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US Postal Service is not so Bad :)

Posted by mike on 06 Aug 2007 | Tagged as: Wedding

Mike mailed out the invitiations on Saturday morning from the North Miami post office and already some people on Miami Beach received their invitiations!

I am very surprised that the US Postal Service deliveried the invites that quickly. 

For the save the date cards, we had one returned undeliverable 3 months after we sent it.  Still 2 of them are missing.



Posted by mike on 24 Jul 2007 | Tagged as: Wedding

We are out of block rooms and the hotel will not allow us to add more to our contract for the same rate.

There is also a Four Seasons Sheraton close by where the rate is cheaper. 

I just checked American Airlines and it seems they are having a Fall Sale. 

From DCA to MIA, the cheapest is $158.80, plus 5% off when you use this code - A4397AH.

Today is our Anniversary of our Engagement

Posted by mike on 11 Jul 2007 | Tagged as: Wedding

This morning Mike reminded me that today is our anniversary of our engagement.  Around this time we were in Munich, Germany’s airport. 

We started (I must say Rachel and I) started to register for gifts.  We don’t need much but there are few things I would like for my kitchen.  Yes, my kitchen because Mike does not cook anything besides pasta and frozen pizza. 

For those who know me, I love to cook and bake.  So Rachel (my maid of honor, ex-roomate from DC) went with me to register at Crate and Barrell, Macy’s and Mikasa.  Why so many places??  Well Mikasa had these really cool silverware that matched my cake set that my sister Simone got for our wedding.

Crate and Barrell is having a pretty good sale, so many items on my registry are now on sale. 

Less than 3 months away… We are getting very anxious to finally celebrate our lives together with all of our family and friends!  Can’t wait to see all of you :)

~Kat & Mike

Hotel - blocked off room rates

Posted by mike on 01 Jul 2007 | Tagged as: Wedding

If you are having problems reserving a room at the hotel we blocked off at the rate of $119, please let us know and we can get more rooms added.



Posted by mike on 03 Jun 2007 | Tagged as: Wedding

We blocked off rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott and it is reserved under Michael Dean. The code is MDBMDBA. Please reserve your room soon, if we need to block more rooms off please let us know.
Courtyard by Marriott Miami Beach Oceanfront
3925 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33140

The parking is $22 a day. We are planning to reserve a private shuttle to take guest from the hotel to the reception site. If you are intereseted in taking the shuttle, please let me know.

Please have your attendees call our reservations hotline @ 800.228.9290 by Friday, September 14, 2007 in order to receive your contracted group rate of $119.

You can book online or over the phone.

Wedding attire

Posted by mike on 26 Apr 2007 | Tagged as: Wedding

I have been getting questions about the attire for our wedding.  It will be a casual outdoor event in October right around sunset.  Plan to walk on grassy area.  So Ladies don’t wear heals or you will sink into the grass. Wedges, sandals what ever is comfortable for you.  Gentlemen, wear a nice shirt, tropical, guayabera.  Don’t wear ties, jackets, nor suits. 

I found a very good description from the SoBe food and wine festival site.

“SOBE CHIC” Tropical/Miami Chic:
Is a simple, elegant style of dress that is inspired by Miami’s Latin roots and balmy weather.

Make a statement in a brightly colored dress or stay cool in linen or soft gauze.

Accessorize to fit the ambience with linen or gauze. Tip: Want to keep it simple? Wear a guayabera!

I will be creating a page called “What not to wear” very soon.


Updated flight prices from DC area

Posted by mike on 28 Mar 2007 | Tagged as: Wedding

Info for my DC peeps!! 

Jet Blue finally opened flights for October.  (Thanks Jim for the info)

$254.80 - IAD to FLL : Fri, Oct 5th 4:45pm - 7:21pm, FLL to IAD: Sun, Oct 7th 1:15pm - 3:43pm

$185.80 - IAD to FLL: Sat, Oct 6th 7:50am - 10:22pm, FLL to IAD: Sun, Oct 7th 1:15pm - 3:43pm

The wedding will be at night after 5 on Saturday.  FLL - Ft Lauderdale airport is about 30 mins north from the hotel and about 45 mins from the wedding site.

Tickets are still cheap on American Airlines.  Plus you can get 5% off by using this code: A4397AH

$160.80 - DCA-MIA: Fri, Oct 5th 5:35pm - 8:05pm MIA-DCA Sun, Oct 7th 7:25pm-9:45pm

$160.80 - IAD-MIA: Sat, Oct 6th 6:05am-8:35am MIA-IAD Sun, Oct 7th 8:15pm - 10:40pm

$175.80 - IAD-MIA: Sat, Oct 7th 2:45pm-5:45pm MIA-IAD Sun, Oct 7th 8:15pm - 10:40pm

We are planning to arrange a shuttle service from the hotel to the wedding site.

We are still working on blocking off rooms at the Marriott, information will be sent out soon.


Flights - Discount with American Airlines Save 5%

Posted by mike on 16 Mar 2007 | Tagged as: Wedding

We signed up with American Airlines to get a group discount. This entitles you to a 5% discount on airline tickets and also car rental with Avis.
Message from
The Discount Code you may give your guests is A4397AH.

Your guests will receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable published air fare.

Discounts are valid 29Sep-13Oct, 2007 for travel to MIA – Miami, FL.

There will also be a separate ticketing charge of $10.00 USD for tickets purchased via the phone or $15.00 USD for tickets purchased at the airport. This amount is subject to change. At this time there is no ticketing fee for reservations made and ticketed on The percentage discount can be booked on-line at for American Airlines and American Eagle flights only.

For your International originating guests, they will need to call their local reservations number and refer to your Discount Code (STARfile authorization number).

To receive the discount off Avis rental cars, please call 800-331-1600, and reference AWD - D003737.

Save the Date! October 6th

Posted by mike on 16 Jan 2007 | Tagged as: Wedding

Save the Date - October 6, 2007!

We are finally ready to send out our “Save the Date” cards. Since there are many guest that will be from out of town, we wanted to give you enough notice to make travel arrangements.

We can’t wait to see our family & friends.

We will be posting fares on the blog periodically. Get your plane tickets early.

Leave a comment to let us know if you will be able to attend.  Click on “Comments” below.

~Mike & Kat

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