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  1. Hi everyone, I'm using the $10 passport template with the passport stamp pictures and I've hit a wall!! I can type and format in the first box (upper left) but it won't let me type in the box underneath that. When I click in the box I'm just getting the dots to move the picture but can't get a cursor. Does that make any sense??? It's also not letting my type in the right side boxes on the 3rd, 4th and 5th sheets! So basically I can only type on the first left side box on each page (except for page 2 which won't let me type at all) or if the template already has writing in it. Help!!!
  2. For anyone who brought their own tablecloths did you use 90 in round???? That's what I thought but now I'm concerned they may be too short. Thoughts? Amanda
  3. Has anyone had the DJ Eliu Sanchez from Doremixx? My fiancee is very strict about music and wants only specific songs and types played. We are able to speak to Doremixx directly to discuss this but the hotel is not able to put us in touch with All Music beforehand. Any thought? Amanda
  4. Hi everyone, We are thinking of using DJ Doremixx but the only DJ available for our wedding day is Eliu Sanchez. Has anyone had him DJ for them before or heard any reviews? We are getting married at El Dorado Royale and it is between Doremixx and All Music which is the hotel's preferred vendor. My fiancee is very strict about music and wants only specific songs and types played. We are able to speak to Doremixx directly to discuss this but the hotel is not able to put us in touch with All Music beforehand. Any thought? Amanda
  5. Thank you for your answers!!!! I'm thinking regarding the candles if I use tea lights in the votive holders maybe they won't blow out in Tucanes??? Thought?? My fiancee is obsessed with them being real candles but I don't want to deal with candles blowing out all night.... So they we were just quoted our set up fee for the reception.... After being quoted crazy high prices to set up our own cafe lights across the ceiling we ended up bight the bullet and buying the lights and stars from the resort. My mother's rationalization of it was that being electric if anything were to not work they would need to make it work whereas if we brought our own lights and something didn't work we'd be screwed. I think of all the times I light my Christmas tree and one strand goes out and we can't make them work!! So we are spending a fortune on that, plus floating candles in the pool, plus lounge furniture by the pool... and I feel the set up fee they charged me is too much. A family friend is setting up all of our centerpieces (she is a florist, and we actually aren't using many flowers). The same friend is setting up our placecard table as well. The only thing the resort is setting up is our tablecloths, table runners, napkins, and charger plates. For this they are charging $55 per table (we are having 8 tables). Does that seem extremely high considering they aren't even setting up centerpieces? I want to argue it with Marisol but if you all think it seems normal then I won't. Thanks Amanda
  6. Not sure what happened to my last posting! It was supposed to be two different ones.... Anyway.... for those who had a reception at Tucanes....if you had votives on your tables were you able to use real candles or did they blow out? Not a huge fan of LED but will use them if the others won't stay lit Thanks Amanda
  7. Hi everyone! I'm 3 weeks out from my wedding at El Dorado Royale!!! We are preparing to send our pre travel email to our guests and I thought I had saved some really well worded ones from BDW but now am having a terrible time finding what I saved! We want to word the part about landing at Cancun airport and having our guests avoid all the guys who are trying to "help with luggage" and time share airport reps We don't want to scare any of our guests though so we want to word it properly. Any advice? A lot of people got their travel documents this weekend from our TA and of course mention was made of the resort credit vouchers (Ie. candlelight dinner, $50.00 off wine, $100 off spa, etc) Of course we got texts and calls today from people concerned that the hotel wasn't all inclusive!!! How crazy and ridiculous of our guests!! We want to word something about that and getting the vouchers from the concierge without partaking in the time share presentation. Did anyone have good wording for that? We don't want to freak people out thinking they are going to be harassed the whole time! Thanks!! Amanda
  8. I have a question re Bathrooms at our reception! How close is the bathroom we would be using for our reception at Tucanes? If we were having a reception at home at a venue we would provide a bathroom amenity basket (ie: mints, hair spray, band aids, etc etc) in the bathroom of the venue for our reception. Being that this isn't home and we are at the resort is the bathroom near Tucanes private enough to do that? Thanks Amanda We are 3 weeks out from the wedding and about 2 from when we leave. We are getting ready to do our pretravel email and I thought I had saved some really well worded ones from BDW but now am having a terrible time finding what I saved! We want to word the part about landing at Cancun airport and having our guests avoid all the guys who are trying to "help with luggage" and time share airport reps We don't want to scare any of our guests though so we want to word it properly. Any advice? A lot of people got their travel documents this weekend from our TA and of course mention was made of the resort credit vouchers (Ie. candlelight dinner, $50.00 off wine, $100 off spa, etc) Of course we got texts and calls today from people concerned that the hotel wasn't all inclusive!!! How crazy and ridiculous of our guests!! We want to word something about that and getting the vouchers from the concierge without partaking in the time share presentation. Did anyone have good wording for that? Thanks!! Amanda
