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  1. From my research, I think it includes it for the guests up to a certain number. We are doing Caribbean fantasy and I read that we have to pay 60USD per head above 50 guests. I'd just email the coordinator. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  2. Congrats! We are having our wedding there too in December and also chose the beach and rooftop terrace. It looks amazing! Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  3. It's so nice to see pictures from our resort! Thanks! Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  4. I have a brand new with tags ivory wedding gown. It is Sophia Tolli "Jillian". Absolutely stunning fit and flare gown that flatters many shapes and sizes. The store where I bought this convinced me to buy bigger than I needed to be safe and now I need major alterations. I have since found this dress in a smaller size that works which is why I'm selling get this one. Paid 1875 Canadian and looking to get 1600. Located in Edmonton, AB. Willing to split the cost of shipping Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  5. I have already booked with someone else in the meantime. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  6. I assume it would mean it's all included, but I'd definitely check with the coordinator. She's great with answering questions. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk Wow..it's even a long time since I've been on here! So I was able to send an email to the coordinator and ask some questions. Good news! They aren't charging us anything extra to have our reception on the rooftop! I haven't put any thought into the buffet/plated dinner. As for colors, we are having an aqua green and coral. I feel like planning is at a standstill until we have to figure out the details. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  7. I was going to book with Dean until we decided to take our photographers from home. He's such an amazing person. I would hire the 2nd in a heartbeat. I really don't think when all is said and done that you'd regret capturing more moments. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  8. It definitely makes me appreciate the 2 ladies I will have there by my side! Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  9. Yup! My best friend/ bridesmaid literally just popped out a baby and are scared she will get Zika and it's going to be in her system for the next baby so she bailed. Ugh! I'm pretty sure every bride that wants kids is in the same boat! Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  10. I know that part of having a destination is accepting the fact that many people won't be able to come. I am having a hard time accepting and getting over the fact that some girls that I consider my best friends are not coming. I've told my friends even before I met my now fiance that I would probably have a destination wedding. All my best friends said they'd be there no matter what. L who said she would be a bridesmaid is not coming now. She sent me a text saying she is scared of the Zika virus (she's not pregnant and won't be pregnant at our wedding). S who also said she would be a bridesmaid hasn't called me to tell me that she is thinking of conceiving. I heard this from her L who is her sister. We are 10 days from our deposit deadline. In fact, I have not heard a word from her since the day I asked her to be bridesmaid. T was a maybe. She said the trip would cost a lot for her husband and their 2.5 kids. Then she said she would try really hard to come on her own or bring her mother in law. A week later she said no. I know cost is a big factor whether someone decides to come or not. I know what my friends can and cannot afford and they can definitely afford the trip. It's disappointing when I've put lots of effort into these friendships. I've been to engagement parties, bridal showers, stagettes, weddings, baby showers, babies birthdays and more babies birthdays, housewarmings. And now that it's my turn, they can't be bothered. In my opinion, their reasons just aren't good enough for me to accept. I get that S might be pregnant by then, but tell me that yourself. If I lived my life in fear like L is, I wouldn't have driven down the highway 3 hours multiple times for her major life events. I'm probably more likely to get hurt in a car accident than she is to get the Zika virus! T just solidified my theory that if you're not in the baby club like she is, that you're not worthy of her friendship. I've been the one keeping our friendship going since she's had kids and I'm tired of being the only one picking up the phone. So now I am definitely reevaluating some friendships in my life! Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  11. We wanted to be budget friendly for our guests as well and we went with Sandos Caracol Eco Resort. One of their wedding options is the rooftop terrace which overlooks the ocean as well. While we have chosen a beach ceremony, we are most likely using the terrace for our reception. The cost for our guests from edmonton is 1735 pp based on double occupancy. for Dec 1-8. Apparently they do some pretty great weddings there! Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  12. Check out Sandos Caracol Eco Resort in Playa. We are having our wedding there. My travel agent highly recommended it for us because the wedding coordinator is good and there are lots of things to do there as well. There's a kids waterslide park and an adult one is under construction. Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
