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  1. Absolutely stunning! I am so glad everything went off without a hitch!! Looks gorgeous... Thank you for sharing your pictures.
  2. Congrats again on your special day. Your photos you posted on Facebook were gorgeous and I can't wait to see more and hear all the details. You put a lot of time and effort into everything and I am sure it paid off .....
  3. You should ask them, for that price, to make it a 10 year passport! Sucks you have to change it just before leaving, to come back and need a name change too! Feel better, I know it's going around. I have been sick going on a 4 weeks but nothing like bronchitis. Tuesday will be here before you know it. I can't wait to see all the pictures. Good luck and remember to slow down and take it all in! Goes super fast.
  4. You are getting so close now ..... hehehe I can countdown your wedding as I count down my second anniversary Everything is beautiful.
  5. Awe you are a doll!! I am just giving back .. I had a lot of brides who helped me thru as well. I enjoy helping out when I can
  6. Everything looks fantastic. You you very talented. Love the flowers... do you plan to use your BM's bouquets as your centre pieces or did you just decided to use what you said above? Either way, sounds fantastic and I really can't wait to see pictures I will try to pop on once in awhile to keep up to speed PS - with respect to baggage... remember you can use a small suitcase for each of you as a carry on... push that carry on weight to the max!!!! Also, if your friends/family don't need a large carry on (or two can share between them) use them for another carry on! (or even checked bag if they are sharing)
  7. Hey, I think if you match your colors and some of the flowers you should be ok. If you pick an accent one - like birds of paradise- but only see it in your bouquet or the alter that would work well. I wouldn't have roses in your bouquet and gerbers on the alter... I would make sure some of them atleast are in both places. Also remember if you want a color you don't see in the brochures they can paint them.. in my bouquet the turquoise roses are painted... soooo glad I chose that! I didn't want the isle runner, but she put it out without me knowing (and for free!!!) In the end it was super pretty but more than one bridal party member and my dad tripped on it ugh! Personally I think if you just get one bag of roses for them to sprinkle the isle you will be set!!! That is under $20 from what I remember. For decor I was fairly cheap .... I had 3-6 candles per table, 1 frame, 1 vase.... then we used our bridemaid's bouquets for the centrepieces (I ordered 1 extra to have enough)... my BMs bouquets weren't overly expensive but I asked for a quote for them as I thought the price in the brochures for what I wanted seemed high.... I had 3 gerber daisy bouquets for around $30 each. A lot of brides also bring fake flowers, and truth be told, you don't need flowers on the tables... Noone cares LOL!!! it's more about you..and if you are comfortable with them not being there. They will use the alter flowers for your head table and cake table... I also had a couple frames and a card box for my guestbook/seating chart table. And PS - my candle holders were like 3 for $1 at Dollarama and my frames with coupon were like $1.50 at Michaels... Bargain shop and use coupons. I left everything there.... I would say my most expensive piece was the card box (more like treasure chest) at $15 but I use it now to store all my wedding memories. Another thing I spent a bit more on was the 'best day ever' banner for my head table... but I opted for heavy cardstock over the wood... you can make cheaper decisions forsure
  8. Hey some new brides!!! Yay!! I didn't have the presidential package but I did upgrade to the palapa and it was beautiful. I can't even begin to describe how perfect it is for a wedding celebration. I am not sure I recall a past bride on here who used the beach sorry!! Photography was hard for me. I'll start off by saying that when I used Adventure Photos in Jan 2015 they were SOO much cheaper than they are today. That said, at first I didn't really think photography was important to me so I booked an hour then changed to 3 and ended up with 7. I honestly look at my photos daily and am so happy I got them. But I totally understand the cost and the budget. I was a budget bride 100% but like I said I paid $1600 US for 7 hours. (Typing that made me cringe) My photographer isn't there anymore but has her own company with her husband - Cielito Lindo. I can find their webpage (I did a search and it was plentiful ugh) but some others over my time on here that have been reasonable are - Samual Luna, Lancelotti, Bohemia, Dean Sanderson and someone with Nunez in their name ?? Gonzalez maybe. I searched high and low trust me. It was awhile back and prices change but look at their work and see who connects with you and reach out. You may be surprised. Pick a budget and see what you can find within it. I didn't need 7 hours. With the prices I see today I would have totally just done 3 or so. Good luck! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. You should be proud. Those are stunning. Good luck with your social. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Congrats!! You may get more responses in the actual GS brides thread. This one is the planning thread for Janelle! I married in 2015 at the GS and I know the packages have changed. Winnipeg bride might have the updated ones as her wedding is in January! If you have any questions let me know @@Chelseaslove Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. A great resort for snorkeling is the Grand Sirenis Riveria Maya where I wed. Don't even have to leave the resort. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. If you mean the pantyhose I think you do, I would say skip that. It will be so hot already! Make sure your underwear is nude as white shows under white. I wonder flat dressy sandals. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I'll be in ON in a week! My only date is Aug 5 and that comes after a long day at Canada's Wonderland so really not sure how it would work. Also given I am not driving there alone haha! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Gorgeous! So glad you could let the little things go and enjoy your wedding. So happy for you!! Some 1.5 years later our wedding is still a topic of discussion and an event people want to duplicate (minus a wedding of course). It's a once in a life time that's for sure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Looks like a lovely shower that's neat your are both marrying at the same resort. It's fun once you've booked or married at a resort to find so many people you know who have been or have married at the same one. See it's a great resort girl Your struggles is exactly why we married on the down low. Not many people know! I was worried my family would care but honestly when we were in Mexico they all said 'you should have legally married at home it would be so much easier' hehe little do they know so that said they didn't seem to care much cause like you said Mexico is the wedding. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Beautiful photos. Looked like you had a great week and a fabulous wedding congrats again Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Have a fantastic trip! I hope your wedding is everything you've dreamed of and more. Can't wait to hear all about it when you are back! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Welcome and congrats. We've had a couple recent brides for your resort. I'm on my phone so can't search but type your resort name up top and I'm sure you'll find more info Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. We had 11 suitcases between us two, our two kids, and the wedding! You have 10 days and if you are already starting to pack you are in fantastic shape! have fun!
  20. No we covered most of the bases. I brought extra things we didn't need; like a sewing kit, our extra ribbon we used and such. But we did use scissors and a lot so bring those! Also make sure you have something to get all your stuff to the WC office. I bought large zip lock type bags and had one per table and sorted all decor like that out for her. Then I had a Tupperware bin or two (shoe box size) with other stuff in it. Made it easier to transport back and forth; not only to their office but also to organize in and keep it safe in your suitcase. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. No once my wedding was booked my TA stepped away. That sucks maybe ask why the TA has to be the middle man? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Happy Wedding Day!!! I hope it's everything you've dreamed of and more.... nothing on Facebook yet, but maybe soon
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