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#211 AllieH

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:34 PM

making great progress!!! and you're lucky - the hair do and make up at your resort are pretty reasonable. I won't tell you the nutso rates they are charging me. Ahh...paying for my resort choice now lol 

 

what's your first dance song?? what type of dance is it? 

 

 

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Originally Posted by bambaleo 

Photog is paid,

Just booked DJ,

Workin on booking Videographer

Waiting on last guests to respond and book (to determine how many favors are needed, but we already decided on what the favors will be)

Hair/makeup is being done by the hotel spa, but I'm doing my first hair trial  w/my local hair stylist this week to take some pics!

Bridesmaids and groomsmen are in the process of picking out their dresses/shirts

Groom's suit should be coming in any day now

Wedding dress is in process

Taking our 3rd dance lesson this week for our First Dance :)))))

As for flowers/decor/etc., I think that all gets decided shortly before the wedding, but I have an idea of what I want for flowers, so hopefully that'll be easy.

Our final payments are due at check-out, together with all the other fees.

Also planning to do a religious ceremony locally next month for the relatives that can't make it, so working on that a bit too, although luckily mother in law is handling that event!

 


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#212 AllieH

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:39 PM

With the guest book, you could do different colored or shaped note cards of a sort. Check out Paper Source's different options - I have square scallop edged cards for instance. Then using a cheap frame from Michael's (or whichever craft store is near you), jazz it up a bit, use white card stock and frame the particular card for each year. Then on the glass itself, with either a sharpie or dry erase marker you can put "advise for the newlyweds on their 1 year anniversary" and so on. 

 

so it could be blue squares = 1 year, white circles = 5 years, etc. 

 

we went with a favor that is an ornament for the christmas tree, and wind chimes for our parents (his mother doesn't celebrate christmas, so no tree!). they are small enough to easily transport down there. 

 

you have the 100 guests, right? what about going to the market in Mexico and getting maracas there? or whatever else you might find...? 

 

Originally Posted by essandpea 

The three-month mark is making everything really REAL. Photographer, DJ, hair/makeup were booked earlier on, but:

 

  • We're still working out the logistics of the pre-wedding events/activities, but formal invitations have been sent out! 
  • Still slowly collecting things for OOT bags
  • Design of welcome booklet for OOT bags and ceremony program books are in progress
  • Hindu ceremony content and length are being negotiated (we're Indian and Korean) :-) 
  • Ladies' outfits (saris) are being tailored but guys have not decided on outfits yet!
  • We'll be coordinating airport-hotel-airport travel for our guests since we'll be 90 minutes away from the airport, but need final RSVPs and flight itineraries
  • Haven't done a thing about decor

 

Two things I'm researching but can't decide on are:

 

  • Favors - due to transportation issues, we're thinking maybe Mexican edibles? Any ideas would be appreciated! 
  • Guest book alternative - my friend had aging whiskey casks marked 1, 5, 10 years, etc., and guests wrote notes to go along with those years. The couple plans to open the casks and the notes on those anniversaries! I love this idea, but again, worried about how much we're transporting (there and/or back). Any unique ideas would also be very appreciated!

 

Hope everyone is doing well!

 


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#213 bambaleo

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    Posted 21 August 2012 - 05:43 PM

    Our first dance song is "Un Amor" by the Gipsy Kings... so the dance is going to be Latin...some salsa...some other moves we have yet to learn :) We're goin for something a bit untraditional :D

    I think hair/makeup and trials are included in the wedding package, so that's nice, I just hope they do a good job!



    #214 bambaleo

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      Posted 21 August 2012 - 05:56 PM

      Originally Posted by AllieH 

      With the guest book, you could do different colored or shaped note cards of a sort. Check out Paper Source's different options - I have square scallop edged cards for instance. Then using a cheap frame from Michael's (or whichever craft store is near you), jazz it up a bit, use white card stock and frame the particular card for each year. Then on the glass itself, with either a sharpie or dry erase marker you can put "advise for the newlyweds on their 1 year anniversary" and so on. 

       

      so it could be blue squares = 1 year, white circles = 5 years, etc. 

       

      we went with a favor that is an ornament for the christmas tree, and wind chimes for our parents (his mother doesn't celebrate christmas, so no tree!). they are small enough to easily transport down there. 

       

      you have the 100 guests, right? what about going to the market in Mexico and getting maracas there? or whatever else you might find...? 

       

       


      These ideas are really cute!! I agree though, it's quite cumbersome. For our guestbook, we're gonna use our engagement photos in one of those album books where you ask funny/interesting questions and guests respond to them....I never know what to write in guestbooks w/o sounding too generic so I thought it'd be fun to have the questions prepared.

