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Spring 2012 (1 year + to wedding):
Set up account on bestdestinationwedding.com
Find travel coordinator
Book block of rooms
June 2012 (11 months):
July 2012 (10 months):
Find a wedding dress
Buy wedding dress
August 2012 (9 months):
Find out about travel documents, visas and vaccinations
Tell bridesmaids about their dresses
September 2012 (8 months):
Book catamaran cruise
Research photo shots & talk to photographer
October 2012 (7 months):
Book hotel rooms & flights
Notarize copies of birth certificates and passport
Get travel insurance
November 2012 (6 months):
December 2012 (5 months):
Buy yamukle and glass for breaking
Get our wedding rings
Book a DJ
January 2013 (4 months):
Mail required documents to resort
Start to get dress altered
Look at groomsmen outfits
Pick up groomsmen and grooms outfit
Pick up rings
Call people who haven’t RSVPed
February 2013 (3 months):
Plan table decor
Call floral shop
Order sky lanterns
Grooms outfit altered
Give out groomsmen outfits
Send final list to resort
March 2013 (2 months):
Organize a slideshow of pictures & order equipment – if want
Plan first dance
Finish ceremony programs
Write welcome letter
Check resort has required documents
Finalize escort cards
Complete welcome bags
Email guests: itinerary, food requests, etc.
Finalize trip schedule including wedding party day of itinerary
Reserve a tent, curtains, dance floor, and lights (beach reception)
April 2013 (1 month):
Pick up any prescriptions or travel stuff need from CVS
Call credit cards
Make photo copies of credit cards and passports
Choose all music
Make thank you cards for family
Pick up dress
Email photographer: final payment, itinerary, confirmation, list of shots want
Email videographer: confirmation, itinerary
Email DJ: confirmation, payment, music list
Email officiant: confirmation, itinerary, payment
Email Makeup/Hair: confirmation, itinerary
Email florist: confirmation, itinerary
Email tent vendor: confirmation, itinerary
Email resort with finalized list
May 2013 (THE MONTH):
Check insurance policies, health benefits, etc.
Sell extra stuff on BDW
Finish honeymoon plans
June 2013 (-1 month):
July 2013 (-2 months):
Wedding photo book for self and family
Check on wedding certificate
August 2013 (-3 months):
Make an appointment at travel clinic for honeymoon prep
September 2013 (-4 months):
October 2013 (-5 months):
November 2013 (-6 months):
December 2013 (-7 months):
Start name change –> New passport, driver’s license, SS card, etc.
Note: Over the next few months, I will be posting some helpful tips and information that can hopefully help brides planning destination and U.S. weddings. I will also post this information on http://courtneymara.com/wedding/. If you have any questions, suggestions, or tips, please send them my way by emailing MsCourtneyMara@gmail.com or posting in the comments section.
Interested in traveling to Switzerland? Check out Wyman Stocks’ post about activities around Murren, Switzerland. You can find other great posts by Stocks at http://wymanstocks.com!
Great post about Freiburg, Germany. Check out more posts by Anil Cm at https://myeuropetour.wordpress.com! Happy Travels!
Originally posted on My Europe Album:
Freiburg City in South west of Germany was visited on 25th Jun 2011. From Basel, Switzerland we took a train at about 1045am. An ICE Basel to Freiburg takes just over 1/2 hours, whereas a local train about an hour. We were 4 persons with a infant of 1 yr. old, we took the Baden-Württemberg ticket which costs only 53 CHF (for up to 5 people), which was valid for the entire day on local trains in all of Baden-Württemberg and also on trams in Freiburg. Local train concept here is different from India. Here it means, it will have stops in small stations and thus runs in normal speed and takes more time but the train is as good as Rajdhani or better than that of India.
Freiburgis a city in Baden-Württemberg Germany and located in the extreme south-west of the country. It is one of the famous…
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 17,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals
Great post about the holidays in Atlanta by elatlboy! Check out more great posts by elatlboy at http://elatlboy.com!
