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  1. Vistaprint.com I made Itinerarys for everyone in their welcome bags..so they would know where we would be if they wanted to hang out with us. I also made post cards with a welcome message. everything I got for them for free! I just paid shipping. Our welcome bags we got on sale at walmart for $2. I then went to the Dollar tree and got banna boat sunscreen, Aloe, tums, tylenol, band aids, lip balm, air heads, gum, mints, shout wipes, lent pad, drinks for dummies pocket edition(from target $1). I tied everything with ribbon to make it look nice! I need to find a pic to post. On our arrival we went straight out the airport doors and there was the lady with the moon palace sign. We gave her our confirmation printed out paper and off we went to the hotel. You do have to go through customs way before that...we didnt get checked! Thank the Lord! When we arrived at the hotel, everyone was so friendly! I even got a flower Our room was ready early so we went to unpack, since it was like a hurricane outside. The room was very nice and clean and even had bio silk products. The big size of shampoo, body lotion, bath bubbles and conditioner. The mini fridge was packed with bottled water, soda and juice. Don't forget the liquor dispenser They do not have prem. in the room which was a disappointment to his side of the family. They love black label but they did had it at most of the bars. Now if you want to be picky the furniture was a bit scratched and not in perfect condition. But I really did'nt care as long as it was clean. I also had my dressed steamed which you need to have done as soon as you arrive. You take it to the wedding department and they will have it sent to your room by your wedding date. It was $36 Some of the family (because they booked late) had to stay at the sunrise section. The sunrise section is where the club is and is more crowded. We stayed at Nizuc which was more family oriented. His family had a hard time the day of the wedding getting to our side and the flower girl almost missed the wedding because the bus took to long. Her mom had to pay someone to take them to Nizuc. Thank God I changed their salon appointments to their side (sunrise) or I would have never seen them at the wedding. To me ... and the rest of the picky family..the food was great! I gained 10 lbs to prove it Also each guest received a $50 spa credit which I wish I had known in advance to make myself an appointment. So you could basically get an hour massage for $79. Several of our guests took advantage of the spa credit and said it was a wonderful experience! On thursday am I met with Dolores for a trial hair appointment...it was perfect! The cost of my beauty was $158. That was for trial hair up do, up do on wedding day , my make -up, and manicure. His manicure was $23 Then we wen to see the WC (rosy lily sanchez perez) She was very organized! Lily had all the pictures I emailed to her on a desktop file (even though I had brought copies). She also had a form that went over all the details of the event. I also took her my suitcase filled with battery operated tea lights, glass votives, our picture frame to be signed etc. She took everything out and seemed to understand how everything needed to be placed. Now I forgot to tell her I wanted here comes the bride when I walked down the aisle...i told them last minute and they played the one when you leave. Nobody noticed till we watched the video...lol Since we had the diamond package we choose the saxs and lily gave us the panio/key board as well. I ordered a lot of items from save on crafts! Great place for stuff! I bought bouquet gems, battery operated tea lights, silk flower toss bouquet, the ribbon in my colors,etc. Save on Crafts, Wedding Supplies, Flowers, Tulle, Lights, Decorations & Discount Craft Supplies Save-on-crafts The flower girls tutu/ She made it to match my flowers - lilyannaforgirls.com Wedding-Veils | Bridal Veils | Tiaras | Veils | Wedding Accessories | Wedding Cake Toppers | Wedding Favors | Inexpensive Wedding Veils | Bridal Jewelry | Bridal Shoes | Wedding Headpieces | Bridal Headpieces | Custom Veils | Flower Girl Headpieces | - I got my wedding veil for like $48! It was perfect just what I wanted. I had hankies made for abuela and his mom at: To see more samples of my work on FaceBook, copy and paste this link to your browser. Common Thread Cottage | Facebook She has an etsy.com store. She made my flower girl basket and ring pillow. She also worked with my budget. She isnt cheap - the quality was incredible. $98 for both Blog: Emici Bridal Twitter: Emici Bridal (EmiciBridal) on Twitter Personalized Engraved Wedding Guest Book, Signature Frame & Mat, Engraved Tray & Platters - our picture frame to be signed...they also have silver platters! Honeymoon Wishes - Honeymoon Bridal Registry your wedding gift is the perfect honeymoon - we used this instead of a traditional registry. It basically gives you cash and you can do what you want with it...but the gift givers dont know that Classy way of asking for cash. Wedding Invitations, Favors & Accessories at Exclusively Weddings - sterling Silver Bouquet Charm - in the memorial items section. I used it so my mom could be with me on my special day. $34.95 My silk flowers for bridesmaids and jr. - Realistic Silk Wedding Flowers, Natural Touch and Silk Bridal Bouquets I sent stephanie pictures and everything matched pretty close. I bought 3 bridesmaids