  13. We wanted January 2017 and wanted our guests to pay less than the other 2000 in the Mayan. Best we found was Dec 1-8 at Sandos Caracol for 1735 from Edmonton Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk Just realized you said DR. Sorry! Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
  14. We aren't sure whether we are going to spend another week at another resort or go somewhere more adventurous. We are now thinking of going to Roatan, Hondorus... excuse my spelling if it's wrong. Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
  15. Here are my details so far: We chose the Caribbean Fantasy package because we wanted to have our ceremony on the beach. After some thought, we decided that we would really prefer to get married right on the beach. The gazebo is very beautiful, but in pictures , it seems to take away from the beauty of the actual ocean...in my opinion anyway. I want to change it up with the reception and have it on the rooftop terrace, but if that's too expensive or not available, I'd like to have the reception on the beach. I really should get into contact with the coordinator about this. What option did you pick? I would love to hear all the details and maybe I'd get some good ideas. As for vendors, we are most likely choosing to bring a pair of photographers from Edmonton. We love their work and we get a lot for what we are paying (engagement shoot, wedding, and rock the dress the day after) all for the cost of bringing the 2 of them which is 1735 a person, plus they have actually photographed a wedding at Sandos before. I've priced out photographers down there and anyone we liked were a little higher than we wanted. It's pretty much due to the exchange rate. I've gotten some pricing for hair and makeup too. While I would've trusted the spa to do my hair, I was a little uneasy about makeup. One photographer we initially were looking at warned us about "cultural differences" that can sometimes make rhe bride come out with a little too much makeup, foundation lines from mismatched color, etc. I've gotten quotes from styling Trio, Backstage hair and make up, MVP, Yucatan Hair/besos brides and I have found Yucatan to the most affordable for myself, bridesmaids and mother. Hmm...what else...we definitely want a dj that will stay until 11pm and I'm OK with whatever resort dj they give us. We also have a request page on our wedding website so we will have an ipod with a bunch of songs in case the dj has limited selection. This turned out to be really long! Sorry! Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
  16. I'm a Sandos bride too! Apparently we are rare because I never see Sandos Caracol brides. My wedding is Dec 4, 2016. Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
  17. I am also considering doing this as well! It's great to hear some input from others. Any brides from Edmonton? I'd like to see if there's a good place here where I can see the flowers in person for the sake of color-matching Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
  18. Wow! Looks awesome! Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
  19. My fiance decided to buy mine when he got my engagement ring. Our wedding is Dec and he would like a custom ring so I'm letting him pick a couple designs and I'll pick one that I want. Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
  20. Your pictures look great! I got a couple quotes so far from 2 very popular photographers and it's a lot more than I was imagining. I'll definitely contact this company. Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
  21. I would be devastated too if I went through all the hype and found out last minute. I guess I should consider myself lucky that I found out now rather than later. Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
  22. Me too! My one bridesmaid is thinking about conceiving and is on the verge of cancelling. My other one is having a baby in April and has already cancelled because all this hype. My wedding isn't until December. I'm so disappointed. Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
  23. We did our own boarding pass invitations. We designed it on Microsoft publisher, printed them on cardstock, used a punch that rounded the edges, and are ordering envelopes that match our colors. We also needed to buy a paper trimmer because we printed 2 boarding passes on one sheet. I'll upload a pic for you soon to show you. Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk Sorry, I should add we bought everything at Michaels Craft Store and are really happy with everything. Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
  24. I'm worried about it affecting attendance at my Dec wedding as well. I thought I read in an article that if a normal person gets it, they recover in a few days and it's not a big deal. However, for pregnant women, it's a different story. I'm really hoping it's not an issue in December. One of my bridesmaids is talking about having another baby soon, so I might lose her now. Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
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