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#711 Brenners

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    Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:56 PM

    Congratulations Kellygrrrl!  I have been thinking about you and am so happy you had a great time and found time for yourselves!  So happy for you!


    Originally Posted by kellygrrrl 

    yes!! we're back as well, and as others have mentioned recently YOU WILL BE ENTERTAINING WHEN YOUR GUESTS ARE THERE. we didn't even give ourselves time to unpack, it was turn and burn from the moment the plane touched down. the really crazy part is we only had 10 people, but maybe that's the cutoff. more than that, and you let everyone fend for themselves. ; ) after a few days, I took a shower and realized it was the longest I'd been in our room awake since we arrived. if you're saving any little tasks for your destination, DO THEM NOW! we didn't have time to do ANYTHING when we were there, except throw (literally THROW) the things into the OOT bags. I'm not trying to scare those of you who haven't left yet, but just know if it's not done at home, it likely won't happen at your destination. it was absolutely great to see everyone, but if we hadn't taken an extra week at the resort just for us, the 'vacation' element would have been absent. I have absolutely no regrets, but I want to make sure all those brides who are planning now know that they need to make time for themselves - to unpack, to enjoy the room, to enjoy your FI. do whatever it takes - plan an outside excursion, switch hotels after the wedding - just make sure you have that time because if you're a type-A planner like me, you're going to be worried about everyone else the entire time they're there (PS - don't forget the Xanax. it can be crazy running around like that!!)


    all that said, we were a little sad to see my parents and brother go. it was fun to just see what they were up to. even weirder when someone new moved into their rooms - imposters!! ; ) I would've liked to keep them around, but it was good that now-husband and I had time. to fill with scuba diving and jet skis and everything else. ; ) the good part is that it was our decision and it really allowed me to relax.


    I'm currently working on a much more comprehensive review to add here, but I wanted to emphasize what the past few brides have been saying about how busy you are in the destination and how critical it is to take some time for yourselves. : ) best of luck!!



    #712 kellygrrrl

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      Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:17 PM

       thanks brenners - that's really sweet of you : )


      I got the starfish just in time (it was overnighted!!), and it was soooo great to read everyone's kind messages on the plane to Mexico. : )


      Originally Posted by Brenners 

      Congratulations Kellygrrrl!  I have been thinking about you and am so happy you had a great time and found time for yourselves!  So happy for you!


      #713 Mariposaazul

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        Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:29 PM

        Originally Posted by june11bride 

        Im very glad we saved the money on the dj. I had 3 playlists...one for dinner which was mexican music... one with one song for first dance and one for party music. I delegated my BIL to change it over and it worked out great. I don't know if my guests even noticed.

        Did you bring your own system or rented the one from the hotel?

        #714 nursebrooke

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          Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:50 PM

          SO glad I stumbled upon this little jewel!!!!!

          Life is better with your best friend, that's why I am marrying mine <3

          #715 Shaylaj

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          Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:23 PM

          I love thread, it's been so helpful! Thx ladies!

          #716 Jamielynn55

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            Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:46 PM

            This is a great thread-:)'thank you,I'll be sure to add once I'm married as well!!

            #717 Tulumbride2013

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              Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:16 PM

              Thanks everyone! This is a great thread:)

              #718 Ty Roane

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                Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:39 PM

                i am loving reading the post here.  Great advice! I am going to read from beginning to end!

                #719 Brenners

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                  Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:14 PM

                  This is a great thread.  We haven't heard from any brides on this thread for many months so I think more recent thoughts would be helpful to new brides.  Please remember to post after your wedding as this was a big help to many in the planning process!  We need to remember to give as well as receive! 

                  #720 uhura526

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                    Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:42 AM

                    this thread is very helpful, especially for us Type A brides. DEFINITELY switching hotels after the wedding. Actually, we're switching islands :)

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