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#51 Less is more

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    Posted 14 February 2010 - 03:08 PM

    Hello 2011 brides,
    I am also a 2011 bride! I thought i was the only super early planner but glad to see i have company. We have confirmed on feb. 19th 2011, at Azul Sensatori. We have our wedding time set for 5 pm and sent off our group contract for rooms. It took sometime to decide on the resort but my DWC/TA has been wonderful. I would definitely suggest using destinationweddings.com. They were on top of everything. Our TA set us up with a webinar with Azul so we were able to see rooms, ask questions and have a virtual tour. Thats what sold my fiance. He was constantly checking to make sure i was on top of everything after that webniar. I was truely thankful for her offering that because it got him very excited.

    They provided a website that we added our story to and the TA will constantly update with travel info. Our guest book through the website or call the TA so hopefully it continues to go smooth. If anyone wants to check it out feel free and tell me what you think. Go to.....

    Destinationweddings.com
    passcode: lowedding

    #52 Nicyx

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      Posted 14 February 2010 - 03:34 PM

      Nice to see more 2011 brides joining :-)

      Michelle2011... Thanks for the info, very helpful, I will look at getting these done this week i think.

      ahollo02.... Yes, im like you and love to plan ahead as i like to be organised, its so frustrating not being able to book something, like you we have to wait until April/May as were also planning on May 2011.

      x

      #53 ahollo02

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        Posted 14 February 2010 - 10:12 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Nicyx

        Its so flippin frustrating this waiting for prices to come out, i feel like i cant really do anything yet like STD, Invitations, or much else at the mo.... Also nothing actually feels "real" at the moment, Just want to get it booked!!! The only wedding thing ive bought is from a wedding fair I went to last October @ the NEC in Birmingham and that is his and hers "Just Married" flip flops, they were buy one get on free @ £9.99p.
        I really feel like i need to start buying things but i just dont know where to start!!

        What has everone else started to do other than dress or rings?

        Nic x

        Can anyone tell me how i attach pictures on here? Thanks x


        I agree that it is fustrating. Everyone keeps asking me when I'm getting married and what's my date and stuff. I'm like I dunno!!!! And then people look at me like ohhh she will prob change her mind and not have a destination wedding or she's not serious about the wedding. Grr!! It does not feel real at all. I feel like once it's booked then I can start really feeling like a bride

        #54 ahollo02

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          Posted 14 February 2010 - 10:44 PM

          Is anyone doing save-the-dates And if so, how far in advance are you sending them? And what about your invtations? When are you sending those out? And what does your invites say/include?

          #55 bikegirl

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            Posted 14 February 2010 - 10:58 PM

            ^ Yes, I am. I didn't even know what save the dates were until I started the wedding planning process. I've only been to 2 weddings and they were both fiance's relatives, so he always took care of the arrangements for us.

            My time line is like this....April/May - find a TA and look into prices for the top 5-6 resorts I've picked. May/June - send out STDs.

            The only thing I'm uncertain about is whether I will have invitations or just STDs and then everything else via e-mail/wedding website. Unlike an at-home wedding, you have to give people pretty much all the details ASAP so they have time to save, plan, and book. So actual invitations much closer to the date seem a little pointless.

            #56 japonick

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              Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:56 AM

              Hello all! I'm planning on July 2, 2011. I have two possible locations and I'm having a really hard time deciding--Azul Beach Hotel in Riviera Maya or Dreams Punta Cana, DR. I'm really nervous about either option because of the cost of the rooms for the guests. I'm afraid some of my fiance's family (with 2 adults and 3 kids) will have a difficult time coming with the cost being $450 per person per night. Any luck with group costs through WC vs. through TA? booking online? I heard they make you pay if you "book a block of rooms"

              #57 FutureMrsYak

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                Posted 15 February 2010 - 09:12 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by bikegirl
                ^ Yes, I am. I didn't even know what save the dates were until I started the wedding planning process. I've only been to 2 weddings and they were both fiance's relatives, so he always took care of the arrangements for us.

                My time line is like this....April/May - find a TA and look into prices for the top 5-6 resorts I've picked. May/June - send out STDs.

                The only thing I'm uncertain about is whether I will have invitations or just STDs and then everything else via e-mail/wedding website. Unlike an at-home wedding, you have to give people pretty much all the details ASAP so they have time to save, plan, and book. So actual invitations much closer to the date seem a little pointless.

                My wedding is next January. I sent my STDs last month. I figure everyone knows about the wedding, but just to make it official so they have time to save money for the trip. I sent message in the bottle STDs which kind of said to save the date and refered them to my wedding website, i will not be doing seperate invites.

                Also, we are having AHR so I will have to do invites for that too, so I didnt want to send 3 different invitations!

                #58 Nicyx

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                  Posted 15 February 2010 - 09:27 AM

                  Just testing to see if ive figured out the psting pictures thing yet?
                  If this works this will be the dress i am going to be getting :-)

                  Click the image to open in full size.

                  x

                  #59 Nicyx

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                    Posted 15 February 2010 - 09:32 AM

                    I just cant figure it out?!!!! :-(

                    Were not having many coming over to Mexico with us, maybe 7-10 maximum includng us but secretly im hoping that will change. As soon as we can get the resort booked im just going to send invitations out and skip the save the dates as people know we are looking at May 2011 and have said they wont book hols etc until we know our dates :-)

                    x

                    #60 Nicyx

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                      Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:56 PM

                      Ok 2011 brides, I am now hoping this link will work, As AnnR kindly helped me solve my silliness on how to post pictures

                      here goes

                      This is the dress I am going to have (A fabulous Maggie Sottero... "Sterling")

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                      Here are the barefoot sandals i am going to get

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                      and wear flip flop style shoes/wedges for the reception diner.

                      And maybe going for something like this but hair is something i need to give more thoughts too.

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                      What are other peoples ideas on dresses/shoes etc?






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