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jackielemman last won the day on December 12 2014

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About jackielemman

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    Cancun, Mexico

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  • Wedding Date
    October 11, 2014
  • Wedding Location
    Moon Palace, Cancun
  1. I was lucky enough to have people offer to bring all of my decorations and favors down for me. I took over 100 chair ties with me that I had ironed flat and rolled up together. I used some gigantic suitcases and lots of packing materials. Luckily most of my decorations were lightweight and fit easily together in suitcases. I would start asking groomsmen to commit to carrying on a suitcase for you! You know boys pack 6 items and are good for a week!
  2. @@kimmyd2 We were going to go to the underwater museum but the weather was bad. I think we went ended up snorkeling off the island of Isla Mujeres. It was beautiful even though it wasn't our original plan.
  3. We got married in Cancun on October 12th this year and our reception is late June at my in-laws house. i am not planning or paying for any of it so as I see it--- I am rollin with it! I thought it was a bit odd at first but then realized its not my place to say anything and that I need to just appreciate and enjoy another party! Good luck and congratulations on your recent marriage!!
  4. @@Kayla88 We used Samba Catamarans. Very good communication and was able to pay via paypal! Had the best time ever on the cruise. They took us snorkeling then were able to parasail off the back of the boat. Once in a lifetime experience for most of my guests. They worked with our budget too which was really appreciated.
  5. I got married in October in Cancun and had no problems getting my starfish and shells thru customs both ways. I had a lot too!! I had starfish chair ties-- 10 and large starfish for the aisle. I had saved all my Crate and Barrel wedding gift packaging.... all of them made it there without breaking!! It was a beautiful touch. Hope this helps!
  6. We were at our hotel for 7 nights and had an event scheduled almost every day. We gave our wedding planner $400, $200 when we first met her and the rest at checkout. I think it made a huge difference in our service and how well our events went! It was well worth finding the money to do this... she was so appreciative and went above and beyond her duties for us the entire week.
  7. We used our Southwest Airlines Platinum credit card and there are no fees for international charges. It was wonderful! Saved us hundreds of dollars. Not sure if you are able to get one in Canada but I would check it out!
  8. I didn't do OOT bags. I decided to use my money to provide memorable experiences for the guests while they were in Cancun! It was the smartest decision I made!! First... you dont have to lug all of the bags and their goodies all the way to your destination and spend your precious time putting them together. Second, people are coming to your wedding to do things with you and would rather have a cool experience than some advil, pepto, and some chapstick! Most of the OOT items people bring for themselves when going on vacation-- and the rest of the items never get used. I did a private Tequila tasting at our rehearsal dinner and chartered a catamaran for all our guests. Even if you choose to do a group dance lesson or an excursion or hire marriachi-- anything will be extra special and will provide lasting memories for you and your guests! Hope this helps!
  9. Hey @@misbosox I used Gama Grupo for decorations and did their Disco setup. It included 4 light up columns and strings of light up lanterns to go over the reception area. It was beautiful!!! My reception was at 6:00 on the Tucan Terrace in October. I can't figure out how to add a picture but I can email you if you'd like! PM me your email address and I can send a few pictures your way!
  10. @@ctlind7 So excited for you!! You will love Joselin! She is wonderful! Wishing you a dream wedding and perfect vacation!
  11. @@grupogama Yay Gama!! We used you for our October wedding at Moon Palace! Thanks for helping our dream wedding come to life! Highly recommend their services ladies!! Great communication, on-time to set up and removal and professional staff!
  12. @@agundisv I bought the runners from Etsy here is the link! https://www.etsy.com/listing/155038678/gold-dazzle-square-sequin-table-runner?ref=shop_home_active_5 I bought the 84" runners. They were the perfect length. Great price considering the rental prices down there!! I rented the table clothes... but I should have bought them and brought them with me. You can find them online so cheap and when you get back sell them online to recoup some of the money. All of the small items I would recommend trying to bring with you. Its worth it to beg family member or bridal party member to check a bag for you!! You've got time to prepare yourself. You wont feel ready anyways until you're down there and nothing will matter anymore! Make lots of lists and put label tags on everything you are bringing with you with what event it belongs to and how it is to be used. I had my groom and groomsmen do all of the decorating while the girls and I were getting hair and makeup done. It was so nice knowing that everything was labeled... I was a little OCD and even made sketches for them and found youtube videos for how to tie chair bows the way I wanted them done... I'm here if you've got questions! I lived on this site before my wedding and it really really helped!
  13. I don't want to freak you all out but, my amazing designer wedding dress was dropped off at a reputable dry cleaners in Austin and it came back with a gigantic tear above the bustle-- larger than my head. Luckily the dry cleaners is taking responsibility but the dress absolutely cannot be fixed. its hand beaded lace. Please, make sure when you drop off the dress to get a written note from the cashier of any damage on the dress. That way when you get the dress back and there is something wrong with it there is no question as to who is responsible. This was standard policy at my dry cleaners but I can see this not being practiced at most dry cleaners. There is no price on the sentimental value of your wedding dress. Its been a huge headache and its been almost 4 weeks of having to deal with this.
  14. So glad to hear this!! I can't wait to hear about it and see pictures!!!
  15. @@colleentf09 Congratulations!! I just had my wedding October 12th and the forecast the entire month leading up to the wedding and while we were there called for 60-80% chance of rain. I must have had 100 nightmares and lost countless hours of sleep over the weather. It rained... one day during the week for 15 minutes. Not a drop after that and it was perfect! I did have a backup plan for the wedding. A ballroom.... yuck!! I planned the wedding as if it were to be outside just like I had dreamed! If it rains the day of the wedding then your onsite coordinator will get in contact with you about 4 hours prior to the ceremony and give you the choice to move the wedding. Unfortunately, many of your decorations and rentals wont look as great inside but... you'll be dry and enjoying your day!! My recommendation is to just go ahead with planning. It'll turn out great! I was told by my onsite coordinator upon arrival to the resort during our first meeting that if it rains they cant guarantee that everything will get moved inside-- I am assuming she meant rentals. Table cloths and any other linens if wet don't get replaced. They'll just give you white if they move you inside. If you make the decision ahead of time to change locations then they will make sure everything is set up nicely inside. If the weather really looks bad--- they will know and tell you, I would recommend having the location changed ahead of time. You don't want to be in the position where all of your stuff was set up outside hours before the wedding and it gets ruined from rain. Hope this helps!
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