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#1 brendaryan

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    Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:02 AM

    I have no idea where to begin so much to do....travel plans for guests, save the date, color scheme, venue for reception, photographer.  Any ideas are appreciated our ceremony will take place May 23rd 2014 at 3pm at the Gazebo.



    #2 Shara1984

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      Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:09 AM

      Have you started with putting a destination binder together? Make to do lists for each topic? Travel agent?



      #3 Kasey04

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        Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:36 PM

        Originally Posted by brendaryan 

        I have no idea where to begin so much to do....travel plans for guests, save the date, color scheme, venue for reception, photographer.  Any ideas are appreciated our ceremony will take place May 23rd 2014 at 3pm at the Gazebo.

        I know what you mean, it can start to feel overwhelming at the beginning. The good thing is that you have plenty of time, trust me! I agree with Shara, you should start with finding a travel agent. I know that there are several on here that specialize in Destination Weddings. Also, you may want to look to see if you can find any local travel agents that have experience in destination weddings. Start making out your guest list and have a friend or family member help you track down the addresses. In terms of save the dates, I did it a little differently. About 11 months out I created a full blown invitation in the form of a passport booklet with all of the information for the ceremony, reception, resort, etc. That served as my save the dates and invitation (also saved a fortune because i did it myself!). As the time got closer, whoever hadn't contacted my travel agent, I made up a cute flyer with more information about the resort and a nice reminder that the rooms book up fast. Once the save the dates/invitations were sent out, it was smooth sailing from there. I had time to research photographers and videographers, and booked them pretty easily. I've got my dress and bridesmaids dresses. I'm having fun perusing the forums for fun DIY projects and ideas for my guests to do while at the resort. It's just the fun stuff now. I don't think I have permission yet to post pictures on here, but I would be more than happy to email you the pictures I've taken of the invitations or anything else I have.



        #4 SammyAnna

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          Posted 09 June 2013 - 03:20 PM

          I was quite intimidated by it all as well. I had no experience or friends who had a DW, but I have since researched a bit and found sites like this to organize my addled brain lol. Once I had a master list of to dos, settled on a TA, set up flight info... it all fell into place. I am enjoying the benefits of a DW now :) Relax & enjoy, thats what its all about



          #5 Shara1984

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            Posted 09 June 2013 - 05:08 PM

            Originally Posted by Kasey04 

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            Originally Posted by brendaryan 

            I have no idea where to begin so much to do....travel plans for guests, save the date, color scheme, venue for reception, photographer.  Any ideas are appreciated our ceremony will take place May 23rd 2014 at 3pm at the Gazebo.

            I know what you mean, it can start to feel overwhelming at the beginning. The good thing is that you have plenty of time, trust me! I agree with Shara, you should start with finding a travel agent. I know that there are several on here that specialize in Destination Weddings. Also, you may want to look to see if you can find any local travel agents that have experience in destination weddings. Start making out your guest list and have a friend or family member help you track down the addresses. In terms of save the dates, I did it a little differently. About 11 months out I created a full blown invitation in the form of a passport booklet with all of the information for the ceremony, reception, resort, etc. That served as my save the dates and invitation (also saved a fortune because i did it myself!). As the time got closer, whoever hadn't contacted my travel agent, I made up a cute flyer with more information about the resort and a nice reminder that the rooms book up fast. Once the save the dates/invitations were sent out, it was smooth sailing from there. I had time to research photographers and videographers, and booked them pretty easily. I've got my dress and bridesmaids dresses. I'm having fun perusing the forums for fun DIY projects and ideas for my guests to do while at the resort. It's just the fun stuff now. I don't think I have permission yet to post pictures on here, but I would be more than happy to email you the pictures I've taken of the invitations or anything else I have.

            GREAT ADVICE!  I was just thinking about not doing save the dates but just sending out the invites like you did. I do think that this would be better in my opinion to have the information and rates ahead of time.  What was your time table for rsvps?






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