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Originally Posted by AllieH View Post

 

 

I can't wait to see your lists!!! I am a total list making fool myself....can't seem to help it!

Sorry to hear about your dress crisis, but glad it seems to be working out. You are getting SOOOO close....it's so exciting!!

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I got home late last night and wasn't able to post it. But I will do that tonight (or plan to...!).

 

I have an excel file with a list of ideas, and then all of my tasks, music, etc. And an excel guest list too that has booking status (from the early process), entree choice for reception, OOT bag counts, etc. I live by excel....

 

We leave in 21 days. Wedding in 26 days. EEP! I'm so ready!

Originally Posted by mstigger View Post

 

 

I can't wait to see your lists!!! I am a total list making fool myself....can't seem to help it!

Sorry to hear about your dress crisis, but glad it seems to be working out. You are getting SOOOO close....it's so exciting!!

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ok, this is for MsT! 

now the "done" list: 

 

chair sashes
striped straws
orange basket (for our guestbook/mad lib collection)
various shells and starfish from other BDW brides
my dress, shoes, and longline bra
wedding night lingerie (woot!)
base of our invites and envelopes
monogram postcards
return address labels
inserts for key holders
orange & white twine for various crafts + invite ties
materials to make my veil
starfish & shell stamps for our place cards
wooden starfish & shells to be painted and put on our table
our photographer is booked
our registries are done (Macy's & Crate & Barrel)
guest book/mad libs
my sash & hair flower
paper lanterns for aisle decoration & Tucanes decorations
lanyards & pouches for key holders (40)
Confirm reception location
finalize our menu choices (so we can put them on the RSVP, wedding website, etc)
my jewelry - necklace, earrings, bracelet
need to paint the wooden shells & starfish
menu for rehearsal dinner
bride's hanger
invite "sash" and envelope liners
labels for the straws (mini-banners)
my bouquet and his boutonniere, corsages
bev. Napkins
fans for ceremony
shells, starfish
oot bags
his band
embroidered date label for dress
book our airfare 
assemble the invites once I get the pieces
bouts for men
his attire 
doorhangers
thank you boards
table # holders
my veil
cake serving set
mugs
favors (ornaments, windchimes)
LED lights & batteries
mug labels
wedding weekend events timeline
book Amber's airfare
conductive tape
vase/jar for centerpiece
LED throwies
tags for favors
place cards (once we have the RSVP/menu selections back)

 

 

The "to do list" that is left:

 

table #'s/decorate holders
playlists of music for ceremony (he's in charge of playlist for dinner & reception)
write ceremony

 

my OOT bag list: 

 

OOT Bags
antibacterials
lip balm
key holders
tylenol
advil/aleve
immodium
mugs
shout wipes
mints/gum
band aids
tums

 

(we didn't end up getting tums)

 

I have a few more that broke the above up into groups like "decor", "paper goods", "to buy", etc. 

 

My friends asked me if I have a spreadsheet for packing - boy do they know me well!! I don't, but that's because I used to travel a lot and packing is pretty easy, even for long trips. 

 

I have a tab of different music that I collected as I came across it or thought of it, especially while browsing pinterest. and another of various ceremony words and things I've found that I'll use to write our ceremony sometime in the next couple of weeks. For some reason that's been the hard part for me! 

 

Anyway, I can share any of the stuff I have, just PM me your email and I'll send it along. I know I'm crazy... 

 

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Originally Posted by AllieH View Post

 

ok, this is for MsT! 

now the "done" list: 

 

chair sashes
striped straws
orange basket (for our guestbook/mad lib collection)
various shells and starfish from other BDW brides
my dress, shoes, and longline bra
wedding night lingerie (woot!)
base of our invites and envelopes
monogram postcards
return address labels
inserts for key holders
orange & white twine for various crafts + invite ties
materials to make my veil
starfish & shell stamps for our place cards
wooden starfish & shells to be painted and put on our table
our photographer is booked
our registries are done (Macy's & Crate & Barrel)
guest book/mad libs
my sash & hair flower
paper lanterns for aisle decoration & Tucanes decorations
lanyards & pouches for key holders (40)
Confirm reception location
finalize our menu choices (so we can put them on the RSVP, wedding website, etc)
my jewelry - necklace, earrings, bracelet
need to paint the wooden shells & starfish
menu for rehearsal dinner
bride's hanger
invite "sash" and envelope liners
labels for the straws (mini-banners)
my bouquet and his boutonniere, corsages
bev. Napkins
fans for ceremony
shells, starfish
oot bags
his band
embroidered date label for dress
book our airfare 
assemble the invites once I get the pieces
bouts for men
his attire 
doorhangers
thank you boards
table # holders
my veil
cake serving set
mugs
favors (ornaments, windchimes)
LED lights & batteries
mug labels
wedding weekend events timeline
book Amber's airfare
conductive tape
vase/jar for centerpiece
LED throwies
tags for favors
place cards (once we have the RSVP/menu selections back)

