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  1. future mrs k kendra November 18 November 21 Mexico Grand Sirenis 2 Weeks until I leave and I can't wait!!!!!
  2. I am playing "I wanna grow old with you" by Adam Sandler. Totally fits with my honey's personality. He has no idea what song I picked and I know he is going to kill himself laughing! I am happy with my choice!
  3. We also chose to hire someone to bring with us. For paying for her trip (which we got for free for having so many people book to come!) she will be doing a total of 5 different shoots with us while we are there. We will have our rehersal dinner, wedding and trash the dress shoot and then I will have, on my own, a boudoir shoot and a swim suite shoot. I am very excited since I love pictures more then anything and to have all of these memories saved forever will be amazing. Not only will she shoot just the main events but anything that she will be joining us at or on will have pictures taken! So if you can find someone that you like their work and can work out a deal then I think you are better to take your own photographer with you. Good luck!
  4. I personally am not doing seating charts at all. I like the idea of everyone sitting where they want and being comftorable with who they are sitting with. I figure it is Mexico and we are there to have relaxed, chilled out wedding. So far there are 70 people booked for our wedding and more are still booking. The last thing I want to worry about is where I am going to seat people and if they get offended or upset by where I place them so I am leaving that all up to my guests!
  5. I think it is just a matter of opinion as far as having kids at a wedding. I know for my first wedding to my children's dad they were the only kids that came. They stayed for the supper and then went home when the bar and dance floor opened up. It is just my opinion but I did not want my kids around a bunch of people drinking and I didn't want to have to make someone else look after them while trying to enjoy themselves either. They were 16 months and 3 months old. Now as for my second wedding (which is in three months!!!) we are not bringing my children either who are now 6,5 and just about 4. It is our opinion that it is expensive as it is for us to get married (70 plus guests joining us in Mexico) and to bring them adds to the finance burden. Don't get me wrong I love my children more then anything in the world but they are not old enough to appreciate us spending that kind of money on them plus having to have someone look after them while we are doing the whole wedding thing would be a challenge. I do not want to rely on others that have paid thousands of dollars to join us to be my "babysitters". There will be children at our wedding, just not mine and I do not have to worry about arranging adequate supervision for the ones that are coming. Besides we are getting legally married at home and the kids are most excited about the "kid wedding" as they have been calling it. They think it is just a wedding for them and that they get to marry my fiancee....So in the end it is totally your preference and I think as long as you are fair to everyone (no exceptions) and are polite and tactful about it then people will understand.
  6. I was watching one of the many bridal shows that I am addicted to and on one of them there was an 80 year old lady that was renewing her vows after 50 plus years of being married. She looked fantastic for her age and they looked so in love. She went and tried on dresses complete with trains and veils and though you would think it would seem odd seeing a lady at that age dressed to the nines in wedding apparel, it was actually the opposite. She looked so happy and radiant that it brought tears to my eyes. I guess what I am trying to get at is it doesn't matter how old you are, 20, 40 or 80, as long as you are happy and you are excited to see your mans face when he sees you for the first time walking down the aisle. Best of luck with everything!
  7. We had originally budgeted for $10,000.00 but I think we will just about doubled that budget so far...... -$3700.00 for flights and hotel -$2500 for my dress and accessories (incl. alterations) -$400 for BM dreses ( I only have 2 BM and I paid for their dresses) -$250 for my bouquets (I made my own feather bouquets) -$1500 for photographer (we paid for her trip to come so she will take pics all week for us!) -$500 for Groom and groomsmen attire -$4500 for the wedding package (we went with the highest package we could that upgrades us to the presidential suite and offers private ceremony location and private palapa for a sit down dinner) -$1500 for reception dinner (we have over 60 people booked so far and we only get 10 people included in our package) -$2000 for extras (private transportation from airport to resort, BM hair and makeup, rehersal dinner dress, etc.) -$??? for wedding bands
  8. I will see if I can upload more pics and do some sort of tutorial....I really winged it with making it lol
  9. This is the one I made for my big day! It turned out exactly as I had hoped!
  10. This picture really doesn't do it justice but I made my bouquet completely out of feathers. Different types of feathers (goose, ostrich, peacock, rooster) all in shades of ivory. I also made a matching feather flower for my birdcage veil headpiece that I will be wearing. My Bridesmaids will be carrying feather bouquets as well in a royal purple with the same birdcage veils and feather flowers in theie hair in the purple as well.
  11. Thanks so much! I am so glad I found this site. I am on the Grand Sirenis Resort Forum and I love it but there is not much information about weddings on it! So this is a really nice place to meet people and share ideas. You must be so excited about your wedding. 4 months until I am outta here! And it does seem that we are wedding twins. That is great!