Originally posted on The Adventures of elATLboy:
Around Thanksgiving in the United States is when you’ll start to hear holiday music and see holiday lights and trees go up in earnest. During the holiday weekend just before dark I decided to checkout the scene at one of my favorite areas in Atlanta, Pemberton Place and Centennial Olympic Park.
Walking onto the heart of Pemberton Place I immediately saw all the enlarged ornaments around the World of Coca-Cola. Midtown straight ahead. In how many languages can you say Merry Christmas?!
The World of Coca-Cola front and center, with the Downtown skyline behind. I’m surprised I didn’t see little kids trying to climb the ornaments. :)
A broader view of Pemberton Place. Lot’s of people were sitting and posing for pictures in the red-and-white striped ornament. Others just hanging out, having fun on the grass.
The holiday lights and ornaments provided one scenic shot after another.
Lights dotted the…
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A post about the Jersey shore by a good friend of mine and guest blogger of CourtneyMara.com, Terence. My thoughts are with all the persons affected by the hurricane.
Originally posted on twng32:
This past summer I decided to head to the Wildwoods boardwalk in NJ. Wildwoods is located in Cape May County, the southern part of NJ and the boardwalk overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. I have never been before even though I live roughly 1.5 hours away from there. The summer of 2012 was a hot, humid and mostly sunny summer until of course the day I chose to go to the Wildwoods. It was cloudy, rainy and chilly all day but there was no turning back. I had the urge to dive into a Mr. Softee ice cream and the rain wasn’t going to stop me.
There are plenty of rides, games and food on the boardwalk for everyone. If the food on the boardwalk isn’t your style, there are plenty of restaurants on the side streets.
Here are the pictures, sorry for the quality. I only had my point and shoot…
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Originally posted on angelinascasa:
With so many new hotels opening in London this year, it’s hard to decide on where’s the best place to lay your head.
To help, here’s my top three, plus a little insider knowledge for each.
Best for thrill-seekers: ST ERMINS HOTEL, ST JAMES’S PARK
When I was invited to stay in the newly renovated St Ermins Hotel, once the home of spies and espionage, I imagined dimly-lit corridors and dark corners to hide out in. Belting my trenchcoat, I snuck off to St James’s Park. All I was lacking was an illicit tryst.
But I couldn’t have been more mistaken. This may have been a hub for MI6 throughout the 1930s and 1940s, but without reading the history books, you’d never have guessed it. Prim government building it is not.
Stepping into the hotel entrance, I was bowled over by its sheer flamboyance. Originally conceived by…
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MUST READ for anyone attending our wedding! Great post by Brianna Gorman. Check out her blog at http://briannagorman.wordpress.com!
Originally posted on Es un milagro:
I honestly have no idea where to even begin. I just got home from Iberostar Rose Hall Suites Montego Bay in Jamaica and it was the best 6 days of my life. Literally. I can not explain how amazing it was. I am just beginning this blog post and I don’t know how I am going to put into words a post about my short, but amazing, time in Jamaica.
First off, everyone really does say “ya, mon.” I LOVED that because I thought it was just a sterotype.
Before the trip and even when we got there, I was kind of skeptical. I knew it was going to be fun, but I was one of the only girls paying my own way to go so I would be the most devastated if I didn’t get my money’s worth. Boy was I wrong.
The weather was absolutely perfect. It was…
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There are A LOT of outdoor movie options in and around DC during the summer. Here is a list of a few of the options:
- Screen on the Green, National Mall, July 16-August 6, mainly Mondays (this is my FAVORITE)
- NoMA Summer Screen, L Street, now through August 8, Wednesdays
- Capitol Riverfront, near Navy Yard Metro, now through July 26, Thursdays
- Columbia Heights, Harriet Tubman Elementary Field, July 29 & August 12
- U Street, July 25, August 22, and September 26
- Bethesda Outdoor Movies, Woodmont Triangle, July 24-28 (every day)
- National Harbor Movies on the Potomac, now through September, Fridays and Saturdays
- Comcast Film Festival, Rockville, August 23-25