Originally Posted by kitty25967
I am a bit OCD in planning events and planning in general so my Type A has prevailed in the wedding plans! My fiance & I got engaged the last week in July (on his bday 28th) in Punta Cana on the beach. We absolutely loved the area so it was a no-brainer for us where we wanted to get married. Since returning from our trip, I have already completed the following in my planning, and I am willing to help however I can!
Resort Date & Time Booked: The Grand Palladium Resorts & Spa (We are staying in the Royal Suites Turquesa Section of the resort which is adults only)
--We are doing a ceremony on the beach, cocktails/hors'dourves, seated private dinner, and private beach party
Pastor Booked: We are having a symbolic wedding which will be given by Pastor York who is a English speaking missionary in Punta Cana
Photographer Booked: Photosouvenir. They are doing our pictures & video
Bridesmaid Dresses Choosen & Deposits put down for some
Mother of the Bride Dress Selected and Paid For
Colors Chosen: We are going with Black & Pink/Fuscia & White
Wedding Party Selected & Asked
Travel Agent Selected & Flights Booked: We are using The Vacation Store of Miami. Ask for Mary, she is nice, and you can say I referred you...Tiffany Hatley
Partial Groom Gift from Bride purchased
Bridesmaid Gifts, Bags, Jewelry & Shoes (I bought some cute flip flops, but am still deciding) purchased
Some Decorations purchased: So far, I have pink & black fans, personalized napkins, & personalized matchbooks
Guests Bags Ordered: We are using a collapsible market tote...now I just have to work on the fillers.
Inviation packets have been sent to all guests with formal invitation and a packet of information for travel
Registrys have been started (I picked out our Christmas china pattern even though my reluctant fiance does NOT want us to register for this! LOL)
I have my dress which is already in for some minor alterations
That's all I can think about off the top of my head LOL Like I said, I am a bit OCD with the planning and had a lot of it done rather quickly. I am chairing a big nonprofit event in Jan, so I am trying to get a lot of wedding stuff done so I can focus on that.
lol I'm a bit OCD too..
I'm having the gazebo ceremony at 2, with a semi private dinner and the private beach party. We are having a legal ceremony, do you know if Pastor York performs those as well?
I'm glad to hear that your using the vacation store of Miami, I put that as an option for booking on my wedding website, but I think a lot of people are going to end up booking with orbitz.
I wanted to stay at the royal suites, but we have two children and I want them to be able to get ready with me, so we're just going to get a loft suite in the palace section.
My bridesmaids and groomsmen are already asked, despite 3 of my girls backed out already. a few of them have their dresses. what are you doing for the groomsmen attire? My colors are aqua with lavender accents. I have my dress already, holding off on alterations in hopes that I'll lose some weight.
I started my girls gifts, I bought silver flip flops and added crystals to them, starfish necklaces, island hand sanitizer, koozies, and luggage tags. I want to get them something else but not sure what to get. any ideas? no idea what we're getting the guys, we might just buy their outfits. I have my card box, tiki torches for the beach party, and for the dinner I am using hurricane vases filled with sand and shells and a candle for the centerpieces. My mother has her dress but we're still working on my MIL's the florist I am using is charging me 7$ per bout, 45$ per bridesmaid bouquet and 85$ for my 2 dozen purple roses here's their website
I'm not sure if we're doing oot bags, depends I guess on how many people go, my FI is from DR so we have a lot of his family there. if I do them I was thinking of just making snack bags per room.