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#61 AllieH

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:30 PM

Hey Nikki! 

 

I'm having a hard time deciding on invites myself. I really, really love letterpress, but not sure I want to spend the $$$ to go that route. I've found a layered look with handmade paper that I also like. So I'm completely undecided. 

 

We have a TA who did a group booking for us. It still wasn't easy, but I can't imagine trying to get a bunch of people to book without a TA, unless it's a really small group. Plus we got a pretty nice discount on both the rooms and then our private event, and some amenities for having the group. 

 

My advice is to go with a group booking, but get a general idea of the stay ahead of time, the dates and the amount of the deposit. Then you can have people call in to reserve & place their deposits, get your semi-final #, and have your TA book the group. We had to do this within about 2 weeks, which was why we ended up with electronic save-the-dates vs. the paper ones I wanted. 
 

Originally Posted by MissNikki 

Hello all you lovely ladies!!!
I am trying to deside what to do for invitations!! any ideas for me??? Also are any of you just telling people what resort to book with out doing group booking???


 

how is everyone else doing with planning and such?? 

 

I picked up my dress on Friday, and fell in love with it all over again. Those sneaky girls at the salon put this killer vintage fabric flower sash on me when I tried on the dress - it was AMAZING. and $500...so needless to say it didn't get ordered. I've been scouring etsy to try to find something similar. I am also considering taking a stab at DIY - I have a friend who makes lovely fabric and ribbon flowers, and she can give me plenty of tips. I also ordered 1 pair of shoes (aqua patent leather wedge flip flops from lands end of all places). And am scooping up some orange sashes & table runners from another BDW bride. 

 

Now I get to go back to trying to figure out the @*(&$#@*( invites. 

 


 

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


#62 GenieBelle

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    Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:49 PM

    We decided to make out own invites after seeing that we can do it for half by doing them on Photoshop and printing them on cards from The Paper Source. There are two great places that make them really beautiful and reasonable...Minted.com and The Wedding Paper Divas. I got the Divas samples for $1 each and they are super cute..ALSO Vista Print does a great job too. You can get the matching magnets for the Save the Dates at Vista Print my friend did this and its cute! We made the Save the Dates on Photoshop too because they are both photobased from our engagement pics.

    On the save the dates I put a website from Blogspot that we created that has the links for the hotel to book (the resort, Playacar Palace gave us a website to book through but its a zillion charactors long) so that they can go to one site and click all the links from there. we put that info on the back of the 4x6 save the date cards.

     

    Do you think I should reinterate the booking info on the formal invite..as an insert maybe? or just put the website once more  on there? What is the ettiquette?

     

    There are so many websites you can use for free for your wedding info but I decided on Blogspot cuz we want to continue the blog as we become Mr & Mrs..and all that!

     

     



    #63 stella331

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      Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:46 PM

      Hi ladies:). We are getting married November 9, 2012 at the Excellence Riviera Cancun in Riviera Maya.


      46 booked and counting!

      #64 MissNikki

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        Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:58 AM

        Hey ladies!!!

         

        So me and my mom went dress shopping this weekend, and I found my dress!   It's Maggie Sattero Yasmin!!!  I am going to get it strapless!!!  I might add some blindas well like a belt or something!! Iwill try to post a picture when I get home!!

         

         Wellcome Stella!!!   This form is amazing,  how is planning going??



        #65 AllieH

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        Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:19 PM


        GenieBelle - I think I would tuck a little insert with your wedding website on it (and maybe registry info) in with the invite. that's what we're going to do.

         

        We've decided to also take this route of VistaPrint flat 5x7 post card printed, and then layered with handmade paper (similar to what Paper Source carries). I'm going to use white card stock to print out the inserts (registry info, etc.) since we don't need RSVP or return envelopes. 

