Originally Posted by brownsugarbride
I would love to see your website and how your planning is coming along! I agree that guests waiting to book is super stressful. What some brides have done is to send out a reminder postcard to remind people of deadlines for passport applications, hotel booking, etc. You could do it through VistaPrint (as you note above) to cut down on costs. A friendly reminder email also works. There's also the option of calling and reminding folks to get on the ball!!
As for me, a few things have changed since I last posted. I decided to get married for sure off-resort at the Grand Coral Beach Club. I was so excited until my planner told me that they instituted a new $2000 site fee! My fianc© was not amused, and we ended up going with the Blue Venado Beach Club just outside of Playa. We are really psyched. Although there are some great hotels in Playa, we knew our family and friends would prefer an all-inclusive option, so we reserved some rooms at the Now Jade in Puerto Morelos. Also, due in part to Blue Venado's growing popularity, the May dates I wanted were booked up.. So we ended up going with a date at the end of April. (I hope I can still post here!)
So far, we have selected our planner (Dream Weddings), our photographer, our housing, and our venue. We also sent out save the dates to many guests. I also have my dress purchased. The big things left to take care of are the invites (a friend is designing them), the bridal party attire, the dj, the makeup artist, and the entertainment.
brownsugarbride - hey! Thanks for sharing. It's always nice to see there are others in the same boat as me! I think I will send emails - I sent out 1 STD 1 Reminder, so it's about time to get extra personal.
Eeeekkkk $2000 site fee. what are they thinking? As for the Blue Vendado Beach Club - I love that place I was considering it as well.
You sound like you got everything covered please don't leave the forum. You were first a May bride I initially wanted to have a wedding on April 26 - my fiances birthday- but he said that's his day and I always thought it would be cool to be in Mexico for Cinco de Mayo
I will PM u my wedding website let me know what you think.