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#6541 Natalie79

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    Posted 24 September 2010 - 10:45 AM

    Woops, forgot to add I'm using Cancun Transfers too.  Very easy to deal with and great rates!  The flight we're coming in on has 10 people from our group and the transfer is going to be $117 round trip.



    #6542 Lisa DSO

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      Posted 24 September 2010 - 10:46 AM

      I seem to have lost the ability to edit my posts...or maybe i'm smoking crack....where is the edit button?



      #6543 Natalie79

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        Posted 24 September 2010 - 10:49 AM


         

        Originally Posted by Lisa DSO 





        OMG same here....Victoria Secret, Vistaprint...



        I have been trying to manipulate my period with birth control pills and I missed 2 nights ago (new pack)....so guess what I get today?! Mother F'er!!! My wedding is in EXACTLY 2 months from today . Yes, I would love to be EXTRA emotional, bloated in my swimsuit, potentially break out and bleeding for wedding night! Yippie! Arrgh. I'm taking them back to back from here on out to try and avoid that fiasco :-(

         

        Wayne and I talked about the wedding over lunch and because SOOO nervous lol. Where did the time go? Jess, are we supposed to turn in a list for Ivan (DJ)?

         


         


        Hi Lisa, I hear your pain!  I tried to do the same thing because my period was due on my wedding day.  After 2 weeks into the new pack, it started :(

         

        I talked to my Doctor, and she said you could have up to 3 months of spotting if you are new to taking it back to back!!  So midway through the 2nd pack, I stopped and restarted my normal routine a week later, and that puts me on track to avoid getting my period around the wedding.  Hope that helps!



        #6544 Lisa DSO

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          Posted 24 September 2010 - 10:51 AM



          Originally Posted by Natalie79 


           


          Hi Lisa, I hear your pain!  I tried to do the same thing because my period was due on my wedding day.  After 2 weeks into the new pack, it started <img src=" class="bbcode_smiley" height="1" src="http://files.bestdestinationwedding.com/images/smilies//sad.gif" title=":(" width="1" />

           

          I talked to my Doctor, and she said you could have up to 3 months of spotting if you are new to taking it back to back!!  So midway through the 2nd pack, I stopped and restarted my normal routine a week later, and that puts me on track to avoid getting my period around the wedding.  Hope that helps!


          Ahh yes, it does make me feel a lot better. Thanks!
           



          #6545 RunningBride24

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            Posted 24 September 2010 - 11:39 AM



            Originally Posted by JHarris 

            Ladies!!!

             

            Here's the link for Alux Lounge & Restaurant. This place is amazing!!! I love it. I just emailed them for pricing for a family dinner and or rehearsal dinner.

             



            Just got back from our wedding (9/17)!!!!  After the weeks (months?) of stress, all I can say is that it was PERFECT!!!!

             

            I’ll try to keep my write-up fairly short (but detailed)…

             

            We met with our wedding planner, Lili, on Tuesday and she was so on top of everything.  We were even able to make changes at that late of a date – we had a couple of less people coming to the welcome party, so she credited that money right away to the reception centerpieces (this was the only item I hadn’t paid for up front).  We also changed the menu for the cocktail hour, as we were having hot and cold hors d’oeuvres for the welcome party and Lili didn’t want our guests to have the same cold hors d’oeuvres 2 days in a row – she pulled out some old menus and told us to pick any 4 that we wanted.  I was really glad/surprised she suggested this.

             

            Our welcome party was Thursday evening and was supposed to be on the beach at the Gran Porto Real (we had a few guests staying there).  The weather was horrible (rain storms all day), so Lili had already planned everything for a small ballroom inside.  We had planned for a full open bar and hot and cold hors d’oeuvres (10 different types) – this was all great.  They arranged for specialty margaritas to be given to people as they arrived and the food was really good.

             

            On Friday (our wedding day) the weather was perfect!  I was such a nervous wreck about this since the weather the 2 days before had not been good.  I had my hair and make-up done at SpaZul (I did my trial there on Wednesday) and they did a really good job – I was very happy.

             

            We had the luxury wedding package.

             

            Ceremony at the wedding gazebo (3:00) – The gazebo was beautiful – white flowing fabric, white chair covers, turquoise chair bows.  We had a solo guitarist instead of our own music and from what I remember, he did a good job (parts of the ceremony are a bit of a blur).  He played different music while guests were being seated, when I walked down the aisle and then when we walked back down the aisle as husband and wife.  The wedding planner asked us before if there was anything specific we wanted played, but we just told him he could play whatever.  We had a symbolic ceremony and had any mention of religion or god removed.  We also had the religious readings replaced with something about love and marriage.  And a friend came up to perform the sand ceremony with us.

