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Any other 2014 brides here getting an early start?

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#381 hessina85

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    Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:48 PM

    I agree with your FI if it were me I would send out STD a yr in advance , invites 7-8months in advance and give people a deadline of 60days before final payment is due which is October in your case.

    #382 Cherina

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      Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:48 PM

      I did electronic std's 18 months out, invites 12 months out will send a info/reminder of dates letter 7 months out.

      2.14.14 I can not wait to marry my very best friend ... Again!

      #383 hessina85

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        Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:34 AM

        @cherina you're really on top of things I wish It would flow that easily for me we just picked a place within the last month and definitely trying to get the STD out ASAP but that's wonderful! you gave your guests a yr and a half to prepare themselves

        #384 LinzWarr

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        Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:38 AM

        I was lost as to what to do for invites and save the dates and how much time i should give for out destination wedding.  I ended up sending the invites and STD's together 1 year in advanced because anyone wanting to come needed to out a deposit down within 60 days.  So next week is the deadline for deposits.  Im getting stressed because everyone is waiting till the late minute.  I guess I will know more next week.  I have lots of people saying they are coming so we shall see if everyone waits till the very last day! 

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        #385 shmanderz

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        Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:50 AM

        Originally Posted by YossiMeyer 

        Hi all

        I'm a newbie here, so excited to get my planning started. We have our hearts set on late May 2014. We're from England but would really love to get married in Mexico, ideally the Beach Palace. Any tips and pointers welcome

        Congratulations to you all

        Hi YossiMeyer

        I am getting married at Beach Palace May 10, 2014!  It is so beautiful isnt it!! I cant wait.  Do you have any plans made yet?  I literally just booked it all within the last few weeks so my planning stage is very early :)

        #386 mrs p 2 be

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          Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:45 AM

          im not sure what to do about invites as most of our guests have already booked the invite is more of a keepsake really any ideas? xxx

          #387 alicialo

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            Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:36 AM

            Hi Jinele,


            I have been working with destinationweddings.com, and I started with them because my fiance's sister originally used them for her wedding. As a guest in her wedding, they were wonderful and I enjoyed my experience. So when I got engaged and we decided on a destinaiton wedding I knew I would use destinationweddings.com. So far it's ok. Like Cherina posted they do not help you with planning, that was my mistake. They did give me suggesstions on resorts in Jamaica, but I had to do a lot of my own research and reach out. My TA, has not been getting back to me as soon as I like, but I am trying to just go with it for now. If it really get's to me I will ask for another TA, but so far, I have not complaints regarding destinaitonsweddings.com. My fiance's sister also loved her experience with them, I hope that helps!

            #388 normas09

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              Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:15 AM

              Yikes! I feel like am behind! We are hoping for a May 2014 wedding but have not decided on a resort just yet. Hopefully, we will book by next month as we are planning doing a site visit. 

              #389 Moments That Matter

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                Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:31 AM

                hola all dw brides, and Congrats on your upcoming weddings in our incomparable Mayan Riviera!!! here is what one of our brides chose as her OOT bag and STDs and invitations......we thought it was a great idea, so wanted to share with all of you :)


                hope everyone finds the exactly right one for them.......Cheers :)


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                #390 DiggityDawn

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                Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:02 PM

                Originally Posted by MissJali 

                Hi Girls, Just want to know if anyone has already sent out their invites? I'm getting a lot of slack for them not going out already as people are anxious to start booking. (I guess that's a good thing). My TA says the final payments must be made 70 days before we leave, which falls in December 2013 of this year. 


                I'm thinking of sending these invites out by April/May and having an RSVP date of December? Is that too much time in between that pple would forget to book or rsvp? Should I make people RSVP before their payments are paid in full? HELP!!!

                I sent my STD's about 3 weeks ago, so about a year in advance. (They included a magnet, a short letter explaining our DW, and a stamped postcard. The postcard was for people to request what event they would like a formal invitation for: our wedding in Mexico, our Denver at home reception, or both. I stressed that it was not an RSVP at all, just a way to help us plan our events. We sent out about 75, and to date we've only received 11. Not too good of a response so far.) I'll send out our Mexico invitation 6-7 months before and ask for an RSVP by 4 months before. Our Denver AHR will be in March or April 2014, so I'll send that invite in January/February. 

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