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#6431 Bride2B22

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    Posted 17 September 2010 - 12:00 PM

    Hi Jess!

     

    Do you have any info on who your WC rented the luminary candles from? I wanted to rent some for my ceremony and reception.

     

    P.S. You sound like things are going alot better now! i am glad!

     

    Thanks! :-)

     

    Originally Posted by jesmcan 

    Well I am just getting these small square glass holders 4 per table and they were $4 each. So I not sure how much an arrangement gos for like the one I described.

     

    I rented a ton of luminary candles through my WC who is getting them from Cancun and those were a lot pricier.

     

    At one point I was debating ordering them from here, http://www.qcandles.com/

     

    but than I really did not want the hassle of lugging more stuff down. I already have 5 bags yikes! lol





    #6432 Lisa DSO

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      Posted 17 September 2010 - 12:55 PM

      the lastest review on tripadvisor was a bit disconcerting (regarding police corruption):

      http://www.tripadvis...HECK_RATES_CONT

       

      here is a snippet:

       

      "Cautions about the police in mexico. They are crooked jerks who are looking for
      white people to harrass and extort money from. We rented jeeps in Cozumel and
      had 2 couples in each jeep. Just before we were bringing the jeeps back, the
      police pulled us over and said we did not slow down over a speedbump. We did
      slow down because the speedbumps are huge and there is no way you could go over
      them at full speed. Anyway they said we had to give them $50 per jeep(which they
      pocketed) and put it discretely in a green notebook that the cop was holding or
      go to jail. Also 2 of my friends who have never been out of the USA before were
      walking on the beach just off the resort property (where they rent out jetskis
      during the day) at about 11:30 pm when some police with machine guns came up to
      them and told them they were being arrested and that they should give them all
      the money in their pockets. Well the man only had $1 and his royal keycard, so
      the police told him to leave his wife there with them and go to the room and get
      money or his ATM card to pay them. AS IF HE WOULD ACTUALLY LEAVE HIS WIFE WITH
      THEM!!!!! The cops kept grapping their machine guns. Eventually the couple just
      turned around and walked toward the resort and the police did not follow them.
      They kept thinking they were gonna get shot in the back. Needless to say their
      trip was ruined and they will never go back to Mexico again and probably never
      go on a beach vacation anywhere but in the USA again.

       



      #6433 rosieposie

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        Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:36 PM

        uugh, that's not good....hopefully it's not a common occurance....
         

        Originally Posted by Lisa DSO 

        the lastest review on tripadvisor was a bit disconcerting (regarding police corruption):

        http://www.tripadvis...HECK_RATES_CONT

         

        here is a snippet:

         

        "Cautions about the police in mexico. They are crooked jerks who are looking for
        white people to harrass and extort money from. We rented jeeps in Cozumel and
        had 2 couples in each jeep. Just before we were bringing the jeeps back, the
        police pulled us over and said we did not slow down over a speedbump. We did
        slow down because the speedbumps are huge and there is no way you could go over
        them at full speed. Anyway they said we had to give them $50 per jeep(which they
        pocketed) and put it discretely in a green notebook that the cop was holding or
        go to jail. Also 2 of my friends who have never been out of the USA before were
        walking on the beach just off the resort property (where they rent out jetskis
        during the day) at about 11:30 pm when some police with machine guns came up to
        them and told them they were being arrested and that they should give them all
        the money in their pockets. Well the man only had $1 and his royal keycard, so
        the police told him to leave his wife there with them and go to the room and get
        money or his ATM card to pay them. AS IF HE WOULD ACTUALLY LEAVE HIS WIFE WITH
        THEM!!!!! The cops kept grapping their machine guns. Eventually the couple just
        turned around and walked toward the resort and the police did not follow them.
        They kept thinking they were gonna get shot in the back. Needless to say their
        trip was ruined and they will never go back to Mexico again and probably never
        go on a beach vacation anywhere but in the USA again.

         

         

         

         

        on another note.....anyone else of this recent news on the Mexican Pesos?
         

        16 SEP 2010:  Effective immediately all vacationers travelling to Mexico will be required to use Mexican pesos only.  Other currencies, including Canadian and American dollars will no longer be accepted in the country.


        The use of international credit cards is unaffected as transactions will continue to be processed in Mexican pesos, as per current practice.

