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thanks for sharing! makes me so excited for November!
I know me to! we have all our May brides who are going to have to give us the scoop and than help us get through the next 6 months lol

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Hi ladies!

 

Just wanted to introduce myself - I've been reading the thread for like a week now, and this is my first post! My FI and I are confirmed at The Royal PDC on Nov. 4th, 2010. I've learned so much from this thread (it helped me decide on the location), so thanks already for all the great info you all have given me. A couple questions for you all:

 

1) Which photographers did you all decide on? I'm kicking around like 5 right now.

 

2) Has anyone worked with Rebekah? She's my stateside WC, and she's been super fast.

 

So excited to get to know you all!

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Hi ladies!

Just wanted to introduce myself - I've been reading the thread for like a week now, and this is my first post! My FI and I are confirmed at The Royal PDC on Nov. 4th, 2010. I've learned so much from this thread (it helped me decide on the location), so thanks already for all the great info you all have given me. A couple questions for you all:

1) Which photographers did you all decide on? I'm kicking around like 5 right now.

2) Has anyone worked with Rebekah? She's my stateside WC, and she's been super fast.

So excited to get to know you all!
Congrats and welcome!

I am using Vincent from Del Sol Photography. They have been great to work with so far and they have wonderful reviews from past brides on this site.

I also have Rebekah as a WC, she has been pretty good so far. I have only been working with her for about a month because the girl I was originally working with left.

Happy planning!

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Hi Ladies - Just returned from 12 days in Playa and was married on the 22nd. Everything was everything I could have asked for and more..!! Zulma's last words to me were, just tell all the girls on the forum to be patient. She was on top of everything anqd completely organized. There was not a lot of information on this forum about the hotel we stayed at and were married at but The Gran Porto Real was awesome!! I would definetly go back there again and everyone we brought with us said the same thing. The location was the best that I had been to in my 3+ trips to Playa. You girls will not be sorry you chose these hotels to be married in. Lots to do since we just got back today but feel free to ask me any questions and I will try and answer any I can. =)
Congrats!! So glad to hear that everything went well - share some pics when you get them!!

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Hey ladies!

I've been trolling around here for way too long so I thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Nikki and I'm getting married at The Royal on October 10th. I'm a little concerned about the time of there ceremony. It's supposed to be 6pm but I would like to move it forward. Does anyone know what time the sun sets in October? I don't want to miss the sunset but don't want it to get dark too soon or worse, during the ceremony.

Thanks so much in advance! Everyone has been SO much help already!
Welcome, Nikki!!


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Hi ladies!

Just wanted to introduce myself - I've been reading the thread for like a week now, and this is my first post! My FI and I are confirmed at The Royal PDC on Nov. 4th, 2010. I've learned so much from this thread (it helped me decide on the location), so thanks already for all the great info you all have given me. A couple questions for you all:

1) Which photographers did you all decide on? I'm kicking around like 5 right now.

2) Has anyone worked with Rebekah? She's my stateside WC, and she's been super fast.

So excited to get to know you all!
Welcome to the November crew, Kerri!

I am using Nathaniel Thompson - I looked partly on pricing and photographic style. Other frontrunners were Samuel Luna and Kate Harrison.

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Welcome Kerri!

 

 

Does anyone know if you can bring water over in bulk? Weird question, I know, but i want to do the customized water bottles and I don't know if that poses a customs issue. Hmm....

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Welcome Kerri!


Does anyone know if you can bring water over in bulk? Weird question, I know, but i want to do the customized water bottles and I don't know if that poses a customs issue. Hmm....
my girlfriend packed 2, 4L (uh...2, 1 Gallon) of distilled water into her luggage last month to Ixtapa because she needs it for her medication. But I'm not sure about individual water bottles, since they might think you might be selling them...?

Unless you would like a particular brand you don't think they have there, an option is picking them up at Mega (Mexico's version of Walmart) or Walmart when you arrive. They aren't too far (approx. $6 cab ride from the Royal).

When we went a couple of years back, bottled water was readily availble in room, at the front lobby, in the "snack canoes" on the way to the beach, and the 24 hour snack room or the bars. They weren't really large bottles.

If you want to personalize them, you could ask for the label measurements and make them larger accordingly.

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Hey girls, just wanted to post Zulma's response for my question on the ceremony musician:

 

 

 

Response: "He doesnâ€t speak English please send me your needs

 

Suggestion for songs:

 

Bridesmaids song

 

Bride song

 

Song for signing of certificate (couple and witnesses)

 

Song as a wedding march"

 

 

Also, she confirmed for me that you can do a sand ceremony with the legal ceremony.

 

Hope this guy knows what Canon in D is! I think I'll make a CD just in case...

 

Hope that helps. Just glad I got a response! Yay!

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my girlfriend packed 2, 4L (uh...2, 1 Gallon) of distilled water into her luggage last month to Ixtapa because she needs it for her medication. But I'm not sure about individual water bottles, since they might think you might be selling them...?

Unless you would like a particular brand you don't think they have there, an option is picking them up at Mega (Mexico's version of Walmart) or Walmart when you arrive. They aren't too far (approx. $6 cab ride from the Royal).

