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#371 Billandstina

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    Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:12 AM

    Hi Catgirl! Don't worry. You still have two months. As far as the actual wedding stuff goes, Alejandra will take care of everything so you don't have to worry about decorations. Programs are easy peasy, just go to vistaprint and pick out a pre-designed one, fill in some info and you're good. I wouldn't worry about the OOT bags. They are a "nice-to-give", but not a necessity. You can show your guests your appreciation in another way with a favor. My fi and I will be getting down there the 8th, a whole week before and actually staying on 5th avenue the first two nights so that we can get all of our "last-minute" shopping done. Did you want me to grab anything for you? I know you get there on Thursday and the wedding is Friday. I could pick stuff up for you and that way, it's all there at the resort when you check in. They also have a Wal-Mart near by that I'm planning on going to as well. I could pick stuff up for you there too if you'd like? I.e. I could grab some favors on fifth avenue (maracas?) and could grab candles and stuff at Wal-Mart and you could just pay me back when you get to Mexico. If they have a chalk-board at Wal-Mart, I could grab that for you too and you could just write your program on that. We went to a wedding in Wisconsin last fall that did that and it was really cool. Probably saved them some $$ on programs too. Haha...maybe you can move the wedding to the Sunday (16th) so then you could just use all my stuff since we're getting married there on the 15th. Kidding, but if it was a possibility, I'd be more than happy to help you out there too. Oh and if you wanted to get some stuff ahead of time, but aren't sure about the head count, maybe you could just round up to a safe estimate. That's what we had to do and it's worked. Most of the stuff you need to order in bulk will have pre-determined quantities anyways, so just go for the size that will give you a buffer if you have more than anticipated. Anyways, even though we haven't officially "met", we're getting married at the same resort a day apart so I feel like we've met in a kismet sort of way. That being said, I'd be happy to help you out since i'll be down there a whole week prior and will be doing shopping myself so I'd be happy to grab some for you as well. Honestly, it's not a hassle for me and I'd love to help out a fellow Iberostar bride :) This is time you should be enjoying, not stressing, so let me know if i can help! Take care :) -Jessica

    Hi Jessica! I'm a June 15th bride up the beach at the Gran Porto Real and I'm arriving the 12th. I know it will be chaos but if you're out and about in Playa the 8th do you think you could let me know if you find any fushcia, orange and purple maracas at a reasonable price? Also if cases of water at Walmart aren't outrageously prices? Thanks so much!

    #372 Jessicalynne

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      Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:41 AM

      Originally Posted by Billandstina 


      Hi Jessica! I'm a June 15th bride up the beach at the Gran Porto Real and I'm arriving the 12th. I know it will be chaos but if you're out and about in Playa the 8th do you think you could let me know if you find any fushcia, orange and purple maracas at a reasonable price? Also if cases of water at Walmart aren't outrageously prices? Thanks so much!

      Hey there! I can take a look for ya and let you know what I find. I'm almost 100% sure you can find the maracas in that color. I read online that there are a TON of vendors selling this on 5th avenue. I think they were around $1 - 1.50/maraca, but if you buy in bulk I'm sure you could talk them down.

       

      Either way, I'll keep my eyes pealed on the 8th and give an update on here of where to find them. I'll also look at the price of water for you...great idea!



      #373 Billandstina

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        Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:10 AM

        Thank you so much!!

        #374 catgirl

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          Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:32 PM

          Thank you so much, Jessica.  I am a little teary eyed.  :)

           

          I appreciate it.  I am spending tonight getting my head wrapped around everything and have lists galore surrounding me.  :)

          Originally Posted by Jessicalynne 

          Hi Catgirl! Don't worry. You still have two months. As far as the actual wedding stuff goes, Alejandra will take care of everything so you don't have to worry about decorations. Programs are easy peasy, just go to vistaprint and pick out a pre-designed one, fill in some info and you're good. I wouldn't worry about the OOT bags. They are a "nice-to-give", but not a necessity. You can show your guests your appreciation in another way with a favor. My fi and I will be getting down there the 8th, a whole week before and actually staying on 5th avenue the first two nights so that we can get all of our "last-minute" shopping done. Did you want me to grab anything for you? I know you get there on Thursday and the wedding is Friday. I could pick stuff up for you and that way, it's all there at the resort when you check in. They also have a Wal-Mart near by that I'm planning on going to as well. I could pick stuff up for you there too if you'd like? I.e. I could grab some favors on fifth avenue (maracas?) and could grab candles and stuff at Wal-Mart and you could just pay me back when you get to Mexico. If they have a chalk-board at Wal-Mart, I could grab that for you too and you could just write your program on that. We went to a wedding in Wisconsin last fall that did that and it was really cool. Probably saved them some $$ on programs too.

           

          Haha...maybe you can move the wedding to the Sunday (16th) so then you could just use all my stuff since we're getting married there on the 15th. Kidding, but if it was a possibility, I'd be more than happy to help you out there too.

           

          Oh and if you wanted to get some stuff ahead of time, but aren't sure about the head count, maybe you could just round up to a safe estimate. That's what we had to do and it's worked. Most of the stuff you need to order in bulk will have pre-determined quantities anyways, so just go for the size that will give you a buffer if you have more than anticipated.

           

           

          Anyways, even though we haven't officially "met", we're getting married at the same resort a day apart so I feel like we've met in a kismet sort of way. That being said, I'd be happy to help you out since i'll be down there a whole week prior and will be doing shopping myself so I'd be happy to grab some for you as well. Honestly, it's not a hassle for me and I'd love to help out a fellow Iberostar bride :) This is time you should be enjoying, not stressing, so let me know if i can help!

           

          Take care :)

           

           

          -Jessica



          #375 catgirl

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            Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:34 PM

            Since Jessica had our date reserved at the Tucan, we almost went with the GPR.  :)  I love that resort too.

             

            Originally Posted by Billandstina 


            Hi Jessica! I'm a June 15th bride up the beach at the Gran Porto Real and I'm arriving the 12th. I know it will be chaos but if you're out and about in Playa the 8th do you think you could let me know if you find any fushcia, orange and purple maracas at a reasonable price? Also if cases of water at Walmart aren't outrageously prices? Thanks so much!


            #376 Billandstina

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              Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:09 PM

              Since Jessica had our date reserved at the Tucan, we almost went with the GPR.  :)  I love that resort too.

              It seemed to fit everyone's budget the best and has that warm family feel for the kids coming to the wedding so fingers crossed it all goes well ;)

              #377 natalieblev

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                Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:17 AM

                Happy Easter June Brides!!

                 

                I cannot believe tomorrow is April!! 



                #378 Billandstina

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                  Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:23 AM

                  Happy Easter June Brides!! I cannot believe tomorrow is April!! 

                  Happy Easter to you too!! I was JUST thinking the same thing!! Eeeek!! Trying not too panic...April sounds a little too close to June!! Lol

                  #379 catgirl

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                    Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:02 PM

                    It's a great resort and I love the staff there.  One of my best trips to playa (and there have been lots of them).  :)

                     

                    Originally Posted by Billandstina 


                    It seemed to fit everyone's budget the best and has that warm family feel for the kids coming to the wedding so fingers crossed it all goes well


                    #380 Billandstina

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                      Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:04 PM

                      Woohoo!! That's exciting! Thank you!




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