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#1 JHo2013

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    Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:46 PM

    Hi Everyone!

     

    It is getting really close to the 2 months count down! We fly on July 29th and will be getting married at the Grand Sirenis in Rivieria Maya on August 3rd, 2013! I can't believe how quickly the last year has just gone by!

     

    This website has helped me out so much through my planning and I hope to share a bit of my journey with you and hope to contribute back :)

     

    The Engagement

    If you're interested in the full story - you can go

    I am completely in love with it! <3

     

    The Save the Dates

    Because we knew that we were going to have a destination wedding, I thought that giving people as much time as possible was necessary. I created a website through LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

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    I'll post some more later I just gotta head out now! xoxo



    #2 JHo2013

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      Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:13 PM

      The Invitations

      As mentioned earlier, we sent the formal invitations a month following the Save the Date email. We did a formal styled invitation because I fell in love with a design I found at Papyrus. We had it done on heavy cold press paper, raised glossy ink, and a beautiful blush ribbon that's matted on top of a grey card. The invitation folds out into 3 sections. I also chose the French styled envelope and used a wax seal to give it that little extra something special. My FI had gifted me a calligraphy set over Christmas, so I put my penmanship to use and addressed 100+ invites. I had lots of fun doing it. We added a starfish motif to the otherwise uber traditional and formal invitation.

       

       

       



      #3 lgerry

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      Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:44 AM

      I love how you are having a "Man of honor"... I too am having one of my "guy" best friends stand up with me along with my 2 other Maid of honor's!

      Everything looks great so far!! I love your website! 

       

      Liz



      #4 JHo2013

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        Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:47 AM

        Originally Posted by lgerry 

        I love how you are having a "Man of honor"... I too am having one of my "guy" best friends stand up with me along with my 2 other Maid of honor's!

        Everything looks great so far!! I love your website! 

         

        Liz

        Hi Liz - glad you enjoyed the website! :) I can't imagine getting married without my best guy friend! He's like a brother to me. :) I'm glad to hear that others are doing that as well. I love your engagement photos!



        #5 Leelou2000

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          Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:09 AM

          Hi Jen! I am getting married at Grand Sirenis next May!

           

          Can you tell me what package you ended up going with, and if you're not having the Palapa, what restaurant you're going with???



          #6 JHo2013

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            Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:39 AM

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            Originally Posted by Leelou2000 

            Hi Jen! I am getting married at Grand Sirenis next May!

             

            Can you tell me what package you ended up going with, and if you're not having the Palapa, what restaurant you're going with???

             

            Hi LeeLou - I went with the Presidential Package and I'm having the reception at the Palapa. If I wasn't having it in the Palapa then the Beach would have been my second choice. And if I had to have it in a restaurant I would have chosen the Italian restaurant because it's very classic and clean inside, and the colors are black and white so it's easy to coordinate. Have you put your deposit down yet?

            #7 Leelou2000

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              Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:56 PM

              Hi Jenny! Sorry for the delaying in responding.

               

              Yes, we did put down our deposit for the Gold Package, thinking we would ask for the Italian restaurant. A lot of the extras they offer in the Presidential Package I can sort of take or leave. BUT now I'm second guessing and am thinking I might prefer the Palapa. It will cost us about $3000 more overall to upgrade, but I'm thinking it might be worth it because it's so private.

               

              To accommodate family and avoid people complaining, we are having a wedding at home 2 weeks prior to leaving and get it done legally here, for 300+ ppl :S. So the costs add up like crazy!!! Such a tough decision.....



              #8 JHo2013

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                Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:48 AM

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                Originally Posted by Leelou2000 

                Hi Jenny! Sorry for the delaying in responding.

                 

                Yes, we did put down our deposit for the Gold Package, thinking we would ask for the Italian restaurant. A lot of the extras they offer in the Presidential Package I can sort of take or leave. BUT now I'm second guessing and am thinking I might prefer the Palapa. It will cost us about $3000 more overall to upgrade, but I'm thinking it might be worth it because it's so private.

                 

                To accommodate family and avoid people complaining, we are having a wedding at home 2 weeks prior to leaving and get it done legally here, for 300+ ppl :S. So the costs add up like crazy!!! Such a tough decision.....

                 

                Hey. I know!! This wedding is definitely adding up a pretty penny for me too! I've always been pretty good with my pennies, but when it comes to wedding I'm finding it harder to be a bit more frugal than I am haha.. I'm also having an AHR 6 days after I get back home for the legal signing and a Chinese styled full on wedding day for 150+ people. But I think you should do the presidential package. The palapa and private beach area will be so worth it! I fell in love with the idea of the palapa. I know what you mean about the other perks, but I think the flowers are bigger and more lush too with the presidential package. :) I'd say do it!

                #9 Leelou2000

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                  Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:08 PM

                  Ya, you know, you are so right! The whole wedding at home is really for my fiancĀ©'s family really, so I think I should have my total dream wedding down South. And really, $3000 in the grand scheme of things isn't so bad. I'm really trying to be frugal and DYI as much as possible!

                   

                  What are you doing for centerpieces?? I'm trying to think of lightweight items I can bring along with me for DYI decorating. SO many details to think about!



                  #10 JHo2013

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                    Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:01 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Leelou2000 

                    Ya, you know, you are so right! The whole wedding at home is really for my fiancĀ©'s family really, so I think I should have my total dream wedding down South. And really, $3000 in the grand scheme of things isn't so bad. I'm really trying to be frugal and DYI as much as possible!

                     

                    What are you doing for centerpieces?? I'm trying to think of lightweight items I can bring along with me for DYI decorating. SO many details to think about!

                     

                    Definitely lots and lots of details to think about! But it'll be worth it! :) If you haven't got your dress already, just remember to keep a budget aside for alterations - because I'm getting my dress fittings this month and holy mama! It's expensive! Yes, I have 2 wedding dresses. Because I'll trash my dress in Mexico, and having our wedding back at home 6 days later is way too stressful whether the dress will come back clean, whether I'll tear the dress somehow, etc. Instead of stressing over it, I got a more dressier gown for our AHR. hahaha....




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