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Hi Ladies! I'm getting married Jan. 15th at the Gran Porto Real in Playa. Its so nice to read about other January brides! We booked our hotel and wedding date and then sent out save the dates pretty early....and then took a break from the planning. Its time to get back to it - exactly 6 months away!! This website is amazing, but its all a little overwhelming...I havent finished reading everyone's posts yet. We only have about 10 people booked at this point, but I'm pretty sure we will have between 30 and 40 guests - trying to gently remind people that they need to start planning.

 

When are you guys going to mail out your invitations? Have you thought about when you will ask people to rsvp by? I thought I read that I have to supply the guest list 45 days prior to the wedding??

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I sent out my invites in May, with all the booking info included in them. I made the RSVP date for a month after I sent them out, which was the last day to book to get the early booking bonus. A lot of ppl are waiting till the fall to book, which is fine but they're just taking a chance with the price.

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Hi Ladies! I'm getting married Jan. 15th at the Gran Porto Real in Playa. Its so nice to read about other January brides! We booked our hotel and wedding date and then sent out save the dates pretty early....and then took a break from the planning. Its time to get back to it - exactly 6 months away!! This website is amazing, but its all a little overwhelming...I havent finished reading everyone's posts yet. We only have about 10 people booked at this point, but I'm pretty sure we will have between 30 and 40 guests - trying to gently remind people that they need to start planning.

When are you guys going to mail out your invitations? Have you thought about when you will ask people to rsvp by? I thought I read that I have to supply the guest list 45 days prior to the wedding??
We sent out our STD a year in advance, and sent out our invites in June. Our early booking bonus ends August 31, and we have asked guests to RSVP by November 10, cause that's when the trip needs to be paid in full (they just have to put a deposit down right now). You have to usually give the resort 30-60 days notice of the guest numbers. but you'll have to check with the resort since it varies.

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Hi murmel!

Can you recommend shops in Canada to buy the linen suits?
As well, where did you get your bride's maids dresses from??

I really should start shopping for summer wear!
oh soooooooo exciiited
i know you were posting this to me, but.. lol

we bought my FH suit at Hugo Boss in WEM.
but i did see linen suits @ Tommy Hilfiger,
i'm pretty sure they carry like tommy bahama stuff!!


good luck!!

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Hi Ladies! I'm getting married Jan. 15th at the Gran Porto Real in Playa. Its so nice to read about other January brides! We booked our hotel and wedding date and then sent out save the dates pretty early....and then took a break from the planning. Its time to get back to it - exactly 6 months away!! This website is amazing, but its all a little overwhelming...I havent finished reading everyone's posts yet. We only have about 10 people booked at this point, but I'm pretty sure we will have between 30 and 40 guests - trying to gently remind people that they need to start planning.

When are you guys going to mail out your invitations? Have you thought about when you will ask people to rsvp by? I thought I read that I have to supply the guest list 45 days prior to the wedding??
i sent out STD in january and then my invites in may, and my deadline was today for RSVP's. people that didnt answer to my RSVP's i;ve been calling.. lol. SRY BUT IM NOT WAITING AROUND FOR PEOPLE. IT's YES OR NO! haha.. anyways yea i sent out my invites because it had all the hotel info and travel info on it etc. and i'll probs send out somthing little to the confimed guests b4 we go!

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OMG you lot are making me feel so disorganised!

 

So far all i´ve done is buy my dress (2 actually) and only just last week ordered my invitations......

 

Oh dear, now i´m starting to feel like time is ticking away! Maybe i´ll start making some lists...!

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OMG you lot are making me feel so disorganised!

So far all i´ve done is buy my dress (2 actually) and only just last week ordered my invitations......

Oh dear, now i´m starting to feel like time is ticking away! Maybe i´ll start making some lists...!
you don't have to worry too much...I just like to get things done early and I had ppl asking me for details about the wedding before I even sent out the invites, so it kind of pushed me to do things early! Lists are a good idea though...before you know it the summer will be gone and xmas will be here and after that....is our weddings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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you don't have to worry too much...I just like to get things done early and I had ppl asking me for details about the wedding before I even sent out the invites, so it kind of pushed me to do things early! Lists are a good idea though...before you know it the summer will be gone and xmas will be here and after that....is our weddings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Haha, i´ve spent about 4 hours surfing the internet today, i´m sure i could have been doing something more useful..... shopping for shoes maybehuh.gif? Now there´s a thought!

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With regards to invitations I didnt even send any STD!!! We got engaged in October 2009 and booked the holiday and wedding to Mexico beginning of Nov 2009. Due to the distance travelling (from London) we knew not many people would come,if we had decided to get married in Italy or Greece - our other 2 shortlisted places, we probably would have done as so many more people would have come ie; friends as they could have come for just 3 or 4 days. So we did a group booking for 18 people and put down a deposit then spread the word Mexico was our choice - these 18 sp

aces were all filled up with our family within 2 days! Some friends may book in the next few months independently having now seen our wedding website. Which is a bonus to us.

 

But I have been getting all the addresses together today to send out our STD for our AHR for when we get back as this is going to be quite a big affair as so many people wont be coming to Mexico. I did them via Vistaprint I wanted to try and continue the wedding colours of turquoise and gold through to the AHR so its like a continuation of the wedding - sorry for the poor JPEG quality.

 

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Have any of you guys picked out your bouquets/centerpieces with the resort yet?

 

I'm curious as to what types of flowers are in season in Mexico in January. Although, since the climate doesn't fluctuate much, perhaps it's the same types of flowers yearound.

 

The bouquet I have my heart set on is orchids and roses. Haven't really decided on the bouttenieres or BM bouquets yet. Not sure about centerpieces either.

 

I know that some types of orchids have to be specially ordered and shipped via Mexico City, but perhaps there are some orchids that are native to Mexico and more readily available?

 

I know that dahlias are native to Mexico, so I'm assuming that those have good availability. I don't mind paying extra to have certain flowers shipped, but I'd like to know what's locally grown.

 

If anyone can shed some light, please do :)

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