        It is recommended that travellers bring Mexican pesos and/or credit cards to avoid difficulties

         

         



         



        #6434 Lisa DSO

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          Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:20 PM



          Originally Posted by rosieposie 

          uugh, that's not good....hopefully it's not a common occurance....
           

           

           

           

          on another note.....anyone else of this recent news on the Mexican Pesos?
           

          16 SEP 2010:  Effective immediately all vacationers travelling to Mexico will be required to use Mexican pesos only.  Other currencies, including Canadian and American dollars will no longer be accepted in the country.


          The use of international credit cards is unaffected as transactions will continue to be processed in Mexican pesos, as per current practice.

          It is recommended that travellers bring Mexican pesos and/or credit cards to avoid difficulties

           

           



           


          WHAT?!?!?!?!? no way! where did you see that?
           



          #6435 JYD1

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            Posted 17 September 2010 - 04:32 PM



            Originally Posted by JoZee84 




            I had the same question I think Lady Di used them, but you can't view anything on their website. I wanted to use an outside vendor and have someone pick them up too but my WC isn't getting back to me <img src=" class="bbcode_smiley" height="1" src="http://files.bestdestinationwedding.com/images/smilies//cry.gif" title=":'(" width="1" />  
             


            Hi JoZee84! You should be able to view their website as long as you have Flash. I looked today and was able to see great pieces. Click on Disenos (designs) and you will see a menu in english. Definitely beautiful work. 
             



            #6436 risa1818

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              Posted 17 September 2010 - 07:44 PM

              So not sure if you ladies do, but I read the reviews for The Royal ALL the time on tripadvisor.com. Most of them are really good, sometimes some are not so great.

               

              My question to you ladies who have visited there, was the beach nice? I am slightly concerned because I am totally a beach person. I love laying on the beach, swimming in it, etc. My concern is that most people say the beach is not that nice. That it has a sulfur smell to it and it can be really rocky in most parts. Is this true?

               

              I am not a picky person, but I do want to make sure that my guests are loving the beach!

               

              Any feedback on this from you ladies that have been there?

               

              BTW, thanks for the info. on the flower guy Jess


              The Manchebo Beach Resort, Aruba - June 11, 2011

              #6437 JoZee84

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                Posted 17 September 2010 - 08:04 PM



                Originally Posted by Jenny310 

                That's who I'm using!! I think LadyDi used them. His prices are really reasonable. As of now I getting 6 bm bouquets, 5 bountineres and 3 wrist coursages for $300!! Marvin is very responsive.



                Hi Jenny310, I am also thinking of using Marvin, he emailed me some sample work and I LOVED it! I also have Elsa as my WC, but have not heard from her since my deposit.  I set up a basecamp but she hasn't responded to my questions yet, but I guess its because my wedding isn't until June.  Have you asked about the vendor fee for using the outside florist? Are you getting your flowers delivered? I was thinking of having them picked up to avoid the fee but wasn't sure how that would work either. 



                #6438 JoZee84

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                  Posted 17 September 2010 - 08:07 PM



                  Originally Posted by JYD1 




                  Hi JoZee84! You should be able to view their website as long as you have Flash. I looked today and was able to see great pieces. Click on Disenos (designs) and you will see a menu in english. Definitely beautiful work. 
                   


                  Thanks, I decided just to email him ( Thanks for the email address Jesmcan! ) and tell him what I was interested in and he sent pictures and prices. His work is amazing! I'm trying to avoid the vendor fee though.  Trying to figure out how to bypass it. haha
                   



                  #6439 JoZee84

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                    Posted 17 September 2010 - 08:38 PM

                    For brides getting married in June or later, is your WC answering your questions? I am sending my questions through my basecamp but I haven't recieved any answers! I just send the questions because I don't want to forget them when I finally do talk to them.  Am I being too impatient? The first day I spoke with them over the phone and everything was great! Now its like they don't want to be bothered this early.



                    #6440 Bride2B22

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                      Posted 18 September 2010 - 05:52 AM

                      Hi Jozee....I am getting married next June and I've been in constant communication with my WC! I actually just spoke to her yesterday. I usually call her and then she'll send me things via basecamp. I think it's important to establish a phone relationship with her so she knows that you want to be attended to. If I send her a message via basecamp and she doesn't reply within two days, depending on how urgent is my questions, I'll call her......my WC is Katia....I am getting married at the royal in cancun but I love this thread and all the info these ladies share! Who's your WC?




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