boquets, maid of honor was bigger and I added orchaids to hers, 2 corsages, a kissing ball/pompander, 5 extra peonies for other stuff I had made...and it was less then $200. Our photographs were by David Pena -www.davidpenaweddings.com We paid the upgraded package $1,640 and I will say the photos are great! He doesn't talk much but I was really happy with his work! You do have to request him and upgrade. The best excursion we did was xcaret plus... $238 for 2 people. Its an all day event and we were dead tired by 6 pm. We paid $45 extra to take a cab back to the resort. Right now mexico/cancun is not that safe! Only take cabs from the resort and don't wonder on the beach at night. We know of someone who got robbed last month. I didnt take any of my real bling, except for our rings and I hid them well. I have been told stories of people just picking up the safes and walking off with them.There is so much to do at the resort that you don't need to leave. The security at the resort is top - notch! We did notice that there arent many camaras in the lobbys etc. So be safe and dont go alone to places, be safe! They also have a theme every night to go see..one night they had a circus, latin night etc. The staff also deserves tips even though it says they are included. The front desk will glady change your bills for singles. Room service was also wonderful - we took full advantage of it! Don't forget the little cafe with the sandwiches..yum yum It rained,,weds,,,thurs,,,friday,,,and then the sun came out! I thought I was safe! I went to the salon and had dolores fix my hair and make-up which came out just like the pics I took. For the make-up I googled MAC face charts and found the one i liked and bought all the stuff. I do make-up, facials etc. for a living and she did really good! Then lily came into the salon with bad news, the rain clouds were coming We would have to move the cocktail reception inside. The reason I chose to do a cocktail reception is because at my friends brothers wedding there, his mom told me there was so much food they did'nt want to go sit down and eat! They want to dance and have fun! So we at least got 10 rooms ( so i thought) and received an hour free...the other 2 hours would equal $600. Our wedding mass (catholic chapel) started at 6 pm -7 pm and we would take some pics and then off to the cocktail reception. You can only be outside until 10 pm so thats where we came up with the 3 hours. I hardly ever bothered lily that much...and let me tell you...I think it paid off because I don't think we had 10 rooms booked and we didnt pay for the additional cocktail hours. She also was very good about moving us inside for the back -up plan with the rain. The priest called us friday night and we met with him for an hour. He is such a nice man and our mass was absolutely beautiful. I choose the diamond package because I liked the decor it brought. The fireworks that went off when we did our first kiss ....every body cheered! The diamond package also included a dinner for 35. We used it thursday night instead and called it a welcome dinner. It was my mother in laws b-day so we had lily order her a choc. cake and they came out singing happy Birthday. Now they didnt remember about the cake because some one messed up! It took 30 min to get one ..but we did'nt get charged for it! We did our dinner at Arrecifes and it was great. Very similar to texas da brazil or el porque. They come around with different meat and you take small pieces of everything. The sides are in a buffet style setting. I started my nails at 12:30, then hair and makeup. I had to be ready at 5pm because we paid $150 for an extra hour of pictures. I was honestly ready by 4:15 with plenty of time to have a drink with the girls. Lily brought my bouquet and David Pena came at 5pm. They took the guests by covered golf cart to the chapel because of the rain. It stopped and I walked with my dad from behind a building(so no one could see me). I act. wasnt nervous at all. The rose petals down the aisle and for the guest to throw was $175 I did my weeding programs with a friend of mine who is based in Miami. We paid $1,183. for the Dj who was so-so. We are from Miami so I guess I expected to much? I even gave him our favorite dj's pod cast website. He didnt do the prayer before we ate, and did'nt do the garter on the girl who caught bouquet etc. The music versions of the songs he had was off beat..except for the shots song by pitbull.lol I guess since my inside reception was last minute ..they taped the dance floor with masking tape. gross! It will def. be photo shopped out!!! She also didnt remember to sprinkle the diamonds around the tables. But I honestly gave her so much extra stuff that what can I expect. The CAKE! Haha Because of all the negative things i heared about the cakes on here, I didnt expect much at all! It looked just like the picture I had sent her except instead of fushia it was light baby pink and tilted..like it was going to fall over lol But it did taste good. Sorry that I cant spell but its 3am and I wanted to at least get something posted. I have no idea how to add pics on here..so request me on facebook. jblueyes27@yahoo.com / rebecca moyes I dont come on here that often and I would be happy to awns. any questions I can!
  2. Im back The wedding was great! Even though it rained so I got no horse ride..and the reception was moved inside. Let me figure out how to post pics in a review
  3. jo&delo2010