             

            We did our pictures between the ceremony and cocktail hour.

             

            Cocktail hour in the garden area (4:00) – We used our ipod with the sound system they provided.

             

            Reception moved inside to the “crystal” ballroom (5:00).  We were originally planning to have this in the garden area, but moved it inside that morning since we figured it would either be too hot or it would rain – it was really hot and our guests appreciated the AC (Lili had already reserved the ballroom since we were unsure about the weather – they needed 4 hours notice to change location).  Specialty champagne cocktails were given as guests arrived.  We had the mariachi trio play for the first hour – they were so much fun and everyone loved them.  They moved the sound system inside from the cocktail hour and we used our ipod for the rest of the reception.  The food was really good – better than what we had at the tasting a few months before.  There was a lighted dance floor set up (it’s not that big, so some danced on the floor next to it).  We actually ended up adding an extra half hour to the reception since everyone was having so much fun – we did this on the spot and just had it charged to our room.

             

            We used Funever Photography (from the resort) and she seemed to do a really good job – she took a ton of pics and would grab me and my husband from the ballroom when the light was just right in the marble hallway or coming through the windows.  I guess we’ll find out for sure in a few weeks.

             

            Other thoughts….I found that it was easier to work with the onsite planner, through direct email – not basecamp.  We didn’t have any problems paying with cash anywhere.  There was a slight police presence – a few here and there carrying machine guns, but nothing scary or even that noticeable.

             

            The one thing I can say is that I realized that a good part of the stress I felt, I put on myself.  Everything went so smoothly and I feel a little silly for getting so worked up about things.

             

            After it was over, my husband and I decided that there was absolutely nothing we would have changed – it really was perfect.

             

            I’ll give one piece of advice – it all really happens so fast, so try to pick that one moment you want to remember forever and try to focus on that.  For me, it was seeing my husband - at the first moment we made eye contact - waiting at the end of the aisle for me.

             

            All of you ladies were so helpful during the planning process, so let me know if you have any questions I can help with!

            Thanks so much for this!! I might be PM'ing you, I leave the 6th of October. coming SO fast!


             

            Originally Posted by jesmcan 

            I ladies I have been to Alux a few times, it is a really cool place but just to let you know in my experience the food was never good. I would think about doing apps and drinks.

            Thanks Jess, that's good advice. Haha, plus LOVE the Mexicana sign idea. You need shirts too!
             


            ~The future Mrs. Thompson~10*10*10

            #6546 jesmcan

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              Posted 24 September 2010 - 11:39 AM

              Thanks Girls!! don't worry some how everything get done. I can't wait to do my planning thread and show you guys everything :) I am going to post it on Saturday 11/6 the night before we leave. Our limo comes at 1:30am so there is no way I am going to be able to get to bed ahahah

               

              Lisa OMG I had a dream that i walked down the aisle and had blood everywhere and my MOH was waiving my down!! I switched up my pack to to be sure, but I did it months ago to make sure there would be no issues lol You are so funny Lisa

               

              Yes Ivan requested a play list. I am giving him our time line as well and I typed out like bridal party enters and everyone's names and sort of script etc.I also made an appointment to meet with him at Kool the day after we arrive.

               

              That is one thing to I want to schedule my appointment for blood work and to meet with Zulma. Soon I hope


              The Royal PDC & Kool Beach Club 11.12.10

              #6547 RunningBride24

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                Posted 24 September 2010 - 11:46 AM

                Wow, lots to get caught up on!!! So glad you ladies are here! I got a part-time modeling gig so I've been working some nights. Hey it pays the bills!

                 

                Originally Posted by JoZee84 

                For past brides, or people who went on their site tours.  I booked a royal master one bedroom ocean view room and was wondering if anyone has stayed in one of those before and what the best view would be.  I have a map of the rooms already but some are in the new chichen wing and some are on the uxmal side.  I don't know which rooms to choose?  I feel like the chichen ones are so far away from everything and the front view is of an open lot.  Any one else booking one of those rooms?


                Jo, do you think you could PM me the map that you have? I would love one of the rooms. Have any of you done the online check-in and picked your room? How does that work?