  12. Thanks! I brought my photographer that we hired to come to Mexico with us to come to my first fitting. She did a great job! It was taken at the salon. The dress was bought "off the rack" but considering it just came out the week before and I was only the second person to try it on it was in pristine condition! One of a kind dress and it fits me like a glove. The only alterations I needed was a hem! I just love it!
  13. Absolutely not what I was looking for but I tried it on for s#its and giggles and fell in love. One of a kind exclusive dress. What bride doesn't like that!?! I think I am going to need my bridesmaids to carry around some fans to poke up my dress every once in a while casue I am going to get mighty hot but I dont even care!!!!
  14. Yay for choosing! That seems to be the hardest part! Thanks for the congrats...we really do love that place! I hope everything goes exactly as you hope! Good luck with everything!
  15. First of all congrats to all you future brides and thanks to all the brides that have all posted advice and tips on here! It has helped so much! I am very excited to be getting married at the Grand Sirenis in November of this year! We have confirmed the Presidential Package with the Presidential suite and the Palapa for our reception! Our second week at the resort unfortunately will not be in the presidential suite but rather in our premium traveler upgraded room (yes we bought into the resort a couple years ago and have no regrets about our decision at all! In fact we are looking at buying more weeks!) So needless to say our room will still be delightful. We also have the opportunity to allow our family and friends the option of using some of our weeks which is fantastic for the family or friends with children as they are able to get the mini-suites which has the main room and another "living room" attached to it with extra pull out sofas. This will be my third time at the resort and my fiance's fifth time so we know what to expect from staff, rooms, food and everything else the resort has to offer. So far there are 60 ppl booked to come and the number still seems to be going up! I am bringing my own photographer which I am thrilled about since photos are one of the most important things to me and I know her work very well. It worked out that her trip is actually free since we had so many people book the all inclusive they gave us one for free. I am counting down the days until I leave and have enjoyed reading others reviews about the resort and sharing the excitement with those that are waiting for their big day! If anyone has any questions about the resort please don't hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to answer them. My email is kpeeke@hotmail.ca
  16. We are going to the Grand Sirenis in November 2011 for our wedding. We are partial to this resort as we go there every year for our trip without kids! We love the staff, rooms, food and the grounds. Pretty much everything about the resort we love. It is going to be based on your own personal preferance but we are thrilled with our choice and the response from the wedding planners has been fantastic! Good luck with choosing!
  17. I think it is do-able. The biggest concern you will have is securing your date at the resort you choose and then getting everyones trips booked. Depending on how big of a group will be going with you. If it is a smaller group you should have no problems. I just started planning mine last month and our guest list was well over 150 people (not expecting everyone to come!!!) I brought it in to my TA and she just about passed out lol. So far we have 60 people booked to come and it is still going up. So it is absolutely something that can be done. Organization and persistance are key. I was not going to wait a week or more to hear back from the resort via email so I ended up calling them and pushing to confirm a date. After the date is confirmed everything else will fall into place!! Good luck and let me know if you have any questions!
  18. We did not send out invitations since there was only 6 months from the time we got engaged until our wedding date so instead we did a wedding website and sent the link out to everyone we knew! Not a conventional way of doing it but it works for us! We got the date confirmed for the actual wedding ceremony and I went to the travel agent to get group rates and we have had 35 people book so far in the last two weeks with another dozen or so expected in the next day or so! I went and bought my dress the weekend after I got engaged (I like to be on top of things!) and have booked the presidential suite for our stay at the resort. Also we are bringing our own photographer so we have paid for her trip (which was what she wanted for a fee! We lucked out on that one. And because we have 20 adults booked technically her trip is free!!!) Our reception dinner has been booked and all of my supplies for mine and my BM's feather bouquets are here and ready for me to start working on. We need the bridal parties attire and to figure out and our rehearsal dinner but pretty much all the big things are taken care of. Our package that we booked for our wedding includes my hair and make-up, our private transportation from the airport to the resort, breakfast in bed for the bride and groom and many other upgrades so I really don't have to worry about much at all! It is only 5 months away and I hope time flies! I hope everyone else is having a great time planning and everything is working out exactly how you want it!
  19. November 21, 2011 at the Grand Sirenis!!! I can't wait! Just got engaged May long weekend so it is a shorter planning period and it looks like it is going to be a big group coming (about 60+) so it should make for a fabulous time!!!
  20. Why Hello there! I am getting married November 21, 2011 at the Grand Sirenis and cannot wait for it! Though I have not been there for a wedding I have gone to the resort numerous times over the last few years. It is our favorite place to go and we try to get away once or twice a year there! I can answer questions about the grounds, accomodations, staff and other general things but am just learning all the wedding stuff as I go! So it would be very nice to chat with someone else who is going through the same process as me! Hope you are having luck with your planning!!
  21. Just confirmed this week! Grand Sirenis November 21, 2011! So excited! We go there every year for our vacation and are excited to have our wedding at our favorite place in the world!!!
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