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#3321 Lisa DSO

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    Posted 08 March 2010 - 08:11 PM

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    Originally Posted by LynnieS
    Hmmm, what about symbolic? Can we do whatever we want including sand ceremony?
    Yes, I think someone wrote last week or so that you can have your own vows and sand ceremony for symbolic.

    #3322 LynnieS

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      Posted 08 March 2010 - 08:48 PM

      oh, sorry, must have missed it! Thanks
      yay. . . we're gradu-umtaded!!!

      #3323 jesmcan

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        Posted 08 March 2010 - 09:14 PM

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        Holy Canolli! Angie just emailed me again- Go Angie! :-)

        I know a few were inquiring about this for programs in the legal/civil ceremony, so I will paste in case you cant open attachment:
        Thanks so much! this was a huge help! it seems like it is going to go so fast though doesn't it?

        And I have in writing from Zulma that we could do a sand ceremony with a legal civil wedding as long as we don't have our own vows uggghhh. Making sure to bring that one down.
        The Royal PDC & Kool Beach Club 11.12.10

        #3324 dianep

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          Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:04 PM

          i'm so glad to hear that angie has been responsive! i e-mailed her a list of questions just a while ago, so i'm hoping to hear back from her super soon!

          thanks for the advice on the flowers. i'm hoping for calla lilies but have another bouquet picked out in case they're not an option. i'll be satisfied as long as i can have orange and yellow flowers, so i know i'll be just fine.
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          and happily ever after begins...


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          #3325 Lisa DSO

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            Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:21 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by jesmcan
            Thanks so much! this was a huge help! it seems like it is going to go so fast though doesn't it?
            Yeah lol, it seems about 5 min long (but I guess it would feel that way regardless heh)

            BTW, I'm getting married in November now (day before Thanksgiving); after almost changing resorts, and going over pricing, we decided to stay. November was almost HALF the accomodations/flight cost of January, and although my original date of Jan 1 would have been cool, we decided this would make it possible for some of our guests who were on the fence. I'm also very glad that response from WC has improved 200 % :-).

            #3326 prettypigpig

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              Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:52 AM

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              Originally Posted by beachbum1285
              I feel the SAME way!! We had a similar talk not too long ago and while he thinks I shouldn't have to go thru this miscommunication, he also thinks it'd be a hassle for our guests to switch hotels. (I would be MORE than happy to call their TAs myself and switch, seeing as there's no penalties to switch which I have already looked into and there isn't!) When I get it, but this is ridiculous. I was *promised* a phone call by yesterday and never got it. It's not worth the energy stressing over this. I've sent the Michigan ladies 5 emails, repetative emails at that, and I haven't gotten a dang thing back. I even emailed the people in Mexico, and after they seemed to be helpful a few weeks ago, I got nothing.

              Seriously, I am almost at the point where I just want to say screw the WHOLE wedding idea, let me just enjoy my non-refundable plane ticket trip to Mexico (and tons of margaritas at that!) and I'll try to look into something else NEXT year. I just feel bad for those guests that have booked a trip expecting to see a wedding when I'm so not into it anymore.
              Ok, after like 3-4 weeks into this destination wedding search. I realized that it is "normal" to not to receive an email for weeks or months. The WC in mexico are working for $10 per day, and they are also working on site weddings (up to 3-6 per day sometimes). Unlike private wedding planners in Canada or US, like 2 weddings on the w-e MAX, these WCs are having like 10 weddings per week! As your date approaches, they will work with u more closely. I dunno what is going on with the Michigan chicks...but I guess they still have to coordinate with the Mexico WCs most of the time. However, from all the reviews I read, the on-site WC will make sure everything goes smoothly once u get there. Therefore, I think I will book my package, secure the date, and plan on other things.

