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  1. Some of the sites have preserved flowers....they look so much better than the silk. Do you think it's okay to travel into mexico with them?
  2. I used Ismael for my wedding on 8/23 at the moon palace resort! He was FABULOUS! I could not tell you how happy I was with the photos! He is very flexible and will do any types of photos that you want. He is a great artist! I strongly recommend him!! Quote: Originally Posted by MrsMom Has anyone used Ismael Pacheco before? He's really reasonably priced but I haven't heard of anyone that has used him.
  3. So I am dealing with TONS of family drama. Travis and I got engaged in October 2010. We had origionally planned our wedding for 5/26/12. My mother suggested we move it to a closer date and get married in the fall. We then set a date for 9/10/11. We were very excited and began to plan, it was 11 month away! 6 Months before, my father, who said he was paying for everything, ripped the carpet out from underneath us and told us he just didn't have the money and couldn't afford the wedding. He was also furious that my mother (my parents went through a brutal divorce ( wasn't paying for anything.) This made him change his mind and suddenly, there were no wedding plans. I was extremely upset. I, of course, went to my mother for guidance. She suggested we do the destination wedding. She suggested that we rented a Villa in the caribbean and get married in a chapel. More and more weeks were passing and I still had not made a decision. I tried speaking to my mother about what to do. I told her that I felt like I had no one to help me make decisions and I felt on my own. Right away she concluded that this was because of money. She got extremely mad and stopped speaking to me. This was in March and she has yet to speak to me. In the meantime we had to make some plans. We decided to go forward to our wedding at the Moon Palace in Cancun Mexico. We booked the resort and sent out the invites. Because of the short planning, basically no one is coming. It's very upsetting to know that even with getting an invite my mother can't get over her own pride to congratulate her daughter. I also go a nasty e-mail from my sister, who was married at 16 and divorced by 25. She thinks we're making a mistake. Although we're a great couple she thinks that we are just going to get divorced. And that we are "rushing" into a marriage. I am not sure where this is coming from other than the fact that my mother must me talking behind my back. Travis and I have been friends for 10 years, we have dated for 4, we own a house together and we've been engaged for just about 9 months right now. How can your own family members be so jaded at such an important time in someone's life. It's all very hurtful....how are any of your handling family wedding drama?
  4. rae12vb

    Discount airfare!

    http://airtravel.about.com/od/giftoftravel/a/weddingonline.htm This may be helpful to some people who are traveling with 10 or more people for their wedding.
  5. Here's a sneak peek of or pictures. We LOVE them! Our AHR is next Saturday. After that I am sure I will have more time to be on here. Right now things are a bit crazy. If you have any questions message me and I"ll respond. You guys are going to have an AMAZING time. http://www.ismaelpachecoblog.com/
  6. I'm sorry I must have worded this wrong. YOu cannot use your credits for decor. I got all my linens from ebay.
  7. You will not be able to use your credits to upgrade the complimentary. Unfortunately, they will not make any exceptions with this. There are MANY other things to use your credits for here. It all depends on how many days you're staying. We stayed 8 nights. This gave us $300 credits to the spa, which we used all of and then had to pay cash for our couples massage. My FI and his groomsmen golfed and used their credits. Many people got the tequila that you can use your credits for. There are nice creams in the spa that you can buy with your credits. You can also do many tours. DO NOT UPGRADE YOUR ROOM WITH THE CREDITS. Chances are they will probably do that for you anyway. Some of our guests also did the lobster dinner and liked it. I'd advise you to buy a few table runners and or chair sashes. Buy some decor to put on the tables. We used our bridesmaids bouquets for the center pieces and it looked great. Also be flexible. We were supposed to have our reception outside on the Tucan Terrace and they moved us to the ballroom. I was not happy about this at first but my WC said there was a chance of rain. All of my guests really preferred being in the ballroom because there was AC! Everyone had a fabulous time!
  8. We're here ladies! Today is the big day. I can't believe it. This place is paradise. Talk to you when I'm officially Mrs. Muller!
  9. She will do airfare but it might be cheaper for you to do it on your own. Teresa was really nice but be careful and double check everything. Deanna, Teresa's assistant helped us a lot and made a ton of mistakes. First she had my FIs mother and aunt at a different wedding. Then they booked my friend on nights that NO ONE was going to be there. She wasn't even going to be there during the wedding and they tried to blame it on me. (Why would I book my friend when I wasn't even going to be there?) Deanna also never responded to many of my family and friends e-mails. Just call at least once a week to follow up. It was all good but just ask for a summary often and double check it. Also, make sure to remind everyone to get the transfers. Congrats!
  10. Hi Mrs JDH I believe he touches them up but I am not 100% sure. I know that he responds to e-mails very quickly and will help you anyway he can. He's been great so far! Shoot him an e-mail.
