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#1971 laurenvuitton

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    Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:37 PM

    You are going to feel so much better after you go down there and see everything, so much better than the pictures!! The girls are VERY nice and helpful too!! Glad you are going down there

    #1972 laurenvuitton

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      Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:06 PM

      We have a wedding website through destination weddings.com - not as fancy as everyone elses :)

      #1973 navarrabrooke

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        Posted 28 January 2010 - 04:07 PM

        Hi Girls - I haven't checked in for awhile. I got married at the Paradisus on November 13th, 2009. Friday the 13th! Great date! At any rate, I read through some the last few pages of this forum and wanted to offer my insight.

        Someone asked about the beach, though I had also read some negative things, the beach was beautiful. I had no complaints there.

        Also for our welcome dinner, we arranged to have it at the Caribbean Marketplace at no cost. Perla had reserved 50 spots and closed off a portion of the restaurant. For those who don't know, the Caribbean Marketplace is the buffet. This suited us and our 50 guests (including children) quite well.

        I also agree with appointing someone not in your wedding party to ensure that everything is how you want it. On the day of your wedding, you won't want to be burdened with decor and other arrangements. You'll be too busy drinking champagne and getting ready with your bridal party!

        Playa del Carmen is a must do! Lots of great shopping and fun beach bars. Include it among your lists of things to do in Riviera Maya in your welcome letter, email to guests, etc. It's about a 45 minute drive south. You can arrange a shuttle with the Paradisus bellhops.

        My review also covers a lot of the questions I'm reading on here. Check it out - links below. I also included some other helpful tips.

        Happy Planning!
        Brooke

        #1974 avong1228

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          Posted 28 January 2010 - 04:34 PM

          I'm not doing any type of entertainment as it will not fit into my budget. I thought it would be nice to have something at the rehearsal dinner or cocktail hour but just can't bring myself to pay that much for 45 minutes! People will entertain themselves with plenty of booze!

          I'm so glad you heard from Cecilia!! I didn't hear about destinationweddings.com either until I got on here and we've already booked our trip.

          I may have asked this already but are any of you arranging any excursions for everyone? If so, what and who pays for that? Any suggested vendors to go through? Anything included at the resort? When we stayed at the Paradisus in PC, snorkeling was included!

          #1975 avong1228

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            Posted 28 January 2010 - 04:44 PM

            Ok, that's a great idea!!

            I swear since I've found this board, I never get any work done!!

            #1976 laurenvuitton

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              Posted 28 January 2010 - 04:53 PM

              Yeah me too... wedding comes before work! Someone was mentioning earlier on in the board they hired a Mariachi band through another company (not the resort) and it was still cheaper to pay outside vendor fee. I'll have to go back and look for it.

              #1977 laurenvuitton

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                Posted 29 January 2010 - 03:08 PM

                Its Friday!! Dont be overwhelmed... you are so lucky that you are going down there to finalize everything.. im going to be doing it over the phone/email!

                #1978 avong1228

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                  Posted 29 January 2010 - 04:34 PM

                  Don't stress!! Everything will be great!

                  #1979 avong1228

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                    Posted 29 January 2010 - 04:36 PM

                    Don't stress!! Everything will be great!

                    #1980 cmj783

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                      Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:57 PM

                      No stressing - just think of the beach!

                      Our save the dates are out!




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