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#121 natalieblev

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    Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:58 AM

    Originally Posted by Billandstina 

    Do y'all have to tell your resorts a final head count ridiculously early? I have to tell them April 12th I believe...which I know we should know by then but it makes the invites have to go out earlier than usual and I haven't figured out menus etc for RSVP cards so I wish they'd push that date back a bit!

    Our room block contract ends in April, but guests can continue to reserve after that, it will just be whatever price the hotel is offering then. However, I have put April 1st as my RSVP date because I need to finalize things like favors, budget (have to pay for over 40 guests extra) and welcome bags. Im really hoping everyone who is a maybe will either get on it or let me know after they receive the invites in a few weeks. 

     

    Also our resort (LAME) wont allow us to have two different food options, everyone eats the same meal unless they are vegetarian or allergic so that wasn't a prob for me. 



    #122 natalieblev

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      Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:01 AM

      Originally Posted by Billandstina 

      Finally getting somewhere! People are booking slowly but surely! They have a "cut off" date of February 1st to put a deposit down on their rooms so hopefully we won't have to yell at anyone Found my dress today on the first try and it should be here February! And finally the resort has sent us all the options to start customizing so the stress I was feeling last week is getting better! Lol

      That is awesome you are getting your dress so quick!! I ordered mine in August last year and I called the other day and it still wont be here until end of March. Im starting to forget what it even looks like anymore! i sure hope i still love it. 



      #123 Billandstina

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        Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:36 AM

        Wow! No menu choice? That would scare me I think! Hopefully I don't run into that! I'm thinking of taking the lantern route too but hope the wind doesn't take them off the tables ;) And yes I was shocked that my dress will be here in February! I'm praying I still like it and I really need to lose a ton of weight so time to get cracking on that too! Lol

        #124 Avborges

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          Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

          Originally Posted by Jessicalynne 

          Hi Ladies,

           

          I love this thread! Whoever created it is a genius :). We're getting married June 15th at the Iberostar Tucan, same as Catgirl (hi!).

           

          What legal documents do we need to bring to get married in Mexico? I've read yes to birth certifcates (also read somewhere that those are supposed to be translated), but also no to them. 

           

          Also, what are you guys doing for centerpieces? I read on another forum that girls are using the paper lanterns since they're easy to pack...could do some cute stuff with those, but would love to hear your all's ideas.

           

          Congrats to all of you!!!

          Congrats, Jessica!  I'm also getting married on June 15 at Marina El Cid!



          #125 kmmathes

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            Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

            Wow, this thread is intimidating! I guess I should get planning! I'm collecting stuff for my OOT bags, booked the photographer and have a dress. I'm wondering how far in advance people start shopping for wedding bands?

             

            I'm also under the impression the wedding planner at the resort will take care of the decorations, food, and cake, but is there more I should be doing?

             

            Thanks!



            #126 agm04

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              Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

              Originally Posted by kmmathes 

              Wow, this thread is intimidating! I guess I should get planning! I'm collecting stuff for my OOT bags, booked the photographer and have a dress. I'm wondering how far in advance people start shopping for wedding bands?

               

              I'm also under the impression the wedding planner at the resort will take care of the decorations, food, and cake, but is there more I should be doing?

               

              Thanks!

              FI and I bought our wedding bands last fall - he got my ring at Cartier, which means the bands needed to come from Cartier, and we were trying to beat their price raise (which they apparently do twice a year).  Mostly I just wanted to get the expense off my plate.

               

              I think if not for that we might have waited until 3 months before the wedding or so?  But I'm really not sure what is typical.



              #127 shannonmarie

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              Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

              Originally Posted by natalieblev 

              Our room block contract ends in April, but guests can continue to reserve after that, it will just be whatever price the hotel is offering then. However, I have put April 1st as my RSVP date because I need to finalize things like favors, budget (have to pay for over 40 guests extra) and welcome bags. Im really hoping everyone who is a maybe will either get on it or let me know after they receive the invites in a few weeks. 

               

              Also our resort (LAME) wont allow us to have two different food options, everyone eats the same meal unless they are vegetarian or allergic so that wasn't a prob for me. 

              That's awesome that your package includes up to 40 guest!

              Originally Posted by kmmathes 

              Wow, this thread is intimidating! I guess I should get planning! I'm collecting stuff for my OOT bags, booked the photographer and have a dress. I'm wondering how far in advance people start shopping for wedding bands?

               

              I'm also under the impression the wedding planner at the resort will take care of the decorations, food, and cake, but is there more I should be doing?

               

              Thanks!

              We got our bands in November. We also wanted to get it out of the way!

               

              I think all resorts are different but mine has a wedding guide and we can chose food, cake, etc.


              62 guest booked, plus Bride and Groom!


              #128 natalieblev

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                Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:55 AM

                Originally Posted by kmmathes 

                Wow, this thread is intimidating! I guess I should get planning! I'm collecting stuff for my OOT bags, booked the photographer and have a dress. I'm wondering how far in advance people start shopping for wedding bands?

                 

                I'm also under the impression the wedding planner at the resort will take care of the decorations, food, and cake, but is there more I should be doing?

                 

                Thanks!

                Hi! We are thinking about shopping for bands around Feb-March. I dont think there has to be any rush really on those, unless something as mentioned above occurs like a sale or if you are getting it custom.

                 

                At my resort the "basic decorations" included in the package are okay- but there are some things Im working on at home like centerpieces. The one they offer is basically a candle with a christmasy type pine around it. Um NO! :) So ill be bringing those with me, as well as things to add to the ceremony and reception like favors, more decoration, doing a memoriam table so gathering a few old picture frames, things to go with my theme....right now im working on getting bridesmaid gifts ordered, my invitations should be here soon and then ill address them and get them out...I have my FI working on the music playlist for - background type music throughout dinner as well as the dancing music.  We ordered our groomsmen gifts and outfits *everything but the tie- this last weekend.  Also got my welcome bags so now trying to get together everything to go in them while staying on budget. 

                Im also making my own bouquet so working on getting all that together. And then ofcourse just making sure guests are getting all the help they need in booking and getting plane tickets.  

                It really is up to you how much you want to add or plan on top of what the hotel does.  I have seen DW where the bride basically just shows up and others where they bring or purchase a ton of upgrades- so up to you!! :) 



                #129 Billandstina

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                  Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

                  We were going to wait until around Valentine's Day to look for wedding bands hoping stores would have sales...but on second thought do you think stores jack up their prices then?? Hmmmm...what do y'all think?

                  #130 Avborges

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                    Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:44 AM

                    Hi Ladies, our wedding is open to kids.. how should I address the envelope (we don't have inner envelopes to actually name each child).

                     

                    Mr. and Mrs. Adam Smith & Family 

                     

                    or 

                     

                    The Smith Family

                     

                    How are you guys addressing your envelopes?






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