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#521 erica12

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    Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:14 PM

    No, I am not bringing my own cake stand. I am less than 2 weeks away and feeling anxious about packing! I am doing welcome bags as many of you are doing and definitely under estimating how much space it is taking up! We ordered plastic cups for everyone and totally didnt realize how much space they would take up. I am also worrying that I forgeting something big to do! Any last minute things people can think of that I could have possibly forgotten???



    #522 EVKnowsitall

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      Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:19 AM

      Originally Posted by erica12 

      No, I am not bringing my own cake stand. I am less than 2 weeks away and feeling anxious about packing! I am doing welcome bags as many of you are doing and definitely under estimating how much space it is taking up! We ordered plastic cups for everyone and totally didnt realize how much space they would take up. I am also worrying that I forgeting something big to do! Any last minute things people can think of that I could have possibly forgotten???

      That was my dilemma with making bags. I know they will take up a lot of space because I wanted to get flip flops and a plastic cup along with other small goodies. I am probably going to get a very small thank you bag. I havent ordered my cups, so based on what you are saying, I'll probably go with a small tumbler and stack them up. 

       

      My MIL just came back from being in DR for well over a month (her mother, my fiances grandmother recently passed). She said- bring an extra empty luggage because it is cheaper to pay for a second bag than to pay an overweight fee. This also happened to my mother at the airport and she had to transfer items to her carry on. I guess weighing bags at home and evenly distributing weight is the best way to go. 

       

      I know the packing must be one of the most stressful components. Good luck with fitting it all together. 


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      #523 engaged1230

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        Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:29 AM

        Originally Posted by hessina85 

        Likewise I will also wed at Palma real in 2014 so congratulations to u!!! And Do get a planner and Don't panic enjoy the ride have fun planning !!!

         

        Originally Posted by anon5858 

        Hola Everyone, Im the latest "newbie." Getting married at the Palma Real in 2014. Lots of time to plan. To my suprise there are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many decisions to be made for a destination wedding. What are some of the "do's" and "dont's?" Thanks in advance = 0


        HI ladies congrats to you both!!

         

        I am getting married this Dec and I am using a planner and she has been great! If you would like more info on her please PM me.

         

        Otherwise take your time and pace yourselves. Before you know it things will start coming up and you will have decisions to make so go dress shopping and look at different things so you dont do it all last minute because then it can get overwhelming and frustrating.

         

        Good luck!



        #524 deborahkell

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          Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:11 PM

          Hi! I'd love the name and email for your travel agent. How has she been to work with? Thanks!



          #525 hessina85

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            Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:29 PM

            Likewise I will also wed at Palma real in 2014 so congratulations to u!!! And Do get a planner and Don't panic enjoy the ride have fun planning !!!

            #526 EVKnowsitall

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              Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:05 AM

              Originally Posted by hessina85 

              Likewise I will also wed at Palma real in 2014 so congratulations to u!!! And Do get a planner and Don't panic enjoy the ride have fun planning !!!

               

               

              Originally Posted by anon5858 

              Hola Everyone, Im the latest "newbie." Getting married at the Palma Real in 2014. Lots of time to plan. To my suprise there are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many decisions to be made for a destination wedding. What are some of the "do's" and "dont's?" Thanks in advance = 0

               

              Yay- congrats ladies. 

               

              I wish I gave myself more time to plan. My wedding is this July and I am so stressed about the timetable. I am a school teacher and my HS is having its first graduating class and I am the senior advisor responsible for organizing and running prom, graduation, senior trip etc. It eats up a lot of my time. Then, I picked up a second job to pay for the wedding and that takes the rest of my time so I have had to be real strategic about my planning. Time on your side is a great thing. I wish I gave myself more of it! But I was so eager and anxious to get married.

               

              I bought a wedding binder- I have one of those portable file boxes and I keep all my wedding related things in there. I have all contracts, printed emails, samples, etc. I also have a similar digital file on my computer. I recommend you keep all your wedding info in one place- it really helps. 

               

              Also- make a checklist and cross things off a bit at a time instead of trying to do it all in one shot. Don't listen to people who say its too early to pick invitations or look at dresses. Start whenever you are ready but giving yourself time ensures you get what you want. I've had my dress since last April (a year!) but I have never had to worry about it. 

               

              My last piece of advice is not to listen to anyone else lol. Family, friends, they have a million opinions. Do what feels right to you and your fiance. Don't compromise because people complain. I regret changing a few things to suit the desires of some of my family and friends- now they aren't even coming- so don't accommodate others. This is the one time you get to be selfish. Its YOUR day- be selfish! lol


              Happily married to the love of my life- since July 5, 2013

              #527 angelnjewels

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                Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:03 AM

                Hi ladies hope you are all doing well!!!! ;) Good luck to all of you who have your dates approaching... Take a deep breath and enjoy! I have a question regarding the crazy hour. What does it entail? Do you know of they provide you with the props or you have to purchase everything? Thanks a bunch :)

                Can't wait to marry my best friend and love of my life...


                #528 luza87

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                  Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:53 AM

                  Does anyone know if the sweetheart table is included or there is a fee? I am getting mixed information!



                  #529 MissyBee

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                    Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:47 PM

                    Do any recent brides have pics that they are willing to share? Any other tips about the resort? Our wedding is in less than a month. Getting very excited!



                    #530 darleneg2b

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                      Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:00 PM

                      Does anyone know if the sweetheart table is included or there is a fee? I am getting mixed information!

                      Hi! I was charged extra for the sweetheart table... I've learned that nothing is really included lol Hope this helps!




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