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Calling all May 2008 Brides

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#31 plumsugar

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    Posted 29 January 2008 - 02:02 PM

    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 what’s worse, I’ve started second guessing myself like "maybe I should change this to that"!!

    What I’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 holder’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!!!! I’m so soft lol
    - attend my final fittings between March-April
    - finish a wedding day timeline for myself & BP

    #32 2bmosley

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      Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:57 AM

      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.

      #33 nylalany

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        Posted 09 February 2008 - 01:27 AM

        Wow how do you all do all the OOT totes and reception stuff already? Do you already know how many guests are coming?

        #34 AmyInMI

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          Posted 09 February 2008 - 03:17 AM

          Our guest who are coming have either RSVP'ed or booked their trip by now.

          3 months Ladies!!
          Amy & Aaron
          May 10, 2008
          Dreams Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico

          #35 nylalany

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            Posted 09 February 2008 - 03:24 AM

            omg, mine are all last minute - 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

            #36 Mandy

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              Posted 16 February 2008 - 01:07 AM

              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!

              #37 babycow

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                Posted 16 February 2008 - 01:18 AM

                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...
                Erica and Tim
                Dreams Tulum
                May 17, 2008

                #38 CourtneyV

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                  Posted 16 February 2008 - 01:21 AM

                  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!!!
                  Happily Married since May 9, 2008
                  Proud Mama to Evelyn Eileen since June 8, 2010

                  #39 michelle08

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                    Posted 16 February 2008 - 02:41 PM

                    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...

                    #40 michelle08

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                      Posted 16 February 2008 - 03:03 PM

                      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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