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#211 mochamakes3

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    Posted 18 August 2010 - 09:58 AM

    Submitted my time and date request to MP, let's see how the rest goes. I really hope everything falls into place easily.

     

    STD are being shipped from printer, so they should be mailed next week.



    #212 CSandCK2

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      Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:13 PM

      An April 7, 2011 bride here!  So excited to have found a forum for April 2011....helps to hear from others in the same situations with planning.



      #213 lshaef

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        Posted 19 August 2010 - 05:46 PM

        Hi Everyone,

        I thought I posted on this thread before but I guess not.

         

        I am getting married April 16, 2011 at Ceiba del Mar in Riviera Maya.  My FI and I went to Mexico in June to look at the resort and during that time we met with different vendors that our WC (from Tropical Wedding Experts) had arranged.  The outside WC used to be the WC for the resort and was highly recommended from a girl who was married at the resort in Feb 10.

         

        My FI and I went back and forth with the resort to finalize the contract and officially signed with them by the beginning of July.  I see many of you are using a TA.  This forum is great but it also makes me double guess everything I do.  I didn't use a TA and my guests will need to use the wedding code to book the room with the resort and book their own flight.

         

        We sent out our STD postcards a few weeks ago, website up but not finished 100%, engagement party is this Saturday, registered, and looking at getting the invites done.  Also went dress shopping the past two weeks and I have decided to have my dress made.

         

        I also see most of you are sending the invites in January.  My issue is, 50% of the rooms must be booked by end of October and the rest must be booked by December or else the guests will not received a discount on the room.  Too early to send out invites in September?

         

        We are not having a bridal party but will have my niece and my FI's two nieces as flower girls.

         

        Thanks for all of your posts!



        #214 dania

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          Posted 20 August 2010 - 07:57 AM

           

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           I’m also getting married April 16, 2011… Popular date

           

          We are also planning to send the formal invitation by the end of the year, after Christmas, few months before the wedding, to have a final headcount.

          And yes you are right; in order to get a good discount you guests have to book in advance.  The way we did, a month after we send the STD we hired a TA which gave us an "early-bird group discount" we then contacted all our guests via email, mail, and phone explaining the reason why they need to book their room in advance. I was very busy for two weeks working with my TA and my guests but at the end it was worthy! Now I know who is serious about coming. So far, we have 50 people and about 25 suites booked. As for those guests that missed the early booking discount, they all know they have until the end of the year, when I send the formal invitation, to let me know whether or not they are coming and they are basically on they own when it come for prices. 

           

           

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          #215 Lua

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            Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:36 AM

            yay! so many new April 2011 brides here! :)

             

            My original plan was to send out formal invites around Nov/Dec, however now that mostly everyone who I expected to come has already booked their trip, I'm almost thinking about sending invites w/ AHR info to everyone, but something different to those who are already coming - like a thank you and AHR invite?  I'm not 100% sure yet..



            #216 katieandaron

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              Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:42 AM

              I'm going to send our invitations out at the end of September.  It's early, but we're hoping it will encourage people to either book or RSVP no, so we can have some idea of numbers!  So far about 20 people have booked, but we sent out the save the dates back in May, so I'm thinking of the invitations as more of a "reminder" :)  We're asking people to RSVP by January 31st.
               

              Originally Posted by lshaef 

              Hi Everyone,

              I thought I posted on this thread before but I guess not.

               

              I am getting married April 16, 2011 at Ceiba del Mar in Riviera Maya.  My FI and I went to Mexico in June to look at the resort and during that time we met with different vendors that our WC (from Tropical Wedding Experts) had arranged.  The outside WC used to be the WC for the resort and was highly recommended from a girl who was married at the resort in Feb 10.

               

              My FI and I went back and forth with the resort to finalize the contract and officially signed with them by the beginning of July.  I see many of you are using a TA.  This forum is great but it also makes me double guess everything I do.  I didn't use a TA and my guests will need to use the wedding code to book the room with the resort and book their own flight.

               

              We sent out our STD postcards a few weeks ago, website up but not finished 100%, engagement party is this Saturday, registered, and looking at getting the invites done.  Also went dress shopping the past two weeks and I have decided to have my dress made.

               

              I also see most of you are sending the invites in January.  My issue is, 50% of the rooms must be booked by end of October and the rest must be booked by December or else the guests will not received a discount on the room.  Too early to send out invites in September?

               

              We are not having a bridal party but will have my niece and my FI's two nieces as flower girls.

               

              Thanks for all of your posts!





              #217 LeahZ

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                Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:52 AM

                Hi ladies,

                 

                I am newly engaged and moving quickly towards booking an April date for The Royal Cancun.  We were just engaged a week ago so we went into planning mode right away.  I am meeting with a travel agent tomorrw to confirm pricing and dates and will go from there.  I am here for any advise or tips you all may have.

                 

                Leah.



                #218 lisadias

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                  Posted 20 August 2010 - 11:17 AM

                  Welcome Leah! It seems you are off to a good start! I am getting married on April 26th, 2011 a the Now Jade Riviera Resort & Spa. If you know the resort you want then it's important for you to start communicating with them now to see if the date you want is available before booking anything.



                  #219 lshaef

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                    Posted 20 August 2010 - 01:00 PM

                    I guess I did things differently and negotiated with the hotel on the prices instead using a TA to get the best price.  I didn't find this website until after I returned from my site visit to Mexico and could kick myself now.  Just praying everything works out.  I tend to worry a lot and lately all of my dreams are about the wedding!  Am I crazy??  HA

                     

                     A family friend will be showing us a sample of the invites she is doing for us this weekend so I would like to send them out in September.

                     



                    #220 Tennyt1

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                      Posted 20 August 2010 - 03:53 PM

                      So confused today with my dress shopping.  I bought a dress at a sale (because I didn't want to loose out just in case), then found another which I think I love.  I just don't know what to do.

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