  9. Thanks for your quick reply Allie!!! My fiancee is super concerned about the DJ going off his script (he paid his way through college DJing and wants to give the dj a super master list...I think if he had it his way he would dj to make sure the music was perfect!) Any experience if Mega DJ is pretty good about that? @@MrsHK has a speaker to rent that I was thinking may be a good compromise between renting from the hotel and just doing an Ipod speaker. It's like this: http://www.ionaudio.com/products/details/block-rocker-2010-model Also we are doing the family style for our reception dinner at Tucanes. Any idea how easy that would be to maybe do some dancing between appetizer and main course? Amanda
  10. So great that you guys are talking about DJs!! I was just about to post about them. Our wedding is on March 29th. We originally were renting the DJ Equipment from the resort and our friend, who is a DJ here in NYC, was DJing for us but now for reasons beyond his control had to cancel the trip. We are no scrambling a bit. We were trying to decide between the hotel DJs and Doremixx (all 3 have availability). We don't necessarily need the DJ to MC everything as another one of our friends wants to do the major MCing (1st dance, etc). For the hotel DJs what was the difference between the $1000, $1500, $2000 pacakge. Is it really just more lights, etc? Doremixx sent us an email that seems really thorough and even with the outside vendor fee the cost would be $1650 which if they are better than the hotel DJs we would go with that as the price is similiar. For non wedding reception events (ie. welcome cocktails on the beach, etc) did anyone rent speakers? I know there are options that are not as expansive as the reception DJ equipment. Marisol seems to think an Ipod speaker system (even a BOSE or something of that sort which we could bring our own) will not be enough as the sound will get lost on the beach. For the ceremony they provide an Ipod dock correct? Is that enough or should we get a speaker? I know that they say they will not your guests help to set up the reception. One of our guests is a florist and will be making our centerpieces. Any advice to have her be able to set them up? Thanks Amanda
  11. Bumping this thread up..... Where should I be shopping?!?!?! I'd be more than happy to let you know how much maracas are if I knew where to look! @@kdnolan
  12. Hi Everyone! We are getting married at El Dorado Royale on March 29th but will be going down this week to do a tasting and site visit. We are also hoping to do some shopping for supplies, decor, etc while we are down there this week. We will be staying at the Hyatt in Cancun but are willing to go into Playa or other areas. I've heard there is Walmart and Costco down there but any other party stores or decor stores down there? What about markets and flea markets? Thanks for your help! Amanda
  13. Hi all Going to Mexico Tuesday to do a tasting and some planning. We went to the bride rehearsal weekend last year but it was before we decided on a location so we weren't looking at individual particulars (ie: filet over lamb, etc etc) so my mom and I are going down this week. We are not staying at edr though, instead at the Hyatt in cancun since I work for the company and was able to use comp rooms there. Has anyone gone and done a tasting prior to your wedding? Our sis march 29 so we have to have everything decided within the next two weeks. They are trying to be very strict about what we can taste though. Only two app, entree, dessert which I think is kind of not enough. We are having 5 separate private with different food at each. I'm getting really frustrated about this. Also has anyone ever added something from one menu to another? They are saying if we do that, even if it is only one canapé, it becomes a custom menu and we'd no longer get the 20% off promotion we qualify for. Any advice?...... Also we had been hoping to be able to leave one suitcase of things down there since we wanted to do some shopping down there but edr won't let us. I think Hyatt is going to let me as a professional courtesy so what stores, markets, etc would you suggest???? Thanks so much! I have not been stressed for the whole year (except for people booking last minute and me not being able to plan because. I didn't have a count) now that I can plan I have so much to do!!!!!! Amanda
  14. Hey everyone, I'm a little less than the 3 month mark now (March 29th) and feel like I have nothing done!! I am going down the end of January for a tasting and to do some shopping etc. Does anyone know if the hotel will let me bring stuff down in January to hold for March? We also want to do some shopping for supplies, decor etc. We will be staying at EDR but at the Hyatt Regency Cancun (I work for Hyatt and was able to use free rooms). I know there is a Costco and Walmart there but anywhere else you may suggest to do shopping? Local markets, etc? We are having our reception at Tucanes and plan on using paper lanterns. Did anyone else bring their own? (Lomas prices are crazy!) How many did you use. In the picture on the official EDR thread it looks like 7 per section on the sides but it's really hard to tell. Also what did you use for lighting? Are LED throwies the best? Last question (for now) did anyone bring their own linens (tablecloths, etc) I've seen websites posted here before with great prices but I'm a little nervous about there being wrinkles if we are bringing them down. Did anyone press them before travelling and then bring them with you? Were they wrinkle free on the tables? Thanks so much! Amanda
  15. Hi everyone, We are having our reception at Tucanes. I understand the tables are round tables for 8 guests. We are planning on bringing down our own linen. What size tablecloths, runners, etc did you all use? Also they say there is a maximum size of 76 people for Tucanes. Does that include space for the dance floor? Thanks so much! Amanda
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