        Originally Posted by GenieBelle 

        We decided to make out own invites after seeing that we can do it for half by doing them on Photoshop and printing them on cards from The Paper Source. There are two great places that make them really beautiful and reasonable...Minted.com and The Wedding Paper Divas. I got the Divas samples for $1 each and they are super cute..ALSO Vista Print does a great job too. You can get the matching magnets for the Save the Dates at Vista Print my friend did this and its cute! We made the Save the Dates on Photoshop too because they are both photobased from our engagement pics.

        On the save the dates I put a website from Blogspot that we created that has the links for the hotel to book (the resort, Playacar Palace gave us a website to book through but its a zillion charactors long) so that they can go to one site and click all the links from there. we put that info on the back of the 4x6 save the date cards.

         

        Do you think I should reinterate the booking info on the formal invite..as an insert maybe? or just put the website once more  on there? What is the ettiquette?

         

        There are so many websites you can use for free for your wedding info but I decided on Blogspot cuz we want to continue the blog as we become Mr & Mrs..and all that!

         

         



         

        Hi Stella - welcome to the roll call!! 
         

        Originally Posted by stella331 

        Hi ladies:). We are getting married November 9, 2012 at the Excellence Riviera Cancun in Riviera Maya.



         

        YAY Nikki!!! I had to go hunt up a pic of it, and it's gorgeous. love all the texture in the skirt. that's some dress! did you get some pics of you in it?? Can't wait to see! 
         

        Originally Posted by MissNikki 

        Hey ladies!!!

         

        So me and my mom went dress shopping this weekend, and I found my dress!   It's Maggie Sattero Yasmin!!!  I am going to get it strapless!!!  I might add some blindas well like a belt or something!! Iwill try to post a picture when I get home!!

         

         Wellcome Stella!!!   This form is amazing,  how is planning going??


         

         


         

        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


        #66 MissNikki

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          Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:56 AM

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          Hello

           

          here is a picture of my dress :)

          I am just so in love with it!!  I cant wait to get it in and try it on in my size!!  this one was a size 10 and i ordered a 4 so the fit will be way different plus it will be the first time i will get to see the back!! I still need to find a belt and a veil so my shopping isnt over yet!



          #67 AllieH

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          Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:00 PM


          oh Nikki - it's STUNNING. sooooo freaking amazing!! I teared up a little for ya. YAY for finding THE DRESS! 

          Originally Posted by MissNikki 

          photo 5.JPG

           

          Hello

           

          here is a picture of my dress :)

          I am just so in love with it!!  I cant wait to get it in and try it on in my size!!  this one was a size 10 and i ordered a 4 so the fit will be way different plus it will be the first time i will get to see the back!! I still need to find a belt and a veil so my shopping isnt over yet!



           


           

          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


          #68 MissNikki

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            Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:19 AM

            Hello all you beautiful November brides 

             

            Just wanted to let you know that I am no longer a November bride ...we have decided to have the wedding in Canada at my parents propery to a beautiful garden location and more family will be able to make it.  Plus I was just way to stressed planning a wedding n a location I have never seen !!!  And I love personal touches at weddings and I just felt that I couldn't do thoughts thing at the beach.   

             

            Good luck to all of you!!  I'm sure I will still stop by now and then just to see all of you great weddings :)

             



            #69 AllieH

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            Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:36 PM

            Hey Nikki - I'm glad you were able to make some decisions to make your day special! When are you planning to have your big day? 
             

            Originally Posted by MissNikki 

            Hello all you beautiful November brides 

             

            Just wanted to let you know that I am no longer a November bride ...we have decided to have the wedding in Canada at my parents propery to a beautiful garden location and more family will be able to make it.  Plus I was just way to stressed planning a wedding n a location I have never seen !!!  And I love personal touches at weddings and I just felt that I couldn't do thoughts thing at the beach.   

             

            Good luck to all of you!!  I'm sure I will still stop by now and then just to see all of you great weddings :)

             



             


             

            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


            #70 mzthan6

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              Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:28 PM

              Hi ladies :) we are getting married at Negril Escape in Jamaica. 11-9-12!!!




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