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Hello Ladies, I'm getting married June 11, 2011 at Dreams Puerto Aventuras in Riviera Maya. It seems like time just flew by and I feel so overwhelmed at times!!  I'm glad I found this forum!

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Hello Everyone!!  I am getting married on June 3, 2011 at Excellence Riviera Cancun.  You guys seem way more prepared than I am.  I really need to get on it!!

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The great thing about destination weddings is you can do as little or as much as you want!! Most of my projects are just things I"m working on to personalize my wedding. If we were to leave tomorrow, without any of those extra projects, I'm sure my wedding would still be amazing!

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Aww I think you are so right!  Regardless of how much or how little you do, the backdrop and the people make it all!  I love planning, so that's why I am so ahead of the game and doing so much, but I wouldn't trade my DW for the world because of the amount of pressure/stress I DONT have!

 

Originally Posted by june11bride View Post

The great thing about destination weddings is you can do as little or as much as you want!! Most of my projects are just things I"m working on to personalize my wedding. If we were to leave tomorrow, without any of those extra projects, I'm sure my wedding would still be amazing!



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I am getting married June 11 at Aventura Cove Palace and here is my list:

 

What I Have Done-

 

Bought my dress (Maggie Sottero Claire)

Ordered BM's dresses

Picked out FI, GM's, FOB and FOG tuxedos

Ordered and recieved chair sashes and table runners

Booked photographer (Gonzalo Nunez)

Booked videographer

Booked harpist

Ordered horse carriage enterance and fireworks after ceremony from the resort

Ordered cake (Duff from Ace of Cakes will be delivering it)

Confirmed officiant

Started on OOT bag supplies

Booked hair and make-up (bringing person with us)

Booked pedicures for bridal party for the am of the wedding

Booked cocktail hour for thurs before the wedding

Playlist

Wedding bands

 

What I Need to Do-

 

Book DJ

Finish and order OOT bags

Pick out flowers (ordering from the resort)

Order maracas from amols

Dress fittings

Wedding jewelry, underwear and shoes

Hair trial 

Cocktail hour decorations

Centerpieces

 

And I am sure there is more!!


 

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Alisa

 

Where are you having your cocktail party at?  I am having mine at the Pandero Terrace and ordered orange and white paper lanterns to hang from it. 

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Wow...it seems like everyone is way ahead of me =)

 

Any recommendations for:

 

Videographer

DJ

Hair/Make-up

Florist

 

Also, what do you girls recommend to do/pay attention to during site visit?

 

Thanks!!

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Hey Jess,

 

I am having mine at the Maracas terrace.  Wilma did tell me that there is places to hang paper lanterns there so I may do that.

 

Originally Posted by jszy10 View Post

Alisa

 

Where are you having your cocktail party at?  I am having mine at the Pandero Terrace and ordered orange and white paper lanterns to hang from it. 



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I'm sorry, I wish I had advice for any of those things, but my resort has a Videographer, I'm not having a DJ, my sister-in-law is doing my hair and makeup and I am doing my own flowers.  Have you thought about DIY flowers?  They were important for me because I am also having an AHR when I get home and I wasn't interested in paying for real flowers twice  :oP

 

I heard there is a guy named Fernando that is amazing at hair and makeup!  Search the forum for him and you'll get some good info (start out by just searching "Fernando".

 

When are you going on a site visit!?  I would definitely just take the time to look around the whole resort and take plenty of pictures of the different location options.  Definitely plan a meeting with the WC, she will be able to tell you all of the decisions you will have to make!

Originally Posted by GMOne View Post

Wow...it seems like everyone is way ahead of me =)

 

Any recommendations for:

 

Videographer

DJ

Hair/Make-up

Florist

 

Also, what do you girls recommend to do/pay attention to during site visit?

 

Thanks!!



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Ok! I never took the time to really look into any of the other private event locations because it was like I saw the setup for the Pandero Terrace from another bride and I knew I wanted mine there!  Are you doing any kind of music for it??  I'm flip flopping with the idea of hiring the mexican trio for mine.  I'm going to ask the girls on the ASP forum their opinion on if its worth it money-wise.
 

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Hey Jess,

 

I am having mine at the Maracas terrace.  Wilma did tell me that there is places to hang paper lanterns there so I may do that.

 

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