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  1. I got married here on Feb 6, 2009. The best decision we ever made. We only had 8 guests too, and just did it with the basic package.. it was so windy we didn't hear what we agreed too.. lol.. but the pictures turned out fantastic. All the best!!
  2. Oh yeah AHR was awsome.. wore the dress again... AND have since sold it already.. YIKES... I am kinda sad I sold it... so I was asking for more than I paid (cause I got a killer deal)... and sold it for $650. to the first person who come to look at it. (would have cost $1300 off the rack). haha but I just noticed my photographer used our wedding on thier wed site, check it out.... IMO there were LOTS more and better pics.. but these are the 'different' ones... Mexican Wedding Photos & Videos | Wedding photographers
  3. I just noticed my wedding is one of thier slideshows.... p.s. there were a TON of excellent pictures that were not added.. this is a very basic sampleing and IMO not the best ones... Mexican Wedding Photos & Videos | Wedding photographers
  4. got married in Feb, only needed passports and tourist cards. We our witnesses (4) and had to get blood tests done as well. All documents were in spanish, once we returned we had then transalated into english, and notarized, and I have changed my bame and documnts no problem.
  5. This can sooo easily be solved... especially if you want your hair 1/2 up 1/2 down. By the looks of it you have a 'full' head of hair lol... Same as me.. so here is what I did... p.s. I didnt want a veil.. my mom wanted me to have one... 1. Don't get a big veil.... if it is breezy... the big the veil, the more it will pull in the wind. Mine came to just mid back, it was perfect. 2. Buy a used veil. There are lots of girls who are selling wedding dresses.. and veils too... I bought mine for... $20, but i think she paid $200. If you REALLY don't want a veil... the details of it really don't matter... cheap out, make not wearing it (if it comes to that) easier 3. I wore my hair basically in a ponytail, with the bottom 1/3 of my hair down. And I tucked it under the ponytail, because my hair is so thick, I could VERY easily remove it or add it back in for pics. (YOU MUST KNOW HOW TO PUT IN THE COMB... so it'll stay) My AHR, my hair was down, but the sides pulled back in a clip with lots of curls down. My hairdresser put in a frenchbraid (sidewys, about an inch wide) so that the comb could be anchored, right under the clip, completely out of sight. Worked like a charm! Now these options work if you don't want the veil to cover your face. I was unsure of having the veil over my face in the wind with makeup on, last thing I wanted was to get makeup on the veil from the wind pushing it in my face. No worries about 1/2 up 1/2 down.. it's sooo easy leave some long hair in the front out... put the majority up in a pony tail (why get complicated with a million bobbypins) then pin back the hair you left out to soften the look around your face and the pulled back ponytail. If you going curly.. then leave out some in the back and ensure you give maximum length but soft curl.. cause we all want out hair to look as long as possible don't we?? tee hee Check out my pic, if you want better pics or ideas, pm me with your email and I will send you pics good luck!
  6. Hey this is Carolyn's slideshow!!! Very beautiful Carolyn!!
  7. don't worry.. bustle it... the most important thing IMO is that it's not super heavy material.. something lightweight so you don't over heat in mexico and that the bustle isn't weighing you down all nite... and if for me.. my bustle was fine in Mexico, at my AHR.. we bearly got in the hall, FI stepped on my dress.. and the bustle broke out... so I danced all night holding my dress where it should have been bustled.. and really.. it didn't bother me at all... I could even two-step no problem, just holding his hand and my dress all in the same hand.. lol
  8. Quote: Originally Posted by Tracy_S Ok so we were talking budget last night, and have decided to go with the free wedding package... really what is the difference in the silver package and paying the 2500 for To us that seems outrageous for the exact same stuff, well except the bouquet, boutineer, petite cake and champange... but I was going to be paying for those anyways... what really is included in that 2500 does anyone know?? I think its a rip off and can't believe I was going to pay to have the same thing as the free one!! That now should free up some extra money for whatever else I could want... is this why you guys chose to do the free wedding too? Cause its basically the same package only you don't fork out 2500US for it?? Do the FREE PACKAGE!!! The only time the free package doesn't pay is if you don't meet the requiremnet for rooms (15 additional nights).. but for us.. a really small group it still made sense to fo the free package. There is a cost sheet on Karisma's wed site... price out all the extras... and really YOU ARE NOT GETTING ANYTHING FOR IT... It is a total scam. We paid for the room upgrade (even though we didn't want it) to quailify because it was still cheaper, than paying the 2500 to have a wedding there. like I said my ENTIRE WEDDING COST $2900CND (and $1400 was over and above the basic trip cost..room upgrade for two weeks.. 1500cnd was for wedding costs only, pics, blood, flowers, etc) do the math.. free is better if you upgrade room and can quailfy for # of rooms... (we only had 14 nights with out parents, but used our second week to qualify towards the extra night needed)
  9. Jodz10... don't stress you really do have lots of time... You would probably feel better if you were talking to the resort yourself (rather than through your travel agent.. I didn't even use a travel agent). But with that said... you have US! Anything that may cause you stress just ask... and if your still stressing, don't focus on 'how bad it could be' focus on how to work with what is dealt to you... and make the best of it. (is it obvious I was on a 'focus positive energy' seminar??) we're here to help.. personally i don't know what I would have done without this group.. cuz my family and friends didn't want to talk wedding this much.. lol You have lots of time, i planned mine from engagement Sept 14 to wedding was just under 5 months..
  10. prairiegirl

    Is anyone else sad it's over?

