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About 3 months to go!!! I hate that some days feel like you're almost done and other's like you've done nothing at all! And whatâ€s worse, Iâ€ve started second guessing myself like "maybe I should change this to that"!! doh.gif



What Iâ€ve Done:

- booked our flights & hotel stay

- booked hotel stay for bridal party (our very expensive gift to them)

- booked location for ceremony/reception/welcome dinner (all in resort)

- booked photographer/dj/minister

- booked florist/guitarist/cake (through resort)

- booked hair and makeup appointment

- bought dress, shoes, wedding band, some accessories

- bridesmaids dresses are in: fittings in Mid-March for completion by April

- groomsmen have reserved rental suits for final fittings in April; bought ties

- OOT boxes are done and tagged

- seashell placecard holderâ€s are ribboned with our names & wedding date; our BP are taking instant polaroids of all guests for each holder as a favor

- unity candle/guestbook/pen customized with small starfish and sand ceremony shells purchased

- invitations done & sent out (i couldnt wait until february lol)

- purchased shells/starfish/candles for centerpieces to be filled with beach sand (hopefully WC still has the vases I need)

- table numbers purchased, programs & placecards bought



Need To Do & Almost Done:

- find “reception shirt†and shoes for FI and groomsmen

- find accessories & shoes for bridesmaids (parasols purchased)

- find wedding band for FI

- figure out seating for tables as RSVP's come in

- print out the programs, welcome letter, and placecards

- finish “must play†songs for DJ

- finish “must take†pictures for photographer

- buy our outfits for welcome dinner

- book mariachi for welcome dinner (budget pending)

- buy clothes for our overall stay

- meet with all vendors

- tasting/setup preview upon arrival

- set up marriage license and judge appointment here in the US before leaving to Cabo (already started research)

- work on vows/toasts

- tone up!!!! Iâ€m so soft lol

- attend my final fittings between March-April

- finish a wedding day timeline for myself & BP

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Don't Feel Bad I Have Not Done Too Much Myself. I Am Having A Problem. Need Some Help. We Verbally Invited Family & Friends Who We Wanted & Thought Would Come. My Sister Thinks We Should Send Invitations And List Our Registry. I On The Other Hand Feel Like That Is Tacky. Should I Just Send Announcements Or What? Does Anyone Have A Solution? Thanks.

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omg, mine are all last minute sad.gif - I have some people in my wedding party who haven't even booked yet! I sent out invites today, so we'll see if that helps. The RSVP date is Feb 29th. I hope 2 months will give me enough time to do the OOT stuff! I have about 70 booked so far, but expect around 100-120 to actually come, so that is a big margin I can't just guess about (although I guessed for the pashminas). What I really need to do is go register. Ugh1

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My FI's mom and sister still haven't confirmed that they're coming yet! And I just went looking for the first time today for invitations. I think I might be a little behind!

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Okay, I'm back and feel like adding two big DONE items to my list:

1- Wedding Dress

2- Wedding Bands for both of us



I feel so much better checking these two things off my list; 2 down a billion more to go... bring on the stress...

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Ok, I feel weird. I have almost no stress. I still have things to do, but all of the *big* things are done. I feel like I should be stressing out with less than 3 months to go, but really I'm not... and I'm not really getting anything done (at least lately I haven't!). Maybe it'll all kick in soon and I'll go into super-stress mode!!!

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I think it's good if you aren't stressing...i am not stressing yet either...but I know I will come 1-2 months ahead because I am naturally a big time stresser! I am going to post an updated list...

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Here is my updated list...I think I am doing pretty good...I hope I am not forgetting anything major.... (the x is complete and the / is partially complete!)


To Do List


~Fiesta Americana~

xSuite Booked

Sign Contract w/ FA for Food/Beverage

Decide on Set-up/Speakers, etc…




xArrangements for the Alter - told maye what I want - need to confirm

xMichelle's Bouquet (6-8 gerber daisies - ivory or light pink)

xMOH Bouquet (3-4 gerbera daisies - light pink)

xBout (single daisy)

xExtra Flowers for Centerpieces (2 on ea side of hurricane - light pink)

xTable Runners (Brown)

xVases for Bouquets (cylinders)

Luminaries for pool ??



xFinal Cake request to Deena

xDecide on Flavor



xDocuments for judge



xBook Trio (one hour)



xPhotographer Booked

xPhotographer Timeline Sent to Tomas

Review Picture List



xBuy silk petals for aisle

xVotive holders and votives for tables

Starfish for placeholders

Table #'s - Not sure if need

xCake Topper - 2 gerbera daisies

xFans for Ceremony

/Guest Book Ideas - Scrapbook w/ photos and postcards…

xStarfish Bouquet Jewel


Floating candles for pool


~Michelle & MOH Attire~

xBuy Wedding Dress

Buy Shoes

Buy Undergarments

Decide on Headpiece

Garter ??

xDanielle's Dress

Danielle's Shoes

Michelle's Jewelry

Danielle's Jewelry

xBook Michelle's Hair/Make-up w/ Suzanne Morel Salon-Cabo

Decide hair & make-up style

Vacation Attire

Mom's Dress/Shoes/etc…


~Brad & Best Man Attire~

/Brad's Suit - know color and kind but haven't purchased

Brad's Shoes

Brad's Shirt/Tie/Accessories

/Decide Best Man's Attire - good ideas in my head

xBrad's Ring

Vacation Attire




/Wedding Day Transportation for Guests - know vendor..not sure services yet

Book Transfers for Mom



xBook Vacation & Transfers

Pay Balance of Vacation

xBook & Pay for Airfare





xSave the Dates

xWedding Website




Organize playlist for IPOD

Decide on Welcome Dinner

/Seating Chart - partially done

Cat Sitter

/Wedding Day Timeline - Partially Done

Decide on Sand Ceremony/Buy supplies


MOH/BM/Parents Gifts

Vendor Gifts


~OOT Bags~

xBuy Oot Bags

Decide items for oot bags - Sister will assemble

Welcome Newsletter

Luggage Tags for Guests ??

xStarfish Wine Topper Favors

Personalized Cd's ??

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