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AmyBermuda's Planning Thread - Mexico May Wedding


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#31 dstinationdrmr

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    Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:51 AM

    Great job Amy!! Thanks for sharing. I may be borrowing a few of your ideas, hun!!

    #32 breeze616

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      Posted 14 July 2010 - 05:18 PM

      Great stuff! I love how you utilized your zodiac signs, so cute!

      #33 sammy2882

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        Posted 14 July 2010 - 05:35 PM

        Such great ideas! I love them!

        #34 jazz04

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          Posted 15 July 2010 - 09:51 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by amybermuda
          So, here I am making my planning thread... Ok, so this is coming out AFTER I was married, but b/c I got so much great information from other brides on here, I still wanted to write my own planning thread. And, any bride to be, please do the same! I love the BDW forum!! I am not a techy person but I have learned so much from the girls on this forum and I am forever grateful for everyone's help and sharing of ideas. What an awesome group!

          So... here goes!

          Engagement
          FI & I decided to get engaged after 5 ½ years. We always said we were too young to get married, but then we realized we were both in our 30s and people were starting to wonder!
          I picked out an antique reproduction ring while browsing with my sister. She helped him order it. The jewelry designer had made it in gold once but could only tell me it looked good; they did not have a picture. I was really happy with the way it turned out.
          He proposed in Barcelona.
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          Deciding on a DW

          We had always wanted a small wedding, FI does not like being the center of attention, so we started looking for destinations. Our requirements were for kids to be allowed, not a mega resort, and where people could fly direct from BWI. After looking all over the Bahamas, we realized that an all inclusive would be a better priced option – from our point of view with the reception costs and also for our friends who really like to party!

          I found Azul Beach by goggling destination wedding locations. I kept thinking $400/night per couple was expensive so kept looking elsewhere. We spoke to our parents and sibilings and they all agreed it was manageable. Once we saw that you could have a “Donkey Cocktail Party”, we were SOLD on the resort and booked May 29th. They also have only one wedding per day at the resort, which we liked. We booked about a year in advance.
          Destination Wedding Hotel - Honeymoon Hotel In Riviera Maya - Cancun Anniversary Hotel | Karisma Hotels & Resorts

          STDs and Invites
          First thing we did was make PostCards as save the Dates. I knew I wanted to send invites 9 months early, but I wanted everyone to get a Save the Date. I used Word and bought an image from iStockphoto.
          I made Boarding Pass Invites – using every bit of information on this forum I could find. I have a thread somewhere on here with my invites. They rocked – I got tons of compliments. I made sure I had a few extra to bring
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          More to follow....
          I really want postcard save the dates similair to yours but I'm not crafty at all. How did you make them, I'm gonna check out istockphoto

          #35 KarenM

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            Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:46 AM

            Great planning Amy! The dress you picked is beautiful! It's funny - the first dress I loved was also that first BCBG striped dress, but I didn't end up w/ it either. Congrats on being a Mrs!!

            #36 amybermuda

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              Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:02 AM

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              Originally Posted by KarenM
              Great planning Amy! The dress you picked is beautiful! It's funny - the first dress I loved was also that first BCBG striped dress, but I didn't end up w/ it either. Congrats on being a Mrs!!
              That's hilarious Karen! And we are both on May 29th too!!! I am going to check out your pics and review now.

              #37 chong

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                Posted 15 July 2010 - 07:34 PM

                Thanks for sharing! I love your image that you found - i love the color!
                Ha... your dilemma with the dress. I had a similar dilemma with the shoes - much less expensive and was able to return for full price. Your final choice is my favorite!!! Love the one shoulder dress.

                Your invitation and program turn out great! I decided not to do the program but seeing yours make me want to

                Chong

                #38 msmarmar123

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                  Posted 15 July 2010 - 08:53 PM

                  Amy..do you have any other pics of all the bridesmaids together? Love love love all those colors together and trying to convince FI that bridesmaids wearing different colors is not a bad or scary thing...

                  Thanx :)

                  #39 Tissey

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                    Posted 15 July 2010 - 09:41 PM

                    I love everything! You did such a good job. Thanks for all the great ideas.

                    #40 amybermuda

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                      Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:32 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by msmarmar123
                      Amy..do you have any other pics of all the bridesmaids together? Love love love all those colors together and trying to convince FI that bridesmaids wearing different colors is not a bad or scary thing...

                      Thanx :)
                      My professional pics should be online this weekend so I will send you the link to those as well. Here is one of just the BMs. Karen who just posted above you had the same dress in 3 different colors which looked great too.

                      My BMs were very hesitant to comply with my request to get different dresses. My sister thought they should get similar fabric, the pink one thought they should all get the same designer (J Crew)and my best friend was very concerned about the colors. I had to continuously tell them to get a bright dress in their color that they loved. That was the only requirement!!

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