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#271 csho

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:16 AM

I'd say my biggest stress was 1) waiting for people to book - all the people I really wanted there, did book by our end date; 2) surprisingly my centre pieces. Since we're getting married in Cuba they don't have much variety/options so you pretty much need to bring anything if you have a specific vision; 3) picking the resort; and 4) I know I will be stressing out hoping people are having a good time and that they like the resort I chose. I mean they spent a fair amount to come to our wedding so I hope it will be good and they'll like it, but at the end of the day I try to remember that they also chose to come - no one was forced so I am guessing most are coming because they genuinely want to.

 

I was lucky to not have anyone get mad, or resent us for having a destination wedding. We completely understand if people can't come and there are no hard feelings. What I found weird was when I've talked to people who are more acquaintances or people in passing who I've told about and comment on our decision to have a destination wedding... um excuse me its not like you were even invited or have to make a decision about coming so really what do you care?



#272 Jenn963

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    Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:48 AM

    Getting people to book was stressful...and it's lagged on as well.  We have most of our guests booked thankfully but there are still about 8-9 guests who have said "i'm 100% coming....we just haven't booked yet...we will soon".......Something inside me just doesn't believe it lol......One of them actually is one of the groomsmen...who at this point, I could care less if he's there or not!!! We have 3 weeks till the wedding....I figure, if they have not booked by NOW, then they are not coming at all.  I am going to do one final run down 1.5 weeks ahead and hopefully I get more real answers.  My problem is that I don't want to take more OOT bags than I have to..... *sigh*.....

     

    Also, videography prices.....can't believe how much they charge at the resorts ...for cookie cutter type videos!!! and that damn vendor fee....I had to protest about that to my coordinator a couple times lol I bet she cannot wait to meet meeee!! :- 



    #273 NJBride2014

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    Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:56 AM

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Jenn963 

    Getting people to book was stressful...and it's lagged on as well.  We have most of our guests booked thankfully but there are still about 8-9 guests who have said "i'm 100% coming....we just haven't booked yet...we will soon".......Something inside me just doesn't believe it lol......One of them actually is one of the groomsmen...who at this point, I could care less if he's there or not!!! We have 3 weeks till the wedding....I figure, if they have not booked by NOW, then they are not coming at all.  I am going to do one final run down 1.5 weeks ahead and hopefully I get more real answers.  My problem is that I don't want to take more OOT bags than I have to..... *sigh*.....

     

    Also, videography prices.....can't believe how much they charge at the resorts ...for cookie cutter type videos!!! and that damn vendor fee....I had to protest about that to my coordinator a couple times lol I bet she cannot wait to meet meeee!! :- 

     

    Check out weddingmix for your video its cool you can have different people video the whole week/weekend and its pretty cheap. Its not going to be your professional type wedding video but you will have something fun you can always look back on and the prices are reasonable. Plus instead of just having a video of the wedding day you can do the whole vacation. Check out their website http://www.storymixm...ing-video.html.

    43 guests plus bride and groom.... ;)

     

    Engagement Photos - http://www.bestdesti...y/#entry1827276

     

    Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...y/#entry1860630


    #274 Raquelita0715

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    Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:31 AM

    I never heard of story mix. I also wanted a nice long video of dancing like for my sweet 16 but darn too expensive and out of my budget. R u going to us story mix?

    #275 NJBride2014

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    Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:09 PM

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Raquelita0715 

    I never heard of story mix. I also wanted a nice long video of dancing like for my sweet 16 but darn too expensive and out of my budget. R u going to us story mix?

     

    Yes, I actually reserved a package yesterday it was for the app and 3 cameras so I can use the app now until the wedding and use the 3 cameras the whole weeked we are in Cancun.  I like that I can add every wedding event like the bridal shower, bach parties, rehearsal dinner, wedding and the honeymoon if you want.  It all depends on what package you want and it only starts at $99.00. Here is a blog of one of the brides from this forum that used it you can get more info on the there about the video.

    http://www.savanahsm...deographer.html


    43 guests plus bride and groom.... ;)

     

    Engagement Photos - http://www.bestdesti...y/#entry1827276

     

    Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...y/#entry1860630


    #276 Raquelita0715

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    Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:11 PM

    Wow awesome thanks for the info. Will be discussing this with FH tonight!

    #277 eberry

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      Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:32 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Jenn963 
       

      Getting people to book was stressful...and it's lagged on as well.  We have most of our guests booked thankfully but there are still about 8-9 guests who have said "i'm 100% coming....we just haven't booked yet...we will soon".......Something inside me just doesn't believe it lol......One of them actually is one of the groomsmen...who at this point, I could care less if he's there or not!!! We have 3 weeks till the wedding....I figure, if they have not booked by NOW, then they are not coming at all.  I am going to do one final run down 1.5 weeks ahead and hopefully I get more real answers.  My problem is that I don't want to take more OOT bags than I have to..... *sigh*.....

       

      Also, videography prices.....can't believe how much they charge at the resorts ...for cookie cutter type videos!!! and that damn vendor fee....I had to protest about that to my coordinator a couple times lol I bet she cannot wait to meet meeee!! :- 

      We're in the same boat with guests still saying they're coming but they haven't booked yet.  Some of the stuff for the OOT bags we ordered from the States, so I can't get anymore of at a reasonable price, and of course those are the things I'm running low on.



      #278 jandl2013

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      Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:20 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by NJBride2014 
       
      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Jenn963 
       

      Getting people to book was stressful...and it's lagged on as well.  We have most of our guests booked thankfully but there are still about 8-9 guests who have said "i'm 100% coming....we just haven't booked yet...we will soon".......Something inside me just doesn't believe it lol......One of them actually is one of the groomsmen...who at this point, I could care less if he's there or not!!! We have 3 weeks till the wedding....I figure, if they have not booked by NOW, then they are not coming at all.  I am going to do one final run down 1.5 weeks ahead and hopefully I get more real answers.  My problem is that I don't want to take more OOT bags than I have to..... *sigh*.....


       


      Also, videography prices.....can't believe how much they charge at the resorts ...for cookie cutter type videos!!! and that damn vendor fee....I had to protest about that to my coordinator a couple times lol I bet she cannot wait to meet meeee!! <img data-cke-saved-src=

       



      Check out weddingmix for your video its cool you can have different people video the whole week/weekend and its pretty cheap. Its not going to be your professional type wedding video but you will have something fun you can always look back on and the prices are reasonable. Plus instead of just having a video of the wedding day you can do the whole vacation. Check out their website http://www.storymixm...ing-video.html.

      That's an awesome idea NJBride.  I just checked it out and that does look awesome.  We are doing a video, but this would be a great way to get all of the events in addition to the events.  Cool!



      #279 jandl2013

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      Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:24 PM

      I meant in addition to the wedding ceremony and reception events.



      #280 NJBride2014

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      Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:59 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by jandl2013 
       

      I meant in addition to the wedding ceremony and reception events.

      That's what I like about this idea I can get my bridal shower, bach party and the whole week in cancun plus wedding and honeymoon in the video.  I think it will be fun to look back at the whole year. I'm glad you found it helpful.  


      43 guests plus bride and groom.... ;)

       

      Engagement Photos - http://www.bestdesti...y/#entry1827276

       

      Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...y/#entry1860630





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