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#1 Shanna2015

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    Posted 18 January 2014 - 07:53 AM

    How soon did house ladies start planning your wedding in the DR? I am recently engaged and we are planning our wedding in the DR? We are having an engagement party in June to celebrate and let all of our close friend and family know our wedding plans. I Want to create party favor bags with information and save the date magnets and personalized Hershey kisses. we want all of our. friends and family to go so we would like to give them time to pay for their trip and adjust schedules.

    what did you ladies do for your guest?

    #2 Lydia1120

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    • Wedding Date:November 20, 2013
    • Wedding Location:Varadero, Cuba
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    Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:50 AM

    i gave my guests 13 months notice of our wedding in Cuba.  I feel the more notice you give, the more likely you will have a better turn out as it allows people to save. Our final number was 79 people :-)  I sent a Save the Date magnet and then created some OOT bags which I gave to our guests at our Jack N Jill just before we departed.  If you look at my posts, you can see the items i put in my guest bags :-)  Congratulations and happy planning...my week was magical and I wish we could do it all again :-) 

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    #3 Kaiden1215

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      Posted 18 January 2014 - 10:50 AM

      I am getting married in DR in April 2015. I am sending out my STD in March. So giving them 13 months to save and pay. Get passports if they don't already have one.

      #4 Shanna2015

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        Posted 18 January 2014 - 03:33 PM

        OK ladies that's what I am going to do. Engagement party in June and discuss wedding then wedding in June 2015 in DR!! so that gives my guest 12months to pay for it

        #5 jackshayne0123

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        • Wedding Date:January 23, 2014
        • Wedding Location:Blau Varadero Cuba
        • LocationCalgary AB Canada

        Posted 19 January 2014 - 08:32 AM

        Congratulations!! Sounds like you've got things under control! I think a year's notice is a great time frame. I kind of wish we had given more time. We got engaged February of last year, and it took us a few months to figure things out, where we wanted the wedding, Calgary, Nova Scotia or destination, and then my Dad had to talk to his doctors and get clearance to travel b/c he has heart problems, but once he got the A-OK we decided destination! We announced in May, for a January wedding. So it was a bit of a whirlwind, but it worked out and we've got 50 people attending!!

        #6 kellisbaby

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        • Wedding Date:January 12, 2015
        • Wedding Location:Excellence Punta Cana
        • LocationBay Area, CA

        Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:26 PM

        I started planning 14 months out.  It took me 2 months (tho this was over Nov and Dec holidays) to confirm the room block and the wedding date / package.  Once we were like 75% done, I sent my STD's.  I finally got confirmation back from the hotel yesterday on our wedding date and time, so with the help of my travel agent, I emailed my guests to start booking their rooms.  So essentially, they have a year's advance notice, but need to have their final payments in 90 days in advance.

        #7 Mandiesue

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        • Wedding Date:April 1, 2015
        • Wedding Location:Dreams La Romana
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        Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:35 AM

        I am April 2015 bride and I am waiting on confirmation from the hotel of my date and time. It is taking a long time.... I will hopefully send the STD's out by March giving about 13 months notice. 

        #8 jwalsh

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        • Wedding Date:May 13, 2014
        • Wedding Location:Majestic Colonial Punta Cana
        • LocationEdmonton, Alberta

        Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:09 PM

        I gave my guests 9 months notice I was a little late so I didn't really have time to do save the dates or anything :(

        #9 tesa

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        • Wedding Date:July 5, 2014
        • Wedding Location:Punta Cana

        Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:06 PM

        Congratulations and happy planning!

        #10 EllDee

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        • Wedding Date:July 9, 2015
        • Wedding Location:Punta Cana
        • LocationGrande Prairie, AB

        Posted 02 February 2014 - 03:47 PM

        Congratulations on your engagement @Shanna2015 !  


        I'm not getting married until July 2015 but I'm busy during the school year (teacher) so I'm starting really early to be organized. 

        I'm giving people who I really want to be there a year's notice by sending STDs July this year. 


        The people I'm inviting because my MIL or my parents feel they deserve an invite, but I don't really want there, won't receive their invites until  March 2015 when I send out my wedding invitations.  


        I have selected an approximate date, and resort but am not booking my resort until June.

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