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#231 MindyandDax

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    Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:40 AM

    MommyBride14,

     

    We plan on having our ceremony on the beach. I know where you're coming from when it comes to shoes! I had such a hard time deciding what shoes to choose. I really wanted to go with wedges but was worried that I would sink in the sand even with the runner. I ended up getting really cute dressy sandals from Badgley Mischka. I'm still thinking about getting wedges for the reception, unless our reception is on the beach.

     

    When did the WC contact you to start planning all the details? My wedding is April 17th so I still have some time to go, but I'm just wondering how long I have to wait. I also wanted to ask you when you sent your wedding invitations? I've read that they should be sent at least 6 months ahead of time for destination weddings. 



    #232 MommyBride14

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      Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:02 PM

      Mindy and Dax,

       

      We sent out our save-the-dates at the end of March (Our wedding is Nov. 10th) so that they would have plenty of time to plan and book their trip.  We booked through destinationweddings.com and worked with a Wedding consultant who helped us find the Iberostar Paraiso Lindo as our resort and helped set up our website so that guests could book online on our site.  It's been extremely helpful!  Our wedding consultant helps all of our guests with any of their questions, which has taken a lot of stress off of our hands. If you want, you can go to our website to see an idea of what we we've done for our guests.  You can just go to www.destinationweddings.com, click "attending a wedding" and click in MERRIMANWEDDING.  You have to create a log-in but that is just for your personal use and won't show up on our site :).  

       

       Planning wise, I have just now started to dig deep into planning, but I still feel like I have so much to do!  I will send you all of the documents I have from our wedding coordinator at the resort if you'd like?  Just let me know :)



      #233 anniebee02

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        Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:36 AM

        @MommyBride14- From everyone I've talked to that's had a destination wedding, and from my experience, the WC usually doesn't start the process until about 2-3 months before. It's a very easy process, about 4 pages of checks, and marks. The biggest part is choosing your menu, if you are having a private reception, and getting them the wedding list of people attending, etc. Other than that, it's really easy... Nothing to get stressed over.

         

        Now if you are going to have a DJ I'd request getting that set up immediately because they book up... DjDoremixx is the best in the business, Ivan Gomez- Check out their FB page also!



        #234 anniebee02

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          Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:36 AM

          Oh and I apologize, I didn't send mailed invitations, I sent Evite's for the wedding... We already had it narrowed down to who would and wouldn't be attending so we thought this was a great way to save money... We only had 40 guests at our wedding!



          #235 MommyBride14

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            Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:32 AM

            Thank you!!!

             

            Our wedding coordinator that we are working with is Idalia, and she has been awesome and very attentive :).  I'm a little crazy and get anxious when I don't have everything done right away, but she explained that we would go further in detail with planning within 2 to 3 months of our wedding date.  I have our menu picked out and have reserved our reception for the beach and now I'm just waiting to hear a response from DJ Doremixx to see if he is available for our wedding date :).  

             

            I also sent out E-vites ! :) 



            #236 anniebee02

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              Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:42 AM

              Girl you seem to be right on track! Your wedding is going to be awesome, I'm very excited for you. Do you need a wedding photographer??? I've got the best in the business... www.dandalstra.com check out his website!!!



              #237 Scarma

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                Posted 11 August 2013 - 11:04 AM

                Originally Posted by MommyBride14 

                Mindy and Dax,

                 

                We sent out our save-the-dates at the end of March (Our wedding is Nov. 10th) so that they would have plenty of time to plan and book their trip.  We booked through destinationweddings.com and worked with a Wedding consultant who helped us find the Iberostar Paraiso Lindo as our resort and helped set up our website so that guests could book online on our site.  It's been extremely helpful!  Our wedding consultant helps all of our guests with any of their questions, which has taken a lot of stress off of our hands. If you want, you can go to our website to see an idea of what we we've done for our guests.  You can just go to www.destinationweddings.com, click "attending a wedding" and click in MERRIMANWEDDING.  You have to create a log-in but that is just for your personal use and won't show up on our site :).  

                 

                 Planning wise, I have just now started to dig deep into planning, but I still feel like I have so much to do!  I will send you all of the documents I have from our wedding coordinator at the resort if you'd like?  Just let me know :)

                Our wedding is November 22! At The Maya, and we are having it out by the shopping center for the reception. I emailed Yuri and i still have a couple more weeks until i get a WC. I also to am now going to use DJ Doremixx!!



                #238 Scarma

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                  Posted 11 August 2013 - 11:05 AM

                  Originally Posted by anniebee02 

                  @MommyBride14- From everyone I've talked to that's had a destination wedding, and from my experience, the WC usually doesn't start the process until about 2-3 months before. It's a very easy process, about 4 pages of checks, and marks. The biggest part is choosing your menu, if you are having a private reception, and getting them the wedding list of people attending, etc. Other than that, it's really easy... Nothing to get stressed over.

                   

                  Now if you are going to have a DJ I'd request getting that set up immediately because they book up... DjDoremixx is the best in the business, Ivan Gomez- Check out their FB page also!

                  Thank you so much for recommending the dj. We have switch our budget from centerpieces to DJ!! And you were right he is detailed!! Fast response!! I cant wait now



                  #239 MommyBride14

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                    Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:01 PM

                    I couldn't remember who had a wedding right after us!!  Too bad it wasn't a few days sooner so we could meet!  I'm excited for you!  I just emailed DJ Doremixx and I think it's a for sure "GO" with them :)  I'm pretty excited.  I'm still nervous about centerpieces.  I don't think anyone will care, but I want to do something in colored water with an illuminating light inside and some flowers.  I just really don't know how I'm going to travel with stuff for the centerpieces, but I'd rather not spend money on flowers that we'd just toss after the reception.  :S.  What are your ladies plans for centerpieces?
                     



                    #240 anniebee02

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                      Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:33 AM

                      @MommyBride14- Are you having a beach wedding? Or indoor one?? Either way, can you honestly say you remember anyone's centerpieces from there weddings?? This is going to sound bad, but pass on those items and get the DJ that's where the fun is at! If you are set on some centerpieces, go buy some seashells from World Market/Dollar General/Pier 1/Wal Mart & then put a nice candle in the middle... Something like that will look great, and with all the glass wear around it to illuminate nicely it'll look gorgeous!!!






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