              Bonnie

              Married to Mr. El Khaiat on July 4th, 2011 @ Royal Playa Del Carmen


              #3327 taapple

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                Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:04 AM

                Hey ladies! i need your help please. Ive got a few questions:
                I have read that a number of you have opted to do a cheaper wedding package like the classic or the eternal romance then just added on from there. I am highly considering this also b/c when i look at the luxury package it has alot of things we really dont need. So the a la carte list I have is pretty basic. Can any of you PM me with a complete a la carte wedding list with all the fees?

                For example, if we decide to go with the eternal package it incl. a semi private reception for up to 30 guests, if we upgrade to a private reception it is an additional $25 per real guest for all 30 people or just guests beyond the 30?

                Also, we are doing a symbolic ceremony, will they allow my FI's brother who is licensed in the states to marry, to lead the ceremony and waive there fee for the minister??

                And i know several of you have asked this but I just want to clarify, our ceremony is on a Sat. at 2 p.m. will the weekend fee be waived even if our reception is from 4-7 p.m. Is that fee only charged if the "ceremony" is after 4p.m.?

                One last question I promise :) I am not having a good time deciding on a photog. If I had an endless budget, it would be so easy. I will be charged $400 outside vendor fee so with this is mind, most that I have found put me over what I can spend. I am not a huge fan of the resort photog so I would like to use someone in addition for at least the ceremony and pics after. The one I have found charges $1500 plus that fee so now we are close to 2K which is really pushing it. Does anyone have some suggestions of good photogs that are around 1,000 or less that you really like??

                Thank you all for your help!!

                #3328 LynnieS

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                  Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:34 AM

                  Hi Taapple
                  I will PM you with the checklist that comes straight from the WC's at the resort. You can see how much everything is and go from there. I am one of the brides doing a Classic wedding and upgrading quite a bit (still cheaper for me!)

                  That is a good question about upgrading to a private reception. The semi-private is $15/guest and private is 25/guest so Im not sure if it would just be an extra 10/guest to upgrade. Then every guest after 30 would be the full price I imagine.

                  Don't know about the minister fee, Im guessing you can since it is added on extra for everybody

                  You would be fine with a 2pm ceremony, no extra fee

                  I am using Mike Cantarell for photog. I was able to tell him my budget and he worked with me very well!! I am very happy with what I am getting. They are very willing to work with you

                  Hope this helps! Sorry I couldn't help with some of those!
                  -Lyndsay
                  yay. . . we're gradu-umtaded!!!

                  #3329 speedy130

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                    Posted 09 March 2010 - 08:39 AM

                    Hi ladies!

                    My responses from Angie have been much better lately as well. I am still waiting for her to send me some more menu options though.... If you all have them, can you email them to me please? nbkjsl@gmail.com Thanks!!

                    #3330 Lady_Di

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                      Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:21 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Lisa DSO
                      Yeah lol, it seems about 5 min long (but I guess it would feel that way regardless heh)

                      BTW, I'm getting married in November now (day before Thanksgiving); after almost changing resorts, and going over pricing, we decided to stay. November was almost HALF the accomodations/flight cost of January, and although my original date of Jan 1 would have been cool, we decided this would make it possible for some of our guests who were on the fence. I'm also very glad that response from WC has improved 200 % :-).
                      Glad to hear that you guys decided to stay! :)

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by prettypigpig
                      Ok, after like 3-4 weeks into this destination wedding search. I realized that it is "normal" to not to receive an email for weeks or months. The WC in mexico are working for $10 per day, and they are also working on site weddings (up to 3-6 per day sometimes). Unlike private wedding planners in Canada or US, like 2 weddings on the w-e MAX, these WCs are having like 10 weddings per week! As your date approaches, they will work with u more closely. I dunno what is going on with the Michigan chicks...but I guess they still have to coordinate with the Mexico WCs most of the time. However, from all the reviews I read, the on-site WC will make sure everything goes smoothly once u get there. Therefore, I think I will book my package, secure the date, and plan on other things.
                      $10 a day That is not possible! I would think they're paid more than that...they deal with so many weddings a day.

                      Good luck picking your package! :)




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