       

      As for favors, we're doing flip flop luggage tags... useful and easy to transport. No one ever has enough (or any) luggage tags!! They also double as seat assignments since you can write their names in advance and lay them out on the seat assignment table.



      #215 essandpea

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        Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:04 PM

        Thanks, AllieH! Any excuse to make another trip to Paper Source is a good one :-). And yes, we'll have almost 150 guests, so we're leaning towards buying something in Mexico. 

         

        Bambaleo, I love the luggage tags doubling as seating cards idea! Thanks - I'll have to look into this!



        #216 McLecker

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          Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:12 PM

          Originally Posted by bambaleo 


          These ideas are really cute!! I agree though, it's quite cumbersome. For our guestbook, we're gonna use our engagement photos in one of those album books where you ask funny/interesting questions and guests respond to them....I never know what to write in guestbooks w/o sounding too generic so I thought it'd be fun to have the questions prepared.

           

          As for favors, we're doing flip flop luggage tags... useful and easy to transport. No one ever has enough (or any) luggage tags!! They also double as seat assignments since you can write their names in advance and lay them out on the seat assignment table.

          Where did you find these luggage tags? Great idea!



          #217 McLecker

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            Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:14 PM

            Originally Posted by laurenscott 

            Hey McLecker,

             

            I emailed Neysa a few different times and got zero response from her.  I have decided just to use the hair and make-up girl from Dreams.  She's been very responsive and is actually much more affordable.  She quoted me the following:

             

            Hairstyling long hair       $59 usd           

            Hairstyling short hair      $49 usd           

            Make up                       $49 usd

             

            I am doing a run through hair and make-up trial a couple of days before my wedding to make sure that I like what she does.  She did send me sample pictures of previous brides and she looks like she does a great job.  Here is her contact information if you want to contact her:

             

            Zalma Monta┬▒o Spa manager
            Dreams Los Cabos Golf Resort & Spa
            Carr. Transpeninsular Km. 18.5 CSL-SJC
            San Jose del Cabo, BCS, 23400
            Phone: +52 624-145-7691
            spa.drelc@dreamsresorts.com

             

            Hope this helps out. 
             

            Hey Lauren - I'm going with Dreams too! They didn't send me photos of past hair styles. You thought it was good? that's a relief!!!! :)



            #218 McLecker

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              Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:17 PM

              Originally Posted by shan0487 

              Oh coming along and you?

               

              We finished registering last weekend.  I am finishing my DIY boarding passes this week and printing them this weekend.  I mailed my payment for my photographer today.  I am working on finalizing my flowers for the wedding.  I started my wedding/reception music.  And I am ordering the last of the bridesmaids gifts soon!   Slowly checking things off the list! :)

              Can I ask a stupid question...If you already have all your guests booked - why do you need invitations? what are you putting in them? I didn't realize we were supposed to. I sent save the dates and then everyone booked. ... am I missing something super obvious? :)



              #219 McLecker

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                Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:24 PM

                Originally Posted by AllieH 

                With the guest book, you could do different colored or shaped note cards of a sort. Check out Paper Source's different options - I have square scallop edged cards for instance. Then using a cheap frame from Michael's (or whichever craft store is near you), jazz it up a bit, use white card stock and frame the particular card for each year. Then on the glass itself, with either a sharpie or dry erase marker you can put "advise for the newlyweds on their 1 year anniversary" and so on. 

                 

                so it could be blue squares = 1 year, white circles = 5 years, etc. 

                 

                we went with a favor that is an ornament for the christmas tree, and wind chimes for our parents (his mother doesn't celebrate christmas, so no tree!). they are small enough to easily transport down there. 

                 

                you have the 100 guests, right? what about going to the market in Mexico and getting maracas there? or whatever else you might find...? 

                 

                 

                For our guest book we are looking at two options:

                http://www.etsy.com/...stom-thumbprint or putting a photo of our wedding group in the center of this: http://www.etsy.com/...tr_uid=23432671

                I just feel like all my friends who have guest books just have them sitting away in drawers. These could be up as reminders of our big day. thoughts?



                #220 shan0487

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                Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:44 AM

                I am sending 2 types of invitations out: standard invitiations I ordered off Vistaprint for the people that we sent Save the Dates, Bridal Shower, etc invites to but are not coming to Mexico.  We are also planning on adding an insert stating that we will be having in open house sometime in Jan 2013 after the holidays. 

                 

                For the people that are coming with us to Mexico I am making DIY boarding pass invites.  These invites have the invite, the wedding day schedule and the Welcome Dinner invite on them- so it's like 2 invites in one! :)

                Originally Posted by McLecker 

                Can I ask a stupid question...If you already have all your guests booked - why do you need invitations? what are you putting in them? I didn't realize we were supposed to. I sent save the dates and then everyone booked. ... am I missing something super obvious? :)






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