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#1811 MObride09

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    Posted 03 July 2010 - 12:29 PM

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    Originally Posted by michelle2011
    Can i ask something else? Did you ladies have to sign a contract? I have the date confirmed and now know i dont have to pay a deposit but i see alot of ppl taking about signing contracts etc... and i haven't had anything like that. Should i worry? Thanx
    No, I did not have to sign a contract. Once I had paid the deposit on the trip to my Travel Agent, she faxed a copy of the travel manifest to Victoria at the resort and this is when she confirmed the wedding date. After that, all correspondance was through emails. I did not have to sign anything until I paid for the trip at the resort. As you get closer to your date, I would say it was about 2-3 months prior, Victoria began to email me more frequently asking for my choices for the wedding packages, foods etc,....Until that time, there was not much communication b/w the resort and I unless I had a question or a picture I wanted to send Victoria for decorations etc..:)

    #1812 finzup

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      Posted 03 July 2010 - 01:25 PM

      My wedding is 12 days away. I am leaving in 5 days. I still can't really get any answers from my WC (Claudia)

      I know it'll be fine and fabulous and it'll all work out and I'm trying not to stress but there are just a few important things that I need to know before I go...

      If anyone can answer, I'd be forever grateful :)

      We are doing strawberry passion package..

      i still don't know the location of my ceremony/reception .. I know it's on the beach but my questions for the past few months have gone unanswered as to location. Is this normal How do I tell my guests where to be for the wedding, when I don't even know it myself?


      DJ - I want to do a DJ. .which they list as $540 for 2 hours. I want to have the DJ for the whole 3 hours but I can't get a response on that price... has anyone used their DJ ?? Are they good? Worth it?

      Music -- I want to bring down my "special" songs but I'm unsure about the format -- MP3, on a CD, etc. Anyone know how I should bring down my songs?

      For the cocktail hour, we want to have music but just play our own.. I don't own an iPod.. can I use a different MP3 player and what cords might I need?

      Spa - does anyone have confirmed appointments? I sent in the information to Claudia but I haven't gotten any confirmation that they are booked

      Payments - who needs to be paid in cash vs on a credit card?? I'm not using the resort photographer, so is it just the officiant? I can't seem to get a response to that either.



      Thanks ladies.... SO stressed out right now!!!
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      -Katie
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      #1813 finzup

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        Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:14 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Maegan606
        Ladies- Does anyone have a detailed description of the step by step order of the ceremony? I am trying to make my program for our legal ceremony. However, Xhail has not returned any of our emails for the past 2 weeks. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! =)
        I would love this information too. I'm struggling with my programs because I can't seem to get a response from my WC

        It's not like I can design and print them once in Mexico....
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        -Katie
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        #1814 michelle2011

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          Posted 03 July 2010 - 04:32 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by MObride09
          No, I did not have to sign a contract. Once I had paid the deposit on the trip to my Travel Agent, she faxed a copy of the travel manifest to Victoria at the resort and this is when she confirmed the wedding date. After that, all correspondance was through emails. I did not have to sign anything until I paid for the trip at the resort. As you get closer to your date, I would say it was about 2-3 months prior, Victoria began to email me more frequently asking for my choices for the wedding packages, foods etc,....Until that time, there was not much communication b/w the resort and I unless I had a question or a picture I wanted to send Victoria for decorations etc..:)
          Aww thank you, you have been a great help. I was a little concerned. I know i have over 10months to go but some of the other 2011 brides have signed things already. I guess all hotels are different. Victoria is our WC and seems really nice i'm sure it will all go OK once we are there :o)

          #1815 bride2b10

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            Posted 03 July 2010 - 07:59 PM

            Hi Ladies,

            Just got married there last week so hope I can answer some questions. First of all, I know it's hard but I will echo and say that they are super busy and try to get back to you as soon as possible. Once you arrive, you will meet with your WC the next day and you can sort out all the details, including location. However, if you already have a location in mind, you can probably confirm that in advance but once you get there you can actually see all the options.

            We had DJMannia so not sure of the cost, but I'm sure you can add on an extra hour once you are there. All our music as mp3 format but again, you might want to double check. Or better yet, bring both formats :)

            Re: music - will you have a laptop? That might work as well since it's an earphone jack (again, double check - this info is from my tech savvy hubby)

            Spa - This is their email address. They respond quickly and can confirm your appointments: reservas_bodylight_spa@yahoo.com.mx

            Not sure about officiant since we had our own but if you get the mariachi band, they are to be paid in cash ($400).

