Our wedding was 4 months ago and Iâ€™m finally getting around to posting all the details. This site was a HUGE help to me. I could not have come up with so many ideas, vendors, sales, reviews, etc. without the help of the brides before me. I would have been lost or spent a lot more money had I never stumbled upon this site.
Lane and I went to the same high school, but did not actually meet until College (Lane is two years older than me). Lane was playing around on Facebook one day and noticed that we had a lot of mutual friends and we began talking. Our first date took place at a carnival, but we never talked to each other after the date. A year later, we ran into each other at a bar, got over the awkwardness of neither of us calling the other one back and the rest is history.
We went on a vacation to Mexico and Lane got the idea to propose on our flight. He had spoken with the gate agents before our flight, met the lead flight attendant and got us bumped up to first class. About 5 minutes before we boarded the plane they announced that everyone needed to fill out emergency contact information form. We thought that was an odd request but complied. As we boarded the plane, the gate agent told us â€œGood Luckâ€. I started freaking out because they had made us fill out emergency contact information and it made me feel like the plane was going to go down. Lane was freaking out because he thought they just ruined the surprise. Once the plane reached cruising altitude Lane pretended to go to the bathroom. The stewardess handed Lane the microphone and he proposed in front of everyone. It was so sweet, but I was so embarrassed. Neither of us remember what all was said due to nerves, but I said yes and the whole plane started cheering and crying.
Our wedding took place at the Iberostar Tucan All-Inclusive Resort, Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The Iberostar Tucan is approximately 30 miles south of the Cancun Airport, just a few minutes from Playa del Carmen. You can find my review here.
My sister designed our save the dates and we purchased a magnet with a Groupon to Vista Print. We ordered 100 Large Magnets and Envelopes from Vista Print for $0.52/each. I purchased a $17 Groupon for $70 worth of product from Vista Print and we ended up spending an additional $35.00.
After we chose a date and a resort, I spent hours creating our wedding website. It included information about the Riviera Maya, the resort, our travel agent, etc. Sometimes I donâ€™t know why I even bothered spending so much time on the website, Lane and I had a TON of people asking us questions about the wedding, resort, passports, etc . and when we told them it was all on our website, the most common response was â€œoh you have a website?â€ Mind you we mentioned the website on our save the dates and our wedding invitations.