah, I wish I could get those things done sooner than later, but as you mentioned, it can't be done until numbers are finalized. 

 

I'm stressing a little over people booking, or lack thereof... guests have until Dec 30th (our TA isn't in the office on Wed.)...and it appears that many are waiting until then. BUT, I am also a little concerned that maybe people have forgotten because invites went out so early... the FI really wants me to send out a reminder, but I don't want to badger or pressure people since we sent something out November 1st. What do you think??

 

When did you get your WC assigned to you?

 

One more thing, if anyone has contacts out in Denver who have experience with dress alterations, please let me know. I went to a holiday crafting party and brunch with some of my sorority sisters this past weekend, and they gave me some names, but I just want to have plenty of options...because, well, we are new to the city and getting my dress altered is a pretty big deal! Thanks! && happy planning!


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#12115 calgarybride2015

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 05:46 PM

@nattiegams325 - Yes, a little more than 5 months before the wedding! Talk about stressful! We relocated for Jake's job, but we absolutely love it here! The weather is gorgeous, even when it is cold because it doesn't feel as cold as the Midwest's cold, if that makes sense.

Goodness, what sort of things did you change on your wedding planner form? Was is mostly details that you had envisioned? I haven't touched mine in months...but, I still have time. (I believe they asked us to email it back about 3 months before the wedding date?)

As far as ordering things, yeah, I wish I could get those things done sooner than later, but as you mentioned, it can't be done until numbers are finalized.

I'm stressing a little over people booking, or lack thereof... guests have until Dec 30th (our TA isn't in the office on Wed.)...and it appears that many are waiting until then. BUT, I am also a little concerned that maybe people have forgotten because invites went out so early... the FI really wants me to send out a reminder, but I don't want to badger or pressure people since we sent something out November 1st. What do you think??

When did you get your WC assigned to you?

One more thing, if anyone has contacts out in Denver who have experience with dress alterations, please let me know. I went to a holiday crafting party and brunch with some of my sorority sisters this past weekend, and they gave me some names, but I just want to have plenty of options...because, well, we are new to the city and getting my dress altered is a pretty big deal! Thanks! && happy planning!


Jumping in, but I highly recommend sending a reminder or two. Lots of people get busy with life and totally forget then throw in Christmas and it's just not on the top of their list. We sent 2 reminders and most
People thanked us for the reminder.


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#12116 smileitseb

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 07:36 AM

@pddcmc I'm having the same issue about not feeling like I want to pressure people...They just got their invitations and have to have a 50% deposit in my 12/31 so I'm waiting til then to see if I need to send another reminder. But it's so hard because you dont want to rush people!

 

Hopefully, everyone we are expecting will book soon!! :)

 

I'm so anxious for the coordinator to contact me. I know the paperwork says 3 months prior to the wedding date but I thought I read on here that sometimes she contacts us earlier. Otherwise, I will see her next month at my site visit.


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#12117 Lbrennan0

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 12:46 PM

Has anyone seen or read about the difference between the north and south beaches? Thanks!


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#12118 nattiegams325

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 05:18 PM

@Lbrennan0 North beach is more private. If you're looking at the ocean from the hotel, it is on the left side. The south beach is on the right. They are both very nice, but more weddings happen at the north beach. Neither is completely private. There will be people in their bathing suits setting up shop on the lounge chairs to watch! But everyone is very respectful . The workers will clear the sea grass away so you don't see it in pictures and the wedding staff shoo's away people from walking behind the ceremony (makes them walk around).


@pddcmc Yes, all the details on the wedding planner form have changed especially when you see how they add up on the budget planner. You don't want a generic wedding so the more you plan they more they suggest ways to customize it so things keep changing!

 

I was assigned my wedding planner, Claudia Solis, back in September (5 months prior) because I went for another site visit. We talked quite a bit back then in person and via email, but then we went about 2 months without talking and mid November she emailed me and let me know to email the planner whenever I had it. So I'm sure your planner will contact you in January!

Since then, we've gone back and forth with it twice.  I had lots of Qs about decor (like the difference in size of the medium vs large flower arrangements, reception table decor, etc).

 

We had a few procrastinators who didn't book until the last minute, and we had one cancellation. Final guest count is 44 including me and Bill...2 kids and 42 adults. Our reminders were via our website and word of mouth.

 

On the to-do list for this weekend: Wedding bands (eeee!), prep pre-wedding letters/CDs, and maybe make the table numbers!



#12119 Lbrennan0

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 10:34 AM

@nattiegams325 Thanks for the response! Very helpful!

 

 

So I am defiantly bringing my own table cloths and chair bows (cuts the price in half). Has anyone had luck finding the LED lights for under the tables? I know I can find them somewhere for cheaper then $50 each!


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#12120 Lbrennan0

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 01:12 PM

@AmberDragon Did you mention that you brought table cloths with you? What size do you recommend? 


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