            I was also super stressed out but they are really organized once you get there and took care of everything. We even had to change our location day of because it was really windy at Playa Azul but I was set on having it outside so Claudia took my FI (I was busy getting ready) and went out to find a new location. Turned out great.

            Any questions? Please ask :) Everyone was really helpful so I'll do my best!
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            #1816 finzup

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              Posted 04 July 2010 - 08:43 PM

              bride2b10, thank you for the information :)

              I will e-mail about the spa reservations and I will try not to stress.. :)
              *******************************

              -Katie
              Have you met Alice?
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              #1817 sfrench0621

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                Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:27 AM

                Regarding the music- my hubby brought his Sony MP3 player and it worked fine with their equipment. He says it was attached to their equipment via a 2.5mm audio cable. As far as special songs- I would probably put them on your MP3 player... I think they had the cord there.

                We paid cash for the mariachi band ($400) and the minister ($300). The rest was paid via credit card (in retrospect we wish we would have paid via travelers checks since we ended up having to pay the foreign transaction fee credit cards charge).

                Regarding spa appts- I wouldn't worry about this at all. Claudia made the appts for hair (for 3 people), massage, makeup, and manicure/pedicure the day we met with her to plan the wedding and we had no problems getting in at all.

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by finzup
                My wedding is 12 days away. I am leaving in 5 days. I still can't really get any answers from my WC (Claudia)

                I know it'll be fine and fabulous and it'll all work out and I'm trying not to stress but there are just a few important things that I need to know before I go...

                If anyone can answer, I'd be forever grateful :)

                We are doing strawberry passion package..

                i still don't know the location of my ceremony/reception .. I know it's on the beach but my questions for the past few months have gone unanswered as to location. Is this normal How do I tell my guests where to be for the wedding, when I don't even know it myself?


                DJ - I want to do a DJ. .which they list as $540 for 2 hours. I want to have the DJ for the whole 3 hours but I can't get a response on that price... has anyone used their DJ ?? Are they good? Worth it?

                Music -- I want to bring down my "special" songs but I'm unsure about the format -- MP3, on a CD, etc. Anyone know how I should bring down my songs?

                For the cocktail hour, we want to have music but just play our own.. I don't own an iPod.. can I use a different MP3 player and what cords might I need?

                Spa - does anyone have confirmed appointments? I sent in the information to Claudia but I haven't gotten any confirmation that they are booked

                Payments - who needs to be paid in cash vs on a credit card?? I'm not using the resort photographer, so is it just the officiant? I can't seem to get a response to that either.



                Thanks ladies.... SO stressed out right now!!!


                #1818 sfrench0621

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                  Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:32 AM

                  We went with a nonlegal, symbolic ceremony performed by a minister... I think that would be the best route to go if you're writing your own vows. The minister seemed very flexible- one of our relatives is a Deacon and the minister allowed him to give a special blessing during our ceremony.

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by staceychris17
                  Can any one help me out with a silly question?
                  We are able to have a nonlegal Interactive Blessing Ceremony?? Am I getting this lingo correct?
                  If so, do we have to option between a JOP or a minister?
                  Anyone who had this type of ceremony, do you have any suggestions at to which one to choose. We wrote our own vows.
                  17 days until the big day:)
                  Thank you so much!!!


                  #1819 mexico_2011

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                    Posted 05 July 2010 - 03:37 PM

                    I have a question - has anyone done, or will you be doing a TTD session at the Barcelo? Where would be a good location for this and at what time? We are thinking the morning after the wedding somewhere on the beach. I would love to see any photos if someone has done a TTD on the beach there :)

                    We are using the resort photographers and they said they would be able to take the pictures for us the next day!! YAY!

                    Melanie

                    #1820 MObride09

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                      Posted 05 July 2010 - 07:40 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by mexico_2011
                      I have a question - has anyone done, or will you be doing a TTD session at the Barcelo? Where would be a good location for this and at what time? We are thinking the morning after the wedding somewhere on the beach. I would love to see any photos if someone has done a TTD on the beach there :)

                      We are using the resort photographers and they said they would be able to take the pictures for us the next day!! YAY!

                      Melanie
                      We had a modified TTD! I got into the water some, but hubby stayed on the beach and in the rocks just off the beach. We did our photos the morning after at around 6:30 AM. Some of the locations were on the Coral beach, on the rocks just outside of the coral grill. Also on the beach in this area as there were not many people out at that time. .. We also took some on the small cliffs in this area. We took some around the adult pool as well, in the bali beds and such. We didn't make it down to the pier by the Colonial, but I did see some photos my photog took of another couple and they were really good. There is also a dive shop there that looked reallly good in some of the pics! I don't have my pics yet, but will post a link when they come in...
                      Hope this helps!




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