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  1. Hello Lite Please dont let this get you down, people either will or wont. We gave ALL our guests TWO YEARS NOTICE!! There were still only 15 of us and my husbands brother and sister never came yet our photographer, an old friend of ours we hadnt seen in 9 years jumped at the chance!!!. It sounds awful but as much as we love our family and friends we didnt miss them!! Due to all kinds of reasons, swine flu, hurricanes, etc we have had brides on here with tiny wedding party's who wouldnt change anything about their day. Like you said its all about the 2 of you, try to keep that in s
  2. Quote: Originally Posted by cbbt1985 Hi Ladies, I just got married at DT in May and I'm waiting for my marriage certificate to come in the mail so I can legally change my name-I'm starting a new job and I need new Identification ASAP. Initially I was told one month...but I'm going on two--when I called Anabel, she said it could take 4 months?!? Anyone know more about this? I so appreciate the help!! Hi, I posted this 1 post previous to yours! We were married on 26th March and our certificate arrived on 1st July so just over 3 months for us. We were also told it could be 4 month
  3. Quote: Originally Posted by msglave Thank you so much for posting this! It really is helpful. I am actually in the midst of deciding what to do about table decor.centerpieces now. Can you elaborate on the table decor you saw there? Thanks! Most things are in true colourful, handmade Mexican style, not talking fine china and lace here but perfect for a DW! It really depends how much you want to spend, how many tables you have to decorate, how far you want to go and whats provided by your resort (in my case not much!) My way of thinking was to try to get a few uses out of things, e
  4. Congratulations to all our recent Brides and Good Luck to all our upcoming Brides. Just a quick update on our post wedding service from Dreams, we received our wedding certificate translation on Thursday 1st July, thats just over 3 months from our wedding day. Also upcoming Brides might find it useful to check out my excursions in the Riviera Maya Review to help with planning your sightseeing and budgeting. http://bestdestinationwedding.com/fo...ra-maya-61106/ Happy Planning.
  5. Thanks for your comments. Just a quick update we received our wedding certificate translation on Thursday 1st July, thats just over 3 months from our wedding day. Also check out my excursions in the Riviera Maya Review to help with planning your sightseeing and budgeting. http://bestdestinationwedding.com/fo...ra-maya-61106/ Happy Planning.
  6. Thanks for all your lovely comments. Seeing as most people will visit this section when "planning" their trip I thought I would let you know I have posted a detailed sightseeing review on the Riviera Maya which you can find here... http://bestdestinationwedding.com/fo...ra-maya-61106/ Good luck and happy planning.
  7. Quote: Originally Posted by *Rachel* Wow! You did a ton! Great reviews. I should probably write a review on an excursion I did last month during my trip. We did Xel-ha too. It's soooo beautiful! However, I thought the lazy river should be renamed. It's more like "paddle river". There was no lazy floating for me. I worked my butt off. LOL Ha Ha Ha, I know exactly what you mean, we did one of those double rings and almost got DIVORCED on the way down!!! It was really hard work and we were so uncoordinated.. It was hilarious!
  8. MAYA DIVING: 8/10 Maya Diving in Tulum: Diving and Snorkeling in Tulum Cenotes and Reefs and Dive Courses We are very new to diving having only completed our Open Water Diver qualification a few months before our wedding. It was very important for me to feel totally comfortable on my first "real" dive since qualifying and I actually passed up the chance to go diving in Playa Del Carmen because I wasn't comfortable with the itinary. Maya Diving was the dive centre based at our hotel (Dreams Tulum) and we found them to be friendly, patient and knowledgable. We didn't shop arou
  9. XEL-HA: 10/10 XelHa | Natural Wonder 8th April 2010 We totally loved it here. Its much smaller and easier to get around than Xcaret with the emphasis on water based activities. We recommend it to anyone and definately hope to return one day. We bought the all inclusive entrance and had a tasty buffet breakfast on our arrival which would have cost $17 each seperately. Lunch was at a smaller fast food style bar but there are more than enough places to choose from. All drinks are also included which really helps to budget for the day. We did the lazy river which was lovely
  10. DAY TRIP TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN: 8/10 29th & 30th March 2010 We drove into Playa Del Carmen for dinner one night and also went there for shopping, diving and dinner the next day. There is much more to this place than we saw but here is a brief run down which might help if you're thinking about spending the day there. Its a typical, tourist destination with everything you might want in the way of beaches, shopping, eating, diving, local tours etc. Shops we saw range from large gift emporiums, designer boutiques and back street market stalls. Prices vary widely, haggling is
  11. TULUM RUINS 8/10 27th March 2010 This is a 10 minute cab ride from our hotel Dreams Tulum. It was $7 one way. We got there really early which I recommend. There is a barricade that prevents taxi's from taking you all the way to the entrance, its approx a 10 minute walk from the taxi drop off point to the entrance. There is a shuttle train that you can catch but if you get there early its not running yet. I dont know how frequent they are or if there is an extra charge cos we walked both ways. We virtually had the place to ourselves for the first hour. I suggest as soon as you
  12. SEA TREK: 7/10 We then did the sea trek which is the underwater helmet walk. This was my least favourite activity. It is definately an experience if you are unlikely to go underwater any other way. For anyone not accustomed or comfortable being in the water this is the perfect opportunity as all you have to do is walk around on the sea bed holding onto a handrail. The best thing for me was being able to see the reactions of my family, some of which are really nervous in the water and would never have the experience of being submerged, surrounded by fish any other way. The
  13. XCARET 8/10 Xcaret - Cancun most amazing eco park 25th March 2010 We pre-booked online to get the 10% discount. I recommend you dont buy the two day pass online. On entry you are given a 50% discount ticket that is valid when you book a second day before you leave the park. If you are doing additional activities its likely you will need a second day because there is so much to see. We did the "plus" entry with dolphins and felt the upgrade to "plus" entry was worth the extra cost. It took us just over an hour to get there from Dreams Tulum and for a minibus (organise
  14. Monday 5th July 7:03pm GMT Running around clutching my newly arrived wedding certificate translation... only been waiting since March to use my new name... I AM MRS CROSS!!!!
