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Diadiamond's Planning Thread - Iberostar Varadero, Cuba - Sept.24.2015


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#101 diadiamond

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 05:36 AM

Ladies!  I'm leaving in less than 1 week, 6 days to be exact!  I can't believe how fast time is flying!  For some reason it's still not clicking with me, I'm unable to believe that this is really happening.  Sorry I've been so sparse with the updates, but I've been super busy.  Work has really picked up and some major changes are happening so it's been all hand on deck at work trying to figure everything out.  It also doesn't help that a few other assistants have quit so the extra work has fallen on everyone else.  

 

I've seen a lot of brides work up until they leave and I honestly don't know how they do it.  I'm so exhausted by the time I get home and do my regular daily chores I barely have time to do any planning.  I'm leaving next Saturday and my last day at work is Tuesday, so I'm hoping that having 3 days off before we leave is enough time for me to get everything together.  Also, every time I come back from vacation I get sick so I took an additional two days off to recover and spend some time with my soon to be hubby.  

 

I feel accomplished this week as I was able to:  write my speeches, write my vows, finish my playlist and put it on my iPod, make a list of questions to ask the wedding coordinator, hand out the last of my favours, give out all of the bridesmaids/groomsman gifts, and pick up last minute items.

 

I ended up buying a travel steamer to bring with me.  Did any past brides find it helpful?  I think I paid around $30 for it from Walmart.

 

I was going through my planning thread earlier and realized that I totally forgot to put up my website.  My fiance is in IT and having a website was really important to us, so we used WIX to create our website.  It's really user friendly.  I know almost nothing about computers and I found it really easy to use when I had to do updates and everything.  It did cost us quite a bit for a 2 year subscription (I believe it was around $100).  I don't think anyone really visited our website, so if I were to do it all over again I might skip the website and maybe create a page using social media or even send a newsletter to everyone.

 

Thank you so much for your kind comments about my decor.  I am planning on also having some flowers just to spice up my space a bit and really hammer in the point that a wedding will take place.  I will definitely update before I leave.

 

Anyways ladies I am off to start packing! 



 
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#102 calgarybride2015

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 06:42 AM

Good for you for taking extra time too!!! I also left Saturday and only took the Friday off. I just tied up lose ends and relaxed. Thankfully my job wasn't overwhelming at the time. 6 days will fly by I'm sure of it. Just remember as you plug away late at night that the light at the end of the tunnel is within your grasp now :) I can't wait to hear all about it.

Travel steamer was one of the best things I brought!!! Closet on plane was only a half closet so my dress was a mess. As was the bridal party's dresses and shirts. It got ALOT of use. I wasn't paying for the resort to steam as it was $160 US for my dress NOT! You'll be glad to have it :)


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#103 acw271011

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 10:54 AM

Yay! You're getting so close now! I so can't wait to hear all about it when you come back! It will definitely fly by, and taking a few days before you leave was a super smart idea, plus a couple on the return side as well.

 

All 3 locations look really pretty. It will all be beautiful, I'm sure. Love the flower ball! And the other decor bits will be perfect!

 

We had a steamer in Jamaica and it was invaluable and plan to take it to Mexico too. You will definitely appreciate having it because as @calgarybride2015 said, the resorts charge a fortune for steaming.

 

You're on the same schedule we were! lol - We left on Saturday, got married on Thursday and came home Saturday. it definitely does fly by! Make sure you take some time to look around and take it all in. Deep breaths! It will all be gorgeous!!


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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#104 cruisebride2016

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 08:56 PM

We are trying to decide on our flights. We will be flying to Fort Lauderdale prior to getting on our cruise. Do you ladies think it would be better to have more time at home or in Fort Lauderdale? I plan for Tuesday to be my last day of work. We will fly on Thursday or Friday and arrive in Fort Lauderdale around 10pm, then our guests will arrive Saturday evening and we will get on the cruise on Sunday. Would it be better to have Wednesday and Thursday at home and about a half day to go shopping and do last minute things in Fort Lauderdale or would it be better to fly on Thursday, then have all day Friday to get things done?
 
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#105 acw271011

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 09:33 PM

@cruisebride2016  I'm not sure what it is you need to "get done" in Ft Lauderdale before you embark unless it's thing related to your wedding. For me, the time at home to pack and have a bit of down time before you fly would be appreciated. Just my opinion.


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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#106 cruisebride2016

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 09:52 PM

@acw271011 Thanks for your thoughts! I'm not quite sure what we need to get done either. We plan to get snacks, wine and water to bring on the cruise, and maybe pick up appetizers for a cocktail hour that first night. Also, we will need to put together the out of town bags either in Fort Lauderdale or the first day of the cruise. I think I just needed some back up from others to convince my fiance that flying on Friday will give us plenty of time :)
 
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#107 pjay

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 04:41 AM

I'm so excited for you and I can't wait to hear all about it at our Oct 2 meet-up! I don't even know how you're holding it together right now, but mad respect to you! haha I think i'm going to be a crazy mess when i'm less than a week away. I can't seem to gather my thoughts even now.


 

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#108 deecol

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 05:56 AM

@diadiamond You've gotten so much done lately!

 

I'm so excited for you and can't wait to hear all about it at the GTA Bride meet up!



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#109 Wafflesmom

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 07:34 AM

Wow, so exciting to be packing already! You are amazing for being able to accomplish so much despite a hectic work schedule. Sending you lots of positivity as you prep for your trip ☺️
My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/

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#110 JoannaBanana

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    Posted 18 September 2015 - 11:30 AM

    Oh. My. God.  SIX DAYS!


    My Planning Thread (Grand Sirenis 05.12.16)http://www.bestdesti...-grand-sirenis/<p>


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