When we went a couple of years back, bottled water was readily availble in room, at the front lobby, in the "snack canoes" on the way to the beach, and the 24 hour snack room or the bars. They weren't really large bottles.

If you want to personalize them, you could ask for the label measurements and make them larger accordingly.
Great idea, thanks!

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Hey girls, just wanted to post Zulma's response for my question on the ceremony musician:



Response: "He doesnâ€t speak English please send me your needs

Suggestion for songs:

Bridesmaids song

Bride song

Song for signing of certificate (couple and witnesses)

Song as a wedding march"


Also, she confirmed for me that you can do a sand ceremony with the legal ceremony.

Hope this guy knows what Canon in D is! I think I'll make a CD just in case...

Hope that helps. Just glad I got a response! Yay!
Great information...I really, really want to do a sand ceremony.

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Okay ladies, I haven't been on here in days so please excuuse the long post.

 

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uuggghhh of course lol well you know from what the other ladies have said I think I am just not going to sweat it for now lol. I think everything changes daily. When it get closer to my date I armed with my e-mails that have everything in writing. What can we do you know smile72.gif
I'm sure it will all work out.

 

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That's for that!!!!!! :)

 

Thanks to all you girls for the welcome! BTW - YES, ordered the dress! It gets shipped May 21st!! AHHH!!! :)

Welcome to the forum! YAY for finding your dress!

 

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Ok well, I thought the tiki torches were included too!

Good. I must have been giving misinformation.

 

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i think it's pretty terrible the mexico can tell you that you can't have any mention of god in your wedding ceremony. that's a huge thing for a lot of people to simply cut out of their lives. makes me glad i'm doing a symbolic ceremony - i definitely want there to be a prayer in there - this is my WEDDING after all!

I'm going to have someone sing the Lord's Prayer-the one that starts--Give us this day, our daily bread, you said you would...

 

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from what i've heard, the tiki torches are included (i believe it's a set of 5) but it would cost extra to have flowers added to them.

 

i'm planning to buy some tulle or organza to add some color to the huppah - maybe i'll just buy some extra fabric so there's enough to tie some onto the tiki torches, too.

Great! When I buy my chair sashes, I will buy extra to tie around the tiki torches.

 

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Hi girls,

 

I wanted to share Julie & Greg's wedding from the royal that I received from Del Sol! Take note to their comment in their blog, "****IMPORTANT NOTE FOR FUTURE ROYAL BRIDES**** Please have your ceremony set up like this example, bride + groom + officiant at the edge of the gazebo, bridal party, guests and family outside. When choosing to have everybody inside, even when your party is small, the light conditions are very hard and not as pretty as this idea. :)

 

I wonder if the white runner and the candles were included because I know about you guys but I love it!

Thanks for sharing!

 

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Hi ladies!

 

Just wanted to introduce myself - I've been reading the thread for like a week now, and this is my first post! My FI and I are confirmed at The Royal PDC on Nov. 4th, 2010. I've learned so much from this thread (it helped me decide on the location), so thanks already for all the great info you all have given me. A couple questions for you all:

 

1) Which photographers did you all decide on? I'm kicking around like 5 right now.

 

2) Has anyone worked with Rebekah? She's my stateside WC, and she's been super fast.

 

So excited to get to know you all!

Welcome to the forum! We are still working on our photographer. Julie is my WC and she's been wonderful!

 

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Welcome Kerri!

 

 

Does anyone know if you can bring water over in bulk? Weird question, I know, but i want to do the customized water bottles and I don't know if that poses a customs issue. Hmm....

Lisa, you can print your labels and take them with you. Carrying the water on may be so heavy (and could make you pay extra.) You can swipe water at the resort or get it from Walmart. You can put your labels on there.

 

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Hey girls, just wanted to post Zulma's response for my question on the ceremony musician:

 

 

 

Response: "He doesnâ€t speak English please send me your needs

 

Suggestion for songs:

 

Bridesmaids song

 

Bride song

 

Song for signing of certificate (couple and witnesses)

 

Song as a wedding march"

 

Thanks!

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Okay ladies,

 

I need to vent. One of my FI coworkers told him Thursday that she had been trying to get in touch with the travel agent for about two weeks and her calls have yet to be answered. WTF? I had to call and show my butt. When I called, I found out that she was on her first day of vacation. I wasn't even aware that she was going to be out and wasn't going to be able to book during that time. Also, the prices of the trip have gone up over the past couple of weeks so of course the trip for my FI's coworker has increased.

 

Next,

I've been in touch with Ivan (DJ) over the past month or so. He's been really great at answering questions. About a week or so ago, I emailed him the changes we want to make to the contract and told him we had the down payment for the dance floor and services and guess what? I haven't heard from him. I even sent a follow up email and still haven't heard from him. Why is it hard to give people money?

 

I think I know which song I want to come in to but I may have to shorten it. I don't want to cut off my favorite part of the song because it's later. Does anyone know about how long it takes to enter the gazebo?

 

relief.gif

 

 

Glad to have you all!

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