I have felt like I've forgotten a lot of stuff as I go through the whole process, especially because some girls on here are doing a lot of extras that I'm not doing because I really can't see bringing all the stuff down (our resort does not allow us to ship things prior to arriving).
I think the biggest thing is trying to figure out what you are doing for a reception if anything. We booked our reception with the resort, and we have a four hour block just for that. With that being said, I know I need at least 4 hours of music. We are doing what you said, the iPod thing with a docking station.
It sounds like you have all the major things done really. At this point, it's a matter of how you want to personalize it, if you want to. We are doing a welcome dinner the night before the wedding (the night all of our guests arrive). At the welcome dinner, I plan to give out our OOT Bags (our gift to the guests). We'll have a lot of different little things in that for everyone.
I like the idea of doing your sand ceremony at your AHR so you can incorporate your girls and they can feel like they had a part in it. FI has two boys and one really wants to go to the wedding, but his mother won't let him or his brother go. So...I'd really like a way to incorporate them, but I just haven't figure that out yet.
On the discountmugs.com. I know some ladies on here have used that company, and I believe have had good luck. The girls either make their own logo or have someone do it for them. I'll let someone else speak to that though, because I'm not doing the mugs.
Originally Posted by JWETLI
I don't know about you guys, but this whole destination wedding has me feeling like I'm forgetting so much. I've helped friends plan their weddings before and they are SOOO stressed out and have SOOO much to do. I feel like I've done nothing and am forgetting something. I basically booked the place, invited my family, got my dress, booked a photographer (Sascha Gluck) and have done nothing else. I've made lists and feel like I'm forgetting so much, but can't figure out what. I have 1 BM and she got her dress already. Fiance is narrowing the options on suits. I have a few songs picked out and have NO idea how many I need. I don't know what my resort (Riu Palace Mexico) offers for receiption, but we are trying really hard to keep costs down, so not sure I'd pay for it anyway. (we have 4 girls between the 2 of us so $$ isn't just falling out of our pockets:) I was thinking of just bringing a docking station and setting up an ipod at the resort bar. Not sure if they'll let us, but don't see why not.
I'm looking at discountmugs.com for gifts for our guests....anyone have experience with them? Where do you get your logo to personalize it?
We're planning on having an AHR in August, so that is where we're incorporating our girls. I thought maybe I'd wait and do the sand ceremony when I can include them in it. I haven't done much with the AHR either besides book the place. We're having it at a large park in the area.
Sorry to go on and on.....if anyone has any advice or suggestions for me, I'm all ears.