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#2851 mstigger

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    Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:51 AM

    Originally Posted by AllieH 

     

     

     

    Originally Posted by AllieH 

     

    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!!



    #2852 AllieH

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    Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:10 AM

    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 

     

     

    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!!


     

    Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

    Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

    El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

    AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


    #2853 AllieH

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    Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:17 PM

    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... 

     

     

     


     

    Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

    Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

    El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

    AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


    #2854 mstigger

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      Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:45 PM

      Originally Posted by AllieH 

      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... 

       

       

       

      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



      #2855 TheWolferts

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        Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:42 AM

        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 

        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

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        #2856 AllieH

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        Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:47 PM

        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 

        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

         


         

        Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

        Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

        El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

        AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


        #2857 Shannon Burgess

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          Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:52 PM

          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 

          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... 

           

           

           



          #2858 Shannon Burgess

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            Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:57 PM

            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 

            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.

             

             

             

            Attached Files



            #2859 Shannon Burgess

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              Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:59 PM

              Originally Posted by jnitschke 


              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? 



              #2860 murmel

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              Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:16 PM

              Originally Posted by AllieH 

              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 

              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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