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#11 chell44

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    Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:29 AM



    Originally Posted by kitty25967 

    Hi & Congrats!  I'm getting married right before you at The Grand Palladium Punta Cana on May 28th, 2011!  Please, let's share questions, information, and ideas!


    Congrats to you as well! sounds good!! where are you in your planning? I just booked my photographer, I went with HDC and I am using a local florist. My latest project is getting my invitations done



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      Posted 06 October 2010 - 03:48 AM

      Welcome to BDW!!! We went to Punta Cana for the first time in July, it was gorgeous!!!! Happy planning 


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      #13 kitty25967

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        Posted 06 October 2010 - 07:13 AM

        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.



        #14 kitty25967

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          Posted 06 October 2010 - 07:15 AM



          Originally Posted by chell44 




          Congrats to you as well! sounds good!! where are you in your planning? I just booked my photographer, I went with HDC and I am using a local florist. My latest project is getting my invitations done



           

          I haven't thought about using a local florist.  Flowers aren't a huge deal to me, and the pictures the resort sent me look pretty good.  What are the costs like for using an outside florist?  Does the florist you are using have a website?

           



          #15 Aumuller

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            Posted 07 October 2010 - 07:23 PM

            Welcome to the forum. Congrats I plan on Punta Cana as well but haven't decided on a resort yet.



            #16 chell44

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              Posted 08 October 2010 - 04:58 AM



              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 

              www.floristeriaeltronco.com

              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.



              #17 kitty25967

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                Posted 08 October 2010 - 01:38 PM

                We havent' decided what the groomsmen are wearing or their gifts.  Those are the 2 things are left up my fiance, so hence, they are undecided.   So far for the bridesmaids, (which I'm pretty sure I'm done), I got black duffle/carry on bags with fuschia polka dots, I Monogram makeup train case & matching monogram manicure set (both in black & fuschia), I monogram silver bracelet (kind of looks like a Tiffany chain bracelet & my name is Tiffany ), fuschia flip flops with rhinestones from Victoria Secret Pink, monogram initial notecard set, and the earrings they will be wearing (silver fluer-de-lis outlined in black with fuschia rhinestone --- My fiance & I met, after not seeing each other since high school, at Mardi Gras & he lived in Louisana for several months when we first started dating so the fleur-de-lis takes on meaning for us).  I think this is pretty good.  I will probably add a nail polish closer to time so that all of their toes will match!  Also, I haven't decided about their hair.  I will try to take a pic later on and post for you.  I am storing everything wedding related at my parent's house at the moment.  I haven't decided how to make my MOH stand up or what special gift to give her. Suggestions??






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