Well we are getting married at the Iberostar Paraiso Beach on April 6th. So far we have about 35 people booked due to the really good group rate that we managed to get from one of the BDW Travel agents! My greatest headache right now is trying to get everyone's info and credit card info to finalize the bookings (everyone has just put deposits down so far). Final payment is due on Feb 7th and as of today if someone were to book the same package on their own online then it would cost them about $400 more per person!!!
Other than that, we will be having a private reception dinner with 2 menu choices (our guests can choose their entree when they rsvp on our web site). I have chosen my flowers, I have my dress (it just came in so now need minor alterations), my FI has his linen suit (he still needs a shirt), my mom and dad both have their outfits, we won't be having a wedding party so don't need to worry about that.
Just the other day my photographer actually bailed on me (said she had a family matter come up and will be out of town during our wedding). So she has refunded me my deposit and I have spent the last few days emailing other photographers for their pricing and availability. Fingers crossed that I can have that dealt with this week!
My girlfriend is currently planning my shower (which I am really on the fence about because I feel like I shouldn't be asking for anythign due to the fact that everyone is already paying to come to the wedding).
I don't think I will be doing OOT bags.... our budget is getting really limited and I am also finding out how much room they take up and that we would need to transport it all down there. I am trying to figure out what else I could do instead.... still thinking about that one!
My FI's brother is also in a wheelchair and so that brings us a whole new set of challenges and plans to make but he could never imagine getting married without his bro by his side so we will do anything we need to make that happen.... fingers crossed it will all work out.
Originally Posted by Brandy
How is your planning going, what have you done so far?