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#1131 Joyous55

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    Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:53 AM

    Hello Brides to Be.

     

    We are holding  our DW @ the Grand Caribe in Cancun.  My friends and I go on vacation together every year so they decided that they would take their vacations on my wedding day.  I choose the Free Wedding Package at this resort.  So far we have about 20 confirmed rooms, we are expecting about 50 total.  We will arrive in Cancun on Wed July 9Th and have or ceremony on Sat 12Th, leaving the following Wed.  We set up everything Thur our Travel Agent who books our vacations so it was an easy pick.  All of our guest have the pricing for the room selections so they are able to choose the type of rooms they like.  We also choose The Grand Master Level which gives you access to the sister resort which is The Royal.  We set it up early so people could take advantage of a monthly plan or to pay in full.

     

    The only pricing we don't have is the airline.  It wont be available until August.  I also have my On Site WC and have picked my menu.  They provided an "dummy invoice" so you can plug in your selections on items that you choose, so that you will know exactly what your costs are.

     

    I am using Silk Flowers which are being designed by my local florist.

    I will bring my own napkins which will match my wedding colors of Plum & Ivory (also a take away for guest.  It will have our names & date of the wedding on them)

     

    still looking for items for the gift bags.

     

    Almost finished.



    #1132 RaynDrop

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      Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:02 AM

      Originally Posted by Joyous55 

      Hello Brides to Be.

       

      We are holding  our DW @ the Grand Caribe in Cancun.  My friends and I go on vacation together every year so they decided that they would take their vacations on my wedding day.  I choose the Free Wedding Package at this resort.  So far we have about 20 confirmed rooms, we are expecting about 50 total.  We will arrive in Cancun on Wed July 9Th and have or ceremony on Sat 12Th, leaving the following Wed.  We set up everything Thur our Travel Agent who books our vacations so it was an easy pick.  All of our guest have the pricing for the room selections so they are able to choose the type of rooms they like.  We also choose The Grand Master Level which gives you access to the sister resort which is The Royal.  We set it up early so people could take advantage of a monthly plan or to pay in full.

       

      The only pricing we don't have is the airline.  It wont be available until August.  I also have my On Site WC and have picked my menu.  They provided an "dummy invoice" so you can plug in your selections on items that you choose, so that you will know exactly what your costs are.

       

      I am using Silk Flowers which are being designed by my local florist.

      I will bring my own napkins which will match my wedding colors of Plum & Ivory (also a take away for guest.  It will have our names & date of the wedding on them)

       

      still looking for items for the gift bags.

       

      Almost finished.

      With almost exactly a year to go it sure sounds like you have a lot accomplished!!  

       

      Plum and Ivory are a great combo!  Are you doing embroidered cloth napkins or printed paper?  I hadn't thought about doing special napkins... (I need to get off this site.. too many great ideas!)

       

      Are you doing welcome gift bags or are you looking for favors?


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      #1133 Joyous55

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        Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:16 AM

        embroidered napkins, yes finding items off different sites that will send you free samples.



        #1134 RaynDrop

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          Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:21 AM

          Originally Posted by Joyous55 

          embroidered napkins, yes finding items off different sites that will send you free samples.

           

          I like the napkins!  Where did/are you getting them from?


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          #1135 brownsugarbride

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            Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:21 AM

            Originally Posted by Joyous55 

            Hello Brides to Be.

             

            We are holding  our DW @ the Grand Caribe in Cancun.  My friends and I go on vacation together every year so they decided that they would take their vacations on my wedding day.  I choose the Free Wedding Package at this resort.  So far we have about 20 confirmed rooms, we are expecting about 50 total.  We will arrive in Cancun on Wed July 9Th and have or ceremony on Sat 12Th, leaving the following Wed.  We set up everything Thur our Travel Agent who books our vacations so it was an easy pick.  All of our guest have the pricing for the room selections so they are able to choose the type of rooms they like.  We also choose The Grand Master Level which gives you access to the sister resort which is The Royal.  We set it up early so people could take advantage of a monthly plan or to pay in full.