 

 

The "to do list" that is left:

 

table #'s/decorate holders
playlists of music for ceremony (he's in charge of playlist for dinner & reception)
write ceremony

 

my OOT bag list: 

 

OOT Bags
antibacterials
lip balm
key holders
tylenol
advil/aleve
immodium
mugs
shout wipes
mints/gum
band aids
tums

 

(we didn't end up getting tums)

 

I have a few more that broke the above up into groups like "decor", "paper goods", "to buy", etc. 

 

My friends asked me if I have a spreadsheet for packing - boy do they know me well!! I don't, but that's because I used to travel a lot and packing is pretty easy, even for long trips. 

 

I have a tab of different music that I collected as I came across it or thought of it, especially while browsing pinterest. and another of various ceremony words and things I've found that I'll use to write our ceremony sometime in the next couple of weeks. For some reason that's been the hard part for me! 

 

Anyway, I can share any of the stuff I have, just PM me your email and I'll send it along. I know I'm crazy... 

 

elefant.gif

 

 

 

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!! I just started my lists today, got a bit carried away but hey I need all of these!!!

I haven't even thought about music!! Are you writing your ceremony because you want to or is that what they ask you to do?

We are just doing the symbolic ceremony.....I wasn't really keen on the idea of blood work in Mexico cool.gif

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MsTigger,

 

If  you are a list person, Birdal Magazines tend to have lists with the timetables you need to do specific things in... of course you will have to modify the timeline slightly since you are having a DW! I found it really helpful. I also found an excel spreadsheet (which I tweaked a little bit to meet our needs) online that was my life saver! I kept track of EVERYTHING in it and even kept it on a USB drive that went everywhere with me! It really helped me keep a running tally of my budget, guest list, food orders, events, gifts, etc.

 

 

 

Originally Posted by mstigger View Post

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!! I just started my lists today, got a bit carried away but hey I need all of these!!!

I haven't even thought about music!! Are you writing your ceremony because you want to or is that what they ask you to do?

We are just doing the symbolic ceremony.....I wasn't really keen on the idea of blood work in Mexico cool.gif

weddingplanningtemplate.xls

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I'm writing it because I want to. I've asked them to send me the symbolic ceremony a couple of times, and haven't gotten it. We aren't really religious, and didn't want anything in our ceremony that  was, so I figured it was safest to write our own ceremony. We're doing the symbolic as well - I couldn't handle the idea of blood tests in Mexico either. We got our license on Friday, and now we're trying to find a JP to finish the legal part for us. A total headache....and I'm wondering if maybe the blood tests would have been easier lol 

 

Hoping the calls to the judges go better tomorrow. 

 

Picked up my dress today - it's perfect now. She added 6" back to the train, and kept trying to say it was really long. umm, no, no it really isn't. but it is what I wanted. Also got a brazilian blow out today - love my hair straight and smooth!! 

 

I need a nap now. 

 

Originally Posted by mstigger View Post

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!! I just started my lists today, got a bit carried away but hey I need all of these!!!

I haven't even thought about music!! Are you writing your ceremony because you want to or is that what they ask you to do?

We are just doing the symbolic ceremony.....I wasn't really keen on the idea of blood work in Mexico cool.gif

 

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AllieH....you are awesome!! I wish I could be as organized and in control as you!! Are you using your LED lanterns for the Tucanes reception? I really really want them but they're $150 for 6 and I'm sure I'd need 18 or more. Also, are you packing all of this in your suitcase or shipping? I am so excited for you, your wedding is coming up so soon..You have to post pictures of your setup!!! 

 

Who is your wedding coordinator and photographer? I'm thinking Sarani, I've seen some of their pics on here and they look gorgeous....there are just too many decisions to be made!! 

