For my when I started planning my DW I booked the hotel and picked the dates through a travel advisor. I knew I wanted to get married in Jamaica, and my future sister in law got married there 2 years ago now; we used the same TA she did since she got such great deals and my Mother/Father in law have used her quite a bit also.
So with that our hotel was booked as well as flights! We got a group rate since it was a wedding and after so many guests you could get a complimentary trip! So we ended up with 3 free trips!! We then asked our TA to look into places for our honeymoon with prices
. Which we decided on the iberostar grand rose hall in Jamaica, it will be fantastic!
I then got into contact with the wedding coordinator at my hotel to inform her of the date and location as well as time that I want to definitely book for the ceremony.
So with that all taken care of I focused on my invitations since everyone needs lots of time to book since the group rate had a deadline! With that done (a year and a half before the actual wedding date!) I went wedding dress shopping and bridesmaid dress shopping. We also had a destination wedding party, party!! I really recommend it, since it helps everyone get to know each other, and allows some of your guests to get to know each other before the week of the wedding!
I have kept in constant contact with my WC to keep up on costs and to make sure my plaza gazebo and private steakhouse dinner are booked. I also booked my hair appointment 3 months before the wedding date to make sure I had the time I wanted.
I then found and received my wedding jewellery (full story on my thread!) and my shoes as well as my makeup. I then decided on the hairstyle I was going to do that went well with my dress and jewellery and the over all style of the wedding. I picked my bridesmaids color and dresses almost the same time I picked my own haha! I already knew my wedding color was going to be an eggplant purple since my dress is ivory with gold embroidery!
Just trying to book my DJ for sure and final decorations
Word to the wise stay in CONSTANT contact with your WC!! Try to talk once or twice a month for a year before the wedding! Good luck! @amanda2016
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