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#1041 JulieH

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    Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:06 PM

    Thanks for the answers ladies. I'll definitely check with Perla about reserving the tequila terrace (which is what I meant by room/beach bar) I wasn't sure what that was called.
    Mark and I are going down the week before everyone arrives for our 'honeymoon' first... LOL... so I'm hoping to get a lot accomplished that week too. But after reading all this, I've got a lot of info jotted down with tons of questions for Perla, so I'll be emailing her about it all in a couple days.
    I'm looking forward to your wording on the sand ceremony.
    Which ceremony did you all choose? We're doing the legal ceremony and I was curious about the length of the ceremony and if it's okay that we do our own vows and perhaps have a friend read one of her writings (basically like a religious reading except not from a scripture or anything)?
    I know I've said this before, but thank you, thank you, thank you... you have been helping more than you could ever know!
    CDN Groom, we'll be going quite low key for our ceremony... I'm definitely finding it quite overwhelming, but with all the information on here, it's definitely eased a lot of stress. It's nice to hear that other people are keeping things simple too!! :)

    #1042 bumbles

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      Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:33 PM

      Thanks for the bouquet info - really helpful. I'm going to get the flowers from Paradisus instead of bringing them down. This means I have to sell the flowers I already ordered, oh well :)

      Our sunset time is 7:20. Our ceremony starts at 5:30 and our photographer said that works out perfectly. We are doing "first look" pics which starts at 4:00, I think.

      CDNgroom, where are you having your ceremony and reception? I bet it's awesome!

      Question about meal for the photog: Do I sign them up for the buffet/plated meal or can they order a la carte from the restaurant?

      My dress is not poofy and simple (no beading/lace to worry about), so I'm going to wrap it in tissue and put it in a rolling carry-on bag. It will have to be steamed anyway, so I figured it was okay to fold it up. However, I am worried about giving it to someone for steaming at the resort though. Talk about pre-separation anxiety! Did any of you brides feel like this? What was the process of getting it steamed like?

      Speaking of dress... *my first fitting is this Saturday* Oh, I am so elated! :) It is the perfect catalyst for completing wedding projects!

      #1043 KLC77

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        Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:25 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by JulieH
        Thanks for the answers ladies. I'll definitely check with Perla about reserving the tequila terrace (which is what I meant by room/beach bar) I wasn't sure what that was called.
        Mark and I are going down the week before everyone arrives for our 'honeymoon' first... LOL... so I'm hoping to get a lot accomplished that week too. But after reading all this, I've got a lot of info jotted down with tons of questions for Perla, so I'll be emailing her about it all in a couple days.
        I'm looking forward to your wording on the sand ceremony.
        Which ceremony did you all choose? We're doing the legal ceremony and I was curious about the length of the ceremony and if it's okay that we do our own vows and perhaps have a friend read one of her writings (basically like a religious reading except not from a scripture or anything)?
        I know I've said this before, but thank you, thank you, thank you... you have been helping more than you could ever know!
        CDN Groom, we'll be going quite low key for our ceremony... I'm definitely finding it quite overwhelming, but with all the information on here, it's definitely eased a lot of stress. It's nice to hear that other people are keeping things simple too!! :)
        Hey Julie, just a tip, when I emailed Perla I found it much easier to write one long email with all of my questions listed together and sometimes numbered, rather than a bunch of short emails with one or two questions in them. It may take her a little time to get back to you, but then atleast you know she got all of the questions and she will answer them.

        I'm actually a little jealous of everyone who is still planning. I want to do it again!
        ~Kelly

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        #1044 becks

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        Posted 26 February 2009 - 09:31 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by KLC77
        Hey Julie, just a tip, when I emailed Perla I found it much easier to write one long email with all of my questions listed together and sometimes numbered, rather than a bunch of short emails with one or two questions in them. It may take her a little time to get back to you, but then atleast you know she got all of the questions and she will answer them.

        I'm actually a little jealous of everyone who is still planning. I want to do it again!
        I have to agree. One long e-mail with all the items numbered is the easiest way to go. She would respond to us with her answers in the text of the original e-mail.

        And Kelly - I'm with you on wanting to do it again. We've been talking about a "reunion tour" since before the actual day of the wedding!

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        #1045 CDNgroom

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          Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:35 PM

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          CDNgroom, where are you having your ceremony and reception? I bet it's awesome!
          Fanny, we are going through Caribbean Blue Weddings and having our ceremony on a beach at Playa Del Carmen with the dinner at La Tortuga afterwards.

          #1046 MissyR

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            Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:46 PM

            CDNGroom - such a well said post above - sometimes, while I loved this forum during the planning process, it gave me more stress to see what everyone else was doing. For me, the response time was actually pretty good, usuallly only a few days .. so it wasn't too bad.

            We did the legal ceremony and wrote our own vows. We also did the sand ceremony which we wrote. Both of these are attached. I also put together a "wedding day timeline" which I have attached as well.

            Instead of a bouquet toss, I decided to dedicate my bouquet to my grandma - yes at 77 years old she and my grampie travelled to MExico with us. I have also attached that for anyone else who is interested!

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

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            #1047 JulieH

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              Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:16 PM

              Missy,
              thanks for sharing your sand ceremony wording, there is definitely a few lines in there that I'd like to use, they say forgery is a form of flattery... is this alright??. I've been able to read your vows as well, which were very very nice!! I don't have enough points to open the others, so once I have enough, I'll check them out!!!

              #1048 JulieH

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                Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:20 PM

                Kelly,
                i'm so glad you reminded me about that. the correspondence Perla and I had had in the past had only been a few, however, I did send one to her with numbered questions and she indeed wrote back with answers to all of them in the original text only her answers were in a different font colour.... it's all coming back to me... slowly...

                so thank you for that! i appreciate all the advice!!

                #1049 Meredith

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                  Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:49 PM

                  Missy,

                  Thanks for those documents - the wedding schedule is really helpful!

                  Meredith

                  #1050 MissyR

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                    Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:52 PM

                    Copy as much as you want! That's why I provided it! JulieH - I donated some points to you so you can download the rest of the attachments... enjoy!




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