My wedding isn't until Jan 11 2012! We have a long way to go! We just finally got the date, gazebo for the ceremony, Dolce Vita for the dinner, the gazebo for the reception + bar and the steel drums booked. Then I realized I had no idea where to go from there! I felt like I should still be keeping in daily contact with Chandlyn or Donnalee as I have been for the last few weeks, but realized I was right out of questions! lol!
We've got some of the stuff for our OOT bags already, our wedding website is up to date, we have a photographer, my dress is hanging in the closet, and we have some small decor items. We're working with our TA to accommodate all the guest requests and our save the dates came in today!!! We've still got guys and bridesmaids attire to go, which has been a challenge so far!
That's a good tip about organizing flowers early! I've heard from a few people than Jan's Flowers has been much less expensive than Tai Flora. Are they easy enough to work with and willing to create arrangements and bouquets from pictures? I'm guessing they take care of all of the delivery and have worked with the Gran Bahia before? Perhaps I'll send them an email.
Sounds like you've been much craftier than I, sewing and everything! I'm impressed! Although I have to admit I'm more interested in checking out this shopping website you sent! lol!
Originally Posted by mekanabr
BusyBee- When is your wedding? I started contacting Jan's Flowers about 8 mos in advance to work out what exactly I wanted. I've been emailing back and forth with them since then to pin point what I wanted and what they can do. It's been kind've nice bc I've been so indecisive about what I wanted. So they have been patient with me and now, finally I am going to send in my deposit to confirm everything this wknd (3.5 mos out). If you are considering the steel drum band or other music you may want to confirm that.
Other than that there wasn't much to confirm with the resort, but I was just like you thinking what do I do now?? So here's what I've done leading up to this point: I spent a lot of time working on our wedding website to make sure it had a ton of info for our guests (about the resort, travel arrangements, our TA, and Jamaica in general), found a reliable travel agent to work with that everyone could book through from all around the country, nailed down a photographer, made and designed our passport save the dates, searched for invitations and got them orderd, started planning our OOT bags and began buying stuff for them, designed our monogram, designed luggage tags for everyone that will be sent out a few weeks prior to departure. Currently, I'm trying to nail down the guys outfits (I think that is almost done with...thank goodness) and getting the bridesmaids dresses ordered. And my latest DIY is sewing passport covers for everyone which will be sent out with the luggage tags and pre-trip letter. I need things to keep me busy or I start to worry that I'm forgetting stuff! Oh and for the past year I have spent way to much time and $$ on ideeli buying amazingly cute dresses and shoes etc for Jamaica lol. I am obsessed with that site and keep thinking...well I NEED that dress for Jamaica! Even though I now have a closet full and my fiance is starting to catch on to my addiction haha!! (if you've never been on there here's an invitation link: www.ideeli.com/invite/mekanabr)
Did I miss anything major that you other ladies have been doing? I am starting to reach the semi freak out OMG its only a few months away stage...and I'm worried I am forgetting stuff! Eek!