Originally Posted by dimax21
My wedding is May 19th, 2011, and we decided to have a private reception. We have about 20 people going. I couldn't decided to do private or semi-private (because of the small group) but after reading many reviews, the private reception sounded like the best option. We also decided to go with using our Ipod instead of hiring a DJ. I hope this all works out. Good luck with your wedding!!!
We are also doing the same thing. Small group, about 18 people. We opted for the ipod as well. Let me know how it works out! Are you hiring someone to controll your ipod? I know it is around $80 USD. We are trying to figure out whether its worth it or not. I don't want one of our guests to have to controll the music for when the bridal party and I walk down the "aisle" or have the first dance etc. I don't know what to do?
Originally Posted by JHarris
Have any of you had issues with guests all of a sudden backing out of the wedding bc of all the incidents happening in Mexico? We've assured everyone that is not Playa del Carmen and none of those areas are near it. Plus the resort is private. We indirectly found out that my fi sister and brother in law decided to pull out last minute. They gave us multiple excuses - how lucky are we? I'm pretty upset bc I already paid for her dress. Luckily we hadn't bought the guys suits yet. I'm more upset at the fact that we called them about something else and then they were being weird on the phone and after teeth pulling - they told us. I wonder if and when they were planning on telling us. ggrrr......
Anyway - did any past brides pick the trio or quintet to play during cocktails? In the package it says Mexican Trio - is that the same thing as Mariachi?
We have only had two people drop out so far my future SIL and her daughter, it wasn't about the violence or anything related Mexican related. But it is still annoying cause we really wanted them there. And we bought the BM dress already. We're just going to put it on ebay or craigs list. At least thats good its near prom and wedding season.
Originally Posted by diahr
Hey ladies - I leave in 3 WEEKS!!!! So anxious... Anywho, I keep hearing people mention a checklist from the Royal WCs. I have not gotten any such thing nor has my WC even mentioned it. The only thing that I can think of is that we have mostly everything done at this point so we don't need a checklist. I dunno. Should I be alarmed ladies? Does anyone have a copy of the checklist that they can share so I can see what's on it?
I just got my favors in yesterday, I will post a pic later since I am at work now. Below are the things that we have done so far. Can you ladies take a look and let me know if I am missing anything? This can be very overwhelming and it doesn't help that I don't really know anyone close that has ever gotten married b4.
Pre Marital Class - LOL! We needed it âˆš FI Suit âˆš
Airport Transfer - Cancun Transfers âˆš My Dress âˆš PENDING
Wedding Bands âˆš Shoes âˆš
Jewelry â€“ PENDING MOH Dress âˆš
BM Suit âˆš Hair Appt @ SpaZul âˆš
Makeup - Norma from MAC âˆš Photo - Cecilia Dumas âˆš
Chair Sashes âˆš
OOT Bags - IN PROGRESS
Programs - NOT STARTED
Reception Centerpieces - Royal âˆš
Video - DIY (I know, I know...budget!) âˆš
Wedding Party Flowers / Wedding Decorations - Marvin âˆš
Favors - Brushed Nickel Picture Frames & Personalized Matchbooks âˆš
Cake - Tres Leches / Chocolate âˆš (Are you ladies getting cake toppers? For the cost, I am not sure if it's worth it)
Reception Menu - Goat Cheese Spring Salad / Salmon, Beef or Shrimp Dish / Chocolate Pear Tart or something - lol! âˆš
Music: Ipod - Couldn't justify the cost of a DJ for 20 people, most of which are women (only like 6 men including my FI)âˆš
Excursion - Private Tour to Xel Ha & Tulum (guests will pay $75, we pay the rest and it's optional to come) âˆš
Sorry for the long post!
Are you doing place cards? Or getting your bridal party gifts? Are you hiring someone to run your IPOD? Yeah for Tres Leches!!! Thats what we chose too. Let us know how it is. Its almost here you must be SUPER excited!!
Originally Posted by Aricak64
I am four weeks away from my wedding date. We are having a small wedding, 14 guests total. The wedding is at 4 pm, 4:30-6:00 pm toasting, cake, drinks, etc. and then the semi private dinner at 6 pm. Do to the small size of the wedding and my wedding party, a dancing reception really doesn't work for us. Does anyone have any ideas of what I could plan to do with my guests after the dinner?
5th ave is right there and their are plenty of places to hang out, if your looking to do something off the resort.