    Sister in law help!

    Quote: Originally Posted by Cindy* I can relate to your story and understand where you are coming from. My sister just told me that she is pregnant and won't be attending our wedding. She is 7 weeks pregnant and due on October 30 (2 days after my wedding). My sister was my maid of honour. Now that she is pregnant, neither my sister, my mother or my grandmother are coming to my wedding. My mom feels that this is my sister's first baby and that takes priority over my wedding. My grandmother is not comfortable travelling if my mom is not coming. Fine, I understand why they are choosing the baby over my wedding but it is still extremely upsetting to me. My sister has not even apologized, no sorry that I can't attend your wedding, sorry that mom and grandma aren't going to be able to make it either. Nothing. I know my mom is very upset and feels conflicted but what can she do. She has said that she will still book a ticket to fly in the day before the wedding and leave the day after and that if my sister hasn't had the baby yet, she will be there for the wedding day. My sister's reaction was that she was pissed off at my mom for saying she would try to be there for my wedding (for one day) because what if she had the baby the day my mom was gone. The hardest part is that my sister is not telling anyone about her pregnancy yet. She had a miscarriage a couple years ago so doesn't want to say anything until after 3 months. So now I am in the position that I essentially have to lie. I can't tell anyone that my sister, mom and grandma aren't coming to the wedding. Instead I have to pretend like they are. I can't tell anyone that I don't have a maid of honour anymore. We went shopping for my bm dresses on Saturday and my sister still came and pretended like she would be in the wedding so no one would know. It was extremely difficult for me. It is not that I am not happy for my sister. She wants a baby, she has for a long time. Its just I would feel more happy for her if she was in a stable relationship. The reality is she has only been dating this guy for 7 months. He has 2 other children from 2 different women (including a 9 month old baby). I think my sister's only attraction to him in the first place was that he had kids and she desparately wants them. I fear that by the time the baby is born, she will be alone and the reality of single motherhood will not match up with the fantasy she has of having a baby. I just wanted to check in and see how your doing! Hang in there, my wedding blog friend!!!!I know its hard, but if you need to vent I am here
  4. jo&delo2010

    Sister in law help!

    Quote: Originally Posted by MDLady If there is so much negativity between you two, regardless of the reasons, maybe it's better than she is not in your wedding party. Or would that make things even worse? I just can't imagine having someone in my bridal party who I do not like! That would be so cruel to the bride. It's her business when she gets pregnant or if she decides to become the next Octomom. I would not let her ruin my big day and it sounds like that is about to happen. You can't change people at all, but you can choose to keep your distance and protect yourself from the toxicity. I wish she didnt have to be in the wedding! lol Im taking a hit for that one from the groom, for some reason it means alot to him to have her up there....they dont really even talk...so I have yet to figure that out. I know its her business about the prego thing..and trust me Im still hoping she wont show up! But since mommy and daddy paid for her and her husb. room..i guess they will go lol
  5. I'm so excited!!! Our wedding is 4/17/10//except my hubby to be got in a fight and has a black eye...oh well thank God for photoshop! Your review was great and your pictures beautiful! Thanks for all the tips Congrats!
  6. jo&delo2010

    Sister in law help!

    Quote: Originally Posted by Cindy* I can relate to your story and understand where you are coming from. My sister just told me that she is pregnant and won't be attending our wedding. She is 7 weeks pregnant and due on October 30 (2 days after my wedding). My sister was my maid of honour. Now that she is pregnant, neither my sister, my mother or my grandmother are coming to my wedding. My mom feels that this is my sister's first baby and that takes priority over my wedding. My grandmother is not comfortable travelling if my mom is not coming. Fine, I understand why they are choosing the baby over my wedding but it is still extremely upsetting to me. My sister has not even apologized, no sorry that I can't attend your wedding, sorry that mom and grandma aren't going to be able to make it either. Nothing. I know my mom is very upset and feels conflicted but what can she do. She has said that she will still book a ticket to fly in the day before the wedding and leave the day after and that if my sister hasn't had the baby yet, she will be there for the wedding day. My sister's reaction was that she was pissed off at my mom for saying she would try to be there for my wedding (for one day) because what if she had the baby the day my mom was gone. The hardest part is that my sister is not telling anyone about her pregnancy yet. She had a miscarriage a couple years ago so doesn't want to say anything until after 3 months. So now I am in the position that I essentially have to lie. I can't tell anyone that my sister, mom and grandma aren't coming to the wedding. Instead I have to pretend like they are. I can't tell anyone that I don't have a maid of honour anymore. We went shopping for my bm dresses on Saturday and my sister still came and pretended like she would be in the wedding so no one would know. It was extremely difficult for me. It is not that I am not happy for my sister. She wants a baby, she has for a long time. Its just I would feel more happy for her if she was in a stable relationship. The reality is she has only been dating this guy for 7 months. He has 2 other children from 2 different women (including a 9 month old baby). I think my sister's only attraction to him in the first place was that he had kids and she desparately wants them. I fear that by the time the baby is born, she will be alone and the reality of single motherhood will not match up with the fantasy she has of having a baby. You poor thing! That tops me by 100 percent! I am truly sorry and can imagine that you feel a mix of emotions. I will def. say a prayer for you! keep me posted!
  7. I have 25 days left till I say, I do!!!! I choose the diamond package and will def. post a long review when I get back! I dont know how to post pics on here..but I do on facebook! Have a great week everyone!
  8. Im doing fushia dresses with light pink peonies, green cym. orchaids and little bits of green hydrangea...sorry cant spell. lol
  9. jo&delo2010

