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#1875863 October 2014 Brides!

Posted by RaynDrop on 15 October 2014 - 09:23 PM

Ladies. .. the first part of my trip ..train from Boston to Miami was a fun success. Flying out in the morning. ... I cannot believe I will be in st Lucia in exactly 12 hours. Wake up call at 6 am and I can't sleep. Can't wait to see everyones pictures. YAY I send my best to you all safe travels and amazing weddings xoxo

#1873927 October 2014 Brides!

Posted by RaynDrop on 01 October 2014 - 07:40 AM

OM MY GOD ITS OCTOBER LADIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I am just working on finishing up the last few projects I have been working on for a while.. finally got the Mr on board with working on wedding stuff every night so Im not up allll night the night before we leave - which is in 13 days!    I made a to do list the other day and was pleasantly surprised with how little there was on it - for dyi projects anyways.  Of course there are some other things I need to focus on asap or they aren't going to get done.... I really think I want a dress to change into for the after party but i haven't found one I like :(    


My goal is to have everything done by the 10th - my bachelorette party is on the 11th which means the 12th might be a tired day lol   then off we go!   


Man I can't wait for vacation! lol


oh yeah I had my first wedding nightmare last night.......   everything I mean EVERYTHING was a shit show - starting with the bright yellow plastic table clothes on my reception tables - and when I complained... they changed them to cloth ones .... with balloons and rocking horses on them :(       hahahaha 

Hey ladies!! Hope you are all getting excited!

I had my bridal shower yesterday. It was so much fun! It really made this whole thing real for me and now I can't wait! My best friend did an amazing job and had everyone write in their favourite memory of me and I was bawling the whole time! It was really sweet though! I feel so touched that so many people came out and were so incredibly generous :)

The bachelorette is this weekend!! Should be fun! I booked a little spa day for the morning with a gift card FI gave me for Christmas and then the shenanigans will start in the afternoon! Can't wait! I have no idea what is in store for me!

We leave in 19 days, I have to finish all the little projects still....but the worst is that I am horrible with technology and am having the hardest time figuring out how to change of a parenthesis I have on a wedding fan program in Excel.... Uuuggghhhh...lol

Have had a few people change their minds about who is coming in their group(a good friend has decided that her husband and her aren't doing so good, so he is staying home with the kids so they don't cause a scene!), and my Grampa cancelled his ticket as my Gramma who is in a home hasn't been doing well, although she is turning the corner so hopefully he will be able to rebook. Although understandable, I will be pretty sad if he can't come.

That's it for now I think!



Sounds like everything is moving right along for you!  Thats great that your shower was so nice for you!!   


That stinks about people not being able to come anymore.. hopefully your grandparents will be able to end up making it!  That stinks about your friend but at least they were smart enough to know maybe it wasn't a good idea he went.  That could of been messy.


ekkk its October!

We leave in 15 days!!! Eeek!! I'm still trying to work out final details. Just placed an order for photo share cards. I'm working on my table numbers for my AHR. 
We are getting legally married this Saturday! Oh my goodness.
It's starting to get really overwhelmed. Anybody already packed. I started but had to take a break from it. 


Oh my gosh Sat YAY!!!  15 days YAY???  lol


I did kind of start to pack a while ago..... I put all my OOT bag stuff in a suitcase to see if I could get it to fit.... not everything did so I had to decided how bad I wanted some stuff hahaha

Then I took all the vacation clothes I have purchased over the last two years (yes I have been planning this thing that long) I put them in piles - MUST TAKE - Would Like To Take - probably could go without -   I then tried to pack all the MUST takes incredibly  they all fit in one suitcase.  I need to go through stuff again though... I think that is my plan for today!

#1872663 October 2014 Brides!

Posted by RaynDrop on 22 September 2014 - 10:49 AM

OMG Next month on this day I will be getting ready to get be Married YIKES!


@zeman321 - We are leaving on the 13.

#1872141 October 2014 Brides!

Posted by RaynDrop on 17 September 2014 - 04:34 PM

I got my dress yesterday - was only my second fitting but I told them I didnt need to go back and took it :)  picked up my wedding bands today :D  it turned out looking really good with me E ring so im excited.   Getting projects done one by one - time is TICKING lol

#1865298 October 2014 Brides!

