Sunday, April 24, 2011

Santa Barbara Fiesta

It's official, invitations are out and we'll be celebratin' a second time in Santa Barbara.  Join us on Sat. June 4 for fun times and tacos. :) Please RSVP if you'd like to join us.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Details, details...

Can you believe it's already March 15th?  That date is the day that Elaine will be charging the credit card you gave her when she collected the deposits back in January, unless you contact her.  While that means that it's time to give up the green, on the bright side, it'll be official!

Elaine is also working to collect travel itineraries so she can set up all the ground transportation.  If you haven't booked your flights yet, now's definitely the time!  This is also the last time we can add or subtract people to the hotel rooms, and the wedding itself, so please let me or Elaine know if there's been any changes to your plans/guests, etc.

In local news, Laura and I have been doing the dress fitting thing, which includes the dieting and requisite gym work and we're having fun.  Now onto new thoughts like shoes and jewelry... which is also a tough job. ;)  Dave and I are working on a small cocktail celebration for SB friends on Friday June 3rd, and I know our families are putting the time in on some wonderful wedding showers in the meantime, which we're thrilled about. Thanks to everyone for all their hard work, and bring on the festivities! We can't wait.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Happy Presidents day... and stuff

Happy Birthday Jen!
Happy post-valentines, president's, 3-day weekend to everyone :) I'm still getting adjusted to not snowboarding this weekend, like Dave and I have done for almost 10 years straight celebrating Jen Stein's B-day. [Happy Birthday Jen!] Other exciting news, Chris & Cookie should be welcoming their baby any minute now, so congrats to them too.

On to business...At this point, all your rooms should be booked, and if you haven't gotten airfare, now's the time.  [We always suggest] If you're all set with both items, please send your itineraries to Elaine, so she can book all the ground transportation for you.  PS--Anyone interested in a pre-wedding excursion to Chitzen-Itza should contact my aunt Jeanne, who is currently putting together her own group package overnight in the jungle.  (She'll let you know dates & costs.)

What's your plan?
One more detail for anyone not staying at Dreams,  since the hotel is all-inclusive there will be day-pass fees for coming on the property and enjoying all the fabulous amenities. I'm waiting to find out what those are from the hotel, but please keep that in mind as you budget and think about how many days you'll want to come on the property. i.e. wedding only, for the whole day of the wedding, etc since the prices differ and are per person.  More details to follow...

***UPDATE, there will be no charge to anyone coming to the resort for the wedding only. However if you would like to arrive at morning to use the locations the cost is $80 usd per person. Make sure to plan accordingly. :) 

We're also working on setting up a Santa Barbara reception for friends and family who cannot make it to Mexico, or who just can't get enough.  So far we're holding Friday night, June 3... again, more details to follow as they come together!

Well, let's all celebrate the presidents by sleeping late and watching lots of tv.  If you have any Q's about anything mentioned here, send 'em my way.

Viva-- Ang

Friday, January 21, 2011

5 Hotels in SB for under $100

Quick post today: 5 Santa Barbara Hotels for under $100 from the LA Times.  My personal recommendation is the newly renovated and uber-trendy Presidio Motel, or their new sister motel, the Agave Inn.  Just the basics as far as amenities go -- but proving it is possible to stay downtown for under $100.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy New Year!

With the changing of the calendar I realized that we're getting closer and closer to the day we can all say adios to Santa Barbara, and hola to Dreams Riviera Cancun for a few days.  I've been in contact with Elaine, and hope you all have too to make your reservations and upload your deposits to the online form.  The absolute end deadline to get onboard, or make any adjustments to your room category and/or dates will be January 28, 2011.  So please, if you're not sure about anything, send all your questions to Elaine.

In other news, the dresses for the bridesmaids are arriving, and they are a testament to Laura's great fashion taste. She picked a very hip color called Firecracker, which fits the celebration vibe quite well.  In addition, that color seems to be highlighting all my wedding magazines this season, and the dresses are designs by Cynthia Rowley. Very cool on all levels. She's thrown down the style gauntlet, and I can't wait to see everyone's personal spin on it.  ;)  Ladies in the bridal party -- please touch base with Laura if you haven't already bought your dress.

Dave and I have also added a nifty little Honeymoon Registry, which fits our trip a little more than the traditional registry. Seems like a fun idea to receive massages or manicures instead of crystal stemware ... which would never find a home in our little casita anyway.

Finally, if you're looking for me in the next few months, check the gym. It's time to get in the fitness groove, and get ready for some dress fittings... soon enough it will be time to go bikini shopping.

Cheers, and Happy New Year everyone -- Angie

PS, the word of the month is Passport. -- Passport passport passport -- Do you know where yours is? Check those expiration dates, get that paperwork sent in, do whatever you gotta do, worst case scenario is up to 90 days for a new passport... consider yourselves warned

Thursday, October 28, 2010

You're invited...

Hope everyone's received their invitations!  They've got the contact information for Elaine, and our RSVP card, so be sure to send that back AND contact Elaine by November 15 so we know you're coming. Elaine will also be looking for your down payment of $150 per person by that date.

So what'd you think? :)

Can't wait to hear from you all--

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Time to put down your deposit

Hopefully you've all received the Save the Date & introduction email from Elaine Flick.  Feel free to contact her with any of your questions about booking, or if you didn't receive her email. At this point, all you'll need to do now is reserve a space with a $150/person deposit and choose a room category by November 15th.  Full payment will be due in March, so start thinking ahead. :)

Also, if you don't have a passport, now is the time to get one!  Passports seem to take forever to get when you need one, so don't delay if yours is expiring or non-existant...

Thanks again for wanting to join us on this big adventure.