    Sister in law help!

    Quote: Originally Posted by CJHANNAN2011 I have some horrible drama with my future sister in law also! She was going to be my bridesmaid and we used to be very close but she talked alot of crap behind my FI and I's backs about us getting married and caused some other drama in my FI's family. He doesnt want her at the wedding and either do I. We addressed the invite to His brother and nephew only. Sounds kind of mean but it will be better for us that way. It is your day and your wedding so do what you want! Good for you!
  10. jo&delo2010

    Sister in law help!

    New update ! MY HUBBY TO BE TOLD HIS PARENTS THE SIL IS NOT ALLOWED TO BE IN THE WEDDING PARTY AND HE WLD PREFER HER NOT TO GO AT ALL! He said he is tired of her always stealing the spotlight and that for once its his turn! I think my mouth hit the floor when i heared him say that. Thank god i never had to say anything to him...he figured it out himself
  11. So I didnt know this and I dont think I have seen anyone post this information....but you can request rooms for your guests with no scenic views and it makes it a bit cheaper. I'm telling you all I have done everything to try and make it easier for the guests. Why I dont know...lol
  12. Quote: Originally Posted by FutureMsMoulton Someone told me that the day of the wedding you actually forget the people who are suppose to be there because you are so happy about the ones who were there. This was 100% the truth (minus our irritation with his 14 family members who were in cancun and decided it was going to cost to much with the day passes and taxi to come!-- WTF? you are in cancun for our wedding and you're not coming!!!) But I didn't even miss them in the end! LOL i know One of friends commented that if i had done a big wedding here in Miami and spent 50k - all the loosers would come because its easy. She said all the people who love you and danny will be in cancun! Your pictures were beautiful!!!!
  13. Quote: Originally Posted by indy_chic Any idea how much it is to have your dress steamed? I can find the email if you need it but Im pretty sure it was $46
  14. Quote: Originally Posted by moonpalacebride Hey Moon Palace brides! It's been quiet in here as of late... How's the planning coming along?? I've run into a roadblock !! We're having a hell of a time getting people to RSVP. Our problem is that we have a bit of a unique situation, where we have friends getting married in Playa del Carmen the same week we're getting married at MP. We planned things this way so all of our friends would be down in the area at the same time, and we wouldn't have to get them to shell out money to travel down there 2x next year. To avoid any issues, my FI and I (graciously IMO) told all of our friends that they shouldn't worry about picking who's hotel to stay at because no matter what we'll all meet for a group excursion and have fun down in Mexico, even if they miss our ceremony. Our friend's hotel is more reasonably priced as well as we were hoping for a smaller event. The problem is that she's not doing a damn thing to reign in her RSVPs, and people are still hesitant about where they're staying or if they're even coming! I want to start getting my OOT bags more together, as well as send out pre-wedding brochures etc. to all my attendees! Anyone run into anything like this at all? If our friends are staying at her resort, but come to our ceremony do you think I should give them an OOT bag? Thanks in advance, I'm going to post this as a separate thread also...!!!!! I'm way behind in this! It is about 40 days until my wedding and my rsvp date was feb1. No one rsvp! You have 45 days until your wedding date and then you loose your room block. HIs parents didnt even book because they were 2 busy on their cruise. The people who booked on time are as follows: Some of my clients, People he works with and 2 of our friends and my sister/dad. What happened to everyone else!
  15. I Have about 40 days until we get married at moon palace cancun! Nobody RSVP and his own parents didnt book their trip when they were supposed 2. People are still dropping like flys and finally getting the balls to say they cant come when the RSVP date was feb 1. Like I told my hubby to be - everyone has known about this wedding for over a year and if they really wanted to go they would have saved. So it must not have been that important to them.
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