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#151 JoannaBanana

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    Posted 26 September 2015 - 09:06 AM

    So I have officially passed the 10 room (free package) requirement.  I actually have 12, but my sister is single occupancy (for now) and I'm not sure if the Bride & Groom's room counts.  28 seats booked on the plane!  More to come!  So excited!  Do  you think I'm behind on planning?  I have no dress, no centerpieces, no plan!  LOL.  Just guests and a venue!  I'm not worried yet, I think I'm just holding off for numbers.

     

    Today is a good day, Sean will be going to get my matching wedding band.  This was not without it's own drama.  I got my ring from a travelling show.  They go from store to store with stock that isn't in the store's regular inventory.  So you can only get to see them about every other month on ONE DAY!  So Sean went in on this last event and they did NOT have my matching band.  He sent me two pictures of "similar" bands and they looked NOTHING like my ring.  I was having a little bit of a secret internal meltdown.  I didn't want to look at my ring every day for the rest of my life mismatched and knowing that I lost it's mate.  Later in the day Sean finally mentions "oh well they did say you can order it.... but it's full price - it's  not part of the sale."  Well that's crucial information!  I got on the phone right away and it took a few days of going back and forth.  I haggled my way down to 35% off.  Ha!  So we should have it in our possession Tuesday.  Even though we're legal I'm not going to wear it until after Mexico, same with the name change.


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


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    #152 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 26 September 2015 - 09:15 AM

    Congrats!! Your room definitely counts as far as I know!!! I used it in my totals :)

    You aren't behind but I'd say you may wanna start looking at dresses soon. They can take 3-5 months to come in if you order one, sometimes longer. Then if needed alternations can take a couple months.

    Decor and a plan all comes in time. I had a general plan but really just let the WC and my MC figure it out :)

    Congrats on finding your ring and getting it 35% off :) can't wait to see pics.


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    Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

     

    Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

     

    Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

     

     


    #153 yycbride2016

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    Posted 26 September 2015 - 06:09 PM

    Thank goodness the bride and grooms room count because we wouldn't qualify otherwise! Glad you mentioned that because I hadn't thought of that. Good for you for surpassing the requirement. I'm nervous that im spot on the number. 

     

    Thats awesome that you got your ring 35% off! Well done. It pays off to shop around and to haggle when you can. We learnt which stores will lower prices on jewelry and which wont. I'm sure your ring is gorgeous!


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    #154 JoannaBanana

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      Posted 28 September 2015 - 06:59 PM

      I'm getting a little scared and excited. We have 33 booked and about 20 who one way or another are probably coming. This is turning in to something of a beast, and I really never thought we'd have this many. Money is a concern, though I did get a quote for 50 and we were okay with it. Excited to be close to a tally though so I can start planning my DIY stuff.

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


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      #155 calgarybride2015

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      Posted 28 September 2015 - 07:05 PM

      I know right?!? I think we started at 30 and gulped at 41 :) it's fun when you can just get moving on that stuff. I had less time so I just budgeted for 48 and had some extras.


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      Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

       

      Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

       

      Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

       

       


      #156 JoannaBanana

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        Posted 29 September 2015 - 10:08 AM

        Okay guys. I'm officially worried. ACV just told me that since I used up my block of 30 seats that she has to give me a new quote!!! I was totally under the impression that as long as there was still room on the plane that my guests would be honored that price until our deadline October 19. I'm waiting for her response but I'm scared! I told most people October 1 was the deadline but then yesterday I went texting around and told a few people that no no we have to the 19th. I think there's only one family I need to concern myself with, but the ones I haven't heard from could be in for a shock too.... Ugh.... Here's hoping she honors the original quote, or the new one is comparable.

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


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        #157 calgarybride2015

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        Posted 29 September 2015 - 12:44 PM

        Hey! We were told that too so we told people if they don't book by xxx we can't promise the price BUT thankfully they honored it for our guests who booked late. Will cross fingers for you but don't feel bad !!


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        Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

         

        Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

         

        Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

         

        Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

         

         


        #158 acw271011

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        Posted 29 September 2015 - 06:39 PM

        um I have a curiousity question. What is your wedding date? I went back and took a look and can't find it anywhere. Anyway, I was just curious.

         

        Definitely don't budge on the tables. He'll understand when he figures it out.

         

        Congrats on all the bookings! You'll have a good group. Don't worry about ACV - they like to sabrerattle because they can. You threaten to take your business elsewhere and your TA will fix it.

         

        I totally agree with @calgarybride2015  I would definitely go dress hunting very soon! They absolutely can take up to 6 months. They usually don't but again the salons like to worry you unncessarily lol  But I wouldn't wait too much longer. Having said that there might be sales on right now since fall 2016 will be out soon.


        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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        #159 JoannaBanana

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          Posted 29 September 2015 - 07:08 PM

          May 12th, it's in the thread title!

          I don't actually have a travel agent, I deal directly with ACV. I'm hoping my agent doesn't fight us...

          Dress hinting I will admit I'm putting off for several reasons. I plan on TTC soon, and I'm kinda hoping to be pregnant by then. If I'm not pregnant then I hope I lose weight. I know.... I can't plan for the unknown and I should really just go buy a dress. I work 6 days a week though (2 jobs). Additionally I plan on going rather casual on the dress style.

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


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          #160 acw271011

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          Posted 29 September 2015 - 08:24 PM

          Oh duh. Sorry - it has been a long day. I think it's time to sleep.... lol That's a good date though. Right before my birthday!


          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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