  11. We picked the complimentary package since you cannot change ANYTHING on the packages. There is a lot more flexibility when you do it that way. We are having a AHR. My future father in law has offered to take care of everything because I felt the same way about money. People think that just because we were having a destination wedding it was cheap! Our AHR will be on Sept 10th and will just be heavy appetizers all night. We will have a tent and dancing. Even though I didn't want it we're excited to celebrate with the 180 people that couldn't come to Mexico!
  12. Yes, and it seems as though my WC works for both. The e-mail on the attachment said contact Lily Sanchez at deco cancun. But when I contact her she works for Moon Palace. I just found it interesting. (Unless there are two Lily Sanchez's which is very possible.)
  13. Have you looked at Ismael Pacheco's photographs ? We're using him. He was $1000 and I really liked his photos. Since he was so cheap I didn't mind paying the $300 for the room. Now I can use that room for something else I guess. I was going to do the $1500 packages with smile market so it worked out better for me. Ismael gives the CD with all of the negatives and is there for 7 hours. He's done a few weddings there. They are on his website.
  14. It's nice that they gave this to you. I wish that I had gotten something like this. I feel as though I have been up in the air just going from recommendations from on here. What I found ironic was....it said to contact Lily Sanchez from Deco Cancun. That's my WC! Does she do both? Weird. Moon Complementaria from resort.pdf Private Events MPCancun.pdf
  15. Here's yesterday's drama girls, Last week we did the quick switch to the catholic ceremony. ( I know that it's probably our fault for the timing of our last minute switch ) I e-mailed both Janina and Lily about the switch. They said it shouldn't be a problem, that the time was still available. In the meantime I have gone to my local parish and set up private pre cana sessions to get all of our paperwork and pre marital work done before we get married. They have been great and working extremely hard to help us meet all of our requirements. On Sunday night I got an e-mail back from Fr. Benito answering some of my questions. YESTERDAY I e-mailed Janina again because I never got the contract for the switch. She told me that the time might not be available because they haven't heard from Fr. Benito. Something is strange! I called Moon Palace four times, everytime they went to look into it I was disconnected. I made all of my programs last week saying that it was going to take place at the Immaculate Conception Chapel. I AM PRAYING THAT THEY WILL GET BACK TO ME ASAP AND ALL WILL BE GOOD. THe problem with planning a destination wedding is the waiting for everyone via e-mail!!!
  16. Oh no! I won't be able to carry my wedding dress and hang it! What did you brides do??? We are flying jetblue down and american back. Carry-on Requirements Each customer may bring one bag that fits in the overhead bin plus one personal item (purse, briefcase, laptop, etc.) that fits under the seat in front of you. Your personal item must not exceed 17"l (43.2 cm) x 12.5"w (31.8 cm) x 8"h 20.3 cm) in order to fit under the seat in front of you. To fit in the overhead bin, your item must not exceed: for our Airbus A320: 26 inches (66 centimeters) length x 18 inches (45.72 centimeters) width x 12 inches (30.48 centimeters) height for our EMBRAER 190: 24 inches (60.96 centimeters) length x 16 inches (40.64 centimeters) width x 10 inches (25.4 centimeters) height If you have a medical assistance item, it will not count as a carry-on. Closets for hanging garment bags are not available on our aircraft. Carry-on baggage is the sole responsibility of the customer and JetBlue will assume no liability for property carried onboard the aircraft. For TSA information on carry-ons, click here. Bringing more than just carry-on baggage? Be sure to review our Checked Baggage Requirements
  17. Yes but the flowers that line the chapel aisle cannot be moved. (They aren't calla lilies but some other similar flower.) I was hoping to use them for my reception and she will not allow it.
  18. Okay, I"m going back to the questions about the Catholic Ceremony. I just went and met with my local parish and they asked what diocese the Priest was in. Does anyone know that? If he is and "independent contractor" practicing on his own it will not count for my church. I e-mailed the priest and never heard back from him. Does anyone know his name and or contact info???? I'm trying to call Janina now too to find the answer.
  19. She just answered me back and told me that I COULD NOT move the flowers from the ceremony to the reception. Grrrr...... Does anyone else have Lily? What do you think of her?
  20. Does anyone know how you gain access to downloads? I have 151 posts and I still can't download.
  21. Has anyone done the immaculate conception package? Are you allowed to use all of those Calla Lilies for your reception too? Can you used friends and families "credits" towards your wedding package? I am thinking that I should use my grandparents credits since they probably won't use them to upgrade and have the immaculate conception package. This way all of my flowers are included and I don't have to worry about outside vendors for anything but my bridesmaids bouquets. I can't believe I"m making this switch with only 16 days until we leave and 20 days until our wedding! Eeeekkk!!!
  22. Shoot! it's JUST too small for me to read. I think that I can make out your names on the top.
  23. I'm using Ismael Pacheco . I liked his pictures and he's VERY reasonable. He answers all of your questions quickly. He has a website and some brides have used him on here and have reviews.
  24. Does anyone have the saying for the maraca's???
  25. Can't wait! we'll all be there at the same time!!! We leave in 18 days!!!
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