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#381 snswedding2016

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:06 PM

@veryvalentine the last minute bookings must be driving you crazy! My TA suggested I make a cut off date early on so we set it for the end of October (for our Jan wedding) when our final numbers are due for the hotel. She said she doesn't mind being the bad guy telling people they can't book so that it takes the pressure off the bride and groom She said she's even done this for couples early on when they reach the numbers they budgeted for. 

 

I also think you should create an etsy shop - your creations are gorgeous!! :)


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#382 veryvalentine

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:33 PM

@snswedding2016  

 

Ya I think she's happy with all the last minute bookings.  I'm going to chat with her tomorrow and maybe introduce of cut of date of say, tomorrow!  hahaha.  We didn't think anyone would book after our deadline came and went.  

 

 

I do have an etsy shop!  ;) https://www.etsy.com...f=hdr_user_menu



 
 
Married on June 20th, 2015 at the Grand Sunset Princess Riviera Gazebo & Reception at the Chill Out with 60 guests
 
 

My planning thread:  http://www.bestdesti...unset-princess/

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#383 beckys98

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:31 AM

We leave in 23 DAYS! Crazy how that happened:) We actually have had a few people cancel and we still are trying to confirm who from my fiance's side that live in Jamaica are coming just for the wedding day. So I can't completely finalize my seating chart and placecards. I had to mix everything back up last weekend because of one addition, but now I think I have it squared away with a few seats still available at 1 table for any more joiners. I just want to move things to the "done" column!

 

Oh yeah, except his mom still hasn't made her plans so there is that wild card that I'm trying not to worry about anymore...



#384 veryvalentine

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 10:40 AM

Omg insane!!!!  @beckys98

 

We haven't even attempted seating chart.  We know people are coming, we just don't know how many in total.  And the reason it's random is because we have guests that are coming from mexico, Europe and other parts of latin America, so they didn't book in our group rate because our group rate was only within in Canada.  So they book on their own and they are literally taking it very casual despite the deadlines.

 

Wishing you all the best of luck!  Good luck with the wild card- hope she is able to make it.



 
 
Married on June 20th, 2015 at the Grand Sunset Princess Riviera Gazebo & Reception at the Chill Out with 60 guests
 
 

My planning thread:  http://www.bestdesti...unset-princess/

My review thread:  http://www.bestdesti...incess-wedding/


#385 beckys98

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 10:55 AM

@veryvalentine I'd be losing it!! Holy smokes! Are you even going to be able to do escort cards? I guess if I knew it was the LAST thing I could do I'd be sure to just have all my packing and stuff done so I'm not scrambling at the end, but I'm a little on the controlling side so I'd be freaking out!

 

Hope you have better anxiety management skills than I do ;) Haha.



#386 veryvalentine

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 06:05 AM

We depart for mexico in 26 days!  It's insane.

 

We have the majority of our projects completed.  We ended up making a little booklet of info with a map, hotel, info, guest info, photographer info, room number cheat sheet, playa del Carmen info, bride and groom recommended day trips, the FI turned it into a 14 page booklet and it's called, "Guide to Fiesta like there is no manana"  with our hashtag.  #BesosInparadise2015

 

I'll take some pictures once we are finished printing it, we have our door handle designs, stationary for the wedding reception!  It's kinda overwhelming thinking of everything we've done.  I'm exhausted.

 

We have a shorter to do list now. 

 

One of the most difficult tasks we have is to try to figure out our first dance song.  Our song doesn't really match the mood of the wedding so we opted to not use it.

I'm not really into the cheesy steriotypical songs so I'm trying to avoid Sam Smith, and the John legends and John Mayers, nothing against them but I just don't want them for my first dance. 

 

What do you ladies think about this one?

 



 
 
Married on June 20th, 2015 at the Grand Sunset Princess Riviera Gazebo & Reception at the Chill Out with 60 guests
 
 

My planning thread:  http://www.bestdesti...unset-princess/

My review thread:  http://www.bestdesti...incess-wedding/


#387 acw271011

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 06:16 PM

One month from today we will be arriving at the hotel and checking in!  Crazy!

 

So I thought we had all our guests finalized but as it turns out 4 decided to book today and we are still looking at another 4 pending.  ahhhh!!

I wonder if this is normal.  I tried to get my number for the OOT bags but honestly at this point some of them will be getting a more toned down version of it.  I can't keep up.  

 

I finished my bridesmaid jewellery and I'm so excited.  I'm going for a gold and cream look.

 

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So many other updates but I need to get back to the planning before I can report on it! :)

 

Oh my goodness the jewellery is gorgeous!!! I LOVE the necklace!! I completely agree on the Etsy!!


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#388 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 06:27 AM

@veryvalentine I like the song! It's a classic, but a modern rendition. Good choice  :)


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My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...2016/?p=1893268

 

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#389 acw271011

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 07:58 AM

oh wow - the Everly Brothers! lol I used to totally love that song!!  This is a nice modern "re-do" of it!


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#390 pjay

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 08:41 AM

Can I just say.. you're less than a month away! Ahh! :D


 

My planning thread :
http://www.bestdesti...e/#entry1885631

 



 






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