 

Thanks for sharing your lists!!! I would like to see the others as well, if you don't mind sharing :) 

Originally Posted by AllieH View Post

 

ok, this is for MsT! 

now the "done" list: 

 

chair sashes
striped straws
orange basket (for our guestbook/mad lib collection)
various shells and starfish from other BDW brides
my dress, shoes, and longline bra
wedding night lingerie (woot!)
base of our invites and envelopes
monogram postcards
return address labels
inserts for key holders
orange & white twine for various crafts + invite ties
materials to make my veil
starfish & shell stamps for our place cards
wooden starfish & shells to be painted and put on our table
our photographer is booked
our registries are done (Macy's & Crate & Barrel)
guest book/mad libs
my sash & hair flower
paper lanterns for aisle decoration & Tucanes decorations
lanyards & pouches for key holders (40)
Confirm reception location
finalize our menu choices (so we can put them on the RSVP, wedding website, etc)
my jewelry - necklace, earrings, bracelet
need to paint the wooden shells & starfish
menu for rehearsal dinner
bride's hanger
invite "sash" and envelope liners
labels for the straws (mini-banners)
my bouquet and his boutonniere, corsages
bev. Napkins
fans for ceremony
shells, starfish
oot bags
his band
embroidered date label for dress
book our airfare 
assemble the invites once I get the pieces
bouts for men
his attire 
doorhangers
thank you boards
table # holders
my veil
cake serving set
mugs
favors (ornaments, windchimes)
LED lights & batteries
mug labels
wedding weekend events timeline
book Amber's airfare
conductive tape
vase/jar for centerpiece
LED throwies
tags for favors
place cards (once we have the RSVP/menu selections back)

 

 

The "to do list" that is left:

 

table #'s/decorate holders
playlists of music for ceremony (he's in charge of playlist for dinner & reception)
write ceremony

 

my OOT bag list: 

 

OOT Bags
antibacterials
lip balm
key holders
tylenol
advil/aleve
immodium
mugs
shout wipes
mints/gum
band aids
tums

 

(we didn't end up getting tums)

 

I have a few more that broke the above up into groups like "decor", "paper goods", "to buy", etc. 

 

My friends asked me if I have a spreadsheet for packing - boy do they know me well!! I don't, but that's because I used to travel a lot and packing is pretty easy, even for long trips. 

 

I have a tab of different music that I collected as I came across it or thought of it, especially while browsing pinterest. and another of various ceremony words and things I've found that I'll use to write our ceremony sometime in the next couple of weeks. For some reason that's been the hard part for me! 

 

Anyway, I can share any of the stuff I have, just PM me your email and I'll send it along. I know I'm crazy... 

 

elefant.gif

 

 

 

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TheWolferts: 

 

I tried to open your weddingplanning template and it says I'm not "set up" to view it, do you know what I could do to be able to view it? Or is it something that you have to approve? 

I am new to the site and kind of clueless :( lol 

Originally Posted by TheWolferts View Post

MsTigger,

 

If  you are a list person, Birdal Magazines tend to have lists with the timetables you need to do specific things in... of course you will have to modify the timeline slightly since you are having a DW! I found it really helpful. I also found an excel spreadsheet (which I tweaked a little bit to meet our needs) online that was my life saver! I kept track of EVERYTHING in it and even kept it on a USB drive that went everywhere with me! It really helped me keep a running tally of my budget, guest list, food orders, events, gifts, etc.

 

 

 

weddingplanningtemplate.xls

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Originally Posted by jnitschke View Post

 

 

Like Allie said they'll charge you a set up fee.  It used to be that you could have a family member put out a few things, but they've rescinded that. Even with the set up fee it can be much much cheaper to bring your own.  It's really just a matter of what you're willing to put the effort into.  You can either bring the stuff with you, mail it a few weeks ahead of time to your coordinator, or one idea I'm toying with is using the Walmart in Playa.  Earlier brides posted (pg 86) that there is a shuttle bus that leaves from EDR to there or you can take a cab for about $20.  I might order everything online and have it shipped to the store there directly.... then I might take the shuttle over, and cab it back with all of my goodies...just a thought though, right now I don't have anything completely figured out..... every time I think I've decided something I've changed my mind two days later...  

I hate that they charge you for EVERYTHING...I do like your idea about Walmart, that is really something to think about. When is your wedding? 

 

Do they charge a set up fee for wedding favors also? 

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Originally Posted by AllieH View Post

Picked up my dress today - it's perfect now. She added 6" back to the train, and kept trying to say it was really long. umm, no, no it really isn't. but it is what I wanted.

 

So glad to hear she fixed it! And more importantly that you are happy with it! Would love to see a picture when you get it :)

Originally Posted by Shannon Burgess View Post

 

TheWolferts: 

 

I tried to open your weddingplanning template and it says I'm not "set up" to view it, do you know what I could do to be able to view it? Or is it something that you have to approve? 

I am new to the site and kind of clueless :( lol

 

 To open up files/documents you have to have 150 posts on the forum. Don't worry you'll get there quickly!

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