             

            The only pricing we don't have is the airline.  It wont be available until August.  I also have my On Site WC and have picked my menu.  They provided an "dummy invoice" so you can plug in your selections on items that you choose, so that you will know exactly what your costs are.

             

            I am using Silk Flowers which are being designed by my local florist.

            I will bring my own napkins which will match my wedding colors of Plum & Ivory (also a take away for guest.  It will have our names & date of the wedding on them)

             

            still looking for items for the gift bags.

             

            Almost finished.

             

            Congratulations Joyous!  You and your friends do vacation in style!  I really like the colors that you've chosen.



            #1136 Joyous55

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              Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:34 AM

              I ordered some free samples from a couple different places.  One was Davids Bridal website



              #1137 MissJali

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                Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:15 PM

                Originally Posted by RaynDrop 

                 

                Those look like nice bags.... I am (of course) having a bad dilemma!  I purchased ones @ Christmas Tree Shop.. really nice huge canvas bags with a zipper for about 4 bucks a piece.  I just recently was looking at items for sale from other brides on here and someone was selling bags that looked almost identical to the once I already had.  She was asking $ 1 each and with shipping they were about 2 bucks a bag.  I thought for sure I would just return the ones to CTS but the bags are a little different and I don't know which ones I like better.

                 

                The second set I got are the same length but not as tall and do not have a zipper, which I like about them.   I kinda of like that the second ones are smaller because that might more of a size that people would use again.  I don't think I will have a hard time getting all my stuff into either of them.  So I'm stuck (sorry for the rant) haha

                 

                Good tip about the transfers!   I already bought the stuff to do a stencil BUT I'm scared to do anything to them (and of course I need to pick a bag first *sigh*)

                 

                AND

                 

                I love your hangover helper and Mamajuana!  Super cute.  I wanted to add alka seltzer day after remedy... but they don't seem to make it anymore.  I did find this stuff on amazon called Drinkin Mate. It has mixed reviews but I think I will end up getting it because it's cute.  I didn't think to add alcohol with it, but I love the idea!

                Rayn, honestly I would get the cheaper ones. Most people might use it throughout the resort but maybe not reuse them again and of course...they are cheaper!! Leaves you to spend money somewhere else. And if they are smaller....you won't go overboard buying stuff to fill it!!! Just my opinion LOL



                #1138 MissJali

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                  Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:16 PM

                  Originally Posted by Joyous55 

                  I ordered some free samples from a couple different places.  One was Davids Bridal website

                  Joyous

                  Congrats and Welcome!!! my colors are lilac/lavendar and grey. Close enough!!! What did you order samples of?



                  #1139 RaynDrop

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                    Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:24 PM

                    Originally Posted by MissJali 

                    Rayn, honestly I would get the cheaper ones. Most people might use it throughout the resort but maybe not reuse them again and of course...they are cheaper!! Leaves you to spend money somewhere else. And if they are smaller....you won't go overboard buying stuff to fill it!!! Just my opinion LOL

                     

                    I think your probably right!  The smaller ones are nice!  I think they are more of a size that someone would use again.. as a grocery bag or something... I don't plan on putting our names or wedding date on them so I hope people will use them.      There might be an issue with going overboard : (   tooooo late! HAHA


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                    #1140 happywife

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                      Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:27 PM

                      Originally Posted by MissJali 

                      Rayn, honestly I would get the cheaper ones. Most people might use it throughout the resort but maybe not reuse them again and of course...they are cheaper!! Leaves you to spend money somewhere else. And if they are smaller....you won't go overboard buying stuff to fill it!!! Just my opinion LOL

                      I agree!!! I am so glad the hotel we chose includes these in the room. I just need to get a note, and maybe 1 or 2 more things to include to make it a little more personalized. I would not know where to start with these!! you ladies are doing a great job!!

                       

                      The  extra things I am going to get are personalized coozies and mugs!






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