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


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#11 LauraKr

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    Posted 19 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

    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!



    #12 CourtandMatt

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      Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:12 PM

      Originally Posted by LauraKr 

      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!



      #13 CourtandMatt

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        Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:16 PM

         

         

        I picked up my Alfred Angelo 2314 dress last weekend!  This picture is from when I first tried it on.  Alterations will begin in January :)  I just need it shortened. 



        #14 CourtandMatt

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          Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:18 PM

          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)



          #15 CourtandMatt

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            Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:33 PM

            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!!



            #16 CourtandMatt

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              Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:31 AM

               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!!



              #17 CourtandMatt

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                Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:38 AM

                 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...ra/bridesmaids/  . 



                #18 CourtandMatt

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                  Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:50 AM

                   

                  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!



                  #19 MrsDSO

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                    Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:02 AM

                    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!



                    #20 carajoe08

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                      Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:12 AM

                      Thanks for posting your timeline. It's super helpful!






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