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    Now Jade Riviera Cancun Wedding

    Congratulations on your engagement! You'll find lots of other brides here that are also getting married at NOW Jade and lots of great information. Good Luck!
  2. Ahhhh Melissa, I LOVE seeing your pics, they bring back such good memories of my wedding Great review, I'm so happy that most everything turned out very well for you. Thank you very much for your kinds words, you & your group were wonderful to work with!
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    Any royal in cancun june 2011 brides??

    Congratulations! welcome to the forum, good luck with your planning!
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    Newbie

    Congratulations on your engagement and good luck in choosing a location!
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    Another newbie

    Congratulations on your engagement and welcome to the forum!
  6. I really like the limes and the peacock feathers, but I'm not sure I like them together. I love how the limes pop, but I feel like the feathers don't have enough color, if that makes sense. I'm picturing white flowers in the middle of the limes, but I don't think that would go with your color scheme. Maybe the ribbon idea in a shade of blue, so it will bring out the blue in the feathers?
  7. Wow, great opportunity for some lucky couples!! Matt, I just sent this to one of my clients getting married at Dreams Cancun on 7/24! Jill
  8. Quote: Originally Posted by peterpanpixiedust That is the address I have had since I signed in December/January. And it's Claudia's. So if it's changed to that, it's been since the beginning of the year at least. Also, if that's Cecilia's, then it seems like they share the same email (but mine always says Claudia Cantilla in the name box)? Hmmmmm? Any help? I believe that is just claudia's email, usually the second wc is weddings1 but I don't usually converse a lot with Cecilia, as claudia handles most of the weddings that I work with.
  9. Quote: Originally Posted by LeydiBug Hi. Thanks for the info. above. What happens when you book through a TA for a certain price. Then find out later that hotels.com is offering much cheaper rates for you hotel. Will travel agencies "match" the lower price? Thanks. It really depends on the TA and the supplier that they booked you through and if you did a group rate or not. Some suppliers will allow us to re-book guests at the lower rate, without a charge, but other suppliers will charge to re-book, so sometimes it's not worth it. Be sure when you are comparing prices on a different site that you are using the exact same dates, the exact same room, and that you go through the site until the end when they may add additional costs, like taxes and fees. And if transfers were included in your price from your TA, make sure that's included too. You just want to make sure that you're comparing apples to apples. And then I would ask your TA about matching the rates and he/she will be able to give you a definite answer if it's something they can do and if it's worth it for you. Quote: Originally Posted by roxmysockz Meh, same thing happened to me I booked in January of this year thought i'd wait until at least a year to go before asking for any details etc. Requested the pool deck in April and now 3 months later she replies saying its taken... Shows that sometimes you try to be considerate to other brides and not take Ana's time but then you could loose out. Wonder what location etc I would be left with if I didnt read this forum and know to request it beforehand! While I think it's important to let Ana now right away where you want to have your reception, ceremony and cocktail hour, I've heard that the first choice of location goes to the larger wedding on that day. I don't know if they've changed this because I think that's unfair, but you may want to ask Ana about this. Also, for future brides, if you have your heart set on a particular location, I would probably choose a less popular day of the week for your wedding, like monday, tuesday, or wednesday, because it will be less likely that there are other weddings the same day. Quote: Originally Posted by nikkimadril I've heard these coupons mentioned before. Do you get these just for having your wedding there or is this because of something else? Anyone know? they are usually a promotion that they offer at different times of the year and as someone else mentioned, they are sort of like discount coupons, you don't really get anything for free, but if you are going to go to the spa for any treatments or want to order an expensive bottle of wine, do dinner on the beach, etc... you can use them towards these items to save some money. Quote: Originally Posted by BethAnne Ok- I need to vent. This whole communication business with Ana is NOT going well and im very frustrated. I have a small group of around 12 and i was told we could have our dinner in the wine room after our ceremony if we spent 60$ minumum in upgraded wine. I thought, sure! its beautfiul and were only out 60 bucks on good wine to have a nice reception without paying extra per person. This is exactly what her email said. Today i get an e-mail stating "oh beth anne, just want to make sure you understand that its 60$ minimun per couple, and it goes according to how many guests you have- example if you have 10 guests.. you would have to spend at least 300$ minimum on upgraded wine to use the room" This is BOGUS!! I'm so mad. I just feel like something is doomed to fail in the end because the communication is so crappy. Of course because of small group we can have it in one of the restaraunts (semi-private) for no extra charge, but its not a guarantee, and we wont know this info till the day we arrive in cancun. talk about stressing for the next 6 months?? geez. =( I think someone else already mentioned this, but if you don't want to pay for a private reception, why not just show up at one of the restaurants and ask for a table for 10, we did that several times during our wedding, one day for breakfast, I think we had 15 people, 2 other times for dinner there was 10-15 of us, I think. Dinner I think we may have had to wait a few minutes, but breakfast we got right in.
  10. Congratulations Leanne! SMB is a beautiful resort, you will love it!
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    Couch to 5k program

    I tried to jump back into week 9 this week after not doing it for a couple of weeks, ouch! I was dying! So, I stuck with it and just walked when I needed to, but I couldn't believe how hard it was after just a couple of weeks, I can't do that again!
  12. I know there were a bunch of questions regarding group quotes and flights, so I thought I would try to answer them all in one post All quotes (whether group or individual) are going to vary depending on the time of year you are getting married and when you book. Sometimes there are promotions like "kids free" or "early bird pricing", etc.... And as someone else mentioned the kids still have a small fee associated with them for the cost of transfers and taxes. If you are getting married in January, your prices are going to be higher than someone in May. The same is true with quotes, the prices will vary depending on the promotions that are running at the time you get the quote. Travel agents can get you the same perks that the hotel offers, the nice thing about having a travel agent work with your group, is that they will organize everyone for you, answer your guests questions, and help you with contacting the wedding coordinator (well most will if they have ever worked with destination weddings) Someone mentioned getting a quote from the hotel, but then having to find someone else to book the flights through and the prices being higher. This is because the airlines do not pay travel agents to book flights. So if someone called me and wanted me to book flights for their group, but weren't booking the resort through me, I would have to charge them a fee per ticket, in order to make anything. Honestly, booking flights can be somewhat of a nightmare because of all of the fluctuation in price, so if someone contacted me to book airfare only, I would just say no. It's too much of a headache and most people will not pay the extra fee for the help. I think that was everything, there were too many posts related to this topic to multi-quote
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    Couch to 5k program

    It's really not bad if you follow the program. Sometimes the first day of a week would be tough because it was new, but by the second day of that week I was usually fine. I finished this program a couple of weeks ago and have since missed going to the gym for the past two weeks!! I'm going tonight and am going to try to do the week 9 workout, I don't know if I'll be able to finish with two weeks off, but I'm going to try!
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    Couch to 5k program

    awww, thanks girls! I never would have found the program, started it, or continued it without all of your support! I was watching the biggest loser last night and they had to run a marathon, all I could think about was that I only did 30 minutes straight, and these contestants were jogging for 4-6 hours straight! I had a hard enough time just getting through 30 minutes, lol! For anyone just starting, it's defiinitely do-able if you stick with it. Now I just need to work on improving my speed a little bit.
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    Couch to 5k program

    anyone still doing this? I just started week 9 today, jogging for 30 minutes straight, I can't believe I did it!! I can't even believe I stuck with the program, but I'm very proud of myself! How's everyone doing?? I'd love to hear about everyone's progress!
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