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#7911 diahr

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    Posted 07 January 2011 - 08:46 AM

    Wow!! Guillermo emailed me a few days ago that Ultrafemme no longer does bridal makeup. Maybe he's going rogue for you or that was my cue to ask  him to do my makeup outside of the store???
     

    Originally Posted by kshows03 

    Speedy - I am having a Mac Consultant, Guillermo Flores, do the trial and the day of for $300.  The contract state that they stay for after the ceremony and give you a touch up at that point as well right before pictures.  Hopefully this helps.  If you need his information, PM me.





    #7912 Kelfrecks

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      Posted 07 January 2011 - 08:51 AM

      Good Morning Ladies! Does anyone have a good map of Playa del Carmen? I'd like to include it in our OOT bags. Or do they have free ones down there that I could just grab 25 of when we get there?

       

      Also, for ROYAL PDC brides who have been married at/in the Gazebo, has anyone actually had the seats all in (under) the gazebo? We have a bout 35 guests and although it will be tight (I think) I would really like us all under the gazebo, so I'm trying to get an idea of its dimensions or if we would even fit! 

       

      Thanks! Kelly



      #7913 Kelfrecks

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        Posted 07 January 2011 - 08:53 AM

        One more quick question regarding flowers - If you order them from Marvin at Maya Diseno Floral and we meet him in the lobby the morning of the wedding to pick up the flowers, where did you put them or take them so that the centerpieces made it to the tables in the reception? Does your onsite WC work with you on that? Thanks again!



        #7914 diahr

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          Posted 07 January 2011 - 09:24 AM

          Ok Ladies...I need to give you an update / vent on the wedding drama that started on Thanksgiving (below is refresher for the noobies).  I haven't spoke to my soon to be in laws since the day that they backed out (over 31 days and counting). No..this was not intentional, but I have had no reason speak to them and I stopped making them a top priority in my life since clearly, the wedding of their son and I is not a top priority in their life. I am super busy anyway. I work long hours, I volunteer just about every Saturday, I work out and I have a wedding to plan, so I haven't had the time/energy/desire to go out of my way to see/talk to them. I have in no way hindered my FI's relationship with his father. He has been to see them since this fiasco numerous times and has spoken to his father on the phone...so you'll understand my shock when his father calls him and says "why are you alienating me?" Seriously, WTF... (I didn't know a guilty conscious could make you so dramatic)

           

          My FI had a 30 min long conversation with his father about why I was pissed (and justifiably so) and that he was not alienating his father.  Long story short..My FIL's wife sends me a text message that we need to sit down and talk... I can't imagine what these people have to say to me. I'm shocked that they have time to talk to me in between getting ready for the move that's 6 mos away or estimating the cost of jeep shocks or the trailor...I am really so done with this, however my FI told me to be a good sport and hear them out so guess how I am spending my Friday night?! WooHoo!! Give you ladies an update soon. (I guarantee they haven't even checked the prices for a 2 night stay)

           

          Originally Posted by diahr 

          Hey Ladies. I hope that everyone had a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! With that...I need to do some serious venting and I think only my Royal brides and brides to be will understand. So after my father-in-law (and his wife - my FI's stepmom) guilted us into coming over to there house for Thanksgiving before leaving to go to Philadelphia to visit my family, they dropped the bomb on me that they didn't think they would be able to make the wedding. This is the very first "backout" that I have had.  I know we would get some, but not my FI's dad for EFF sake!! I gotta be honest and say this is devastating to me. My father-in-law and his wife have known since we got engaged over 6 mos ago that we were doing a destination wedding.  They were one of the core people that I considered before committing to the idea.  We are extremely close to these people. And now....they backout?!

