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#331 Sophia2616

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    Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:24 PM

    Hi! I am a May 42013 bride, seems so far away! We are getting married in Playa Del Carmen. We were torn between Playa and Turks and Caicos. Turks is our fave place on earth! But Playa was as lot more affordable for both us and our guests; plus we have a lot of single friends and Turks doesn't have a nightlife really. Anyways I am so excited!! We went for a week and Jan and just booked our wedding planner, reception place and photographer.... I think for STD we are just doing a website and sending out our invites (passports) 6 months prior.



    #332 Shay4966

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      Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:27 PM

      CONGRATS!
       

      Originally Posted by Sophia2616 

      Hi! I am a May 42013 bride, seems so far away! We are getting married in Playa Del Carmen. We were torn between Playa and Turks and Caicos. Turks is our fave place on earth! But Playa was as lot more affordable for both us and our guests; plus we have a lot of single friends and Turks doesn't have a nightlife really. Anyways I am so excited!! We went for a week and Jan and just booked our wedding planner, reception place and photographer.... I think for STD we are just doing a website and sending out our invites (passports) 6 months prior.



       



      #333 Shay4966

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        Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:27 PM


        CONGRATS!

         

        Originally Posted by Katie McLean 

        Hi All!

         

        I too am a newbie! My FI and I are getting married at the Sandals Grande Riviera in Ocho Rios, Jamaica on April 12, 2013. We are SUPER excited. We have just gotten our Save the Dates and pricing out to our guests! Besides that we really haven't done much, i've tried on dresses but am no 100% on that decision yet!

         

        Best of luck to all the new brides!



         



        #334 EdithC

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          Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:54 PM

          Nicaragua 9/2013



          #335 CourtandMatt

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            Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:19 PM


            I am also a May 4, 2013 bride!!  

             

             

            Originally Posted by Sophia2616 

            Hi! I am a May 42013 bride, seems so far away! We are getting married in Playa Del Carmen. We were torn between Playa and Turks and Caicos. Turks is our fave place on earth! But Playa was as lot more affordable for both us and our guests; plus we have a lot of single friends and Turks doesn't have a nightlife really. Anyways I am so excited!! We went for a week and Jan and just booked our wedding planner, reception place and photographer.... I think for STD we are just doing a website and sending out our invites (passports) 6 months prior.



             



            #336 soonCB

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              Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:22 PM

              This is kinda a test. I have attempted to post 2 replies to other brides in this thread and they are not showing up. I posted probably about 4 days ago and it said that the post was being held for moderating, then they didn't post at all? What's taking so long?



              #337 soonCB

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                Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:56 PM


                I Shall try this again.

                 

                Shay-4966- that is such a great idea! I think I may steal it.

                Originally Posted by Shay4966 


                I figured I'd send the STD's out the day after the engagement party which is March 31st. My general idea is to send the STD's out with the brochure I made which explains everything about the resort such as what's included in the price, travel dates (because everyone may not want to travel sames dates), travel agent information, our website to pre-RSVP, and our blog site. This will allow them to think what they need to think and still have sufficient amount of time to put a deposit or pay the entire trip off.

                 

                Also there is a general rule that if you have a wedding at a resort 80% of the people attending must stay at the resort the wedding is being held (at least at my resort). Since I have 87 invitations (not people) I felt it could get tedious keeping track of that many, I needed them to know this in case they try for the surrounding sister resorts.

                 

                 To save on postage I have everyone RSVP on the website (which is a cool tool and saves money), then after I get a more realistic number of people coming I will know a realistic amount of invitations to send out, with luggage tags.

                 

                I know a lot of people are trying to save but I think it depends on how many people you plan on attending, I have more then 100 prospects people going so I needed to narrow that down. I ended up making my STD's and I love them, not just the look but I cut cost by half.

                 

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                CourtandMatt- We are using a wedding planner, but I wonder if a good TA would provide assistance with planning off resort wedding. Do you know? I am getting a little frustrated with our planner right now. Instead of off resort wedding locations she is giving me other locations that are at more high class boutique resorts which is not what I want.


                 

                What kind of experiences are everyone else having with TAs?

                Originally Posted by CourtandMatt 

                Shay4966 - I just sent out most of my Save the Dates for my May 2013 wedding!   I am so happy that now people can feel more secure with the date. 
                 


                 

                Elissae - Good idea to skip the cost of Save the Dates!  My FI and I didn't want to do Save the Dates, we found it to be a cost that was not necessary especially since we are sending invites so far in advance, but his mom wanted them and so she paid for them, which was very welcome. 



                 

                soonCB - CONGRATS and welcome to the site!!  I am also getting married in Jamaica so yay to Jamaica!   With regard to wedding planners - my TA acts as a wedding planner.  Have you found a TA yet because you should make sure your TA does destination weddings 
                 



                mrsrepp - Thank goodness you found that out now.  It is a national holiday with two days off so many people head to the beach and prices will go up!  May is a great time!! 



                 


                 



                 



                #338 soonCB

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                  Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:01 PM

                  It does not seem to be allowing me to post with quotes. I apologize it a bunch of posts pop up. Please bear with me.

                   

                   

                  Shay4966- I love your idea about pre-RSVPing on the webisite. I may do that too:)

                   

                  CourtandMatt- We are using a wedding planner, but I wonder if a good TA would provide assistance with planning off resort wedding. Do you know? I am getting a little frustrated with our planner right now. Instead of off resort wedding locations she is giving me other locations that are at more high class boutique resorts which is not what I want.

                   

                  What kind of experiences are everyone else having with TAs?

                   

                  Congrats to all the other new bride to bes that have joined :)



                  #339 Renewing32

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                    Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:33 PM

                    My husband and I are renewing our vows in 2013. We're planning for August and I am just as much a wreck as I was with our wedding. I am a perfectionist and planning a wedding in another country has me on edge. I'm hoping this will be a smooth process as to not drive my husband nuts! 


                    Just as stir crazy as my first wedding!

                    #340 Renewing32

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                      Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:39 PM

                      Any 2013 brides planning for the Beach Palace in Cancun?


                      Just as stir crazy as my first wedding!




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