    Heather007 Wow.. I started my own thread which is pretty much the same as yours.... post wedding blues - Anyone? We were only married 6 days apart and are from SK.. you think it's the crappy weather I know I had to start a thread cuz my FI didn't know what my problem was.. and really neither did I... I was lucky however... my FI's parents wanted to stay with us for the second week.. AHHHHH... but we discussed and moved them to another resort... I was wondering... did you find it hard to change your name I think that's when my 'blues' kicked in.... I'm a bit older than most brides (35). I was having issues with my career and life have one name and now that I was married I as just changing everything... like I was losing part of myself. I didn't want to hypen, but also want my accomplishments under my maiden name to still count... sounds odd... I mean logically of course they count, and I am only changing a piece of paper.. but it really seemed much more monumental than that... anyways, from one Sk girl to another... we may be sad.. but we all need something more to focus on and plan next years anniversay and make it the best second honeymoon ever~!~!!!
  11. Jodz10 I completely agree 5pm is too late. I was married at 3, pics until 5 and then at 5 the sun was already going down. You still have 9 months pior to the wedding, but I honestly would change my date before I took that time slot. There shouldn't be many weddings scheduled for your day, so I would definately get the wedding bumped up to 1 or 2pm. Don't ask them for a better time TELL them... lol.. be forcefull.. your the bride, get what you want... your bringing alot of business to thier resort!!
  12. Oooo.. I'm not gonna be much help, as my wedding was VERY simple... 1. IPOD for your dance.. We didn't even have a dance there was only 8 guests and we hung out at the Spa Bar all night and had a blast, doing shots at the tequila bar and just joking with the bar tenders and staff... 2. Did you guys see any other brides using the wooden aisle runner? Didn't see the wodden runner, just keep in mind flats or thongs would be fine to walk on this runner.. but if you happen to be wearing a high heel.. I think it would be very difficult to walk on, with the sand underneath. p.s. that can be completely decided once you get there... so don't prepay for it if you are not sure what you want. you can DECIDE EVERYTHING once you get there... they just want you to prepay since they will NOT REFUND ANY MONEY under any circumstance 3. Did you guys do up wedding programs? favors? second favor on the dinner tables? The fans are a great idea.. and if you want to have a second favor go for it.. but really you don't have to. I did a wine cork (per couple) on the table at dinner, and wrote a personal note to each guest thanking them for making the trip and how much it ment to us. (if your doing loot bags too.. don't worry about a second favour) 4. Ok did you guys have a list of shots that you needed to have to give to your photographers? And if so was it worth it to do that? TTD.. was the resort going to charge you the 500 fee to do so on the resort? You can create a list of the ones you REALLY want (ie group shots, and a couple MUST HAVES) but I think you really may want to enjoy the moment and not stress out about the details.. trust your photographer, and talk to him before hand. TTD?? why ask? just do it?? chances are it'll be first thing in the morning (sunrise).. just do it... IMO... QUOTE]
  13. prairiegirl

    Post wedding blues - anyone?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Malisa Hey Prarie Girl - I just wanted to check in and see how you were doing. Your co-worker sounds like a jerk. Have you figured out how to get around him yet? How is the job search going? Malisa, you are a sweetie!! things are good.. I am much better than I was... I have adopted the 'suck it up' and 'get over it' policies... (kinda working...) I don't even deal with my co-worker, he comes into my office and all he gets is 'yes' 'no' answers... Am waiting hoping to get an interview from a position I applied for.. but know it may no happen so I have to figure out alternatives or how to deal... I think I just want out of my job and find something where I am useful, cause for 2 1/2 years at this job I have been going in circles cause upper mangement can't make and/or stand by a decision.. so at least I know the problem.. and can focus on changing what I can and accepting those things I can not change...
  14. I wore a veil... my only suggestion.. don't make it any longer than say mine (see my pic) and you must ensure it is SECURELY fastened.. and if need be can be removed easily. I kinda like how mine looked blowing in the wind (and it was REALLY WINDY) but I also removed it 1/2 way through the pics. veil over your face.. could be annoying if windy.. the veil may get pushed into your face and you may get makeup on it...
  15. Quote: Originally Posted by edssbride09 I should mention however, that though i loved our wedding, i did see 2 weddings during the week that were definitely not up to my standards. Both did their ceremonies down the beach (in the permanent and the portable gazebos). We were going to do the portable gazebo, but you really don't get any privacy there. If you care about privacy the dock is the best place. We had absolutely no looky-loos! I got my dad to go out and save the beds close by that morning, and we had such a private ceremony. Both also did not have a private reception, and both had the majority of guests staying off the resort. The night-life at EDSS is not raging, and so as soon as their dinners were done, both brides and about 20 of their guests (10 each maybe) were hanging around the bar. Both looked dissapointed. I am so glad that you guys were happy with the pier gazeboo for a location... It's funny how we all agree it's the best location.. but bearly anyone picks it... I would have hated the beach location, however I do admit, I sat there and watched two weddings... (mostly to figure out what me and my new hubby agreed to since the ceremony was a blur.. haha)
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