           

          The reasons (more BS to me) include "I can't get the time off of work" (my father-in-law works in the school system, his wife is a Realtor), "I have to equip my jeep with shocks and a trailor" (they are allegedly moving to TX in June and are driving), and "We have to get ready to move" (again, they are moving allegedly in June, our wedding is in April). WTF?! Am I crazy or is this complete BS? Please be aware that my father-in-law owns his home and he makes almost if not 6 figures. Come on....! They even went so far as to get their passports a few months ago further leading us on that they were going! I think at the end of the day, they are just scared. I would have rather been told that than the money bs coming from people that obviously have money.  Did I mention that they tried to get us to go away with them for Christmas?!

           

          I don't know how to feel, but we are at the point of no return. The photog, wedding stay and honeymoon, and wedding date are booked. My MOHs are booking this weekend. I am so pissed. These people have been involved everystep of the way. I seriously have no desire to even speak to them, but my FI says that is being bitter. WTF ever... ! Than my father-in-law had the nerve to ask me to throw a AHR when we got back. My response - absolutely not! We (my FI and I) are paying for 100% of this wedding by ourselves.  Our family has chipped in nothing nor have they offered and my 6 figure earning, BS spewing, scaredy pants father-in-law wants us to incur even more costs (we are not rich folks) and throw a party to make him and his wife feel better / involved?!  Screw that!!!!  I told him that I am paying for nothing else. If people can't come to the wedding, that's their business, but my FI and I will not be paying for anything else. We want to invest everything in our wedding day when we commit to each other forever. Jeesh!!! Sorry for the long post but I had to get that out. Woke up with steam still coming out of my ears!!  So So pissed.





          #7915 diahr

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            Posted 07 January 2011 - 09:30 AM

            Hey there..Send Lady Di a PM. She did this. Do a search for her. Lady Di got married some months ago and is extremely helpful. I sent her a PM recently and she got right back to me.
             

            Originally Posted by Kelfrecks 

            One more quick question regarding flowers - If you order them from Marvin at Maya Diseno Floral and we meet him in the lobby the morning of the wedding to pick up the flowers, where did you put them or take them so that the centerpieces made it to the tables in the reception? Does your onsite WC work with you on that? Thanks again!





            #7916 Kelfrecks

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              Posted 07 January 2011 - 10:32 AM

              Wow diahr, I feel for you! Its funny I've always heard about the "in-law" dramas or fiascos, however didn't realize how it seems so many people actually go through it! That's a shame your in-laws (to be) can't seem to make the wedding of their own son a priority.

               

              I've gone through this with a few people in my family as well and the best advice I was given (and that has helped me the most) was to realize they will regret it in time to come. In the meantime, letting them know how upset/hurt/frustrated you are with their decision only gives them more power, etc. I know every situation is different, but I was getting completely consumed with the people who I was sure would come opting out, that I was losing focus on why I chose a destination wedding to begin with - because it is going to be the best day of your entire life and you and all the people who DO make you a priority WILL be there to celebrate you both and the new life you have together...so focus on those great people and hopefully it will make you feel a little better!

               

              Oh, and good luck with the "sit down" tonight!!!!



              #7917 rosieposie

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                Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:04 AM

                i hope everything goes ok tonight, not talking things over could make it ackward and tense when you do see them in the future .....

                not a pleasant situation, but some things just need to be aired out. it's appalling what they'd rather miss their son's wedding for.
                don't let it dampen the wonderful-ness of your wedding   :)

                 

                 

                Quote:

                Originally Posted by diahr 

                Ok Ladies...I need to give you an update / vent on the wedding drama that started on Thanksgiving (below is refresher for the noobies).  I haven't spoke to my soon to be in laws since the day that they backed out (over 31 days and counting). No..this was not intentional, but I have had no reason speak to them and I stopped making them a top priority in my life since clearly, the wedding of their son and I is not a top priority in their life. I am super busy anyway. I work long hours, I volunteer just about every Saturday, I work out and I have a wedding to plan, so I haven't had the time/energy/desire to go out of my way to see/talk to them. I have in no way hindered my FI's relationship with his father. He has been to see them since this fiasco numerous times and has spoken to his father on the phone...so you'll understand my shock when his father calls him and says "why are you alienating me?" Seriously, WTF... (I didn't know a guilty conscious could make you so dramatic)

