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November 2011 Brides!!! All Destinations
Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:11 PM
Sorry guys that my picture is so large. How do you reduce the size? Anyways, you get an idea of what the dress I am thinking about looks like!
Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:55 PM
I am getting married on 11/4/11 at the Moon Palace in Cancun. Like many of you, I didn't want to deal with the hurricane issue either. I checked the weather in November and it sounds absolutely perfect (70-80 during the day). I have designed my STD's but I am having issues with Vista Print (keeps saying resolution too low). I designed them on photoshop, so it shouldn't have been a problem??? I have tried on several dresses and I am clinging to the Maggie Sottero Adorae (http://media.onsugar...tero-ADORAE.jpg)
I am planning on getting the STD's out next week and then invitations in April. I have chosen a photographer and a venue, but still need to book the venue. I look forward to hearing more of ya'lls ideas!
Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:07 PM
Im getting married 11/11/11 at the Gran Caribe in Cancun. Im just waiting on my STD magnets from Vistaprint. They were supposed to be here last friday, but bc of the weather last week, they got delayed. I'm hoping by this friday to have them. I'll send them out just as soon as get them in, and formal invites I hadn't thought about when to send out actually. I guess May sounds good, but do you think thats too soon after Im send ing out std's this month? I'm hoping to start looking for a dress next month, maybe end of this month...
Posted 08 February 2011 - 05:00 PM
May is just 6 months prior to November - nothing magic about 6 months. Since I sent my STDs at 11 months, I feel like 6 months is a good reminder time. Also, my group rate at my resort runs out in mid-August, so that gives them about 3 months to get plans finalized.
JenK - that dress is beautiful. But obvioulsy I am biased by the mermaid with ruffles at the bottom If you want some non-biased opinons, load pictures to this thread after your shopping trip and we will let you know which flatters your figure most.
Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:13 AM
Joanne- Don't stress- one of the good things about a destination wedding I think is that people seem much more layed back and it doesn't seem like people book quite as much in advance (at least compared to the East Coast here). I just got engaged in December and hit the ground running because we knew the off season for Central America was the fall and didn't want to wait two years. Once I got the venue booked, it all has started coming together. Not everyone has room in their budget for a coordinator, but having one has been priceless thus far. Well worth the cost if you have some wiggle room. I know lots of people use Vista Print- can anyone comment on the quality of paper? I'm not too concerned for the STDs, but want to make sure the invites are done on nice stock. I want to order them ASAP so I can get the out by the beginning of March. I will probably do the formal invites in July. Re: guest size.... We can't get the invite list less than 175 which is extremely frusterating. My fiance comes from a HUGE family and my family is pretty big as well. I am expecting around 100, we wanted it to be much smaller, but it just doesn't look like that is going to happen. I haven't uploaded my dress from my phone yet, but this is the dress. I fell in love as soon as I started walking in it; it is super flowy and I just imagined the beach wind... I am obsessed and it is going to be torture waiting for it to come in!
Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:17 AM
If this is a double post, sorry! I thought I hit send but the post never showed up. Not sure if it has something to do with the photo. If it is missing again Iâ€™ll try sending without photo!
We got luck with the site visit; the hotel we are staying at comped us two nights and gave us a discount on the third. And my fianc© got a bonus in work that was to be used through expedia, so we didn't have to pay for the flights.
clgriffi- Re: wedding size... We wanted to keep it around 60, but both of us come from large families (his huge). We have managed to get the invite list down to 170 from 200, but I don't know how much more we can cut. There are certainly people I know can't make it, but still. We expect it will be around 100. Don't feel bad about the high five- I have already done the same when talking with friends and family.
Joanne- Don't be stressed. Part of the beauty of destination weddings is people tend to be much more "go-with-the-flow" are things aren't booked as far in advance as they are here (at least on the east coast). We got engaged in December and since my fiance and I knew the low season was the fall and we didn't want to wait two years to get married, I hit the ground running. Not everyone has budget room, but if you do, I really would recommend getting a coordinator. Ours has already been priceless and negotiated deals with me with vendors that is saving us money.
Re: STDs- I need to send them off to a printer next week, I am thinking Vista Print. I think I will probably do the invitations in July. I designed the STDs with InDesign and will do the invites and all of the menus/programs, etc. I may want the actual invite on slightly higher quality stock than Vista Print, so if you all have any recommendations, let me know!
I bought my dress this past weekend, unexpectedly. I had a trip planned to NYC at the end of the month, but a dress I tried on here in D.C. was amazing. And they offered us 13% off. It was a bit over the budget, but when I factored in the savings from not going to NY it worked out. I am obsessed with the dress and these next months are going to be torture!
Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:12 AM
Ashley that dress is gorgeous! I can totally imagine it blowing in the wind. I originally had a similar idea, but I recently fell in love with trumpet/mermaid style. Are you actually getting married on the sand or in a gazebo?
Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:37 AM
Kristi and Jen- Thanks! I also tried on a trumpet style that I loved. It was lace and looked very Spanish/Mexican. My mom gave it a veto, so it made the decision easier
Right now we are planning on getting married in the sand. There is a chance we may switch and do it on the deck of the beach club, but I am 90% sure it will be on the actual beach. I am going to check the location out this weekend to finalize that...
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