No planning until arrival?
Posted 26 August 2009 - 08:28 PM
Once you get to the resort, you may end up changing your mind anyway once you see all the beautiful options.
http://www.michaelsteingard.comMichael and Phil Steingard are located in Ontario, but travel to Punta Cana quite often during the year. There is a good chance they will be down already during your wedding week, so this will cut travel costs
Posted 28 August 2009 - 05:04 PM
Posted 28 August 2009 - 06:11 PM
| Originally Posted by Glamourina |
lol I was one of those brides who brought down a bunch of stuff like linens, centerpieces, candles, favours, place cards, you name it! While the extras are nice and I'm glad I brought them they definitely NOT NEEDED The beach and the grounds of the resort are so beautiful that people really don't notice centerpieces and linens etc. I used the flowers from the resort package and they were gorgeous so I didn't need anything else really..
I think as long as you book your date/location/time and a good photographer as early as possible you're good to go with planning everything else upon arrival..
For me personally, I really do enjoy the planning process. I think I probably fall somewhere in the middle of being OCD with the planning and leaving everything until we get down to the resort. There are a few things/ideas I have in my head that I really want for my ceremony and I know it will be less expensive if I do these things myself versus purchasing things at the resort. And since the budget is important to us, I'm just choosing to do it this way.
Posted 29 August 2009 - 01:19 AM
as much as i think the 'extras' look good, i kind of think a lot of it is wasteful-for the environment and money-wise. i'm not doing favours, oot bags, placecards etc.
we are hoping to show up at the resort with our wedding attire and use the resources available to us there. we are still undecided what to do about photography as i would like to splurge on that. we might have a poolside reception as well, but those costs are just for a private bar, and maybe dj if we don't end up using our ipod.
so far the only stressful thing is everyone asking me if we have set a date yet. hopefully soon!!!
Posted 29 August 2009 - 11:08 AM
Posted 29 August 2009 - 12:07 PM
Posted 29 August 2009 - 12:18 PM
Posted 01 September 2009 - 12:34 PM
Yes, seems you are not alone! I am doing the same thing most brides here are doing or have done. This being a second wedding for us both, we wanted simplicity and ease!
We picked the destination, booked the wedding date, picked our package and that's it! I will take care of the rest the day after we arrive, as per my wedding coordinator. We are bringing our first dance song on a CD, few extra flowers will be ordered for moms and some guests, but that's it! I want it to be more of where we are rather than all the extras...to have the family, friends that will be there, is all we need to make this day special and memorable.
I did the traditional wedding with the 300 guests years ago, the planning was actually painful, not pleasurable! lol! this is way better, and I would recommned this to anyone.
so relax and enjoy, the rest is done after you get there...!
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