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  1. I was wondering if any Riviera Maya brides have either recently gotten back from there or are currently there (you never, know. you might be checking the forum)? The reason I ask is b/c the week of our wedding the forecast is scattered thunderstorms ALL WEEK! I'm just wondering if this is the type of place where the rain comes in for a bit and then clears up for the day or if I may be in trouble?!...... I hope it's the other. Thanks! 3 more days til we leave!!!!
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    Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Packing Checklist

    Great list. This is exactly what I was looking for on the forum.
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    Wedding Checklists & Worksheets

    very helpful! Thanks for sharing
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    Share your Etsy Finds!

    I just ordered some program fans (I was too lazy to do them) and some wish cards. I thought they were really cute. http://www.etsy.com/get_convo_image....mage_type=full Handmade Weddings on Etsy - Wish Bowl Cards (set of 24, assorted) by alysonc3 Etsy has also became my fav site.
  5. I'm getting excited girls.....We are leaving in 8 days and the wedding is in 13!!! I'll try to post pics when I come back but I haven't been very good at doing that. Diana, that's interesting they say $6 per person extra for the toast and cake. It seems like they nickel and dime you to death on things.
  6. I really like Etsy. We are going to use someone from there to do our wedding ceremony program fans.
  7. Hey ladies, I don't know if this is the right resort but if so this is a fantastic deal!! Special Offer from CheapCaribbean.com: How HOT is this deal? 1 2 3 4 5 6 $49 -- Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Beachfront Resort* new Mexican Riviera Top 20 deal - sells out quickly! Travel dates: Select dates through July By Lynn Nugent Travelzoo Staff For just $49 per night, stay beachfront in Mexico at the Catalonia Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Resort. That's at least 50% OFF regular rates. Kids ages six and under stay and eat FREE. Valid for travel through July, this deal is especially impressive for July dates when it's prime summer vacation. Book by June 3 or until rooms sell out. The per person price includes the following: * All meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks * Daily shuttle service to Playa Del Carmen (about 20 minutes away) * One scuba diving lesson at the pool * All taxes and gratuities This resort, with its own private beach, offers good snorkeling, a great kids program, and free bike rental. It also shares privileges with its neighboring sister property. Between the two resorts there are six eateries, seven bars, five swimming pools and a nightclub. There's a nine-hole golf course located just across the street (not affiliated with the resort). The Catalonia Riviera Maya gets great reviews by past guests on many online travel sites. For more details on the resort and this deal, click here to visit CheapCaribbean.com. To book online: -- Click the above link. Scroll down and click where it says "Book Now" under the Catalina Riviera Maya. -- On the following page, see an orange box on the left that says "Book This Hotel." To book the resort without airfare, click the "Hotel Only" tab. -- Enter your travel dates. -- The price that appears is for two people based on double occupancy (so $98 per night). To book by phone: Call CheapCaribbean.com at 800-915-2322 and mention Travelzoo.
  8. Congratulations! It's awesome how you turned a bad situation into a good one. Remember it's not necessary about the wedding it's the days that follow and it looks like you and your hubby will have a lifetime of happiness.
  9. I agree w/the ladies. You need to invite her. If she comes good. If not no skin off your back.
  10. We ordered my FI ring online as well. It is also a tungsten ring. We got it at titaniumkay.com. It was really fast! We ordered it and had it in hand in less than a week. We also got it engraved and the nice thing about that is they sent him the ring to make sure he liked it and then we sent it back for the engraving. We had it back in hand in less than a week. Keep in mind though if your getting tungsten and you go to a jeweler to get his ring size make sure you tell them you're getting tungsten b/c the sizing is a little different.
  11. David's Bridal - Cotton sateen strapless dress with ruching and in seam pockets. I didn't know how to post the pic for my BM dresses so this is the link. My girls absolutely love them! I got them in Horizon. It's a really pretty blue.
  12. OOH....I love it! It's very unique, fun and sexy!
  13. Quote: Originally Posted by JodJ Is anyone getting married in the next few months? We are leaving June 7th. I am definatly a bit worried! They are postponing/changing trips leaving before June 2nd right now. I'm getting married there June 20th. I wasn't that worried but now I'm getting worried b/c everyone keeps asking me about it and it's starting to stress me. Hopefully by the 1st of June things will be a lot better. This whole thing is just being made worse b/c of the media. For those of you that are getting married in Jun do you have everything picked out already for your wedding or are you planning on doing it once you get there? I feel like I'm missing something.....or not asking the questions I need to, to get things done.
  14. I LOVE, LOVE LOVE your dress!! Too bad I already have mine. What brand is it? LOVE IT!! Also I am trying to do the same thing with my guest book. I've already bought the scrapbook would you be able to PM or email me the DIY pages you made? They are awesome! kanakekiss@gmail.com Everything looks amazing!! I wish you the best and congratulations!
  15. Quote: Originally Posted by Bicky11 Hey all...just got married at Sandos Playacar on March 26/09. The whole thing was beautiful. Just wanted to say that everything was perfect so no need to worry. THe resort is huge, food is great and service is awesome. The beach is beautiful, flowers were perfect...i was really worried before going down since there is not too much information available but everything was just right. We emailed back and forth with Lupita but once we got there Paola was our coordinator, she was really good. I got my hair done in the salon...for the bride it is an automatic $100...they only charged me $80 since my hair was fairly simple...they do an amazing job on hair at the spa. We just had friends and family do our photos so i cannot provide much info there. The beach set up is beautiful. There is a photographer on the resort, there are some photos in the office when you have your interview and they are very good quality so you would probably be safe going with the resort photographer. You cant really take a DJ because there is no private reception unless you pay for one somewhere on the resort. Maybe email Lupita and ask her. IF you bring your own photographer you have to pay the extra $70+ for them to come on the resort as you would if you had guests coming from off resort. The reception is just held in one of the restaurants so you cannot do speeches or anything like that because there is no mic and it is open to the public. The wedding cake they provided was nice as well. Hope this information helps. I have a question about your wedding. I'm a little frustrated b/c like you said there really isn't a lot of information out there about this resort and I'm just now finding out about some extra costs. 1) How many people did you have? We have about 70 people that are coming and if the reception is just in one of their restaurants how is it going to accommodate all of us? I can't believe they charge $18 per person for open bar and $39 for food when it's an all-inclusive. AARGH!!!
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