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#1 ceciile

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    Posted 17 October 2013 - 09:24 PM

    Just noticed that there isn't a thread for 2014 Brides! Figured I start it since I find it really helpful :) Here's my little shpiel.

     

    Hi Ladies :)

     

    We just reserved our wedding for August 2, 2014 Saturday. We're booked for 5pm ceremony at the gazebo, 8pm reception on the pool deck. Highly considering swapping out the cocktail hour and putting that money towards the reception.

     

    We just sent out our save the dates this week and friends and family are starting to receive them which is pretty exciting, but gives me anxiety at the same time haha. Our wedding website is thelagunas.com if anyone would like to view it. Our friend who is a graphic designer set it up for us and created the logos for us as well. It's a work in progress and I'll also be blogging along the way to share details, events etc. with friends and family. I wanted to share it here to kind of "pay it forward" because all the other brides have been so extremely helpful with sharing wedding videos, costs, websites etc. So I figured, hey why not!

     

    Our wedding is about 10 months from now. Ahhh!

     

    Things that we've checked off the list:

    1) Booked resort, set the date

    2) Save The Dates sent! (we chose to go with a simple postcard that had our logos and website info for people to hop online for more details. I ordered the postcards from Vistaprint 100 for $18 or so but with shipping it ended up being a little less than $40. I thought we would save money with postage since we're sending postcards, but no I was wrong. Still the standard 0.46 stamp)

    3) Got the dress (designer is Tadashi Shoji <<< super flowy, chiffon, and elegant but simple and the best part.. AFFORDABLE!)

    4) Wedding party decided (more details about this will go up on the website!)

     

     

    I feel pretty productive so far but it's only just begun. I'm excited for the wedding planning process and thank goodness for the internet. I don't know how brides planned weddings without online forums, instagram, or pinterest.

     

    Anyway, good luck to everyone!



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      Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:35 AM

      Welcome to the forum cecille, and Congrats on your dw next Aug!!! yes, only 10 months to go.....sounds like you already have your plans well underway - good job. All the best with the rest of them, and wishing you the Most Amazing Wedding of your Dreams - Cheers!!!

       

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      #3 Wedding2014

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        Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:45 AM

        Hello!!!! November 15 2014 over here! Dress bought! Save the dates have been out! Early I know! Bridal party tanks made for the girls! Welcome bags bought! Need to fill ten but that will be later! 1st deposit due Feb 2014 for guests and last payment due August 2014!! Can't wait 330 ceremony at gazebo!

        #4 heidi6487

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        Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:56 AM

        Hi fellow Brides! This website is amazing, I am getting so much information and I feel much better about my wedding. I am getting married at DRC on June 12, 2014 and I can't wait. I chose the ballroom for the reception to stay out of the heat because my family LOVES to dance! The only problem is I can't find pictures of it except for the one stock photo they provide. I want the entire ballroom because I may have over 100 people and I don't want to be crowded. Now I am wondering if it rains if they will divide up the ballroom for the other wedding on that day. Does anyone have any information about this, or any pictures of the ballroom? Anything would be greatly appreciated, thanks! Congrats everyone!

        #5 ceciile

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          Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:49 AM

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          Originally Posted by Wedding2014 

          Hello!!!!

          November 15 2014 over here!

          Dress bought!
          Save the dates have been out! Early I know!

          Bridal party tanks made for the girls!

          Welcome bags bought! Need to fill ten but that will be later!

          1st deposit due Feb 2014 for guests and last payment due August 2014!!

          Can't wait 330 ceremony at gazebo!


          WOW! Sounds like you've got everything handled! Unfortunately, we haven't even heard back from the resort in regards to blocking off rooms : Does anyone know if we book the hotel + flight together do we still get the room incentives like the "book 5 rooms, 6th is free?"

           

          As far as our wedding party goes, we're taking them out to dinner next Friday and that's when we'll be officially asking them!

           

          Congrats again!



          #6 ceciile

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            Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:50 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by heidi6487 

            Hi fellow Brides! This website is amazing, I am getting so much information and I feel much better about my wedding. I am getting married at DRC on June 12, 2014 and I can't wait. I chose the ballroom for the reception to stay out of the heat because my family LOVES to dance! The only problem is I can't find pictures of it except for the one stock photo they provide. I want the entire ballroom because I may have over 100 people and I don't want to be crowded. Now I am wondering if it rains if they will divide up the ballroom for the other wedding on that day. Does anyone have any information about this, or any pictures of the ballroom? Anything would be greatly appreciated, thanks! Congrats everyone!


            Hey Heidi! This website is totally great and so helpful! I haven't seen any wedding photos from the ballroom besides the stock photos they offer but nonetheless, it still looks amazing!



            #7 Wedding2014

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              Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:21 AM

              I m working with a travel agent and she mentioned the book 6 rooms get one free... What does that mean exactly?? I'm confused.. How much is that worth??? I think you probably have to go in with that special before booking it yourself.. Might need a "promo code" or something... Thanks!!!

              #8 ceciile

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                Posted 20 October 2013 - 08:20 PM

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                I m working with a travel agent and she mentioned the book 6 rooms get one free... What does that mean exactly?? I'm confused.. How much is that worth???

                I think you probably have to go in with that special before booking it yourself.. Might need a "promo code" or something...

                Thanks!!!


                Hi, so when I was initially looking into booking rooms through a Travel Agent they had mentioned that incentive. It basically means for whatever 5 rooms you book through the Travel Agent/Resort, the 6th room is free. You can get up 3 free rooms max. The value of that could be up to $3,0000 so to me.. that is probably one of the best incentives of all! You can even put it towards your wedding, your own stay or any of your guests.

                 

                I was really confused at first too because I couldn't get it through my head that I could I really get free rooms! But it's true, you can! I would ask your Travel Agent for more details :)



                #9 Wedding2014

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                  Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:53 AM

                  Hi, so when I was initially looking into booking rooms through a Travel Agent they had mentioned that incentive. It basically means for whatever 5 rooms you book through the Travel Agent/Resort, the 6th room is free. You can get up 3 free rooms max. The value of that could be up to $3,0000 so to me.. that is probably one of the best incentives of all! You can even put it towards your wedding, your own stay or any of your guests. I was really confused at first too because I couldn't get it through my head that I could I really get free rooms! But it's true, you can! I would ask your Travel Agent for more details :)

                  yes! I emailed her and found that out! That's great!!

                  #10 Wedding2014

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                    Posted 21 October 2013 - 02:44 PM

                    Hey girls!! What photo package did you choose? I was looking at the one that includes trash the dress and the price went up from 1499.00 to 1599.00 and I asked them to honor the 1499.00 package but they said no because my wedding is in 2014.... Anyone have similar issue? It's only 100.00 but still...




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