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We are getting married May 8, 2010 Dreams Puerto Vallarta. I sent my STD's two weeks ago, sending an info packet for hotel & air this week, & invites 1st week of January. I reserved a block of rooms until April 2010, my WC said as long as I keep in touch & release them before due date, there will be no charge!
Hi date twin!!!!!

I too am sending out my invites the first week of January :)

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I really want to plan right now, but I feel like there's not much to do at this point! I think I'm just stumped....
What's the next step I can start on?
I have ordered my dress
Bought my veil
Bought BM dresses
Sent STD's
Working on invitations
Booked hotel
We're going on the weekend to look for FI & GM attire.

What else is there? It seems like everything's done at the resort. Should I start working on OOT bags.... I kind of now wish there was more to plan with a DW.
Well you do have a lot of time, but if you really want to keep planning here are some ideas (there's a lot):
-Do you have an idea of where you want the wedding? Will it be on the beach or in a gazebo, etc? Have you seen pictures of the set-ups?
-Will you be adding decorations or just using what they provide?
-You could work on a play list for your dinner/reception (are you having a DJ?) Are you & FI having a 1st dance?
-What about the menu? You could have your resort send you options.
-Do you have a photographer?
-Have you picked out types of flowers/bouquets you'd like? (maybe make an inspiration board to bring to show your WC at the resort)
-Are you planning on having favors at the wedding or place cards?
-What about a cake topper?
-Are you giving gifts to your bridesmaids/groomsmen? What about for your/his parents?
-Your shoes, jewelry & hairstyle (if you're having your hair done maybe find pics of how you'd like it done so you can bring those with you).
-Do you guys want to plan an excursion or welcome party for everyone?
-Have you looked into buying wedding bands? I know that's something we felt really relieved about after buying them.
-Have you booked your airfare?
-You could def start on the OOT bags so you don't have to buy everything at once. Have you found bags that you like? If not search around so that when you have a final count you can just go ahead & get them. I only have a rough estimate of the # of people coming but started to buy things like mini sunscreens, advil & emergen-c packets, chapstick & some water guns.

ok, I think that's enough!

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Wow Karen! Those suggestions are great.

I always feel like I am not doing enough because it does seem so easy (maybe that's a foot in my mouth for later).

Is anyone else finding it difficult to just LET GO sometimes and trust that it will work out when you get there (like, with flowers if you are using the resort flowers?). I find it tough even though there are many, many people who have been through this and almost all say "it all works out and the WC's have it organized when you get there"

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Wow Karen! Those suggestions are great.
I always feel like I am not doing enough because it does seem so easy (maybe that's a foot in my mouth for later).
Is anyone else finding it difficult to just LET GO sometimes and trust that it will work out when you get there (like, with flowers if you are using the resort flowers?). I find it tough even though there are many, many people who have been through this and almost all say "it all works out and the WC's have it organized when you get there"
LOL! Yes!! I'm a total control freak and this really has tested my sanity so far :)

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Well you do have a lot of time, but if you really want to keep planning here are some ideas (there's a lot):
-Do you have an idea of where you want the wedding? Will it be on the beach or in a gazebo, etc? Have you seen pictures of the set-ups?
-Will you be adding decorations or just using what they provide?
-You could work on a play list for your dinner/reception (are you having a DJ?) Are you & FI having a 1st dance?
-What about the menu? You could have your resort send you options.
-Do you have a photographer?
-Have you picked out types of flowers/bouquets you'd like? (maybe make an inspiration board to bring to show your WC at the resort)
-Are you planning on having favors at the wedding or place cards?
-What about a cake topper?
-Are you giving gifts to your bridesmaids/groomsmen? What about for your/his parents?
-Your shoes, jewelry & hairstyle (if you're having your hair done maybe find pics of how you'd like it done so you can bring those with you).
-Do you guys want to plan an excursion or welcome party for everyone?
-Have you looked into buying wedding bands? I know that's something we felt really relieved about after buying them.
-Have you booked your airfare?
-You could def start on the OOT bags so you don't have to buy everything at once. Have you found bags that you like? If not search around so that when you have a final count you can just go ahead & get them. I only have a rough estimate of the # of people coming but started to buy things like mini sunscreens, advil & emergen-c packets, chapstick & some water guns.

ok, I think that's enough!
Wow!! Thank you, these are great suggestions!!!! I still have lots to do. :)

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Is anyone else finding it difficult to just LET GO sometimes and trust that it will work out when you get there (like, with flowers if you are using the resort flowers?). I find it tough even though there are many, many people who have been through this and almost all say "it all works out and the WC's have it organized when you get there"
At first i want all the info and all my question answered now from the WC and want to plan everything right away but the past couple of months i decided to just let it go, well i got the big items out of the way, but all the small stuff can really be dealt with a month or two or even when we get there. so just remember the WCs do this all the time and we decided to do a DW for less stress.

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so just remember the WCs do this all the time and we decided to do a DW for less stress.
Yes, I suppose this is true! Except...small confession...I actually got really turned on by the idea of a DW when FI and I were talking about where to put all of his family that don't get along so well! hehe. problem solved. big resort!

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Hi there! May 8, 2010 bride here! We are getting married at Beaches in Turks & Caicos. I am so excited! We got engaged July 2008, booked our trip in Sept 2008 & sent out save the dates in January 2009. Our invitations are going out in February 2010. So far we have about 15-20 family/friends coming with us. I have purchased MIB invitations that are awesome! I will post pics here later. We haven't done too much more since we have just bought a house we are remodeling. Anyone else getting married same day/place?

 

Chrissy

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Hey May Ladies! I'm getting married on the 28th Riu, Ocho Rios Jamaica. I am so excited! It seems like a while away, but honestly it is not that far away.

I seem to get a little antsy about things, but my FI keeps me sane (sometimes wink.gif). I'm just ready for it to get here!!

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