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#8921 prettypigpig

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    Posted 26 August 2011 - 04:31 PM

    Dear Royal PDC Brides,

    my pro pics are in, and I am so happy :-)

    http://s894.photobuc...g/Wedding pics/

     


    Bonnie

    Married to Mr. El Khaiat on July 4th, 2011 @ Royal Playa Del Carmen


    #8922 Jennie0521

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      Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:00 AM



      Originally Posted by kellygrrrl 


      ya 25 guests - I've been saying that's my cutoff, as in if we get 25 people, I'll hire a DJ. however, I think also the age of people plays into it, as does your level of comfort with loading up an ipod list. other brides have said that the dinner took awhile, and there was really only an hour or so of DJ-inspired dancing after eating, unless you extend the reception for the extra hour, which means more money, etc. ; )

       

      I think it just comes down to who your guests are and whether or not you (or someone in the wedding party maybe?) has the time to work on a playlist. let me know what you decide!

       



       


      We used our Ipod, as much fun as the DJ looked, I am glad we just went with the Ipod, we finished pictures at 7:30pm so thats when the reception started. We did our first dance, mother/son and father/daughter dances prior to the meal so the photographer could finish up then. But by the time the meal was finished we had about 1 1/2 hrs of dance time, since the receptions are for 3 hrs. If I could go back and do it again that is the only thing I would have changed, I would have paid for the extra hr for the reception.

       


      The Royal PCD - April 28th, 2011

      #8923 prettypigpig

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        Posted 28 August 2011 - 01:21 PM

        I used a DJ even I had only 22 guests.  It was way easier without playing attention to the ipod, since we got tons of guests who had speeches, and my hubby was a DJ, and is very keen on music, it was worth the extra expense.  However, I didn't get the lite up floor, because my guests aren't the dancing type, but I got the firework, and it added an extra oh la la factor to the whole reception.


        Bonnie

        Married to Mr. El Khaiat on July 4th, 2011 @ Royal Playa Del Carmen


        #8924 nikkiscriv

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          Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:15 AM

          In my opinion, if you have guests that will really enjoy dancing it is definitely worth the money to hire DJ Doremixx (Ivan).  He was absolutely perfect, and the light-up dance floor really made the reception.  I had 31 guests but most of them love to dance, and boy did they dance during the reception!  Seeing everyone having a fabulous time was well worth the cost.  If your group isn't really the dancing type then I definitely would go the iPod route :)



          #8925 kellygrrrl

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            Posted 29 August 2011 - 01:45 PM

            for anyone with iffy guests, this is a FANTASTIC article on the safety of mexico - with emphasis on the yucatan penninsula:

             

            http://www.sfgate.co.../TR3O1KLPOQ.DTL



            #8926 deniden

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            Posted 30 August 2011 - 04:59 AM



            Originally Posted by kellygrrrl 

            for anyone with iffy guests, this is a FANTASTIC article on the safety of mexico - with emphasis on the yucatan penninsula:

             

            http://www.sfgate.co.../TR3O1KLPOQ.DTL


            Excellent article! THANKS!
             

             



            #8927 Bride2B22

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              Posted 30 August 2011 - 05:13 AM

              How's planning going for everyone??? things have been REALLY quiet in here! lol



              #8928 geoffnsara

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                Posted 30 August 2011 - 02:42 PM

                Hi everyone,

                 

                I have a question that I am confused about.  Do I have to get a marriage license from the state that I live in and I also read that if you are an American you need to get an apostille from the secretary of state of where you were born?  Is this correct?  In other words what do i need for the marriage to be legal in the USA

                 

                Sara



                #8929 deniden

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                Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:54 AM



                Originally Posted by Bride2B22 

                How's planning going for everyone??? things have been REALLY quiet in here! lol


                It HAS been super quiet!

                 

                We went out our DIY Passport invites last week. Everyone has LOVED them. It makes me so proud that we did them ourselves. I love coming home from work, checking the mailbox and seeing if any of the RSVP postcards have arrived. :) I've been trying to find the time to take pictures of them and make a thread with the template but with the hurricane and all, we've been super busy.

                 

                Since things are kind of "on hold" until we have a headcount, I've just making notes with my ideas for OOT bags, favors, etc. My dress is ordered, and we plan on ordering the guys' suits in December/January time frame. Other than that, my flowers are picked out (via Marvin), photographer & videographer are booked, and now I'm just reading reading reading lots of stuff on the forum. :)

                 



                #8930 Bride2B22

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                  Posted 31 August 2011 - 05:23 AM

                  That is awesome!! great to hear everyone loves your invites!! Isnt it an amazing feeling when they all love them and you let them knwo "hey I made these" lol.....I loved ours! It was truly a labor of love!!! Please find some time to post at least a pic of them =)

                   

                  I remember that time of "hold"..it was like you had all this time in the world to do nothing, and then BAM you get hit with the "OMG my wedding is in 3 months and i have 1 million details to work on!!" best feeling ever lol..........

                   

                  I did see your flower inspiration pics on another thread......so pretty!!!

                   

                  Who did you end up choosing for photography and video??

                   



                   

                  Originally Posted by deniden 




                  It HAS been super quiet!

                   

                  We went out our DIY Passport invites last week. Everyone has LOVED them. It makes me so proud that we did them ourselves. I love coming home from work, checking the mailbox and seeing if any of the RSVP postcards have arrived. :) I've been trying to find the time to take pictures of them and make a thread with the template but with the hurricane and all, we've been super busy.

                   

                  Since things are kind of "on hold" until we have a headcount, I've just making notes with my ideas for OOT bags, favors, etc. My dress is ordered, and we plan on ordering the guys' suits in December/January time frame. Other than that, my flowers are picked out (via Marvin), photographer & videographer are booked, and now I'm just reading reading reading lots of stuff on the forum. :)

                   



                   






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