Jump to content

Photo

What I would and wouldn't do again...


  • Please log in to reply
831 replies to this topic

#441 kerrij

kerrij
  • Jr. Member
  • 300 posts

    Posted 13 January 2010 - 04:48 PM

    Love love love this thread!!

    #442 sosayi

    sosayi
    • Newbie
    • 16 posts

      Posted 14 January 2010 - 02:47 PM

      Please oh please can more people do this? I've read all 45 pages and it's been immensely helpful! :o)

      #443 pamphilia

      pamphilia
      • Jr. Member
      • 362 posts

        Posted 15 January 2010 - 05:24 PM

        this has been fantastic!

        i am a big stresser, so i am hoping that all of these details you have cleared up for me will take some of that stress away!

        i am my own travel agent, so i hope that the stress of all the booking doesn't overwhelm me over and above the actual wedding planning!

        i am so excited...you ladies all made it seem so real for me. THANK YOU!
        ~pam

        #444 Boo

        Boo
        • Member
        • 785 posts

          Posted 15 January 2010 - 06:02 PM

          This is awesome - thanks everyone! I only managed to go thru about a 1/4 cant wait to get home and finish the rest

          #445 *Nadine*

          *Nadine*
          • Sr. Member
          • 5,466 posts

            Posted 15 January 2010 - 06:15 PM

            What I would do:
            -Get married at Dreams Resort in Huatulco Mexico
            -Get married over the holidays so we got to celebrate Christmas and New Years with all our friends and family
            -Put together OOT bags and welcome letters for everyone-they really appreciated them, plus it made it easy to find people!
            -Give everyone travel mugs -again, huge rave from the guests
            -Have a low key rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
            -Have my sister spend the night with me, was nice to just hang out with her the night before
            -Write our own ceremony script and vows. It made it really personal and our guests really enjoyed it
            -Bring an IPOD for the reception instead of having a DJ
            -Have a big wedding party. We got to include all the people we wanted even though it was large but it was perfect
            -Do a day after session with our photographer
            -Switched resorts for our honeymoon

            What I wouldn't do
            -Give guests a year and a half notice. It really didnt make a different
            -Get bouquets from the resort. we should have just went into town and bought and made them ourselves for a fraction of the price. Plus then they wouldn't have been late!
            -Book a travel agent who didn't live in our city. NEVER again will I book a travel agent outside of Calgary

            I think thats it!

            #446 KittenHeart

            KittenHeart
            • Sr. Member
            • 3,103 posts

              Posted 15 January 2010 - 06:52 PM

              Thanks Nadine!! Wonderful advice :)

              #447 echo2_62

              echo2_62
              • Sr. Member
              • 1,049 posts

                Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:01 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by *Nadine*
                What I would do:
                -Get married at Dreams Resort in Huatulco Mexico
                -Get married over the holidays so we got to celebrate Christmas and New Years with all our friends and family
                -Put together OOT bags and welcome letters for everyone-they really appreciated them, plus it made it easy to find people!
                -Give everyone travel mugs -again, huge rave from the guests
                -Have a low key rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
                -Have my sister spend the night with me, was nice to just hang out with her the night before
                -Write our own ceremony script and vows. It made it really personal and our guests really enjoyed it
                -Bring an IPOD for the reception instead of having a DJ
                -Have a big wedding party. We got to include all the people we wanted even though it was large but it was perfect
                -Do a day after session with our photographer
                -Switched resorts for our honeymoon

                What I wouldn't do
                -Give guests a year and a half notice. It really didnt make a different
                -Get bouquets from the resort. we should have just went into town and bought and made them ourselves for a fraction of the price. Plus then they wouldn't have been late!
                -Book a travel agent who didn't live in our city. NEVER again will I book a travel agent outside of Calgary

                I think thats it!
                Thanks Nadine! I was thinking about going in to town the day before my wedding to buy flowers locally by myself - good to hear that someone else thought that is the way to go!

                #448 *Linds*

                *Linds*
                • Sr. Member
                • 5,776 posts

                  Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:10 PM

                  Great tips Nads! Thanks!!
                  Loving married life! <3

                  #449 Jennybell1

                  Jennybell1
                  • Member
                  • 661 posts

                    Posted 21 January 2010 - 02:21 PM

                    Thanks Nadine, Great advice!

                    #450 kerrij

                    kerrij
                    • Jr. Member
                    • 300 posts

                      Posted 22 January 2010 - 11:16 AM

                      Thanks Nadine! We are planning a TTD the day after the wedding but started to worry that it might not be the best day to do it, but now i'm glad! i really wished we were doing it on our honeymoon week 2, but our photog will be gone then
                      Thank you and your pic is amazing!!




                      0 user(s) are reading this topic

                      0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users