  15. MAYA DIVING: 8/10 Maya Diving in Tulum: Diving and Snorkeling in Tulum Cenotes and Reefs and Dive Courses We are very new to diving having only completed our Open Water Diver qualification a few months before our wedding. It was very important for me to feel totally comfortable on my first "real" dive since qualifying and I actually passed up the chance to go diving in Playa Del Carmen because I wasn't comfortable with the itinary. Maya Diving was the dive centre based at our hotel (Dreams Tulum) and we found them to be friendly, patient and knowledgable. We didn't shop arou
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  17. XEL-HA 10/10 XelHa | Natural Wonder 8th April 2010 We totally loved it here. Its much smaller and easier to get around than Xcaret with the emphasis on water based activities. We recommend it to anyone and definately hope to return one day. We bought the all inclusive entrance and had a tasty buffet breakfast on our arrival which would have cost $17 each seperately. Lunch was at a smaller fast food style bar but there are more than enough places to choose from. All drinks are also included which really helps to budget for the day. We did the lazy river which was lovely
  18. DAY TRIP TO PDC: 8/10 29TH & 30TH MARCH 2010 We drove into Playa Del Carmen for dinner one night and also went there for shopping, diving and dinner the next day. There is much more to this place than we saw but here is a brief run down which might help if you're thinking about spending the day there. Its a typical, tourist destination with everything you might want in the way of beaches, shopping, eating, diving, local tours etc. Shops we saw range from large gift emporiums, designer boutiques and back street market stalls. Prices vary widely, haggling is expected and
  19. TULUM RUINS 8/10 27th March 2010 This is a 10 minute cab ride from our hotel Dreams Tulum. It was $7 one way. We got there really early which I recommend. There is a barricade that prevents taxi's from taking you all the way to the entrance, its approx a 10 minute walk from the taxi drop off point to the entrance. There is a shuttle train that you can catch but if you get there early its not running yet. I dont know how frequent they are or if there is an extra charge cos we walked both ways. We virtually had the place to ourselves for the first hour. I suggest as soon as you
  20. HIDDEN WORLDS 9/10 Hidden Worlds Cenotes Park Yucatan Mexico Riviera Maya 28th March 2010 We pre-booked the ultimate adventure wedding package online. This included return transport from our hotel, unlimited use of the ziplines and skycycle and 2 cenote tours, lunch, a personal photographer for our group and a cd each of 50 images. This was $85 each and required a min of 10 people. We went on a Sunday which is usually a quiet day but was according to the staff unusually busy the day we went. We loved it here. The only issue was that there had been an oversight when we made
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  22. SHARK ENCOUNTER: 8/10 This was much more nerveracking than I thought it would be. You have a cheesy presentation from the staff and then a safety briefing in an underground viewing area before entering the water, we were like, yeah yeah its all for show but my god those things are strong!!! We had a few small barracuda swimming in the enclosure and our interaction was with 3 nurse sharks approx 6ft long. http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/CIMG3822.jpg http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/CIMG3770.jpg Before you go into the water you sit at a platform on the ed
  23. LUNCH: 8/10 We had our lunch at the restaurant next to the Delphines 2 enclosure. A buffet lunch is included with the plus entry and it was delicious! The selection was good, particularly the seafood, the food was hotter and tastier than the buffet restaurant at our hotel. Drinks are included but limited to coffee and watery fruit juices. You also get extra tickets for drinks throughout the day. These can be used at the bars, restaurants and stalls throughout the park. SEA TREK: 7/10 We then did the sea trek which is the underwater helmet walk. This was my least favourite
  24. XCARET 8/10 Xcaret - Cancun most amazing eco park 25th March 2010 We pre-booked online to get the 10% discount. I recommend you dont buy the two day pass online. On entry you are given a 50% discount ticket that is valid when you book a second day before you leave the park. If you are doing additional activities its likely you will need a second day because there is so much to see. We did the "plus" entry with dolphins and felt the upgrade to "plus" entry was worth the extra cost. It took us just over an hour to get there from Dreams Tulum and for a minibus (organise
  25. Thanks so much, it describes our story perfectly...
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