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Final Countdown- 8 days! What I've learned...

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We fly out in 5 days! It is crazy how fast time flys. I did not expect all of the ups and downs that I have experienced planning this "small' and "simple" destination wedding in Bucerias, Mexico. We have definitely saved some money and spent double. A budget doesn't help when a quote in writing means nothing. I have shed more than my fair share of tears. Especially this week as we lost the villa for our entire family and were forced to have them book their own rooms in hotels. Somehow it all worked out in the same day! I have been surpirsed by how difficult simple things become while dealing with a foreign country. You'd think they want your money?! Google Translator has become my very best friend. I am still waiting on the final rsvp for several guests. And I don't even care at this point. Paper lanterns should arrive by Friday. My fiance and several groomsmen / bridesmaids still haven't altered their suits and dresses. Still don't have belts for the groomsmen or the groom! Still don't have a place for our Rehearsal / Welcome dinner and no one seems to care. As of now the Itinerary that I wanted to send everyone has gone out the window. Guess we're going to have to wing it. Finally came to terms with become a "crazy bride" yesterday while crying and yelling at my fiance on the phone about how he'll never understand why it's important that people know where we're going to dinner ahead of time. No an itinerary is not annal retentive! No matter how low maintenance and relaxed you think that are, planning a destination wedding will test you on levels you've never seen before and bring out the side of you that you swore didn't exist. We signed up for an adventure and boy did we get one. Let's see what happens once we take off.

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I thought planning a destination wedding was supposed to be simple?I'm just in the early stages though so who knows what's ahead for me....I'm sure everything will turn out great and you will have the wedding of your dreams!Stay positive :)

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It will test your patience and make you grow as a person. I've learned to roll with the punch on a whole other level. You just have to go with the flow and know that somehow it will all work out ;)

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Its crazy how it will all workout in the end. Sorry you had to go through all the stress. I am in the early stages too & keep telling myself to relax. I want everything done, planned & booked like yesterday.  Deep breath!

Feeling stressed, get a margarita stat! ;)

I hope you have a beautiful wedding & try to stay positive and enjoy the moment!

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Everything will fall into place..and remember everything happens for a reason!!! Don't worry you will have a WONDERFUL wedding and have the vacation of a lifetime and all the little things you are stressing over, won't matter anymore!! Have fun!

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