                 

                My FI had a 30 min long conversation with his father about why I was pissed (and justifiably so) and that he was not alienating his father.  Long story short..My FIL's wife sends me a text message that we need to sit down and talk... I can't imagine what these people have to say to me. I'm shocked that they have time to talk to me in between getting ready for the move that's 6 mos away or estimating the cost of jeep shocks or the trailor...I am really so done with this, however my FI told me to be a good sport and hear them out so guess how I am spending my Friday night?! WooHoo!! Give you ladies an update soon. (I guarantee they haven't even checked the prices for a 2 night stay)

                 

                Originally Posted by diahr 

                Hey Ladies. I hope that everyone had a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! With that...I need to do some serious venting and I think only my Royal brides and brides to be will understand. So after my father-in-law (and his wife - my FI's stepmom) guilted us into coming over to there house for Thanksgiving before leaving to go to Philadelphia to visit my family, they dropped the bomb on me that they didn't think they would be able to make the wedding. This is the very first "backout" that I have had.  I know we would get some, but not my FI's dad for EFF sake!! I gotta be honest and say this is devastating to me. My father-in-law and his wife have known since we got engaged over 6 mos ago that we were doing a destination wedding.  They were one of the core people that I considered before committing to the idea.  We are extremely close to these people. And now....they backout?!

                 

                The reasons (more BS to me) include "I can't get the time off of work" (my father-in-law works in the school system, his wife is a Realtor), "I have to equip my jeep with shocks and a trailor" (they are allegedly moving to TX in June and are driving), and "We have to get ready to move" (again, they are moving allegedly in June, our wedding is in April). WTF?! Am I crazy or is this complete BS? Please be aware that my father-in-law owns his home and he makes almost if not 6 figures. Come on....! They even went so far as to get their passports a few months ago further leading us on that they were going! I think at the end of the day, they are just scared. I would have rather been told that than the money bs coming from people that obviously have money.  Did I mention that they tried to get us to go away with them for Christmas?!

                 

                I don't know how to feel, but we are at the point of no return. The photog, wedding stay and honeymoon, and wedding date are booked. My MOHs are booking this weekend. I am so pissed. These people have been involved everystep of the way. I seriously have no desire to even speak to them, but my FI says that is being bitter. WTF ever... ! Than my father-in-law had the nerve to ask me to throw a AHR when we got back. My response - absolutely not! We (my FI and I) are paying for 100% of this wedding by ourselves.  Our family has chipped in nothing nor have they offered and my 6 figure earning, BS spewing, scaredy pants father-in-law wants us to incur even more costs (we are not rich folks) and throw a party to make him and his wife feel better / involved?!  Screw that!!!!  I told him that I am paying for nothing else. If people can't come to the wedding, that's their business, but my FI and I will not be paying for anything else. We want to invest everything in our wedding day when we commit to each other forever. Jeesh!!! Sorry for the long post but I had to get that out. Woke up with steam still coming out of my ears!!  So So pissed.


                 




                #7918 rosieposie

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                  Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:11 AM

                  revieved a preview on my e-photos and thought i'd share!

                  i think i look a bit pale and hair got damp - we were freezing, it was snowing that morning, then was raining for parts during but it was still a lot of fun.

                   

                  http://sakuraphotogr...gagement-shoot/



                  #7919 kshows03

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                    Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:14 AM

                    DIAHR - Yikes!!  That makes me nervous...my contract was completed more than 6 months ago...so I guess that is ok.  I will definintly be following up on this!


                    The Royal - Playa del Carmen - 2/12/11

                    #7920 kshows03

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                      Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:14 AM

                      DIAHR - Yikes!!  That makes me nervous...my contract was completed more than 6 months ago...so I guess that is ok.  I will definintly be following up on this!


                      The Royal - Playa del Carmen - 2/12/11




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