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Courtney & Matthew's Iberostar Rose Hall Suites May 4, 2013 Planning Thread

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Originally Posted by LauraKr View Post

 

I'm getting married the day after you at the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites! Would love to hear any tips/tricks you've come across for the resort

 

YAYYY!!!  That's awesome!   We will have to stay in touch!

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Tasks I have completed:

Booked block of rooms

Sent save the dates

Set up wedding website (http://walters-doolin.ourwedding.com/)

Booked photographer

Booked officiant (we are having a Jewish ceremony so we aren't using the minister offered with our package)

Bought wedding dress

Picked up wedding dress

Picked bridal party

Informed bridesmaids of their dresses

Registered

Have travel coordinator

Picked wedding colors (neutrals)

Picked up wedding accessories (e.g., shoes, veil, head piece)

 

Tasks in the process:

Invitations

Hair/Makeup

Videographer

Booking travel for us (waiting for Air Tran's release of prices)

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Our Destination Wedding Timeline:

 

Spring 2011:

Set up account on bestdestinationwedding.com

Pick location

Pick date

Find travel coordinator

Book block of rooms

Book photographer

Book officiant

 

June 2011:

Registry

Wedding budget

 

July 2011:

Find a wedding dress

Buy wedding dress

 

August 2011:

Birth certificates

Find out about travel documents, visas and vaccinations

Tell bridesmaids about their dresses

 

September 2011

Invitations

Book hotel rooms & flights

Get travel insurance

Buy wedding ring for Courtney

Research photo shots & talk to photographer

Videographer

Hair/Makeup

 

October 2011:

Plan first dance

Look at groomsmen outfits

Get corset made

 

November 2011:

Mail invitations

 

December 2011:

Guestbook

Notarized copies of birth certificate and passports

Table decor

Choose ceremony readings

Get Matt's ring

Plan rehearsal dinner

 

January 2012:

Attendant's gifts

Call resort about music

Floral shop - think about flowers

Call officiant

Research honeymoon

Mail required documents to resort

Submit wedding announcement to newspaper

Figure out name change stuff

Get dress altered

 

February 2012: 

Create place cards

Bridal party outfits reminder

Look into cakes

Check resort has required documents

Ceremony programs

Pick up Moms' gifts

Call ppl who haven't rsvped

Reception seating plan

 

March 2012:

Complete welcome bags

Figure out reception venue & food options

Must play and do not play song list

Finalize trip schedule (including day of)

Email bridal party trip schedule

Wedding toasts

Second payment to photographer

 

April 2012:

Write vows

Change insurance policies and beneficiaries

Give resort final head count

Give seat chart to resort

Confirm play list with DJ

Figure out payment plan with family

Write welcome letter for welcome bags

Plan welcome cocktails

 

May 2012:

WEDDING

 

June 2012:

Thank you notes

 

July 2012:

Wedding photo book

 

August 2012:

Check on wedding certificate

 

 

I hope this helps!  Let me know if you see anything missing!!

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 I just realized I messed up the years.  Please see the corrected calendar:

 

Our Destination Wedding Timeline:

 

Spring 2012 (1 year + to wedding):

Set up account on bestdestinationwedding.com

Pick location

Pick date

Find travel coordinator

Book block of rooms

Book photographer

Book officiant

 

June 2012 (11 months):

Registry

Wedding budget

 

July 2012 (10 months):

Find a wedding dress

Buy wedding dress

 

August 2012 (9 months):

Birth certificates

Find out about travel documents, visas and vaccinations

Tell bridesmaids about their dresses

 

September 2012 (8 months):

Invitations

Book hotel rooms & flights

Get travel insurance

Buy wedding ring for Courtney

Research photo shots & talk to photographer

Videographer

Hair/Makeup

 

October 2012 (7 months):

Plan first dance

Look at groomsmen outfits

Get corset made

 

November 2012 (6 months):

Mail invitations

 

December 2012 (5 months):

Guestbook

Notarized copies of birth certificate and passports

Table decor

Choose ceremony readings

Get Matt's ring

Plan rehearsal dinner

 

January 2013 (4 months):

Attendant's gifts

Call resort about music

Floral shop - think about flowers

Call officiant

Research honeymoon

Mail required documents to resort

Submit wedding announcement to newspaper

Figure out name change stuff

Get dress altered

 

February 2013 (3 months): 

Create place cards

Bridal party outfits reminder

Look into cakes

Check resort has required documents

Ceremony programs

Pick up Moms' gifts

Call ppl who haven't rsvped

Reception seating plan

 

March 2013 (2 months):

Complete welcome bags

Figure out reception venue & food options

Must play and do not play song list

Finalize trip schedule (including day of)

Email bridal party trip schedule

Wedding toasts

Second payment to photographer

 

April 2013 (1 month):

Write vows

Change insurance policies and beneficiaries

Give resort final head count

Give seat chart to resort

Confirm play list with DJ

Figure out payment plan with family

Write welcome letter for welcome bags

Plan welcome cocktails

 

May 2013 (THE MONTH):

WEDDING

 

June 2013 (-1 month):

Thank you notes

 

July 2013 (-2 months):

Wedding photo book

 

August 2013 (-3 months):

Check on wedding certificate

 

 

HAPPY PLANNING!!

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 I sent an email to my bridesmaid informing them that they can pick out whatever dress they would like just that it is around the same length (either short or long) and a neutral color (i.e., champagne, cream, tan, nude, beige).  I also asked that they not pick ivory or white since that is the color of my dress and no blush since there are only three ladies and I don't want the colors to be that different (I also don't want a color theme of pink).   I created a pinterest page with some good examples.  See here: http://pinterest.com/courtneymara/bridesmaids/  . 

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In May or June (2012) I mailed "Bridesmaid on a Budget" books to my bridesmaids that included inside the book a photo, personal note, and a "Will you be my bridesmaid?" card to be mailed back to me.   They all accepted!

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CourtandMatt- Your posts are so helpful! I feel like I can possibly organize myself now by taking cues from how you've done it!  Your bridesmaid request was so cute and your dress is beautiful! ( I can't wait to start dress shopping!)

 

I was just confirmed for December 7th, 2013 at the Suites and so now I feel I can actually start mapping out when to do everything.  Thanks again!

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