Posted by RaynDrop on 09 August 2014 - 04:45 AM

I am doing hair and make up at the resort (only other choice is not to do it LOL) same with DJ - Sandals doesn't allow outside vendors.  I'm not doing a DJ though I don't think with my small group it is needed.  We will go to a club after :)


on a good note - We booked our tickets to St. Lucia yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   To lessen the stress about packing we did 1st class - can have 3 - 70 lb checked bags each :)  If that isn't enough I'll die!


Now just have to get tickets to Puerto Rico and then back to Boston (or maybe we will just stay in St. Lucia forever hahah)

#1863179 October 2014 Brides!

Posted by RaynDrop on 29 July 2014 - 06:31 PM

Get on it, Girl! It's comming up fast!

Shhhh.... if I pretend like I still have two years Ill be juuuuuuuust fine :)



#1840977 October 2014 Brides!

Posted by RaynDrop on 27 March 2014 - 05:55 PM

Hi girls!!

I'm getting married on October 8, 2014 at Dreams Los Cabos!! Any others getting married at Dreams in October?!?

Happy Planning!! :)


Yay for another October Bride!

#1832298 Whoaa!

Posted by RaynDrop on 06 February 2014 - 11:43 AM

Ops. I also meant to add - for not getting overwhelmed with too much at the same time.


Try making a list (or a few)  and set priorities of what is most important. 


Break things up into task that can be done maybe each week or month... spreading things out makes a huge difference then trying to do it all at once!

#1832295 Whoaa!

Posted by RaynDrop on 06 February 2014 - 11:40 AM

I was just referred to this site by an awesome person & mutual bride-to be that I actually just met in Mexico while doing resort tours. Go figure that although we live in separate cities, we are both from the same hometown, Small World! 


Anywhooo...My fiance and I have been engaged for three months now and are in the beginning stages of planning. Everything was slow paced until our resort tour trip last month and now it seems as if the flood gates have opened! 


Any suggestions on how to find balance and not be consumed with the planning, never ending questions from guest, etc? We do have a DW coordinator from DestinationWeddings.com which is a great help but ultimately trying to decide every little detail has me needing a vaca!  :)


Congrats and WELCOME!


Have you thought about doing a wedding website?  You can keep it up to date as your planning moves along.   Once you get it up you can give it to all your potential guest and have them refer to it for answers to questions.  Specially if you find a lot of people are asking the same question.   


You can also try creating a private facebook group that only those you invite to join can see.  Then you can post Q&A sessions along with your progress on there.



#1832289 Engaged Recently, Planning For Dw In 2016

Posted by RaynDrop on 06 February 2014 - 11:32 AM

Hey everyone! I'm new to this site.. looking for input on a few hotels in Punta Cana. We're planning our wedding for February of 2016. ( I know, still far away!) I have a few resorts in mind, would like to hear your input if you have been to these resorts, or are planning your wedding at one!


Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, Punta Cana

Majestic Elegance OR Majestic Colonial, Punta Cana

Dreams Palm Beach, Punta Cana


There will also be a few little one's on this trip!


Thanks :)


Hello there!! I am not much help with your location but I know there are a lot of brides on here that will be.


Just wanted to say WELCOME  :D

#1821492 Calling all Sandals Brides!

Posted by RaynDrop on 01 January 2014 - 08:44 PM

I am also a Sandals bride and will be getting married at Royal Plantation in November 2014. I've had difficulty finding other Sandals RP brides, so I'm excited to find one here. Our guests are also staying at SGR, while we will be at SRP. I'd love to share ideas. I have my WC call in mid January and already have a ton of questions, even though our wedding is 11 months away! We are planning to do a 3-hour reception after the wedding. I am still very unsure about photography. Do you have any idea how much the packages the local photographers they work with range from?


Yay for another Sandals girl :) Welcome!!!


I can't speak for your resort but I did inquire about the local photo packages in St. Lucia.  They only offer one package - it was $2000 for 4 hours with a CD of images.  You could add additional hours for $300 per hour.


I actually looked on Sandals website to get the name of the photos then emailed them directly asking for prices (without mentioning that I was getting married at Sandals). They sent me their price list which was actually decent, then almost immediately they sent me another email saying - if you are getting married at Sandals we only offer one package.  


Their "normal" 4 hour package was only $1200 -- I found this a little annoying - clearly Sandals is still making some good money with the new program!