                 

                Originally Posted by Jenny310 

                Juliet, congrats; it's great to hear that everything was perfect for you!

                 

                So yeterday we ordered our wedding bands! YAY!!


                YAY!! So exciting!! I finally ordered his band 2 weeks ago and got it last week. Talk about last minute, yikes.

                 

                Originally Posted by jesmcan 

                I know I cannot believe it! the time just flew. I super detail orientated and extremely organized and still some how the time flew by and things I wanted done by now aren't ahahaha but thats ok we are working on them now.

                 

                This weekend to do

                 

                Ceremony programs

                Table numbers

                Place cards

                Door Hangers

                Pashmina Tags

                Play List For Ivan

                 

                I just ordered my clutch from etsy :) I will show you guys when it comes in

                Also from Etsy a banner that says just married and than another one that says thank you and drink stirrers

                 

                I got 7 parasols for BM's, MOH and one for me :) from Asian ideas - I will be sure to take pics and let you guys know how those are to

                 

                Yesterday I sent check list, ceremony, and a word doc of all my details to Zulma

                Sent over the final choices to Yazmin for Kool

                Filled out all the forms for Samuel our photog like what shots and the timeline

                Sent everyone the timeline of everything

                 

                Arranged all the limos for here and there and got all our guests set up with the transportation. Still dealing with BS from Sand N Sun Vacations by the way but today was the final day for everyone to pay their rooms. I cannot wait more than anything to be done with them

                 

                By the way ladies recommendations for transportation:

                 

                Cancun Transfers http://www.cancuntransfers.com/  they have the best rates

                  

                Next weekend we are all going to pick up the bridesmaid dresses. I am praying more than anything that there are no issues there. It is so funny right now every day another package from victoria secret or somewhere else arrives lol and FI is like omg another box!! our dining room has become the storage room for wedding stuff ahahaah

                 

                 


                 


                 

                Jess you're such a stud! You're so on top of things! LOVE IT! Good luck w/ the BM dresses, hopefully you have better luck than I did! My correct BM dresses are being shipped today, will be in the store on Wednesday and one has to be shipped to my BM in New York. Poor girls have NO time!

                 

                Cancun Transfers I have heard nothing but great things about and some of my guests are using them.

                 

                Jess do you have a template for door hangers?


                 

                Originally Posted by Natalie79 


                 


                Hi Lisa, I hear your pain!  I tried to do the same thing because my period was due on my wedding day.  After 2 weeks into the new pack, it started <img src=" width="1" />" class="bbcode_smiley" height="" src="http://files.bestdestinationwedding.com/images/smilies//sad.gif" title="<img src=" class="bbcode_smiley" height="1" src="http://files.bestdestinationwedding.com/images/smilies//sad.gif" title=":(" width="1" />" width="" />

                 

                I talked to my Doctor, and she said you could have up to 3 months of spotting if you are new to taking it back to back!!  So midway through the 2nd pack, I stopped and restarted my normal routine a week later, and that puts me on track to avoid getting my period around the wedding.  Hope that helps!


                Ugh I hope it all works out! I'm so worried about being on on my wedding day. I just skipped the placebo pills and took my packs straight through to avoid. Last month I missed though, pry b/c I'm stressing myself out. I know I'm not preggo since we took a 3-month break before the wedding and it is KILLING ME!. Blah.

                 

                Oh, Happy FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


                ~The future Mrs. Thompson~10*10*10

                #6548 Lisa DSO

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                  Posted 24 September 2010 - 01:24 PM



                  Ugh I hope it all works out! I'm so worried about being on on my wedding day. I just skipped the placebo pills and took my packs straight through to avoid. Last month I missed though, pry b/c I'm stressing myself out. I know I'm not preggo since we took a 3-month break before the wedding and it is KILLING ME!. Blah.

                   

                  Oh, Happy FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


                  WOW! You must be having some interesting dreams ;-). Modeling? HAWT!
                   



                  #6549 Lisa DSO

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                    Posted 24 September 2010 - 01:32 PM



                    Alux is about 460-560 pesos pp for food and 350-450 pp for open bar

                     

                    Jess,
                    funny you said the food sucked-- i read similar reviews on trip advisor



                     



                    #6550 Lisa DSO

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                      Posted 24 September 2010 - 01:34 PM

                      1 USD = 12.54076 MXN  oh for the above (since I can't friggin find the edit button lol)






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