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#11 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 06:02 PM

Congrats on starting your "real" planning thread :) Looking forward to watching everything unfold. We're about a month before you in the Mayan Riviera, too 


- Erin

 

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

 

My Now Sapphire review: http://www.bestdesti...riviera-cancun/


#12 JoannaBanana

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    Posted 26 July 2015 - 06:05 PM

    I had no idea you could rent Office! I was looking at Etsy invites, but I might reconsider another hand at DIY if I can open these templates at work, then rent Office at home to finish them.

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


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    #13 acw271011

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    Posted 26 July 2015 - 09:49 PM

    @JoannaBanana Congrats on getting your resort, and at an awesome price too! We've been on vacation so I'm late to this party. Sorry. I've heard great things about GS and I considered it but all of our "stuff" is in Playa del Carmen and it's just too far away. I'd spend all my time running back and forth. But from the pics that @calgarybride2015 posted it really looks beautiful!

     

    Now you'll be able to post all the details about your planning thread. You can definitely rent Microsoft Office like was said. It's worth it and you get Publisher with it so you'd be able to get your invites done much easier I think.

     

    Your ring is gorgeous by the way.


    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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    #14 JoannaBanana

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      Posted 29 July 2015 - 06:37 AM

      Thanks ladies.

       

      So last night I rented Microsoft Office and fiddled around in the short evening hours that I had available.  I got it looking decent but not quite where I want it to be.  At the same time I was waiting for a response for a quote request from an Etsy vendor.  $800 for 100 invites, and another $125-160 if I want RSVP's included.  Haaaaa.  Sorry.  Maybe that's normal.  But haaaa!!!  I'm sorry I think I've mentioned a few times how cheap I am.  Now I just need to find a nice 80lb cardstock that I could use.  I found the selection at Michael's rather limited, I was hoping for a raw paper look, or light grey.  DIY it is!  Good news is that even though I'm lazy, I'm also pretty artistic.


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


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      #15 deecol

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      Posted 29 July 2015 - 06:58 AM

      Thanks ladies.

       

      So last night I rented Microsoft Office and fiddled around in the short evening hours that I had available.  I got it looking decent but not quite where I want it to be.  At the same time I was waiting for a response for a quote request from an Etsy vendor.  $800 for 100 invites, and another $125-160 if I want RSVP's included.  Haaaaa.  Sorry.  Maybe that's normal.  But haaaa!!!  I'm sorry I think I've mentioned a few times how cheap I am.  Now I just need to find a nice 80lb cardstock that I could use.  I found the selection at Michael's rather limited, I was hoping for a raw paper look, or light grey.  DIY it is!  Good news is that even though I'm lazy, I'm also pretty artistic.

      $800 for 100 invites!?! You are not cheap, that is crazy!  I made my own boarding pass invitations too, everything cost under $70.  You gotta cut corners where you can when planning a wedding!

       

      Congrats on your date!  You are getting married 12 days after me!  Grand Sirenis was one of my choices too, I narrowed it down to that and Grand Bahia Principe and ended up going with GBP because of the cost for our UK guests coming and we got a crazy good quote that was cheaper than Sirenis and beat Romantic Planet's quote by $130pp.

       

      Looking forward to reading your planning thread.  I'll start one when I have time to sit down lol

       

      Congrats again! xo



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      My Planning Thread:

      http://www.bestdesti...6/#entry1904529


      #16 TinkerSofi

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      Posted 29 July 2015 - 10:28 AM

      OMG that quote is just insane! Yeah, maybe I'm cheap too haha. But they're just invites. Looking back I really wish I hadn't obsessed as much over them and I'm glad that I didn't obsess even more. Most of them are probably in the dump by now and after such a long time I still had to remind people of all the info on there time and time again. Definitely not worth $800. I also went the DIY route :)


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      #17 JoannaBanana

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        Posted 29 July 2015 - 12:10 PM

        @deecol GBP had SO many Brits vacationing when I stayed there, so your guests will feel at home!

         

        @TinkerSofi My family keeps telling me the same thing "people barely look at them."


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


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        #18 deecol

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        Posted 29 July 2015 - 12:11 PM

        @JoannaBanana omg tell me about it.  Both my fiancĂ© and I are in a facebook group for the resort and it's all Brits.  Good thing I love Brits, especially since I'm marrying one lol  :)



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        My Planning Thread:

        http://www.bestdesti...6/#entry1904529


        #19 calgarybride2015

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        Posted 29 July 2015 - 02:01 PM

        The Grand Sirenis also has a facebook group and lots from the UK!

         

        $800 is stupid! I mean I only paid $500 for my dress for crying out loud!  I think for my DIY invites we paid around $35! hahah!

         

        You aren't cheap, you are smart!


        -Kim

        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

         

         


        #20 Wafflesmom

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        Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:10 AM

        @JoannaBanana congrats on choosing your date and resort! I can't wait to hear more about your planning :)

        Oh and I wouldn't consider you cheap, that's a ridiculous quote you received from that etsy seller. For that price, that better involve personal delivery by the seller to each of those invited lol
        My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/

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